Marie Cau made history Saturday when she was elected mayor of Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes, a small village in the north of France, becoming the country's first known openly transgender mayor, according to French media reports. Cau, 55, has an educational background in agriculture and horticulture and ran on a platform of environmental sustainability. She and her fellow "Deciding Together" candidates were elected on March 15 by the people of Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes, a municipality near the Belgium border where Cau has been living for 20 years. Then on Saturday, the newly elected council members voted nearly unanimously to make Cau the new mayor , according to BBC News. Cau added that since beginning her transition 15 years ago, she hasn't experienced discrimination or bullying, stating that overall "people are kind, despite some blunders.
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A young transsexual doctor found in the company of transgenders, begging on the streets of this temple town, was rescued by the police who is now helping her open a clinic, to serve the people. In an important ruling, the Madras High Court bench in Madurai has held that as per the Hindu Marriage Act, a transsexual is also a "bride" and the term would not necessarily refer only to a woman. Kubbra Sait received critical acclaim for the portrayal of Cuckoo in Sacred Games. Satyashri Sharmila, who completed her course in law from the Central Law College in Salem way back in , says she could have enrolled right after graduation in , but chose to wait as she wanted to be on the rolls only as a trans person. With popular Bollywood numbers glaring in the air, an ecstatic crowd begins cheering for the bride and groom, who join-in the post wedding dancing with great enthusiasm. This is no ordinary wedding.
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Selena Simmons-Duffin. Roger Severino, who directs the Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Health and Human Services, has long argued that "sex discrimination" protections in the Affordable Care Act aren't meant to encompass protections for transgender people. The Trump administration on Friday finalized a rule that would remove nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people when it comes to health care and health insurance.
Find out what made it onto our list of 10 of the best movies about transgender people. Although many of the first transsexual and openly transgender-identified people were trans men, the cinema, like newspapers and television, tended to focus on trans women, perhaps because the idea that people might voluntarily relinquish their male privilege mystified the men who controlled the western media. During the s, underground filmmakers cast trans people — and not always in trans roles. Below is a selection of 10 trans-themed films from the last 50 years. Their stories are often sad — Venus Xtravaganza was murdered during filming, and several others died young — but Paris Is Burning continues to excite and inspire.