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State: End transgender health insurance discrimination

— The News Journal | Jen Rini Delaware bans insurance companies from excluding coverage for transgender residents Delaware has become the 15th state to ban insurance companies from limiting or excluding health care coverage for transgender people.department’s website. Companies also cannot impose different health insurance premiums or rates based on a person’s gender identity. Private […]

Groundbreaking report reveals high rate of employment discrimination against transgender job applicants

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 WASHINGTON – The District of Columbia Office of Human Rights (OHR) today released a report showing employers appeared to prefer less-qualified applicants over more-qualified transgender applicants in 48 percent of tests that received a response from the employer. The high rate of employment discrimination was calculated after 200 cover letters and resumes […]

LGBT identity as big data

Windy City Times | James Felton Keith On October the National Institute of Health (NIH) announced that it was seeking comments from citizens while organizing priorities for its 2016 to 2020 fiscal year strategic plan to advance the health and well-being of sexual and gender minorities. I will be accepting comments through November 2. Considering […]