IDAHOT: How It's Gotten Better Since Last Year
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Facebook introduces custom gender field to allow users to more accurately reflect who they are

Facebook introduces custom gender field to allow users to more accurately reflect who they are | IDAHOT: How It's Gotten Better Since Last Year | Scoop.it
Facebook announced today that they will now offer a custom gender field for transgender and gender nonconforming people.
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Awesome Teen Takes Down Sexist 'Happy Meal' Toys

Awesome Teen Takes Down Sexist 'Happy Meal' Toys | IDAHOT: How It's Gotten Better Since Last Year | Scoop.it
Here's some happy news about Happy Meals!

Connecticut high school student Antonia Ayres-Brown has spent five years challenging the antiquated policy at McDonald's where kids are given toys with their meals based on gender. When little boys order ...
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Lebanon Says: Being Gay Is Not a Disease and Needs No Treatment

Lebanon Says: Being Gay Is Not a Disease and Needs No Treatment | IDAHOT: How It's Gotten Better Since Last Year | Scoop.it
Homosexuality is not a mental disorder and does not need to be treated, the Lebanese Psychiatric Society (LPS) stated on Thursday. LPS made it clear that the statement was in response to allegations of arrest and mistreatment of LGBT people in Lebanon.
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Country singer, who is gay, takes America by storm

HuffPost Live is a live-streaming network that attempts to create the most social video experience possible. Viewers are invited to join discussions live as on-air guests. Topics range from politics to pop culture.
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Germany To Offer 3 Gender Options On Birth Certificates

Germany To Offer 3 Gender Options On Birth Certificates | IDAHOT: How It's Gotten Better Since Last Year | Scoop.it
As of November, Germany will be the first country in Europe to offer a "third gender" distinction on its birth certificates.
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Boy Scouts of America prepared to open ranks for gay members come 2014

Boy Scouts of America prepared to open ranks for gay members come 2014 | IDAHOT: How It's Gotten Better Since Last Year | Scoop.it
This past May the BSA's National Council overwhelmingly voted on open membership standards
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VICTORY: Transgender People Can Now Change Their Social Security Record’s Gender Identity

VICTORY: Transgender People Can Now Change Their Social Security Record’s Gender Identity | IDAHOT: How It's Gotten Better Since Last Year | Scoop.it

Today marks an important victory for the transgender community, even though it may appear to be a small paperwork technicality.

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WATCH: Laverne Cox Kills it With 'Creating Change' Speech

WATCH: Laverne Cox Kills it With 'Creating Change' Speech | IDAHOT: How It's Gotten Better Since Last Year | Scoop.it
The Orange is the New Black star brought the audience of the ‘Creating Change’ conference to their feet with an inspirational speech on the struggles of trans people
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She Never Was a Boy: A Mom's Story

She Never Was a Boy: A Mom's Story | IDAHOT: How It's Gotten Better Since Last Year | Scoop.it
Quickly my mind raced through the catalog of her interests, behaviors and clothing choices, and I saw how many clues I had missed. I saw my new daughter for the first time, through the actions of my nephew....
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Meet the First Openly Gay Eagle Scout

Meet the First Openly Gay Eagle Scout | IDAHOT: How It's Gotten Better Since Last Year | Scoop.it
Pascal Tessier, a 17-year-old from Chevy Chase, Md., has become the first known openly gay Boy Scout to achieve the organization's highest honor.
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Gender-Neutral Restrooms Become the Law in Philadelphia

Gender-Neutral Restrooms Become the Law in Philadelphia | IDAHOT: How It's Gotten Better Since Last Year | Scoop.it
Philadelphia passes sweeping LGBT-friendly legislation that includes gender-neutral toilets.
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Toys ‘R’ Us U.K. Agrees To Stop Labeling ‘Boys’ And ‘Girls’ Toys

Toys ‘R’ Us U.K. Agrees To Stop Labeling ‘Boys’ And ‘Girls’ Toys | IDAHOT: How It's Gotten Better Since Last Year | Scoop.it
A group called Toys Will Be Toys is getting gender stereotypes off the shelves.
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Wade Davis Hosts Sports Camp for Kids

Last week a group of 40 self-identifying LGBTQ kids had a rare opportunity to improve both their game and leadership skills.

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France: First same-sex couple adopts after equal marriage and adoption law passed

France: First same-sex couple adopts after equal marriage and adoption law passed | IDAHOT: How It's Gotten Better Since Last Year | Scoop.it
The first gay couple to adopt a child in France has done so five months after a law was passed to allow equal marriage and adoption rights.
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The Secret Life Of 1950's Cross-Dressers Revealed

The Secret Life Of 1950's Cross-Dressers Revealed | IDAHOT: How It's Gotten Better Since Last Year | Scoop.it
Casa Susana is a compelling book that documents the weekend gathering place of a group of cross-dressers sometime between the mid-1950s and mid-1960s.

Discovered at a New York Flea Market by Michel Hurst and Robert Swope, the photos in the book de...
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20 LGBT Couples Who Have Been in Love More Than a Decade

20 LGBT Couples Who Have Been in Love More Than a Decade | IDAHOT: How It's Gotten Better Since Last Year | Scoop.it

An inside look at photographer B. Proud's series.

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Punk band Against Me! unleashes new trans-themed album

Punk band Against Me! unleashes new trans-themed album | IDAHOT: How It's Gotten Better Since Last Year | Scoop.it
Transgender Dysphoria Blues is Against Me!'s new album, the first record since singer Laura Jane Grace revealed her true gender identity
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Barneys Features Transgender Models In Awesome Push For Equality

Barneys Features Transgender Models In Awesome Push For Equality | IDAHOT: How It's Gotten Better Since Last Year | Scoop.it
Over the past few years, the modeling industry has taken some strides to redefine itself and maintain its relevancy in modern society. While there's still a long way to go, luxury retailer Barneys New York has taken it a step further this year with ...
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Getting Creative with Hate Mail: How Honey Maid Turned Backlash into Love

Getting Creative with Hate Mail: How Honey Maid Turned Backlash into Love | IDAHOT: How It's Gotten Better Since Last Year | Scoop.it
Many companies - along with writers, business people, organizations, and even celebrities - receive hate mail when they stand up for what they believe in, especially when it concerns equality for all. But Honey Maid found a creative way to turn the hate into love.
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