San Francisco Program Will Provide Guaranteed Income for Trans People

San Francisco Mayor London Breed recently announced the Guaranteed Income for Transgender People (GIFT) program, a no-strings-attached monthly stipend that will be delivered for 18 months to low-income people who are transgender, nonbinary or gender diverse. GIFT will distribute $1,200 per month to 55 recipients who must be over the age of 18, live in San Francisco and make a maximum monthly income of $600. …

Co-Op Cafe Euphoria Envisions a Fairer Model of Work

In Troy, New York, Cafe Euphoria models a radical and equitable new business model for the food industry. Operating as a worker-owned cooperative that’s run by a team of eight transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals, the cafe currently has a base wage of $18 per hour, which everyone—regardless of position—receives. Once the business breaks even, wages will continue to increase until reaching $32. This system was …

First-Ever US Passport Issued With “X” Gender Designation

In order to respect and reflect the “lived reality” for many, the first-ever US passport marked with “X” as the gender has been issued. The new gender designation option will hopefully give non-binary, intersex and gender-nonconforming individuals the opportunity to “live with greater dignity and respect,” says Jessica Stern, US special diplomatic envoy for LGBTQ rights. Colorado navy veteran Dana Zzyym—who has been campaigning for …