1. New year, new gender status on a New York birth certificate: Sara Kelly Keenan, 55, became the first person to be identified as intersex on a birth certificate.

2. The Peach State’s own Georgia Prosper initiative inspired the Nashville LGBT Chamber to implement Tennessee Thrives, a coalition of more than 300 businesses and organizations that aims to make the state’s legislature think twice about passing a bill like North Carolina’s HB2.

3. Gospel singer Kim Burrell, who is scheduled to sing on “Ellen” this week alongside Pharrell Williams, is under fire for a sermon she preached at a Houston, Texas, church. Burrell preached about the “perverted spirit” of the LGBT community to a cheering crowd, and predictably, a lot of people (Pharrell included) aren’t pleased with it.

4. Yesterday, Denmark became the first country in the world to stop defining transgender identity as a mental illness. The country’s government said that if the World Health Organization had not made the change by Jan. 1, 2017, Denmark would move forward solo — and so it did.

5. VIDEO OF THE DAY: Rumors started surfacing several months ago that “Will & Grace” may be returning to television. See what Megan Mullally had to say on the subject while on Andy Cohen’s “Watch What Happens Live” in December.

One Response

  1. C.W

    It’s not “transgendered” its “transgender”, “transgender identity”, or “being transgender.” “Transgendered” is not only offensive, but incorrect in the sentence you’ve used it in. May I suggest changing “Yesterday, Denmark became the first country to stop defining transgendered as a mental illness” to “Yesterday, Denmark became the first country to stop defining transgender identity as a mental illness.” Thanks.


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