Schuyler Bailar, a 19-year-old swimmer recruited by Harvard’s women’s swim team won’t be swimming with the rest of the squad come this fall. Instead, Bailar will compete with the men’s team, becoming the first transgender individual on a collegiate swim team in the history of the United States.
The New York City Fire Department finally has it's first openly trangendered firefighter. The woman in question, who now goes by the name Brooke, has for the most part found acceptance from her coworkers. The department is not known for its diversity, but it probably helps that Brooke has deep roots with the FDNY:
Lawmakers in Catalonia voted yesterday to approve a ban on bullfighting, thus becoming the first region in Spain to do so. Conservatives call the ban an "attack on tradition," but the activists won out with their arguments against institutionalized cruelty.
Teen sailor Laura Dekker's mother has given her the go-ahead for a round-the-world trip. But the state still says no — so why is this news? I think it has something to do with the allure of the Adventure Teen.