Today in Transgender History
Today, October 14, 2011, a legal gender change petition was approved by an openly transgender judge for the first time in American history. The petition took place in Oakland, California, with Judge Victoria Kolakowski presiding. The source for this is that I was the one petitioning, and she (Judge Kolakowski) announced this fact prior to signing the order.
I hope this is the first of many to come, and that the fight continues to make the legal gender change process more accessible to everyone, not just those with the money/legal information necessary to file.