Duke University announced that it would include gender confirmation surgery in its health coverage as a step toward greater inclusion of the transgendered community, with coverage beginning in the fall.

This is a significant step toward equality in areas of gender diversity, and Duke’s move in this direction in one that only a handful of universities have taken, and indeed may be the most financially substantial coverage to date.

For complete coverage, the Duke Chronicle and the Huffington Post have extensive articles on the subject.