Transgender News & Issues

Murders of transgender people rising worldwide – activists

Murders of transgender people rising worldwide – activists

Transgender people are suffering a spiral of “horrifying” violence worldwide, activists said, ahead of an annual day of remembrance for victims on Tuesday, aimed at raising awareness of transphobic hate crimes. Activists have identified at least 369 reports of trans people killed within the last 12 months, but said the true number may be significantly […]

Guyana strikes down law against ‘improper’ cross-dressing

Guyana strikes down law against ‘improper’ cross-dressing

Transgender campaigners in Guyana celebrated on Wednesday after a Victorian-era law banning cross-dressing in public “for an improper purpose” was struck down by the South American country’s highest court. The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) said the vaguely-worded law was unconstitutional and violated transgender citizens’ right to equality and non-discrimination. In a judgment delivered on […]

‘Cher Upon A Midnight Clear’ from FourCats Press

‘Cher Upon A Midnight Clear’ from FourCats Press

How do adults know when something is for boys and when it’s for girls? Who tells them so? Where do they learn it? For eight-year-old Luca, it’s a mystery, but if he can’t convince his parents to give him the white ice-skates he has his heart set on, Christmas is going to be ruined. Who […]

BeLonG To Hope for Another Fundraising Success with 2nd Rainbow Ball

BeLonG To Hope for Another Fundraising Success with 2nd Rainbow Ball

Celebrities, corporate partners and allies, will come together for a moving night to support LGBTI+ young people this Friday, November 16th. The Rainbow Ball is the signature annual fundraising event hosted by BeLonG To Youth Services last year, raising €53,000 to help eliminate bullying from schools across Ireland. The Rainbow Ball offers a night of […]

UK: ‘Wake-up call’ as medics push LGBT towards conversion therapy

UK: ‘Wake-up call’ as medics push LGBT towards conversion therapy

One in 20 British LGBT+ people have been pressured to undergo conversion therapy while getting healthcare, rising to one in five among transgender people, a charity said on Thursday. LGBT+ patients experience “shockingly high level of hostility and unfair treatment”, with many avoiding medical care as a result, Stonewall said in a report based on […]

Take A Stand For LGBTI+ Youth – Stand Up Awareness Week – Nov 12-16

Take A Stand For LGBTI+ Youth – Stand Up Awareness Week – Nov 12-16

Stand Up Awareness Week takes place from November 12th-16th, and BeLonG To would love you to join them for Ireland’s largest anti-LGBTI+ bullying campaign. FREE RESOURCE PACK AND POSTERS Visit their website to download a Free Resource Pack brimming with Stand Up activity ideas, a primer on LGBTI+ terminology, and information about supporting trans youth. This year’s pack also includes posters […]

US: LGBT+ candidates make gains in mid-term elections

US: LGBT+ candidates make gains in mid-term elections

More LGBT+ candidates won in the US midterm elections than ever before – and gender or sexual orientation was less of an issue than ever before, too, experts said. Six new gay legislators joined the US House of Representatives taking the total to seven; Jared Polis became the nation’s first openly-gay governor in Colorado, and […]