Transgender News & Issues

ACLU: After Seven Years In Custody, Chelsea Manning Is Finally Free

ACLU: After Seven Years In Custody, Chelsea Manning Is Finally Free

“Chelsea Manning almost died on our watch. She suffered at the hands of our government, and the toll of her incarceration nearly killed her. But she survived. Through long stretches of solitary confinement, the systemic denial of health care, relentless abuse, and a lifetime of consequences, she will have a chance to live” writes Chase […]

US: HRC Files Amicus Brief with Major Companies Supporting Transgender Student Gavin Grimm

US: HRC Files Amicus Brief with Major Companies Supporting Transgender Student Gavin Grimm

Yesterday (16th May) the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) filed a “friend of the court” brief (amicus brief) signed by 59 major U.S. companies, supporting transgender student Gavin Grimm, in G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Grimm, a transgender boy, filed suit against the school board, alleging it violated Title […]

Transgender Film Festival Awards 2017!

Transgender Film Festival Awards 2017!

Transgender Film Festival Awards 2017! The festival, in Kiel/Germany, includes documentary and feature films about Drag Queens (and Kings) and transsexuality. The audience decides on the awards, and you can see the winners below: Best Film of the Year: EKAJ by Cati Gonzalez https://www.facebook.com/EkajTheMovie Best Trans-Performance: Jonny Beauchamp in THIRSTY https://www.facebook.com/ThirstyMovie/ Elle Fanning in THREE GENERATIONS […]

Canada: Catholic Schools Withdraw Play About Cross-dressing Boy

Canada: Catholic Schools Withdraw Play About Cross-dressing Boy

Several Catholic schools in Ontario in Canada have canceled performances of a children’s play about a boy who cross-dresses, drawing accusations of transphobia in the liberal province. Performances of the play that explores gender identity were suddenly called off by six elementary schools – five of them with Catholic affiliations – over the last week […]

Out Now! EILE Magazine April 2017 Edition – FREE!

Welcome to the April issue of EILE Magazine! In our music section for April, we feature UK band Royal Blood and Nashville band Paramore, and for drama, we have news of the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival 2017. Brian Rochford writes on whether or not to detox , and Mark Anthony tells us how to […]

ACLU Video: A Boy Named Gavin

ACLU Video: A Boy Named Gavin

TIME just named Gavin Grimm one of the 100 most influential people in the world. This is where his fight for trans rights began. On November 11, 2014, fifteen-year-old Gavin, a transgender boy, was forced to stand before his community, with a basic request to recognize his humanity. Even under the cruellest of circumstances, though, […]

Have Your Say on the LGBTI+ National Youth Strategy

Have Your Say on the LGBTI+ National Youth Strategy

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs wants to hear from you in relation to how they can make Ireland a better place for LGBTI+ young people. What do you think needs to change? Or be improved? Please take a moment and fill out a short survey here and have your say. This is your opportunity […]