Transgender News & Issues

US: Trump woos LGBT+ Americans as polls favour Biden

US: Trump woos LGBT+ Americans as polls favour Biden

Supporters say Donald Trump is the most gay-friendly president in history, yet US policy experts point to his record, and polls show much stronger LGBT+ support for Democratic rival, Joe Biden. LGBT Americans have traditionally voted Democratic in greater numbers, and polls suggest Tuesday’s presidential election will be no different, despite efforts to woo the […]

Suicide prompts Indian state to mull LGBT+ conversion therapy ban

Suicide prompts Indian state to mull LGBT+ conversion therapy ban

When Aswathi told her parents she was a lesbian, they took her to a nun and then to a doctor, who wanted to run hormone tests to make her straight – one of thousands of LGBT+ Indians subjected to conversion therapies that are now facing a possible ban. Aswathi’s mother cried that her 22-year-old daughter […]

Transgender people see hope in tech world

Transgender people see hope in tech world

As a transgender woman living in Russia, where LGBT+ people often face abuse and state repression, Chloe Golovleva said she felt like an animal trapped in a cage. “There was no life for me,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Two years ago, Golovleva left Russia, and sought asylum in Argentina, where trans people have […]

US Christian groups spent $280m fighting LGBT+ rights, abortion overseas

US Christian groups spent $280m fighting LGBT+ rights, abortion overseas

Right-wing US groups have put more than $280 million into campaigns against LGBT+ rights and abortion worldwide since 2007, almost $90 million of which focused on Europe, according to a report on Tuesday. Many of the 28 groups – most of which are Christian – have close links with US President Donald Trump, who is campaigning […]

India’s first trans-run dairy farm brings jobs

India’s first trans-run dairy farm brings jobs

As head of India’s first dairy farm run by transgender women, Bhoomika has finally found security, having spent years as a beggar after fleeing parents who taunted their sari-wearing son. The state-backed Transgenders’ Milk Producers’ Cooperative Society officially opened its doors in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu last month, providing 30 trans women […]

Global HIV funds underfunding GBT

Global HIV funds underfunding GBT

Funding to fight HIV among gay and bisexual men and transgender women is a fraction of what it should be, researchers said on Tuesday, with advocates blaming stigma for the shortfall. Gay and bisexual men account for about one in five new HIV infections, but they were only allocated 1% of the $57 billion in […]

Soc Dems Announce 2 Online Events for Cork Pride

Soc Dems Announce 2 Online Events for Cork Pride

2 online events have been organised by the Social Democrats to coincide with this year’s Cork Pride. Scott De Buitléir will be hosting a webinar, titled ‘Where Next for LGBT+ Ireland?’ on Wednesday, 21st October, at 7.30pm. The panel features Cian O’Callaghan, TD, Siobhán O’Dowd, Cork City LGBTI Inter-Agency Group, Brian Sheehan, Gen Sec Soc […]

BeLonG To: 2019 Annual Report Launched

BeLonG To: 2019 Annual Report Launched

BeLonG To Youth Services have launched their 2019 Annual Report. Equipped with their new database in 2019, they gathered 12 months of demographic data, from young people accessing their Dublin-based youth service. They gleaned valuable insights from this data, discovering the most urgent needs of LGBTI+ young people. This information has shaped the future direction […]

England to allow trans women play rugby

England to allow trans women play rugby

A ban on transgender women competing in international rugby matches will not stop them playing the women’s game in England, the sport’s governing body said on Wednesday, in the latest split over trans competitors in sport. World Rugby, which controls international matches, banned trans women from international female games last week, saying they were a […]

Gay Games Hong Kong surpasses crowdfunding milestone

Gay Games Hong Kong surpasses crowdfunding milestone

More than USD100,000 has been donated to support the first Gay Games to be held in Asia! With just over two years to go until the Gay Games are hosted in Hong Kong and in Asia for the first time, support for the Games continues to gather pace. The significant crowdfunding milestone of USD100,000 has […]