Transgender News & Issues

This Way Out: Pride-in-Place + Irish Ayes + global LGBTQ news!

This Way Out: Pride-in-Place + Irish Ayes + global LGBTQ news!

THIS WAY OUT  www.thiswayout.org The international LGBT radio magazine Program #1,677 distributed on 05/18/20 (Hosted this week by Greg Gordon and produced with Lucia Chappelle) Pride goes virtual to overcome COVID-19 lockdowns; Irish marriage equality still smiles on its fifth anniversary; Reports reveal European queer rights decay, gay Seoul nightspots get blamed for a COVID-19 […]

Hungary: Parliament bans trans people from changing gender on IDs

Hungary: Parliament bans trans people from changing gender on IDs

Hungary’s parliament voted Tuesday to ban transgender people from changing their gender on identity documents, in a move that LGBT+ advocates said was creating panic among trans people, who feared an increase in discrimination and attacks. The legislature voted 133 to 57 to replace the Hungarian word ‘nem’, meaning sex or gender, with ‘sex at birth’ on […]

Albania: Psychologists barred from conducting gay ‘conversion therapy’

Albania: Psychologists barred from conducting gay ‘conversion therapy’

Albania’s leading psychologists’ organisation has barred members from carrying out so-called ‘conversion therapy’, as countries around the world consider laws to ban the controversial practice. The Order of Psychologists said members would face disciplinary proceedings if they carried out the treatment, which is based on the belief that being gay or transgender is a mental […]

Uganda: Court orders release of LGBT+ after coronavirus charges dropped

Uganda: Court orders release of LGBT+ after coronavirus charges dropped

A Ugandan court on Monday ordered the release of 19 LGBT+ people, jailed for almost 50 days for risking spreading the new coronavirus, after public prosecutors withdrew the charges. The 13 gay men, two bisexual men, and four transgender women, were arrested on March 29, when police raided an LGBT+ shelter on the outskirts of Kampala. […]

IDAHOT 2020: Statement from President Michael D. Higgins

IDAHOT 2020: Statement from President Michael D. Higgins

Irish President Michael D. Higgins marked IDAHOT 2020 by releasing the following statement: “Today, on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, we are invited to renew our resolve to combat the violence and hate that homosexual and transgender people continue to experience. On this special day, we are all to join the great […]

Puerto Rico approves new civil code, sparking fears over LGBT+ rights

Puerto Rico approves new civil code, sparking fears over LGBT+ rights

Lawmakers in Puerto Rico this week approved a new set of civil laws that enshrine rights for LGBT+ people, even as opponents say gaps in the code could fuel discrimination toward trans people in the US territory. The updated civil code, which covers non-criminal legal issues like marriage and property, passed the island’s House of […]

Mexico: Deadliest year for LGBT+ people in five years

Mexico: Deadliest year for LGBT+ people in five years

Mexico is seeing a surge of extreme violence toward LGBT+ people, in its deadliest year in half a decade, a leading rights group said on Friday, citing cases of victims brutally stabbed and brazenly killed in public. In 2019, 117 LGBT people were killed in Mexico, up almost a third compared with 2018, and the […]