Transgender News & Issues

India: Army chief draws flak over ‘no gay sex’ remarks

India: Army chief draws flak over ‘no gay sex’ remarks

India’s army chief drew flak on Friday for saying gay sex would not be tolerated among soldiers, months after the country scrapped a colonial-era ban on same-sex relations. General Bipin Rawat said gay sex was unacceptable in his army – one of the largest in the world with more than a million soldiers – drawing […]

US: Retired military chiefs fight Trump trans ban

US: Retired military chiefs fight Trump trans ban

Four senior retired US military officers on Tuesday blasted a legal ruling backing President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the armed forces as “wrong”, ahead of a key decision from the country’s top court on Friday. The officers said a ruling last week, by a Washington appeals court in favour of a […]

US: Court rules for Trump on trans military ban

US: Court rules for Trump on trans military ban

 (Reuters) – A US court on Friday ruled in favor of a Trump administration policy barring certain transgender people from serving in the US armed forces, handing the president his first legal victory on the issue after several defeats. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overturned a decision by a […]

UK: Government accused of ‘mishandling’ trans healthcare

UK: Government accused of ‘mishandling’ trans healthcare

Transgender people in Britain called for more equal access to public healthcare on Thursday, saying they faced long waits for help in transitioning, after a senior politician said the government had “mishandled” trans issues. Some reported waiting up to two years for an appointment at a specialist gender identity clinic, while others said they were […]

Out Now! Nov/Dec 2018 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Out Now! Nov/Dec 2018 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Welcome to the November/December 2018 issue of EILE Magazine This jam-packed edition sees an eclectic mix of musical artistes – Daithí from Ireland, Sam Callahan from England, and Corina Seas, David Ayscue, and Jake Fields  from the US. Scott De Buitléir writes telling us that the Irish government is planning to join the ERC, an intergovernmental […]

As Cuba drops same-sex marriage, five LGBT+ advances and setbacks in 2018

As Cuba drops same-sex marriage, five LGBT+ advances and setbacks in 2018

Cuba dropped same-sex marriage this week from its new draft constitution in the latest setback in 2018 for LGBT+ rights as more gay couples hope to wed around the world. But with LGBT+ rights increasingly in the spotlight around the globe, the year also saw some progress.

South America: Favoured Destination for LGBT+ migrants fleeing persecution

South America: Favoured Destination for LGBT+ migrants fleeing persecution

Growing up in Jamaica’s Montego Bay, Glenroy enjoyed an idyllic childhood – until his family discovered he was gay. They physically attacked him, and threw him out of the house, triggering an ordeal that would last more than two years, and eventually force him to seek refuge thousands of miles (km) away in Argentina.