Transgender News & Issues

NI: Trans Pride  #Rally4GenderEquality – 2 June at 12.30pm

NI: Trans Pride #Rally4GenderEquality – 2 June at 12.30pm

  Trans Pride NI would like to invite you to a rally for Gender Equality, to be held at Writer’s Square, Donegall Street, Belfast, on 2nd June 2018, from 12.30 to 2.00pm, with post-rally events including films, music, and stalls going on until 5pm. The full details are: #RALLY4GENDEREQUALITY Saturday, 2 June 2018 from 12:30 […]

Pakistan: Transgender rights law – a ‘battle half won’

Pakistan: Transgender rights law – a ‘battle half won’

Bindya Rana wipes away tears of joy as she recalls her long battle to have the rights of Pakistan’s transgender community formally recognised in law. “I feel as if an orphan has finally now found shelter,” Rana, a 50-year-old transgender woman, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation after Pakistan’s parliament approved the landmark bill earlier this […]

IDGTF 2018: 15th Dublin Gay Theatre Festival: Week Two

IDGTF 2018: 15th Dublin Gay Theatre Festival: Week Two

Having said farewell to a programme of shows that have entertained across the city for the past seven days, Week Two of the world’s largest Gay Theatre Festival opened last night. (See upcoming events below). Through a programme carefully curated from over 100 submissions from every corner of the globe, contemporary stories of LGBT life […]

Beyond the glitz, Lebanese transgender model breaks taboos

Beyond the glitz, Lebanese transgender model breaks taboos

In a central Beirut cafe, transgender model Sasha Elijah flips open a paper fan and whips out her new ice cream cone-shaped high-heeled shoes for a potential drag costume. It is a deliberately provocative display of femininity from Sasha, who is on a mission to challenge the stigma and taboo of being transgender in the […]

Germany: Kiel TRANSGENDER FILM FESTIVAL 2018 Awards

Germany: Kiel TRANSGENDER FILM FESTIVAL 2018 Awards

Awards-Transgender Filmfest in Kiel 2018: This was the 6th Transgender Film Festival in Kiel, Germany, and despite the wonderful sunny weather, crowds of people came to the screenings. While A FANTASTIC WOMAN (EINE-FANTASTISCHE-FRAU) was favourite, the big surprise was VENUS, with most awards. http://www.transgender-film-festival.de You can see the various category winners below:

Japan: Largest LGBT Pride Parade Held In Tokyo

Japan: Largest LGBT Pride Parade Held In Tokyo

On Sunday 6th May, the largest LGBT Pride march so far, with around 7,000 participants, was held in central Tokyo, to bring attention to LGBT issues and to promote equality. Members of all sections of the LGBT community took part, with rainbow-coloured banners highlighting the importance of tolerance in society, and using the word ‘equal’.

Uzbekistan’s human rights record to be reviewed by Universal Periodic Review

Uzbekistan’s human rights record to be reviewed by Universal Periodic Review

Uzbekistan’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time on Wednesday, 9 May 2018 in a meeting that will be webcast live. Uzbekistan is one of the 14 States to be reviewed by the UPR Working Group during its upcoming session […]