Transgender News & Issues

BeLonG To: Better Out Than In – Life Opens Up When You Do…

BeLonG To: Better Out Than In – Life Opens Up When You Do…

When worries and fears have nowhere to go, they bounce around inside your head, and get amplified more, until they become larger than life. It’s when you share these thoughts that you realise they are far ‘Better Out Than In.’ BeLonG To have recently seen a huge increase in the number of LGBTI+ young people […]

LGBTQ in Computer Science

LGBTQ in Computer Science

With the large number of computer sites dedicated to the LGBTQ community, one would expect an equally large number of software programmers and developers to come from the community. A recent survey by Overflow showed that, of the 36,939 respondents in the field, 5.2 per cent identified as LGBTQ, and 0.9 per cent identified as […]

Theatre: Internship Open To Trans Community

Theatre: Internship Open To Trans Community

Theatre Opportunity: Bang! by Michelle Read, directed by Davey Kelleher, will be presented at the Dublin Theatre Festival 2021 at Smock Alley Theatre. In association with TENI – The Trans Equality Network of Ireland, the production team are delighted to offer a production internship for an early career theatre artist, student, or aspiring professional, who […]

Olympics: ‘Authentically myself’ beats medals for non-binary skateboarder

Olympics: ‘Authentically myself’ beats medals for non-binary skateboarder

Alana Smith’s teenage years were not the stuff of Olympic dreams: Drugs, abuse, and struggles with mental health. Yet the 20-year-old skateboarder overcame it all to become one of the most talked-about stars of the Tokyo 2020 Games, despite not winning a medal.

TENI: Community Activity Day at Castlecomer Discovery Park

TENI: Community Activity Day at Castlecomer Discovery Park

Join TENI at Castlecomer Discovery Park for a day of fun for all the family, on Saturday 28 August, 2021! Set in the former grounds of the Wandesforde Estate, Castlecomer Discovery Park comprises 80 acres of stunning natural woodland and lakes, and began as a community project to rejuvenate the town of Castlecomer, following the […]

Ghana: UN says anti-gay bill ‘state-sponsored’ violence

Ghana: UN says anti-gay bill ‘state-sponsored’ violence

A Ghanaian bill criminalising LGBT+ people will establish “a system of state-sponsored discrimination and violence” against sexual minorities, UN human rights experts warned on Thursday, urging authorities to reject the proposed law. The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021, was introduced in parliament on August 2, and is expected […]

Queerbio: Notable Transgender Writers

Queerbio: Notable Transgender Writers

There are many prominent transgender writers active on various fronts. The categories include memoirs, novels, fiction, nonfiction, science fiction, journalism, travel, history, sportswriters, screenwriters, comic books, and academic writings. Transgender writers need to be celebrated for the valuable contributions they make to society, and the arts. A transgender writer brings a unique perspective to their […]

New Zealand: Nearer to ‘self-identification’ law

New Zealand: Nearer to ‘self-identification’ law

(Reuters) – New Zealand progressed with its plans to make it easier to change a person’s sex on their birth certificate on Wednesday, as legislation moved through parliament with support from all political parties. The self-identification bill was introduced to ensure New Zealand has the best process for transgender, non-binary, and intersex people to formally […]

Pakistan: Slow COVID-19 vaccine take-up among trans people

Pakistan: Slow COVID-19 vaccine take-up among trans people

Nasira Manojee, an HIV-positive transgender woman from Karachi, had to ignore her friends’ advice, and overcome her own worst fears, before getting vaccinated against COVID-19. “I knew I was doing the right thing as I have faith in the top-notch doctors who are urging everyone to get vaccinated,” said Manojee, 42, who has been taking […]

US: Beth Robinson to become first openly gay female circuit judge

US: Beth Robinson to become first openly gay female circuit judge

(Reuters) – The Biden administration’s nomination of Myrna Pérez, to serve on the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals, advanced on Thursday to the full US Senate, over Republican objections to her voting-rights advocacy. The Senate Judiciary Committee recommended Pérez’s nomination in a 12-10 largely party-line vote.