Transgender News & Issues

Gigi Gorgeous and Gettys push LGBT+ at Davos

Gigi Gorgeous and Gettys push LGBT+ at Davos

Gay power couple, Gigi Gorgeous, a transgender YouTube star, and her wife, Nats Getty, are clear about why they were in Davos in the Swiss Alps for the annual meeting of the global elite – to ensure LGBT+ rights were on the agenda. The couple, who married in a lavish ceremony in California last July, […]

Trans study: Suicide risk lowers with puberty suppression for some

Trans study: Suicide risk lowers with puberty suppression for some

(Reuters Health) – While only a minority of transgender youth who want puberty-blocking medicines receive this treatment, a new study suggests they may have a lower suicide risk when they get it. Researchers examined survey data from 20,619 transgender adults, ages 18 to 36, who described their current mental health, as well as any interest […]

Interview: Now China’s top transgender star eyes politics

Interview: Now China’s top transgender star eyes politics

China’s best known transgender celebrity says she never aspired to be an LGBT+ activist, but now Jin Xing has an eye on politics, saying she has the power and presence to help society. Jin admits her journey from teenaged soldier, to ballerina, to one of China’s top TV hosts, has been extraordinary, as has her […]

Ecuador: LGBT+ community suffering deadliest year in a decade

Ecuador: LGBT+ community suffering deadliest year in a decade

Last year was the deadliest in at least a decade for gay and transgender people in Ecuador, campaigners have said, citing a possible backlash against new laws enshrining LGBT+ rights. There were 16 murders or violent deaths involving LGBT+ people in the South American country in 2019, according to a report released by the Ecuadorian […]

S.Korea: First trans soldier sparks LGBT troop debate

S.Korea: First trans soldier sparks LGBT troop debate

(Reuters) – South Korea’s military said on Thursday it will hold a meeting to discuss whether it will discharge the first soldier to have undergone gender reassignment surgery, which has sparked national debate about the treatment of LGBT troops. The soldier, who holds the rank of staff sergeant, and is stationed in Gyeonggi Province, north […]

US: Democrats seek release of trans migrants

US: Democrats seek release of trans migrants

Dozens of Democrats in the US Congress on Tuesday asked government immigration authorities to release all transgender migrants held in federal detention, saying they are particularly at risk of being attacked or harmed. Transgender migrants are vulnerable to sexual harassment, physical assault and medical neglect and often are put in solitary confinement, the 44 lawmakers […]

Canada’s ‘two-spirit’ doctor guiding trans teenagers

Canada’s ‘two-spirit’ doctor guiding trans teenagers

Sitting on the floor of a teepee, in a circle of patients, friends, and relatives, Dr James Makokis cried as he remembered his father struggling to accept him when he came out as gay, at the age of 17. Speaking to about two dozen people, including transgender teenagers and their parents, Makokis explained how his […]