Transgender News & Issues

EU Report On LGBTI Asylum Seekers – Member States Need To Step Up

EU Report On LGBTI Asylum Seekers – Member States Need To Step Up

ILGA-Europe, and their partner organisations across Europe, are working towards the protection of the rights and needs of LGBTI asylum seekers, raising awareness about the difficult situation LGBTI asylum seekers often find themselves in.   Many are at risk of persecution precisely because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Sexual orientation or gender identity […]

TENI Launches TRANSforming Lives 2017

TENI Launches TRANSforming Lives 2017

TRANSforming Lives 2017 – Trans Mental Health Week is an annual campaign run by Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI). This campaign is a response to the mental health struggles of the trans community. According to the LGBTIreland Report:

US: American Health Care Act Pulled From Vote: LGBTQ People To Retain Health Care

US: American Health Care Act Pulled From Vote: LGBTQ People To Retain Health Care

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) the largest LGBTQ civil rights organization in the US, released this statement, after Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, pulled the American Health Care Act (AHCA) from consideration by the House of Representatives. The Congressional Budget Office projected that the provisions of the legislation would result in 14 million Americans […]

EP recognises specific discrimination faced by trans and intersex people

EP recognises specific discrimination faced by trans and intersex people

ILGA-Europe welcome the European Parliament’s adoption of  two reports, which contain significant provisions in relation to the rights of LGBTI people. The first report, from Rapporteur Kozłowska-Rajewicz, is a positive development, as it recognises that Member States should adopt legislation that protects trans people against discrimination when accessing goods and services.

Don’t Miss: Stunt Lover At The Grand Social 2nd April!

Don’t Miss: Stunt Lover At The Grand Social 2nd April!

Stunt Lover are playing at the Grand Social! This Dublin-based, trans-fronted band really pack a punch, and they are playing at the Grand Social in Dublin, on Sunday 2nd April. The band members are lead singer and guitarist, Kaylee Bear, San Peric and Al Soldati, and they include Nick Cave, Royal Blood, Tom Waits, and Violent […]

US: Cast of Hit-Show Transparent Tells Trans Students They’re Not Alone

US: Cast of Hit-Show Transparent Tells Trans Students They’re Not Alone

The cast and crew of the award-winning Amazon series ‘Transparent’ has released a Public Service Announcement urging support for Gavin Grimm, a transgender high school student whose lawsuit against his school board over its refusal to allow him to use the boys’ restroom helped bring the fight for transgender rights to the national stage in […]

US Supreme Court Sends Transgender Gavin Grimm Case Back To Appeals Court

US Supreme Court Sends Transgender Gavin Grimm Case Back To Appeals Court

The Supreme Court in the US has announced that it is sending a landmark transgender rights case back to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, to be reconsidered in light of the Departments of Justice and Education rescinding of a Title IX guidance clarifying protections for transgender students. The action, in the case of high […]