Transgender News & Issues

Interview: British actor Terence Stamp revels in gay icon role

Interview: British actor Terence Stamp revels in gay icon role

Renowned for dating some of the world’s most beautiful women, British 1960s film icon, Terence Stamp, said he was as surprised as anyone to become a gay icon, after playing a transsexual woman in the film, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. In the Australian LGBT+ movie, which this year celebrates its 25th […]

Opinion: Homophobia in Britain’s schools must be eradicated

Opinion: Homophobia in Britain’s schools must be eradicated

By Steve Wardlaw Hatred and homophobia start small. It’s someone’s careless remark, or a nodded conversation between two people at a bus stop that’s overheard. But experience breeds normalisation and tolerance of those views, creating fertile ground for intolerance and phobia to grow and spread. Does this sound far-fetched? Perhaps. But there have been studies […]

Talent not testosterone powers intersex athletes, BMJ says

Talent not testosterone powers intersex athletes, BMJ says

Talent not testosterone is behind the success of intersex athletes, such as Olympic champion, Caster Semenya, scientists said on Wednesday, stepping into a toxic battle of the sexes over fairness in sport. The editorial in the British Medical Journal flies counter to those who want to ban competitors with high levels of testosterone from competing in women-only […]

US judge rebuts Trump on transgender troop limits

US judge rebuts Trump on transgender troop limits

(Reuters) – A federal judge on Tuesday contradicted the Trump administration’s ‘incorrect’ claim that no legal blocks remain for it to enforce a contentious policy to restrict many transgender individuals from the US armed forces, starting on April 12. In a three-page notice, US Judge, Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, said an injunction that she issued against the […]

Trans debate pitting LGBT+ community against itself

Trans debate pitting LGBT+ community against itself

As British politicians wrestle with Brexit, Britain’s LGBT+ community – like others around the world – is grappling with a potential split of its own. Can the coalition of allies, which traces its roots back to the early days of gay liberation in the 1960s, survive in its current form? Caught in the crossfire between […]

Brazil: Police take down trafficking ring targeting trans women

Brazil: Police take down trafficking ring targeting trans women

Police in Brazil have dismantled a human trafficking ring that targeted transgender women, offering to cover the cost of surgery, then forcing them into prostitution to pay for it, authorities said on Wednesday. At least 38 transgender women were found in brothels in Ribeirao Preto, a city in Sao Paulo state, where the traffickers had […]

US: Pentagon sets limits on transgender troops

US: Pentagon sets limits on transgender troops

(Reuters) – The US Defense Department signed a memo on Tuesday that would enforce limitations on transgender people serving in the military, a policy that has been the subject of court challenges. The policy will take effect on April 12, and will bar most transgender individuals from serving if they require hormone treatments or transition […]