Transgender News & Issues

Stonewall UK: LGBT+ Leader Ruth Hunt Becomes Life Peer In House of Lords

Stonewall UK: LGBT+ Leader Ruth Hunt Becomes Life Peer In House of Lords

Ruth Hunt, who was chief executive of Stonewall UK until August this year, forging strong links with the Rainbow Project NI, has been made a cross-bench (independent) life peer in Theresa May’s parting honours list. 39-year-old Hunt, who has worked in senior positions in the organisation since 2011, had been appointed chief executive in 2014, […]

Chile: Teen first to legally change gender

Chile: Teen first to legally change gender

(Reuters) – In 2016, Chilean 14-year-old Catalina began to identify with friends and family as Alexis, a boy. It took Chile’s conservative, Roman Catholic legal system far longer to come around. Alexis, who was born an identical twin with his sister, Maria Ignacia, two weeks ago changed his name and sex in the civil registry, […]

BeLonG To: LGBT Training for Mental Health Professionals

BeLonG To: LGBT Training for Mental Health Professionals

Mental Health Professionals: Would you like to learn how to support the mental health of LGBTI+ young people, and understand the current landscape of LGBTI+ young people’s mental health? If you are a Mental Health Professional, BeLonG To  invite you to a series of free, one-day workshops on the topic of supporting LGBTI+ young people’s […]

US: Gay or bisexual players on every pro football team, says former footballer

US: Gay or bisexual players on every pro football team, says former footballer

Every US National Football League team has at least one gay or bisexual player, according to openly gay former player Ryan O’Callaghan, but they fear backlash for coming out, including losing sponsorships or even their place on the roster. Since publicly sharing his sexual orientation in 2017, O’Callaghan said he regularly hears from closeted current […]

US: HRC Releases Annual ‘LGBTQ’ inclusion HEI

US: HRC Releases Annual ‘LGBTQ’ inclusion HEI

On Friday last (16th), the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) released its 12th annual Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), which scores health care facilities on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees. A record 680 health care facilities actively participated in this year’s survey, and, even […]

US: Barred, bullied, depressed – life for many trans students

US: Barred, bullied, depressed – life for many trans students

Barred from the bathroom, harassed on campus and suspended from school, transgender students report a host of problems at US colleges. They also run a higher risk of suicide, according to research released on Friday. A study in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine said trans students were more than four times as likely as […]

Ecuador: Murder of trans woman sparks fears of rising anti-LGBT+ violence

Ecuador: Murder of trans woman sparks fears of rising anti-LGBT+ violence

The killing of a transgender woman in Ecuador has ignited fears of a rise in anti-LGBT+ violence following recent gains in the South American country, activists said on Thursday. Family members found the body of a 40-year-old trans woman, known as ‘La Gata’, on Wednesday, in the province of Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas, the […]