Transgender News & Issues

US: ‘Conscience rule’ on health care raises fears for LGBT+ patients

US: ‘Conscience rule’ on health care raises fears for LGBT+ patients

A pending US policy allowing medical professionals to deny healthcare based on their personal or religious beliefs is raising fears that LGBT+ patients might be refused treatment, experts said on Friday. The so-called ‘conscience rule’ permits health workers to opt out of procedures such as abortions and sterilisations which violate their beliefs. Opponents of the […]

IDGTF 2019: Box Office Now Open – Win tickets to Stories Led By Women

IDGTF 2019: Box Office Now Open – Win tickets to Stories Led By Women

This week the IDGTF highlights plays that look at the diverse lives and loves of gay women from around the globe.  IDGTF are proud to give a platform to amazing female artists and to present their stories. They are heart-wrenching, provocative, hilarious, and louder than ever! Want to win tickets to some of these fantastic […]

Out Now! Mar/Apr 2019 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Out Now! Mar/Apr 2019 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Welcome to the March/April 2019 issue of EILE Magazine. In this issue, we have an eclectic mix of goodies in store for you! In our Music section, we feature Irish singer-songwriters, Jack Rua, PureGrand (aka Luke Faulkner) from Dublin, and Susie Blue from Derry. We have coming out and self-acceptance stories from Oregon-based writer, Shaley Howard, and […]

Review: Rose McGowan – Words + Ideas – at NCH, Dublin

Review: Rose McGowan – Words + Ideas – at NCH, Dublin

By Frances Winston Rose McGowan – Words+Ideas National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2 27th April 2019 Until 2017, Rose McGowan was predominately known for her work on the hugely-popular, and widely syndicated TV series, Charmed. However, that year, she named movie mogul, Harvey Weinstein, as a rapist, bringing her to the forefront of the […]

Pakistan: Police to allow transgender recruits

Pakistan: Police to allow transgender recruits

(Reuters) – Transgender people in Pakistan’s Sindh province will be able to serve as regular duty police officers, the police chief said, adding it was time to offer more opportunities to a group relegated to menial jobs in government. After years of sometimes brutal persecution, transgender Pakistanis gained recognition in 2009, when the Supreme Court […]

Armenia: LGBT+ community still waits for change one year after revolution

Armenia: LGBT+ community still waits for change one year after revolution

When Lilit Martirosyan became the first openly transgender person to speak in the Armenian parliament earlier this month, it was hailed as a historic moment by LGBT+ campaigners, but it was also followed death threats. “I ask you to see me as a collective figure”, the transgender woman told Armenian lawmakers and activists, according to […]

US: Trans adults have higher risk of poor health

US: Trans adults have higher risk of poor health

(Reuters Health) – Transgender adults may be more likely to have unhealthy habits and medical issues that negatively impact their quality of life than people whose gender identity matches what it says on their birth certificates, a US study suggests. Researchers examined survey data from 3,075 transgender adults, as well as 719,567 adults who are […]