Transgender News & Issues

Mexico: Deadliest year for LGBT+ people in five years

Mexico: Deadliest year for LGBT+ people in five years

Mexico is seeing a surge of extreme violence toward LGBT+ people, in its deadliest year in half a decade, a leading rights group said on Friday, citing cases of victims brutally stabbed and brazenly killed in public. In 2019, 117 LGBT people were killed in Mexico, up almost a third compared with 2018, and the […]

Uganda: Court allows lawyers to see LGBT+ jailed over coronavirus

Uganda: Court allows lawyers to see LGBT+ jailed over coronavirus

A Ugandan court on Wednesday granted lawyers access to 19 LGBT+ people, detained for more than six weeks with no legal help, after they were charged with risking the spread of the coronavirus. The 13 gay men, two bisexual men and four transgender women, were arrested on March 29, when police raided an LGBT+ shelter […]

UK:  LGBT+ group Stonewall names new CEO

UK: LGBT+ group Stonewall names new CEO

British LGBT+ advocacy group, Stonewall, has named a replacement for Ruth Hunt, who quit as chief executive last year, after a tenure marked by controversy over her decision to lobby for transgender rights alongside lesbian, gay and bisexual equality. Nancy Kelley, a social policy researcher, who is currently deputy chief executive of the National Centre […]

Germany bans ‘gay conversion therapy’ for minors

Germany bans ‘gay conversion therapy’ for minors

Germany has banned so-called ‘gay conversion therapy’ for minors, as a growing number of countries review legislation regarding the controversial practice. German lawmakers voted on Thursday to prohibit so-called ‘conversion therapies’ for anyone aged under 18, but stopped short of an outright ban, with advertising or offering treatment carrying fines of 30,000 Euros, or up […]

Colombian capital to lift gendered shopping rules

Colombian capital to lift gendered shopping rules

(Reuters) – Colombia’s capital, Bogota, will lift rules that required men and women to shop on different days during the country’s coronavirus quarantine, the city’s mayor said on Friday. The measure, similar to others put in place around Latin America, has been criticised by LGBT groups and transgender people, who say the restrictions have exposed […]

‘BeLonG To’ Survey: LGBTI+ Life in Lockdown

‘BeLonG To’ Survey: LGBTI+ Life in Lockdown

BeLonG To are asking you to complete a survey, as they really want to understand what life is like for LGBTI+ youth in lockdown, so they can best support youth needs at this time. Can you help spread the word about their survey ‘LGBTI+ Life in Lockdown’?  The survey is for LGBTI+ young people, between […]

Egypt: Top actor goes public about trans son

Egypt: Top actor goes public about trans son

A well-known Egyptian actor has spoken on television about having a 26-year-old transgender son, in a rare public show of support for LBGT+ rights in the conservative Muslim country. Hesham Selim, 62, made the revelation on a Sunday night television talk show, in which he spoke of the difficulty his son had faced.