Transgender News & Issues

US: End of a ‘cure’? Ban on gay conversion therapy gains ground

US: End of a ‘cure’? Ban on gay conversion therapy gains ground

Growing up in a conservative, Christian cult in Missouri, Brad Reubendale says being gay was not an option. “I couldn’t wear shorts and short sleeves or go to amusement parks or watch TV, much less say ‘I’m gay’”, Reubendale told the Thomson Reuters Foundation from his Denver home.

TENI:  ‘Unhelpful and inflammatory’ Vatican guidance on gender identity

TENI: ‘Unhelpful and inflammatory’ Vatican guidance on gender identity

The publication of the Vatican’s new guidance for schools on gender identity “ignores the real and legitimate experiences of young trans people and their families”, said Chair of Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI), Sara R. Phillips. Speaking following the release of the new guidance for schools, Male and Female, He created them: Towards a Path of […]

US: Proposals for national memorial for Pulse nightclub victims

US: Proposals for national memorial for Pulse nightclub victims

The gay nightclub, where 49 people were killed in one of the United States’ worst mass shootings, could become a protected national memorial and museum, under legislation introduced on Monday. Florida man, Omar Mateen, 29, shot dead 49 people, and injured 69 others, on June 12 three years ago, at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, […]

US: Congress Introduces Bill to Outlaw Gay/Trans ‘Panic’ Defence

US: Congress Introduces Bill to Outlaw Gay/Trans ‘Panic’ Defence

The Matthew Shepard Foundation has welcomed the introduction of the Gay and Trans Panic Defense Prohibition Act of 2019. On June 5th, Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) and Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) introduced bills in the United States’ Senate and House of Representatives, that would do away with the use of the gay and trans […]

US: Death of second transgender asylum seeker sparks safety fears

US: Death of second transgender asylum seeker sparks safety fears

A second transgender asylum seeker who was HIV-positive has died after being detained in the United States, government officials said on Monday, sparking fresh concerns over the treatment of LGBT+ immigrants. Johana Medina Leon, 25, died on Saturday at a hospital in El Paso, Texas, after being diagnosed as HIV-positive and complaining of chest pains, […]

BeLonG To: NSCS Poster for LGBT+ Students

BeLonG To: NSCS Poster for LGBT+ Students

BeLonG To are gathering the experiences of LGBTI+ people between 12 and 18 years at school, via their School Climate Survey, and have created a poster for you to share at your School or Youth Service. This is their first School Climate Survey in partnership with the Ivy League research university, Columbia University in the […]

Opinion: The WHO says I don’t have a mental disorder, but in Japan government says I do

Opinion: The WHO says I don’t have a mental disorder, but in Japan government says I do

By Fumino Sugiyama, Tokyo Rainbow Pride On Monday, the World Health Assembly voted to approve the 11th version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), a global manual of diagnostic codes for doctors. Among other changes, this version of the ICD removes the diagnosis of “Gender Identity Disorder (GID)”, meaning transgender people like me are […]