Transgender News & Issues

Out Now! Nov/Dec 2018 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Out Now! Nov/Dec 2018 Issue of EILE Magazine – FREE!

Welcome to the November/December 2018 issue of EILE Magazine This jam-packed edition sees an eclectic mix of musical artistes – Daithí from Ireland, Sam Callahan from England, and Corina Seas, David Ayscue, and Jake Fields  from the US. Scott De Buitléir writes telling us that the Irish government is planning to join the ERC, an intergovernmental […]

As Cuba drops same-sex marriage, five LGBT+ advances and setbacks in 2018

As Cuba drops same-sex marriage, five LGBT+ advances and setbacks in 2018

Cuba dropped same-sex marriage this week from its new draft constitution in the latest setback in 2018 for LGBT+ rights as more gay couples hope to wed around the world. But with LGBT+ rights increasingly in the spotlight around the globe, the year also saw some progress.

South America: Favoured Destination for LGBT+ migrants fleeing persecution

South America: Favoured Destination for LGBT+ migrants fleeing persecution

Growing up in Jamaica’s Montego Bay, Glenroy enjoyed an idyllic childhood – until his family discovered he was gay. They physically attacked him, and threw him out of the house, triggering an ordeal that would last more than two years, and eventually force him to seek refuge thousands of miles (km) away in Argentina.

Explainer: Military Trans Ban – US courts set for 2019 showdown

Explainer: Military Trans Ban – US courts set for 2019 showdown

The ban on transgender members of the US military will be put to the test early in the New Year, with Supreme Court decisions expected on two key appeals. Below is an explainer of what is set to happen: Ban on Transgender military personnel President Donald Trump announced in March he would restrict the military […]

India: Transgender community says new bill violates their rights

India: Transgender community says new bill violates their rights

India’s transgender community said yesterday, Tuesday, that a proposed law aimed at protecting their rights could leave the marginalised population more vulnerable to abuse, and urged lawmakers to review the bill. The Transgender Persons Bill was passed on Monday by India’s lower house of parliament – where the ruling party holds a majority – and […]

Malaysia: Death of transwoman sparks fears of rising hate crime

Malaysia: Death of transwoman sparks fears of rising hate crime

The death of a transgender woman in Malaysia has sparked fears of a rise in hate crimes, campaigners said on Monday, as police moved swiftly to detain four suspects in the murder investigation. The 32-year-old victim died from multiple injuries last Thursday, after she was attacked by a group of youths in Klang, a district […]

Brazil: Gay men claim football for their own

Brazil: Gay men claim football for their own

Growing up gay in Vitoria, a city of almost 2 million in south-eastern Brazil, Joao Paulo Silvares never really liked playing football, the country’s national sport and passion. “I was scared to play, because it wasn’t somewhere I felt comfortable”, Silvares, 34, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. “In Brazil, I think that it’s a bit […]