Tag Archive | gender ID

Umlilo’s new LGBTQ film shows reality in South Africa

Umlilo’s new LGBTQ film shows reality in South Africa

South Africa’s queer avant-garde artist, Umlilo’s new documentary, is produced by Black Sheep Films, directed by Swiss journalist, Cristina Karrer, and produced by ALV. The film, titled ‘Mask’, looks at Umlilo’s avant-garde career thus far, as they straddle making thought-provoking music and art, against a volatile political backdrop of LGBTQ+ rights in SA, the rise […]

US will add gender-neutral ‘X’ on passports

US will add gender-neutral ‘X’ on passports

The United States said on Wednesday it would add a third gender option on US passports, for people who do not define as male or female, in a victory for non-binary and intersex Americans. Wednesday’s announcement adds the United States to a growing number of countries offering a third – or ‘X’ – option on […]

US: CVS changes vaccine forms after trans anger

US: CVS changes vaccine forms after trans anger

A US pharmacy chain has changed its online registration forms for COVID-19 vaccinations, after transgender people complained about being asked to declare their birth sex, highlighting a heated nationwide debate about trans rights. CVS Health Corp, which has administered millions of vaccines in the United States, said it was scrapping a “sex assigned at birth” […]

UK: 2021 census – binary ‘male or female’ question is controversial

UK: 2021 census – binary ‘male or female’ question is controversial

For Oscar Davies, a barrister who identifies as non-binary – neither male nor female – responding to Britain’s census questionnaire was an unsettling experience. As millions of Britons filled in their forms for the once-a-decade census, Davies said the choice of just two possible answers to the question: “What is your sex?” excluded non-binary people […]

Hungary: Top court throws out retroactive gender change ban

Hungary: Top court throws out retroactive gender change ban

(Reuters) – Hungary’s Constitutional Court on Friday said it had thrown out a government bid to stop people who have changed gender being recognised in official documents, an issue that pitched the ruling conservative Fidesz party against liberal critics. Anyone beginning the transition after the May 2020 legislation remains unable to win recognition for the […]

UK: Gender ID – court rules against gov’t in census row

UK: Gender ID – court rules against gov’t in census row

Britain’s High Court on Tuesday ordered the government to change its guidance to people filling out the 2021 census to compel transgender people to give their legally recognised sex, following a challenge from women’s rights activists. The court ordered the government’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) to rewrite its guidelines on how people should describe […]

Switzerland votes for same-sex marriage, eases gender ID change

Switzerland votes for same-sex marriage, eases gender ID change

Swiss lawmakers voted on Friday to legalise same-sex marriage and allow transgender people to change their legal gender by making a declaration, marking a major step forward for LGBT+ rights in the country, campaigners said. The gay marriage law is likely to be tested in a nationwide referendum next year, before it takes effect, but rights […]

Hungary: Gov’t proposes amendment using Christian gender roles

Hungary: Gov’t proposes amendment using Christian gender roles

(Reuters) – Hungary’s government proposed a constitutional amendment on Tuesday requiring children to be raised with a Christian interpretation of gender roles, as Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s ruling nationalists turn to anti-LGBT rhetoric to shore up support. The draft amendment submitted to parliament by Justice Minister Judit Varga declares that children must be guaranteed an […]

US: Court blocks ban on trans people changing sex on birth certs

US: Court blocks ban on trans people changing sex on birth certs

A federal court in the US state of Idaho has overturned a state-wide ban that stopped transgender people from changing the sex on their birth certificates to match their gender identity. Idaho Governor, Brad Little, looked set to face a legal battle, after he signed into law two controversial bills in March regarding the trans […]

Transgender couple in limbo as Hungary bans changes to identity papers

Transgender couple in limbo as Hungary bans changes to identity papers

For Hungarian transgender couple, Tamara Csillag and Elvira Angyal, life is on hold, their wedding postponed, and they are angry. Hungary last month banned people from changing their gender on identity documents, in a move LGBT+ advocates said was creating panic among transgender people, who feared an increase in discrimination and attacks.