Tag Archive | Gender Identity

US: Court overturns Ohio ban on trans birth cert changes

US: Court overturns Ohio ban on trans birth cert changes

A US federal court overturned a Ohio state ban on Wednesday, that prevented transgender people from changing the sex designation on their birth certificates, in a victory for LGBT+ advocates, who said the law led to discrimination and harassment. The decision found that the ban, implemented by the Midwestern state in 2016, was unconstitutional.

US: Supreme Court Upholds Trans Students School Policy

US: Supreme Court Upholds Trans Students School Policy

(Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Monday preserved an Oregon public school district’s policy of accommodating transgender students, rejecting an appeal [which challenged] a policy that let students use bathrooms, and locker rooms, that correspond to their gender identity. The justices left in place a lower court ruling that threw out a lawsuit against […]

Cork Gay Project: A Festival of Dangerous Ideas

Cork Gay Project: A Festival of Dangerous Ideas

Roll Up! Roll Up! The Gay Project is delighted to present a 12-week Queer Studies Programme to entertain, educate and delight you. Starting on Thursday 29th October, and finishing up in early 2021, each week will see a new topic explored in conversation with an expert – it will be fun and full of surprises.

Britain to drop plans to make changing gender easier – media

Britain to drop plans to make changing gender easier – media

Britain is set to scrap plans to allow people to change their legal gender by ‘self-identifying’, and will protect female-only spaces, according to a report on Sunday, amid an escalating row over transgender rights fuelled by JK Rowling. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was reported by the Sunday Times to have ditched measures drawn up before […]

US: Health agency’s 2nd rule reversing Obamacare trans protections

US: Health agency’s 2nd rule reversing Obamacare trans protections

(Reuters) – The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Friday proposed a rule that would roll back protections for transgender patients under Obamacare, the second rule this month the agency has put forward to allow health care providers to deny services to them. The landmark Affordable Care Act passed during the Obama […]

Swiss Senate votes to improve protection on grounds of sexual orientation but not gender identity

Swiss Senate votes to improve protection on grounds of sexual orientation but not gender identity

On 28 November 2018, the Senate of Switzerland voted to criminalise hate speech and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, but refused to do the same for grounds of gender identity. ILGA-Europe welcomes the extension of protections against hate speech and discrimination based on sexual orientation – this is an important step forward for lesbian, […]

Conservative, Catholic Chile approves landmark transgender law

Conservative, Catholic Chile approves landmark transgender law

(Reuters) – Chilean President, Sebastian Pinera, on Wednesday signed into law a bill allowing people over the age of 14 to change their name and gender in official records, marking a historic shift in a traditionally conservative, predominantly Roman Catholic country. The bill was first introduced by centre-left President, Michelle Bachelet, then faced fierce lobbying […]

US Figure Skating Adds Gender Identity to Non-Discrimination Policy

US Figure Skating Adds Gender Identity to Non-Discrimination Policy

Last year, a group of figure skaters, led by a former FGG Board Member and Treasurer, Alan Lessik, pressed US Figure Skating (USFS) not to hold its Adult Figure Skating Championships in North Carolina. After the North Carolina governor signed regressive legislation repealing significant aspects of LGBT rights in the state, there was a nationwide boycott […]

UN – Landmark Resolution On Anti-Gay Bias, Ireland Among Supporters

UN – Landmark Resolution On Anti-Gay Bias, Ireland Among Supporters

The UN Human Rights Council resolution, passed on September 26, 2014, to combat violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, is a critically important achievement for upholding the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 25 human rights and other groups said today. The new resolution follows a June 2011 resolution by […]

Watch: Andrew Garfield’s Gender Identity Journey in New Arcade Fire Song, ‘We Exist’

The star of the latest Spiderman movie franchise, Andrew Garfield, has starred in a powerful music video for Arcade Fire, in which he plays a character who is struggling with gender identity.