Tag Archive | Gender Identity

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. 

7.1 Billion Genders?

Deirdre O’Byrne reflects on transvestism as a means of expression of gender identity I know a little about transvestites – I used to be one. It lasted about six months – six tortuous months in which I came face-to-face with some fundamental questions about identity, gender and sexuality. Eventually, I decided that the only explanation for […]