Tag Archive | Trans Youth

Arkansas governor vetoes trans ban bill

Arkansas governor vetoes trans ban bill

(Reuters) – Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson on Monday vetoed a bill that would have made the state the first in the country to prevent doctors from providing certain types of care to transgender youth. But his veto could be overridden by a simple majority vote in the Arkansas Senate and House, which passed the bill […]

US: 150,000 Youth Ages 13 To 17 Identify As Transgender

US: 150,000 Youth Ages 13 To 17 Identify As Transgender

An estimated 0.7 percent of youth ages 13 to 17, or 150,000 youth, identify as transgender in the United States, according to a new study released by The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law. This study is the first to provide population estimates for youth who identify as transgender in each of the […]

Albha: Coming Out as Trans*

Albha: Coming Out as Trans*

Albha [pronounced ‘al-vah] is an 18-year-old transgender student from County Kerry, who recently came out with this heartfelt YouTube video. In EILE Magazine‘s upcoming November issue, Albha writes about his fears and apprehensions about coming out as trans*.

Ireland: NLGF Calls For “Strengthened” Gender Recognition Bill

Ireland: NLGF Calls For “Strengthened” Gender Recognition Bill

The National Lesbian and Gay Federation has called for key changes to be made to the proposed Gender Recognition Bill, which has been the subject of Oireachtas hearings this week. Lending its support to TENI and others rights organisations, the NLGF are “seeking a fair and inclusive law” to grant due recognition to the transgender […]

Gender Recognition Bill Should Make Provision for Youth, Says Children Ombudsman

Gender Recognition Bill Should Make Provision for Youth, Says Children Ombudsman

Ahead of Oireachtas hearings on the General Scheme of the Gender Recognition Bill, the Ombudsman for Children, Emily Logan, has advised the Minister for Social Protection that: “In the view of this Office, maintaining an absolute exclusion on young people or their parents seeking a Gender Recognition Certificate is a disproportionate interference with young people’s […]

USA: Trans Teen Wins Homecoming Queen Title

USA: Trans Teen Wins Homecoming Queen Title

A Californian transgender teenager has made the headlines across the US, as her classmates at Marina High School voted her homecoming queen. Cassidy Lynn Campbell, 16, burst into tears as the announcement was made at her school’s football arena, where she had been one of five finalists for the title of homecoming queen. Speaking to […]