Tag Archive | Trans*

ACLU Video: A Boy Named Gavin

ACLU Video: A Boy Named Gavin

TIME just named Gavin Grimm one of the 100 most influential people in the world. This is where his fight for trans rights began. On November 11, 2014, fifteen-year-old Gavin, a transgender boy, was forced to stand before his community, with a basic request to recognize his humanity. Even under the cruellest of circumstances, though, […]

Transgender Irish youths launch campaign at 10th anniversary of oldest trans youth group in Europe

Transgender Irish youths launch campaign at 10th anniversary of oldest trans youth group in Europe

Yesterday, transgender, and non-binary young people from IndividualiTy launched their TransVisibility Public Awareness Campaign. The campaign was launched at a celebration of the 10-year anniversary of IndividualiTy, the first Transgender Youth group in Ireland and Europe, founded by BeLonG To, the national organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) young people. This young people-led […]

US: Case Against Rights Of Minnesota Trans Teen Dropped

US: Case Against Rights Of Minnesota Trans Teen Dropped

An organization that filed a federal lawsuit last year, to bar transgender students from using locker rooms consistent with their gender identity, today announced that they have voluntarily dismissed their lawsuit. The American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of Minnesota, had intervened in the case on behalf of a transgender girl, identified as Jane […]

US: Trump admin drops North Carolina ‘bathroom bill’ lawsuit

US: Trump admin drops North Carolina ‘bathroom bill’ lawsuit

The Trump administration has dropped a lawsuit accusing North Carolina of discriminating against LGBT residents on Friday, in response to the state’s decision to undo its “bathroom bill,” according to the Associated Press. The filing represents the first significant movement in a tangle of legal action challenging the state’s nondiscrimination laws since a deal last […]

France: Court Ruling On Transgender Rights To End Forced Sterilisation

France: Court Ruling On Transgender Rights To End Forced Sterilisation

A human rights court ruling, against France, has been hailed by transgender activists as a milestone, in their bid to stop forced sterilisation in Europe. In its 6 March judgement of the complaint, A.P., Garçon and Nicot v. France (application nos. 79885/12, 52471/13 and 52596/13), Strasbourg judges declared that the requirement to undergo sterilisation, or […]

US: LGBT Groups Condemn Reversal On Discriminatory Laws In NC

US: LGBT Groups Condemn Reversal On Discriminatory Laws In NC

Yesterday (4th April) the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Equality NC released the following statements in light of the NCAA decision to consider North Carolina for championship games, despite the discrimination against LGBTQ people that remains enshrined in state law. “The NCAA’s decision to backtrack on their vow to protect LGBTQ players, employees and fans […]

US: ACLU Defends Rights Of Transgender Students In Pennsylvania

US: ACLU Defends Rights Of Transgender Students In Pennsylvania

In the US, The American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of Pennsylvania, have filed a legal motion to defend the Boyertown Area School District’s practice of allowing students to use restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity. The motion to intervene in the case was submitted in a federal lawsuit that is seeking […]