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US: HRC Releases Annual State Equality Index Ratings

US: HRC Releases Annual State Equality Index Ratings

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute in the US, have recently released their annual State Equality Index (SEI), a comprehensive state-by-state report detailing statewide laws and policies that affect LGBTQ people and their families, and placing states in one of four categories based on their pro- and anti-LGBTQ state laws. […]

Washington State Dept of Health – Options To Change Birth Cert Will Now Be ‘Male/Female/X’

Washington State Dept of Health – Options To Change Birth Cert Will Now Be ‘Male/Female/X’

Washington State residents will now be able to state their gender as X, rather than male or female, thus updating their birth certificates, in the case of transgender, intersex and other non-binary individuals, according to Washington State Department of Health. On December 27, 2017, the Department of Health filed the Rule-making Order to adopt proposed WAC […]

Pakistan: Android app to report violence against transgender people

Pakistan: Android app to report violence against transgender people

A civil society organisation on Friday launched an Android-based application, Trans-Muhafiz, to help report violence against transgender people, according to newssite dawn.com Women’s health advocacy group, Blue Veins’ programme coordinator, Qamar Naseem, told reporters at the Peshawar Press Club that transgender people were a marginalised community in the country.

US: Military to accept transgender recruits for New Year – Pentagon

US: Military to accept transgender recruits for New Year – Pentagon

(Reuters) Transgender people were to be allowed for the first time to enlist in the U.S. military starting yesterday, (Monday 1st January) as ordered by federal courts, the Pentagon said on Friday, after President Donald Trump’s administration decided not to appeal rulings that blocked his transgender ban. Two federal appeals courts, one in Washington and […]

US: Court rejects Trump bid to stop transgender military recruits on January 1

US: Court rejects Trump bid to stop transgender military recruits on January 1

(Reuters) – A federal appeals court in Virginia on Thursday rejected a bid by President Donald Trump’s administration to prevent the U.S. military from accepting transgender recruits starting January 1. The administration had urged the appeals court to suspend an order by a federal judge in Baltimore for the armed forces to begin accepting transgender […]

Mexico: In Memoriam – Julia César Zúñiga

Mexico: In Memoriam – Julia César Zúñiga

On November 21, 2017, Julia JulioCésar Zúñiga was tragically killed by two individuals with firearms, who entered into the salon where she worked, taking her life, in the presence of customers, including a child.   Julia was a well-known Mexican gay activist, and representative of gay sports in Mexico. She was a member of the […]

Minister to Launch New Guidelines on Supporting Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace

Minister to Launch New Guidelines on Supporting Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace

The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty TD, will today launch new guidelines aimed at boosting the inclusion of trans and gender variant people in the workplace. The resource, Supporting Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace: Guidelines for Employers and Employees, was produced by Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) with support from the […]