Tag Archive | Trans*

US: LGBT+ rights in spotlight as US Supreme Court returns

US: LGBT+ rights in spotlight as US Supreme Court returns

(Reuters) – The US Supreme Court kicks off its new term this week, with a major dispute on tap over whether a landmark decades-old federal anti-discrimination law, that bars sex discrimination in the workplace, protects gay and transgender employees. The nine-month term opens on Monday, with three cases to be argued before the nine justices. […]

Excluding trans athletes is ‘dehumanising’ says transgender boxer

Excluding trans athletes is ‘dehumanising’ says transgender boxer

The world’s first male transgender professional boxer, Patricio Manuel, has said it would be “dehumanising” to exclude trans athletes from competitive sport, as it had transformed many lives. [There has been recent debate] over the participation of male-to-female trans athletes, who have been allowed to compete in the Olympics since 2016, if their testosterone levels […]

Racing Pride: Coming out as LGBT+ in the world of Motorsport

Racing Pride: Coming out as LGBT+ in the world of Motorsport

Racing Pride: Coming out as LGBT+ in the world of Motorsport “There were no role models for me” LGBT+ racing drivers at Silverstone talk about the challenges of coming out in the “highly pressurised” environment of motorsport By Claudio Accheri – Thomson Reuters Foundation

Indonesia: Draft Criminal Code Disastrous For LGBT+ And Minority Rights

Indonesia: Draft Criminal Code Disastrous For LGBT+ And Minority Rights

The Indonesian parliament should substantially revise the proposed new criminal code to meet international human rights standards, Human Rights Watch has stated. The current bill contains articles that will violate the rights of women, religious minorities, and LGBT people, as well as freedom of speech and association. “Indonesia’s draft criminal code is disastrous not only for […]

US: Georgia man fights for gay rights in Supreme Court ‘Hotlanta’ case

US: Georgia man fights for gay rights in Supreme Court ‘Hotlanta’ case

(Reuters) – Months after joining the gay-friendly Hotlanta Softball League, Gerald Bostock was out of a job in a Georgia county government office, and was convinced he had become the victim of workplace discrimination based on his sexual orientation. Proud of his job as an advocate for children caught up in the juvenile justice system […]

Chile: Teen first to legally change gender

Chile: Teen first to legally change gender

(Reuters) – In 2016, Chilean 14-year-old Catalina began to identify with friends and family as Alexis, a boy. It took Chile’s conservative, Roman Catholic legal system far longer to come around. Alexis, who was born an identical twin with his sister, Maria Ignacia, two weeks ago changed his name and sex in the civil registry, […]

US: Barred, bullied, depressed – life for many trans students

US: Barred, bullied, depressed – life for many trans students

Barred from the bathroom, harassed on campus and suspended from school, transgender students report a host of problems at US colleges. They also run a higher risk of suicide, according to research released on Friday. A study in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine said trans students were more than four times as likely as […]