Tag Archive | Trans*

India: Bollywood’s first major LGBT+ film splits audiences

India: Bollywood’s first major LGBT+ film splits audiences

The big reveal during Bollywood’s first mainstream LGBT+ film “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga …” (“When I Saw That Girl, I Felt …”) arrives halfway through the feature. Distraught protagonist, Sweety, played by actress, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, explains to her besotted male admirer that she is in love with another woman. The film’s […]

Spain: LGBT+ victims of Franco’s regime fight for compensation

Spain: LGBT+ victims of Franco’s regime fight for compensation

Moves by Spain to finally exhume the remains of former dictator, Francisco Franco, have spurred growing demands for compensation by LGBT+ victims of oppression and torture under his 36-year regime. Spain voted in September last year to disinter Franco’s remains from the vast underground basilica, constructed outside the capital Madrid before his death in 1975. […]

Opinion: Britain’s 20 years of open transgender military service shows Trump is wrong

Opinion: Britain’s 20 years of open transgender military service shows Trump is wrong

By Caroline Paige [Monday 4th February marked] the 20th anniversary of the day the Royal Air Force allowed me to serve openly as a transgender woman. As I reflect on the past 20 years of positive transgender inclusion in the British Armed Forces, US President, Donald Trump, continues to pursue his 2017 order to prevent […]

Living in Venezuela now is hard – Being LGBT+ makes it harder

Living in Venezuela now is hard – Being LGBT+ makes it harder

Venezuela’s shrinking economy has sparked an exodus of LGBT+ people as the economic crisis has put the brakes on the country’s growing tolerance towards its gay and trans community, activists told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Not that Venezuela was ever an easy place to be different. For years, Daniel Arzola endured homophobic abuse from his […]

India: Doctors go from ‘conversion’ to conversation on LGBT+ issues

India: Doctors go from ‘conversion’ to conversation on LGBT+ issues

It started with a homophobic post on social media. Dr. Prasad Raj Dandekar, a radiation oncologist based in Mumbai, was scrolling through his Facebook feed one evening several years ago, when he saw a colleague had posted an anti-gay comment. “I commented saying, ‘This isn’t appropriate; maybe you don’t mean it’,” Dandekar told the Thomson […]

‘BeLonG To’ holds Transboree!

‘BeLonG To’ holds Transboree!

‘BeLonG To’ LGBT+ Youth Services held their first-ever Transboree  recently. Transgender and non-binary young people often navigate challenging journeys and experiences relating to their bodies. You may have seen this played out in media coverage over the past number of weeks. Recognising this, IndividualiTy, the group for trans and non-binary young people, put their heads together […]

US: Nonbinary? Intersex? 11 states issuing third gender IDs

US: Nonbinary? Intersex? 11 states issuing third gender IDs

People in New Jersey will be able to mark their gender as ‘undesignated/nonbinary’ on their birth certificates from Friday, the latest US state to liberalise its policies. A report in October that US President, Donald Trump’s administration was considering defining gender as male or female, based on genitalia at birth, drew widespread condemnation. Here are […]