Tag Archive | Trans*

Argentina: Newspaper includes trans women in femicide list

Argentina: Newspaper includes trans women in femicide list

Argentina’s largest newspaper on Wednesday published an obituary filling several pages with the names of more than 300 women and girls, killed because of their gender, calling attention to the growing crime of femicide. The Clarin newspaper printed the list to mark the five-year anniversary of the South American country’s first ‘Not One Less’ march, […]

US Ed. Dept. rules against transgender girls competing on girls’ teams

US Ed. Dept. rules against transgender girls competing on girls’ teams

The US Education Department has ruled that allowing transgender girls to compete in girls’ sports leagues is illegal, and could mean that schools allowing the practice would lose federal funding, it said in a letter made public on Thursday. The department’s civil rights office said the policy violates federal civil rights law, which guarantees equal […]

Hungary: Parliament bans trans people from changing gender on IDs

Hungary: Parliament bans trans people from changing gender on IDs

Hungary’s parliament voted Tuesday to ban transgender people from changing their gender on identity documents, in a move that LGBT+ advocates said was creating panic among trans people, who feared an increase in discrimination and attacks. The legislature voted 133 to 57 to replace the Hungarian word ‘nem’, meaning sex or gender, with ‘sex at birth’ on […]

Egypt: Top actor goes public about trans son

Egypt: Top actor goes public about trans son

A well-known Egyptian actor has spoken on television about having a 26-year-old transgender son, in a rare public show of support for LBGT+ rights in the conservative Muslim country. Hesham Selim, 62, made the revelation on a Sunday night television talk show, in which he spoke of the difficulty his son had faced.

EU lawmakers condemn Hungary for trans ID reversal

EU lawmakers condemn Hungary for trans ID reversal

European Union (EU) lawmakers on Thursday criticised Hungary for trying to ban transgender people from changing their sex on some official documents as a “deliberate” attack on the community. The ruling Fidesz party proposed on Tuesday to change the law, so that birth, marriage, and death certificates show “sex at birth” – reversing a policy […]

Irish Trans Couple – TRAS Documentary TG4

Irish Trans Couple – TRAS Documentary TG4

An Irish transgender couple, Victoria and Max, are featured in a new documentary, TRAS, by Midas Productions Tabú, TG4, at 9.30pm, 26th February 2020, on TG4. It was produced by Ann Ní Chíobháin, and directed by Medb Johnstone. TRAS is the story of young Irish transgender couple, (both 21-years-old) Max and Victoria, the obstacles they […]

Trans study: Suicide risk lowers with puberty suppression for some

Trans study: Suicide risk lowers with puberty suppression for some

(Reuters Health) – While only a minority of transgender youth who want puberty-blocking medicines receive this treatment, a new study suggests they may have a lower suicide risk when they get it. Researchers examined survey data from 20,619 transgender adults, ages 18 to 36, who described their current mental health, as well as any interest […]

China: Elderly transwoman Sister Liu longs for family life

China: Elderly transwoman Sister Liu longs for family life

(Reuters) – Morning market shoppers look a little too long in Liu Peilin’s direction, as she passes by in a red jacket and grey wig covered in red and pink clips, her cheeks rouged in bright pink, and eyeshadow in a matching shade. The 63-year-old has become well-known, not only in the little southern Chinese […]

US: HRC – ‘Defense Authorization Bill Should Have Ended Trans Ban’

US: HRC – ‘Defense Authorization Bill Should Have Ended Trans Ban’

Last week, a coalition of organisations, including the Human Rights Campaign, National Center for Transgender Equality, GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), Modern Military Association of America, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Lambda Legal, American Civil Liberties Union, and Palm Center, expressed disappointment that the final FY20 National Defense Authorization bill does not include the […]

India: Trans community calls to block bill

India: Trans community calls to block bill

India’s transgender community took to social media on Monday, to urge the president to stop a bill that aimed to protect them, concerned it required them to register to be legally deemed trans, and failed to crackdown on sexual abuse. Tagging the president’s Twitter handle, and using #StopTransBill2019, trans people, campaigners and supporters tweeted against […]