Tag Archive | Trans*

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 […]

BeLonG To & TENI: Gender Recognition Act Review Report

BeLonG To & TENI: Gender Recognition Act Review Report

Review of the Gender Recognition Act 2015 A Joint Response from BeLonG To and TENI – Transgender Equality Network Ireland Signed by Moninne Griffith and Sara Phillips of BeLonG To and TENI: Like many members of the LGBTI+ community, we have been waiting for news about the review of the Gender Recognition Act 2015. At […]

Cork City Hall to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility in 2020

Cork City Hall to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility in 2020

Cork City Council will celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility, or TDOV, for the first time in 2020. TDOV is an annual event that takes place worldwide on March 31st, that’s ‘dedicated to celebrating transgender people, raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people around the world, and celebrating the contributions transgender people make to society […]

Facial recognition tech fails trans people

Facial recognition tech fails trans people

Facial recognition technology is failing to recognise transgender people, new research has shown, raising concerns about discrimination as the use of the software becomes increasingly prevalent. Researchers at the US University of Colorado, Boulder, tested facial recognition systems from tech giants IBM, Amazon, Microsoft and Clarifai, on photographs of trans men, and found they were […]

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. […]