Tag Archive | Trans*

HRW: LGBTI people should be protected from violence and discrimination

HRW: LGBTI people should be protected from violence and discrimination

Human Rights Watch have welcomed the first report of the Independent Expert on SOGI-related violence and discrimination. They state: “We recognize that some States opposed creation of the mandate, but are encouraged that it was reaffirmed by the General Assembly with support from all UN regional groups. We hope that all can stand united in […]

Malaysia defends contest on how to ‘prevent’ homosexuality

Malaysia defends contest on how to ‘prevent’ homosexuality

Malaysia’s health ministry on Saturday defended its decision to host a contest on how to ‘prevent’ homosexuality and transgenderism, saying the competition was aimed at helping teens make better health decisions. The Thomson Reuters Foundation reported on Friday that activists had criticised the contest, saying that it could fan hatred and violence against LGBT people.

Malaysia: Contest on how to ‘prevent’ homosexuality

Malaysia: Contest on how to ‘prevent’ homosexuality

Malaysian health authorities are holding a contest on how to ‘prevent’ homosexuality and transgenderism, drawing criticism from campaigners that it was fanning hatred and violence towards LGBT people. Activists say intolerance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people has spiked in recent years in Malaysia, a multi-ethnic Southeast Asian country that is majority Muslim. […]

US: GLSEN Responds to 7th Circuit Ruling On Transgender Rights

US: GLSEN Responds to 7th Circuit Ruling On Transgender Rights

In response to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling affirming the rights of a transgender high school student, Ash Whitaker, to use the bathroom that matches his gender identity, GLSEN’s (Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network) Director of Public Policy, Nathan Smith, released the following statement yesterday 31 May:  “This ruling justly affirms the rights […]

Trans-fronted Band, Stunt Lover – Two Free Gigs!

Trans-fronted Band, Stunt Lover – Two Free Gigs!

Trans fronted Dublin band, Stunt Lover, made up of  Kaylee Bear, San Peric, and Al Soldati, , will be back in Ireland for TWO free gigs, coming up this weekend. The band count among their influences Band of Skulls, Bikini Kill, Black Keys, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The gigs are happening on: Friday 2nd June […]

First-ever Transgender Sitcom – The Switch – On Amazon, Google Play and iTunes June 13th!

First-ever Transgender Sitcom – The Switch – On Amazon, Google Play and iTunes June 13th!

Comedy transgender series, The Switch: Work, Love, Mortal Danger, brings a cast of transgender comedians to what may be the most provocatively left-leaning TV show ever. In the comedy’s pilot, Sü flees the USA for Canada to come out as trans, only to wind up jobless and crashing with her ex, Chris, an adorable eco-terrorist […]

ACLU: After Seven Years In Custody, Chelsea Manning Is Finally Free

ACLU: After Seven Years In Custody, Chelsea Manning Is Finally Free

“Chelsea Manning almost died on our watch. She suffered at the hands of our government, and the toll of her incarceration nearly killed her. But she survived. Through long stretches of solitary confinement, the systemic denial of health care, relentless abuse, and a lifetime of consequences, she will have a chance to live” writes Chase […]