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EP deplores harmful medical treatment for trans and intersex people

EP deplores harmful medical treatment for trans and intersex people

In a key vote on gender equality in mental health, the European Parliament has urged for stronger action on trans and intersex people’s mental health. The Parliament deplores that transgender people are still considered mentally ill, and highlights that this diagnosis “is a source of significant distress for transgender persons”.

Support open letter to the National Geographic by Czech organisation Trans*parent

Support open letter to the National Geographic by Czech organisation Trans*parent

The trans rights organisation from the Czech Republic points out a number of problematic issues with the Czech edition of the National Geographic’s Special Issue “Gender Revolution”. Including, but not limited to, the incorrect translation and definitions of terminology, the omission of articles which could have supported and raised trans awareness in the country, and […]

US: Trans Court Hearing Set Amid Fight Over Trump Nominee

US: Trans Court Hearing Set Amid Fight Over Trump Nominee

The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in a major dispute on transgender rights for March 28, when the U.S. Senate is set to be in the midst of a political fight over President Donald Trump’s nominee to a vacant seat on the bench. By March, the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate is likely to be […]

Trans Meeting With UN Independent Expert On SOGI

Trans Meeting With UN Independent Expert On SOGI

Trans activists from 5 continents met with the newly-appointed UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (IE SOGI), Dr. Vitit Muntarbhorn, on recently in Geneva, Switzerland to bring special attention to the issues facing trans and gender diverse people and communities around the world. This was a historic meeting. It was the first […]

HRC Opposes Nomination Of Judge Gorsuch To Supreme Court

HRC Opposes Nomination Of Judge Gorsuch To Supreme Court

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), has announced its opposition to President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States. “Never in the history of our movement have we had more at stake as a community, or as a country” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “Since the moment he stepped […]

US: 150,000 Youth Ages 13 To 17 Identify As Transgender

US: 150,000 Youth Ages 13 To 17 Identify As Transgender

An estimated 0.7 percent of youth ages 13 to 17, or 150,000 youth, identify as transgender in the United States, according to a new study released by The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law. This study is the first to provide population estimates for youth who identify as transgender in each of the […]

UK: Lloyds Bank Tops Stonewall’s Inclusive Employer List

UK: Lloyds Bank Tops Stonewall’s Inclusive Employer List

Lloyds Banking Group has been named the most inclusive employer in Britain, by LGBT charity Stonewall, in its Top 100 Employers list for 2017.   The banking firm, which came second in the 2016 list, launched a new colleague volunteering programme, forming official partnerships with LGBT charities. This includes trans youth charity Mermaids, elder LGBT […]