Tag Archive | Trans*

UK doctors back trans self-ID rules for under-18s

UK doctors back trans self-ID rules for under-18s

Britain’s doctors union has come out in support of proposals to allow transgender people to legally change gender without a medical diagnosis, as the government stalls on promised reforms. The British Medical Association voted for the government to simplify the rules so that trans and non-binary people – who identify as neither male nor female […]

Disney, Google, Microsoft back trans rights amid fierce British debate

Disney, Google, Microsoft back trans rights amid fierce British debate

Dozens of organisations including Disney, Google, and Microsoft, weighed into a fierce debate over transgender rights in Britain on Monday, writing to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask him to support making it easier for people to legally change gender. Trans rights have become a contentious issue since the government launched a consultation into reforming […]

Italian transgender athlete sees no unfair advantage in women’s competition

Italian transgender athlete sees no unfair advantage in women’s competition

Valentina Petrillo, set to become the first transgender Paralympian to compete in an official women’s event on Friday, has played down controversy over whether trans athletes have an unfair advantage, saying hormone therapy has battered her performance. The Italian sprinter, who competed in men’s races before transitioning in 2019, will take to the starting blocks […]

Philippines: President pardons US Marine in trans killing

Philippines: President pardons US Marine in trans killing

(Reuters) – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday pardoned a United States Marine convicted of killing a transgender woman in the country nearly six years ago, sparking condemnation from activists, who described the move as a “mockery of justice”. Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton was jailed in 2015 for killing Jennifer Laude near a former […]

Mexico: Transgender community in fear after second murder

Mexico: Transgender community in fear after second murder

(Reuters) – The gruesome killing on Saturday of a second transgender woman in northern Mexico has unnerved the local transgender community, and amplified calls for greater protections in the Latin American nation. The murder of Leslie Rocha in the border city of Ciudad Juarez came days after a transgender civil society group staged a protest […]

US: NYC pays out record settlement in death of trans inmate

US: NYC pays out record settlement in death of trans inmate

The family of a transgender woman, who died in a New York jail, has settled a lawsuit with the city for $5.9 million dollars, the largest civil settlement paid for a death in custody, according to advocates. Layleen Polanco, 27, a Black Hispanic trans woman, died of an epileptic seizure, during solitary confinement at Rikers […]

US: Appeals court sides with transgender student

US: Appeals court sides with transgender student

(Reuters) – A US appeals court on Wednesday ruled that a Virginia school board acted unlawfully in preventing a transgender student from using a bathroom at his high school that corresponded with his gender identity. The Richmond, Virginia-based 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on a 2-1 vote that Gavin Grimm, now a college […]

Australia: ‘Both are perfect’ says lawmaker with two trans children

Australia: ‘Both are perfect’ says lawmaker with two trans children

Australian lawmaker, Andy Meddick, admits he did not have the “best reaction” seven years ago, when his son, Eden, now 21, came out as transgender, but he was ready the second time around. When Meddick’s older child also transitioned gender, he posted a ‘birth announcement’ on Twitter, wading into a vicious [..] war that pits […]

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 […]