Tag Archive | Trans*

NW Pakistan: Dedicated Burial Spaces For Trans People

NW Pakistan: Dedicated Burial Spaces For Trans People

Transgender people in northwestern Pakistan are to be given a dedicated place to bury their dead after being ostracised by their families even in death. The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province said on Wednesday it would set sections of state graveyards aside for the burial of trans people – locally known as Khusra, or Hijra. […]

India: First Transgender Taxi Driver, And She Gets 5 Stars!

India: First Transgender Taxi Driver, And She Gets 5 Stars!

Lipstick in hand and phone at the ready, Meghna Sahoo darkens her eyes with kohl, combs her long, black hair and adjusts a dupatta scarf so she is primed for her first client of the day. Heralded as India’s first transgender cab driver, Sahoo drives in the eastern coastal state of Odisha, breaking into a […]

TG4: Finné (Witness) Louise Hannon – Transgender Discrimination Case

TG4: Finné (Witness) Louise Hannon – Transgender Discrimination Case

Episode 6 – the story of Louise Hannon – the first transgender person in Ireland to take a case against her employer on gender discrimination grounds – airs October 10th @ 9.30pm on TG4. This week’s episode of Finné recounts the extraordinary journey undertaken by Louise Hannon when she decided to take her employer to […]

Letter: Ireland’s Failure Towards Its Trans Community

Letter: Ireland’s Failure Towards Its Trans Community

The letter below was received by EILE Magazine yesterday from P. Roberts*, a mother whose transgender daughter has recently attempted suicide: “Yesterday afternoon my daughter tried to commit suicide. She swallowed some Xanax, took a taxi up into the Dublin mountains, filled her backpack with large stones, and walked into a lake. I don’t know […]

Transgender women should have same rights as other women – poll

Transgender women should have same rights as other women – poll

Transgender women should have the same rights as other women, according to a global poll of women across five continents published on Friday amid a growing – and sometimes divisive – debate over trans rights. Activists said the results were “absolutely encouraging”, but added that trans women still face bullying, violence, imprisonment and even sterilisation […]

Teach Solais LGBT+ Resource Centre Fundraiser at NOVA on 29th!

Teach Solais LGBT+ Resource Centre Fundraiser at NOVA on 29th!

Don’t Forget! A FUNDRAISER for Teach Solais LGBT+ Resource Centre, with drag-queen Miss Bella Boutique as your host and music by DJ Rob B, is happening in NOVA bar this weekend, on Saturday Night 29th September, starting at 8pm. There will be over €1,000 of spot prizes at an event that has been organised by […]

Taiwan: Transgender minister seeks to break barriers

Taiwan: Transgender minister seeks to break barriers

As a transgender woman and one-time anarchist revolutionary, Taiwan’s digital minister, Audrey Tang, has spent her life challenging preconceptions. Now Tang – the world’s only transgender minister – is bringing her iconoclastic approach to the job, seeking to break down barriers between government and business and help entrepreneurs find solutions to social problems. Countries can […]