Tag Archive | Trans*

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. […]

Excluding trans athletes is ‘dehumanising’ says transgender boxer

Excluding trans athletes is ‘dehumanising’ says transgender boxer

The world’s first male transgender professional boxer, Patricio Manuel, has said it would be “dehumanising” to exclude trans athletes from competitive sport, as it had transformed many lives. [There has been recent debate] over the participation of male-to-female trans athletes, who have been allowed to compete in the Olympics since 2016, if their testosterone levels […]

Racing Pride: Coming out as LGBT+ in the world of Motorsport

Racing Pride: Coming out as LGBT+ in the world of Motorsport

Racing Pride: Coming out as LGBT+ in the world of Motorsport “There were no role models for me” LGBT+ racing drivers at Silverstone talk about the challenges of coming out in the “highly pressurised” environment of motorsport By Claudio Accheri – Thomson Reuters Foundation