Tag Archive | Trans*

US: Barred, bullied, depressed – life for many trans students

US: Barred, bullied, depressed – life for many trans students

Barred from the bathroom, harassed on campus and suspended from school, transgender students report a host of problems at US colleges. They also run a higher risk of suicide, according to research released on Friday. A study in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine said trans students were more than four times as likely as […]

Ecuador: Murder of trans woman sparks fears of rising anti-LGBT+ violence

Ecuador: Murder of trans woman sparks fears of rising anti-LGBT+ violence

The killing of a transgender woman in Ecuador has ignited fears of a rise in anti-LGBT+ violence following recent gains in the South American country, activists said on Thursday. Family members found the body of a 40-year-old trans woman, known as ‘La Gata’, on Wednesday, in the province of Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas, the […]

Australia: Transgender women welcome to play elite cricket

Australia: Transgender women welcome to play elite cricket

Cricket Australia welcomed transgender women on to its elite teams on Thursday, as it issued guidelines for their inclusion, amid a toxic battle over fairness in female sport. Australian cricket’s governing body will allow male-to-female players to compete if their testosterone, a hormone that increases muscle mass, strength and haemoglobin, which affects endurance, has been […]

Samoa: ‘Third gender’ delicately balances sex and religion

Samoa: ‘Third gender’ delicately balances sex and religion

(Reuters) – Keyoncé Lee Hang is busy finishing preparations for the to’ona’i, a traditional lunch served after Sunday church in Samoa, and attending to her elderly, bed-ridden grandmother. Strongly built, and wearing a floral dress and false eyelashes – and self-named after American singer, Beyoncé – Lee Hang can’t help but make an entrance, especially […]

‘Transparent’ musical finale aims for upbeat send-off after star’s exit

‘Transparent’ musical finale aims for upbeat send-off after star’s exit

(Reuters) – Groundbreaking TV show, Transparent, will end with a musical episode, in which the Pfefferman family grapples with the death of the character played by Jeffrey Tambor, the award-winning star fired after accusations of sexual misconduct. Series creator, Jill Soloway, told reporters on Saturday that turning to song and dance allowed the show to […]

Honduras: Transgender murders stoke fears of backlash against LGBT+ rights

Honduras: Transgender murders stoke fears of backlash against LGBT+ rights

The murder of three transgender women in Honduras this month has raised fears that a push for LGBT+ rights in the country has prompted a backlash. Bessy Ferrera, a 40-year-old LGBT+ rights activist, was gunned down by unknown assailants early on July 8, in the capital Tegucigalpa. Santi Carvajal, a trans TV show host, was […]

India: First LGBTI job fair held after gay ban lifted

India: First LGBTI job fair held after gay ban lifted

(Reuters) – An LGBTI job fair, billed by organisers as the first such event in India, attracted more than 250 people on Friday looking for employment with companies including Intel, Goldman Sachs and Uber . The event in the southern city of Bengaluru comes after India’s Supreme Court overruled a law banning homosexuality in 2018, […]