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US: Supreme Court takes up major LGBT+ job discrimination cases

US: Supreme Court takes up major LGBT+ job discrimination cases

(Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether US law banning workplace discrimination on the basis of sex protects gay and transgender workers, as the conservative-majority court waded into a fierce dispute involving a divisive social issue. At issue in the high-profile legal fight is whether gay and transgender people are covered […]

Tasmania: Controversy as gender now optional on birth certificates

Tasmania: Controversy as gender now optional on birth certificates

Tasmania made it optional to list gender on birth certificates on Wednesday, a move criticised by the Australian island’s leader and Christian activists who fear it would endanger women. LGBT+ rights group ILGA said Tasmania was probably one of the first places in the world to dispense with gender on birth certificates – which can […]

Brunei:  LGBT+ flee ahead of crackdown

Brunei: LGBT+ flee ahead of crackdown

As a transgender woman growing up in Brunei, Zoe saw the country’s slide towards conservatism from an early age, so plans to introduce strict new Islamic laws this week came as no surprise. The 19-year-old, who was born male but identified as female from early childhood, is now awaiting the outcome of her asylum application […]

Malaysia: Transgender guitarist strikes a different note

Malaysia: Transgender guitarist strikes a different note

(Reuters) – Shika Corona strums her guitar on a Kuala Lumpur stage, the crowd dancing as she launches into a chorus: “Gender doesn’t lie between your thighs!” Shika, 42, is the transgender singer and guitarist of Tingtong Ketz, a Malaysian three-piece band whose upbeat songs about queer and transgender life are unique in the strait-laced […]

Interview: British actor Terence Stamp revels in gay icon role

Interview: British actor Terence Stamp revels in gay icon role

Renowned for dating some of the world’s most beautiful women, British 1960s film icon, Terence Stamp, said he was as surprised as anyone to become a gay icon, after playing a transsexual woman in the film, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. In the Australian LGBT+ movie, which this year celebrates its 25th […]

Talent not testosterone powers intersex athletes, BMJ says

Talent not testosterone powers intersex athletes, BMJ says

Talent not testosterone is behind the success of intersex athletes, such as Olympic champion, Caster Semenya, scientists said on Wednesday, stepping into a toxic battle of the sexes over fairness in sport. The editorial in the British Medical Journal flies counter to those who want to ban competitors with high levels of testosterone from competing in women-only […]

US judge rebuts Trump on transgender troop limits

US judge rebuts Trump on transgender troop limits

(Reuters) – A federal judge on Tuesday contradicted the Trump administration’s ‘incorrect’ claim that no legal blocks remain for it to enforce a contentious policy to restrict many transgender individuals from the US armed forces, starting on April 12. In a three-page notice, US Judge, Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, said an injunction that she issued against the […]