Tag Archive | Trans*

US: Most Americans back trans troops – Reuters/Ipsos poll

US: Most Americans back trans troops – Reuters/Ipsos poll

(Reuters) – Nearly 60 percent of Americans said transgender people should be allowed to serve in the US armed forces, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll conducted ahead of a congressional panel’s review, set for Wednesday, of Trump administration curbs on transgender service. The US Supreme Court on January 22 ruled in favour of letting […]

TENI Hosts First Trans Awareness Conference For Educators in Ireland

TENI Hosts First Trans Awareness Conference For Educators in Ireland

Benefits of knowledge and training on gender identity felt by schools, families and, most importantly, young people, says trans rights group. Young trans and gender non-conforming people in both primary and secondary school experience better outcomes when schools possess both the knowledge and the confidence to accommodate different gender identities in the classroom. This is […]

Trans asylum-seeker killed after US deportation back to El Salvador

(Reuters) – A Salvadoran transgender woman who sought asylum in the United States was killed weeks after she was deported, a rights group said on Friday last, underscoring the dangers of the Trump administration’s hardening policy on asylum seekers. El Salvador’s ASPIDH Rainbow Trans Association said Camila Diaz Cordova, a 29-year-old sex worker, applied for […]

Colombia: Ex-child soldier fights for trans rights

Colombia: Ex-child soldier fights for trans rights

When Colombia’s FARC guerrillas turned up at the home of Cristian Camilo Gonzalez nearly two decades ago, and shoved him into a truck when he was just aged 14, his happy childhood ended abruptly. Growing up in a rural hamlet, Gonzalez knew from an early age he was different from the other boys. He did […]

US: Proposed state law would limit play for transgender students

US: Proposed state law would limit play for transgender students

Lawmakers in the US Midwest on Thursday last weighed a proposal to limit transgender students’ right to play school sports, a measure legal experts say would be as incendiary as a bathroom ban approved three years ago in the state of North Carolina. The proposal in South Dakota, that would only allow transgender student athletes […]

Male, female or X? Air passengers to get more gender options from airlines

Male, female or X? Air passengers to get more gender options from airlines

British Airways and Air New Zealand have joined a wave of major US airlines planning to introduce extra gender options for LGBT+ passengers, who don’t identify as either male or female. LGBT+ groups have welcomed the change, saying it would smooth the way for many trans, intersex, and non-binary passengers – or those who simply […]

Head of Britain’s leading LGBT+ lobby group quits as trans debate rages

Head of Britain’s leading LGBT+ lobby group quits as trans debate rages

The head of Britain’s leading LGBT+ rights group, Stonewall, said on Thursday that she was stepping down after a tenure marked by debates that have “not always been a comfortable conversation” as transgender rights took greater prominence. Ruth Hunt has been with gay and transgender lobby group, Stonewall, for 14 years, and chief executive since […]