Tag Archive | Trans*

Armenia: LGBT+ community still waits for change one year after revolution

Armenia: LGBT+ community still waits for change one year after revolution

When Lilit Martirosyan became the first openly transgender person to speak in the Armenian parliament earlier this month, it was hailed as a historic moment by LGBT+ campaigners, but it was also followed death threats. “I ask you to see me as a collective figure”, the transgender woman told Armenian lawmakers and activists, according to […]

US: Trans adults have higher risk of poor health

US: Trans adults have higher risk of poor health

(Reuters Health) – Transgender adults may be more likely to have unhealthy habits and medical issues that negatively impact their quality of life than people whose gender identity matches what it says on their birth certificates, a US study suggests. Researchers examined survey data from 3,075 transgender adults, as well as 719,567 adults who are […]

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 […]