Tag Archive | Transgender Europe

Ecuador: LGBT+ community suffering deadliest year in a decade

Ecuador: LGBT+ community suffering deadliest year in a decade

Last year was the deadliest in at least a decade for gay and transgender people in Ecuador, campaigners have said, citing a possible backlash against new laws enshrining LGBT+ rights. There were 16 murders or violent deaths involving LGBT+ people in the South American country in 2019, according to a report released by the Ecuadorian […]

Portugal approves law to protect transgender rights and intersex infants

Portugal approves law to protect transgender rights and intersex infants

Transgender people in Portugal will no longer need to be diagnosed as mentally ill to change their gender legally, after parliament approved a law last Friday that also bans unnecessary surgery on intersex infants. Several European nations require transgender people to undergo medical procedures, such as surgery and sterilisation, be diagnosed with a mental disorder, […]

France: Court Ruling On Transgender Rights To End Forced Sterilisation

France: Court Ruling On Transgender Rights To End Forced Sterilisation

A human rights court ruling, against France, has been hailed by transgender activists as a milestone, in their bid to stop forced sterilisation in Europe. In its 6 March judgement of the complaint, A.P., Garçon and Nicot v. France (application nos. 79885/12, 52471/13 and 52596/13), Strasbourg judges declared that the requirement to undergo sterilisation, or […]