Tag Archive | Transgender Rights

ANALYSIS-German election seen paving way for trans rights

ANALYSIS-German election seen paving way for trans rights

The victory of Germany’s Social Democrats and the election of the country’s first openly transgender lawmakers has buoyed LGBT+ activists’ hopes for gains on trans rights after scant progress during Angela Merkel’s 16 years as chancellor. Two Greens party candidates, Tessa Ganserer and Nyke Slawik, made history by winning Bundestag seats in Sunday’s election as […]

UK: Government scraps key trans rights reform

UK: Government scraps key trans rights reform

Transgender people will not be allowed to legally change gender without a medical diagnosis, the British government said on Tuesday, scrapping a proposed reform that sparked furious debate between LGBT+ and women’s rights campaigners. The government launched a consultation two years ago on overhauling the 2004 Gender Recognition Act (GRA) to allow ‘self-ID’ in England […]

TENI: Trans Voices Must Be Heard as Gender Recognition Bill 2014 Debated in Seanad

TENI: Trans Voices Must Be Heard as Gender Recognition Bill 2014 Debated in Seanad

Following Wednesday’s Seanad debate on the Gender Recognition Bill 2014, TENI’s Chief Executive, Broden Giambrone, explained that while “we are one step closer” to better trans rights in Ireland, there are still serious issues with the legislation as it is currently stands. “Unfortunately, many members of our community are still excluded in this legislation”, Giambrone […]

Transgender Woman Awarded €5,000 in Equality Case Against AIB

Transgender Woman Awarded €5,000 in Equality Case Against AIB

The Equality Tribunal has awarded transgender woman Deirdre O’Byrne €5,000 in compensation, after it ruled she had been discriminated against by Allied Irish Bank. In October 2010, in accordance with the declarations on her change of name by deed poll, Deirdre O’Byrne approached her branch of Allied Irish Bank to inform them of her change of […]

Trans Birth Cert Bill Passes

California has passed a Bill that will facilitate legal name changes for trans individuals. It will make it easier, less expensive and will protect the privacy of transgenders who wish to change their identity to their true identity. The Bill, Assembly Bill 1121, was authored by Toni Atkins, Assemblymember,  and the Transgender Law Center and […]

BeLonG To Criticise Gender Recognition Bill For ’18+ Only’ Rule

BeLonG To Criticise Gender Recognition Bill For ’18+ Only’ Rule

BeLonG To has added their voice to the LGBT community’s criticism of the Irish Government’s draft Gender Recognition Bill, saying that its clause to restrict recogition of trans people to those 18 years old and over is “devastating”. “We welcome the fact that Government is bringing legislation forward that aims to support the Trans Community […]

Gender Recognition: A Disappointment or a Step Forward?

Minister Joan Burton has come under criticism from transgender rights groups and other LGBT activists over yesterday’s launch of the Heads of Bill for the proposed gender recognition legislation for transgender people.