Tag Archive | Transgender

South Korea’s first trans soldier found dead

South Korea’s first trans soldier found dead

(Reuters) – South Korea’s first transgender soldier, who was discharged from the military last year for undergoing gender reassignment surgery, was found dead in her home on Wednesday, Yonhap news agency reported. Byun Hui-su, 23, who was a staff sergeant, before being discharged after she underwent the operation in Thailand while on leave, was found […]

Panama: National beauty contest opens to trans women

Panama: National beauty contest opens to trans women

(Reuters) – Transgender women will from this year be able to compete in Panama’s national beauty contest, the organisers said on Monday. The Señorita Panama pageant, which sends a contestant from the Central American country to the international Miss Universe competition, said transgender women, who have completed legal and medical processes, would be welcome to […]

BeLonG To: In The Know – Personal Dev Course

BeLonG To: In The Know – Personal Dev Course

The Channel 4 show ‘It’s a Sin’ started essential conversations recently about HIV and LGBTI+ sexual health. The team at ‘BeLonG To’ know that these conversations can be daunting, but with their online course, ‘In the Know’, you can learn about LGBTI+ safer sex in a fun, relaxed, and non-judgmental setting.

Portugal: Trans ‘Big Witches’ survive to become music stars

Portugal: Trans ‘Big Witches’ survive to become music stars

After winning several auditions, including for a Madonna video, Aquila Correia was close to realising her dreams in Portugal, after relying on sex work to survive as a transgender migrant. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and Correia was evicted, despite a government ban on the eviction of cash-strapped tenants. As an undocumented Black Brazilian, without […]

Trans model Bergdorf urges social media giants to tackle abuse

Trans model Bergdorf urges social media giants to tackle abuse

With online abuse pushing her to quit Twitter, transgender model, Munroe Bergdorf, has called for social media companies to act faster to tackle racism and transphobia on their platforms. The Black trans model, who said she regularly receives threats, and waits hours for racist comments about her to be deleted, called on social media firms […]

UK: Trans children in limbo over therapy court ruling

UK: Trans children in limbo over therapy court ruling

Almost as soon as she could speak, Nina told her parents she was not a boy, and she has lived as a girl since she was seven. Until recently, she was happy. But now aged 12, and wanting to stop the onset of male puberty, a ruling by Britain’s High Court has plunged Nina, and dozens […]

US: Mississippi Senate Passes Anti-Trans Sports Ban Bill

US: Mississippi Senate Passes Anti-Trans Sports Ban Bill

The Mississippi Senate has passed an anti-transgender bill, SB 2536, aimed at banning transgender women and girls from participating in sports. This discriminatory legislation would put Mississippi in direct violation of NCAA policy, and could also threaten Mississippi’s federal education funding. The bill now heads to the Mississippi House of Representatives for consideration.

Brazil: Threats against trans councilwomen stir violence fears

Brazil: Threats against trans councilwomen stir violence fears

Threats against several transgender councilwomen in Brazil’s largest city in recent days have raised fears of a surge in transphobic violence in the country, where reported murders of trans people rose steeply last year. Sao Paulo police are investigating possible links between three incidents, which the councilwomen said could point to an upswing in transphobia, […]

Spain: Proposal to make official gender change easier

Spain: Proposal to make official gender change easier

(Reuters) – People in Spain wishing to change their official gender will no longer have to undergo medical and psychological exams, or years of hormone treatment, if a bill from the Equality Ministry on Wednesday is taken up by the government, and becomes law. Spain currently requires transgender people to have hormone treatment for two […]

Analysis: Biden’s pro-LGBT+ order sets stage for trans rights showdown

Analysis: Biden’s pro-LGBT+ order sets stage for trans rights showdown

Montana has become the latest conservative US state to advance legislation concerning transgender rights, joining more than a dozen other states, pursuing laws that appear to be at odds with the pro-LGBT+ policies of Joe Biden’s White House. Within hours of taking office on January 20, Biden moved to allow equal transgender participation in school […]