Tag Archive | Transgender

EP deplores harmful medical treatment for trans and intersex people

EP deplores harmful medical treatment for trans and intersex people

In a key vote on gender equality in mental health, the European Parliament has urged for stronger action on trans and intersex people’s mental health. The Parliament deplores that transgender people are still considered mentally ill, and highlights that this diagnosis “is a source of significant distress for transgender persons”.

Support open letter to the National Geographic by Czech organisation Trans*parent

Support open letter to the National Geographic by Czech organisation Trans*parent

The trans rights organisation from the Czech Republic points out a number of problematic issues with the Czech edition of the National Geographic’s Special Issue “Gender Revolution”. Including, but not limited to, the incorrect translation and definitions of terminology, the omission of articles which could have supported and raised trans awareness in the country, and […]

US: Trans Court Hearing Set Amid Fight Over Trump Nominee

US: Trans Court Hearing Set Amid Fight Over Trump Nominee

The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in a major dispute on transgender rights for March 28, when the U.S. Senate is set to be in the midst of a political fight over President Donald Trump’s nominee to a vacant seat on the bench. By March, the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate is likely to be […]

Trans Meeting With UN Independent Expert On SOGI

Trans Meeting With UN Independent Expert On SOGI

Trans activists from 5 continents met with the newly-appointed UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (IE SOGI), Dr. Vitit Muntarbhorn, on recently in Geneva, Switzerland to bring special attention to the issues facing trans and gender diverse people and communities around the world. This was a historic meeting. It was the first […]

HRC Opposes Nomination Of Judge Gorsuch To Supreme Court

HRC Opposes Nomination Of Judge Gorsuch To Supreme Court

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), has announced its opposition to President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States. “Never in the history of our movement have we had more at stake as a community, or as a country” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “Since the moment he stepped […]

US: LA LGBT Centre Expands Trans Services

US: LA LGBT Centre Expands Trans Services

The Los Angeles LGBT Center, with support from Citi Community Development, announces the expansion of its Transgender Economic Empowerment Project (TEEP), which empowers transgender individuals to secure jobs and become financially stable. With Citi’s support, the Los Angeles LGBT Center will provide approximately 150 members of the transgender community with robust financial capability training, employment […]

First Trans Model For India Fashion Show

First Trans Model For India Fashion Show

A transgender model will walk the ramp at one of India’s premier fashion events next month for the first time, a sign of greater acceptance of a community that is ostracised despite recent laws ensuring their protection and more opportunities. Anjali Lama, who is from Nepal, first auditioned for the Lakmé Fashion Week last year […]