Tag Archive | Transgender

India: Trans community calls to block bill

India: Trans community calls to block bill

India’s transgender community took to social media on Monday, to urge the president to stop a bill that aimed to protect them, concerned it required them to register to be legally deemed trans, and failed to crackdown on sexual abuse. Tagging the president’s Twitter handle, and using #StopTransBill2019, trans people, campaigners and supporters tweeted against […]

BeLonG To & TENI: Gender Recognition Act Review Report

BeLonG To & TENI: Gender Recognition Act Review Report

Review of the Gender Recognition Act 2015 A Joint Response from BeLonG To and TENI – Transgender Equality Network Ireland Signed by Moninne Griffith and Sara Phillips of BeLonG To and TENI: Like many members of the LGBTI+ community, we have been waiting for news about the review of the Gender Recognition Act 2015. At […]

India: Biometric ID excludes homeless and trans people

India: Biometric ID excludes homeless and trans people

Ten years after it was introduced, India’s national digital identity system is becoming ubiquitous in the country, even as large numbers of homeless and transgender people are excluded, and many denied essential services, a study showed. More than 1.2 billion Aadhaar IDs have been issued, according to government data. It is the world’s largest biometric […]

Mexico: Vogue cover spotlights trans ‘muxe’ women

Mexico: Vogue cover spotlights trans ‘muxe’ women

(Reuters) – A culture of indigenous transgender women, that has been part of southern Mexico’s heritage for centuries, is primed for global fashion cachet, thanks to one of the world’s top style magazines. For the first time in Vogue magazine’s more than 120 years of publishing, an indigenous ‘muxe’ will appear next month on the […]

Cork City Hall to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility in 2020

Cork City Hall to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility in 2020

Cork City Council will celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility, or TDOV, for the first time in 2020. TDOV is an annual event that takes place worldwide on March 31st, that’s ‘dedicated to celebrating transgender people, raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people around the world, and celebrating the contributions transgender people make to society […]

US: AMA will support ban on conversion therapy

US: AMA will support ban on conversion therapy

The US physicians’ group, the American Medical Association, announced on Tuesday it would begin supporting a ban on so-called conversion therapy, as well as working toward more inclusive healthcare record-keeping for transgender patients. […] “It is clear to the AMA that the conversion therapy needs to end in the United States, given the risk of […]

Facial recognition tech fails trans people

Facial recognition tech fails trans people

Facial recognition technology is failing to recognise transgender people, new research has shown, raising concerns about discrimination as the use of the software becomes increasingly prevalent. Researchers at the US University of Colorado, Boulder, tested facial recognition systems from tech giants IBM, Amazon, Microsoft and Clarifai, on photographs of trans men, and found they were […]