Tag Archive | Transgender

UK doctors back trans self-ID rules for under-18s

UK doctors back trans self-ID rules for under-18s

Britain’s doctors union has come out in support of proposals to allow transgender people to legally change gender without a medical diagnosis, as the government stalls on promised reforms. The British Medical Association voted for the government to simplify the rules so that trans and non-binary people – who identify as neither male nor female […]

Disney, Google, Microsoft back trans rights amid fierce British debate

Disney, Google, Microsoft back trans rights amid fierce British debate

Dozens of organisations including Disney, Google, and Microsoft, weighed into a fierce debate over transgender rights in Britain on Monday, writing to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask him to support making it easier for people to legally change gender. Trans rights have become a contentious issue since the government launched a consultation into reforming […]

Philippines: US Killer of Transwoman Deported

Philippines: US Killer of Transwoman Deported

(Reuters) – The Philippines on Sunday deported a United States Marine convicted of killing a transgender woman in the Southeast Asian country in 2014, after he was granted an absolute pardon by President Rodrigo Duterte. Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton left Manila’s international airport at 9:14 a.m. local time (0114 GMT) aboard an American military […]

From Wall Street to Silicon Valley, LGBT+ investment on the rise

From Wall Street to Silicon Valley, LGBT+ investment on the rise

When Michele Bettencourt stepped down as chief executive of a billion-dollar cyber-security firm, to begin her transition from male to female, she thought her career was over. Two years later, Bettencourt is not only living as a transgender woman, but she was also named chairwoman of the board of directors for an up-and-coming tech company.

Italian transgender athlete sees no unfair advantage in women’s competition

Italian transgender athlete sees no unfair advantage in women’s competition

Valentina Petrillo, set to become the first transgender Paralympian to compete in an official women’s event on Friday, has played down controversy over whether trans athletes have an unfair advantage, saying hormone therapy has battered her performance. The Italian sprinter, who competed in men’s races before transitioning in 2019, will take to the starting blocks […]

Philippines: President pardons US Marine in trans killing

Philippines: President pardons US Marine in trans killing

(Reuters) – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday pardoned a United States Marine convicted of killing a transgender woman in the country nearly six years ago, sparking condemnation from activists, who described the move as a “mockery of justice”. Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton was jailed in 2015 for killing Jennifer Laude near a former […]

Mexico: Transgender community in fear after second murder

Mexico: Transgender community in fear after second murder

(Reuters) – The gruesome killing on Saturday of a second transgender woman in northern Mexico has unnerved the local transgender community, and amplified calls for greater protections in the Latin American nation. The murder of Leslie Rocha in the border city of Ciudad Juarez came days after a transgender civil society group staged a protest […]

First trans, non-binary characters to debut on ‘Star Trek’ franchise

First trans, non-binary characters to debut on ‘Star Trek’ franchise

The science fiction franchise, Star Trek, is introducing its first transgender and non-binary characters, with both roles set to debut in its US television series next month, producers said on Wednesday. The trans character named Gray will be played by trans actor, Ian Alexander, the producers said, and non-binary Adira will be played by Blu […]

Philippines: Court to hear appeal in transgender murder

Philippines: Court to hear appeal in transgender murder

(Reuters) – A US Marine, convicted of killing a transgender woman in the Philippines nearly six years ago, will remain in prison, while the victim’s lawyer seeks to overturn a court ruling granting him an early release, a presidential spokesman said on Thursday. On Wednesday, the Olongapo trial court ordered the freeing of Lance Corporal […]

US: NYC pays out record settlement in death of trans inmate

US: NYC pays out record settlement in death of trans inmate

The family of a transgender woman, who died in a New York jail, has settled a lawsuit with the city for $5.9 million dollars, the largest civil settlement paid for a death in custody, according to advocates. Layleen Polanco, 27, a Black Hispanic trans woman, died of an epileptic seizure, during solitary confinement at Rikers […]