Tag Archive | Transgender

Pakistan: Transgender rights law – a ‘battle half won’

Pakistan: Transgender rights law – a ‘battle half won’

Bindya Rana wipes away tears of joy as she recalls her long battle to have the rights of Pakistan’s transgender community formally recognised in law. “I feel as if an orphan has finally now found shelter,” Rana, a 50-year-old transgender woman, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation after Pakistan’s parliament approved the landmark bill earlier this […]

Beyond the glitz, Lebanese transgender model breaks taboos

Beyond the glitz, Lebanese transgender model breaks taboos

In a central Beirut cafe, transgender model Sasha Elijah flips open a paper fan and whips out her new ice cream cone-shaped high-heeled shoes for a potential drag costume. It is a deliberately provocative display of femininity from Sasha, who is on a mission to challenge the stigma and taboo of being transgender in the […]

Germany: Kiel TRANSGENDER FILM FESTIVAL 2018 Awards

Germany: Kiel TRANSGENDER FILM FESTIVAL 2018 Awards

Awards-Transgender Filmfest in Kiel 2018: This was the 6th Transgender Film Festival in Kiel, Germany, and despite the wonderful sunny weather, crowds of people came to the screenings. While A FANTASTIC WOMAN (EINE-FANTASTISCHE-FRAU) was favourite, the big surprise was VENUS, with most awards. http://www.transgender-film-festival.de You can see the various category winners below:

US: Half of Senate Opposes Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

US: Half of Senate Opposes Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

Fifty members of the US Senate have sent a letter to the Dept of Defense opposing President Trump’s directive to ban transgender service members from serving in the military. That directive has been blocked by federal courts in four separate cases, including the American Civil Liberties Union’s lawsuit, Stone v. Trump.

UK: Firefighters and bankers pledge to be ‘transgender allies’ in the workplace

UK: Firefighters and bankers pledge to be ‘transgender allies’ in the workplace

In fire stations, banks, companies and parliament, British workers have pledged to support transgender colleagues facing violence and discrimination through a training programme that aims to promote inclusive workplaces. Britain’s lower house of parliament, leading banks Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group, consumer goods maker Procter & Gamble Co, and accounting firm EY are among those […]

Portugal approves law to protect transgender rights and intersex infants

Portugal approves law to protect transgender rights and intersex infants

Transgender people in Portugal will no longer need to be diagnosed as mentally ill to change their gender legally, after parliament approved a law last Friday that also bans unnecessary surgery on intersex infants. Several European nations require transgender people to undergo medical procedures, such as surgery and sterilisation, be diagnosed with a mental disorder, […]

Transgender Tongans hope movie will help build acceptance

Transgender Tongans hope movie will help build acceptance

A movie about transgender women fighting for acceptance in Tonga hopes to bring about change in the Pacific island nation – and help local activists start over, after a cyclone smashed their main office, a leading gay rights campaigner said. Leitis in Waiting, which has its European premiere at the Festival of Commonwealth Film in […]