Tag Archive | Transgender

EU lawmakers condemn Hungary for trans ID reversal

EU lawmakers condemn Hungary for trans ID reversal

European Union (EU) lawmakers on Thursday criticised Hungary for trying to ban transgender people from changing their sex on some official documents as a “deliberate” attack on the community. The ruling Fidesz party proposed on Tuesday to change the law, so that birth, marriage, and death certificates show “sex at birth” – reversing a policy […]

US: Idaho criticised for ban on trans athletes

US: Idaho criticised for ban on trans athletes

Idaho has become the first US state to ban transgender girls and women from competing in female sports leagues, enacting new laws that also prevent trans people from changing their birth certificates. Governor Brad Little signed the two bills into law on Monday, according to the Idaho government’s website, drawing criticism from LGBT+ groups that called […]

India: ‘Invisible’ trans community struggles as coronavirus shuts life down

India: ‘Invisible’ trans community struggles as coronavirus shuts life down

India’s coronavirus lockdown leaves transgender people at heightened risk of poverty and ill-health, because they exist on the margins of society […] activists and community members said on Tuesday. The warning came as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown in the country of 1.3 billion, where the virus has claimed at least […]

British court rules out gender neutral passports

British court rules out gender neutral passports

A British court on Tuesday ruled out adding a third option on passports, for people who define themselves as neither male nor female, following a lengthy legal battle, saying the existing policy was lawful. The Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the Home Office, or interior ministry, in a case brought by Christie Elan-Cane, […]

US: Lawmakers propose third gender option on passports

US: Lawmakers propose third gender option on passports

A US lawmaker on Tuesday introduced a bill that would add a gender-neutral option to US passports, in a move advocates said would advance the rights of LGBT+ people, but which officials earlier ruled out as too expensive. If passed, the United States would join over 10 countries – including Canada, Germany, Australia and India […]

Trans BMXer riding high as Olympic dream edges nearer

Trans BMXer riding high as Olympic dream edges nearer

When American BMX Freestyle rider, Chelsea Wolfe, received an email asking her to register for the Tokyo Olympics this month, it took her one step closer to her dream of making history, as the first transgender athlete to compete in the Games. Wolfe, one of the first openly trans people to receive such an invitation, […]

Irish Trans Couple – TRAS Documentary TG4

Irish Trans Couple – TRAS Documentary TG4

An Irish transgender couple, Victoria and Max, are featured in a new documentary, TRAS, by Midas Productions Tabú, TG4, at 9.30pm, 26th February 2020, on TG4. It was produced by Ann Ní Chíobháin, and directed by Medb Johnstone. TRAS is the story of young Irish transgender couple, (both 21-years-old) Max and Victoria, the obstacles they […]