Tag Archive | Transgender

Loved and loathed: Raising a gay child in the former Soviet Union

Loved and loathed: Raising a gay child in the former Soviet Union

It was the poems that gave it away. Heartfelt writings about a man’s love for a man, and a woman’s love for a woman, found on the family computer, sent Olena Globa into a seething rage when she confronted her then-teenage son about his sexuality. “I sat down on the sofa next to him. I […]

NW Pakistan: Dedicated Burial Spaces For Trans People

NW Pakistan: Dedicated Burial Spaces For Trans People

Transgender people in northwestern Pakistan are to be given a dedicated place to bury their dead after being ostracised by their families even in death. The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province said on Wednesday it would set sections of state graveyards aside for the burial of trans people – locally known as Khusra, or Hijra. […]

India: First Transgender Taxi Driver, And She Gets 5 Stars!

India: First Transgender Taxi Driver, And She Gets 5 Stars!

Lipstick in hand and phone at the ready, Meghna Sahoo darkens her eyes with kohl, combs her long, black hair and adjusts a dupatta scarf so she is primed for her first client of the day. Heralded as India’s first transgender cab driver, Sahoo drives in the eastern coastal state of Odisha, breaking into a […]

Pangender or demigirl? Australian study identifies more than 30 gender options

Pangender or demigirl? Australian study identifies more than 30 gender options

From gender-fluid and non-binary to genderqueer, the world has grappled in recent years with the growing spectrum of how people identify themselves. Now an Australian study has found more than 30 separate gender definitions available on social media platforms or offered by government institutions. These include pangender, poligender, transgender, androgyne, and demigirl, alongside the traditional […]

TG4: Finné (Witness) Louise Hannon – Transgender Discrimination Case

TG4: Finné (Witness) Louise Hannon – Transgender Discrimination Case

Episode 6 – the story of Louise Hannon – the first transgender person in Ireland to take a case against her employer on gender discrimination grounds – airs October 10th @ 9.30pm on TG4. This week’s episode of Finné recounts the extraordinary journey undertaken by Louise Hannon when she decided to take her employer to […]

Letter: Ireland’s Failure Towards Its Trans Community

Letter: Ireland’s Failure Towards Its Trans Community

The letter below was received by EILE Magazine yesterday from P. Roberts*, a mother whose transgender daughter has recently attempted suicide: “Yesterday afternoon my daughter tried to commit suicide. She swallowed some Xanax, took a taxi up into the Dublin mountains, filled her backpack with large stones, and walked into a lake. I don’t know […]

Transgender women should have same rights as other women – poll

Transgender women should have same rights as other women – poll

Transgender women should have the same rights as other women, according to a global poll of women across five continents published on Friday amid a growing – and sometimes divisive – debate over trans rights. Activists said the results were “absolutely encouraging”, but added that trans women still face bullying, violence, imprisonment and even sterilisation […]