Tag Archive | Transgender

Australia: AFL blocks transgender footballer from AFLW Draft

Australia: AFL blocks transgender footballer from AFLW Draft

THE AFL (Australian-rules Football League) has blocked transgender footballer, Hannah Mouncey, from entering this year’s NAB AFL Women’s Draft, according to Marc McGowan of the AFL newsite, AFL.com.au. Mr McGowan writes that a subcommittee was formed to rule on Hannah’s eligibility, and its decision was based on analysis of transgender strength, stamina and physique, as […]

US: Legislation Introduced To Protect Transgender Service Members

US: Legislation Introduced To Protect Transgender Service Members

Yesterday (13th October) saw the U.S. House of Representatives introduce bipartisan legislation to protect currently-serving transgender service members from being discharged due to President Trump’s transgender military ban. The legislation was introduced by Representatives, Jackie Speier (D-CA), Charlie Dent (R-PA), Susan Davis (D-CA), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Adam Smith (D-WA), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ). “Transgender troops serve […]

Greece passes transgender law opposed by Orthodox Church

Greece passes transgender law opposed by Orthodox Church

The Greek parliament passed a law yesterday (Tuesday 10 October) making it easier for people to change their legally-recognised gender, a move that angered the Church, but was welcomed as long-overdue by human rights groups. The law will allow people to change their gender on official documents with a court ruling, and without requiring medical […]

Pakistan: Transgender People Feel Sidelined By Census

Pakistan: Transgender People Feel Sidelined By Census

When Pakistani census officials came to the home of Aisha, a 27-year-old transgender woman in Lahore, she was marked down on their documents as a man. “I live with my parents and when the officials came to my home I was not there,” she said. “My parents marked me as a male as they have […]

Armenia: Transgender people sew their way out of prejudice

Armenia: Transgender people sew their way out of prejudice

When she was 14, Lilit Martirosyan decided she wanted to start earning money for herself. But finding a normal job was complicated – employers didn’t like the way she looked. So, like many transgender women in Armenia, she started selling her body to older men instead. During this time, Martirosyan, 26, was beaten and threatened […]

TENI Welcomes New Chief Executive Officer

TENI Welcomes New Chief Executive Officer

TENI are delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen O’Hare as their new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Stephen joins them in November from the Irish Council of Civil Liberties (ICCL), where he currently holds the post of JUSTICA Programme Director and EU Grants Manager. Stephen has been an active member and supporter of TENI’s work […]

Watch: Don’t Give Up – Maggie Szabo (LGBT-themed)

Watch: Don’t Give Up – Maggie Szabo (LGBT-themed)

Our Saturday morning music slot features transgender-themed track, Don’t Give Up, the new single from LA-based Canadian pop singer-songwriter, Maggie Szabo.  The touching new video for Don’t Give Up On Love was just released via Billboard, and is LGBT-themed, telling the story of a transgender high-school student’s emotional turmoil attending prom. Maggie is now based in […]