Tag Archive | Transgender

Mexico: In Memoriam – Julia César Zúñiga

Mexico: In Memoriam – Julia César Zúñiga

On November 21, 2017, Julia JulioCésar Zúñiga was tragically killed by two individuals with firearms, who entered into the salon where she worked, taking her life, in the presence of customers, including a child.   Julia was a well-known Mexican gay activist, and representative of gay sports in Mexico. She was a member of the […]

Minister to Launch New Guidelines on Supporting Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace

Minister to Launch New Guidelines on Supporting Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace

The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty TD, will today launch new guidelines aimed at boosting the inclusion of trans and gender variant people in the workplace. The resource, Supporting Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace: Guidelines for Employers and Employees, was produced by Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) with support from the […]

HRC to Honour Trans Advocate Gavin Grimm at Time to THRIVE Conference on LGBTQ Youth

HRC to Honour Trans Advocate Gavin Grimm at Time to THRIVE Conference on LGBTQ Youth

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), has announced that it will honour transgender advocate, Gavin Grimm, with an Upstander Award, at the organization’s annual Time to THRIVE Conferenceon February 16-18 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando. The conference is co-presented by the National Education Association and the American Counseling Association. “Gavin has set […]

Asia: New Report ‘Legal Gender Recognition – A Multi-Country Legal and Policy Review in Asia’

Asia: New Report ‘Legal Gender Recognition – A Multi-Country Legal and Policy Review in Asia’

Transgender people in the Asia-Pacific region – and globally – remain among the most marginalized populations in development efforts, experiencing persistent poverty, social exclusion and poor health outcomes. This represents a fundamental barrier to inclusive development and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. To actively address this marginalization, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) […]

Experiences of violence and harassment a concern for many Transgender people, new study finds

Experiences of violence and harassment a concern for many Transgender people, new study finds

A new study has found that many trans and gender variant people in Ireland frequently experience severe forms of bias and discrimination, including verbal abuse, harassment, and aggravated physical or sexual assault. The report entitled ‘STAD – Stop Transphobia and Discrimination Report 2014-2016’, was conducted on behalf of the Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) by […]

Second US Judge Halts Trump Ban On Transgender Troops

Second US Judge Halts Trump Ban On Transgender Troops

(Reuters) – A second federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump from banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, ruling that the prohibition likely amounted to unconstitutional discrimination. U.S. District Judge, Marvin Garbis, in Baltimore, ruled that the ban lacked justification and “cannot possibly constitute a legitimate governmental interest.” His ruling followed […]

HRC & Trans People of Color Report on Violence Against Trans Community

HRC & Trans People of Color Report on Violence Against Trans Community

The HRC Foundation and the Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC) released A Time to Act: Fatal Violence Against Transgender People in America in 2017, a heartbreaking report documenting the often deadly violence faced by transgender people, and exploring factors that have made this year the deadliest on record for the transgender community. The report comes […]