Tag Archive | Transgender

US: Supreme Court takes up major LGBT+ job discrimination cases

US: Supreme Court takes up major LGBT+ job discrimination cases

(Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether US law banning workplace discrimination on the basis of sex protects gay and transgender workers, as the conservative-majority court waded into a fierce dispute involving a divisive social issue. At issue in the high-profile legal fight is whether gay and transgender people are covered […]

Brunei:  LGBT+ flee ahead of crackdown

Brunei: LGBT+ flee ahead of crackdown

As a transgender woman growing up in Brunei, Zoe saw the country’s slide towards conservatism from an early age, so plans to introduce strict new Islamic laws this week came as no surprise. The 19-year-old, who was born male but identified as female from early childhood, is now awaiting the outcome of her asylum application […]

Malaysia: Transgender guitarist strikes a different note

Malaysia: Transgender guitarist strikes a different note

(Reuters) – Shika Corona strums her guitar on a Kuala Lumpur stage, the crowd dancing as she launches into a chorus: “Gender doesn’t lie between your thighs!” Shika, 42, is the transgender singer and guitarist of Tingtong Ketz, a Malaysian three-piece band whose upbeat songs about queer and transgender life are unique in the strait-laced […]

Talent not testosterone powers intersex athletes, BMJ says

Talent not testosterone powers intersex athletes, BMJ says

Talent not testosterone is behind the success of intersex athletes, such as Olympic champion, Caster Semenya, scientists said on Wednesday, stepping into a toxic battle of the sexes over fairness in sport. The editorial in the British Medical Journal flies counter to those who want to ban competitors with high levels of testosterone from competing in women-only […]

Trans debate pitting LGBT+ community against itself

Trans debate pitting LGBT+ community against itself

As British politicians wrestle with Brexit, Britain’s LGBT+ community – like others around the world – is grappling with a potential split of its own. Can the coalition of allies, which traces its roots back to the early days of gay liberation in the 1960s, survive in its current form? Caught in the crossfire between […]

Brazil: Police take down trafficking ring targeting trans women

Brazil: Police take down trafficking ring targeting trans women

Police in Brazil have dismantled a human trafficking ring that targeted transgender women, offering to cover the cost of surgery, then forcing them into prostitution to pay for it, authorities said on Wednesday. At least 38 transgender women were found in brothels in Ribeirao Preto, a city in Sao Paulo state, where the traffickers had […]

US: Pentagon sets limits on transgender troops

US: Pentagon sets limits on transgender troops

(Reuters) – The US Defense Department signed a memo on Tuesday that would enforce limitations on transgender people serving in the military, a policy that has been the subject of court challenges. The policy will take effect on April 12, and will bar most transgender individuals from serving if they require hormone treatments or transition […]