Tag Archive | Transgender

OPINION: I’m a trans parent, and I can’t travel freely with my children

OPINION: I’m a trans parent, and I can’t travel freely with my children

“Whenever my children travel outside of Italy, me being trans is revealed and our privacy is violated”. Egon Botteghi is a transgender parent who shared his story, about travelling freely in the EU, in a recent report by Transgender Europe (TGEU), ‘Stuck on the swing’ My name is Egon, and I’m a transgender parent living […]

Israel: Transwoman soccer referee makes sports history

(Reuters) – Sapir Berman made sports history on Monday, officiating at a soccer match in Israel’s Premier League, for the first time since coming out as transgender. “This is the first step in a long and wonderful journey. Sapir, we are proud to do it with you,” the Israel Football Association tweeted, as she took […]

Cameroonian LGBT activist supports imprisoned trans women

Cameroonian LGBT activist supports imprisoned trans women

(Reuters) – Coming from Cameroon, where letting it be known that she was a lesbian could lead to prison time, activist and social media influencer, Bandy Kiki, struggled to adjust to her newfound safety, after emigrating to Britain a decade ago. Homosexuality is a criminal offence in Cameroon, punishable by up to five years in […]

US: Caitlyn Jenner seeking to oust California governor

US: Caitlyn Jenner seeking to oust California governor

(Reuters) – Caitlyn Jenner, a former Olympic gold medal winner and transgender activist, on Friday added her celebrity status to a growing band of Republicans seeking to unseat California Governor Gavin Newsom, whose business-disrupting pandemic response has fueled a recall drive. Jenner, 71, said the Democratic governor’s “over-restrictive lockdown” has devastated small business and deprived […]

US: Governors veto trans-ban bills

US: Governors veto trans-ban bills

(Reuters) – Democratic Kansas Governor Laura Kelly on Thursday vetoed a Republican bill banning transgender girls from participating in school sports, in a setback for a broad campaign in statehouses across the country this year, to restrict transgender rights. Similar sports bans have been passed in Arkansas and Mississippi, and South Dakota’s governor had signed […]

Mexico: Old hotel becomes LGBT+ refuge

Mexico: Old hotel becomes LGBT+ refuge

Moving from one migrant shelter to another, Susana Coreas – a transgender asylum seeker from El Salvador – endured rundown buildings, broken toilets, and eviction, so she jumped at the chance to open a refuge of her own. Coreas, 40, was working as a cleaner in a bar in Ciudad Juarez, on the US-Mexico border, […]

US: CVS changes vaccine forms after trans anger

US: CVS changes vaccine forms after trans anger

A US pharmacy chain has changed its online registration forms for COVID-19 vaccinations, after transgender people complained about being asked to declare their birth sex, highlighting a heated nationwide debate about trans rights. CVS Health Corp, which has administered millions of vaccines in the United States, said it was scrapping a “sex assigned at birth” […]

Poland: Judge’s tweet on trans child stirs outrage

Poland: Judge’s tweet on trans child stirs outrage

(Reuters) – A senior Polish judge put a transgender child in danger by tweeting about her, and a complaint will likely be filed with prosecutors, an opposition politician said on Thursday regarding the incident ,which has outraged liberal Poles. Gender and LGBT rights have become central flash-points in a wider culture war unfolding in Poland, […]

Arkansas: Legislators override transban veto

Arkansas: Legislators override transban veto

  (Reuters) – Arkansas on Tuesday became the first US state to ban certain types of treatment for transgender youth, overriding a veto by Governor Asa Hutchinson, and inviting lawsuits from civil rights groups that have vowed to stop it. The law threatens any healthcare professional, who provides puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, or gender-affirming surgery […]

Arkansas governor vetoes trans ban bill

Arkansas governor vetoes trans ban bill

(Reuters) – Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson on Monday vetoed a bill that would have made the state the first in the country to prevent doctors from providing certain types of care to transgender youth. But his veto could be overridden by a simple majority vote in the Arkansas Senate and House, which passed the bill […]