Tag Archive | Transgender

BeLonG To: ‘Thank You For Standing Up!’

BeLonG To: ‘Thank You For Standing Up!’

It’s been one week since hundreds of second-level schools took a stand against anti-LGBTI+ bullying and joined BeLonG To for Stand Up Awareness Week 2020. ‘Be yourself’ was a phrase echoed on posters, school corridors, and classroom walls, as students, teachers, and school communities joined together to stand up against homophobic, transphobic, and biphobic bullying. BeLonG To […]

Interview: Author Naomi Wolf Defends Trans Rights

Interview: Author Naomi Wolf Defends Trans Rights

Britain is in the grip of a “moral panic” about transgender issues, according to US author Naomi Wolf, who said she was angry that trans women were being linked with predatory men, having been a victim of rape herself. The writer, who made her name with feminist polemic, ‘The Beauty Myth’, in the early 1990s, […]

Pakistan’s first trans lawyer goes from begging to fighting in court

Pakistan’s first trans lawyer goes from begging to fighting in court

(Reuters) – Lawyer Nisha Rao manoeuvres among the throng of black-coated attorneys clustered near Karachi’s city courts, searching for her client. But Rao, 28, is not just another lawyer running for a meeting. As Pakistan’s first transgender lawyer, she has carved a path from the streets to the courtroom, and her example is inspiring other […]

UK: Trans teen takes legal action over gender care delay

UK: Trans teen takes legal action over gender care delay

A transgender teenager is taking legal action against England’s health service, over a delay in accessing specialist gender care, his lawyers said on Monday, as global debate rages over whether adolescents should be allowed to medically change gender. The 14-year-old was referred to Britain’s only youth gender identity clinic in October 2019, and has been […]

Tbilisi trans audio tour puts them on the map

Tbilisi trans audio tour puts them on the map

Standing on the stairway of Tbilisi’s iconic circus, about 20 people listened through headphones on Sunday, as a voice explained how a building normally associated with fun and joy was to some a place of misery and sex work. The group was taking part in an audio tour of the Georgian capital, organised by a […]

Behind The Kiki: The Making of ‘Hey Qween’

Behind The Kiki: The Making of ‘Hey Qween’

‘Dedicated to the memory of an angel, Lady Red Couture’ New Documentary shows the personal side of creating queer content, and the friendship that fuelled it. Known as ‘the gayest talk show of all time’, Hey Qween has been the premiere show for LGBTQ stars to tell their story for 8 seasons. Hosted by Jonny […]

Trans pioneer and travel writer Jan Morris dies aged 94

Trans pioneer and travel writer Jan Morris dies aged 94

British travel writer and transgender pioneer, Jan Morris, who as a journalist broke the 1953 news of Edmund Hillary’s conquest of Everest, has died at the age of 94. “This morning at 11.40 at Ysbyty Bryn Beryl, on the Llyn, the author and traveller Jan Morris began her greatest journey. She leaves behind on the […]

OPINION: Things incoming Biden/Harris can do now to improve lives of trans people

OPINION: Things incoming Biden/Harris can do now to improve lives of trans people

As most transgender people, including non-binary people, living in the United States will tell you, it has been a long four years. This is not to say that our lives were free of difficulty under the Obama administration, but we are sure a far cry from when former Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, said on live […]

US: Top surgeon says COVID-19 is pushing trans people to brink

US: Top surgeon says COVID-19 is pushing trans people to brink

The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic is pushing transgender patients to the brink, according to a top US surgeon, who says poverty, stress, and [lockdown] are forcing many to cancel life-changing surgery. “Many of our patients are living on the verge of poverty and have been pushed over,” Jess Ting, surgical director of one […]

UK’s top court rejects trans man’s bid to be named child’s father

UK’s top court rejects trans man’s bid to be named child’s father

A British transgender man’s bid to be named the father rather than the mother on his child’s birth certificate has been rejected by the country’s highest court, in a case that has highlighted evolving conceptions of gender. Freddy McConnell transitioned aged 22, and official documents, such as his passport and health records, have been changed […]