Tag Archive | Transgender

Theatre: Internship Open To Trans Community

Theatre: Internship Open To Trans Community

Theatre Opportunity: Bang! by Michelle Read, directed by Davey Kelleher, will be presented at the Dublin Theatre Festival 2021 at Smock Alley Theatre. In association with TENI – The Trans Equality Network of Ireland, the production team are delighted to offer a production internship for an early career theatre artist, student, or aspiring professional, who […]

Queerbio: Notable Transgender Writers

Queerbio: Notable Transgender Writers

There are many prominent transgender writers active on various fronts. The categories include memoirs, novels, fiction, nonfiction, science fiction, journalism, travel, history, sportswriters, screenwriters, comic books, and academic writings. Transgender writers need to be celebrated for the valuable contributions they make to society, and the arts. A transgender writer brings a unique perspective to their […]

New Zealand: Nearer to ‘self-identification’ law

New Zealand: Nearer to ‘self-identification’ law

(Reuters) – New Zealand progressed with its plans to make it easier to change a person’s sex on their birth certificate on Wednesday, as legislation moved through parliament with support from all political parties. The self-identification bill was introduced to ensure New Zealand has the best process for transgender, non-binary, and intersex people to formally […]

Pakistan: Slow COVID-19 vaccine take-up among trans people

Pakistan: Slow COVID-19 vaccine take-up among trans people

Nasira Manojee, an HIV-positive transgender woman from Karachi, had to ignore her friends’ advice, and overcome her own worst fears, before getting vaccinated against COVID-19. “I knew I was doing the right thing as I have faith in the top-notch doctors who are urging everyone to get vaccinated,” said Manojee, 42, who has been taking […]

Miss South Africa’s first trans contestant fights for community

Miss South Africa’s first trans contestant fights for community

(Reuters) – The first transgender contestant in South Africa’s national beauty pageant, 24-year-old Lehlogonolo Machaba, hopes she will inspire greater acceptance of the LGBTQI community. Machaba, a fashion model, is competing for the Miss South Africa title, which opened to transgender contestants in 2019.

Ghana: Trans musician fights homophobia with song

Ghana: Trans musician fights homophobia with song

Ghana’s first openly transgender musician has released a song to boost the morale of the West African nation’s LGBT+ community, as it faces a crackdown by authorities, and a rise in homophobic persecution. Hiplife and Afropop artist, Angel Maxine, said she wrote “Wo Fie”, meaning “Your Home” in the Twi language, to comfort LGBT+ Ghanaians, […]

US: Trans rights divide political rivals

US: Trans rights divide political rivals

Americans are deeply divided over transgender rights, data released on Tuesday showed, with experts accusing politicians of exploiting clear differences along party lines, to foment a culture war over the issue in recent years. Seven Republican U.S. states have barred trans competitors from girls’ school sports, since Democrat President Joe Biden expressed support for trans […]

Cameroon: Trans woman describes ‘hell’ of prison

(Reuters) – The five months that two transgender women in Cameroon spent in prison were ‘hell’, one of them told Reuters on Friday after they were released, describing how they were initially forced to sleep with chains around their legs. Shakiro and Patricia left Douala’s main prison in a taxi, after a judge ordered them […]

Colorado: Trans farmers raise alpaca, patrol for threats

Colorado: Trans farmers raise alpaca, patrol for threats

(Reuters) – The ranch hand walks along rocky ground, the beam of her flashlight cutting through the moonlit night. She holds a shotgun loosely at her side, during her patrol of an alpaca ranch, founded as a haven for transgender and non-binary people. Penny Logue, who grew up on a farm, started the Tenacious Unicorn […]

Cameroon:  Trans women to be released pending appeal

Cameroon: Trans women to be released pending appeal

(Reuters) – Two transgender women in Cameroon, convicted in May of “attempted homosexuality”, were ordered released from prison on Tuesday, until a court hears their appeal, their lawyer said. Shakiro and Patricia were arrested on February 8 for wearing women’s clothing in a restaurant. Shakiro is a celebrity in Cameroon, with thousands of social media […]