Tag Archive | Transgender

US: LGBT+ teens, rejected by families, struggling in foster care – research

US: LGBT+ teens, rejected by families, struggling in foster care – research

LGBT+ teens in the United States are three times more likely than heterosexual teens to live in foster care, often after being rejected by their families over their sexuality, according to research released on Monday. Those teens are three times as likely to have considered suicide as well, said the University of Texas at Austin […]

Spain: LGBT+ victims of Franco’s regime fight for compensation

Spain: LGBT+ victims of Franco’s regime fight for compensation

Moves by Spain to finally exhume the remains of former dictator, Francisco Franco, have spurred growing demands for compensation by LGBT+ victims of oppression and torture under his 36-year regime. Spain voted in September last year to disinter Franco’s remains from the vast underground basilica, constructed outside the capital Madrid before his death in 1975. […]

Opinion: Britain’s 20 years of open transgender military service shows Trump is wrong

Opinion: Britain’s 20 years of open transgender military service shows Trump is wrong

By Caroline Paige [Monday 4th February marked] the 20th anniversary of the day the Royal Air Force allowed me to serve openly as a transgender woman. As I reflect on the past 20 years of positive transgender inclusion in the British Armed Forces, US President, Donald Trump, continues to pursue his 2017 order to prevent […]

‘BeLonG To’ holds Transboree!

‘BeLonG To’ holds Transboree!

‘BeLonG To’ LGBT+ Youth Services held their first-ever Transboree  recently. Transgender and non-binary young people often navigate challenging journeys and experiences relating to their bodies. You may have seen this played out in media coverage over the past number of weeks. Recognising this, IndividualiTy, the group for trans and non-binary young people, put their heads together […]

Video: Syntext – Runaway (Trans-themed)

Video: Syntext – Runaway (Trans-themed)

This morning on EILE‘s music slot, we are delighted to feature Syntext, a band with a message for trans people, and everyone else as well! Syntext is a musical duo, consisting of Charlie MacCall and Alex Long, currently based in New York.Their song, Runaway, and music video, shows a trans person of colour being bullied […]

Church of England faces calls to withdraw trans welcome ceremonies

Church of England faces calls to withdraw trans welcome ceremonies

The Church of England is facing pressure to withdraw guidance for ceremonies welcoming transgender worshippers, following a transition, after more than 2,000 members signed a letter of protest. Clergy members were among those who signed the open letter, saying the “notion of gender transition is highly contested in wider society” and the guidance for baptism-style […]

US: Nearly one in 50 teen students see selves as transgender, government reports

US: Nearly one in 50 teen students see selves as transgender, government reports

Nearly one in 50 US high-school students consider themselves transgender, and more than a third of those say they attempted suicide in the previous year, according to the first study of its kind by a government agency, released on Thursday. Those transgender students are the frequent victims of violence and bullying, threatened at school, and […]