Tag Archive | Transgender

Vietnam’s ‘first trans dad’ shows LGBT+ openness and challenges

Vietnam’s ‘first trans dad’ shows LGBT+ openness and challenges

When Dao Minh Khang halted his hormone therapy last year, little did he know he would quickly get pregnant and become Vietnam’s first transgender father. Khang’s pregnancy and the birth of his baby girl in May with his partner, a transgender woman, has made headlines in Vietnam, where it is rare for gay or transgender […]

INTERVIEW: HUNGARY – ‘Trans people are having our rights taken away’

INTERVIEW: HUNGARY – ‘Trans people are having our rights taken away’

CIVICUS speaks to Krisztina Kolos Orbán, Vice- President of the Transvanilla Transgender Association, a Hungarian organisation that advocates for trans people’s rights. Founded as a grassroots initiative in 2011, Transvanilla is the only organisation registered in Hungary with an exclusive focus on transgender rights and gender non-conforming issues. It drives advocacy on gender recognition and […]

‘No more rainbow capitalism’ in protests about Black trans lives

‘No more rainbow capitalism’ in protests about Black trans lives

(Reuters) – Protests and marches for the rights of Black trans people drew thousands to the streets under the banner of ‘Black Trans Lives Matter’ in recent weeks, amid global demonstrations against racism. Reuters digital editors, Ben Kellerman and Arlene Washington, hosted a conversation featuring the Black trans community as part of the #AskReuters Twitter […]

‘Work to do’ as coronavirus hits LGBT+ Jamaicans hard

‘Work to do’ as coronavirus hits LGBT+ Jamaicans hard

Paris Lewinsky has been taking hormones for almost a year, and is starting to grow breasts. But the transgender Jamaican’s long-held dream of physically transitioning is now under threat, because she cannot afford the drugs she needs. Before the coronavirus hit, Lewinsky, 27, made enough money through sex work, food preparation and working as a […]

Mexico: Death of trans doctor sparks new fears over LGBT+ violence

Mexico: Death of trans doctor sparks new fears over LGBT+ violence

Mexican authorities said on Friday they were investigating the death of a leading transgender health advocate, whose body was found dumped by a motorway, reigniting fears over the safety of trans people in the country. Elizabeth Montano, a transgender doctor, who worked at the Mexican Social Security Institute, had been reported missing for nearly 10 […]

Romania: Rights groups condemn ban on gender identity studies

Romania: Rights groups condemn ban on gender identity studies

(Reuters) – Romanian human rights groups and universities on Wednesday condemned a blanket ban on gender identity studies voted through by lawmakers, which they said would legitimise discrimination against the country’s LGBT minority. Parliament passed the amendment to the education law on Tuesday, pushing Romania’s sexual politics onto the same authoritarian track as neighbouring Hungary […]

‘Our Supreme Court did something’: Iconic New York bar celebrates transgender ruling

‘Our Supreme Court did something’: Iconic New York bar celebrates transgender ruling

(Reuters) – A diverse crowd of New Yorkers wearing masks and waving the rainbow pride flag gathered on Monday at the Stonewall Inn, an iconic gay bar in Manhattan, to celebrate the Supreme Court’s ruling making it illegal for employers to fire workers because they are transgender. “Our Supreme Court did something!” said Marti Cummings, […]

US Supreme Court rules workers can’t be fired for being LGBT+

US Supreme Court rules workers can’t be fired for being LGBT+

A US Supreme Court ruling protecting gay and trans people from discrimination at work was hailed by LGBT+ groups on Monday as the nation’s most significant moment in the fight for equal rights since same-sex marriage was legalised five years ago. In a 6-3 decision, the nation’s top court decided gay and transgender people are […]

Britain to drop plans to make changing gender easier – media

Britain to drop plans to make changing gender easier – media

Britain is set to scrap plans to allow people to change their legal gender by ‘self-identifying’, and will protect female-only spaces, according to a report on Sunday, amid an escalating row over transgender rights fuelled by JK Rowling. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was reported by the Sunday Times to have ditched measures drawn up before […]

US health agency reverses Obamacare transgender protections

US health agency reverses Obamacare transgender protections

(Reuters) – The US Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule on Friday that would lift anti-discrimination protections under Obamacare, for transgender people and women seeking abortions, drawing condemnation from Democratic lawmakers. The rule reverses some provisions of the Affordable Care Act, passed during President Barack Obama’s administration, also known as Obamacare, that […]