Tag Archive | Transgender

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 […]

Germany: First trans candidate for Bundestag targets hypocrisy

Germany: First trans candidate for Bundestag targets hypocrisy

(Reuters) – As the first transgender candidate for Germany’s parliament, Tessa Ganserer doesn’t mince words, when it comes to identifying those responsible for the legislative prejudice that she believes LGBT+ voters face. “That kind of hypocritical show of tolerance just stinks,” she tells Reuters, referring to the Conservative lawmakers she accuses of blocking pro-LGBT+ reforms […]

Turkey: LGBT+ find discrimination looms larger

Turkey: LGBT+ find discrimination looms larger

(Reuters) – Cayan Hakiki trimmed their finger nails and scrubbed off the polish last week, in order to take Turkish university entrance exams without being hassled, as advocacy groups say LGBT+ people face increasingly open discrimination. “I didn’t want any problems at the entrance,” Hakiki, 23, told Reuters at home, in the capital Ankara. Hakiki […]

Donnie – A Transgender Man’s Story

Donnie – A Transgender Man’s Story

“My hope is to raise awareness of this film so young trans, nonbinary, and LGBTQIA people and their families can see themselves reflected back to them, and watch a story featuring a transgender person with a supportive, loving family and a happy ending!” – Donnie Cianciotto The above is a trailer for the new trans-themed […]

Namibia contenders withdrawn from Olympic 400m

Namibia contenders withdrawn from Olympic 400m

(Reuters) – Namibia athletes Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi have been withdrawn from the 400m event at the Olympic Games, after tests revealed their testosterone levels were too high, the Namibia National Olympic Committee and Commonwealth Games Association said on Friday. Both Mboma and Masilingi failed to meet the World Athletics eligibility regulations for female […]

US: Trans student wins as Supreme Court rebuffs appeal

US: Trans student wins as Supreme Court rebuffs appeal

(Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to a transgender former public high school student, who waged a six-year legal battle against a Virginia county school board, that had barred him from using the bathroom corresponding with his gender identity. The justices left in place a lower court’s ruling that the […]

Argentina: Trans job quota law ‘changing lives’

Argentina: Trans job quota law ‘changing lives’

A law reserving 1% of Argentina’s public sector jobs for transgender people will transform everyday life for the country’s trans community, LGBT+ activists said on Friday, after Congress gave final approval for the measure. Senators in the South American country, which already has some of the world’s most progressive trans rights legislation, voted overwhelmingly in […]