Tag Archive | Transgender

UK: Church of England to welcome trans people

UK: Church of England to welcome trans people

Transgender members of the 85-million-strong Anglican faith community will now have the support of the Church of England, after it released guidelines on Tuesday for ceremonies to welcome them. The Church of England, where the Anglican tradition originated, has in recent years moved towards greater acceptance of LGBT+ people, including addressing homophobic bullying in schools. […]

Argentina: LGBT+ survivors of dictatorship win ‘historic’ apology

Argentina: LGBT+ survivors of dictatorship win ‘historic’ apology

Growing up transgender in 1970s Argentina, Noelia Trujullo knew that just walking the streets in her long hair and a skirt could get her arrested, locked up and abused. Aged just 16, she was detained by police, who ordered her to strip and then mocked her. On other occasions she was held, sometimes for up […]

Ecuador: 9-yr-old’s gender change may help other trans youth

Ecuador: 9-yr-old’s gender change may help other trans youth

The mother of a nine-year-old girl, believed to be the first child in Ecuador to get official recognition for a gender change, said she hoped this would set a precedent for other transgender youngsters. Amada, who was [assigned male at birth] has been granted a new set of official documents marked female, and with her […]

Transgender fighter wins in historic pro debut

Transgender fighter wins in historic pro debut

Patricio Manuel made boxing history on Saturday night, becoming the first transgender male to fight professionally in the United States. Manuel, 34, beat Hugo Aguilar by unanimous decision in Indio, Calif., on a Golden Boy Boxing fight card.

Brazil: Holiday hiring reaches out to trans community

Brazil: Holiday hiring reaches out to trans community

Brazilian LGBT+ rights activists on Tuesday hailed Dutch retailer, C&A, for directing a new hiring campaign at under-represented minorities, including transgender people. The company announced that it would be hiring for 5,000 temporary roles, at more than 270 stores across the country, and encouraged both transgender people and refugees to apply.

US doctors don’t know how to care for transgender patients – study

US doctors don’t know how to care for transgender patients – study

(Reuters Health) – Most primary care physicians in the US are willing to provide routine care to transgender individuals, but that doesn’t mean they are well prepared to do so, a small study suggests. Overall, 86 percent of doctors who responded were willing to provide routine care to transgender patients, and 79 percent were willing […]

India: ‘Extremely disoriented’ transgender candidate reappears after kidnapping fears

India: ‘Extremely disoriented’ transgender candidate reappears after kidnapping fears

A transgender candidate in state elections in southern India has presented herself at a police station, after her disappearance prompted fears of a kidnapping, police said on Thursday last. The candidate, Chandramukhi Muvvala, was “extremely disoriented” when she reappeared, said her campaign aid, Bittu Karthik.