Tag Archive | Transgender

S.Korea: First trans soldier sparks LGBT troop debate

S.Korea: First trans soldier sparks LGBT troop debate

(Reuters) – South Korea’s military said on Thursday it will hold a meeting to discuss whether it will discharge the first soldier to have undergone gender reassignment surgery, which has sparked national debate about the treatment of LGBT troops. The soldier, who holds the rank of staff sergeant, and is stationed in Gyeonggi Province, north […]

US: Democrats seek release of trans migrants

US: Democrats seek release of trans migrants

Dozens of Democrats in the US Congress on Tuesday asked government immigration authorities to release all transgender migrants held in federal detention, saying they are particularly at risk of being attacked or harmed. Transgender migrants are vulnerable to sexual harassment, physical assault and medical neglect and often are put in solitary confinement, the 44 lawmakers […]

Canada’s ‘two-spirit’ doctor guiding trans teenagers

Canada’s ‘two-spirit’ doctor guiding trans teenagers

Sitting on the floor of a teepee, in a circle of patients, friends, and relatives, Dr James Makokis cried as he remembered his father struggling to accept him when he came out as gay, at the age of 17. Speaking to about two dozen people, including transgender teenagers and their parents, Makokis explained how his […]

2019: 10 Headline LGBT Stories

2019: 10 Headline LGBT Stories

Millions of people joined Pride marches around the world in 2019, and LGBT rights were increasingly in the spotlight, with some countries legalising gay marriage, while others mulled the death penalty for same-sex relations. The year also marked the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots against police brutality in New York City, which triggered the […]

China: Elderly transwoman Sister Liu longs for family life

China: Elderly transwoman Sister Liu longs for family life

(Reuters) – Morning market shoppers look a little too long in Liu Peilin’s direction, as she passes by in a red jacket and grey wig covered in red and pink clips, her cheeks rouged in bright pink, and eyeshadow in a matching shade. The 63-year-old has become well-known, not only in the little southern Chinese […]

US: NYC to add gender-neutral ‘X’ to death certificates

US: NYC to add gender-neutral ‘X’ to death certificates

New York City will start offering a gender-neutral option on death certificates, officials said on Tuesday, as part of a growing movement away from strictly male or female designations. As of next year, the city’s Health Department will include an ‘X’ option for residents who do not identify themselves as male or female.

US: HRC – ‘Defense Authorization Bill Should Have Ended Trans Ban’

US: HRC – ‘Defense Authorization Bill Should Have Ended Trans Ban’

Last week, a coalition of organisations, including the Human Rights Campaign, National Center for Transgender Equality, GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), Modern Military Association of America, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Lambda Legal, American Civil Liberties Union, and Palm Center, expressed disappointment that the final FY20 National Defense Authorization bill does not include the […]