Tag Archive | Transgender

US: Transgender candidates could make history in upcoming races

(Reuters) – Transgender candidates, running for political office in unprecedented numbers in the United States this year, could make history in upcoming primary elections by securing Democratic Party nominations in races in three states. Kim Coco Iwamoto is up for the party’s nomination for lieutenant governor of Hawaii on Saturday. Christine Hallquist leads in fundraising […]

Australia: Equality Campaign – It’s not marriage equality until all relationships are equal

Australia: Equality Campaign – It’s not marriage equality until all relationships are equal

When Australia said YES! this was not the end of the journey, says the Equality Campaign, who are still campaigning to make marriage equality a reality across Australia. Right now, in some states and territories, trans and gender diverse people must be unmarried before they can change their gender on their birth certificate. This forces […]

BeLonG To: Free LGBT Personal Development Course

BeLonG To: Free LGBT Personal Development Course

Want to know more about personal development and sexual health? Look no further! In The Know, BeLonG To’s free personal development course is back this August! The six-week course is for GBT men and trans women between 17 and 24 years. It will run each Saturday at BeLonG To in Dublin, from 1 to 4pm, starting on August 11th. […]

UK: Police ‘let down’ gay community as hate crimes soar – HMICFRS Report

UK: Police ‘let down’ gay community as hate crimes soar – HMICFRS Report

Hate crimes against the gay community are rising rapidly in England and Wales but victims are often “let down” by the police, a watchdog said in a landmark report on Thursday. Homophobic crimes rose by about 50 percent in two years to 10,015 in 2016/17, while transphobic incidents more than doubled to 1,510, police data […]

US: Transgender equality battle front line moves to Ohio

US: Transgender equality battle front line moves to Ohio

The front line in the battle for transgender equality in the United States has moved to Ohio, where campaigners are leading a push for change, after Puerto Rico allowed people to alter their gender on birth certificates. Ohio, Kansas, and Tennessee are the only three US states that do not allow people to determine their […]

Scarlett Johansson quits transgender role after LGBT backlash

Scarlett Johansson quits transgender role after LGBT backlash

(Reuters) – Scarlett Johansson on Friday pulled out of a movie in which she was cast to play a transgender character, following a backlash from some members of the LGBT community, who believed the part should have gone to a transgender actor. Johansson, one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, had agreed to take a role in […]

Colombia failing to stem murders of LGBT people

Colombia failing to stem murders of LGBT people

Colombia has made no progress in stopping killings of LGBT people, campaigners said, as new research showed more than 100 were killed last year despite an overall fall in the murder rate. Colombia’s murder rate fell to its lowest level in four decades last year, according to government figures, but the number of LGBT people […]