Tag Archive | Transgender

Head of Britain’s leading LGBT+ lobby group quits as trans debate rages

Head of Britain’s leading LGBT+ lobby group quits as trans debate rages

The head of Britain’s leading LGBT+ rights group, Stonewall, said on Thursday that she was stepping down after a tenure marked by debates that have “not always been a comfortable conversation” as transgender rights took greater prominence. Ruth Hunt has been with gay and transgender lobby group, Stonewall, for 14 years, and chief executive since […]

Iceland: Intersex children at risk while without new protection, activist says

Iceland: Intersex children at risk while without new protection, activist says

The future health of Iceland’s intersex children has been put at risk with the removal of protections from a draft law that promotes transgender rights, the country’s leading intersex activist said on Tuesday. An article in the draft Bill on Act on Sexual and Gender Autonomy, expected to come before the Icelandic Parliament this month, […]

Trans sportswomen hit back at Navratilova’s ‘cheating’ comments

Trans sportswomen hit back at Navratilova’s ‘cheating’ comments

Trans sportswomen hit back at Martina Navratilova, after the tennis champion said: “it’s insane and it’s cheating” for transgender women to be allowed to compete in women’s sport. “A man can decide to be female, take hormones if required by whatever sporting organisation is concerned, win everything in sight and perhaps earn a small fortune, […]

US: LGBT+ teens, rejected by families, struggling in foster care – research

US: LGBT+ teens, rejected by families, struggling in foster care – research

LGBT+ teens in the United States are three times more likely than heterosexual teens to live in foster care, often after being rejected by their families over their sexuality, according to research released on Monday. Those teens are three times as likely to have considered suicide as well, said the University of Texas at Austin […]

Spain: LGBT+ victims of Franco’s regime fight for compensation

Spain: LGBT+ victims of Franco’s regime fight for compensation

Moves by Spain to finally exhume the remains of former dictator, Francisco Franco, have spurred growing demands for compensation by LGBT+ victims of oppression and torture under his 36-year regime. Spain voted in September last year to disinter Franco’s remains from the vast underground basilica, constructed outside the capital Madrid before his death in 1975. […]

Opinion: Britain’s 20 years of open transgender military service shows Trump is wrong

Opinion: Britain’s 20 years of open transgender military service shows Trump is wrong

By Caroline Paige [Monday 4th February marked] the 20th anniversary of the day the Royal Air Force allowed me to serve openly as a transgender woman. As I reflect on the past 20 years of positive transgender inclusion in the British Armed Forces, US President, Donald Trump, continues to pursue his 2017 order to prevent […]

‘BeLonG To’ holds Transboree!

‘BeLonG To’ holds Transboree!

‘BeLonG To’ LGBT+ Youth Services held their first-ever Transboree  recently. Transgender and non-binary young people often navigate challenging journeys and experiences relating to their bodies. You may have seen this played out in media coverage over the past number of weeks. Recognising this, IndividualiTy, the group for trans and non-binary young people, put their heads together […]