Tag Archive | Transphobia

US: Barred, bullied, depressed – life for many trans students

US: Barred, bullied, depressed – life for many trans students

Barred from the bathroom, harassed on campus and suspended from school, transgender students report a host of problems at US colleges. They also run a higher risk of suicide, according to research released on Friday. A study in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine said trans students were more than four times as likely as […]

Brazil:  Top court rules to make homophobia a crime

Brazil: Top court rules to make homophobia a crime

A majority of judges in Brazil’s top court has voted to criminalise homophobia, in a move welcomed by campaigners concerned about a rollback in gay rights, and the murder of hundreds of LGBT+ people every year. Six of 11 of Brazil’s Supreme Court judges late Thursday agreed that acts of homophobia and transphobia should be […]

Brazil: Trans women helping trafficking victims

Brazil: Trans women helping trafficking victims

When Valeria Rodrigues accompanies Brazilian police on dawn raids to rescue transgender women trafficked into prostitution, she goes armed with snacks – chocolate, bread, pieces of fruit. The 39-year-old transgender woman knows that the victims they find will be tired and hungry after a night on the streets. She also speaks their language, Pajuba, a […]

NI: ‘New culture war’ – LGBT+ community fights for gay marriage

NI: ‘New culture war’ – LGBT+ community fights for gay marriage

Hidden away up several flights of stairs in the centre of Belfast, Northern Ireland, teenagers, many of them with shocks of red, blue and rainbow hair, relaxed and joked with one another. At the LGBT+ youth group, run by charity Cara-Friend, they felt themselves to be among friends, free to be themselves. But outside, the […]

Opinion: Homophobia in Britain’s schools must be eradicated

Opinion: Homophobia in Britain’s schools must be eradicated

By Steve Wardlaw Hatred and homophobia start small. It’s someone’s careless remark, or a nodded conversation between two people at a bus stop that’s overheard. But experience breeds normalisation and tolerance of those views, creating fertile ground for intolerance and phobia to grow and spread. Does this sound far-fetched? Perhaps. But there have been studies […]

Germany: Angela Merkel Protégé Criticised For Transgender Joke

Germany: Angela Merkel Protégé Criticised For Transgender Joke

(Reuters) – The leader of Germany’s ruling Christian Democrats (CDU), Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, drew sharp criticism from her Social Democrat coalition partners on Wednesday, for poking fun at trans-gender people in a […]carnival speech. An outcry at the joke among her political foes, and some media, is the latest setback for Kramp-Karrenbauer, widely seen as the […]

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, […]