Tag Archive | Transwoman

NZ’s Hubbard is first openly trans Olympian but exits early

NZ’s Hubbard is first openly trans Olympian but exits early

(Reuters) – New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard made history on Monday, by becoming the first openly transgender athlete to compete at an Olympic Games, but she suffered disappointment with an early exit from the women’s +87 kg final, after three ‘no lifts’ in the snatch. At 43, Hubbard was the oldest competitor in the weightlifting in […]

Weightlifter set to become first trans Olympian – report

Weightlifter set to become first trans Olympian – report

(Reuters) – Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is set to become the first transgender athlete to compete at an Olympics, after qualifying for the rescheduled Tokyo Games due to a rule change, Inside the Games website reported on Wednesday. The report said Hubbard was effectively guaranteed a spot in the women’s super heavyweight category, after the International […]

Obituary: ‘Monica Roberts – Transgriot’ 1962-2020

Obituary: ‘Monica Roberts – Transgriot’ 1962-2020

“I come from a long line of historians in my family. I’m also a voracious reader. I recalled something that I’d read about the griots of Western Africa, the storytellers who pass on the oral history and traditions of their people. Some griots can recite up to 500 years of their people’s history from memory. […]

US: HRC President on Fatal Violence Against Trans/Gender Non-Conforming in 2020

US: HRC President on Fatal Violence Against Trans/Gender Non-Conforming in 2020

With the news of [transwoman] Felycya Harris’s violent death in Augusta, Georgia, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in the US have now matched the highest number of violent deaths of transgender and gender non-conforming people they have ever recorded in a one-year period. At least 31 people have been violently killed this year, the vast majority […]

India: First Transgender Taxi Driver, And She Gets 5 Stars!

India: First Transgender Taxi Driver, And She Gets 5 Stars!

Lipstick in hand and phone at the ready, Meghna Sahoo darkens her eyes with kohl, combs her long, black hair and adjusts a dupatta scarf so she is primed for her first client of the day. Heralded as India’s first transgender cab driver, Sahoo drives in the eastern coastal state of Odisha, breaking into a […]

Australia: AFL blocks transgender footballer from AFLW Draft

Australia: AFL blocks transgender footballer from AFLW Draft

THE AFL (Australian-rules Football League) has blocked transgender footballer, Hannah Mouncey, from entering this year’s NAB AFL Women’s Draft, according to Marc McGowan of the AFL newsite, AFL.com.au. Mr McGowan writes that a subcommittee was formed to rule on Hannah’s eligibility, and its decision was based on analysis of transgender strength, stamina and physique, as […]

NI: International Conference on Coercive Control

NI: International Conference on Coercive Control

Date and time: SATURDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2016 – 7.30pm until late. Venue: The Great Hall, Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast, NI. Friday 25th November 2016 is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and marks the start of the 16 days of events and awareness around the world, concluding 10th December 2016. To mark this event, […]

Casting Call For Transwoman Lead In Short Film

Casting Call For Transwoman Lead In Short Film

Are you transwoman and would like to star in a short film? Karen Healy, from Pondering Media, is working on a short film in Dublin, called Tuesday Night, a comedy about trans representation in media (and local planning permission controversies). They are casting the part of Lynne, a transwoman lead part in the film. It’s […]

India: First Trans Woman To Be Appointed Sub Inspector Of Police

India: First Trans Woman To Be Appointed Sub Inspector Of Police

The Madras High Court has ordered that transgender woman, K Prithika Yashini, be appointed as Sub Inspector of Police, as she deserves the appointment. The Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board (TNUSRB) had initially rejected her application, and so Yashini brought her case to the High Court.