Tag Archive | transwomen

Cameroon:  Trans women to be released pending appeal

Cameroon: Trans women to be released pending appeal

(Reuters) – Two transgender women in Cameroon, convicted in May of “attempted homosexuality”, were ordered released from prison on Tuesday, until a court hears their appeal, their lawyer said. Shakiro and Patricia were arrested on February 8 for wearing women’s clothing in a restaurant. Shakiro is a celebrity in Cameroon, with thousands of social media […]

Panama: National beauty contest opens to trans women

Panama: National beauty contest opens to trans women

(Reuters) – Transgender women will from this year be able to compete in Panama’s national beauty contest, the organisers said on Monday. The Señorita Panama pageant, which sends a contestant from the Central American country to the international Miss Universe competition, said transgender women, who have completed legal and medical processes, would be welcome to […]

Australia: Transgender women welcome to play elite cricket

Australia: Transgender women welcome to play elite cricket

Cricket Australia welcomed transgender women on to its elite teams on Thursday, as it issued guidelines for their inclusion, amid a toxic battle over fairness in female sport. Australian cricket’s governing body will allow male-to-female players to compete if their testosterone, a hormone that increases muscle mass, strength and haemoglobin, which affects endurance, has been […]

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 […]