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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 […]

US: LGBT+ groups dismiss Trump pledge to beat HIV by 2030 as empty rhetoric

US: LGBT+ groups dismiss Trump pledge to beat HIV by 2030 as empty rhetoric

Donald Trump’s pledge to halt all new HIV infections in the United States within a decade was dismissed as an “empty gesture” by activists who said his administration had stripped resources from those fighting the epidemic. Critics said the promise made in the State of the Union address was at odds with his actions, including […]

US: Trump trans troop ban can take effect, top court decides

US: Trump trans troop ban can take effect, top court decides

(Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Tuesday decided in favour of President Donald Trump’s policy of barring many transgender people from the military, by lifting lower court rulings that had blocked the plan on constitutional grounds. The decision, with the court’s five conservative justices prevailing over its four liberals, granted the Trump administration’s request […]

US: Retired military chiefs fight Trump trans ban

US: Retired military chiefs fight Trump trans ban

Four senior retired US military officers on Tuesday blasted a legal ruling backing President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the armed forces as “wrong”, ahead of a key decision from the country’s top court on Friday. The officers said a ruling last week, by a Washington appeals court in favour of a […]

US: Court rules for Trump on trans military ban

US: Court rules for Trump on trans military ban

 (Reuters) – A US court on Friday ruled in favor of a Trump administration policy barring certain transgender people from serving in the US armed forces, handing the president his first legal victory on the issue after several defeats. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overturned a decision by a […]

Explainer: Military Trans Ban – US courts set for 2019 showdown

Explainer: Military Trans Ban – US courts set for 2019 showdown

The ban on transgender members of the US military will be put to the test early in the New Year, with Supreme Court decisions expected on two key appeals. Below is an explainer of what is set to happen: Ban on Transgender military personnel President Donald Trump announced in March he would restrict the military […]

LGBT+ migrants face abuse in Mexican border city – activists

LGBT+ migrants face abuse in Mexican border city – activists

The arrival of about 80 LGBT+ asylum seekers from Central America in the Mexican border city of Tijuana has provoked an angry backlash from local residents, rights activists said. The asylum seekers are among thousands of migrants who are making their way through Mexico towards the United States. They split from the caravan they were […]