The Third International Intersex Forum, supported by ILGA and ILGA-Europe, took place in Malta between 29 November and 1 December 2013.
This event brought together 34 activists representing 30 intersex organisations from all continents. >>>
The Centre for Gender Advocacy announced Wednesday that they will be challenging the Quebec Civil Code in Quebec’s Superior Court. Article 71 of the Code stipulates that a trans* person must be over the age of 18, a Canadian citizen, and have undergone a sex reassignment surgery in order to change their gender on official government identification. The Centre is calling for these three stipulations to be abolished.
Amanda Ryan, an Ottawa trans activist, was sending an instant message about Normal, the 2003 film starring Jessica Lange and Tom Wilkinson, whose character considers suicide after coming out as trans. Ryan asked her friend, a fellow trans woman, if she’d ever considered suicide. After a pause, her friend typed, “I can still taste the barrel in my mouth.”
Classification of the transgender is a debate that has raged since the days of mythology. However, even as governments and civil society are seeking to empower them by recognising them as a third gender, a curious legal battle is being waged at a court in Chennai.
Streetwalkers, as prostitutes who ply their trade on streets are known in China, are reportedly doing good business in Beijing's embassy district, even the men in women's clothes, reports the local Beijing Times.
It was a tiny relief for Swapna, but a giant leap for the entire transgender community. Thanks to the Madras high court, Swapna became the first person in the country to choose her own sex, and get a legal stamp for it, too. Her school and college certificates show her sex as 'male', but Swapna has now chosen to be socially recognised as a transgender and be officially treated as a 'woman'. >>>
Karen Liao suffered rejection from her family twice after coming out as gay and then again as genderqueer. Liao is dedicated to the study and equal rights movements of the Chinese transgender community. >>>
When you hear that 238 trans people have been killed this year, including 11 children, it’s a horrific number. For Transgender Day of Remembrance, we remember the horrific tragedies that led to the deaths of trans victims worldwide.
Also known as “Día Internacional en Memoria de las Víctimas Trans”, on November 20 we honor transgender people -or those perceived as such- who have been killed by hate, worldwide. The organization "Human Rights Campaign" has created a space on its website to honor this special date. >>>
Mohammad Saberi, the head of the Tehran Department of Forensic Psychiatry, has reported that there are eight times as many male-to-female sex change operations in Iran as there are female-to-male operations.