Police arrested a Kuwaiti transvestite in his 20s for attending women’s fashion show in Salmiya. He was referred to the Criminal Investigation Department, reports Al-Rai daily. The transvestite attended the show wearing women clothes but he was discovered by the manager who ordered him to leave, but he refused and argued with her. Attendees called police who rushed to the location and arrested him. >>>
At the time of his death Joseph Sanchez (18) was wearing a white sleeveless blouse and short green and black skirt; he is apparently a known cross-dresser. But police have not said whether they are investigating the incident from any angle other than a robbery attempt. >>>
When Rifee Khan approached a premier spoken English training institute in Karachi, it refused to enrol her as she was a transgender. The institute instead suggested that she take private lessons as the families of other students would object to her presence. Ms Khan, who works for the Gender Interactive Alliance, was in tears as she narrated the incident at a workshop on Monday, organised by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI). “I am educated. I have a double M.A., yet this is how I was treated,” she said. >>>
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.
Two transgender siblings have been evicted from the family home by their brothers in an apparent bid to deprive them of their share of inherited property in Rajgarh, The Express Tribune has learnt. >>>
The president of Pakistan’s transgender association in Peshawar, the frontier city where suicide bombers killed over 80 churchgoers last month, says her community is facing eviction and police brutality.
In a nation where transgenders are shunned and looked down upon by the society, 23-year-old S. Swapna, who hails from Madurai in Tamil Nadu, dreams of becoming a policy-maker to strive for the uplift of her community.
Rudrani Chettri, is a 35-year old, English Honors Graduate hijra who has been born and brought up in New Delhi. She is also the founder member of the first Community based organization (CBO) in Delhi called Mitr Trust that works with issues of Men who have sex with men (MSM), Transgenders and Hijras. Moreover, she has worked as a national consultant and resource person for organizations like National AIDS Control Program (NACO) , Global fund for TB and Malaria (GFATM), and different state Technical Support Units (TSU) working with HIV and AIDS issues. >>>
03/10/2013 | ILGA-LAC - Oficial de Comunicación
At the beginning of September, Guyana High Court issued its sentence about the McEwan case. The judges understood that the use of clothes that express or enhance his sexual orientation in public could never be considered “inappropriate”. However, they did not accept that the ban on travesties is a violation of constitutional rights. Petitioners will appeal. >>>
Independent MP Alex Greenwich wants the New South Wales State Parliament to pass a bill which would prevent religious schools from expelling, punishing and refusing to accept students because of their LGBT status. >>>
The nation’s gay and lesbian community may be rejoicing at the ACT’s introduction of the Marriage Equality Bill into the ACT Legislative Assembly, but the country’s intersex, transgender and gender diverse communities are asking where is their legislation? >>>
There is still not much acceptance for transsexuals here, experts say. That's because mainstream society is still not comfortable with the notion of transgender identity, say psychiatrists and people who work with the transgender community here.
I’ve noticed that there seems to be some confusion about what a TERF* is so, here’s a quick guide to help you figure out if you’re a TERF. Chances are that you’re a TERF if you believe that you’re a feminist when you…
1.) Claim that transwomen are cismen, that transmen are ciswomen and purposefully misgender transpeople.
2.) Out transpeople to employers.
17/09/2013 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communications
Trans people across the world face substantial barriers to adequate health and health care. They are targets of discrimination and violence, are at greater risk of contracting HIV, and experience a higher incidence of mental health problems like depression. They face discrimination from health care providers, a lack of doctors trained to address their needs, and the refusal of many national health systems and insurance providers to cover their care. >>>
The Commonwealth nation of Sri Lanka, which the United Nations is warning is turning into an authoritarian state, has begun to step up its repression of its GLBTI citizens, according to human rights workers.