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.
Joint Media Release from the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD), Guyana Trans United (GTU), Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC), Caribbean Forum for Liberation and Acceptance of Genders and Sexualities (CariFLAGS) and the Faculty of Law University of the West Indies Rights Advocacy Project (U-RAP) >>>
Acting Chief Justice Ian Chang has ruled that cross-dressing is not a crime once it is not done for improper purposes, lifting a partial ban on the practice which goes to the heart of transgender activities here. >>>
wenty six-year-old Surya Vinod, a mimicry artist and reality show actor based in Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala, doesn't hesitate to identify herself as a transgender. "I am what I am. I don't want to hide my sexual orientation and pretend that I am a man in front of society," says Surya. "The world is changing. If I hesitate to reveal myself, then who is going to fight for the rights of people like us?" Surya asks adamantly. >>>