• 149 trans people have had their preferred gender legally recognised since the Gender Recognition Act was commenced in September.
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149 trans people have had their preferred gender legally recognised since the Gender Recognition Act was commenced in September.

149 trans people have had their preferred gender legally recognised since the Gender Recognition Act was commenced in September.

| August 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dr Lydia Foy leaving the High Court after having her gender legally recognised       12:04 26 Jul 2016 Catherine Healy 12:04 Tuesday 26 July 2016   The legislation permits all individuals over the age of 18 to self-declare their own gender identity without testimony from medical professionals. The bill also allows trans people to […]

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Chelsea Manning is being charged for attempting to take her own life

Chelsea Manning is being charged for attempting to take her own life

| August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

After years of inhumane treatment, and having been held in conditions that the UN considers to be torture, Chelsea Manning, the Guardian columnist and whistleblower who has been in prison for years serving a 35-year sentence for exposing some of the U.S. government’s worst abuses, attempted to take her own life on July 5th, 2016. […]

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Don’t call them girls: Belfast school told not to use gender to describe pupils

Don’t call them girls: Belfast school told not to use gender to describe pupils

| July 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

According to a Belfast Telegraph report: Schools have been advised to avoid gender terms when referring to pupils. A leading girls’ schools association has issued advice to a Belfast school to not use the terms “girls, young women or young ladies” when addressing pupils – in certain circumstances. The Girls’ Schools Association (GSA) advised that […]

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Transgender rights are critical for the health and well-being of transgender people

Transgender rights are critical for the health and well-being of transgender people

| June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Lancet: Transgender rights are critical for the health and well-being of transgender people in Asia and the Pacific Jun 17, 2016 Transgender rights received unprecedented recognition in Asia and across the world in 2015. However, a new Series published in The Lancet today reveals that public recognition has yet to translate into a concerted […]

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Tinder to address ‘transphobia problem’

Tinder to address ‘transphobia problem’

| June 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Simon Robb for Metro.co.uk Sunday 5 Jun 2016 7:27 pm  The boss of Tinder will be swiping right for transgender people as plans are underway to make the dating app user friendly for the trans community. At the moment, the app which has attracted 50 million people, makes it easy for straight and gay users […]

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British trans people face jail unless they tell their lovers their gender history before sex.

British trans people face jail unless they tell their lovers their gender history before sex.

| June 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Why even a kiss can see trans people branded as sex criminals The Court of Appeal in London has already heard similar cases. 1 June 2016 by Jane Fae British trans people face jail unless they tell their lovers their gender history before sex. Even kissing may be considered sexual assault and penetrative sex – […]

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Transgender woman wins Condor Ferries toilet sign discrimination case

Transgender woman wins Condor Ferries toilet sign discrimination case

| May 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

  25 May 2016 From the section Jersey Image copyright Thinkstock   A transgender woman has won her bid to have a ferry firm remove the words “ladies” and “gents” from its toilets. Erin Bisson, from Jersey, launched legal action for discrimination against Condor Ferries after a member of staff told her to use a […]

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Brothers who grew up to be sisters after coming out as trans at the same time

Brothers who grew up to be sisters after coming out as trans at the same time

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Nicole Morley for Metro.co.uk Tuesday 24 May 2016 8:09 am Chloe and Jamie O’Herlihy both came out as trans at the same time (Picture: Mercury) These sisters were born brothers – and they both came out as transgender at the same time. Jamie O’Herlihy, 23, a bartender in Dublin and Chloe O’Herlihy, 20, a hairdressing student […]

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Trans Man Vows To Keep Fighting After Losing China’s First Transgender Labor Dispute

Trans Man Vows To Keep Fighting After Losing China’s First Transgender Labor Dispute

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

“I got salary back but so what?” he wrote on WeChat after the verdict. “That was not what we want! We will continue to appeal until we receive an apology!” Originally posted on Mar. 21, 2016, at 9:33 p.m. Updated on May 10, 2016, at 8:42 p.m. BuzzFeed News World Reporter  1. China’s first transgender […]

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Transgender Men See Sexism From Both Sides

Transgender Men See Sexism From Both Sides

| May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

They gained professional respect, but lost intimacy. They exuded authority, but caused fear. Here’s what changed when trans men came out. “Cultural sexism in the world is very real when you’ve lived on both sides of the coin” By Charlotte Alter Three guys are sitting at a Harlem bartop eating fries, drinking whiskey and talking […]

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