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Trouble Brewing for Transgender Model in Nepal

Trouble Brewing for Transgender Model in Nepal

  migme Mega Model is a modeling reality TV show in Nepal. The show pits a number of Nepali women against each other to win the chance at kick starting a career in Nepal’s modeling industry. After a five-year hiatus, migme Mega Model is back for the third season. Although the auditions started in April, the filming halted […]

One suicide Two Murdered in Mexico

One suicide Two Murdered in Mexico

Year  after year transgender people worldwide end their lives because of hatred and rejection from society. In most cases this pain comes from being rejected by the general public. But sometimes that rejection comes from the ‘LGBT’ community for not ‘complying’ with the stereotypes that society dictates. A  young Mexican woman, Chanel Siqueiros, 24, had […]

Honduran trans activist Alexandra Andino to refugee in Spain

Honduran trans activist Alexandra Andino to refugee in Spain

Alexandra Andino, born in the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa, where she was a leading activist, fled from Honduras in 2009 after being kidnapped and tortured. Today she has a refugee status in Spain. In an interview with a Spanish newspaper, she reported the hell that forced her to flee Tegucigalpa, how she was abducted, sexually and […]

Gay Teen, 15, Sets Himself On Fire Following Homophobic Bullying

Gay Teen, 15, Sets Himself On Fire Following Homophobic Bullying

A fifteen year old boy from Agra, India, (who has remained unidentified by the press) set himself on fire this Sunday following homophobic abuse he received from school mates. Reports are saying that the student was discovered being intimate with a fellow male student in a local park, and subsequently received harassment and abuse.  Following […]

Twitter Issues New Guidelines For Tackling Hate Speech

Twitter Issues New Guidelines For Tackling Hate Speech

The social media giant Twitter has come under fire over the years for it’s somewhat laid back approach to policy regarding what is and isn’t acceptable conduct on their website.  Well, it would appear that Twitter have taken some of that criticism on board as they have issued new rules regarding abusive behaviour from its […]

New birth certificates for trans people in Tijuana, Mexico

New birth certificates for trans people in Tijuana, Mexico

Last December, 15 people from the trans community in Baja California received new birth certificates with corrected names and gender by the state commissioner of Sexual Diversity said Marin Jaime Rocha and by Tita Viveros, founder of the Unión de ‘Trans’ de las Californias (California’s ‘Trans’ Union). According to Rocha Viveros, they needed to travel […]

Maria Miller Calls To Degender UK Passports & Drivers Licenses

Maria Miller Calls To Degender UK Passports & Drivers Licenses

Conservative MP Maria Miller, who chaired the recent Transgender Inquiry, has called for official documents to be degendered.  She claims that gender markers have no place on identification such as driving licenses and passports as they serve no real purpose, and that they cause issues for the transgender community. Miller has called for the government […]

Raw Video: Shooting at Tel Aviv gay bar ha Simta 1 dead 10 wounded

Raw Video: Shooting at Tel Aviv gay bar ha Simta 1 dead 10 wounded

CCTV just posted online purportedly shows patrons running inside as Gunmen opened fire at the “ha Simta” pub at 130 Dizengoff new years day killing two and wounding 10. Speaking to the media, the owner of the bar a short time ago stated he is absolutely certain “this was a terror attack” but he did […]

Protests erupt after Brazilian Judge releases trans woman’s killer

Protests erupt after Brazilian Judge releases trans woman’s killer

Friends and family of Brenda Lee, who was found dead on 16 December 2015, held a demonstration calling for justice in Pelotas, southern Rio Grande do Sul. Brazil. The 46-year-old transwoman’s body was found inside her house with signs of blows in the head. After two days of investigations, a 21-year-old man was arrested by […]

Brazil: 604 transgender murders in 7 years

Brazil: 604 transgender murders in 7 years

As staggering as Brazil’s 604 transgender murders are local advocates say it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Between January 2008 and March 2014, 604 deaths were recorded in Brazil, according to a just-published report by the non-governmental organization (NGO) Transgender Europe (TGEU).  But the “absolute numbers” found on TGEU’s new websitepainting a much more grim […]