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The Antithesis of Planet Transgender: The Berlin Wall 25 Years Later Remembered.

The Antithesis of Planet Transgender: The Berlin Wall 25 Years Later Remembered.

“If you’ve grown up free you don’t know what freedom means.” East Berlin escapee who flew over the wall in a balloon. As a solider, I spent many years operating “Hawk,” an air-defense missile system in West Germany. Often the powers, both east and west, would line up miles of tanks thousands of troops and […]

Belfast Bakery, Ashers Baking Company, to Face Legal Action For LGBT Discrimination

Belfast Bakery, Ashers Baking Company, to Face Legal Action For LGBT Discrimination

It looks like Oregon bakery ‘Sweet Cakes’ who have been in the news the past year for refusing to create a wedding cake for a gay couple and their subsequent court hearing are not warning enough to other companies about refusing to do business with people based on ‘religious beliefs’, or homophobic views as they […]

Turkey gets first umbrella organization to combat LGBTI phobia

Turkey gets first umbrella organization to combat LGBTI phobia

Turkey is at the crossroads of humanity.  With transphobia rampant, and her increasingly conservative  failing secular governmental system, compounded with ISIS at her boarder, time is short . The need for better communication with her LGBTI community has never been greater. A new umbrella organization has been established to fight homophobia and transphobia in Turkey, […]

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praises Conchita Wurst’s EuroVision win as an electrifying moment of human rights education

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praises Conchita Wurst’s EuroVision win as an electrifying moment of human rights education

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon thanked Conchita for her beautiful melody then said, “what a great way to mark the 35’th anniversary of the UN Vienna Center in Austria. Ban Ki-moon said, “I usually don’t follow the EuroVision song contest, but this time I didn’t fail. When I heard that she won I knew that she […]

Sandyford Clinic Glasgow blunder makes public details of transgender patients

Sandyford Clinic Glasgow blunder makes public details of transgender patients

A HEALTH board is ­apologising to scores of people after a data breach led to the personal details of transgender patients being circulated. Source Herald scotland.com NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde alerted the Information Commissioner and launched their own investigation after a member of staff sent an email about a forthcoming event without hiding the […]

Being Forced To Come Out

Being Forced To Come Out

The following piece is an old article from my blog. The reason I’m sharing it with you is that yesterday was National Coming Out Day and I wanted to share with you dear readers the story of my coming out at work. You see, I was forced to come out. I wasn’t ready to do […]

A Hope For Trans Women: Born without a womb

A Hope For Trans Women: Born without a womb

News has been breaking today that may be one of major importance to the transgender community. Today saw the birth of a child that was grown in a transplanted womb. The 37 year old Swedish woman received the womb from a close family friend last year and has just recently given birth to her first […]

Gay Tory MP To Take Jailed British Man’s Case To Moroccan Ambassador

Gay Tory MP To Take Jailed British Man’s Case To Moroccan Ambassador

Openly gay Tory MP Nigel Evans has announced that he will be taking the case of the British citizen jailed in Morocco after being convicted of engaging in ‘homosexual acts’ straight to the desk of the Moroccan Ambassador. Ray Cole, a 69 year old retired magazine publisher from Kent was visiting a friend in Marrakesh […]

Transgender Network Switzerland awarded 20,000 francs by city in appreciation of service

The Equality Prize of the City of Zurich will be awarded this year to Transgender Network Switzerland , announced Wednesday the city council. The award, in the form of a check for 20,000 francs, in particular appreciates the work of the legal department of the national association, free and run by volunteers. The price of […]

Turkish Trans Woman Buse Kılıçkaya harassed trying to attend parliament LGBT meeting

Turkish Trans Woman Buse Kılıçkaya harassed trying to attend parliament LGBT meeting

Transgender women Buse Kılıçkaya was nearly kept from attending a landmark LGBT meeting in parliament addressing Turkey’s need to abide by the U.N. and European Union agreements that it has signed. Buse Kılıçkaya from the Pink Life Association spoke with KaosGL.org about the incident that occurred at the security check before the press meeting: “I […]