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Iowa man arrested for threatening to kill a transgender student

Iowa man arrested for threatening to kill a transgender student

Mondell V. Olson, 65 of Ames Iowa was arrested Wednesday, Feb 15 and charged with threatening to kill, brand, and cause bodily harm” to Nevada transgender high school freshman Arthur Hanson.  Police also charged Olson with sending sexually explicit text messages to a teacher. “This is clearly a hate crime,” Nevada police Chief Ricardo Martinez II said. “I don’t […]

City Council President Resigns Over Transphobic Sign Fallout

City Council President Resigns Over Transphobic Sign Fallout

Jay Linn, the owner of Northridge Auto Parts and Repair, has resigned from his position as president of Olmstead Falls city council following complaints about a sign outside of his business. The sign was erected in early February, and contained the message ‘If you don’t know who you identify as, pull down your pants and […]

School Cancels Visit From Trans Author Calling It ‘Inappropriate’

School Cancels Visit From Trans Author Calling It ‘Inappropriate’

The multi-award winning author Juno Dawson has had her visit to a Catholic school cancelled because she’s transgender. Dawson has been visiting schools across the UK to promote her latest book, ‘Margot and Me’, and was due to visit Brownedge St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Preston, Lancashire.  However, just 48 hours before her visit […]

The ballad of Ágatha Mont

The ballad of Ágatha Mont

The National Council to Combat Discrimination and for the Promotion of the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transvestite and Transgender (CNCD / LGBT), which is linked to the Human Rights Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic, published on March 12, 2015 in “Diário Oficial da União” a resolution that guarantees transgender students the right […]

Texas Lawmaker Briscoe Cain Mocks Trans Violence

Texas Lawmaker Briscoe Cain Mocks Trans Violence

During a recent panel discussion hosted by the Texas Tribune on 7th February, Texas Republican state representative Briscoe Cain made comments that reduced violence against transgender people as ‘dudes walking around in dresses getting beat up’. Briscoe Cain’s main backer accused by the Texas Ethics Commission of lobbying illegally. Cain made the comments when asked […]

Right Wing reaction to Children’s book is fostering Trans-Panic says author

Right Wing reaction to Children’s book is fostering Trans-Panic says author

A new book, ‘Can I Tell You About Gender Diversity?’,  by CJ Atkinson has received criticism from politicians and right wing newspapers such as the Daily Mail. The book, which has already been introduced to some primary schools as a learning resource to students, parents and teachers, follows the character of Kit, who was assigned female […]

Chinese Transgender Man Wins First Ever Dismissal Case

Chinese Transgender Man Wins First Ever Dismissal Case

A Chinese transgender man identified only as Chen, has won a landmark discrimination legal case against his former employers, in what has been described as the first such case in Chinese history. The court ruled that Chen was illegally fired from his job at a medical centre in south-west China after having been employed for […]

Sao Paulo Hero Beaten to Death For Defending Trans Woman

Sao Paulo Hero Beaten to Death For Defending Trans Woman

Sao Paulo Brazil Street vendor Luiz Carlos Ruas, 54, died Sunday evening after coming to the defense of two transgender women. Witnesses say Luiz Carlos Ruas came to the aid of a transgender women who was being attacked by two men outside of a Sao Paulo Subway station Sunday night. Family told local media that […]

TX Lt Gov wishes all non whites a very deadly and poverty stricken New Year

TX Lt Gov wishes all non whites a very deadly and poverty stricken New Year

Last week TX LT Gov Dan Patrick cheered the failed repeal of NC’s discriminatory law known as HB2. In the best Jim Crow traditions, he wished privileged straight and cisgender whites a very merry Christmas and happy new year. Patrick posted this to congratulatory message to his website. Everyone else, well you can just go […]

TX Bathroom Bill is called women’s privacy act for a reason

TX Bathroom Bill is called women’s privacy act for a reason

Texas Lt Governor Dan Patrick, the outspoken backer of SB 6 – Women’ Privacy Act isn’t worried about transgender men who might discomfort him with their presence in the men’s room. Most likely he dismisses them as tomboys or misguided lesbians. In any case, Patrick’s sure he could beat them up if need be. Patrick’s office […]

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