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Transgender Advocate Aimee Stephens has Died

Transgender Advocate Aimee Stephens has Died

Mara Keisling informed us today in this email that transgender advocate Aimee Stephens has died. It is with heavy hearts that we learn today of the passing of Aimee Stephens. Stephens, the plaintiff in the groundbreaking case regarding transgender discrimination in the workplace that made it all the way to the Supreme Court of the […]

Bhopal reports first transgender death due to coronavirus

Bhopal reports first transgender death due to coronavirus

Planet Transgender mourns the news that a transgender woman from Bhopal, India has died from respiratory complications due to COVID-19. According to Outlook India, the unnamed victim was the first reported death of a transgender person due to COVID-19 in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The 40-year-old transgender woman from Kolipura locality in […]

Colombian Capital Lifts Gender LockDown Rule

Colombian Capital Lifts Gender LockDown Rule

The mayor of the capital city of Bogotá said Friday that the COVID-19 Lockdown gender restriction will end on Monday. The rule like those in Panama and Perú requires that men and women go out on alternate days. This often put transgender people, especially gender non-binary people in untenable situations, inviting arrest and violence from […]

Report: Trump to Challenge COVID-19 Death Toll

Report: Trump to Challenge COVID-19 Death Toll

In a purely political stunt, Trump plans to challenge the reported number of COVID-19 hospital deaths.  If Trump succeeds in this he will invalidate cisgender lives, much the same as his supporting right-wing media calls the increase of LGBT murders during his term  “Fake News”. Syndrome similar to Kawasaki disease linked to coronavirus at Children’s […]

31 Medical Orgs sign on in Opposition to Trump’s Trans health care rollback

31 Medical Orgs sign on in Opposition to Trump’s Trans health care rollback

Previously, thirty-one medical institutions including the Endocrine Society signed a letter dated May 24, 2019, opposing the Trump Administration’s actions encouraging discrimination against LGBT patients. RELATED: Trump tells Doctors Treatment of COVID19 Transgender Patients is Optional The Endocrine Society reiterated their position in a press release Friday (see below) opposing the Administration’s effort to roll […]

Tbilisi Trans woman self-immolates protesting Govt COVID-19 Negligence

Tbilisi Trans woman self-immolates protesting Govt COVID-19 Negligence

Transgender activist Madona Kiparoidze set herself on fire at the Tbilisi City Hall Thursday evening protesting Georgia’s negligence towards the transgender community in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Trigger Warning: Video is extremely violent and graphic. The Tbilisi City Hall is a clock-towered edifice situated on the southern side of Freedom Square, Tbilisi, capital […]

Trump wants COVID-19 to ‘wash over’ the US killing millions

Trump wants COVID-19 to ‘wash over’ the US killing millions

Remember the callous phrase ‘herd immunity’ that circulated last month implying that Americans are nothing more than animals for slaughter? Trump began that concept amplified by his task forces suggesting that Americans are cannon fodder for the 1% in their version of the war on COVID-19, riffraff to waste in their insatiable drive for wealth. […]

Trans Woman Marcela Bittonti died from COVID-19 in São Paulo, Brazil

Trans Woman Marcela Bittonti died from COVID-19  in São Paulo, Brazil

Transgender Woman Marcela Bittonti died April 7, from COVID-19 in her hometown of São Paulo, Brazil. “IT’S NOT JUST THE FLU.,” a friend said about her passing on April 7. “The transsexual Marcela Bittonti had a small urological problem. Nothing severe. However, in the hospital where she was treated, she contracted the coronavirus and died. […]

Ugandan LGBT Activist Gets Special Permission, Continues lifesaving Work

Ugandan LGBT Activist Gets Special Permission, Continues lifesaving Work

Joseph Kawesi, executive director of a Ugandan transgender group has amazingly been allowed to continue distributing antiretroviral medications during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is most welcome news as COVID-19 preys on people with preexisting conditions that inhibit the autoimmune system such as HIV untreated. This is also welcome news since 23 homeless LGBT people and […]

Indian and Pakistani trans people revered for ages give selflessly again

Indian and Pakistani trans people revered for ages give selflessly again

Pakistan and India’s transgender community known locally as Khawaja Sira, Kinnar, Hijra, or as eunuchs are truly the angels of lore. Many from both countries live in poverty but are considered good luck when they dance and sing at marriages and births. If their past deeds in any way mirror their present response to this […]

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