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Voters reject effort to roll back transgender rights in Uruguay

Voters reject effort to roll back transgender rights in Uruguay

A ballot-box effort to roll back transgender rights in Uruguay failed to draw enough voters to the polls to trigger a national referendum, reports reuters, prompting LGBT+ rights supporters to declare victory on Monday over the conservative-backed initiative. Fewer than 10% of eligible voters came out on Sunday in support of the effort, which sought […]

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 […]

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 […]

Morton IL school votes down Alliance Defending Freedom authored policy

Morton IL school votes down Alliance Defending Freedom authored policy

The virulently anti-transgender Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) authored policy introduced by board member Jeff Schmidgall was voted down Tuesday after a heated comment period. The amendment authored by Arizona lawyers would have required that district school restrooms and locker rooms be used only by members of the same biological sex. The Alliance Defending Freedom is […]

Judge Tells Trans Man To ‘Pick A Name I Can Live With’

Judge Tells Trans Man To ‘Pick A Name I Can Live With’

  Judge J. David Roper of the Augusta Judicial Circuit of Georgia has refused to allow a transgender man to change his name unless he chooses a gender neutral or unisex name. Earlier this year Andrew Baumert filed a petition to have his name legally changed from his birth name to Andrew. Court records show […]

Sigourney Cole tells board she’s determined to fail high school over a nonexistent trans classmate

Sigourney Cole tells board she’s determined to fail high school over a nonexistent trans classmate

13-year-old Sigourney Cole and her conservative Christian mother are fighting against legislation that allows transgender students the right to use the bathroom and changing facilities that match their gender identity, claiming that it will result in her failing High School. Sigourney Cole tells board she’s determined to fail high school over an imaginary trans classmate […]

‘Brexit is Bad For Trans Rights’ Says Young Trans Activist

‘Brexit is Bad For Trans Rights’ Says Young Trans Activist

A young transgender rights activist from the UK, Charlie Craggs, has warned that Britain choosing to leave the European Union during the ‘Brexit’ vote could lead to marginalized communities finding themselves in worse situations. Charlie, who has become well known for her Nail Transphobia campaign where she travels around the UK advocating for trans rights, […]

Kansas Wants To Ban Transgender People Updating Their Birth Certificates

Kansas Wants To Ban Transgender People Updating Their Birth Certificates

Kansas has become the latest state to step into the fight against transgender people as the state reveals plans to prevent transgender people from being able to change their birth certificates. The new regulations, which could come into effect as soon as six weeks from now, would block members of the trans community from being […]

The Business Bulge Might Be Trying To Make A Good Point, But Fails Miserably

The Business Bulge Might Be Trying To Make A Good Point, But Fails Miserably

A new campaign launched by Young Minds For Gender Equality aims to shine a spotlight on the pay gap between men and women in many workplaces, but has created a campaign that has left some members of the transgender community feeling insulted and under attack. The Business Bulge is a ‘product’ that offers women the […]

Brazil: Maria da Penha law also applies to trans women

Brazil: Maria da Penha law also applies to trans women

The 9th Criminal Chamber of the São Paulo Court of Justice (TJ-SP) decided today (October 19th) that the measures provided in the Maria da Penha Law be applied in favor of a transsexual woman threatened by her former partner. According to the decision, the man can not approach or contact the victim, her relatives or […]

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