Chile:- Supreme Court Says No To Anti-LGBTQI Discrimination

Alejandra González was the first openly-trans* candidate ever elected to public office in Chile, becoming a councillor in her home district of Lampa. A big step forward.

Sadly, the Mayor, Graciela Ortúzar, didn’t see it that way, and in a blatantly transphobic way insisted on using Alejandra’s former name and male pronouns and questioning her gender identity in council meetings. Continue reading “Chile:- Supreme Court Says No To Anti-LGBTQI Discrimination”

USA: – Catholic Bishops Trash The Trans Community and Gay Marriage…Again

 

“The movement today to enforce the false idea—that a man can be or become a woman or vice versa—is deeply troubling.”

Yeah, right. If you’re the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, that is. They’ve issued an open letter which expresses particular concern about trans kids. It’s a rather confused document, which denies the experience of thousands of people who have successfully transitioned.

Children especially are harmed when they are told that they can “change” their sex or, further, given hormones that will affect their development and possibly render them infertile as adults.

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Laverne Cox voices the story of the fight for transgender rights

In a rather stylish video voiced by Laverne Cox, the ACLU and TIME have teamed up to present an animated history of the ongoing fight for transgender rights in the USA.  It’s released at a time when President Trump has announced his ban on transgender people serving in the military and trans rights are facing new threats from state legislatures. Continue reading “Laverne Cox voices the story of the fight for transgender rights”

USA: More States To Harass Trans* Community With “Bathroom Bills”

The harassment of the trans* community continues, as reactionary politicians continue to push so-called “bathroom bills”.

So far this year (and we’re only a few weeks into 2017), 8 states – Alabama, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington – have prefiled or introduced legislation that would restrict access to multiuser restrooms, locker rooms, and other sex-segregated facilities on the basis of a definition of sex or gender consistent with sex assigned at birth or “biological sex.” Continue reading “USA: More States To Harass Trans* Community With “Bathroom Bills””

Spain’s Top Pornstar Defends His Transgender Child

Nacho Vidal is Spain’s most famous pornstar, not only because of his…er…skillset, but also because he’s articulate and media-friendly.

This week, he’s been hitting the headlines – as here, in La Vanguardia – after appearing on Spain’s most notorious chatshow, Salvame Deluxe, and talking about his 9 year-old daughter Violeta, who at birth was named after her dad, but soon made clear that she was a girl and not a boy.  He fully accepts her transition, and talked about the difficulties he’s had with things like legally changing her name.

“She’s a very mature little girl, but has responsiblities and a struggle that a 9 year-old ought not to have”

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