Malaysia Transgender Women Court Battle

Malaysia Transgender Women Court Battle

WNN Justice (WNN/HRW) Bangkok, THAILAND, SOUTHEASTERN ASIA:  Transgender women in Malaysia have filed a groundbreaking court case challenging a law that prohibits them from expressing their gender identity, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 22, 2014, the Putrajaya Court of Appeal is expected to hear a challenge to the constitutionality of the laws. Three […]

Transgender woman brings LGBT awareness to Bemidji, Minnesota USA

Transgender woman brings LGBT awareness to Bemidji, Minnesota USA

Crystal Dey – Bemidji Pioneer – Thursday, 12 December 2013 (originally published 06 Dec) Transition is not simply the surgery and is not a simple process. To start, a patient must begin counseling sessions and undergo testing to be diagnosed as having “gender identity disorder.” Once that is official, hormone therapy begins. Taking female hormones […]

[Guyana] Our cultural norms reinforce Gender-Based Violence

[Guyana] Our cultural norms reinforce Gender-Based Violence

Tiffany Barry – Stabroek News – Wednesday, 04 December 2013 (originally published 02 Dec) The 16 days of activism to end gender-based violence began on November 25 with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) and ends on December 10, International Human Rights Day. During this period, we raise awareness that […]

Displaced LGBTIs face critical & increased danger after leaving home countries

Displaced LGBTIs face critical & increased danger after leaving home countries

WNN Justice (WNN/IRIN) Geneva, SWITZERLAND, EUROPE: Refugees and asylum seekers face a host of challenges when crossing borders, but the obstacles are particularly pronounced for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex (LGBTI) persons, say experts. According to UNHCR, targeting people based on real or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity for persecution, discrimination, and harassment […]

UN Secretary General Ban says LGBT rights must be recognized universally

UN Secretary General Ban says LGBT rights must be recognized universally

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, New York, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Pledging that “we must right these wrongs,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon denounced discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, and declared that religion, culture and tradition can never be a justification for denying them their basic rights. “Governments have a legal duty […]

Transgender Woman Finds Acceptance In South Korea

Transgender Woman Finds Acceptance In South Korea

Michel Martin – NPR – Tuesday, 11 December 2012 When Andy Marra came out as a transgendered woman, she got lots of support from her adoptive American parents. She wanted to move forward with hormones or surgery, but not until she found her birth family in South Korea. She shared that journey in an essay […]

You Say Marriage, I Say Jobs

You Say Marriage, I Say Jobs

Jessica Arevalo – Huffington Post – 04 June 2012 (originally published 30 May) The civil rights movement in the United States today has an LGBTQ agenda, and it is gaining momentum. On May 9, President Obama declared his support of same-sex marriage and following suit, the NAACP passed a resolution endorsing same-sex marriage as a […]