International

Portugal New Law Allowing Transgender People to Change Legal Gender

Portugal has passed a law that allows transgender people to change their legal gender under a “self determination” system. The new law, which makes Portugal the sixth European country to adopt a “self-ID” gender recognition law, passed through the country’s parliament on Friday by a reported vote of 109-106. It removes a medical diagnosis requirement… Continue reading Portugal New Law Allowing Transgender People to Change Legal Gender

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‘No Longer Alone’: LGBT Voices from the Middle East, North Africa [HRW]

Videos, Report Highlight Issues of Identity, Activism (Beirut, April 16, 2018) – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activists from Arabic-speaking countries in the Middle East and North Africa are defying state-sponsored repression and social stigma, Human Rights Watch and the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE) said in a video series issued today,… Continue reading ‘No Longer Alone’: LGBT Voices from the Middle East, North Africa [HRW]

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Businesses Can’t Fire Trans Employees for Religious Reasons, Federal Appeals Court Rules in Landmark Decision

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who opposes protections for transgender employees. NOAH BERGER/Getty Images On Wednesday, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination against transgender people. It also held that employers may not use the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to justify discrimination against LGBTQ… Continue reading Businesses Can’t Fire Trans Employees for Religious Reasons, Federal Appeals Court Rules in Landmark Decision

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The Story of Indian Navy’s First Transgender Sailor, Who Will be Discharged Because of her Gender Identity

AUGUST 27, 2017EXCLUSIVE Sabi, before (right) and after (left) the Sex Change Operation Home Exclusive Sabi, born as MK Giri, had joined the Marine Engineering Department of the Indian Navy at Visakhapatnam as an 18 years old young man in 2010. However, she never quite felt she belonged to the body she was born in, and her… Continue reading The Story of Indian Navy’s First Transgender Sailor, Who Will be Discharged Because of her Gender Identity