Africa · East Africa · Uganda

New masculinities: meet Uganda’s transgender men fighting sexism [Reuters]

BIG STORY 10 / MAY 10, 2018 / 3:04 AM / A DAY AGO / Alice McCool / 4 MIN READ KAMPALA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Shawn, a young transgender man, was sitting in a public minibus in the Ugandan capital, when an old schoolmate boarded and started loudly calling him by his former female name, astounding… Continue reading New masculinities: meet Uganda’s transgender men fighting sexism [Reuters]

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

Africa · International

‘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]

International

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