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 · South Africa · Southern Africa

Major victory for transgender marriage in Cape High Court

SOUTH AFRICA The case revolves around three women and their spouses‚ who had taken the department of home affairs to court after it had refused to change their gender description. The department had argued that the amendments could not be made since the couples had been married in terms of the Marriages Act 25 of… Continue reading Major victory for transgender marriage in Cape High Court