56 minutes ago
This transgender soldier won’t give up on the military despite Trump’s ban

●USA
“I ended up coming out there — received a lot of support from my command out there, my supervision and everything, which was great, and my peers were fantastic,” he said. “They were like, ‘Cool as far as we've gotten to know you, seems like you're a really good airman. You're competent. That's all we care about, really.’”

Because Sterling Crutcher was already serving openly in the military, the ban won't apply to him. Still, "It broke me," he said.

56 minutes ago
Transgender Activists Question Trump Administration's Sincerity in 'Ending' the HIV Epidemic

●USA
"In order to eradicate the virus, we have to be realistic and understand that [Trump administration officials] don't even grasp what the transgender community is all about," said Inurritegui-Lint....

Given its anti-transgender policies and the lack of resources for trans health and survival, the administration may not be on track to end HIV by 2030.

3 hours ago
Emmerdale praised over transgender representation as Matty undergoes op

●TV SHOW
‘Fans have heaped praise on the show for its transgender representation over the storyline and it’s raw look at the emotions behind the transition, both for Matty and for those around him.’

Fans have congratulated the show on Matty's storyline.

6 hours ago
Action vowed to ensure transgender community ‘feels safe, secure and accepted’ - AOL

●SCOTLAND
‘Scotland must unite to stand against transphobia to ensure everyone feels safe, secure and accepted, the equalities secretary has said.’

Scotland must unite to stand against transphobia to ensure everyone feels safe, secure and accepted, the equalities secretary has said.Earlier this week, messages were leaked of a conversation

9 hours ago
UWO's LGBTQ community reacts to transgender troops ban

●USA
"I think it will send the wrong message that they are not welcome, that they are not equal to anybody else, and that is completely false,” said State Representative Amanda Stuck, D-Appleton. “They are, so it will certainly hurt recruitment efforts to recruit people that need to serve."

OSHKOSH (WLUK) -- UW-Oshkosh had its 10th LGBTQ Rally Wednesday. People took to the streets outside the campus to bring awareness to issues that are important to the LGBTQ community. "As humans, we have to know how to work together, and we have to know how to respect each other," said UWO LGBTQ+ Res...

10 hours ago
Trans weddings in Japan: Forced surgery before ‘I do’ | Malay Mail

●JAPAN
“For Tacaquito Usui to marry his partner, Japanese law first requires him to undergo sterilisation surgery and be diagnosed with a mental disorder because he is transgender.”

KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — For Tacaquito Usui to marry his partner, Japanese law first requires him to undergo sterilisation surgery and be diagnosed with a mental disorder because he is transgender. Usui, who lives with his partner and stepson after coming out as trans five years ago, lost a...

11 hours ago
Transgender Women Call For More Arrests, Rally Around Assault Victim

●UPDATE ON THIS STORY
‘A group of transwomen are calling for more arrests following a violent assault in Dallas by multiple people against a transgender woman.’

A group of transwomen are calling for more arrests following a violent assault in Dallas by multiple people against a transgender woman.

12 hours ago
Beto O'Rourke breaks resolution to cease public swearing talking transgender rights in Virginia

●USA
"This is wrong. In Texas, we just debated a transgender bathroom bill. Seriously? After all the shit that happened, ah, all the stuff that happened in North Carolina ..."

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Wednesday broke a promise to refrain from swearing on the campaign trail when answering a question from a voter in Virginia about transgender rights.

13 hours ago
Transgender Woman Fined 2,000 for Racy Songkran Dress

●THAILAND OF ALL PLACES?
'Police had earlier urged women to dress appropriately for the water festival and threatened to prosecute anyone showing nudity online.'

BURIRAM — Police fined a transgender woman on Thursday for wearing a see-through dress and inviting her online followers for sex during the Songkran holidays.

14 hours ago
SNP politicians criticise Nicola Sturgeon pro-trans stance

●TERVS ARE AT IT AGAIN!!!🤬🤬🤬🤬😡😡😡😡
‘Several senior Scottish National Party politicians vented their frustration at party leader Nicola Sturgeon for holding a pro-transgender stance, in leaked messages.’

Twitter messages between Ash Denham, Ruth Maguire and Gillian Martin criticise "out of step" Sturgeon.

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