●USA "I've been refused service in a restaurant simply for being transgender. I've been asked to leave a place — 'asked' is the polite word. I've been told to leave a place for using the women's restroom," Jenkins said. "And those things have a lasting impact on me that I still had with me when I moved up here to Massachusetts."
A "yes" vote keeps the transgender public accommodations law on the books. A "no" vote repeals it.
●AUSTRALIA "The principle underpinning that decision to remove the forced divorce and the surgery requirement, it's the same principle, they lead to the same result for transgender and gender diverse Tasmanians,".....
A transgender group welcomes reforms to Tasmanian laws on changing birth certificates but says they fail to scrap the legal requirement to undergo surgery.
●NASA “Jupiter can be seen in a whole new light in a photo released by NASA showing the planet in the colours of the trans flag.”
"My favourite planet is now Jupiter."
●INDONESIA “I felt angry that my freedom, especially my freedom of religion, was being violated,” said Shara, who lives at the school. “... Even the state can’t fully guarantee our safety from these groups,” she added .......
Shinta Ratri, the matron of an Indonesian Islamic boarding school, corrects the ...
●UK ‘Reports of anti-transgender hate crimes have surged by more than a third in the past 12 months.’
The government released new figures about hate crimes reported in England and Wales.
●USA ‘Chloe Huehlenfeld was offered a 20-year sentence. Instead, she’ll be tried on charges of murder and engaging in organized criminal activity.’
A woman charged in the killing of a transgender woman will go to trial after rejecting a plea deal.
●USA ‘The YouTube creator and activist discusses coming out after attaining fame and how gaining male privilege encourages him to share others' stories.’
The YouTube creator and activist discusses coming out after attaining fame and how gaining male privilege encourages him to share others' stories.
●USA “Our transition was such a positive experience, but we realized that families with trans kids still faced many hurdles from folks who didn’t understand how a child could know their gender identity,” Lemay told Equality.
On Nov. 6, Massachusetts voters will decide the fate of a non-discrimination law that protects transgender people in public spaces.
●UK ‘Being able to change the name and gender on their birth certificate makes it easier for trans people to get a new job, get married or change their records. While it was ground-breaking when first introduced, the act is now outdated and in urgent need of reform.’
Stonewall UK's Jeff Ingold says we must stand by our trans siblings.
●UK ‘Emmerdale's Ash Palmisciano and a 16-year-old transgender student are among those to share their reviews of the new drama.’
Emmerdale's Ash Palmisciano and a 16-year-old transgender student are among those to share their reviews of the new drama