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Allison Bailey case is a microcosm of the wider debate about transgender rights

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With its own dedicated (unofficial) Twitter account and people following proceedings daily live via video, the unlawful discrimination case brought by barrister Allison Bailey against her chambers Garden Court and Sto...

Transgender medication law in Alabama blocked by judge

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An Alabama law that makes it a felony to prescribe puberty blockers and hormones to transgender minors has been blocked by a federal judge while affirming other aspects of the state’s “Vulnerable Child Compassion and ...

Michaelia Cash rejected transgender sports changes last year, despite Morrison embracing issue

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The attorney general, Michaelia Cash, rejected a push for changes to the Sex Discrimination Act aimed at excluding transgender people from single-sex sport late last year, despite Scott Morrison embracing the issue th...

Alabama passes bill criminalizing medical care for transgender youth

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Alabama lawmakers have passed a bill that would criminalize healthcare providers offering gender-affirming care to transgender youth, described as the first legislation of its kind in the US. The bill would make it a ...

Pakistan’s transgender women protest against rising tide of violence

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Mano had gone to meet her boyfriend at a printing press in Peshawar’s Qissa Khwani bazaar to get back some money he had borrowed. “But he refused to pay,” her friend Farzana Riaz said. “Mano insisted and refused to le...

Biden outlines new measures to support transgender people amid discrimination

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The Biden administration is commemorating International Transgender Day of Visibility with new policy actions to support trans communities facing a wave of discriminative legislation at the state level. The newly anno...

Jamie Wallis comes out as UK’s first openly transgender MP

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Jamie Wallis has become the first MP to come out as trans, saying “how important it is to be yourself”. After being diagnosed with gender dysphoria, the Conservative backbencher spoke of feeling “this way since I was ...

Indiana governor vetoes bill banning transgender females from girls’ sports

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The governor of Indiana governor on Monday vetoed a bill banning transgender females from girls school sports. Opponents of the bill argued it was a bigoted response to a problem that does not exist, with the American...

Kurdish transgender woman shot by brother had been hiding from family

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The Kurdish transgender woman Doski Azad shot dead by her brother last month, had been living in hiding from her family after repeated death threats, friends have said. According to friends, Azad had had to move home ...

Transgender people can self-identify in Scottish census, confirms judge

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A judge has approved a decision to allow any transgender person in Scotland to select male or female as their sex in this year’s census without holding a gender recognition certificate. Lord Sandison, a civil court ju...

What I should have done when my 12-year-old told me he was transgender

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When my son Connor first told me he was transgender and was not, in fact, the daughter I thought he was for the first 12 years of his life, I could have handled it a lot better. It’s not that I kicked and screamed. I...

Transgender people: judges advised to use preferred personal pronouns

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Judges have been told that it is a matter of “common courtesy” in cases involving transgender people to use the personal pronoun and name that a person prefers, and that reporting restrictions could be used to prevent...

Biden honors transgender people killed in US: ‘Each of these lives was precious’

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Joe Biden issued a statement in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, memorializing the dozens of transgender people who were killed this year in America and saying “each of these lives was precious”. Biden noted t...

Sussex professor resigns after transgender rights row

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Kathleen Stock, the philosophy professor targeted over her views on gender identification and transgender rights, has announced her resignation from the University of Sussex. Stock’s resignation comes three weeks afte...

Texas signs into law bill banning transgender athletes from school sports

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Texas governor Greg Abbott on Monday signed into law a bill banning transgender girls from participating in female sports at public schools. The bill is part of a wave of similar measures emerging from Republican-cont...

The Transgender Issue by Shon Faye review – a call for compassion

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When the British schoolteacher Lucy Meadows came out as transgender in 2012, her school decided after the Christmas holidays to announce it in their newsletter, alongside other staff news. One teacher would be moving ...

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