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Bangladesh has more than 200,000 transgender people, most of whom face discrimination and social ostracisation, according to independent experts. The government puts the number at 10,000. Trans people in Bangladesh often resort to begging and the sex trade in order to survive, as most are forced to flee their homesContinue Reading

Here are fifteen challenges transgender and non-binary/genderqueer employees often experience in the workplace. Depending on the individual and her/his/their circumstances and environment, the number and degree of difficulties differ. 1. When meeting or being introduced for the first time, how to deal with managers’, coworkers’, clients’ or customers’ surprised, oftenContinue Reading

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11977601 Published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal, the study showed further increases in referrals for people under the age of 30, as well as a growing proportion of people requesting female-to-male therapy – to the point it was nearing the number requesting male-to-female therapy. “It represents a rapidContinue Reading

Russian propaganda outlet Sputnik mocks US ‘Tranny troops’ https://t.co/CNpFYRJzLC — PinkNews (@PinkNews) January 3, 2018 Russian state media outlet Sputnik News has mocked transgender troops in the US. The US is set to start accepting transgender recruits into its armed forces this week, after the Trump administration lost a courtContinue Reading

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/79760678/Are-New-Zealand-bathrooms-doing-enough-to-accommodate-Transgender-people Employers in New Zealand are legally required to accommodate the specific needs of trans employees, including in use of the facilities. The law states that “an employee should be able to use facilities that match their gender identity, for example: trans women should be able to use a women’sContinue Reading

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/01/16/health-experts-condemn-attempts-to-cure-trans-people-in-wake-of-controversial-bbc-documentary/ A statement from the health bodies said: “We the undersigned UK organisations wish to state that the practice of conversion therapy has no place in the modern world. It is unethical and harmful and not supported by evidence. “Conversion Therapy is the term for therapy that assumes certain sexualContinue Reading

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/17/us/politics/obama-commutes-bulk-of-chelsea-mannings-sentence.html?_r=1 President Obama on Tuesday commuted all but four months of the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the Army intelligence analyst convicted of a 2010 leak that revealed American military and diplomatic activities across the world, disrupted Mr. Obama’s administration and brought global prominence to WikiLeaks, the recipient ofContinue Reading

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/doctor-blasts-outrageous-40-year-waiting-list-nzs-transgender-patients Eighty-eight people are now awaiting gender reassignment surgery, with an average of two operations funded from the public purse each year. Dr Madison declined to comment further, saying the comment to the Ministry effectively explained his opinion. The Health Minister, Jonathan Coleman, is standing by the funding policy, sayingContinue Reading