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149 trans people have had their preferred gender legally recognised since the Gender Recognition Act was commenced in September.

Dr Lydia Foy leaving the High Court after having her gender legally recognised       12:04 26 Jul 2016 Catherine Healy 12:04 Tuesday 26 July 2016   The legislation permits all individuals over the age of 18 to self-declare their own gender identity without testimony from medical professionals. The bill also allows trans people to have their gender accepted by state bodies for all purposes, including the right to marry or enter into a civil partnership. It means people who have transitioned can be issued with a new birth certificate and name, if they wish. The law, which was...

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Chelsea Manning is being charged for attempting to take her own life

After years of inhumane treatment, and having been held in conditions that the UN considers to be torture, Chelsea Manning, the Guardian columnist and whistleblower who has been in prison for years serving a 35-year sentence for exposing some of the U.S. government’s worst abuses, attempted to take her own life on July 5th, 2016. Army officials have informed Chelsea Manning that she is facing serious new charges directly related to her suicide attempt. These new charges include: 1) Resisting a group of prison guards called “the force cell move team” (Chelsea was unconscious when this team arrived, which...

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Don’t call them girls: Belfast school told not to use gender to describe pupils

According to a Belfast Telegraph report: Schools have been advised to avoid gender terms when referring to pupils. A leading girls’ schools association has issued advice to a Belfast school to not use the terms “girls, young women or young ladies” when addressing pupils – in certain circumstances. The Girls’ Schools Association (GSA) advised that “pupils” or “students” would be appropriate terms for addressing those in the classroom “particularly when transgender pupils are present” to be more inclusive. The association represents the heads of many of the top performing day and boarding schools in the UK independent schools sector....

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Transgender rights are critical for the health and well-being of transgender people

The Lancet: Transgender rights are critical for the health and well-being of transgender people in Asia and the Pacific Jun 17, 2016 Transgender rights received unprecedented recognition in Asia and across the world in 2015. However, a new Series published in The Lancet today reveals that public recognition has yet to translate into a concerted effort to support and improve the health and lives of transgender people. The Series was launched at the World Professional Association for Transgender Health’s (WPATH) 24th Biennial Scientific Symposium in Amsterdam. It was compiled with input from members of the transgender community and provides...

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Tinder to address ‘transphobia problem’

Simon Robb for Metro.co.uk Sunday 5 Jun 2016 7:27 pm  The boss of Tinder will be swiping right for transgender people as plans are underway to make the dating app user friendly for the trans community. At the moment, the app which has attracted 50 million people, makes it easy for straight and gay users to find their ideal partner. But Tinder has been accused of having a ‘transphobia problem’ in its failings to recognise transgender and nonconforming gender communities, Huffington Post reports. To fix this problem, Tinder CEO Sean Rad revealed that the app is now planning to ‘address...

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