LGBT action plan unveiled by government
“No-one should ever have to hide who they are or who they love,” said Theresa May today, as the government announced the results of the largest ever survey of LGBT people, along with a 75-point action plan. Ministers also unveiled a long-awaited consultation on changes to the Gender Recognition Act, which determines how a trans…
Teenage and Trans: How YouTubers are showing teens they aren’t alone
From bullying to isolation – for young people who are coming to terms with their gender and sexuality – life can become a struggle to find acceptance without judgement. There’s a wider debate about proposed changes to the law which would allow people to change their legal gender, without a doctor’s medical diagnosis – but there’s a more fundamental need…
The unsolved murder of transgender woman Mesha Caldwell
2017 was one of the deadliest years for transgender people in the United States. At least 28 murders were reported by the Human Rights Campaign, the worst on record. Many in the LGBT community fear the struggle for acceptance has taken a step backwards under President Trump. His administration has already tried to ban transgender…
Danica Roem: why I got into politics
Today is Thanksgiving when America gathers around a large roasted bird to give thanks and make up. President Trump broadcast his own fireside message today, but the last year has been marred by toxic division – much of it stirred up by the President himself. One minority community that feels targeted by his legislative agenda…
FactCheck Q&A: How many children are going to gender identity clinics in the UK?
50 children a week are being referred to the UK’s main gender identity clinic, yet only around 25 per cent of young children with gender dysphoria go on to be trans adults. FactCheck looks at the figures.
Government considers reforming gender identity rules
Adults could be legally allowed to change their gender without a medical diagnosis and without having to live for two years as their desired gender.
From bullying to mental distress to anxiety about telling parents: a record number of children are seeking counselling about gender identity, some of them as young as 11. I’ve been talking to a transgender teenager Felix about his story.
Inside the world’s first transgender madrassa
Issues around sexuality and gender are still sensitive in Indonesia – but there are some more positive signs of tolerance – like a school for transgender women, known as Waria. Jonathan Miller visit the world’s first transgender madrassa.