Politics

Trans activist in New Zealand zeroes in on citizenship certs

Trans activist in New Zealand zeroes in on citizenship certs

A tireless trans rights campaigner in New Zealand is determined to ensure the issue of citizenship certificates remains on the political radar. Allyson Hamblett says in 2008 Internal Affairs agreed the 1977 Citizenship Act needed to be more accommodating for transsexual people, but a legislative change was needed. “It’s 2012 and the amendment still hasn’t […]

Pressure grows to improve human rights for transgender people in Newfoundland

Pressure grows to improve human rights for transgender people in Newfoundland

As Newfoundland and Labrador celebrates its gay pride week, pressure is growing on the province to improve human rights protections for the transgender community.

The NDP has called on the Progressive Conservative government to add gender identity as a prohibited ground of discrimination under its Human Rights Act.

Pakistan Transgender Leader Runs for Election

Pakistan Transgender Leader Runs for Election

Shahana Abbas Shani, President of a Pakistani trans rights association, has announced that she will run in elections as an independent candidate for the city of Muzaffargarh for the Punjab provincial assembly.

Thai transgender politician vows to fight for rights of all

Thai transgender politician vows to fight for rights of all

Thai political history turned a new page on Sunday when a transgender candidate won a provincial election. The result became a media phenomenon that drew attention across the country, and spread across the world. News outlets from Japan, Germany, Mexico, USA and the UK all published reports about the landmark result. “Nan people voted for […]

Bogota appoints first transgender public official

Bogota appoints first transgender public official

Bogota’s mayor has appointed the capital’s first transgender public official, as director of corporate management in the city’s Social Integration Department. In an interview with El Espectador, newly-appointed director Tatiana Piñero expressed her admiration for Bogota’s new Mayor Gustavo Petro, and his support for LGBT issues. Piñero described Petro as “a person who recognizes diversity, […]

White House to host first ever trans meeting

White House to host first ever trans meeting

Transgender activists intend to discuss federal policy issues at an upcoming White House meeting that will be the first ever held by the Office of Public Engagement to focus solely on trans issues.