Transgender http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30744/all en In a first, transsexual runs for office in Ecuador http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/first-transsexual-runs-office-ecuador <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A 30-year-old rights activist is vying to become Ecuador's first transsexual lawmaker.</p> <p>Diane Rodriguez is seeking to fill a vacant congressional seat as a candidate of the leftist Rupture 25 party in the South American country's February 17 presidential and parliamentary elections.</p> <p>If she succeeds, the psychology student would become the first transsexual to hold public office in this socially conservative nation where 85 percent of the population identifies as Catholic.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/first-transsexual-runs-office-ecuador" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diane Rodriguez Social Issues Transgender AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:31:20 +0000 5747863 at http://www.globalpost.com After forced sterilisations, Swedish transsexuals seek damages http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/after-forced-sterilisations-swedish-transsexuals-seek-damages <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sweden is often hailed as a forward-thinking society promoting equality for all, but transsexuals who had to accept to be sterilised to complete their sex changes are pushing for compensation after a change in the law.</p> <p>Nova Colliander, a 31-year-old who completed her transformation from man to woman in 2010, says she suffered discrimination when she was irreversibly sterilised as part of the sex change process.</p> <p>"Beautiful Sweden, with its pretty red wooden cabins... But (the reality is that) forced sterilisations for transsexuals existed until 2013," she says.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/after-forced-sterilisations-swedish-transsexuals-seek-damages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender Transgender Transsexualism AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 04:15:44 +0000 5768023 at http://www.globalpost.com Hong Kong transsexual woman in last fight to wed boyfriend http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/hong-kong-transsexual-woman-last-fight-wed-boyfriend <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hong Kong's highest court on Monday began hearing the final appeal of a transsexual woman who is seeking to wed her boyfriend, in a potentially groundbreaking case for the Chinese city.</p> <p>The woman, who was born as a man, is known only as "W" under anonymity rules and now in her 30s. She is seeking to overturn earlier rulings that said marriage is only allowed between couples who were of the opposite sex at birth.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/hong-kong-transsexual-woman-last-fight-wed-boyfriend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender LGBT Social Issues Transgender AFP Mon, 15 Apr 2013 06:00:25 +0000 5815713 at http://www.globalpost.com Hong Kong transsexual woman in last fight to wed boyfriend http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/hong-kong-transsexual-woman-last-fight-wed-boyfriend-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hong Kong's highest court on Monday began hearing the final appeal of a transsexual woman who is seeking to wed her boyfriend, in a potentially groundbreaking case for the Chinese city.</p> <p>The woman, who was born as a man, is known only as "W" under anonymity rules and now in her 30s. She is seeking to overturn earlier rulings that said marriage is only allowed between couples who were of the opposite sex at birth.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/hong-kong-transsexual-woman-last-fight-wed-boyfriend-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender LGBT Social Issues Transgender AFP Mon, 15 Apr 2013 06:00:31 +0000 5815714 at http://www.globalpost.com Hong Kong transsexual in last fight to wed boyfriend http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/hong-kong-transsexual-last-fight-wed-boyfriend <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hong Kong's highest court on Monday began hearing the final appeal of a transsexual woman who is seeking to wed her boyfriend, in a potentially groundbreaking case for the Chinese city.</p> <p>The woman, who was born as a man, is known only as "W" under anonymity rules and is now in her 30s. She is seeking to overturn earlier verdicts that said marriage is only allowed between couples who were of the opposite sex at birth.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/hong-kong-transsexual-last-fight-wed-boyfriend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender LGBT Social Issues Transgender AFP Mon, 15 Apr 2013 10:15:50 +0000 5815834 at http://www.globalpost.com Transgender candidates stake claim in Pakistan vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/transgender-candidates-stake-claim-pakistan-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Stereotyped as dancers, beggars and prostitutes, Pakistan's vibrant but shunned transgender community is striking out into politics with individuals contesting elections for the first time.</p> <p>They may only be seven out of 23,000 candidates with little chance of getting elected, but they have livened up an otherwise lacklustre campaign and set an important marker for their rights in the conservative Muslim country.</p> <p>"People don't believe we can be corrupt because we don't have children and families," says independent candidate Sanam Faqeer in the southern city of Sukkur.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/transgender-candidates-stake-claim-pakistan-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Gender studies Genderqueer Hospitality Human Interest Law Politics Sanam Faqeer Social Issues Transgender AFP Thu, 18 Apr 2013 05:30:31 +0000 5818993 at http://www.globalpost.com Hong Kong transsexual wins fight to marry her boyfriend http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130513/hong-kong-transsexual-wins-fight-marry-her-boyfriend <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A transsexual woman in Hong Kong won a groundbreaking court appeal Monday allowing her to marry her boyfriend and forcing the government to re-write the city's marriage laws.</p> <p>The woman in her 30s, known in the Court of Final Appeal as "W" under anonymity rules, successfully overturned earlier verdicts that said marriage is only allowed between couples who were of the opposite sex at birth.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130513/hong-kong-transsexual-wins-fight-marry-her-boyfriend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender LGBT Social Issues Transgender AFP Mon, 13 May 2013 08:01:25 +0000 5836492 at http://www.globalpost.com Transgender candidate could become a first in NYC, but he says focus is on inclusion - for all http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130618/transgender-candidate-could-become-first-nyc-he-says-focus-i <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, N.Y. - Mel Wymore is a typical city council candidate in many ways, campaigning as a community board appointee, ex-PTA chair and founder of a roster of local organizations. But Wymore's community-leader resume has an unusual feature: He built much of it while he was a woman.</p> <p>If he wins, Wymore would be the first openly transgender officeholder in the nation's biggest city and one of only a handful ever in the U.S., though his campaign isn't emphasizing his personal story — or sidestepping it.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130618/transgender-candidate-could-become-first-nyc-he-says-focus-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Genderqueer Mel Wymore Transgender The Canadian Press Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:02:06 +0000 5859943 at http://www.globalpost.com Colorado school discriminated against transgender girl: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130624/colorado-school-discriminated-against-transgender-girl-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Keith Coffman</p> <p>DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado school district discriminated against a 6-year-old transgender girl when it barred her from using the girls' lavatory, according to a report by the state's civil rights division released by the family's attorney on Sunday.</p> <p>Coy Mathis, who was born male but has identified as a female since an early age, attended Eagleside Elementary School, south of Colorado Springs, as a girl since kindergarten.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130624/colorado-school-discriminated-against-transgender-girl-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology Transgender Thomson Reuters Mon, 24 Jun 2013 08:02:18 +0000 5865462 at http://www.globalpost.com First public transgender marriage dispute in Taiwan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130711/first-public-transgender-marriage-dispute-taiwan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Taiwanese transgender couple on Thursday demanded the government reverse what they said is an "illegal" decision to revoke their marriage status, in the latest of a series of same sex and transgender disputes on the island.</p> <p>Abbygail Wu, 27, and her 29-year-old partner Jiyi Wu both had surgery in July last year to transform them from men to women and were married in October.</p> <p>In order to receive a marriage certificate from the government Jiyi registered with government authorities as a male -- the "husband" of the couple -- while Abbygail said she was female.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130711/first-public-transgender-marriage-dispute-taiwan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Behavior Genderqueer Law Transgender AFP Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:34:22 +0000 5881534 at http://www.globalpost.com California to recognize transgender pupil preferences http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130813/california-recognize-transgender-pupil-preferences <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Transgender students in California public schools will be able to choose which bathrooms to use and which sex-segregated sports to play, according to new legislation passed Monday.</p> <p>The bill signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown would allow students to be treated as their chosen gender rather than that listed on their official documents.</p> <p>Supporters of the law say it will help reduce bullying, while opponents have warned that the new policy will disrupt learning.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130813/california-recognize-transgender-pupil-preferences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business California Genderqueer Hospitality Law Politics Transgender AFP Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:15:45 +0000 5908791 at http://www.globalpost.com Transgender girl crowned homecoming queen at California school http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130922/transgender-girl-crowned-homecoming-queen-at-california-school <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 16-year-old transgender girl said on Sunday she experienced "ultimate joy" when it was announced she would be crowned homecoming queen at her Southern California high school.</p> <p>Cassidy Lynn Campbell, who was born biologically male but identifies as female, won the popular vote for homecoming queen at Marina High School in Huntington Beach on Friday.</p> <p>Campbell took the crown just over a month after the state's governor signed a law to aid transgender youth in public schools.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130922/transgender-girl-crowned-homecoming-queen-at-california-school" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender Gender studies Technology Transgender Thomson Reuters Sun, 22 Sep 2013 19:45:57 +0000 5941408 at http://www.globalpost.com Transgender student named homecoming queen at Iowa university http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131012/transgender-student-named-homecoming-queen-at-iowa-university <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Noreen O'Donnell</p> <p>(Reuters) - Steven Sanchez danced in gold sequined pumps and lip-synched Selena Gomez's "Like a Champion" and "Come and Get It" in becoming one of the first transgender students to be chosen a homecoming queen.</p> <p>Sanchez, 21, said he was still in shock that his routine had won Friday's vote at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.</p> <p>"I could not believe it when it happened, and I still can't believe it," he told Reuters on Saturday. "I've come so far as a person."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131012/transgender-student-named-homecoming-queen-at-iowa-university" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gender studies Genderqueer Steven Sanchez Transgender Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Oct 2013 20:45:41 +0000 5959448 at http://www.globalpost.com Fortune 500 companies cover sex change operations, other procedures for transgender workers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131024/fortune-500-companies-cover-sex-change-operations-other-proc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - When Koset Surakomol decided to have a sex change operation, the company she worked for told her co-workers that the man they'd laboured alongside for a dozen years should be addressed as a woman going forward.</p> <p>But EMC Corp.'s support didn't end there: The data storage company paid tens of thousands of dollars for her to undergo hormone therapy, breast augmentation and facial contouring. It also will foot the bill later this year when Surakomol has the operation that will complete her transformation — a benefit EMC began offering in 2007.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131024/fortune-500-companies-cover-sex-change-operations-other-proc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Gender Gender transitioning Health Labor Law Social Issues Technology Transgender The Canadian Press Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:03:57 +0000 5969865 at http://www.globalpost.com School gives second chance to Buenos Aires transvestites http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131029/school-gives-second-chance-buenos-aires-transvestites <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>For years they have been excluded from mainstream education and often condemned to a life of prostitution, but Buenos Aires has now opened a school for young transvestites and transsexuals.</p> <p>Mocha Celis, which hosts 40 students on the fifth floor of an abandoned railway building in the Chacarita commercial neighborhood, will see its first class in December next year.</p> <p>With courses tailored so as not to clash with the transvestite or transsexual lifestyle, the idea that the young people earn the equivalent of a high school diploma before they enter the workforce.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131029/school-gives-second-chance-buenos-aires-transvestites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Daniela Mercado Gender Human sexuality Labor Social Issues Transgender AFP Tue, 29 Oct 2013 23:02:14 +0000 5974581 at http://www.globalpost.com