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Israel refused trans woman transfer to women's prison, cited 'appearance'

During her time at Nitzan, she experienced repeated harassment from other prisoners on the basis of her gender identity, things she would not have received in a women's prison.

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Transgender ex-neo-Nazi won't face prison time, 'already suffered enough'

“None of us have suffered the difficult situation this defendant has endured as a result of his gender identity confusion... Enough’s enough.”

PEOPLE PROTEST US President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender service members in the military.

Arkansas passes bill to ban certain types of care for transgender youth

Sixteen other states are considering similar bills. Civil rights organizations have said they are likely to sue to stop any such bills that are enacted.

By REUTERS
30/03/2021

A transgender Islamic school in Pakistan breaks barriers

Holding back tears, Khan recalled how she was disowned by her family at 13 and forced into begging.

By REUTERS
22/03/2021

Transgender Jews are finding a safe haven in an unexpected place: the farm

“I went to Adamah because everyone was telling me this is like a great queer place to learn, like you will meet many trans and queer Jews there,” said Kohanski.

By BEN HARRIS/JTA
01/03/2021
U.S. President Joe Biden signs executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington

Biden overturns US military transgender ban

"President Biden believes that gender identity should not be a bar to military service, and that America’s strength is found in its diversity," the White House said in a statement.

By REUTERS
25/01/2021

Biden taps Rachel Levine, first trans person as assistant Health Sec.

The pick of Pennsylvania's top health official for a critical role during the raging COVID-19 pandemic continues Biden's pattern of selecting a historically diverse slate of leaders.

By REUTERS
19/01/2021
SARAH WEIL (right) and Jewish educator and trans-activist Yiscah Smith wrap themselves in a flag

78% of Israel's trans community have considered suicide in past year

According to the study, there are significant gaps between transgender people and the general population in different job sectors, levels of income, and overall well-being.

PEOPLE PROTEST US President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender service members in the military.

US trans soldiers call on Biden to end military ban

"Every American who is qualified to serve in our military should be able to do so - regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and without having to hide who they are," said Biden.

By REUTERS
08/11/2020
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