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LHC orders govt to arrange separate rooms for transgender patients in hospitals

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Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi of Lahore High Court on Wednesday directed the Punjab government to arrange separate rooms in Out-Patient Departments at all public hospitals for treatment of transgender community. Petitioner submitted that transgender persons were given discriminatory treatments in every field of life and even being denied medical facilities at public hospitals.

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Why the case against Tim Blair for alleged transgender vilification failed

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 02:47

Although Blair's comments came "close to the line" of inciting severe ridicule, they didn't quite cross it. Ultimately, the case failed.

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Transgender woman killed by border agent tragically misidentified by police, activists say

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 18:00

When law enforcement authorities in Texas identified one of four women they say was killed by Border Patrol supervisor Juan David Ortiz, they made a tragic situation even more painful for those who knew Nikki Enriquez, LGBTQ activists say. That's because the 28-year-old transgender woman had disassociated herself from her birth name, Humberto Ortiz and had taken on a new name and identity.

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Transgender woman killed by border agent tragically misidentified by police, activists say

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 18:00

When authorities identified the four women allegedly killed by Border Patrol agent Juan David Ortiz, they gave the wrong name for Nikki Enriquez. Transgender woman killed by border agent tragically misidentified by police, activists say When authorities identified the four women allegedly killed by Border Patrol agent Juan David Ortiz, they gave the wrong name for Nikki Enriquez.

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Anna Friel hopes trans drama can change perceptions like Brookside lesbian kiss

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 15:54

Actress Anna Friel has said she hopes that her new drama programme can help change perceptions about transgender children in the same way that her lesbian kiss on Brookside did for all-female couples. Friel will play the mother of a boy who wishes to live as a girl in a new mini-series called Butterfly.

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Transgender community in Jordan faces abuse, discrimination

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:21

Cover of MyKali Magazine where JHR-mentored journalist Hiba Abu Taha published her piece. The cover features Rachid, who transitioned from female to male despite Jordan criminalizing sexual reassignment surgeries.

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Barriers for transgender voters ahead of the 2018 midterm elections

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 06:52

In 2017, State Rep. Danica Roem of Virginia became the first openly transgender person to be elected to a state legislature, and just last month, gubernatorial candidate, Christine Hallquist of Vermont, became the first transgender person to win a major party nomination. While these accomplishments are a significant sign of change in American politics, transgender people still face challenges in the political arena.

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Health care coverage extended to transgender state employees after 5-4 vote by GIB

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 02:33

Gender-affirming surgery and related treatments will now be covered for transgender state employees under state-provided health insurance after a 5-4 vote by the Group Insurance Board last month ended the ban on coverage exclusions. Though the case for coverage has come to an end, benefits to state employees will take effect Jan. 1, 2019 in a process that took over two years.

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Why Are Pediatrician Groups Conforming to Transgender Orthodoxy?

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 21:52

All of this relates to a global child-welfare battle that is being fought in schools and surgeries across the English-speaking world. One of the most successful tactics used by the activists is to pathologize the debate; only "transphobes" question ostensibly pro-trans assumptions.

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The courageous transgender, Lili Elbe

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 17:16

Born as a man around 1880s, Einar Wegener was a successful landscape painter by the age of 22. He was widely appreciated as an artist for depiction of Danish Vejle Fjords. Einar went to the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, where he met Gerda Gottileb, who became his wife in 1904 and later helped him, albeit unintentionally, discover his feminine side.

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Hina Butt passes resolution condemning murder of transgender in Sahiwal

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:49

A resolution was submitted in the Punjab Assembly on Monday condemning the sad incident in which a transgender was allegedly burnt alive by unidentified persons in Sahiwal few days ago. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz lawmaker Hina Pervaiz Butt said in the resolution that the state is bound to provide equal rights to every citizen of the country according to the Constitution of Pakistan and it should be the top priority of the state to safeguard the lives and properties of every citizen.

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B.C. transgender woman who was denied Brazilian wax job withdraws human rights complaint

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 08:19

She withdrew the complaint because she felt she was being harassed by the lawyers who she says were threatening to publicly identify her A transgender woman in B.C. has withdrawn a human rights complaint filed against an aesthetician who turned down her request for a Brazilian wax job. The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms , whose lawyers represented the aesthetician, said Monday their client was vindicated and called it a "victory."

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New rights for transgender foster youth

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 03:55

Gov. Jerry Brown Monday signed a bill authored by San Diego-area Assemblyman Todd Gloria giving members of the state's foster system access to healthcare consistent with their gender identity. Current state law mandates that children and non-minors in the foster system have a right to medical, dental, vision and mental health services.

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2 Toronto transgender students file human rights claims against province over sex-ed

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 23:39

Two Toronto transgender high school students have filed two separate human rights claims against the Ontario government over changes to its health and physical education curriculum. They are also seeking $15,000 in damages each.

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A new transgender legal service is the first of its kind in Australia

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 19:20

Trans and gender diverse people face unique legal issues when it comes to discrimination, but a new legal service will help them fight it. The Inner City Legal Centre has partnered with Dentons to launch the pilot of a dedicated transgender legal service, the first of its kind in Australia.

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Transgender delegation calls on PM

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 14:54

A transgender delegation meets Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the premier's Sangsad Bhaban office in Dhaka on Sunday, September 16, 2018. Photo: PID A five-member transgender delegation yesterday called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to express their gratitude for the government recognition of them as the "third gender".

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Drawing on her own experience, Nagoya doctor offers transgender counseling

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 10:32

While people diagnosed with gender dysphoria in Japan are receiving more social support, such as getting health insurance coverage for gender reassignment surgery, the more widely adopted hormone therapy remains uncovered by health insurance. Hime Muto, 41, formerly a pediatrician, began accepting transgender people last fall at Hisaya Clinic, which she runs in central Nagoya, believing it is necessary to provide proper diagnosis and adequate therapy.

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Doctors group recommends support for transgender children

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 06:09

A doctors group took a stand in support of transgender children Monday, offering advice in what it called "a rapidly evolving" field. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommended support for kids who change their names or hairstyles to affirm their chosen gender identity.

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Doctors group recommends support for transgender children

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 06:09

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Insanity. Doctors performing mastectomies on teen "transgender" girls

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 04:08

This story never seems to end. There are, apparently, doctors accepting cases of underage female children who "identify" as males and performing double mastectomies on them to avoid the trauma of developing breasts.

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