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Kept out of traditional jobs, transgender people see hope in tech world

Oct 28 2020

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a transgender woman living in Russia, where LGBT+ people often face abuse and state repression, Chloe Golovleva said she felt like an animal trapped in a cage.

Pope's support for gay civil unions seen as threat to same-sex marriage

Oct 22 2020

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The pope's comments in support of gay civil unions did not go far enough and could even harm the campaign for same-sex marriage, LGBT+ rights campaigners said on Thursday.

What does the Pope's support for gay civil unions mean for LGBT+ rights?

Oct 21 2020

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pope Francis has signaled a softening towards LGBT+ rights with his comments that same-sex couples should be protected by civil union laws and have the right to form a family.

'I see myself' - Stars of 'Equal' Samira Wiley, Billy Porter on LGBT history

Oct 19 2020

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Emmy Award-winning actors Samira Wiley and Billy Porter may be among the most well-known LGBT+ stars in Hollywood, but when it comes to queer history, even they admit there's a lot to learn. | Video

'Unable to learn’ - Transgender schools in Latin America offer a fresh chance

Oct 06 2020

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a transgender girl growing up in Buenos Aires, Viviana Gonzalez dreamt of being a writer, composing poems to console her mother who fled Gonzalez’ abusive father.

Belgium appoints Europe's first transgender deputy PM

Oct 01 2020

, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A transgender woman was sworn in as deputy prime minister in Belgium's new government on Thursday, becoming the most senior trans politician in Europe.

Drag queens to grace Vogue magazine cover in Brazil

Sep 28 2020

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A pair of drag queens will grace the October cover of Vogue in Brazil, the magazine said on Monday, marking a landmark for the iconic fashion publication in a nation where openly gay and trans people face violence and discrimination.

'Queer Eye' star Antoni Porowski calls out Poland's 'absurd' anti-LGBT+ crackdown

Sep 22 2020

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Attacks on LGBT+ rights in Poland, where towns are declaring themselves LGBT-free zones, are "absurd," said "Queer Eye” star Antoni Porowski, an actor with Polish roots who on Tuesday called on the country to respect its gay and trans citizens.

From Wall Street to Silicon Valley, LGBT+ investment on the rise

Sep 10 2020

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Michele Bettencourt stepped down as chief executive of a billion-dollar cyber-security firm to begin her transition from male to female, she thought her career was over.

Reported murders, suicides of trans people soar in Brazil

Sep 08 2020

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of transgender people killed in Brazil this year has risen by 70% over last year, according to research underscoring the South American country's rank as the world's deadliest place for trans people.

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