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Trans teen takes legal action over gender care delay in UK

Nov 23 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A transgender teenager is taking legal action against England's health service over a delay in accessing specialist gender care, his lawyers said on Monday, as global debate rages over whether adolescents should be allowed to medically change gender.

Britain resurrects lesbian pirates as world recasts statues

Nov 18 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain unveiled a statue of two lesbian pirates on Wednesday, resurrecting a duo who "broke gender boundaries" amid a wider debate over why so few women are immortalised with monuments.

Nearly half of LGBT+ pupils feel unsafe at school in England, study finds

Nov 17 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost half of LGBT+ pupils in England do not feel safe at school, with more than a third saying homophobic and transphobic bullying is common, a study showed on Wednesday, raising concerns about the possible impact on students' mental health.

UK's top court rejects trans man's bid to be named child's father

Nov 16 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A British transgender man's bid to be named the father rather than the mother on his child's birth certificate has been rejected by the country's highest court, in a case that has highlighted evolving conceptions of gender.

Hungary's ban on trans identity change 'very sad', says EU equality chief

Nov 12 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Europe's equality chief said on Thursday she was saddened by Hungary's ban on transgender people changing their legal sex as Brussels launched a strategy to tackle discrimination against LGBT+ people.

Norway outlaws hate speech against trans and bisexual people

Nov 10 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Norway's parliament outlawed hate speech against transgender and bisexual people on Tuesday, expanding its penal code which has protected gay and lesbian people since 1981.

With Twitter pronouns and victory speech, Biden-Harris signal new era for trans rights

Nov 10 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With vice president-elect Kamala Harris including her pronouns in her Twitter bio and president-elect Joe Biden thanking trans supporters in his victory speech, trans Americans have already won exceptional backing from the incoming U.S. administration.

REFILE-U.S. Christian groups spent $280m fighting LGBT+ rights, abortion overseas

Oct 27 2020

LONDON, Oct 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Right-wing U.S. groups have put more than $280 million into campaigns against LGBT+ rights and abortion worldwide since 2007, almost $90 million of which focused on Europe, according to a report on Tuesday.

Instagram changes nudity policy after campaign by plus-sized Black model

Oct 26 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Instagram will introduce a new nudity policy this week following a campaign by a Black British plus-sized model, who said the removal of images showing her covering her breasts with her arms betrayed "racial biases" in its algorithm.

RPT-FACTBOX-State of same-sex unions globally as Pope Francis gives backing

Oct 21 2020

LONDON, Oct 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pope Francis endorsed civil unions for same-sex couples in a new film released on Wednesday, intensifying the global debate around gay and lesbian relationships, which have no legal recognition in most countries.

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