Sex Change

Iran's transgender community: Legally recognised yet socially ostracised

Iran is the only Muslim country in the Persian Gulf region that gives trans citizens the right to have their gender identity recognized by the law—but violence, rejection from their families and society, and financial issues that come with being ostracised have added to the plight of transgender …

LGBTQ

Three transgender men challenge Hong Kong policy requiring full sex change before they are legally considered male

Hong Kong’s High Court on Tuesday began hearing the case of three transgender men challenging the government’s requirement for them to undergo a full …

LGBTQ

Another court rejects Trump bid to stop transgender military recruits

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday rejected a bid by President Donald Trump's administration to prevent the U.S. military from accepting transgender recruits starting Jan. 1, the second court to issue such a ruling this week.<p>Four federal judges around the country have …

Judiciary

Donald Trump: Second US court rejects bid to stop transgender military recruits

A US federal appeals court in Washington has rejected a bid by US President Donald Trump's administration to prevent the military from accepting …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump's military transgender ban rejected again

US President Donald Trump's attempt to ban trangender people from the military has been rejected by another appeals court.

Donald Trump

Trump's transgender ban rejected again

A federal appeals court in Washington rejected a bid by President Donald Trump's administration to prevent the US military from accepting transgender …

James Mattis

Second court rejects Trump bid to stop transgender military recruits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday rejected a bid by President Donald Trump's administration to prevent the U.S. military from accepting transgender recruits starting Jan. 1, the second court to issue such a ruling this week.<p>Three federal judges around the …

News

Let transgender people have status recognised without undergoing sex reassignment surgery, Hong Kong equality watchdog urges

Hong Kong’s equality watchdog has urged the city’s government to recognise the legal status of transgender people without them having to undergo sex …

LGBTQ

U.S. military must accept transgender recruits by January 1, judge rules | Reuters

(Reuters) - Transgender recruits will be able to join the U.S. military as of Jan. 1 after a federal judge on Monday denied a request by President …

LGBTQ

Judge rules transgender people can enlist in military, denying Trump bid to delay deadline

A federal judge on Monday denied the Trump administration’s request to delay an order requiring the military to begin accepting transgender recruits starting Jan. 1, saying the argument for more time seemed based on “vague claims.”<p>“The Court is not persuaded that Defendants will be irreparably …

Politics

Landmark court ruling a victory for transgender citizens of Turkey

In a landmark verdict Thursday, the highest legal authority, the Constitutional Court, canceled a controversial law requiring transgender individuals …

LGBTQ

Health ministry proposes public insurance coverage for sex reassignment surgery

The health ministry proposed a rule change Wednesday to begin allowing public health insurance to cover sex reassignment surgery for people with …

Health Care

The first survey of China's trans people is incredibly disturbing

China’s first nationwide report on its trans population has indicated startling rates of violence and depression within the community.<p>The poll, …

Psychology

Federal judge says Trump administration can’t stop funding sex-reassignment surgery for military members

A second federal judge has halted the Trump administration’s proposed transgender military ban, finding that active-duty service members are “already …

Equality

Maharashtra Police rejects sex change plea by woman cop

The Maharashtra Police has rejected a plea by a woman constable to undergo a sex change.<p>Lalita Salve (29), is posted in Beed district of Marathwada …

Should tax dollars pay for gender reassignment surgery?

The Pentagon confirmed in a statement that it would pay for a transgender soldier's gender reassignment surgery for the first time.

LGBTQ

A Transgender Soldier Had Gender Confirmation Surgery, And The Pentagon Paid For It

"Supplemental Health Care Program will cover this surgery in accordance with Department's interim guidance on transgender Service members."<p>The …

War

Transgender service members and their families deal with fallout from Trump's tweets

For months, Kiera Walker grappled with the decision of how and when to come out as a transgender woman to her fellow members of the Coast Guard. She …

LGBTQ

Tax Dollars Fund Active Military Member's Sex-Change Surgery

On Tuesday, the Pentagon confirmed that an active-duty United States Military member underwent sex-reassignment surgery which was funded by taxpayer …

Conservative View

The Pentagon will pay for a soldier's sex-reassignment surgery for the first time

President Trump may have tried to ban transgender people from the military, but the Pentagon seems to have another idea.<p>The Pentagon announced …

War

LGBT Groups Skeptical of Pentagon's Funding of Sex Reassignment Surgery

The Department of Defense confirmed Tuesday that it had funded an active-duty military member's gender reassignment surgery, despite an ongoing …

LGBTQ

Pentagon to pay for surgery for transgender soldier

WASHINGTON — An active-duty service member underwent gender transition surgery Tuesday in the first such procedure approved under a waiver allowing the Pentagon to pay for the operation.<p>The patient is an infantry soldier who identifies as a woman, according to a source close to the service member. …

News

Pentagon To Pay For Soldier’s Gender Confirmation Surgery

The surgery Tuesday was the first to be approved under a waiver allowing military payment.<p>The Pentagon will pay for an active-duty soldier’s gender confirmation surgery, which took place Tuesday afternoon, according to a statement sent to multiple news outlets.<p>The surgery and its approval come …

Donald Trump

Pentagon Approves Gender-Reassignment Surgery for Service Member

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon approved a gender-reassignment surgery for an active-duty military member, defense officials said on Tuesday, four months after President Trump abruptly announced a ban on transgender people serving in the military.<p>The surgery is the latest setback to Mr. Trump’s effort to …

U.S. Politics

The Pentagon Is Paying For A Transgender Soldier's Sex Reassignment Surgery For The First Time

The active-duty military member is the first person to receive sex reassignment surgery under a new waiver program that allows the Pentagon to pay for it.<p>An active-duty military member had sex reassignment surgery on Tuesday, becoming the first to do so under a waiver program that allows the …

LGBTQ

Pentagon agrees to pay for soldier’s sex-reassignment surgery

The Pentagon has agreed to pay for an active-duty soldier’s gender-transition surgery, according to a report.<p>The sex-reassignment surgery, which is …

LGBTQ

Pentagon will pay for transgender soldier's reassignment surgery

The Pentagon confirmed Tuesday that it will pay for a soldier’s gender reassignment surgery for the first time.<p>Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said …

Pentagon Will Pay for Transgender Soldier’s Reassignment Surgery

The Pentagon has reportedly approved its first pay for a gender-transition surgery for an active duty-service member, NBC News reported Monday. The …

War

Maharashtra Police reject woman constable’s plea to continue working after sex change

Officials said that the police manual, recruitment norms and service rules leave no scope to give the woman a positive reply.<p>The Maharashtra Police …

Medicine

Group of MPs aim to ban sex change in Lithuania

VILNIUS – A group of parliamentarians suggest changing the Civil Code stipulate that gender is a genetically determined quality, banning change of …

European News