Jul 16, 2015

Transgender people win legal recognition in Ireland

Transgender people in Ireland have won legal recognition of their status through the passage of a law allowing them to change their legal gender with no medical or state intervention. The majority of countries in Europe require transgender people to undergo surgery and sterilization, ...

Pentagon said poised to lift military's transgender ban

Jul 14, 2015

Pentagon said poised to lift military's transgender ban

Pentagon leaders are finalizing plans aimed at lifting the ban on transgender individuals in the U.S. military, with the goal of formally ending one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military service, senior U.S. officials told The Associated Press. An announcement is ...

Apr 9, 2015

'Conversion' therapy for gay youth must end: Obama

President Barack Obama is calling for an end to psychiatric therapy treatments aimed at changing the sexual orientation or gender identity of gay, lesbian and transgender youth. The move comes in response to an online petition posted on the White House website following the ...