The quest for trans rights has exposed a deep divide in the UK. Scotland may show a way forward

The quest for trans rights has exposed a deep divide in the UK. Scotland may show a way forward

In a bid to be in step with some European countries, Scotland’s government wants to ease the current pathway, criticized as too expensive and intrusive. The simplified self-declaratory system would shed away the panel and the medical reports. And where it has been a requirement for applicants to prove having lived in accordance with one’s gender identity for 24 months, the new system would require just three months. It would also reduce the minimum age of recognition to 16, from 18.
The move has reinvigorated the quest for more rights for the structurally disenfranchised community, blighted by high rates of discrimination, harassment, suicide, and who report facing difficulty obtaining gender-affirming healthcare in the UK.

How to be an ally for transgender rights

How to be an ally for transgender rights

he last day of March is the International Transgender Day of Visibility, celebrated each year to honor transgender people around the world and the courage it takes to live authentically and openly. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness about the severe, ongoing discrimination and violence that transgender people often face every day.

Lorena Borjas, Mother of Queens’ Trans Latinx Community, Has Died Due to Coronavirus

Lorena Borjas, Mother of Queens’ Trans Latinx Community, Has Died Due to Coronavirus

Lorena Borjas — a human trafficking survivor and lifelong defender of immigrants, sex workers, and trans folks — died this morning from complications due to COVID-19, according to tweets by Bianey Garcia, Borjas’s chosen daughter. She was 60 years old.

‘People Are Dying’: Battling Coronavirus Inside a N.Y.C. Hospital | NYT News

‘People Are Dying’: Battling Coronavirus Inside a N.Y.C. Hospital | NYT News

An emergency room doctor in Elmhurst, Queens, gives a rare look inside a hospital at the center of the coronavirus pandemic. “We don’t have the tools that we need.”

Trump Refused To Follow Pandemic Blueprint Because He Thought He Knew Better

Trump Refused To Follow Pandemic Blueprint Because He Thought He Knew Better

The White House decided in the early stages of the pandemic that they didn’t want to play by the same rules as other countries, so they completed disregarded a 2016 National Security Council handbook that was designed to help countries mitigate and prevent pandemics from spreading. They had the instructions in their hands, but Donald Trump always believes that he knows better than anyone else. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

The Surprisingly Old Science of Living as Transgender

In the 20th century’s middle decades, the first recipient of phalloplasty surgery fought to be recognized as a man

Transgender individuals have been recently maligned as succumbing to a new “fad,” symptomatic of “leftist” modern culture. In fact, bigendered, nongendered or transgendered people have appeared throughout human history, and the practice of sexual reassignment surgery dates from the Second World War. Dillon would be one of the pioneers, making use of plastic surgery developed to treat the battle-scarred. In many ways, the technical, medical and legal hurdles were more easily surmounted then than now, but the fight for acceptance, and the right to exist in peace, was just as fraught.