Arlene Foster Says DUP’s ‘Christian’ Values Won’t Change

Arlene Foster Says DUP’s ‘Christian’ Values Won’t Change

Yesterday marked the first day of Arlene Foster as the new First Minister of Northern Ireland. It was also the first day that she had to face questions over some of the Democratic Unionist Parties views on equality in Northern Ireland. In an interview with News Letter, when questioned about her party’s views on equal […]

First Out Trans Woman Stands For Ireland Election

First Out Trans Woman Stands For Ireland Election

22 year old Ellen Murray has made history in Ireland, becoming the first openly transgender person to run for election in the country, and will be standing for the Green Party in West Belfast in May’s Stormont Assembly poll. She has said that she hopes to give a voice to women, young people and the […]

Maria Miller Calls To Degender UK Passports & Drivers Licenses

Maria Miller Calls To Degender UK Passports & Drivers Licenses

Conservative MP Maria Miller, who chaired the recent Transgender Inquiry, has called for official documents to be degendered.  She claims that gender markers have no place on identification such as driving licenses and passports as they serve no real purpose, and that they cause issues for the transgender community. Miller has called for the government […]

ACLU, Outfront MN Sues State of Minnesota for Transgender Services

Lawsuit Says Ban Arbitrarily Denies Transgender People Necessary Healthcare

ACLU, Outfront MN Sues State of Minnesota for Transgender Services

The ACLU and the ACLU of Minnesota, along with Outfront Minnesota and Evan Tysilio Thomas filed a lawsuit against the Minnesota Department of Human Services last week challenging the coverage ban on transition related surgery for transgender people on Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare, Minnesota’s health care system. According to the ACLU, “Minnesota’s Medical Assistance program […]

GOP Candidate Ben Carson Opposes Transgender Military Decision

GOP Candidate Ben Carson Opposes Transgender Military Decision

Republican Presidential candidate Ben Carson came out this week in opposition to people who are transgender serving in the military by stating, “…using our military as a laboratory for social experimentation.” During a campaign stop in Iowa on Saturday, the spoke in favor of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that ended in 2011 while […]

HERO Takes a Fall: Houston Texas Votes No on Proposition 1

Houston Texas says "No" to equality protection for minority groups.

HERO Takes a Fall: Houston Texas Votes No on Proposition 1

“I feel disheartened and disappointed,” Trans-activist and creator of the #WeJustNeedToPee campaign said to PlanetTransgender about the defeat of Proposition 1 this morning, “but at the same time, more determined than ever. I do believe that justice will prevail, and that we have to stand our ground on this and all issues dealing with equality. […]