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Byun Hee-soo
Despite a court ruling confirming that the discharge of the nations first known trans soldier was illegal, the South Korean military has decided to appeal, even after the soldier's tragic death.  The ruling by the Daejeon District Court earlier this month stated that the forceful discharge of staff sergeant Byun...
Dave Chappelle
Dave Chappelle has been defended by the family of a late trans woman who was friends with the comedian, saying they are not offended by his controversial Netflix special. Dave Chappelle's The Closer Netflix special has caused widespread controversy, with thousands calling for it to be removed from the platform. The...
Ahead of their next trans-rights rally on Sunday, Richard Tait meets Elle Kingsbury, the queer activist who organised the recent rally outside the Michael Fowler Centre, which saw over 1000 people unite to show their support for trans rights. Elle was born in Auckland but grew up in the small...
On the same night Speak Up For Women held a talk at the Michael Fowler Centre, hundreds gathered outside to oppose the controversial group. Some were met with verbal and physical abuse. Speak Up for Women held a forum last night at Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre to discuss their opposition...
The letter was signed by former All Black Jeff Wilson and Olympian Barbara Kendall. A group of National MPs have accepted calling for a rethink on guidelines for transgender people in sport. The Save Women's Sports Australasia says further consultation is needed on draft principles produced by Sport New Zealand on...
Laurel Hubbard
Ana Van Bellinghen says the transgender Kiwi should not be allowed to compete in the women’s category. A Belgian weightlifter has hit out at the inclusion of transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard’s inclusion in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.  While a Kiwi team has yet to be named, Hubbard is set to become...
The Government has accepted a range of recommendations from a working group on the issue of sex changes but has rejected others.  Minister for Internal Affairs Jan Tinetti has accepted a range of recommendations from the Working Group for Reducing Barriers to Changing Registered Sex which will make it...
Trans USA
Just a few weeks into 2021 at least 10 anti-transgender bills have been introduced across seven different states by Republican lawmakers. According to reports, the majority of the Republican-sponsored bills target gender-affirming healthcare and trans youth, including redefining “child abuse” to include parents who support their trans kids. While other...

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