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Pope Francis compares trans people to nuclear weapons

Pope Francis

The head of the Catholic Church compared the arguments of trans rights to nuclear weapons. Accordingly to the independent National Catholic Reporter, during an interview for the book Pope Francis: This Economy Kills published in January in Italy, Pope Francis said: “Let’s think of the nuclear arms, of the possibility to annihilate in a few instants a very high number ...

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Unknown citizens: Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014

November is a month of commemoration, most famously Armistice Day in Europe and Veteran’s Day in the North America. Another event that marks the tragic loss of many lives is the International Transgender Day of Remembrance on 20th November. It began with the tragic murder of a transwoman in Allston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA on 28th November 1998. Rita Hester, 35, ...

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Thoughts on Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today we observe Transgender Day of Remembrance. On 20 November each year trans people and their allies gather to mourn those killed in transphobic hate crimes and to speak out for trans people’s basic human rights. Originally motivated by the brutal murder on 28 November 1998 of Rita Hester in Boston Massachusetts, USA, Transgender Day of Remembrance has grown from ...

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Scotland conference legacy for transgender and intersex rights

Becky Kent, Research Associate at the Scottish Transgender Alliance, comments about the legacy and contributions of the recent conference for transgender and intersex rights that was held in Edinburgh, Scotland. From Friday 31 October through Sunday 2 November the Scottish Transgender Alliance and Equality Network held the largest gathering of trans and intersex people, their families and allies ever in ...

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Campaign for trans and intersex rights in Scotland launched

Scottish Transgender Alliance

A new campaign has been launched in Edinburgh on Saturday calling for legal equality for transgender and intersex people in Scotland. The ‘Equal Recognition’ campaign launched by the Scottish Transgender Alliance and the Equality Network includes a call for the Scottish Government to change the law to recognise a third gender in Scotland. Currently transgender people who do not identify ...

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Scotland to host major conference for transgender and intersex rights

Scottish Transgender Alliance

Between Friday 31 October and Sunday 2 November, the Equality Network and Scottish Transgender Alliance’s (STA) Trans and Intersex Conference of the Isles takes place at the John McIntyre Conference Centre in Edinburgh. Thanks to funding from VisitScotland, the Scottish Government and Edinburgh University, the event is bringing together over 150 trans and intersex people from across the UK and ...

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