Iran

Iran advanced a bill in its parliament to strengthen legal protections for transgender people in Iran. The Islamic Republic’s decades-old recognition of transsexuality and its financial support for transgender Iranians seeking sex-change procedures reinforces gender and undermines the rights of gay and lesbian people. The new bill, sent to parliament this week, provides transsexual Iranians more robust protections against possible police […]

Miranda Brooke Raven @theravenmiranda & Portland Anti-TERF/SWERF Action Team (USA)

William Radik is a well-known Men’s Rights Activist in Portland who goes by “Miranda Brooke Raven.” He is apparently a member of the Portland Anti-TERF/SWERF Action Team, a group of Men’s Rights Activists that harasses Women engaged in political activism (or women-focused organizing) that hurts his feelings. He recently published a list of Women planning […]

Iran

A recent report out of Iran supports what gays and lesbians have realized across the world – support for gender identity means an end of gay people. Justice For Iran (JFI) and 6Rang, an Iranian lesbian and transgender network, have issued a report indicating that Iranian doctors routinely pressure lesbians and gays to undergo sex change operations […]

Iran

Footballers in Iran’s professional women’s league are to undergo mandatory tests to establish that they are female. The country’s football governing body instituted the random checks after several leading players – including four in the national women’s team – were either men who had not completed sex change operations or were suffering from sexual development disorders. Sex […]

Iran

Homosexual relationships are banned in Iran, but the country allows sex change operations and hundreds of men have elected for surgery to change their lives. Sex changes have been legal in Iran since Ayatollah Khomeini, the spiritual leader of the 1979 Islamic revolution, passed a fatwa – a religious edict – authorising them for “diagnosed […]

Iran

“Prior to the Revolution of 1979 Iran had failed to address transsexuals and their status in society. Following the Revolution, transsexuals were criminalized and lumped together with gays and lesbians. Then, in 1987, the Ayatollah Khomeini granted permission to a male to undergo SRS and to live as a woman, a fatwa which made SRS […]

Kosilek v. Spencer #justiceforcheryl @JenniferLevi1 (USA)

Robert Kosilek brutally murdered his wife, Cheryl McCaul, in 1990. The details of that crime follow as reported in Kosilek’s appeal of his conviction: The victim’s body was discovered in the back seat of her automobile in a shopping mall parking lot in North Attleborough on the evening of Sunday, May 20, 1990, after the […]