Cannes 2019: ‘We are all transgender,’ says actress Leyna Bloom
21 May 2019 | 5:35 am
Cannes 2019: 'We are all transgender,' says actress Leyna Bloom
13 Jul 2020
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Tuesday
30 Sep 2020
Like thousands of other transgender people in the UK, Jay and Alexis are on waiting lists for gender confirming surgeries. But with Covid-19 exacerbating already years-long patient queues in the state-run National Health Service, they are now turning to crowfunding to finance their operations in the private sector.
14 Nov 2020
Bangladesh opens its first Islamic school for transgender worshippers, with clerics calling it a first step towards integrating the marginalised group into society. The madrasa is one of a series of recent moves in Bangladesh to make life easier for the Muslim-majority nation's up to 1.5 million transgender people.
2 Dec 2020
The feeling of being born with the wrong gender. It is estimated that one out of 500 children are affected by this profound feeling of doubt and unease. One that's often been cornered to the sole fields of psychiatry and mental problems. Children faced with such questioning often come across rejection, bullying, denial and isolation, meaning they are at heavy risk of self-harm and suicide. What is French society doing to reach out to these kids?
26 Jan 2021
US President Joe Biden signs an executive order in the Oval Office of the White House that overturns Donald Trump's ban on transgender personnel serving in the military, saying "all Americans" qualified to serve should be able to do so.
10 Mar 2021
Bangladesh's first transgender news presenter breaks down in tears after her word-perfect debut was beamed to the nation and the cameras were off. Tashnuva Anan Shishir, delivered the three-minute news bulletin on Boishakhi TV. "I was shaking inside. But once the bulletin was over, I felt better. My confidence was boosted," she says.
25 Apr 2021
For many African actors looking to make it big, Nollywood is the place to be. But for many aspiring young female actors, it can be difficult to forge a career in the film industry with other societal pressures placed on them.14-year old Angel Onyi Unigwe describes her journey to becoming Nigeria's most influential Nollywood teen actress. She was introduced to the movie industry by her mum.
27 Apr 2021
The trial of two transgender women arrested while eating in a restaurant resumes today in Cameroon, as activists and rights groups speak out against the treatment of the transgender community in the central African country.
6 Jun 2021
Transgender people find little acceptance in conservative societies like Albania. After years of isolation, members of the transgender community decided to confront taboos by launching a photo exhibition in the capital, Tirana.
27 Jun 2021
Laural Hubbard's selection to New Zealand's squad for the Tokyo Olympics has opened a wider conversation on the participation of transgender athletes at major sporting events.
20 Jul 2021
Cameroonian social media celebrity Shakiro has described how she and fellow transgender woman Patricia were put in chains during the five months they have spent in prison. They were released on Friday pending an appeal against their five-year sentences for "attempted homosexuality".
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The first-time demographic shift could have repercussions for British unity. When Northern Ireland was founded in 1921 as part of the United Kingdom, two-thirds of the population were Protestant
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Olawale Abdulmajeed, a 32-year-old Nigerian medical student, fled Ukraine after the Russian invasion. His escape took him from Dnipro, Ukraine, all the way to Dordrecht in the Netherlands. With the sound of exploding bombs still in his ears, he is now trying to make a new life. But how did he experience the whole escape? And what difficulties is he facing now? Olawale tells his story.
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German ministers have indicated that people fleeing Russia could apply for asylum in Germany after President Vladimir Putin ordered what he called a "partial military mobilization."
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SEFE, formerly known as Gazprom Germania, could become the second German gas importer to be protected from bankruptcy after Russia cut off supplies.
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Segregation in Northern Ireland is a long-running issue in the political and social history of Northern Ireland. The segregation involves Northern Ireland's two main voting blocs—Irish nationalist/republicans (mainly Roman Catholic) and unionist/loyalist (mainly Protestant).