Posted onAugust 25, 2019|Comments Off on Canada now allows “X” Gender on Passports
Canadians will now be allowed to have a neutral gender on their Canadian passport and immigration documents.
The Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced that a new gender designation, “X,” for those who don’t identify as male or female, will be available starting Aug. 31st, 2019.
“Canadian citizens and residents deserve to be respected and have the opportunity to live according to their own identity. As of today, individuals who do not identify exclusively as female or male can have an “X” printed on their passport, travel document, citizenship certificate or permanent resident card.”
Those who would like to replace their current documents with gender “X” can do so with no fee until June 4, 2020.
It’s the latest in a series of policy changes supported by Bill C-16, which defends the rights of transgender people and makes it illegal to discriminate based on “gender identity or expression.”
Posted onMay 17, 2019|Comments Off on Kink Music Video of the Month: “Nightmare”
Amazing and beautiful Halsey is back again with a hell of a music vid for her single, “Nightmare”.
The music vid features an all-woman cast that includes appearances by Cara Delevingne and Debbie Harry, as well as latex clothing, schoolgirl outfits and a red rope bondage spider web, with Halsey wrapped in nothing but red rope.
“Nightmare” is a timely feminist anthem, where Halsey angrily sings “I’m tired and angry, but somebody should be.” Another great line: “No, I won’t smile, but I’ll show you my teeth.”
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First observed in 1999, Bisexual Pride Day is observed every September 23rd by members of the bisexual community and their supporters.
This day is a call for the bisexual community, their friends and supporters to recognize and celebrate bisexual history, bisexual community and culture, and all the bisexual people in their lives.
This celebration of bisexuality in particular, as opposed to general LGBT events, was conceived as a response to the prejudice and marginalization of the bisexual persons by some in both the straight and greater LGBT communities.
Bisexual Pride Day is celebrated in the United States, Canada, Australia, as well as Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
The Bisexual Awareness Week, also known as BiWeek, is an annual celebration week held on September 19th to the 26th. The celebration promotes acceptance of the bisexual community as well as attempts to create a platform for advocating Bisexual rights
Posted onSeptember 6, 2018|Comments Off on Article: India Finally Decriminalizes Homosexuality
Celebrations have erupted in India after the supreme court unanimously ruled to decriminalise homosexual sex in a landmark judgment for gay rights.
Estimates are that up to 8% of India’s population – 104 million people – might be LGBT, one of the largest such populations in the world.
The country’s highest court ruled that a 160-year-old law banning sex “against the order of nature” amounted to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and was unconstitutional. The judgment, after 24 years of legal challenges, triggered elation among LBGT Indians and their allies across the country and plans for all-night parties in nightclubs in major cities.
Posted onJuly 24, 2018|Comments Off on Article: Pakistani Transgender People Are Running For Parliament
Trans activists take part in a demonstration in Karachi
Cast out, marginalised and even murdered, transgender people in Pakistan used to have to rely on their wits to survive. Now they are running for parliament.
The country is conservative and deeply religious and homosexuality is illegal, but it has nonetheless introduced laws that are at the global forefront of trans rights. Pakistan has officially recognised a third gender since 2009.
Laws were liberalised still further in March of 2018, with a wide-ranging piece of legislation that grants intersex people, eunuchs and trans men and women the option to self-identify their gender on official forms. A person born male can now hold a female passport. This new law lets people self-identify their gender on official documents and offers protection to 13 trans candidates in this week’s election.
Posted onApril 5, 2018|Comments Off on Article: Pakistani Woman Makes History As Country’s First Transgender Newsreader
A Pakistani journalist has become the country’s first transgender newsreader, after being “disowned” by her family in a country where discrimination remains common.
Marvia Malik makes her first appearance as a TV newsreader
Marvia Malik, 21, made her debut appearance on the Kohenoor TV news channel days after becoming the first transgender model on the catwalk at a prominent fashion show. She said she had received an “overwhelming” positive response after footage of her first appearance on the local TV channel went viral.