transgender people - updates

Rappler's latest stories on transgender people


Church of England to hold services to mark gender change

Dec 11, 2018 - 9:26 PM

The guidance says: 'The Church of England welcomes and encourages the unconditional affirmation of trans people, equally with all people, within the body of Christ'

CHANGING CHURCH. The Canterbury Church in Canterbury, Kent, England. Shutter Photo

Woman becomes first transgender elected official in Virginia

Nov 08, 2017 - 1:52 PM

Democrat Danica Roem prevails in her race against Republican Robert Marshall, who once referred to himself as Virginia's 'chief homophobe'

WINNER. This file photo taken on September 22, 2017 shows Danica Roem, a Democrat for Delegate in Virginia's district 13, a transgender, at her campaign office on September 22, 2017 in Manassas, Virginia. Paul J. Richards/AFP

Transgender U.S. troops sue Trump over ban announcement

Aug 10, 2017 - 7:21 AM

The 5 plaintiffs from the Air Force Coast Guard and the Army say they face uncertainty about their futures including whether they would be fired or lose post military and retirement benefits

NOT A BURDEN. This file photo taken on July 26, 2017 shows protesters as they display placards against US President Donald Trump during a demonstration in front of the US Army career center in Times Square, New York. Jewel Samad/AFP

Trump bans transgender people from U.S. military

Jul 26, 2017 - 9:26 PM

UPDATED The announcement serves as a stunning reversal of an Obama era policy and leaves unanswered a slew of questions including whether transgender personnel currently serving may soon face getting booted from the military

TRUMP. This file photo taken on February 3, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking with reporters on board Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, bound for Palm Beach, Florida. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Transgender 'turns gay' to please father

May 29, 2015 - 4:22 PM

A bill seeking to address discrimination against gays is pending in Congress

START YOUNG. Geena Rocero (center) poses for a photo with local LGBT youth. Photo by Ian Nicolas Cigara/ Rappler

2015 IDAHOT: End transphobia and homophobia!

May 17, 2015 - 1:30 PM

The Association of Transgender People in the Philippines calls for action to affirmatively respond to hate crimes and gender based violence in the country

4 US military men to testify in Laude case

May 16, 2015 - 8:40 AM

The US servicemen return to the Philippines to honor the Philippine US Visiting Forces Agreement They vow to cooperate with the investigation

PUBLIC APPEARANCE. US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton appears in an Olongapo court over the alleged murder of transgender Filipino Jennifer Laude on December 19, 2014. Photo courtesy of Marilou Laude

Transgender group to gov't: Pass laws to protect LGBT

Oct 19, 2014 - 2:49 PM

The Association of Transgender People in the Philippines says Laude s death is the second case in under a month – showing how vulnerable the LGBT community is

Olongapo's Magsaysay quarter loses luster after murder

Oct 17, 2014 - 4:18 PM

The killing in the northern port city of Olongapo threatens to test longstanding defense ties between Manila and Washington

PROTEST. Filipino protesters shout anti-US slogans in a rally outside the US embassy in Manila, Philippines, 16 October 2014. Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

US Marine ordered to appear in murder probe

Oct 17, 2014 - 2:48 PM

But the question remains: will he face investigators?

OLONGAPO MURDER. CCTV footage shows the victim, Jeffrey Laude, and the suspect in a hotel before the crime allegedly happened in Celzone Lodge, Olongapo City.

Transgender people clamor for equal rights

May 19, 2014 - 6:45 PM

The transgender community organizes a Santacruzan in time for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia