Intersex Surgeries Are A Human Rights Violation, Says U.N. Group

Last week the United Nations convened its first meeting to address the issue of human rights violations against people with ambiguous genitalia, also known as intersex. The U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights meeting, held in Geneva, builds off a 2013 report by the U.N.’s Special Rapporteur on Torture calling on the

Release date revealed for film featuring Eddie Redmayne as trans woman Lili Ebe

The release date has been revealed for a film featuring Eddie Redmayne as a trans woman. Last week the first picture was released of Oscar-winner Redmayne as trans woman Lili Ebe. Redmayne is to play Lili Ebe, one of the first people to undergo gender reassignment surgery, in The Danish Girl, which will be released on 27 November.

Promising ECtHR decision on sterilisation requirement

Turkey violated the right to privacy of a trans man when national authorities refused access to gender reassignment surgery. In a European Court of Human Rights Chamber judgment released this morning (Tuesday 10 March 2015) the 7-judge panel confirmed that Turkey had breached the applicant’s rights under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)