Hong Kong: Trans marriages allowed to go ahead despite legislative stalling

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Transgender people in Hong Kong who have undergone full gender-reassignment surgeries will be able to marry from today, despite legislative stalling.

Last year, a trans woman known as

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European Court of Human Rights confirms forced divorce of trans people is legal

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Married trans people living in countries without same-sex marriage must divorce if they want their new gender recognised, European judges have ruled.

On Wednesday, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) declared the divorce requirement for married people who wish to change their legal gender does not violate the European Convention on Human Rights.

Judges in Strasbourg presided over the case of Finnish national Ms Hämäläinen, who was born male and married to a woman. After undergoing gender confirmation surgery in 1996, she wished to bring her official documents in line with her new gender.

However, the local registry office refused to register her as female, unless her wife consented to the marriage being turned into a civil partnership

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US: Second Baltimore trans woman found murdered since June

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Police are investigating the second murder of a trans woman in Baltimore, Maryland this summer, after a body was found in an alleyway during the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The victim has been identified as Mia Henderson, 26. Her body was found shortly after 6 am on Wednesday on the 3400 block of Baltimore’s Piedmont Avenue, although she is not believed to be a resident of the area.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts told a press conference:

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US: Trans teen Jane Doe moved to juvenile home for boys in Connecticut

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A transgender 16-year-old girl has been moved to Connecticut’s juvenile home for boys after a long and tumultuous history of being under the care of the Department of Correction.

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) said earlier this week that the girl, who is being referred to as Jane Doe because she is a minor, destroyed property and assaulted two people at the Children’s Psychiatric Center in Middletown, Conn. which prompted the move.

Jane Doe was originally housed in an adult women’s prison 

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US: Suspect turns himself in following Cincinnati murder of trans woman

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A man has surrendered himself to police, after a trans woman who was shot dead last month.

Tiffany Edwards was found by a refuse worker in Ohio three weeks ago, after she was shot and left in the middle of the road.

Police issued a warrant for the arrest of a Quamar Edwards, unrelated, who eventually turned himself in to police on July 2.

Quamar Edwards’ uncle Greg Mullins told a local news station that Tiffany had asked for a lift, and that he panicked when she hit on him.

While misgendering her, Mullins denied the attack was based on Tiffany’s sexual identity.

He said: “I hate this with a passion, ma’am, to even bring my nephew down here and walk him into the police station. But it’s the right thing to do.

This was never a hate thing. Mullins said.

“Apparently, he found out the boy was gay because he’s trying to hit on him and all other kinds of stuff.

“And I told you, my nephew gets an attitude about that now. I don’t know what happened after but this has nothing to do ’cause the guy was gay.”

Tiffany’s mother Temeka Edwards, said: “I never suspected the support that I’m receiving. I’m glad this vigil couldn’t have been on a better day. This guy turned himself in.”

In Florida, trans woman Yazmin Shancez was burned to death last month, and her remains left behind a dumpster at a rental facility.

Trans activist Zoraida Reyes was found dead last month in Anaheim, and police are treating her death as unexplained.

Baltimore trans woman Kandy Hall was found murdered in a field at the start of June.

A study by the Transgender Murder Monitoring project found that at least 238 trans people were murdered in the 12 months to November, though figures are likely to be underestimated.

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Laverne Cox makes history as first trans actress to be nominated for Emmy award

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Laverne Cox has become the first openly trans actress to ever be nominated for an Emmy award.

The Orange is the New Black star picked up a surprise nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, for her role as inmate Sophia Burset on the show.

She said on Twitter: “Congrats to everyone at

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