Gendered Lives Research Group from Loughborough University is holding an event next Thursday 17th of November to talk with and answer Q & A with Notthingham-born trans rights activist, Paris Lees and to introduce the Trans Lives: East Mids oral history project.
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Project is first of its kind in Leicester & will be visited by Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP. Today sees the official launch of the Young Transgender Centre of Excellence, a brand new project supporting young transgender people aged 18 and under in Leicester City, Leicestershire and Rutland.
Today, sees the launch of a new web page for the Young Transgender Centre of Excellence project. Having begun in November 2015, this project supports young transgender people aged 0-18 years and their families and carers across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
So it's a really exciting time here at the Leicester LGB&T Centre and not just because the holiday season is only a few weeks away!
We're being supported by BBC Children in Need to run a three year project specifically for young transgender people aged 0-18 years old.
Fear of how they will be treated is leading to thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGB and T) not reporting hate crimes. As a result perpetrators are evading justice, a new report published today reveals. Evidence nationally suggests around 35,000 cases of hate crime committed against people because of their sexual orientation go unreported every year.
University of California researchers Stephen M. Haas, an associate professor of communication, and Sarah W. Whitton, an assistant professor of psychology, uncovered the perceived benefits of cohabitation and marriage of same-sex couples after conducting an online survey of 526 individuals across the US, who reported they were in a committed, same-sex relationship for at least six months.
Eighty years ago this May, one of the world's greatest pioneering sexologists and gay rights advocates died in exile with little acclaim or mourning, a victim of the unrelenting tide of Nazi persecution. Dr Magnus Hirschfeld was a trail-blazing genius who advanced the understanding of human sexuality and the advocacy of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) human rights at a time when it was deeply unpopular to do so. That took courage – and determination.
The Lincolnshire LGBT+ Patient Group is urging as many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people as possible to complete an online survey on health and social care services.
The study used data from the American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA), a survey of 289,024 students from 223 U.S. universities. Researchers found that the rates of self-reported eating disorders were highest in transgender people. Heterosexual men had the lowest rates. "Transgender people were more likely to report a diagnosis of an eating disorder -- bulimia nervosa or anorexia nervosa -- in the past year," said senior author Alexis Duncan, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School. "They also reported using vomiting, laxatives or diet pills more for weight control in the past 30 days than cisgender men and women, regardless of their sexual orientation."