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Gender Politics

Morocco: Transgender dancer transcends anti-LGBT attitudes

In this conservative Muslim country where homosexuality is illegal and punishable by up to three years in jail, a transgender woman like Noor is not only accepted but is a celebrity. Her ability to seemingly transcend the restrictions of her culture speaks both to her star power and to a certain kind of tolerance toward sexual minorities in this North African nation.

DOJ: Transgender discrimination is sex discrimination

“Transgender people continue to face some of the highest levels of discrimination in the workplace. We are thrilled to see the Department of Justice take this important step.”

Saskatchewan prohibits transgender discrimination

Saskatchewan has changed its human rights legislation to protect transgender people from discrimination and strike down a law that let landlords weed out gay renters.