#Transgender

.Los Angeles, CA, USA
American stand up comedian Dave Chappelle started facing backlash for controversial remarks made in his newest comedy special.( Photo credit: Twitter/@ThomasVLinge)

  • Trans Lives Matter, wrote a leader of the streamer’s trans employee resource group
  • Chappelle’s special has been accused of containing transphobic and homophobic content
  • The 48-year-old comedian can be seen making jokes directed at the LGBTQ+ community in the show

.Florida, USA
The prison transgender council, established in 2016, consists of about 10 people, including two psychologists, a psychiatrist and prison designation experts. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • The Justice Department is reviewing its policies on housing transgender inmates in the federal prison system
  • Protections for transgender prisoners were rolled back in the Trump administration
  • About 1,200 inmates — of the nearly 156,000 federal prisoners in the United States — identify as transgender

.Nevada City, CA, USA
Bishop Megan Rohrer, left, and Bishop Marc Andrus stand on the rainbow steps. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)

  • Reverend Megan Rohrer will be installed as the first openly transgender bishop
  • He will be overseeing nearly 200 congregations
  • Rohrer formerly served as pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in San Francisco

Jewellery ad features trans model (Youtube Screengrab/Bhima))

  • A south Indian jewellery brand released an ad featuring a trans model
  • The ad went viral and critics called it revolutionary
  • "I didn't want someone to appropriate my trans identity for commercial use," said the model

.Tokyo, Japan
Laurel Hubbard of New Zealand practices at the 2020 Summer Olympics. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Laurel Hubbard became the first openly transgender woman to participate in the Olympics
  • She competed and lost in the 87+kg class
  • Hubbard cupped her hands together in a heart gesture before walking off the stage

.Tokyo, Japan
Laurel Hubbard of New Zealand practices, at the 2020 Summer Olympics. (AP/PTI Photo)

  • Laurel Hubbard made history by becoming the first openly transgender athlete to compete in Olympics
  • She was ruled out of medal contention in the women's +87kg category on Monday
  • Hubbard couldn’t complete any of her three lifts

.Tokyo, Japan
Quinn is the first openly transgender athlete to compete in Olympics. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Quinn had also competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics where they won a bronze medal
  • Laurel Hubbard, a transgender woman, is competing in weightlifting for New Zealand
  • Transgender athletes have been allowed to compete in the Olympic Games since 2004

.Tokyo, Japan
Quinn is the first transgender person to compete at the Olympic Games. (Photo credit: Instagram/Quinn)

  • Quinn came out as trans in September 2020
  • They had also competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics
  • Canada's opening match against Japan ended in a 1-1 draw

.Los Angeles, CA, USA
Tommy Dorfman played Ryan Shaver in the Netflix series '13 Reasons Why'. (Photo credit: Instagram/tommy.dorfman)

  • Tommy Dorfman revealed that her pronouns are she/her
  • She, however, retained her first name Tommy
  • "I view today as a reintroduction to me as a woman," Tommy said in an interview

.Los Angeles, CA, USA
She is one of the most prominent transgender actors in a scripted series. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@mjrodriguez7)

  • Rodriguez is most recognised for her role as Blanca Evangelista in FX's drama 'Pose'
  • Rodriguez stated that she had "prayed to become female" since she was seven years old
  • She adopted her stage name after Mary Jane 'MJ' Watson of Marvel Comics