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Travel writer and trans pioneer Jan Morris dies aged 94

21 Nov 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British travel writer and transgender pioneer Jan Morris, who as a journalist broke the 1953 news of Edmund Hillary's conquest of Everest, has died at the age of 94.

UPDATE 1-Travel writer and trans pioneer Jan Morris dies aged 94

21 Nov 2020

LONDON, Nov 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British travel writer and transgender pioneer Jan Morris, who as a journalist broke the 1953 news of Edmund Hillary's conquest of Everest, has died at the age of 94.

Travel writer and trans pioneer Jan Morris dies aged 94

20 Nov 2020

LONDON, Nov 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Travel writer and transgender pioneer Jan Morris, who as a journalist broke the 1953 news of Edmund Hillary's conquest of Everest, has died at the age of 94.

Top surgeon says COVID-19 is pushing trans people to brink

18 Nov 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic is pushing transgender patients to the brink, according to a top U.S. surgeon, who says poverty, stress and breakdown are forcing many to cancel life-changing surgery.

INTERVIEW-Top surgeon says COVID-19 is pushing trans people to brink

18 Nov 2020

LONDON, Nov 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic is pushing transgender patients to the brink, according to a top U.S. surgeon, who says poverty, stress and breakdown are forcing many to cancel life-changing surgery.

Church of England leaders apologise for 'damage and hurt' to LGBT+ people

09 Nov 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Church of England's two most senior figures apologised on Monday for the "huge damage and hurt" caused to LGBT+ people, as the church published a package of teaching materials covering sexuality and gender identity.

'Lord of the Rings' actor Viggo Mortensen defends decision to play gay role

09 Nov 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Armed with a retort involving proctologists, Oscar-nominated actor Viggo Mortensen is prepared for criticism of his decision - as a straight man - to play a gay character in his directorial debut, which premieres in Britain on Monday.

Aspiring U.S. trans soldiers call on Biden to end military ban

08 Nov 2020

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Joe Biden began his first full day as U.S. president-elect, a group of transgender military aspirants and campaign groups insisted that one of his first priorities must be to overturn a ban on new transgender personnel serving in the U.S. military.

LGBT+ rights groups hope Biden win helps marginalised communities

08 Nov 2020

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Joe Biden's win in the U.S. presidential election will help give a voice to marginalised LGBT+ communities, rights groups said on Saturday, after he promised to overturn a ban on transgender personnel joining the military and clampdown on discrimination.

LGBT+ candidates score series of historic wins in U.S. elections

04 Nov 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - LGBT+ candidates scored a series of historic wins in the U.S. elections, including Sarah McBride becoming the first openly transgender person to win a State Senate seat.

World News

Biden picks diverse team of top economic advisers

President-elect Joe Biden named former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as his Treasury secretary nominee on Monday, and named three women to other top economic posts, setting the stage for a more diverse White House.