Today, under that same heading, the State Department has added a paragraph that seems to preclude the possibility of the agency acknowledging non-binary genders: “A U.S. passport does not list the bearer’s gender identity. The sex marker on your U.S. passport is based on your evidence of U.S. citizenship and identity, including a medical certification of sex change. The sex marker may not match the gender in which you identify.” … [Read more...] about Trump State Department Just Made an Ominous Passport Change for Transgender Americans
“Regardless of whether they appeal or not, I think this decision is very telling in the fact that this judge recognizes the existence of both intersex people and people who are non-binary—and [he] recognizes that there’s no justification or discriminating against a person and denying them their basic identity document and their ability to leave the country, simply for not wanting to lie on a passport application,” Castillo said. … [Read more...] about Will the State Department Fight Non-Binary Passports?
HONG KONG (AP) — Dozens of people joined a protest in a mall in Hong Kong on Friday following a vote by China’s ceremonial parliament to approve legislation that could severely restrict opposition political activity and civic activity in the Asian financial center. … [Read more...] about Protest in Hong Kong over China move to pass security law
Other locals said they were proud a young Yemeni was getting international attention. “He is a talented boy,” said Mabrouk al-Baqash, who has been listening to Amr sing for eight months. “It’s fine to travel to Lebanon.” … [Read more...] about Eight-Year-Old Yemeni Singer Enchants Arab World
The pandemic had quieted the frequent, large-scale pro-democracy demonstrations that seized Hong Kong last year. But with Beijing’s move this week, protests stirred again and could persist as Chinese officials finalize the national security legislation, expected by the end of summer. … [Read more...] about Trump likely to slap limited sanctions on China over Hong Kong crackdown