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  • Health and Well Being

    Globally, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people live at greater risk for a number of health problems, notably HIV/​AIDS, nonconsensual surgery, and barriers to transitional healthcare. Many LGBTI people struggle to get by with little support from their families or communities. These people are also more likely to be homeless, to suffer from substance addiction, and to experience mental illness. Stigma and discrimination against ​LGBTI people in general also prevents many from accessing vital services. Transgender people often put off visiting a doctor, even when they have serious health concerns, because they fear mistreatment. Intersex people are regularly subjected to unnecessary, nonconsensual surgery or hormonal intervention

ADDED ON: 04/21/2021

Owner of China’s biggest gay dating app enters online healthcare business focusing on men’s health

BlueCity Holdings, owner of China's biggest gay dating app, Blued, announced on Tuesday that He Health, the brand's health service platform for men, has officially obtained an internet hospital license in China,…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2021

The Ugandan mum who was once ashamed of her gay son

When Rita heard rumours that her son was gay she refused to believe it. At the time, she thought that homosexuality was an abomination - a "problem" that happened elsewhere, not in…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2021

‘It’s not safe’: Parents of transgender kids plan to flee their states as GOP bills loom

George and Emily Spurrier are leaving their home of 16 years in central Arkansas due to a new law that will ban the health care that they say their 17-year-old transgender son…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2021

We cannot turn this country into a satanic one – Chieftaincy Minister rallies support from Chief Imam

The Chieftaincy and Religious Minister, Ebenezer Kojo Kum has asked for support from leaders of the Muslim community as measures are being put in place to prevent the practice of Lesbian, Gay,…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2021

Halt Proposed Shariah Amendment Criminalising LGBTQ People

Malaysia is facing a serious threat to human rights and the HIV response with the announcement by a cabinet minister of the government’s plans to expand the jurisdiction of religious courts and…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2021

German NGO files legal case against Chechen officials over anti-gay purges

Five officials from the inner circle of Chechnya’s autocratic leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, are the subject of a criminal complaint in Germany for crimes against humanity, in a legal attempt to seek justice…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2021

Mormon sex therapist faces excommunication for supporting LGBT+ community

Natasha Helfer is a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist, who is also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, otherwise known as the…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2021

Nicola Sturgeon pledges action against gay conversion therapy and reaffirms commitment on gender recognition reform

Last week Boris Johnson disbanded an LGBT advisory panel, which had been appointed by Theresa May when she was prime minister, shortly after three members quit accusing the UK Government of dragging…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2021

Turkey’s women’s treaty exit legitimises crimes against women

Turkey’s withdrawal from a European treaty aimed at protecting women against violence is a major setback with catastrophic consequences for women, Turkish writer Elif Şafak told actress Angelina Jolie in an interview…

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ADDED ON: 04/16/2021

Cameroon: Abuses of LGBTQ People Increasing in Cameroon

Human Rights Watch said in a report this week that LGBTQ people are suffering a fresh wave of persecution in Cameroon, where same-sex relations are illegal. The group said in February, police…

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ADDED ON: 04/16/2021

Women, Girls and LGBT Fight for Rights in Myanmar: “We Have to Win This Time”

In early February, women, girls and members of the LGBT community hit the streets of Yangon, Mandalay and other cities throughout Myanmar to protest the country’s military takeover. Protesters—many of them young…

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ADDED ON: 04/15/2021

Sex ed rules passed in Arizona would require parents to sign off on LGBT discussions

Arizona has passed new sex education rules that would require parents to sign off on their children learning about LGBT issues. It "requires the school governing board to develop procedures by which…

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