• 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: 11/15/2019

Damning report reveals extent of brutality, violence and persecution LGBT+ people face in Myanmar

A damning report has revealed the shocking extent of violence and persecution faced by LGBT+ people in Myanmar and has recommended urgent law reform. The report – which was produced by the…

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ADDED ON: 11/15/2019

LGBT+ delegates say sidelined at ‘inclusive’ global sexual health summit

A global summit on sexual and reproductive health hailed by organisers as being an inclusive event failed to adequately hear the voices of sexual minorities, some LGBT+ delegates said as the three-day…

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ADDED ON: 11/15/2019

Suicide rates fall after gay marriage legalised in Sweden and Denmark

Suicide rates among those in same-sex relationships have fallen significantly in both Denmark and Sweden since the legalisation of gay marriage, according to a study, although whatever their marital status, homosexual people…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2019

India: PIL against insistence of sex-reassignment surgery proof for passport

An LGBT activist has approached the Madras high court to declare a proviso in passport rules mandating submission of sex re-assignment surgery certificate for effecting change of sex in passport, as illegal…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2019

Sacked, shunned and suicidal – the Cameroon sports stars battling anti-gay laws

Cameroonian athlete Thierry Essamba still trains every day, even though he has little hope of reviving a career cut off when he was ousted from the national squad in a scandal over…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2019

LGBTQ acceptance grew globally over past four decades — but not everywhere

The “most accepting” LGBTQ countries are becoming “more accepting,” while “the least accepting” are becoming “less accepting,” according to a recent report from The Williams Institute, a think tank at the UCLA…

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ADDED ON: 11/10/2019

Myanmar’s law and justice system perpetuates anti-LGBTQ stigma

Myanmar’s criminal laws are outdated and fail to respect and protect human rights, especially the rights of LGBTQ people and rights enshrined in binding international human rights treaties. This is the key…

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ADDED ON: 11/08/2019

Malaysia sentences five men to jail, caning and fines for gay sex

A Malaysian religious court sentenced five men on Thursday to jail, caning and fines for attempting gay sex, media and a rights group said. Sodomy and same-sex acts are illegal under Islamic…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2019

Vile bill would force HIV tests slammed by LGBT activists and lawmakers

Plans for forced HIV tests for people whose bodily fluids come into contact with police – despite there being no record of this ever happening – has been widely slammed by lawmakers…

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ADDED ON: 11/05/2019

Germany plans to ban gay ‘conversion therapy’

German Health Minister Jens Spahn unveiled a draft law on Monday that largely bans "conversion therapy" for LGBT+ people. The practice will be completely banned for all youths under the age of…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2019

A Conservative Push to Make Trans Kids and School Sports the Next Battleground in the Culture War

From the 12th floor of a glass office tower in the Washington suburbs, a campaign to sway the governor’s race in Kentucky on Tuesday is being waged with an alarmist claim that…

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ADDED ON: 11/03/2019

‘Casa Nem’ on Copacabana is a Sanctuary for Rio’s Transgender and LGBT

In Casa Nem a party is being prepared, so the house is bustling. Everybody is getting dressed or helping somebody else. But this is not your average party. Casa Nem is a…

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