• 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: 09/01/2018

Half of British Teenagers Struggling with Sexuality Have Self-harmed – Report

Almost half of British teenagers who are LGBT or questioning their sexuality have self-harmed, according to a study released on Wednesday that found they have significantly lower life satisfaction than their peers.…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2018

We Cannot Forget Jamel Myles’ Name – His Death Must Move Us All To Work Harder For LGBTI Equality

Last Thursday Jamel Myles took his own life in his family home in Colorado. He was nine-years-old. It had only been four days since he started in the fourth grade. Over the summer…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2018

Malaysian Court Postpones Caning of Two Women for Lesbian Sex

A Malaysian religious court on Tuesday postponed a caning sentence on two women convicted for having sex, media reports said, amid an outcry from human rights activists. The lesbian, gay, bisexual and…

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ADDED ON: 08/29/2018

Facebook Targeted Young LGBTI People with ‘Gay Cure’ Advertisements

Facebook has reportedly targeted young LGBTI people with ‘predatory’ targeted advertisements for gay cure therapy. The social media giant uses specially designed algorithms to target advertising to its users based on their…

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ADDED ON: 08/28/2018

Vatican Erases Pope’s Remarks About Psychiatric Help for Gay Children

The Vatican has rolled back on a recommendation by Pope Francis that parents seek psychiatric help for children who show homosexual tendencies. The pope made the comments to journalists as he was flying back…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2018

US Boy, 9, Killed Himself after Homophobic Bullying, Mum Says

A nine-year-old boy has killed himself after enduring four days of homophobic bullying at school in Denver, Colorado, his mother says. Leia Pierce told KDVR-TV that her son, Jamel Myles, revealed to her over…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2018

Kerala Floods: Queer Groups Organize Relief for Thousands, Help Rescue Hundreds

Thiruvananthapuram-based Queerythm turned their 24-hour helpline number for the LGBTIQ+ community into a number for distress calls. Juhi Chawla comes out of the house, barking at a stranger. She settles down only when…

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ADDED ON: 08/26/2018

Irish Prime Minister Raises LGBTI Issues During Papal Visit

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar raised LGBTI-specific issues during Pope Francis’ two-day visit to the country. Varadkar, who is openly gay, on Saturday in a speech in front of Francis at Dublin Castle pointed out…

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ADDED ON: 08/23/2018

Madrid to Open First Public Retirement Home for Gay People

A project to open an LGBTI friendly retirement home has been given the green light by authorities in Madrid with plans to open it by the end of the year. A building…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2018

Hundreds of Gay People to be ‘treated for homosexuality’ at Camp in Ghana

Around 400 people will reportedly take part in a gay ‘cure’ therapy forum in Ghana. The attendees, who have all allegedly signed up voluntarily, will receive ‘counselling’ and ‘reformation’ at the anti-gay…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2018

Germany has Approved Plans to Legally Recognise a Third Gender

Germany’s government has approved plans to introduce a third gender on official forms. In November, the highest court in the country ruled in favour of an intersex person and ordered the Parliament to legally…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2018

Doctor Chided Over Disdain for LGBTI Community

A doctor who expressed disdain towards members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community has received a dressing down from another doctor. Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman, professor and dean of medicine…

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