• 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: 06/21/2018

Brazilian Jail to Open a “Diversity Aisle” for LGTB Inmates

In Brazil, 958 LGBT people were killed in the past three years —half of them last year. A Brazilian Prison is opening next Tuesday a “diversity aisle” in order to limit verbal…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2018

Following Pride Event, Kenya’s Gay Refugees Fear for Their Lives

Approximately 600 people showed up for the first pride event held at one of the world's largest refugee camps. The Kakuma Refugee Camp in northwestern Kenya held its first LGBTQ pride event on Saturday, but…

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ADDED ON: 06/20/2018

Not Everyone Benefits from WHO Removing Gender Dysphoria as a Mental Disorder

People been celebrating the World Health Organization’s (WHO) decision to remove gender dysphoria from its list of mental disorders. But not everyone can celebrate as much as others. Now known as gender incongruence, the WHO announced…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2018

Fear, Humiliation, and Torture: How LGBT People Live in Tajikistan

LGBTI rights are constantly violated in Central Asia, making it one of the most difficult places in the world for LGBTI people to live. In Tajikistan, relatives try to “cure” them, police…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2018

The LGBT Community is Generationally Fractured, But One Organization Thinks it Can Fix That

72-year-old Hector Zuazo used to spent a lot of around young people. But since he retired from teaching, keeping up with the younger generations of queer people has been a struggle. And…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2018

Report: Gay Couple Attacked in Russia While Visiting for World Cup

A gay man visiting Russia to attend the World Cup was seriously injured this week when he and his partner were attacked in St. Petersburg. A Frenchman identified only as O. Davrius…

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ADDED ON: 06/14/2018

LGBTI Teachers Suffering in Rural Areas

LGBTI teachers working in rural areas are far more likely to suffer mental health problems than those based in urban schools according to new research by Anglia Ruskin University. More than half…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2018

Indian Lesbians Commit Suicide to Escape Intolerance

A lesbian couple in India committed suicide on Monday by jumping into a local river. The two women left notes saying the world wouldn’t accept their relationship. A three-year-old child, belonging to one…

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ADDED ON: 06/12/2018

What’s it Like to Be Gay in North Korea?

North Korea is one of the most closed-off and secretive nations in the world. Little is known of life within the nation’s borders, far less about the lives of LGBT people in…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2018

Anti-Gay Laws ‘Damage Human Rights and Health of all Barbadians’

The harsh anti-buggery laws of Barbados contribute to homophobic stigma that discourages LGBT people from getting health care and has helped boost their HIV infection rate to 10 times that of the…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2018

Irish Prison Service Slammed Over Failures to Publish Policy to Protect At-Risk LGBT Prisoners

The Irish Prison Service has been slammed over its failure to publish a policy to protect at-risk LGBT prisoners from bullying and potentially violence. The Out On The Inside report commissioned by…

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ADDED ON: 06/09/2018

Unbreakable’ LGBT Rainbow Installation Unveiled in Warsaw After Far-Right Attacks

Gay rights groups in Poland have unveiled a new and “unbreakable” rainbow installation in Warsaw to replace the original one that suffered repeated attacks from far-Right groups. The new rainbow, which lights…

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