• 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: 04/23/2020

Israel Shows Us the Future of Protest

Rabin Square in Tel Aviv has always been a popular site for demonstration. Israelis gathered on this expansive plaza to protest the Gaza War in 2014 and to demand LGBT rights in…

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ADDED ON: 04/23/2020

The danger of being transgender in Latin America in times of quarantine

The trend started on April 1 in Panama, when President Laurentino Cortizo announced that men and women can only leave their homes on different days in an effort to slow the spread…

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ADDED ON: 04/22/2020

One of Turkmenistan’s top showmen and entertainers has been arrested for the crime of being gay

A well-known actor has been arrested in Turkmenistan for the simple crime of being gay, local media reports claim. The man, who has not been named, was reportedly arrested last month along…

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ADDED ON: 04/21/2020

1 in 5 Russians Advocate ‘Eliminating’ LGBT Community – Poll

Almost one in five Russians believe that LGBT people should be “eliminated,” according to the results of a new independent Levada Center poll. The figures showed 18% of respondents giving the response,…

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ADDED ON: 04/21/2020

LGBT people in Japan worry getting coronavirus may result in outing

A 34-year-old man who lives with his same-sex partner in Fukuoka, southwestern Japan, has chosen not to be open about his sexual orientation at his office. But he worries it may be…

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ADDED ON: 04/21/2020

LGBTQ Orgs Say They’re in Deep Fundraising Trouble Because of Coronavirus

Garden State Equality had its lowest month of fundraising in four years, and it couldn’t have come at a worse time. New Jersey’s largest LGBTQ organization has found itself at the center…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2020

Helping others: Manado LGBT community raises funds for COVID-19 food aid

The members of an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community in Manado, North Sulawesi, have joined hands to raise funds and distribute relief aid to those affected by the local COVID-19…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2020

The Growing Threat of Accelorationists Worldwide

As the world is paralyzed by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), some violent non-state actors have welcomed the global pandemic as an opportunity to push their propaganda and ideology, and perhaps…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2020

Gay couple in Poland take on LGBT+ Free Zones with rainbow face masks

Married YouTubers Jakub and Dawid Mycek-Kwiecinski handed out hundreds of rainbow face masks on the streets. It comes as Poland considers a new ‘Stop Pedophilia’ law. The law falsely links LGBT+ people…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2020

Fauci guided US through AIDS crisis, too. Survivors say it’s a roadmap for coronavirus.

The slight, bespectacled doctor speaking at a White House briefing on TV revived bleak, 30-year-old memories for Gary Cooper. Dr. Anthony Fauci’s reassuring voice guided Cooper and thousands of gay men worldwide…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2020

Colorado’s Jewish, LGBT Governor Rebukes Comparison Between His Stay-at-home Order and Nazism

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis became emotional during a news briefing about the coronavirus crisis in his state when a reporter said that the public has compared his stay-at-home order to Nazism. “As…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2020

Gender Distancing: Some Latin American Countries Taking Radical Steps

In a strong initiative to combat COVID-19, some of the Latin American nations have taken a step to promote social distancing, and that is to separate men and women. However, the Colombian…

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