• 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: 04/20/2020

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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ADDED ON: 04/18/2020

Polish lawmakers press on with anti-gay ‘Stop Pedophilia’ law

Polish lawmakers have voted not to kill a law that compares LGBT+ people to pedophiles and which could end sex education. Poland’s anti-LGBT+ Law and Justice Party are taking advantage of the…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2020

Sharing hormones on Google Docs and ‘grey market’ pharmacies get gender-affirming care during the pandemic

Evelyn was growing nervous as she watched her supply of spironolactone dwindle while the city of Boston, where she lives, started its coronavirus lockdown in mid-March. Evelyn, 21, takes spiro as part…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2020

How LGBTIQ+ Nigerians are coping with COVID-19 pandemic

In late February, Nigeria recorded its first confirmed case of the virus when an Italian man working in Lagos tested positive, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported. Last month after…

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ADDED ON: 04/17/2020

Pandemic closures are hurting gay bars, and those serving vulnerable populations may be the hardest hit

Gay bars have been shuttered by public-place closure orders during the coronavirus pandemic. In March, more than half of US states issued statewide closure orders for bars and restaurants, decimating the nightlife…

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ADDED ON: 04/17/2020

Ecuador LGBTQ advocacy group launches coronavirus relief fund

An advocacy group in Ecuador has created a fund to help LGBTQ people and Venezuelan refugees in the country during the coronavirus pandemic. Diálogo Diverso describes its Solidarity for Diversity campaign as…

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ADDED ON: 04/17/2020

Arrests, Evictions & Scapegoating: Coronavirus Takes a Toll On LGBT+ Africans

Just before breakfast on a Sunday morning, Ugandan security forces stormed an LGBT+ shelter outside the capital Kampala, accusing more than 20 gay, bisexual and transgender people of spreading the new coronavirus.…

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