• 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: 07/20/2018

We Can Treat AIDS with Medicine – But Only Love Will Beat its Insidious Stigma

Aids activism has always been about connecting with people on the margins. Our movement is defined by uplifting those cast aside by society: reaching out with love, connecting them to a supportive…

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ADDED ON: 07/19/2018

Israel’s LGBTI Community Calls for Strike Action After Surrogacy Bill Defeat

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blocked a legal change on Wednesday that would have given gay men the right to become parents, sparking protests by the nation’s LGBTI community and calls for…

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ADDED ON: 07/13/2018

Canada Province Cancels New Sex-Ed Curriculum After Protests

A Canadian province has cancelled a controversial sex education curriculum that taught children about gender identity, consent and social media. Newly elected Ontario Premier Doug Ford made good on his promise to…

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ADDED ON: 07/12/2018

PrEP program begins in Mexico

Mexico took a major step aimed at HIV prevention in late June. The country inaugurated a PrEP program in four cities that would make daily dosing of the HIV drug Truvada available…

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ADDED ON: 07/12/2018

House Panel OKs ‘religious freedom’ Anti-LGBT Adoption Amendment

A House committee approved on Wednesday as part of major appropriations legislation an amendment seen to allow taxpayer-funded adoption agencies to deny placement into LGBT families over religious objections. The amendment, introduced by…

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ADDED ON: 07/10/2018

Trump Policies Will Send LGBT Asylum Seekers to Their Deaths

The Department of Justice is hoping to restructure the U.S. asylum system to bar anyone who enters the country illegally from applying for asylum, news that Vox broke recently. The proposed changes…

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ADDED ON: 07/06/2018

U.S. Experts Applaud U.K. Ban on ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’

LGBTQ advocates in the U.S. hope that a move by the British government to end the "abhorrent practice" of so-called gay conversion therapy, announced on Tuesday, will affect legislation on this side…

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ADDED ON: 07/03/2018

UK Bans ‘Gay Conversion’ Therapy After Largest-Ever Online Survey

Britain on Tuesday unveiled its "action plan" to tackle discrimination against the gay community, which includes bringing forward legislation to ban the practice of conversion therapy. The plan was drawn up using…

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ADDED ON: 07/02/2018

New Report Argues Indonesia’s Rising Intolerance Against LGBT Community is Creating a Health Crisis

Once considered a death sentence, decades of advancement in medicine have turned HIV/AIDS into a completely manageable disease. But advancements in science can only do so much when societal attitudes are regressing,…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2018

Malian LGBTI Activist Finds New Home in Paris

Louis fled his native Mali to escape persecution for his sexuality and support for the LGBTI community back home. Louis had been working as a team leader for an NGO, giving talks on HIV/AIDS awareness and…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2018

Being Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual Is a Crime in These Places

As pride month comes to a close this week, the U.S. recognizes the third anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide. The decision on June 26, 2015, overturned prohibitions…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2018

Days in the Life of a Mexican Feminist Activist

Without a strong government response to the rampant presence of violence against women, the task of seeking justice is often left to grassroots organizers. It was May 3rd, 2017, 72 hours shy…

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