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  • 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: 09/09/2021

Tory MP demands government act on ‘cruel and unusual’ trans healthcare crisis

Tory MP Crispin Blunt has condemned the “unacceptable crisis in trans healthcare” and demanded the government pay for trans patients to have gender-affirming surgeries abroad. Blunt, who is chair of the APPG…

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Masen Davis – Transgender Europe

Masen Davis is a world-renowned leader in LGBTQ and human rights. He has led countless initiatives for LGBTQ rights in North America, Europe, and Central Asia. Currently, he is the Executive Director…

ADDED ON: 09/08/2021

Misinterpretation of conversion therapy ban bill causing confusion in some churches

Concerns have been raised about how far the proposed legislation goes, and whether parents could be criminalised for having conversations with their children about their sexuality or gender identity. The Bill aims…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2021

LGBTQ Afghans seek help from Immigration Equality

Immigration Equality last week said 80 LGBTQ Afghans have requested assistance from the group. Aaron Morris, executive director of the New York-based group, in a press release noted “our attorneys spoke directly…

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ADDED ON: 08/28/2021

Catholic Medical Association joins lawsuit over HHS ‘transgender mandate’

The Philadelphia-based Catholic Medical Association Aug. 26 joined in a lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s mandate that doctors and hospitals perform gender-transition procedures on any patient despite any moral or medical objections…

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ADDED ON: 08/26/2021

CANADA: TRUE NORTH FOR LGBTI AFGHAN REFUGEES

  While thousands of vulnerable Afghan refugees look to flee their homes, LGBTI refugees aren’t included by most countries as being vulnerable. Canada is a proud exception.  Canada’s history of providing protection…

ADDED ON: 08/24/2021

Israel Will Now Let Gay Men Donate Blood

Israel has ended a restriction on blood donation that effectively prohibited gay men from donating blood. Until now, Israel had prohibited any man who had had same-sex relations over the past 12…

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ADDED ON: 08/23/2021

LGBTQ leader cries foul vs homophobic acts in Zambo

The President of the Lesbian Gay Bisexuals and Transgenders Federation of Zamboanga (LGBTFZ) cried foul against homophobic acts in the city as he called for increased advocacy and education on acceptance of…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2021

Denmark, Sweden host largest post-pandemic LGBTQ rights conference

The WorldPride 2021 Human Rights Conference that took place this week in Copenhagen was the largest in-person LGBTQ rights gathering since the pandemic began. “We have activists coming from all over the…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2021

The ban on the practice of ‘curing queer sexuality’ in India

The Madras High Court in its June 2021 judgement banned the practice of ‘conversion therapy’ in India, bringing protective measures for LGBTQIA+ individuals in the country. The case concerns a lesbian couple…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2021

This brave charity is helping desperate LGBT+ Afghans escape the brutal Taliban

The Rainbow Railroad is a global NGO providing aid and asylum to LGBT+ people around the world. Since its founding it’s helped more than 1,600 LGBT+ people find safety, including many victims…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2021

LGBT in Afghanistan: ‘I could be killed on the spot’

Before the Taliban uprising in Afghanistan, life for gay man Abdul (his name has been changed) was already dangerous. If he'd spoken about his sexuality to the wrong person then, Abdul could…

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