• 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: 08/08/2019

Swaziland: LGBTI Discrimination in Swaziland Leads to Big Mental Health Issues, Report Finds

LGBTI people in Swaziland/eSwatini suffer mental health issues and many have attempted suicide because of the way they are discriminated against in the kingdom. This has prompted the authors of the first…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2019

IDF moves to expand integration of transgender troops

Israel's army is taking into account a slow but steady growth in number of transgender soldiers going through sex change processes before or during their military service, and is making more effort…

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ADDED ON: 08/06/2019

Murder, ‘gay-hunters’ strike terror in Russia’s LGBT community

When LGBT activist Yelena Grigoryeva found her name on a hit list of a "gay-hunting" group, she did not appear to take the threat seriously. The group called itself "Pila", meaning "saw",…

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ADDED ON: 08/05/2019

Hate crimes in schools in region affected by anti-LGBT+ protests surge

The number of hate crimes in schools and colleges in the county affected by protests against LGBT+ lessons has surged by more than 50 per cent in just one year, The Independent…

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ADDED ON: 08/04/2019

LGBT in Russia: smashing stereotypes and creating a queer future

For Russia’s LGBT community, homophobia and violence are part of day-to-day reality. Some cases, like the murder of activist Yelena Grigoryeva last week or torture in Chechnya, have made international headlines and…

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ADDED ON: 08/03/2019

Australian booksellers petitioned to pull ‘conversion therapy’ titles

Equality Australia have launched a petition calling on Australian booksellers to remove titles promoting harmful LGBTIQ “conversion therapy”. The group’s call comes after Amazon recently agreed to remove “conversion therapy” books from…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2019

LGBT people are ‘being made homeless due to religion’

Nearly half of young LGBT people who are left homeless after coming out are from religious backgrounds. That's according to research by the Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT), which supports young people who…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2019

Police arrest 3rd suspect in Arab LGBT youth’s stabbing

Police on Thursday arrested a third suspect in a stabbing last Friday in Tel Aviv that left an LGBT teen from the Arab town of Tamra seriously wounded. The two main suspects,…

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ADDED ON: 07/31/2019

‘We need freedom’: Sehaq, the party space for Amsterdam’s queer refugees

At the dinner table, conversations bubble around people as they tuck into a three-course meal. A plethora of different nationalities and identities have pulled up a chair and, here at Sehaq in…

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ADDED ON: 07/31/2019

Hate crimes rise to decade high in US with LGBT people among most targeted, finds report

Hate crimes have risen across the USA to a decade high, with most extremist homicides carried out by white nationalists or those in the far right, according to a new report. The…

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ADDED ON: 07/30/2019

Gay Chinese find a place to be themselves on ‘Rainbow Cruise’ to Vietnam

On the deck of a cruise ship in southern China, two grey-haired men stood in silence, shoulders touching, looking out to sea, as other passengers bustled on board and settled in for…

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ADDED ON: 07/29/2019

Man who raped lesbian to ‘fix her’ must serve out life sentence

A convicted rapist from Petrusville, who believed in “corrective rape” for lesbians, has lost his appeal against the life sentence he is currently serving Zabathini Jonas, 34, was convicted of two counts…

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