• 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: 10/04/2019

No, there’s no such thing as ‘rapid onset gender dysphoria’

Australian experts have debunked ‘rapid onset gender dysphoria’ in a strongly-worded position statement. The phrase emerged in 2018 and posits that a “social and peer contagion” is responsible for young people identifying…

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ADDED ON: 10/04/2019

Here’s why Ghana’s sex education program is controversial

Ghanaians are still debating a proposed school sex education program after religious groups said it was part of a “satanic” attempt to promote LGBT+ values. The backlash forced government and U.N. officials…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2019

‘Basic human rights are being rejected’: Northern Ireland’s anti-DUP protest music

The dark upstairs room of an old sports bar in Belfast is an unassuming venue for a revolution. Against a backdrop of silver streamers and placards from the pro-choice rally that has…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2019

Brexit could lead to a shortage of HIV-preventing PrEP drugs, experts warn

A hard Brexit could lead to a shortage of HIV-preventing drugs used for PrEP, experts have warned. PrEP drug Truvada can drastically reduce the risk of being infected with HIV if taken…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2019

Anti-LGBT Republican opposes abortion so much he’s introduced a bill to protect gay foetuses

Sean Duffy – who up until this week was a member of the House of Representatives from Wisconsin’s 7th district – has a track record of being anti-LGBT+. But that isn’t stopping…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2019

Transgender man loses court battle to be registered as father

A transgender man from Kent who gave birth with the help of fertility treatment cannot be registered as his child’s father, the most senior family judge in England and Wales has ruled.…

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ADDED ON: 09/25/2019

French MPs debate controversial bill to extend IVF to lesbian couples

The French parliament debated a draft law Tuesday to extend fertility treatment to lesbian and single women, a move set to spark bitter opposition from conservatives and street protests next month. President…

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ADDED ON: 09/25/2019

New York City To Repeal Ban On Gay Conversion Therapy

The New York City Council is going to repeal its a ban on gay conversion therapy over concern the Supreme Court could end up reversing the law. Gay conversion therapy is the…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2019

‘Yes, I am transgender’: Indonesian singer braves hostility in emotional video

"It has been my inner turmoil for the last two years, but today I want to be honest. The rumours that you've heard out there about me being transgender, they're true. I…

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ADDED ON: 09/22/2019

Elizabeth Warren highlights violence against transgender women of color, reads names of those killed this year

Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-MA., was the penultimate speaker at Friday night’s forum focused on LGBTQ issues, and took the stage with a powerful opening statement. “If elected President, what should LGBTQ Americans…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2019

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER ALLOWED TO LABEL POPULAR MINISTRY “HATE GROUP” UNDER FIRST AMENDMENT PROTECTION

A district court judge in Alabama has dismissed a lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) that sought to keep the organization from labeling a Christian ministry as a hate group.…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2019

Trans woman defies danger to champion LGBTI rights in El Salvador

Bianka Rodríguez was leaving a San Salvador shopping centre when a man with a gun came up and forced her into his car. He proceeded to drive aimlessly around the city, rattling…

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