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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: 08/20/2020

Ugandans face summons over LGBT torture charges

A Ugandan town councilman and a Ugandan prisons officer have been summoned to face criminal charges of torture and inhuman and degrading treatment connected to the arrest of 20 men at an…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2020

UK Black Pride ‘celebrates black queer voices’ as coronavirus forces 15th anniversary event online

UK Black Pride – Europe’s largest celebration for LGBTQ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American and Middle Eastern descent – didn’t let a little thing like a global pandemic stop celebration…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2020

Lebanon’s oldest queer advocacy group is already back to work helping the community in the wake of the deadly Beirut blast

The offices of Lebanon’s oldest LGBT+ advocacy group were almost destroyed in the devastating Beirut blast, but staff are already back providing vital support to the queer community. Founded in 2001, Helem…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2020

Poland’s LGBTQ activists confront growing crackdown

The arrest of a non-binary person on Aug. 7 underscores the growing crackdown against LGBTQ activists in Poland. Margot Szutowicz, who uses female pronouns, and nearly 50 others were arrested in Warsaw,…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2020

First pan-African virtual Pride event takes place to share LGBT+ stories

The first pan-African virtual Pride event takes place on Friday aimed at bringing together LGBT+ Africans to share their stories of challenge and success from a continent where they are often criminalised…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2020

Queensland becomes first Australian state to outlaw gay conversion therapy

Queensland has become the first state in Australia to criminalise so-called gay conversion therapy after regional lawmakers voted on Thursday to make the practice illegal. Under the new law, healthcare professionals could…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2020

Anti-gay Christian group forced to pay out after ‘demoralising’ atmosphere drove worker to porn and a damaging stroke

A worker at an anti-gay Christian group has been awarded compensation after stressful working conditions drove him to watch pornography and suffer a stroke. Michael Bowker, 47, was the office national officer…

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ADDED ON: 08/12/2020

Gay Russian shares terrifying ordeal of being hospitalised by his own family, drugged and tortured

Speaking to Open Democracy, Egor Panin recalled being outed by his mother at the age of 17 when she read his conversations on the social media platform VKontakte. Soon after this the…

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ADDED ON: 08/12/2020

LGBT+ survivors in Beirut coping with horrific injuries, homelessness and food shortages

LGBT+ people in Beirut have been left with horrific injuries and damaged or destroyed homes after the explosion a week ago. The blast at the docks on 4 August destroyed a huge…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2020

Beirut explosion nearly destroys LGBTQ group’s offices

A massive explosion that killed more than 200 people in Beirut on Aug. 4 nearly destroyed the offices of Lebanon’s oldest LGBTQ advocacy group. Helem’s offices are located less than a mile…

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ADDED ON: 08/10/2020

JAKIM SAYS THEIR TRANSGENDER CONVERSION CAMP IS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER COUNTRIES

If you’ve spent enough time online, you may have come across several posts about things you can change in Malaysia. One of such posts that you may have come across is this…"Minister…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2020

Gay Russian influencer Egor Gromov found murdered in friend’s home

Russian influencer Ali Zabirov, who went by the name of Egor Gromov, has been found murdered in a friend’s house, he was only 23 years old. Egor regularly received homophobic abuse from…

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