• 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: 03/13/2020

Toxic masculinity is literally toxic, causing health problems for men in later life

Toxic masculinity can actually be harmful to men’s health, causing a host of health problems in later life, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Sex Roles, was…

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ADDED ON: 03/13/2020

Trans whistleblower Chelsea Manning has just been made a free woman

A judge has ordered the release of whistleblower Chelsea Manning, after she spent a year back behind bars. Manning, a former intelligence analyst, is best known for exposing US war crimes by…

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ADDED ON: 03/12/2020

LGBTQ community unites to empower one another

It is said that for years, the LGBT or LGBTQ community has been overlooked and discriminated against. Over the past weekend, the LGBTQ community came together to find solutions to the problems…

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ADDED ON: 03/12/2020

LGBT+ community at heightened risk of coronavirus, groups warn

More than 100 LGBT+ rights groups on Wednesday called on U.S. public health officials to address the heightened vulnerability of gay and trans people to the coronavirus, warning that their frequently weakened…

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ADDED ON: 03/12/2020

Romania Pride is first LGBT+ march to postpone over coronavirus

The organizer of Bucharest Pride said on Wednesday that the event would be delayed by at least three months due to coronavirus, the first of many LGBT+ rallies likely to be affected.…

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ADDED ON: 03/11/2020

South Africa opens continent’s first Queer Wellness Centre

LGBT+ South Africans said the continent’s first Queer Wellness Centre, which opened on Tuesday, would spare gay and trans people the shame, rejection and confusion that they often face when seeking medical…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2020

London’s only specialist HIV/AIDS hospital, famously visited by Princess Diana, faces imminent closure

Countless people living with HIV are worried about their future as Mildmay Hospital, London’s only specialist hospital for supporting them, is threatened with closure. Mildmay Hospital, in the trendy East London neighbourhood…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2020

Africa’s policies hold key to LGBT rights on the continent: here’s how

Questions of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression have continued to divide opinion across the globe. This is primarily driven by legal, cultural and religious beliefs and interpretations. In Africa, colonial-heritage…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2020

‘I was waiting to die’: In Russia, HIV+ migrants fear death and deportation

Dilovar moved to Russia from Tajikistan a decade ago hoping for a better life but he contracted HIV and now lives with the threat of deportation and unable to access proper medical…

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ADDED ON: 03/05/2020

How a Dating App Helped a Generation of Chinese Come Out of the Closet

Like many gay Chinese growing up at the turn of the millennium, Duan Shuai began his long, deliberate process of coming out online. After school, he would visit the newly opened internet…

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ADDED ON: 03/05/2020

Funds running out, Kenya LGBT refugee program seeks help

LGBT refugees in Nairobi, Kenya might soon find themselves homeless and without any source of income as funding for housing and other programs is rapidly drying up. Grants from the Hebrew Immigrant…

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ADDED ON: 03/03/2020

Indonesia doubles down on move to ban homosexuality and send ‘offenders’ to ‘rehab’ clinics

Indonesia is proposing legislation that would force LGBT+ people into treatment to “cure” their sexuality or gender identity. The “Family Resilience Bill” would force LGBT+ people into government-sanctioned “rehabilitation centres”, which would…

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