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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: 07/09/2020

Brazil: Bolsonaro reportedly uses homophobic slur to mock masks

One day after announcing he had tested positive for coronavirus Jair Bolsonaro has come under fire for allegedly using homophobic language to mock the use of face masks. The Folha de São…

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ADDED ON: 07/08/2020

First person ‘cured’ of HIV using medication alone, marking the most exciting breakthrough in years

In a major leap forward in the search for a HIV/AIDS cure, a person has been “cured” of HIV using a cocktail of medicines in what activists have dubbed a breakthrough as…

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ADDED ON: 07/07/2020

57 Million Viewers Joined Virtual LGBT Pride Celebration Global Pride

More than 57 million people tuned in to the first-ever Global Pride. Global Pride replaced the annual LGBT Pride parades and festivals canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Headliners included…

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ADDED ON: 07/07/2020

Faltering AIDS battle risks 10-year setback from COVID-19, UN warns

The global fight against AIDS was faltering even before the COVID-19 pandemic, and this newly-emerged viral disease is now threatening to put progress against HIV back by 10 years or more, the…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2020

Farmer comes out as trans at 65, proving it’s never too late to be your true, authentic self

A farmer from rural Ireland has proven that it’s never too late to be your authentic self by coming out as trans at the age of 65. Erica Coates, who runs her…

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ADDED ON: 07/04/2020

Government slammed for asking people if ‘gay cure’ therapy should be made illegal

The government has come under fire for a now-deleted tweet asking people to debate conversion therapy and the effect it has on the LGBTQ community. The House of Commons asked ‘should it…

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ADDED ON: 07/04/2020

‘Difficulties’ surrounding Indonesia sexual violence eradication bill

On Thursday, the House of Representatives’ Legislation Body (Baleg) officially dropped the long-sought after sexual violence eradication bill from this year’s National Legislation Program (Prolegnas) priority list, along with 15 other bills…

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ADDED ON: 07/03/2020

Vietnam’s ‘first trans dad’ shows LGBT+ openness and challenges

When Dao Minh Khang halted his hormone therapy last year, little did he know he would quickly get pregnant and become Vietnam’s first transgender father. Khang’s pregnancy and the birth of his…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2020

‘Work to do’ as coronavirus hits LGBT+ Jamaicans hard

Paris Lewinsky has been taking hormones for almost a year and is starting to grow breasts. But the transgender Jamaican’s long-held dream of physically transitioning is now under threat, because she cannot…

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ADDED ON: 06/30/2020

Gabon votes to reverse ban on homosexuality

Gabon’s Senate voted on Monday to decriminalise homosexuality, a landmark result that makes the country one of the few in Africa to reverse a ban on same-sex relationships. Under a law passed…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2020

Gay, trans Brazilians pummeled by coronavirus economic crisis

One in four unemployed gay and trans Brazilians has lost their job recently during the coronavirus outbreak, a survey released on Sunday found, showing the joblessness among LGBT+ Brazilians almost double the…

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ADDED ON: 06/28/2020

Survey on acceptance in Indonesia gives hopes to LGBT community

A recent survey about homosexuality acceptance in Indonesia has given gay and human rights activists some hope for a future where the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community could live without…

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