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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: 04/03/2021

Study could end blood donor restrictions on gay and bisexual men

A new study funded by the Food and Drug Administration is seeking to develop donor screening questions to determine risk of transmission of blood-borne diseases, in the hope of eventually eliminating the…

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ADDED ON: 03/31/2021

Elite Nursing School to Offer Certification in Trans Health Care

The Columbia School of Nursing in New York is ready to offer a new certificate to its students, one that’s the first of its kind. The Certificate in Professional Achievement in Transgender/Gender…

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ADDED ON: 03/27/2021

Germany bans surgeries on intersex babies, but loopholes feared

Germany has banned unnecessary surgeries on babies who are born intersex, neither clearly male or female, but critics warned on Friday that the new law could easily be sidestepped by doctors and…

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ADDED ON: 03/26/2021

Double isolation of LGBT migrants

LGBTIQ activists and asylum seekers are starring in a documentary which for the first time gives LGBTIQ migrants a voice to tell their stories. “These migrants not only face racism from general…

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ADDED ON: 03/26/2021

Gay Egyptian Man Describes Plight Of Egyptian LGBT Community Through His Own Personal Story

"It was an ordinary Thursday, and I was taking to him on a dating app. I became slightly suspicious when he insisted we meet at his house on the edge of one…

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ADDED ON: 03/25/2021

‘Lockdown isolation helped me come out as LGBT’

"I'll be coming out of this pandemic as a completely different person," says 19-year-old Nathan. "If I was to look at who I was a year ago, just over a year ago,…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2021

Chechnya Detains Kidnapped Gay Men’s Relatives – Rights Group

Chechen authorities have detained dozens of relatives of two gay men who were forcibly returned to the southern Russian region to face terrorism charges, a rights group told the independent Dozhd broadcaster…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2021

LGBTQ+ people in Kenya urgently need mental health support

There’s an urgent need for culturally appropriate mental and physical health services for sexual and gender minorities in Kenya, says a University of Michigan researcher. “There’s still a lot of social stigma,…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2021

KUCHU SHINERS UGANDA MARKS 5 YEARS OF SERVICE

Kuchu Shiners Uganda (KSU) celebrated their 5th year anniversary on Wednesday 17th March 2021 at their office premises in Nansana, Kampala. To celebrate, they hosted several partner organizations, allies, KSU staff and…

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ADDED ON: 03/23/2021

Kenya: Victims of Kakuma arson attack airlifted to Nairobi hospital

In a rare change of heart, the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has airlifted the victims of a March 15 homophobic fire attack at Kenya’s Kakuma Refugee Camp…

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ADDED ON: 03/23/2021

Nigerian influencer ends hunger strike for LGBTQ rights after days without eating

After three days, a YouTuber and LGBTQ activist in Nigeria, one of the world’s most anti-LGBTQ countries, has ended a hunger strike he started and swore to keep until the country’s ban…

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ADDED ON: 03/23/2021

Turkey quits landmark Istanbul Convention because it ‘normalises homosexuality’

Turkey severed ties from the landmark Istanbul Convention, which intended to tackle violence against women, midnight Saturday (20 March) because it “normalises homosexuality”. The pact was signed in Istanbul a decade ago…

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