• 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: 01/02/2023

Sanjana Tiwari, dost tumhari: Transwoman who works to uplift lives of others like her

Sanjana Tiwari, who was forced into the sex trade because of poverty, is now an autorickshaw driver and economically independent. As a volunteer activist, she is now educating trans people about AIDS…

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ADDED ON: 01/02/2023

LGBTQ Group Pushes For Workplace ‘Protection’ In Mauritius

Collectif Arc-en-Ciel, an LGBTQ Group in Mauritius is aggressively pushing for protection for its members. It is also fighting for similar rights as its heterosexual counterparts in the workplace and issued an…

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ADDED ON: 01/01/2023

Mamba’s 21 most-read queer stories of 2022

The year that was 2022, thankfully, saw a decline in the number of reported LGBTIQ+ hate crimes in South Africa, compared to 2021. There were nonetheless still several deadly attacks against queer…

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ADDED ON: 12/31/2022

U.S. appeals court upholds Florida high school’s transgender bathroom ban

A sharply divided federal appeals court on Friday upheld a Florida high school's policy forbidding transgender students from using bathrooms that accord with their chosen identities. In a 7-4 vote, the 11th…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2022

2021 was supposed to be the ‘worst year’ for LGBTQ rights — then came 2022

Last year, the nation’s largest LGBTQ advocacy organization, the Human Rights Campaign, labeled 2021 the “worst year” for LGBTQ rights in modern U.S. history, citing a record number of anti-LGBTQ bills introduced…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2022

Efforts to Ban Conversion Therapy Gain Traction Around the World

Efforts to ban so-called conversion therapy gained significant traction around the world in 2022. Only four countries at the end of 2021 had explicit laws that banned the widely discredited practice. Numerous…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2022

Russia’s Media Regulator Granted Powers to Block all LGBT Sites

The Russian government has granted its media regulator the authority to block websites containing “LGBT propaganda” without a court order, according to a decree published on Monday. “Information propagating non-traditional sexual relations…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2022

Uganda: Claims that LGBTQ+ people are “recruiting” schoolchildren

Annet Kezaabu, is the chairperson of the Anti-Pornographic Control Committee at the Directorate of Ethics and Integrity. It has reportedly warned that members of the LGBTQ+ community are targeting schools to “recruit,…

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ADDED ON: 12/24/2022

At Istanbul’s Queer Olympix, the aim is for LGBTQ+ athletes to have fun and feel safe

Every summer since 2017, Istanbul has played host to a sporting event known as the "Queer Olympix." Created by a handful of soccer-loving Turkish queer activists, the annual event — which is…

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ADDED ON: 12/19/2022

Maria B announces Khunsa Fund for intersex community

A few days after receiving criticism for her opinion on the film Joyland, renowned designer Maria B established the Khunsa Fund for the empowerment of the intersex population. Julie Khan is the…

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ADDED ON: 12/19/2022

Inclusive Healthcare! In A First, Cloud Clinics Launched For LGBTQIA+ Community In Bengaluru

Borderless.lgbt, the world's first health and wellness cloud platform devoted to LGBT healthcare, has launched a cloud clinic in Bengaluru, where global experts will work alongside doctors from local community clinics to…

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ADDED ON: 12/19/2022

Qatar’s Secret Gay Conversion Center Minutes From World Cup Final Stadium

One of Qatar's secret alleged conversion therapy centers for members of the LGBTQ community is only minutes from where the FIFA World Cup final will be played. Funded by the Qatari government,…

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