• 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: 03/29/2020

UK Black Pride warns coronavirus will adversely affect queer people of colour as annual festival is postponed

UK Black Pride has been indefinitely postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has seen the UK go into lockdown. The event, which is Europe’s largest celebration for LGBT+ people of…

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ADDED ON: 03/29/2020

Egypt denies existence of LGBT people

The government of Egypt has told UN member states that it cannot protect LGBT people’s rights because it does not recognise that they exist. Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports that Egypt made…

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ADDED ON: 03/28/2020

LGBT+ people warned off casual sex go online during coronavirus

With LGBT+ communities warned off casual sex during the coronavirus pandemic, the latest dating site figures show people are sending more messages online to meet new people, flirt - and swap explicit…

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ADDED ON: 03/28/2020

Gay dancer trapped at home with homophobic Christian parents who think he has an ‘evil disease’

A young, gay dancer has described how, because of the coronavirus lockdown, he is trapped at home with his homophobic Christian parents who believe he has an “evil disease”. Sam, 23, told…

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ADDED ON: 03/28/2020

Explained: The 33 Gender Identities Recognised By The Australian Sex Survey

The acronym "LGBT" was once considered sufficiently representational of non-heterosexual sexuality and gender types. Well, it looks like we're going to need a few more letters. A new Australian sex survey conducted…

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ADDED ON: 03/27/2020

First NYC Nurse Reported to Die of COVID-19 Is a Gay Man

Kious Kelly has died after a battle with COVID-19. The 48-year-old assistant nurse manager at Manhattan's Mount Sinai West is the first nurse reported to have died of the virus in New…

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ADDED ON: 03/26/2020

Malaysian LGBT podcast hosts on being queer in a conservative society

“One episode that stands out to this day involved an interview with a person who participated in chemsex,” the Malaysian podcast host known as J says when asked about memorable moments from…

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ADDED ON: 03/26/2020

Global LGBT organizations mobilize in face of pandemic

Global LGBT organizations are responding to the impact of the coronavirus as they work to protect some of the most vulnerable queer people. There have been 19,753 deaths around the world reported…

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ADDED ON: 03/26/2020

India’s ‘invisible’ trans community struggles as coronavirus shuts life down

India’s coronavirus lockdown leaves transgender people at heightened risk of poverty and ill health because they exist on the margins of society, eking out a living through sex work and begging, activists…

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ADDED ON: 03/25/2020

This mum is raging because kids in coronavirus isolation are displaying rainbows in their windows

Children’s drawings and paintings of rainbows have been springing up in windows across the UK after a heartwarming trend started online. Hundreds of schools encouraged their pupils to join in and “spread…

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ADDED ON: 03/25/2020

Mogadishu’s refugees ‘waiting for death’ as Covid-19 reaches Somalia

In the Nabadoon camp on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Asho Abdullahi Hassan, a 40-year-old mother of seven, has heard about the coronavirus on the radio. “I am very scared about this deadly…

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ADDED ON: 03/25/2020

Petition urges repeal of restrictions on gay donors amid blood shortage

LGBTQ advocates are calling on the U.S. government to allow gay and bisexual men to give lifesaving blood without restriction to address donation shortages amid the global outbreak of COVID-19, the disease…

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