• 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: 06/08/2022

Hundreds attend southern Africa LGBTQ development conference.

A number of LGBTQ rights groups from across southern Africa participated in a recent conference in Cape Town, South Africa, that focused on how to advance equality in the region against the…

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ADDED ON: 06/08/2022

Inside Mexico City’s First LGBTQ Soup Kitchen.

Like many parts of Mexico City, the Guerrero neighborhood feels simultaneously bustling and relaxed. Just northwest of the city’s historic center, kids play in the street as mopeds zip past narrow buildings…

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ADDED ON: 06/05/2022

GOP passes bill aiming to root out ‘suspected’ transgender female athletes with genital inspection

House Republican lawmakers in Ohio passed a bill at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday night that would ban transgender girls and women from participating in high school and college athletics. It also comes with…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2022

Activist reporter tells why he promotes LGBTI rights in the French Caribbean.

More than 12 million people live in the Francophone Caribbean, from the independent nation of Haiti to the French territories of Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Martin, St. Barthélemy, and French Guiana. LGBTI people…

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ADDED ON: 05/29/2022

We have to learn the lessons of the past’: Why calling monkeypox a ‘gay disease’ is wrong and harmful

In just a few weeks, there has been an ‘unprecedented’ number of cases of monkeypox around the world. Cases of the little-known disease are being investigated in Europe, Australia and America, with…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2022

NYU’s Nursing School Finally Has a Course on Queer and Trans Health

LGBTQ+ people across the U.S. are facing bigger challenges than ever before in obtaining necessary and competent healthcare, but students at one nursing school want to change that. After successfully piloting a…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2022

ACT move to end non-consenting intersex medical intervention

The ACT Government has released a draft bill outlining plans to end non-consenting medical interventions on intersex children. The legislation was developed after consultations with experts and lived experience participants, and ongoing…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2022

Jewish Queer Youth is growing. For closeted Orthodox and Sephardic teens, that ‘means the world.’

Students come to Jewish Queer Youth secretively — through a Google search, a meme on social media, a pamphlet in their local pizzeria, a chat between two friends who suspect they might…

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ADDED ON: 05/24/2022

UN denounces ‘racist’ and ‘homophobic’ coverage of monkeypox.

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has warned that stigmatising language used in the coverage on the monkeypox virus could jeopardise public health, citing some portrayals of Africans and LGBTI…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2022

A crutch to continue to prejudice’: Montreal’s LGBTQ community fears stigma from monkeypox

David Hawkins wasn't alive during the height of the AIDS crisis in the mid-1980s, but decades later, his organization is still working on dispelling harmful myths associated with the disease. "All these…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2022

Belgium Aims to Combat Anti-LGBTQ Assaults With New Action Plan

Belgium is adopting a new plan to fight discrimination and ensure more rights for LGBTQ people as it strives to bring down the country’s high rate of assaults based on sexual orientation.…

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ADDED ON: 05/11/2022

Gender Queer’ to stay on school library shelf, Hudson Board of Education decides.

After months of discussion and debate, the Hudson City Schools Board of Education has decided to keep a popular LGBTQ+ book on the library shelves. Hudson students, parents and community members attended…

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