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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: 03/22/2021

Same-sex parenthood draws unexpected support in Hungary

Firms from Ikea to a Michelin star restaurant have signed up for a campaign in defence of same-sex parenthood in Hungary, bringing unexpected resistance to Prime Minister Viktor Orban's anti-LGBTQ crackdown. The…

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ADDED ON: 03/22/2021

Attack on kissing men fuels push for Italy hate crime law

A recent attack in a Rome train station on two men who were kissing fueled calls by Italian political leaders Sunday for quick passage of a hate crimes law to protect members…

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ADDED ON: 03/22/2021

Wave Of Bills To Block Trans Athletes Has No Basis In Science, Researcher Says

Legislation in several states — Including Kansas and Missouri — would limit or prohibit transgender women from competing in women's athletics. An expert on sex differences in athletes says the bills aren't…

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ADDED ON: 03/22/2021

A transgender Islamic school in Pakistan breaks barriers

A long white shawl on her head, Rani Khan gives daily Koran lessons at Pakistan’s first transgender-only madrasa, or Islamic religious school, which she set up herself using her life savings. The…

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ADDED ON: 03/19/2021

Poll Shows 70 Percent Of Voters Support LGBT Protections Bill Equality Act

A new poll released Tuesday found overwhelming support for the Equality Act. The legislation cleared the House last month and is currently being considered in the Senate. Passage is a priority for…

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ADDED ON: 03/17/2021

LGBT+groups from eight parties call for legislation to ban conversion therapy

L GBT+ groups from eight political parties have called on the Government to introduce a legislative ban on conversion therapy. They have written to the Government Equalities Office after what they describe…

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ADDED ON: 03/16/2021

“Ex-gay” pastor loses lawsuit against Vimeo for taking down videos promoting conversion therapy

A pastor who identifies as a “former homosexual” has officially lost his lawsuit attempting to force the video streaming service to host his videos promoting so-called conversion therapy. In a ruling issued…

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ADDED ON: 03/16/2021

Indonesia’s LGBTQ community angry at rise of conversion therapies

Kai Mata found herself at the center of a homophobic storm last year when she posted a video of herself online denouncing a draft of bill that included articles on forcing LGBTQ…

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ADDED ON: 03/13/2021

Gay men in a monogamous relationship can donate blood from September

Men in a monogamous same-sex relationship will be allowed to donate blood in the Netherlands from September 1, 2021, the Dutch government has announced. For years, gay men in countries around the…

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ADDED ON: 03/13/2021

Boris Johnson says conversion ‘therapy’ is ‘complex’ to deal with – but government vows to ban it ‘shortly’

Boris Johnson has said addressing the issue of so-called conversion 'therapy' is "complex" - as his government said it would bring forward plans to ban it in the UK. The PM described…

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ADDED ON: 03/12/2021

UK charity launches world’s first LGBT+ climate fund

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A British charity on Thursday launched the world’s first fund to support LGBT+ people whose vulnerability to climate change is worsened by poverty and discrimination. The LGBTQI…

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ADDED ON: 03/11/2021

Delhi High Court Grants Protection To Lesbian Woman Married Against Her Wishes, Directs Steps For Dissolution Of Marriage

In a major relief to a lesbian woman married against her wishes to a man of her family's choice, a bench of Justice Mukta Gupta of the Delhi High Court today issued…

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