• 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: 05/07/2022

Federal judge leaves open possibility Alabama transgender medicine law could go into effect

A federal judge Friday afternoon floated the possibility that state law making medication for transgender youth illegal could go into effect on Sunday without a ruling on a motion from families of…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2022

LGBT Community Under Increased Threat In Colombian Port Town

Buenaventura, a major Afro-Colombian port city on Colombia's western coast, has long been regarded as one of the country's most dangerous cities. Armed groups would dismember victims and dispose of their remains…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2022

From Ugandan Oppression To Detroit Freedom: One Gay Immigrant’s Story

Things were never great between Alistair Kiyingi and his father, but by 2017, they were getting worse, fast. In Kampala, Uganda, where his family lived, “there are not so many known homosexuals,”…

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ADDED ON: 05/03/2022

‘Very scary’ leaked draft of abortion ruling could endanger LGBTQ decisions too.

A purported draft of what is believed to be the U.S. Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling on whether to overturn a long-standing decision protecting the right to abortion not only indicates the court…

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ADDED ON: 04/30/2022

Canada lifts restrictions on gay men donating blood

Canadian health officials have lifted restrictions on gay and bisexual men donating blood following years of LGBTQ and advocacy groups accusing the federal health department of discrimination. Canada Health announced Thursday that…

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ADDED ON: 04/27/2022

Torture won’t fix me’ Protestors gather in Cardiff against transgender conversion therapy.

Protestors gathered in the centre of Cardiff to oppose conversion therapy for transgender people all over the UK. Organised by south Wales based group, Trans Aid Cymru, the demonstrators said they were…

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ADDED ON: 04/27/2022

Air Force updates physical fitness testing guidelines for transgender airmen.

The Air Force updated its requirements Thursday to permit transgender airmen to skip the annual physical fitness test while they undergo gender-confirmation surgery. The policy itself is actually not new, Bree Fram,…

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ADDED ON: 04/23/2022

Report documents abuse of LGBTQ+ asylum seekers in ICE custody

Human Rights First on Thursday released a report that documents the abuse of LGBTQ+ asylum seekers who entered U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody after President Biden took office. The report notes…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2022

Same-Sex Marriage Foes Get Band Back Together for ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Push.

As social conservatives across the country push a coordinated, nationwide effort to roll back the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender children, many veterans of the war over same-sex marriage are…

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ADDED ON: 04/13/2022

Interfaith activists rebut Guadeloupe claim that homosexuality is an illness.

A group of Caribbean and international advocates of LGBTQ rights joined forces last week to denounce misleading remarks about homosexuality from the host of an online show that is popular in Guadeloupe.…

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ADDED ON: 04/13/2022

THIS INITIATIVE IS ENCOURAGING TRANS CHILDREN TO ‘UNBOX THEIR LIVES’.

Queer people are commonly disenfranchised. From workplaces. From society. From their families. And beyond. On a daily basis. Hourly even. Every queer people I know of has been disfranchised at some point…

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ADDED ON: 04/09/2022

Tough Territory for Transgender People in the Middle East and North Africa

Transgender people, whose assigned gender at birth does not match their gender identity, face a grim reality in much of the Middle East and North Africa region, including daunting obstacles to legal…

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