• 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: 12/18/2022

Veto of Discriminatory Poland Sex Ed Bill Shows Power of Protest

In the last weeks, Polish students and activists regularly gathered in front of Warsaw’s Presidential Palace and across the country to demand respect for their rights. They called on President Andrzej Duda…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2022

Court upholds Connecticut’s transgender athlete policy

A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a challenge to Connecticut’s policy of allowing transgender girls to compete in girls high school sports, rejecting arguments by four cisgender runners who said they…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2022

UN human rights expert backs Scottish government’s vital gender law reforms

One of the UN’s leading voices on gender identity and LGBTQ+ rights has endorsed Scotland’s Gender Recognition Act reforms, which will be voted on next week. Victor Madrigal-Borloz, a UN Independent Expert…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2022

A new report proves that online anti-LGBTQ2S+ hate turns into real-life violence

Coordinated online hate targeting doctors and hospitals providing gender-affirming care to youth leads to real-life violence, according to a new report from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). On Tuesday, the Human Rights…

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ADDED ON: 12/13/2022

Fears Switzerland could become hotspot for “gay conversion tourism” amid parliamentary debate

LGBT rights groups in Switzerland are speaking out in favour of a ban on conversion therapy, fearing that the country may become a hotspot for “conversion therapy tourism”. It comes as the…

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ADDED ON: 12/12/2022

Transgender Qatari princess flees country fearing persecution

A Qatari princess was granted asylum in the UK over fears that they would be persecuted for being transgender. Leaked documents obtained by the Sunday Times of London show that the princess,…

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ADDED ON: 12/12/2022

Anti-Gay Bill: Ghanaian MPs must respect peoples’ rights – US Ambassador

United States Ambassador to Ghana, Virginia Palmer has advised Ghanaians and their representatives in Parliament to respect international obligations and Domestic laws which centre on the need to protect the rights of…

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ADDED ON: 12/11/2022

Transgender Americans Feel Under Siege as Political Vitriol Rises

Alejandra Caraballo is used to seeing anti-transgender hatred. As an L.G.B.T.Q. rights advocate and a transgender woman, she has received death threats, and her and her family members’ personal information has been…

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ADDED ON: 12/04/2022

Colorado Springs LGBTQ+ community has long struggled to find a ‘safe space’

Finding a place for rainbows in a sea of red has often been a struggle for those who identify as LGBTQ+ in Colorado Springs, a city with a rocky history when it…

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ADDED ON: 12/04/2022

Influential Iraqi cleric launches anti-LGBTQ campaign

An influential Iraqi cleric who announced his withdrawal from politics four months ago has broken a period of relative silence to launch an anti-LGBTQ campaign. Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr posted a statement…

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ADDED ON: 12/03/2022

LGBTQ Groups Seek Legal Ban On Swiss Conversion Therapy

LGBTQ organisations in Switzerland are concerned that without swift action, the country could become a haven for conversion therapy, which is banned in neighbouring France and Germany. Swiss lawmakers will start debating…

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ADDED ON: 12/03/2022

This man fled Qatar in fear of persecution because he’s gay. Now he’s pushing back

Having been referred to as Qatar's first person to come out publicly as gay, Dr. Nasser Mohamed thought having the World Cup on his home soil was the perfect opportunity to shed…

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