• 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: 11/02/2019

Eastern Caribbean LGBT organisation launches five-country legal challenge to anti-gay laws

The Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality (ECADE), today announced the launch of five legal challenges to the remnants of draconian laws of our colonial past. The claims, all expected to…

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ADDED ON: 11/01/2019

HIV-positive rugby star Thomas’ UK magazine cover hailed for tackling stigma

Former rugby international Gareth Thomas became one of the first openly HIV-positive people to appear on the cover of a mainstream British magazine on Thursday, a move hailed as chipping away at…

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ADDED ON: 10/30/2019

How Alfred Kinsey armed the early gay rights movement with research

There was a time when one out of every two Americans Gallup polled knew Alfred Kinsey’s name, and to gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals he was a living hero. Sadly, for the…

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ADDED ON: 10/28/2019

This trans intersex person explains why they didn’t need surgery to be ‘fixed’

A trans intersex person has explained, in a moving opinion piece for Intersex Awareness Day (October 26), why they didn’t need surgery to be “fixed”. There are many different ways that a…

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ADDED ON: 10/28/2019

Uganda arrested 16 LGBTQ activists. Here’s where else gay rights are a battleground in the world.

This week Ugandan police arrested 16 LGBTQ activists on charges of gay sex — which is punishable by life imprisonment. Police arrested them at the sexual health organization where they worked and…

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ADDED ON: 10/27/2019

Texas Is Afraid Of A 7-Year-Old Transgender Girl

What did 7-year-old Luna Younger of Dallas do that has mobilized conservatives and Christian fundamentalists across Texas into action? She declared, at age 3, “I’m a girl.” Her father, however, insists she’s…

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ADDED ON: 10/26/2019

LGBTQ+ Community Rallies Against Anti-Trans ‘LGB Alliance’

A new lesbian, gay, and bisexual alliance group was blasted by on social media for excluding trans and nonbinary communities. The “LGB Alliance” group launched Tuesday evening with “gender critical feminist” (another…

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ADDED ON: 10/25/2019

Uganda arrests 16 LGBT activists on suspicion of gay sex

Uganda has said it has arrested 16 LGBT activists on suspicion of gay sex, which is punishable with life imprisonment, in what fellow activists called an escalating campaign against sexual minorities. The…

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ADDED ON: 10/25/2019

‘Any day you can be taken’: Inside what it’s like to be gay in Chechnya

Ricky was just 19 when he said the police came for him. He was at work and they took him to the local police station. From there he said they took him…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2019

The Nations With the Highest Levels of LGBT Acceptance (and Lowest)

An updated study from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law ranked the world's nations by levels of LGBT acceptance. The current report updates and expands a previous Williams Institute report,…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2019

Anti-homosexuality Bill poses severe threat to human rights

Uganda is facing a serious threat to human rights and the HIV response with the announcement of plans to introduce legislation that will impose the death penalty on people found to have…

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ADDED ON: 10/23/2019

Polish Parliament Should Scrap Bill Against Sex Education

Threatening sex educators with jail may seem extreme – but it seems Poland’s ruling Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (PiS) party is willing to go there to cement power by generating fear and misinformation.…

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