• 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: 04/08/2022

By cancelling its LGBT conference, the government shows its lack of concern for our rights

This week, the government cancelled its first global LGBTQ+ conference which was meant to further equality and help tackle pressing issues like violence and hate. It did this after more than 150…

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ADDED ON: 04/08/2022

Anti-gay protests at Disney’s Burbank studios turns ugly

Protesters have taken to the streets in the LA suburb of Burbank, demonstrating against a new Disney LGBTQ public service announcement. With tensions between entertainment giant The Walt Disney Company and lawmakers…

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ADDED ON: 04/06/2022

Cyprus push to ban gay conversion therapy amid exorcism claim.

Cypriot lawmakers and activists are pushing to criminalise "gay conversion therapy" which has left members of the island's LGBTQ+ community traumatised through "medieval" practices such as exorcisms. A recent report by the…

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ADDED ON: 04/05/2022

Escudero plans to build shelters for homeless LGBT nationwide.

A senatorial aspirant on Monday said he aims to build shelters for homeless members of the LGBT — lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender — community nationwide as a means of providing equal…

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ADDED ON: 04/01/2022

Conversion therapy: Ban to go ahead but not cover trans people

The government now says it will ban so-called conversion therapy for gay or bisexual people in England and Wales - but not for transgender people. It comes hours after it had said…

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ADDED ON: 04/01/2022

Qatari official says rainbow flags may be confiscated to “protect” World Cup fans

Fans at the World Cup in Qatar may have rainbow flags confiscated by security in order to “protect” them against perceptions they are “insulting” the society, a senior official has claimed. Last…

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ADDED ON: 04/01/2022

One in three LGBT+ Brits abused by their family, disturbing report finds

One in three LGBT+ people in Britain have been abused by their relatives, a study by Galop has found. The LGBT+ anti-abuse charity found that of the 5,000 people surveyed, nearly one-third…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2022

How Florida teachers plan to deal with ‘Don’t Say Gay’ rules.

Florida's governor has signed what critics call the "Don't Say Gay" bill. Teachers share how they plan to comply and how it will affect classroom discussions on sexual orientation and gender identity.…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2022

U.K. to host global LGBTQ rights conference.

The U.K. this summer will host a global LGBTQ rights conference that will coincide with London Pride’s 50th anniversary. The Safe to Be Me Conference will take place in London from June…

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ADDED ON: 03/26/2022

Air Force offers medical, legal help as states clamp down on trans and LGBTQ+ children

In light of recent state laws criminalizing parents and doctors who help transgender children take steps to affirm their gender, and other legislation banning official talk about sexual orientation in schools, the…

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CZESLAW WALEK — PRAGUE PRIDE

Prague Pride is an NGO based in the Czech Republic (also called Czechia) which strives to make a safe environment where LGBTI people can be themselves. Alturi’s Joel Klausler recently spoke with…

ADDED ON: 03/19/2022

Priests ‘forcing LGBTI people to undergo conversion therapy’, MPs hear

Priests force children and adults into hormone and other conversion therapy treatments, which remain legal in Cyprus, with the aim of changing their sexual orientation and gender identity, MPs heard on Friday.…

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