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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: 03/11/2021

China proposes teaching masculinity to boys as state is alarmed by changing gender roles

No one invited Bu Yunhao to be in their group for the annual class trip. The other fifth graders at Shanghai Shangde Experimental School made fun of the 11-year-old, calling him "too…

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ADDED ON: 03/11/2021

LGBT+ refugees call on U.N. for safe space after Kenya camp attacks

LGBT+ people living in a refugee camp in northwestern Kenya urged U.N. officials on Friday to move them to a safer area following a series of homophobic attacks by other residents and…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2021

LGBTQ Travel Safety in Croatia: 39th Most Popular Country in the World

March 9, 2021 – When it comes to traveling, Croatia has been known as a gay-friendly destination, even though not all Croatians in every part of the country are fond of accepting…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2021

Researchers perform new study on intersex experience

Intersex and Disorders of Sex Development (DSD) are two terms used to describe those born with sex characteristics (i.e., chromosomes, gonads, genitals) that do not fit the typical definitions of male or…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2021

Nigerian police raid suspected ‘gay party’ and drag ‘scores’ of men to anti-cult office

Police have reportedly raided a hotel in Anambra, Nigeria, where a group of “suspected gays” were having a party, following an anonymous tip-off. According to a local source who spoke to Nigerian…

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ADDED ON: 03/06/2021

Myanmar’s Pro-Democracy Protests Are Giving a Voice to LGBTQ+ People

Sue Sha Shin Thant, a transgender woman, has experienced a lifetime of discrimination and social exclusion in Myanmar, where LGBTQ+ people have no recognized rights or protections and the only words used…

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ADDED ON: 03/06/2021

American Psychological Association opposes transgender conversion “therapy” in historic statement

The biggest professional psychologist organization in the U.S. has come out against transgender conversion therapy in a new statement, saying that the practice puts “individuals at significant risk of harm.” In a…

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ADDED ON: 03/05/2021

Europe’s nurses need more training to ‘reduce biases’ around LGBT+ issues

Calls have been made to ensure nurses across Europe are trained to be “compassionate and culturally aware” towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) people, after new research found staff from strict…

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ADDED ON: 03/03/2021

UK’s first LGBT+ retirement community given green light to open in 2021

Tonic Housing has been awarded a £5.7m loan from the mayor of London to purchase 19 properties in Vauxhall, Lambeth. This will become the UK‘s first provider of queer-affirming housing for older…

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ADDED ON: 02/22/2021

Indonesia’s Controversial Conversion Therapy

Just last month, Kristen Antoinette Gray, an American tourist, and her girlfriend were deported from the Indonesian resort island of Bali after her tweet that celebrated the island as a low-cost and…

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ADDED ON: 02/22/2021

Housing for transgender, two-spirit people opens in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

New housing for transgender, two-spirit and gender-diverse people is set to start accepting residents in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Ross-Aoki House, a century-old 24-room hotel, was purchased by the City of Vancouver in…

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ADDED ON: 02/21/2021

I escaped LGBT conversion therapy, but not everyone is so lucky – ban it now to stop more damage to lives

Whenever I mention conversion therapy, most people are surprised that such things still happen in the UK. There is a sense of bafflement about how and why someone could get into that…

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