• 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: 03/16/2022

“Life and Family” Bill is a Smokescreen for Corruption in Guatemala.

On International Women’s Day, March 8, the Guatemalan Congress passed an extraordinarily regressive “Life and Family” bill that undermines the rights of women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. President…

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ADDED ON: 03/16/2022

Black, Latino queer students say they are on edge in the wake of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill.

Miami eighth grader Zen Nelson, who is Afro Latinx and uses gender-neutral pronouns, said they have been subjected to homophobic slurs from their classmates for at least the past four years. Zen…

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ADDED ON: 03/16/2022

France to lift blood donation ban for gay men who have had recent sex.

France will end a ban tomorrow (March 16) that rules that gay men cannot give blood if they have had sexual relations in the past four months. The update to the law…

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ADDED ON: 03/16/2022

Ukraine LGBTQ activist flees Kyiv

The head of an LGBTQ rights group in Ukraine has fled the country’s capital. Insight Chair Olena Shevchenko on March 10 left her home in Kyiv and evacuated to Lviv, a city…

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ADDED ON: 03/13/2022

Judge temporarily blocks Texas investigations into families of trans kids

District Judge Amy Clark Meachum said the governor’s directive for the state child welfare agency to investigate parents who provide gender-affirming care to their children was “beyond the scope of his authority…

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What Russia’s invasion means for LGBTI Ukrainians

On 24 February, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Since then, numerous cities have been under siege — including the capital, Kyiv — and more than two million…

ADDED ON: 03/08/2022

This Woman Channeled Her Pandemic Anxiety Into A Campaign For LGBTQ Rights In Tokyo.

In December 2021, Tokyo’s governor, Yuriko Koike, announced that a “partnership system” that publicly recognizes the relationships of same-sex couples would be adopted in the city during the 2022 fiscal year. Same-sex…

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ADDED ON: 03/08/2022

Prominent LGBTQ non-profit loses millions in funding following NY state probe.

One of New York’s largest LGBTQ non-profits has lost $10 million in state funding after an investigation, first revealed by The Post, found it was mishandling the millions in taxpayer dollars it…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2022

“People Are Not Coming Back to the Closet”: The Fight for Ukraine Is Also a Fight for LGBTQ Rights

On the seventh day of the war, Olena Shevchenko posted a message of despair on Facebook. Shevchenko, who leads the LGBTQ organization Insight, was not just voicing the heartbreak of watching her…

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ADDED ON: 02/22/2022

Black History Month: Destination Tomorrow Dedicated To Helping LGBTQ+ Community In The Bronx.

In celebration of Black History Month, CBS2 is taking you to a center dedicated to helping the LGBTQ+ community in the Bronx. As CBS2’s Cindy Hsu reports, it’s a special place where…

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ADDED ON: 02/22/2022

First Person : I don’t want to die in the body of a man.

A transgender woman in Haiti has said she does not want to die in a man's body, and hopes to leave her native country to fulfill her dream of transitioning from being…

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Aspiring Community Activist Josh Stols on the South African Testosterone Shortage

Josh Stols is an aspiring community activist from Johannesburg, South Africa, working to spread the story of South Africa’s sudden shortage of depo-testosterone and the neglect of the trans community by South…