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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: 06/14/2021

In US, wave of anti-transgender legislation casts shadow on Pride Month festivities

It’s Pride Month, and gay Americans should have a lot to celebrate: A new president who has pledged to advocate for LGBTQ people, an easing of a pandemic that has disrupted their…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2021

Kashmir: LGBT+ demand health care access during COVID pandemic

Kashmir's LGBT+ community members are calling for the right to access health care and COVID-19 vaccines. They are also urging the government to set up support schemes as the pandemic takes a…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2021

‘Epidemic of violence’: Brazil shocked by ‘barbaric’ gang-rape of gay man

An act of “barbaric” violence where a 22-year-old gay man was gang-raped and tortured has prompted fierce reaction in Brazil and is evidence of a growing tide of hate crime in the…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2021

‘Gay conversion therapy roadshow’ hits WA churches with ‘reformed’ gay man at the helm

A ‘gay conversion therapy’ roadshow visiting West Australian churches has sparked outrage and renewed pressure on state and federal governments to outlaw the controversial practice. Albany Baptist Church last week hosted two…

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ADDED ON: 06/05/2021

The Lives Of LGBTQ+ Youth In Puerto Rico Are In Danger — More Than Ever

A transgender woman, Mila García, was 12 years old when she started conversion therapy in Puerto Rico. Her parents found a love letter she had exchanged with a boy in her class,…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2021

Boaters rescue group hurling anti-gay abuse at them after their boat explodes

It could be viewed as a dramatic demonstration of the concept of karma: a group of young boaters hurling homophobic abuse towards another vessel flying gay pride flags, then needing to be…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2021

Ugandan LGBTQ activists respond to government attempts to further criminalize homosexuality

LGBTQ Ugandan activists are mobilizing against the Sexual Offenses Bill 2019 before Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signs it into law. Members of Uganda’s Parliament caught LGBTQ Ugandan activists off guard with the…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2021

In a first, Gurugram administration organises Covid vaccination for transgender community, sex workers

In a unique initiative by the Gurugram administration, a special vaccination camp was organised for the transgender community and sex workers, who live in the Millennium City. Around 200 people were vaccinated…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2021

HIV PROJECT FOCUSES ON OVERSEAS BORN GAY & BISEXUAL MEN IN AUSTRALIA

Gilead Sciences Australia New Zealand on May 25, 2021, announced the Australian recipients of the Gilead Getting to Zero Grant Program 2021, a global initiative supporting projects aimed at getting to zero…

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ADDED ON: 05/29/2021

WATCH: Transgender Albanians battle taboos

Transgender people find little acceptance in conservative societies like Albania. After years of isolation, members of the transgender community decided to confront taboos by launching a photo exhibition in the capital, Tirana.

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ADDED ON: 05/29/2021

I Am Samuel: the film aiming to ‘change the narrative’ on being gay in Kenya

Samuel Asilikwa grew up in rural Kenya. There was a strict template for masculinity, informed by centuries of tradition – and intolerance. In a new documentary about his life, we see his…

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ADDED ON: 05/27/2021

Major donors urge Ghana to respect LGBT+ rights amid crackdown

Major foreign aid donors called on Ghana on Tuesday to respect LGBT+ rights following a crackdown including arrests of people from sexual minorities and an increase in homophobic persecution. In the latest…

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