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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: 07/26/2018

40 Senate Dems Call for Rejection of Anti-LGBT Adoption Measure

A group of 40 Senate Democrats led by Sen Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) are calling for rejection of an amendment that would penalize states and localities for policies barring taxpayer-funded adoption agencies from…

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ADDED ON: 07/25/2018

Adoption Law Spurs Fears of Discrimination Against LGBTI Kids in Foster Care

Opponents of a new Kansas law ensuring that agencies with sincerely held religious beliefs may refuse to place children with gay and lesbian couples say the law could also result in inappropriate…

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ADDED ON: 07/24/2018

Global Human Rights Advocates Say No 2020 AIDS Conference in Trump’s USA

Terrorizing immigrants. Family separations. Detentions. Targeting sex workers and LGBTQ communities. Global Gag Rule. War on people who use drugs. Closed borders. The wall. Police brutality. Racist violence grounded in white supremacy.…

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ADDED ON: 07/20/2018

We Can Treat AIDS with Medicine – But Only Love Will Beat its Insidious Stigma

Aids activism has always been about connecting with people on the margins. Our movement is defined by uplifting those cast aside by society: reaching out with love, connecting them to a supportive…

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ADDED ON: 07/19/2018

Israel’s LGBTI Community Calls for Strike Action After Surrogacy Bill Defeat

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blocked a legal change on Wednesday that would have given gay men the right to become parents, sparking protests by the nation’s LGBTI community and calls for…

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ADDED ON: 07/13/2018

Canada Province Cancels New Sex-Ed Curriculum After Protests

A Canadian province has cancelled a controversial sex education curriculum that taught children about gender identity, consent and social media. Newly elected Ontario Premier Doug Ford made good on his promise to…

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ADDED ON: 07/12/2018

PrEP program begins in Mexico

Mexico took a major step aimed at HIV prevention in late June. The country inaugurated a PrEP program in four cities that would make daily dosing of the HIV drug Truvada available…

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ADDED ON: 07/12/2018

House Panel OKs ‘religious freedom’ Anti-LGBT Adoption Amendment

A House committee approved on Wednesday as part of major appropriations legislation an amendment seen to allow taxpayer-funded adoption agencies to deny placement into LGBT families over religious objections. The amendment, introduced by…

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ADDED ON: 07/10/2018

Trump Policies Will Send LGBT Asylum Seekers to Their Deaths

The Department of Justice is hoping to restructure the U.S. asylum system to bar anyone who enters the country illegally from applying for asylum, news that Vox broke recently. The proposed changes…

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ADDED ON: 07/06/2018

U.S. Experts Applaud U.K. Ban on ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’

LGBTQ advocates in the U.S. hope that a move by the British government to end the "abhorrent practice" of so-called gay conversion therapy, announced on Tuesday, will affect legislation on this side…

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ADDED ON: 07/03/2018

UK Bans ‘Gay Conversion’ Therapy After Largest-Ever Online Survey

Britain on Tuesday unveiled its "action plan" to tackle discrimination against the gay community, which includes bringing forward legislation to ban the practice of conversion therapy. The plan was drawn up using…

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ADDED ON: 07/02/2018

New Report Argues Indonesia’s Rising Intolerance Against LGBT Community is Creating a Health Crisis

Once considered a death sentence, decades of advancement in medicine have turned HIV/AIDS into a completely manageable disease. But advancements in science can only do so much when societal attitudes are regressing,…

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