• Transgender and Intersex Issues

    The transgender community faces its own unique issues and challenges around the world, including widespread stigma and violence against its members. Since 2008, the Transgender Murder Monitoring Project of Transgender Europe has recorded over 2,000 trans murders. However, the actual number of murdered transgender people every year is probably much higher. Intersex people are born with sex characteristics, such as chromosomes, gonads, or genitals that, according to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, “do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies”. Discriminatory treatment includes Infanticide, abandonment, mutilation, and neglect, as well as broader concerns regarding the right to life. Intersex people face discrimination in education, employment, healthcare, sport, with an impact on mental and physical health, and on poverty levels, including as a result of harmful medical practices.

ADDED ON: 08/10/2022

Seychelles president welcomes LGBTI activists

The LGBTI community in the island nation of Seychelles has achieved a new level of social and political recognition. Evidence of that achievement came on July 21, when President Wavel Ramkalawan met…

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ADDED ON: 08/10/2022

Meet 5 queer trailblazers making visibility matter in small-town America

When Sylvia Ximi was in middle school, she recalls looking around her hometown of Prescott, Arizona, for any sign there were other queer people around. One low-slung building at a four-way stop…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2022

In a first, housing scheme proposed for transgender community in Maharashtra

The Social Welfare Department of the Maharashtra government has proposed an affordable housing scheme for the transgender community. Credit: AFP File Photo The Social Welfare Department said. Transgender persons often find it…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2022

Trans equality wins in federal court as state Medicaid ordered to pay for gender affirming care

U.S. District Court Judge Robert C. Chambers ruled this week that West Virginia’s Medicaid program can no longer exclude gender-affirming medical care for its transgender members. The ruling will apply to the…

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ADDED ON: 08/07/2022

Uganda suspends operations of charity championing LGBT rights

The Ugandan government has suspended the operations of a local non-governmental organisation (NGO) that advocates for the rights of sexual minorities, accusing it of working in the East African country illegally, according…

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ADDED ON: 08/06/2022

Romania Could Pass Russian-Style Anti-Gay “Propaganda” Law

The Romanian Senate recently passed a bill that would classify the dissemination of LGBTQ-related information as “propaganda,” following the lead of Russia and Hungary and continuing a trend of attacking civil liberties…

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ADDED ON: 08/05/2022

Social contagion’ isn’t causing more youths to be transgender, study finds

“Social contagion” is not driving an increasing number of adolescents to come out as transgender, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal Pediatrics. The study also found that the proportion of…

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ADDED ON: 08/04/2022

The Nigerians worried about a bill to outlaw cross-dressing

Trans women and men and non-binary people in Nigeria are nervously eyeing a parliamentary proposal that seeks to criminalise cross-dressing. It aims to amend the Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act (SSMPA) and defines…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2022

Post-‘Roe,’ Transgender People Fear for the Future

Minutes after the Supreme Court issued its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the country’s full-fledged attack on bodily autonomy reached new proportions in the bistate Kansas City metro area,…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2022

Transgender influencers use platforms to promote acceptance in Asia

In the time of the internet, new influencers are becoming famous every day. Some dance to someone’s else songs for viewership. Some talk about different gadgets, while others use the platform to…

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ADDED ON: 07/31/2022

Britain’s only children’s gender identity clinic to shut down

Britain's only dedicated gender identity clinic for transgender children and young people is to close, England's national health service announced on Thursday, in response to recommendations from an expert review. The Tavistock…

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ADDED ON: 07/26/2022

Buenos Aires officials sued over unjust ban on gender-neutral language in schools.

Authorities in Buenos Aires are being sued after banning gender-neutral language from being taught in schools. Local officials were collectively taken to court by political groups after they banned teachers from describing…

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