• 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: 11/26/2022

South Korea’s supreme court rules on legal transgender recognition

In a victory for LGBTQ rights, South Korea's supreme court ruled that transgender people have the right to change their legal sex status, regardless of whether they have underage children. South Korea…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2022

Former ‘detransitioner’ fights anti-transgender movement she once backed

Ky Schevers is fighting back against the anti-trans movement she once took part in. Schevers was assigned the sex of female at birth and later chose to start gender-affirming care by taking testosterone to…

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ADDED ON: 11/23/2022

Events bring awareness to asexual and intersex communities

The week of Oct. 23 was dedicated to two LGBTQ awareness periods: Asexual Awareness Week and Intersex Awareness Day. The former, also known as “Ace Week,” occurs every last full week of…

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ADDED ON: 11/23/2022

In First, Israel Issues Guidelines to Schools for Dealing With LGBTQ Students

For the first time, Israel's Education Ministry has issued guidelines to schools regarding LGBTQ students and families. The document, released on Tuesday, requires schools to train teachers on the subject, to clarify…

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ADDED ON: 11/22/2022

How Noah Scheffel Is Bringing Transgender People Into Tech Careers In Brazil

To say that 2019 was a life-changing year for Noah Scheffel is an understatement. That year, the Brazilian technologist had been impacted by transphobic attitudes in his working environment due to his…

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ADDED ON: 11/22/2022

Should Pre-K Kids Learn About Drag Queens and ‘Intersex’? MD School District Says Yes

One of Maryland's wealthiest school districts has moved forward with an LGBTQ-inclusive book list for elementary school students while allegedly declining to recommend several children's books that promote "American values." According to…

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ADDED ON: 11/21/2022

Clear spike in anti-trans rhetoric sets stage for violence like Colorado Springs shooting, experts say

A rapid increase in recent anti-trans and anti-gay rhetoric and protests set up violence like the overnight murders at Colorado Springs’ Club Q, political scientists and activists trying to keep their communities…

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ADDED ON: 11/21/2022

Mothers of LGBTQ children join forces in Latin America

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Fabu Olmedo is so nervous about clubs and restaurants in Paraguay that before a night out she often contacts one to make sure that she'll be let in…

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ADDED ON: 11/21/2022

Pakistan’s transgender activists seek rights and protection

Karachi (AFP) – Hundreds of transgender activists and their supporters protested in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi Sunday to campaign for equal rights and raise awareness of discrimination against the community. The protest comes…

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ADDED ON: 11/20/2022

Mothers of LGBTQ children join forces in Latin America

Fabu Olmedo is so nervous about clubs and restaurants in Paraguay that before a night out she often contacts one to make sure that she’ll be let in and won’t be attacked…

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ADDED ON: 11/20/2022

First openly transgender NFL cheerleader Justine Lindsay a ‘face of the possible’

After becoming a member of the Carolina Panthers TopCats cheerleaders in March, Justine Lindsay had heard that there was nothing like the team's first home game of the season. That sentiment proved…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2022

NHS Scotland ‘plans to remove ”barriers” to irreversible operations for transgender patients and make a ”single opinion” enough to refer for surgery in most cases

NHS Scotland is planning to remove 'barriers' to irreversible operations for transgender patients, a report has revealed. The new transgender treatment rules, which The Telegraph says it has seen, will reportedly see…

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