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  • 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: 05/25/2022

Jamaica man sentenced to half-decade behind bars for threatening to shoot transgender woman on his street: DA.

Jamaica resident Quame Truitt was sentenced to five years in prison Monday after pleading guilty earlier this month to threatening a transgender woman with an illegal firearm last fall, according to Queens…

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ADDED ON: 05/25/2022

Montana bars birth certificate changes, even with surgery.

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte's administration says transgender people can not change their birth certificates even if they undergo gender-confirmation surgery, in defiance of a court order that temporarily blocked the Republican state's…

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ADDED ON: 05/24/2022

Indonesia summons British ambassador over LGBT flag.

The Indonesian authorities summoned Monday the British ambassador, Owen Jenkins, to protest the raising of an LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) flag in the embassy, considering it controversial in the Muslim-majority…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2022

Starbucks to pay travel costs for trans employees getting gender-affirming care

Starbucks has announced plans to cover travel costs for employees who must travel more than 100 miles to access gender-affirming care in the wake of multiple state-led attempts to criminalize this care.…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2022

Gay man killed in Cape Town as Parliament considers Hate Crimes Bill

The family of a man allegedly murdered for being gay is calling for justice as Parliament continues to ponder the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill, which has…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2022

Same-sex marriage support still up substantially since 2018: survey

As Taiwan approaches the third anniversary of its legalization of same-sex marriage on May 24, support for the right of gay couples to wed has risen to 60.9 percent, still up substantially…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2022

Turkey’s Alevis to open their houses of worship to LGBTQ funerals

The mood at an ordinary symposium organized by various civic groups in mid-May suddenly took a joyous and emotional turn for Turkey’s LGBTQ individuals after a groundbreaking announcement by a prominent leader…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2022

Nigeria’s LGBTQ Community Fights Restrictive Cross-Dressing Bill

Dressed in rainbow-colored vests, members of the LGBTQ community marched in a risky demonstration in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, to protest a bill introduced by lawmakers in Nigeria's lower house of parliament last…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2022

Turkey’s Alevis to open their houses of worship to LGBTQ funerals

The mood at an ordinary symposium organized by various civic groups in mid-May suddenly took a joyous and emotional turn for Turkey’s LGBTQ individuals after a groundbreaking announcement by a prominent leader…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2022

Our Circle Belize Makes Strides Against LGBTQ Discrimination

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is being celebrated today, May 17. This year’s theme is “Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Rights.” The theme is geared at bringing to the…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2022

Brazil LGBTQ activists, HIV/AIDS service providers fear Bolsonaro reelection

SALVADOR, Brazil — Fernanda Fonseca was the coordinator of the Brazilian Health Ministry’s program to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV, syphilis and viral hepatitis B in 2019 when she attended the International AIDS…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2022

Chile’s LGBTQ+ street artists see work defaced with homophobic slurs

SANTIAGO, May 17 (Openly) - It was meant to be an open-air museum dedicated to Chile's LGBTQ+ community, but days after the 40-meter (131-foot) mural was completed, vandals defaced its brightly colored…

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