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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: 09/25/2021

The AP Interview: Hungary committed to contentious LGBT law

The right-wing populist government in Hungary is attracting conservative thinkers from the United States who admire its approaches to migration, LGBT issues and national sovereignty — all matters that have put the…

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ADDED ON: 09/25/2021

Govt mulls banning transgender individuals from entering mosques in FT

The government is looking into emulating Perlis in banning “mukhannath” or transgender individuals from entering mosques in the Federal Territories. Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Ahmad Marzuk…

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ADDED ON: 09/24/2021

Scotland becomes first country in world to embed LGBT education in school curriculum

All school staff will be given a basic awareness e-learning course on LGBT inclusive education and a toolkit of LGBT inclusive education teaching resources. A dedicated website will also be launched with…

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ADDED ON: 09/24/2021

Transgender people in Puerto Rico say they are invisible in the eyes of the island — and it’s contributing to a culture of violence

While celebrating her 16th birthday at a gay bar in Puerto Rico a few years ago, Lina, a trans woman, said an older man drugged her and attempted to rape her. She…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2021

Latin America LGBTQI+ Panel at San Sebastian: Trends, Hurdles

Taking place inside a cool, concrete extension of the San Telmo Museum, a dedicated Basque cultural hub, the challenges facing LGBTQI+ cinema in Latin America was the subject of an industry panel…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2021

Thailand considers deportation of Malaysian transgender entrepreneur

Thailand is considering whether to deport a transgender businesswoman who was convicted this month of illegal entry and is wanted in Malaysia for insulting Islam, a case that has put a spotlight…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2021

12 Yr Old Gamer Deserves An Ally Award For Saying It Like It Is

We’ve all heard of horror stories of overly masculine men (or insecure closeted ones) making online gaming not so much of a safe space for LGBTQ+ gamers. There are even games out…

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ADDED ON: 09/18/2021

Bangladesh’s transgender tycoons create safe work

Simran Snigdha was begging when a chance encounter helped get her off Bangladesh’s streets and realize her artistic dreams — one of a growing number of transgender people securing formal employment as…

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ADDED ON: 09/18/2021

Appeal court overturns UK puberty blockers ruling for under-16s

The court of appeal has overturned a controversial judgment that children under the age of 16 considering gender reassignment are unlikely to be mature enough to give informed consent to be prescribed…

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ADDED ON: 09/16/2021

Transgender professor ordered reinstated with tenure at university in Oklahoma by federal court

A transgender professor who was denied a promotion more than a decade ago must be reinstated with tenure at Southeastern Oklahoma State University because the school discriminated against her, a federal court…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2021

Trailblazer in transgender treatment: Professor Hwang Na-Hyun of KUAH

People who have a gender identity that differs from the sex assigned at birth are known as transgender. While the term was something many avoided addressing, transgender people have become a part…

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