• 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: 09/12/2019

Strange bed fellows unite to fight trans rights in Australia

Conservative Christians and feminist campaigners may seem unlikely bedfellows - but the two groups have found common cause when it comes to blocking transgender rights in Australia. Both argue that trans women…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2019

Opposition in Brazil blame political tone for anti-LGBT+ violence

The political opposition in Brazil on Wednesday said the government of President Jair Bolsonaro was failing to stop violent attacks on women and LGBT+ people that have risen in the past year.…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2019

Indian city encouraged trans people to apply for police force. Instead of being given jobs, they were outed

Forty young transgender folk in Chhattisgarh, a state in central India, left their jobs and homes when the local government announced a recruitment drive for trans police officers. Many of the applicants…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2019

Brazil report charts surge in racial abuse and violence against women, LGBT

Brazil saw an alarming rise in racial abuse, sexual assault, femicide and violence against women and LGBT people in 2018, according to new figures released on Tuesday. The data illustrates a country…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2019

When feminism supports trans rights, everybody wins – just like in Iceland

On 24 October 1975 90% of all women in Iceland went on strike. Twenty-five thousand women – more than 10% of the country’s population – made their way to the parliamentary square…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2019

Mexico trans women fight for justice as killings go unpunished

Months after Kenya Cuevas’ friend was killed in front of her, a funeral wreath with Cuevas’ name on it arrived at her doorstep. The implication was clear: Keep making noise about slain…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2019

Transgender woman healing after beaten in Oregon over bathroom use

The attack broke Lauren Jackson’s bones but not her spirit. “Thankfully, I’m still alive. Thankfully, the injuries weren’t worse,” she told The Oregonian/OregonLive. Jackson, a transgender woman, was severely beaten by a…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2019

Trans Chinese teens forced into ‘conversion therapy’: study

Trans teenagers in China face abuse at home and bullying at school, with almost one in five forced into conversion therapies, according to a survey released on Friday. The researchers called for…

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ADDED ON: 09/06/2019

2020 Democrat candidates focus on LGBT issues

Democratic presidential hopefuls will take to another stage in October to discuss their stances on issues pertaining to the LGBT community. CNN and LGBT advocacy group the Human Rights Campaign announced on Wednesday,…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2019

The 2020 Summer Olympics Likely to Be the Queerest, Most Political Games Yet

When Tokyo hosts the 2020 Summer Olympics, there will likely be a record number of out LGBTQ athletes competing in the Games. Not only that, it could also prove to be the…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2019

Transgender woman granted long-term residency in Japan

A Southeast Asian woman has become the first transgender person to receive a long-term residential permit in Japan, according to her lawyer. The 58-year-old woman, who has not disclosed her name and…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2019

Lebanon: End Systemic Violence Against Transgender Women

Transgender women in Lebanon face systemic violence and discrimination, Human Rights Watch, Helem, and MOSAIC said in a report and video released today. Transgender women face discrimination in accessing basic services, including…

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