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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: 05/15/2021

Two Spirit Society & Allies of North Dakota aims to improve life for LGBTQ people

Cardinal Red Bird has more than one story about the verbal abuse he listened to in his on-and-off stays on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in central North Dakota. "I was ridiculed…

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ADDED ON: 05/15/2021

Pakistan: How has COVID impacted the LGBT community?

The coronavirus pandemic has made being LGBT+ in Pakistan significantly more difficult, in a country where those communities already face numerous challenges, including systemic oppression, social stigma and a legal ban on…

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ADDED ON: 05/15/2021

Call for intersex inclusion as House panel excludes ‘intersex’ in sex definition of proposed anti-discrimination law

A conservative politician – Deputy Speaker Bienvenido Abante Jr. – succeeded in pushing for the exclusion of the term “intersex” from the definition of sex in the draft of a more “comprehensive”…

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ADDED ON: 05/15/2021

Fear breeds bravery as LGBT+ S.Africans resist ‘war on queerness’

Three months ago, Chippa Mohanoe’s fiancée was stabbed in the neck and killed in front of their neighbours in South Africa’s Sebokeng township. Every day since, Mohanoe had to push past his…

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ADDED ON: 05/14/2021

Guatemala LGBTI: Discrimination and Migration

  Guatemala, located on Mexico’s southern border and bordering Honduras and El Salvador, is a country that has for decades experienced migration issues, in part related to violence within the country. Currently,…

ADDED ON: 05/14/2021

Cameroon Sentences Transgender Women to 5 Years in Prison

Two transgender women were sentenced to five years in prison in Cameroon this week after they were found guilty of “attempted homosexuality” and public indecency, the latest example of an increasing crackdown…

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ADDED ON: 05/14/2021

Benin: Threat On Transgender People and Their Defenders Following Assault On Three of Them

Authorities in Benin must immediately take all necessary measures to protect transgender people and the associations that defend them, after three transgender women were forced to undress, beaten and robbed by a…

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ADDED ON: 05/13/2021

‘It’s discrimination’: Beach resort issues ban on transgender people

The local LGBT community slammed a local resort over alleged discrimination in its Facebook post announcing a ban on transgender people. The management of Isla Reta Beach Resort issued the ban in…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2021

HELL ON EARTH Inside Indonesia’s horrific exorcisms, rapes and electroshock torture to ‘cure’ LGBT people and ‘pray away the gay’

EXORCISMS have largely been confined to the history books – but they're a grim modern-day reality in Indonesia. Many made to have the "treatment" don't even have anything wrong with them, but…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2021

Cameroonian transgender women convicted of ‘attempted homosexuality’

A local social media celebrity known as Shakiro, who also is identified as Loic Njeukam, and Patricia, also identified as Roland Mouthe, were arrested on Feb. 8. Human rights activists say their…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2021

2021 is worst year for gay and trans rights in ‘war’ on LGBT+ Americans

In less than five months, 2021 has become the “worst year” in recent history for LGBT+ rights in the United States, with dozens of gay and transgender rights-related bills passed by state…

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A Talk with Daniel: Trans TI and Inclusiva, Argentina

Daniel is an Argentinian entrepreneur with a career spanning over twenty-five years. Feeling unfulfilled, Daniel felt the “need to do something different with life.” The result of this feeling thus far has…