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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: 12/07/2021

Argentina made history by legally recognising non-binary people, but now they’re left ‘in limbo’

Argentina made history in July as the first country in Latin America to legally recognise non-binary people – but people issued with documents showing their gender as ‘X’ say they have been…

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ADDED ON: 12/06/2021

“I’m Proud to Be Trans—but For Now Want to Feel Invisible MY CHOICE”

After years of distance between myself and my hometown of Amityville, Long Island, I returned in the spring for my cousin’s birthday. But this time, I had a new look. I was a…

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ADDED ON: 12/05/2021

Why Viktor Orbán is fighting a war against ‘LGBT ideology’

‘Do you support the unrestricted presentation of sexual media content that influences the development of underage children?’ In a national referendum likely to be held in the spring, Hungarians will be asked…

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ADDED ON: 12/04/2021

Court seeks interpretation over transgender ID suit

The Taipei High Administrative Court on Thursday sought a constitutional interpretation regarding a lawsuit filed by a transgender woman seeking to change the gender identification on her ID card. The court halted…

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ADDED ON: 12/04/2021

As anti-LGBTI abuses worsen in Cameroon, even the government admits it

Cameroon says lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people are increasingly becoming victims of violence and brutality. The central African state’s government made the comment this week after Human Rights Watch reported…

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ADDED ON: 12/01/2021

Five LGBTQ & two-spirit Native American people who are making the world a better place

As Native American Heritage Month comes to a close, we wanted to honor some of the many LGBTQ and two-spirit Native American people working every day to make the world a better…

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ADDED ON: 12/01/2021

Anti-LGBTQ bill doesn’t criminalise intersex — Sam George

Samuel Nartey George, the Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, and lead Sponsor of the Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021, has refuted claims that the Bill intends to…

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ADDED ON: 12/01/2021

Chile makes history with election of first-ever trans person to its legislature

Chile has made history by electing the first-ever transgender official to its legislature during the 2021 parliamentary elections. Emilia Schneider, a transgender woman and activist, received 26,000 votes on 21 November. She…

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ADDED ON: 11/30/2021

Rural town elects Bangladesh’s first transgender mayor

A small town in Bangladesh has elected the country's first transgender mayor after the 45-year-old independent candidate beat her ruling party rival in a landslide, officials said Monday. The South Asian nation…

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ADDED ON: 11/30/2021

Netherlands formally apologies for forced sterilization of trans, intersex people

The Dutch government on Saturday formally apologized to transgender and intersex people who were forced to become sterile in order to legally change their gender. The Gender Change Act, which was also…

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Aritha Wickramasinghe — Equality Director at iProbono, Sri Lanka

Aritha Wickramasinghe is the Equality Director at iProbono, a globally focused civil society organization that provides legal aid to marginalized individuals and advocates for social equity. Born in Sri Lanka, Aritha earned…

ADDED ON: 11/29/2021

Cameroon Says Citizens Abuse LGBTI People

YAOUNDÉ — Cameroon says lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people are increasingly becoming victims of violence and brutality. The central African state’s government made the comment this week after Human Rights Watch…

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