• 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: 08/06/2022

Romania Could Pass Russian-Style Anti-Gay “Propaganda” Law

The Romanian Senate recently passed a bill that would classify the dissemination of LGBTQ-related information as “propaganda,” following the lead of Russia and Hungary and continuing a trend of attacking civil liberties…

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ADDED ON: 08/05/2022

Social contagion’ isn’t causing more youths to be transgender, study finds

“Social contagion” is not driving an increasing number of adolescents to come out as transgender, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal Pediatrics. The study also found that the proportion of…

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ADDED ON: 08/04/2022

The Nigerians worried about a bill to outlaw cross-dressing

Trans women and men and non-binary people in Nigeria are nervously eyeing a parliamentary proposal that seeks to criminalise cross-dressing. It aims to amend the Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act (SSMPA) and defines…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2022

Post-‘Roe,’ Transgender People Fear for the Future

Minutes after the Supreme Court issued its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the country’s full-fledged attack on bodily autonomy reached new proportions in the bistate Kansas City metro area,…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2022

Transgender influencers use platforms to promote acceptance in Asia

In the time of the internet, new influencers are becoming famous every day. Some dance to someone’s else songs for viewership. Some talk about different gadgets, while others use the platform to…

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ADDED ON: 07/31/2022

Britain’s only children’s gender identity clinic to shut down

Britain's only dedicated gender identity clinic for transgender children and young people is to close, England's national health service announced on Thursday, in response to recommendations from an expert review. The Tavistock…

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ADDED ON: 07/26/2022

Buenos Aires officials sued over unjust ban on gender-neutral language in schools.

Authorities in Buenos Aires are being sued after banning gender-neutral language from being taught in schools. Local officials were collectively taken to court by political groups after they banned teachers from describing…

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ADDED ON: 07/25/2022

Glasgow bagel business owner on mission to help young LGBT Scots

IAN Brooke still looks over his shoulder when walking along a street when his husband takes his hand. The 42-year-old does it instinctively to see who might be there, partly for their…

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ADDED ON: 07/25/2022

Gender-affirming Care: Thailand’s Transgender People Lead By Example

According to the article published in The Lancet last year, “transgender-specific data could benefit efforts in Asia to identify gaps in HIV response for transgender people.” Despite alarming evidence of high HIV…

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ADDED ON: 07/25/2022

Delhi: Dispute between transgender individuals and police escalates at Dwarka

A dispute early Friday morning at a police station in Dwarka between transgender individuals from the Garima Greh shelter and police escalated, with the transgender individuals alleging that they were beaten up…

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ADDED ON: 07/23/2022

President Ramkalawan Meets Members of LGBTI Seychelles

President Wavel Ramkalawan received the Chairperson of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) Seychelles Association, Mr. Naddy Vidot, at State House yesterday morning. LGBTI Seychelles is a non-government organisation that…

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ADDED ON: 07/23/2022

Greece bans genital surgery on non-consenting intersex babies

The parliament of Greece passed a law earlier this week banning “sex-normalizing” surgeries for babies born intersex. Intersex children are born with any number of chromosomal, gonadal, hormonal, or genital features that…

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