• 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: 04/22/2019

More needs to be done’ to support North-East LGBT community

A LEADING campaigner who believe life is improving for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community says that much more needs to be done to bring about more change in the region.…

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ADDED ON: 04/22/2019

Our time to seek justice is now’: Transgender woman speaks for first time since Oak Cliff attack

A transgender woman made her first public comments Saturday, a week after she was attacked by a large group in east Oak Cliff. Edward Dominic Thomas was arrested days after the attack…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2019

Russia transgender woman wins case in rare win for LGBT rights

When Anastasia, a Russian transgender woman, took her employer to court for firing her after a gender reassignment operation, she did not expect to win. "I knew the chances were slim, I…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2019

‘DRAG STORY TIME’ CANCELLED AT IRISH LIBRARY AFTER ‘VIOLENT HOMOPHOBIC’ MESSAGES

A drag collective have announced their event with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has been cancelled due to ‘age appropriateness’. Glitter Hole had arranged to read children’s stories at a library in…

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ADDED ON: 04/16/2019

Millennial activism: Daryl Yang fights for LGBT issues and more

In 2014, the Health Promotion Board (HPB) published a set of FAQs on youth sexuality and received backlash for being affirming of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) experiences. There was even…

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ADDED ON: 04/15/2019

Navy will allow off-duty sailors to ‘live socially’ according to their preferred gender, but not do so on duty

For transgender people in the U.S. military, April is shaping up to be a bittersweet month. But mostly bitter. Just a few days before the implementation of President Trump’s ban on transgender…

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ADDED ON: 04/15/2019

Barbados: No jail time for violent attack on trans activist

Brandon Coward, who attacked Barbadian trans woman Alexa Hoffmann with a meat cleaver on February 18, 2018, was today convicted in the Oistins Magistrates Court by Magistrate Elwood Watts and ordered to…

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ADDED ON: 04/10/2019

Japan’s first transgender prefectural assembly member elected in Hokkaido

Japan's first transgender prefectural assembly member has been elected in local elections here on April 7. The new member, Ayako Fuchigami, was designated male at birth and transitioned to a woman as…

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ADDED ON: 04/09/2019

LGBT activist Harish Iyer joins Congress, says queer people need to get into politics

LGBT activist Harish Iyer on Tuesday announced he is joining the Congress party. "I have officially joined the Congress and look forward to working with the Mumbai Congress team in weeding out…

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ADDED ON: 04/08/2019

Two-Spirit: Meet the Native Americans embracing their LGBT+ tribe members

The sound of drums, singing and prayers marks the opening of a powwow in Phoenix on a Saturday afternoon. Marchers carry the flags of the United States and some of Arizona’s tribal…

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ADDED ON: 04/08/2019

‘It’s dangerous to go out now’: young, gay and scared in Brunei

Draconian new laws have spread unease rather than outright panic in a population that is used to finding ways around legislation. A day after it became legally possible to be stoned to…

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ADDED ON: 04/04/2019

As India election nears, officials urge trans Indians to vote

India is seeking to increase participation by its transgender citizens in the elections that are scheduled to begin April 11. Although hijra, trans, and other non-binary people were given the right to…

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