• 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: 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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ADDED ON: 07/19/2022

Meet the first transgender military training instructor in United States Air Force

A military training instructor at Joint Base San Antonio Lackland not only serves our country by training the best in the United States Air Force, but also by serving as a beacon…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2022

Survey notes mixed levels of LGBTQ, intersex rights support among young Africans

A recent survey by the South Africa-based Ichikowitz Family Foundation that gauged the level of LGBTQ and intersex tolerance on the continent has received mixed reactions from some of Africa’s advocacy groups. The…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2022

Thousands Attend Trans Pride Amid Backlash Against Trans Rights

Thousands of people attended Trans and Intersex Pride in Dublin amid concern that there is growing “backlash” against the community and its rights. Kicking off at the Garden of Remembrance, Dublin was awash…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2022

Rwanda ‘lies’ on gay rights as activist claims they were told to assure refugees

Rwanda’s leaders are scrambling to make the country appear safe for gay people, it was claimed yesterday. A senior activist there told the People he was approached by officials and asked to…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2022

Invitation: Survey aims to learn the realities of LGBTQI lives worldwide

Gay-friendly researchers are reaching out to LGBTQI community members with the goal of creating an accurate account of what LGBTQI life is like in each of 204 nations worldwide. To accomplish that,…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2022

Climate Of Hate’ For LGBT Defenders In Former Soviet Republics

Amnesty International says groups that defend LGBT rights are facing a rise in hostility in parts of the former Soviet Union, fueled by discrimination, homophobia, and what it called Russia's crusade against…

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ADDED ON: 07/13/2022

Penny Mordaunt doubles down on trans stance and says she never wanted Gender Recognition Act reform.

Tory leadership candidate Penny Mordaunt has said that she never supported plans to reform the Gender Recognition Act. Mordaunt served as equalities minister under Theresa May across 2018 and 2019, and during…

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ADDED ON: 07/12/2022

Bhutan’s trailblazing beauty queen speaks up for LGBTQ community

Tashi Choden will not only be the first contestant to represent Bhutan at the Miss Universe competition -- she is also the Himalayan country's only openly gay public figure. The remote country…

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ADDED ON: 07/11/2022

First Nations, transgender woman and broadcaster Charlotte Coulthard-Dare fights for visibility

Charlotte Coulthard-Dare knows that some people have a problem with her very existence. "How would anybody else feel if they were put in a box within a box within a box? And that's…

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ADDED ON: 07/10/2022

Thousands march in Bucharest LGBTQ pride parade

Thousands of Romanians joined an LGBTQ pride march in Bucharest on Saturday ahead of planned legislation that could potentially endanger future parades and fuel discrimination. Parliament's lower house is expected to start…

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