• 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: 09/30/2022

‘Lift this country up’: Trans pioneer Erika Hilton seeks Brazil election win

No one does political rags to riches stories quite like Brazil, but even in a nation where the most celebrated president in decades once shined shoes to survive, the story of Erika…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2022

Situation in UAE increasingly worrying for international LGBTQ community

A kiss, a hug or holding hands — acts of fondness by same sex couples in public have always been out of the question in the United Arab Emirates. Behind closed doors,…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2022

Cardinals Cupich, Dolan blast HHS plan to require transgender procedures over religious objections

Two of America’s most prominent Roman Catholic leaders — Chicago’s Cardinal Blase Cupich and New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan — said Tuesday that a Biden administration proposal to require Catholic hospitals to…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2022

Transgender rights’ bill referred to Senate standing committee

Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani on Monday referred the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) (Amendment) Bill, 2022, to the relevant standing committee for debate in order to reach a consensual decision on the…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2022

New Netflix documentary follows life of Australian trans teen who challenged laws to affirm gender

When she was 10, Georgie Stone became the youngest person in Australia to receive hormone blockers. Stone is transgender and had to go to court to fight for that right.  As a teenager, she…

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ADDED ON: 09/24/2022

Pakistan: Transgender rights in focus amid religious complaints

A religious party in Pakistan has filed a petition against a law that protects the rights of transgender people. Opponents say the legislation could act as a gateway to enable same-sex marriage.…

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ADDED ON: 09/24/2022

Turkey’s Anti-LGBTQ Display Reflects Nation’s Political Shift

The 25-year-old translator by day and trans drag performer by night felt overwhelming panic and anxiety when several thousand demonstrators gathered and marched Sunday in Turkey to demand a ban on what…

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ADDED ON: 09/24/2022

Zambia president reiterates opposition to LGBTQ+, intersex rights

Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema on Monday reiterated his government does not support LGBTQ+ and intersex rights. In a video posted to his Facebook page on Monday, Hichilema said Zambia is a country…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2022

In divisive election, Brazil’s trans candidates face threats, intimidation

At her campaign headquarters, Brazilian congressional hopeful Duda Salabert gently lays out the newspaper clippings sent to her in August. Her photo is on many of the pages, and Nazi swastikas and…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2022

Michigan Senate passes resolution condemning state’s controversial LGBTQ teacher training videos

In the first Senate session day since July, a resolution voted along party lines condemning controversial Michigan Department of Education (MDE) teacher training videos was adopted in the Michigan Senate Monday, Sept.…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2022

‘People should be who they are’: Kenyans embrace genderless fashion

A growing number of Kenyan labels are embracing genderless fashion, as a younger, more vocal generation calls for greater inclusivity and creativity in clothing designs. In July, fashion brand Vivo and Bold…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2022

Montana to let transgender people change their birth record

After months of defiance, Montana’s health department said Monday it will follow a judge’s ruling and temporarily allow transgender people to change the gender on their birth certificates. The judge issued a…

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