• 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: 08/15/2018

In Haiti, Slight Progress for LGBT Rights Seen as Victory

Yaisah Val recently came out publicly as a transgender woman on YouTube, a potentially risky move in a country like Haiti where LGBT residents face pervasive hostility in most spheres of public…

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ADDED ON: 08/12/2018

This Trans Athlete Is Representing Uganda At The 2018 Gay Games In Paris

Yes, the Gay Games are a thing. Held every four years, it’s a sport and cultural event featuring LGBT athletes and artists. You can call it the “Gay Olympics”, and although it has held…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2018

Number of LGBTI Candidates Standing for US Office Breaks Record

A record number of over 400 LGBTI candidates are standing in elections for public office in the United states, according to the Victory Institute. The nonprofit group supports leadership campaigns within the lesbian, gay, bisexualand…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2018

Nine Armenian Teenagers Wounded in anti-LGBT Attack

Nine LGBT activists and their friends were attacked in a village in southern Armenia by a group of 30 men, reported Pink Armenia, a Yerevan-based NGO. Two were hospitalized with serious injuries…

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ADDED ON: 08/04/2018

A ‘Rainbow Wave’? 2018 Has More L.G.B.T. Candidates Than Ever

A record number of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender candidates are running for office in November, as the Trump administration and state-level politicians have moved to roll back some legal protections. Sharice…

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ADDED ON: 08/03/2018

The Crowd-sourced List of Campus Groups That Help Women, LGBT and Dalit Communities

Leaving the comfort of your school and home and stepping into college can be an overwhelming experience. Especially if you belong to a minority community that can be discriminated against. To make…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2018

Trans Women Bemoan Violence, Corrective Rape at #TotalShutdown

Transgender women in Durban have been raped by men as a form of punishment and ‘correcting’ them. The LGBTI community have joined the #TotalShutdown Women’s march in Durban where hundreds have joined…

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ADDED ON: 07/28/2018

Crowds Gather for Dublin’s First Trans Pride Protest

Hundreds of people marched through Dublin on Saturday in the city’s first ever trans pride protest. The lively spirit among participants was not dampened by the torrential downpour which accompanied the shouts…

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ADDED ON: 07/28/2018

Growing Homophobia Will Fuel the HIV Epidemic, Experts Fear

Millie Milton, 52, identifies as a transgender woman and has for more than 18 years. She remembers wearing her mother's veil and clothes from as young as 11 and preferring "female chores"…

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ADDED ON: 07/27/2018

Brazilian Scavenger Couple Celebrates Fairytale Wedding at Pride Event

Erica and Jorge have been together for 16 years and tied the knot on Sunday in the Brazilian municipality of Franco da Rocha, near São Paulo. But theirs was no conventional wedding. Jorge was described on…

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ADDED ON: 07/22/2018

‘I wanted and tried to kill myself’: What It’s Like Being Transgender in Turkey

Turkey has the highest transgender murder rate in Europe. The violence transgender people face often goes unpunished as the police is reluctant to investigate these cases and to help them. The transgender…

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ADDED ON: 07/20/2018

The Transgender Acid Attack Survivor Running for Parliament

Forced to leave home when she was only 13, physically and sexually abused by relatives, and later attacked with acid by her former boyfriend, Nayyab Ali's life as a transgender woman in…

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