• 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: 09/05/2022

Acceptance and a job she loves makes this teacher’s world a lot brighter

K. Sahana remembers how schools that had vacancies would reach out to her once they saw her qualifications listed in her resume. “When I would introduce myself over the phone and tell…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2022

Doctors already in short supply in Alberta. Now, imagine trying to find one who’s gay

Finding a family doctor is a challenge for most Albertans. The number of physicians in the province taking new patients has dropped by half since 2020. For those who have unique medical…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2022

Thai transgender cabaret returns after pandemic closure

Transgender performers at one of Thailand's most famous cabaret shows have returned to the spotlight for the first time in about three years after being forced to find other ways to make…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2022

Peru opens torture investigation over trans man’s death in Indonesia

LIMA, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Peruvian prosecutors have opened an investigation for alleged torture over the death in Indonesia last month of a trans Peruvian man who died while in custody in…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2022

LGBT activists set to march on Scottish Parliament over trans rights

LGBT campaigners are set to march on the Scottish Parliament calling for political parties to be “bolder” in the pursuit of transgender equality. Members of the SNP, Scottish Greens, Scottish Labour and…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2022

Their Country Banned Gay Marriage. This Lesbian Couple Got Married Anyway

On a Saturday in early July, I arrived at the Bucharest town hall to attend a very special event – my old friend Georgiana was getting married to her partner Evie. What…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2022

India’s top court declares same-sex couples entitled to social benefits, deserve legal protections

A Supreme Court ruling in India affirmed that same-sex couples and other non-traditional families are entitled to social benefits, a decision that stands in stark contrast to last week’s moves by Singapore…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2022

No place for hate’: Police remove lesbian protesters who crashed the Pride Cymru 2022 parade

Police removed a group of lesbians from a gay pride march in Cardiff after an officer was filmed telling the gender-critical women to step aside due to ‘confrontation’ with transgender marchers and…

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ADDED ON: 08/28/2022

LGBT activists question Peru’s response to trans man’s death in Indonesia

Indonesian police on Thursday denied accusations of violence from the family of a Harvard University transgender activist who died after being arrested on his honeymoon on the tourist island of Bali. Rodrigo…

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ADDED ON: 08/26/2022

Bali: Transgender student dies in police custody

A Peruvian transgender rights activist has died in police custody in Bali. Police arrested Rodrigo Ventocilla, 32, on 6 August at Denpasar airport, after customs officials found what they said were suspicious…

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ADDED ON: 08/24/2022

Twitch streamer and trans activist says she’s leaving Canada for awhile due to harassment

Transgender activist and internet broadcaster Clara Sorrenti of London, Ont., says she's leaving the country for a time at least to escape unrelenting harassment that has become "really bad." Earlier this month,…

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ADDED ON: 08/23/2022

With a “feeling of betrayal,” one family flees Texas in search of safer climate for their transgender daughter

Ess Welsh spent her entire life in Texas. It’s where she fell in love with marching band, where she found a community of fellow Dungeons and Dragons players, and where she faced…

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