• 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: 11/26/2019

India’s LGBT community protests against transgender law at Delhi pride parade

More than 1,000 members of India’s LGBT community took part in an annual pride parade in the nation's capital on November 24, 2019. Many of those at the event in New Delhi…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2019

Survey of 167 countries shows tolerance toward LGBT people rising globally

LGBT people have seen a rise in tolerance in almost every region of the world over the last decade, according to an index released on Monday. Iceland was named as the most…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2019

Sculpture honoring transgender community unveiled in New York City park

A new sculpture takes flight in New York City to celebrate the transgender community. The 10-foot tall sculpture is dedicated to the Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Community (GNC) and was unveiled in…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2019

Battered with bricks and stabbed: Two trans women brutally killed in Colombia in two days

In just two days, two trans women were found dead by Colombian authorities in a spree of anti-LGBT violence that has battered the country. Jerrika Rivas Ruíz was found allegedly murdered in…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2019

All-transgender hockey team believed to be a first for the sport

The goals are big for an all-transgender hockey team known as Team Trans. Comprised of more than a dozen players from Canada and the United States, it’s believed to be the first…

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ADDED ON: 11/21/2019

What is International Transgender Day of Remembrance and why is it so important?

Today, November 20, is the International Transgender Day of Remembrance – a day to honour and remember the many lives lost to transphobic violence. Trans allies across the country will be marking…

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ADDED ON: 11/20/2019

From ultra-Orthodox rabbi to openly transgender: Abby Stein shares her story

Abby Stein discovered what the word "transgender" meant — and that the term accurately described her — when she snuck on the internet for the very first time back in 2011, in…

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ADDED ON: 11/19/2019

Trans children have ‘strong sense of identity’ from early age, study finds

Transgender children are no more or less likely than other children to conform to gender stereotypes in how they dress and play, suggesting they have a strong sense of identity from an…

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ADDED ON: 11/17/2019

National Transgender Group Sees Exodus of Workers in Clashes With Leaders

A well-known national transgender policy group finds itself having to rebuild after a mass exodus of staff members amid discontent over its leadership, claims of retaliation for labor organizing and concerns about…

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ADDED ON: 11/15/2019

Damning report reveals extent of brutality, violence and persecution LGBT+ people face in Myanmar

A damning report has revealed the shocking extent of violence and persecution faced by LGBT+ people in Myanmar and has recommended urgent law reform. The report – which was produced by the…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2019

India: PIL against insistence of sex-reassignment surgery proof for passport

An LGBT activist has approached the Madras high court to declare a proviso in passport rules mandating submission of sex re-assignment surgery certificate for effecting change of sex in passport, as illegal…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2019

LGBTQ acceptance grew globally over past four decades — but not everywhere

The “most accepting” LGBTQ countries are becoming “more accepting,” while “the least accepting” are becoming “less accepting,” according to a recent report from The Williams Institute, a think tank at the UCLA…

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