• 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: 09/21/2022

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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ADDED ON: 09/18/2022

Texas judge halts investigations of transgender families who belong to national advocacy group

A state district judge on Friday granted a temporary halt into the investigations of families with transgender children who belong to one of the largest LGBTQ advocacy groups in the country. The…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2022

Divorcing the TQ from LGB

The LGB is divorcing the TQ and there is a court case. While the world’s eyes are on Britain changing monarchs, those of us who are interested in gender politics are again…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2022

Defying ministry, rabbis tell school to put transgender boy in female-only class

Over a dozen rabbis called Thursday for a religious school in central Israel to force an 8-year-old transgender student into a female-only classroom, defying the wishes of both the boy’s parents and…

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ADDED ON: 09/14/2022

Soon-to-close NHS Tavistock clinic is accused of ‘wrongly convincing gay and bisexual people they were TRANS’ in bitter legal dispute

The UK's soon-to-close child gender clinic has been accused of wrongly convincing gay and bisexual people that they are trans. London-based Tavistock Clinic was ordered to close it doors in July after…

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ADDED ON: 09/14/2022

Gay rights group was set up ‘to promote transphobic activity’, court told

The gay rights organisation LGB Alliance was set up to “promote transphobic activity rather than pro-LGB activities”, the head of Consortium, an umbrella group of LGBT organisations told a court on Monday.…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2022

Kenya president-elect says LGBTQ+, intersex rights ‘not a big issue’

The president-elect of Kenya last week told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that LGBTQ+ and intersex rights are “not a big issue” in his country. “We don’t want to create a mountain out of…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2022

Tokyo Court Denies Transgender Parent Legal Rights To Own Child

The journey toward equality for the LGBTQ+ community in Japan has been something of a ping-pong match over the past few years. The country has indeed taken steps toward inclusion and equal…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2022

Transphobia in Germany: The danger of anti-queer attacks

Munster, Augsburg, Bremen: three German cities, three brutal attacks on queer people within the past three months. One of them ended in tragedy for Malte C.*, a transgender man who intervened to protect a group…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2022

Montana permanently blocks transgender birth certificate changes

Montana health officials on Friday made permanent a rule that blocks transgender people from changing their birth certificates even if they undergo gender-confirmation surgery. The move by Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte’s administration…

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