• 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: 09/23/2019

‘Yes, I am transgender’: Indonesian singer braves hostility in emotional video

"It has been my inner turmoil for the last two years, but today I want to be honest. The rumours that you've heard out there about me being transgender, they're true. I…

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ADDED ON: 09/22/2019

Elizabeth Warren highlights violence against transgender women of color, reads names of those killed this year

Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-MA., was the penultimate speaker at Friday night’s forum focused on LGBTQ issues, and took the stage with a powerful opening statement. “If elected President, what should LGBTQ Americans…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2019

Myanmar’s ‘tomboys’ stride out of the shadows

In seventh grade, at school in a small town five hours’ drive north of Yangon, Jel Li developed a crush on another girl. Confused, she wrote her feelings down, but then burned…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2019

Trans woman defies danger to champion LGBTI rights in El Salvador

Bianka Rodríguez was leaving a San Salvador shopping centre when a man with a gun came up and forced her into his car. He proceeded to drive aimlessly around the city, rattling…

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ADDED ON: 09/18/2019

Transgender sex workers feel under attack. These women are working to protect their own.

With a bag of condoms and a stack of business cards, Tamika Spellman began a route she knew by heart, peering out the window of her Lincoln sedan at dark sidewalks where…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2019

Jamaica tops Caribbean countries for human rights violation, Guyana comes second

Jamaica has recorded the most incidents of human rights violation when compared to its Caribbean neighbours. According to the regional civil society-led human rights reporting mechanism, the Shared Incident Database (SID), of…

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ADDED ON: 09/16/2019

London’s first ever Trans+ Pride march – in pictures

On September 14, thousands of transgender people and their allies took to the streets of London in a historic first – the UK capital’s first-ever Trans+ Pride march. London Trans Pride was…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2019

Transgender Woman Found Burned Beyond Recognition in Florida, Officials Say

The body of a black transgender woman, said by the authorities to have been burned beyond recognition, was found inside an abandoned car in Florida. The victim, Bee Love Slater, 23, was…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2019

Conservative Christians, feminists unite to fight transgender rights in Australia

Conservative Christians and feminist campaigners may seem unlikely bed fellows – but the two groups have found common cause when it comes to blocking transgender rights in Australia. Both argue that trans…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2019

Strange bed fellows unite to fight trans rights in Australia

Conservative Christians and feminist campaigners may seem unlikely bedfellows - but the two groups have found common cause when it comes to blocking transgender rights in Australia. Both argue that trans women…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2019

Opposition in Brazil blame political tone for anti-LGBT+ violence

The political opposition in Brazil on Wednesday said the government of President Jair Bolsonaro was failing to stop violent attacks on women and LGBT+ people that have risen in the past year.…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2019

Indian city encouraged trans people to apply for police force. Instead of being given jobs, they were outed

Forty young transgender folk in Chhattisgarh, a state in central India, left their jobs and homes when the local government announced a recruitment drive for trans police officers. Many of the applicants…

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