• 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: 08/04/2018

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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ADDED ON: 07/18/2018

Violence, Discrimination Prompts LGBTI Hondurans to Migrate

Members of Colectivo Unidad Color Rosa, an LGBTI advocacy group in the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula, on July 11 were sewing a transgender Pride flag for an upcoming march. On…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2018

No One Will Give Job to a Hijra Even Now: Punjab’s First Transgender Member in National Lok Adalat

Abandoned by her parents when she was just thirteen, Mohini Mahant (53), a transgender from Ludhiana, became the first from LGBT community to be selected as a member of a bench of…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2018

No Free Sex-Change Operations for Transgenders: Thai Health Office

The National Health Security Office (NHSO) has dismissed reports that transgenders will be able to get sex-change operations for free under the country’s universal healthcare scheme. “The scheme provides medical help to…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2018

The Anti-trans Protests at Pride Were the Latest in a Long History of Transphobia in the LGBTQ+ Community

Even if you’re not LGBTQ+, you’ve likely heard of the anti-trans protest that took place at London Pride last weekend. A small group of cisgender women somehow managed to make their way to the front of…

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