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  • 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: 05/11/2022

Gender Queer’ to stay on school library shelf, Hudson Board of Education decides.

After months of discussion and debate, the Hudson City Schools Board of Education has decided to keep a popular LGBTQ+ book on the library shelves. Hudson students, parents and community members attended…

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ADDED ON: 05/10/2022

Kansas’ first transgender lawmaker reflects on ‘emotionally charged’ legislative session.

State Rep. Stephanie Byers of Wichita has endured a session in which Republicans tried to pass bills curbing rights of trans kids and a fellow lawmaker complained about sharing a restroom with…

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ADDED ON: 05/10/2022

Labor commits to religious freedom and LGBTQ protections but no timeline.

Labor will seek to legislate a religious discrimination act and scrap the ability of schools to expel gay and transgender students at the same time should it win government, but won’t give…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2022

Buttigieg on abortion-LGBTQ+ rights as new poll shows 64% support Roe

CHICAGO – U. S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg delivering remarks at a symposium at The University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics on Wednesday blasted Republicans for the reignited culture wars especially…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2022

Queer Nigerians protest proposed anti-trans ‘cross-dressing’ ban

Dozens of LGBTQ protesters gathered Sunday in the capital of Nigeria to oppose anti-trans legislators’ proposal to ban “cross-dressing”. The bill, which seeks to amend a 2013 act banning same-sex marriage, would…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2022

Federal judge leaves open possibility Alabama transgender medicine law could go into effect

A federal judge Friday afternoon floated the possibility that state law making medication for transgender youth illegal could go into effect on Sunday without a ruling on a motion from families of…

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ADDED ON: 05/06/2022

Trans Ukrainians being forced back into closet as cruel despot Putin’s bloodthirsty war rages on

LGBT+ Ukrainians have been living in fear and uncertainty ever since Russia launched its full scale invasion in February. Now, some are retreating into the closet in the face of anti-LGBT+ aggression, a prominent…

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ADDED ON: 05/04/2022

Queer Nigerians stage defiant protest as government tries to ban ‘crossdressing’.

Around 50 LGBT+ activists took to the streets of Abuja, Nigeria, to protest a reviled bill that would make “crossdressing” illegal. The bill, which seeks to amend a 2013 act banning same-sex…

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ADDED ON: 05/04/2022

LGBTQ Agenda: 19 states plan laws to support trans kids.

LGBTQ lawmakers from 19 states have or will introduce laws to protect trans kids from civil and criminal penalties when seeking gender-affirming care. At a virtual press conference May 3 with representatives…

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ADDED ON: 05/03/2022

Anti-LGBTQ laws inspire many LGBTQ people to seek public office.

The avalanche of anti-LGBTQ laws before state legislatures this year is inspiring LGBTQ candidates to seek office. This is even happening in smaller cities and rural parts of the U.S. Some statehouses…

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ADDED ON: 05/02/2022

Healthcare For All: LGBTQ-Inclusive Health Cover Is A Must In Corporates

The LGBTQ community has been fighting for its rights in the corporate world for a long time. For most people, work is often stressful, and the additional burden of hiding the most…

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ADDED ON: 05/02/2022

“Two-spirit musicians show with RSO a beacon to Indigenous, queer youth Social Sharing “

When the Buffalo Girls took the stage in Regina Saturday night, the show wasn't just about their music. Alongside their songs were anecdotes about life and about their experience as a musically talented, two-spirit couple to provide comfort to…

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