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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: 03/31/2021

Elite Nursing School to Offer Certification in Trans Health Care

The Columbia School of Nursing in New York is ready to offer a new certificate to its students, one that’s the first of its kind. The Certificate in Professional Achievement in Transgender/Gender…

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ADDED ON: 03/31/2021

“Still labelled ‘others’, Nepal’s LGBTQIA+ people pin hopes on census “

“Who are you?” is probably the easiest and the most difficult question to answer, depending on how one chooses to explain. For always, society has shaped individuals to answer the question based…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2021

Germany now allows transgender, intersex police officers to serve openly

Julia Monro, a spokesperson for the German Association for Trans Identity and Intersex People (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Transidentität und Intersexualität), in 2017 applied to become a police officer because she wanted to…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2021

Popular young Chinese internet celebrity announces she is transgender

Abbily, a popular 19-year-old internet celebrity has attracted attention and support - by announcing that she is transgender. "Now, I'm officially a girl…" the star wrote on Sina Weibo on Sunday in…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2021

Germany now allows transgender, intersex police officers to serve openly

Julia Monro, a spokesperson for the German Association for Trans Identity and Intersex People (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Transidentität und Intersexualität), in 2017 applied to become a police officer because she wanted to…

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ADDED ON: 03/27/2021

Germany bans surgeries on intersex babies, but loopholes feared

Germany has banned unnecessary surgeries on babies who are born intersex, neither clearly male or female, but critics warned on Friday that the new law could easily be sidestepped by doctors and…

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ADDED ON: 03/26/2021

Rachel Levine Becomes First Transgender Person Confirmed By Senate

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of Rachel Levine, President Joe Biden's pick as assistant secretary of health. Levine is the first transgender person to be confirmed by the Senate…

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ADDED ON: 03/25/2021

UK: Trans community will be included in so-called conversion therapy ban

The transgender community will be protected under plans to outlaw so-called conversion therapy, the equalities minister has told ITV News. Calls for the Tory government to implement a ban on the practice…

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ADDED ON: 03/25/2021

Transgender women facing homosexuality charges in Cameroon denied bail

Two transgender women facing charges of “attempted homosexuality” in Cameroon were denied bail on Wednesday after a judge adjourned their case and sent them back to jail, their lawyer said. Mildred Loic,…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2021

Casa Ruby brings its mission to El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — A Salvadoran woman who fled the civil war arrived in D.C. full of dreams and challenges, and after years of effort she and a group of friends…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2021

KUCHU SHINERS UGANDA MARKS 5 YEARS OF SERVICE

Kuchu Shiners Uganda (KSU) celebrated their 5th year anniversary on Wednesday 17th March 2021 at their office premises in Nansana, Kampala. To celebrate, they hosted several partner organizations, allies, KSU staff and…

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ADDED ON: 03/22/2021

Wave Of Bills To Block Trans Athletes Has No Basis In Science, Researcher Says

Legislation in several states — Including Kansas and Missouri — would limit or prohibit transgender women from competing in women's athletics. An expert on sex differences in athletes says the bills aren't…

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