• 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: 10/29/2018

Brazil: An Urgent Call to Protect Rights

Brazil´s judiciary and other key institutions should resist any attempt to undermine human rights, the rule of law, and democracy under Jair Bolsonaro’s government, Human Rights Watch said today. Bolsonaro, a pro-torture,…

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ADDED ON: 10/26/2018

Paris Police, Activists Split Over Surge in LGBT+ Attacks

The figures tell one story; gay activists fear another. But nobody disputes that Paris has suffered a string of homophobic attacks in recent months, with gay men set upon in a chic…

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ADDED ON: 10/26/2018

Brazil’s ‘Donald Trump’ Bolsonaro Winning Female, Gay Vote

Right-wing Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro once said he’d rather have a dead son than one who came out of the closet, but that isn’t stopping conservative gay voters from backing him…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2018

A Humanitarian Exodus

The Central American migrant caravan traveling to the US border highlights the failures of American migration and foreign policy, and dwindling options for refugees to seek safety. We should welcome them with…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2018

The Trump Administration’s Latest Anti-Transgender Action, Explained

President Donald Trump’s administration is working on yet another anti-LGBTQ policy, the New York Times reported over the weekend. Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is considering an interpretation of…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2018

Brazil’s ‘Donald Trump’ Bolsonaro Winning Female, Gay Vote

Right-wing Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro once said he'd rather have a dead son than one who came out of the closet, but that isn't stopping conservative gay voters from backing him…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2018

Paris Police, Activists Split Over Surge in LGBT+ Attacks

The figures tell one story; gay activists fear another. But nobody disputes that Paris has suffered a string of homophobic attacks in recent months, with gay men set upon in a chic…

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ADDED ON: 10/22/2018

Anti-LGBT Groups Funding ‘No on 3’

As they campaign to overturn a 2016 law that bans discrimination against transgender individuals in public places, opponents of the so-called “bathroom bill” say their concerns are about safety and privacy. A review…

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ADDED ON: 10/22/2018

LGBT Advocacy Group Calls on Trump Admin not to Go Forward with Rollback of Transgender Protections

The Human Rights Campaign on Sunday called for the Trump administration not to go forward with a rollback of protections for transgender people, following a report in The New York Times on a draft…

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ADDED ON: 10/22/2018

The Trump Administration’s Latest Anti-Transgender Action, Explained

President Donald Trump’s administration is working on yet another anti-LGBTQ policy, the New York Times reported over the weekend. Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is considering an interpretation of…

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ADDED ON: 10/19/2018

Uruguayan Congress Approves Comprehensive Law For Trans People

Congress in Uruguay approved with a large majority (62 out of the 88 lawmakers in session), the project of comprehensive law for trans people, to ensure the protection of their rights. The project of…

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ADDED ON: 10/19/2018

First Dutch Gender-Neutral Passport Issued

Leonne Zeegers, 57, received a passport with the gender designation X, instead of M for man or V for woman. Born male, in 2001 Zeegers had surgery to become female, but now…

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