• 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: 08/21/2018

Transgender Girl Demeaned, Threatened by Parents at Oklahoma School Is Moving to Texas

The 12-year-old transgender girl who was bullied and threatened by parents at her Oklahoma school is moving to Texas. Maddie, who was assigned male at birth, has been living as a girl…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2018

Sex? Male, Female, ‘Diverse’: Germany Approves Third-Gender Option

"Diverse" - the new third-gender option that Germany has approved for official identification records including birth certificates - means "other" or "various" and can be reversed at any point. The pioneer bill passed by…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2018

Germany has Approved Plans to Legally Recognise a Third Gender

Germany’s government has approved plans to introduce a third gender on official forms. In November, the highest court in the country ruled in favour of an intersex person and ordered the Parliament to legally…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2018

Baker Who Refused to Make a Gay Wedding Cake Back in Court

A baker who won a US Supreme Court battle over his refusal to bake a gay wedding-themed cake is again in the headlines, this time for turning down a request to make…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2018

‘She Insulted My Manhood’: Murder Underlines Turkey’s LGBT Backlash

In a country where anti-gay violence is often excused as unjust provocation, a fatal shooting has raised fresh fears. Simge Avcı loved practical jokes, says her roommate Bahar, recalling how her friend would…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2018

In Haiti, Slight Progress for LGBT Rights Seen as Victory

Yaisah Val recently came out publicly as a transgender woman on YouTube, a potentially risky move in a country like Haiti where LGBT residents face pervasive hostility in most spheres of public…

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ADDED ON: 08/12/2018

This Trans Athlete Is Representing Uganda At The 2018 Gay Games In Paris

Yes, the Gay Games are a thing. Held every four years, it’s a sport and cultural event featuring LGBT athletes and artists. You can call it the “Gay Olympics”, and although it has held…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2018

Number of LGBTI Candidates Standing for US Office Breaks Record

A record number of over 400 LGBTI candidates are standing in elections for public office in the United states, according to the Victory Institute. The nonprofit group supports leadership campaigns within the lesbian, gay, bisexualand…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2018

Nine Armenian Teenagers Wounded in anti-LGBT Attack

Nine LGBT activists and their friends were attacked in a village in southern Armenia by a group of 30 men, reported Pink Armenia, a Yerevan-based NGO. Two were hospitalized with serious injuries…

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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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