• 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: 07/14/2018

Belarus Refuses Asylum For Uzbek Transgender Woman

Belarusian authorities have refused asylum to a transgender woman from Uzbekistan and who says she will face torture and abuse if she goes back. The woman, who asked to be referred to…

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ADDED ON: 07/12/2018

As Feminists of All Genders, We Stand with Trans People

We are a group of feminists, many of whom identify as lesbian or whose politics were influenced by lesbian culture. We are cisgender, we are non-binary and we are trans. We have all…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2018

Pride in London Sorry After Anti-Trans Protest

Pride in London organizers have apologized after anti-trans protesters “forced their way to the front of the parade”. Members of lesbian and feminist group Get The L Out demanded to march behind…

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ADDED ON: 07/03/2018

Japanese Women’s University to Accept Transgender Students

A Japanese women’s university said Tuesday it would admit transgender students who were born male but identify as female, a rare move in a country where LGBT rights lag behind other developed…

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ADDED ON: 07/02/2018

Transgender Woman Makes History by Winning Miss Universe Spain

Ángela Ponce, 26, beat off competition from 22 other finalists to triumph at the contest in Tarragona, six years after Miss Universe was opened to trans contestants. Ponce will now go on to represent…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2018

Anti-LGBTQ Campaign to Force Transgender Discrimination Onto the Ballot Fails in Montana

Today news broke that opponents of LGBTQ equality in Montana failed to submit the necessary number of signatures to qualify a discriminatory anti-transgender ballot measure proposed for the November 2018 election. The…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2018

Trans March in Toronto Draws Hundreds in Support of Transgender Community

Hundreds of people took part in the Trans March in downtown Toronto on Friday night in solidarity with the city’s transgender community. Nicki Ward, a Toronto LGBT leader and director of the…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2018

Kenya Takes Steps to Recognize Intersex People

Kenya is beginning to recognize people who identify as intersex, meaning they are born with genitalia, chromosomes or reproductive organs that don’t fit the typical definitions of male or female. A major…

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ADDED ON: 06/20/2018

WHO Publishes ICD-11 – And No End in Sight for Pathologisation of Intersex People

On June 18, 2018, the World Health Organization published the new International Classification of Diseases in its 11th version, which will be presented for final approval to the World Health Assembly in…

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ADDED ON: 06/20/2018

Year in Review: LGBTI Rights in Latin America

TeleSUR takes a look at some key events for LGBTI rights in the past year in Latin America and the Caribbean. Bermuda | Brazil | Saint Lucia | Uruguay | Chile |…

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ADDED ON: 06/20/2018

Not Everyone Benefits from WHO Removing Gender Dysphoria as a Mental Disorder

People been celebrating the World Health Organization’s (WHO) decision to remove gender dysphoria from its list of mental disorders. But not everyone can celebrate as much as others. Now known as gender incongruence, the WHO announced…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2018

Argentina: Man Sentenced to Life for Brutal Transgender Murder

A court in Argentina has sentenced a man to life imprisonment for the brutal murder of high-profile transgender activist Diana Sacayán. She was stabbed 13 times in her Buenos Aires flat in…

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