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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: 12/12/2018

Interview: The Law Damaging Russia’s LGBT Children

When Russia passed a law banning what it called “propaganda of non-traditional relationships,” it made positive discussion about LGBT relationships illegal. The official rationale for the law was to protect children. But…

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ADDED ON: 12/12/2018

Church of England Approves Transgender Clergy Guidance for Welcoming Trans Christians

The Church of England issued guidance to clergy on how to be "creative and sensitive" as they welcome transgender people into the faith. The church's House of Bishops approved the pastoral guidance document…

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ADDED ON: 12/12/2018

Strongmen Like Putin Threaten LGBTQ People Across the Globe

The worldwide struggle for LGBT equality has dramatically changed in the past few years. From our movement’s inception, our great challenge has been to shed our invisibility and use education to overcome…

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ADDED ON: 12/11/2018

Argentina, UK to co-chair LGBT rights organisation for two years

Argentina and the United Kingdom have been chosen Monday to co-chair the Equal Rights Coalition for two years starting next June, to succeed Chile and Canada at the helm of the first-ever…

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ADDED ON: 12/11/2018

What We Talk About When We Talk About Gender in Armenia

“I’m asking you a simple question: Do you have any responsibility towards the LGBT community?” This was one of many inflammatory questions addressed to Armenia’s acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan during a historic…

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ADDED ON: 12/10/2018

International Human Rights Day: Progress of LGBTIAQ rights across the world

From South Africa to India, Costa Rica to Trinidad and Tobago, here is some of the progress made in terms of LGBTIAQ rights across the world in 2018. 70 years ago today the Universal…

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ADDED ON: 12/10/2018

Church of England bishops to start inquiry into so-called ‘gay cure’ therapies

Senior Church of England bishops will start an inquiry into 'gay cure' therapies. Bishops will take evidence from people who have gone through the so-called 'treatments' to turn people from gay to…

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ADDED ON: 12/10/2018

These Teenage Trolls Are Pretending to Be LGBT, and Screwing Up Scientific Studies

Scientists studying LGBT youth may have a big problem on their hands: meddling kids. More specifically, meddling kids who think it’s funny to identify as gay or lesbian on surveys—and who then give exaggerated responses to other questions…

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ADDED ON: 12/08/2018

Hungary and Poland say no to LGBTIQ

"A Europe that protects" is Austria's motto for its presidency of the Council of the EU. But it couldn't agree to protect everyone. Hungary and Poland on Thursday torpedoed a joint statement by…

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ADDED ON: 12/08/2018

Anti-trans group admits bathroom predator myth is made up

An anti-trans group has acknowledged the failure of bathroom predator scare-mongering tactics in the Massachusetts referendum on transgender rights protections. The realisation came as part of an analysis of the failure of…

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Instituto Nice Creates Opportunities for Trans Brazilians

“My dream is to get married and be able to guarantee my partner the right to stay on the small piece of land I have.” When Valeria Rodriguez heard this request from…

ADDED ON: 12/07/2018

Fired for not using trans student’s pronouns, teacher argues ‘that is not tolerance’

Before he was fired for refusing to use male pronouns for a transgender student, Virginia teacher Peter Vlaming defended his convictions. “We are here today because a specific worldview is being imposed on…

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