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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.

Tamara Adrián – Transgender National Assembly Member, Venezuela

Tamara Adrián is a lawyer, professor, and National Assembly Member from Caracas, Venezuela. She is one of the first openly-out transgender LGBTIQ+ elected officials in Venezuela. Ms. Adrián shares her perspectives on…

ADDED ON: 12/23/2020

The Godmothers: Five transgender women give back to society

Nammane, Summane, a temporary shelter and NGO for abandoned children rescued from the streets, will be inaugurated on Wednesday. It’s the first home of its kind in Karnataka because it has been…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2020

British trans clinic appeals puberty blockers judgment

LONDON, Dec 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - England’s only youth gender clinic said on Tuesday it had sought leave to appeal a court ruling that has stopped its doctors from being able…

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ADDED ON: 12/22/2020

Canadian lawmakers vote for non-binary gender option on citizenship cards in ‘respect of basic human rights’

“We want this resolution to remind all our LGBTQ2+ citizens that you are embraced in our community and your Métis government, and we are proud of who you are,” Chartrand added. The…

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ADDED ON: 12/19/2020

French teens protest after transgender classmate’s suicide

About 100 teenagers rallied in northern France on Friday to pay homage to a transgender student who killed herself this week after facing tensions with school officials for wearing a skirt to…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2020

Argentina to add more transgender people to labor force

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — (AP) — Angeles Rojas strides down the hall of the Argentine state bank, passed portraits on the walls of past bank presidents who may have been shocked to…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2020

Romanian top court overturns ban on gender identity studies

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania’s Constitutional Court overturned on Wednesday a blanket ban on gender identity studies voted through by lawmakers and which rights groups and universities said would infringe on human rights…

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ADDED ON: 12/16/2020

A Trans superstar of South Pacific music – I’m Moshanty

Papua New Guinea has earned its nickname as the ‘Land of a Thousand Cultures’ based on the fact that it is made of more than 600 beautiful islands, atolls and coral reefs,…

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ADDED ON: 12/13/2020

The hashtag that grew the most on Twitter this year is “#transrightsarehumanrights”

J.K. Rowling recently said that she believes people agree with her transphobic opinions, but they’re just “afraid to speak up” on them. “Many are afraid to speak up because they fear for…

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ADDED ON: 12/11/2020

FOCUS: Genderless uniforms spread in Japan as LGBT students gain notice

A growing number of Japanese prefectural high schools are relaxing or scrapping gender codes for uniforms to meet the needs of transgender and other sexual-minority students, with around a third of prefectures…

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ADDED ON: 12/11/2020

“Kill Them, They Are Sodomites” – Police Violence Against LGBT People in Tunisia

On October 6, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists in Tunisia raised their voices and banners in the street, amid the hundreds of demonstrators who were peacefully protesting a draft law…

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ADDED ON: 12/08/2020

U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to transgender student accommodations

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday preserved an Oregon public school district’s policy of accommodating transgender students, rejecting an appeal challenging a policy that let students use bathrooms and locker…

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