• 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: 01/11/2019

Trans people flock to Malta’s new gender clinic

About 35 people have accessed the services at Malta’s new gender clinic since it opened in mid-November. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health Chris Fearne, said the clinic was opened to…

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ADDED ON: 01/11/2019

Human Rights Commission warns Depok’s policies produce potential for anti-LGBT discrimination

State-sanctioned discrimination in Indonesia against the LGBT community and individuals saw a sharp increase towards the end of last year as officials in a number of cities and regions — particularly parts…

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ADDED ON: 01/10/2019

Pushed to Fringes of Indian Society, Delhi’s Trans Women Face Constant HIV Threat

Boby has lost track of the precise number of times she has been gang-raped. She thinks it is between eight and 10. “Every time it has been without condom,” she says. “Every…

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ADDED ON: 01/08/2019

Trans Indians ramp up protests against ‘discriminatory’ bill

Transgender Indians and their allies have been urgently rallying against a transgender bill. They want the bill to be overhauled before it is considered by the upper house of parliament on Tuesday…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2019

New Jersey to introduce gender-neutral birth certificates in February

New Jersey birth certificates will have the option of a third, non-binary gender starting on 1 February. Governor Phil Murphy signed this legislation, the Babs Siperstein Bill, into law last July. The…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2019

Trans community confront police for taking their sound systems

Trans women in a small Pakistani city have accused police of illegally confiscating their sound system. Dancing at weddings and other special occasions is often the only way trans women can earn…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2019

In this UK city, new sex education lessons are a victory for trans rights

The city of Brighton and Hove in the United Kingdom will be teaching a more inclusive sex education curriculum. School children in the city’s schools will now learn that people of any…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2019

Trans man makes history on Mexican Olympic Committee

Ricardo del Real last November became the first openly transgender man on the Mexican Olympic Committee when he received a document with a male gender marker that recognizes him as a permanent…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2019

Life of a gay migrant: Racism exists in the LGBT community too

Ireland may be known as the land of céad míle fáilte, but a report in the last months of 2018 suggests more needs to be done to make it a welcoming place…

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ADDED ON: 01/04/2019

Second death of a trans woman in a month shakes Malaysian community

The death of a trans woman in the Malaysian town of Klang, the second in less than a month, has prompted calls for the government to better protect the LGBT+ community. The…

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ADDED ON: 01/03/2019

The Cape Town Schools Learning from Trangsgender Students

As an increasing number of young South Africans reveal that their gender identities differ from their sex at birth, schools are learning about the challenges these students face, writes the BBC's Mohammed…

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ADDED ON: 01/03/2019

Government ‘mishandling’ Trans Rights Reform by Failing to Tackles Health Inequalities, Former Tory Minister Says

A former Conservative cabinet minister has accused the government of “mishandling” reforms needed to improve the health and quality of life of transpeople. Maria Miller, the chair of the commons women and equalities committee – and equalities minister under David…

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