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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: 03/22/2021

A transgender Islamic school in Pakistan breaks barriers

A long white shawl on her head, Rani Khan gives daily Koran lessons at Pakistan’s first transgender-only madrasa, or Islamic religious school, which she set up herself using her life savings. The…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2021

3 transexual women attacked in one week as violence against LGBT+ community increases in Turkey

The LGBT+ community in Turkey witnessed multiple acts of violence against its members last week with at least three transexual women suffering injuries or death, Deutsche Welle Turkish service (DW) reported. A…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2021

Amazon no longer sells books framing LGBTQIA identity as mental illness

Amazon is no longer selling books that paint LGBTQIA identities as mental illnesses. This was stated in a letter from the company’s Vice President of Public Policy, Brian Huseman, which was published…

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ADDED ON: 03/19/2021

Poll Shows 70 Percent Of Voters Support LGBT Protections Bill Equality Act

A new poll released Tuesday found overwhelming support for the Equality Act. The legislation cleared the House last month and is currently being considered in the Senate. Passage is a priority for…

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ADDED ON: 03/18/2021

Mississippi governor signs bill banning trans athletes from school sports

On Thursday, Gov. Tate Reeves signed “the Mississippi Fairness Act” into law, requiring the state’s schools to designate teams by sex assigned at birth and prohibiting transgender student athletes from participating in…

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ADDED ON: 03/17/2021

Equality Act is creating a historic face-off between religious exemptions and LGBTQ rights

In some ways, full LGBTQ rights has never seemed more within reach. First came the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision legalizing same-sex marriage. Then its decision last year banning LGBTQ discrimination in employment.…

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ADDED ON: 03/17/2021

Turkey’s LGBT+ endure brutal attacks amid Erdogan reign

When Miras Günes body was found a few days ago, her face was disfigured beyond recognition. The preliminary autopsy report revealed she was beaten to death with a hard object. Investigators are…

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ADDED ON: 03/14/2021

Sponsors of North Dakota’s transgender athletes bill have ties to anti-LGBT organizations

When state Sen. Janne Myrdal testified before the North Dakota House Human Services Committee in support of HB 1298, she said she believes the bill has little to do with transgender people.…

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ADDED ON: 03/13/2021

Transgender woman Martine Delaney recognised for service to Tasmanian community

LGBT rights advocate Martine Delaney has become the first Tasmanian transgender woman to be recognised on the Honour Roll of Women — an award given to those who have made an "outstanding…

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ADDED ON: 03/13/2021

Hungary’s top court throws out retroactive gender change ban

Hungary’s Constitutional Court on Friday said it had thrown out a government bid to stop people who have changed gender being recognised in official documents, an issue that pitched the ruling conservative…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2021

Bangladesh’s first transgender news reader takes to the airwaves

To cheers from colleagues, Bangladesh’s first transgender news presenter broke down in tears , but only after her word-perfect debut was beamed to the nation and the cameras were off. Bangladesh is…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2021

Patriarchal Albania offers little compassion for same-sex relationships

TIRANA (Reuters) - Sara, a 26-year-old woman from Tirana, is reluctant to talk about her love life with friends and family as they cannot understand her attraction to people of the same…

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