• 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: 05/19/2020

Coronavirus causing a humanitarian crisis for LGBT+ people around the world

LGBT+ people around the world are facing a humanitarian crisis. And COVID-19 risks decimating the organizations they rely on for support. UK-based international LGBT+ charity, the Kaleidoscope Trust, conducted research in 37…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2020

The ‘gender critical’ feminist movement is a cult that grooms, controls and abuses, according to a lesbian who managed to escape

“TERF is hate speech and it’s time to condemn it,” gender-critical writer Amy Dyess announced in October 2018 – words she now regrets. “TERF is a slur used to sexually harass, threaten,…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2020

Map Shows Where It’s Illegal To Be Gay – 30 Years Since WHO Declassified Homosexuality As Disease

It's still illegal to be LGBT+ in 70 countries, and you could be given the death penalty in 12, as the world marks 30 years since “homosexuality” was declassified as a disease.…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2020

May 17 Is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia

May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. First observed in 2004, the day was designed to focus “attention on the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender,…

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ADDED ON: 05/15/2020

Why banning anti-LGBT ‘conversion therapy’ isn’t enough

Lawmakers around the world have proposed new legislation to ban ‘conversion therapy’ – attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. In Canada, for example, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said…

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ADDED ON: 05/15/2020

US Navy grants first waiver for transgender service member to serve under their preferred gender

The US Navy has granted a waiver allowing a transgender service member to serve "in their preferred gender" for the first time since the military enacted a transgender ban. "The acting Secretary…

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ADDED ON: 05/14/2020

Morocco Instagram influencer apologises for role in outing of gay men

A transgender Instagram influencer blamed for a wave of homophobic attacks in Morocco apologised on Wednesday for encouraging her followers to download dating apps that were then used to locate and publicly…

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ADDED ON: 05/13/2020

LGBT community hit hard by COVID-19 lockdown in Lakhimpur

The LGBT community in Assam’s Lakhimpur district is hit hard by the impact of nation-wide COVID-19 lockdown. The victims are four transgender persons in the district who are facing starvation due to…

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ADDED ON: 05/13/2020

Michigan woman at center of transgender civil rights case dies at 59

The Michigan woman at the center of a high-profile transgender rights case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court has died, her family said. Aimee Stephens, 59, who had kidney disease, had been…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2020

Gender-based lockdown rules that fuelled rise in violence against transgender people to be lifted

Gender-based lockdown rules in Bogotá, Colombia, will be lifted after they fuelled a wave of violence against transgender people living in the city. Bogotá’s mayor, Claudia Lopez, said in a virtual press…

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ADDED ON: 05/10/2020

Radical Russian Imperial Movement Expanding Global Outreach

The Russian Imperial Movement (RIM), a white supremacist group based in St. Petersburg, is increasingly expanding its outreach beyond Russia through the establishment of transnational networks with like-minded neo-Nazis and white supremacist…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2020

Aimee Stephens, transgender woman at center of pending landmark Supreme Court case, is in hospice care

Aimee Stephens made national headlines when she said she was fired from her job at metro Detroit-based GR & RG Funeral Homes in 2013 after coming out as a transgender woman. Stephens…

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