• 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: 08/26/2022

Bali: Transgender student dies in police custody

A Peruvian transgender rights activist has died in police custody in Bali. Police arrested Rodrigo Ventocilla, 32, on 6 August at Denpasar airport, after customs officials found what they said were suspicious…

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ADDED ON: 08/24/2022

Twitch streamer and trans activist says she’s leaving Canada for awhile due to harassment

Transgender activist and internet broadcaster Clara Sorrenti of London, Ont., says she's leaving the country for a time at least to escape unrelenting harassment that has become "really bad." Earlier this month,…

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ADDED ON: 08/23/2022

With a “feeling of betrayal,” one family flees Texas in search of safer climate for their transgender daughter

Ess Welsh spent her entire life in Texas. It’s where she fell in love with marching band, where she found a community of fellow Dungeons and Dragons players, and where she faced…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2022

Pope Francis again meets with transgender group sheltering at Rome church

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has met with a fourth group of transgender people who found shelter at a Rome church, the Vatican newspaper reported earlier this month. L’Osservatore Romano said the…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2022

After years of progress on gay rights, how did the US become so anti-LGBTQ+?

In 2019, the Atlantic ran an opinion piece titled “The struggle for gay rights is over”. Written by the rightwing academic James Kirchick, the piece was obviously meant as a provocation, but…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2022

Japan court refuses to recognise trans woman as parent of child born after transition

A Japanese court on Friday ruled that only the child born before a trans woman went through her surgical and legal transition could be recognised legally as her child, while the child…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2022

The situation as a Ugandan LGBTQ+ refugee in Kenya is as terrible as you can imagine

Geoffrey Rainbo* is an LGBTQ+ refugee from Uganda (@GeoffreyRainbo). I am a Ugandan gay man living in Nairobi after being relocated from the Kakuma Refugee Camp in north-western Kenya, where I am seeking…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2022

AUSSIE OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST ELLIA GREEN COMES OUT AS TRANS

Ellia Green, Australian Olympic gold medalist and former rugby union player, came out as transgender on Tuesday. Green, the first Olympian to come out as a transgender man, represented Australia in the…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2022

Gay man recounts escape from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan

Imran Khan is a gay man from Afghanistan. An American soldier who texted him on Aug. 26, 2021, 11 days after the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan, told him to go to…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2022

Why Nayyab Ali puts her life on the line to protect trans Pakistanis

In the basement of a residential building in a developing part of Islamabad, a dozen or so transgender women are sitting in a circle on the floor. Not one of them is…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2022

Transgender people protected from discrimination under ADA, appeals court rules

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that transgender people who experience gender dysphoria are protected from discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a ruling with major implications for single-sex restrooms, sports…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2022

Pope Francis meets with transgender people at Vatican

The Vatican’s newspaper L’Osservatore Romano reported that during the weekly papal audience in St. Peter’s Basilica on Aug. 10, Pope Francis met with a fourth group of transgender people who are staying…

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