• 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: 01/06/2019

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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ADDED ON: 01/03/2019

Brazil’s New President Removes LGBTI Concerns from Human Rights Ministry

Brazil’s new right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro removed concerns regarding the LGBTI community from being considered by a new human rights ministry hours after his inauguration, part of a sweeping set of executive…

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ADDED ON: 01/02/2019

LGBTI group lodges criminal complaint against newspaper for inciting hate

Dozens of LGBTI activists in Turkey held a protest in central Istanbul calling for justice after the brutal and gruesome murder of trans woman Hande Kader. The 23-year-old trans woman was found…

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ADDED ON: 01/01/2019

Trans woman shot 11 times on way to the gym in Brazil

A transgender woman was shot 11 times and killed on her way to the gym in Brazil. Nicolly Banks, 26, walked down Liopino Lourenço de Araújo street in Uberlândia, Triângulo Mineiro, when she was shot. A…

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ADDED ON: 01/01/2019

Trans people held the first ever trans pride march in Pakistan

Transgender people gathered in Lahore for the first ever trans pride march in Pakistan this weekend. Taking place on Saturday (29th December), transgender people and their allies took to the streets in support…

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ADDED ON: 01/01/2019

Mainstreaming Trans Employees: Guidelines for Corporate India

On Monday, December 18, the Lok Sabha passed the problematic Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016, ignoring 27 recommended amendments from activists, trans community members and allies. One of the more troubling…

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