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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: 03/09/2021

Researchers perform new study on intersex experience

Intersex and Disorders of Sex Development (DSD) are two terms used to describe those born with sex characteristics (i.e., chromosomes, gonads, genitals) that do not fit the typical definitions of male or…

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ADDED ON: 03/08/2021

Pakistan- Accused who tortured transgender person arrested in Nowshera

Nowshera Police have arrested an accused who attacked and injured a transgender person. Police said that transgender person Fayyaz alias Sunny came to Cantt Police Station with a complaint that a boy,…

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ADDED ON: 03/06/2021

Myanmar’s Pro-Democracy Protests Are Giving a Voice to LGBTQ+ People

Sue Sha Shin Thant, a transgender woman, has experienced a lifetime of discrimination and social exclusion in Myanmar, where LGBTQ+ people have no recognized rights or protections and the only words used…

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ADDED ON: 03/05/2021

Mississippi governor to sign bill banning transgender student-athletes from female sports teams

Mississippi legislators have passed a bill that would ban transgender athletes from competing on female sports teams in schools and universities -- one of over two dozen similar measures proposed by state…

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ADDED ON: 03/04/2021

South Korea’s first known transgender soldier found dead

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea’s first known transgender soldier, who protested the military’s decision last year to discharge her for undergoing gender reassignment surgery, was found dead at her home on…

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ADDED ON: 03/04/2021

The Trailer: Why Republicans keep running against trans rights

In this edition: The GOP's transgender politics, lessons from CPAC and a sit-down with a Republican running for Congress against Trump. We don't have the Kraken anymore, but we'll always have Paris.…

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ADDED ON: 03/01/2021

BIHAR GOVT TO PATNA HIGH COURT : WILL SET UP SPECIAL TRANS POLICE UNITS IN EACH DISTRICT

In an affidavit submitted to the Patna High Court, Bihar Government has said that it is committed to “respectful representation” of transgender people in public employment, and will set up a separate…

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ADDED ON: 02/26/2021

LGBT+ Americans inch closer to ‘freedom’ as House passes Equality Act

By a vote of 224 to 206, the House passed the landmark Equality Act, which amends the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes in…

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ADDED ON: 02/26/2021

Outrage as Marjorie Taylor Greene displays transphobic sign in Congress

The Republican extremist Marjorie Taylor Greene attracted widespread condemnation – from transgender groups, Democrats and her own party – after she hung a transphobic sign outside her office in response to fellow…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2021

American anti-trans activist invited to give Singaporeans a ‘better understanding’

An American doctor who believes transgenderism as a “myth” and has supported the forced “conversion” of homosexuals has been invited to lead a discussion of the issue Saturday in Singapore. After details…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2021

Transgender Arkansan killed in Pennsylvania

A 24-year-old transgender woman from Springdale was killed Thursday in Pennsylvania , according to the Pennsylvania State Police. Chyna Carrillo's death is at least the seventh killing of a transgender person in…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2021

A record 5.6% of Americans identify as LGBT+, Gallup poll finds

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A record 5.6% of Americans - or 18 million people - are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, a Gallup poll found on Wednesday, attributing a significant…

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