• 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: 01/03/2019

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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ADDED ON: 12/31/2018

Fun and interesting things LGBT+ science taught us in 2018

Among various topics worth intellectual consideration, LGBT+ science and research in 2018 gave us a better understanding of gender identity, sexual desire and same-sex reproduction. In the field of medicine, there have…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2018

Trans soldier Hannah Graf among those celebrated in New Year’s honors list

Trans soldier Hannah Graf has been celebrated in the New Year’s honors list among a whole host of exceptional people in the United Kingdom. The honors and bravery list gives out titles to people…

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ADDED ON: 12/28/2018

Trans prisoner moved to female prison after year-long court battle

A trans woman prisoner has been transferred to a female prison in Illinois after a year-long court battle. Deon ‘Strawberry’ Hampton described being treated like a ‘sex slave’ while housed in multiple in male penitentiaries over several years. Hampton, 27,…

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ADDED ON: 12/28/2018

Trans protestors in India demand repeal of controversial bill

Members of the trans community in Mumbai, India have protested a bill which was designed to protect their rights. The bill has been highly controversial among the trans, intersex, and gender non-conforming communities. The…

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ADDED ON: 12/27/2018

Solongo Batsukh, Mongolia’s transgender beauty queen who refuses to stay hidden despite backlash on social media

Make-up artist Solongo Batsukh braves Mongolia’s below-freezing temperatures in just a skimpy black dress and light pastel pink coat – the country’s trailblazing transgender beauty queen wants to look good in any…

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ADDED ON: 12/25/2018

Peep Show’s Robert Webb slams trans charity that saves lives: ‘Mermaids sucks’

Peep Show star Robert Webb has attacked a UK charity that helps to save trans lives. The British comedian slammed Mermaids in a series of tweets that backed an article written by…

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ADDED ON: 12/25/2018

AIDS council slams Jakim’s ‘conversion therapy’ for LGBTs

The Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) has censured a purported revamp of the Malaysian Islamic Development Department’s (Jakim) outreach (Mukhayyam) programme to rehabilitate LGBT persons. Referring to a recent report by news portal…

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