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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: 06/14/2021

In US, wave of anti-transgender legislation casts shadow on Pride Month festivities

It’s Pride Month, and gay Americans should have a lot to celebrate: A new president who has pledged to advocate for LGBTQ people, an easing of a pandemic that has disrupted their…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2021

QUEER ARTISTS OF INDIA USE ART TO EXPLORE GENDER AND SEXUALITY

In India, and South Asia in general, bias against women and other gender minorities remains prevalent across class, caste and social hierarchies. While there have historically been non-binary expressions of gender, such…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2021

The hopes and dreams of Africa’s queer activists

It took Dzoe Ahmad weeks of introspection and agonising over whether or not she was ready to share her story with the world. Ahmad, a young Zimbabwean trans woman, says: “I was…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2021

Pride Month: LGBT Scots on homophobia, trans rights and what still needs to change in Scotland

There may not be a parade this year, but Pride Month is an opportunity to spotlight LGBT+ experiences in Scotland. So we spoke to a range of young people about their lives…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2021

Transgender athletes fight Florida’s new ban

They’ve spent months in limbo, anxiously waiting to figure out how they would be able to celebrate Pride Month 2021. They could emerge from more than a year of isolation to celebrate…

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ADDED ON: 06/12/2021

Hungary: Reject Bill Banning Discussion of LGBT Issues

Hungary’s parliament should reject a bill that would prohibit discussion of gender identity and sexual orientation, and violates Hungary’s international legal obligations, Human Rights Watch said today. The law targets content “promoting”…

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Eli Rigatuso – Two Spirit of the Menominee Nation

Eli Rigatuso is a queer transmasculine Two Spirit of the Menominee Nation, video producer and director who advocates for inclusive spaces for the LGBTQIA2S+ community. By Savita Sukul “I think I started…

ADDED ON: 06/11/2021

Kashmir: LGBT+ demand health care access during COVID pandemic

Kashmir's LGBT+ community members are calling for the right to access health care and COVID-19 vaccines. They are also urging the government to set up support schemes as the pandemic takes a…

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ADDED ON: 06/08/2021

Intersex people on the importance of being understood, their inclusion in upcoming census

Usually the Queen's Birthday Honours have been divided into men and women, but this year for the first time, there's a third column after Mani Mitchell, who is intersex and non-binary. They…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2021

KILL THE BILLS: PROTESTERS RALLY IN SYDNEY AGAINST MARK LATHAM’S ANTI-TRANS LAWS

As a pair of “transphobic” law reforms proposed by One Nation’s Mark Latham make their way through the NSW parliament, community groups are amping up their rally cries for the bills to…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2021

‘Gay conversion therapy roadshow’ hits WA churches with ‘reformed’ gay man at the helm

A ‘gay conversion therapy’ roadshow visiting West Australian churches has sparked outrage and renewed pressure on state and federal governments to outlaw the controversial practice. Albany Baptist Church last week hosted two…

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ADDED ON: 06/05/2021

The Lives Of LGBTQ+ Youth In Puerto Rico Are In Danger — More Than Ever

A transgender woman, Mila García, was 12 years old when she started conversion therapy in Puerto Rico. Her parents found a love letter she had exchanged with a boy in her class,…

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