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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: 08/31/2021

LGBTQ Students Find Hope In New Affirming School: The Magic City Acceptance Academy

For back-to-school shopping, Elliot likes to hit up one of his favorite thrift stores with his mom. They often go thrifting together, and so far, the rising 11th grader has picked out…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2021

Colonial Williamsburg adds gay and transgender reenactments

Colonial Williamsburg is bringing a slice of gay and transgender history to life this Fall. Starting in October, a new musical called Ladies of Llangollen will be featured, based on diary entries,…

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ADDED ON: 08/28/2021

Catholic Medical Association joins lawsuit over HHS ‘transgender mandate’

The Philadelphia-based Catholic Medical Association Aug. 26 joined in a lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s mandate that doctors and hospitals perform gender-transition procedures on any patient despite any moral or medical objections…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2021

Brazil’s first transgender pastor: ‘All humans have flaws, being trans isn’t one of them’

Desperate calls from LGBTQ+ youths contemplating suicide or from their parents after they have made an attempt on their lives often punctuate Alexya Salvador’s day. When they do, she drops everything to…

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ADDED ON: 08/26/2021

On Her Last Stop In Southeast Asia, VP Harris Emphasizes Human And Worker Rights

HANOI — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris turned her attention to issues surrounding worker rights and civil liberties Thursday as she closed out her visit to Southeast Asia, elevating activists in a…

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ADDED ON: 08/23/2021

LGBTQ leader cries foul vs homophobic acts in Zambo

The President of the Lesbian Gay Bisexuals and Transgenders Federation of Zamboanga (LGBTFZ) cried foul against homophobic acts in the city as he called for increased advocacy and education on acceptance of…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2021

Gay Immigrant Recalls Tumultuous Escape From Nigeria

Uchechukwu Onwa, a gay immigrant from Nigeria, said he knew it was time to leave his home country when a group of men brutally raped his teenage friend for appearing “effeminate.” Months…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2021

Denmark, Sweden host largest post-pandemic LGBTQ rights conference

The WorldPride 2021 Human Rights Conference that took place this week in Copenhagen was the largest in-person LGBTQ rights gathering since the pandemic began. “We have activists coming from all over the…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2021

Charity watchdog in talks with anti-trans LGB Alliance after ‘hateful’ bestiality tweet

The anti-trans group gained charitable status earlier this year in spite of fierce objections from multiple LGBT+ charities and a petition signed by more than 44,000 people. Further concerns were raised last…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2021

The Nonbinary Chinese Fighting to Live Their Truth

Chao Xiaomi cut quite a figure as she strutted down an alley near the Forbidden City in the brilliant May sunshine. The 38-year-old was dressed to kill in a tight-fitting purple cheongsam,…

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ADDED ON: 08/18/2021

Scotland’s LGBT community is frightened by the current anti-trans obsession

I NEVER picked a "side" – I was born this way. Common decency would argue that a group of people put into the continuous, never-ending, daily cycle of defending their existence should…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2021

Transgender USAF veteran trapped in Taliban takeover of Kabul

As the government of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani collapsed and he has now fled the country, chaos has descended on the Afghan capital city. Late reports Sunday indicated Afghan security forces had…

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