Transgender and Intersex Issues

ADDED ON: 11/07/2018

Fight Against LGBTI Bullying in Schools Gets £1 Million Funding Boost

More funding will be available to charities and voluntary organisations working to end LGBT+ bullying in schools, the government announced on Sunday (November 4). Minister for Women and Equalities Penny Mordaunt announced…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

Not voting has consequences. Transgender People in Trump’s America Know this all too Well

The sun was just setting on Tuesday as dozens of people, some briefly turning to cast uneasy glances at the railroad tracks behind them, gathered in a solemn semi-circle outside the Sacramento…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

Trans Meets Tradition in Mexico’s LGBT+ Dance Troupe

Melding tradition with modernity, a folk dance troupe is making waves in Mexico by welcoming all comers, letting its dancers smash taboos and perform in whatever gender makes them happy. “Dancing was…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

Inside the Fight to Uncover the Truth About Trump’s Anti-LGBT Crusade

In the wake of an explosive anti-transgender memo leaked from the Department of Health and Human Services and published by the New York Times, LGBT advocates have questions: Who proposed that “sex”…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2018

Will Bolsonaro’s Victory in Brazil Usher Right-wing Ripple Effects in Latin America?

From the fate of the Amazon to LGBTI rights and even the future of democracy itself, Jair Bolsonaro's historic victory in Brazil’s presidential election could have profound repercussions across Latin America. With…

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ADDED ON: 10/30/2018

How Redefining Gender under Trump Could Affect Transgender People’s Health

For Kellie Hooker, there's a new sense of urgency to have a surgery that will make him feel more comfortable in his body. The accelerated timeline to transition came after Hooker heard…

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ADDED ON: 10/29/2018

Protesters Unveil pro-Trans Banner at World Series

Protesters unfurled a banner reading “Trans People Deserve to Live” during Sunday night’s World Series game. The banner, designed to look like the flag representing transgender people, was dropped during the fifth…

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ADDED ON: 10/29/2018

Brazil: An Urgent Call to Protect Rights

Brazil´s judiciary and other key institutions should resist any attempt to undermine human rights, the rule of law, and democracy under Jair Bolsonaro’s government, Human Rights Watch said today. Bolsonaro, a pro-torture,…

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ADDED ON: 10/26/2018

Paris Police, Activists Split Over Surge in LGBT+ Attacks

The figures tell one story; gay activists fear another. But nobody disputes that Paris has suffered a string of homophobic attacks in recent months, with gay men set upon in a chic…

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ADDED ON: 10/26/2018

Brazil’s ‘Donald Trump’ Bolsonaro Winning Female, Gay Vote

Right-wing Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro once said he’d rather have a dead son than one who came out of the closet, but that isn’t stopping conservative gay voters from backing him…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2018

A Humanitarian Exodus

The Central American migrant caravan traveling to the US border highlights the failures of American migration and foreign policy, and dwindling options for refugees to seek safety. We should welcome them with…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2018

The Trump Administration’s Latest Anti-Transgender Action, Explained

President Donald Trump’s administration is working on yet another anti-LGBTQ policy, the New York Times reported over the weekend. Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is considering an interpretation of…

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