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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: 11/30/2019

Vogue cover spotlights Mexico’s transgender ‘muxe’ women

A culture of indigenous transgender women that has been part of southern Mexico’s heritage for centuries is primed for global fashion cachet thanks to one of the world’s top style magazines. For…

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ADDED ON: 11/30/2019

Latin American Human Rights Lawyers Join Forces for LGBT Rights

In a gathering in Bogota, Colombia on Nov. 19, 40 human rights lawyers from across Latin America launched an innovative “Red Litigio LGBT” – an LGBT Litigation Network – in order to…

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ADDED ON: 11/30/2019

Why India’s transgender people are protesting against a Bill that claims to protect their rights

Four days after the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2019 was tabled in the Rajya Sabha on November 20, members of the transgender community marched in Delhi’s 12th Queer Pride Parade…

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ADDED ON: 11/29/2019

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER CAUGHT ON VIDEO SAYING ‘CRY ME A RIVER’ OVER TRANSGENDER SUICIDE TO LGBT ACTIVISTS

An Indiana school board member was caught on camera telling an activist to "cry me a river" after confronted about unmet needs of transgender students at a school. The board member appeared…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2019

From the US to Peru, these ‘parent groups’ targeting sex education are all backed by the Christian right

In the US, numerous ‘concerned parent’ and ‘mommy groups’ have taken stands against LGBTIQ justice, comprehensive sex education and ‘drag queen story hours’. But many of these groups are not as independent…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2019

Under Trump, LGBTQ Progress Is Being Reversed in Plain Sight

When he campaigned for president, Donald Trump posed with the rainbow flag and became the first GOP nominee to mention LGBTQ citizens in his convention speech. In his first month as president,…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2019

India’s LGBT community protests against transgender law at Delhi pride parade

More than 1,000 members of India’s LGBT community took part in an annual pride parade in the nation's capital on November 24, 2019. Many of those at the event in New Delhi…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2019

Survey of 167 countries shows tolerance toward LGBT people rising globally

LGBT people have seen a rise in tolerance in almost every region of the world over the last decade, according to an index released on Monday. Iceland was named as the most…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2019

Sculpture honoring transgender community unveiled in New York City park

A new sculpture takes flight in New York City to celebrate the transgender community. The 10-foot tall sculpture is dedicated to the Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Community (GNC) and was unveiled in…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2019

Battered with bricks and stabbed: Two trans women brutally killed in Colombia in two days

In just two days, two trans women were found dead by Colombian authorities in a spree of anti-LGBT violence that has battered the country. Jerrika Rivas Ruíz was found allegedly murdered in…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2019

All-transgender hockey team believed to be a first for the sport

The goals are big for an all-transgender hockey team known as Team Trans. Comprised of more than a dozen players from Canada and the United States, it’s believed to be the first…

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ADDED ON: 11/21/2019

What is International Transgender Day of Remembrance and why is it so important?

Today, November 20, is the International Transgender Day of Remembrance – a day to honour and remember the many lives lost to transphobic violence. Trans allies across the country will be marking…

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