• 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: 02/25/2019

Spain’s far-right debuts in Senate by blocking anti-homophobia motion

Spain's far-right party Vox debuted in the upper house of parliament by blocking a motion calling for an official stance against homophobia in sport. Vox automatically obtained the right to send one…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2019

GOP lawmakers push to ban LGBT conversion therapy in Utah

Two Republican lawmakers proposed a ban on gay conversion therapy for minors in conservative Utah on Thursday, a plan that's been hailed as a milestone by advocates and won't be opposed by…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2019

Colombia’s ‘Madonna’ helps LGBTQ people fleeing Venezuela

Gusts of hot desert wind drift through the broken window, shattered by a stone, in the house that Madonna Badillo shares with seven Venezuelan sex workers. Badillo fixed the window many times…

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ADDED ON: 02/23/2019

Iran: activist charged with normalising same sex relations

Rezvaneh Mohammadi, gender equality activist’s first court session was held in Tehran’s Revolutionary Court Branch 28 on February 18, 2019, presided by the notorious Judge Moghiseh, according to the reports received by…

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ADDED ON: 02/21/2019

Iceland’s Intersex Children at Risk As Without New Protection, Activist Says

The future health of Iceland's intersex children has been put at risk with the removal of protections from a draft law that promotes transgender rights, the country's leading intersex activist said on…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2019

Transgender woman deported from US murdered in El Salvador

A transgender woman who the U.S. deported back to her native El Salvador died earlier this month after she was attacked outside the country’s capital. Asociación Aspidh Arcoiris Trans, a Salvadoran trans…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2019

Gujarat Govt Establishes Transgender Welfare Board; Housing, Education & Other Issues To Be Taken Care Of

A Transgender Welfare Board has been established by the Gujarat government, which has been constituted by the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment. The community’s housing, education, employment and livelihood will be…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2019

Inside Monica Roberts’ Mission to Identify Transgender Murder Victims

Monica Roberts does in 30 minutes what reporters have been failing to do for years. She identifies murder victims who are transgender. Whenever she discovers through Facebook that there’s been a death…

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ADDED ON: 02/19/2019

‘We are equal’: Thai party candidate aims to be first transgender Prime Minister

Pauline Ngarmpring wants to become Thailand's first transgender prime minister to bring hope to the marginalised and make political life accessible for future LGBT people. As Pinit Ngarmpring, he was a CEO and…

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ADDED ON: 02/18/2019

LGBTQ Armenians Face Reign of Terror

On Monday, there was another gay-bashing in Armenia, this time against a member of Right Side NGO, a trans activism organization. Max Yarzhapetyan was walking on the street in Yerevan, the capital…

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ADDED ON: 02/15/2019

How British Feminism Became Anti-Trans

The most vocal trans-exclusionary voices are, ostensibly, “feminist” ones, and anti-trans lobbying is a mainstream activity. Case in point: Ms. Parker told the podcast “Feminist Current” that she’d changed her thinking on…

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ADDED ON: 02/14/2019

Japan Launches First LGBTI Safe House

Japan opened its first LGBTI safe house in Tokyo this week. Nijiiro House supports LGBTI people who have fallen into homelessness due to their sexuality or gender identity. It also offers support for…

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