• 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: 01/02/2023

LGBTQ Group Pushes For Workplace ‘Protection’ In Mauritius

Collectif Arc-en-Ciel, an LGBTQ Group in Mauritius is aggressively pushing for protection for its members. It is also fighting for similar rights as its heterosexual counterparts in the workplace and issued an…

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ADDED ON: 01/02/2023

How new Title IX rules could affect California’s transgender and nonbinary students

It took Xander nearly a decade to try community college again. The incoming American River College student first attempted higher education in North Carolina in 2013. But navigating campus as a man…

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ADDED ON: 01/01/2023

India’s national capital, Delhi, elects first trans city councilperson

The Indian Supreme Court in 2014 issued a landmark ruling that recognized transgender people as a third gender, and not as a medical or social issue but a human rights issue. This…

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ADDED ON: 01/01/2023

Mamba’s 21 most-read queer stories of 2022

The year that was 2022, thankfully, saw a decline in the number of reported LGBTIQ+ hate crimes in South Africa, compared to 2021. There were nonetheless still several deadly attacks against queer…

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ADDED ON: 12/31/2022

U.S. appeals court upholds Florida high school’s transgender bathroom ban

A sharply divided federal appeals court on Friday upheld a Florida high school's policy forbidding transgender students from using bathrooms that accord with their chosen identities. In a 7-4 vote, the 11th…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2022

2021 was supposed to be the ‘worst year’ for LGBTQ rights — then came 2022

Last year, the nation’s largest LGBTQ advocacy organization, the Human Rights Campaign, labeled 2021 the “worst year” for LGBTQ rights in modern U.S. history, citing a record number of anti-LGBTQ bills introduced…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2022

Efforts to Ban Conversion Therapy Gain Traction Around the World

Efforts to ban so-called conversion therapy gained significant traction around the world in 2022. Only four countries at the end of 2021 had explicit laws that banned the widely discredited practice. Numerous…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2022

3 Major LGBT Developments Of 2022 You Need To Know

As the year 2022 comes into an end, the LGBTQ community has found itself in upheaval in the United States and in the world as many continue their battle against the progress…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2022

Russia’s Media Regulator Granted Powers to Block all LGBT Sites

The Russian government has granted its media regulator the authority to block websites containing “LGBT propaganda” without a court order, according to a decree published on Monday. “Information propagating non-traditional sexual relations…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2022

Uganda: Claims that LGBTQ+ people are “recruiting” schoolchildren

Annet Kezaabu, is the chairperson of the Anti-Pornographic Control Committee at the Directorate of Ethics and Integrity. It has reportedly warned that members of the LGBTQ+ community are targeting schools to “recruit,…

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ADDED ON: 12/26/2022

Donnelly pressed over use of UK clinic for children with gender-identity issues

Documents released under a Freedom of Information request show Mr Donnelly was contacted by a representative from Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) and an individual, whose name was redacted, asking to meet…

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ADDED ON: 12/25/2022

Elon Musk challenged by Tesla investor with trans child: ‘You’re punching down’

In the same month that he tweeted mocking pronouns, and urged people to follow conspiracy theorists QAnon, Musk reportedly told investors he would not “censor” his views on trans people. According to…

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