• 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: 06/26/2019

Section 377 is History but Young LGBT Indians Need Concrete Policies to Protect them from Bullying

The picture is bleak for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth in India. Many face harassment and bullying, and to avoid humiliation and violence they often skip classes or drop out of…

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ADDED ON: 06/25/2019

Drive for LGBT+ equality feared stalling 50 years after Stonewall

When Tree Sequoia joined hundreds of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people rioting in downtown New York 50 years ago, same-sex relations were illegal in more than 100 countries worldwide and every…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2019

Ukraine holds largest gay pride event to date in Kiev

Thousands have marched through the Ukrainian capital for its annual gay pride event, the largest and most peaceful the country has seen. Ukrainian politicians joined the celebration in Kiev, with organisers putting…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2019

‘Fear and shame holding LGBT community back’

Patna may have taken giant strides in many fields, but there are areas where it still lags behind other cities. The inclusivity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is one…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2019

Struggle among progress as countries restrict LGBTQ rights

The world has been transformed in many ways in the 50 years since the uprising at the Stonewall Inn, with major shifts in the past decade alone on every continent. Same-sex marriage…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2019

How the US shapes queer activism in Liberia

As the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean, dozens of queer Liberians and their friends and family gathered on a stretch of beach outside Monrovia, the West African nation’s capital. It was…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2019

‘They’re never going to stop us’: Trans March kicks off Pride weekend amid concerns about safety

When Mira Yilmaz left Turkey to come to Canada, she had high hopes she would have an easier time finding acceptance than she did in that country. Yilmaz has only been in…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2019

LGBT community marks Pride Month with hope and fear

The month of June is inter­nationally recognized as the LGBT Pride Month. The month-long celebrations are aimed at fighting for equal rights, increasing social visi­bility, and celebrating sexual and gender diversity. June…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2019

Gay refugees sent back to ‘homophobic Kenya camp’

Kenya's government has ordered a group of 76 refugees to return to a camp they had fled after some of them faced homophobic attacks, a UN agency says. Police with guns escorted…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2019

Iceland passes identification law dismissing lengthy medical process for trans people

Iceland passed a law on Tuesday (18 June) making it easier for transgender and non-binary individuals to change their personal identification. The Icelandic Parliament passed the Gender Autonomy Act. This allows people…

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ADDED ON: 06/20/2019

Transgender migrants find safe haven in Juarez

A rainbow flag sways in the wind outside a pink two-story house in an out-of-the-way Juarez neighborhood. Inside, 38 men and boys tell jokes, try on new skirts or dresses and help…

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ADDED ON: 06/20/2019

LGBT rights across the world: Progress achieved in 50 years

Fifty years since the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City, which sparked an LGBT liberation movement in the U.S. and elsewhere, 36% of countries are yet to decriminalise homosexuality. In other…

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