• 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: 12/24/2022

La Tianguis Sexo Disidente: the radical, queer, Mexican flea market

Every day, in the centre of Mexico City, a flea market takes place. At the market, trans girls and queer folx gather under a railway, selling clothing, art, makeup, zines, accessories, sex…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2022

Gender self-determination to be granted in Spain, Scotland

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s lower house of Parliament Thursday passed a law that allows people over 16 years of age to change their legally registered gender without any medical supervision. Under the Spanish…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2022

LGBT campaigners hail new gender recognition law as MSPs vote for change

The Gender Recognition Reform Bill was voted through the Scottish Parliament on Thursday afternoon after lengthy and often heated debate. Holyrood spent much of Tuesday and Wednesday debating amendments to the Bill…

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ADDED ON: 12/22/2022

Ukraine passes bill banning LGBTQ+ hate speech in media

Ukrainian lawmakers recently passed a bill that would ban hate speech and incitement based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The media regulation bill was unanimously approved on December 15. “It’s a big…

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ADDED ON: 12/22/2022

A transgender resource centre now favourite stop for scholars, students in Tamil Nadu

The silence in the hall is broken by the ringtone of a mobile phone. The caller, who is a Ph.D. scholar from Coimbatore engaged in research on the transgender community, wanted to…

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ADDED ON: 12/21/2022

NHS will spend £100,000 on scheme that teaches staff how to be inclusive to pregnant transgender men

Health chiefs are planning on forking out £100,000 on a woke scheme that teaches NHS staff how to treat pregnant transgender men inclusively. It could encourage the use of gender-neutral terms such…

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ADDED ON: 12/21/2022

Scottish transgender reform looks imminent after marathon Holyrood debate

Transgender 16- and 17-year-olds in Scotland are soon likely to be able to apply to change the sex on their birth certificate for the first time as MSPs debated long into the…

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ADDED ON: 12/20/2022

Two faces of Pakistan: The Transgender RIghts Act and its Muslim opponents

Transgender Pakistanis face the complex challenges of life in a homeland with both a strong conservative Muslim society and a groundbreaking transgender rights law. Pakistan, a conservative Muslim society, is trying hard…

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ADDED ON: 12/19/2022

Maria B announces Khunsa Fund for intersex community

A few days after receiving criticism for her opinion on the film Joyland, renowned designer Maria B established the Khunsa Fund for the empowerment of the intersex population. Julie Khan is the…

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ADDED ON: 12/19/2022

Inclusive Healthcare! In A First, Cloud Clinics Launched For LGBTQIA+ Community In Bengaluru

Borderless.lgbt, the world's first health and wellness cloud platform devoted to LGBT healthcare, has launched a cloud clinic in Bengaluru, where global experts will work alongside doctors from local community clinics to…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2022

Court upholds Connecticut’s transgender athlete policy

A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a challenge to Connecticut’s policy of allowing transgender girls to compete in girls high school sports, rejecting arguments by four cisgender runners who said they…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2022

UN human rights expert backs Scottish government’s vital gender law reforms

One of the UN’s leading voices on gender identity and LGBTQ+ rights has endorsed Scotland’s Gender Recognition Act reforms, which will be voted on next week. Victor Madrigal-Borloz, a UN Independent Expert…

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