Transgender and Intersex Issues

ADDED ON: 10/24/2018

Brazil’s ‘Donald Trump’ Bolsonaro Winning Female, Gay Vote

Right-wing Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro once said he'd rather have a dead son than one who came out of the closet, but that isn't stopping conservative gay voters from backing him…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2018

Paris Police, Activists Split Over Surge in LGBT+ Attacks

The figures tell one story; gay activists fear another. But nobody disputes that Paris has suffered a string of homophobic attacks in recent months, with gay men set upon in a chic…

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ADDED ON: 10/22/2018

Anti-LGBT Groups Funding ‘No on 3’

As they campaign to overturn a 2016 law that bans discrimination against transgender individuals in public places, opponents of the so-called “bathroom bill” say their concerns are about safety and privacy. A review…

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ADDED ON: 10/22/2018

LGBT Advocacy Group Calls on Trump Admin not to Go Forward with Rollback of Transgender Protections

The Human Rights Campaign on Sunday called for the Trump administration not to go forward with a rollback of protections for transgender people, following a report in The New York Times on a draft…

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ADDED ON: 10/22/2018

The Trump Administration’s Latest Anti-Transgender Action, Explained

President Donald Trump’s administration is working on yet another anti-LGBTQ policy, the New York Times reported over the weekend. Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is considering an interpretation of…

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ADDED ON: 10/19/2018

Uruguayan Congress Approves Comprehensive Law For Trans People

Congress in Uruguay approved with a large majority (62 out of the 88 lawmakers in session), the project of comprehensive law for trans people, to ensure the protection of their rights. The project of…

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ADDED ON: 10/19/2018

First Dutch Gender-Neutral Passport Issued

Leonne Zeegers, 57, received a passport with the gender designation X, instead of M for man or V for woman. Born male, in 2001 Zeegers had surgery to become female, but now…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2018

Anti-LGBT Lawsuits Already Headed Justice Kavanaugh’s Way

Precisely on cue with the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, anti-LGBT groups have filed lawsuits challenging LGBT rights that may in the near future serve to test the…

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ADDED ON: 10/14/2018

Buckle Up: India’s First Trans Cabbie Revs Up for Equality

Lipstick in hand and phone at the ready, Meghna Sahoo darkens her eyes with kohl, combs her long, black hair and adjusts a dupatta scarf so she is primed for her first…

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ADDED ON: 10/13/2018

Uruguay One Step Closer To Protecting Trans Rights, Senate Commission Approves Bill

The Uruguayan Senate committee approved the Comprehensive Law for Trans People that could allow minors to have hormone therapy without parental approval. The social movement Trans Union of Uruguay arrived at the…

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ADDED ON: 10/10/2018

The Next Frontier of LGBTI Equality? Reforming the Gender Recognition Act

“You can get married now, isn’t that all you wanted? I thought the struggle for LGBTI equality was over?” Over and over again, I get asked these kinds of questions. People trying…

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ADDED ON: 10/08/2018

School Bars Transgender Girl from Both Locker Rooms During Lockdown, Virginia LGBT Group Says

Students in a Virginia middle school gym class were supposed to shelter in nearby locker rooms during a school lockdown — but one student was barred from going into either of those…

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