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  • 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: 04/12/2022

ACTIVISTS DEFEAT HUNGARY’S ANTI-LGBTQ REFERENDUM.

Although Hungary’s notorious right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orbán came away with yet another “crushing victory” in the country’s parliamentary election on 3 April, human and civil rights activists came away with at…

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ADDED ON: 04/12/2022

Man, woman or…X: US rolls out gender-neutral passports.

It’s just a small box to tick on an application form, but a huge breakthrough for D. Ojeda, a non-binary person who on Monday became one of the first Americans to apply…

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ADDED ON: 04/12/2022

Polish LGBT+ library helps queer Ukrainians safely navigate notorious ‘LGBT-free zones’.

Since Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February, more than 2.4 million refugees have fled across the border to Poland. In order to get to Lublin, the closest major Polish city to the…

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ADDED ON: 04/12/2022

Navajo Nation lawmaker seeks to legalize gay marriage, igniting new debate.

A Navajo Nation lawmaker recently introduced legislation to recognize gay and lesbian marriages on the Navajo Nation, potentially legalizing same-sex marriage in one of the nation’s last, biggest holdouts. Navajo Council Delegate…

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ADDED ON: 04/11/2022

Scott Morrison Says He ‘Shares’ Anti-Trans Views Held By Women in His Party

Scott Morrison has publicly confirmed his support for anti-transgender campaigns brought by Liberal politicians, for the second time this year. In a Monday press conference, Morrison said he “shared” the views of transphobic campaigners…

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ADDED ON: 04/11/2022

Boris Johnson’s LGBTQ rights advisor criticizes advocacy groups over conference cancellation

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s advisor on LGBTQ issues on Sunday issued a lengthy statement in response to the boycott of the government’s Safe to Be Me Conference that prompted its cancellation. Nick…

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ADDED ON: 04/11/2022

Alabama governor signs ‘most anti-transgender legislative package ever’ into law

The Republican governor signed into law two controversial bills, House Bill 322 (HB 322) and Senate Bill 184 (SB 184), just a day after the state legislature approved both measures. SB 184 makes it a felony…

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ADDED ON: 04/09/2022

Kentucky governor halts bill that would ban transgender students from women’s sports

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear vetoed a bill this week that would mandate student athletes to participate in sports based on the sex written on their birth certificate. Senate Bill 83, known as…

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ADDED ON: 04/09/2022

Tough Territory for Transgender People in the Middle East and North Africa

Transgender people, whose assigned gender at birth does not match their gender identity, face a grim reality in much of the Middle East and North Africa region, including daunting obstacles to legal…

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ADDED ON: 04/08/2022

LA COUNTY SUSPENDS OFFICIAL TRAVEL TO FLORIDA, TEXAS OVER ANTI-LGBT BILLS

The Los Angeles County government voted unanimously on Tuesday, April 5, to suspend all official travel to Texas and Florida in the wake of the anti-LGBTQI bills passed in both US States. In…

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ADDED ON: 04/08/2022

By cancelling its LGBT conference, the government shows its lack of concern for our rights

This week, the government cancelled its first global LGBTQ+ conference which was meant to further equality and help tackle pressing issues like violence and hate. It did this after more than 150…

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ADDED ON: 04/08/2022

Anti-gay protests at Disney’s Burbank studios turns ugly

Protesters have taken to the streets in the LA suburb of Burbank, demonstrating against a new Disney LGBTQ public service announcement. With tensions between entertainment giant The Walt Disney Company and lawmakers…

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