• 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: 08/18/2019

America Moved On From Its Gay-Rights Moment—And Left a Legal Mess Behind

Roughly half of americans think federal law bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Despite four years of nationwide same-sex marriage, despite rapidly growing cultural acceptance for LGBTQ people, despite extensive…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2019

Watch: Nepal pride rally calls for better LGBT rights

Hundreds of people gathered in Nepal's capital on Friday for the annual gay pride parade. The participants used the event in Kathmandu to call for better rights. The parade has been held…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2019

The Trump Administration Asked The Supreme Court To Legalize Firing Workers Just For Being Transgender

The Trump administration on Friday took one of its most aggressive steps yet to legalize anti-transgender discrimination by telling the Supreme Court that federal law allows firing workers solely for being transgender,…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2019

How Multinationals Can Help Advance LGBT Inclusion Around the World

As the rainbow flags come down in New York City after the WorldPride and Stonewall 50 celebrations, and as flags go up for pride events in other parts of the world, it’s…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2019

Mumbai: LGBT people raise clamour for gender-neutral laws

Two city youths have decided to take the next step in the assertion of LGBT rights and have more queer-friendly laws in the country. To enable their quest, Shrushti Mane and Varun…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2019

Bill to allow transgender people to change birth certificate without surgery clears first hurdle in Victoria

A bill to allow transgender and gender diverse people to change the sex listed on their birth certificate without surgery has cleared its first hurdle, passing the Victorian legislative assembly on Thursday.…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2019

Australian national newspaper condemned for appalling coverage of transgender issues

Journalist Bernard Lane of The Australian newspaper, announced a gender issues section on the broadsheet's website on Friday to widespread criticism from LGBT+ advocates. The section so far has published 18 articles which…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2019

Australia Prime Minister Joins Transgender Policy Backlash

Cricket Australia (CA) have come under fire for a new policy aimed at making the sport inclusive for transgender and gender diverse players, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison describing it as "heavy-handed"…

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ADDED ON: 08/12/2019

Paraguay is set for historic trans murder trial

In a historic first for the conservative South American country, a court in Paraguay on Friday will convene for a murder trial in the death of a trans woman who was stabbed…

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ADDED ON: 08/12/2019

Johannesburg holds city’s first black, queer ball

LGBTQ people gathered in Johannesburg recently for the city’s first official black queer ball. Organizers say the event was to create a safe space for people in their community. “How this ball…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2019

Meet Mumbai’s LGBTQ heroes without capes

In 2012, when the city got its first Gender Reassignment Clinic at Kolkilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Andheri, Dr Dheeraj Kapoor, consulting endocrinologist, was one of the key people involved in setting it…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2019

LGBTQ asylum seekers persecuted at home and in U.S. custody

With more than 800,000 migrants currently applying for asylum in the U.S., a growing number of immigrants rights groups are calling attention to the plight of LGBTQ people, many of whom are…

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