• 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: 08/30/2022

India’s top court declares same-sex couples entitled to social benefits, deserve legal protections

A Supreme Court ruling in India affirmed that same-sex couples and other non-traditional families are entitled to social benefits, a decision that stands in stark contrast to last week’s moves by Singapore…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2022

No place for hate’: Police remove lesbian protesters who crashed the Pride Cymru 2022 parade

Police removed a group of lesbians from a gay pride march in Cardiff after an officer was filmed telling the gender-critical women to step aside due to ‘confrontation’ with transgender marchers and…

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ADDED ON: 08/28/2022

LGBT activists question Peru’s response to trans man’s death in Indonesia

Indonesian police on Thursday denied accusations of violence from the family of a Harvard University transgender activist who died after being arrested on his honeymoon on the tourist island of Bali. Rodrigo…

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ADDED ON: 08/26/2022

Bali: Transgender student dies in police custody

A Peruvian transgender rights activist has died in police custody in Bali. Police arrested Rodrigo Ventocilla, 32, on 6 August at Denpasar airport, after customs officials found what they said were suspicious…

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ADDED ON: 08/24/2022

Twitch streamer and trans activist says she’s leaving Canada for awhile due to harassment

Transgender activist and internet broadcaster Clara Sorrenti of London, Ont., says she's leaving the country for a time at least to escape unrelenting harassment that has become "really bad." Earlier this month,…

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ADDED ON: 08/23/2022

With a “feeling of betrayal,” one family flees Texas in search of safer climate for their transgender daughter

Ess Welsh spent her entire life in Texas. It’s where she fell in love with marching band, where she found a community of fellow Dungeons and Dragons players, and where she faced…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2022

Pope Francis again meets with transgender group sheltering at Rome church

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has met with a fourth group of transgender people who found shelter at a Rome church, the Vatican newspaper reported earlier this month. L’Osservatore Romano said the…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2022

After years of progress on gay rights, how did the US become so anti-LGBTQ+?

In 2019, the Atlantic ran an opinion piece titled “The struggle for gay rights is over”. Written by the rightwing academic James Kirchick, the piece was obviously meant as a provocation, but…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2022

Japan court refuses to recognise trans woman as parent of child born after transition

A Japanese court on Friday ruled that only the child born before a trans woman went through her surgical and legal transition could be recognised legally as her child, while the child…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2022

The situation as a Ugandan LGBTQ+ refugee in Kenya is as terrible as you can imagine

Geoffrey Rainbo* is an LGBTQ+ refugee from Uganda (@GeoffreyRainbo). I am a Ugandan gay man living in Nairobi after being relocated from the Kakuma Refugee Camp in north-western Kenya, where I am seeking…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2022

AUSSIE OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST ELLIA GREEN COMES OUT AS TRANS

Ellia Green, Australian Olympic gold medalist and former rugby union player, came out as transgender on Tuesday. Green, the first Olympian to come out as a transgender man, represented Australia in the…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2022

Gay man recounts escape from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan

Imran Khan is a gay man from Afghanistan. An American soldier who texted him on Aug. 26, 2021, 11 days after the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan, told him to go to…

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