• 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: 08/17/2022

Why Nayyab Ali puts her life on the line to protect trans Pakistanis

In the basement of a residential building in a developing part of Islamabad, a dozen or so transgender women are sitting in a circle on the floor. Not one of them is…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2022

Transgender people protected from discrimination under ADA, appeals court rules

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that transgender people who experience gender dysphoria are protected from discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a ruling with major implications for single-sex restrooms, sports…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2022

Pope Francis meets with transgender people at Vatican

The Vatican’s newspaper L’Osservatore Romano reported that during the weekly papal audience in St. Peter’s Basilica on Aug. 10, Pope Francis met with a fourth group of transgender people who are staying…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2022

The U.K. Turns Its Back on Transgender Ideology

By the spring of 2023, Britain’s state-run transgender youth clinic will shut its doors for good. NHS England announced it was closing the Tavistock gender-identity clinic last month after an independent report…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2022

Utah Republican Party passes resolution seeking to block gender-affirming treatment for transgender youth

The Utah Republican Party passed a resolution encouraging the banning of surgeries and hormone therapy for transitioning transgender minors. “We don’t let them drink until they’re 21. We don’t let them get…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2022

Winchester dance charity Move Momentum strive to be more inclusive with transgender awareness training

Move Momentum, based in Winchester, aims to provide accessible, inclusive and affordable dance classes for the community. Recently, staff from the dance charity attended Transgender Awareness training led by Mermaids, a charity that…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2022

Churches in East Africa can help to change attitudes to LGBT rights, says charity

Churches in East Africa have a necessary part to play in changing attitudes and policies concerning LGBTIQ+ rights, the international charity the Arcus Foundation has said. Last week, at the Lambeth Conference,…

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ADDED ON: 08/10/2022

Seychelles president welcomes LGBTI activists

The LGBTI community in the island nation of Seychelles has achieved a new level of social and political recognition. Evidence of that achievement came on July 21, when President Wavel Ramkalawan met…

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ADDED ON: 08/10/2022

Meet 5 queer trailblazers making visibility matter in small-town America

When Sylvia Ximi was in middle school, she recalls looking around her hometown of Prescott, Arizona, for any sign there were other queer people around. One low-slung building at a four-way stop…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2022

In a first, housing scheme proposed for transgender community in Maharashtra

The Social Welfare Department of the Maharashtra government has proposed an affordable housing scheme for the transgender community. Credit: AFP File Photo The Social Welfare Department said. Transgender persons often find it…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2022

Trans equality wins in federal court as state Medicaid ordered to pay for gender affirming care

U.S. District Court Judge Robert C. Chambers ruled this week that West Virginia’s Medicaid program can no longer exclude gender-affirming medical care for its transgender members. The ruling will apply to the…

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ADDED ON: 08/07/2022

Uganda suspends operations of charity championing LGBT rights

The Ugandan government has suspended the operations of a local non-governmental organisation (NGO) that advocates for the rights of sexual minorities, accusing it of working in the East African country illegally, according…

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