Health and Well Being

World Voices

Added on: 06/11/2024
Grace Fausett
Alturi Contributor
Past In India, a majority of transwomen have to seek out a living through two things, sex work and begging. That continues to be the reality for…

Alturi Blog

Added on: 05/29/2024
James Hunt
Alturi Contributor
Many studies carried out in the past several years have begun to note the correlation between disability and those who identify as queer. Whether this is a…

Global News

Added on: 05/28/2024
05/27/2024
The federal government in 2020 and 2023 changed who it said could safely donate organs and blood, reducing the restrictions on men who have had sex with…

Global News

Added on: 05/28/2024
05/27/2024
For many South Africans, Zackie Achmat is best remembered as the co-founder of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), which waged a valiant battle to compel Thabo Mbeki’s…

Global News

Added on: 05/15/2024
05/15/2024
Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) and Western Sydney University (WSU) have joined forces on a groundbreaking four-year research project to address the long-neglected issue of sexual healthcare for…

Global News

Added on: 05/07/2024
05/06/2024
Reducing barriers to comprehensive and affirming health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) populations requires physicians to receive LGBTQI+ health content during undergraduate…

Global News

Added on: 05/06/2024
05/05/2024
I don’t know if such words somehow justify, with their naivety, the ignorance of what is happening to trans women in Iraq among queer circles in the…

Global News

Added on: 04/30/2024
LGBTQ+ organizations in Canada are gearing up for a “Rainbow Week of Action” that will feature rallies across the country calling on governments to do more to…

Global News

Added on: 04/28/2024
04/27/2024
The Biden administration announced a new rule Friday expanding safeguards against potential discrimination of gay and transgender Americans seeking medical care, in a reversal of Trump-era limitations…

Global News

Added on: 04/24/2024
04/23/2024
Wales has become the latest UK nation to pause the use of puberty blockers by under-18s. The physically reversible hormone blockers, which suppress unwanted elements of puberty…

Global News

Added on: 04/24/2024
04/24/2024
Over the weekend in Japan, 15,000 people took part in the 2024 Tokyo Rainbow Pride parade, one of the biggest LGBTQIA+ events in Southeast Asia. All colours…

Global News

Added on: 04/24/2024
Not-for-profit Qtopia has applied to permanently transform a former police station into the Sydney Centre for Queer History and Culture. Along with Create NSW—the NSW Government’s arts…

Global News

Added on: 04/23/2024
04/22/2024
Grindr faces the prospect of legal action by hundreds of users who will allege that the dating app shared highly sensitive personal information, including in some cases…

Global News

Added on: 04/21/2024
David called me on Saturday, April 23, 1994, to tell me Bill died that morning at 8:35. Now it was over. The inevitability, the feelings of resignation,…

Global News

Added on: 04/16/2024
04/15/2024
The conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let a Republican-backed law in Idaho that criminalizes gender-affirming care for transgender minors broadly take effect after a federal judge…

Global News

Added on: 04/16/2024
04/15/2024
Transgender 15-year-old Jason Pulman died by suicide after his country’s medical system told him he’d have to wait 26 months for his first gender-affirming care appointment. His…

Global News

Added on: 04/16/2024
For China’s transgender population of four million – and those with empathy for them – they are people whose souls are trapped in the wrong body. At…

Global News

Added on: 04/16/2024
04/15/2024
A long-anticipated — and contentious — national review of gender-affirming care for youth in England was released last week, resulting in headlines across the U.K. saying that…

Global News

Added on: 04/13/2024
Today, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly vetoed SB 233, which, if enacted, would ban crucial, medically necessary health care for transgender youth. This is the latest anti-LGBTQ bill…

Global News

Added on: 04/10/2024
04/09/2024
A review into the NHS’s gender identity services has found that children and young people have been let down by a lack of research and evidence on…

Global News

Added on: 04/09/2024
04/08/2024
Fifty years ago, the nation’s psychiatrists effectively put gay people’s mental health — and their very place in society — to a vote. Five months prior, on…

Global News

Added on: 04/02/2024
A coalition of African LGBTQ+ rights group has announced plans for a continent-wide celebration of Pride. Africa Pride 2024 events will consist of online programs and a…

Global News

Added on: 03/26/2024
03/25/2024
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, signed a law last week that includes a mandate for the state’s public schools to teach LGBTQ history, as red and…

Global News

Added on: 03/16/2024
02/07/2024
In a recent judgment from May 2023, a Bahraini lower court rejected a transman’s application to obtain legal gender recognition and access gender-affirming healthcare, citing Islamic Sharia….

Global News

Added on: 03/10/2024
03/09/2024
Around a hundred women, transgender, and non-binary people gathered on Wednesday, March 6 on the patio of the Hotel Hector Quagliaro in Buenos Aires, loaned by the…

Global News

Added on: 03/09/2024
04/08/2024
Around a hundred women, transgender, and non-binary people gathered on Wednesday, March 6 on the patio of the Hotel Hector Quagliaro in Buenos Aires, loaned by the…

Global News

Added on: 03/06/2024
03/05/2024
At least a dozen clinics in Russia “secretly” conduct so-called conversion therapy, an abusive practice used to forcibly “cure” LGBTQ+ people, the U.S.-funded broadcaster Current Time reported…

Global News

Added on: 03/02/2024
Ghana’s parliament passed a bill on Wednesday that further clamps down on the rights of LGBTQ people in the West African country. The “Human Sexual Rights and…

Global News

Added on: 02/28/2024
02/27/2024
In a harrowing series of events that shook Christchurch, five youths have been sentenced for their roles in unprovoked attacks on gay men, including a distressing assault…

Global News

Added on: 02/20/2024
In the last few years, potentially due to the pandemic-caused confinement at home, the topic of third places has gained prominence in popular discourse. They can be…