Health and Well Being

Global News

Added on: 12/19/2023
12/18/2023
Erik Lundstrom was about 14 when he secretly purchased the coming-of-age novel “Rainbow Boys” and hid it in his room, waiting until he was alone to become…

Global News

Added on: 12/13/2023
12/12/2023
House of Commons Alba Party leader Neale Hanvey has been condemned for an opinion piece in which he compared self-ID for trans people to Section 28. In…

Global News

Added on: 12/13/2023
Coping with family rejection is one of the ways LGBTQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counselors via the Qtalk app, which is supported by…

Global News

Added on: 12/10/2023
12/8/2023
Following the violence and racism witnessed in Dublin City on the night of November 23, activist and artist Pradeep Mahadeshwar was prompted to pen a moving poem…

Global News

Added on: 12/06/2023
Hundreds of youth dressed as their authentic selves laughed, danced and watched Indigenous drag performers at a night celebrating queer joy last May. It was exactly the…

Global News

Added on: 12/03/2023
12/02/2023
Anti-homosexuality laws stop people from accessing lifesaving health services and seriously impede progress on eliminating HIV, a senior UN official has said. Sixty-seven countries have laws that…

Global News

Added on: 12/02/2023
12/1/2023
If you’ve followed the debate over treating gender-distressed youth, then you know that evidence-based policy changes, along with general public understanding, often lag the latest research. Such…

Global News

Added on: 12/02/2023
12/1/2023
Concerns are mounting for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers living in accommodation provided by the Home Office as the government ramps up its Operation Maximise exercise to “cram” more…

Global News

Added on: 11/26/2023
11/25/2023
A progressive poll found most voters don’t believe state legislatures have the right to ban abortion or gender-affirming care. The Data For Progress think tank surveyed more…

Global News

Added on: 11/25/2023
11/24/2023
Transgender orthodoxy may soon become a litmus test for parenthood, according to the logic of a new policy working its way through the Department of Health and…

Global News

Added on: 11/25/2023
11/24/2023
The NSW Government will delay the ban on gay conversion practices till next year, to allow more time for additional consultations with conversion survivors. First reported by…

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Added on: 11/25/2023
11/24/2023
A campaign to raise awareness of trans men’s issues in Finland has gone viral on social media, where it sparked a backlash from conservative users who questioned…

Global News

Added on: 11/14/2023
11/13/2023
Just inside the entrance of one Warsaw high school, there’s a red plaque that pronounces it safe for LGBT students. “I chose this school because I just…

Global News

Added on: 11/12/2023
Born intersex and raised as a boy, Polina has known for years that she wanted to live as a woman. But Russia’s sweeping curbs on gender-affirming healthcare…

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Added on: 11/08/2023
11/07/2023
SAGE, the largest advocacy organization for LGBTQ older people since 1978, has celebrated the launch of a new community center for LGBTQ seniors in the Bronx. SAGE…

Global News

Added on: 11/07/2023
11/06/2023
It is looking less and less likely that the abhorrent practice of so-called ‘conversion therapy’ will be banned before the next general election, as proposals have not…

Global News

Added on: 11/04/2023
11/03/2023
With climbing global temperatures increasing the risk of weather-related disasters fivefold in the last fifty years, it’s safe to say that climate change is affecting everyone. However,…

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Added on: 11/01/2023
10/31/2023
Two congressional Democrats put forth the first-ever resolution recognizing October 26 as Intersex Awareness Day. The resolution, introduced by U.S. Rep. Becca Balint (D-Vt.) and Mark Pocan…

Global News

Added on: 10/28/2023
10/27/2023
Following the commemoration of the UN International Day on Older Persons on 1 October, three United Nations rights experts* issued a statement highlighting the alarming situation faced…

Global News

Added on: 10/25/2023
10/24/2023
Government officials and non-profit leaders held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 24 to celebrate the completion of a supportive housing development in Harlem with services for homeless…

Global News

Added on: 10/25/2023
The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) hosted a virtual Climate Change Forum on October 21, for Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA+ Métis citizens, their families and allies. Featuring a…

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Added on: 10/24/2023
10/23/2023
U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak looks poised to shelve plans for a nationwide conversion therapy ban once again, according to reports. Last week, The Times reported that…

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Added on: 10/22/2023
Rishi Sunak is expected to bring in a long-promised ban on conversion therapy after a backlash from Conservative MPs. The PM is finally set to include a…

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Added on: 10/21/2023
10/20/2023
In response to increasing attacks on transgender communities in the U.S., the Hawai‘i Department of Health recently released its “Statement on Transgender Rights and Public Health.” In…

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Added on: 10/16/2023
10/15/2023
It wasn’t love at first sight when Aditi Anand met Susan Dias at a book club in Mumbai. “We didn’t get along with each other at all,”…

Alturi Blog

Added on: 10/12/2023
Alturi Project Strategist
There is an underreported and counterintuitive effect of denying abortion access: When abortion is safe, legal, and accessible, the abortion rate is typically lower. When abortion is…

Global News

Added on: 10/11/2023
10/10/2023
There has been no impact on safety since UK rules changed to permit gay and bisexual men to donate blood, a NHS report has revealed. Findings from…

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Added on: 10/07/2023
10/06/2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Oct. 2 rolled out draft guidelines recommending the use of the antibiotic doxycycline as a form of post-exposure…

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Added on: 10/04/2023
10/03/2023
When his mother fell ill, Karan, a 25-year-old gay man from New Delhi, hurried to donate blood. But as he filled out the mandatory form for donors,…

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Added on: 09/30/2023
06/29/2023
A federal appeals court on Thursday allowed Tennessee and Kentucky to enforce laws banning gender-affirming medical care for minors, such as puberty blockers, hormones and surgery. By…