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Added on: 01/04/2022
01/03/2022
Transgender activist, surgeon in training, and Instagram influencer Trinetra Haldar Gummaraju is fighting bigotry. She is taking on prejudice against the trans community and hopes to improve…

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Added on: 01/04/2022
01/03/2022
The 2017 music video for rapper Logic’s song “1-800-273-8255” may have saved hundreds of lives, a new study found. The song’s title is the phone number of…

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Added on: 12/31/2021
12/31/2021
The LGBT+ community and allies are raising funds for trans trailblazer Gavin Grimm, who is at risk of homelessness. Grimm was involved in a seven-year-long battle that…

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Added on: 12/31/2021
12/31/21
It took Aicha Sylla three attempts to get a prescription for hormones in Burkina Faso so she could start to transition gender. In the end, one doctor…

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Added on: 12/30/2021
12/30/2021
Over the last year, countless powerful and important LGBT+ books have been published – and they’ve helped queer people feel seen in new and exciting ways. Queer…

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Added on: 12/30/2021
The year started out on a hopeful note. The world was looking forward to getting past a dark period in America’s leadership and the global COVID-19 pandemic….

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Added on: 12/28/2021
12/27/2021
A Jordanian LGBTQI+ ‘rights defender’ and refugee on their way to Australia has been detained in Lebanon. According to Amnesty International Australia, AOA, a 25-year-old lesbian, non-binary…

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Added on: 12/25/2021
12/24/2021
In our society, the intersex have always had to face stigma as well as discrimination because of the misconceptions that are imbedded in the minds of the…

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Added on: 12/21/2021
12/20/2021
The Office of Colombia’s Ombudsman Monday launched an appeal for the authorities to look after the integrity of LGBTQ people after 35 transgender women have been murdered…

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Added on: 12/19/2021
12/16/21
Uganda is delivering HIV medicine by drone in an archipelago in Lake Victoria, a pilot programme aiming to improve the transport of medical supplies for the country’s…

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Added on: 12/15/2021
12/14/2021
In November, Barbados removed Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and welcomed in president Sandra Mason in a historic ceremony which broke the nation’s ties…

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Added on: 12/15/2021
12/14/2021
France’s parliament has voted to ban so-called conversion therapy, joining a handful of countries that have taken steps to outlaw practices that seek to change a person’s…

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Added on: 12/15/2021
Being a lesbian or gay man is a non-issue. Being harmed because of who we are, is a huge issue,” Lorna Dias, Executive Coordinator of the Gay…

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Added on: 12/14/2021
12/13/2021
A group of Senegalese lawmakers has drafted a law that would tighten already repressive laws against same-sex relations, lengthening potential jail terms for those convicted of LGBT+…

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Added on: 12/12/2021
12/11/2021
Constitutional scholars in the US said a litany of rights, from same-sex marriage and sex to birth control and in vitro fertilization, could come into question if…

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Added on: 12/11/2021
12/10/21
As South Africa marked International Human Rights Day on 10 December, activists called on the government to escalate efforts to promote legal gender recognition and end intersex…

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Added on: 12/08/2021
12/07/2021
When British tattoo artist Eva Echo found the courage to come out as transgender, she quickly sought specialist medical care to help her transition. More than four…

World Voices

Added on: 11/30/2021
Phillip Baumgart
Alturi Contributor
How did you initially become involved in activism?  I was passionate about human rights from a young age. Yet, I was primarily focused on child abuse and…

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Added on: 11/28/2021
11/27/21
The Dutch government made a public apology Saturday for a now discredited and scrapped law that required transgender people to undergo surgery and sterilization if they wanted…

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Added on: 11/28/2021
The 52nd International Film Festival of India (Iffi) saw the Asian premiere of a film on the LGBTQIA community, ‘The First Fallen’, by Brazilian filmmaker Rodrigo de…

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Added on: 11/27/2021
11/26/21
Associate Professor Georgiann Davis from the Department of Sociology at The University of New Mexico was an invited speaker at a recent virtual roundtable event with the…

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Added on: 11/27/2021
Jamaica’s minister of health and wellness told a recent public forum organized by the Jamaica Gleaner newspaper that LGBT Jamaicans should not face discrimination in accessing mental…

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Added on: 11/23/2021
11/22/2021
A group sexually assaulted, beat, and humiliated an intersex person in Cameroon’s capital of Yaoundé on November 15. The victim suffered bruises all over her body, HRW…

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Added on: 11/17/2021
11/16/2021
Israel’s Magen David Adom blood bank will restore the original wording of its forms for blood donors, after pressure from religious groups over the use of gender-neutral…

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Added on: 11/17/2021
11/16/2021
Over three special legislative sessions this year, Texas legislators introduced 47 proposed bills that aimed to restrict transgender kids’ access to sports or gender-affirming care, plus three…

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Added on: 11/16/2021
11/15/2021
A U.S. Army veteran was rejected by dozens of long-term care facilities, with some even saying that she’s being denied care because she’s transgender. When Lisa Oakley…

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Added on: 11/11/2021
August 26 should have been a day of celebration for Ezz Eldin, a 26-year-old transgender man, but it ended in tragedy. He bled to death after he was prematurely…

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Added on: 11/10/2021
11/09/2021
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender American Indian and Alaskan Native (AIAN) adults have higher levels of mental health issues, physical abuse and economic instability than their non-LGBTQ…

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Added on: 11/09/2021
11/08/2021
Across Africa, queer people face oppression, discrimination and violence for their identities. A 2020 report by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) reveals…

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Added on: 11/09/2021
Sudan has been undergoing a democratic transition since the overthrow of dictator Omar al-Bashir in April 2019. Last year, the Transitional Legislative Council passed a series of…