Transgender and Intersex Issues

Global News

Added on: 12/06/2018
12/04/2018
Brazilian LGBT+ rights activists on Tuesday hailed Dutch retailer C&A for directing a new hiring campaign at underrepresented minorities, including transgender people. The company announced that it…

Global News

Added on: 12/04/2018
The city council in Pariaman on Nov. 27 approved the new bylaw providing fines of 1 million rupiah (U.S. $70) for behaviors that “are considered LGBT,” the Jakarta…

Global News

Added on: 12/02/2018
11/30/2018
LGBT asylum seekers traveling from Central American countries to the U.S. may have to “prove” their status in order to claim asylum in the U.S., said a…

Global News

Added on: 12/02/2018
12/01/2018
In one day, everything changed. One day, she could walk down the street like anyone else. People still stared and often judged but in their own minds — not…

Global News

Added on: 12/02/2018
11/29/2018
An Indonesian city plans to fine its gay and transgender residents 1m rupiah ($70) for disturbing “public order”, reflecting a rise in discrimination against the Muslim-majority nation’s…

Global News

Added on: 12/01/2018
Nepal was hailed a leader in LGBT rights when it became the first country in conservative South Asia to recognize a third gender and assure equality for…

Global News

Added on: 12/01/2018
11/30/2018
Attorneys for transgender members of the caravan are rushing to find people willing to house them in the United States while their asylum cases play out in…

Global News

Added on: 11/30/2018
11/28/2018
Transgender people 14-years-old and older in Chile will now be legally allowed to change their gender marker on official documents thanks to a bill signed into law…

Global News

Added on: 11/29/2018
11/28/2018
Over the past 20 years, the Supreme Court has established basic rights for gays and lesbians — the right to marry the person you love regardless of sex…

Global News

Added on: 11/28/2018
Growing up as a transgender woman in Singapore, Sheila says she lived in fear of her parents “finding out who she is. As a result of me trying to…

Global News

Added on: 11/27/2018
11/27/2018
It’s a warm afternoon in St. Petersburg, a crowd of shoppers fills the streets of Nevskiy Prospekt, the city’s main shopping street. None of the passersby seem…

Global News

Added on: 11/26/2018
11/26/2018
“Which form should I use when I talk to you: feminine or masculine?” I asked Lukas Avendaño, who I had seen in trousers earlier in the day…

Global News

Added on: 11/26/2018
11/24/2018
After the Trump administration asked the supreme court to issue an unusually quick ruling on the Pentagon’s policy of restricting military service by transgender people, critics said the request…

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Added on: 11/25/2018
On the evening of Tuesday, November 20, 2018, I held the first candlelight vigil in Barbados for Trans and Gender Non-Conforming lives lost to transphobic and gender-based…

Global News

Added on: 11/23/2018
11/23/2018
The dark surface of Inya Lake is illuminated by warm bobbing candles, pushed out by a small but dedicated crowd who has come in the evening to…

Global News

Added on: 11/20/2018
11/19/2018
Grace Baey spent a month with transgender people in Myanmar’s commercial hub, Yangon. ‘I’ve been working with the trans community in Singapore for several years now, and…

Global News

Added on: 11/19/2018
11/18/2018
Seven transgender people in Sumur Utara, Klender, East Jakarta, have been told by residents to leave a boarding house they are currently staying at. “We, kampung Sumur residents,…

Global News

Added on: 11/19/2018
11/18/2018
Far-right militants in Ukraine have disrupted a march by transgender activists in the capital Kiev. Reports say two young women were attacked and mocked as they received…

Global News

Added on: 11/17/2018
11/14/2018
A Guyana anti-transgender law banning “cross-dressing” has been struck down, after it was used to target transgender people. The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), an international court with…

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Added on: 11/13/2018
The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled that a law in Guyana, which makes it a criminal offence for a man or a woman to appear in…

Global News

Added on: 08/16/2018
08/15/2018
Germany’s government has approved plans to introduce a third gender on official forms. In November, the highest court in the country ruled in favour of an intersex person and…

Global News

Added on: 08/16/2018
08/16/2018
A baker who won a US Supreme Court battle over his refusal to bake a gay wedding-themed cake is again in the headlines, this time for turning…

Global News

Added on: 08/16/2018
08/16/2018
In a country where anti-gay violence is often excused as unjust provocation, a fatal shooting has raised fresh fears. Simge Avcı loved practical jokes, says her roommate Bahar,…

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Added on: 07/09/2018
07/08/2018
Pride in London organizers have apologized after anti-trans protesters “forced their way to the front of the parade”. Members of lesbian and feminist group Get The L…

Alturi Partner

Added on: 02/01/2018
Programs: Integrated Health Services: ALFIL is providing preventative and comprehensive medical, psychological services to improve the sexual, bodily and mental health particularly of the trans, intersex, and…

Alturi Partner

Added on: 02/01/2018
REDLACTRANS leads the effort to truly know the extent of anti-transgender discrimination and violence across Central America. Their new report, exposes these human rights violations, and demands that Central…

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Added on: 02/01/2018
Thai Transgender Alliance (Thai TGA) is a dynamic national collaboration with big accomplishments in 2015 and bigger goals for 2016. In the past year they have published…

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Added on: 01/31/2018
Heartland Alliance’s Global Initiative for Sexuality and Human Rights (GISHR) stands behind activists who are improving the lives of LGBT persons — promoting their rights and protecting them…

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Added on: 01/31/2018
The Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice is a multi-gendered, multi-racial, multi-identity organization that prioritizes and supports the leadership of women, transgender people, youth, and people of color….

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Added on: 01/31/2018
The Human Rights Watch lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights program has fought for over a decade to end human rights violations based on sexual orientation…