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JOINT STATEMENT: Trans Day of Remembrance 2020: Fighting for our futures

On Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR), 20 November, we remember and honour trans and gender-diverse people whose lives were taken away from us.   ILGA-Europe (19.11.2020) - https://bit.ly/3fsI6Cc - Day after day, trans people around the world fight for our human...

WORLD: Caster Semenya to take fight to European Court of Human Rights

Caster Semenya plans to fight rules forcing intersex athletes to reduce their naturally high levels of testosterone with drugs or surgery to compete.   Reuters (17.11.2020) - https://bit.ly/2Hr0QFJ - South African double Olympic 800-metre champion Caster Semenya...

UK’s top court rejects trans man’s bid to be named child’s father

Trans man Freddy McConnell's bid to be named the father rather than the mother on his child's birth certificate was rejected by Britain's Supreme Court.   By Rachel Savage   Thomson Reuters Foundation (16.11.2020) - https://bit.ly/3nuPuQv - A British...

Union of Equality: The Commission presents its first-ever strategy on LGBTIQ equality in the EU

European Commission (12.11.2020) - https://bit.ly/38RFD3k - The European Commission presented today the first-ever EU Strategy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) equality, as announced by President von der Leyen in her 2020...

Belgium to introduce ‘X’ as third, non-binary gender

By Gabriela Galindo   The Brussels Times (09.11.2020) - https://bit.ly/36wunXk - Belgium’s new government will introduce gender-neutrality throughout its term and make it possible for non-binary citizens to use the gender identifier “X.”   Federal Justice...

LGBT+ candidates score series of historic wins in U.S. elections

Record numbers of LGBT+ candidates are standing in the US elections and early results suggest historic wins across the country.   By Hugo Greenhalgh   Thomson Reuters Foundation (04.11.2020) - https://bit.ly/35kNK6f - LGBT+ candidates scored a series of...

U.S. Christian groups spent $280m fighting LGBT+ rights, abortion overseas

Right-wing U.S. groups have put more than $280 million into campaigns against LGBT+ rights and abortion worldwide since 2007, almost $90 million of which focused on Europe.   By Rachel Savage   Thomson Reuters Foundation (27.10.2020) - https://bit.ly/326bgSf...

Taiwan celebrates LGBTQ rights after virus lockdown lifts

While Taiwan’s borders remains closed to most foreigners, organisers still expect to attract more than 100,000 people to the gay pride event.   By Erin Hale   Al Jazeera (31.10.2020) - https://bit.ly/3250QCi - With a backdrop of uncharacteristically sunny...

Global HIV response found to neglect gay and bisexual men, trans women

Gay and bisexual men account for about one in five new HIV infections, but they were only allocated 1% of the $57 billion spent to fight the virus between 2016 and 2018.   By Rachel Savage   Thomson Reuters Foundation (20.10.2020) - https://bit.ly/3dZa2NB -...

INDONESIA: Amnesty condemns TNI for anti-LBGT campaign following soldier’s dismissal, imprisonment

By Moch. Fiqih Prawira Adjie   The Jakarta Post (18.10.2020) - https://bit.ly/3e0szJj - Amnesty International Indonesia has condemned the Indonesian Military (TNI) for the recent imprisonment and dismissal of a soldier for having same-sex intercourse with another...

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