LONDON, Sept 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Transgender women should have the same rights as other women, according to a global poll of women across five continents published on Friday amid a growing – and sometimes divisive – debate over trans rights.
A record number of openly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are standing in elections for public office in the United States, a non-profit group that supports them said on Tuesday.
The Victory Institute said gay and trans people were still under-represented in political life, but it was aware of more than 400 LGBT candidates so far in 2018 – a higher number than ever before.
The United Nations Human Rights Council is a committee of 47 seats occupied by diverse, signatory nations of the United Nations General Assembly. This panel was established in 2006 in response to the inhumane treatment of minorities- specifically people targeted by their own governments based on their race, religion, gender or LGBT identities. The council, which rotates countries who occupy the seats every 3 years, with each having a maximum term of six years, is designed to assess threats to vulnerable citizens whose human rights come under threat and intervene on behalf of the United Nations. Countries that have committed heinous acts of abuse and violated the rights of it’s citizens are not permitted to participate in the council which is hosted in neutral territory, Geneva, Switzerland.
When broaching this story, I must acknowledge the sensitivity of it. In this forward, I would be negligent to imply that the contents apply to all gay or transgender people. I have wonderful gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and non-conforming people in my life who ardently stand against much of what this article details. It is intended to speak on a much broader, social scale.
“Thousands of children have disappeared raising fears they are being exploited, says Europol, Europe’s police agency.”
“LGBT advocates are cheering a court ruling this week that has important implications for transgender people seeking competent and appropriate healthcare. A federal district court in Minnesota confirmed that a section of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) specifically prohibits gender identity discrimination in healthcare under the umbrella of sex discrimination. “