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A landmark report by the UN Commissioner for Human Rights documents serious human rights abuses against sexual and gender minorities worldwide. It's a victory for LGBT activists who risk their lives fighting for human rights.
Medical studies show that performing genital reshaping surgery on intersex children at birth or soon after usually causes psychological damage to patients. Yet this remains the standard of care in most countries, despite protests from patient advocates.
Calling for an "AIDS-free generation," Secretary Clinton delivered a strong and welcome speech on global HIV/AIDS. At a time of stagnating budgets and threats to foreign aid, her strong support for ramping up the fight was good news. But why no mention of vulnerable groups, like people who inject drugs, sex workers, and men who have sex with men?
The Court of Justice of the European Union has made its ruling in the first discrimination case on grounds of sexual orientation from Romania.
Across the world, fear and discrimination push transgender people through the cracks in our social safety nets, and our health care and legal systems. Today we remember those who were pushed hardest—the victims of murder.