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El Salvador police sentenced in nation's first trans murder convictions

Jul 30 2020

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A court in El Salvador has sentenced three police officers to 20-year prison sentences for the murder of a transgender woman, the nation's first convictions in a homicide case involving a trans victim.

In a first, U.S. hospital apologizes to intersex surgical patients

Jul 30 2020

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A U.S. hospital has apologized for performing surgery on intersex infants, procedures now considered not only unnecessary but damaging, in what supporters say was the first such apology and a key moment in intersex rights.

Stigma around HIV still rampant in U.S., study finds

Jul 27 2020

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly nine out of 10 Americans believe there is still stigma around HIV, while 59% think it is important to be careful around people who are HIV positive, a study published on Monday found.

Supreme Court may hold key to fair housing for LGBT+ Americans

Jul 27 2020

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the six years since she was kicked out by family, student Aramis Huff has struggled to find somewhere to call home.

Proposed U.S. rule would allow shelters to turn away trans homeless people

Jul 24 2020

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The U.S. government proposed a rule on Friday that would let homeless shelters deny access to transgender people based on their gender identity, a proposal that rights supporters said marks an "unconscionable" setback for trans acceptance.

Women seeking help from violence almost doubles in Mexico lockdown

Jul 24 2020

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of women and children seeking help at shelters for victims of violence has surged by more than 80% in Mexico under the coronavirus lockdown, according to the country's largest network of shelters for victims of violence.

With Brazil's Bolsonaro attacking the Supreme Court, are gay rights at risk?

Jul 19 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO/ MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a gay man growing up in Brazil, Afif Sarhan was banned from donating blood for most of his life.

Number of LGBT+ elected officials in U.S. hits new high

Jul 17 2020

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of openly LGBT+ elected officials in the United States grew by more than a fifth in the past year, according to a survey published on Thursday, with a record high of some 840 gay, lesbian, bi and trans people in office across the country.

Number of LGBT+ elected officials in U.S. hits new high

Jul 16 2020

MEXICO CITY, July 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of openly LGBT+ elected officials in the United States grew by more than a fifth in the past year, according to a survey published on Thursday, with a record high of some 840 gay, lesbian, bi and trans people in office across the country.

Mexico City lawmakers vote to outlaw LGBT+ conversion therapy

Jul 10 2020

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lawmakers in Mexico City on Friday voted to ban conversion therapy, part of a small but growing movement to end the practice of trying to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.

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