issued new eligibility regulations
for female classification for events from 400m to the mile, still drawing from the idea that women with high testosterone have a performance advantage over women with lower levels. “This was never about science,” wrote Katrina Karkazis and Rebecca Jordan-Young on The Guardian
. “This regulation is about targeting and impeding a few exceptional women of colour from the global south, especially Caster Semenya.”
Funders for LGBTQ Issues and Global Philanthropy Project have released a report
on the state of foundation and government funding for LGBTI issues. Two webinars
to dig deeper into the document will we held on May 10 (for grantmakers only) and May 14 (for civil society).
The national governance body of the Uniting Church in Australia
has recommended a change in its policy statement on marriage from being the union of “a man and a woman” to being between “two people”.
People living with HIV in Papua New Guinea
are facing “a serious situation”, local advocacy groups have warned, as recent budget cuts have caused a critical shortage in stocks of anti-retroviral drugs.
Pan Africa ILGA has shared the draft programme of its regional conference, co-hosted by LeGaBiBo from May 31 to June 4 in Gaborone, Botswana
Five staff members of a youth centre linked to an LGBTI organisation in Dschang, Cameroon
have been subjected to arbitrary arrest. They were reported
being still in jail and in difficult health conditions one week after their arrest.
Trans people in Thailand
continue to experience marginalisation and exclusion in society because of a lack of legal protections, a new study has highlighted.
A court in Hong Kong
rejected a bid from 31 banks, law firms and NGOs in support of the legal challenge brought by a woman who was denied a spousal visa through her wife after moving to the city in 2014.
IGLYO and TrustLaw have launched a report analysing legislation aimed at banning LGBT ‘propaganda’ to minors which have been enacted or proposed in Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia and Ukraine
An event to raise awareness about lesbian women’s human rights and the challenges still faced by the community has taken place at the European Parliament
on the occasion of Lesbian Visibility Day.
State lawmakers in Hawaii, United States
approved a ban on so-called 'conversion' therapy treatments conducted on minors.
In California, United States
, the San Francisco Human Rights Commission has announced full support of a state-wide resolution calling on stakeholders in the health professions to protect intersex children from non-consensual, medical unnecessary surgeries.
Activists from more than ten organisations staged a demonstration by the Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina
calling on the ‘Diana Sacayán law’ - aiming to establish a quota of at least 1% of the public agencies workforce for trans persons - to be implemented at the national level.
Dates have been announced for the 6th Annual Caribbean Women and Sexual Diversity Conference, which will take place in October in Belize