This is transphobia: Verônica Bolina (left) as she was before being taken into police custody – and (right) after.

Staying alive

Visibility offers no protection for trans people in Brazil. Amanda Palha analyses the roots of violence and exclusion faced by her community – and its fight to stay alive.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015

Transgender – the facts

This New Internationalist fact spread looks the number of trans people around the world, the violence and discrimination they face, health, education, work, legal protections and vulnerabilities.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015
CN Lester

Nine seriously easy things to do… to support trans people

Small things, as suggested by CN Lester. But if every cis – or ‘not trans’ – person followed them, we’d be living in a kinder world.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015
Expressing a gender spectrum on their face – a trans person takes part in the 2015 Korea Queer Festival, held in Seoul.

The trans revolution

It’s in the air – and calling for a mindset reset. Vanessa Baird tracks the course of transgender rights and their liberating potential for us all.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015
Not doing the Lord’s work: Pastor Martin Ssempa (wearing spectacles) blesses politician David Bahati, who introduced Uganda’s notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill as a Private Member’s Bill in 2009. The ceremony took place at an anti-gay church service at the Christianity Focus Centre in Kampala’s biggest slum, Kisenyi.

The anti-gay gospel

How foreign funds amplify hate in Uganda, by Patience Akumu.

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NI 483 - Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion - June, 2015

A word with Peter Tatchell

The human rights activist has seen - and suffered - a lot in his decades of campaigning. But, he tells Cristiana Moisescu, he still believes in forgiveness.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015
Fifteen-year-old Sasha Calm is an openly gay teenager. He is currently being home-schooled. When he came out, he ‘became a second-rate person instantaneously,’ he explains. ‘Everyone around me started acting as if they suddenly had the right to humiliate and belittle me, laugh at me and call me names.’

Russia's war on its gay citizens

Isabella Moore photographs those bearing the brunt of the latest crackdown on LGBTI rights.

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NI 470 - Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth - March, 2014
Members of the Grand Dragon faction of the Ku Klux Klan shout insults at gay couples going to request marriage licences in Houston.

Argument – Should hate speech be a crime?

Feminist Joyce Arthur and gay rights activist Peter Tatchell weigh up the pros and cons.

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NI 458 - Internet showdown - December, 2012
John 'Bosco' Nyombi.

John ‘Bosco’ Nyombi: flight and detention

John ‘Bosco’ Nyombi was removed from Britain to months of fear and persecution as a gay man in Uganda. Eventually, a British judge ruled his removal illegal and ordered that he be brought back. He tells Dinyar Godrej about his journey.

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NI 433 - Deported! What happened next? - June, 2010
Friends embrace in the streets of Dhaka. Displays of male affection are common but homosexuality is considered unacceptable in Islamic Bangladesh.

Love in a grey zone

In Bangladesh, homosexuality is illegal. Delwar Hussain talks to Suleman, a gay imam, about what this means for him and his partner.

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NI 427 - Terror takeover - November, 2009
Left: 1920s Iraqi trans singer Masoud al Amaratly. Right: When Ali’s friend sent him this photo of them at a Baghdad disco in the late 1980s, he scratched out Ali’s face to protect him.

From the edge

A gay Iraqi, a Jewish Iranian and a Saudi feminist tell their stories

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NI 426 - Islam in power - October, 2009

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Bad Education September, 2017
The transgender revolution October, 2015
The transgender revolution October, 2015
The transgender revolution October, 2015
The transgender revolution October, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
Organ trafficking May, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Internet showdown December, 2012
Deported! What happened next? June, 2010
Terror takeover November, 2009
Islam in power October, 2009
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