Alejandra Rodriguez

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Is the world finally waking up to intersex rights?

A landmark directive in Chile last month said doctors should stop ‘normalisation’ surgery, but tackling the global systematic, societal and cultural abuse against intersex people is an uphill battle<p>“The surgeon’s approach was that I didn’t identify as a woman because I didn’t have a vagina,” says …

Obama Is the First Sitting President to Pose for the Cover of a Gay Magazine

Out Magazine gets an interview with a President who sounds pretty evolved.<p>It is the best of times, it is the worst of times. One week after the Houston voters rejected a non-discrimination ordinance out of fear for wig-wearing, bathroom-video-loving, faux-transgendered sex creeps who don't exist, …

Planned Parenthood Stood With Us. Now Queer Folks Need to #StandWithPP.

My partner, who had waited for years to start testosterone as part of their transition, had exhausted nearly every option before finally turning to …

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Transgender? A Doctor Won’t See You Now

Trans patients face do-or-die situations when trying to find transition care. But the medical community is not ready for them.<p>In August 2014, Kailey …

Punches and Pronouns: How Being Accused of "Acting Like a Man" Convinced Me I Was Anything But

My approach to gender identity has always been a little unorthodox, somewhat of a hybrid of non-binary and binary philosophies. I believe in the concept of gender as a spectrum, or even a combination of several spectrums, and that every single person has a gender identity, and that for all of us it …

'Improper' use of transgender photo by Italian political party

<b>A student from Bristol is taking legal action after a picture of her friend was "misrepresented" by an Italian political party campaigning against transgender education in schools.</b><p>Rose Morelli, 17, said it was "hugely distressing" to see the photo of Alex Elliot on the leaflet by the right-wing …

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Four US presidential candidates sign pledge to repeal gay marriage

It might be two months since the US Supreme Court's historic ruling legalising equal marriage across all 50 states, but it seems some people just …

Woman killed in Illinois is 19th transgender homicide reported this year

Keyshia Blige’s death in March , which police say is ‘definitely not a hate crime’, went unnoticed by LGBT groups for months<p>Keyshia Blige, of Aurora, Illinois, has become the 19th reported transgender or gender non-conforming homicide this year. Blige, who was killed in March, was not initially …

This Gay Man Survived Torture In One Of Africa's Most Horrific Dictatorships

Even after fleeing the Gambia with life-threatening wounds from his time in prison, Alieu Sarr still isn't safe.<p>After more than six months in prison, several rounds of torture, and two hospitalizations for his injuries, Alieu Sarr fled his country by boat under cover of night late last month.<p>Sarr …

Meet The Transgender "Sistergirls" Of The Tiwi Islands

A small remote community in northern Australia has one of the highest concentrations of transgender people in the country and they have fought hard to be accepted.<p>It's approaching midday and we're trundling along a bumpy, unsealed red dirt track on Bathurst Island, 100 kilometres north of Darwin, …

Transgender Person Of Color Killed In Dallas

Shade Schuler was the 11th transgender person of color killed in the U.S. so far this year — as many as were killed during all of 2014 — and the latest victim in what anti-violence advocates call an epidemic of homicides of transgender people.<p>Shade Schuler, 22, was found dead in a vacant field in …

Ky. high school removes gay athlete from yearbook

<i>Writer's note: I regret that I did not contact the school before I published the original story to offer school administrators the opportunity for</i> …

How the Fight for Marriage Equality Derailed France’s LGBTQ Rights Movement

The introduction of same-sex marriage in May 2013 was, without a doubt, the most important LGBTQ rights victory in France since 1982, when the age of …

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Venezuela's first transgender candidate Tamara Adrian to run for Congress

She argued that Venezuela, along with Paraguay, Guyana, Suriname and Peru, has done little to extend equal rights to homosexuals.<p>Venezuela's National …

Gay marriage: 1,200 Tasmanians push for same-sex marriage in Hobart City Hall rally

About 1,200 Tasmanians have packed into Hobart's City Hall to rally in support of same-sex marriage.<p>It comes just a few days before the first …

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Take Down Inequality: Healthcare, Same-Sex Marriage... Next Step Women?

<i>Note: This post originally appeared on LinkedIn.</i><p>June 2015 will be recognized as a month in which equality in the United States prevailed.<p>Recently, our federal court system made significant strides in achieving equality for U.S. citizens. The rulings to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states …

Iceland: Reykjavik street turns rainbow for Gay Pride

<b>A huge rainbow has appeared in the centre of Iceland's capital city - but it's underfoot.</b><p>One of Reykjavik's central streets has been painted in rainbow colours as part of the city's annual Gay Pride festival, the Visir news website reports. Dozens of people gathered to help to transform the road, …

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What to Do About That New Stonewall Movie

The GSA Network's boycott of the upcoming movie <i>Stonewall</i> is an admirable youth-led call to action to those of us concerned about the whitewashing of our history that the trailer below shows. Young, poor, transgender women of color were the leaders of Stonewall, not white men. Yes, there were gay …

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