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Transgender people face extreme discrimination and violence in much of the world. In many countries,  our very identities are criminalized. While the US of course has human rights issues of its own, it also has the potential be a strong force promoting global human rights. Through public and private diplomacy, reporting on human rights abuses, action at  the United Nations, and providing funding and other support to human rights defenders in countries around the world, the US has indeed helped move global LGBT rights forward in recent years. Learn more about the global effort and the US role in combating transphobia and persecution of transgender and gender non-conforming people around the world.

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October 21, 2016

French Law Removes the Surgical Requirement for Legal Gender Recognition

French Law Removes the Surgical Requirement for Legal Gender Recognition

Last week the French National Assembly passed legislation removing the surgical requirement for people who want to change their gender on official documents. This legislative change reflects a growing understanding among lawmakers that every person’s gender transition is different and gender marker changes should not require private medical information. 

July 31, 2014

New WHO Report: Decriminalize Sex Work, Drug Use to Prevent Spread of HIV

A World Health Organization (WHO) report issued this month details guidelines to address policies

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