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Summary Since 1999, advocates have gathered to commemorate transgender victims of violence on November 20, the Transgender Day of Remembrance. As of November, 2021 was the deadliest year yet of anti-transgender violence in the United States,…
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Summary Camila Díaz Córdova, a 29-year-old transgender woman, tried for years to escape the violence that had characterized her life in El Salvador. She made her way to the United States in 2017 to seek asylum, but after four months in immigration…
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  Summary If you want the best surgeon, you want the best surgeon, you don’t want the second best. —Krista Contreras, reflecting on her six-day-old child being turned away by a pediatrician, Ferndale, MI, January 18,…
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Summary Every day I fear for my safety living in this country because of my sexual orientation. I am alive but if anyone ever find out and wanted to find out, they can kill me …I am an easy target for anything. —Peter, Dominica,…
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Summary All anybody is trying to do is live their lives and be given the service, be treated with respect as anyone else is treated. All we want is equality. –Petra E., Biloxi, MS, October 4, 2017 Over the past…
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Summary Historically, when children with atypical sex characteristics were born in the United States, the people around them—parents and doctors—made their best guess and assigned the child a sex. Parents then reared them per social gender norms.…
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Summary Reader Advisory: This report contains graphic descriptions of traumatic experiences, often affecting children. Intersex people in the United States are subjected to medical practices that can inflict irreversible physical and psychological…
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Summary It’s like walking through a hailstorm... —Polly R. (pseudonym), parent of gender non-conforming son, describing the hostile environment that LGBT children face in schools, Utah, December 2015 Outside the home, schools are the…
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Summary Over the past year, transgender individuals’ access to bathrooms, locker rooms, and other facilities has erupted as a divisive and sensationalized issue in political debates, statehouses, courts, and communities across the…
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Summary Do you see how much I’m suffering here? Do you think anyone deserves to be punished like this? … Sometimes I get anxious. … I thought about killing myself once, but then I regretted it and told myself I wasn’t going to do it. I said, ‘Lord,…
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Curtailing Criticism Intimidation and Obstruction of Civil Society in Uganda Summary Recommendations To the President, the Government of Uganda, and NRM Officials To the NGO …
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Sex Workers at Risk Condoms as Evidence of Prostitution in Four US Cities Summary Key Recommendations To the Police Departments and District Attorneys of New York…
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Rights at Risk: State Response to HIV in Mississippi Map of Mississippi I. Executive Summary II. Recommendations To the State of Mississippi To the United States Government To the…
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“Tough, Fair, and Practical” A Human Rights Framework for Immigration Reform in the United States I. Introduction II. Human Rights and Legalization for Undocumented Migrants Provide Remedies for Victims…
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Forbidden Institutionalizing Discrimination against Gays and Lesbians in Burundi Introduction Testimonies Carine, age 37 Johnson, age 24 Théophile, age 26 Mike, age 17 Ainigmas, age 18 …
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It was never easy to be gay of lesbian in Burundi. But now it's illegal. The country’s new criminal code makes same sex relations a crime for the first time in the country’s history. Human rights Watch interviewed members of Burundi’s LGBT community after…
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Glossary Immigration-Related Terms Asylum: in the immigration context, safe haven provided to an individual who has a reasonable fear of persecution on account of race, religion, political opinion, national origin, or membership…