Agissons pour la dépathologisation des Trans

Ce 22 octobre, nous agissons pour la Journée internationale d’action pour la dépathologisation des trans. Dans le monde, il reste encore beaucoup à faire. La lutte pour les personnes trans en est encore qu’à ses balbutiements. Continuer la lecture de Agissons pour la dépathologisation des Trans

Gay Marriage Referendum in Slovenia

An interview conducted for
iDeas 4 Minorities

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In a democratic country you have the right to vote. In Slovenia, on the 20th of December, a referendum will be organized about gay marriage. I met a Ljubljana citizen who is studying in Paris. She decided to participate in this referendum from France and wanted to speak about her iDeas 4 Minorities.

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LGBTQ issues in Francophone Subsaharan Africa

« Nothing was done for others within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Tran* and Queer (LGBTQ) community – who were not represented in these movements – and issues other than the health of these populations were not being addressed. » said Pierre Meyer, the legal advisor of Queer African Youth Network, during  Continuer la lecture de LGBTQ issues in Francophone Subsaharan Africa

Do UN Sustainable Development Goals protect LGBTI?

At first glance my title proposes a brainstorming on how we can include LGBTI issues in SDGs. Firstly because these minorities suffer. Secondly, because it is a way to have financial help from international and governmental organizations.

If I am not mistaken, in 2011, the UN was preparing its new Millennium Development Goals under the directive « Addressing inequalities ». This would have been a great opportunity for sexual minorities and transgender people. The UN nonetheless during multilateral negotiations changed it to the 17 SDGs. I am not quite at ease with the word « sustainable », because in a common sense it is used to talk about global warming.

Anyway, we can already say that sexual health rights highly target LGBTI people. But actually LGBTI issues are clearly invisible, at least not like women’s and men’s equality is highlighted.

How do you think LGBTI people are concerned by these SDGs?

The discussion has begun in the Global LGBTI Rights & Development Policies Group. Follow this link -> http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about&gid=8356967&trk=groups%2Fhome-h-share