Category Archives: LGBT Rights

7 Things You Need To Know About Transgender Rights (And Changing Your Legal Gender)

1. Who is a transgender person? A transgender person’s sense of gender differs from the sex they were given at birth. They experience and express their gender identity in a variety of ways. Some transgender people see themselves as fully … Continue reading

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“I should be seen as the person I am on the inside”: John Jeanette’s story

By Veronica Scognamiglio, Campaign Coordinator of Amnesty’s Fight Discrimination in Europe campaign. John Jeanette is a transgender woman in Norway who wants to change her legal gender from ‘male’ to ‘female’. But the government says she can’t – unless she … Continue reading

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Young and living with HIV in the Philippines

Today, on World AIDS Day, Marvin Ted Membreve from Amnesty Philippines shares his journey to accepting a life with HIV I was first diagnosed with HIV last August 2013 and have been undergoing treatment for almost nine months.  I had sex … Continue reading

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Montenegro: Just the beginning for LGBTI rights

Emile Affolter, Amnesty Netherlands press officer, celebrates the courage of those taking part in Montenegro’s 2014 LGBTI Pride, after last year’s event was marred by shocking violence.  About 160 people walking the streets of the capital of Montenegro on a sunny … Continue reading

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Looking for a Leader in the Caribbean

By Robin Guittard, Caribbean campaigner at Amnesty International. Every year, Trinidad and Tobago becomes a paradise holiday retreat for thousands of people around the world. But in the twin island state, many women and men are living in hell as … Continue reading

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