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[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7331" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] SOGIE Messaging Toolkit This is a manual by activists for activists and members of the SOGIE community. As activists one of our main jobs is that of trying to persuade other people to see the world differently, to stop doing one thing, and start doing another. As sexual orientation and gender identity activists living and working in places where we are criminalised, where forming organizations is sometimes prohibited, and stigmatisation and discrimination is real and dangerous...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7271" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Stepping Up: Best Practices in Providing HIV Medical Care, Support Services, and Funding to Trans Communities This consensus document is intended to assist clinical providers, funders, and social service providers in strengthening their understanding of how to provide the best HIV clinical care environment, social services, and funding support possible for transgender communities. Due to the disproportionate impact of HIV on transgender and gender expansive communities, particularly among transgender women of color, it is critical that...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7266" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] A Regional Contextual Analysis of the LGBTI Movement in South & South East Asia This regional context analysis aims to assess the current status of activism on rights relating to sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) in South and South East Asia. The paper provides a summary overview of political, legal, economic, social, cultural and religious factors affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex (LGBTI)1 persons across the region, as well as a brief...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7263" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] The Geography of the Bodies of Trans Persons In Brazil, there is a lack of studies and research related to the universe of travestis and transgender persons aiming to acknowledge in deep the reality of a population that is discriminated against and cast aside in society. These persons have their rights violated and are excluded from the possibility of living in society with quality, dignity, respect and security, leading them to marginalization and to the perpetration...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7258" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Guidelines for the Primary and Gender-Affirming Care of Transgender and Gender Nonbinary People These guidelines aim to address these disparities by equipping primary care providers and health systems with the tools and knowledge to meet the health care needs of their transgender and gender nonconforming patients. These guidelines expand on the original UCSF Primary Care Protocol for Transgender Care, which since its launch in 2011 has served thousands of providers and policymakers across the U.S. and...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="6770" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Endocrine Treatment of Gender-Dysphoric/ Gender-Incongruent Persons: An Endocrine Society* Clinical Practice Guideline The purpose of this guideline is to make detailed recommendations and suggestions, based on existing medical literature and clinical experience, that will enable treating physicians to maximize benefit and minimize risk when caring for individuals diagnosed with GD/gender incongruence. In the future, we need more rigorous evaluations of the effectiveness and safety of endocrine and surgical pro- tocols. Specifically, endocrine treatment protocols for GD/gender incongruence...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7246" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Down by the River: Addressing the Rights, Needs and Strengths of Fijian Sexual and Gender Minorities in Disaster Risk Reduction and Humanitarian Response Down By The River prioritises the stories shared by Fijian sexual and gender minorities, as their stories cut through the jargon of the development and humanitarian sectors, challenge our assumptions or beliefs, and provide us with an opportunity to connect as humans. Their stories also speak of strengths, and serve as a reminder...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7225" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Being LGBT in Asia: China The China LGBT Community Dialogue brought together participants from all over Mainland China (not including Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Macau or Taiwan, Province of China). Approximately 60 people participated in Day 1 of the Dialogue from 40 institutions and organizations, representing the full range of China’s LGBT community alongside representatives of the central government, the court system, universities, legal experts and legal-aid organizations and a broad range of...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7221" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Being LGBT in Asia: Indonesia This report is a product of the Indonesia National LGBT Community Dialogue held in June 2013 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. The Dialogue brought together 71 participants from 49 institutions representing the full range of Indonesia’s LGBT organizations alongside representatives of the central government, national human rights institutions, donor agencies, universities, non-governmental human rights institutions, legal aid organizations and civil society organizations, as well as religious leaders. It was organized by...

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="7215" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Being LGBT in Asia: Philippines Being LGBT in Asia: the Philippines Country Report provides an overview of LGBT rights in the Philippines including the effects of laws, policies, culture and social attitudes, and religion, based on research, consultation and the National LGBT Community Dialogue. This overview is followed by an examination of the Philippines experience of protecting the rights of LGBT people under eight different areas: education, health, employment, family affairs, religion, community, media and politics,...