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GATE Statement on the UN SOGI Mandate

On June 30, 2016, the United Nations Human Rights Council approved a historic resolution creating a mandate for an International Expert on Protection against violence and discrimination based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. Global Action for Trans* Equality (GATE) applauds this new UN mandate, which has the potential to bring more attention to gender
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Declarations Alone Will Not End AIDS: Populations Most Impacted Must Be at the Center of the International HIV Response. Global Action for Trans* Equality Statement on the United National High-Level Meeting to End AIDS

NEW YORK, 9 June 2016 – United Nations delegates and civil society representatives from around the world convened in New York this week for the 2016 United National High-Level Meeting to End AIDS. The central focus of the High-Level Meeting has been the adoption of a universal political declaration focused on ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic
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IDAHOT 2016: A CALL FROM GATE

  “The inferno of the living is not something that will be; if there is one, it is what is already here, the inferno where we live every day, that we form by being together. There are two ways to escape suffering it. The first is easy for many: accept the inferno and become such
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GATE Statement on the International Trans Day of Visibility 2016

Today, March 31st, Global Action for Trans* Equality (GATE) calls for collective and critical reflection as we honor the Transgender Day of Visibility. Undoubtedly, individual and community visibility has been a key strategy to build trans* social and political movements. Visibility has played a central historical role in the ongoing work to transform our material
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Comunicado de GATE en el Día Internacional de la Visibilidad Trans 2016

GATE convoca hoy, 31 de marzo, a una reflexión colectiva y crítica en ocasión de celebrarse un nuevo Día Internacional de la Visibilidad Trans. Indudablemente, la visibilidad individual y comunitaria ha sido y es una estrategia fundamental para la construcción de nuestros movimientos sociales y políticos. Esa visibilidad ha jugado también un rol histórico central
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Viviane Vergueiro: Despatologizar é descolonizar

De acordo com os poucos dados que temos disponíveis, e com as redes de ativismo de que faço parte, a situação atual de pessoas trans no Brasil continua preocupante e se constitui como parte dos processos de genocídio trans no mundo. Nas intersecções de classe, raça e ocupação econômica, o líder global em assassinatos de
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Intersex Issues in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD)

From discussions at the Third International Intersex Forum in Malta, December 2013, a meeting of activists and experts took place in Geneva, in September 2014, on revision and reform of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) by the World Health Organization (WHO). The meeting aimed to develop a collective analysis of intersex issues in the
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We Are Unstoppable! GATE Statement on the International Day of Action for Trans* Depathologization

This year’s International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization comes with an unstoppable energy! Just yesterday Jonas Gunnarsson, the General Rapporteur on the rights of LGBT people at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, declared that, “Outdated classifications of diseases at national and international levels should be removed. Transgender people’s access to medical
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