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Transgender women can breastfeed – study

The first scientific case study has been published describing how a US transgender woman was able to breastfeed her adopted infant by taking hormones that induce lactation.

Egypt to free on bail two held for raising rainbow flag

An Egyptian court has ruled to release on bail two people arrested over the raising of an LGBT rainbow flag at a Cairo concert, their lawyer said on Tuesday.

Botswana court orders govt to recognise transgender woman as female

A transgender woman has won a legal battle against Botswana’s government to be recognized as female in a landmark victory for the rights of the lesbian, gay and transgender community.

Gay fans warned over holding hands at Russia World Cup

Gay football fans at the 2018 World Cup will be warned about holding hands in public as part of advice on keeping safe in Russia.

Egypt jails 16 for ‘debauchery’ as LGBT crackdown continues

Sixteen men arrested last month during a crackdown on homosexuality by the authorities in Egypt have been sentenced to three years in prison.

Amnesty condemns Egypt bill to criminalise homosexuality

Amnesty International on Thursday condemned a draft bill in the Egyptian parliament that would criminalise homosexuality, in what the rights group called an “unprecedented homophobic crackdown”.

Men would have ability to be pregnant, give birth soon – expert

Dr. Richard Paulson, a fertility doctor has said that in theory, men could attempt to become pregnant as soon as “tomorrow”, thanks to advances in uterus transplant surgeries.

Pakistan police find beheaded body of transgender person

The beheaded body of a transgender person has been found in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials said Sunday, the latest attack on the community in the deeply conservative country.

Egypt concert-goers arrested for raising rainbow flag

At least six people have been arrested in Egypt after raising the rainbow flag of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community at a Cairo concert, security and judicial sources said.

Trump signs memo banning transgender troops

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a memo effectively barring transgender people from joining the US military, but left the fate of those already serving up to the Pentagon.

Hollywood stars hit Trump over Sheriff Arpaio’s pardon

Hollywood stars have taken to their twitter handles to criticise President Donald Trump following his decision to pardon former Sheriff Joe Arpaio from his criminal contempt conviction late Friday.

UAE sentences two Singaporeans, including trans woman, to jail

Two Singaporeans, one of whom is transgender, have been sentenced to one year in prison in the United Arab Emirates for charges linked to their appearance, a rights group said Thursday.

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