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What Are Puberty Blockers, Who Uses Them, and What Are the Benefits?

Puberty blockers help offset the stress of gender dysphoria, according to the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, a global body of doctors specialized in trans people.
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This Speech Clinic (Literally) Helps Trans People Find Their Voice

Transgender people are at higher risk of experiencing violence, homelessness, and abuse, attributable to transmisogyny and transphobia in their communities. These risks increase exponentially at the intersection of race and gender.
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Copenhagen Celebrates the Return of One of the World's Largest LGBTQ+ Prides

While many marchers were joyous to be dancing in the streets after nearly two years of coronavirus restrictions and lockdowns, several performers on the main stage said it was important to remember those in countries with anti-LGBTQ+ laws.
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'Authentically Myself' Beats Medals for Non-binary U.S. Olympic Skateboarder

Alana Smith’s teenage years were not the stuff of Olympic dreams, growing up with a backdrop of family issues and struggles with mental health. Yet the 20-year-old skateboarder overcame it all to become one of the most talked-about stars of the Tokyo 2020 Games, despite not winning a medal.
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Team LGBTQ+ Wins Visibility at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Over the past two weeks, more than 180 openly LGBTQ+ athletes have taken to the tracks, pools and fields in Japan's capital, triple that of Rio in 2016, illustrating a surge in confidence among LGBTQ+ sportspeople.
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Trans Children Are Being Banned From Sports Nationwide — But Professional Trans Athletes Are Standing Alongside Them

More restrictions are being placed on transgender girls and women from playing on high school and college levels, which professional trans athletes are calling an infringement on trans rights.
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NFL Airs LGBTQ+ Commercial After Raiders’ Carl Nassib Comes Out as Gay

On June 21st, active NFL player Carl Nassib came out as gay by posting a video on his Instagram page with a heartfelt letter. In it, he talks about the “agonizing” decision to publicly come out and how in spite of that, he was received with love and support by his community.
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5 Ways to Make a Difference for Refugees

According to the UNHCR, at the end of 2020, there were nearly 26.4 million refugees around the world forced to flee their homes because of war, violence, conflict or persecution. Almost half of them are under the age of 18, some are members of the LBGTQ+ community—and each has a unique story.
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Four Ways to Support a Friend When They Come Out to You

While we’re hopeful for a day when “coming out” isn’t even a thing that happens — until then we want to be as supportive as we can be to those who do. These are a few ways you can support a friend, family member, or anyone who comes out to you...
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The Rainbow Railroad Is Helping LGBTQ+ People Flee Persecution

In countries where same-sex intimacy is illegal, the LGTBQ+ community faces violence and discrimination from their families, communities, and governments. Rainbow Railroad is helping LGBTQ+ people escape.
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