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WHO will not classify being transgender as a mental disorder

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that it will no longer classify gender incongruence as a mental disorder. This comes in their latest revision of the International Classification of Diseases. The report states: “The rationale being that while evidence is now clear that it is not a mental disorder, and indeed classifying it in this… Read More WHO will not classify being transgender as a mental disorder

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Watch ‘Transfixed,’ a documentary that chronicles the journey of a trans woman

At The Rustin Times, we are particular about showing LGBTIQ persons from around the world who are living their best lives. “Transfixed” tells the story of 49 year old Jessica, a transgender woman from Denver, who has struggled to become herself throughout her entire life. It was directed by Jared Formanek with assistance from Kaitlyn… Read More Watch ‘Transfixed,’ a documentary that chronicles the journey of a trans woman

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#WhyIFight: Elie Ballan

Elie Ballan is the director of M-Coalition, an organization based out of Lebanon that works on promoting sexual health and LGBT rights throughout the Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) region. #WhyIFight is an online campaign to encourage everyone to speak out on LGBTIQ issues online or offline. With the hashtag #WhyIFight and #EqualAfrica, we… Read More #WhyIFight: Elie Ballan

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Nigeria’s movie industry (Nollywood) struggles with internalized homophobia

As one of Nigeria’s biggest exports, Nollywood prides itself on expressing the stories that reflect the cultures and way of life of its citizens. It is however disturbing that the industry has failed to accurately or even partially reflect the struggles of its LGBTQ community, this hasn’t stopped Nollywood from suffering the effects of Nigeria’s… Read More Nigeria’s movie industry (Nollywood) struggles with internalized homophobia

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Let’s Talk About Joy

I know you most definitely have heard this a billion times, you probably feel it in the tender structure of your guts, or are just at that crossroads (tough I know, necessary too) between societal ‘logic’ and the irrepressible come-to of your person. It is important that we remind ourselves, over, and over again, that… Read More Let’s Talk About Joy