Fear and Loathing

Indonesia: Anti-LGBT sentiment rises ahead of elections

Several regional authorities are planning to create regulations designed to further curtail the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community — minority group frequently used as political fodder during election season. 

Uganda: Born neither male nor female, a tale of raising an intersex

“The doctor told me that I had delivered an intersex baby and after explaining to me what this meant, he advised me to take it to Mulago National Referral Hospital for surgery. To say I was shocked is an understatement. I did not know whether my child would survive,’’ Shamira Namaganda recalls.