activism

China: Being transgender in China: activist on her struggles, and surgeon on his patients’ biggest challenge

Chao Xiaomi says there is still a serious lack of LGBT education in China, and wants to reach out to its smallest and most traditional communities. A gender reassignment surgeon says the medical community also lacks understanding, and criteria for surgery can be tough for patients to meet.

Russia: A horror-themed website told readers to ‘hunt’ gay people. Then an activist was stabbed to death.

The frightening Russian website promoted it as a “game” — identify gay people, upload their photos and information to a database and then proceed to hunt them down and torture them, as in the gruesome “Saw” movies that inspired the site’s name.