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A political body of the AU is second-guessing a legal body in its interpretation of the African Charter, on the basis of prejudice against LGBTI people. REUTERS/Antony Njuguna

African commission turns 30, but threats to its independence remain real

A dispute between the African Union's executive and the commission responsible for overseeing human rights could weaken the protection of peoples' rights.
A rainbow wreath laid by defence forces at a contemporary Anzac Day service. Daniel Spellman/Defence Gay and Lesbian Information Service

Witch-hunts and surveillance: the hidden lives of queer people in the military

Until 1992, being a gay or lesbian soldier was illegal in Australia. New research is unearthing the heartbreaking stories of people who devoted their lives to the military but were discharged when their sexuality was exposed.
There is a high rate of assault on transgender students in schools. torbakhopper

For transgender students, a divided pool of college options

Transgender students have a higher suicide rate on college campuses due to the harassment they experience. Now women's colleges, such as Wellesley, are showing the way forward.

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