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New masculinities: meet Uganda’s transgender men fighting sexism [Reuters]

BIG STORY 10 / MAY 10, 2018 / 3:04 AM / A DAY AGO / Alice McCool / 4 MIN READ KAMPALA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Shawn, a young transgender man, was sitting in a public minibus in the Ugandan capital, when an old schoolmate boarded and started loudly calling him by his former female name, astounding… Continue reading New masculinities: meet Uganda’s transgender men fighting sexism [Reuters]

International

Why Transgender People Experience More Mental Health Issues

It has nearly everything to do with the way they are treated. By Katherine Schreiber Individuals who identify as transgender tend to experience higher rates of mental healthissues than the general population. While approximately 6.7 percent of the general United States population suffers from depressionand 18 percent grapple with some iteration of an anxiety disorder, nearly half of all individuals who identify as transgender experience these issues. What’s more,… Continue reading Why Transgender People Experience More Mental Health Issues