Geneva, SWITZERLAND:  The flag of the World Health Organization (WHO) flies at half mast in front of the WHO headquarters in Geneva 22 May 2006 as mark of respect for WHO Director-General Lee Jong-wook, who died earlier in the day.   AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI  (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is facing renewed calls to remove transgender identity from its list of mental health disorders. A study published in the Lancet says the WHO needs to stop incorrectly classifying trans identity. It suggests that the classification has led to discrimination, difficult legal statuses and obstacles to healthcare for trans people.


World Psychiatric Association call for homosexuality to be legalised

The World Psychiatric Association (WPA) has called for homosexuality to be decriminalised and for “harmful” and “discriminatory” practices to be ended. The organisation, which represents over 200,000 psychiatrists worldwide, has said that LGBT people should be regarded as “valued members of society, who have the same rights and responsibilities as all other citizens”. Stating recent