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quarta-feira, fevereiro 10, 2016

[UK]
Transgender couple win council payout for defamation
Couple claim they were repeatedly targeted by locals in a campaign that culminated in 'nasty' letter published on council website

[Turkey]
Justice for Zirve, justice for us
Solidarity call from Pink Life with Zirve Soylu who became target of a mob forcing “protection money” on trans sex workers: Let’s not leave Zirve alone in her resistance against these villians.

[Australia]
Gay conversion therapy to be banned in Victoria
A new bill set to crack down on dodgy health practitioners such as gay conversion therapists will be introduced to the Victorian Parliament today.

[Australia]
This Politician Just Praised The Hell Out Of A School Principal For Standing Up For Trans Kids
Janet Rice thanked the principal for taking an important stand.

[Australia]
Comment: 'People don’t fit into little boxes' - a military transwoman tells her story
After transitioning, Squadron Leader Catherine Humphries became the first female in the air force to be in a combat role.

[Australia]
From a whisper to a roar: the trans officers forging their way forward in the defence force
These two transwomen are are the forefront of a radical shift in military culture as it becomes more diverse and accepting.
The Feed gains unprecedented access inside world of transgender military women

[New Zealand]
Old Mout Cider ad removed from FB and TV
A controversial advertisement that some in the LGBTI community believes portrays trans women as liars, has been taken down from the Old Mout Cider Facebook page.

[Canada]
Alberta education minister vows to 'accommodate' religious views on gender-identity policies
Archbishop Richard Smith praised Education Minister David Eggen for the "very warm" and "cordial" tone of Monday's meeting. (CBC )
Minister says Catholic schools will get "latitude" for changes

[Canada]
CAMH removes external review of Gender Identity Clinic from website
Comments allegedly misattributed to Dr. Kenneth Zucker

[AZ, USA]
Associated Press Violates Its Own Guidelines In Reporting On Transgender Man Killed By Police
The Associated Press violated its own guidelines for how to refer to transgender people in a report on a transgender man who was shot and killed by police in Arizona.

[FL, USA]
Florida pastors following Houston pastors' lead
About 175 pastors in Jacksonville, Florida, united to stand against what they say is a threat to religious liberty in their community.

[FL, USA]
LGBT anti-discrimination bill lives, barely, for another day
Florida lawmakers considered giving anti-discrimination protections to gay and transgender people for the first time Monday and ended the discussion in a stalemate for at least one more day.
Bathrooms being used for leverage in HRO issue
Senate panel stumbles over bill banning LGBT employment discrimination


[GA, USA]
House panel OKs anti-discrimination bill, won't add LGBT
A Georgia House panel on Monday approved a bill preventing businesses from discriminating based on race, country of origin or religion, a federal standard first set in the mid-1960s, after Republican members rejected an effort to add protection for gay, lesbian and transgender people to the measure.
LGBT non-discrimination amendment fails in public accommodations bill hearing

[MA, USA]
Boston Globe Editorial Board Calls Out "Irrational" Objections To Transgender Equality
The Boston Globe editorial board called out "irrational objections" to a Massachusetts bill that would provide non-discrimination protections for transgender people, debunking the right-wing myth that these protections would endanger women and children.

[NC, USA]
Council sets LGBT vote for Feb. 22
Majority of council members say they support expanding ordinance
Opponents urge council ‘Don’t do it’
They say it’s ‘common sense’ to keep gender divisions in bathrooms

[NY, USA]
AVP learns of an incident of anti-transgender hate violence incident on the D Train in Manhattan
AVP has learned of an incident of anti-transgender hate violence incident which occurred on an uptown D train in Manhattan last Saturday, January 30th. According to the blog Lexie Cannes State of Trans, well-known transgender activist Jennifer Louise Lopez was physically assaulted by a woman whom she sat down next to on the train, who referred to Jennifer transphobically as a "man." When Jennifer attempted to exit the train at 125th Street in Harlem, the woman followed her.

[NY, USA]
Spa Castle Allegedly Barred Transgender Man From Locker Rooms & Nude Areas
Brooklyn-based performance artist Niv Acosta says that Spa Castle employees barred him from the locker rooms and nude bathing areas at its Queens location on Sunday afternoon because he is transgender.

[OH, USA]
USG introduces initiative to give trans students access to other gender bathrooms
A trans-inclusive initiative that would allow students who identify differently than their assigned gender to use their respective bathrooms was presented in the Undergraduate Student Government meeting Monday.

[PA, USA]
Pitt offers first trans studies course
It’s too far past add/drop to get a seat in Pitt’s first transgender studies course, but there wouldn’t be room for newcomers anyway.

[SD, USA]
LGBT legislation may have side effects
A senator's thoughts about transgender students shocked some South Dakotans at a legislative coffee in Sioux Falls last weekend.

[SD, USA]
House approves religious protection bill, sends it to Senate
The state House has approved a bill that would bar the government from taking actions such as revoking the tax exempt status of an organization because of religious beliefs about marriage, sex outside of marriage or transgender rights.
How Lawmakers Candidly Justify The Anti-Transgender Bills They Support

[WV, USA]
City council adopts resolution to include sexual orientation, disabilities in hate crime legislation
Huntington City Council passed a resolution encouraging West Virginia Legislature to include perceived or actual sexual orientation, gender identity and disabilities in hate crime legislation during Monday’s meeting.

[Brazil]
Brazilian Trans Activist Melissa Campus Attacked
Transgender activist Melissa Campus was attacked on her way home January 12th. The attack which begun as simple robbery turned violent when then assailant realized that Mellisa’s was transgender. What he didn’t know was that this attack would make headlines.

terça-feira, fevereiro 09, 2016

[Brasil]
Kayla pulou da janela do seu AP, mas não se matou
Kayla Lucas França, transexual não-binária, não se reconhecia como homem nem como mulher, “não cabia nessas caixinhas pequenas”. E pulou da janela de seu apartamento, em São Paulo, na última quarta-feira, por volta das duas da madrugada. Mas às 1h53 ainda estava acordada. Ouvindo John Frusciante e aquele mantra doído dizendo “o que eu realmente preciso é o paraíso / um lugar para onde eu possa realmente existir”. Postou no Facebook. E pulou. Caiu só de corpo. A alma fugiu. Kayla não se matou, que fique claro. Ela foi morta por gente como a gente, talvez você até conheça.
A transfobia mata, a gente enterra

[España]
[Los alumnos transexuales podrán elegir su nombre en la lista de clase y su vestuario
La ley de Transexualidad obligará a los centros a adaptar la documentación a la identidad del menor - Busca erradicar la transfobia y que nadie se esconda

[UK]
Campaigners urge that trans woman be moved from men’s prison
Update: A protest planned for 9.30am on Monday 8 February has been cancelled. A campaign to have the woman moved to a women’s facility is continuing.

[UK]
Nottinghamshire child, 5, transitions from boy to girl
A five-year-old schoolboy has returned to the classroom as a girl – thought to be one of the first child gender transitioning cases in Nottinghamshire.

[Ireland]
No skirting the school uniform debate
A nine-year-old pupil’s campaign for gender equality is the latest flare-up in a recurring debate. Have your own say below

[Russia]
Diana Arbenina made remarks on murder of transsexual Angela Likina in Ufa
In her interview with Lenta.ru the singer and musician Diana Arbenina spoke about the murder of the transsexual Angela Likina in Ufa. She called the crime "a manifestation of run-of-the-mill atrocities".

[Australia]
Parent protests Frankston High School’s trans inclusive policy
A Victorian mother has pulled her son from a local high school after discovering the school was implementing a program for trans awareness and transgender inclusive policies.

[Australia]
'It's not about safe schools, it's activism in the classroom': Mother pulls children out of school after it introduced 'transgender awareness program'
A mother has pulled her children out of Victoria's Frankston High School
Cella White claims her son, 14, was told he could wear a dress to school
She's unhappy with the program that promotes transgender awareness
Program is designed to create safe environments for gender diverse pupils

[USA]
Marco Rubio Says He Isn't a 'Hater,' But Check His Record
The Republican presidential candidate got the night's only question on LGBT issues during the ABC News debate.

[FL, USA]
Palm Bay, Fla., city council votes down LGBT rights ordinance
The Palm Bay City Council has rejected a human rights ordinance to protect gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people from discrimination.

[FL, USA]
Florida Considers Anti-Discrimination Bill for LGBT Rights
When it comes to LGBT issues, Florida's Republican lawmakers are known more for trying to keep transgender people out of bathrooms, protect pastors from marrying same-sex couples and seek exemptions for private adoption agencies who don't want to place children with gay and lesbian couples.

[IL, USA]
University designates all gender restroom signs
As the fight over the right to use bathrooms according to gender identity have raged in legislatures from Florida to Texas, the University announced that “All Gender” campus restroom signs will be available in the Facilities and Services sign shop.

[IN, USA]
Indiana lawmakers considering hate crime laws
Matthew Nolte's report card is stacked with A's, but he scratched out the name on it — which is not Matthew — until the paper wore away, leaving a rectangular hole.

[MD, USA]
Transgender student asks school system to use preferred name
Matthew Nolte's report card is stacked with A's, but he scratched out the name on it — which is not Matthew — until the paper wore away, leaving a rectangular hole.

[SD, USA]
Audience Gasps at Lawmaker's Transphobic Reasoning
State Sen. David Omdahl of Sioux Falls, South Dakota called transgender students "twisted."

[VA, USA]
Bill would fine people using bathroom not matching their "biological sex"
Legislation intended to ensure privacy, supporters say
Virginia panel OKs bill mandating school restroom use based on biological sex

[VA, USA]
Non-binary students feel excluded in Richmond's coordinate college system
“Westhampton College,” the college’s webpage reads, “is the college for undergraduate women at the University of Richmond.”

[Mexico]
Incrementan asesinatos a comunidad LGBT en Tabasco
1,218 casos de muertes se han registrado en los últimos 20 años en el estado de Tabasco.

[Ecuador]
García: "En el gobierno de León Febres Cordero, las trans éramos perseguidas"
La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos publicó un informe sobre la violencia a personas LGBTI. Se destaca a Ecuador como uno de los países que despenalizó la homosexualidad.

[Venezuela]
Denuncian que PSUV negó discutir derecho de diversidad sexual
La parlamentaria expresó que los oficialistas no conciben que la MUD pueda tener opiniones distintas

segunda-feira, fevereiro 08, 2016

[Portugal]
Inspecção audita unidade pública que faz mudanças de sexo
Doentes queixam-se à Ordem de esperar anos por cirurgia. Há quem discorde das técnicas utilizadas. Unidade de Coimbra garante que só tem seis por operar e que segue “as melhores práticas”.

[Portugal]
Letícia pediu um empréstimo ao banco para mudar de sexo: “Agora sou uma mulher”
No bilhete de identidade, tornou-se mulher em 2011. No dia 22 de Janeiro de 2016, o corpo passou a bater certo com tudo o resto. Excertos de uma conversa escrita na primeira pessoa com Letícia Santos, 24 anos, quando ainda recuperava da cirurgia de mudança de sexo, de masculino para feminino.

[International]
Meet the Canadian Athlete Changing Sport's Attitudes to Gender
“This case is not about men or women or transgender athletes. It’s about how we accept each other as human beings,” Kristen Worley tells Newsweek.

[UK]
All rise for UK's first transgender judge: Campaigners praise High Court 'Master' who went from Jason to Victoria
Dr Victoria McCloud is the most senior public figure known to have transitioned from male to female and has been hailed as a pioneer
She is the youngest-ever Master in the High Court at the age of 46
The judge has presided over cases involving Russell Brand and Katie Price

[UK]
BBC endorses transsexualism on 6 o’clock news
The Christian Institute has criticised the BBC for using its most popular TV news programme to promote transsexualism.

[UK]
Trans people told they are ‘too complicated’ to treat on NHS, politicians told
Trans people living in Scotland still face long delays and discrimination on the NHS, politicians have heard.

[Ireland]
Let trans kids choose toilets, says new ROI schools advice
Secondary schools in the Republic of Ireland should let transsexual students use toilets and changing facilities that correspond with their ‘gender identity’, according to new Department of Education and Skills guidelines.

[France]
First French 'neutral gender' person testifies in appeal hearing
Plaintiff, 64, appears before court after state prosecutor appeals against decision to allow official use of third gender

[Denmark]
Waiting for surgery puts transgender people in Denmark under extreme pressure
A study reveals men who want to become women have to wait an average of eight years for sex reassignment surgery

[Georgia]
Transgender woman found dead in Tbilisi
A transgender woman was found dead in her apartment in Tbilisi on Thursday. She had apparently suffocated due to a gas leak.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) confirmed the death of Bianka Shigurova and said an investigation has been launched under article 115 of the Criminal Code about bringing someone to the point of suicide.


[Russia]
Transgender from Moscow sues Russian Central Bank to have sex change surgery
Muscovite Dmitry Vorobyov, a transgender individual, wants the Central Bank of the Russian Federation to reimburse 390,000 rubles to him. According to the man, he lost the money due to the devaluation of the Russian ruble, Lifenews reports.

[Lebanon]
Transgender ruling in Lebanon an 'empowering' moment
Activists celebrate case allowing transgender man to change official papers and hope it will help ease discrimination.
Transgender and proud in Lebanon

[Pakistan]
No practical rights for the transgender in Pakistan
The state has solutions to offer but only on paper, as little has been done for the rights of people who are transgender in Pakistan.
‘Once without identity, now charting history’

[India]
India to get modelling agency for transgenders
The idea, according to Delhi-based transgender activist Rudrani Chettri, evolved out of a "feeling of frustration seeing many young beautiful transgenders who are made to feel ugly" from a young age.

[Australia]
Transgender Discrimination: Know Your Rights
Transgender people experience higher levels of discrimination but there legal avenues for recourse. Ron Hughes reports.

[Australia]
ABS announce new standards for sex and gender variables
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released the 2016 Standard for Sex and Gender Variables.

[Australia]
Trans activist Nadine Stransen found dead
Artist and former transgender activist Nadine Stransen has been found dead in her Woolloomooloo apartment.
Stransen was a member of the Transgender Liberation Coalition and was instrumental in introducing legislation for the inclusion of transgender people and their partners, into both NSW and Commonwealth anti-discrimination law.


[New Zealand]
Cider ad "portrays trans women as liars"
New Zealand beverage company Old Mout Cider has released a promotional video which many in the LGBTI community are saying portrays trans women as liars.

[Canada]
'Love yourself': local transgender man opens up about top surgery
That's the message Dane Woodland is sharing this week, following his recent top surgery — a mastectomy and chest sculpting procedure for which he had been fundraising for the past year.

[Canada]
How the Fight Over Transgender Kids Got a Leading Sex Researcher Fired
On paper, Dr. Kenneth Zucker isn’t the sort of person who gets suddenly and unceremoniously fired. For decades, the 65-year-old psychologist had led the Child Youth and Family Gender Identity Clinic (GIC), in Toronto, one of the most well-known clinics in the world for children and adolescents with gender dysphoria — that is, the feeling that the body they were born with doesn’t fit their true gender identity.

[USA]
Imprisoned in Cuba ‘for simply being who I am’
These days, it’s a lot easier to travel between the US and Cuba, but some Cubans have no interest in going back to their homeland. That’s especially true for many transgender Cubans.

[USA]
Campaign launched for teens wanting to express their chosen gender on prom night
‘Be Yourself At Prom’ encourages teens to be open and honest about themselves on prom night.

[AL, USA]
Alabama school officials reviewing rules for transgender students
Alabama education officials have spent the last few weeks reviewing legal issues associated with transgender students and access to locker rooms and bathrooms on school properties.

[AZ, USA]
24-Year-Old Transgender Man With Asperger's Killed By Arizona Police Weeks After Beginning Transition
In December of last year, a 24-year-old autistic man named Kayden Clark uploaded a video to his YouTube channel in which he excitedly announced that his insurance would pay for his gender reassignment surgery. “I can breathe,” he said. “The anxiety’s gone.” Thursday afternoon, he was shot and killed by police in his Mesa, Arizona, home.
Trans Man With Asperger’s Shot Dead By Police, Media Misgenders & Deadnames
Arizona Trans Man Shot and Killed By Police in His Own Home
Transgender man with Asperger’s who touched millions with viral video shot dead by police in Arizona


[CA, USA]
WATCH: Calif. Principal Confiscates Teen Boy's Elsa Costume
A middle school boy was told his icy blue dress and blonde wig were 'inappropriate,' even though students were encouraged to dress up as Disney characters for school spirit day.

[CA, USA]
Dress code controversy: Is it about safety or identity?
A California school district finds itself in the middle of a dress code controversy.

[CO, USA]
CU-Boulder opens multi-stall, all-gender restroom in student center
There's a new all-gender restroom at the University of Colorado's student center.

[FL, USA]
LGBT Nondiscrimination Bill Gets First State Senate Hearing
A bill to prevent discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation or gender identity will have its first state Senate hearing Monday, Feb. 8. It’s called “The Florida Competitive Workforce Act." Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth actually keep tabs on Florida companies that are not inclusive.

[FL, USA]
Trans Rights Opponents Countered by Students, Supporters
The haters came in big numbers and matching tops, but they couldn't silence a trans boy and a trans girl and their supporters.

[FL, USA]
Palm Bay City Council rejects human rights ordinance
The Palm Bay City Council decided not to adopt a human rights ordinance after debating the issue for six hours.
Palm Bay mayor, council reject human rights proposal
City of Palm Bay Rejects Transgender Discrimination Ordinance


[FL, USA]
Motion to kill Jacksonville Human Rights Ordinance bills fails
Jacksonville City Council debate over whether an expansion of the city's Human Rights Ordinance is necessary will continue -- at least, for now.

[GA, USA]
Georgia House Panel Backs 'Pastor Protection' Legislation
Georgia law doesn't require religious officials to perform same-sex marriages, and a bill making that clear is moving through the Georgia House.

[MA, USA]
DeLeo begins counting votes on transgender Bathroom Bill
Speaker Robert DeLeo, the Democratic leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, is polling lawmakers to learn how the votes might line up on the so-called Bathroom Bill, which would let transgender people use public restrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their gender identity but not their anatomical sex.

[ME, USA]
Becoming Lucy: Portland family embraces child’s gender identity
When their son told them, 'I just wish I could die and God could bring me back as a girl,' the Tidds began an emotional and practical journey to help their child become her true self.

[ME, USA]
Maine governor stops rules for protecting transgender students
Gov. Paul LePage is stopping the Maine Human Rights Commission and the Department of Education from issuing rules protecting transgender students. Schools instead are being given guidelines that lack the force of law.
Maine’s Governor Takes A Nasty Swipe At Transgender Kids
Maine Gov. Paul LePage Blocks Rules Protecting Trans Students
Maine governor stops bureaucrats from imposing transgender bathroom rules on schools


[ME, USA]
Education leader nominee to be vetted by Legislature on transgender rules
Gov. Paul LePage’s nominee for education commissioner has received a unanimous endorsement from the State Board of Education but could face challenges when his nomination reaches the Legislature.

[MO, USA]
MSU Adds Gender Identity to Non-discrimination Policy
Gender identity and gender expression will now be included in Missouri State University's non-discrimination policy.

[NC, USA]
Franklin Graham: Charlotte 'Gender Identity' Proposal Discriminates Against Christians
Evangelical preacher Franklin Graham is blasting a proposed Charlotte, N.C., non-discrimination law that'll include "gender identity" protection, charging the statute is "dangerous" and that similar laws are being turned against Christians.
Franklin Graham Just Unleashed A Vile Attack On Every LGBT Person In America

[ND, USA]
NDSU adds more gender neutral bathrooms
A single sink and toilet, known to some as a family restroom but also a gender neutral bathroom.

[NE, USA]
Effort to replace NSAA's policy on transgender student-athletes looks bound for defeat
Groups that want to replace Nebraska’s new transgender sports participation policy with a much stricter one face an uphill climb.

[NJ, USA]
Transgender Birth Certificate Bill Removed from Committee Docket
A bill to allow transgender residents to change the sex listed on their birth certificate was removed from the docket before Thursday’s meeting of the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee. The bill had been scheduled to hear testimony, but primary sponsor Joe Vitale (D-19) said that a new draft is underway.

[NY, USA]
Noted trans activist attacked on NYC subway; Attacker being sought
The New York City trans community is seeking the identification of the woman who attacked noted NYC trans activist Jennifer Louise Lopez on a subway in Manhattan last Saturday night January 30th.

[NY, USA]
EXCLUSIVE: Gov. Cuomo to ban use of conversion therapy on LGBT youth by public and private health insurers
Gov. Cuomo will announce regulations Saturday that will ban public and private health care insurers from covering so-called gay conversion therapy, the Daily News has learned.
Cuomo Moves Against Therapy That Claims to Make Gay Children Straight
New York moves to stop conversion therapy for gay youth
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Announces Action to Protect LGBT Youth from Conversion Therapy


[OR, USA]
Douglas County schools take steps to better accommodate transgender students
Douglas County schools are taking steps to better accommodate transgender students.

[PA, USA]
Trans name-change project expands locally
A national program that provides free name-change services to low-income trans people is expanding its services in Philadelphia.

[PA, USA]
Hearing delayed for defendant in murder of trans woman
The preliminary hearing for a man charged with murder and related offenses in the October killing of a transgender woman in Logan was delayed until March 2.

[PA, USA]
Giant replies to antibias complaint
Giant Food Stores Co. recently replied to an antibias complaint filed by trans man Sam Melrath by denying most of the allegations in his complaint.

[PA, USA]
D.A.'s office pursues reversal of order in Morris case
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office this week filed a legal brief urging a Philadelphia judge to reverse an order by the state Office of Open Records pertaining to the Nizah Morris case.

[SC, USA]
Transgender student suspended for using bathroom at Socastee High School
A transgender student was suspended from Socastee High School after using the boy’s bathroom.
School suspends trans boy for using boys’ restroom — after girls complained he was using theirs

[SD, USA]
National Conservative Groups Descend On South Dakota To Help Advance Anti-LGBT Bills
Though widely hyped bills attacking LGBT equality in states like Indiana have already floundered, South Dakota is proceeding with several problematic bills. Wednesday morning, the House State Affairs Committee advanced two anti-LGBT bills by 10-3 votes, encouraged along by several conservative groups.
SD GOP Pushing Anti-LGBT Legislation Through House
Sen. David Omdahl tells transgender people “Sorry You’re So Twisted”
Daugaard puzzled by transgendered issues
Lawmaker to trans community: 'Sorry you're so twisted'
Residents react to legislators' negative comments about transgender people


[TX, USA]
Vigil planned for slain Austin trans woman Monica Loera
Transgender rights advocates in Austin are planning a rally and vigil for 7 p.m. next Friday, Feb. 12, to honor murdered trans woman Monica Loera, the first transgender person murdered since the start of 2016. The location of the rally has not yet been determined.

[TX, USA]
State now offers hormone therapy to transgender inmates
Transgender inmates in Texas' prisons now are able to begin hormone therapy while incarcerated, a shift in state policy that advocates call positive but far from ideal.

[VA, USA]
Va. House subcommittee approves two anti-LGBT bills
A Virginia House of Delegates subcommittee on Thursday approved a bill that would require people to use restrooms in schools and public buildings that correspond to their “biological gender.”
Equality Virginia disappointed in House subcommittee vote
House panel endorses transgender bathroom bill
Legislation advances in Virginia House to base use of school restrooms on anatomical features, not gender identity
Virginia House subcommittee punts on LGBT bills


[WA, USA]
Washington Senate panel passes bill nixing new restroom rules
People in Washington would be required to use a restroom, locker room or other public facility based on their biology, not their sexual identity, under a bill approved by a divided Senate panel Wednesday evening.
Anti-Transgender Bills In Washington State Look Doomed — For Now

[WA, USA]
Seattle’s Absurd, Discriminatory Trans Bathroom Panic
A series of bills in the Washington State legislature could make it permissible for anyone to stop transgender people using the public restroom of their choice.

[WV, USA]
Charles Town Council sends anti-discrimination ordinance back to committee
Members of the Charles Town City Council spent nearly an hour discussing a proposed adoption of an anti-discrimination ordinance that was brought to them by local attorneys Andrew and Stephen Skinner. During their workshop, which was open to the public but did not allow public input, council members debated the contents of the ordinance, its necessity and possible repercussions of adoption or non-adoption.

[WV, USA]
Putting gender-neutral over handicapped-accessible bathrooms in West Virginia
New blue signs going up on bathroom doors at West Virginia University (WVU) have traditional male and female figures but also the new transgender logo of a half male, half female character. They are state-of-the-art, gender-neutral bathrooms, but Amanda Hutchison, who gets around campus in a wheelchair, told Campus Reform that WVU’s response to her needs “is very slow compared to the gender neutral bathroom advocates.”

[WY, USA]
District to move ‘cautiously forward’ with transgender policy
Albany County School District No. 1 is trying to determine how to move forward with implementing a policy for transgender and gender non-conforming students in the district, following substantial community debate on the matter.

[Brazil]
Death Squad apprehended in hunt for São Paulo serial killer
São Paulo Police were looking for a serial killer but instead found much more. The police arrested “a group of friends” they say who are responsible for the murders of five women, one of whom was transgender, and one man in the Grajaú region, on the southern outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

[Brazil]
Video: Black Brazilian Transsexuals on life in the most deadly place on earth
São Paulo, Brazil may arguably be the most deadly known place on earth for transgender people. The key to this sentence is “Known”. Many areas on earth have similar conditions, maybe even worst. But because of other factors like laws which enforce localized and nationalized criminalization of transsexuality, and religious oppression little is known about them.

[Argentina]
"La creación de una zona roja generará más trata y explotación"
Así lo sostuvo la concejal Cristina Foffani durante la reunión que realizó el cuerpo legislativo con vecinos y representantes de organizaciones de diversidad sexual para tratar la conformación de una zona de convivencia.
Referentes de la diversidad sexual de Salta pedirán se declare inconstitucional el nuevo código

[Argentina]
Murió Lohana Berkins
La activista por el derecho a la identidad e igualdad de género y columnista de Página/12 falleció luego de varias semanas internada en una clínica porteña. "Estoy convencida de que el motor de cambio es el amor. El amor que nos negaron es nuestro impulso para cambiar el mundo. Todos los golpes y el desprecio que sufrí no se comparan con el amor infinito que me rodea en estos momentos. Furia Travesti Siempre", había escrito en su última carta. Será velada en la Legislatura porteña desde las 18.
Lohana Berkins: La comandante de las mariposas
El adiós a Lohana Berkins: Fuiste reina de metáforas
We mourn the loss of Lohana Berkins

sábado, fevereiro 06, 2016

[Spain]
Basque court allows name change for transgender four-year-old
Child is youngest person in Spain to be allowed to alter official records based on sexual identity
Autorizan a una niña de cuatro años cambiar de nombre por motivos de transexualidad en Gipuzkoa
"Mamá, aunque tenga pene ¿puedo ser una niña?"


[España]
Los menores transexuales pueden cambiar su nombre pero no su sexo
La ley sólo permite el cambio de sexo en el Registro Civil a los españoles mayores de edad que acrediten un diagnóstico de disforia de género y lleven dos años en tratamiento hormonal

[España]
«Algunos me han hecho la vida imposible por ser transexual»
Una activista castellonense relata su transición al sexo femenino, lastrada por la discriminación

[UK]
Rebecca Root on the success of Boy Meets Girl: Britain was ready for a transgender sitcom
"It was our time," says the star of the BBC2 sitcom in which she plays a trans woman going out with a younger man

[UK]
Online service launched to help GPs support transgender community
An online guide for GPs has been launched to help them support transgender patients.

[UK]
Church of England bishop wants gender ‘affirmation’ services for trans people
A Church of England bishop has called for ‘affirmation’ services for people who have changed gender.

[UK]
Wrexham transgender teenager reveals what it's like to be born in the wrong body
Aspiring model Zoe Pierce, 15, who was born a male, says it took nine years to understand why she felt different and once she knew felt 'liberated'

[UK]
Meet Britain's First Transgender Ballet Dancer
Sophie Rebecca is taking classes at the Royal Academy of Dance, the first openly-transgender dance to do so.

[UK]
Transgender patients subject to NHS discrimination, MSPs hear
Transgender people in Scotland still face discrimination and delays in the health service, MSPs have been told.

[UK]
Petition for transgender women to enter beauty pageant reaches 11,000 signatures
Jossy Yendall reached the finals of the 2016 Miss Galaxy contest but was disqualified after revealing she was transgender

[Russia]
Transgender Russians Struggle to Take Their Movement Out of the Shadows
As the country grows more conservative on gender and sexuality, transgender Russians are fighting for their lives under great threat.

[Australia]
Push to end court control of treatment for transgender young people
Not many 15-year-olds can say they have made Australian legal history and helped other transgender young people across the country. But then not all 15-year-olds are like Georgie.

[Australia]
Census will allow Australians to identify as 'other' for both sex and gender
Previous Australian Bureau of Statistic rules gave respondents option to identify as intersex or indeterminate but did not distinguish gender from sex

[New Zealand]
DB Breweries apologises for trans ad
DB Breweries have apologised for an Old Mout Cider advertisement that many in the LGBTI community have said portrays trans women as liars.

[Canada]
Prominent Psychiatrist: Transgender is ‘Emotional Unhappiness … Purely Psychological’
Dr. Joseph Berger, a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, states that from “a scientific perspective,” being “transgendered” is a psychological issue – “emotional unhappiness” – and “cosmetic surgery” is not the “proper treatment.”

[Canada]
Vanier College adds 15 gender-neutral washrooms
Transgender students at higher risk of harassment in gendered washrooms, college says

[Canada]
Alberta private schools working on transgender policies
Alberta’s private schools will draft policies to accommodate transgender students by a deadline created by Alberta’s education minister, according to an organization that represents them.

[Canada]
Chair of Transgender Studies brings personal experience to role
Aaron H. Devor, shown here with research materials kept in the Transgender Archives, will serve as the newly established Chair of Transgender Studies at UVic. Photo provided by University of Victoria

[USA]
Caitlyn Jenner reveals she first attempted transitioning in the 80s
‘I started on hormones. I was a good 36B. I loved them'

[USA]
Report: Trans youth more likely to have Asperger's
Nearly a quarter of young persons diagnosed with gender dysphoria, or transgender, screened positive for Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism, according to a new paper in the academic journal LGBT Health.
Transgender Vets Suffer Higher Rates of Mental and Medical Health Issues

[USA]
New History Project Unearths Radical Feminism's Trans-Affirming Roots
The Conversations Project’s groundbreaking historical investigations shine light on the decades-old ideas of pioneering, trans-affirming radical feminists.

[USA]
Did BuzzFeed Just ‘Out’ a Trans Man?
BuzzFeed staff writer Meredith Ramirez Talusan denies 'outing' a trans man, but is this her decision to make?

[CA, USA]
Parent upset over transgender student using boys’ locker room
A biologically female student who identifies as male is currently using the boys’ locker room at Rancho Bernardo High School, and the revelation has a parent outraged.

[CA, USA]
Teen Boys Wear Dresses to Call for Changes to School Dress Code
High school students in California's Clovis Unified School District called for a gender-neutral dress code last week after the district's school board voted down a proposal that would have "allowed boys to wear long hair and earrings and removed language that says dresses and skirts are for girls," the Sacramento Bee reports.
WATCH: California Students Swap to Protest Dress Code

[CA, USA]
State bill calls for all-gender bathrooms
A bill to designate all single-user restrooms in California businesses, government buildings, and public spaces as "all gender" is being proposed by Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco).

[FL, USA]
Transgender woman calls for equality in Palm Bay
Gina Duncan remembers when she hated seeing the person looking back at her in the mirror.

[FL, USA]
Packed School Board meeting after transgender restroom decision
At least 160 people came to the Sarasota County School Board meeting Tuesday evening from as far away as Charlotte County to protest Pine View School’s new bathroom policy that better accommodates transgender students.
BATHROOM BATTLE: Debate over which bathroom transgender students should use
Sarasota School Board hears restroom reversal request


[IL, USA]
Champaign Parent Against Separate Bathrooms For Transgender Students
A local father says a new Illinois bill is one step backwards for the transgender community.

[IL, USA]
Transgender Girl Scout stands up to bully who wouldn’t buy cookies from 'boy in a dress,' sells 3,000 boxes anyway
'I have learned that even though people can be mean I shouldn't give up!'

[IL, USA]
Trans woman who served years in jail without trial launches fundraiser
Eisha Love—a 26-year-old transgender woman of color released in December, 2015 after serving nearly four years in the Cook County Jail without trial—has announced a youcaring.com fundraising campaign designed to help her get back on her feet.

[IN, USA]
Why Indiana lawmakers killed the gay rights debate for this year
The gay rights debate in the Indiana General Assembly this year is over.
Lack of Compromise Cited as LGBT Rights Bill Dies in Indiana Senate
Exemption-filled “nondiscrimination” bill fails in Indiana Senate


[ME, USA]
Conflict erupts over how Maine should deal with transgender students
The Maine Human Rights Commission last month issued guidelines for public schools to use when dealing with students who identify as transgender.

[MI, USA]
Planet Fitness transgender locker room case heads to appeals court
A Midland County woman's lawsuit against Planet Fitness for its transgender-friendly locker room policy continues, despite a judge dismissing the lawsuit in January.

[MN, USA]
Beyond school bathrooms: What's really at stake in the gender-inclusion debates
Nearly five months into an emotionally straining push to secure their kindergartener access to a safer learning environment at Nova Classical Academy — where he was being bullied for wearing pink gym shoes and a sparkly backpack — Hannah and David Edwards feel their efforts may finally pay off.

[MO, USA]
City won't, but MSU will: University to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity
Citing confusion over the city's flip-flop, Missouri State University seeks to put in writing that it will not discriminate based on gender identity or gender expression.

[NC, USA]
Local Transgender Citizens Report Harassment at RDU
Dolores Chandler, a transgender Chapel Hill resident, prefers to be referred to with gender-neutral pronouns: "they/them" rather than "he/she" or "his/her." This is a tricky request for any English-language publication, but institutions must adapt to accommodate the marginalized.

[NC, USA]
A new way to talk about the non-discrimination ordinance
The non-discrimination ordinance to include LGBT rights has new life after failing to pass last year in the Charlotte city council. Charlotte mayor Jennifer Roberts said she wants it to be reconsidered.
Charlotte is again weighing LGBT protections. Here’s what the rules would do
The Unclean In the Bathroom
All gender bathrooms provide inclusiveness
Charlotte LGBT non-discrimination ordinance debate renewed with public forum


[NV, USA]
Transgender Police Officer Banned From Workplace Restroom
Can the government require genital surgery as a condition for equal treatment at work? That’s essentially the question that Brad Roberts faced.

[SD, USA]
This State Could Soon Become First to Stop Transgender Students From Using Opposite-Sex Bathrooms
South Dakota could soon become the first state in the nation to pass legislation that would ban students from using public school bathrooms, locker rooms and showers that are opposite from their biological sex.
ADF Attorney to Testify on Transgender, Religious Freedom Bills
Panel Kills Bill To Review SDHSAA Social Policy
A bill that would void an activities association policy allowing transgender students to request to play on the athletic team of their choice is headed to the House floor


[TX, USA]
Justice Down to the Pronoun
APD, media blunder in portrayal of transgender murder victim

[TX, USA]
Turner pushes pause, new HERO unlikely in 2016
LGBT activists and progressive supporters of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance are anxious to plot a strategy for reviving the failed ordinance, but Mayor Sylvester Turner said not so fast.

[TX, USA]
Texas Appeals Panel Denies Transgender Man Standing to Bring Paternity Action Concerning Children He Was Parenting
A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals of Texas in San Antonio issued a new opinion on January 27, reaffirming a prior ruling issued on August 12 of last year, that a transgender man who had been parenting children adopted by his long-time former female partner lacked standing to seek custody and visitation rights because he didn’t assert such a claim shortly after the couple broke up.

[WA, USA]
LGBT activists protest at Capitol over bills to reverse transgender bathroom rules
LGBT advocates protested at the state Capitol Tuesday against what they are calling "anti-trans bathroom bills."
Transgender advocates TP state Senator Pam Roach's office

[WV, USA]
Gender-neutral bathrooms evoke mixed reactions
LGBTQ activists have worked to promote gender inclusivity on West Virginia University’s campus for 25 years. At the end of January, those activists believe they came one step closer.

[Mexico]
Fallece la fotógrafa mexicana Viviana Rocco a los 43 años
La fotógrafa y activista por los derechos LGTB Viviana Rocco ha fallecido el pasado lunes, según ha confirmado su hermana a través de su cuenta oficial en Facebook. Su trayectoria visibilizó a la comunidad trans y homosexual en México para poner el foco en su realidad y necesidades.

[Mexico]
Ayuntamiento de Tijuana demandado por negar un cambio de nombre y sexo
Tiene 27 años y desde hace 15 defiende una identidad que aunque siente suya, no goza del reconocimiento y garantía del Estado; ésta tomó otro rumbo, a pesar de que se registró como mujer. Por eso, María ahora es Armando.

[Brazil]
São Paulo Trans March Demands Respect for Brazilian Community
More than 500 transgender and cis allies marched on City Hall demanding an end to Brazilian transgenrcide.

[Brazil]
At least 48 transgender women killed in Brazil in January
At least 48 trans women have murdered in Brazil in the first month of 2016, Globo reports. “These are scary numbers,” Glória Crystal, the assistant secretary of NGO Livre Orientação Sexual (Free Sexual Orientation) told Globo in an interview about two recent murders in the south of the country.

[Argentina]
Murió Lohana Berkins, pionera en la lucha por los derechos trans
Fue activista y una de las impulsoras de la Ley de Identidad de Género. En una carta de despedida, recordó: "Todos los golpes y el desprecio que sufrí, no se comparan con el amor infinito que me rodea en estos momentos"


[Argentina]
Franco Torchia habló de su polémica decisión de vestirse de mujer
"La situación que viven las personas trans es cada vez más grave en nuestro país", expresó el conductor en diálogo exclusivo con El Diario del Espectáculo luego de darle vida a Taffy.

quinta-feira, fevereiro 04, 2016

[Portugal]
"A Rapariga Dinamarquesa" somos nós
Inicialmente fiquei um pouco de pé atrás em relação a ver o filme "A Rapariga Dinamarquesa" ("The Danish Girl" no original) de Tom Hopper, mas finalmente decidi-me a ir ver. Sem grandes expectativas, este filme mostrou-se uma peça fina de algo bem mais profundo do que uma mudança de pele - uma mudança de alma.

[Brasil]
Invisibilidade e violência com travestis
“Pode perguntar pra qualquer travesti, a primeira agressão que ela tem é com o pai, porque o pai é o primeiro a enfrentar ela. É o primeiro homem que diz que ela não pode ser o que ela quer ser”"

[Brasil]
Criança de 9 anos é a primeira no Brasil a ser autorizada pela Justiça a mudar de nome e gênero
Decisão de juíz do Mato Grosso foi tomada nesta quinta-feira (28); reportagem se encontrou com família que estava emocionada

[Brasil]
Ativista trans do PSOL, Mel Campus,sofre transfobia e é agredida em Londrina
Ao sair da rodoviária e se encaminhar para um táxi, Mel Campus, ativista LGBTQ filiada ao PSOL, depara-se com um homem transfóbico que a agride tanto verbalmente, deslegitimando sua identidade de gênero, quanto fisicamente, atacando-a com latas de lixo, cones e dando socos e chutes. Essa cena aconteceu em Londrina no dia 12 de Janeiro e nenhuma das pessoas que estavam no local prestaram ajuda ou socorro, nem o taxista, nem os pedestres, muito menos os guardas municipais que estavam na guarita em frente e presenciaram a cena.

[Brasil]
Polícia caça matador de garotas de programa e travestis em SP
A Polícia Civil de São Paulo está à procura de um serial killer responsável pelo assassinato de quatro mulheres e dois homens, na região do Grajaú, na periferia da zona sul. Os crimes ocorreram entre o dia 26 de dezembro de 2015 e 31 de janeiro. Segundo a polícia, cinco vítimas eram usuárias de drogas e envolvidas com prostituição.

[Brasil]
Transfeminista Kayla França comete suicídio após preconceito; nós poderíamos ter evitado
Desde que Gabriela Monelli cometeu suicídio em 2013 – e outras travestis e mulheres transexuais também cometeram dias depois – optei por não divulgar mais tais casos. Existe uma discussão dentro do jornalismo de que, ao divulgar casos de suicídio, o profissional pode indiretamente provocar o que chamam de “suicídio por repetição”.


[UK]
Transgender Tiffany says she's finally "waking up" after a lifelong struggle with her identity
"I'VE been Tiffany less than two years, but she's been here all my life."

[Russia]
Известный транссексуал Анжела Ликина зарезана в Уфе
В Уфе жестоко убили известного транссексуала Анжелу Ликину (Олег Воробьев), сообщают городские СМИ со ссылкой на данные друзей Ликиной и следствия. По предварительной информации, Анжела Ликина была зарезана неизвестными людьми, передаёт Лента.Ru со ссылкой на портал Ufa1.ru.
Transsexual In Bashkortostan Stabbed To Death


[Myanmar]
Myanmar's transgender people not just chasing rainbows in fight for equality
Colors Rainbow, an organisation dedicated to ending discrimination against LGBT people in Myanmar, is challenging perceptions and changing lives

[Canada]
CAMH to Staffers: It Wasn’t Our Job to Fact-check That Report, and Zucker’s Firing Was Just a Coincidence Anyway
Things are somewhat tumultuous at Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health at the moment. The hospital, which bills itself as “the largest mental health and addiction research facility in Canada,” made news on December 15 when it announced it would be “winding down” its Child Youth and Family Gender Identity Clinic (GIC) in the wake of an external review that had been commissioned about that clinic’s practices, with the hope of later reopening it with input from a range of community voices.
A False Accusation Helped Bring Down Kenneth Zucker, a Controversial Sex Researcher

[USA]
Zoolander 2 transface mocks with a giggle
Ben Stiller’s Zoolander 2 calculated mockery of gender non-conformity has elicited outrage. It’s insidious delivery defensible, setting up Trans people who object to it as promotional pawns. This will play well to many who would pay to see his latest inane comedy. To those ignorant or unconcerned about gender non-conformity, it will hardly raise an eyebrow. But thanks to Stiller’s immoral baiting many more will go to the theater ready to laugh at us.

[USA]
DOD wants transgender Tricare coverage
The Defense Department sent a strong signal Monday that it intends to open the military to transgender troops with the release of proposed changes to Tricare.

[USA]
Pentagon proposes rule change extending benefits to transgender troops and spouses
The Department of Defense announced today, Feb. 1, a proposed rule change extending benefits to transgender troops and their families as part of a comprehensive change in mental health and wellness benefits.

[USA]
A User's Guide to This Year's Transphobic Legislation
Want to know if transphobic legislation has been introduced in your state? Read on.

[FL, USA]
Meet The Activists Leading The Fight Against LGBT Equality In Jacksonville
Jacksonville is set to be the next major battleground for LGBT equality as the city council considers extending non-discrimination protections to include LGBT people. Here's what the media should know about the groups and activists leading the fight against LGBT equality in Jacksonville.

[IN, USA]
Group rallies for transgender rights at Statehouse
Signs in support of civil rights protections for transgender people in Indiana welcomed lawmakers as they made their way to work Monday.

[IN, USA]
Indiana Lawmaker to debate #SB344 Trans Inclusion today
Indiana transgender citizens greeted lawmakers as they entered the legislature Monday. They hoped to impress upon them the necessity of including trans rights in #SB344 an LGB civil rights bill which currently omits transgender rights.
LGBT (minus T) civil rights bill dies in State Senate
Indiana Senate delays LGBT protections bill amid lobbying
Lawmakers Debating Adding Transgender To Civil Rights Bill
Transgender Advocates Ask For Protections Under Proposed Indiana Civil Rights Legislation


[MN, USA]
Deluxe Financial Services settles Transgender discrimination lawsuit for $115,000
Deluxe Financial Services is ordered to pay $115,000.00 for violating the rights of a transgender employee

[MO, USA]
Missouri lawmakers look to enforce gender-specific bathrooms
A Missouri high school's protest over a transgender teen's locker room use has prompted state legislators to file several bills that would make schools enforce gender-specific bathrooms and locker rooms.

[NC, USA]
Bishop: Charlotte putting its protection of women, minorities at risk
State rep warns Mayor Roberts and City Council not to pass LGBT ordinance
He says city lacks authority to do so, and probably lacked power to protect blacks and others
Whatever the legal merit of his argument, it seems like a political loser
Charlotte LGBT ordinance debate begins again
City Council to tackle non-discrimination ordinance-- again


[PA, USA]
Motion filed to dismiss civil suit against Bucks County
Lawyers representing Bucks County have filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former transgender inmate.

[PR, USA]
Puerto Rico releases a new gender change form for driver’s licenses!
Puerto Rico’s Department of Transportation just released a new policy and a simple, clear, one-page gender change form that residents can use to update the gender marker on their Puerto Rico driver’s license or identification card. The gender change form has no requirement of surgery or any other specific medical treatment, and can be signed by any kind of licensed clinical professional, including psychologists, therapists, and social workers.

[RI, USA]
Sororities to allow all female-identifying students to rush
Panhellenic Council’s decision sparks discussion about gender identity, Greek life inclusivity

[TX, USA]
Friends of Austin slaying victim remember her as a light in dark times
Despite all the struggles she faced, 43-year-old Monica Loera was always funny, generous and full of life, said her friends, who continue to grieve after she was shot to death Jan. 22 in Austin’s first homicide of 2016.

[WA, USA]
Another Day, Another Horrifying Anti-Trans Bill Hearing in the State Legislature
It's only the first day of February, and already we're up to six anti-trans bathroom bills circulating in the state legislature. The most recent anti-trans bill hearing, on SB 6548, took place this afternoon.

[Jamaica]
Conheça as Gully Queens da Jamaica
Enquanto muitos de nós pensa na Jamaica como mais um paraíso caribenho, berço do reggae, a realidade do país para aqueles que lá vivem não é assim tão paradisíaca; a situação é ainda pior quando se trata de alguém da comunidade LGBTQ.

[Ecuador]
Colectivos GLBTI ‘repudian’ ataque a una mujer transexual en la 'zona rosa' de Quito
Más voces se suman al ‘repudio’ por la agresión a una mujer transexual cerca de la zona rosa de Quito. La Asociación Alfil, colectivo que protege los derechos GLBTI, emitió hoy, domingo 31 de enero, un comunicado en el cual “rechaza” el ataque.
Activistas GLBTI reportan un acto “transfóbico” ¡Heridas podrían ‘marcar’ su carrera!

[Bolivia]
Activistas y religiosos avivan el debate por la Ley de Identidad de Género
La comunidad de trans demanda una norma que permita el cambio de nombre y género en la cédula de identidad por tratarse -sostienen- de un derecho humano. Los religiosos rechazan aquello y consideran que la norma es engañosa.

[Colombia]
Transgender women attacked by hooligans in Colombia
A trans woman suffered a fractured leg after a group of football fans threw stones at her near the Jaime Moron Stadium, Columbia.

[Argentina]
Mara Pérez, una transexual en el gobierno conservador de Macri
Tiene 26 años, es católica y liberal en lo económico. Las asociaciones LGTB recelan de ella por su ideología

[Argentina]
Franco Torchia ahora es travesti
El periodista realizará en su programa radial la presentación en sociedad de Taffy Torchia, su nueva identidad.

terça-feira, fevereiro 02, 2016

[International]
Five more countries ban The Danish Girl over 'moral depravity'
Jordan bans The Danish Girl for 'promoting homosexuality and gender transformation'

[UK]
'Being Alice and not David just feels right': Transgender woman reveals emotional journey to becoming her true self
The brave 22-year-old has opened up about her stunning transition, from wearing a skirt for the first time to changing her name.

[UK]
Nicola Sturgeon hails Scotland’s progress as LGBT History Month begins
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has hailed the country’s progress on LGBT rights, at the beginning of LGBT History Month.

[UK]
Spectator columnist claims MPs are trying to turn kids transgender
A Spectator columnist has claimed that Tory MP Maria Miller is trying to turn unsuspecting children transgender.

[UK]
Teen students in UK given 25 gender options
The United Kingdom is giving school children a diverse array of 25 options when it comes to identifying themselves on a government-sponsored gender survey, which includes “tri-gender,” “genderqueer,” and “in the middle of boy and girl.”

[UK]
Transgender friends reveal new identities to families in Jamaica
Steffan Zachiyah and Romario Wanliss have just returned from Jamaica, where their families saw them as men for the first time.

[Turkey]
Turkish Constitutional Court to review Gender Reassignment Law
The Turkish Constitutional Court will review the country’s Article 40/2 which enforces trans people to undergo gender reassignment surgery for legal recognition of their gender identity.

[USA]
HHS Rules Trans Woman Entitled to Surgery Under Medicare
The decision comes just as the Department of Health and Human Services is deciding whether to implement the Affordable Care Act’s endorsement of trans-affirming healthcare for private insurers.

[CA, USA]
California bill would open all single-stall restrooms to anyone
All single-person bathrooms in California would become gender-neutral under legislation proposed in the state Legislature.

[HI, USA]
Hawaii lawmakers: Ban gay conversion therapy for minors
Hawaii lawmakers have introduced a bill banning a hotly disputed treatment that aims to turn gay teens heterosexual on the basis that being gay is an illness.

[IN, USA]
Activists Pushing Lawmakers Over LGB, But Not T Expansion
SB344 expands civil protections to lesbian, gay and bisexual Hoosiers, but doesn't include provisions for transgender citizens.
Indiana lawmakers face deadline to keep gay rights bill alive

[MO, USA]
Missouri lawmakers take aim at gender-neutral bathrooms
Bills would require public schools to enforce gender-specific bathrooms
Missouri law does not prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity
Fears over transgender use of public restrooms have become a key weapon for opponents of nondiscrimination laws

[PA, USA]
Suit: Bucks County refused to give prescribed medication to transgender inmate
Bucks County is being sued in federal court by a former inmate who allegedly was denied access to medically prescribed testosterone injections and housed in a separate area of the women's correctional facility in Doylestown Township because he is transgender.

[PA, USA]
'You will never walk an inch in our shoes': Teenage transgender siblings say after article about them
Thomas and Nyr Medina-Castrejon are best friends, brother and sister. They share many things — an interest in computers, a penchant for languages, a fondness for animals — but only one makes them an “anomaly.”

[RI, USA]
Conference educates about trans* health care
Doctors, patients engage in seminars discussing sensitive treatment for trans* patients

[RI, USA]
Transgender advances hailed at Providence conference
Caitlyn Jenner cited as groundbreaking role model at Saturday's Trans Health Conference at Rhode Island College.

[WA, USA]
Bill would prevent more gender-segregated designations
A bill to repeal a rule allowing people to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with drew a substantial crowd at its first and only public hearing last week.

[Brazil]
Two more attacks in Brazil
Two trans women were shot during the early hours of Saturday the 30th, 2016 on the Cenobelino de Barros Sierra avenue in the Industrial Park neighborhood, São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil