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terça-feira, junho 28, 2016
[Brasil] Travesti é morta a tiros no Centro de Mogi das Cruzes, diz polícia
Vítima tinha 24 anos e tinha acabado de deixar um hotel.
Delegacia de Homicídios deve investigar o caso.
Uma travesti de 24 anos foi morta a tiros na manhã deste sábado (25) em Mogi das Cruzes. A vítima tinha acabado de deixar um hotel, no Centro de Mogi. O sepultamento foi neste domingo (26), no Cemitério São Salvador.
[International] Lancet: World's Transgenders Do Not Receive Adequate Health Care
A report Friday in the Lancet medical journal says the world's 25 million transgender people - a population facing a 60 percent rate of depression, and who have an almost 50 times greater risk of the HIV virus than the general population - are not receiving adequate medical health care.
[France] Paris: L'Inter-LGBT refuse de reporter une nouvelle fois la Marche des fiertés
La Marche des fiertés 2016 est-elle partie pour une semaine de casse-tête ? Jeudi matin, au cours d’une conférence de presse, l’Inter-LGBT (Lesbienne, gaie, bi et trans), qui organise l’événement, paraissait assez confiante sur la tenue de l’édition 2016 le 2 juillet. Une date déjà reportée une première fois pour des raisons de sécurité.
[Jersey] Trans Notes from a Small Island: Brexit Blues
In 1990, the crime of sodomy between two consenting adult males in private still existed in Jersey. In light of the number of HIV and AIDS related deaths that had been rising at an alarming rate throughout the 1980s, the States of Jersey led by the uninformed, prejudiced and fearful Health and Legislation Ministers resisted calls to remove this crime from the statute books.
[Turkey] Human Rights Observation Report of 19 June 2016 Trans Pride March
According to Article 34 of Republic of Turkey’s Constitution, “Everyone has the right to hold unarmed and peaceful meetings and demonstration marches without prior permission.” It is clear that permission is not a condition. Furthermore, the same article’s third clause stipulates that “The formalities, conditions, and procedures to be applied in the exercise of the right to hold meetings and demonstration marches shall be prescribed by law.” The article refers to Law No: 2911 on Meetings and Demonstration Marches, making apparent that the procedures in the law must be followed. Istanbul bans gay pride march after threats from hardline group
[USA] “LEAVING VOGUE MORAN” The ultimate tranny chaser love story
The only way to properly address Wayne Mohan becoming “Vogue Moran” is from the lens of the past, before the internet, before the “T” word was said and long before “Tranny” was appropriated by Israel Luna to hurt us and made into something we were ashamed of.
[USA] US Military trans ban ends July 1st
July 1st Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will announce the end of the military transgender ban according to news reports. Details of the new regulations haven’t been released other than Carter will give the branches a year to implement the changes. This is a heady thought and most validating in nature. Transgender people openly serving our country proudly standing with cisgender soldiers protecting our individual freedoms, political system, and our very way of life.
[USA] Hate Group Leader Proudly Announces Southern Baptist Convention's Anti-LGBT Resolution
Last week, the Presbyterian Church (USA), an organization that has allowed LGBT members to serve as clergy, voted to permit pastors to perform same-sex marriages. Conversely, the Southern Baptist Convention has dug in deeper on their anti-LGBT bigotry with a resolution aimed to maintain the anti-gay status quo for a denomination that had its birth in supporting the rights of slave owners in the American South.
[USA] U.S. Office of Special Counsel Releases Gender Transition Policy
On Tuesday, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) released a Gender Transition Policy as part of recent efforts to raise awareness of the issues still present within the LGBTQ community. In issuing this policy, OSC aims to achieve “a diverse and inclusive workplace free of discrimination against transgender and gender non-conforming employees and applicants.”
[USA] State ‘Religious Liberty’ Laws Threaten Access to Healthcare
The current wave of anti-LGBT legislation: Historical context and implications for LGBT health released today by The Fenway Institute examines controversial state legislation that seeks to restrict access to healthcare and other essential services by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Some of the proposed legislation would also nullify local nondiscrimination ordinances based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and denies transgender people access to restrooms according to their gender identity. In the last 18 months, 175 so-called “religious liberty” bills have been filed in 32 states. Six states―Indiana, Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Florida―have passed such legislation, and their governors have signed them into law. The policy brief puts this wave of anti-LGBT legislation into historical context and identifies the risks and implications for LGBT health.
[USA] Being Transgender in the Deep South
Austin is a high school student from Indianola, Mississippi, who has been concealing the fact that he identifies as a woman for fear that it will devastate his loved ones—especially his father. The short film, Kayla, explores the evolution of his identity as he considers what transitioning to a woman would mean in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. The creators of the film wrote in an email that they "wanted to put out this tender and timely piece about a young person exploring their gender in a place where it is hard enough to imagine such an identity let alone embody it. So much love went into this from everyone involved—and hopefully it can be uplifting to our community during such an emotional and complex time."
[USA] Jockeying of transgender lawsuits
With so many federal lawsuits challenging the Obama administration’s defense of civil rights for transgender people, there’s a lot of jockeying to combine cases in ways that make sense.
[MA, USA] Transgender woman headed to male penitentiary
A transgender Lawrence woman and Level 3 sex offender, who threatened to kill one judge and told another she hopes he “burns in hell” after he denied her request to be sent to the state’s female prison, is going to a lockup — for men.
[MI, USA] ACLU, Secretary of State Johnson, Discuss Trans Identities
LGBT Special Projects Attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan, Jay Kaplan, met with Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson June 10 in a deposition over a recent revision to the state's policy on changing one's gender on state identification.
[NM, USA] Board member challenges APS on transgender directive
Albuquerque Public Schools board member Peggy Muller-Aragón lashed out at Superintendent Raquel Reedy over the district’s new transgender directive, questioning whether Reedy “acted in an illegal manner” by approving the directive without a board vote.
[NY, USA] Juli Grey-Owens on the Fight for Transgender Rights, Bathrooms and What Is to Be Done
I have long been horrified by the persecution and violence directed at so many people in the transgender community. But I find myself confused as to what I can do to help. Frankly, I find myself confused about many things. So I thought I would ask an expert. She is Juli Grey-Owens, and she was kind enough to let me pick her big brain.
[OH, USA] School puts student privacy above loss of $1M
An Ohio school district has joined other school districts nationwide in suing the Departments of Education and Justice over the federal policy requiring schools to allow students access to bathrooms of the opposite sex.
[OR, USA] Chaos coming in 54 flavors of insanity
A court in Oregon may have opened another path toward more confusion in society in a recent ruling for a transgender.
Jamie Shupe, 52, retired from the U.S. Army in 2000. He then began to pursue a childhood dream: Shupe, a male, wants to be a female.
But that wasn't good enough.
An Oregon court has ruled that Shuope can refer to his gender as "non-binary" and can be whatever gender - or non-gender - he wants.
[Brasil] Travesti é encontrada morta em travessa ponto de prostituição
Vítima ainda não foi identificada
Durante a madrugada desta sexta-feira (24), uma travesti foi encontrada morta a facadas, em Campo Grande, na região do Coronel Antônino, próximo ao cemitério do Cruzeiro.
A polícia foi acionada por testemunhas por volta das 4h30 da madrugada desta sexta-feira (24). Ao chegar ao local encontraram uma travesti , conhecida como Luana, caída na rua com um golpe de faca no abdômen.
[Europe] After Brexit: Solidarity now more than ever
In reaction to the UK referendum result, Transgender Europe calls on Europe’s political leaders to withstand scaremongering and put solidarity at the centre of their work.
[Netherlands] Basic health insurance not to cover breast enlargement for transgenders
From next year the basic health insurance will only reimburse breast implants for transgender women without any breast growth at all, according to a letter from Health Minister Edith Schippers. This means that transgender women whose sex-change hormone therapy triggered any breast growth at all, no matter how minimal, will not be reimbursed for breast enlargement, AD reports.
[Egypt] Transgender Operations Stall in Egypt
Forty-year-old Ahmed has spent much of his life trying to become male. In his white taxi parked under a bridge in Cairo, he is despondent, saying that without the final operation that will transform him fully from a woman to a man, he expects his fiancée will break their engagement within a year.
[India] ‘Transgenders denied access to public toilets’
Two years after the Supreme Court’s (SC) landmark judgment to recognise transgenders as the third gender, the community in Mumbai does not have access to public toilets, revealed a study by NGO Pukar.
[New Zealand] Press Release: School Toilets & Showers Based on Biology – Legal Opinion
Family First NZ has written to Marlborough Girls College and provided them with the legal opinion for schools released earlier this year that says they are not required under the law to have to allow transgender students access to shared toilets, showers and changing rooms, or allow transgender students to participate in sports teams that do not match their biological sex.
[USA] The secret life of a transgender airman
Transgender people are banned from serving in the US armed forces, yet an estimated 12,800 do, the vast majority in secret. Jane, a senior airman, has hidden her gender identity from the military for 25 years. She hopes a policy review announced last year will allow her finally to be herself.
[USA] Nondiscrimination Regulations Published for Hospitals, Federal Contractors
The U.S. Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services published two important regulations yesterday (one final and one proposed) that will strengthen protections for LGBT patients in hospitals and LGBT employees of federal contractors. Although anti-LGBT bias is already prohibited in these settings, the regulations will help inform patients and workers of their rights and make clear that federal contractors can’t maintain transgender health insurance exclusions.
[CA, USA] Free to be He, She, They
Oliver Bishop has sandy blond hair styled like a 1940s screen idol’s and a scruffy beard and sideburns that frame his wide smile. A senior in high school, he is busy – singing with his school’s award-winning jazz choir, leading the marching band, teaching music lessons. Outgoing and popular, he was elected homecoming king in the fall.
[IL, USA] Judge: ACLU can intervene in District 211 transgender lawsuit
A federal judge has allowed the American Civil Liberties Union to intervene in a lawsuit filed against Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211, whose plaintiffs seek to block transgender students from using the bathrooms and locker rooms of their self-identified gender.
[RI, USA] Guidance on transgender students released to RI schools
The Rhode Island Department of Education has released guidelines for schools working with transgender students. The guidelines are 11 pages long and cover everything from talking to parents to the restroom and locker issues.
[VT, USA] Film documenting life of Vt. transgender CEO debuts
It's a documentary that took a very dramatic turn when Derek Hallquist set out to tell a story about the energy debate and his father's role in it. He didn't know his father would announce she was transgender while the film was still being made.
[Brasil] Travesti é morto a pauladas na Zona Norte de Manaus, diz polícia
Crime ocorreu na madrugada deste sábado (18).
Suposta arma do crime foi encontrada ao lado do corpo.
Um homem, ainda não identificado, foi morto a pauladas na madrugada deste sábado (18) no bairro Cidade de Deus, na Zona Norte de Manaus. De acordo com a polícia, a vítima era travesti. Ainda não há suspeitos do crime.
[Brasil] Travesti é encontrada enforcada e carbonizada em canavial de Palmares Paulista
O corpo de uma travesti, ainda não identificada, foi encontrado carbonizado na quarta-feira (15), no bairro Pompeo, próximo à cidade de Palmares Paulista.
De acordo com o boletim de ocorrência, a equipe plantonista da Polícia Civil de Catanduva foi informada pela Policia Militar de Palmares Paulista que havia um cadáver em um canavial da estrada municipal Salvador Benaduzzi.
[Brasil] Duas travestis são baleadas no bairro Parque Industrial, em Rio Preto
(...)Na noite do último domingo, 24, uma travesti de 20 anos foi morta a tiros no bairro Jardim Paraíso. Rodrigo Matheus Santos Pereira, 20 anos, que usava o nome social Dani, chegou a ser socorrido, mas não resistiu aos ferimentos e morreu. Na manhã de quarta-feira, dia 27, a Polícia Civil deteve dois irmãos, um de 18 e outro de 16 anos e um adolescente de 16 anos, suspeitos do crime, que teria motivação homofóbica. Procurado, o advogado do empresário e do adolescente, Mateus Floriano, disse que vai entrar com pedido de liberdade provisória para ambos.
[Brasil] Travesti é baleada em Santa Helena
Durante a madrugada deste sábado (18) socorristas do Samu e policiais militares foram acionados para atender uma vítima de disparo de arma de fogo.
[UK] 'Brexit Bad For Trans Rights' Says Young Trans Activist
A young transgender rights activist from the UK, Charlie Craggs, has warned that Britain choosing to leave the European Union during the 'Brexit' vote could lead to marginalised communities finding themselves in worse situations.
[Poland] Groundbreaking Court Decision in Poland on Gender Recognition Abroad
On June 1, a court in Warsaw issued a decision that allows a Polish citizen, who transitioned legally in Germany, to change her personal data (gender marker and first as well as last name) without obtaining a transsexual diagnosis and going through a civil court case in Poland.
[Índia] Primeira banda pop trans ganha prémio em Cannes (com vídeos)
A 6 Pack Band é uma banda de música pop composta por pessoas transgénero criada pela agência de meios Mindshare Mumbai para a empresa Hindustan Unilever, na Índia, com o objectivo de promover a marca de chá Brooke Bond Red Label.
[USA] Being Transgender as a Fact of Nature
In 1952, George Jorgensen, a Bronx-born G.I., underwent surgical and hormonal treatment in Denmark to become Christine Jorgensen, a nightclub entertainer and advocate for gender identity rights. Ever since, health professionals and lay people alike have debated the origins of gender identity, the wisdom of altering one’s biologically determined sex, and whether society should accept the transgender community as a fact of nature.
[CA, USA] Day Camp for Transgender Youth Allows Kids to be Themselves
Two years ago, a six-year-old girl named Scarlett went to her first girl’s empowerment summer camp. But on the first day Scarlett’s best friend got mad at her after being left out of a game. In a moment of anger, she shared something private about Scarlett.
[FL, USA] City leaders' silence on HRO leaves bitter taste for LGBT advocates
In Jacksonville, calls from gay-rights activists for unity and mourning in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history are inseparable from the awkward reality that — in Florida’s largest city — it is still legal to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
[IA, USA] Basu: When a transgender male used the women's room
To see and hear Casey Gradischnig, you would never guess the 54-year-old senior art director for a Meredith company was born female. He has a bald head, a full mustache and a beard. He lack breasts. He is 6 feet tall, weighs 218 pounds and has a deep, male voice. His clothes were bought in the men’s section.
[ME, USA] Transgender in Maine
There are up to 40,000 transgender Mainers.
They're your neighbors, co-workers, family.
Their reality is much more than the bathroom thing.
Today, they tell their stories.
[MI, USA] Transgender school guidance coming in August
The State Board of Education could vote as early as August on policy recommendations for public schools to accommodate transgender students, moving forward with the hot-button debate despite the November elections.
[NJ, USA] At Westfield High School, Students Use Bathrooms of ‘Original’ Gender
With issues involving bathrooms and gender making headlines nationwide, Westfield High School Vice Principal Derrick Nelson said that transgender students at Westfield High School use the bathrooms that align with their “original” genders. This also goes for the gym locker rooms — students change in rooms that align with the gender they were born with.
[TX, USA] Texas Colleges Staying Out of Bathroom Battles for Now
At the University of Houston, transgender students can enroll in voice feminization or masculinization clinics. At the University of Texas at Austin, students can write a simple letter to change how their gender is listed in school records. And many colleges in the state have maps on their websites showing the locations of dozens of on-campus gender-neutral bathrooms.
[VA, USA] Culpeper delegation addresses transgender bathroom use
A dozen Culpeper residents — including Del. Nick Freitas, R-Culpeper — urged the Culpeper County School Board during Monday’s regular meeting to pass a local policy disregarding the recently enacted federal directive allowing students to use the restroom of their gender identity.
[Bahamas] Transgender Group Launch ‘Problematic’ For Vote
Human rights activist Erin Greene yesterday admitted that Bahamas Transgender Intersex United’s launch in April proved “problematic” for the government as it sought to get support for four constitutional changes, but insisted that the LGBT community should not be blamed for the resounding failure of the equality referendum.
[Europe] One step forward – two steps back: EU Member states reverse on LGBTI rights
Yesterday, the Council of the European Union released the first Council conclusions on LGBTI equality  and gender equality . This is the first time that the EU Member States jointly address the rights of LGBTI people in a separate conclusion. However both the LGBTI conclusion, and the gender equality one remain silent on trans people; failing to address the rights and recognise the existing laws which protect them.
[UK] British Protesters Call For Trans Bathroom Ban
As a parliamentary equalities conference gathered today to discuss trans issues protesters gathered outside, carrying signs calling for a ban on transgender women using public bathrooms in a similar manner to many of the anti-trans protests taking place in America.
[Belgique] Bruxelles : un homme transgenre tunisien violemment agressé par des extrémistes religieux
Un ressortissant tunisien de 26 ans, installé à Bruxelles où il bénéficie notamment du statut de réfugié, a été agressé il y a quelques jours devant chez lui par des extrémistes religieux qui le harcelaient déjà depuis des mois. « Traumatisme à l’œil, 3 points de sutures sur le front, 12 sur les mains, 18 à la tête et 17 aux jambes » et d'autres analyses sont en cours, le jeune homme souffrant désormais de déséquilibre et d’évanouissements.
[USA] Doctor Who Spin-Off To Have Gay Lead
Upcoming Doctor Who spin-off show 'Class' will be featuring a gay lead character. The news has come from show producers, who were planning on keeping the characters sexuality a non-issue until the show aired, but have chosen to make the announcement following the Orlando shooting. Doctor Who Spin-Off To Have Gay Lead
[USA] Carl Gallups Calls Upon Sheriffs To Threaten To Arrest Target Store Managers
Donald Trump-loving right-wing pastor and conspiracy theorist Carl Gallups appeared on TheDove TV's "Focus Today" program yesterday, where he called upon sheriffs to tell managers of Target stores in their communities that they will be arrested if they follow the company policy of allowing transgender individuals to use facilities that match their gender identity.
[USA] Trump addresses conservatives at anti-LGBT confab
Donald Trump sought to warm up social conservatives on Friday in a speech at an anti-LGBT conference, making coded references to restricting LGBT rights without making any explicit pledges.
[USA] Texas Bigots Take Their Religious Anti-Transgender Campaign National
Last fall, conservatives used anti-transgender scare tactics to convince the voters of Houston to defeat an ordinance that created nondiscrimination protections for the LGBT community. Now, those Texas activists are trying to take their fearmongering campaign national.
[CA, USA] L.A. Aims To Expand Park Restroom Access To Transgender People
The introduction of transgender-friendly restrooms has been a pressing topic this year, and the City of Los Angeles wants you to know where it stands on the issue. In March, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the creation of a Transgender Advisory Council. And on Wednesday, City Council set forth a motion intended to amend an ordinance to allow park restroom access for transgender people.
[CA, USA] Judge: Transgender Inmates Must Have Access To Items That Match Their Identity
A federal judge in California ruled on Thursday that state prisons must allow transgender inmates greater access to commissary items that are consistent with their gender identity. The ruling stems from a settlement reached in August 2015 that mandates the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations (CDCR) to pay for a transgender inmate’s sex reassignment surgery.
[IA, USA] Iowa High Schools Clearing Path For Transgender Athletes
While girls soccer teams across Iowa battle for a state title, across the nation a new battle has begun to allow transgender athletes a spot on the field and Iowa is already one step ahead of the game. Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Executive Director Mike Dick said, "Each local school knows their situation and their athlete. They know their background and it's up to them to determine which gender they are. Once they have identified a male becoming a female, they would now be allowed to particpate in girls athletics."
[MO, USA] Missouri County Refused To Fly Flags At Half Mast For Orlando Victims
Following the tragic shooting in Orlando this weekend President Obama ordered that all American flags being flown on public buildings and grounds across the country be lowered to half mast 'as a mark of respect for the victims' until the end of the day on Thursday. Officials in Cole County, Missouri have chosen to disobey this order and refuse to lower their flags.
[WA, USA] A Non-Political Hearing on the Human Rights Commission’s Transgender Rulemaking Yielded “Nastiest” Testimony Yet, Trans Advocate Says
A Thursday meeting of state legislators in Yakima wasn’t supposed to address the pros and cons of protecting trans people using the bathrooms in which they feel the safest. Instead, the meeting of the Joint Administrative Rules Review Committee (JARRC) chaired by state senator Mike Padden (R-Spokane), was supposed to address two questions, and two questions alone: whether or not the state Human Rights Commission’s rule clarifying protections for transgender people followed “legislative intent” and whether the proper process was followed in adopting the rule.
[WA, USA] Right-Wing Media Fearmonger Over Washington State’s New LGBT-Inclusive Curriculum
Conservative media are fearmongering over Washington state public schools’ new LGBT-inclusive education standards that aim to teach students “the importance of treating others with respect regarding gender identity.” Outlets are reporting that the state will soon begin to “teach transgenderism to kindergartners” and suggesting that Washington is promoting transgender “recruitment.” But education professionals and advocacy groups say students benefit from learning about gender identity at an early age.