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sexta-feira, maio 22, 2015

[International]
Troll pays Twitter to promote tweet urging trans people to kill themselves
'Trannies, your families will never love you... Commit suicide now'
Troll creates 'Promoted Tweet' Twitter adverts telling transgender people to hang themselves

[UK]
Transgender journalist Paris Lees honoured with prestigious award
Transgender journalist, activist and blogger Paris Lees has been honoured with a prestigious award which recognises up-and-coming media talent.

[UK]
A transgender woman's journey: 'You feel desperate, helpless'
One woman’s battles over funding and a lack of understanding from her GP made transition an unnecessarily painful and drawn-out process

[UK]
NHS treats transgender people as second-class citizens, says watchdog
Delays in preparatory treatment and therapy, and years waiting for life-changing operations, put unacceptable pressure on patients, campaigners say

[UK]
Suspect Charged in London Murder of Trans Woman Visiting from U.S.
More than a month after Vanessa Santillan was found beaten to death in a London apartment, police have apprehended her suspected killer, Joaquin Gomez-Hernandez.

[Australia]
Surge in demand sees one year waits for children's transgender clinic
The waiting list for a transgender support service at the Royal Children's Hospital has blown out beyond a year, prompting calls for urgent action to help vulnerable children.

[USA]
LGBT & HIV Advocates Welcome Recommendations of Obama Policing Task Force
Following the release of the Final Report of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, NCTE joins several other LGBT and HIV advocacy organizations in issuing this joint statement:

[USA]
Jeffrey Tambor on ‘Transparent’ performance: ‘I felt throw-up nervous’
Hollywood actor Jeffrey Tambor has said he felt “throw-up” nervous when preparing to play a trans character in Amazon’s ‘Transparent’.

[AR, USA]
A transgender Navy sailor comes out
Navy Reservist Rae Nelson is among the estimated 15,000 transgendered active duty servicemen and women

[CA, USA]
A push to end violence against transgender immigrants
The wide scar that runs the length of Vivi Lozoya’s abdomen is a daily reminder of the brutal attack that almost took her life.

[CA, USA]
Parole could end transgender inmate’s effort to have reassignment surgery
A California inmate who is seeking sex reassignment surgery at taxpayers’ expense faces a painful irony: If she wins freedom from a parole board, she would no longer be eligible for the prison-funded operation she says is crucial to her emotional health.

[IL, USA]
Enhanced LGBT Hate Crimes Protections Sent to Gov. Rauner
The Illinois Senate on Wednesday unanimously gave final approval to a bill enhancing hate crimes protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Illinoisans. Last month, the measure, House Bill 3930, passed the Illinois House of Representatives without opposition. Now, the bill goes to Gov. Bruce Rauner for his review and approval.

[LA, USA]
Louisiana Governor Legalizes Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has issued an executive order that opens the door to unprecedented discrimination against LGBTQ people under the guise of “religious freedom.”
Jindal’s end run around fairness and equality

[ME, USA]
Transgender teen who won lawsuit receives Maine award
A transgender teen whose lawsuit over bathroom access went to the Maine state supreme court is one of several people and organizations honored by the Maine Women's Fund.

[ME, USA]
Transgender in Maine: Part One
Last month, millions of people tuned in to hear Bruce Jenner’s story about wanting to become a woman..
Transgender in Maine: Part Two

[MI, USA]
38 Local Non-Discrimination Ordinances Saved
GOP Bill Would Have Negated All Local LGBT Protections
State House Committee Passes HB4052 With Amendments

[PA, USA]
Philadelphia Man Charged with Murder of Trans Woman London Chanel
A day after her death, London Chanel's suspected murderer has confessed to fatally stabbing her in what police believe was a 'domestic' altercation.

[Mexico]
En Xalapa más de 5 mil transexuales esperan cambio de nombre: Activista
En Xalapa hay alrededor de 5 mil transexuales que esperan un cambio en la legislación que les permita cambiar su estatus administrativo y reorientar el género con el que se identifican en toda su documentación, señaló la activista de los derechos de la diversidad sexual, Silvia Susana Jácome.

[Cuba]
Cuban trans advocate: Government seeks to ‘destroy us’
A Cuban transgender advocate this week sharply criticized government authorities for failing to respond to what she described as a hate crime.

[Uruguay/Cuba]
Del dicho al hecho
En tres meses ASSE generalizará tratamientos con hormonas para personas trans.

[Uruguay]
Transexuales denuncian falta de integración en el sistema sanitario
Representantes del colectivo transexual uruguayo denunciaron hoy la falta de integración que todavía sufren algunas personas dentro del sistema sanitario del país y solicitaron una mayor integración, igualdad y reconocimiento.

quinta-feira, maio 21, 2015

[Brasil]
Travesti é morta com sete tiros em Nova Descoberta
A vítima bebia com amigos quando foi abordada por um indivíduo que atirou contra ela
Uma travesti foi assassinada com sete tiros em Nova Descoberta, Zona Norte do Recife. Segundo testemunhas, Ticiane Abravanel, 21 anos, estava sentada, bebendo com amigos, quando foi abordada por um indivíduo que atirou contra ela.


[Brasil]
Roberta Close no Programa do Gugu 20/05/2015


[UK]
Trans woman challenging Facebook’s gender-based nipple rule
A trans woman is challenging a rule on Facebook that allows men to post photos of their nipples, but bans women from doing so.

[UK]
Bristol's sex change couple overjoyed at arrival of first baby
Two former schoolgirl best friends who got married after one of them had a sex change and became a man have had their first baby.

[Bangladesh]
Hijras to be recruited as traffic police
The government has decided to recruit hijras as traffic police officials from the next fiscal year, as part of an attempt to rehabilitate individuals of the gender and offer them new avenues of employment.

[Australia]
Tas LGBTI groups unite against watering down anti-discrimination laws
Tasmanian LGBTI groups have united against a move to allow religious schools to be exempt from the state's Anti Discrimination Act.

[Australia]
Miley Cyrus and Ruby Rose both identify as gender fluid, but what’s it really like?
Celebrity hounds will no doubt have watched with interest as Miley Cyrus and Ruby Rose spoke publicly about identifying as gender fluid. But what exactly is it and is it on the rise?

[New Zealand]
Surgeon backs sex-change funding
A retired surgeon who carried out gender reassignment operations in New Zealand has backed a Labour initiative to fund the procedure, but admits it would be highly unlikely to happen.
Sex-change funding not a priority
'This is a want operation': Free sex change surgery idea shunned by ONE News readers


[New Zealand]
Gender identity a hot census topic
Which gender people identify with is an upcoming challenge for Census New Zealand.

[Canada]
Catholic school board decision bittersweet for mom of transgender girl
7-year-old can now use girls' washroom, but decision does not apply to all schools
Transgender child wins use of girls washroom in Catholic school

[USA]
Twitter could provide valuable details about transgender people’s health needs, UCLA-led study finds
Transgender and gender-nonconforming people have a higher-than-average risk for AIDS and are more vulnerable than others to depression. But because stigma about gender identities makes them less likely to disclose information about themselves to researchers, it also has been difficult for doctors to understand the best ways to provide care for them.

[USA]
Elle Fanning Transgender Drama ‘3 Generations’ Acquired for $6 Million by Weinstein Co at Cannes
Susan Sarandon and Naomi Watts play trans teen’s grandmother and mother, respectively

[USA]
Conversion Therapy Is ‘Fraud,’ Say Pelosi and Dems
Two California Democrats have introduced a bill that would outlaw the use of so-called ex-gay or reparative therapy on LGBT people of all ages nationwide.

[USA]
Stop the Bathroom Police
This spring, multiple states have pushed measures that would require people to “prove” their gender before using a bathroom. Some of these measures even encourage people to report on each other by offering a cash reward for finding someone in the “wrong” bathroom. These bathroom police efforts are clearly targeted at transgender people, but ultimately open everyone up to harassment, interrogation, and criminalization in public spaces.

[FL, USA]
Greenacres Enacts LGBT-Inclusive Civil Rights Ordinance
At a meeting Monday night, the Greenacres City Council enacted an ordinance that directly opposes discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, genetic information, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, pregnancy, familial status, or age.

[IL, USA]
Gay conversion therapy ban passes Illinois House
The Illinois state House on Tuesday approved a bill to prohibit conversion therapy for LGBT youth.

[LA, USA]
Louisiana House committee kills anti-LGBT ‘religious freedom’ bill
Lawmakers in Louisiana on Tuesday killed an anti-LGBT “religious freedom” bill backed by Gov. Bobby Jindal, but which opponents said could sanction discrimination against same-sex couples.

[OR, USA]
Oregon governor signs bill banning conversion therapy for LGBT youth
Oregon is now the third state in the country to ban so-called “gay conversion therapy” after Gov. Kate Brown signed legislation outlawing the practice.

[PA, USA]
Murder of Philadelphia Transgender Women Causes Outrage Among LGBTQ Advocates
The National LGBTQ Task is outraged at the recent murder of London Chanel, a 21 year old Black transgender women. London was killed yesterday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Police arrest man in transgender woman's murder
Arrest made in killing of transgender woman
Police Charge Man With Woman's Murder Inside Philadelphia Home
Philadelphia Sees Eighth Murder of a Trans Woman in U.S. This Year
Trans woman killed in N. Philly

quarta-feira, maio 20, 2015

[Kyrgyzstan]
TGEU condemns attack and police complicity against LGBT activists in Kyrgyzstan
Commemorations on the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia – IDAHOT in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan by LGBTIQA NGO „Labrys“ were attacked on May 17. A crowd of aggressive men, associated with the “Kalys” and “Kirk Choro” movements, threatened and insulted the activists; one of the participants of the peaceful event was injured.

[New Zealand]
Sex-change funding divides Labour
The Labour Party is embroiled in an internal dispute about whether to ensure publicly funded sex-change operations should be available.
Labour MPs in dark over sex change policy
'Absolutely nuts': Health Minister slams Labour's free sex-change surgery idea
Free surgery bid "nutty" - Health Minister


[New Zealand]
Latest gender identity protection bid denied
The Associate Justice Minister has knocked back another attempt to have gender identity specifically included in the Human Rights Act.

[Canada]
Transgender girl's mother begs Catholic school board not to punish trustee
Trustee Patricia Grell defended 7-year-old girl who was banned from female washroom
Mom says transgender daughter having nightmares, panic attacks while fight rages over washroom use

[USA]
TLDEF Applauds New York Attorney General on Initiative to Ensure Equal Access to Medical Care for Transgender People
TLDEF commends New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman for launching a new initiative to ensure that transgender New Yorkers have equal access to medical care throughout the state. The initiative will provide programming to hospitals and medical centers on the legal requirements for treating transgender people in New York and best practices in providing care to this patient population.

[USA]
Defense Secretary urged to lift ban on transgender service members
In observance of Armed Forces Day, the National LGBTQ Task Force released the following statement:

[USA]
Michael Savage: Girl Scouts Led By The 'Perverted' 'Vermin On The Left'
Last Friday on “The Savage Nation,” talk radio host Michael Savage reacted angrily to the news that some Girl Scout troops will accept transgender girls. He claimed that the Girl Scouts have embraced “the sickness of the left” and is now losing members as a result of its “lurch to the paranoid, crazy, insane, perverted left.”

[CA, USA]
CA Won't Block Surgery for Transgender Inmate
California prison officials have set a date with doctors for the first sex-reassignment surgery on an inmate in the state's history, new federal court documents show.

[DC, USA]
D.C. activists march against transphobia
About 50 people attended a rally and march against transphobia on Sunday. The event, organized by local activists, coincided with the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

[KY, USA]
Raising Rumour: Life as a 12-year-old transgender child
At 4 years old, Rumour knew this: "I'd rather be called a him."

[MN, USA]
Education conference committee rejects anti-transgender language
Lawmakers removed language within a K-12 education omnibus bill that would have prevented schools from adopting transgender-inclusive policies.

[NY, USA]
Police recover body of transgender game developer who jumped from GWB
The body of a 23-year-old transgender game developer was recovered three weeks after she jumped from the George Washington Bridge, police said Monday.

[PA, USA]
Trans woman stabbed to death in Philadelphia
London Chanel, 21, is eighth trans woman of color to be killed in US this year

[Honduras]
Comunidad LGBTI exige respeto y cese de violencia en Honduras
Activistas de la comunidad lésbica, gay, bisexual, transgénero e intersexual (LGBTI) de Honduras denunciaron hoy en una manifestación que el odio y la discriminación hacia las minorías sexuales persisten en el país, y pidieron el cese de la violencia contra ellos.

[Colombia]
La ONU alerta por asesinatos contra personas LGBTI en Colombia
La oficina en Colombia del Alto Comisionado para los Derechos Humanos de las Naciones Unidas rechazó todas las formas de desprecio o violencia contra las personas LGBTI.
Esta oficina de la ONU denunció casi 70 casos de asesinatos contra personas 'trans' en Cali en los últimos 8 años.
ONU llama a colombianos a comprometerse con el respeto hacia la diversidad sexual

[Venezuela]
El derecho a la identidad de las personas trans en Venezuela continúa sin reconocimiento legal
Miles de personas trans se encuentran a la sombra de la indiferencia y la discriminación. En Venezuela, esta comunidad no escapa de tal realidad. Todos coinciden en lo mismo: no existen parámetros legales concretos que los protejan ante tantas formas de violencia y discriminación que padecen día a día.

[Venezuela]
Tamara Adrián: En 16 años no ha habido ninguna señal contra la homofobia
“No somos gente de otro mundo. Somos seres humanos”, dice Harry Terán. Lleva una bandera con seis colores: rojo, naranja, amarillo, verde, azul y morado. Su cabello es de color rosado y por esa razón ha sido “víctima de bullying”, como él mismo cuenta. “Aquí hace falta más mente, más cultura, más aceptación. Comenzando por el Gobierno”.

terça-feira, maio 19, 2015

[Portugal]
Intervenção de SANTIAGO D'ALMEIDA FERREIRA
Intervenção de Santiago D'Almeida Ferreira, co-diretor da Ação Pela Identidade, na Audição Pública "Pessoas trans e intersexo: que reconhecimento e que novos direitos?"

[Portugal]
Lesbian and gay group reports rise in hate crimes, incidents in 2014
The Discrimination Observatory of ILGA Portugal, the country's leading lesbian and gay rights organisation, says that it had received 426 reports of hate crimes or incidents alleged to have taken place during 2014, most of them involving verbal insults and abuse.

[International]
12 Victims of Homophobia, Transphobia
While times are changing for LGBT people, we still face the threat of violence simply because of who we are. On International Day of Homophobia and Transphobia, we remember some of the most high-profile victims of hate.

[International]
European transgender tracking organization reports 1,700+ trans murders in 7 years
Transgender Europe, a trans human rights organization established in 2005, reports 1,731 world-wide transgender murders since Jan 1, 2008 through December 31, 2014.
In 2009, the organization started the Trans Murder Monitoring project to collect and monitor transgender homicides. One of the purposes of the project was to help trans activists raise awareness of transgender violence by providing hard data.

[Brasil] [Comentário]
O mal banalizado da transfobia nas redes sociais
E se as palavras que lemos no Facebook ganhassem espaço no mundo real? Quanto sangue jorraria delas? Quantas travestis, pessoas trans, teriam sido espancadas, torturadas ou agredidas com lâmpadas? Quantas seriam medicamente violadas? Quantas de nós seríamos presas em sanatórios, rotuladas de “aberrações” ou “anormalidades”?

[Brasil]
‘Escola não é um espaço seguro para transexuais’, critica ativista em encontro na PUCRS
A ativista e transfeminista Maria Clara Araújo, que ficou conhecida nacionalmente após aparecer na mídia como uma das transexuais que poderiam utilizar seu nome social – nome que escolheram para si – ao realizar o Exame Nacional de Ensino Médio (Enem), esteve em Porto Alegre durante esta semana para participar de atividades promovidas pelos Diretórios Centrais de Estudantes da PUCRS e da UFRGS.

[Brasil]
Travestis correm risco de morte em Goiânia
Morte de Sabrina Lopes, 18, foi mais um caso de homicídio de transexuais na região do setor São Francisco.

[UK]
Labour’s first trans candidate to undergo heart surgery
The first transgender candidate to stand for the Labour party has been admitted to hospital for heart surgery, less than a fortnight after she lost out on her seat.

[UK]
Man charged over death of trans woman in London
Her parents are 'devastated' over the loss of their daughter

[France]
Transsexualité, transidentité : un tabou français?
Alors qu'a lieu, le 17 mai, la 10e Journée mondiale contre l'homophobie et la transphobie, la communauté trans reste peu visible en France et a du mal à faire entendre ses revendications. Spécialiste des transidentités et femme trans elle-même, la chercheuse Karine Espineira explique ces difficultés.

[Malta]
A woman in a man's body: The reality of being transgender
Going through puberty is an emotional and personal time of life in which a person discovers him or herself - a period that moulds us into the person we will eventually become.

[Turkey]
ON IDAHOT, LGBTI INDIVIDUALS FACE COUNTLESS PROBLEMS IN TURKEY
May 17th, the day homosexuality was removed from the classification “illness”, has come to be celebrated for the last 11 years as the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. Many years have passed since the Declaration of Montreal on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Human Rights, which was published following the International Conference on LGBT Human Rights, has called for all nations to recognize this date. Yet, the stigmatization of and discrimination against LGBTIs continue to this day.

[Turkey]
This trans woman could make history in Turkey
Deva Özenen could become the country's first transgender MP in the election next month

[Turkey]
Room for a new thought: Queering bathrooms against trans erasure
Sheila L. Cavanagh at the Kaos GL’s Anti-Homophobia Meeting: “Trauma is being thrust into a transitional space where one’s possibilities as a subject collapse. My intention was to highlight the experiences of trans people excommunicated from the public space.”

[Moldávia]
Marcha LGBT na Moldávia atacada por grupo religioso
Na capital moldava, os ativistas pelos direitos LGBT conseguiram fazer a sua manifestação sob proteção policial, tendo sido alvo dos ataques de grupos de cristãos ortodoxos, que lançaram petardos e ovos na direção dos manifestantes.

[Pakistan]
Three trans women shot dead in Pakistan
Another is found burnt and mutilated near a bus stop

[Indonesia]
Nine in 10 Indonesia gays have faced abuse
Survey finds transgender women are most at risk

[Canada]
Quebec makes strides toward more trans-inclusive policies
Rainbow flag flies at Quebec's National Assembly on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

[USA]
Increasingly Visible, Transgender Americans Defy Stereotypes
The day she got a lucky break, the kind budding New York actors dream about, Harmony Santana was living in a Harlem shelter for homeless youth and contemplating what she stood to lose by starting to live as a woman permanently.

[USA]
Forever 21 Transgender Case Marks Legal Flashpoint
A lawsuit claims that supervisors called a worker undergoing a male-female transition "disgusting" and a "hot mess." The lawsuit challenging the employer's conduct is part of a growing trend of expanding legal protections for transgender individuals.

[CO, USA]
Parent files federal civil rights complaint over Boulder Valley transgender student support
School district planning more consistent training for summer, fall

[IL, USA]
Missing Chicago trans woman located
A 28-year-old Chicago transgender woman named Sherry Berry who had been missing since May 6, 2015 has been located according to her father Jerry Nicholas, Sr.
However Nicholas believes she remains in an extremely dangerous situation both medically and in terms of her surroundings.

[PA, USA]
Woman Dies After Stabbing Inside Abandoned North Philadelphia House
A woman is dead after being stabbed in the back and neck by a man during a fight inside an abandoned North Philadelphia home, officials, family and friends tell NBC10.
London Chanel, a 21-year-old transgender woman, was killed in the stabbing that police said took place around 12:40 a.m. Monday inside a rowhome along the 2200 block of Ingersoll Street.


[VA, USA]
Conservative parents 'furious' over planned lessons on gender identity
Fairfax County School Board set to expand the curriculum to teach students about gender identity and transgender issues

[Peru]
A Life Ended Too Soon: Transphobia Challenges Health and Happiness in Peru
Weighing only 80 pounds, Piojo sat slumped on her bed in a small, dark room thick with damp and stagnant air. There was no light, no window, and nobody.
More than ten years ago, Piojo, 30, was diagnosed with HIV, a disease she did little about as it lay silent. However, when the virus combined with a recent diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), her health rapidly deteriorated to AIDS.

segunda-feira, maio 18, 2015

[Portugal]
Intervenção de DAVID
Intervenção de David na Audição Pública "Pessoas trans e intersexo: que reconhecimento e que novos direitos?"

[Spain]
Colectivos boicotean la celebración del Día Internacional contra la Homofobia
Es el Día Internacional contra la Homofobia. Una fecha que ha conmemorado el Ayuntamiento con la lectura de un manifiesto y una suelta de globos.

[UK]
Transgender trucker wins over her pals as she steers long-haul course from Ian to Roxy
Roxy Cuthbertson – known to fellow truckers for 40 years as Ian – was left shedding tears of joy when they gave her their total support

[UK]
Transgender woman's request to become 'Ms' refused by NatWest
Staff said she could not have her preferred honorific, but could call herself ‘Mx’ instead – an exchange that left her ‘feeling like a fake’. The bank has now apologised and blamed human error

[UK]
Five-o'clock showdown: Sex-change cabbie battles NHS to lose her beard
A sex-wap taxi driver is suing the NHS – because it won’t pay for laser treatment to get rid of her beard.

[UK/USA]
Transgender rights versus feminism: What makes a woman?
Kat Haché, from Tennessee, is a transgender woman and an advocate of women's rights – two identities which some radical feminists believe are mutually exclusive.

[France]
"On m’a clairement dit que le problème, c’était que j'étais une personne trans"
Récupérer un colis à la Poste. Se rendre chez un médecin. Passer la douane à l’aéroport. Porter plainte auprès de la police après une agression. Des gestes simples qui font peut-être partie de votre quotidien, mais qui ont longtemps relevé du parcours du combattant pour Timéo. C'est parfois toujours le cas aujourd’hui. Ce jeune homme de 25 ans est trans, et pendant longtemps, son apparence physique ou ses papiers d’identité l'identifiaient encore comme femme. Depuis quelques mois, il est officiellement un homme aux yeux de l’état civil, mais il subit toujours les discriminations et l’incompréhension que rencontrent les personnes trans en France. Des difficultés mises en lumière par la Journée mondiale contre l'homophobie et la transphobie, qui a lieu dimanche 17 mai.

[Turkey]
Deva Ozenen: What it's like to be a transgender election candidate in Turkey
When Deva Ozenen was campaigning on the streets of Izmir last month, a curious passer-by picked up some of her leaflets. Eager to win a voter, she began to explain her policies – but as soon as the woman heard Ms Ozenen’s deep voice, she threw the leaflets in her face, cursing and screaming as she walked away.

[Russia]
Russian police detain activists at gay flashmob in Moscow
Russian police detained 17 protesters on Sunday as they gathered in central Moscow to release colourful balloons into the air to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, an organiser of the failed flashmob said.

[Amricas]
Meet the Women Fighting Transphobia Across the Americas
These trans women are fighting for visibility and trans equality across the continent

[USA]
Beyond Kris Jenner: The wife of a trans woman opens up on sex, transitioning together and losing straight privilege
The topic of transitioning is making headlines, but it isn't news to Helen Boyd: Her "husband" became her wife

[USA]
Republicans Rally Behind State ‘Religious Freedom’ Laws
The Republican National Committee is expected to approve a resolution supporting the passage of state-level Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) legislation. The resolution passed out of committee on Wednesday and will come up for a vote before the 168-member governing body on Friday.

[MD, USA]
Trans Woman Held in Men’s Detention Unit Released
Deairra Venable, 30, a transgender woman, was released from police custody after being arrested while photographing the looting that occurred on April 27. She was held on the male side of Central Booking although she has identified as transgender since age 14.

[NY, USA]
State of New York pushes back against trans discrimination in health care
The Attorney General's office kicked off an initiative schooling health care professionals on best practices in working with transgender patients

[Cuba]
Asesinatos a homosexuales prenden la alerta en Cuba
Mientras se realizaba la VIII Jornada Cubana contra la Homofobia y la Transfobia, se supo del asesinato de un joven transexual en la ciudad de Pinar del Río, la más occidental de este país caribeño.
Murders of Gays Raise the Question of Hate Crimes in Cuba

[Chile]
50,000 march for LGBTI equality in Santiago, Chile
Marchers call on the country, which is lagging behind its more LGBT-friendly neighbors, to recognise the rights of its LGBTs citizens including full marriage rights for same-sex couples
Manifestantes exigen igualdad de género en Chile
Por la Razón o Por la Fuerza: MOVILH


[Chile]
Hace dos años que ingresó el proyecto de ley de identidad de género al congreso
El 7 de mayo del 2013, Ximena Rincón, Juan Pablo Letelier, Ricardo Lagos, Camilo Escalona y Lily Pérez, parlamentarios de differentes partidos políticos, presentaron ante el Congreso de Chile el proyecto de ley de reconocimiento de la identidad de género. Este proyecto fue elaborado por la abogada Ximena Gauché Marchetti con el apoyo de Andrés Rivera Duarte, entonces director ejecutivo de la Organización de Transsexuales por la Dignidad de la Diversidad (OTD).

[Peru]
Organizaciones conmemoran Día Internacional contra la Homofobia en Perú
El Día Internacional contra la Homofobia y la Transfobia se celebra el 17 de mayo de cada año para conmemorar la eliminación de la homosexualidad de la lista de enfermedades mentales por parte de la Asamblea General de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS).
Sí… pero no. Estado de homofobia y transfobia

[Argentina]
A tres años de la sanción de la Ley de Identidad de Género, todavía no está reglamentado el artículo de salud. ¿Qué consecuencias tiene para la vida cotidiana?
El 9 de mayo se cumplieron tres años. Y si bien la aprobación de la Ley de Identidad de Género es orgullo nacional, no es lo mismo el reconocimiento de un derecho que su puesta en práctica. No es lo mismo aprobar que reglamentar, es decir, dar las pautas concretas para su funcionamiento. Hoy, todavía, la reglamentación del artículo 11, nada menos que el de salud, es una cuenta pendiente. Estas son las consecuencias:
Relato no hay uno solo
Identidad de género: la ley permitió 6 mil nuevos “nacimientos”


[Argentina]
Reducen la pena a un violador de menores porque consideran que la víctima "es homosexual"
Piombo y Sal Llargués argumentaron que el niño de 6 años “estaba habituado a que lo abusen”. El antecedente y el pedido de juicio político.
En un fallo tan inédito como repudiable, la Cámara de Casación bonaerense le redujo la pena a un violador ya que contempló que la víctima, de 6 años, “es gay”.
Estupor en la FALGBT por el fallo que habría reducido la pena a abusador sexual por supuesta orientación sexual de su víctima

domingo, maio 17, 2015

[Portugal]
Quase 200 crimes de ódio contra pessoas LGBT em Portugal, num ano
A dois dias de se assinalar o Dia Internacional de Luta contra a Homofobia e a Transfobia, foram apresentados novos estudos, um dos quais da ILGA. Vítimas não vão à polícia. “Não queria dar mais ‘vergonhas’ à minha família.”

[Brasil]
Nota de pesar pelo falecimento de participante do programa Transcidadania
A Secretaria Municipal de Direitos Humanos e Cidadania está de luto pelo falecimento de uma das participantes do Programa Transcidadania, La Monique de Roma, 43 anos, baleada em episódio de latrocínio, na madrugada de ontem, 14 de maio de 2015, na região do Jockey Club, bairro do Butantã, São Paulo.


[International]
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights around the world
Being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is illegal in almost 80 countries, and in at least five of them is still punishable by death. In honour of the International day against homophobia and transphobia on 17 May, explore the legal situation for LGBT people around sex, marriage or civil partnerships, adoption, workplace discrimination and hate crime by region, country and overall population

[UK]
Trans man claims anti-homophobia football tournament is discriminatory
A “Football v Homophobia” event at the University of Nottingham has been accused of discriminating against trans people.

[UK]
Britain's oldest transgender woman Ruth Rose: 'We are people in our own right'
Ruth Rose, from Newhaven in East Sussex, has spent most of her life as James. In 2014, she became the oldest person in Britain to have undergone gender reassignment surgery and works around the clock to promote elderly and transgender rights. Despite having turned 82 in May, she has no intention of slowing down.

[UK]
NatWest apologises after initially refusing to change transgender woman's title from Mr to Ms
Bank says the snub by the New Street branch was down to 'human error'
NatWest apologises for refusing transgender woman's request to change account title

[Austria]
Conchita Wurst: Some people think I’m a trans woman
Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst has spoken about people assuming that she is a trans woman, but says she is “very strict about the difference”.

[Turkey]
Two Trans Women in Critical Condition as Turkey Sees Rash of Transphobic Violence
In May alone, seven trans women have been stabbed by men on the street or in their homes, with almost no arrests made.

[India]
Leading the Transgender People's Battle for Rights
A banner at the entrance of Hassan Marikkar Memorial, Palayam, on Friday, read ‘Welcome Tiruchi Siva MP, the warrior for transgender people’. Superlatives, comical and rarely true, often find a place on banners for politicians.

[India]
36 change gender through affidavits
Emboldened by the Supreme Court verdict, 36 individuals of Angul town on Friday approached a court to change their gender identity.

[India]
Long haul for transgenders
Born as men, they had chosen to live as women.

[Australia]
Gold Coast mother speaks out about bullying her son received because his brother wears skirts
Five-year-old Terrell Stubbs has been coming home from school with bruises — because his younger brother likes to wear skirts.

[Canada]
LGBTQ support for transgendered Edmonton girl
While Edmonton Catholic School board chair Debbie Engel and trustee Patricia Grell lock horns over whether a seven-year-old transgendered girl should be allowed to use the girls' bathroom, the message from LGBTQ supporters is clear: "let her pee in peace."

[Canada]
Catholic trustee tells Edmonton rally she’s not worried about repercussions in washroom controversy
Catholic school trustee Patricia Grell told supporters rallying outside the Catholic school district office Friday she’s prepared for any consequences for vocally supporting a seven-year-old transgender student who wants to use the girls bathroom at school.
Rally held in support of Edmonton Catholic school trustee

[USA]
UFC Women's Champ: 'I Wouldn't Refuse' to Fight a Trans Athlete
Ronda Rousey has walked back last year's comments on not fighting Fallon Fox due to the trans woman's supposed 'unfair' physical advantage — a claim debunked by medical experts.

[USA]
What The Nation’s Doctors Say About Transgender Rights And Marriage Equality
The American College of Physicians (ACP) is the largest organization of internists in the country, with 141,000 members — making it the U.S.’s second largest physician group after the American Medical Association. This week, the ACP issued an extensive position paper detailing how best to serve LGBT people, including a number of political positions about what would best support LGBT people’s health.

[USA]
One Million Moms Comes Out Against the Girl Scouts
One Million Moms (OMM), the media watchdog arm of the anti-gay hate group American Family Association (AFA), took a break from patrolling the airwaves this week to attack an American institution -- the Girl Scouts of America (GSA).
Anti-LGBT Groups: Girls Scouts Running A 'Dangerous' 'Social Engineering Experiment On Children'
Right-Wing Radio Host: Don't Buy Girl Scout Cookies Since The 'Freaks' 'Pimp Abortion And Gender Identity Garbage'


[AZ, USA]
Transgender Guatemalan Woman Gets Asylum, Waits for Work Permit
Nicoll Hernandez-Polanco is in the process of receiving immigration permits and she “can’t wait to get a job” in Tucson after having received asylum from the U.S. government.

[MI, USA]
Transgender Student Wins Right To Graduate Under Name He Identifies With
A transgender student in the Van Buren School District will graduate this month under the identity he assumed as a freshman. Sebastian Newell fought and won the right to graduate as Sebastian and not the name on his birth certificate, Maura.

[MN, USA]
MN religious right asks supporters to ‘swarm’ capitol to support anti-transgender legislation
With just days before the end of the 2015 legislative session, the Minnesota Family Council and the Minnesota Child Protection League are organizing support for a provision in a K-12 education omnibus bill that would block transgender-inclusive school policies.

[MS, USA]
Officials, activists struggle with housing transgender people in jail
Recent arrest of Alaina Mauffray brings issue to attention on Coast

[Mexico]
Marcharán contra cierre de antros gays en Ecatepec
Representantes y dueños de establecimientos nocturnos para la Comunidad Lésbico Gay, Bisexuales y Transexuales (LGBT), anunciaron una “Marcha del Orgullo y el Respeto a la Diversidad Sexual” para el próximo sábado en las principales vialidades de Ecatepec en protesta por el cierre de esos lugares ya que, dicen, se ha expuesto a los integrantes de ese núcleo a agresiones al visitar a otros sitios de diversión.

[Costa Rica]
Decreto: instituciones públicas tendrán que identificar a ciudadanos transgénero que así lo pidan
Trabajadores y usuarios de servicios en instituciones públicas pueden ser reconocidos para trámites con el nombre que deseen

[Colombia]
Corte solicitó al Mindefensa crear protocolo de admisión de transexuales en las Fuerzas Armadas
El alto tribunal determinó que éste debe estar dirigido a abolir cualquier tipo de discriminación por su condición sexual.
Corte instó a MinDefensa a incluir transexuales al servicio militar

[Peru]
Organizaciones conmemoran Día Internacional contra la Homofobia y Transfobia
El Día Internacional contra la Homofobia y la Transfobia se celebra el 17 de mayo de cada año para conmemorar la eliminación de la homosexualidad de la lista de enfermedades mentales por parte de la Asamblea General de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS).

sábado, maio 16, 2015

[Portugal]
Quem representa as pessoas trans e intersexo?
As pessoas trans e intersexo estão bem representadas em Portugal. E por elas próprias, como se pôde ver na audição pública que teve lugar na Assembleia da República, no passado dia 5 de maio.

[Europe]
European Court of Human Rights: “Gender Identity” Protected Against Discrimination
In a judgment delivered on May 12, 2015, Identoba and Others v. Georgia, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) clarified that all trans people are protected against discrimination on grounds of gender identity under art. 14 of the Convention (ECHR). This is an important and awaited step.

[Brasil]
"Descobri peças em que me reconheço", diz Laerte sobre moda transgênero
"Às vezes, um cara tem que se montar, ué?", disse o personagem das tirinhas Hugo Baracchini, após passar batom, depilar-se e colocar uma peruca. Mais do que um simples e genial quadrinho de Laerte, foi a partir dele que o cartunista passou a perceber que era transgênero.

[UK]
Vanessa Santillan 'murder': Man charged over death of transgender escort
Murder detectives have this evening charged a man with killing Vanessa Santillan, the transgender escort who was found dead in a Fulham flat.

[Pakistan]
Four Pakistani Trans Women 'Mysteriously' Murdered in One Week
Few clues are forthcoming in the possible murder of 30-year-old Pakistani trans woman Almaroof Bijli, whose body was discovered mutilated and burned near a Gungal busstop May 5. Her death was followed three days later by the possibly hate-motivated drive-by shooting of three trans women in Rawalpindi, reports Pakistani news site Dawn.


[Canada]
Catholic School Board chair defends discouraging transgender girl from using girls' washroom
The head of Edmonton Catholic Schools' Board of Trustees is disappointed the district is being painted as a "district who doesn't care" about where a seven-year-old transgender student wants to go to the bathroom at school.
Catholic trustees wage war over transgender seven-year-old

[Canada]
Transgender woman who beat man to death in B.C. cabin sentenced to 8 years
A transgender woman who went into a rage after being insulted about her sexual identity and beat a man to death with a baseball bat was Thursday sentenced to eight years in prison.

[USA]
Bigots aren’t happy with Girl Scouts accepting transgender youth
“This latest thing is just one more slap in the face to Christian parents, which is now you don’t have to be a girl to be a member of Girl Scouts. You can just be questioning your gender or a boy who would like to be a girl.” — Penny Nance, of Concerned Women for America, speaking on American Family Radio’s Today’s Issues about the Girl Scouts decision to accept transgender youth.
Penny Nance: Girl Scout Transgender Policy A 'Slap In The Face To Christian Parents'
Girl Scouts of the USA again come under fire for transgender policy
Girl Scouts of America policy change: Boys dressing as girls can join


[CT, USA]
An easier path to new ID for transgender persons
With little debate, the House of Representatives voted 126 to 18 Thursday night for legislation easing the way for transgender people to legally change their sex on birth certificates, drivers’ licenses and other forms of identification in Connecticut.
House Endorses Bill To Allow Transgender People to Update Their Birth Certificates

[DC, USA]
Casa Ruby house for homeless LGBT youth set to open
The first five residents of the Casa Ruby house for homeless LGBT youth were scheduled to move into the three-story Victorian townhouse in the city’s Columbia Heights neighborhood this weekend, according to Casa Ruby founder and executive director Ruby Corado.

[IN, USA]
More Indiana cities offer transgender health benefits
An initiative by the city of Bloomington has led to municipal employees in more than 30 Indiana cities and towns gaining access to transgender-inclusive health care benefits.

[MA, USA]
Transgender woman reported missing following brain surgery
A 28-year-old Chicago transgender woman named Sherry Berry been missing now for nine days following May 6, 2015 reports filed by her family and the Chicago Police Department (CPD).

[MI, USA]
State House GOP Introduces Bill To Void Local Human Rights Ordinances
In an attempt to create uniform community benefits ordinances throughout the state, a Michigan lawmaker has waged war against the 38 municipal LGBT civil rights ordinances that have been passed in cities across Michigan.

[NV, USA]
Nevada Legislature passes LGBT-inclusive anti-bullying protections for students
The Nevada Legislature on Wednesday passed a sweeping anti-bullying measure supported by Gov. Brian Sandoval despite some Republican concerns that it was rushed.

[NY, USA]
New York Launching “First-Of-Its-Kind” Transgender Health Care Program
The state’s attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, is teaming up with hospitals and advocates to educate about the law and best practices for transgender health services on Friday.

[SC, USA]
LGBT Legislation stalled at the statehouse
The fight for equal treatment could be running into a roadblock in South Carolina. That issue was debated for hours at the statehouse Thursday. South Carolina is one of more than two dozen states where someone can be fired because of their sexuality. Some say the law already protects them, but there are plenty of others who say it does not.

[El Salvador]
V Marcha contra la Trans, Lesbo, Homo, Bi e Interfobia El Salvador 2015
La “V Marcha contra la Trans, Lesbo, Homo, Bi e Interfobia El Salvador 2015” se realizó con éxito este 14 de Mayo. La actividad bajo la organización liderada, este año, por Colectivo Alejandría salió del redondel Plaza México y concluyó en la Asamblea Legislativa.

sexta-feira, maio 15, 2015

[Portugal]
A solidão do ser(-se assim)
Quando, ao longo da tua vida, sentes-te só e tens a sensação nítida de que não tens com quem falar, alguém que te entenda, que te compreenda, e que parece que estás a falar numa língua alienígena qualquer, é simples a conclusão: és trans como eu.

[UK]
NatWest allows trans woman to use ‘Ms’ instead of ‘Mr’ following PinkNews report
Following a report by PinkNews, NatWest has agreed to update a trans woman’s title on her bank account to “Ms”, rather than “Mr”.

[Turkey]
Two transphobic attacks in Istanbul
On Tuesday night, 12 May 2015, 2 trans women sex workers were attacked in different districts in Istanbul (Findikzade and Bagdat Boulevard).

[Nepal]
The challenges faced by LGBTI members following the earthquake in Nepal
Seven years ago, Reshma Tamang left his home in Gorkha district as a young man, to come to the capital Kathmandu. Now with his home crushed by the quake, he yearns to return but cannot because he is a transgender woman.

[Malaysia]
Negri cross-dressing case appeal to be heard on August 13
On November 7, 2014 judge Datuk Mohd Hishamudin Mohd Yunus declared the Negri Sembilan Shariah Criminal Enactment had violated the rights of Muslim transgenders. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 14, 2015.The Federal Court will hear on August 13 the Negri Sembilan government's appeal against a Court of Appeal ruling which held that a provision in the state religious enactment criminalising cross-dressing by Muslims is unconstitutional.

[Canada]
Edmonton Catholic school bans transgender child, 7, from girls' washroom
I’m really worried about the impact of this stance we’ve taken on that child,' trustee says
Edmonton Catholic school trustee supporting transgendered student

[USA]
Dept. of Education Renews Call to Investigate Anti-Trans Discrimination in Schools
Joined by over 300 transgender and LGBT community members and allies at the National Center for Transgender Equality’s (NCTE) 12th Anniversary Celebration, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine E. Lhamon renewed the Education Department’s call to investigate and resolve Title IX sex discrimination violations against transgender students nationwide.

[USA]
Bill would prohibit credit discrimination against LGBT people
Democratic lawmakers have introduced legislation to prohibit creditors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

[USA]
Is gender identity biologically hard-wired?
At an early age, 8-year-old Skyler Kelly began to let his parents know that what he looked like on the outside, a girl, is not how he felt on the inside. The science of gender identity isn't fully understood, but new research points to a complex set of factors, including biological ones. Special correspondent Jackie Judd talks to families and researchers who are working on these discoveries.

[USA]
Ask Lambda Legal — Stop Prison Rape
Q: My friend is a transgender woman in a men’s prison. Last year she was raped, and I’m afraid it’ll happen again. Why can’t she be moved to a women’s prison?

[CO, USA]
Man charged with hate crime in transgender assault
Hate-crime charges were announced Wednesday against a man involved in an alleged assault against a transgender person in April.
Boulder transient facing bias-motivated charge in assault on transgender man

[DC, USA]
Reeves Center to host Capital Trans Pride
The ninth annual Capital Trans Pride will take place on Saturday at the Reeves Municipal Center in Northwest D.C.

[FL, USA]
Tampa transgender teen explains what it's like to transition from male to female
Moments after Angel "Ariel" Zavala, 16, stepped onto campus at Alonzo High School a student hurled an insult.
"I was called a hermaphrodite in the hallways," she explained.

[LA, USA]
LOOK: This New Orleans Billboard Makes 400K Aware of Transphobic Violence Daily
BreakOUT!, an LGBT youth of color activist group in New Orleans, has put up a new billboard commuters can't ignore.

[IL, USA]
Illinois Legislature Advances Gender Identity Protection Bill
This week the Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously passed a bill that will ensure that transgender people are respected after death. The bill has already passed the House.

[MA, USA]
Massachusetts Democratic Party Endorses Bill to Provide Gender Identity Protections
The Massachusetts Democratic State Committee unanimously voted to endorse legislation that, if passed, would prohibit discrimination in public accommodations based on gender identity. Public accommodations are places like restaurants, parks, retails stores, hotels, theaters, healthcare facilities, and rental offices that are used by the public.

[MI, USA]
‘I get to be the person that I feel I am’ — Transgender man opens up about his transition
2015 is shaping up to be the biggest year of Jay Morgan’s life. In late January, the 20-year-old made the decision to begin transitioning from female to male.

[MN, USA]
MN Radio hosts: LGBT inclusion in schools will lead to sexual assault
On Monday, radio hosts on AM 980 KKMS made the false claim that the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and the inclusion of gay, lesbian, and bisexual troops in the military has led to an increase in sexual assaults in the Armed Forces, and that if schools allow the inclusion of LGBT students — in particular transgender students — schools will see an increase in sexual assaults.

[WY, USA]
Laramie City Council passes state's first LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance
The City Council passed an ordinance Wednesday night that will protect gay and transgender people from discrimination at work, in housing and in public places such as restaurants.
17 years after Matt Shepard’s murder, Laramie, Wyo., passes measure to protect LGBT residents

[Mexico]
En Izúcar existe homofobia en contra de personas transgénero, lésbico – gays
Un asesinato de un travesti y un suicidio de un gay, se han presentado en el 2015
Hablar de chicas transexuales y gays, en el seno familiar, los obliga a dejar sus hogares

[Mexico]
#FelicidadPúrpura contra la homofobia y la transfobia en México
Blogueros, tuiteros, activistas LGBT, empresarios y periodistas, hacen un llamado a acabar con los prejuicios

[Cuba]
Cuba LGBT Rights: Trans Woman Yosvani Muñoz Robaina Reportedly Stoned To Death As Country Prepares For Global Day Against Homophobia
Yosvani Muñoz Robaina, 24, a transsexual man, was reportedly stoned on April 26th by bigoted teens. That’s according to an article published on May 9th by 14 Y Medio, a blog run by Cuban dissident Yoani Sánchez. The article stirred a debate among readers, many of whom are Cuban expats or Latin Americans from other countries, as the region responds to an emerging LGBT rights movement. Then men who allegedly killed Robaina were “a group of young boys who had nothing better to do that hurt people that never messed with anyone,” according to Robaina’s mother, Muñoz Robaina. According to her, two minors and one adult have been detained by police in connection with the stoning, which she says killed Robaina from internal hemorrhaging.

[Jamaica]
UN pressure mounts for Jamaica to repeal anti-gay laws, improve LGBT environment
More international pressure is being applied on Jamaica to repeal laws believed to be infringing on the human rights of vulnerable groups including gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered (LGBT) people.

quinta-feira, maio 14, 2015

[Portugal]
HIV and transgender sex workers in Portugal:Findings from a participatory study
Background
Sex workers are at greater risk of HIV infection compared toother population groups; transgender sex workers (TSW) areparticularly vulnerable due to additional stigma. Still, HIV epi-demiological and behavioural data among TSW in Portugal isnon-existent. This study aims to provide information on HIVinfection among male-to-female TSW in Portugal.

[Portugal]
Intervenção de MI GUERREIRO
Intervenção de MI GUERREIRO na Audição Pública "Pessoas trans e intersexo: que reconhecimento e que novos direitos?"

[UK]
Natwest refuses to change trans woman’s title from ‘Mr’
A trans woman has criticised NatWest after she was told she cold not change her title on her bank account without a gender recognition certificate.

[UK]
Huzzah, Britain Now Has More Openly Queer Legislators Than Any Other Country
This isn’t a great moment to be a liberal in Britain. In last Thursday’s general election, our largest left-wing party was eviscerated, leaving the Conservative Party with enough of a majority to do pretty much whatever it wants over the next five years. (So far, this appears to be cutting disability benefits, scrapping the Human Rights Act, and bringing back foxhunting.)

[UK]
Camp comforts children questioning gender identity
For children who may be questioning their gender identity, the world can be an confusing place. But for one long weekend, some children can freely express themselves alongside their parents and siblings at a camp designed specifically for them.

[France]
Sex-change sterilization slammed as 'degrading'
France scores well on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights in a new review, but a spokesman for campaign group ILGA-Europe slammed a "degrading" sterilization requirement for gender reassignment.

[Sweden]
Sweden scores top spot for gays in Scandinavia
Sweden has scored highest in Scandinavia and fourth in Europe in the latest review of how lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people experience human rights across the continent, by campaign group ILGA-Europe.

[Denmark]
Denmark 'lagging behind' on LGBT rights
Denmark was among the top ten in Europe in the latest review of how lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people experience human rights across the continent, but community leaders say the nation should do better.

[Malta]
Updated: Early hitch found in gender identity law; Opposition to move amendments
An early hitch in the new gender identity law has left transgender people who were adopted as children unable to legally change their sex.
PN proposes amendment to gender identity law’s ‘adoption’ oversight

[Turkey]
2 Transphobic Hate Attacks in Istanbul, Turkey - Last Night
12 May 2015 Tuesday night, 2 trans women sex workers were attacked in different districts in Istanbul (Findikzade and Bagdat Boulevard).
Migel, a trans woman sex worker living in Findikzade, was attacked at her own apartment by a group of men. She was brutally injured with deep cuts on several parts of her body. She was brought to Sisli Etfal Hospital by her friends. Later the same night the attackers were caught.
Isil, another trans woman sex worker in Bagdat Boulevard, was attacked by a group of 5 men. Her jaw was broken. However, her situation is fine now and the search for finding the attackers is going on.
The attacks on trans women have increased recently.

[Russia]
Russia lawmakers propose banning trans people from marrying
New bill would close loophole that allowed trans woman to wed her girlfriend
Russian Lawmakers Propose Banning Marriages For Trans People

[Pakistan]
Transgender persons’ killings: Investigator says ‘extremists’ may be behind recent murders
The Rawalpindi police have linked the recent killings and attacks on members of the transgender community with ‘extremist militants’, adding that possibilities of rivalries between transgender groups and monetary disputes too cannot be ruled out.

[Vietnam]
Government proposes permission for transgender in Vietnam
On May 12, the National Assembly Standing Committee discussed the amended Civil Code, particularly the contents on transgender.

[USA]
TLDEF Applauds Guidance Requiring Insurers to Provide Transgender People with Access to Sex-Specific Care Under Affordable Care Act
TLDEF commends the U.S. Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services for issuing guidance yesterday stating that health insurance companies must cover sex-specific preventive care, including mammograms and pap smears, for transgender people. That care must be provided without regard to sex assigned at birth, gender identity, or recorded sex. Transgender people are routinely denied coverage when insurance companies arbitrarily determine that their care does not align with the sex listed in the insurer’s records. The guidance states that insurance companies must cover the medically necessary care transgender people need:
US Gov: Health plans may not restrict preventive services for transgender people

[USA]
What Do People Mean When They Say They Want The ‘Truth’ About Transgender People?
Bruce Jenner’s coming out as transgender has greatly increased the visibility of transgender people, but it has likewise increased the number of writers talking about transgender identities. Though guidance is widely available for how to respect trans people, that guidance relies on a bit of understanding about exactly what it means to be transgender. Some recent cases demonstrate that skepticism — or outright antipathy — regarding gender identity remain an obstacles in these conversations.

[USA]
FDA to Maintain Discriminatory Blood Ban; Impact on Trans People Still Unclear
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today proposed to narrow, but not eliminate, its unsound and discriminatory policy of prohibiting blood donation by anyone deemed “men who have sex with men” or MSM. Instead of a lifetime ban of blood donation by “MSM” or anyone who has had sex with “MSM,” the FDA has proposed to shorten the period of the ban to one year since donors have had “sex with men.” This proposal, like the existing ban, is based on unfounded assumptions rather than medical science and has been sharply criticized by HIV and LGBT advocates and medical authorities. The new FDA proposal also states that who is “MSM” will be determined based on self-reported gender. However, the FDA’s proposal also confusingly states that blood collection agencies “may exercise discretion” when blood donors have transitioned.

[AR, USA]
Gay-bias ban wins in Eureka Springs
71% of voters say ‘yes’ to ordinance
Eureka Springs voters approve keeping anti-discrimination law in place

[CA, USA]
California Trans Teen's Inspirational Journey from Near Dropout to Prom Queen
Like many trans youth rejected in school, at one time prom queen Angie Esteban found herself skipping class and getting into fights.

[UT, USA]
New Utah law raises landlord concerns over transgender tenants
At least three men who identify as women recently applied to live in female off-campus student housing but made other arrangements after tenants in the apartment balked at having them as roommates.
Some LGBT Residents Critical of Utah Anti-Discrimination Law

[WY, USA]
Laramie Non-Discrimination Ordinance Vote Wednesday
Will Welch has been fighting for sexual orientation and gender identity equality in Wyoming since early last year.

quarta-feira, maio 13, 2015

[Portugal]
Intervenção de ALEXANDRE PACHECO
Intervenção de Alexandre Pacheco, representante da rede ex aequo, na Audição Pública "Pessoas trans e intersexo: que reconhecimento e que novos direitos?"

[International]
#May17Because intersex children do not need your interventions
According to Advocates for Informed Choice (AIC), a nonprofit organization advocating on behalf of intersex children, an estimated one in 2,000 babies is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy and/or chromosome pattern that doesn’t seem to fit typical definitions of male or female. In America beginning in the 1950’s, infants and children born with intersex traits were given multiple surgeries and other medical interventions intended to make their bodies appear to match the understood standards of male and female. Their families were told to keep this a secret. Doctors believed that early surgery and secrecy would help the child develop a “normal” gender identity; ignoring the life-long emotional and physical impact of their actions on the intersex people.

[Europa]
Europa pide acabar con las cirugías a intersexuales sin su consentimiento
El Consejo de Europa ha publicado un informe en el que recomienda a los Estados acabar con las intervenciones de cirugía irreversibles y los tratamientos médicos a las personas intersexuales sin su consentimiento ante una situación que califica de "violación de los derechos humanos" de estas personas.
Europe must step up efforts to protect intersex people
Intersex rights put in the spotlight by Council of Europe


[Europe]
Which country is leading Europe when it comes to LGBTI equality?
Scotland leaves the rest of the UK and Europe behind while Azerbaijan scores even lower than Russia when it comes to LGBTI equality and human rights

[UK]
Trans woman denied access to Primark changing room
Joni Bendall has spoken out about the abuse she faces in her home town of Ipswich.

[Indonesia]
Indonesia's transgender priests face uncertain future
An ancient tradition is slowly disappearing as many young transgender choose to become beauticians instead of bissu

[Australia]
OII Australia - Council of Europe on “Human rights and intersex people”
We warmly congratulate the Council of Europe and report author Silvan Agius for a landmark report on the human rights of people with intersex variations. The report contains 8 clear and simple recommendations, and strong analysis.

[Australia]
Gender dysphoria clinic to receive extra funding
The Victorian Government has announced there will be extra funding for the Gender Dysphoria Clinic at the Royal Children's Hospital, after speculation that the clinic was initially left out of the budget.

[USA]
Feds Tell Insurance Companies That Transgender People Need Mammograms Too
Transgender people face two prominent hurdles to equitable health care: coverage of procedures related to their actual gender transition (hormones, surgery, etc.) and coverage of sex-specific procedures that are as important for transgender people as for others, like mammograms, prostate exams, and cervical Pap tests. New guidance issued this week from the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury affirms that insurance companies must provide the services in this second category without discriminating on the basis of gender identity.
Federal Gov: No, Insurers Can't Deny Transgender Patients Preventive Care

[CA, USA]
California Veteran Shares Story of Gender Transition
A local transgender veteran is sharing her story of transitioning with FOX40.

[FL, USA]
Maddie's Story: The girl born a boy
Ana and Yannick saw the signs very early.
Their son, Matthew, only wanted to play with toys typically associated with girls. He wanted to grow his hair long like young girls would. And he desperately wanted to wear dresses.

[GA, USA]
Georgia Trans Inmate Ashley Diamond Relocated After Receiving Threats
Despite federal help in her health discrimination claim, Diamond has continued to face sexual abuse while imprisoned, including at least seven alleged rapes.

[LA, USA]
Bathroom access for transgender woman at Baton Rouge courthouse causes stir
A transgender woman working in the cafeteria of Baton Rouge’s downtown state courthouse said building managers wrongly denied her access to the women’s bathrooms, discriminating against her by restricting her access to those facilities.

[NY, USA]
A Camp That Lets Kids Be Themselves…Even if it Means Wearing a Dress
When Bruce Jenner appeared on 20/20 last month and talked openly with Diane Sawyer about his transition from male to female, he immediately transformed an issue that had largely been considered a joke into a serious discussion.

[PA, USA]
Local residents react to Bruce Jenner interview
Former Olympian, Bruce Jenner, recently announced on an ABC News Special that he is transitioning to a woman.

[WA, USA]
Turned Away for Being Transgender, Seattle Woman Sues Blood Bank
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration still categorizes transgender women as 'men who have sex with men,' meaning they're considered 'higher risk' in formal recommendations to blood banks.
Transgender woman files lawsuit against blood bank that wouldn't accept her plasma

[Mexico]
"Mujercitos", homofobia para planas de nota roja
Susana Vargas Cervantes recopila en un libro diversos textos que sobre travestis y homosexuales publicó ese semanario entre 1963 y 1986.

[Cuba]
Unos adolescentes lapidan hasta la muerte a una mujer transexual en Cuba
Una mujer transexual ha sido asesinada en Pinar del Río, Cuba, de un modo terrible: lapidada a pedradas. La víctima, de 24 años, Yosvani Robaina y a quien muchos conocían como La Eterna, estaba caminando por el parque Roberto Amarán cuando unos adolescentes comenzaron a lanzarle piedras en el cuerpo y la cabeza.
Muere un transexual apedreado en la ciudad de Pinar del Río
Lapidan a transexual en Cuba


[Ecuador]
Silueta X pide que se aclaren muertes de personas GLBTI
La Asociación Silueta X, a través del Observatorio de Justicia y Derechos Humanos de los GLBTI, demandó de las autoridades de Justicia y Policía, el esclarecimiento de uno de sus miembros identificado como Byron Flores Correa o ‘Katty’.


[Honduras]
‘They have silenced us completely’
Human rights activists, journalists and LGBT citizens are regularly targeted by right-wing killers. As one who isn't afraid to speak out says: 'There is an ideology of domination and violence in this country'