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sexta-feira, março 06, 2015

[Portugal]
Balanços...
Depois de algum tempo para digerir e para ter um dia menos mau para os meus olhos, eis que me sinto preparada para um balanço do ano de 2014, sendo que esse balanço vem até agora, Março. Afectos, desafectos, fotos, escritas, desilusões e muita maldade fizeram parte do meu ano que passou. Coisas que permanecem até aos dias de hoje, por isso o meu 2014 é com continuação.

[Brasil]
Cinco dias depois de achado o corpo, quem vai chorar no velório da travesti?
Vinte e oito pessoas. Familiares, amigos próximos dos pais, duas crianças, meninas - sobrinhas de Ágata ou Robson? Dois pastores de igrejas evangélicas. Ao som do violino e de cânticos, que contrastavam com os soluços da mãe, a travesti encontrada morta na última sexta-feira, no córrego Imbirussú, foi enterrada ontem no Cemitério Memorial Park, em Campo Grande. Sobre o caixão, uma foto antiga, de um passado onde a identidade era Robson Elias, dividia espaço com as margaridas brancas e amarelas que talvez descrevessem mais Ágata Renata, como era conhecida.

[Brasil]
Rapaz que matou travesti em Pulinópolis confessa crime na delegacia e é liberado na presença de advogado
Na presença de um advogado criminal, Renato Pívaro Alexandrino de 27 anos compareceu na delegacia de polícia de Mandaguaçu e confessou ter matado no último final de semana uma travesti no Distrito de Pulinópolis. A vítima Paulo Roberto Alves Viana de 28 anos conhecido por "Lorena Bhals" foi assassinada com golpes de barra de ferro no último domingo (1).

[Netherlands]
New push to end male/female sex registry
The D66 is pushing for gender registration to be removed from documents if does not serve a specific purpose. The party will argue this issue during a debate on emancipation today, RTL reports.

[India]
Transgender Models Create Calendar To Overcome Prejudice In Indian Society
Transgender people in India regularly come up against intense prejudice, including both verbal and physical threats.
But in the face of that hostility, a group of trans models have come together in Delhi to create a new calendar celebrating their unique community.

[India]
Fighting for transgender rights
Transgender S. Veena, hailing from a Dalit family, has been through stigmatisation right from childhood, which perhaps made her launch a valiant fight for the rights of sexual minorities.

[India]
In a first, Mumbai activist’s passport lists sex as transgender
When Satyashree Sharmila decided to apply for a passport online last October, the form asked her to fill up the sex column as 'Male' or 'Female'. The 33-year-old, who had given up the gender she was born into over a decade ago and now identifies as a transgender, approached the passport authorities with her problem. They asked her to tick any of the boxes in the online form and promised to change it later. But Satyashree was not having any of it.

[Thailand]
Photo of monk touching trans woman's breasts sparks outrage in Thailand
Buddhist monks are not allowed any physical contact with the opposite sex

[USA]
Transgender Activist Jen Richards On Role Models, Resources And Media Portrayals Of The Trans Community
I had the chance to catch up with Jen Richards, a transgender activist and media specialist to address transgender portrayals in the media, trans resources, and her role models. This is a 4-part series on our You Tube Channel.

[CA, USA]
Bill incentivizes companies to offer trans benefits
Companies that seek state contracts in California would be unable to do so if they do not offer their transgender employees the same benefits other employees receive under legislation pending in the Statehouse.

[CA, USA]
Doctor recalls dispute in Doubtfire arson case
The doctor who owns the house known for its role in the 1993 film Mrs. Doubtfire testified this week that he and the transgender woman accused of setting fire to the home had had a dispute over surgery he had performed.

[CA, USA]
Taja DeJesus: Community Raises Thousands for Transgender Woman Murdered in San Francisco
Community members are scrambling to collect cash on behalf of 36-year-old Taja DeJesus who was found stabbed to death in a stairway outside a Bayview building four weeks ago.

[FL, USA]
Florida public bathroom bill upsets transgender people
Bill upsets transgender people who would have to use bathrooms of their birth sex
Florida transgender people upset by bathroom bill
State bill could force transgender people to show ID before entering public restroom
Transgender community protests bathroom bill
"Anti-Transgender" Bill Proposes Jail Time for Using Wrong Restroom
(UPDATED)
'Bathroom bill' to block transgender ordinances passes first hurdle

[GA, USA]
Georgia ‘License To Discriminate’ Bill Forced Through Committee During Bathroom Break
Georgia Republicans have used a number of nefarious methods to get their way over the years, but earlier this week they busted out an especially sneaky new tactic: voting on legislation when Democrats are, um, temporarily indisposed.

[NC, USA]
Policy gives city of Charlotte transgender employees bathroom choice
But Government Center visitors will be handled on ‘case-by-case’ basis

[NY, USA]
Indictment in Islan Nettles’ 2013 Harlem Slaying
Roughly 18 months after Islan Nettles died from injuries she suffered during an assault in Harlem, the Manhattan district attorney announced an indictment on manslaughter and assault charges in the killing.
TLDEF Responds to Indictment in the Killing of Islan Nettles
Suspect Indicted in Beating Death of N.Y. Trans Woman Islan Nettles


[NY, USA]
Burden of Proof
The government ought to recognize that "our gender assignment doesn’t depend on our genitals," says activist Kate Bornstein.

[PA, USA]
TLDEF Applauds Introduction of Comprehensive Transgender Health Care Legislation in Pennsylvania
The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) applauds the introduction of legislation in Pennsylvania that would ban the discriminatory exclusion of transgender care in health insurance plans. Introduced by Democratic State Representative Mark Cohen, HB 304, the Transgender Health Benefits Act, would end the widespread practice of excluding coverage for transgender health care in that state. It would require all health insurance plans – including the state’s Medicaid program – to cover transition-related care, including hormone therapy, mental health services, and surgery.

[SD, USA]
USD Introduces Gender Neutral Housing
Male and female college students in Vermillion will soon be able to live together on campus. The University of South Dakota is introducing Gender Neutral Housing for the fall semester.

[Mexico]
Asesinan a golpes a La Barbie en un departamento de Clavijero
Con golpes en todo el cuerpo, fue encontrado el cadáver de un homosexual en su departamento ubicado en el boulevard Clavijero número 409, entre las calles Fernando Arruti y Juan Nepomuceno.
El hallazgo se hizo este miércoles alrededor del mediodía, cuando un varón que antes vivía con él llegó a visitarlo y lo encontró sin vida en la habitación, tirado junto a su cama.


[Dominican Republic]
The World of Intersex Children and One Person's Journey Between Two Sexes
Growing up in a small town near Barahona, Dominican Republic, southwest of the island home to pristine beaches not yet sullied by the outside world, I heard stories about children nicknamed "guevedoces."

[Chile]
Zuliana Araya anunció que realizará una demanda por homofobia tras polémico Concejo Municipal
Una demanda por discriminación y homofobia, aferrándose a la Ley Zamudio, fue anunciada por la Concejal de Valparaíso, Zuliana Araya, quien acusó ser tratada por nombre de hombre públicamente en plena sesión del Concejo Municipal.

quinta-feira, março 05, 2015

[España]
Colectivos Trans del estado español crean en Sevilla la "Plataforma por los Derechos Trans"
Colectivos de diferentes comunidades del estado español se han dado cita en Sevilla, para analizar la situación de las personas transexuales, aunar fuerzas y decidir estrategias que posibiliten una defensa común de sus reivindicaciones, evitando el agravio comparativo de unas comunidades con respecto a otras. Por ello han decidido constituirse en Plataforma por los Derechos Trans - #NadieSinIdentidad.

[UK]
Male-born security guard bags dream job as female police officer
A security guard who was born a man has revealed how she is set to fulfil her lifelong dream - pounding the beat as a woman police officer.
Transgender Jamie Lee Curtis, 29, from South Shields, Northumbria, has bagged her dream job after surgery gave her confidence to become a woman.
Miss Curtis, whose male name was Jamie Leigh, will be a Police Community Support Officer in the north east, although she does not want to reveal the exact police force.
She was offered the position following a series of interviews at the end of last year. Miss Curtis said she realised she was female when she was tiny.

[UK]
This short film captures exactly what it is like to be a trans teen
Silent T is winning awards, and one of its creators Harry Taylor speaks to Gay Star News about the heartbreaking video

[France]
La militante trans’ Delphine Philbert lance un appel pour financer son pourvoi en cassation
Cette militante cherche à rassembler des moyens financiers pour se pourvoir en cassation et poursuivre son combat judiciaire contre les atteintes aux droits des personnes trans'.
Pour pouvoir poursuivre son combat judiciaire, la militante trans’ Delphine Philbert (qui tient notamment le blog Yagg Connaitre ce qu’est la transidentité!) a lancé un appel à financement participatif afin d’obtenir les 2200 euros nécessaires pour débuter un pourvoi en cassation avant le 16 mars.

[Denmark]
Hundreds of Danes using new sex change law
Over 300 Danes have requested an official sex change since Denmark scrapped a law requiring people to be sterilized as part of the sex change procedure before they could be legally recognized as another gender.
Hundreds of Danes seeking sex changes

[Malta]
Parliament approves Gender Identity Bill unanimously but Opposition pinpoints flaws
Parliament tonight unanimously approved the gender identity bill, titled an Act to provide for the recognition and registration of the gender of a person and to regulate the effects of such a change. The bill also provides for the recognition and protection of the sex characteristics of a person.
Opposition MP warns of unanswered questions in Gender Identity Bill

[USA]
Task Force Announces Transgender Leadership Exchange Participants
The National LGBTQ Task Force has announced the individuals selected to participate in this year’s Transgender Leadership Exchange, a unique six-month leadership development program for transgender and gender non-conforming community leaders.

[CA, USA]
Transgender community seeks safer campus environment at protest
Zo Anthony Shay yelled Tuesday afternoon. He marched to Chancellor Gene Block’s office, demanding a safer campus for transgender students.

[CA, USA]
California High School Elects Trans Homecoming Princess, Gay King
Times are changing for LGBT youth in exciting ways, say the newly crowned royalty at Enochs High School in Modesto.

[FL, USA]
Transgender woman gets $40,000 for rape at Orlando jail
A transgender woman plans to appeal a $40,000 final judgment against the Orange County Jail, for being raped in a general-population cell in 2008.

[FL, USA]
Transgenders Gather at State Capitol In Protest of New Bill
Transgender people from all over Florida gathered at the state capitol to speak out against a bill, they say endangers their livelihood.

[MN, USA]
MN Family Council launches campaign to repeal trans-inclusive school policies
The Minnesota Family Council, the state’s oldest anti-LGBT group, has launched a campaign to convince legislators to repeal the Minnesota State High School League’s transgender-inclusive high school athletics policy. MFC’s action follow those of the Minnesota Child Protection League which launched a petition to legislators last week.

[NC, USA]
Transgender woman booted from city restroom
Police officer told Democratic Party activist to leave amid ordinance debate
Democratic Party activist Janice Covington Allison says she was at first confused when a police officer approached her Monday night in a restroom at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center and told her she couldn’t be there.
“I was looking in the mirror primping my hair – cause I had just crossed the street in the wind – and the police woman said, ‘I’ve had complaints. You have to leave,’” said Allison, the chairwoman of diversity and outreach for the N.C. Democratic Party.

[NC, USA]
Benham brothers’ dad shouts at transgender women using bathrooms: ‘I’d drag that queen right out’
Reverend Flip Benham, the father of would-be reality stars David Benham and Jason Benham, and a group Christians confronted several transgender women as they attempted to use the women’s restrooms during a debate over a non-discrimination ordinance in North Carolina this week.

[NC, USA]
LGBT ordinance opponents, supporters react to Charlotte council vote
On the morning after Charlotte City Council's close vote to defeat a proposed nondiscrimination ordinance, grateful opponents and disappointed supporters both said their focus has now shifted to the future.
Business community split after LGBT ordinance fails
Testimony of a failed ordinance
Charlotte Rejects LGBT Protections After Heated Debate


[NY, USA]
Man indicted for fatal beating of transgendered woman Islan Nettles in Harlem
She’s getting justice at last.
Eighteen months after the fatal beating of a transgendered woman in Harlem, prosecutors have indicted the hate-spewing creep they say killed her.
Brooklyn Man Arrested for 2013 Death of Transgender Woman Islan Nettles

[SD, USA]
SD Senate committee votes down legislation to void policy on transgender students in sports
A measure that would have required transgender students to use the sex on their birth certificates to determine the sports team they played on was defeated by a South Dakota Senate committee Tuesday, but another bill on the issue is being considered later this week.

[Peru]
Regidora transgénero pide "por favor" aprobar proyecto de Unión Civil
La primera regidora transgénero del Perú, Luisa Revilla Urcia, solicitó “por favor” a los congresistas aprobar el proyecto de Unión Civil y con ello demostrar que se da una verdadera cobertura a los colectivos LGTB y demostrar que el Perú está entrando en una verdadera inclusión.

quarta-feira, março 04, 2015

[Brasil]
Travesti é encontrado morto em açude na Zona Rural de Monsenhor Paulo, MG
A vítima foi encontrada boiando em estado avançado de decomposição
A Polícia Militar foi acionada a comparecer na Fazenda Veludo, Bairro Cervo, Zona Rural de Monsenhor Paulo, onde segundo informações, o proprietário do sítio, Sr. Fortunato Sales de Abreu, 71 anos, agricultor e a testemunha Renato Aparecido Fonseca, 36 anos, lavrador, relataram que na manhã de segunda-feira (02), por volta de 10:50h, encontraram um corpo boiando no açude da sede.

[Brasil]
Travesti é morto com golpes de barra de ferro em Mandaguaçu
De acordo com a polícia o crime ocorreu na tarde desse domingo, após um desentendimento numa cachoeira no distrito de Pulinópolis em Mandaguaçu. Um grupo de 4 pessoas estavam no local e após se desentenderem teriam quebrado o vidro de um Corsa. O dono do carro e um amigo teria pego uma barra de ferro e agredido Paulo R. A. Viana de 28 anos que não resistiu aos ferimentos e morreu no local.


[UK]
Transsexuals tie knot after wedding appeal success
A dying transsexual’s dream of a white wedding came true last week.
Brain tumour sufferer Parma Bertoli married Stephanie Nickles at the register office in Worcester on Thursday (February 26).
The newly-weds from Warndon, who fell in love as men before having sex change operations, exchanged wedding vows and rings before celebrating with a meal and reception in the evening.

[Turkey]
Transphobic attack against sex worker in Turkey
Ipek, a trans sex worker, was assaulted in a hate crime on Sunday night by two people after agreeing on terms. She was beaten, stabbed, and left for dead in a deserted orange grove in the southern city of Mersin.

[India]
India's first transgender mayor – is the country finally overcoming prejudice?
They’ve been insulted, forced into prostitution and discriminated against for decades, but now India’s hijra transgender community has one of their own in power. Eesha Patkar meets Madhu, the mayor of Raigarh

[Cambodia]
Study Details KR Abuse of Transgender People
Despite being born female in Takeo province’s Bati district, Sok Yun never felt like a girl growing up.
Study details Khmer Rouge abuse of gay and trans Cambodians

[USA]
Gender Identity is Biological, Study Says
There is growing body of evidence that gender identity is hard wired into the brain and not simply a matter of psychology, according to a new Boston University School of Medicine study.

[USA]
New Study Documents Ongoing and Pervasive Discrimination by Law Enforcement in the LGBT Community
A new report released today by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law documents ongoing and pervasive discrimination and harassment by law enforcement in the LGBT community, especially among LGBT people of color and transgender individuals.

[USA]
Discriminatory bills across the country would punish transgender people using public bathrooms
A series of bills and ordinances have been introduced before city councils and legislatures in several states which seek to bar transgender individuals from using the bathroom which correlates to their gender identity. Most recently, a bill passed the Kentucky Senate making it possible for cisgender (non-transgender) students at public schools to sue the school if they find a transgender student using a restroom in alignment with their gender identity. The success of the measure in Kentucky is frightening, as there are proposals in multiple places around the country awaiting votes.

[USA]
RuPaul’s Drag Race axes ‘You’ve Got She-Mail’ catchphrase
The latest season of RuPaul’s Drag Race does not feature the phrase ‘You’ve Got She-Mail’ – after a row over transgender slurs.

[AZ, USA]
Phoenix supporters rally for transgender ICE detainee
Activists call for the release of a transgender woman who is being detained with male inmates at a federal detention facility in Florence.

[CA, USA]
Man charged in killing of 21-year-old transgender woman, rape of 11-year-old girl
An Inglewood man was charged Monday with shooting a 21-year-old transgender woman during a robbery and forcing an 11-year-old girl into prostitution, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

[CA, USA]
Lindbergh restrooms open to all
A transgender woman told TV reporters in late January that a Balboa Park worker confronted her, instructing her not to use a ladies’ restroom because she was really a man.

[ID, USA]
'Add the Words' Protesters Arrested after Capitol Protest
Twenty-three “Add the Words” supporters were arrested Monday morning for refusing to leave the House and Senate floors. The renewed protests arrived as talks continue on compromise legislation protecting the gay and transgender community from discrimination. But legislative leaders doubt the bill will get another shot this year.

[NC, USA]
Transgender boy, 16, commits suicide after years of bullying
A 16-year-old transgender boy from North Carolina has taken his life after enduring years of bullying.
Ash Haffner stepped into oncoming traffic near his home in Indian Trail on Thursday (26 February) night.
His mother, April Quick, found the body. She said the suicide was a result of years of bullying, which became worse when he decided to transition and asked to be referred to as 'he.'
Quick said she supported her son's decision but continued to use the pronoun 'she.'
Walk planned in honor of transgender teen who committed suicide


[NY, USA]
Lambda Legal Welcomes Demoya Gordon as New Staff and Transgender Rights Project Attorney
Lambda Legal today announced that Demoya Gordon has joined the organization as a new staff and Transgender Rights Project attorney, based in its National Headquarters in New York.

[TX, USA]
Woman shares story of tran­sgender journey
Evea McMaster never felt comfortable in her own skin util recently.
Born as Matt, McMaster always believed she was born the wrong gender.
“I knew at an early age there was something not particularly right,” McMaster said.

terça-feira, março 03, 2015

[International]
Head Transplants 'Could Replace Gender Reassignment Surgery' for Gender Dysphoria
An Italian neuroscientist researching the possibility of human head transplants believes that the procedure could help people with gender dysmorphia.
Dr Sergio Canavero, of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, published a summary of the technique, known as ‘Gemini’ spinal cord fusion, in the Surgical Neurology International journal this month.

[International]
A Transgender person is being murdered every 29 hours. Can you stop killing us for just one week?
Another trans woman was murdered before I could publish. R.I.P. Sumaya Ysl
A trans woman is slain every 29 hours yet we make up less than 1% of the world’s population. TransGendercide is taking place. Certain segments of society have declared war on us and we are dying at a rate that endangers the existence of our very community.

[Brasil]
Cabeleireira transexual põe casa à venda para fazer cirurgia de mudança de sexo
O que você é capaz de fazer em busca de um sonho? A cabeleireira Jenny Kate Machado Dos Santos pôs à venda a própria casa, em que reside no município de Barras, para conseguir recursos e custear uma Cirurgia de Redesignação Sexual (SRS), conhecida popularmente, como mudança de sexo. Este não foi o único sacrifício-para muitos um ato de loucura- da primeira transexual do Piauí a casar no religioso. Em 2014, ela morou de aluguel após vender a residência para a concretização do procedimento cirúrgico, porém, sem sucesso.

[UK]
NHS Tayside spent £250,000 on sex-swap surgeries
NHS Tayside has spent more than £250,000 on gender reassignment surgery over four years, new figures have revealed.

[UK]
General Medical Council drops case against transgender doctor
A doctor who provides specialist healthcare for trans people will not face action from the General Medical Council.

[UK]
EastEnders is bringing in a transgender role
EastEnders is going to introduce its first transgender character.
The show's executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins announced the change at Student Pride in London.

[Ireland]
ACT NOW for Gender Recognition
The Gender Recognition Bill will be debated in the Dáil on Thursday 5th March. There is still time to lobby for changes to be made to the Bill based on principals of human rights and best-practice. It's critically important that issues are raised in the debate and that trans voices are at the centre of discussions on legislation that will impact our lives. Please ACT NOW!

[Belgique]
La discrimination et la situation des personnes transgenres en Belgique
Etude concernant la discrimination et la situation des personnes transgenres en Belgique

[Turkey]
Trans pre-candidate for Turkish general elections: I am in this race to get our rights once and for all
Trans activist Niler Albayrak submitted her pre-candidacy for the main opposition party for the 2015 general elections in Turkey.
During our interview, Albayrak said: “I became a member of the Human Rights Association’s Istanbul branch in 1987. My struggle started back in those days. I really wanted to fight for the oppressed, the marginalize, and especially LGBTIs.”

[Serbia]
'I Will Never Wear Trousers Again': Meet Serbia's First Transgender Army Major
“I shall never ever wear trousers,” says the Serbian army’s first transgender officer. There may be several other things Helena will never do again after serving in the Armed forces as a man for more than 20 years and after being married to a woman for 21 years.

[Egypt]
Video: 6 ‘transsexuals’ arrested for alleged prostitution
Six alleged male to female transsexuals and a biological female were arrested Thursday at a cabaret on Haram Street in Giza for soliciting prostitution, Youm7 reported.
The police said they received information that a large number of homosexuals and transsexuals, pimped by the 21-year-old woman, will gather at the cabaret with a price of 3,000 EGP ($390) per hour with any of them, according to Youm7.
Egypt arrests seven for gay sex

[Papua/New Guinea]
Papua New Guinea's gay and transgender community finds safety in Hanuabada village
The sleepy coastal village of Hanuabada sits on the north western outskirts of Papua New Guinea's capital, Port Moresby, and is probably best known for producing half of PNG's national cricket team.

[Canada]
One Montreal family’s fight for transgender rights
When she was just two years old, Elijah knew that her body didn’t match the way she felt on the inside.

[Canada]
Transgender rights bill gutted by 'transphobic' Senate amendment
Conservative senator's amendment exempts sex-specific locations like washrooms, crisis centres, prisons
Gender is more than just genitals, writer says

[USA] [Commentary]
IT HAPPENED TO ME: My Father Transitioned When I Was a Kid and It Was Nothing Like "Transparent"
When I was four years old, my father transitioned. I wish I could’ve watched a TV show show about a family like mine.
Suddenly, my childhood is trendy. My childhood won a Golden Globe Award. ABC Family is making a reality show about it. But I really knew that my time had come when the Kardashians got in on the action.

[USA]
4 Transgender Actresses Who Could Have Been Cast In The Danish Girl
Eddie Redmayne is having a heckuva February! First he wins an Oscar for his role in The Theory Of Everything, and now the first image of him in the upcoming biopic The Danish Girl has been released, and is blowing people away.

[USA]
Tucker Carlson: ‘I would love to see an SNL sketch like making fun of transgender bathrooms’
Fox News host Tucker Carlson said on Sunday that he would like to see comedians mocking transgender people instead of the terrorist group ISS.

[GA, USA]
"3 Years of Torture Is Enough": A Transgender Inmate Sues Georgia Prisons
Ashley Diamond has repeatedly tried to castrate and kill herself, but the state refuses to allow her hormone therapy.

[ID, USA]
Add the Words supporters rally at Idaho Capitol
Liz Keyes, 18, holding a sign, and Ghanda Hendryx, 18, were among several hundred people who gathered and walked around the Statehouse on Friday evening in support of Add the Words, a month after the House State Affairs Committee voted to prevent the bill from going to the full House.

[KY, USA]
Kentucky Senate Quietly Approves Bill Targeting Trans Students
If passed, the bill would prohibit trans students from accessing the restroom or locker room that corresponds with their gender identity.
Ky. Senate OKs bill requiring separate restrooms for transgender students

[MA, USA]
Mother of Trans Son Pens Heartwarming Letter for His 5th Birthday
Try not to 'aww!' at this Boston mom's public declaration of love for her young transgender son.

[MD, USA]
Transgender advocate to run against Hoyer
Former Navy SEAL Kristin Beck files to run against second-highest ranking House Democrat in 2016 primary
Kristin Beck, a well-known transgender advocate for open military service for LGBT people and a former member of the SEAL Team Six counterterrorism unit, earlier this month filed a declaration of candidacy with the Maryland Board of Elections that she intends to challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) in the Democratic primary for the Free State’s 5th Congressional District seat.

[NC, USA]
Mother believes bullying led to transgender teen’s suicide
It was practically unbearable for any parent to endure, but on Friday the mother of Ashlyn Haffner, who went by Ash, went back to the road where her child took her own life, near their Indian Trail home Thursday night.

[NC, USA]
Charlotte youth’s suicide prompts support, evokes emotion
Local LGBTQ youth services organization offers free therapy, safe space drop-in center

[NM, USA]
This Trans Bride and Her Prince Are Turning Heads
It was a long road for Eusabia Dominguez and Jason Gilbert, but they found their happy ending.
Eusabia Dominguez became one of the first out transgender brides in New Mexico when she married fiancé Jason Gilbert Saturday.

[OH, USA]
'Die-in' at Fountain Square protests rise in violence against transgender people
The Transgender Community of Greater Cincinnati staged a “die-in” in the heart of the city Saturday afternoon to protest an alarming trend of violence against trans people across the country.

[PA, USA]
Black Madam: Amber was like a walking billboard
Padge-Vivtoria Windslowe, the self-proclaimed "Michelangelo of buttocks injections," testified yesterday on cross-examination that she had enhanced the butts of celebrities like model Amber Rose and had even been sought out by the likes of rapper Nicki Minaj.

[Colombia]
“Soy la primer mujer transgénero de la Facultad y seré la primera enfermera graduada”: Diana Sofía
Tiene 21 años, estudia Enfermería y es una mujer trans; Diana Sofía Restrepo Rojas cuenta la historia de su transformación y su vida universitaria.
"Me considero una persona sencilla, cariñosa y tierna, también inteligente porque no cualquier persona pasa a esta Universidad”, guiña el ojo y matiza, “a veces soy despistada, pero nada fuera de lo normal”. Su nombre es Diana Sofía Restrepo Rojas, tiene 21 años y estudia el pregrado de Enfermería en el quinto semestre.

sábado, fevereiro 28, 2015

[Portugal]
Transexual português paga 480 euros e deixa Dubai
Tribunal condenou Sofia Janeiro por atentado à moral e comportamento indecoroso. Além da multa será deportada
Portugal ‘monitors’ case of teen transsexual convicted in Dubai

[Brasil]
Travesti é assassinado a tiros na praia do Francês em Marechal
Ygor Fernando Oliveira Santos estaria no trevo do Francês quando foi abordado por bandidos não identificados
Um jovem identificado como Ygor Fernando Oliveira Santos, de 20 anos, caminhava nas proximidades do Trevo do Francês, em Marechal Deodoro, quando foi abordado por bandidos não identificados, que atiraram contra a vítima.

[Brasil]
Travesti é estuprada, espancada, assassinada e jogada em córrego
Uma travesti foi assassinada após ser estuprada, espancada e jogada no Córrego Imbirussú, entre os bairros Zé Pereira e Vila Almeida, na saída para Aquidauana, em Campo Grande. O corpo foi encontrado em decomposição e com sinais de violência dentro do córrego por volta das 12h desta sexta-feira (27).


[UK]
Burton teenager Ellie Kirby speaks out about her experience of being pansexual and gender-fluid
On first meeting, the most striking feature about Ellie Kirby is her bright blue hair, although here at Burton and South Derbyshire College, brightly-coloured hair is not that unusual.
In fact, unless someone directly asked Ellie about her sexuality, they would never know that she identifies as both 'gender-fluid' and 'pansexual' – two little-known personal preferences.

[UK]
'Do not let sexuality stop your dream' says transgender Swansea University alumna
Being transgender is something to be proud of, and not an obstacle to stop you achieving your dreams — Jayne Rowlands is testimony to that.

[UK]
Is General Medical Council failing trans people as they clear top doctor after four year probe?
General Medical Council accused of ignoring real trans concerns while wasting time on investigation they have now dropped

[UK]
Fight for a newer gender: the war of words between feminists, gays and trans activists
As Eddie Redmayne takes on the role of transgender pioneer Lili Elbe, Jenny McCartney reports on their struggle for recognition

[Germany]
Intersex person sues clinic for unncessary op
Intersex person Michaela Raab is suing doctors in a Nuremberg court, who she said operated on her genitals and put her through female hormone therapy without having told her she was genetically a man.

[Australia]
Indigenous gay and transgender people call for support and acceptance ahead of Mardi Gras
As the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras prepares for its signature parade, Indigenous marchers will be among those celebrating even though their own communities often shun them because of their sexuality.

[Canada]
For former Victoria sports writer, journey to happiness a life-long process
For most of her life, sports was a sanctuary for Patti Dawn Swansson, a place where she could be among friends.

[Canada]
Senate Liberals to push for fast vote on transgender rights
Opposition senators are to push for a quick, and final, vote on a transgender rights bill, hoping this will give the NDP enough time to pull off a legislative “miracle” and finally make the bill law before MPs hit the campaign trail later this year.
Activists angered by washroom amendment to transgender rights bill
Trans bill warped to exclude trans people from washrooms


[EUA]
Divulgada imagem de Eddie Redmayne no papel da primeira mulher transgénero
Actor britânico vencedor do Óscar é o protagonista de The Danish Girl, de Tom Hooper.
Eddie Redmayne prepara-se para mais uma transformação no grande ecrã. Depois de ter sido o físico britânico Stephen Hawking, portador de esclerose lateral amiotrófica — papel que lhe valeu o Óscar —, o actor vai dar vida à dinamarquesa Lili Elb, que ficou conhecida como a primeira mulher transgénero. A primeira imagem de Redmayne em The Danish Girl foi revelada nesta sexta-feira.

[USA]
Facebook adds new gender option for users: ‘Fill in the blank’
Facebook users who don’t fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank.

[CA, USA]
Last words of transgender woman killed in South L.A. key to probe, police say
Deshawnda “Ta-Ta” Sanchez’s last words were captured in a 911 call.
On Dec. 3, 2014, about 4 a.m., Sanchez, a 21-year-old transgender woman, was trying to escape an attacker in the 6100 block of South Wilton Place in Chesterfield Square.
She told a dispatcher that she had been attacked and robbed. While pounding on a door for help, she said the man had returned. Gunshots were fired and the phone went silent.
Transgender Woman's Murder Might Have Been A Hate Crime

[KY, USA]
Senate Vote Expected Friday on Bill Related to Transgender Bathroom Usage
UPDATE: The bill's sponsor, state Sen. C.B. Embry tells Kentucky Public Radio the Senate will vote Friday on Senate Bill 76. The Fairness Campaign previously indicated the vote would be Thursday.

[MD, USA]
Her name wsa Melonie – another trans woc has committed suicide
Another transgender woman of color has taken her own life. Melonie Rose was a beautiful 19-year-old trans woman from Laurel, Maryland. From the start, Melonie had a hard life, having been shuffled from foster home to foster home. She dealt with emotional problems, as a result. No doubt, the discrimination Melonie endured did not help the young woman, who attended a therapeutic, alternative high school, Pathways, where she graduated in 2014.


[MI, USA]
Fed. Gov. Backs Trans Youth In School Lawsuit
The federal government is supporting a Detroit-area teenager who accuses several schools of discriminating against him because of his gender identity.

[NJ, USA]
Rough road for transgender students in Mount Olive
Three students at Mount Olive High School have gotten support from friends, teachers and administrators in making the biggest decision of their lives.
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[NJ, USA]
American Conference on Diversity Pays Tribute to NJ’s Gender-Rights Advocate “Babs” Siperstein
On April 2, the American Conference on Diversity will recognize Barbra “Babs” Casbar Siperstein with the 2015 Advocacy Humanitarian Award during a spectacular 20th Anniversary Statewide Fundraising Gala in West Orange, NJ.

[PA, USA]
Cabela’s seeks partial dismissal of trans complaint
Cabela’s Retail Inc., which is being sued by trans woman Kate L. Blatt, filed a legal brief last week urging partial dismissal of her lawsuit.

[PA, USA]
Black Madam: Motto was 'I want to help'
In a calm but sometimes nervous voice, Padge-Victoria Windslowe, who goes by the stage name "Black Madam," told a Philadelphia Common Pleas jury yesterday that she injected people's butts with silicone to make them feel more beautiful, and intended no ill will or harm.
Black Madam stands trial

[Argentina]
El Gobierno porteño subsidiará por primera vez a una mujer trans
El juez Víctor Trionfetti ordenó al Gobierno porteño a pagar un subsidio reparatorio a una mujer trans por la violencia institucional que padeció durante sus más de 60 años. Se trata de la primer beneficiaria de un amparo presentado en 2013 que incluyó otras cuatro mujeres trans de más de 40 años. Para el juez, padeció una "discriminación existencial".

sexta-feira, fevereiro 27, 2015

[Canada]
CBC's Transforming Gender comes amid headlines over gender identity
11 Canadian transgender people profiled for Doc Zone featuring airing Thursday on CBC-TV

[Canada]
NDP critical of Senate attempt to block transgender rights
On this Anti-bullying Day, the NDP is criticizing the unelected Senate for blocking Bill C-279 aimed at protecting the rights of transgender people, after it was legitimately adopted two years ago by elected members of all parties in the House of Commons.
Trans rights bill amendment would bar trans people from public washrooms
Transgender bill hits setback
Gender identity bill sent back to the House of Commons


[Canada]
Community calls for thorough investigation after death of Toronto transgender woman
At first, Lali Mohamed wanted to grieve for his friend Sumaya Dalmar and trust police to investigate her death.

[USA]
Fighter who said Fallon Fox should be banned from MMA is banned for cheating
Ashlee Evans-Smith said Fallon Fox shouldn't be allowed to fight due to perceived unfair advantages. Then Evans-Smith cheated trying to gain...an actual unfair advantage.

[USA]
Obama circumvents military, makes it harder to discharge transgender soldiers: Report
A draft memorandum uncovered by USA Today suggests that the U.S. Army may soon make it more difficult to discharge soldiers who consider themselves transgender, a move reminiscent of policy changes made during the lead-up to the repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT) policy on homosexuality.

[AR, USA]
Arkansas Senate panel rejects anti-LGBT ‘conscience-protection’ bill
A proposal to prevent state and local governments from infringing on a person’s religious beliefs failed before an Arkansas legislative panel Wednesday after facing mounting criticism that it was an attempt to justify discriminating against gays and lesbians.

[AZ, USA]
Phoenix Drops Charges Related To Sex Work Claim Against Transgender Woman
By dropping the case, though, prosecutors avoid a challenge to a city law that critics say makes it essentially illegal to be transgender in public.

[CA, USA]
Piden alto a la violencia contra transgéneros
Grupos se manifiestan en L.A. pidiendo respeto
Las recientes trágicas muertes de ocho mujeres transgénero en California y otros estados del país en lo que va de 2015, han encendido las luces de alarma en la comunidad LGBT, quienes reclaman no solamente justicia sino también respeto y reconocimiento a su dignidad como personas.
"Estamos cansados del terror y muerte de nuestras hermanas transgénero", dijo Ronni Veliz, miembro de la Red de Alianzas Gay-Heterosexual y la Coalición de Justicia Juvenil. "Hay que acabar con esta opresión".
No to Prison Industrial Complex: San Francisco's Trans Community Responds to Brutal Murders

[CA, USA]
Victim's 911 Robbery Call Helped Catch "Vicious Killer": Police
The gunman returned to shoot Deshawnda Sanchez several times as she was reporting an earlier robbery to a 911 operator

[IN, USA]
Indiana Senate approves bill allowing discrimination against LGBT people
The Indiana state Senate on Tuesday approved a bill designed to allow private businesses, individuals and organizations to refuse services for same-sex weddings because of religious beliefs.

[TX, USA]
Texas Bill Would Punish Businesses If They Don’t Discriminate
Texas State Rep. Debbie Riddle (R) has introduced two new bills that seek to criminalize the use of bathrooms by transgender people. Not only could trans people face jail time and fines for using gender-segregated facilities that match their gender, so too could businesses who make their facilities open to trans patrons.

[TX, USA]
Transgender student kicked off boys-only bus
A transgender student is at the center of a protest after that student was allegedly kicked off a boys-only bus.
It all started Monday when Jayden Castillo says he was kicked off a school bus for, in essence, being a boy.
Jayden Castillo with LGBT activists and his parents met outside Memorial High School Wednesday.
Transgender teen leads protest at Memorial High School

[Mexico]
Matan a pedradas a travesti en Izúcar de Matamoros
Con múltiples golpes contusos provocados al parecer con piedras fue hallado el cadáver de un hombre vestido de mujer en Izúcar de Matamoros. Después del mediodía se reportó el hallazgo del cuerpo en la carretera federal Cuautla-Izúcar de Matamoros, en la colonia Amatitlanes. Elementos de la policía ministerial realizaron el levantamiento de cadáver, trasladándolo al Semefo de Izúcar de Matamoros. La víctima fue identificada como Arturo Delgado Cabrera, alias “Marlene”, de 24 años de edad, quien era travesti y estaba reportado como extraviado.


[Colombia]
Fallo de la Corte Constitucional sobre los derechos de los menores intersexuales
Exhortó al Congreso a que establezca de forma urgente las reglas que permitan registrar e identificar a las personas intersexuales.

quinta-feira, fevereiro 26, 2015

[Brasil]
Mulher trans assassinada no Lobato por três homens
O Grupo Gay da Bahia (GGB) recebeu a denúncia que foi encontrado por volta das 21h de hoje 24, terça-feira o corpo de Itamar Sena Passos, 23 anos, transexual de prenome “Keity”, profissional do sexo, no interior da casa onde morava na Rua Voluntários da Pátria s/n no bairro do subúrbio ferroviário de Salvador. De acordo com duas testemunhas que preferem não se identificar Keity foi vitima de dezessete perfurações espalhadas por todo o corpo, não resistindo veio a óbito no local.


[Brasil]
Travestis e transexuais ganham Centro de Apoio e Inclusão a partir de março
Cantora, secretária e militante transexual, Renata Peron foi alvo de inúmeros ataques motivados pelo preconceito. Em um deles, foi agredida por nove pessoas e chegou a perder um rim. Nada muito diferente da violenta realidade de outras travestis, mulheres transexuais e homens trans.

[Spain]
Teenage transsexual refused entry to church in Sevilla
A 14-year-old transsexual was forbidden from attending church in a flamenco dress in Sevilla.
Maria Jose was planning to wear a flamenco dress to Mass as part of the annual Fiesta del Mosto y la Aceituna in Umbrete

[UK]
Johnstone woman's sacrifice for sex swap op
A courageous transgender woman lived in a cafe for THREE years to save enough cash to pay for a sex change operation.

[Sweden]
More Swedes want to have a sex change
More and more Swedes want to change their sex. A new law and fewer taboos convinced around 600 people to visit the country's six surgeries last year.

[Finland]
Amnesty raps Finland on refugee, transgender rights
The human rights organisation Amnesty International has again criticised Finland for its treatment of asylum-seekers, migrants, transgender people and conscientious objectors, as well as what it sees as inaction on violence against women and girls.

[Turkey]
ECtHR to announce verdict on Turkish gender reassignment law
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) will announce its final verdict in the case of a trans man in Turkey who could not get the court permission needed for gender reassignment surgery, on March 10.

[Dubai]
Transexuais português e espanhol condenados no Dubai
As autoridades portuguesas estão a "acompanhar permanentemente" o caso do transexual português condenado no Dubai por travestismo, disse o secretário de Estado das Comunidades Portuguesas, José Cesário.

[Canada]
Police looked to for answers after Sumaya Dalmar, a Toronto transgender woman, found dead
Sumaya Dalmar, a 26-year-old transgender woman, was found dead on Sunday in Toronto’s east end. Described as a “bold, brave and brilliant young woman who loved her friends fiercely,” members of both Toronto’s LGBT and Somali communities are mourning her loss.
Though police say her death has been ruled not a homicide, posts saying Dalmar — who was also known as Sumaya Ysl — was a victim of murder spread quickly on social media. They asked why there had been no statement from police, why there was no media coverage and how the death of yet another trans woman of colour could be met with such silence.


[USA]
Study shows long-term hormone treatment (HRT) for transgender people is safe
Years ago when many of use began HRT we didn’t know what the long term effects might have been. Many of us were faced with an ignorant and biased medical profession, who also didn’t know.
Study finds hormone therapy in transgender adults safe

[USA]
Is 'Transface' a Problem in Hollywood?
Hilary Swank, Andrea James, Natasha Lyonne, Armistead Maupin, and more weigh in on casting discrimination in the entertainment industry.

[USA]
What being transgender after 50 looks like
There’s something really powerful about portraits, especially when the subject is staring right back at you.

[USA]
Trans Lifeline needs help to continue saving lives
Another youth suicide has occurred in the transgender community. On Sunday, February 15th, Zander Nicholas Mahaffey took his own life, leaving behind a suicide note published on his Tumblr. In his note, he says, "…even if the world doesn't see me as one…I know in my heart I am a boy." The family has ignored his request to be memorialized using his preferred pronouns and name. Thus, both his headstone and obituary use his birth name.

[USA]
TLDEF Condemns Texas and Florida Bills Targeting Transgender People for Criminal Prosecution
The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) strongly denounces proposed bills in Texas and Florida that would make it a crime for transgender people to use restrooms and other public facilities consistent with who they are as men and women. The discriminatory Texas legislation (HB 1748) was introduced by Republican State Representative Debbie Riddle and carries jail time of up to one year and fines of up to $4,000 for those convicted. Florida GOP state lawmaker Frank Artiles introduced similar legislation (HB 583) in that state making it illegal for transgender people to enter bathrooms and other public facilities that match who they are and imposing a jail term of up to one year and fines of up to $1,000 for those convicted.

[USA]
Michael Savage: Transgender Rights Will Destroy Society, Outlaw Reassignment Surgery
On Friday, Michael Savage was infuriated by a Hollywood Reporter interview in which director Michael Cimino denied rumors that he is transgender, which led Savage on a rant about “tranny grannies” and why sex reassignment surgery should be outlawed.

[CT, USA]
Advocates: Gender-reassignment surgery should be covered
Transgender residents, the medical community and civil rights advocates turned out Tuesday to oppose a bill before the General Assembly that would strip insurance coverage for gender-change surgery.

[MI, USA]
Detroit-area transgender teen gets support from feds in school lawsuit
The federal government is supporting a Detroit-area teenager who accuses several schools of discriminating against him because he's transgender.

[NC, USA]
Phone message campaign against LGBT proposal raises bathroom issue
A conservative policy group opposed to a Charlotte City Council proposal to extend nondiscrimination protections to gay, lesbian and transgender residents is charging in phone messages to thousands of Charlotteans that the “dangerous policy change” would allow men to go into women's bathrooms and vice versa.

[NY, USA]
Professor leads first national study of transgender youth
Stony Brook University assistant psychology professor Nicholas Eaton, Ph.D., is leading the first large-scale national study of socially-supported transgender youth.

[NY, USA]
New York's Bravest Is Trans FDNY Firefighter Brooke Guinan
"The world doesn't have language to actively allow me to identify myself."
Leaning over the kitchen countertop in her two-bedroom apartment in Queens, Brooke Guinan tries to explain, via four horizontal lines she has plotted on a piece of paper, how the notion of gender is far more complex than the two extremes of "male" and "female." The lines represent four continuums: biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.

[TX, USA]
BGCT board declares gender assignment ‘immutable’
Biology, not psychology, determines gender identity, according to the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board.

[TX, USA]
Texas Bill Would Jail Those Whose Chromosomes Don't Match the Restroom They're Using
The Lone Star state adds its entry to this year's streak of bizarre bills seemingly targeted at the basic bodily functions of trans folks.
Debbie Riddle to the rescue: Defending Texans’ virtue since 2002
Two anti-trans bills in Texas House slammed by LGBT groups


[WY, USA]
House Kills Anti-Discrimination Measure
A huge effort by business coalitions to pass a bill to provide workplace protections to gay and transgender people came to an end Tuesday. The Wyoming House of Representatives defeated Senate File 115, a much talked about anti-discrimination measure, 33 to 24.

quarta-feira, fevereiro 25, 2015

[Brasil]
Travesti é morto com pedrada na cabeça em Parauapebas
Mais uma pessoa perde a vida de forma cruel em Parauapebas. Desta vez, a vítima foi um homossexual que ainda não teve o nome divulgado pela Polícia Civil, porém foi identificado como “Lara”
De acordo com informações chegadas à reportagem do Portal Pebinha de Açúcar, o travesti foi assassinado com pedradas na cabeça e o seu corpo foi encontrado em uma das ruas do bairro Paraíso.
Homens da Polícia Civil já estão investigando o caso, e a qualquer momento nossa equipe de reportagem postará mais detalhes sobre este crime brutal.


[Europe]
Trans Rights Europe Map & Index 2014
This trans specific map and index reflects the legal situation in areas of equality and non- discrimination on the grounds of gender identity and gender expression in Europe, and highlights the legal provisions in gender identity recognition. The Trans Rights Europe Map & Index provide an overall reflection of the legal situation in all European countries in a simple format. They do not attempt to reflect the complex social situations trans people might face.

[Europe]
Trans EU Employment Rights & Legal Gender Recognition
The Trans Crossroads – Trans People’s EU Employment Rights and National Gender Recognition Laws is a Toolkit & Call for Action.

[Europe]
Transgender Europe Calls for a Stop to the Nightmare that is Legal Gender Recognition in 34 Countries in Europe
Today, Transgender Europe (TGEU) calls attention to the fact that 34 countries in Europe still do not allow trans people to change their legal name and gender without having to undergo humiliating and abusive procedures. With the release of a new video on legal gender recognition, TGEU demands action to reform gender recognition laws in Europe.

[UK]
Andreja Pejic Makes Her Post-Transition Runway Debut
The model walked Giles’ Fall 2015 show alongside Erin O’Connor and Kendall Jenner.

[UK]
Stag attack victim Dr Kate Stone appointed to press regulator’s code committee
An academic who took action after a number of newspapers identified her as transgender has been appointed to the press regulator’s editors’ code committee.

[Malta]
Newly-minted NGO in push to raise awareness on Malta's transgender community
Members of the newly-minted NGO Gender Liberation speak about their efforts to raise awareness about Malta’s transgender and gender variant community, while also striving to help all those who form part of and identify with this under-represented segment of Maltese society

[India]
State’s first: Housing quota for transgender
In perhaps a first step of its kind in the country, Raman Singh government in Chhattisgarh is all set to provide 2% special housing quota in its schemes for transgender. Move, comes almost a year after apex court recognised transgender as a third gender.The move is likely to benefit over 3,000 people in state.

[Australia]
Sydney trans community mourns the loss of Paula Hartigan
Trans advocate Paula Hartigan was often heard to say: ‘Contrary to popular belief, rumours of my demise are grossly exaggerated …’ Sadly the comment is no longer a truism with Hartigan passing away this week. Her friend and workmate Nicole Moore remembers a legendary elder of Sydney's trans community.


[USA]
White House endorses Carter remarks on transgender service
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest endorsed on Monday comments from the new Pentagon chief that were favorable to open transgender service in the U.S. military, saying President Obama shares those views.
White House open to lifting transgender ban

[USA]
Protecting LGBT People From Discrimination Is Now Illegal In Arkansas, And Texas May Follow Suit
As of Tuesday, it is now law that cities in Arkansas cannot pass ordinances protecting LGBT people from discrimination. That’s because a new bill became law — without Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) signing or vetoing — that limits municipalities from extending nondiscrimination protections to any class not protected by state law. Since state law does not include “sexual orientation” or “gender identity” as protected classes, nor now can any locality throughout the state. The law will officially take effect later this summer.

[USA]
Colorado, Iowa, Oregon lawmakers considering ‘conversion therapy’ bans
Three more states could soon join California, New Jersey and the District of Columbia in outlawing therapy that seeks to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBT youth.

[AR, USA]
Hot Springs woman sues says she was fired for being transgender
One of the biggest lies of the battle to institutionalize legal discrimination against LGBT people in Arkansas is that protections are unneeded.
Meet Patricia Dawson, a Hot Springs electrician, who was fired after her employer learned she was transgender.
The ACLU has filed a federal lawsuit in her behalf.

[GA, USA]
WATCH: Incarcerated Trans Woman Sues Georgia Prisons Over Repeated Rapes, Hormone Denial
Ashley Diamond and the Southern Poverty Law Center are fighting the trans woman of color's treatment in several Georgia state men's prisons, arguing it is 'cruel and unusual.'

[IL, USA]
Trans histories take the mic at Emerging Minds Project event
Perez: ‘I realized that trans people had been written out of a lot of history.’

[KY, USA]
Transgender bathroom bill clears Senate panel with little notice
In a surprise even to the Senate's president, the Senate Education Committee met Monday evening and approved a bill forcing transgender students to use restrooms that correspond with their sex at birth.
Legislation Related to Transgender Student Bathroom Use Passes on Surprise Second Attempt
Committee revives transgender bathroom bill


[MN, USA]
Minneapolis vigil planned to shed light on anti-transgender violence
Loring Park in downtown Minneapolis will be the setting for a vigil on Thursday evening to bring attention to an epidemic of violence against transgender women in the United States.

[NC, USA]
Bathrooms Become Focus Of LGBT Protection Ordinance
Next week, the Charlotte City Council is scheduled to vote on an ordinance that would prohibit businesses from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. For example, a restaurant or store would have to serve a gay couple. A taxi or limousine could not refuse service to a transgender customer. But the provision that’s sparked the most controversy would allow transgender people to use the public restroom of their choice.

[OR, USA]
Ore. lawmakers eye ban on 'conversion therapy' for youth
The Oregon House Healthcare Committee heard testimony Monday on House Bill 2307 or the "Youth Mental Health Protection Act."

[TN, USA]
Breaking Binary: UT's transgender students searching for way to be themselves
A name provides a sense of self, individuality and identity – but for some, birth names don't align with who they are.

[TX, USA]
Debbie Riddle's Pee-Pee Obsession
We can always count on Texas Rep. Debbie Riddle to introduce common-sense and much-needed legislation. Her latest bill would make it a misdemeanor for someone to use a public restroom of the opposite gender, and a state jail felony for a building manager to allow such tomfoolery.
Texas Lawmaker Wants To Throw Transgender People in Jail for Using Public Restrooms
Hero Texas Lady Wants To Look Into Your Genes Before You Use The Toilet

terça-feira, fevereiro 24, 2015

[Internacional]
SANTA SÉ: Papa compara pessoas trans a armas nucleares
As declarações foram feitas num livro publicado em Itália

[UK]
Couple who met as women five years ago set to marry as gay men after undergoing sex change surgery
Finlay Games and Drew Bushnell, previously known as Abbie and Kate, plan to have a spiritual wedding in Glasgow in two years time after Finlay's last gender reassignment operation.

[UK]
Transition nation
WHEN you fill in a form in this country, there are usually only two tick-boxes for gender: male or female.

[Dubai]
Trans portuguesa detida no Dubai “por estar disfarçada de mulher”
Um tribunal do Dubai ordenou a detenção de duas mulheres transexuais, umas portugueses a outra espanhola, por estarem “disfarçadas de mulheres e por entrarem num lugar restrito apenas a mulheres.

[New Zealand]
Violence claims met with surprise
The manager of the Auckland Pride Festival Glamstand is firmly denying allegations she assaulted protestors.
Statement: No Pride in Prisons explains
Protest action unacceptable says Ritchie
A witness account of the Pride protest
Parade director disappointed by protest
Claims of police brutality 'unfounded'


[Canada]
How to transcend transphobia
Discrimination against trans people begins before they’re even born, says Danielle Araya.

[USA]
When my friend John became Jennifer
I picked up the phone and heard a vaguely familiar voice on the line.
“It’s Jennifer,” said the caller.
“Jennifer who?” I asked.
Pause. The high-pitched voice dropped several octaves. “You used to know me as John.”

[USA]
Defense Secretary Carter: Transgender People Shouldn't Be Denied Military Service
New Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Sunday that transgender people shouldn't be prevented from serving in the U.S. military solely based on their gender identity, noting it should not "preclude" them from service.
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter comments on transgender service
New defense secretary expresses openness toward transgender troops


[MN, USA]
Pritzker's foundation funds trans oral history project
Chicago-based Tawani Foundation has generously awarded a major multi-year grant to the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies at the University of Minnesota Libraries for the purpose of documenting the historic and contemporary experience of transgender individuals in the Upper Midwest.

[OH, USA]
RAISING ZAY: A family's journey with a transgender child
The more science learns, the more medicine can help. Cincinnati has helped lead the nation in transgender children's health.