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sábado, julho 30, 2016

Transgender health services nearing crisis as clinics face 2800% surge in referrals
The number of trans people seeking treatment in the UK has risen drastically.
Huge rise in number of Britons trying to change gender
Meet the gender reassignment surgeons: 'Demand is going through the roof'

Transgender stories: 'People think we wake up and decide to be trans'
From a teenager whose mum joins him at Pride parades, to a 70-year-old who was sacked five times for being trans, five people tell of their experiences

Gender identity and the big questions that have yet to be answered
Why a person feels male when biologically female, or vice versa, is still unclear. But scientists are working to solve the puzzle

UK doctor prescribing cross-sex hormones to children as young as 12
As charities call for NHS to lower age limit of 16 for hormones, parents are taking their children to private clinics for treatment

West Bengal colleges may soon have separate toilets for third gender
The police headquarters at Lalbazar in the heart of Kolkata is the only government department where construction of separate toilets for the transgender community is under way.

Protest against allotment of land to transgenders
Protesting against the allotment of a few cents of land in their locality to transgenders, residents of Chinnavedampatti near Saravanampatti in the city did not allow the Revenue Department personnel to clear the land or take measurements of the site on Friday. Revenue personnel had to leave the venue due to the protest.

Change perceptions towards transgenders: 6 Pack Band curator Shameer Tandon
Shameer Tandon, curator of India's first transgender band, the 6 Pack Band, says people in the country need to change their perception towards the transgender community.

Jailed transgender killer files suit over denial of hormone injections
A 29-year-old transgender woman convicted of killing a man she was dating has filed a ¥10 million lawsuit over authorities’ refusal to allow hormone injections to treat her gender dysphoria in prison and at a detention center, it has been learned.

[New Zealand]
The fight for gender recognition
Over the past few weeks signatures have been gathered on a petition to get the issue of identity documentation before the Government and Administration Select Committee.

Vancouver to vote on new transgender inclusion policy
Policy aims to ensure equitable access to services for transgender, gender-variant and two-spirit people

LGBTQ activists call for scrapping sex markers on ID cards
Members of LGBTQ community say gender information is irrelevant for licences, passports

Fear of flying over passport anxieties can ground transgender passengers: Teitel
Unless you have a fear of heights, or you’re a Muslim wary of racial profiling, the prospect of going to the airport and getting on a plane is unlikely to keep you up at night. But if you are transgender or gender queer, it might.

States with LGBTQ policies dispute threat of school bathroom predators
The argument goes something like this: Allow transgender students to use bathrooms that align with their gender identity and boys will pretend to be girls to get into the girls’ bathroom. Or worse, predators will prey on young children.

Meet the agency behind the law on gender equity
Vox writes on how the work of the federal Equal Opportunity Employment Commission has been establishing in court — no matter resistance in states like Arkansas — that it is not OK to discriminate against LGBT people in the workplace.

Acclaimed trans activist Sharmus Outlaw dies
Sharmus Outlaw, a D.C.-based advocate for transgender and sex worker rights and people with HIV/AIDS in the United States and internationally for more than 25 years, died July 7 at a hospice in Arlington, Va., from complications associated with lymphoma. She was 50.

Local church responds to revised rights publication
The pastor of a local church says he is accepting the Iowa Civil Rights Commission's response after enlisting legal help last week to challenge its position regarding gender identity protections that the church believed infringed on religious freedom.

Branstad supports civil rights law advice revision
Gov. Terry Branstad on Monday applauded a revision made by a state commission to clarify that religious activities at churches are exempt from sexual orientation and gender identity public accommodation guidelines under Iowa’s civil rights law.

Derby parents express concerns with school board's transgender bathroom policy
Parents at the Derby School Board meeting Monday night make a passionate plea for the board to reconsider its transgender bathroom policy that allows students to use bathrooms consistent with their gender identity.

The lives that helped shape the Mass. transgender law
Erica, George, Michelle, they weren’t asking for much, they say. Fairness. Equality. Humanity.

Maura Healey, Stan Rosenberg, transgender advocates cheer anti-discrimination bill signing
The governor must sign a bill into law. But apparently, to hold a formal signing ceremony, the governor is optional.

Gay rights opponents promote new petition drive
Two longtime opponents of gay rights and same-sex marriage said Friday they will soon begin a petition drive to repeal Maine’s gay rights law.

Special NCGA session on HB2 is possible, lawmakers say
When the General Assembly’s short session ended last week, the clock ran out on one very high-profile piece of business: House Bill 2.
HB2 update: Billions of dollars at risk, national debate continues
North Carolina’s anti-LGBTQ laws complicate race for Governor

Newark woman gets 5 years for Jersey City bias incident against transgender woman
A Newark woman smiled as she left court Friday after being sentenced to five years in prison for being the ringleader in a bias attack on a transgender woman in Jersey City last year in an incident that ended in robbery.

School officials say respect is best transgender policy
Transgender policies and practices are a hot topic nationwide. Several Roosevelt and Curry County school officials say respect is the best policy.

Local transgender people talk about life experiences
According to a recent report by National Public Radio, New Mexico has one of the nation’s highest percentages of adults who identify as transgender — 0.8 percent.

Ohio Valley Schools Face Transgender Facilities Issue
With the halls and restroom stalls in school buildings now empty for the summer, local school districts are discussing how best to provide restroom options for transgender students this fall.

Controversial billboards challenge Target's bathroom policy
Billboards erected in Tulsa, Oklahoma, are generating controversy.

Oklahoman shares his journey realizing what it meant to be transgender
Briah Arellano did not want to be found.

Vandy placing politics over health
A well-known university in Tennessee is now including transgender-related surgeries in its student insurance plan as part of a policy that some say is based on politics rather than compassion.

Morrisey hoping for bathroom injunction response before school year
State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says an injunction he sought with 12 other states last week on the federal transgender “bathroom” directive should have some weight moving forward.

sexta-feira, julho 29, 2016

Equipe de TV da Austrália diz que sofreu tentativa de assalto de travestis
Seguranças agiram rapidamente e evitou que grupo levasse pertences de jornalistas

Lea T, a transexual que vai fazer história na abertura da Olimpíada
Levantar a bandeira da inclusão e ser porta-voz da diversidade de gênero, orientação sexual e raça "num momento em que o Brasil será apresentado ao mundo". Em entrevista exclusiva à BBC Brasil, a top model internacional Lea T afirma que é com estes objetivos que aceitou um convite para participar da cerimônia de abertura da Olimpíada, no Rio de Janeiro, como a primeira transexual a ter um papel de destaque numa abertura olímpica na história dos Jogos.

Trans supermodel Andreja Pejic talks about her decision to transition publicly
'If I go on a date, I don’t have to worry about that moment when he finds out'
Andreja Pejic on becoming the most famous transgender model in the world

Government to review 2004 Gender Recognition Act
Nicky Morgan unveils package of reforms including overhauling legal process for registering change of gender
UK Government to review process for trans people to legally change gender
Now you can change gender on passport without seeing a doctor: Drive to end 'unnecessary' requests for info mean medical evidence is no longer required

Trans people attack UK government's trans 'equality' report
'Trans people deserve action, not more words.'
Many trans people have reacted in anger to the UK government’s trans equality report released today (7 July).
The new package, which includes a review of the Gender Recognition Act, says very little of note.

[Cape Verde]
Tchinda Andrade: Cape Verde's transgender hero
It was the popular singer Cesaria Evora who first introduced journalist Marc Serena to Cape Verde's most famous transgender activist: Tchinda Andrade.

Sabi murder case may go to the Supreme Court as prosecutor appeals
The Georgian Prosecutor General’s Office on Wednesday appealed a ruling in the Appeals Court to acquit the defendant in the murder of transgender woman Sabi Beriani.

HC directs TN govt to consider transgender’s plea on 3% reservation in education and employment
A bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice R Mahadevan directed the government to take a decision in this regard within six months

Kerala government to allot pension for transgenders above the age of 60
A survey had estimated that there are at least 25,000 transgender persons in Kerala

[Hong Kong]
Too soon to say when marriage laws will be amended to protect transgender rights – Justice Sec
Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen has said that it is “premature” to comment as to whether, or when, the government may introduce a bill to amend the Marriage Ordinance at the Legislative Council. Yuen was being asked about the progress of any steps taken by the government to protect the rights of transsexuals.

Savannah's story: "You cannot let fear hold you back"
Savannah Jackson is one of Australia’s leading financial minds, heading up a flourishing Australian financial advisory firm.

[New Zealand]
Commission pays tribute to Briar Bentley
The Human Rights Commission has paid tribute to transgender community leader and passionate human rights advocate, Briar Bentley, who passed away this week.

[New Zealand]
Four years-plus prison for unprovoked attack
Excessive violence against transgender woman not deemed a hate crime

Medicine Hat Bar Corona Mocks Alberta Law After Transgender Discrimination
Tuesday transgender woman River Main posted to facebook recalling how an employee at Corona humiliated her denying her access to the ladies room.

Transgender advocate receives first chest surgery funded by Yukon government
A Yukon transgender man has successfully undergone chest masculinization surgery this week, the first operation of its kind to be funded by the Yukon government.

Vancouver city council to vote on new transgender-inclusion action plan
Vancouver city council will vote on July 13 on a staff report for a new trans inclusion action plan

Hillary Clinton ‘proud’ of Obama’s transgender military decision
Hillary Clinton says she is “proud” of Barack Obama's decision to allow transgender people to serve openly in the military and reiterated her support for a conscience-crushing bill that the LGBT lobby places as its highest legislative priority.

12 states file brief in favour of Obama Administration’s guidance on trans bathrooms
A dozen states have filed a brief in favour of the Obama Administration’s historic guidance on bathrooms for transgender students.
Nearly Half Of U.S. States Are Now Fighting To Discriminate Against Transgender Students
10 more states sue Obama administration over trans guidance
10 More States Sue Obama Administration Over Trans Student Guidance

Lawyers Ask, But Army Won't Tell What Happened to Chelsea Manning
The transgender Wikileaks source's legal team wants answers in the wake of a leaked report that Manning was hospitalized — but Army officials have put a three-day hold on any outside contact.
After Chelsea Manning’s Alleged Suicide Attempt, The Federalist Says "Transgenderism” Is A “Sickness”

The Church, the schools, and transgenders
The American Pastors Network is offering a toolkit to help churches counteract the transgender movement in public schools.

House chair: Hormone therapy might limit transgender readiness
The requirements of hormone therapy might make some transgender troops unable to deploy on military missions and affect the military’s ability to fight wars, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday.

'I had so much at stake': what it was like to be transgender in the military
The US military last week lifted a ban on serving openly as transgender, something that in the past led to discharge, separation and discrimination
Transgender Servicemembers on the End of the Ban

Some kindergartners to learn about gender identity amid push for new health education standards
Amid a heated national debate about transgender rights, some educators and activists are pushing to update health education standards in an effort to teach young people about gender issues that have long been ignored and shrouded in ignorance. One state already has approved changes, with age-appropriate gender identity lessons to start in kindergarten in 2017.

Hate Group Hot Head Balks at National Park 'Dedicated to Sexual Deviance'
When President Obama designated the area around the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York as a national monument, it was the culmination of two years of work by the National Parks Conservancy Association (NPCA), thousands of advocates and hundreds of partner organizations.

No Timeline for Tricare Transgender Coverage
Defense Department officials have no specific timeline for when military family members and retirees will be able to receive transgender-related care through Tricare, they said this week.

Kick-ass trans superhero to make comic book debut this year
A trans superhero is hitting the shelves this year in the world of comics from a writer who has worked on Spider-Man and Wolverine.

Alabama challenges Obama transgender bathroom order
The state of Alabama will move to block the Obama administration’s order that schools allow access to restrooms and locker rooms based on gender identity rather than sex, the Alabama Attorney General’s Office said.

State officials still reviewing policy for transgender service members
Gov. Robert Bentley’s office is reviewing the new Defense Department’s policy for transgender troops, and government officials say no plans have been made for changes at the National Guard since the ban on transgender service members was lifted.

Palm Springs passes transgender bathroom law
Palm Springs became the second city in the desert to adopt a transgender bathroom law.

Visibility is key, trans filmmakers say
It takes a village of transgender people to produce high quality transgender stories, according to Emmy-nominated filmmaker Rhys Ernst.

Trans veteran applauds end of military ban
Transgender people can serve openly in the United States military, following last week's announcement by Defense Secretary Ashton Carter that he has lifted the ban on open trans service.
San Diego Transgender Vet On The Military’s New Policy

Why This Jailed Trans Woman of Color Hasn't Eaten for 37 Days
San Francisco County Sheriff's Department officials have promised changes in how the jail houses trans people, but they have been slow in coming.

With transgender ban no more, local transgender Veterans speak out
The transgender ban in the military is no more as of last Thursday. It's historic news for our local transgender community, which includes many veterans. Don't Ask, Don't Tell went by the wayside 5 years ago, women can serve at every level of the military, and now, the ban that would keep the transgender community from serving is history.

Study: 2.7 Percent Of D.C. Residents Identify As Transgender
An estimated 14,550 people in the District of Columbia identify as transgender, or 2.77 percent of the population, according to a study by UCLA's Williams Institute.

Women say DES made them transgender
A drug taken by 5 million women might be responsible for making some transgender.

Beruff ignores Rubio, talks transgender bathrooms in new ad
U.S. Senate candidate Carlos Beruff has been bashing his GOP primary opponent, Sen. Marco Rubio, in press releases over the last week.

Gainesville veterans react to recent transgender policy
Roughly a year after the U.S. legalized same-sex marriage for all 50 states, the Department of Defense announced plans for the military to allow transgender service men, women and enlisting recruits to openly serve.

Churches File Nonsense Suit Challenging Iowa’s LGBT Protections
Iowa’s law protecting LGBT people from discrimination should be overturned, two churches are arguing, because they want to be able to discriminate against transgender people who might come to their services.

Trans in Iowa: Love yourself however you look don't give in to preconceptions
Transgender Iowans talk about the term "passing," and the connotation that they should look the part of their gender identity. Some say it's important to do so and means they succeeded in their transition. Others say it's about being your true self.
What it's like to be a transgender child in Iowa

10 tips for parents of children questioning their gender
When Lisa Kenney gets calls from parents whose children are questioning their gender, her opening line is almost always the same: "On its best day, parenting is a form of improvisation."

University of Iowa marks 147 gender-inclusive restrooms
Gender-inclusive restrooms have been grabbing headlines nationwide and now in Iowa.

Mass. lawmakers forge agreement on transgender bill
State lawmakers have brokered an agreement on a long-debated bill allowing transgender people to use public places such as bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity, capping months, if not years, of a movement to earn those protections.
Legislature will vote Thursday on final transgender anti-discrimination bill

Charlie Baker to weigh open-access bill for transgender people
Transgender people will have the right to use any public toilet or locker room they wish under a bill headed to Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signs transgender anti-discrimination bill
Massachusetts governor signs trans non-discrimination bill
Massachusetts Gov. Signs Transgender Public Accommodations Bill

Douglas City Council denounces state transgender legislation
State legislators Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, and Rep. Jim Runestad R-White Lake, recently introduced bills that would explicitly bar transgender people from using public restrooms or showers that are not in accord with their birth gender.

Trowbridge Twp. votes down proposed resolution to disavow President's transgender rules
A West Michigan township has voted down a resolution that would have said "no" to President Obama's transgender rules.

Transgender woman attacked at bar in Dearborn
Courtney Purvis told Fox 2 she is a victim of a hate crime. "I was stabbed in the back. The stab wound was so deep you would have thought I had gotten shot," says Purvis.

Man charged with stalking transgender neighbor
A man is facing multiple felony charges after police say he harassed a transgender woman in his apartment building.

Miss. governor to appeal ruling against ‘religious freedom’ law
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant indicated late Thursday his intent to appeal a court ruling against a “religious freedom” law seen to enable sweeping anti-LGBT discrimination in the state, ending speculation on whether a district judge’s order against the law would be the final word on the matter.

New action in the federal fight over HB2
The Department of Justice has filed a new motion in the legal fight with North Carolina over House Bill 2. It is asking the court for a preliminary injunction.
Department of Justice asks judge to halt implementation of HB2
HB2 Possibly Costing Taxpayers Billions
Federal Court Agrees to Let VAWA Funding in North Carolina to Continue During Pendency of H.B. 2 Lawsuit
Donald Trump flip-flops on North Carolina anti-transgender law
Trump now apparently backs North Carolina anti-LGBT law
Department of Justice Asks Federal Court to Block N.C. Law's Anti-Trans Provisions
County Commissioner in NC goes after transgender people, uses anti-trans slur
Major U.S. companies ask judge to block NC transgender bathroom law
68 businesses file brief opposed to HB2
HB2 unlikely to drive voter turnout, decisions

Bojangles sued over alleged harassment of transgender worker in Fayetteville
The federal government filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Bojangles Restaurants Inc. alleging that a transgender person working at a Bojangles in Fayetteville was sexually harassed and retaliated against.

Bathroom bills, gender policies become focal point of discomfort among local transgender people
Rebel Marie is terrified what people might do if they see her walk in with her daughter.

Shelter provides aid for transgender people
Homeless transgender people living in Las Vegas have a place they can go to get help and feel safe.

New York State ad campaign tries to steal business away from states with anti-LGBT laws
Trio of ads airing in Texas, Mississippi, and North Carolina touts New York State's pro-LGBT reputation

Trans Day of Action With Old-Time Radical Feel
Being in Washington Square the afternoon of Friday, June 24 for the 12th annual Trans Day of Action was like being thrust into what an LGBT march looked like in 1969, the year of the Stonewall Rebellion: a crowd of 2,000 that was diverse, countercultural, fierce, and dedicated to a range of progressive issues — a sharp contrast to the weekend’s Heritage of Pride parade, where activist groups and messages mobilized by the Orlando massacre only sometimes challenged the event’s dominance by corporate contingents.

Transgender-Care Exclusion Case Faces Trial
With New York's longstanding transgender-care exclusions declared illegal, the Empire State must now stand trial over what treatments currently labeled cosmetic or banned for minors qualify for Medicaid, a federal judge ruled.

Transgender man says he was 'humiliated' by lifeguard at New Philadelphia pool
Tierra Thomas said he was humiliated by what a lifeguard at the Tuscora Park pool in New Philadelphia said to keep him from getting in the water.

Philly trans vets speak out on military inclusion
When the Department of Defense lifted its ban on open transgender service in the military just before Independence Day, local transgender veterans cheered the move.

Gender ID protest targets City Hall
Protesters in downtown Sioux Falls this weekend hope to convince the City Attorney’s Office to bring back legislation to add gender identity to the list of protected classes in Sioux Falls.

Ken Paxton files injunction against federal guidances protecting trans students
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today (Wednesday, July 6) announced that Texas is leading a 13-state coalition asking for a preliminary injunction to block enforcement of “Obama’s bathroom rules.”
Texas leads 13 states seeking to stop transgender access to public bathrooms

Poll: Utahns oppose public bathroom accommodations for transgender people
A majority of Utahns oppose making accommodations in public bathrooms for transgender people, a new poll shows.
Utah County adds gender identity to list of personnel traits protected from harassment and discrimination

Utah's first openly transgender teacher tells story of love
Freedom is an important concept in the Rice home.

Gloucester County School Board asks court to halt order allowing transgender student to use restroom
School Board claims it will suffer "irreparable harm" if Gavin Grimm is allowed to use the boys' restroom
Judge orders injunction to remain in place in Gloucester transgender case

Fairfax County Public Schools draft new transgender student regulations
Fairfax County Public Schools have drafted a new list of guidelines and regulations when it comes to accommodating transgender students. These guidelines were not voted on by the school board and they have not been publicly announced, but FOX 5 has learned they will take effect in the fall.

I-1515: Group’s bid to prevent transgender bathroom access fails to make ballot
Initiative 1515, a campaign to restrict bathroom and locker-room access for transgender people, canceled an appointment to turn in signatures on Friday.
I-1515, the 'bathroom initiative,' fails to make November ballot
Anti-Trans Campaign Fails To Collect Enough Signatures To Advance

Policy on transgender students revisited
The Marion County Board of Education revisited the issue of how to treat transgender students Tuesday night.

Wyoming Fourth Of July Parade Includes Outhouse Labeled “Transgender Bathroom”
Members of the community have slammed parade organizers for the insensitive oversight.

Diana de Santa Fe
“Afortunadamente conocí el mundo de la prostitución”. Con esas palabras, Diana Navarro San Juan enmarca su historia. Barranquillera, transgénero (o transgenerista, como generalmente se dice en Colombia), afro-colombiana, abogada, y auto declarada trabajadora social, Diana conoce el barrio Santa Fe en 1986, cuando es marginalizada en su casa y decide venir a Bogotá – lo que hacen miles de personas trans, y millones de desplazados internos en Colombia, uno de los países con el mayor número de desplazados internos, con estimados de entre 4.5 a más de 6 millones.

quarta-feira, julho 27, 2016

Uma travesti foi morta a tiros na noite desta segunda-feira (28), na Rua Goiás, no Bairro Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, região dos motéis de Aparecida de Goiânia. Segundo informações da Polícia Militar (PM), a vítima estava na rua quando dois homens, em uma moto, se aproximaram e efetuaram dois disparos. Ela não resistiu e morreu no local.

Travesti Nayara, de 23 anos, é assassinada a tiros em Goiânia
A travesti Nayara, de 23 anos, foi assassinada a tiros às 22h dessa sexta-feira (22) em frente a um motel, no bairro São Francisco, em Goiânia.
De acordo testemunhas, duas pessoas em cima de uma moto se aproximaram de Nayara, a alvejaram com seis tiros e fugiram.
Nayara, uma travesti de 23 anos, é morta a tiros em frente a motel, em Goiânia

Travesti é espancado até a morte em Luís Eduardo Magalhães
O travesti Erielton Souza Sales, 25 anos, conhecido por ‘Sabrina’, foi morto na manhã de domingo, 24. O corpo foi encontrado no cruzamento das ruas José de Alencar com a Janete Clair, no bairro Florais Léa, em Luis Eduardo Magalhães, Oeste da Bahia.
Segundo a Polícia, o corpo apresentava marcas de violência na cabeça, principalmente na face e no pescoço. Não existem marcas provocadas por arma de fogo ou instrumento perfurocortante, mas há indícios de brutal espancamento.
Mais uma vítima da LGBTfobia - Travesti é espancada até a morte em Luís Eduardo Magalhães

Travesti é encontrada morta com facada no rosto em lote abandonado
Uma travesti foi encontrada morta com uma facada no rosto em um lote abandonado, no domingo (24), em Luís Eduardo Magalhães, oeste da Bahia. A polícia ainda investiga as circunstâncias da morte, mas há a suspeita de rixa como motivação do crime. O enterro foi realizado na manhã desta segunda-feira (25), em Barreiras, cidade vizinha.

Travesti doutoranda e prostituta, Amara Moira narra sua vida em livro
Os peitinhos começaram a despontar na véspera da Parada do Orgulho LGBT de 2014. A primeira injeção de Perlutan, composto de hormônios femininos, já estava fazendo efeito. Agora que aquilo estava no corpo, não tinha mais como mudar de ideia.

Travesti denuncia agressão de 15 familiares e discriminação ao fazer BO
Polícia teria se recusado a usar nome social em boletim

Travesti é preso por comandar boca de fumo em bairro de VG
O travesti Rodrigo Cerezo Alves, que usa o nome social “Natacha”, 26, foi detido pela Polícia Militar suspeito de tráfico de drogas no bairro Costa Verde, em Várzea Grande, na noite desta sexta-feira (22). De acordo com a PM, ele foi denunciado por um usuário de drogas, que também acabou sendo detido.

Deputado quer mudar Lei Maria da Penha para não proteger trans
Um projeto de lei em trâmite na Câmara dos Deputados tem um único objetivo: desproteger mulheres transexuais e travestis. De autoria do deputado federal Eros Biondini (Pros-MG), o PL 477/15 pretende substitutir a palavra "gênero" por "sexo" em todas as vezes em que o termo é citado na Lei Maria da Penha (11.340/06), que pune violência doméstica e familiar contra a mulher.

Prostituta e travesti afirma que é discriminada na Unicamp
Aqui na Unicamp sou tratada com o descaso das pessoas consideradas um peso pros critérios de produtividade da Capes, do CNPq e do Currículo Lattes.

Homem é detido por atirar em travestis após se recusar a pagar programa
Vítimas chamaram a PM e suspeito foi encontrado com espingarda em casa.
Rapaz foi autuado por disparo e posse ilegal de armas e pagou fiança.

Supreme Court to rule on transgender pension claim
The UK's highest court has been asked to rule on a transgender person's claim to be entitled to receive the female state pension at the age of 60.

Denise Welch says she is glad that Boy Meets Girl is not too ‘trans-heavy’
Denise Welch has promised the second series of BBC Two’s Boy Meets Girl will stick to the ‘DNA’ of the original.

Paris Pride parade highlights trans rights
Paris’ annual Pride parade, known as Marche des Fiertés, took place in the French capital on Saturday.

Pakistan Muslim clerics don’t want trans people to marry, they want to kill them after all
The world reported Islamic clerics saying trans people should be able to marry but now they have clarified

Thailand to separate trans prison inmates from general population
Transgender inmates will be separated from the general population in prisons, it has been announced.
Separate LGBT jails on cards

Transgender solon vows to push for civil union, anti-discrimination bills
Bataan Rep. Geraldine Roman, the country’s first transgender congresswoman, on Wednesday said she would push for civil unions and anti-discrimination measures in Congress as the voice of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

Chief Justice vows change to 'traumatic' court process for transgender children
The Chief Justice of the Family Court says she will change the way transgender children access hormone treatment, saying the current process is difficult and stressful.
Call for changes to trans children’s access to hormone therapy
Family Court Chief Justice wants transgender treatment reform

[New Zealand]
Transgender woman claims she was attacked at south Auckland nightclub
A transgender woman claims she was left with a black eye and a split lip after being assaulted by bouncers at a nightclub.

Anti-LGBT Group Dressed as Zombies, Infiltrates Toronto's Gay Pride
While Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was making history last weekend in Toronto as the country's first head of state to march in a gay pride parade, a group of Christian activists were on the same route spreading their message of intolerance.

Facebook deletes Vancouver trans march profile
Organizers invite people to check group’s new pages to participate

Fox's Peter Johnson Jr.: "Is Lifting The Ban On "Transgendered Troops" Just A "Distraction?"
PETER JOHNSON JR (HOST): Terror striking around the globe this week, including in three cities in Saudi Arabia yesterday. That on the heels of a deadly week of attacks that claimed nearly 200 lives in Istanbul, Baghdad and Bangladesh. But, despite the carnage, the big news from the Pentagon is lifting the ban on transgendered troops. Kevin Lacz is a former Navy SEAL, a friend of the late Chris Kyle, and the author of The Last Punisher. Good morning, how are you?
With transgender ban lifted, Naval Academy awaits new policies

Republican trans woman lambastes her own party in open letter: 'You betrayed me'
'Remember that we’re supposed to be about making sure every American has equal opportunity.'

A lot of people are suddenly worried the Statue of Liberty is transgender
Conservatives are worried France played a 'joke' on the US

‘My Country Accepts Me as a Woman’
Hillary Clinton was the force behind a little-known breakthrough in transgender rights. So why doesn’t she talk about it?

This Trans Pioneer Has Been Fighting For The Trans Community For Decades
“My philosophy is afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted.”

Churches fighting Iowa officials over transgender bathroom rules
A conservative church in Des Moines is suing the Iowa Civil Rights Commission in federal court, contending state officials are trying to censor the church's teachings on biblical sexuality and forcing the church to open its restrooms to members of the opposite sex.

Hate Group Leader Blasts Blocking of Anti-LGBT Miss. Law
Civil liberties and the misuse of so called "religious liberty" for state-sanctioned discrimination, clashed on Friday when Federal District Court Judge Carlton Reeves blocked Mississippi's anti-LGBT "Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act," (HB1523) moments before it would have gone into effect.

St. Martin homicide victim was transgender woman
Transgender woman found stabbed at hotel
Person of interest sought
Surveillance pictures give possible time frame
RIP Dee Whigham
Sheriff: Navy seaman accused of robbing, stabbing transgender woman

HB2 changes don’t guarantee NBA All-Star game will stay in Charlotte
Many believe there’s a strong possibility Charlotte may not be able to keep the NBA All-Star Game after state lawmakers did not make changes to the most controversial part of House Bill 2.
North Carolina’s “fix” to HB 2 isn’t winning any praise
Charlotte transgender woman on VIP list for president’s visit
NBA moves the 2017 All-Star Game From Charlotte Over #HB2

Man Arrested And Charged With Hate Crime In Transgender Attack; Police Search For Second Suspect
Police say one man has been arrested in connection to an attack on a transgender person which took place May 13 in Park Slope during broad daylight.

Authentic life
“They are already making changes,” retired Air Force Master Sgt. Brenda Lawrence said this week of the U.S. military’s stance on transgender servicemembers, just days before Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday, June 30, that the Pentagon is officially lifting the ban on open service by transgender people.

Fort Worth ISD defines Transgender Student Policy
Superintendent Kent Scribner announced new transgender guidelines Wednesday defiantly saying the altered policies were part of a planned process and not because of political pressure from anyone in Austin.

Transgender High school Students Forced To Wear Arm Bands
The Kenosha Unified School District is currently forcing Ash Whitaker and other transgender students to wear badges of shame the same as the Nazi’s did in an effort to humiliate them and endanger their lives.

Encuentran restos calcinado de Paulette
Los restos sin vida de la reina de belleza gay nayarita, Paulett González, fueron localizados en un paraje cercano al municipio de Celaya, Guanajuato.
La joven de 24 años de edad, ganadora del certamen de belleza gay en el año 2015 se encontraba desaparecida desde los primeros días del mes de junio, cuando visitaba el municipio guanajuatense.

“Somos diversidad, somos amistad” fue el lema de la Marcha del Orgullo LGBTI
Su blusa azul y pantalón negro de cadera dejaban al descubierto su abdomen. Su cabello rubio, largo y rizado en las puntas, se movía mientras decoraba apresurada un camión con una plataforma trasera. Muchos transeúntes la interrumpían a la alta mujer trans para solicitarle una foto, y ella, con una sonrisa, accedía.

[Republica Dominicana]
Cientos de personas participan en caravana del orgullo LGBTI
Cientos de personas de la comunidad LGBTI (lesbianas, gais, bisexuales, trans e intersexuales) realizaron este domingo la caravana del “orgullo gay”.

Spate of Rampant Anti-LGBT Violence Raises Concerns About Rio Games
And the LGBT population thought the Sochi Olympics were cause for concern. Rio may end up being an even greater potential threat

Internos de la cárcel de Yopal conmemoraron el Día Internacional del Orgullo Gay
Se trata del cumplimiento de la Directiva Transitoria 010 de 2016, mediante la cual la Gobernación de Casanare, a través de la oficina de Asuntos Municipales, festejó la celebración del "Día del Orgullo Gay".

El Día Internacional del Orgullo LGBTI la IM se vistió de colores
El pasado 28 de junio, por primera vez, la fachada de la Intendencia de Montevideo lució la bandera de la Diversidad, en adhesión al Día Internacional del Orgullo LGBTI (lesbianas, gay, bisexuales, trans, intersexuales).

Masiva Marcha del Orgullo
Asistencia rebasó expectativas y miles de manifestantes participaron por decimoquinto año consecutivo en jornada de reivindicación de Derechos de los LGBTI, a pesar que les negaron la Plaza San Martín.
La historia detrás de esta foto en la Marcha del Orgullo LGTBI

Comienza el primer juicio por feminicidio a una transexual en Argentina
Comienza el juicio a los dos acusados por el asesinato de una transexual ocurrido en la provincia de Salta, primer juicio oral y público de Argentina que considera como agravante el femicidio en una persona transexual.

quarta-feira, julho 20, 2016

Minas Gerais, estado parceiro da campanha da ONU Livres & Iguais, lança vídeo com mulher transexual como protagonista
As famílias têm um papel fundamental na proteção dos direitos das pessoas LGBTI e no enfrentamento à violência ou discriminação com base em orientação sexual ou identidade de gênero, real ou percebida. Emocione-se com a história de “O amor transforma preconceitos”, lançada nesta semana pela Secretaria de Direitos Humanos, Participação Social e Cidadania do Estado de Minas Gerais, com o apoio da Livres & Iguais, a campanha da ONU pela igualdade LGBTI.

La barba me dio la razón: aunque me criaran como una niña, yo era un niño
A los 18 años fui al médico y por fin me diagnosticaron: nací con órganos intersexuales

Transgender prisoners get pop-up shop so they can order women's clothes and make-up
Littlehey prison in Cambridgeshire has set up a “shop” where inmates can browse Avon and Very catalogues and place orders

'I was born a girl - but I always knew I was supposed to be a man'
For Liam Klenk, now 40, undergoing gender reassignment surgery has saved him from a life of unhappiness

Transgender athletes could represent Team GB in Rio Olympics
Two transgender athletes who were born male could make history by competing as women in the Olympics next month.
Two transgender athletes could make history at Rio Olympics

Scottish Free Church will ‘resist’ Sturgeon’s plans for LGBT-inclusive education in schools
The Free Church of Scotland has rallied against LGBT-inclusive education in schools, claiming it violates human rights laws.

Transgendered woman ‘advised not to donate blood’
Issue arose after Aoife Martin, who has given blood for 20 years, sought to change details

Trans people in Norway can now legally change their gender with just one form
A new law takes effect in Norway this weekend, enabling trans people to legally change their gender with just one form.

Transgender people talk about changing sex and life in China
June was LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Pride month when people around the world demonstrated, celebrated and appealed for more acceptance and tolerance.

Social stigma follows transgenders even in toilets
In the din of Swachh Bharat publicity, a cry of distress is getting drowned. At a time when the entire nation is witnessing a high-profile campaign over the need for construction of toilets in every nook and cranny, transgenders, a stigmatised class of our society, are silently bearing the pain of lack of separate restrooms for them.

Transgenders accuse Kochi police of assault
As the protestors refused to back out, the police were forced to use force to disperse the crowd.

Launceston's Abbey Boon reveals true self
Abbey Boon can’t explain how she knows she’s a girl – she just is.

Canadian government considering gender-neutral ID
A review is underway to create identification that doesn't exclude those outside the 'binary standard'

What Drives Transgender People to Serve Their Country?
When U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced on Thursday that transgender men and women could serve openly in the military, Captain Jennifer Peace was overjoyed.
Will the military see a surge in transgender troops? Not likely
National Review’s David French: Lifting The Ban On Transgender Military Service Will Result In “Thought Control”
White House: End to trans military ban ‘updates outdated policy’
Transgender People Can Now Serve Openly in the Military, and It’s About Time
EXCLUSIVE: Clinton ‘proud of’ decision to end trans military ban
Obama's transgender policy 'devastating' military
Baptist leaders decry transgender troop ban repeal

KKK calls for boycott of transgender people
Some people in Central Alabama are in shock after finding KKK propaganda scattered across their neighborhood. CBS 42 News found several flyers littering neighbor’s mailboxes off Pump House Road in Mountain Brook.

Study: Arizona has more transgender adults than U.S. average
A new study shows that Arizona is among the 20 states and Washington, D.C., that have a higher percentage of adults who identify as transgender than the national average.

Sacramento diocese allows Catholic parish to show transgender activist film
A Catholic parish recently screened a film spotlighting “gender identity,” the presentation of which its diocese says did not controvert Church teaching.

Cis woman caught perving in the ladies’ locker room at a fitness center
A cis woman (a woman who was born a female) at a Los Angeles area fitness center took photo of a naked woman and posted it on the internet. Had this been a trans woman doing the same, headlines across the country would be screaming TRANS PERVERT, playing into the fears trumped-up nationally by the religious right and hate groups.

Would California bill infringe on religious liberty of Christian colleges?
The legislation, passed by the state Senate in May and taken up by the state Assembly Thursday, would, among other things, allow LGBT students to sue religious educational institutions.

Transgender nominee for Congress: 'It's about damn time' politics got inclusive
Misty Plowright is the first transgender nominee of a major party for the US House of Representatives – win or lose, she’s changing perceptions

Candidates discuss transgender student rights
Candidates for the superintendent and School Board races recently weighed in on transgender students’ access to bathrooms, an issue now at the front of the LGBTQ rights battle.

Pulled from the shadows: Georgia transgender students hope for positive change
Rose wore what she thinks of as her “mask” when she accepted a high school diploma in May.

Federal transgender-bathroom directive affects Georgia politics
The federal directive in May telling school systems to accommodate transgender students in bathrooms and locker rooms has created a political backlash.

Guam schools to comply with federal transgender bathroom requirement
Guam public schools receiving federal grants have started looking into how to comply with a federal guideline requiring campuses to allow transgender students to use bathrooms consistent with the gender they identify with, or risk losing U.S. Department of Education funding.

Mississippi Attorney General says public was ‘duped’ into supporting anti-LGBT ‘religious freedom’ bill
The Attorney General in Mississippi, where an anti-LGBT bill was recently struck down, said the public was “duped” into supporting it.
Sorry Mississippi, Your ‘License To Discriminate’ Isn’t Starting Today After All
Judge blocks enforcement of Mississippi ‘religious freedom’ law
Federal Court Blocks Implementation Mississippi HB 1523
Supporters of Mississippi anti-LGBTQ bill take fight to a higher court

Progress NC Action: ‘HB 2.0 is more like 1930s Germany than North Carolina in 2016’
When is an HB2 “compromise” not a compromise? When it’s even worse than the original.
North Carolina lawmakers adjourn after leaving transgender law largely unchanged
Lawmaker: North Carolina LGBT Law Will Largely Stay Intact
Bipartisan coalition to pass HB2 changes fell apart amid pressure from Roy Cooper
Pat McCrory Would Rather Defend Discrimination Than Protect North Carolinians From Zika
N.C. legislature adjourns without undoing anti-LGBT parts of HB2
Anti-LGBT Discrimination Remains The Law In North Carolina As Lawmakers Adjourn
N.C. Amends HB 2 — So It Doesn’t Impact Straight People
Clinton's Choice For First Event With Obama: North Carolina

Transgender issue comes before commissioners
The Richland County Commissioners have been drawn into the transgender discussion although the issue does not involve the current debate over restroom use.

Local woman reacts to Pentagon’s decision allowing transgender people to serve in military
How most people view Independence Day is no different from the view of Tara Allison.

Lifeguard placed on leave as city investigates incident at Tuscora Park pool
A Tuscora Park lifeguard has been placed on paid administrative leave as the City of New Philadelphia continues its investigation.

Erie-area schools work to preserve rights, opportunities for transgender athletes
Until about a year ago, Millcreek Township School District Superintendent William Hall hadn't given much thought to how the district might accommodate transgender student-athletes.

South Middleton School Board plans to work on transgender student policy this fall
When it meets again in August, the South Middleton School Board could begin work to develop a policy regarding the non-discrimination of transgender students.

Reaching out: Transgender intern at Smokies committed to showing park’s diversity
The National Park Service's centennial slogan is "Find Your Park" and that's just what Logan Boldon has done.

'I was a bit awed': Utah Democrat Misty K. Snow could become first transgender US Senator
In February, a grocery store cashier in Utah watched as Senator Bernie Sanders celebrated a stunning victory in the New Hampshire presidential primary and felt inspired to enter politics herself.

If transgender student uses boys’ bathroom, others would withdraw from school, district says
A Virginia school district claims that allowing one transgender student to use the boys’ bathroom would cause community uproar and could force some parents to pull their children out of school.

Transgender bathroom initiative already a hot debate in Washington state
I-1515 faces a Friday deadline to qualify for the November ballot
Initiative would enable bathroom restrictions by biological gender
Transgender activists said the initiative, if enacted, would have harmful consequences

Marcha pide cambiar ley a través de referéndum
Una multitudinaria marcha, denominada por la vida y la familia natural, pide la abrogación de la Ley 807 de Identidad de Género. Se declaran en vigilia permanente

Aprueban reglamento para rectificar identidad
El Tribunal Electoral inicia en julio los trámites para agilizar los cambios de nombres y de género
Temen que 'rechazo' a ley de Género cause violencia

Tamara asume como defensora adjunta
Una activista del movimiento LGBT y un afroboliviano se convierten en colaboradores cercanos del defensor

Corte ordenó medidas para proteger a reclusos de la comunidad LGBTI
El alto tribunal le indicó al Inpec que debe proteger la vida e integridad los miembros de esta comunidad que se encuentran privados de su libertad.

Esta es la agenda prioritaria LGBTI: Unión civil, identidad trans y ley antidiscriminación
A juicio de Quiteria Franco, en Venezuela no existe impedimento legal para reivindicar y consagrar los derechos de la población no heterosexual

Tamara Adrián solicitó debate en la AN de ley contra la discriminación LGBTI
La abogada también exigió la publicación en la Gaceta Oficial del Día Nacional contra la Homofobia, Transfobia y Bifobia, aprobado por el Poder Legislativo en mayo pasado

segunda-feira, julho 18, 2016

Cultura de afectos - Parte II
Apesar deste post ter o título de parte dois da cultura de afectos, acaba por ser mais uma reflexão e um recordar de situações que mostram o contrário, ou seja, os desafectos da minha vida até agora.

Conheça Anyky, a travesti que enfrentou a ditadura e sobreviveu a 50 anos de prostituição
Idosa conseguiu retificar o nome de nascimento no RG e agora é reconhecida pelo Estado

Professora universitária e doutora travesti combate o preconceito no interior do Ceará
'Se não der abertura para as diferenças, vamos continuar reproduzindo essas violências', diz Luma Andrade

Por combater torturas em presídios, funcionária transexual Maria Clara de Sena é finalista de prêmio
A funcionária pública transexual Maria Clara de Sena, de 37 anos, é uma das três finalistas da categoria políticas públicas do tradicional prêmio da revista Claudia 2016 – que visa "valorizar histórias memoráveis de mulheres excepcionais e atuantes na sociedade brasileira".

Travesti é agredida e tem cabelos cortados com facão em Piracicaba
Jovem afirmou à polícia que também foi ameaçada de morte por grupo.
Vítima foi levada amarrada para usina; crime ocorreu a mando de cafetina.

Eram os índigenas transgêneros?
Estudos recentes revelam: alguns povos originários das Américas classificavam seres humanos segundo cinco gêneros distintos. Redução aos opostos homem-mulher veio com europeus

Transexual 'crucificada' na Parada Gay denuncia nova agressão em SP
Conhecida por representar Cristo crucificado na Parada LGBT de 2015, a modelo transexual Viviany Beleboni, 27, denunciou ter sido espancada por cinco homens no final da tarde desta segunda-feira (11) em uma rua do centro de São Paulo.

Miss São Paulo Gay 2015: 'Vou virar transexual'
Valentina Isler deu dicas para sua sucessora: 'Tem que ter beleza, cultura e postura'.

O corpo da jovem encontrada morta na manhã desta segunda-feira no Parque da Fenarroz é da Rainha da Diversidade, a transexual Nycole Rocha, 19 anos.
De acordo com a Polícia, a vítima pode ter sido estrangulada, já que o cadáver apresenta marcas no pescoço e no ombro.
Adolescentes são suspeitos de matar transexual na Fenarroz

Travesti é encontrada morta ao lado da cama na Vila Industrial, em Dourados
Donizete Rodriguez Silva, 48 anos, moradora na Rua Guia Lopez, na Vila Industrial, em Dourados foi encontrada morta na manhã de hoje (7).
O amigo de 23 anos, que mora há três meses na mesma casa que a travesti, acordou por volta das 09h30 e percebeu que Donizete não estava ao lado na cama, ao conferir, viu que a mesma estava caída ao lado da cama, encostada na parede. De acordo com informações do amigo, Donizete parecia estar morta.
Vizinhos encontram travesti morta dentro de casa em cidade de MS

Crueldade: Mulher é morta a pauladas na zona rural de Venda Nova
Uma mulher foi morta a pauladas às 15h deste sábado (9), em Lavrinhas, zona rural de Venda Nova do Imigrante.
O crime aconteceu próximo à entrada da matinha. Diane Dias tinha 33 anos e atualmente trabalhava como cuidadora de idosos, mas era muito conhecida por já ter exercido o cargo de agente de saúde no município.
Mulher é morta a pauladas em Venda Nova do Imigrante no Sul do Espírito Santo
Homem que matou mulher a pauladas se entrega à Polícia Civil em Venda Nova do Imigrante

Corpo de travesti é encontrado com mão decepada na BR-101
Na manhã desta quarta-feira (13), os moradores do Bairro das Indústrias, zona Sul da cidade de João Pessoa, encontraram o corpo de uma travesti, às margens da BR-101. A vítima foi morta com aproximadamente 15 perfurações provocadas por arma branca e teve uma das mãos decepada, segundo a Polícia Militar da Paraíba.
Travesti é morta a facadas e tem a mão decepada em João Pessoa

12-year-old trans kid attacked with a rock
A 12-year-old trans kid had a rock thrown at his head as he was bullied for his gender identity.
The un-named young person was walking home from school when the attack happened.

Transgender people win major victory in France
Trans people given wave of new rights after National Assembly vote - Read more at:

Milano, Lite tra due trans per gelosia, una di loro finisce al Fatebenefratelli ma si suicida
Il 'caso' viene affidato ai carabinieri di via Moscova per competenza territoriali, una formalità anche se non ci sono dubbi sulla natura del gesto

Firenze, Sollicciano: detenuta si toglie la vita, aveva 3 anni
La giovane, transessuale di origini peruviani, si è uccisa a pochi giorni dalla scarcerazione, Lássociazione Pantagruel: ?I segnali c'erano tutti?

Man held for killing transsexual and woman in Florence
An Italian man has been arrested for the murder of a Brazilian transsexual prostitute and a Dominican woman friend of hers in central Florence

Utrecht council goes for ‘gender neutral’ toilets
Utrecht city council has become the first in the country to vote to introduce gender neutral toilets throughout council-owned buildings.

Istanbul Trans Pride: TGEU calls on Turkey to protect basic human rights
In the wake of the banning of both Trans and LGBTI pride in Istanbul, Transgender Europe calls on Turkish authorities to make demonstrable efforts to effectively protect the rights of trans people, sex workers, and other marginalised groups in the country.

[New Zealand]
Success for Marlborough Girls’ College trans teen
The transgender high school student who was told she could not use the female bathrooms at her school has had the decision reversed.

[New Zealand]
Marlborough transgender student's bathroom battle brings about change
A transgender student in Marlborough is allowed to use the girls' bathroom after her school sought advice from the Human Rights Commission.

Transgender British Columbians Face Years Of Waitlists, Uncovered Costs For Life-Changing Surgeries
Four years ago, James Gardner was playing road hockey with some male co-workers. They put him in as goalkeeper — what they considered the safest place for a woman.

Canadian Blood Services places restrictions on transgender donors
Complex new policy, to begin Aug. 15, is discriminatory, activists say

Thousands gather for ‘biggest trans march in the world’ in Toronto
A crowd of thousands gathered in Toronto last night for what is believed to be the biggest trans march in the world.
Canada still needs a Trans March: advocate

Brothers Series hottest FTM show on the indie circuit
Brother Series Interview with Director: Emmett Jack Lundberg and Producer: Sheyam Ghieth

Histories of Sexuality and the Carceral State—Part 2
We invited Regina Kunzel to moderate a three-part roundtable on histories of sexuality and the carceral state (check out part one). Critical prison studies has understandably foregrounded questions of race in an effort to expose and understand the dramatic overrepresentation of incarcerated people of color, revealing how the growth of punitive practices and policies have maintained and hardened racial hierarchies. We know far less, however, about how the policing of sexuality has contributed to the growth of state mechanisms of surveillance and incarceration, and how sexual policing might have worked, alongside and often in collaboration with punitive racialization, to drive the larger carceral turn. In this second post, Sarah Haley, Elias Vitulli, Jen Manion, and Scott De Orio discuss the multiple ways that race, gender, and sexuality intersect in order to shape policing and imprisonment.

Business Marketing 101: If someone makes a mistake, don’t come out and admit you’re transphobic anyway!
This is certainly one of the more bizarro incidents to cross my desk. Here we have representative of a company, who as far I know, did not engage in any prior transphobic activities or business practices, yet after being contacted by mistake, openly fessed up to a reporter that they think trans people are deserving of hate.

From the courtroom to the boardroom: trans attorney leads rights group
“The handwriting is on the wall,” says attorney Jillian Weiss, newly named executive director of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund. The tenured academic, trial attorney and scholar was named Tuesday to lead the trans rights group at what she tells LGBTQ Nation is a critical turning point in the movement.

Sports Illustrated's Caitlyn Jenner Cover Story Shows The Importance Of Transgender Visibility
Cover model Caitlyn Jenner reflects on her athletic career, winning gold at the Summer Olympics 40 years ago, and role of recent reality TV star and transgender icon in the summer issue of Sports Illustrated. The story allows Jenner to tell her own story, while also highlighting the positive impact of transgender visibility in the media, pointing out that her story helps transgender people and their families battle intolerance and isolation.

EEOC: Landmark Sex Discrimination Lawsuit Settled
A landmark lawsuit alleging sex discrimination based on sexual orientation has been settled for more than $200,000, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Tuesday.

“Her Story” about #GirlsLikeUs gets Emmy Nomination
What can one say about “Her Story”, a youtube crowd-funded transgender led web series getting an Emmy Nomination alongside productions receiving major network finance and resources? You can only say one thing. It’s pretty dang good. Not just good in the usual sense but barrier breaking, first of a kind, amazing and the accolades just go on and on!

Laura Ingraham Suggests People Wear Diapers Rather Than Share Bathrooms With Transgender People
Oh we have a new transgender update for you as well.

Pentagon Ends Ban On Transgender Troops in Military
Transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, the Pentagon announced Thursday, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces.
Pentagon Lifts Ban On Transgender Servicemembers
Pentagon lifts ban on transgender military service
Pentagon lifts trans military ban ‘effective immediately’
Pentagon on Trans Troops: "These Are the Kind of People We Want"
Pentagon Lifts Transgender Military Service Ban
Family Research Council Criticizes Pentagon for Transgender Policy Change
McCain wants hearings on lifting of military's transgender ban
House GOPer pledges review in Congress of trans military service
The "Add-A-Dick-To-Me Procedure": Rush Limbaugh Mocks Transgender People After Military Lifts Ban

The American Transgender Population Is Larger Than We Thought It Was
Determining how many transgender people there are in the U.S. has been challenging for a number of reasons, but a new study from the Williams Institute estimates that there are approximately 1.4 million of them — twice as many as were previously estimated. That’s 0.6 percent of the population.
Updated estimates show 1.4 million adults identify as transgender in the US, doubling estimates from a decade ago

Texarkana repeals nondiscrimination ordinance
Texarkana voters Tuesday repealed a city non-discrimination ordinance by a vote of 3,409 to 881.
A Whopping 80% of Voters in This Arkansas City Endorsed Anti-LGBT Discrimination on Tuesday
Voters in Texarkana soundly reject anti-discrimination law

Meet Christine Garcia first Transgender San Diego Police Officer
Today the City of San Deigo announced Officer Christine Garcia’s transition with a heartwarming video and story on Inside San Diego which is an extension of the official City of San Diego website.

Report: Transgender students more likely to be disciplined
Nearly half of transgender students in grades 6-12 have been disciplined at school, a rate nearly 20 percentage points higher than their peers, according to a new report from the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.

Transgender woman attacked by 3 men outside bar in Aurora
A transgender woman is dealing with cuts and stitches after an attack outside of a bar in Aurora. The incident occurred at 1:45 Sunday morning at Shepes’s at 1725 Peoria Street.

July 4 shooting leaves trans woman on life support
A 25-year-old D.C. transgender woman was being kept alive Wednesday on a breathing machine at Prince George’s Hospital Center after she was found unconscious and suffering from a gunshot wound in the neck about 6 a.m. on July 4 in the 200 block of Division Avenue, N.E., according to a D.C. police report and transgender activist Earline Budd.
Transgender woman on life support since July 4 shooting dies

Transgender woman settles case against hotel that got her jailed for eight days
Meagan Taylor was arrested last July in Iowa while staying at Drury Inn with a friend after staff called police to report ‘two men’ engaged in prostitution

Trans woman Shauna Patricia Smith admits to voyeurism at an Idaho Target
Transgender woman Shauna Patricia Smith was charged with felony video voyeurism at an Idaho Target store Tuesday. According to the news is authentic.
An affidavit of probable cause states the 18-year-old woman was trying on swimwear at the Target on 25th East when someone in an adjacent fitting room held an iPhone over the top of the barrier and began taking photos or video recording.

Suspect arrested in Sunday First Avenue shooting
A 26-year-old man was arrested Monday after being accused of shooting a transgender woman in the head Sunday afternoon.
Gerald Duane Lewis faces preliminary charges of attempted murder, robbery with serious bodily injury and carrying a handgun without a license, according to jail records. He was booked into the Vanderburgh County jail just after 7 p.m., where he's being held without bond.

Confusion for transgender people and others registering to vote
As election offices across Kansas prepare for upcoming races, there's a scramble to make sure everyone is registered properly.

HoCo tackles trans issues at roundtable
Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman convened the third LGBT roundtable discussion of his term on June 20, focused on transgender issues. Fifteen people attended, including representatives from the executive’s office, LGBT individuals, a deputy police chief and the director of the Department of Corrections.

Taylor among mayors opposing bathroom restriction legislation
Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor recently joined with more than a dozen mayors from across the state of Michigan to voice their opposition to Senate Bill 993 and House Bill 5717, which seek to restrict the use of public bathrooms, changing facilities and similar shared spaces used for private activities based on biological sex.

To Transgender Movement Leaders, Activism Is an Antidote to Violence
"All trans lives have to matter," she says. "When we start to devalue people based on their moral beliefs, we start to dehumanize people. Only when our lives are valuable will one murder spark mass chaos and people will say 'No more.'"

Activist for Transgender Community Darnell Jones Dies of Cancer
The LGBTQ community lost an ally and an activist Wednesday as Darnell Jones, Vice President of Gender Identity Network Alliance, died due to complications from cancer.

Smith urges Koster to join lawsuit opposing transgender bathroom rule
Attorney General Chris Koster should join 11 other states in suing the federal government over its transgender bathroom guidance, U.S. Rep. Jason Smith, R-Salem, wrote in a letter to Koster signed by the other five Republican members of Missouri’s Congressional delegation.

Here's What's Wrong With North Carolina's 'Fix' to Transphobic HB 2
Republican legislators are offering a Band-Aid approach to calm the North Carolina business community's panic over House Bill 2, but LGBT advocates aren't buying it.
HB2 opponents deliver nearly 10,000 new petition signatures to lawmakers
How North Carolina’s idyllic hipster haven is being hurt by the “bathroom bill” boycott
Lawmakers Consider Boosting Funds to Defend LGBT Rights Law
NBA won’t support revision to North Carolina anti-LGBT law

N.H. governor bans anti-trans discrimination in state government
New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan on Thursday issued an executive order that bans discrimination in state government based on gender identity.
GLAD Applauds NH Executive Order Prohibiting Gender Identity Discrimination in State Government

NYC Mayor Signs Gender-Neutral Bathroom Bill Into Law
Single-occupant restrooms at restaurants, bars and other public places in New York City will all be gender-neutral under a new law signed Tuesday by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Will DA produce its certified Morris records?
A judge last week upheld a state agency’s order that the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office produce certified records relating to the Nizah Morris incident. But additional litigation may be necessary to ensure the records are produced.

SEPTA: We're pro-LGBT civil rights
A SEPTA spokesperson this week said the agency supports LGBT civil rights, even though it doesn’t want to fall under the jurisdiction of the city’s Human Relations Commission, which enforces those rights.

PA senator pegged as roadblock for LGBT nondiscrimination
LGBT-nondiscrimination protections in housing and employment were expected to reach the Senate floor for a vote this week, but were blocked and look likely to stall for the rest of the summer.

Snyder: State leaders persist in opposing transgender policies
Texas' top political leaders have missed few opportunities to denounce local and federal efforts to accommodate the needs of transgender students in public schools. They're still at it.
Texas Attorney General Wants Schools To Out Transgender Students To Their Parents
Texas AG Doesn't Understand It's Illegal to Out Trans Students

'We're not alone': Survey shows more transgender Texans OK with coming out
More Texans and Americans are openly identifying as transgender, a new analysis shows, a trend that LGBT activists call heartening and politically meaningful.

Will a transgender woman be Utah's next senator?
Misty Snow just won Utah's Democratic primary. She will challenge incumbent Sen. Mike Lee (R) this November.

Gloucester asks judge to delay injunction while transgender case is appealed
The Gloucester County School Board has asked a federal court to place a preliminary injunction on hold that requires the school division to allow a 16-year-old transgender student to use the boys' restroom.

Transgender JBLM soldier: Pentagon action evokes ‘an incredible feeling’
Capt. Jennifer Peace is intelligence officer at Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Decision “had a lot more impact than I anticipated”
Action should bring fair treatment for transgender people, she says

Wyoming Schools Look for a Middle Way for Transgender Students
When the debate over allowing transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice rolled into town like a high-plains thunderstorm, Laramie’s school board took its own multiple-choice test.

We Need to Talk About Anti-LGBT Violence in Brazil
As the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympic Games approach, a number of crises are plaguing the host nation of Brazil, including a troubling escalation of brutal anti-LGBTQ violence. Brazil’s ongoing political and economic turmoil, with the suspension of the country’s president, a recession, and the Zika virus scare, have been hogging news headlines. But much of the the coverage tends to gloss over a highly worrying trend for the country and its LGBTQ community: Levels of violence are rising dangerously, including anti-LGBTQ attacks marked by exceptional viciousness and brutality.

Murdering Transsexual Brazilians an Olympic Event
Aggressions, suicides and murders: the Brazilian trans reality Part II

Na Venezuela, mulheres trans são parte da cultura da tribo Warao, desde a era pré-colonial
Entre os índios Warao, mulheres transgênero são consideradas 'dois-espíritos', mas assumem papel social feminino.