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terça-feira, novembro 21, 2006

Transgender Day Of Remembrance

Vigils, services and a variety of other events are being held in 250 cities around the world today to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance - the day set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.

Transgender Day event planned
Humboldt Pride will hold a candlelight vigil today at 6:30 p.m. on the Humboldt County Courthouse's lawn.

Campaigners to celebrate LGBT history
With the third Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) History Month three months away, the Trades Union Congress is hosting a pre-launch event next week to encourage schools, unions and individuals to organise their own events to mark the event next February.

'Demoted' transsexual seeks £1/2m payout
The biggest sex discrimination claim to be brought in Britain by a transsexual will open today at an employment tribunal in Reading. Jessica Bussert, 42, is claiming £500,000 compensation from US-based Hitachi Data Systems, which she alleges demoted her after she began the change from Joshua to Jessica and victimised her after she filed a case with the tribunal.

Sex change for the better
Marching through downtown streets yesterday, about two dozen members and supporters of Ottawa's transgendered community called on the Dalton McGuinty government to put sex-change operations on the list of insured medical procedures.

UGA Adds 'Gender-Neutral' Restrooms
Officials at the University of Georgia have designated a pair of "gender neutral" restrooms on campus, a change begun out of concern for transgender students but which they say will benefit others -- from students with disabilities and medical conditions to parents of young children. The single-stall restrooms are near the university's gay student support center, where leaders hope the trend will expand to other parts of campus.