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terça-feira, Fevereiro 06, 2007

[UK]
Transsexual rapist's anger at treatment
A RAPIST serving time in Whitemoor prison has complained he is being victimised by staff and inmates because he is a transsexual. Jessica Martina Winfield, formerly known as Martin, said he was being assessed for "gender reassignment" at the top-security prison, near March.


[UK]
Human rights committee 'concerned' over mental health bill
Excerpt: "The bill proposes to change the grounds for a person's detention from 'a true mental disorder' to 'any disorder or disability of mind'. We are concerned that this could result in discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and sexual identity," said Andrew Dismore MP, the committee chairman.


[South Africa]
Bungling gives Cynthia a 'sex change'
A Shoshanguve woman has been trying for five years to get the Department of Home Affairs to recognise that she's female. Cynthia Notyeke, 47, was shocked when she received her new driver's licence and saw "male" printed next to her ID number.


[ME,USA]
Maine school teaches kids 'transgendering'
The head of a pro-family group in Maine is expressing outrage over his former high school’s affirmation of transgenderism.


[USA]
GLAAD Calls On Paris Hilton to Explain, Apologize for Anti-Gay, Racial Slurs In Video
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) today called on Paris Hilton to explain and apologize to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and African American communities for her use of anti-gay and racial slurs in a video that began circulating on the Web earlier this week.


[NY,USA] Pauline Park: Standing Up for Transgender Rights
Pauline Park was the first openly transgendered person to be grand marshal of the New York City Pride March in June 2005. Currently, she is an active chair of the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA). Its mission: "to advocate for freedom of gender identity and expression for all."
PHOTO: Pauline Park (click to enlarge)