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segunda-feira, setembro 24, 2007

[International] [History/Commentary]
Anti-gay, anti-trans laws rooted in class rule
In today’s capitalist citadels, lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans mass political movements have overturned many oppressive laws against same-sexuality and cross-dressing. The imperialist ruling classes would be relieved if these movements would now redirect their collective ire against laws still on the books in today’s former colonies and neocolonies.

[UK] [News/Science/ Healthcare]
Sex-change patients' op success
Most male patients undergoing sex-change surgery say they are happy with the results - despite significant complication rates, a survey has found.

Court tries to set a gender
A transsexual robber who struck wearing a miniskirt and knickers on his head created a problem for magistrates, who were unsure whether to remand him in a male or female prison.

Same sex couple’ to appear in court today
Transsexual Shumail Raj and 'his wife' Shahzina Tariq will appear in the Lahore High Court (LHC) today (Monday).

[Malaysia] [Letters to the Editor]
Recognise their needs
I THANK StarMag for the article, Seeking acceptance (Insight, Sept 9) which highlighted the plight of transsexuals.

Transgendered in Malang
The waria community in this East Javanese city are out in the open, but misunderstanding and prejudice are still widespread.
Photo: 82 year old male to female transgender Ibu Siama at the volleyball match

Indonesia’s transgendered community is raising its profile
Before she even opens her mouth, the petite, jilbab-wearing and refined looking Shuniyya Ruhama Habiiballah has already gone a long way towards achieving one of her driving missions in life: to challenge the dominant stereotype of Indonesia’s large transgendered community, who describe themselves as waria, a term for transgendered people derived from the words wanita (woman) and pria (man).
Photo: Popular stereotype: the waria hair salon worker by Irfan Kortschak

Appeals court upholds firing of transsexual
Employer said gender identity was not a problem, that the use of women's restrooms raised a liability issue.

Lotter's Death Sentence Could Be Commuted In Triple Homicide Case
There is no danger of death-row inmate John Lotter walking free.
There is a better than fair chance that his death sentence, for participating in a notorious triple homicide in 1993, will be commuted to one of life in prison.
In separate trials, Lotter, 36, and Marvin Nissen, 35, were convicted of first-degree murder in the slayings of Teena Brandon and two other people in a farmhouse near Humboldt in southeast Nebraska. Brandon was a cross-dresser who represented herself as a man, using the name Brandon Teena.

[USA] [Press Release]
U.S. Medical Students Urge Passage Of Employment Non-Discrimination Act
The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), the nation's largest, independent medical student organization, representing more than 68,000 physicians-in-training, urges the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (H.R.2015), in order to protect every American from discriminatory employment practices based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Teenage and Transgendered
Liz and Amber were just friends until Liz became Jay.

Teenager cleared of transvestite’s slaying
Prosecutors thought they had a surefire case against a 19-year-old Woodlawn man who they said killed a transvestite in a St. Paul Street apartment complex and set the victim on fire.
But a Baltimore City jury disagreed Thursday — and acquitted Zukael Stephens of all counts.