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sexta-feira, Setembro 28, 2007

[UK]
Sex-change kid becomes model
CUTE blonde Kim – who as a German BOY in 2004 became the world's youngest person to start hormone treatment for a sex-change – makes her debut as a model.

[UK]
Transvestite died after gay sex
A TRANSVESTITE died shortly after arriving at another man's home for gay sex, a court has heard.
The victim, David Currie from Warrington, suffered serious internal injuries during their sex session which led to a fatal heart attack claimed Andrew Edis, QC, prosecuting.

[Argentina]
Durante três anos Natalia, de 17 anos, lutou nos tribunais argentinos para conseguir uma autorização judicial para mudar de sexo com consentimento dos pais. Após duas recusas, conseguiu finalmente a permissão. Uma decisão sem precedentes que transforma a Argentina no primeiro país da América Latina a autorizar a mudança de sexo a um menor.

[Canada]
She's a Boy I Knew
At the age when most small children are thinking about their first day of school and how to ride a bike, Gwen Haworth (who at the time was a young boy named Steven) knew that her gender identity was awry.

[USA]
House Democrats likely to drop gender identity provision
House Democratic leaders are strongly considering dropping anti-discrimination protections for transgender persons from the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, after an internal Democratic head count on Wednesday found that the bill would likely be defeated if it included the trans provision, multiple sources familiar with the bill said.
Gay Groups Unite To Oppose Stripping Trans Protections From ENDA
Nine national LGBT organizations announced Thursday they would fight any attempt to strip protections from the transgendered from the Federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA.
Task Force: LGBT community refuses to abandon transgender inclusion in ENDA
Nine national LGBT advocacy organizations issue collective call for gender identity to remain in Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

[USA] [Blog Commentary]
A non-transgender-inclusive ENDA? No way!
If media reports from the last 24 hours are accurate, it is unconscionable that congressional leaders would rush to a decision to strip protections for transgender people at the same time as states across the nation are adding these protections at an unprecedented pace.

[USA]
Senate Extends Protections to Gays, Lesbians in Hate Crimes Act
Senators voted Thursday morning to give the federal government more jurisdiction to prosecute hate crimes and included protections for gay, lesbian and transgender victims, attaching the measure to an annual defense policy bill.
Senate Passes Hate Crimes Legislation
Excerpt: "While transgender people still have many obstacles to overcome, we are overjoyed that the hard work of so many people is coming to fruition," said Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality.
U.S. Senate Passes Hate Crimes Bill by Huge Margin, But Bush Veto Looms
A federal bill including sexual orientation as a hate crime is named for the Wyoming man brutally murdered by two men.
The Senate voted to pass the Matthew Shepard Act today, by a margin of 60 - 39. The measure, if signed into law, would extend federal hate crimes protections to America's GLBT community.

[USA] [Books/Commentary]
Book excels in gender issues
A rare event has occurred in the area of gender studies - the publication of "The Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman On Sexism and The Scapegoating of Femininity" by Julia Serano. Not often do readers have the luxury of reading a thorough, fairly objective yet personal appraisal of misogyny from a transsexual woman.

[DC, USA]
Suddenly Susan
''Largo'' used to conjure images of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, or lodge Bertie Higgins' ''Key Largo'' lyrics in your head. Today, Largo is more likely -- at least within the GLBT community -- to remind a person of something entirely different: discrimination.

[NY, USA]
Trans/intersex advocacy org attacked by NYPD
This is just despicable. On the fifth anniversary celebration night of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, an organization that provides free legal services and advocacy to low-income people of color who are transgender, gender non-conforming or intersex, two of their community members were attacked and arrested without warning by the 9th precinct of the NYC Police Department, as well as others being pepper sprayed in the face.
Police Brutality Strikes Fifth Anniversary of Sylvia Rivera Law Project
On the night of September 26, police officers attacked members of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project.

[FL,USA]
Crossdresser blamed in drive-thru pepper-spray attack
Broward Sheriff's Office deputies arrested what they described as a crossdressing male teen in the pepper spray attack at a McDonald's drive-through, agency spokesman Mike Jachles said Thursday.

[USA] [News/Commentary]
'Male stewardess' just didn't fly
Excerpt: Now that Congress is discussing the merits of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would prohibit job discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, we would do well to remember that there are plenty of men and women like Diaz who are still struggling against prejudice and stereotypes to attain their dream careers -- no matter how lofty or earthbound those happen to be.

[USA] [Blog Commentary]
Political Good News-Bad News
Today is a day of mixed emotions for me. This morning the Senate passed <http://www.senate. gov/legislative/ LIS/roll_ call_lists/ roll_call_ vote_cfm. cfm?congress= 110&session= 1&vote=00350> by a 60-39 margin (John McCain R-AZ abstained) Sen. Ted Kennedy's (D-MA) Hate Crimes amendment to HR 1585 that covers transgender people like myself.You'll recall the trip I made to DC last May <http://transgriot. blogspot. com/2007/ 05/back-to- hill-lobby- day-report. html> in order to lobby in favor of HR 1592 (the Hate Crimes Bill) and HR 2015, the Employment Non Discrimination Act or ENDA. And that's a nice segue into the bad news part of this post.

[USA]
It's Put Up Or Shut Up Time
According to the Washington Blade:<http://www.washblad e.com/thelatest/ thelatest. cfm?blog_ id=14507> -- "House Democratic leaders are strongly considering dropping anti-discrimination protections for transgender persons from the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, after an internal Democratic head count on Wednesday found that the bill would likely be defeated if it included the trans provision, multiple sources familiar with the bill said. "