[Portugal]Transformismo: De dia Manuel à noite MariaA porta é pequena. Contrasta com o sorriso enorme do porteiro. Um moreno musculado, de barrete branco de croché enfiado na cabeça, avisa em laringe delicada que as vedetas ainda não chegaram. É cedo. Cedo para criaturas que se deitam tarde.[Portugal] Pedro Almodôvar recebe prémio especial no Casino do Estoril Quatro actores que têm trabalhado com o realizador Pedro Almodôvar entregaram-lhe hoje a Naus de Honra, o prémio com que foi homenageado no início do Festival do Filme Europeu do Estoril Se dúvidas havia sobre o impacto da vinda de Pedro Almodóvar à primeira edição do European Film Festival, elas dissiparam-se ontem à chegada do realizador espanhol ao Estoril. Uma estrela surgiu no Salão Preto e Prata e, debaixo dos flashes dos fotógrafos, Almodóvar ofuscou como figura central de um grupo que integrava ainda as ‘chicas’ Rossy de Palma (‘Mulheres à Beira de um Ataque de Nervos’), Bibiana Fernandez (‘Kika’ e ‘Matador’), Marisa Paredes (‘A Flor do Meu Segredo’) e o actor Lluis Homar (‘A Má Educação’).
[Portugal] ILGA: Prémios Arco-Íris 2007 e 10º aniversário do Centro LGBT
No âmbito das comemorações do 10º Aniversário do Centro LGBT – Lésbico, Gay, Bissexual e Transgénero, a Associação ILGA Portugal vai uma vez mais atribuir o Prémio Arco-Íris como forma de reconhecimento e incentivo a pessoas e/ou instituições que com o seu trabalho contribuiram de forma significativa para a luta contra a homofobia ao longo do ano anterior.
No ano de 2007, a Associação ILGA Portugal decidiu atribuir o Prémio Arco-Íris a: Elza Pais - Francisco Pinto Balsemão - ‘A Outra Margem’ – Luís Filipe Rocha - Pedro Abrunhosa - ‘As Tardes da Júlia’, em reconhecimento pelos seus contributos para uma democracia mais aberta, inclusiva e verdadeira, baseada na valorização da diversidade e na igualdade de direitos.
10 de Novembro (Sábado), às 18h, no Centro LGBT, R.S. Lázaro, 88 (ao Martim Moniz).[International] Congenital Gender Variations Ribbon [South Korea] Critics blast proposed South Korean nondiscrimination bill for excluding gays, lesbians
Excerpt: "A supposed landmark nondiscrimination law has been hollowed out to exclude Koreans, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, who are in need of protection,' ' Jessica Stern, a researcher from the group, said in a statement this week.[MA, USA] VA system issues memo on treating trans vets
With little to no fanfare the Veteran Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare System issued a patient care memorandum to its staff in September detailing guidelines for providing care to transgender patients. Advocates describe the memo as a landmark achievement in transgender healthcare and say it is the first known case of a VA system demonstrating in writing its commitment to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for transgender veterans.[USA] Difference isn’t wrong…it just is
In the GLBT movement, most of us are familiar with the capital "T" representing Transgender folks, but there is also a lower case "t" beginning to emerge as a bright and shining star of education and advocacy in our community. The lower case 't' represents the trans and gender variant children in our community and the families who love and support them.[USA] Filming the Tranny Two-Step
Accompanied by filmmaker Malic Amalya, the Chicago-based band Actor Slash Model toured the West this summer playing queer-and trans-friendly venues and creating a space for other trans musicians to share in a combined music and filmmaking experience. The film project, scheduled for completion in 2009, will weave live performances with interviews of transgendered musicians like San Francisco's Lipstick Conspiracy, Anderson Toone and Katastrophe.[MA, USA] MassEquality: Moving Foward
Excerpt: "Basically it's what I was hoping for," said Holly Ryan, co-chair of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC), an organization that has already asked MassEquality for help with passing a transgender nondiscrimination and hate crimes prevention bill that is now pending in the legislature. "I believe we'll get a lot of help from MassEquality, and I'm right in step with their decision."[AZ,USA] Finding her true self
It sounds odd coming from a person whose large hoop earrings dangle near her Adam's apple, who brushes her long blond hair away from her face with man-size hands and who, despite the strain to raise her tone, still speaks as a tenor. But Michele de LaFreniere, like other transgender individuals, desperately wants to fit in.
Photo: Michele de LaFreniere, like other transgendered individuals, desperately wants to fit in. She has become a high-profile symbol for the Phoenix area's transgender community.
Male? Female? Not me.
Transgender? Trans-gender? Trans-what? Okay. Let's break this down, so that the next time we meet, we won't have to spend a half-hour over an 800-calorie coffee drink dissecting the particulars of language and the politics of just trying to get through the day. "Trans" means "across" or "over" or "beyond" — think transnational railroad.
Suicide of transgender youth in Holland raises questions
The October 29 suicide of 16-year-old transgender Ian Benson has the LBGT community asking hard questions.
"As parents, this is one of our worst fears," said Collette Beighley, Triangle Foundations West Michigan operative. "Our worst fear is that some of our kids will end up like Matthew Shepard, but sometimes we have to remember the pain is so intense that they take their own lives."
[CA,USA][ENDA] US House passes bill protecting gay workers from discriminationHouse approves bill banning bias against gays in workplaceHouse votes for protections for gay workers[Press Release] PFLAG Commits to Increasing Congressional Education Efforts on the Need for Gender Identity Protections in the WorkplaceHouse approves ban on job bias against gays[News/Commentary] New York Plays Key Role in Fight for Transgender Rights[Blog/News/Commentary] ENDA: The Day AfterMany in Bay Area call anti-bias measure an act of betrayal[Blog/Commentary] Congratulations*[Blog/Commentary] Protecting (Some) Americans Against Employment Discrimination[Blog/Commentary] ENDA Rift: Throw Tammy Baldwin Under The Bus?[Press Release] House Passes Ban on Job Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation [News/Commentary] Republicans Say ENDA 'Takes Dead Aim at Religious Freedom'
Transgender Veterans: Beyond ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ transgendervets face different discriminations in the armed services
For two decades, Autumn Violet Sandeen endured the testosterone- heavy atmosphere of the United States Navy. And for 13 years, the bulk of the retired disabled veteran’s military service, she was protected from taunts and barbs by the guise of marriage.
[News/Commentary] Democrats Shaft Transgender
[Blog/Commentary] That's right, Barney, make light of your cowardice