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quarta-feira, dezembro 12, 2007

Scottish attitudes to LGBT changing but prejudice remains
Results from the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey which show the country is becoming more accepting of the LGBT community were announced this morning.
A push for equality
Although 65% of people agree that "Scotland should do everything to get rid of all kinds of prejudice", the depth of the problem is revealed by specific instances. For example, there are particular prejudices against gipsies/travellers and transsexuals being primary school teachers. The proportion of people who think same-sex relationships are wrong has dropped, yet 51% of people believe a B&B owner should be able to refuse a booking for a same-sex couple.

My life in fashion: Grayson Perry
The artist Grayson Perry, 47, won the Turner Prize in 2003 for his ceramic work. He received his prize dressed as his alter-ego, Claire, wearing a pink dress embroidered with bunny rabbits. In 2005, he received a Royal Television Society award for his Channel 4 documentary Men Wear Frocks, in which he examined transvestism and masculinity. Perry is married and has a teenage daughter.

Mariela Castro: «la homofobia es una enfermedad»
Una entrevista de Bruno Bimbi a la sobrina de Fidel Castro y titular del Centro Nacional de Educación Sexual, publicada en RevistaVeintitrés.

Transgender Suspect Arrested in Check Writing Scam
Police said Monday that they arrested a woman wanted in four states for check-writing scam. Investigators had to sort out some confusion about the woman's true identity because the woman by the name of Hassani Norword, used to be a man named Stefon Thomas.

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Barack Obama Statement on House-Senate Failure to Strengthen Hate Crimes Laws, Guarantee Equality
U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) today released the following statement after House and Senate Conferees failed to include the Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act.

JUICY SUITS: Cutting Off Her Own Testicles in Prison
A prisoner is suing Oregon Department of Corrections Director Max Williams and 16 other state prison officials for ignoring what he calls his severe case of gender-identity disorder.

NYS Employee Accused Of Running Trans Escort Service At Work
A New York State employee is under investigation for allegedly running an escort service for transsexuals while she was supposed to be working with developmentally disabled children.