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quarta-feira, janeiro 16, 2008

Man labels Wigan most racist place in Britain
Excerpt: And, in a reminder that hate crime is not just a race issue, a Wigan transsexual has told of the disturbing and threatening encounters she has had with strangers.

Hate crime laws to be tightened
Excerpt: She [Morag Alexander of the Commission for Equality and Human Rights] said: "If you have a mental health problem or a learning disability, of if you are gay or transgendered (cross dressers, transvestites and transsexuals) , you are more likely to have experienced abuse, threats and violence, simply because of who you are. This is unacceptable. "

Gays, Lesbians, Bi, Transgender People Are Discriminated Against in Hungary – Report
Hungarian LGBT people who openly declare their sexual orientation face discrimination, a report by Patent Association concludes.

Morocco court upholds jail for 6 for homosexual acts
A Moroccan appeal court on Tuesday upheld the convictions of six men jailed for homosexual acts after video images of a man dressed as a woman dancing at a party sparked street protests and a police investigation, lawyers said.

More Israeli women changing gender
An increasing number of Israeli women are undergoing the sex-change procedure.

En una acción coordinada con el Movimiento de Integración y Liberación Homosexual (Movilh) la Brigada de Homicidios de la Policía de Investigaciones informó sobre la captura de un menor de edad como el principal sospechoso de asesinar el pasado 28 de septiembre a la transexual Alejandra Albornoz.

Becoming a Black Man
Louis Mitchell expected a lot of change when he began taking injections of hormones eight years ago to transition from a female body to a male one. He anticipated that he'd grow a beard, which he eventually did and enjoys now. He knew his voice would deepen and that his relationship with his partner, family and friends would change in subtle and, he hoped, good ways, all of which happened.

Gay Rights Legislation On Agenda As Congress Returns
Members of Congress began returning to Washington on Monday with three LGBT rights bill still in play - the Matthew Shepard Hate Crime Act, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

[USA] [Commentary]
A One-Issue Year
Excerpt: On the broader transgender rights front – in spite of their being a great many other stories worth discussing – there has been one issue alone to discuss. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and how Sen. Barney Frank (D-MA) and the Human Rights Campaign jettisoned the needs of transgender people in a doomed-from-the-start attempt to get an exclusionary bill passed into law.

FDA cracks down on Internet hormone sales
Government health officials began cracking down Wednesday on Internet sales of custom-mixed hormones for menopausal women, a market created when doctors deemed prescription estrogen therapy too risky for many patients.

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
America's NEVER Ready to Expand Rights
Like many peeps in the transgender community I was incensed, but not surprised by Susan Stanton's unfortunate and ignorantly naive comments. She echoed crap that I've heard for over a decade from Barney Frank and HRC when she stated that America isn't ready for transgender civil rights.

Controversial Law on Gender Identity Tested
A man dressed as a woman walked into the women's locker room at the Rio Sport and Health Club in Gaithersburg Monday, spawning concerns over a new controversial law designed to protect transgendered people.