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domingo, abril 13, 2008

Map of the world plots LGBT rights
A global gay rights federation is celebrating its 30th anniversary with an updated map of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans rights across the globe.
Founded in 1978, the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) is a federation of more than 600 groups in 90 countries campaigning for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) rights.

Transsexual Prisoner Committed Suicide, Inquest Rules
An inquest jury has returned a verdict of suicide in the case of a bullied transsexual prisoner who hanged herself after writing that she had been "murdered by ignorance".
Lisa Woodhall, 28, who became a woman after surgery, was discovered hanging by a shoelace at Eastwood Park women's prison, South Gloucestershire, having told a friend of her torment at the hands of other inmates.

Artist Erica Rutherford dies in Charlottetown
Rutherford's remarkably multidisciplined career earned her membership of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art. Her work has been exhibited in hundreds of group and solo shows, and is in the collections of the Canada Council Art Bank, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Arts Council of Great Britain.
Born male, in 1923, Rutherford struggled with gender identity and eventually underwent transsexual surgery. Her life and struggles were documented in her autobiography Nine Lives.

Transgender Lobby Day is next week
Next Monday and Tuesday, the transgender community will gather on Capitol Hill to rally for a trans-inclusive ENDA, among other things. The National Center for Transgender Equality will lead the effort, which begins with a day of preparations on Monday and ends on Tuesday with lobbying lawmakers.

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
A Trans Man’s Transsexuality 101, Part 2
How did we get here and where do we go from here?

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
Q Of The Day: When Does Not Revealing Natal Sex Constitute Lying?
Excerpt: So here's the question: When do you feel a transgender person, or a person of transsexual history (such as a woman being post genital reassignment surgery, and not revealing their natal sex and current sex aren't the same), are required to out themselves? When entering an intimate relationship? When applying for a job? When buying a burger at McDonalds? If you believe mandatory disclosure applies to trans people, does it apply as well to intersexed people (such as those born with ambiguous genitalia or sex chromosomes that don't conform the standard XX and XY binary)?