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sábado, abril 19, 2008

LGBT & Risk of Suicidal Behaviour
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people's experiences of distress: resilience, ambivalence and self-destructive behaviour

[Isle of Man]
New transgender laws considered
Transsexual people in the Isle of Man will have their new gender recognised in law under draft legislation.

Um sueco de 73 anos acordou nesta sexta-feira como mulher, tornando-se a pessoa mais velha do mundo a trocar de sexo. A cirurgia de troca de sexo foi concluída na quinta-feira no prestigiado Instituto Karolinska, na capital sueca.

Halt Unwarranted Raids
Bishkek police carried out a warrantless raid on the community center of an organization working for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in violation of the right to freedom of association, Human Rights Watch said today.

El fallo de la nena hermafrodita abre un debate sobre la identidad sexual
La utilización de este término, en el fundamento de la sentencia que permitió la cirugía y el cambio de género en el Registro Civil, podría leerse como el reconocimiento del derecho a adaptar el sexo físico al psicológico, es decir, el derecho a la transexualidad.

Transexual chino obtiene documento de identidad como mujer
Ying Ning, un hombre de 33 años oriundo de la municipalidad china de Tianjin que se ha practicado varias operaciones para cambiar su sexo, obtuvo este martes su nueva tarjeta de identidad, como mujer.

200 trans rights advocates lobby Congress
Nearly 200 transgender rights activists and their supporters descended on Washington from 29 states this week to urge Congress to support legislation aimed at ending discrimination and violence.
Photo: Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) (left) receives a citation Monday from transgender activists Melissa Sklarz (second from left), Mara Keisling and Meredith Bacon. (Blade photo by Henry Linser)

Teaching tolerance
Merrimack High School will be among dozens of schools throughout the state participating in the Day of Silence, a student-led day of action when some students take a vow of silence to bring attention to the harassment experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Lance Bass Joins GLSEN In 'National Day Of Silence'
Lance Bass is supporting Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network's (GLSEN) April 25th National Day Of Silence in a new public service announcement.
[News/Commentary] Day of silence calls attention to bullying, harassment of GLBT community
Even before 15-year-old Lawrence "Larry" King came out to the few friends he had at E.O. Green Junior High School in Oxnard, Calif., the sweet-faced, slightly built boy endured taunts and anti-gay slurs spewed at him daily across campus, from cafeteria to classroom. As one friend was quoted in the Los Angeles Times: "You'd hear, 'Faggot! Hey, faggot!' That was happening in every class. A lot of teachers knew stuff was going on ... I guess they just didn't want to get involved."

Hundreds rally for GLBT rights at capital
Over 1,000 people rallied outside the state capitol Thursday to promote equality for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender population in Minnesota. Over 110 cities from across the state attended the rally.