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quarta-feira, Maio 28, 2008

[Brasil]
APOGLBT divulga nota e explica o motivo de ter vetado o trio da Conlutas na Parada de São Paulo
A Associação da Parada do Orgulho GLBT de São Paulo (APOGLBT) divulgou na noite desta segunda-feira, 26, nota oficial esclarecendo seu veto à participação do trio da Associação Coordenação Nacional de Lutas (Conlutas) na 12ª edição da Parada de São Paulo.

[UK]
Fury over sex-change soldier £250,000 pay-out claim
A FYLDE coast sex-change soldier has rubbished claims she in-line for a £250,000 pay-out from the Army for unfair dismissal.
Army settles out of court with trans soldier
The Ministry of Defence decided to settle Jan Hamilton's case out of court.
[Blog/Commentary] An Apparent Case Of Media Manipulation Against Britain's "Sex Change Soldier"
Excerpt: I think it is important that our community know she is being set up by the press and certain "leaks" in the Army to set the Public against her and thus indirectly also against all TS people, including several TS people still serving in HM Armed Forces.

[Germany]
Don’t Stay Silent, Says ILGA-Europe Official at Opening of Berlin’s Memorial to Gays
A memorial commemorating the tens of thousands of homosexual people persecuted during the Nazi regime was opened today in Berlin.

[Uganda]
International Ugandan Bank Denies Account to Trans Activist
Uganda's ban on homosexuality is playing out in the private sector, with a local branch of the U.K.-based Standard Chartered Bank denying account access to a trans activist.

[UAE]
Parents seek solution to cross-dressing
School teachers, counsellors and parents say they are worried about the growing number of children involved in cross-dressing and same-sex relationships.

[Austrália]
Atleta obtém patrocínio para levar namorado à Olimpíada
Começa o burburinho gay na Olimpíada de Pequim. Segundo o jornal australiano Sydney Morning Herald, o competidor dos jogos na modalidade esportiva salto ornamental da delegação da Austrália Matthew Mitcham, de 20 anos, assumiu sua homossexualidade e pediu uma permissão para que seu companheiro, Lachlan, possa acompanhá-lo à competição na China, que será realizada entre os dias 8 e 24 de agosto.

[Australia]
Sex-change girl ruling 'compassionate'
THE nation's top transsexual suppport group has commended the Family Court's decision to grant permission for a 12-year-old girl to have a sex-change as "compassionate and prudent".
The Australian Transsexual Support Network say the boy identified 'female' at birth should be allowed to commence reversible puberty-blocking medication.

[USA]
Hollywood director Sydney Pollack dies
Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack, a Hollywood mainstay who achieved commercial success and critical acclaim with the gender-bending comedy Tootsie and the period drama Out of Africa, has died at 73.
Photo: Director Sydney Pollack with Dustin Hoffman on the set of Tootsie.

[CA,USA]
Police: Man's attack of two transgender men a hate crime
In what police have labeled a hate crime, a 34-year-old man attacked two transgender homeless men Saturday afternoon, but was arrested after one of the victims stabbed him in the leg, according to Sacramento police.
William Lee Johnson attacked the men at about 2:01 p.m. near the Longview Drive on-ramp to I-80 near Del Paso Park, according to police records. Johnson is a "validated skinhead," according to a police report.

[USA/Mexico]
Transgender activist from Wisconsin killed while on Mexico vacation
"I did witness the murder and chased the accused.... The rest of our group is coping. I will say the Puerto Vallarta Police have been absolutely amazing working on this horrifying murder."
U.S. activist killed while on vacation in Mexico's Puerto Vallarta
A gay community activist from Madison, Wisconsin, was stabbed to death and officials said Tuesday they have arrested a man who confessed to killing her.
State prosecutor's official Guillermo Martin Diaz said the man told police he stabbed Felicia Melton-Smyth early Monday because she refused to pay for sex.
Living with Purpose
Felicia Melton-Smyth talks candidly to Our Lives about transitioning, her AIDS philanthropic work and the most important thing she's ever done.
Activist Melton-Smyth remembered for her vigor, infectious wit
Felicia Melton-Smyth was one of those people who take up a cause and make a difference.
And despite the fact that she stood out in a crowd, she did it largely unheralded.
Melton-Smyth, 41, was stabbed to death in her hotel room Monday while vacationing with a group of friends in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. She was a volunteer with the AIDS Network in Madison for more than a decade, and her death left her friends speechless.
Photo: Felicia Melton-Smyth