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quinta-feira, Maio 15, 2008

[España/Ceuta]
‘Otrans Mujeres’
Veinte mujeres vistas por Rafael Álvarez. Éste es el tema elegido por el fotógrafo sevillano para la colección que se inaugura hoy a las 21.00 horas y estará abierta al público este fin de semana en la antesala del salón de actos del Palacio Autonómico dentro del programa de actividades organizado por la asociación de lesbianas, gays, transexuales y bisexuales 'Y a ti qué?'.
"Ser hombre o mujer está por encima de los genitales"
"Sylvia Rivera, quien participara en los disturbios del barrio Stonewall en 1969, da nombre a nuestra asociación porque consideramos que el trabajo de esta mujer fue determinante como precursora del movimiento de liberación de los transexuales" . Estas palabras son de Mar Cambrollé, presidenta de la Asociación de Transexuales de Andalucía Sylvia Rivera -ATA-, de Sevilla, la cual cede la colección fotográfica que se expone en la antesala del salón de actos del Palacio Autonómico este fin de semana.

[India]
Third gender option in TN college forms
After providing ration cards and welfare board for transsexuals, the Tamil Nadu government, for the first time in the country, has officially opened the Arts and Science colleges to the third gender.

[Cuba]
Campaña contra la homofobia en Cuba tomó el Palacio de la Revolución
Cuba, plaza tradicional del machismo, ve caer poco a poco algunas de sus murallas y la propia hija del presidente Raúl Castro, Mariela, organiza esta semana con el apoyo de su padre y del Partido Comunista (PCC) una jornada contra la homofobia.

[Argentina]
El HCD tratará en la próxima sesión un proyecto que beneficia a travestís
Lidia Sacayán el Movimiento antidiscriminatorio de liberación (M.A.L) explicó en la emisión radial de NCO, "Desde la Redacción" que en la próxima sesión del Honorable Concejo Deliberante de La Matanza se tratará un proyecto de ordenanza que "busca que los pacientes travestís y transexuales, puedan ser llamados por su nombre adoptivo cuando acudan a los centros de salud del distrito".

[Mexico]
Promueven reformas para que transexuales cambien actas de nacimiento
Diputados del PRD presentarán la semana próxima una iniciativa de reforma para la reasignación sexogenérica que permitiría a personas que cambien de sexo modificar su acta de nacimiento con su nueva personalidad.
Alista PRD iniciativa para la reasignación sexogenérica
Permite a personas transexuales hacer efectivo su cambio de nombre y sexo en documentos oficiales; incluye tratamientos sicológicos y terapéuticos que se requieran.

[International]
Our own private IDAHO
Saturday May 17, 2008, marks the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO); so chosen because homosexuality was removed from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organisation on May 17, 1990. It's a timely day to remember that, as shown by the above map, homosexuality is still illegal in numerous countries around the globe.

[Canada]
Inside recruitment with Ottawa's first trans
For most people, the thought of coming out as queer or trans in a small farming community in Alberta would stir fears of social disaster. But for Christine Schulz, the first transgendered woman recruited by the Ottawa police, it was just one of the unexpectedly positive experiences she had on the way to transitioning in 1997.

[USA/Australia]
Outrage over trans-phobic doctor
Trans activists have expressed concern over appointments to a task force which will oversee revisions of the American Psychiatric Association' s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Diagnosis of Mental Disorders (DSM-V).

[MA,USA]
Prison chief resolute on surgery
But says he won't quit if court backs inmate sex change.

[MD,USA] [Blog]
Check Out NotMyShower.com: Maryland Trans Law 'Breaks
Gender-confused "rights"? Women should feel safe and not have to worry about ("transgender" ) men in dresses using female restrooms and shower facilities, say Maryland activists with the Citizens for Responsible Government.

[NY,USA]
N.Y. Court Rejects Order for Foster Child's Sex-Change Surgery
A family court does not have the authority to compel New York City's Administration for Children's Services to pay for a foster child's sex-change operation, an appellate court has ruled.

[USA]
Openly Gay Rep. Frank Emerges as Congressional Leader
Openly gay Mass. Congressman Barney Frank was profiled in a May 13 New York Times article as a mover and a bridge builder among federal lawmakers--in short, a uniter, rather than a divider.

[CA,USA]
Out at CHM looks at trans history
Recent historical work reveals that Stonewall was not a singular moment of queer insurgency and that the mid-to-late 1960s was an era of queer radical political potential. According to Susan Stryker, professor of women's studies at Vancouver's Simon Fraser University, the 1966 police raid at San Francisco's Compton's Cafeteria, in the Tenderloin district, helped launch a national movement for transgender rights. For Stryker, the term "transgender" doesn't name a kind of person but means "anything that breaks apart and makes visible" the ways in which people define their roles in society, such as through their gender or sexual identity and kinship structures. Events like the Compton's raid reveal the radical potential of queer politics in general.