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quinta-feira, Junho 12, 2008

[Brasil]
Professor vira professora, mas enfrenta preconceito em escola municipal de Belford Roxo
Aos 20 anos, a professora de inglês Faiza Khálida Coutinho usou seu primeiro vestido de festa e dançou de rostinho colado. Mas precisou esperar 11 anos pelo sonhado primeiro beijo. No meio do caminho, aconteceu o grande vôo de sua vida. Mais precisamente para a Tailândia, onde ela fez a operação de mudança de sexo por US$ 5.500 dólares (R$ 8.900), em 2004. Dinheiro poupado centavo a centavo pela professora da rede municipal de Belford Roxo.
Professora de inglês da rede municipal de ensino de Belford Roxo faz cirurgia e muda de sexo. Na foto Faiza Khalide em seu quarto onde corrige e prepara provas - Foto: Gustavo Azeredo / EXTRA

[France]
Le genre qui ne se laisse pas faire
«C'est avec Rémi et non pas Judith que j'ai choisi de travailler, je ne souhaite pas imposer "ça" à mes salariés.» "Ca", c'est le changement d'identité sexuelle d'un employé, licencié en 2006 pour ce motif. Le conseil des prud'hommes de Montpellier vient de condamner l'employeur, pour discrimination, à 25.000 € de dommages et intérêts et à 32.440 € de rappel de salaire. Une première.

[Suécia/Polónia]
Suécia ajuda Polônia a realizar sua Parada do Orgulho Gay
A Parada do Orgulho Gay de Estocolmo, conhecida como Stockholm Pride, ajudou o movimento militante de Varsóvia a realizar sua Marcha do Orgulho Gay (encerrada no dia 7 de junho) com uma doação em dinheiro no valor de 5 mil euros. A ajuda foi necessária porque o governo polonês negou à organização, feita pela Equality Foundation, o apoio financeiro necessário para a realização do evento.

[Turkey]
The Newspaper "Vakit" Calls Gays And Lesbians Perverts
The newspaper Vakit publishes an article in which gays and lesbians are addressed as perverts. Kaos Gay and Lesbian Organization sues the newspaper.

[Chile]
Llamado a ser solidarios
Necesidad de ayuda urgente para una destacada y querida activista transexual de Chile que está pasando por un delicado problema de salud y debe someterse a una intervención. Desde el Movilh se comunicó ayer a los medios y organizaciones que la presidenta de TravesNavia, Juana Iris Rubio, está pasando por un delicado momento de salud y necesita con urgencia la ayuda de todos.

[Chile]
Un alcalde exige a una mujer transexual que se vista de hombre
El alcalde de Independencia (Chile) exige a una mujer transexual que se vista de hombre para ejercer su trabajo de vendedora. En opinión del edil, las personas transexuales son "un mal ejemplo para los niños".

[Canada] [Blog/Publications/Resources]
T Family Resource
Families in TRANSition: A Resource Guide for Parents of Trans Youth is the first comprehensive Canadian publication to address the needs of parents and families supporting their trans children. Families in TRANSition summarizes the experiences, strategies, and successes of a working group of community consultants – researchers, counsellors, advocates, parents, as well as trans youth themselves.

[Canada]
Open letter from the Organisation Intersex
Excerpt: The beginning of this article is deceptive and insensitive at many levels. You described Kristen Worley as "a woman who used to be a man" and then you focused almost exclusively on the negative aspects of her brilliant success as an athlete and never once did you mention that Kristen was in mourning over losing her father to a debilitating form of bone cancer at the very time this article was published.

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
New England TransPride
I got home yesterday afternoon from beatiful Northampton, MA. I went to march and the speak at the first annual New England TransPride March and Rally. Northampton is a quaint little town that you wouldn't suspect as a hotbed of GLBT presence, but apparently it is. And judging from the reception we received as 800 strong of us marched through the streets of the city, downtown, and to the rally area - it's a wonderfully supportive place.
Transgender Pride Turnout Exceeds Expectations
Judging by the turnout at the first New England Transgender Pride, there will be a second. And then a third. And then a fourth. And then we'll have an annual event around which to plan your Pride activities, despite the almost 10 months the event took to conceive, plan and execute, and temperatures that soared into the 90s.
[Blog/Commentary] Monica's NE Transgender Pride Speech
Last weekend I had the honor along with fellow Bilerico contributor Donna Rose of speaking at the first annual New England Transgender Pride March and Rally in Northampton, MA.

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
Trans Revisionist Editorial by Metroline Editor Joseph DaBrow
First HRC attempts to marginalize the Transgender Community and now Metroline is quick on their heels of Trans Oppression! The current issue of Metroline has an Editorial by the Editor Joseph DaBrow that revises Stonewall History (4th paragraph) by stating that at Stonewall "there were no drag queens there at all. It was gay human beings simply standing up for being who they were." Has Mr. DaBrow and the publisher of Metroline John Crowley never heard of Sylvia Rivera or Marsha P. Johnson both well know and prominent Stonewall Veterans?
[Blog/Commentary] Homogenizing Out The Broader LGBT Community’s Contributions To Stonewall
Excerpt: GLBT History Month: Sylvia Rivera - Some of the "broad us" at Stonewall were drag queens; some of the "broad us" at Stonewall were transgender and/or transsexual people (even if those words weren't terms used to describe gender variant people at the time); and some of the "broad us" at Stonewall didn't publicly identify as gay women, but as lesbians. It's been well documented that the "broad us" of Stonewall protestors included a broad swath of LGBT people.

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
Calling all ENDA defendas?
I have been thinking about ENDA and the implications of a version of ENDA that protected against employment discrimination based on gender presentation. And I have some concerns. I'll start by hedging a bit: I do perceive the need for workplace protection. I am also a firm believer in the legal aphorism "hard cases make bad law". So by presenting some hard cases, I might not be giving a fair shake to the fundamental tenets and overall protection of an ENDA-type statute for transgenders.