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terça-feira, Junho 17, 2008

[International]
Nouvelle classification des troubles mentaux: Danger pour les personnes LGBT
Deux chercheurs partisans de «thérapies» de l'homosexualité et du transsexualisme superviseront la 5e révision du DSM, le manuel de diagnostic des troubles mentaux utilisé dans le monde entier. Une annonce qui suscite la colère et l'inquiétude au sein des organisations trans et LGBT.

[UK]
Mad Axe Man Has The Chop
Wife-KILLING axe fiend Ralph Taplin has had a £15,000 sexswap in jail - and YOU are picking up the bill.

[UK] [PR/Health]
Psychologists Reject Claim That Gay People Require Psychiatric Counselling
The Professional body for Clinical Psychology in Northern Ireland rejected the call made by Iris Robinson, Chair of the Stormont Health Committee, that gay people should seek psychiatric counselling in an attempt to help them be "turned around".

[France]
Transsexuelle licenciée: les prud'hommes ordonnent réparation
Le conseil des prud'hommes de Montpellier a condamné, lundi 9 juin, la société Kaliop pour le licenciement discriminatoire d'un salarié transsexuel.

[Belgique]
Le bébé d'un transsexuel ignoré pendant sept mois
Il aura fallu plus de sept mois pour que les parents du petit Dylan Damien reçoivent enfin son acte de naissance. Jusque-là, aux yeux de l'État belge, ce bébé, né dans une commune bruxelloise, n'existait tout simplement pas. La raison? Son père, Sandro Dos Santos, a subi plusieurs opérations pour changer de sexe au début des années 2000.

[Suisse]
Transsexuel, il décrit le machisme des milieux académiques
Ben Barres est professeur à Stanford, neurobiologiste réputé de 52 ans. Né Barbara, il a changé de genre il y a quelques années. Une destinée bien particulière, qui l'a amené à témoigner à propos du sexisme encore largement répandu dans les milieux académiques.

[Paraguay]
Paraguay drops charges in same-sex wedding after doctor confirms groom is hermaphrodite
A couple jailed on suspicion of having a same-sex wedding was freed Monday after a doctor determined that the groom is a hermaphrodite.

[Uruguay]
Uruguay incluiría en prestaciones de salud el cambio de sexo
Autoridades sanitarias uruguayas estudian incluir las operaciones de cambio de sexo entre las prestaciones obligatorias en el marco del nuevo sistema Nacional Integrado de Salud.

[Chile]
Transexuales en la catedral
Minorías sociales y grupos históricamente excluidos se manifestaron el pasado sábado en Santiago de Chile para pedir la pronta aprobación del Proyecto de Ley que Establece Medidas contra la Discriminación. En la foto, una transexual a las puertas de la catedral de la ciudad.

[Canada]
Pride celebration events planned
The Prince George Pride Society is having its 12th annual Prince George Pride Celebration June 30 to July 6.

[USA] [Blog/News/Commentary]
Out of Reach: Sex Reassignment Surgery Not 'Medically Necessary'?
Cuba has approved free sex change operations for transgender citizens. What a stark contrast to the reality here in the United States.

[PA, USA]
Haverford Hosts Panel on LGBTQ Individuals in Healthcare
Excerpt: The last panelist, Haverford graduate Katie Baratz, is a first-year medical student at the University of Pennsylvania. In September, she appeared on Oprah to speak about her androgenic insensitivity syndrome. With X and Y chromosomes, Baratz identifies as bisexual and intersex.

[IL, USA]
The 39th Chicago Pride Parade celebrates city diversity
Every year, the city's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender population has joined their straight brethren in celebrating the diversity of sexual orientation and LGBT rights at the Chicago Pride Parade. It has been held since 1970, making it one of the longest-running pride parades in United States. As attitudes towards the LGBT individuals changed, the parade gained prominence, becoming an important part of the city's cultural fabric. In Chicago, it is a culmination of Gay Pride Month, which takes place throughout June. Last year, it attracted over 400,000 spectators from Chicago and surrounding suburbs. This year, the numbers will probably grow even larger.

[USA]
AMA Supports Transgender Health Care
The House of Delegates of the American Medical Association, meeting in Chicago today, June 16, passed a resolution for "Removing Barriers to Care for Transgender Patients," which states "Resolved, that our American Medical Association support public and private health insurance coverage for treatment of gender identity disorder as recommended by the patient's physician."
GLAD Applauds AMA’s Support for Transgender Health Care
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) applauded the American Medical Association's (AMA) support for transgender health care, declared today by a resolution passed by the AMA's House of Delegates.
AMA Resolution Fact Sheet - Removing Barriers to Care for Transgender Patients
What does this resolution do?
By passing this resolution, the AMA shows its support for public and private health insurance coverage for treatment of Gender Identity Disorder ("GID").

[CA, USA]
Police Shoot, Injure Transgender Woman
A transgender woman was shot and injured by Stockton police after allegedly charging officers with a sword on Sunday, authorities said.