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sábado, Setembro 06, 2008

[Saúde]
Ex-colónias romanas são mais susceptíveis ao HIV - estudo
Pessoas que residem em países que foram colónias do Império Romano podem ser mais susceptíveis de contrair o vírus HIV, de acordo com um estudo realizado na Universidade de Provence, França, publicado na revista New Scientist.
Os investigadores sugerem que, nesses países, a incidência de um gene que protege contra o vírus da SIDA é menor do que noutras regiões da Europa e que o passado romano poderia explicar essa variação.

[Brasil]
Carrefuro
Carrefour é condenado a pagar duas indenizações por discriminar um gay e duas travestis

[UK/Mexico]
Red Ribbon Award recognises Fortaleciendo la Diversidad' innovative work to reduce stigma and discrimination towards transgenders
Fortaleciendo la Diversidad (FID), a community-based organisation of transgenders from San Luis Potosí, Mexico, has been specially recognised in the 2008 Red Ribbon Awards (http://www.redribbonaward.org/)for their efforts in fighting HIV. FID was selected as the winner of the promoting human rights category for their outstanding contribution to defending the human rights of transgenders in Mexico.

[India] [Books/Culture]
Salman Rushdie investigates India's transsexual underworld
In his contribution to Aids Sutra, a collection of essays about the HIV/Aids problem in India, Salman Rushdie reports on the culture of the hijra

[Australia]
Love triumphs across the line
Excerpt: For many transsexuals, it is of deep psychological and symbolic importance to have the sex on all their documentation reflect their lived reality. As well, as people are increasingly called upon to produce identification, the disjunction between a person's appearance and the sex listed on documents is more than a cause of embarrassment and a provocation to ridicule.
That is why the Australian Human Rights Commission has undertaken a project to investigate human rights issues affecting the transgender community.
Of all the matters raised so far - discrimination, health care, education - documentation problems affect the most people and cause the most problems.

[MD, USA]
Decision time for Mont. Co. transgender question
The Maryland Court of Appeals will consider Sept. 8 whether Montgomery County's transgender discrimination measure will go to a public vote.
County officials last year passed legislation that prohibits "discrimination in housing, employment, public accommodations, cable television service and taxicab service on the basis of gender identity."
The law was set to take effect in February, but the conservative Maryland Citizens for a Responsible Government halted the law's implementation by placing it on November's ballot.