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domingo, Novembro 16, 2008

[International]
‘Uniting for the greater cause’
Day of Remembrance memorializes transgender dead, brings awareness to the living

[UK]
Transvestite civil servant 'stabbed by gay lover'
A SENIOR civil servant stabbed by his gay lover was wearing high heels, suspenders and a blonde wig when emergency services rescued him from his burning home, a court was told today.
Transvestite Claims Attempted Murder In London Trial

[Finland]
Equality Ombudsman: Time to Clarify Rights of Sexual Minorities
Pirkko Mäkinen, the Equality Ombudsman, demands clarity on matters regarding sexual minorities. Transgenered persons' rights currently fall through the cracks, she says.

[Turkey]
LGBTT March For Slained Transsexual İnce
Transsexual Dilek İnce, who was killed by a gun shot in Ankara, was interred by family and friends. The members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transvestite and Transsexual (LGBTT) Rights Platform marched to the Prime Ministry to protest the killing.
Another transgender friend was murdered in Ankara!

[India/Nepal]
Nepal’s gay MP fights for transgenders
Sunil Panth, the first gay member of Nepal’s Parliament on Friday condemned the brutal treatment meted out to transgenders in Bangalore by the police recently and called for unconditional freedom and respect for them in India.

[Canada] [Blog/Commentary]
Transphobia
I've talked about how tolerant Quebecers are. Not just toward transfolks, but toward most people. But, I don't want to give the impression that discrimination against transfolks doesn't exist here. It does. I don't see it from the general population -- I see it from some (not many) people I know, and it's a subtle form of discrimination.

[USA]
Pregnant Man, Other Transgender Parents Face Legal Questions
Thomas Beatie Tells Barbara Walters About Unique Legal Challenges Faced by Transgender Parents.
Transgender Couples: Changing the Face of Family

[TN, USA]
Duanna Johnson murdered: famed transgender well-known vicitim of police brutality [video]
''Duanna bravely confronted the Memphis Police Department officers who brutalized her while she was in police custody. At great personal cost, Duanna was the public face of our community's campaign against racism, homophobia, and transphobia. There was no justice for Duanna Johnson in life. The Mid-South Peace & Justice Center calls for justice in the investigation and prosecution of Duanna's murder.''

[VT, USA]
Transgender Discrimination
"I try to be cautious so not to put myself in a situation that is going to be dangerous or draw attention to myself," Michele Todd explains.
Michele wants to blend in with the crowd-- go unnoticed-- to avoid violence. She's transgender and always on alert.

[MI, USA]
Mother of slain transgender teen speaks out on Mich. house passage of bias crimes bill
Less than twenty-four hours after the Michigan House overwhelmingly approved the passage of a package of bills to expand the state's Ethnic Intimidation Act, a mother of a murdered transgender teen encourage the State Senate to move on the bills.

[USA]
Mara Keisling, Executive Director, National Center for Transgender Equality
Interview