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sexta-feira, Outubro 31, 2008

[Nuclear]
Jaime Gama defende nuclear
Presidente da Assembleia da República considera que Portugal tem um «mix» energético pouco saudável

[Brasil]
Mais uma transexual pernambucana casa-se civilmente
O Nordeste é considerado uma das regiões mais machistas e homofóbicas do País. Ainda assim, a comunidade LGBT eventualmente encontra por lá motivos para comemoração. Um dos mais recentes foi a união civil firmada entre Josafá Paulino da Silva, 21, e a cabeleireira transexual Cinthia Lourenço Santos, 39.

[España]
Adolescente y transexual
En España es inconcebible una operación de cambio de sexo antes de los 18 años pero, ¿cómo se decide cuándo un adolescente se siente o no conforme con su propio sexo?

[España]
Transexualidad en España: Vivir atrapado en otro sexo
Cada vez más menores de edad españoles recurren a la cirugía para cambiar de sexo; los procedimientos se realizan en clínicas privadas.

[UK]
Doctor accused of homophobia storms out of disciplinary hearing
A GP who has given differing explanations about a letter published in his name that said gay people needed the "stick of law to put them on the right path" has stopped attending his disciplinary hearing.

[UK]
London hosts its first trans film festival
Transgender, intersex, androgyny, gender variant, trans feminists, gender queer, and gender fluid persons of all natures will be represented at next month's London Transgender Film Festival.

[India]
Indian police accused of brutality against trans community
Bangalore police have been accused of arresting and mistreating more than 40 people at a peaceful demonstration.

[Taiwan]
Women ride the wave at international film festival
Excerpt: "3xFTM," by director Kim Il-rhan, deals with a more difficult topic. It follows three Korean female transsexuals who struggle to become men. The movie describes the lengthy and arduous "female to male" process.

[Austrália]
Científicos hallan receptor del gen transexual
Un equipo de investigadores australianos ha descubierto un receptor molecular en los genomas de los transexuales que está vinculado con la regulación de la testosterona; esta mutación podría debilitar las señalizaciones de esta importante hormona en el individuo.

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
Full circle
With the news that sports reporter Christine Daniels has gone back to being Mike Penner, there has been some discussion in the trans blogosphere about de-transitioning. Only Penner and perhaps those close to him know why he decided to undo his transition. There are many reasons that someone might make such a choice—employment difficulties, being socially ostracized, bad reaction to hormones, and just plain it wasn't right in the first place.
[Blog/Commentary] James "Cora" Birk on Transition and Regret
[Blog/People/Commentary] When not to publish?

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
Activists Celebrate Successful Protest of HRC Dinner
50 Protesters Call on Supporters to Stop Giving Money to HRC

[MI, USA]
Michigan State University: 2008 Transgender Day of Remembrance
The 10th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance is Thursday, November 20. The student organization TransAction (formerly PhiTauMu) is the prime mover behind event planning.

[OR, USA]
Una tribu nativa de los Estados Unidos legaliza el matrimonio homosexual
Los Coquille, una tribu nativa de los Estados Unidos, concretamente del estado de Oregón, ha legalizado el matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo. Una decisión del consejo tribal tomada este verano permite a cualquier miembro de la tribu casarse con una persona de su mismo sexo, reconociendo además la validez tanto de los matrimonios como de las uniones civiles celebradas en otros lugares en los que sean legales.

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
Living with P.A.I.S.
Known as Partial Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, it refers to a mutation of the androgen receptor gene(s) which ultimately reflects the degree of masculinization (virilization) on our bodies.

quinta-feira, Outubro 30, 2008

[Natureza]
Greenpeace: Governo faz «vista grossa» à pirataria pesqueira
A responsável pela «campanha dos Oceanos» da Greenpeace, Beatriz Carvalho, justificou o bloqueio feito hoje a quatro navios no Porto de Aveiro com a «falta de medidas do governo português contra a pirataria da pesca».

[Portugal]
Serviço Nacional de Saúde comparicipa a 100 por cento das cirurgias - Mudar de sexo é grátis

Desde 2003, foram apenas 36 as pessoas que receberam a autorização legal necessária para fazer uma cirurgia de mudança de sexo em Portugal. Este número reduzido de pedidos explica-se pela complexidade de todo o processo.

[Brasil]
Transexuais ganham ambulatório no interior paulista
Nesta quarta-feira, 29, foi inaugurado em São José do Rio Preto, interior de São Paulo, um Ambulatório de Saúde Trans. Funcionando dentra da Unidade Básica de Saúde, o ambulatório é fruto de meses de batalha da ARTTS (Associação Rio Pretense de Travestis e Transexuais) junto com o Centro de Referência de Combate à Homofobia.

[Cambodia]
Ladyboys face crackdown
Gay male prostitutes have solicited on Pursat Bridge for a decade, but a police crackdown has forced them into more dangerous parts of town.

[Australia] [Blog/Commentary]
Transsexual "gene"?
It seems that every year or two there is an article somewhere that some scientist or doctor has identified a biological "cause" for being gay or transgender. These kinds of things seem to get a significant amount of attention and then fade into obscurity until the next bombshell discovery is made. In 1993 there was much fanfare over an article published in Science magazine about the discovery of a "gay gene." Did that settle the question of whether or not sexuality is biological or learned? Of course not. That investigation continues today.
[Blog/Commentary] New study links genetics to transsexuality

[WA, USA]
Students rally against hate
The goal of the rally was to make administration aware of what's happening on campus.

[USA] [Blog/Health/Commentary]
Doctors, Healthcare Givers and Transsexuals: Discrimination Happens Part One
Given their high degree of education, you would think that doctors, and healthcare givers in general, would be quite forward thinking and accepting of the transgendered. I have not always found that to be the case. In the years of my transition and since I have had two less than ideal experiences with healthcare givers. One I would simply call curiously educational. The second one I found genuinely troubling.

quarta-feira, Outubro 29, 2008

[Natureza]
Do «crash» da bolsa ao «crash» ecológico
Para o Homem manter o seu estilo de vida actual precisa de dois planetas «Terra» em 2030

Greenpeace acorrenta quatro barcos portugueses
Em Aveiro, associação ambiental acusa embarcações de pesca ilegal

[UK]
Leading Muslim doctor faces professional conduct hearing over homophobic letter
A fitness to practise hearing has been told that a GP who wrote a homophobic and transphobic letter to a medical magazine has changed his story several times.

[Italia]
Desarticulan red de prostitución de transexuales brasileños en Italia
La Policía italiana ha desarticulado una red de prostitución de transexuales brasileños que operaba en Milán y que supuestamente reclutaba a jóvenes en Brasil con la promesa de introducirles en el mundo del espectáculo en Italia, informaron hoy fuentes policiales.

[India]
Stop Abuse of Sexual Rights Activists
Indian authorities should investigate the mass arrests and ill-treatment of activists working on sexual orientation and gender-identity issues in Bangalore and punish those responsible, Human Rights Watch said today.
Police Violence against Activists in Bangalore on October 20, 2008

[Philippines/Thailand]
Transsexual beauty queen crowned in Philippines
An unusual beauty pageant took place in the capital of the Philippines, Manila, last week. The pageant, Amazing Philippines Beauties 2008, was held to choose the beauty queen among transsexuals and transvestites.

[Japan]
Transexual complains of "phantom penis"
A transsexual is complaining of a "phantom erectile penis" after having her genitals removed.
The 52-year-old – who is now a woman after gender reassignment surgery– believes she can feel her old manhood even after it was cut off, according to the report Phantom erectile penis after sex reassignment surgery, published by Okayama Univeristy Medical school in Japan.

[Austrália]
Cientistas australianos descobrem possível gene da transexualidade
Cientistas australianos afirmam ter identificado um gene que pode explicar porque algumas pessoas são transexuais. Feito na Universidade de Monash, o estudo é a mais ampla investigação sobre transexualidade já realizada e indica que ela pode estar relacionada com o gene que regula os receptores androgênicos.
Científicos australianos relacionan un gen con la transexualidad
Identificado un gen vinculado a la transexualidad
[Blog/Commentary] The gene genie
[Blog/Commentary] Intriguing Research Findings ...
[Blog/Commentary] “Character and Integrity”
[Blog/Commentary] Gene for Transsexuality Found
[Blog/Commentary] More Good News and the Threatened Crossdressers
Recherche : des scientifiques affirment avoir découvert un gène jouantun rôle dans la transsexualité

[Canada] [News/Commentary]
Transgender Day of Remembrance
As it approaches the end of October, some very important national and international dates are coming up quickly; some will be recognizable, and others less known but still significant.

[Argentina]
El movimiento travesti transexual latinoamericano se reune desde hoy en Buenos Aires
Representantes del movimiento latinoamericano de personas travestís y transexuales llevan a cabo el primer encuentro regional en el Hotel Bauen de Buenos Aires. Cobertura exclusiva de AG Magazine.
Transexuales y travestis de Latinoamérica debaten estatutos de su red regional

[México]
El GDF “peca de ignorante” sobre los transgénero: PSD
Socialdemocrátas proponen que el gobierno local realice el cambio de sexo.

[Chile]
MOVIMIENTO DE LIBERACIÓN HOMOSEXUAL CELEBRÓ QUE VARIOS ALCALDES Y CONCEJALES ELECTOS HAYAN FIRMADO COMPROMISO CONTRA LA DISCRIMINACIÓN
La más amplia campaña de incidencia política en elecciones municipales desarrollada por el movimiento criollo de la diversidad sexual fue todo un éxito, pues gran parte de los candidatos que firmaron un compromiso contra la discriminación resultaron electos. Más aún, cuatro gays, una lesbiana y dos transexuales postularon a concejal, resultando una re-electa.

[USA]
Transexual que gerou um filho conta sua história em autobiografia
O transexual Thomas Beatie eletrizou o mundo quando, em abril deste ano, anunciou que estava no sétimo mês de gestação. O caso foi notícia em todo o mundo, mas somente uma parte da saga de Thomas foi divulgada.
Thomas Beatie lança livro de memórias
Thomas Beatie, self proclaimed 'pregnant man', back with book

[USA]
The battle against hate crimes
Little more than 10 years after Matthew Shepard was pistol-whipped, tortured, tied to a fence post and left to die in the country outside of Laramie, Wyo., there still is no federal hate crime legislation inclusive of sexual orientation or gender identity.

[AL,USA]
Anti-gay potential jurors out of trial in Mobile County Circuit Court
A murder trial in which the weapon was a pair of scissors and the accused a cross-dressing female impersonator got under way Monday in Mobile, but not before the judge rejected some prospective jurors, who declared that they could not abide the defendant's "alternative lifestyle."

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
Stigma of de-transition
Reading various responses to the Mike Penner/Christine Daniels re-transition news has made me realize that I need to be more vocal about my own experience with this. There are people in the trans community who re-transition, or for various reasons; family, health, religious beliefs, etc., decide to never transition at all.

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
pieces of holes (TRIGGER WARNING)
I was raped.
I can't really make that flowery. I can't pretty it up or find some more eloquent way of saying it. I've tried so hard to turn it into the piles of words I paint everything with that I've failed to just say it.
I know I'm not alone in it. It's something more than a third of women in general, and more than half of trans women specifically, can say. It took me a long time to admit that I, too, can say it.

terça-feira, Outubro 28, 2008

Tenho estado adoentada. Dia 10, enquanto uns estavam na Assembleia a manifestarem-se, estava eu cheia de dores. Coisas da vida.

Desde essa altura nem paciência tenho tido para escrever. Mas, com o tempo a passar, a vontade vai aumentando e aqui estou eu outra vez.

E mesmo a tempo. Na semana passada saiu um artigo no jornal diário “Público” sobre um dos assassinos da transexual Gisberta (uma trans que foi barbaramente assassinada no Porto, lembram-se?).

Quando do assassínio, houve muito “zum zum” sobre a maneira como os media tratavam o caso e especialmente a vítima, com epítetos tão na moda como “um travesti” ou “um transexual” e, segundo me parece, só não utilizaram o termo “crossdresser” porque não é um termo muito difundido, salvo entre experts na matéria.

Depois do “zum zum”, em que participaram a maioria das associações LGBT e/ou grupos, ficou-se com a impressão de que pelo menos alguns dos nossos repórteres tinham entendido os porquês e finalmente tratavam a Gisberta com o respeito que qualquer ser humano merece, no feminino. Pelo menos nalguns jornais menos “pasquins”. Caso em que eu incluía o Público. Pelo menos até agora.

Acontece que, e para não variar, insiste-se em tratar a vítima, uma mulher que teve o azar de ter nascido transexual (entre outros azares que podem sempre acontecer com as gravidezes) como “O transexual”. Quer dizer, já chega, não? Já não basta ser o termo clínico errado com que alguns dos nossos “especialistas” insistem em tratar as mulheres transexuais (eu própria tive alguns “quid pro quo” por causa disso), ainda temos de levar com supostos “repórteres” (afinal os cursos de jornalismo servem para quê???) que, e apesar de saberem de antemão que tratar uma mulher transexual no masculino é no mínimo ofensivo para ela bem como para toda uma comunidade, o continuam a fazer impunemente, mesmo depois de todo o “zum zum” gerado por esse tratamento.

Se fosse nos EUA, como tenho observado bestantes vezes, tinham havido logo dezenas de vozes de associações trans e transgénero a fazerem-se ouvir, e com tal chinfrim que as mais das vezes a coisa só se resolve com um pedido de desculpas públicas nos pasquins que cometem a “falta”.

Mas e em Portugal? Todas as associações e grupos que na altura tanto barafustaram por este motivo, remetem-se agora ao mais profundo silêncio, demostrando inequivocamente a atenção e prioridade que dão, directa ou indirectamente, aos assuntos transexuais. Não vale a pena enumerá-los, já toda a gente está farta de saber quem são (e também não existem assim tantos né?), mas todos sem excepção se remeteram ao silêncio. E costuma-se dizer que “quem cala, consente”.

Até os supostos grupos transexuais recem-formados, estando debaixo da alçada dos “majors”, se deixam tratar desta maneira sem reclamarem, aceitando tacitamente tal tratamento por parte dos media. Nem nos blogs, onde tantas e tantas vezes reclamam que as pessoas comuns os tratam desta e daquela maneira, houve um post de indignação. Esquecem-se que não poucas vezes é pelos jornais que a população em geral vai formando a sua opinião, e vai aprendendo a usar certos termos.

Assim, resto eu, e nesta ocasião tenho de assumir-me por toda uma comunidade, para demonstrar a nossa indignação pelo tratamento dado a alguém que sofreu discriminações de todos os tipos derivadas à transfobia, que foi assassinada de uma maneira tão bárbara que chocou muita gente (e que faz pensar que tipo de futuros portugueses e portuguesas estão-se a criar em Portugal) e que mesmo depois de morta é achincalhada desta maneira pelos media. Fica aqui esta nota de indignação e revolta em nome de toda uma comunidade que continua a ser silenciada e a não se fazer ouvir.

Aos senhores repórteres, que antes de escreverem sobre assuntos que não dominam, ou se calem ou deixem escrever os poucos repórteres que tentam não ofender gratuitamente toda uma comunidade.

Um pedido de desculpas no “Público” (mesmo tipo “por lapso...”) vinha a calhar, não? Afinal o “Público” não é um qualquer pasquim. Ou pelo menos não o considerava como tal.


[UK]
Top Muslim doctor faces sack for saying 'transsexuals are twisted and society needs protection from gays'
A leading Muslim doctor called for gay people to feel 'the stick of the law' in order to protect society from their 'ravages', a disciplinary hearing was told yesterday.

[UK/USA]
Caroline Cossey (1954 - ) model
Barry Kenneth Cossey was born in Norfolk, with XXXY chromosomes, Klinefelter's Syndrome. She started living as female in 1971 at age 17, and began work as a showgirl and topless dancer.
She had breast augmentation and Adam's Apple reduction surgery, and then genital surgery in 1974, under Dr John Randell at Charing Cross Hospital. She developed a career as a model, using the professional name Tula.

[Colômbia]
Ministério afasta diretora por ser transexual
O Ministério da Educação de Córdoba, Colômbia, afastou da diretoria de um colégio público a transexual Veronica Giordano, 42. Ela foi transferida para o Colégio San Martin, na cidade de mesmo nome, onde fará trabalhos administrativos, ou seja, sem contato direto com os alunos.

[Australia/UK]
Rachael Padman (1954 - ) physicist
Padman did a degree in Electrical Engineering in Melbourne, and then worked for two years in CISRO’s Radio-Physics Laboratory in Sydney. In 1977, he went to the then all-male St Johns College at Cambridge University because of the cutting edge radio-astronomy work at Cavendish Laboratory.

[Australia]
It's all in the genes for a transsexual
Transsexual men who "feel" female have an unusual version of a gene that affects the male sex hormone, a study shows.
Researchers find 'transsexual gene'
[Blog/Commentary] One more part of the puzzle
Gender bending in the genes
Transgender People Validated By Aussie Research
Sex change men born with 'female-like brain'
[Blog/Commentary] Scientists Zero In On Trans Explanation
Scientist claims biological basis for transsexuality
[Blog/Commentary] Genetic link to gender identity?

[Australia]
Project to track anti-gay hate crimes
A project to help track hate speech and crimes against Queensland gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) communities has received nearly $80,000 in funding from the State Government.

[MA, USA]
Trans Activists Protest HRC Dinner
A group of thirty protestors marched outside the Human Rights Campaign’s annual New England Gala Dinner Saturday to show their disapproval of HRC’s position on transgender inclusion in ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act).

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
Liar
From an EDGE piece on the protest against the Boston shindig for the Rhode Island Avenue Cesspool of Transphobia:
Diego Sanchez, a trans activist who serves as the director of public relations at AIDS Action Committee, praised HRC’s stance on transgender issues.
“The HRC is very supportive of trans activism,” said Sanchez
Bullshit. His ‘proof’? The Cesspool gave $50,000 to the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition.


[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
Transition Regret - Some Thoughts
Last week news became public that Christine Daniel's very public transition as a sportswriter at the Los Angeles Times had come to an end. She quietly returned to work as Michael Penner. The pressures and high visibility of her transition put her in a very awkward position and those of us who have known her over the past year or so have recognized the difficulty she has been having in recent months. To be honest, I'm not surprised by this news. In some ways, I'm relieved by it.
[Blog/Commentary] James "Cora" Birk on Transition and Regret

[USA]
Carolyn Gold Heilbrun (1926 - 2003) academic
Carolyn Gold was born in East Orange, New Jersey and educated at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. She married James Heilbrun and they had three children.

domingo, Outubro 26, 2008

[UK]
80% femme, 20% homme
Adèle est Anglaise, mais aussi un peu Anglais. Son code génétique contient une lettre en trop : XXY, de quoi semer le doute. On l'appelle le syndrome de Klinefelter, mais les médecins ne savent pas si elle est née fille ou garçon. Un problème qui concerne une naissance sur 2000.

[France]
Contre l'agression de Shyne et contre la transphobie : réagissons !
Le dimanche 12 octobre 2008 au soir, soit le lendemain de la marche Existrans, Shyne a été pris à partie par une demi-douzaine de personnes, subissant dans un premier temps des insultes. En entendant le son de sa voix, les individus ont émis des insultes portant sur l’apparence masculine de Shyne et sur sa voix peu grave. L’ayant reconnu comme l’une des personnes qui ont manifesté la veille pour l’Existrans, ils l’ont ensuite passé à tabac. Shyne a été déclaré en incapacité totale de travail de 2 mois renouvelable, et a 2 côtes cassées et 22 points de sutures.

[India]
Rally to protest transsexuals' arrest planned
To condemn the recent arrest of five transsexuals, human rights activists are planning to hold a massive rally. Thirty-one activists were also arrested when they questioned the transsexuals' arrest in Girinagar.

[México]
El Partido Socialdemócrata relanza la propuesta para que en hospitales del GDF se realicen intervenciones quirúrgicas
El Partido Socialdemócrata en la Asamblea Legislativa relanzó su iniciativa de reformas a la Ley de Salud para que el gobierno capitalino quede obligado a realizar de forma gratuita en sus hospitales las operaciones quirúrgicas a las personas transexuales y transgénero, aun cuando sean menores de edad.

[México]
Cirugías transexuales no son prioritarias: GDF
Para el Gobierno del Distrito Federal no es una prioridad realizar de manera gratuita las operaciones quirúrgicas a las personas transexuales y transgénero, incluidos los menores de edad.

[Argentina]
La CHA presentó en Rio Cuarto la Ordenanza para respetar la identidad de genero en los documentos
En el marco del Día del Derecho a la Identidad, en el dia de ayer, en el Salón Blanco del Palacio de Mójica, tuvo lugar una charla debate. Por primera vez, se trató el tema de la identidad travesti-transexual en relación a esta fecha. Junto a Susana Dillon, madre de Plaza de Mayo, y a Analía Alonso, docente del departamento de Ciencias Políticas de la UNRC, Pedro Paradiso Sottile, coordinador del área Jurídica de la Comunidad Homosexual Argentina (CHA), disertó sobre identidad de género.

[Argentina]
Remueven de su cargo a directora transexual de Córdoba
El contenido de una notificación del Ministerio de Educación de Córdoba sacudió a la comunidad educativa del Ipem 315, de San Francisco. En ella se informó oficialmente que la directora de la escuela, "Veronica" Giordano (42), debía abandonar el cargo y que era transferida para cumplir tareas administrativas en el Colegio San Martín de esta ciudad, ubicada a más de 200 kilómetros al este de la capital provincial. También se le abrió una investigación “por mala gestión” y por la incidencia que problemas de convivencia entre adultos podrían provocar en la calidad educativa.

[Australia]
Gene linked to transsexualism
The first genetic link to male-to-female transsexualism provides new evidence of the biological nature of the condition, say Australian researchers.
Scientists find a gene for the transsexual experience
Experts identify gene linked to transsexuality

[CT,USA]
Ct’s 7th Transgender Day of Remembrance, 11/20/08
The Ct TransAdvocacy Coalition, MCC/Hartford and many of our allies and community will be Remembering those individuals who are brutally murdered simply because they did not conform to societies standards of what a “real man or woman” looks or acts like.

[PA, USA]
Jennifer Bhulem (Obituary)
Jennifer E. Bhulem, a local transgender activist, has died. Her body was discovered last week, but the cause and manner of death had not been determined at press time, said Jeff Moran, a spokesperson for the city Medical Examiner's Office.

sábado, Outubro 25, 2008




[Portugal]
Caso Gisberta: Recurso para Constitucional invoca "discriminação negativa" dos menores
Um rapaz condenado no "caso Gisberta" contestou junto do Tribunal Constitucional a jurisprudência do Supremo Tribunal de Justiça (STJ) sobre o cumprimento de penas por parte de menores, considerando-a uma "discriminação negativa" em função da idade.

[Reino Unido]
Transexual ganha R$80 mil por discriminação no trabalho
A transexual britânica Vikkie-Marie Gaynor, receberá cerca de 20 mil libras (cerca de 80 mil reais) de indenização por ter sido vítima de preconceito no ambiente profissional. Ela trabalhava para uma das maiores companhias de entrega da Inglaterra, a Excel Europe.


[France]
VIOLENCES SUR UN TRANSBOY A PARIS LE 12 OCOTBRE:
Le dimanche 12 octobre 2008 au soir, soit le lendemain de la marche Existrans, Shyne a été pris à partie par une demi-douzaine de personnes, subissant dans un premier temps des insultes. En entendant le son de savoix, les individus ont émis des insultes portant sur l'apparence masculine de Shyne et sur sa voix peu grave. L'ayant reconnu comme l'une des personnes qui ont manifesté la veille pour l'Existrans, ils l'ont ensuite passé à tabac. Shyne a été déclaré en incapacité totale de travail de 2 mois renouvelable, et a 2 côtes cassées et 22 points de sutures...Vous pouvez lire l'intégralité du communiqué de presse du collectif UNI-Tici :
http://lezstrasbourg.over-blog.com/
LE UNI-T APPELLE A MOBILISATION CONTRE LA TRANSPHOBIE.
Contact pour mobilisation et soutien :
mailto:camille.gevaert@gmail.com

EXCLUSION D'UNE TRANS M T F DE SES ETUDES D'INFIRMIERE A ST ANDRE:
Une étudiante transsexuelle (homme vers femme) vient de se faire de facto exclure de ses études d'infirmière (IFSI Georges Daumezon, à St-André, près de Lille) sous prétexte qu'elle refuse de se présenter en stages dans un uniforme d'infirmière masculin... Vous pouvez lire l'intégralité du communiqué de presse (en bas de page) et SIGNER LA PETITION ici :
http://www.lapetiti%20on.com/sign1.%20cfm?numero=
Contact pour plus d'infos : MADEMOISELLE, Chloé Desoutter, 244 avenue A.Bonte, Lambersart 59130.


POUR INFO TDOR LE 20 NOVEMBRE:
Bientôt le 20 Novembre, JOURNEE DE LA MEMOIRE TTRANSGENRE (Transgender Remember Day), en souvenir de toutes les personnes transgenres assassinées. Pour se faire une idée à quel point la transphobie tue, voir le mémorial « remembering our dead » qui malheureusement ne répertorie pas tous les assassinats de personnes transgenres dans le monde :
http://rememberingo%20urdead.org/%20#
Le 20 novembre est peut-être l'OCCASION D'ACTIONS MILITANTES un peux partout POUR EXPRIMER NOTRE RAS LE BOL DE LA TRANSPHOBIE.

[Polónia]
Presidente acusado por cancelamento de Parada Gay
Os organizadores da Parada de Cracóvia, acusaram nesta sexta-feira, 24, a Prefeitura de incentivar homobofia e dificultar a aceitação dos homossexuais pela sociedade. Outro motivo que irritou o grupo, foi a possibilidade da parada ter sido cancelada porque aconteceria no mesmo dia da visita do presidente Lech Kaczynski, ultra-conservador, à cidade.

[Malta]
Joanne to go all the way in her fight to get married
Joanne Cassar will today present a Constitutional Court case against the government of Malta, after the Civil Court last May prevented her from marrying her male partner on the grounds that she was "still a man", despite having undergone gender reassignment therapy.
Trans woman claims violation of human rights over marriage refusal

[CA, USA]
Former Patton State technician sentenced in case involving transgender patient
A former hospital technician was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation and time in county jail after he admitted to committing a lewd act with a patient under his care.

[TX, USA]
Trans protesters satisfied by letter from bar owner
Fallout from Crews Inn co-owner David Moore temporarily banning from his bar drag queens and transgender women whose appearance does not match their ID is coming to a close, almost three months after it began.

quinta-feira, Outubro 23, 2008


Pledge to go fur-free at PETA.org.

[España]
El colectivo Transexualidad-Euskadi aclara su posición sobre la Ley de Género
Tras una semana de controversia entre distintos colectivos, Transexual-Euskadi fija su postura sobre la propuesta de eliminar el requisito de hormonación y aclara cuál ha sido su participación en las diferentes iniciativas relacionadas con el tema.

[UK]
Transsexual truck driver wins £20,000 after losing job
A transsexual truck driver who was forced out of her job when she started dressing as a woman has been awarded more than £20,000 in compensation.
Sex-swap trucker wins £20,000 in damages after losing her job 'for dressing as a woman'
Transsexual truck driver forced out of job is awarded £20k – but will appeal

[France]
Le statut des personnes transsexuelles
Les questions de changement de sexe et d'état civil se posent différemment dans les États européens, ainsi qu'au Canada, aux États-unis, en Suisse et en Turquie.

[Malta]
Transsexual files application to marry
A transsexual who won a birth certificate battle, having undergone gender reassignment surgery is now requesting the court to order the public registry to issue marriage banns.
Gender reassigned woman filesapplication to marry

[Turquie]
La Diva transsexuelle défend sa liberté d'opinion devant la justice
Bülent Ersoy, la très populaire chanteuse transsexuelle turque, est jugée en vertu de l'article 318 du code pénal turc, pour s'être exprimée contre les pertes en vies humaines de l'opération en Irak , sur la chaîne Star TV au cours de l'émission Popstar Alaturka, du 24 février 2008.

[India]
Transsexuals fined Rs 64,300 by court
After much drama on Monday evening when the police picked up transsexuals for collecting money at traffic signals and shops, they were produced before the court on Tuesday.

[Thailand]
Thailand's lady-boys are in a class of their own, at last
Lithe, peach-skinned and demure, Arttasit is the kind of woman who would turn heads on any college campus, except that he is not a woman; not yet. (Photo)

[Thailand]
Thai tranny pageant cancelled
THAILAND'S international transvestite beauty pageant has been postponed indefinitely amid political turmoil in the capital, organisers told AFP on Thursday.

[Mexico]
Insisten en que GDF pague cambio de sexo
De 100 personas que inician el proceso sólo el 5 por ciento lo concluye mediante un procedimiento quirúrgico

[Ecuador]
Un grupo trans busca integrar a indígenas
Ñuca trans, conformado por miembros GLBTI, intenta acercarse a la etnia para incentivar la tolerancia.

[Bermuda]
Bermuda Idol in drag queen row
Bermuda Idol Larrita Adderley has pulled out of a concert with drag queen Sybil Barrington after her church threatened to kick her out of its 'praise team'.

[Colombia]
Polémica por transexual que quiere usar falda en colegio de Bogotá
"Claudia Patricia", es un hombre de 47 años de edad que estudia en el colegio Manuela Beltrán y reclama su derecho a utilizar el uniforme femenino de la institución educativa.
47-year-old cross dresser wants girl costume for college

[Argentina]
Travestis de Río Cuarto usarán su nombre adoptado para hacer trámites
El área de Derechos Humanos de la Municipalidad de Río Cuarto impulsa un proyecto para que travestis y transexuales puedan realizar todo tipo de trámites municipales con el nombre que eligieron en congruencia con la identidad de género adoptada o autopercibida. “Toda persona tiene derecho a su propia identidad, a su verdad personal, a ser considerado como realmente es”, se fundamentó.

[USA]
Transgendered workers face pay discrimination
A recent study of transgendered workers by the B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy raises disturbing questions. The study found that women who transitioned to the male gender experienced a slight increase in pay. Those who changed gender to become women experienced pay reductions of nearly one third.

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
18 Months
18 Months after announcing that they were transsexual, LA Times Sports Writer is
back to calling himself Mike again.
Mike Penner Throws Christine Back In The Closet
Christine Daniels Retransitioning Back To Mike Penner
Transgender sports columnist de-transitions

[WA,USA]
Police look into possible hate crimes
In a little more than a week, there have been two attacks on transgendered students.
Police probe hate crimes against gays in Pullman

[CA,USA] [News/Commentary]
Remember Ruby
A service to honor victims of homophobic violence falls in the middle of heated political debate about marriage equality

terça-feira, Outubro 21, 2008

[Natureza]
WWF alerta para mudanças climáticas mais rápidas
Fundo Mundial para a Natureza (WWF) afirma que mudanças climáticas previstas para 2099 podem ocorrer já entre 2013 a 2040

[UK]
Peter in £1M Lip Payout
Gender bender Pete Burns is set for a £1million payout after a surgeon admitted botching his lip job. (Photo)

[India]
Police arrest transsexuals, brawl ensues
A drive against transsexuals on Monday landed the police in a soup at Banashankari. Activists working with transsexuals protested in front of Banashankari police station, demanding the release of six members who were arrested.

[New Zealand] [Blog/People/History]
A hero a day: Georgina Beyer
Today the gay community and Equality Forum celebrate Georgina Beyer as part of GLBT History Month. Beyer is a transgender politician and the first openly transgender person in the world to hold a national office. Beyer was elected to parliament in New Zealand.

[Cuba]
Mariela Castro pede aprovação de lei que permite que trans mudem de nome e sexo
A chefe do Centro Nacional de Cuba para Educação Sexual, Mariela Castro, anunciou que seu próximo objetivo é lutar pela aprovação de uma lei que permita que as transexuais do país, após se submeterem a cirurgia de transgenitalização, possam trocar de nome e sexo nos registros civis.


[Canada] [Health/Environment]
Canada to ban baby bottles with 'gender-bending' chemical
Health officials in the country have officially classified bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical added to plastics and food packaging, as toxic.
BPA mimics the female sex hormone oestrogen and has been linked to birth defects in boys, heart disease in adults, and lower sperm counts and breast cancer in animals.

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
The Real Impacts of Real Life Experiece
The RLE is a discriminatory process but what is even more oppressing are the impacts it has on the lives of the people forced to endure it.

[USA]
Interview with Stephanie Battaglino
Stephanie Battaglino is a Communications Director at New York Life Insurance Company, located in Sleepy Hollow, New York. She successfully transitioned on the job in October of 2005, and is the first transgendered person to do so in the 163–year history of the company. (Photo)

[PA, USA]
Teens in transition
As puberty hits, transgender youths are increasingly finding it the catalyst for coming out about their sexual identities.

segunda-feira, Outubro 20, 2008

[Nuclear]
Nisa: manifestação contra exploração de urânio
Mais de 300 pessoas protestaram, a quem se juntaram ecologistas, autarcas e agricultores

[Natureza]
Temperatura no Ártico bate recordes
Cientistas registam perda de enormes volumes de gelo

[España]
FELGBT Y PSOE acusados de frenar derechos de transexuales
La condicionante legal de dos años de hormonación antes iniciar el proceso de cambio de nombre, provocó el descontento de algunas organizaciones.
Responde la FELGTB sobre acusaciones en su contra
En respuesta a la acusación que diversas organizaciones en lucha por los derechos trans hacen a la FELGTB y que fue publicada ayer en Universogay, la organización responde aclarando su postura frente a la ley de identidad de género que prevee dos años de hormonación en personas trans antes de que les sea permitido el cambio de nombre.

[España]
El Hospital Carlos Haya admitirá las pruebas que se realicen en Avilés a los transexuales
El Hospital Carlos Haya de Málaga ya admite la valoración psíquica y endocrina que realizan los profesionales de la unidad de trastornos de identidad del Principado de Asturias -ubicada en El Quirinal, en Avilés- a los transexuales. De esta manera, según representantes de la Consejería de Salud del Principado, el centro andaluz agilizará las intervenciones de cambio de sexo.

[México]
Albergues para gays e inclusión de trans a políticas, proponen
Respecto a las últimas legislaciones a favor del colectivo de la diversidad sexual en la ALDF, el informe reconoce un "avance importante" sin embargo "aún hay vacíos que impiden a las personas LGBT gozar plenamente de sus derechos humanos".

[Cuba]
La sobrina de Fidel Castro habló sobre la transexualidad en Cuba
Mariela Castro, ministra de salud , abordó el tema durante el Congreso de Sexología celebrado en Ecuador.

[Argentina]
Derecho a la identidad de género
El debate sobre el acceso a la salud y la identidad de género continúa abierto en América Latina. Según expertos en el tema, el respeto de las identidades sexuales y de género es una aspiración de las naciones laicas que abona a la civilidad democrática, sobre la cual no se debe dar ''ni un paso atrás''.

[Honduras]
Transexuales de Honduras no votarían en las próximas elecciones
Sería en protesta por el trato discriminatorio que padecen al momento de tramitar las fotografías de sus tarjetas de identidad.

[Canada]
Trop jeune pour être un transgenre?
Tous les petits gars passent par là. Ils essayent des talons, enfilent des colliers, se barbouillent de rouge à lèvres. Pour faire comme maman. Habituellement, ça passe. Mais parfois, non, ça ne passe pas.

[GA, USA]
State lawmakers move to dismiss lawsuit by transgender employee
Former legislative editor claims she was fired over transition

sábado, Outubro 18, 2008

[España]
EL CONGRESO RECHAZA UNA PROPUESTA DE ERC-IU-ICV PARA LA INTEGRACIÓN LABORAL Y SOCIAL DE LOS TRANSEXUALES
La Comisión de Igualdad del Congreso de los Diputados rechazó hoy una proposición no de ley del Grupo Parlamentario ERC-IU-ICV para la integración social y laboral de los transexuales.

[España]
Los homosexuales y transexuales del franquismo piden una indemnización fija de 24.000 euros
La Asociación Ex Presos Políticos ha solicitado que el Estado entregue 24.000 euros a cada homosexual y transexual represaliado durante el franquismo, en vez que se les conceda una indemnización en función del tiempo que permanecieron en prisión.

[España]
Agria polémica sobre la propuesta de reforma de la Ley de Identidad de Género
En Marzo de 2007 se aprobó la Ley 3/2007 reguladora de la rectificación registral de la mención relativa al sexo de las personas, más conocida como Ley de Identidad de Género. Considerada un gran avance, la Ley arrastra sin embargo cierta polémica, casi desde su origen, entre diversos colectivos LGTB, que se ha recrudecido estos días.

[Ireland]
Irish trans laws need updating
Ireland needs to fix its laws on transgender issues, the Irish Human Rights Commission said Oct. 1.

[NY, USA]
Judge Dismisses Transgendered Model's Sex Assault Claim Against Financier
A Manhattan judge has thrown out a sexual assault suit filed by a 24-year-old transgendered model against financier Jeffrey Epstein on statute-of-limitations grounds.

[USA]
Putting the 'T' into athletics
If Jesse Ream has her way, terms like "men's sports" and "women's hoops" will one day seem as archaic as leather football helmets and basketball bloomers do now. Everyone who plays sports is an athlete, Ream says; separating them arbitrarily by gender is unfair and close-minded.

[USA]
A few of the anti-gay hate crimes since Matthew Shepard’s 1998 death

sexta-feira, Outubro 17, 2008

[Honduras]
Transexuais de Honduras lutam para aparecer maquiadas em identidade
Um grupo de transexuais de Honduras, na América Central, entrou com um pedido para que elas possam aparecer vestidas e maquiadas como mulher na foto da carteira de identidade, o que é proibido atualmente no país. Revoltadas, elas denunciaram a questão ao Comitê para a Defesa dos Direitos Humanos em Honduras (Codeh). "Temos recebido denúncias de travestis que dizem que no registro não é permitido exibir a sua verdadeira identidade, que é maquiada", disse Hugo Maldonado, vice-presidente do Codeh.

[IL, USA]
Beauty mark
Quaint, tree-lined Glen Ellyn boasts few claims to fame: The western suburb is the birthplace of performance artist Laurie Anderson, and it was featured prominently in Winona Ryder's debut film, Lucas. As of September 1, it's also home to a cosmetic company with a trans person as a spokesmodel.

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
Helping Our Trans Children
Brandon Simms is eight years old and lives in a small town with his parents. Since his youngest days, Brandon has felt female. After much research and heart-searching, his parents are now letting him grow up as Bridgette. His case is one of many in which parents are navigating the often difficult path of accepting their transgender children for who they truly are.

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
A Lot Going On
Although we’re certainly making progress, in many circles the topic of “transgender” remains controversial for any number of reasons. The added complexity of youth in any discussion make that a particularly hot topic. Over the few couple of years we’ve seen in-depth reports by Oprah, Barbara Walters, NPR, and others. The most recent treatment, in this months Atlantic Monthly magazine, is a long article titled “A Boy’s Life“.

[NC, USA]
Mother of slain transgender raises awareness at UNCW
UNCW hosted Sylvia Guerrero, mother of slain transgender teenager Gwen Araujo, as part of its first annual UNCW Pride Week in Lumina Theater of Fisher Center Sunday, Oct. 12.
"I made a promise to Gwen at her funeral," said Guerrero. "I promised that I would keep spreading the word about her death until people stop being killed for who they are."
Photo: Media Credit: Brittany Glover THE SEAHAWK - Kimberly McLaughlin-Smith (left) worked with Sylvia Guerrero (right) to put on a PRIDE week event in Lumina Theater.

quinta-feira, Outubro 16, 2008

[España]
Medio centenar de personas se concentran en Zaragoza para pedir que la transexualidad deje de considerarse como un trastorno
Unas 50 personas se han congregado este sábado en Zaragoza para reclamar que la transexualidad deje de considerarse un trastorno. Bajo el lema "Ni hombres, ni mujeres, el binarismo nos enferma", han emprendido una marcha que ha detenido la Policía Nacional porque no se habían pedido los permisos en el plazo marcado por la Ley.
Una manifestación de transexuales rechaza se les considere enfermos mentales
Un grupo de transexuales se manifestaron hoy para rechazar la consideración de enfermos mentales y exigir la eliminación del requisito de presentar un certificado de 'disforia' de género para acceder a un cambio de identidad.

Los transexuales exigen tener una mejor asistencia sanitaria
No son enfermos, pero quieren atención sanitaria. Los transexuales están molestos porque las sociedades científicas catalogan la transexualidad como un trastorno en los manuales de enfermedades, pero no se les presta una asistencia sanitaria integral en todas las comunidades autónomas.
Piden que la asistencia a los transexuales sea igual en todas las Comunidades
Colectivos LGTB reclaman además la despatologización de la transexualidad y la eliminación del certificado psicológico como requisito para acceder a la atención sanitaria.

[España]
"Me empadroné en Oviedo para ser tratada"
Jana Quintanilla está molesta con la Junta de Castilla y León por "ignorar" a los transexuales. "Soy de León, una de las regiones más reacias a estos tratamientos", afirma esta transexual.

[España]
El Congreso debate hoy una propuesta para favorecer la inclusión de los transexuales y evitar su prostitución forzosa
La Comisión de Igualdad del Congreso de los Diputados debatirá y votará hoy un iniciativa de ERC en la que se solicita al Gobierno que presente, en el plazo de un año, un proyecto de ley para la integración laboral y social de las personas transexuales con el objetivo de evitar la situación de marginación en la que vive "buena parte" de este colectivo, cuyos miembros están "a menudo abocados a la prostitución forzosa".

[UK]
Stonewall nominates transphobic journalist for award
Stonewall , the UK LGB campaigning organisation, has announced it has nominated Julie Bindel for the Jounalist of the Year award at the Stonewall Awards 2008 on 6th November.
Julie Bindell, a noted journalist who writes for The Guardian, has publicly stated views on the care and treatment of trans people which the Trust considers are seriously transphobic. ( See BBC News 01/08/07)

[France]
Près de 400 personnes à la marche des transsexuels dans la capitale
Près de 400 personnes, selon les organisateurs, ont participé samedi à Paris à la 12e édition de "Existrans", la marche des personnes transsexuelles et transgenres, afin de défendre les droits de ces "minorités parmi les minorités".
Au coeur de l'Existrans 2008, douzième marche des trans et intersexes
«Des droits! Des lois qui respectent nos choix!» «C'est pas au psy de me dire qui je suis!» «Trans exclus, le mauvais genre est dans la rue!»

[France]
Corwin, 21 ans, transsexuel et garçon loin de la caricature
Quand Corwin raconte son parcours de "trans", une date fuse, précise,"le 19 décembre 2007". Presque plus importante qu'une date de naissance, c'est la date de sa première injection d'hormones.

[México]
Proponen que mujer transexual lidere lucha contra la discriminación en México
Diversos miembros de la sociedad civil organizada proponen que el Consejo Nacional para Prevenir la Discriminación (Conapred) sea presidido por Irina Layevska Echeverría Gaitán porque cumple con el perfil ético-político deseado.

[MO,USA]
2 men charged with sexually assaulting man, 21
Two men have been charged with sodomy after allegedly sexually assaulting a 21-year-old man dressed as a woman, police said.

[CA, USA]
Transgender Teacher Outed By Students At Vacaville School
A Vacaville teacher's gender reassignment surgery has caught the attention of some parents who want to know why the school district didn't notify them ahead of time about the change.