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domingo, Novembro 30, 2008

[HIV/Sida]
Sida ataca cada vez mais idosos portugueses
«Os mais velhos sempre associaram a sida aos toxicodependentes e aos homossexuais e não entendem quando se vêem a braços com a doença», diz especialista

Sida afecta cada vez mais idosos em Portugal
Sida: Campanhas têm pouco impacto, reconhece coordenador
Sida: 15% dos casos são detectados entre imigrantes

[Natureza]
Planta que se pensava extinta em Portugal foi (re)descoberta
Investigadores encontraram a «Fissidens exilis» nas Caldas da Rainha




[NY, USA]
Road to a New Identity Is Not Without Its Hazards
The origin of Rena Dunsworth might be traced to fall 2006, when a small woodworking company in Denver modified its discrimination clause, for that was when Stanley Wilcox started wearing pink nail polish to work.

sábado, Novembro 29, 2008

[HIV/Sida]
Sida cresce na Europa de Leste e na Ásia
Doença estabiliza em África, mas Cruz Vermelha diz que ainda é demasiado cedo para a «auto-satisfação»
Sida: Muito cedo para a auto-satisfação, diz Cruz Vermelha

[Natureza]
Protesto contra o uso de pêlo em frente à Embaixada da Noruega
ONG diz que animais não só são mortos de uma maneira chocante por afogamento, asfixia, electrocussão e envenenamento, mas também são mantidos e criados em condições miseráveis»


[UK]
New legal advice service for LGBT victims of domestic abuse
A firm of solicitors has joined forces with Stonewall Housing to create an advice service for LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse.
Former European Indoor Championship silver medallist Balian Buschbaum is tipped to take over as the pole vault coach at USC Mainz. Balian will succeed Herbert Czingon, who has been named as the head coach for technical events by the German Athletics Federation (DLV).
Excerpt: The president of the European Parliament's human rights sub-committee asked a Turkish deputy if the rights of homosexuals and transsexuals would be safeguarded in the constitution. Helene Flautre held talks Thursday with Zafer Üskül, head of Turkish Parliament's Human Rights Commission. In response, Üskül said time and patience was needed for improvement on the issue.
Savitha was born a boy but became a girl at the age of 16. Nine years on, she sells cheap sex to lorry drivers at a dusty truck stop outside the southern Indian city of Bangalore.
The ever increasing turbulence of the anti-government protests notwithstanding, a demonstration of a different nature was taking place yesterday in Bangkok.
Unaffiliated to any political party, a group of transgender 'ladyboys' paraded past central Police Headquarters in Bangkok to protest at the lack of AIDS awareness in Thailand.
A BITTER feud has erupted at a prestigious golf club after it was revealed a leading member was undergoing a sex change.
Australia's Health Minister Nicola Roxon has dismissed one of the new Men's Health Ambassadors for co-authoring an anti-gay, anti-transgender report.
Three chalk outlines of a body were marked on the floor of the chapel. Each represented the lives of ten transgender individuals killed in the last year.
AS THE 31 NAMES of transgender people killed around the world during 2008 were read aloud at Atlanta's Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil, each of the deceased's biographies ended with "Remember me."
Last Thursday marked the 10th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, or TDOR as organizers call it. Held every November, TDOR is a day to remember the individuals who have been victimized because of transgender-motivated hatred.

sexta-feira, Novembro 28, 2008

[Sida]
médico acusa Infarmed
Clínico que autoridade que regula o sector do medicamento de recusar um fármaco inovador a um seropositivo

[Natureza]
ANIMAL faz protesto esta sexta-feira frente à embaixada da Noruega
Associação portuguesa participa em movimento mundial

[Turkey]
“Sexual Violence In Detention”
The Legal Aid Bureau Against Sexual Harassment And Rape In Detention has announced its yearly data. In eleven years 294 women and in the last year 35 women have applied to the bureau.

[Nigeria/Equitorial Guinea]
We played against men, Falcons claims
WHILE soccer loving Nigerians are wondering what happened to the Super Falcons in Tuesday's semi final clash with Equatorial Guinea, in which the team surrendered its African title, two players of the team, Maureen Eke and Lillian Cole have claimed that the presence of three 'boys' in the host team played a damaging role against them.

[Venezuela]
Transexual é assassinada a tiros em Caracas
As autoridades policiais venezuelanas até que tentaram esconder, mas não conseguiram manter em segredo o assassinato de uma transexual no último dia 7, em Caracas. O corpo dela foi encontrado por volta das 6h30, na Avenida Los Jabillos, em frente a uma cafeteria.

[Australia]
Australian government 'health ambassadors' in gay hate controversy
The Australian Department of Health has come under fire for appointing two men's health ambassadors who were allegedly involved in writing a document that espoused homophobic views.

[Philippines]
Inside the Miss Queen Philippines Beauty Pageant
One of the exciting things to look forward to in this year’s celebration of LGBT Pride is the staging by Task Force Pride (TFP) Philippines of a beauty pageant after the parade on 6 December 2008 along Ma. Orosa St. in Manila. Below is the write-up on this ground-breaking TFP project.

[Canada]
Out in the cold
Excerpt: But this month two people have already fallen through the cracks in the new system. A male-to-female transgendered person was turned away from the women's shelters, and was unwilling to stay at the men's facilities ... The community workers who know them say they are in extremely precarious situations.

[NY,USA]
NY court removes bar to transgender name changes
A midlevel appeals court ruled Wednesday that a transgender individual can change from traditionally male to traditionally female first and middle names, regardless of potential confusion.

quinta-feira, Novembro 27, 2008

[HIV]
tratamento seropositivos reduziria em 95% infectados
Uma despistagem generalizada do vírus da sida e o tratamento imediato com anti-retrovirais de todos os que fossem seropositivos permitiria em dez anos uma redução de 95 por cento do número de infectados.
Sida: Tratamento reduziria 95% dos infectados

Detecções precoces rondam 70% dos casos de VIH/Sida
As detecções precoces do vírus da Sida em Portugal rondam 70 por cento dos casos, revelou hoje, em Lisboa, o coordenador nacional para a infecção VIH/Sida, Henrique Barros.

[UK]
Tiger Beer transexual ad banned
An advertisement for Tiger Beer featuring a transexual dancer has been banned after advertising watchdogs decided it linked Far Eastern exports with the sex trade and human trafficking.

[Itália]
Ex-deputada transexual vence reality show italiano
A transexual Luxuria venceu a última edição do reality show italiano "Ilha dos Famosos", encerrado nesta terça, 25. A ganhadora do prêmio de 200 mil euros é conhecida por ter sido a primeira deputada trans da Itália.

[Australia]
Innes pushes for trans law change
Human Rights Commissioner Graeme Innes sent a solemn message last week, calling on Australians to remember the “horrors and difficulties” that discrimination still inflicts on people who are gender diverse.

[USA] [Blog/Commentary/Television]
Dr. Phil Misrepresents Transgender Identity
Shame on you, Dr. Phil. As a man who's own personal mantra is urging people to "get real," Dr. Phil was decidedly unreal in his approach to transgender rights on a show that aired last month. (You Tube clip at the bottom of this post.) Allison Steinberg's latest post takes Dr. Phil to task for allowing a phony doctor with ties to Focus on the Family to be an "expert" on his show regarding to transgender issues.

[NY, USA] [Commentary]
Fighting Hate
Homicide highlights lack of awareness of transgender issues

quarta-feira, Novembro 26, 2008

[Natureza]
Parque eólico afecta alcateias de lobo ibérico
O maior parque eólico da Europa, que será inaugurado hoje no Alto Minho, num investimento de 360 milhões de euros, foi construído numa zona que afecta três alcateias de lobo ibérico, o que obrigou a medidas especiais de protecção.
Parque eólico do Alto Minho vai proteger o lobo ibérico
Parque eólico do Alto Minho «preocupado» com lobo ibérico

[Natureza]
Protestos «quentes» da PETA
Organização fez mais um protesto, desta vez, em lingerie


[Natureza]
Emissões com efeito de estufa continuam a crescer
Os gases com efeito de estufa continuaram a aumentar na atmosfera em 2007, tendo as concentrações de dióxido de carbono atingindo níveis recorde nesse ano, indica o último relatório distribuído pela Organização Mundial de Meteorologia (OMM).

[Brasil]
Diadema sedia debate sobre transexualidade
Na próxima sexta-feira, 28, será realizado em Diadema o seminário "Prevenção às DSTs/Aids, Direitos Humanos e Identidade de Gênero". O debate ocorrerá na Câmara Municipal da cidade e o público-alvo são transexuais e travestis.

[Brasil]
Travesti é encontrada morta em Curitiba
A polícia paranaense está investigando a causa da morte de uma travesti no último sábado, dia 22, em Curitiba. O corpo dela foi encontrado já sem vida por volta das 7 horas na região conhecida como Contorno Leste, no acesso ao município de Piraquara, na região metropolitana.

[Brasil]
Escola de samba quer Roberta Close abrindo ala gay
No carnaval de 2009, a escola de samba carioca Acadêmicos do Salgueiro terá uma ala formada exclusivamente por integrantes gays. De acordo com o site G1, Roberta Close foi a famosa eleita por membros da escola para ser convidada a vir na frente da ala, desbancando nomes internacionais como Beyoncé e Rihanna.

[International]
More than 200 gather for Transgender Day of Remembrance observance
A crowd of more than 200 people filled St. Luke’s and St. Margaret’s Church in Allston to hear prominent members and supporters of Boston’s transgender community memorialize the violent deaths suffered by transsexuals worldwide at the 10nth annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.

[Europe]
EU Commission reports on gay rights in candidate countries
A leading gay rights group has praised the European Union for raising the human rights of LGBT people in this year's progress reports on candidate countries.

[Italy] [Blog/People]
Tranny Politico Wins Italy's Celebrity Survivor
Congratulations!
Vladimir Luxuria, the first transgender person elected to the Italian parliament, won the Italian reality show, Celebrity Island on Monday.
Italian transvestite ex-MP triumphs as reality TV star

[Equatorial Guinea]
Questions as fumbling Falcons play today
Nigeria’s Super Falcons will this evening in Malabo, go into a battle for survival when they file out to play Equatorial Guinea in a semi-final match at the 6th Africa Women’s Championship.

[Malaysia]
Stigma By Society Makes It Difficult For Transvestite To Change
The stigma and society's aversion to transvestites are among reasons why they find it difficult to change, said Deputy Women, Family and Commmunity Development Minister Datuk Noriah Kasnon.

[Malaysia]
Gender poser
While the causes of gender identity disorders are still disputed, one thing is certain – these patients need care and compassion, rather than discrimination.

[Mexico]
Mexico Transvestites To Get New IDs
Transsexuals in Mexico City can get new - and altered - identity documents starting Monday if they provide a birth certificate and a medical certificate to local authorities thanks to a new municipal ordinance.

[USA] [Books]
Carried to term
Most people know Thomas Beatie as the transgender "pregnant man" from Bend, Ore., which was splashed over Web sites and news networks last spring. After giving birth to a beautiful baby girl, Beatie published an autobiography about his lifelong pursuit of a happy, nurturing family.

segunda-feira, Novembro 24, 2008

[Sida]
«Entre 30 a 40 por cento dos doentes são diagnosticados tardiamente»
Alerta feito por especialista em infecciologia do Hospital de São João

[International]
Transgendered community remembers those fallen
Around 40 people gathered in Amherst's Unitarian Universalist meetinghouse Thursday for Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual holiday dedicated to remembering those who have died in the past year because of their gender identity or expression.
Tenth Annual Tribute to Our Dead
Students honor hate crime victims
San Diego Hosts Transgender Day of Remembrance

[Brasil]
Filme Para que não me Ames leva dois prêmios no Festival Mix Brasil
A 16a. edição do Festival MixBrasil de Cinema e Vídeo da Diversidade Sexual fez sua última sessão em São Paulo neste domingo, 23, no MIS.

[UK] [Blog/Commentary]
The Portman Clinic and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: eugenic hotbeds
Any transgender person in the United Kingdom, especially young people, should avoid the Portman Clinic at all costs. They are as bad or worse than the CAMH Clarke Institute in Canada, widely considered the worst of the worst in terms of eugenic-oriented mental institutions that treat gender-variant people as criminals.

[Netherlands]
Psychosexual Outcome of Gender-Dysphoric Children.
Objective: To establish the psychosexual outcome of gender-dysphoric children at 16 years or older and to examine childhood characteristics related to psychosexual outcome.

[Nigeria]
Falcons protest alleged hermaphrodite in E' Guinean team
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) may have filed a protest to the Confederation of African Football (CAF), over allegations that three hermaphrodites are in the Equatorial Guinea team.

[Australia]
WA gender decision to become test case
IN a major test case, two "former women" are taking on the West Australian Government in a bid to officially be recognised as men.

[USA]
Interview: America’s First Crossdressing Mayor
Stu Rasmussen, a lifelong resident of Silverton, Oregon, was recently reelected for his third term as mayor. This time, however, he campaigned in heels. We spoke with Stu about his career, his relationship with 30-year partner Victoria Sage, and being an out transgendered elected official.

domingo, Novembro 23, 2008

[UK]
'Transgender' individuals forced to buy two ID cards - one for each sex
People who are undergoing a sex change will be allowed two cards - one in each gender. But they will also be forced to pay twice - landing them with a £60 bill.

[Philippines]
2008 Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) in Manila
The Transgender Day of Remembrance is an event in the LGBT community established to honor and remember those who were killed because of anti-transgender prejudice (transphobia). It was founded to honor Rita Hester, whose murder in 1998 kicked off the "Remembering Our Dead" web project and a candlelight vigil in 1999 in San Francisco, California. Since then, the event has grown to encompass memorials in hundreds of cities around the world.
[Blog/Commentary] Transgender Day of Remembrance
Human Rights Campaign Weekly Message for November 21
[Blog/Commentary] Trans Tragedies Bring Out Worst In Queer Capitalists
[Blog/Commentary] Trans Day of Remembrance - Response to HRC
Transgender Remembrance Day
In Remembrance
[Blog/Commentary] The 2008 Louisville TDOR Ceremony
[Blog/Commentary] Day of Remembrance 2008

[Uganda] [Blog/Commentary]
A Trans in Uganda
Like it is worldwide, the travails of a Trans are that much more arduous than a gay man. Or a lesbian. From today's monitor.

[Japan]
Okinawan boy wins English speech contest
Excerpt: Shimozato began his speech by explaining his gender identity disorder condition, about which he was sometimes teased during primary school days.

[NY, USA]
Family of accused killer defends him
Dwight R. DeLee could face hate crime charge in fatal shooting of transsexual.

sábado, Novembro 22, 2008

[Natureza]
Amazónia pode deixar de existir
Afirmação foi proferida durante a conferência «Amazónia em Perpectiva», que debateu o estado da maior floresta tropical do mundo e o seu futuro

[Europe]
Transgender people face fear and hate across Europe
Attitudes towards gays and lesbians in much of Europe and around the world may have made remarkable advances over the last 20 years, even if some regions of the EU are more hospitable than others. But for transgender people, discrimination, marginalisation and outright hostility remain part of daily experience.

[International]
Transgender Remembrance Day
November 20th marks Transgender Remembrance Day, which takes on a special significance in a world awakening to the need for unity among all people. In observing this day, the Gayglers — the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) group within Google — extend their wholehearted support to the LGBT community at large, as we reflect on the senseless violence perpetrated against transgender people around the world.
Transgender Day of Remembrance offers vigil, support
Transgender victims of violence mourned at Watsonville Plaza on day of remembrance
Vigil honors Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance - Africa
Remarks from Memorial Vigil
The Value of a Life
Disposable People
TDOR: Some Personal Thoughts


[UK]
Education minister reveals new guidance for schools on gender identity
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Children, Young People and Families has said that new guidance is being developed for schools on gender and gender identity.

[UK]
Bi-dentity card
BRITS undergoing a sex change are to be allowed two national ID cards, one male and one female.
The Government yesterday revealed they are making special provisions for people with a “dual-gendered life” — like Big Brother’s Nadia Almada.
One for each sex: 'Transgender' individuals to get two ID cards

[Germany]
Sex-change vaulter takes the big leap
Excerpt: This month, Buschbaum, who was sixth at the Sydney Olympics, has had gender reassignment surgery after months of steroid treatment. He has changed his first name to Balian, inspired by the character of a blacksmith in a movie called Kingdom of Heaven.

[India]
Once a man, Jayshree is now chased by eunuchs
Babobhai at the age of 16 realised that he was a woman trapped in a man's body. Almost 25 years after realising that, this villager from Botad underwent a sex-change operation to liberate his feminine inner self at the age of 41. He christened himself Jayshree. Two years later, Jayshree has realised it is difficult being a woman in a man's world!

[Vietnam]
Doctors re-identify intersex child’s gender
Doctors from a southern pediatrics hospital are conducting both testicular and ovarian tests on a six-year-old intersex child to identify his “real” sex, a doctor said on Wednesday.

[Japan]
Bra for the boys an online bestseller in Japan
Who said bras are only for women? A Japanese online lingerie retailer is selling bras for cross-dressing men and they've quickly become one of its most popular items.

[Australia]
Those not on the List
Excerpt: This day after the Transgender Day of Remembrance, we should also remember those whose names do not appear on the list - because they suicided, or are still alive in body, even if damaged in mind.

[USA]
2 transgender women murdered in Tenn., N.Y.
Two recent murders are raising alarm among gay activists about hate crimes and violence targeting transgender people.

[MI, USA]
Sylvia Guerrero: A mission from beyond
Sylvia Guerrero clutches her styrofoam coffee cup and stares out with blue grey eyes and a steely determination forged during the emotional wreckage that happened six years ago. Guerrero was in Lansing at the invitation of the Michigan State University Resident Hall Association and several LBGT student groups in advance of the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 21. She is a former law office employee who now spends her life devoted to telling her daughter's story. Her dead daughter's story. Her murdered transgender teenage daughter's story.

sexta-feira, Novembro 21, 2008

[Nuclear]
Espanha: Greenpeace bloqueia entrada de central nuclear
Dois activistas estão presos numa estrutura metálica instalada no topo do contentor da central de Garoña. Exigem encerramento desta unidade

Greenpeace bloqueia central nuclear espanhola

[Saúde]
Doenças sexualmente transmissíveis estão a aumentar
As doenças sexualmente transmissíveis têm aumentado em Portugal, nomeadamente a sífilis congénita e a gonorreia, segundo fontes do sector da Saúde.



[International]
Transgender community seeks end to violence, discrimination
Tara Sawyer was punished as a small child for acting like a girl so she tried to live as the boy she appeared to be at birth.
Emotional Transgender Day of Remembrance observance in Oakland
Unions call for an end to discrimination on Transgender Day of Remembrance
Transgender group calls for justice
On Eve of the Day of Remembrance: Criminal Justice and Our Communities
Remembering the deaths of trans sex workers
Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigils Held Across the Globe
Nine years of remembering
Ten Years of Transgender Remembrance
Transgender Day Of Remembrance


[Brasil]
Belo Horizonte pode aceitar uso de nome social em registros escolares de alunos trans
O município de Belo Horizonte pode seguir um exemplo paranaense e mudar nos registros escolares o nome de transexuais de masculino para feminino, ou vice-versa. Em ofício enviado na última terça-feira, 18, ao Conselho Municipal de Educação de Belo Horizonte, a Associação Brasileira de Gays, Lésbicas, Bissexuais, Travestis e Transgêneros (ABGLT) sugere a mudança como forma de diminuir os crescentes índices de evasão escolar dentro desse segmento.

[Finland]
Transgender Vicar Allowed to Keep Job
The Evangelical Lutheran bishop of Mikkeli, eastern Finland, says that an Imatra vicar who plans to undergo gender reassignment treatment can keep his job.

[New Zealand]
Boys will be girls and life will be tough
When boys become girls and vice versa, life is tough and uncompromising.
Human Rights Commission senior policy analyst Jack Byrne said transgender people were affected in all areas of their lives.


[Canada]
Caplan confused about SRS
Sex reassignment surgery (SRS) has been funded in Ontario since June, but the minister of health still seems confused about it.

quinta-feira, Novembro 20, 2008

Comemora-se hoje mais um TDOR (Transgender Day Of Rememberance). Hoje é o dia em que se relembram tod@s @s que viram a sua vida ser ceifada devido a actos de transfobia.

Um dia de vigílias e outras comemorações em que toda uma comunidade e os seus aliados avivam e honram a memória de pessoas transgénero assassinadas.

Um dia que convém nunca esquecer.

Pela Gisberta

Pela Luna

E por tod@s que tombaram por esse mundo fora.

Relembrem...


[Natureza]
Desmatamento da Amazónia poderá gerar alterações climáticas em todo o mundo
Especialistas prevêem que o volume de chuvas diminua até 40 por cento nas próximas três décadas


[Sida]
HIV: Não há casos de infecção por transmissão profissional
O coordenador nacional para a infecção VIH/Sida, Henrique Barros, afirmou hoje que não existem em Portugal casos de infecção do vírus por transmissão profissional na área da saúde.

[International]
Transgender Day of Remembrance: Trans global
Commemorations mark violence against transgender people
TUC Calls for End to Discrimination Against Transgender People
HRC Honors Transgender Day of Remembrance
Transgender Day of Remembrance, November 20
Transgender Day Of Rememberance
Remember Me
November 20th Transgender Day of Remembrance

Remembering
Trans Day of Remembrance
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Boston Transgender Day of Remembrance

[India]
Indian police accused of "social cleansing" after another attack on trans community
Police in Bangalore reportedly forced about 100 hijras (working-classtransgender people) from their homes last week.

[Australia]
Doctor performed indecent act on transsexual patient
A doctor has been found guilty of committing an indecent act against asuicidal transsexual patient at Melbourne's Western Hospital.

[Cuba]
Depois de cinco décadas, Phedra de Córdoba volta a Cuba e conta ao Mix como foi esse retorno
Phedra de Córdoba hoje é um nome conhecido no meio teatral, principalmente em São Paulo, na Praça Roosevelt, famosa por concentrar vários palcos de diferentes companhias em apenas uma quadra. Mas nos anos 1950, quando teve que sair de Cuba por ser travesti, a atriz não era muito bem quista e seu trabalho no teatro, mesmo que reconhecido por alguns poucos diretores, não encontrava futuro porque muita gente achava ela “pintosa”. (Foto)

[México]
Trans mexicanas podem modificar dados em documentos
A partir do dia 24 de novembro, o México sancionará a "Lei trans", a qual permitirá que os transexuais mudem o nome e gênero em seus documentos.

[USA]
Tyra Banks gives the gift of gender reassignment
Tyra Banks presented a guest on her talk show yesterday with the gift of radical circumcision, arranging for Isis King, the first transgender contestant on "America's Next Top Model" to have sex reassignment surgery.

[USA]
U.S. surgeon explores the Feminization of the Transsexual
Looking feminine is, of course, extremely important to you. First impressions are often based just upon your face. That which is first seen in an initial contact is frequently what defines you. It establishes not only who you are, but often what sex you are as well. As a transsexual, perhaps nothing is more important to you than appearing sexually the same as you feel emotionally. Facial feminizing surgery can help bring these two together.

[TN, USA]
Former Memphis Cop Indicted for Duanna Johnson Beating
A former Memphis police officer was indicted for his role in the taped, February beating of a transsexual inmate inside the Shelby County Jail.
Officer Pleads Not Guilty to Videotaped Beating of Transgendered Woman
Former MPD Officer Indicted in The Beating of Transgender Woman Duanna Johnson

[OR, USA] [News/Commentary]
Transgendered teacher inspires lesson in tolerance
For most of us, protecting our young is a primordial instinct.

[USA]
Lateisha Green's Death Highlights Need for Comprehensive Hate Crimes Legislation
The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund [TLDEF] has called upon the Syracuse [N.Y.] Police Department and Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick to fully investigate the death of Lateisha Green, 22, whose legal name was Moses Cannon, as a possible hate crime. Green, who was transgender and lived as a woman, was shot and killed outside a house party in Syracuse on Friday, Nov. 14. Local media reports indicate Dwight R. DeLee, 20, allegedly shot Green because he thought she was gay.

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
Autogynephilia: The Infallible Derogatory Hypothesis, Part 2
Dr. Blanchard’s taxonomy of “autogynephilia” and “homosexual transsexualism” follows a long tradition of dividing transsexual women into categorical buckets based on sexual orientation. A premise in American psychiatry/psychology has traditionally held that male-to-female transsexualism is a phenomenon of effeminate male homosexuality, while the label of “transvestism” is associated with heterosexual men. Hence, diagnostic nomenclature and research literature have for decades favored candidates for surgical transition care who would have heterosexual outcomes (i.e., transwomen attracted to men). [1]

quarta-feira, Novembro 19, 2008

[Suécia]
Transformismo não será mais considerado doença
A Direção de Assuntos Sociais da Suécia, um dos países mais ideologicamente libertários do mundo, vai eliminar da lista de doenças comportamentos sexuais como o transformismo, o fetichismo e o sadomasoquismo.

[Turquie]
Dilek, camarade transgenre, assassinée le 10 novembre 2008 à Ankara
A l'heure où se prépare la 10ème journée de la mémoire transgenre du 20 Novembre, en souvenir des personnes transgenres victimes de crimes de haine, une fois de plus, parmis tant d'autres, nous apprenons l'assassinat d'une camarade transgenre, Dilek, le 10 novembre 2008, à Ankara.

[México]
Denuncian personas transgénero de León ser víctimas de abusos policiacos
Un grupo de personas transgénero de esta ciudad, gobernada por el Partido Acción Nacional (PAN), denunciaron que por vestir de mujer son víctimas constantes de abusos policiacos, y arrestados con el argumento de que ejercen la prostitución.

[México]
Una transexual lucha por recuperar tenencia de una niña que cuidó desde recién nacida.
"Alondra", una transexual de 39 años a quien las autoridades del conservador estado mexicano de Jalisco le quitaron hace tres años la custodia de una niña a la que cuidaba desde recién nacida, podría recuperar en los próximos días a la menor.

[USA/Australia]
Discovery of a "Transsexual Gene" Raises More Questions Than Answers
New research suggests transsexualism is indeed a genetic trait. But how conclusive is the study?

[MD,USA] [Commentary]
Guest Column: The gender barrier
In 1993, Brandon Teena was raped, beaten and murdered. In 2002, Gwen Araujo was murdered by four men during a party. And this year, Angie Zapata was bludgeoned to death with a fire extinguisher by her date. They were all murdered for being transgender. Although a spirit of change has swept through the United States this election season, some things simply haven't changed.

[MD, USA]
Top Model Talks About Being Transgender
If all humans are created equal, then why do only two Maryland jurisdictions have laws to protect a group that includes hundreds of Marylanders? It's a statewide conflict over transgender discrimination. (Video)

terça-feira, Novembro 18, 2008

[Natureza]
Maior parque de paquidermes do mundo ameaçado por lixo
O parque Kasan, no Botsuana, – uma das reservas naturais mais importantes do continente africano –, está a ser ameaçado pelo descarregamento de lixo humano no habitat de diversas espécies, sobretudo de elefantes.

[International]
Transgender awareness week aims for increased interest
Transcendence is set to battle prejudice and discrimination this week, along with increasing awareness of the oppression faced by transgender individuals.
Transgender awareness, commit to tolerance
Washington Governor Recognizes TDOR/Trans Honor Their Dead
[News/Commentary] TransNation tribute to our dead
Still Remembering Those Who Have Fallen
Students raise awareness of anti-transgender violence
Dawn Service for Trans Remembrance Day
Transgender day of remembrance
Transgender Awareness Week begins
Nationally acclaimed author to visit ISU for Transgender Day of Remembrance
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Trans Day of Remembrance in Ottawa, 2008
Trans Awareness Week promotes transgender understanding

[España]
Denuncian una grave agresión física contra un transexual en Jerez
El joven fue golpeado a la puerta de un local de ambiente por cuatro hombres Jerelesgay también lamenta las pintadas homófobas en la zona del suceso.

[Sweden]
Transvestism 'no longer a disease' in Sweden
Transvestism, along with six other sexual behaviours, will be struck from Sweden’s official list of medical diagnoses starting on January 1st, 2009.

[South Korea]
Transsexuals should be allowed to change legal gender without surgery: watchdog
Transsexuals should be allowed to change their legal gender without undergoing a sex-change operation, South Korea's rights watchdog said Monday, suggesting the Supreme Court amend its transgender guidelines.

[México]
Difunden el caso de Alondra diarios y portales de Internet en el mundo
“Sencillamente deprimente: separar a dos personas, una de ellas niña, que se quieren y conviven desde la infancia de la niña, y hacerlo en nombre de la ‘decencia’ en el país más corrupto de América. Y en el que todavía hay muchos niños en las calles ‘olvidados’. ¡Si Buñuel levantara la cabeza!”, es el comentario de Joseph, un barcelonés que opinó ayer, en el diario La Vanguardia, de España, sobre el caso de Alondra, la transexual a la que el Consejo Estatal de la Familia (CEF) le retiró en 2006 a Rosa Isela, una pequeña de 10 años a la que cuidó desde que era una bebé.
El caso de Alondra se internacionaliza (Foto)

[México]
Enseñan las 30 fotos "más representativas" del colectivo trans
La Secretaría de Cultura del Gobierno del Distrito Federal informó que la muestra 30 Imágenes de Orgullo Trasvesti, Transgénero y Transexual fue convocada por el colectivo Travesti México, desde octubre del año pasado.

[México]
Entrará en vigor ley trans el próximo 24 de noviembre en el DF
El subsecretario del Gobierno del Distrito Federal, Juan José García Ochoa, confirmó la fecha de entrada en vigor de la llamada ley trans y aseguró no se elaborará ningún reglamento.

[NY,USA]
Mary Veronica's Miss Vera's School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls is in session
High heels are pesky things.
They get caught in sidewalk grates, come in styles high enough to cause the wearer nosebleeds and, truth be told, aren't terribly healthy for feet.

[NY, USA]
Gender motive in death, cops say
Dwight DeLee is accused of killing Moses Cannon, 22, who was a transsexual.
No bail for suspect in Cannon murder
Human Rights Campaign Responds to Syracuse Hate Crime

[USA]
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Tyra Banks Surprises Contestant With Sex Change Operation
Tyra Banks surprises Isis King, the first transgender contestant on America's Next Top Model, with sex reassignment surgery in an episode of her talk show to air Tuesday.
Tyra Banks to surprise Marylander Isis with sex reassignment surgery

[TN, USA]
Murder of Transgender Woman Revives Scrutiny
The videotaped beating of a transgender woman in police custody in Memphis last February led to charges against two officers and national condemnation from gay rights groups. The officers were fired, and the Police Department overhauled some of its procedures and began sensitivity training for the entire force.
Trans murder must be investigated properly says US gay rights group

[CA, USA]
California Appeals Court Revives Transsexual Inmate's Negligence Suit Against Prison Officials, but Rejects State Constitutional Claim
A transsexual former California state prison inmate, who claimed to have suffered repeated sexual assaults and beatings at the hands of two cellmates, should be allowed to pursue a negligence damage claim against prison officials, an appeals court ruled on November 14, but she was not entitled to pursue damages under the "cruel and unusual punishment" provision of the state constitution.

segunda-feira, Novembro 17, 2008

[International]
Take a day to honor killed transgendered
The 2008 Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual event designed to recognize those killed due to anti-transgender violence, will be marked by a program at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Unitarian Church, 739 Yarmouth St., Norfolk.
Trans Day of Remembrance

[UK] [Blog/Commentary]
MPs call for Commons committee to consider representation of… well, just about everyone but trans people, apparently
A Labour MP has said a new special parliamentary committee that will examine ways of making the House of Commons more diverse should include gay, lesbian and bisexual people as an under-represented group.

[Germany]
La nueva vida del atleta transexual Balian Buschbaum
Balian Buschbaum sigue siendo una celebridad en Ulm, la ciudad alemana donde nació, pero sus tiempos de gloria deportiva y de escándalo mundial cuando anunció que dejaba el deporte para cambiar de sexo (dejaba de ser Yvonne, medalla de bronce en el Europeo de 2002 en salto con pértiga, y pasaba a ser Balian) pasaron. Ahora es un hombre anónimo que dejó su puesto en el Ejército y empieza a ganarse la vida como entrenador. (Foto)

[Pakistan] [Letters to the Editor]
Accept them!
One must not forget the large present of the hijra community, who are mostly transsexuals. They do not have any rights a normal citizen and condemned to a miserable existence because of society’s attitude. Because of being unprivileged and disadvantaged, they cannot raise an organised voice for their rights. Therefore, it is for us the intelligence, humane, educated and advantaged people to advance their case.

[México]
En Michoacán habitan por lo menos 5 mil transexuales y transgénero, estima Clara Ochoa
Michoacán podría haber, cuando menos, 5 mil transexuales y transgénero, según estimaciones de la titular del Consejo Estatal de Población (Coespo), Clara Ochoa Valdéz.

[TN, USA]
Duanna Johnson: Your Outrage, Support Needed
The Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition has set up a way to donate to the fund for Duanna Johnson's funeral online. Please help share the funeral expenses as a community.
Transgendered murder victim mourned at vigil
Mid-Southerners Demand Justice for Duanna Johnson

[USA] [Commentary]
Wrangling over psychiatry's bible
Over the summer, a wrangle between eminent psychiatrists that had been brewing for months erupted in print. Startled readers of Psychiatric News saw the spectacle unfold in the journal's normally less-dramatic pages. The bone of contention: whether the next revision of America's psychiatric bible, the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders," should be done openly and transparently so mental health professionals and the public could follow along, or whether the debates should be held in secret.

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