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sábado, janeiro 03, 2009

Jovens ateam fogo em travesti no interior de São Paulo
Quatro jovens atearam fogo numa travesti de 17 anos na madrugada do último dia 30 na cidade de Olímpia, interior do estado de São Paulo. Identificada apenas pelas iniciais, A.S.S. teve cerca de 50 % do corpo queimado.

"Quero acabar com a homofobia e o preconceito", diz Leo Kret na posse em Salvador
A transexual Leo Kret tomou posse na Câmara Municipal de Salvador na última quinta-feira, dia 1º de janeiro, cumprindo uma de suas promessas de campanha: compareceu vestida de cor-de-rosa. Foto: A vereadora transexual Leo Kret no momento da posse na capital baiana

First person: 'I used to be a man'
I was unhappy from the start of puberty. My sister was developing one way, and I another. This was the point when our fundamental differences became apparent, and it was quite distressing. I'd never talked to anyone about wanting to be a girl. I was terribly embarrassed. The only representation in the media was laughable images of men wearing dresses, which I couldn't relate to. I did want to look pretty like my sister, but it was more about interacting with society as a girl, being accepted as such.

Ministry issues new policy for beauty contests
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam Tuesday issued a policy for organizing beauty contests to replace the one issued in 2006.

[Vaticano] [Commentary]
Pope deserves an apology -- and a pat on the back
Excerpt: But here's the thing, he never mentioned homosexuals or transsexuals anywhere in his speech, which was an end-of-year address to the Roman curia. He acknowledged the need to protect the environment, including the rain forests, and then said that we need an "ecology" of human nature as well. The portion of the speech that has everyone aghast goes like this: "It is necessary to have something like an ecology of man, understood in the right sense. It is not outdated metaphysics when the Church speaks of the nature of the human being as man and woman, and asks that this natural order be respected."
Les homosexuels dénoncent les attaques du pape contre la théorie du genre
Ratzinger el cínico