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segunda-feira, Janeiro 05, 2009

[Portugal]
União Zoófila sem dinheiro para tratar dos animais
Às portas da cidade de Lisboa, em São Domingos de Benfica, cerca de 500 cães, entre rafeiros, rottweilers, huskys, dálmatas, perdigueiros e cães de caça convivem no parco espaço da União Zoófila. A lotação está esgotada e não há lugar para mais. Na zona do gatil há 150 animais, desde bosques da Noruega a persas e siameses. Para tratar e alimentar tanta bicharada falta espaço e, sobretudo, verbas. A instituição não recebe qualquer ajuda do Estado e vive das quotas dos sócios (25 euros por ano) e de donativos.

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
The Transgender Illness
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is currently putting out their new Diagnostic Statistical Manual on psychiatric disorders where “Gender Identity Disorder” remains in the books as a mental disorder. The APA task force is chaired by Dr. Kenneth Zucker with a practice that supports “reparative therapy” for transgender people. You can find the the APA Task Force Report on Gender Identity and Gender Variance here.

[TX,USA]
'Trinidad'
Excerpt: About the film: The film chronicles Trinidad, Colorado's transformation from Wild West outpost and "Victorian Jewel of Southern Colorado" to "Sex Change Capital of the World," and follows three transgender women who may just steer the rural ranching town (pop. 9,077) toward becoming the "transsexual mecca."

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
America’s Undeclared War On African American Trans Women
It’s not spoken of much, and gets an obscenely light, uncaring treatment in straight or GLBT press, much less being acknowledged by political leaders or law enforcement. But there’s a war going on out there, and black transgender women are the target. I’m not saying that it’s only black trans women facing frequent anti-trans – there are large number of latina transwomen as well – nor is it to say that trans men of color aren’t facing the same threats. But the reported killings compiled against all transgenders are showing a very notable disproportion of black trans women being the prime target of murder, especially in the U.S.