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domingo, Abril 19, 2009

[Ireland]
Transgender people earn less - survey
TRANSGENDER PEOPLE, ie those whose gender identity differs from their birth gender, have high suicide rates, poor experience of healthcare systems and professionals, and disproportionately low earnings, a new European survey has found.

[Ireland]
Transgenders seek justice
IRELAND'S record on legal rights for transgender people was criticised yesterday at a two-day conference which opened in Dublin.

[Canada] [Blog/Commentary]
Colby Cosh: Mutilating the body to correct a delusion
The government of Alberta’s decision to stop health-department funding for future gender reassignment surgeries has, in just a few days, been seized upon as a convenient high-profile example of Conservative heartlessness and Neanderthality. Don’t all decent, progressive governments pay the full freight for these procedures? Well, as it happens, they don’t; the only other province that was hitherto covering the whole tab was Liberal Ontario, which agreed to do so only after a human rights commission ruckus in 2008.

[USA]
U.S. House Committee to Vote on Hate Crimes Bill
The U.S. House Judiciary Committee will vote on a controversial legislation next week that seeks to add homosexual and transgender people to the list of classes federally protected from hate crimes.

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
Friday Philosophy: They are murdering her yet again
My first impulse was to write about the fact that today was the National Day of Silence, which was first observed at the University of Virginia in 1996 and has been sponsored by GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Educational Network) since 2000. If you feel like helping them out, I am sure everyone would be thankful.
But something else has been happening this week as well, out in Colorado. And this thing, a trial in the murder of a young transwoman, demands words, not silence. It has my focus, my attention.
[Blog/Commentary] Blame The Victim: Angie Zapata Edition
Continuing Media Coverage of the Angie Zapata Murder Trial
The Angie Zapata Murder Trial Begins
[Blog/Commentary] The Bombshell Dropped In Prosecutor's Opening Statement At The Angie Zapata Hate Crime Murder Trial
[Blog/Commentary] Angie Zapata's Murderer is About to Cook His Own Goose
[News/Video] Transgender Murder Trial (Part 1)
The Center's press release: Zapata's family testifies Friday in hate-crime trial
Angie Zapata's friends, family take the stand
Sisters testified they found Zapata's body