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quinta-feira, abril 30, 2009

Carlos Castro - Providência cautelar contra filme
Carlos Castro interpôs uma providência cautelar contra o filme ‘Morrer como um Homem’, que João Pedro Rodrigues (produzido pela Rosa Filmes) leva ao Festival de Cannes em Maio, por alegado plágio do seu livro ‘Ruth Bryden: Rainha da Noite’ (2000).

Turkish LGBT activists await ruling on closure of legal group
Turkey's leading gay rights group Lambda Istanbul will soon hear whether a local court ruling will uphold a Supreme Court decision to safeguard its freedom.
The case will reopen this Thursday.
Lambda Istanbul gained legal status in April 2006. However, on June 9th, 2006, there was an official demand to ban the society on the grounds that it violated Turkish laws on morality and families.

«Guia de etiqueta» para monges... gays
Líder budista na Tailândia anunciou novas regras de conduta

Monjes budistas gays y transgénero de Tailandia deberán adaptar su comportamiento social a una Guía de “buenas maneras”

Miss California Parties With Gay Icon
Miss California Carrie Prejean may not be for gay marriage, but she has no problem having a good time with the gay community.
Prejean - who famously said she believes marriage should be between
"a man and a woman" during the recent Miss USA pageant - once partied with famed transsexual and gay icon Amanda Lepore.
Carrie Prejean Opposes Gay Marriage But Parties with Transsexuals

Hate crime bill up for House vote tomorrow
In the wake of Colorado's first conviction under its hate-crime statutes in the murder trial of transgender teen Angie Zapata, a federal measure is scheduled for a House vote tomorrow.
The bill, titited the "Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act" (also referred to as "The Matthew Shepard Act") would implement a nationwide hate-crime law to increase the protection of individuals targeted based on their race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

Bipartisan Coalition Introduces Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act in U.S. Senate
Hate Crimes Bills This Week
Transgender faith leaders lobby for hate crime legislation

Library of Congress Ordered to Pay in Discrimination Suit
A federal judge yesterday awarded a former special forces commander $491,190 in back pay and damages because officials with the Library of Congress discriminated against her when they rescinded a job offer after learning she was transitioning from being a man to being a woman.
Transsexual wins $500,000 lawsuit

Is Angie Zapata verdict a sign of growing transgender acceptance?
The Angie Zapata verdict may signal the start of a movement toward greater acceptance for transgendered people in Colorado and across the country.

Bill addresses state's transgender inmates
The state Assembly will consider a bill as early as Thursday that would require state prison officials to take inmates' sexual preference and gender identity into account when they make housing decisions.
The bill by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, is supported by gay rights groups that cite studies showing that homosexual, bisexual or transgender inmates are more vulnerable to abuse. It has cleared two committees with little opposition.

New APA Task Force To Review Possible “GID” Treatment Guidelines
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) Board of Trustees has established a task force on the treatment of Gender Identity Disorders (GID) to address concerns about the relative lack of evidence-based treatment guidelines and to determine if guidelines should be developed. The task force was created on a recommendation by the APA Committee on Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues.
Trans DSM-V rally/protest in San Francisco May 18

N.H. Senate Passes Gay Marriage Bill
Excerpt: Same-sex marriage was among several contentious bills that the New Hampshire Senate took up Wednesday, all passed by the House in recent weeks. One, a measure to allow people with certain illnesses to possess marijuana for medical purposes, passed in a 14 to 10 vote. But the Senate voted unanimously against a bill that would guarantee transgender people protection from housing and employment discrimination.
NH Senate rejects transgender rights protections
Transgender rights: No, 24-0