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quarta-feira, maio 20, 2009

Estudo publicado hoje - Cartografia das migrações do HIV aponta Portugal como "país exportador" de sida
O vírus da sida, o HIV, é um autêntico caixeiro-viajante. Vai e vem de um país para o outro ao ritmo das deslocações humanas. E possui uma espécie de imunidade diplomática que lhe permite atravessar despercebido as alfândegas, uma vez que a doença que provoca só se manifesta muito depois de a pessoa que o transporta consigo para outros horizontes ter sido infectada.

Fuga de água pesada força Canadá a desligar reactor isótopos
Uma "pequena fuga" de água pesada obrigou à paragem de um reactor que produz isótopos para aplicação médica em Chalk River, a Oeste de Otava, Canadá, anunciaram hoje as autoridades canadianas.

Grupo de travestis faz protesto em Curitiba para cobrar solução de assassinatos recentes
Um grupo de travestis de Curitiba realizou um protesto nesta segunda, 18, para cobrar das autoridades providências na elucidação de uma série de assassinatos de travestis cometidos recentemente na capital paranaense. De acordo com o portal Jornale, as manifestantes se concentraram na Boca Maldita, passaram pela Secretaria de Segurança e seguiram até a Câmara Municipal, onde participaram de um seminário contra discriminação. (Foto)

Police replace Union Flag with gay rights banner to mark action day against homophobia
Dozens of police stations lowered the Union Flag and replaced it with a gay rights banner to mark a day of action against homophobia. (Photo)

Ignorés ou violentés, les transsexuels revendiquent le droit à vivre en paix
Victimes de violences et de discriminations, les transsexuels vont à l'occasion de la Journée mondiale contre l’homophobie et la transphobie, pour revendiquer le droit de vivre comme tout le monde.

Francia dejará de considerar la transexualidad como una enfermedad mental
El Gobierno francés prepara un decreto para que la transexualidad deje de ser considerada una enfermedad mental, anunció este sábado la ministra de Sanidad, Roselyne Bachelot.

March against Homophobia and Transphobia in Ankara
Around 300 people in Ankara protested against homophobia and transphobia on Sunday.

Neuquén: Debaten reforma al Código de Faltas para asegurar derechos de personas trans
En la legislatura se analizó el proyecto que deroga cinco artículos del Código de Faltas que discriminan y vulneran derechos fundamentales de las personas.

Piden transexuales ley para cambiar de nombre
Una organización por los derechos de las personas transexuales demandó que se aprueben una legislación que les permita el cambio de nombre en sus documentos oficiales. Mientras tanto activistas buscan alianzas con el Congreso del país.

[Guyana] [Letters to the Editor]
Trans people face daily discrimination
In far too many places around the world, transsexual, transgender and intersex people face violence, abuse, rape and hate crimes. The only motive: they are not conforming to social stereotypes about the way they should appear and behave in society as men or women.

Transgender Groups Ask for Family Support
Violence, verbal or physical, that is experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender/trans-sexual (LGBT) people, has not yet had a positive response from families.

Asia’s religious laws a violation
Religious laws persecute gay and transgender people in the Asia Pacific region, it emerged at a forum of regional human rights institutions in Yogyakarta, Indonesia this month.

[CA, USA] [News/Health]
Gender Identity Disorder: Has Accepted Practice Caused Harm?
As transgender activists protested outside the American Psychiatric Association (APA) meeting, speakers at the meeting were presenting on the same topic: gender identity disorder (GID). Some of their words would add clinical weight to the political slogans.
Some of the speakers are activists themselves, including Rebecca Allison, MD, cardiologist who is transgender, widely published author Sarah Hoffman, whose son is gender variant, and Hewlett-Packard engineer Kelley Winters, PhD, founder of GID Reform Advocates. Winters1 has called on the APA to use the DSM-V revision to affirm that “in the absence of dysphoria, gender identity and expression that vary from assigned birth sex are not, in themselves, grounds for diagnosing a mental disorder.”

APA: Major Changes Loom for Bible of Mental Health
[News/Commentary] APA lobbied on Gender Identity Disorder definition
Trans Activists Protest APA Conference

[NY, USA] [PR/Events]
Tomorrow is Statewide GENDA Call-In Day - It's Time to Act!
Wednesday, May 20th is statewide GENDA Call-In Day. Although the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) has been passed by the Assembly and has enough support to be passed by the Senate, we need to act now to ensure that GENDA gets out of committee and to the Senate floor for a vote. The time is NOW to take action and make our final push to get the Senate to end discrimination against transgender New Yorkers.

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
Unwanted Endorsement?
Today, the HRC posted a press release on the organized protest at the APA 2009 Annual Meeting. This is one of those endorsements that I know many of my trans activist peers are going to sneer at, because 1.) the HRC's position on a non-inclusive ENDA in 2007/2008 (and that the HRC never apologized to the trans community for their flip-flopping positions), and 2.) it's Joe Solmonese who the HRC chose to make the statement in this piece.

Transgender Boy Barred From Catholic School
An Omaha couple is allowing their 8-year-old son to openly live life as a girl. It’s a decision that means the child is no longer able to attend Catholic school.
Call me Katie: U.S. boy, 8, to live as a girl after being diagnosed with 'gender identity disorder'
Nebraska Parents Allow Biological Son, 8, to Live as the Girl She Says She Is
Omaha archdiocese: ‘Transgendered’ 8-year-old boy can’t come to school as a girl

Ex-broker at firm gets 2-year term
A former insurance broker who stole money from several local trucking companies while grappling with a gender identification disorder was sentenced Monday to two years in prison.

Houston center helping transgenders in need
Psychologists say from our first days of life, we are shaped by which gender we are. But imagine feeling like you are not the gender you were born.

Catholics Trying to Get Gay Obama Advisor Fired
A member of the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, which helps direct federal funds to religious charities, spoke out on behalf of single moms, gay dads, and people in need of condoms as a means to protect themselves from AIDS in Africa--only for Catholics to lambast him and seek his firing.

Will Trans Woman’s Victory Bring Change to Government Hiring?
Military veteran Diane Schroer’s recent legal victory highlights the challenges faced by the transgendered, both during and after serving their country with honor. (Photo: Diane)

Transgender mayor's possible TV deal raises ethical questions
A Los Angeles-based production company plans to pitch a reality show about Stu Rasmussen, Silverton's transgender mayor.