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segunda-feira, junho 29, 2009

The number of people having sex-change operations on the NHS each year has almost trebled since the procedure became a ‘right’.
More than 1,000 people have had the surgery in a decade, costing the taxpayer up to £10million.
Eighty per cent of the operations are to change a man into a woman.
In addition to surgery, transsexuals can also get psychotherapy and hormone replacement therapy on the NHS.

People belonging to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups took out a rally here on Saturday, demanding their right to life and dignity.
Christened ‘Rainbow Pride Walk,’ the rally was attended by those from sexual minority groups.
“Those with alternative sexualities and gender identities are expressions of diversity of humanity. We are not suffering from physical or mental illness. Our sexualities and gender are not the result of western culture or media influence; nor are they indicators of cultural degradation,” Subham Mishra, a leading gay activist, said.
(Photo: Lingaraj Panda — Members of the sexual minority group taking out a rally in Bhubaneswar on Saturday.)

India is set to review its long-standing laws barring gay sex, in a move that could decriminalise homosexuality in the largely conservative country, a report says.
Consensual sex between same-sex adults is punishable by a fine and a 10-year prison term under the Indian Penal Code, and most politicians have resisted amending the statute which dates back to British rule.

[USA] [Commentary]
Waiting our turn isn't working. Asking nicely isn't working. What will work is what worked that fateful night at Stonewall.

DEBATE on the Sexual Offences Bill continued in Gordon House last week with lawmakers making additional recommendations as to how it could be further tightened before being passed into law.

Tens of thousands of lesbian, transsexual and transgendered participants danced on downtown streets today to celebrate the annual Dyke March, part of Pride weekend that wraps up with a massive parade tomorrow.
Showing pride in T.O. (Photo gallery)

Several thousand people gathered in Dolores Park to demand equality for the Trans Community. This was followed by a spirited march to 26th and Valencia. The march was the 5th trans march in San Francisco that began in 2004 to honor Gwen Araujo, a young transgendered woman who was brutally murdered in Newark California in November of 2002. (Photo on top and bottom)