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terça-feira, julho 14, 2009

Muere travesti ligado al “caso Ronaldo”
El brasileño André Albertini, conocido como “Andreia”, falleció por complicaciones del sistema inmunológico, pues vivía con VIH. Hace unos meses causó polémica mundial al acusar al futbolista Cristiano Ronaldo de no pagar por sus servicios sexuales.

Queer Youth Network Slams Tabloid’s Transphobia
Complaint lodged with Press Complaints Commission over Sun article

Pop star Kim used to be Tim

MEET the latest pop sensation. At 16 years old, with blonde good looks and a wholesome appeal, Kim Petras is set to be a superstar.
But this is no ordinary girl - Kim was actually born TIM.
Last October, just days after turning 16, she had a sex change operation to fulfil her dream of becoming a woman.
She is the youngest person in the world ever to have the dramatic surgery.

(Photo: Proud... Kim Petras and mum.)
Teen tranny's debut video

Separate cells for third gender?
If the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has its way, then all police stations, jails, remand homes and receptive centres will have separate lock-ups for transgenders.

Bihar to involve transgenders in socio-development
The Bihar government is trying out innovative ways to involve the transgenders in socially useful work.
It has successfully used the services of transgenders to recover taxes from habitual defaulters in Patna.

Trans academic wins human rights award
Noted Montreal academic, author and activist Viviane Namaste has been awarded the 2009 Canadian Award for Action on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights for her efforts to address the HIV prevention and treatment needs of trans people, bisexuals and the swingers community.
(Photo: (Le-Ann Dolan, ACT) UNCOVERING TRUTHS. Activist Viviane Namaste wants to make visible the HIV prevention and treatment needs of the bi, trans, swinger and sex-work communities. Pictured above at right, Namaste with Richard Elliott of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network.)

Trans issues in the news this week
Two related issues of importance for the trans community are playing out this week.

Obama acknowledges transgenders in the workplace
A new and positive change will soon be underway in the workplace. Legal representatives of President Obama are brainstorming guidelines to stop the discrimination of transgender employees.
“The president is making a very clear statement that transgender people won’t be discriminated against,” explained
Mara Keisling, the supervisor of the National Center for Transgender Equality.

Hate Crime Trial Begins in Syracuse
Trial begins Monday in Syracuse for 20-year old Dwight DeLee. He is accused of killing a transgendered woman.
[Blog/Commentary] Seeking Justice When The Empire (State) Strikes Black (Trans)
News conference by the family of murder victim LaTeisha Green (Video)
In prelude to hate-crime trial, family calls for tougher laws to protect the transgendered
Testimony begins in NY hate crime-murder trial

Mass. Lawmakers Consider Transgender Protections
A public hearing will be held this week on a controversial Massachusetts bill that would ban discrimination based on transgender status.
The bill would add "gender identity and expression" to the state's discrimination and hate crime laws. But opponents have dubbed it a "bathroom bill" and say it could open women's bathrooms to sexual predators.
Women, children’s groups decry opponents of transgender bill

Transgender Woman Dies In Voodoo Ritual
An investigation is underway after a transgender woman died during a voodoo cleansing ritual at a South Jersey home.
21-year-old Lucille Hamilton of Little Rock, Arkansas apparently came to Gloucester Township to take part in the practice.

[USA] [News/Commentary]
More trans assaults and a Catch-22
Within the last few weeks, two trans women have been assaulted in separate incidents in Queens, N.Y.