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quarta-feira, julho 01, 2009

TO: Parada de Palmas reúne 10 mil pessoas
A sexta edição da Parada Gay de Palmas, em Tocantins, rolou no último domingo, 28, reunindo 10 mil pessoas, segundo a organização.

Em clima bem família, Parada Gay de Alfenas, no sul de MG, leva 25 mil pessoas às ruas
O Dia Mundial do Orgulho Gay também foi celebrado em Minas Gerais. No último domingo, 28, Alfenas sediou a VI Parada do Orgulho GLTTBS do Sul de Minas. De acordo com a organização e com a Polícia Militar, 25 mil pessoas saíram às ruas estreitas da cidade universitária, que possui 75 mil habitantes.

Celebra Barcelona su primera Marcha Gay
Más de 35 mil personas asistieron este domingo a la primera Marcha del Orgullo LGBT en la capital catalana. En el acto participaron decenas de organizaciones, así como 27 entidades del colectivo gay. Todos desfilaron en un ambiente lúdico y festivo.

3,000 People in LGBTT Pride March
On Sunday, a crowd of 3,000 marched from Taksim to Galatasaray Square as part of the 17th LGBTT Pride Week.

Pakistan to recognise eunuchs
After decades of ignominy and exploitation as painted dancers, singers and beggars, Pakistan’s “third sex” is to be officially surveyed and registered under the direction of the Supreme Court.

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Rainbow Pride March in Chennai
For the first time in Chennai, a South Indian city hitherto considered “conservative”, the LGBT movement managed to stage a Rainbow Pride March on Sunday to break barriers on sexual orientation. People of all nationalities—young and old, gay and straight gathered on the Marina Beach and walked the stretch to influence public opinion favoring a more tolerant society that accepts sexual minorities.
‘We don’t encourage transgenders’
Pain, progress and a pride march

Cerca de un millón de participantes en la Marcha del Orgullo Gay en Toronto
Cerca de un millón de personas asistieron hoy a la vigésimo novena Marcha del Orgullo Gay de la ciudad canadiense de Toronto, el mayor evento de este tipo en el continente americano.

[Canada] [Commentary]
Bill Siksay: Sex reassignment surgery deserves full coverage across Canada
What are the limits of medicare coverage? Does prejudice against an identifiable minority affect decisions about who gets covered? Does “medically necessity” not apply to minority communities?

Transgender Woman Brutally Beaten in Queens
We're sad to bring you the news of another brutal attack on a transgender woman, this one coming during the height of LGBT Pride month. On June 19, 2009, at approximately 2:30 am, Leslie Mora was walking home from a nightclub on Roosevelt Avenue in Queens when she was accosted by two men who brutally beat her with a belt. They stopped only when a passing motorist threatened to call the police. Throughout the attack, Leslie’s assailants called her a “faggot” in Spanish. The attack left Leslie with multiple injuries, including bruises all over her body, and stitches in her scalp. Police called to the scene found Leslie nearly naked and bleeding on the sidewalk. They also recovered a belt buckle from the assailants that was covered in blood.
(photo by Laura Vogel - Leslie Mora)
[Blog/Commentary] Why Is One of These Attacks a Hate Crime, While the Other One Isn't?

Transgender Riders Take On TransPass
The transgender community takes on SEPTA’s TransPass (ironically enough) Tuesday. That little “M” or “F” sticker identifying a rider’s gender is enough to cause economic hardship, harassment and lack of access to public transportation for the transgender community, according to Riders Against Gender Exclusion (RAGE).

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
Let the revolution continue
Forty years ago, queer people famously fought back against the police when they raided a bar called the Stonewall Inn in New York City. It was a time when people whose sexual orientation or gender identity set them apart from society had begun to form political, social, religious and cultural institutions where they could gather with like-minded people. The revolutionary impact of Stonewall was not that organizing hadn’t taken place before; it was that when the police cracked down on the patrons of the Stonewall Inn, they were met with people willing to defend their rights with increasing strength. Symbolically, it meant that government and societal oppression would not be simply accepted or left unchallenged.