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sábado, julho 25, 2009

Travestis e transexuais são os mais afetados pelo preconceito na escola
Em uma sala de aula da 1ª série do ensino fundamental, uma professora pergunta a seus alunos o que eles vão ser quando crescer. Um diz que será médico, outra conta que pretende ser professora. Mas um dos estudantes de 7 anos responde sem titubear: “Quero ser mulher”. A declaração chocou a escola, por isso, o menino e seus irmãos tiveram que procurar outro lugar para estudar. Foi assim que a transexual Beth Fernandes, 40 anos, hoje “mulher de fato e de direito”, como ela mesmo define, foi vítima da homofobia pela primeira vez.

[Denmark] [News/Events]
A week to stand up proud about who you are
Denmark has always maintained a historical reputation for sexual liberation, tolerance and progressive social policies in regards to lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer (LGBTQ) issues. In 1930, Danish painter Andreas Wegener became the world’s first transexual. Her memoir, Man into Woman, (written under the name Lili Elbe) has become a transexual bible. From 1951-1953, George Jorgensen underwent a series of operations in Copenhagen to become Christine Jorgenson, whose international celebrity was used to educate people about transexuality.

U.K. officer educates police on transsexualism
Members of the Calgary Police Service attended a workshop on transsexualism Wednesday conducted by a transgendered officer from the U. K. to learn more about diversity issues.

Padre de dia, 'drag queen' de noite
Big Mama Capretta é um sucesso no meio musical norte-americano (Foto)
Homossexual assumido não esconde o seu orgulho - Sacerdote de dia, drag queen à noite

[USA] [News/Commentary]
Stu Rasmussen: transgendered mayor gets clothing complaint
Stu Rasmussen is not your typical mayor. But then, he is also not your typical trans person.
Complaint: Transgender mayor showed 'too much skin'
Trans Mayor's Skirt Too Short

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
A Mother’s Tale: Life With An Adult Transsexual Child, pt 1
Some time ago, my mother wrote a piece about what life is like living through the transition of her son to her daughter. Unfortunately, through the various problems with the blog, this story has not been posted until now. Starting today, I will begin posting her story in increments. There will be several parts to this story. Thank you, Bridgette, aka Sei.

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
How Many Days Pass Between the Murders of Transgender People?
Every three days, a transgender person is murderedsomewhere in the world. And that's just what's being reported.
Trans Murder Monitoring Project reveals more than 200 reportedmurders of trans persons in the last 1 1/2 years.

After recent attacks gay advocates' rally in Queens to support victims
After two transgender women were brutally attacked on the streets of Queens in recent weeks, the borough's gay community is rallying around them to decry the ongoing prejudice that they say enables such violence.
Leslie Mora, 30, was attacked June 19 in Jackson Heights by two men who shouted anti-gay slurs and hurled a belt at her, cops said.
Less than three weeks later, on July 8, Carmella Etienne, 22, was pelted with rocks and beer bottles by two other men in St. Albans, police said. The suspects also threatened to cut her throat.
In response to the attacks, the Queens gay community has scheduled a rally Sunday to raise awareness about violence against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Trans Teacher Retires Frustrated
Few job calls and an alleged prejudice from members of a New Jersey school district's board were sources of frustration a transgender substitute teacher cited that led to her resignation.

Health: 77-Year-Old Gets Transgender Operation
Recently Chastity Bono announced she was having surgery to become a man. A transgender center in Montgomery County is busier than ever. Medical Reporter Stephanie Stahl has the exclusive story of one of the oldest patients to make the switch.
Renee Ramsey is recovering from the surgery that she's been dreaming of for decades. (Photo)

[MA, USA] [Commentary]
Another front for fairness
AT A HEARING at the State House last week, supporters of a bill to ban discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression outlined the myriad barriers that confront transgender people - those who are born male but live as females, or vice versa. Unlike those whose religions or sexual orientations expose them to discrimination, transgendered people might not be able to avoid the issue when applying for jobs, apartments, or loans. The truth may become evident from a check on a Social Security number or a search of credit reports.

Working the streets in Old Goucher
Nicole wanted to be a lawyer but instead, at the age of 23, is "on the stroll" on Calvert and on East 21st streets, at 1 a.m. this past Saturday, searching for the next trick. "She" is a "he," working the Old Goucher neighborhood in Lower Charles Village, an area notorious for liaisons with transgender prostitutes.
Nicole's story is typical - parents addicted to heroin, grandparents to alcohol, dropped out of high school at 17, sexually confused, hit the streets as a teenager to be sold to older men, robbed, raped, battered and abandoned. Nicole's story is also atypical - rents an apartment, stays away from drugs and raises two younger siblings.

The Coup in Honduras and a Rise in LGBT Violence
Last month, a military coup in Honduras ousted the country's President, Manuel Zelaya, and threw the country into a spiral of chaos complete with violence, curfews and a worried return to the type of Latin American politics that's a little less Democracy and a little more free-for-all. But is another side effect of the coup an increase in violence toward LGBT people.
Honduras: Golpe de Estado piora situação de gays