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quarta-feira, julho 22, 2009

Vai chover menos na Península Ibérica
Investigadores realizam estudo que mostra a diminuição significativa da pluviosidade em meados do século XXI

Nasceu um novo portal para gays e lésbicas
A Ovelha Rosa já está no ar. É um portal na internet com textos e notícias LGBT. A coordenadora é a humorista Helena Martins, autora do espectáculo de stand-up comedy lésbica Devilish.

[Canada] [PR/Events]
New event safe haven for CD/TG coming out
The first time out, even in our current more-supportive society, can be a frightening experience for anyone in the transvestite, crossdress, transgender or transsexual community. With recognition of this cathartic moment in the lives of the CD/TG community, an alluring Affair has been designed to be a self-enclosed event should any attendee new to the community wish it to be so.

[USA] [News/Commentary]
Transgender Issues 101: What is the difference between gender identity and sexual orientation?
Many people confuse gender identity and sexual orientation, assuming that transgendered male-to-female (MTF) individuals are really gay men and that transgendered female-to-male (FTM) individuals are really lesbians.

[USA] [PR/News]
Senate Adopts Unwelcomed Amendments to the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, responded today to votes relating to the hate crimes provisions in the Defense Department authorization bill. The Senate passed four amendments to the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act: three offered by Senator Sessions (R-AL) and one offered by Senator Kennedy (D-MA). The Matthew Shepard Act was added this past Thursday, July 16, to S. 1390, the Senate version of the Department of Defense Authorization bill.
[Commentary] Hate Crimes Bill Will Impact Religious Freedom

[USA] [Television]
'He' Becomes 'She': Husband's Transformation Into a Woman
Small-Town Ohio Family Opens Up About How Life Changed With Husband's Sex
(Photo: Chloe Prince was raised as a male and lived that way until she underwent gender-reassignment surgery at the age of 32.(Courtesy of Chloe Prince))

Oxnard officers say teen slaying suspect admitted killing, apologized
At a pretrial hearing, police say Brandon McInerney, accused of killing classmate Larry King, who was gay, told them, 'I'm sorry I did it.' (...) But on Monday, defense attorney Scott Wippert repeatedly suggested that King provoked violent behavior by flirting on campus with McInerney while dressed in women's high-heeled boots, earrings and makeup.

Driver in $9m trolley crash pleads not guilty
The Green Line operator who told authorities he was text-messaging his girlfriend before a serious crash last May strode into Suffolk Superior Court yesterday, his mother and girlfriend by his side, under the gaze of television cameras and a crowd of journalists.
(Photo: Ted Fitzgerald/ Associated Press/ Pool - Aiden Quinn, listening to lawyer James Sultan yesterday, faces up to three years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000 if found guilty of gross negligence by a person in control of a train. )

[MA, USA] [Letters to the Editor]
Opponents of transgender rights bill employ scare tactics
I AM writing in response to the hearing on An Act Relative to Gender-Based Discrimination and Hate Crimes, also known as the transgender civil rights bill, that the state’s Joint Committee on the Judiciary heard on July 14. I attended the hearing, and I was shocked and saddened at how often opponents to the bill brought up sexual assault in bathrooms. I am offended that they prey upon my experience as a woman to try to engender fear and hatred for transgender people instead of presenting any reasoned and rational opposition to protecting our citizens’ civil rights.

Man convicted of trans woman's manslaughter
A court in New York has found a man guilty of first-degree manslaughter as a hate crime for the killing of 22-year-old trans woman Lateisha Green.
The Lateisha Green Murder Trial: Final Trial Blog Post

Suspect waits for implants to heal before surrendering
A crossdresser on the run from police tells officers he will turn himself in as soon as he recovers from plastic surgery. (Photo)