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sábado, Agosto 29, 2009

[Brasil]
Espetáculo de comédia em BH traz duas trans e uma drag no elenco
Setembro já começa com um clima super friendly no teatro mineiro. Na primeira sexta-feira, 04/09, entra em cartaz em Belo Horizonte a peça “A noite das mal-dormidas”, que ficará o mês inteiro no Teatro da Maçonaria e terá no elenco duas transexuais e uma drag queen. O trio, formado pelas trans Walkíria La Roche e Ingrid Vazz e por Rogério Viola (conhecido na noite como a divertida Marilu Barraginha), interpreta três solteironas virgens e recalcadas, que só sabem falar mal dos vizinhos. O Mix conferiu um ensaio do espetáculo em primeira mão, a convite de Wal La Roche, e bateu um papo com as atrizes e com o diretor. (Foto)

[UK]
Brazilian woman faces long sentence after setting fire to transvestite
A Brazilian woman who caused horrifying injuries to a transvestite by showering him with petrol at his Birmingham home and then setting him alight has been convicted of attempted murder.
Gabryela Passos was told to expect a “very long custodial sentence” by Judge Robert Jukes QC, after being found guilty of the charge by a jury at the city’s Crown Court.


[UK]
Sex change cabbie quits new job
A transgender driver's return behind the wheel of a taxi has lasted just a month.
Andre Edwards, 51, walked out of her job at Leyland-based Eco Cabs following a series of rows with her new bosses – and they don't want her back.


[South Africa] [Commentary/Sports]
Treatment of South African Runner Shameful, Repulsive
It was almost two centuries ago when, I suppose, the first indigenous young woman of what is now called South Africa showed up in Europe and was greeted with ugly fascination. She was paraded around, poked and prodded (sexual assault we'd call it today) because she looked so different than the European aesthetics of a female. Her name was Saartjie Baartman. She was 22 and she became known infamously as Hottentot Venus.
[Commentary/Sports] Caster Semenya- an assault on Womanity
[Commentary/Sports] Tom Knott: Engendering questions about a murky subject
[Commentary] I'll show you mine ...

[Pakistan] [Blog/Commentary]
Pakistan’s undesirables: ‘Dealing with’ the hijra problem
There’s a thought-provoking post over at Sherryx’s Weblog (link here) about the hijra community in Pakistan.
(T-Vox carries this definition of hijra: “In the culture of the Indian subcontinent a hijra is a physically male or intersex person who is considered a member of ‘the third sex.’”)

[Hong Kong]
Genderless toilet roils sex-change banker
A male bank worker who was assigned a genderless toilet after dressing as a woman at work has lodged a discrimination complaint against his employer.
The man, who works for banking giant HSBC in Hong Kong, is taking female hormone tablets in preparation for a full sex change and claims that as a result he is unable to use both the male and female toilets, the Hong Kong Standard reported.


[USA] [Commentary]
The Government Is Already Paying for Transsexual ‘Sex-Change’ Operations
Say No to Taxpayer-Funded “Tranny-Care”: No American citizen should be forced to pay for body-disfiguring “sex-change” operations with his or her tax dollars. In this photo, the (biological) woman at right — her healthy breasts surgically removed to match her desired “male” identity — marches in a Boston “transgender pride” parade. Urge your Congressman and Senators (202-224-3121) to oppose Obama-care, which will end up funding abortions and these hideous “trans” mutilations.

[USA]
Transgender Mayoral Candidate to Sue Twitter over Defamatory Fake Account
A transgender woman currently running for Mayor in Nampa, Idaho is planning to sue the social networking site Twitter for allowing a false account posted in her name to remain accessible for weeks after requesting that they take it down.
Melissa Sue Robinson, who entered the mayoral race in June,
told KTRV she was shocked to find a link under her name to a Twitter account titled “WomanWithAPenis.” This same account was also reported to have sent lewd tweets to a Michigan reporter. Robinson recounted:

[USA] [Blog/Law/Commentary]
Legal Analysis of ENDA, Sections 1-2
In about two weeks, Congress will go back into session, and a vote on ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, will probably follow shortly thereafter. Known as HR3017 in the U.S. House of Representatives, and S1584 in the Senate, it appears poised for passage. (You can view the legislative spreadsheets here and here.) The bill contains a number of provisions that require interpretation. This is the first in a series of posts designed to explore the bill.

[CO, USA] [News/Commentary]
Transgendered anarchist is Democrat HQ vandal
Vandals broke out the windows of the Colorado Democratic party headquarters the other night, and did about $11,000 worth of damage. An anti-Obamacare poster was left at the scene, prompting Colorado Democratic Party Chairwoman Pat Waak to suggest that “…opposition rhetoric over the health care debate led to the vandalism.”

[DC,USA]
D.C. Transgender Community Outraged After Fatal Stabbing
There's fear in D.C.'s transgender community after a stabbing that left one person dead and another injured Wednesday afternoon.
Family and friends of the victim gathered outside a transgender help center blocks from the crime Thursday. There, they denounced what happened to 21-year-old Joshua Mack who went by the name Nana Boo.
(Photo: Tyli'a “Na Na Boo” Mack)

[VT, USA]
Transgender teenager becomes public face of movement for gender-neutral bathrooms in Vermont
A transgender teenager is lending his voice to a movement in Vermont to require the state's middle and high schools to offer genderless bathrooms.
Kyle Giard-Chase, 16, asked the Vermont Human Rights Commission on Thursday to endorse the effort. He said that before he came out last year as transgendered, he was a three-sport athlete and the co-captain of the field hockey team, a girls' sport, at South Burlington High School.

[OR, USA]
Teacher breaks silence; he’s a she
A long time teacher has been hiding a secret for years and when students return to school they will go from calling him “he” to “she”.
For 20 years Nicholas Kintz taught math at West Linn High School and while at home for the last three years she’s lived as Nicole Kintz. (Photo)

[HI,USA]
Attorney: Victim was transgender inmate
The attorney for a man who was allegedly sexually assaulted Sunday at O'ahu Community Correctional Center said the victim is a transgender inmate and that the assailant is a male corrections officer.