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domingo, agosto 23, 2009

[Germany/South Africa]
Could the Women's 800-meter World Champ, Caster Semenya, Be a Man?
South African runner Caster Semenya's muscular physique helped propel her to victory during the 800 meters at Wednesday night's world track and field championships in Berlin. Now that physique, coupled with an ongoing gender verification test, is fueling suspicion that Semenya could be stripped of her medal because she is actually a he.
Le test de féminité, utile ou sexiste?
[Commentary] Speculation over athlete's sex has brought trans issues into the open
[Commentary/Sports] Man, she seems like a woman
Scant support for sex test on champion athlete
Caster Semenya interview proves very little indeed
Jeansonne: Gender dispute not as simple as it seems
[Commentary/Sports] Sensitivity left behind in gender questions
Caster Semenya sex test controversy - Ex-coach says world 800m champion is a hermaphrodite
Gender Debate Raises Questions About the Scientific Line Between Men and Women
[Blog/Commentary] Caster Semenya: So good that her sex is called into question
[Blog/Commentary] On Caster Semenya
[Blog/People/Sports] Meet Maria Patino, The Latino Woman/Man Athlete Who Already Went Through This Gender Nonsense Decades Ago
"¡No soy varón! ¿Para qué me trajeron?"
L'Afrique du Sud fait bloc derrière sa star controversée
Dicen que Semenya es hermafrodita y que en Sudáfrica lo saben

Transgender belly dancer helps launch Arab gay initiative
As a human rights group publishes details of a bloody campaign of hate being waged against gays in Iraq, Rami Abdelrahman speaks to members of a recently founded initiative for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Arabs in Sweden.

Police arrest cross dresser
The Hawalli police have arrested an unidentified Kuwaiti cross dresser.

[USA] [Commentary]
Crime and punishment?
Forty one years after the first hate crime legislation was passed, and 11 years after Matthew Shepard’s brutal murder, the U.S. Congress is poised to pass hate crime legislation. It’s the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (generally referred to as the Matthew Shepard Act) and the Senate version of the bill has been incorporated into a defense reauthorization bill. The House has already passed its version and it may well have gone for a vote before the Senate by the date of this publication.

[USA] [Blog/News]
Employer Says: Transgender? I Need To See Your Genitalia
Salt Lake City resident Candice Metzler chose to be open about being transgender and it cost her a job, and eventually the home in which she lived.

[NY, USA] [Blog/News]
Murderer of Transwoman Gets the Maximum Sentence
The man who murdered Lateisha Green was sentenced to the maximum allowed under New York law for manslaughter. Dwight DeLee will spend the next 25 years in prison for manslaughter charge plus another five years for a hate crime.

[CA, USA] [Film/Events]
Call For Entries - SF Transgender Film Festival
San Francisco's Transgender Film Festival seeks entries for its 2009 Festival, November 6th and 7th. The festival accepts narrative, documentary, experimental, animated films and music videos. All work should be created by transgender/genderqueer people. All work submitted this year must be 10 minutes or under!

ILGA lanza campaña internacional pro derechos transexuales
La ILGA (Asociación Internacional de Lesbianas Gays, Bisexuales, Trans e Intersexuales) ha iniciado una campaña para luchar contra la discriminación y exclusión social de la población trans fomentada por la estigmatización de la identidad trans como un trastorno de la identidad en el Manual diagnóstico y estadístico de los trastornos mentales ( DMS) que publica la Asociación Americana de Psiquiatría.