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quarta-feira, outubro 14, 2009

Al menos 176 personas solicitan cada año en España un cambio de sexo
Desde que abrió la primera unidad para transexuales, la Seguridad Social ha atendido a 1.588 pacientes.
Se han practicado 333 cirugías de cambio de identidad.
Hay 195 en lista de espera.

Transsexual wants out after two years of abuse
A transsexual from Egham who has suffered abuse from local youths for two years is hoping to be relocated by Runnymede Council.
Rachel Maton, 54, of Holbrook Meadow, Pooley Green, became a council tenant just over two years ago. But soon after moving in found herself the subject of consistent abuse from youths in the area.
Ms Maton has been given 28 crime numbers by Surrey Police following the incidents she has reported in the last two years, which vary from verbal abuse in the street, to having her home pelted with stones and eggs. (Photo)

[UK] [Television]
"Age 8 and Wanting a Sex Change"
As experts consider a review of UK guidelines for treating transgender children, this film follows a number of children in the US who told their parents they were born in the wrong body.

[South Africa]
IAAF president keen to broker meeting with Caster Semenya to explain gender test results
Lamine Diack, the president of the International Association of Athletics Federations, plans to travel to South Africa for a face-to-face meeting with Caster Semenya to explain the results of her gender verification test.

[Australia] [Film]
Trans stories on screen
Perth-bred transperson Col Cruise started the inaugural London Transgender Film Festival last year because he saw a need for greater understanding of the diverse group of people that is the trans community. Buoyed by the positive response from London audiences, he’s now bringing a selection of the festival’s best films on a three-city Australian tour, taking in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

Candles glow for fire victim
A fire that tore through the upper floor of a Winnipeg bathhouse Sunday morning killed two men, including a flamboyant drag queen.
Steven Yablonski, 23, a popular gay performer at alternative-entertainment pageants across the city, died in the fire at Aquarius Men's Bath, 457 Notre Dame Ave. Police have not yet identified the second victim.

(Photo: Boris Minkevich/Winnipeg Free Press - Vigil for the men that died in a fire at Aquarius bathhouse on Notre Dame.)
Devastated friends, fans to honour Yablonski

Regina woman marks National Coming Out Day
A transgender Regina woman marked National Coming Out Day with a public call for awareness and understanding of the issues faced by transgender people.
“It’s something that you’re born with,” said Mikayla Schultz, who grew up in the Regina area. Schultz and three of her friends gathered over the weekend for National Coming Out Day, an internationally-observed day for discussion and awareness around lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues.

(Photo: Troy Fleece, Leader-Post - (left to right) Mirtha Rivera, Mikayla Schultz, Zakaery Gudmundson and Jean Hillabold sit at Mikayla's house on Monday. Mikayla is transgendered.)

Gay Rights Marchers Press Cause in Washington
Impatient and discouraged by what they see as a certain detachment by President Obama on their issues, gay rights supporters took to the streets Sunday in the largest demonstration for gay rights here in nearly a decade.

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
The Day After: Where Are We On ENDA Now?
The National Equality March is over, and here we are waking up on a long holiday weekend. Now what? What next?

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
Artificial Breasts for Transsexuals on Someone Else’s Dime May Be a Human Right
In exchange for real rights as enshrined in the US Constitution, such as our rights to free speech, to bear arms, and to own property that’s ours and not the government’s, moonbat authoritarians offer their own version of “rights” — i.e., special goodies that it’s your right to force someone else to pay for. The latest “right” Airstrip One may offer its subjects is the right for transsexual freakazoids to have artificial breasts affixed with taxpayers’ money:
[Blog/Commentary] Should The Government Pay for a Boob Job? How About a Transexual's Boob Job?

[USA] [Commentary]
Why Hate Crimes Bill May Be Doomed
The House passed a bill last week aimed at offering federal protection to gay and transgender victims. Is it unconstitutional? Maybe. But either way, it’s a lousy bill.
Hating the Hate Crimes Bill

[USA] [Commentary]
'The emperor' has no power
Last weekend Obama spoke to homosexual activists at the Human Rights Campaign who are working to undermine the foundation of our civilization: marriage between one man and one woman, and whose agenda threatens our freedom to express biblical beliefs against a dangerous lifestyle.

Advocates Want Hate Crime Law to Include Transgenders
LGBTQ advocates are pushing the state legislature to amend New York's hate crime law to include gender identity. Under the current state law, prosecuters can classify assault as a hate crime if it stems from the victims' sexual orientation, but crimes against transgender victims do not necessarily qualify. One of the leading advocates for reform is Carmella Etienne, 23, who was attacked in Queens in July by two men shouting anti-gay slurs and threatening to cut her throat.(Photo: Carmella Etienne)
Transgender Provision Is Sought in State Hate Crimes Law
Trans Inclusion Urged for NY Hate Crimes Law

Honolulu Equality March draws more than a hundred in protest around state Capitol
More than 100 people marched around the state Capitol this afternoon to protest the lack laws ensuring the civil rights of gays and lesbians.
They toted signs and shouted chants urging the equality of all in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gender community in all 50 states. Their purpose was to raise community awareness to their fight toward equality. Put on by the Pride Alliance Hawaii, the march was timed to coincide with the National Equality march and National Coming Out Day.
(Photo: Andrew Shimabuku, The Honolulu Advertiser - The Honolulu event coincided with equality rallies around the country.)

Boston jobs march highlights fired Hyatt workers
Excerpt: In an historic first, Ethan St. Pierre, a laid-off transgender Verizon worker, was one of the speakers. “When I was laid off, I lost my health insurance that I desperately needed for my gender reassignment surgery!” he exclaimed.

[FL, USA] [Blog/News/People]
Florida transgendered man speaks at National Equality March in D.C.
In the current issue of CL, we reported on the National Equality March, which took place in Washington D.C. yesterday.
On Saturday night, President Obama addressed the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest gay rights group, where he said he has urged Congress to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and to pass the Domestic Partners Benefits and Obligations Act. (Photo: Tobias Packer)

[CA/USA] [Blog/Commentary]
The Transgender Law Center Responds to Gov Schwarzenegger's Vetoes
In the Governor's veto message regarding the LGBT Prisoner Safety Act, he stated, "This bill is unnecessary because CDCR already considers these factors when determining where to house inmates." We are disappointed by the Governor's failure to codify this purported existing policy into law.
[Blog/Commentary] Governator Vetoes California Bills Affecting Trans People

DF: marchan lesbianas para exigir respeto a derechos y a la diversidad sexual
La protesta se realizó en el marco del 13 de octubre, Día de la Rebeldía Lésbica en América Latina y el Caribe, que se conmemora desde 2007.
Lesbianas tachan el rechazo
(Foto: AP - Las féminas pidieron no ser excluidas de las políticas públicas.)

Uruguay congress legalizes sex changes
Uruguay's congress Monday approved a sex change law, the latest liberal move by the tiny South American nation which has also given the nod to civil unions for gays and adoptions by gay couples.
Uruguay approves sex change bill
Senado uruguayo aprueba una ley que permite el cambio de identidad a transexuales
Cambio de nombre y sexo para uruguayos