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sexta-feira, novembro 27, 2009

Gobierno Vasco elimina las ayudas aprobadas para las cirugías de los transexuales
Mientras el Ararteko, Iñigo Lamarca, reclamaba ayer la necesidad de aprobar en la CAV una Ley Integral sobre Transexualidad como en Nafarroa, el Gobierno de Gasteiz ha eliminado las ayudas para cirugía de las personas transexuales aprobadas en los presupuestos para 2009. La partida de 60.000 euros ha sido desviada dejando a este colectivo sin la ayuda prevista, según han denunciado personas afectadas.
Colectivo y activistas transexuales vascos harán huelga hambre ante incumplimiento Salud

[UK] [Commentary]
Trans deaths must not be forgotten
November 20th is the International Transgender Day of Remembrance. It focuses on people who have lost their lives, usually through violence, because they were trans, or were perceived to be trans. This year the London trans community, in association with Camden LGBT Forum, held a vigil on the following day, Saturday 21st, at the 52 Club in Gower Street.

Mum: NHS should give my son, 14, sex change drugs
The mother of a 14-year-old boy who wants to have sex change treatment says it should be allowed on the NHS before a child reaches puberty.
Carole Smith says her son wants to become a girl and should be allowed the hormone blockers now before he reaches 18.

Trans businesswoman Kate Craig-Wood vies for Entrepreneur of the Year
Technology entrepreneur Kate Craig-Wood has been named the South East’s Entrepreneur of the Year and will now compete for the national title at a ceremony in London today.
Craig-Wood, who transitioned several years ago to become a woman, is the founder and managing director of Memset, a server provider.
(Photo: Kate Craig-Wood is in the running for Entrepreneur of the Year)

PM and transsexual prostitutes in nativity scene
Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, his estranged wife Veronica Lario, transsexual prostitutes and Pope Benedict XVI are among figurines featured in a mock nativity scene in the southern city of Naples. The nativity scene shows Berlusconi kneeling in front of Lario, while Noemi Letizia - an 18 year old lingerie model and aspiring actress linked to the premier - is seen behind him.
A figurine of Patrizia D'Addario, the prostitute who claims to have slept with Berlusconi in exchange for money and favours, is also featured in the nativity scene. (Photo)

Activists target Turkish law
The Pink Life LGBTT Solidarity Association in Ankara, Turkey, and the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission have teamed up to demand that Turkey's "Law of Misdemeanors" be rewritten to protect transgender people's rights to free expression, association and movement.

[South Africa] [Sports/Commentary]
Gender Dispute Of World Athlete Takes Interesting Turn
South African runner Caster Semenya won the 800-meter title at the World Championships in Berlin this summer. Not long after, Semenya's success was called into question after a gender-test inconclusively proved she was a woman.

Match made in heaven
A site tries making the impossible look within reach — it facilitates tansgender marraiges.
Thenmozhi, Priyababu, Deepika, Priya E, Sowmiya and Sowmiya G, may have sought the help of a matrimonial website to find their future life partners, but their demands are quite straightforward. All they want is someone who will not discriminate against them based on their gender identity, class, caste and religion.

Thailand mandates waiting period, cross-dressing to make sex change surgery more difficult
Thailand has issued rules making sex change surgery more difficult - including a requirement that potential candidates cross-dress for a year - over fears that some patients are rushing into the operation, a medical association said Thursday.

Enza Anderson to run for city council in 2010
Flamboyant media personality Enza Anderson says she is once again planning to run for office. The transgendered activist and Metro News columnist says she will attempt to win Toronto’s Ward 27, currently held by Kyle Rae, in the 2010 municipal election.
(Photo: Enza Anderson says she plans to carry a shovel, which represents work and change, to every appearance of her campaign to join city council in the 2010 election.)

[USA] [Blog/History]
Compton’s Cafeteria Turns Violent
By the summer of 1966 in San Francisco, transsexuals were fed up with abuse by police.
A tight-knit group, the transsexuals often hung out at an all-night cafeteria called Compton’s. The management was angered that they took up tables without buying much, and often called in the cops.

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
The F Word: Remembering Transgender Victims of Violence
In 128 cities in 17 countries last week, people gathered to remember transgender victims of violence. This year alone, more than 160 transgender people have been murdered—and that’s just the ones we know of. Because of a lack of understanding of gender identity issues, it is nearly impossible for organizations such as Transgender Europe to track down all actual cases of violence against trans people, or to determine whether they are all hate crimes, but the brutality involved in many of them implies that they are.

Allen guilty of murdering transgendered female
An Oahu jury on Wednesday rejected a man's claim that he killed a transgendered female in self-defense.
Jurors deliberated for just four hours before finding Joel Allen, 65, guilty of murder. He now faces life in prison with the possibility of parole.
Hawaii man likely to get life in prison for Makiki stabbing murder

Jury convicts man of murder in stabbing death

Transgender community remembers victims of violence
Members of Boston’s transgender community, friends and family gathered in Allston on Friday to remember those lost to violence and speak for an often-silent minority.

Wife-killing tranny denied electrolysis for time being
Convicted wife-killer Robert “Michelle” Kosilek was rebuffed again in his battle to force state prison honchos to give him electrolysis treatments, but a federal judge left the door open to the transgender con getting taxpayer-funded hair removal procedures.
Murderer's Request For Hair Removal Denied

Trans Target
Montgomery County is a little more trans-inclusive today thanks to Dr. Dana Beyer.
The transgender activist, who works as the senior policy advisor for Montgomery Co. Councilmember Duchy Trachtenberg (D-At Large), was instrumental in successfully adding ''gender identity and expression'' to the county's anti-discrimination policy two years ago.
Now Beyer herself is using that protection in filing a complaint against Montgomery County's Ethics Commission, claiming that she's been under investigation because of her gender identity.

[Puerto Rico] [Blog/Commentary]
Is Undercutting a ‘Gay Panic’ Defense Worth the Possibility of Erasing a Trans Life?
A suspect, 26-year-old Juan Martínez Matos, was arrested three days after the murder, and the prosecutor in the case, Jose Bermudez Santos, told the newspaper El Nuevo Dia that Martínez confessed to killing López and mutilating his body. In his confession, Martínez claimed he’d met López while looking for a woman in an area known for prostitution, that López was dressed as a female, and that he killed and mutilated him after discovering he was a man.

Sorpresa por la decisión - Una transexual fue elegida la mujer del año
Marcela Romero, quien dio una larga batalla judicial para conseguir un documento de identidad con nombre femenino fue elegida la "Mujer del año" en Argentina.

Argentine: la femme de l'année est transsexuelle
Transsexual Is Argentina’s “Woman of the Year”