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quarta-feira, Novembro 25, 2009

[UK]
Mother fights for NHS treatment of trans daughter
The mother of a 14-year-old trans girl is fighting to get her hormone treatment on the NHS.
Carole Smith, 41, said that her child needed hormone treatment to prevent her from entering puberty as a boy.
Bournemouth teenager ‘should be allowed to have his sex change’

[UK]
April Ashley: 50 happy years for sex-swap pioneer
Britain's first transsexual is, in a new exhibition, again challenging ideas about gender, identity and DNA.
'It always makes me laugh when people say I was born a man," says April Ashley, who in 1960 became the first Briton to undergo sex-change surgery. "I was born a baby, not a man. From the year dot, I knew I was female, so as soon as I could kneel down to say my prayers, it would be 'God bless Mummy, God bless Daddy, and please let me wake up and be a girl.' (Photo: Geoff Pugh - April Ashley)

[France]
On tue des trans’. Dans le silence?
Chaque année, le 20 novembre, est célébré le TDOR, le Trans Day of Remembrance. Du coup, vendredi dernier et pendant tout ce weekend, des actions ont eu lieu dans plusieurs villes du monde entier, pour célébrer la mémoire des personnes trans’, transsexuelles ou transgenres, qui ont été victimes de passages à tabac, de viols, de meurtres, etc. Sur Internet, plusieurs vidéos (cliquez ici, ici ou ) tentent de donner quelque idée de cette violence effrayante, dont on ne parle guère.

[Italy]
Transwoman in Italian Political Scandal Found Murdered
A transwoman known only as Brenda was found murdered in her burned apartment. Brenda had been filmed having sex with a high-ranking Italian politician; the subsequent scandal ended the politician’s career.
[Serbia]
Serbia’s gays under threat
Serbia’s government should quickly take visible steps to end a spate of violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Human Rights Watch said in a letter sent November 16, 2009, to President Boris Tadic.
Human Rights Watch has called on the government to fully protect the rights of the country’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

[Malaysia]
Malaysian sex workers using porn films to rob 'distracted' clients
A group of Malaysian sex workers are reportedly using pornographic movies to distract clients before robbing them off their belongings.
The transsexuals in Chow Kit allegedly seduce customers while another sex worker nicked valuables belonging to the victim.

[CA, USA]
Evidence From Attacks On Transgender Women Sat On Shelf While Crimes Continued
On September 10th, 2007, a transgender prostitute working in the Tenderloin was found naked and left for dead on a street across town.
Two weeks later on September 24th, another transgender prostitute was found in a similar state in the Western Addition, where she had fled following a pistol whipping from her attacker.
Over a year later on February 5th, 2008, a severely battered transgender woman was found in Potrero Hill, and spent 15 days recovering in San Francisco General.


[CA, USA]
First In Nation Transgender Memorial Plaque Unveiled In WeHo
West Hollywood unveiled the first Transgender Memorial Plaque in America last week during a commemoration of The Transgender Day of Remembrance at the Matthew Shephard Memorial Triangle in the Creative City.
The Transgender Day of Remembrance was established in order to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.

[GA, USA]
A Moral Imperative: Passing Laws to Protect Transgender People from Hate Violence
The following is from Allyson Robinson, HRC’s associate director of diversity who participated in Friday’s Transgender Day of Remembrance events in Atlanta.
Speaking at the Atlanta Transgender Day of Remembrance observance last Friday night, Georgia State Senator Vincent Fort (D-39) said, “The passage of a federal hate crimes law does not absolve Georgia from doing the right thing.” Passing laws at the state level to protect transgender and gender-variant people from hate motivated violence is “a moral imperative,” he said, and received a long round of applause in response.

[HI, USA]
Murder suspect claims self-defense
Accused murderer Joel Allen said he acted in self-defense after the victim in the case struck him, threatened to kill him and demanded $250 from him.
Allen, 65, denied having a pre-existing relationship with the victim, Jason Namauu, a transgendered female who used the names Jaylynn and Lynette Namauu.

[MA, USA] [News/Health/Medicine]
Doctor Promotes Medical View of Transgenderism
Norman P. Spack, a pediatric endocrinologist who works with transgendered youth, promoted the treatment of transgenderism as a medical condition, as opposed to a psychiatric disorder, during a talk hosted by the Harvard Transgender Task Force yesterday evening.

[MA, USA]
Transgender prisoner presses for electrolysis
Lawyers for a convicted murderer asked a judge yesterday to order Massachusetts prison officials to provide additional electrolysis treatments as the inmate awaits a decision on whether she can get a taxpayer-funded sex-change operation.
Decision due on hair removal for wife killer

[MA, USA]
Slain transgender people remembered around world...and in Boston
A year ago this month, Lateisha Green, a transgender woman, was shot to death as she sat in a car outside a house party in upstate New York. In July, a Syracuse jury convicted Dwight DeLee of manslaughter as a hate crime.

[NJ, USA]
July death of woman who came to Camden County for 'spiritual cleansing' is ruled accidental
The strange case of Lucie Marie Hamilton has been closed, but for her mother at least, the mystery surrounding her death remains.