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quarta-feira, novembro 18, 2009

Murder charge over transsexual's death
An unemployed man has been charged with the murder of a transsexual escort girl in Kentish Town.
Destiny Lauren, 29, of Leighton Crescent, was found collapsed in her flat at around 1am on Thursday November 5. (Photo: Destiny)

Remembering our dead – Trans Day of Remembrance
On Saturday November 21st, as part of the 11th International Transgender Day of Remembrance, trans people, their friends and allies in London will be remembering those who have died during the last year through violence or suicide because they were trans. It will be a time to mourn and celebrate them and to tell some of their stories so they are not forgotten.
TDOR 2009 – some events and locations in the UK

[South Africa] [Commentary]
Standing with Caster
South African runner Caster Semenya should be on top of the world. Instead she is on a suicide watch. She set a world record in the 800 meters and became a national hero. Now her life is in tatters. For that, we can thank Athletics South Africa (the South African athletics federation), and the utterly backward way international track and field attempts to understand gender.

Transgenders brought under insurance cover
As many as 350 transgenders were photographed for getting smart cards to avail of the life saving treatments under the Kalaignar Health Insurance Scheme on Monday. Over 500 transgenders would get enrolled soon. District Collector Shobana presided over the photography session.
(Photo: Transgenders lining up for being photographed to avail of the benefits under the Kalaignar Health Insurance Scheme, in the city on Monday.)

Terceiro sexo indiano já pode votar e ser votado
Transsexuais, eunucos e hermafroditas com direitos iguais
A Índia é o único país do mundo que oferece três opções aos seus cidadãos quando estes preenchem documentos oficiais: sexo masculino, sexo feminino ou outro.
Este outro refere-se a todos os hijras, impotentes em hindi, um nome que serve para designar os transsexuais, eunucos e hermafroditas.

[News/Commentary] Three And Over
City transgenders welcome EC move

Phuket's Katoeys Give Performance of Their Lives
We have come to the logical place to ask about life as a transsexual on Phuket: backstage, in the vast, cluttered dressing room at Simon Cabaret.
The entertainers are beginning the process that will see most of them perform on-stage as tall, elegant and in many cases, stunningly beautiful women.
(Photo by - One of the stars of Phuket Simon Cabaret touches up a nightly transformation.)

[New Zealand]
4 Kiwi cities mark Trans Day of Remembrance
Meetings in Christchurch, Hamilton and Wellington this Friday and a vigil in Auckland next week will mark this year's International Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Trans murder victims remembered
Sex and gender diverse people who have been murdered in hate crimes will be commemorated this Friday, November 20 with the eleventh annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.

ENDA Markup Postponed
Chairman George Miller of the House Education and Labor Committee temporarily postponed Wednesday’s mark up on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in order to finalize some legal and technical issues with the bill. A new date will be set after the Thanksgiving recess.
House Committee Vote on ENDA Postponed
Weekly ENDA Update: Could A House Vote Be Next Week?

Transgender Awareness Week promotes education, remembrance
A series of discussions, panels and vigils is being held across campus this week in observance of Transgender Awareness Week.

Transgender week brings workshops, speakers
Towson’s annual Transgender Awareness Week plans to offer speakers, events and workshops to raise awareness about the transgender community as well as offer support for Towson’s students.

Transgender day ceremony slated Friday
Enid GLBT Association will mark International Transgender Day of Remembrance with a ceremony Friday at Faith Lutheran Church.

Ill. amends rules on giving new birth certificates
Illinois has made it easier for people who have had sex reassignment surgery to change their birth certificates to reflect their new gender.
Reversing Two Restrictive Policies, Illinois Issues Accurate Birth Certificates to Three Transgender Persons

Transgender veteran and alumna shares experience of 'fighting discrimination'
Fighting discrimination can be a tough battle.
But for Diane Schroer, her opponent happened to be the government she once fought for.
As a man.
(Photo: Jake Betterton Northern Star - Featured speaker Diane Schroer, a transgender pioneer and advocate, speaks on behalf of the LGBT community on issues regarding equal opportunity employment in the United States. Schroer, an NIU alumna, was successful in a recent discrimination lawsuit against the Library of Congress and was awarded $491,000 in damages.)

Remember to attend Trans Day of Remembrance
The transgender community in North Texas has been in the spotlight for the last week or so, thanks to the Fort Worth City Council’s vote last Tuesday, Nov. 10, to amend the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance to include protections for trans people.
World renowned physician to speak at Texas State

First-annual Trans Week kicks off today
The choice between bathroom doors is automatic for the “Cisgender” majority (those who identify with their given sex), but the decision is complicated for those who don’t fit into this category.

Transgender Memorial Dedication On Day of Remembrance
The City of West Hollywood’s Transgender Task Force will host a Day of Remembrance and Transgender Memorial Dedication on November 20, 2009 which will kickoff at 6:30 p.m.

Trans Awareness Week Nov. 16 – 20
Nov. 16 – 20 marks Transgender Awareness Week, culminating in Transgender Day of Remembrance on Friday.

Ct’s 8th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance
The Ct TransAdvocacy Coalition, MCC/Hartford and many of our allies and community will be Remembering those individuals who are brutally murdered simply because they did not conform to societies standards of what a “real man or woman” looks or acts like.

Transgender Day of Remembrance
“Transgender Day of Remembrance” services in Bloomington, Indiana, are being hosted by the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP) at Indiana University and IU’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Student Support Services (GLBTSSS). This is the eleventh annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR).

Bolivian transvestites win battle over ID pictures
Bolivia’s transvestites will be allowed to have their national ID pictures taken as women.

Más de 25.000 personas asistieron a la Marcha-Parada del Orgullo GLTB de Chile
Música, diversidad y libertad dominaron el multitudinario evento que tuvo como estrellas a una treintena de destacados dj´s y decenas de artistas. Miles de personas se pronunciaron por una país más justo. La demandas centrales del Movilh fueron las leyes contra la discriminación y de unión civil. En medio fue distinguida la Miss Lesbiana Chile 2009. (Foto)