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terça-feira, dezembro 08, 2009

Entrevista a Rubén Noé
A nm foi a Barcelona falar com o transexual que andou na «boca» dos espanhóis por ter sido o primeiro no mundo a engravidar de gémeos. Rubén Noé Coronado não vê porque não há-de aproveitar o que a natureza lhe deu e que ele ainda mantém: trompas, útero e ovários (e vagina), que só extrairá do seu corpo quando conseguir ter o filho ou filha que quer. Tentou uma vez, por inseminação artificial (IA), sem sucesso. O aborto aconteceu às 17 semanas de gestação, em Março passado. Eram gémeos, não sabe de que sexo. Recomposto da perda, está a tentar uma nova gravidez por IA, na mesma clínica, em Barcelona, a única que o aceitou - foi a 15 e enviou emails a todas as 155 de Madrid, a maioria recusou-o e muitas ignoraram-no, nem se deram ao trabalho de lhe responder. Isto, apesar de em Espanha a lei que regulamenta as técnicas de procriação medicamente assistida permitir que pessoas como Rubén acedam à inseminação artificial. (Fotografia Rui Coutinho)

Transsexual partner could face prison if officials deport her
A malasian transsexual facing deportation despite being "married" to a Derby man has asked for a third time to stay in the country.
Fatine Young, who was born a man, has lived in Spondon with her partner, school caretaker Ian Young, since December last year.
[Commentary] Why Fatine can’t come home

Irish Government pursuing trans birth certificate law
Work is set to get under way on an Irish law to allow transsexuals to change their sex on their birth certificate.
The news comes despite warnings from critics that measures to change sex physically would not help resolve psychological turmoil.

[South Africa]
Sex and the sprinter
To understand where Caster Semenya's interminable struggle for self-identity might end, it is necessary to go back to the beginning. Alone amid the scorched savannah of South Africa's Limpopo province, where the physical horizons are endless and the personal ones less so, it becomes possible to see how far she has run already.

Now, a shaadi site for eunuchs
After matrimonial websites for specific castes, communities, astrological groups and even HIV positive people, now transsexual women and eunuchs get their own portal too.

A room of one’s own
Sexual minorities occupy an odd place in the sub-continent's culture. Though their collective roots are ancient, in most situations, they live in closed societies, banding together to brace against widespread discrimination. After years of humiliating social stigmatisation, abuse and contempt from the wider community, the traditional Indian mindset is beginning to alter and changes are taking place in terms of how this group is being treated and recognised. The latest is the Election Commission's announcement that transgenders will hereafter be referred to as “others” in electoral rolls. We spoke to activists and members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community on how far they still have to go.

[Brunei] [Commentary]
Championing The Transsexuals
People can't help their way they are. Sexuality is attributed to many things which include both environmental and hereditary factors. In an ideal world, everyone would be born 'normal'. Have you any idea of the challenges a transsexual has to face?

[USA] [News/Commentary]
Congress ready to pass trio of LGBT equality bills, or so it seems
The U.S. Congress is very close to passing a trifecta of gay-friendly bills, according to openly gay U.S. Reps. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jared Polis (D-CO), according to a new report by the AP.

TLDEF Files Employment Discrimination Complaint with Florida Commission on Human Relations Against McDonald's for Refusing to Hire Transgender Woman
TLDEF today filed a Complaint with the Florida Commission on Human Relations against an Orlando McDonald's restaurant for refusing to hire 17-year-old Zikerria Bellamy because she is transgender.
[Blog/Commentary] Florida McDonalds manager tells transgender teen: We don't hire "faggots"

Student recounts painful conversion therapy, abuse
EDITORS NOTE: This is part one of a five – part series addressing the gay community and its relationship to organized religion. Parts one and two are a profile of a K-State student, whose name was changed for anonymity, who underwent a conversion therapy program as a child. The reference to LGBTQI stands for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, questioning and inter-sex.

Killer sues DOC for hair removal
Hell hath no fury like a transsexual killer scorned.
Rebuffed twice by the state’s chief federal judge in his bid for taxpayer-funded electrolysis treatments, Robert “Michelle” Kosilek filed a civil rights lawsuit Friday, charging Department of Correction Commissioner Harold W. Clarke with deliberate indifference and cruel and unusual punishment.

Fat, gay and proud: a new kind of Venezuelan beauty queen
Music swells, lights flash and the contestants strut on to the stage, waving and blowing kisses. All wear high heels, bikinis and wide smiles.
It is another beauty pageant in Venezuela, a self-styled "beauty superpower" which worships physical perfection and has won the two most recent Miss Universe titles. But this show in Caracas is different. Even from the back of the theatre you noticesomething striking about the contestants. They are men. Large, chubby men.