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sábado, Março 27, 2010

[Brasil]
Drag queens curitibanas fazem show para salvar teatro
Teatro Odelair Rodrigues recebe no sábado show especial de grupo de drags de Curitiba

[España]
Jornadas sobre Transexualidad en la Universidad de Sevilla
La Asociación de Transexuales de Andalucía – Sylvia Rivera (ATA) inauguró, el pasado día 23 de marzo, en la Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación sus Jornadas sobre Transexualidad.

[Turkey]
Turkey's transsexuals popular on TV but not at home
Singer Bulent Ersoy is renowned for her elaborate wardrobe, formidable decolletage, countless albums, a stint on Turkey's most popular TV talent show and a spin-off film career. She was also born a man.
The transsexual Ersoy — and a host of other ambiguously sexed entertainers — have achieved success despite the conservatism of Turkish society and the prejudice that faces the country's gay and transgender communities.
(Photo: Bulent Kilic, AFP/Getty Images - Famous Turkish transexual singer Bulent Ersoy walks to the courthouse in Istanbul, on September 24, 2008.)

[Indonesia]
Indonesian Islamists Vow That Gay Conference Will Not Proceed
Pressure from Islamic organizations has finally forced the organizers of the planned International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Association (ILGA) conference in Surabaya to cancel the event.
“We have contacted the participants [and told them] that the congress is being cancelled,” said Tan Oey, one of the organizing committee of ILGA’s fourth Asian conference, which was to be held from today until Sunday.

[USA]
GLAAD Protests Film at Tribeca
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is issuing a call to action against the Tribeca Film Festival for screening a film GLAAD is calling offensive.
Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives is about a group of transgender women who are severely beaten and seek revenge on their attackers. According to the festival's description of the film, it is a "hilariously campy homage to the exploitation films of the '70s and '80s."
[Petition] Demand that "Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives" Be Pulled from Tribeca Film Festival Line-up
[Blog/Commentary] GLAAD Calls On Tribeca Film Festival to Pull Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives From Schedule
Tribeca, GLAAD Respond to TrannyGate
[Blog/Commentary] A Tribeca Film Festival Transphobic Failure
[Blog/Commentary] An Insensitive Tribeca Film Festival Pick: Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives
[Blog/Commentary] Appropriation of Trans Women’s Deaths in Cis Gay Film
[Blog/Commentary] Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives
[Blog/Commentary] Ongoing GLAAD Battle



[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
Update: Facebook Ban and Lost Corporation Status of “Ticked-Off Trannies” Film
I recently tried to post an update on Facebook to the story ran on Transadvocate on Monday (March 22, 2010) titled:
Tribeca Film Festival Promotes Exploitation of Transgender People and got the following:



I then was auto-logged out and when I logged back in it said my login had been disabled. Since when is posting about GLAAD’s petition of the movie a violation of Facebook’s TOS? What exactly was reported as abusive? I can’t figure out if the petition itself has been reported as abusive, or the fact that someone *cough* *cough* might have been a tad pissed that my blog post mentioned the producer’s part time escort gig?

[MS, USA]
Trans Student Suspended from Same School in Mississippi That Canceled Prom, Later Hounded Out of Town
Constance McMillen wasn't the first student at Itawamba Agricultural High School to contact the ACLU this year.
Juin Baize was a student at Itawamba Agricultural—for a grand total of four hours.(...)
Things reached a crisis stage over the weekend when the friends-of-friends who had been putting up Bertsinger and her three children told her that Juin would have to leave. Bertsinger called some old friends who live in Pensacola, Florida, and asked if they would take Juin in. Her friends drove to Fulton the same night to pick Juin up. Bertsinger is granting temporary guardianship of her son to her friends until, she says, she can find a job and save enough money to move to Florida with her other two children.(...) (Photo)
[Blog/Commentary] Constance McMillen's High School Also Suspended a Transgender Student. Just 'Cause

[TX, USA]
Surviving life on the streets
Shawn Tripp is a lucky man. He says so himself. He says he’s a survivor and it’s a miracle that he’s still alive. And you have to believe him.
Tripp is one of those people who seems to turn every curse into a blessing and unknowingly inspire everyone else.
“It’s no big deal,” he says. “It is just life.”
Tripp, born on Independence Day in 1988, is now 21. Four years ago, his parents kicked him out of their home in Hurst for being a lesbian. He now identifies as a transgender man.
(Photo: Renee Baker/Dallas Voice - Shawn Tripp lived under the Harry Hines Boulevard bridge over Inwood Road after his parents kicked him out of the house at age 17.)

[Honduras]
Registran nuevo crimen por transfobia en Honduras
Un joven travesti de 19 años fue asesinado la madrugada de hoy por sujetos que a bordo de un automóvil dispararon en varias ocasiones contra un grupo de integrantes del colectivo trans. Familiares ya identificaron el cuerpo.

Ultiman a un homosexual conocido como “Débora”