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Saúde da população trans é tema de encontro em São Paulo
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3rd European Transgender Council 30.Sept - 03.Oct 2010 Malmoe, Sweden
Embracing Diversity. Stretching Boundaries. Demanding Rights
Thursday 6pm, 30th September 2010 – Sunday 2pm, 3rd October 2010

Dear Trans*activists, friends and allies!

Since our last Council 2008 in Berlin, significant developments have evolved all over Europe: The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe published his visionary Issue Paper “Human Rights and Gender Identity”; France announced that it would be the first European country to take steps to de-pathologize Gender Identity Disorder - GID; in the mean time Turkish trans people keep on being exposed to a brutal series of hate crimes, with at least 8 murdered in the last few months.

The European transgender movement has seen incredible growth and is strongly connected with its international counterparts. It is time, to take stock of recent developments and think together about how to maximize human rights for ALL trans people in Europe. We must make our cause inclusive, to ensure that rights and respect are not given to the few. We must not accidentally or greedily exclude the more invisible members of our community.

So, we are delighted to invite you to the

Third European Transgender Council 2010.

This year’s council will be held in Malmo in Sweden from Thursday evening, September 30th till Sunday afternoon, October 3rd. So save the date and join us in Sweden for the biggest European forum for transgender rights and activism!

This year’s Transgender Council ‘s motto will be

Embracing Diversity. Stretching Boundaries. Demanding Rights

As previously the third Council will be open to all trans people, including cross dressers, transgender people, transvestite and travestie, transsexual people and LGBTI human rights activists, friends, allies and spouses.

Traditionally the General Assembly of Transgender Europe is held on Saturday afternoon including the election of board and steering committee of TGEU for 2010 – 2012.

More information on the program, the conference location, accommodation and scholarships and the like will soon be published on our website . We will also keep you up to date by e-mail.

In the mean time we invite you to get nostalgic about what was best in the councils you have attended, or to give us a new idea about what the European Transgender Council should be about: At you find impressions from the Council held in Berlin.

We are looking forward to see you all in Malmo! (just a 35 minute train journey from Copenhagen Airport)

For TGEU and the Swedish organizing team

Stephen, Julia, Ulrika and Maria

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+32/ 49 38 16 063 (belgian mobile)
+49/ 177/ 65 31 518 (german mobile)

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Hate crime law comes into force in Scotland
A new law has come into force to tackle hate crimes against gay or disabled people.
The act puts hate crimes against disabled or lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people on the same footing as racist incidents.
Most Scots gays have been the victim of hate crime
Survey finds most Scottish gay people have experienced hate crime

Detained gay couple to face trial in Malawi
Two men face up to 14 years in jail in a case that human rights activists say is a test case for gay rights, as well as one that could undermine efforts to curtail Malawi's devastating HIV infection rates.

GIA urges govt to help terminally ill office-bearer
Sania Baloch, 22, the transgender general secretary of Gender Interactive Alliance (GIA), is fighting for her life in hospital and seeks financial support from the government. GIA President Bindia Rana said Baloch was suffering from cancer and was taken to the Aga Khan University Hospital, where the administration refused to admit her because she was unable to pay the treatment expenses of Rs 3 million. Rana added that Baloch was on the verge of survival and GIA had requested government institutions to help her, while Baloch’s family has even sold their kitchenware to raise money for her treatment. Baloch’s friends and GIA activists have set up a camp in front of the Karachi Press Club to raise money.

Indonesia prohíbe celebración congreso asiático homosexuales y transexuales
El cuarto encuentro asiático de la Asociación Internacional de Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales, Transexuales e Intersexuales (ILGA) tenía previsto arrancar el vienes próximo en Surabaya, en la isla de Java, con la asistencia de unas 200 personas de 16 países.
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Association decries police ban on conference
Police ban gay conference in Indonesia
Surabaya Police ban gay rights group conference
Indonesian police ban regional gay conference
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Transgendered Pakistani woman granted refugee status
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Norrie ready to do battle with govt
Norrie mAy-welby has complained to the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) after NSW Births, Deaths and Marriages cancelled the “sex not specified” certificate it provided in February.
Norrie received the certificate the day before the Mardi Gras parade and the story was picked up by news services around the globe when norrie went public last week.
But norrie received a phone call from Registrar Greg Curry on Tuesday last week, saying the certificate would be cancelled.

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
Appropriation Tales: Israel Luna and dead trans women
Excerpt: I felt sick. I have seen the lives and even the deaths of trans people appropriated by cis LGB culture before, but I didn’t think anyone would be so crass as to describe in lurid detail the deaths of two trans people (ironic in how quickly many cis gays were to distance Jorge Mercado from any sort of trans identity before) to promote a COMEDY. A drag queen comedy directed by a cissexual gay man. Even more troubling is the pornographic description of their deaths. Do cis people not realize how incredibly triggering and damaging it can be having to read the detailed description of how a trans person was murdered? And then the sickening punch of realizing it was done in the aim of promoting a comedy?

Health Care Reform Signed into Law
President Barack Obama today signed into law an historic bill designed to increase access to health care throughout the United States. NCTE applauds the healthcare reform bill's passage into law. Through this act, more people, including transgender people, will be able to afford health insurance, be covered by existing plans, and obtain the care they need.

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
Transgendered Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna Betrays His Community
For me the most distressing thing—for me personally—about Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna joining with the attorneys general of states like Virginia (!) and Mississippi (!) in suing to block health care reform is this: Rob McKenna doesn't make a big deal about it, but he is the only prominent Republican LGBT elected official in the country.
[Blog/Commentary] Dan Savage's Superfun Transphobic Attack on Washington AG Rob McKenna
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[Puerto Rico]
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