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terça-feira, março 02, 2010

Gamá apuesta por derechos de transexuales como eje central para 2010, Año TRANS-formar
La temática que guiará transversalmente las actuaciones de Gamá, así como las del resto de entidades federadas a la FELGTB (Federación Estatal de Lesbianas, Gays, Transexuales y Bisexuales) será presentada el miércoles 3 de marzo de 2010 en la Sede del Colectivo, en Paseo de Tomás Morales, 8, bajo, Las Palmas de GC a las 12:00h en rueda de prensa.

[Spain - Cuba]
Opinion: El striptease de Mariela
No hubo que calentarla mucho. Al menor intento de la otra parte, Mariela Castro se quitó la ropa y quedó al descubierto, para demostrar que ella defenderá a los gays, pero detesta a los homosexuales.

Transexual's Leighton business blighted by bigots
Teraina forced to hand over running of workshop due to boycott.
A woman has been forced to give up running her Leighton workshop after 17 years' hard work because of a lack of understanding into her trans-sexualism.

[UK] [Blog/Commentary]
The Gender Trust Blog: Bully For You
One of the most depressing aspects of challenging transphobia is convincing people it is wrong, or indeed that it exists, (of which my spellchecker remains unconvinced).

Skirts in School Uniforms “Discriminate” against Transsexuals: UK Human Rights Commission
The iconic image of sweet little English school girls in their uniforms could become a thing of the past if the government follows the advice of its new “human rights commission.” Requiring skirts in school uniforms discriminates against school girls who want to be boys, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), said in a report this week.

Daniel Radcliffe protagonizará un anuncio contra la homofobia
Daniel Radcliffe, el joven actor mundialmente conocido por interpretar en la gran pantalla el personaje de Harry Potter, aparecerá en un anuncio contra la homofobia patrocinado por The Trevor Project, una organización estadounidense que ayuda a personas LGTB en riesgo de suicidio.

In France, Transsexuals Celebrate a Small Victory
Several decades have passed since the West stopped considering homosexuality a mental illness. But for transsexuals, that kind of milestone has been elusive — until now. Last month, France became the first country in the world to remove transsexualism from its official list of mental disorders — a major victory when it comes to acceptance of this oft misunderstood condition. "I'm relieved. People might begin to look at us differently," says transsexual blogger Caphi (a blended name she's chosen to represent Philippe, the man she was born as, and Caroline, the woman she's transforming into). "It's a start."

Entra en vigor en Lituania la ley que dificulta informar sobre homosexualidad a los menores
Hoy entra en vigor en Lituania la ley de “de protección de menores contra el efecto perjudicial de la información pública”. Pese a que su primera versión fue corregida por el Parlamento lituano para acallar las protestas internacionales que había levantado, lo cierto es que su redacción definitiva sigue estigmatizando la información sobre homosexualidad y coloca en una situación muy delicada a las organizaciones LGTB que pretendan llevar a cabo campañas informativas.
Este lunes entró en vigor Ley que discrimina y estigmatiza a los homosexuales en Lituania

Sekandi receives petition against anti Homosexuality Bill
The speaker of parliament Edward Sekandi has today received a petition from a group of people that comprise AIDS service providers, spiritual mentors and counselors calling for the rejection and withdrawal of the Anti Homosexuality Bill, 2009 from parliament.
Petition against Anti-Gay Bill Delivered to Ugandan Parliament

La Policía de Malawi pone en marcha una operación a gran escala para detener a homosexuales “prominentes”
La Policía de Malawi desarrolla una operación a gran escala tras registrar las oficinas de una organización de defensa de los derechos humanos (cuyos datos no han trascendido) e incautar documentación que incluiría datos personales de numerosos homosexuales. Una operación que tendría una finalidad claramente ejemplificadora, ya que un portavoz policial ha explicado que entre ellos se encuentran “legisladores, sacerdotes, académicos y otros profesionales”.
Malawi launches hunt for gay personalities

Born With Male, Female Private Parts
Help is on the way for a two-year-old child who has both male and female genitals.
The mother of the child sounded the SOS when she brought the child for free medical treatment by Korean doctors under the African Children Foundation. The doctors have told the mother that the child has hermaphrodite, a congenial genital disorder which means having both female and male private parts.
The Korean doctors on Saturday decried the child’s condition, saying the child must be given urgent medical attention.

My Jakarta: Seruni, Transsexual Activist
Seruni recently spent nearly half a day with fellow transgendered men in Bukit Duri, West Jakarta, as part of a discussion about HIV/AIDS at the headquarters of the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM). Earlier this month, Seruni was crowned Jakarta’s Miss Transgendered Youth Concerned about HIV/AIDS. The Bukit Duri discussion marked the beginning of Seruni’s one-year stint as the voice of transgendered Jakartans.(Photo: "When I told my parents about how I had been secretly wearing dresses, they didn’t throw me out," Seruni says.)

[USA] [Commentary]
It's not too late to save 'normal'
As chairman of the task force that created the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), which came out in 1994, I learned from painful experience how small changes in the definition of mental disorders can create huge, unintended consequences.
Our panel tried hard to be conservative and careful but inadvertently contributed to three false "epidemics" -- attention deficit disorder, autism and childhood bipolar disorder. Clearly, our net was cast too wide and captured many "patients" who might have been far better off never entering the mental health system.
[Blog/Commentary] The Little Case Study that Autogynephilia Forgot

Lambda Literary Foundation Launches New Website
The Lambda Literary Foundation is launching Lambda Literary, a new online webzine and blog community for the LGBTQ literary community. The site will collect links from online publications on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community and include reviews, articles, blogs and more. The site also features a twitter feed.

Anti-Lowe fliers stir controversy
Fliers have circulated criticizing mayoral candidate and current City Commissioner Craig Lowe for his support of a 2008 ordinance extending rights to transgendered people.
The fliers depict the male restroom symbol holding hands with a smaller, child-like female restroom symbol.
The yellow and black handbills declare Lowe is "Responsible' for legally allowing MEN in WOMEN'S RESTROOMS!"

Chicago/ Illinois Transgender Activists Head to Washington to Argue ENDA
Board members of Illinois Gender Advocates (IGA) are Washington-bound this month to promote the latest ENDA bill, which is transgender-inclusive. The organization has assembled a veritable dream team of Chicago activists which includes Cheri Rodman (IGA), Christina Heermann (Chicago Gender Society), Pamela McCann (Chicago Department of Public Health), and Christina Kahrl (Baseball Prospectus).

Panel defers on transgender rules for schools
After a contentious meeting Monday that drew angry outbursts from the crowd, the Maine Human Rights Commission postponed deciding whether to give advice to schools about how to accommodate transgender students.
'Biology-based' restrooms called 'discrimination'
Transgender School Guidelines Put On Hold

[Guyana] [Commentary]
This case is about, and for, all of us
On February 19th a motion was filed in Guyana’s high court to challenge a law that criminalized cross-dressing, and under which seven persons were arrested in 2009 and charged with wearing female attire. Four – Quincy McEwan, Seon Clarke, Joseph Fraser and Seyon Persaud – have brought the constitutional challenge, with the support of the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) and a group of lawyers, including from the recently established University of the West Indies Rights Advocate Project (U-RAP). Sunday’s Trinidad Express cites local gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender advocates who say this case will have far-reaching effects region-wide. It brings to mind what nearly came to pass in St. Vincent last year, where attempts at constitutional reform would have enshrined individual freedoms and social justice for all, while at the same time outlawing gay marriage.
Transgenders file suit against Guyana cross-dressing ban

Delicada situación de activistas del movimiento LGBT tras el sismo en Chile
Una activista transexual perdió a siete familiares a consecuencia del sismo • Un bar de ambiente resultó totalmente destruido en Paine • Activistas del Movilh perdieron familiares y muchos y muchos tienen en riesgo sus hogares por los daños del terremoto • Aún se desconoce la situación de muchas y muchos activistas de diversas organizaciones del sur del país que se cuentan, al momento, entre las cifras no oficiales de personas desaparecidas.
Primeras noticias es que no hay victimas en activistas transexuales y homosexuales tras el sismo de Chile

Transexuales en Argentina, Mendoza, podrán acceder Plan Viviendas que les habían negado
Representantes del colectivo travesti y transexual mantuvieron este viernes una reunión con la Directora Municipal del Plan Federal de Viviendas, Edith Polverini, en La Matanza, Argentina, donde lograron ser incluidas en la lista de beneficiarios, para lo que deberán presentar la documentación necesaria. (Photo)