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[Portugal]
7º ciclo de cinema LGBT
A rede ex aequo - associação de jovens lésbicas, gays, bissexuais, transgéneros e simpatizantes, irá editar este ano o seu 7º Ciclo de Cinema LGBT.

O objectivo primordial deste evento é o de sensibilizar os jovens portugueses em geral para questões relacionadas com a homossexualidade, bissexualidade e transgenerismo, especialmente no que diz respeito à fase do "assumir-se para si próprio" pois, como sabemos, o período desta consciencialização e aceitação de si próprio é especial, delicado e por vezes difícil na vida da maioria dos jovens LGBT (lésbicas, gays, bissexuais e transgéneros), ainda incompreendidos e vítimas de preconceito e discriminação.

Assim, através dos vários filmes exibidos, os jovens LGBT, ou com dúvidas, poderão contactar com histórias ligadas à questão da orientação sexual e/ou identidade de género e reflectir acerca de temas pertinentes e inerentes à sua realidade, num ambiente de convívio.

Serão apresentadas 6 sessões de filmes de temática LGBT nos dias 9, 10 e 11 de Abril, durante o período da tarde e noite, com vista a possibilitar uma maior flexibilidade no horário da projecção de filmes. O ciclo irá realizar-se na Crew Hassan, em Lisboa.

9 a 11 de Abril de 2010

Crew Hassan — Cooperativa Cultural
Rua das Portas do Santo Antão, 159 1º
1150-267 Lisboa
(Metro: Avenida / Restauradores / Martim moniz)
No final de cada filme terá lugar um debate de 30 minutos.
A entrada é livre.


Domingo, 11 de Abril de 2010, 17h30

She's a Boy I Knew (2007)
Género: Documentário
Interesse: Transexualidade, Lésbico
País: Canada / Gwen Haworth / 70 mins / Idiomas: inglês

Sinopse: Gwen Haworth, uma realizadora residente em Vancouver, vira a câmara para si própria para gravar este documentário simples e realista que testemunha a sua transição de homem para mulher durante um periodo de vários anos. Este filme, que nos leva a pensar, não é sobre detalhes de cirurgias mas sim sobre uma reflexão dos laços de família - um delinear de transições que tomam lugar dentro das relações de sangue, de amigos e de amor da Gwen, durante um tempo de grande transformação pessoal.



[España]
Transexuales de Andalucía inauguraron Jornadas de Transexualidad en Universidad 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. (Foto)

[España]
Generando: "Exigimos que no exista un control médico de la identidad ni la sexualidad"
Nines Mestre y Luisa Lahoz, en la foto, presentaron en Huesca "Generando", un documental que aboga por la despatologización de la transexualidad. "Hoy en día las personas transexuales están catalogadas como enfermas mentales tanto en la Organización Mundial de la Salud como en la asociación psiquiátrica americana", señala Nines Mestre.

[España]
Málaga acogerá el primer Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres Lesbianas, Transexuales y Bisexuales Progresistas
Los próximos 8, 9 y 10 de abril la localidad malagueña de Torremolinos acogerá el I Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres Lesbianas, Transexuales y Bisexuales Progresistas. Organizadas por la Secretaría de Movimientos Sociales y el Grupo Federal de Lesbianas, Transexuales y Bisexuales del PSOE, las jornadas tienen por objetivo visibilizar y debatir los temas que afectan a este colectivo de mujeres desde una óptica progresista.

[UK]
Transgenders seek safer lives
A London cafe has issued a challenge to independent coffee houses all over the continent: make your shops safe for transgendered people on March 31. "Even during the heyday of the gay and lesbian movement in the 1960s, transgendered people were kicked out of the movement," said Linda Wayne, owner of the East Village Coffee House, on Dundas St. beside the Aeolian Hall.

[India]
From victim to victor
Life for the 6,000 transgenders in Bangalore would become miserable if they were not aware of their rights and privileges in society. If it comes to atrocities on transgenders, sex workers and eunuchs, the police station is the first place. Be it using filthy language or extracting money from them, the police lag behind none. Rowdy elements are another menace for transgenders.

[Indonesia]
Hard-liners force out sex congress participants
Members of hard-line Islamic groups forced their way into a Surabaya hotel Friday, demanding participants of a planned congress on sexual orientation in the East Java city to leave the country by Sunday.
Islamist Mob Shutters East Java Gay Conference

[Australia] [Blog/Commentary]
Is calling 'Tranny' an offensive word Offensive?
No thats not a joke. Or a defence of bigotry.
This is a VERY serious question.
One relating to Cultural Imperialism, to Class, to Transphobia between subsets of Transgender, to anti-sex-worker hate too.
The calls for Tranny to be considered a dirty word have been substantial. And they have some clear merit. Most of the time we encounter the word in the general media it's used as a derogatory word.

[Canada] [Commentary]
Disordered terminology
Over the past few years, the medical establishment has been moving away from the terms “intersex conditions” or “intersex people” toward “disorders of sex development” (DSD). The aim of this shift, according to the 2006 “consensus statement” in the journal Pediatrics, is to avoid using confusing or pejorative language to describe medical conditions. Another concern is that the term “intersex” might push an identity on people with different sex characteristics that they do not want.

[USA]
Tribeca responds
MovieLine.com has apparently been following the controversy over Dallas filmmaker Israel Luna’s latest flick, “Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives,” and Thursday posted this story about Tribeca Film Festival’s response to GLAAD’s call to action for the festival to remove Luna’s film from its 2010 line-up.
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation protests transgender film
Robert De Niro - Tribeca Bosses Stand By Transgender Comedy
Transgender Comedy Not Amusing to Some

[Blog/Commentary] “Ticked-Off Trannies” Invade Fort Worth
[Blog/Commentary] 8 Things GLAAD Should've Considered Before Their Ineffective Campaign Against Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives
‘Ticked-Off Trannies’ Actor Responds to Controversy
Protests and Defense of a Transgender Comedy at Tribeca Festival
Anger over 'grotesque' transgender film

[Blog/Commentary] "Ticked Off Trannies With Knives" Ticks Off GLAAD
[Blog/Commentary] Why Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives is bad…
Gay Dallas film stirs controversy: 'Ticked Off Trannies With Knives' ticks off the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

[Blog/Commentary] Ticked Off Trannies
[Blog/Commentary] Exploitation Without a Balancing Representation
[Blog/Commentary] AD’s “Ineffective” Campaign And Doing The Right Thing Even If It Isn’t Easy
[Blog/Commentary] The Apparent Cluelessness Of Israel Luna, The Man Behind "Ticked Off Trannies With Knives"

Protest/rally Against Tribeca’s Decision to Premiere Transphobic Film “Ticked Off Trannies With Knives”

Media Advocates Giving National Equality to Trans People. (MAGNET)

For immediate release

March 28, 2010

Protest/rally Against Tribeca’s Decision to Premiere Transphobic Film “Ticked Off Trannies With Knives”

What: A protest/rally demanding that Tribeca Film Festival remove the transphobic film “Ticked Off Trannies With Knives (TOTWK)”. Melissa Sklarz- Director of New York Trans Rights, celebrities, elected officials & LGBT activists will be speaking.

When/Where: Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 6:30-8:00pm @ Tribeca Cinemas @ 54 Varick Street, NYC

Why: TOTWK makes humor of “violence and rape” against transwomen , insensitively exploits the high profile murder of teenage girl Angie Zapata, includes the pejorative term “trannies” in its title, inaccurately depicts transwomen as dragqueen “performers” and misrepresents the lives of an extremely disenfranchised group who suffer violence at alarming rates.

“The transsexual and transgender communities are all too often the victims of violence and discrimination as a result of inaccurate media depictions like this film, which is offensive, dehumanizing and misogynistic and causes further misunderstanding and harm to an already dangerously oppressed minority group”, states Ashley Love, Organizer of Media Advocates Giving National Equality to Trans People (MAGNET).

MAGNET had a meeting with staff at Tribeca Center on Friday, March 26, educating them why this film is extremely problematic and dehumanizing. They refused to remove the film or make a statement that they don’t endorse the oppression of transsexual and transgender women, so MAGNET is now organizing a protest/rally in association with Families United Against Hate, International Foundation For Gender Education, New York Trans Rights Organization and Remembering Our Dead to demand that they remove the film, and to draw attention to injustices trans people face in everyday life and in the media. Many trans advocates, trans organizations and allies voiced their concerns to GLAAD, expressing they needed aggressive action. GLAAD issued an uncompromising and strong petition & call to action calling for Tribeca to remove the film. http://www.glaad.org/calltoaction/032510

To support or endorse the protest on Tuesday, receive information about issues raised or become involved in anti-defamation/media work for the transsexual and transgender communities:

Contact: Organizer of MAGNET: Ashley Love- Email: magnet_right_now@yahoo.com

Info on issues raised by film: “Trans Forming Media”
http://www.transformingmedia.blogspot.com/
Join “Boycott TOTWK” page & find more info/articles on story:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=103500239687288&ref=mf#!/group.php?gid=106926329329724----

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Ethan St.Pierre
Founder and Creator
TransFM International Broadcasting Network
http://www.transfm.squarespace.com/

[USA]
Transforming Oklahoma
Brittany Novotny sent a letter to Oklahoma state representative Sally Kern this week — she of the quotable statements "Gays are a bigger threat to the nation than terrorism or even Islam" and "We're trying to teach 2-year-olds that homosexuality is an acceptable lifestyle."
The letter was Novotny's way of introducing herself, letting Kern know she plans to run against her in the upcoming election after several of Kern's constituents encouraged Novotny to take on the challenge. (Photo)

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
Health Care Reform: NCTE On its impact on Transgender People
I will say upfront that the health care bill is a horrible bill and fails to really accomplish full reform. That said, it is an improvement because the US health care system (and I use that term very loosely) is beyond horrible. A system that makes it easier for everyone to get and keep coverage is better than a system that makes it easy for people to be excluded for arbitrary reasons. It still doesn’t go a fraction as far as it needs to, and of course disallowing transition-related health care is still legally allowed discrimination under the reformed health care. The new boss is only slightly friendlier than the old boss.

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
What Do We Want? And When Do We Want It? ENDA NOW
The media and the blogosphere are starting to blossom with stories about ENDA on speculation that it will come to a vote in the House in two weeks. Compared to other LGBT issues, there have been very few stories about ENDA in the past year, a source of considerable frustration to me.

[USA] [Commentary]
Census doesn't fairly count transgender persons
All the advertising I have seen for the 2010 census has a unified message: We must all participate so we can count. However, some of us will be participating in this census, but will not be accurately counted.
Does the Census Ignore Trans People?

[MS, USA]
School which cancelled prom suspended trans student
The Mississippi school which cancelled prom because a lesbian student wanted to bring her girlfriend recently suspended a student for being trans.
[Blog/Commentary] That Itawamba County School District Is Really Something

[OR, USA]
Census poses unique problems for local woman
For most people, filling out the 2010 U.S. Census questionnaire is a matter of taking 10 minutes and filling out some simple questions.
Not so for one Payette resident.
Catherine Carlson says filling out the Census report is a task that simply cannot be done in her situation.
“I can’t fill this thing out, because I don’t know how to answer it,” Carlson said.
Carlson had her name legally changed from Daniel Carlson to Catherine Carlson in the 1970s, while living in California. In 1980, she underwent a sex reassignment surgery to change her gender from a man to a woman.
(Photo: Catherine Carlson, Payette, holds up a copy of the 2010 U.S. Census questionnaire. Carlson says she cannot answer questions on the Census because she is transgender and the Idaho and federal governments do not recognize her as a female even though she has undergone a sex reassignment surgery.)

[Venezuela]
Transexuales de Venezuela demandan Ley para garantizar el cambio de nombre y sexo
Representantes de la organización Divas de Venezuela se reunieron ayer con la vicepresidenta del Poder Electoral, Sandra Oblitas, para pedirle que el organismo comicial garantice los cambios de género asociados a los nombres en los documentos de identidad. (Foto)