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quinta-feira, abril 29, 2010

Ministério da Saúde lança campanha de prevenção à Aids criada por travestis
"Sou travesti. Tenho direito de ser quem sou" é um dos slogans da nova campanha do Ministério da Saúde e da Secretaria de Direitos Humanos para combater o preconceito contra travestis.

Travestis torcerão por Ronaldo no Maracanã
A torcida do Flamengo encontrou uma forma bem humorada para pegar no pé do atacante Ronaldo durante a partida desta quarta-feira, contra o Corinthians. Os rubro-negros contrataram 20 travestis para torcerem pelo jogador durante os 90 minutos do jogo.

New UK Equality Act
The Equality Act 2010 (the "Act") received Royal Assent on 8 April 2010. The majority of the provisions under the Act are due to come into force in October 2010. The Act, which replaces existing separate legislation for each strand of discrimination law (for example, sex, race, sexual orientation etc.), purports to unify and harmonise the law surrounding discrimination and equality. However, the Act also makes significant changes to existing legislation.

Consecutive murders in Izmir raise fears of serial killer
Three murders in three days have led locals to believe a serial killer is on the loose in Balçova, İzmir province.
Officers on patrol found the latest murder victim, 30-year-old transvestite Mustafa As, dead in his car on Tuesday. They first thought he was asleep but realized he was dead after they opened the car door. As had been shot in the head.
Turkish police detain suspect in Izmir killings

Jailed gay Malawi couple thank supporters
The gay Malawian couple who were arrested in December for holding a marriage ceremony have thanked their supporters from jail.
Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga have been in custody in a Blantyre prison for four months, having been denied bail.

[Uganda] [Opinion]
Planned Rally Could Inflame Intolerance Against Ugandan LGBTI Community
On May 2, The Call, a U.S. evangelical ministry led by Lou Engle, together with its Ugandan affiliate, will host a religious gathering at a stadium in Uganda's capital Kampala. Among other things, the event aims to rally participants around anti-gay sentiments by urging them to "fight vices eating away at our society", and specifically mentions homosexuality as a societal evil.

Transgenders request for identity option legitimate: CEC
The Chief Election Commissioner Navin B Chawla has said instructions had been given to authorities concerned to revise the format of electoral rolls to indicate the sex of Transgenders as 'Others'.

Alberta to pay for some gender-reassignment surgeries as it phases out funding
More than a year after the Alberta government announced it would no longer provide funding for gender-reassignment surgery (GRS), Alberta Health and Wellness has quietly agreed to pay for up to 20 surgeries per year until 2015. The new guidelines, which have yet to be publicly announced, are part of the government's plan to phase out funding for GRS.
(Photo: Lois Gorzalka - Trans activists gathered in Edmonton in April 2009 to file human rights complaints against the provincial government.)
Alberta to phase-out transgender surgery funding gradually
Phase-out of sex-change funding a 'reactionary move': researcher

Senate Advances on International LGBT Rights
Foreign Relations Committee approves pro-LGBT equality language, offered by Senators Feingold and Gillibrand, to State Department funding bill

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
We Know the Way to End Prison Rape. Is It Too Expensive?
Excerpt: While spending time in juvenile detention centers and adult prisons, Troy Erik Isaac was repeatedly raped by fellow prisoners: [...] "My name is Troy Erik Isaac. I’m a 36 year old male. I am writing to encourage you to adopt swiftly the standards developed by the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission. I identify as transgender. I think and feel like a woman. I’ve spent most of my adolescent year’s in juvenile hall, youth authority, from 12 to 18. I was raped numerous times by fellow inmates, and even was assaulted by a fellow prisoner incarcerated for rape. Frankly I was never supposed to be around a prisoner convicted of rape in this case."

[USA] [News/Film/Television]
Take a Trip to 'Trinidad'
One of the more surprising and enlightening documentaries to make its way through the festival circuit lately is Jay Hodges' and PJ Raval's Trinidad. It unfolds in the small Colorado town of Trinidad, which happens to be the sex change capitol of the world, and follows the journey of its transgender residents as they work to find their true selves against this unlikely rural, red-state backdrop. Queersighted caught up with openly gay co-director Raval (below) as the film premieres on Logo (and and makes its simultaneous DVD debut.

S.F. charges man in killing where DNA languished
San Francisco prosecutors filed murder charges Tuesday in a 2007 sexual assault slaying of a transgender prostitute, a case that became notorious when DNA evidence languished untested for two years at the police crime lab.
S.F. man charged in 2007 murder of transgender woman
[Blog/News] Transgender Attack Cases Backlogged in Crime Lab Finally Getting Their Due
Man charged in transgender prostitute murder

Cross-Dressing: Illegal in Oakland Since 1879
Attention divas, daggers, dykes, sissies and studs: sashay shante, y’all. According to Oakland's Code of Ordinances, your style is illegal.
Immoral Dress Code 9.08.080 has been in place since 1879: “It is unlawful for any person in the city to appear in any public place nude or in the attire of a person of the opposite sex, or in any indecent or lewd attire.”

Gay Weekly 'Washington Blade' To Resume Publication
Gay weekly Washington Blade will resume publication Friday.
Publisher Window Media shuttered its most recognizable newspaper – along with six other LGBT publications – last November after filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Also affected were the Atlanta-based gay weekly Southern Voice, as well as the Houston Voice, David Atlanta, South Florida Blade and 411 Magazine. The company had already closed down three additional properties: HX Magazine, the New York Blade and monthly glossy Genre.

Transgender Candidate Running On Conservative Platform
The Log Cabin Republicans, who have provided a community for conservative gays and lesbians for more than 30 years, may need to make some room for their transgender cohorts.

Illinois approves anti-bullying bill that includes sexual orientation and gender identity
Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign into law an anti-bullying bill that includes sexual orientation and gender identity.
The Illinois House voted unanimously on Friday, April 23, to approve the bill. The Senate passed its version on March 24.

Transgender student accuses Salem State of discrimination
A transgender student has accused Salem State College of housing discrimination after being refused a request to live in a dorm with female students.

Commission calls for support for LGBT youth
The Massachusetts Commission on GLBT Youth has called on House Representatives to pass budget amendments and transgender rights bills on behalf of LGBT youth.
Transgender activists push back on rights bill

More than 50,000 exepcted at 'Global GLBT summit'
The 18th annual Equality Forum, Philadelphia's GLBT super event, whichkicked off yesterday, is expected to draw more than 50,000 participants over the next five days in support of the international gay-rights movement.

Transexuales de Toluca, México, denuncian nuevos ataques de policías municipales
Este sábado, al filo de las 4:30 horas, uniformados realizaron un nuevo operativo en la calle de Alexander Von Humbolt, “zona en la que ya se había acordado con las autoridades municipales que podíamos desempeñar nuestro trabajo”, dijo Lucero González, una mujer transexual.

Instituto Electoral mexicano prepara protocolo que asegura derechos y prestaciones a transexuales
El Instituto Federal Electoral (IFE) prepara un protocolo para trabajadores transexuales y transgénero, y ya aprobó una licencia sin goce de sueldo por dos meses para un colaborador que decidió reasignarse de sexo.

Santa Marta to host transgender beauty pageant
Preparations are underway for Colombia's annual National Transgender Beauty Pageant, which will take place in the Caribbean coastal town of Santa Marta from May 14 to 16, reports El Informador.
Inician preparativos para el 'Concurso Nacional de la Belleza Trans 2010'

[Bolivia] [Opinion]
¿Homofobia o mala educación?
No hace mucho vi en un recinto público a dos chicas besarse con breve pasión antes de despedirse. Pensé que es agradable vivir en una sociedad en que la afectividad puede manifestarse con idéntica normalidad y naturalidad ya se trate de parejas hetero u homo. Supongo que pensarán lo mismo cuantos crean que la homosexualidad no es una aberración o el resultado de comer pollo a lo Evo Morales, sino algo tan normal y natural como la heterosexualidad.
[Opinion] Diario de campaña/ Evo, los pollos y la gran pregunta
'We respect gays': Bolivian government responds to outrage over President Evo Morales homophobic comments
Morales Apologizes for Linking Gays, Genetically Modified Chickens
Bolivian president apologizes to Spanish gay and lesbian organizations
Evo Morales quiere que Bolivia sea territorio libre de transgénicos