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segunda-feira, Abril 26, 2010

[Brasil]
Tocantins passa a aceitar nome social de trans em suas escolas
Conselho de Educação do Tocantins aprova uso de nome social de trans em suas escolas

[Brasil]
Polícia investiga se morte de travesti em João Pessoa foi por homofobia
Travesti morta esfaqueada em João Pessoa pode ter sido assassinada por homofobia


[España]
“Mi sexo y yo”: la transexualidad en Informe Semanal
El programa “Informe Semanal” de Televisión Española dedicó este fin de semana un reportaje a la transexualidad, titulado “Mi sexo y yo”. El reportaje aporta testimonios personales tanto de mujeres como de hombres transexuales, así como opiniones de diversos especialistas médicos.
Si bien el reportaje adopta una perspectiva excesivamente biologicista, no deja de ser un material de interés, que puedes visualizar
pinchando aquí.

[UK]
Trans pilot 'no big deal' for RAF
A pilot at Prince William's RAF base is transitioning to become a woman.
Flight Lieutenant Ayla Holdom, 29, who was born male, told friends this week that she expects to complete her transition within a year.
Pilot at Will's RAF base plans to lose his chopper
Pilot at William's base changes sex
Pilot at Prince William's RAF base to change sex
Pilot at William's base changes sex
William's RAF mate to change sex
Wills base pilot in sex swap


[UK]
Sex change ops triple since 2000
The number of sex change operations being performed annually by the NHS has almost tripled since 2000, according to figures revealed by The Daily Telegraph.

[Australia] [Books/People]
Novel approach to sex change
Two authors hope their novel will help teenagers understand why a woman would become a man.
Cheryl Critchley talks to Ryan Kennedy about his young-adult book f2m: the boy within, co-written with Hazel Edwards.

[USA]
Human Rights Campaign Submits Official Comment on APA's DSM Review
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization, submitted comment yesterday on the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) proposed changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, pressing the APA to do more to eliminate the stigma transgender Americans face. The public comment phase of the review process ended April 20.
[Blog/Commentary] My comment on the DSM-V proposals

[USA]
Barney Frank Chides Gay Protesters On ENDA Action
Massachusetts Representative Barney Frank has criticized a group of gay activists for disrupting a House committee hearing demanding action on a federal gay protections bill.
One Story, Two Sides

[USA]
White House: No Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal This Year
Press Secretary Gibbs told reporters Wednesday that the President does not intend to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell this year.

[USA] [News/Film/Television]
Trinidad
Directors Jay Hodges and PJ Raval heard about a small Colorado town that was, as they told IndieWire in an interview two years ago, "filled with cowboys and transsexuals," "a place where people arrived men and left women"... and decided to make a movie about the place.

[CA, USA]
Transgender student slashed in campus restroom
Police are asking for the public's help in finding whoever attacked a transgender student on the California State University, Long Beach campus last week.
University spokesman Rick Gloady said Friday the victim was approached by a man inside a restroom in a campus building the evening of April 15. The suspect said a first name and asked the student if he was that person.
When the student replied that he was, Gloady says the suspect pulled the student's T-shirt over his head, pushed him into the stall and used a sharp object to slash the student's chest. The suspect then fled the area.
Transgender student assaulted with weapon at CSULB
Police seek CSULB stabbing suspect

[Blog/Commentary] Is Attack on Transgendered Student at Long Beach State Related to La Voz de Aztlan's Homophobia?
Transgendered student attacked on LB campus


[FL, USA]
Transgender Candidate Touts Conservative Values
Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz faces seven largely unknown opponents in the race vying for the 20th Congressional district seat.
One of those opponents is Donna Milo, formerly Ed Milo, who had a sex change operation 10 years ago.

[MO, USA]
Transgender Senate candidate begins nuclear disarmament walk
Hard to believe, but while the media has covered every move of U. S. Senate candidates Roy Blunt and Robin Carnahan, even Chuck Purgason, there has been almost no mention of transgender candidte Midge Potts. So here is the lowdown on the candidate's nuclear disarmament walk:

[NY, USA]
The Underside of a Film Festival, Where Some Dark Treasures Dwell
“Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives” and “Spork” belong to a peculiarly American genre, the politically correct comedy of inclusion. Israel Luna’s “Trannies” earned some prefestival publicity when the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation said the film was misleading and exploitative and called for it to be withdrawn. It’s hard to argue with “exploitative,” given that the film is quite consciously a Quentin Tarantino-style, mock-exploitation exercise complete with scratchy reel changes. The banter among the transgender heroines is funny; the lurid revenge-fantasy violence, not so much.
A message from Israel Luna
Ticked-Off Tra**ies With Knives?

[Commentary] An Image I'd Rather Forget: A Critique of Ticked Off Tra**ies With Knives
[Blog/Commentary] Kate Bornstein Is Ticked Off With Ticked-off Trannies With Knives
[Commentary] Kate Bornstein: When Bad Movies Happen To Good People
[Blog/Commentary] Time to get ‘Ticked Off’
[Blog/Film] At the Tribeca Film Festival
More on ‘Ticked Off Tra**ies With Knives’
Trannies With Knives Gets Asterisked
“The Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives” Premiere


[TN, USA]
New Trial Date Set in Transgender Beating Case
A new trial date has been set for the former Memphis police officer accused of beating a transgendered woman.
Bridges McRae will face a new jury on July 12, 2010 after jurors in his first trial could not reach a verdict. Eleven jurors thought he was guilty. One juror believed he was innocent.
July retrial set for former officer charged with beating transgender prisoner
Bridges McRae Will Be Tried Again


[TX, USA]
Transgendered community takes a stand at board meeting
The gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community made its presence known at the regular board meeting Tuesday.
More than a dozen speakers addressed trustees during the citizens-to-be-heard portion of the meeting with one issue in mind: update the district’s equal employment opportunity statement to protect the GLBT students and employees in the district.

[VA,USA]
Bob McDonnell’s Former Brother-in-Law Publicly Speaks Out As Transgendered
Dozens gathered for today’s “Don’t Hate, Legislate” rally at Capitol Square despite the rain. Delegate Adam Ebbin and Senator Donald McEachin spoke out against Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and Governor Bob McDonnell’s actions since taking office.
At the rally, Robyn Deane shared her story about coming out as transgendered in the McDonnell family.

[Puerto Rico]
Decenas acuden al velorio de Ashley
Decenas de personas comenzaron a desfilar esta tarde frente al ataúd que guarda los restos de la transexual Ashley Santiago Ocasio, una conocida estilista de este pueblo que fue brutalmente asesinada el pasado fin de semana.
Tía de Jorge Steven López solidaria con la mamá de Ashley
Hoy el sepelio de Ashley Santiago


[Bolivia] [Opinion]
Evo Morales y el ejercicio permanente del derecho a insultar
Hurgar y rebuscar un fundamento científico para las afirmaciones de Evo Morales en cuanto al pollo, los transgénicos, la masculinidad y los calvos, es perdernos del verdadero sentido, impacto y torpeza de esas afirmaciones.
Bolivia's Morales: Eating Chicken Makes You Gay?
Evo Morales: 'Chicken causes baldness and homosexuality'
[Opinion] ¿Evo + hormona en el pollo = Eva?
[Opinion] Chistes de paletos (Quien Mucho Abarca)
[Opinion] La culpa es de los pollos, no de los curas
Reacciones a las sorprendentes declaraciones del presidente de Bolivia

[Opinion] Evo Morales ¿homofóbico?
Otra vez Evo: Homosexualidad y calvicie se originan por comer pollos
Diputados postulan nuevamente a Evo para premio Nobel
Brazilian Farmers Blast Morales on His Broiler–Homosexuality Link Statement

[Opinion] De gays, calvos e inodoros
[Opinion] Los inocentes pollos
Evo, Cristina y la dieta del pollo y del chancho

[Opinion] Evo y las “desviaciones” del hombre
[Opinion] A mis amigos los calvos
Pollos y gays desencantan a Evo Morales