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terça-feira, abril 06, 2010

Trans podem usar nome social na escola em 10 Estados brasileiros
Já chega a 10 o número de Estados brasileiros que aceitam o nome social de estudantes trans
Aceptan uso del nombre social de personas trans en las escuelas brasileñas

Attack has Rachelle living in fear
Rachelle knew it would be tough gaining society's acceptance – but she never thought she would fear for her safety.
In August the 50-year-old made the tough decision to become a woman after grappling with the prospect her whole life.
Now Rachelle is scared to leave her home after claiming she was attacked last Sunday night.
(Photo: Megan Lewis - Tough time: Rockhampton transsexual in waiting Rachelle has had a tough time since choosing to become a woman.)

Homophobia now rife in Merseyside schools warn teachers after Liverpool conference
Homophobic bullying has reached an “endemic” level in Merseyside’s secondary schools, teachers have claimed.

[South Africa] [Commentary]
Let Caster Semenya Run!
Caster Semenya showed up to race in Stellenbosch, South Africa, this week and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) wouldn't let her run. Before we get into the specifics, let's take a moment to appreciate the courage involved in her simple desire to compete. Imagine walking in the woods during hunting season dressed as a deer. Now you can understand what Caster Semenya has chosen to risk. She was inviting fire. The 19-year-old world record-holding runner arrived at Stellenbosch to announce her return to competitive running even though she was on suicide watch last fall. Even though she was the subject of heartless attacks. Even though she was a bull's-eye for every bigot in and out of the sports world.
Semenya's "crime" is that, like millions of others, she might be intersex.
Semenya case is IAAF's longest, says source

Celeb transgender gets gymkhana boot
Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, a transgender, had no problem receiving an invitation to work for human rights issues at the United Nations. However, she wasn't as lucky when it came to the snooty Bombay Gymkhana that boasts memberships of Mumbai's rich and famous.
Late on Friday, when Laxmi arrived at the Bombay Gymkhana, she was rudely told that she was "unwelcome" and hence could not walk the famed lawns of the 135-year-old institution.
Celina Jaitely stands up for transgender

Mulher transexual mutilada em vários bocados
O corpo de uma mulher transexual foi encontrado em vários bocados. Só com o tronco, porque possuía seios, se descobriu que era transexual.
Mutilation victim may have been transsexual: Police

[Indonesia] [Blog/Commentary]
What Happened In Surabaya Should Never Stay In Surabaya
TransGriot Note: You think we have drama here in the States fighting some of our right wing opponents and our recalcitrant gay and lesbian frenemies for our rights, try being a GLBT activist in other parts of the world.
Fighting for your rights there can put you at risk for physical violence and possible death in addition to fighting faith based intolerance.
Here is Sass Rogando Sasot's account originally posted on her Facebook page about the recent ILGA Asia conference in Surabaya, Indonesia. It was interfered with and forced to cancel by the oppressive tag team of Islamic fundamentalists and Indonesian government officials.
Photos of Surabaya drama by Sylvia Tan

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
Follow-up on a Flawed System: Is HRT in Prison Life or Death?
Last week’s court decision overturning Wisconsin law that precluded transsexual inmates from receiving transition-related care raised the age old question of equality.
Even fair-minded American tax-payers harbor conflicted feelings about subsidizing medical care for transgender inmates. I doubt I’m going out on a limb to speculate the majority do.
[Blog/Commentary] A Small Victory in Wisconsin

Pride Week events demonstrate need for gender-neutral bathrooms
The routine task of choosing a restroom couldn’t have been more difficult for Matthew Blankers, a senior from Claremont, Calif. He says he was born in a woman’s body, but as a masculine woman who was often mistaken for a boy. Even before he knew it was possible to be transgender, Blankers noticed that he acted, dressed, and talked, in a way that was more masculine than feminine. Sometimes others would be alarmed when he would walk into a women’s restroom — the one supposedly for him.

Protest & Rally Against TOTWK
Media Advocates Giving National Equality to Trans People (MAGNET)
Press Release: For immediate release April 4, 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 Organization, celebrities, elected officials & LGBT activists will be speaking. A candle light vigil for trans victims of hate crimes will also be held.
When/Where: Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 6:30-8:00pm @ Tribeca Cinemas @ 54 Varick Street, NYC

[PA, USA] [Commentary]
Editorial A pass for equality
Last week, transgender SEPTA riders and their allies protested gender designations on the weekly and monthly TransPasses.
The demonstrators argue that these gender demarcations are discriminatory. We agree and think SEPTA should stop using the stickers with gender labels.

Impiden jugar con mujeres a DT del 'Tri' gay
La transexual mexicana Miranda Salman, quien dirige a la selección mexicana de fútbol gay, acusó a los dueños de una cancha privada de discriminación por impedirle jugar con un equipo de mujeres.

Denuncian muertes de sida por negligencia de SS
Por este hecho, señalaron al ex secretario de Salud, Gilberto Montiel Amoroso, a quien culpan de no dejar un presupuesto asignado en el reglamento

Transexuales en Argentina presentan proyectos de Ley para cambio DNI y CRS sin juicio
Hasta estos momentos las personas transexuales en Argentina necesitan una resolución judicial para poder someterse a una cirugía de reasignación sexual. Integrantes de la Asociación Travestis, Transexuales, Transgéneros de la Argentina y de la Federación Argentina de Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales y Travestis presentaron dos proyectos para facilitar el cambio de nombre en los DNI; y para que las operaciones de cambio de sexo puedan realizarse sin autorización judicial como sucede en la actualidad.