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sexta-feira, abril 16, 2010

Gays y lesbianas pedirán respeto ante la sede de Intereconomía
Asociaciones de gays y lesbianas se concentrarán mañana 15 de abril ante la sede de Intereconomía en Madrid, para exigir "respeto" hacia dicho colectivo y pedir el fin de sus "manifestaciones homófobas".
Ultraderecha contra gays a las puertas de Intereconomía
La ultraderecha y los gays se "enfrentan" en el centro de Madrid

(Foto: Gabriel Pecot - Asociaciones de LEGTB se manifiestan.)
Los manifestantes LGTB convocados por Arcópoli ganaron la partida a los ultras a las puertas de Intereconomía
La ultraderecha se enfrentan a los homosexuales frente a Interconomia en la concentración

Polícias violam transexuais detidas
Sob a acusação de violar duas transexuais detidas na prisão de San Vittore, em Milão e de Bollate, o procurador de Milão Isidoro Palma encerrou a investigação contra dois oficiais da prisão.

Minister: No Free Breasts for Transsexuals
The Lower House wants men having themselves transformed into women to be given breasts by the government. But Health Minister Ab Klink is not planning to do so.
People who undergo a sex change operation are reimbursed for the medical costs in the Netherlands. This does not apply to secondary procedures, including electronic depilation of bodily hair and the creation of breasts.

[South Africa]
Sex-change woman's ID ordeal
A woman's six-year ordeal with the Home Affairs Department to have her name and sex changed from male to female is finally over.
Jennifer Kisten of Durban was born intersex and was previously know as Gordon. She said she had spent at least R80 000 in lawyers' fees since 2004 to get a new ID number which reflects her change of sex and to have her current name recognised.

Cross-dressers fined S$43.09
Five men were fined RM100 (S$43.09) each by the magistrate's court yesterday for dressing as women.

CALM raid leaves many in the cold
Police officers barge through the doors, pushing and shoving as they enter. One man is knocked to the ground, and another is hit on the head. Before long, many are arrested. The victims of this raid are forced to lie face down on the floor, where they are handcuffed and humiliated.
Sexual minorities have faced their fair share of discrimination and violence in the past by the Toronto Police Service. The scars of such memories are often long lasting and painful. The March 31 raid on Cannibis as Living Medicine (CALM) – a cannabis club in downtown Toronto that helps people with serious medical issues deal with the pain and suffering they face, brought some of those memories back into the light.
(Photo: Sandra Petite protests outside 51 division headquarters on College St on April 11. She was charged, along with eight others, after Toronto police raided the Cannabis as Living Medicine (CALM) medical marijuana centre on Queen St W on March 30.)

El Senado de Estados Unidos rechaza de forma unánime el proyecto de ley homófoba de Uganda
El pleno del Senado de Estados Unidos ha aprobado por unanimidad una resolución que pide a Uganda que rechace el proyecto de ley que persigue endurecer todavía más el tratamiento penal de la homosexualidad, castigándola con pena de muerte o cadena perpetua, y que en estos momentos se tramita en el Parlamento del país africano.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Approves Resolution Opposing Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill, 2009
Senate Passes Resolution Condemning Ugandan Anti-Gay Bill

New gene in hair loss identified
A team of investigators from Columbia, Rockefeller and Stanford Universities has identified a new gene involved in hair growth, as reported in a paper in the April 15 issue of Nature. This discovery may affect future research and treatments for male pattern baldness and other forms of hair loss.

[USA] [News/Commentary]
The National Day of Silence 2010 - Help Stop Anti-LGBT Bullying in Our Schools
This Friday, April 16, is the National Day of Silence, when students across America can show solidarity with their peers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) by taking a vow of silence so as to bring attention to anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools.
GLSEN’s ’Day of Silence’ Generates Plenty of Noise
[Opinion] Fox News's sloppy coverage of GLSEN's Day of Silence

[USA] [News/Commentary]
The ENDA innocence for our children
While many of us were focused on defeating government-run healthcare, the Democrats and their homosexual and transgender allies were working overtime on something equally sinister.
Church Lobby Warns of Transgendered Teachers
[Blog/Commentary] Andrea Lafferty spins lies against transgendered teachers to hurt ENDA

[FL, USA] [Commentary]
All students need protection
Discrimination of any kind should not be tolerated, which is why the National Day of Silence rally this Friday is important.
If you have time, please stop by the Student Union between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to participate in the wall of hate activity. Students, faculty and guests are welcome to write a hateful or derogatory comment on a brick. The bricks are assembled into a wall that is then knocked down to symbolize UCF’s fight against discrimination.

Students, allies rally for safe schools at CPS
Demanding that the Chicago Public Schools immediately implement a grievance procedure for "students experiencing violence at the hands of the school system," protesters marched and chanted in front of the offices of CPS chief executive officer Ron Huberman on Tuesday, April 13. The action was part of the youth-led Safe and Affirming Education Campaign developed by Gender JUST ( Justice United for Society Transformation ) , a grassroots social justice organization. (Photo)

Transgender Student Promotes Awareness
Transgender is an “umbrella term used to define someone who is uncomfortable with their assigned biological sex,” says a 19-year-old sophomore student at Montclair State University.
“My biological sex is male, but my gender is female,” she says proudly.
Her name is Dana Marie, and she is the secretary of SPECTRUMS: Sexuality, Pride, Education, Community, Truth, Respect and Unity at Montclair State University. (Photo)

Arrest made in murder of New York transgender woman Amanda Gonzalez-Andujar
An arrest has been made in the brutal murder of transgender woman Amanda Gonzalez-Andujar, The New York Times reports.
Rasheen Everett, 29, was arrested in Las Vegas and returned to New York to face charges of second-degree murder and evidence tampering. The motive remains unclear, and it is yet unknown whether or not Gonzalez-Andujar was murdered because she was transgender.
Arrest but No Motive in Strangling of Queens Woman
Suspect in transgender woman's strangling arrested
Man Arrested in Murder of Transgender Woman Found Strangled in Queens

Penn OKs coverage for sex-change surgeries for students in health plan
The University of Pennsylvania has approved health-insurance coverage for students who want sex-change surgeries and related treatments, officials said Wednesday.
Penn president Amy Gutmann recently approved the coverage, which the Student Health Insurance Advisory Committee had recommended, university spokesman Ron Ozio said.
U. adds transgender insurance

Jury In McRae Trial Deliberates
Jurors in the Bridges McRae case will return to a federal courtroom Friday after a second day of deliberations ended with no verdict.
McRae is on trial for violating the civil rights of transgender prostitute Dwayne "Duanna" Johnson.
At one point, it appeared there was a verdict but it turned out jurors needed a clarification.
Jury Deliberates in Transgender Beating Trial
No verdict in trial of Memphis officer accused of beating transgender prisoner

Ayuntamiento pone trabas a la Marcha LGBT en Puebla
El ánimo no baja, los organizadores están a todo vapor ultimando los detalles de la marcha del 29 de mayo, que en esta ocasión tendrá como consigna exigir el decreto de la ley del matrimonio homosexual y ser la más grande fiesta arcoiris en nueve años.