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quinta-feira, abril 15, 2010

Primer Congreso Mundial de Transexuales y Derechos Humanos se celebrará en España en el mes de junio
Human Rights Watch, junto a los Ministerios de Asuntos Exteriores de España, Los Países Bajos y Noruega, además del Ministerio de Igualdad, Hivos, la Generalitat de Cataluña y el Ayuntamiento de Barcelona, apoyaran y subvencionaran la celebración del Primer Congreso Internacional sobre Identidad de Género y Derechos Humanos, que se celebrará en España - junto a una amplia coalición de asociaciones TRANS y LGTB- para el reconocimiento de los derechos del colectivo transexuales-trans y/o transgénero internacional y español.

[New Zealand]
Support builds for Beyer
Support is mounting for Georgina Beyer to run for the mayoralty in Masterton.
Ms Beyer, the world's first transsexual MP and mayor, told the Times-Age she is considering standing for the post based on the level of public support. If successful, she would be the first Maori mayor the town has had.

Hope and Hurt for Trans Americans in the APA's Proposed DSM Revisions
On Monday, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force praised the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) favoring of "gender incongruence" and refutation of "gender identity disorder" (GID) as part of its suggested revisions to the upcoming 5th edition of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM), a text that is used by clinicians and psychiatrists to diagnose psychiatric illnesses. However, the Task Force notes that there is much work to be done on the problematic diagnostic criteria that still mislabels many trans and gender variant people as having a mental disorder.

'I am transgender, and I want my voice to be heard'
Rebecca Avery always felt different, even as a child. It wasn't until the age of 13 that she would even hear the word that explained why she felt out of place -- she was transgender.
It would take another 14 years and a new job before she started her transition from male to female.
Avery, 30, works as a graphic designer in Waukegan, Illinois. And even though she has worked in the publishing and design field for 10 years, only the past four have been under her current name and identity.

Just Another Girl (Who Used to Be a Boy)
Yes, that’s right—happy 26-year-old Amy was once shy, insecure Brendan. And she remade her life—and her body—with the unconditional support of her friends. How would you react if a pal said he was becoming a she? Read on and find your answer.
(Photo: Amy with her other “family,” best friends Allison, left, and Valerie. Inset: Amy, as Brendan, a young boy in Missouri.)

ENDA protesters may see charges dropped
Charges against four women who staged a sit-in at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s D.C. office on March 18 will be dropped if certain conditions are met.

Federal anti-bullying actions face uncertain path
It doesn’t always pay off to have a seat at the table.
Case in point: The Obama administration’s proposal to reform the nation’s educational system includes no specific call for anti-bullying programs in schools, and no mention of protections for students from harassment or discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. This is despite the fact that an openly gay man with considerable experience in combating such bullying heads the Department of Education (DOE) Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools. And it comes despite having a push by the authors of two bills that would give schools strong incentives to enact LGBT-inclusive anti-bullying measures for similar language in any educational reform bill.

[USA] [Blog/Video]
Trans Forming Media PSA Against TOTWK & Transphobia
Pictures montage from April 6th Protest @ Tribeca Cinemas to demand Tribeca Film Festival remove "Ticked Off Tra**ies With Knives" (other photos are also included) The movie makes light of violence and rape against trans women, exploits the high-profile murder of teenager Angie Zapata, includes the pejorative term trannies in its title, inaccurately depicts trans womens identities as drag queen performers and caricatures and misrepresents the lives of an extremely disenfranchised group who suffer violence at alarming rates.

Former student nears settlement over prom
Kevin Logan, gay and transsexual, denied entry to dance in dress

HRC panel postpones transgender guidelines
The Maine Human Rights Commission is backing away from controversial plans to issue new guidelines for how schools should accommodate transgender students.
Commission members decided Monday to cancel a public hearing on the issue and to shelve, at least temporarily, work on a guidance document called “Sexual Orientation in Schools and Colleges.”

Montana City OKs GLBT Protections
Montana’s second-largest city has approved an ordinance that bans discrimination based on real or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity. The ordinance applies to the housing market and also protects GLBTs from workplace discrimination.
Mayor Engen likely to sign anti-discrimination law today
Missoula City Council makes history in adopting non-discrimination law

Family asks for help solving crossdresser's murder
It was an emotional afternoon for Donielle Prophete and Kim Pitter as they came to the Law Enforcement Center to ask for help in their brother's murder.
Tony Alston, 44, was shot to death April 3 in the front door of his Minnesota Road home. Sometime after 10 p.m. he answered the door for the last time.
Alston was a crossdresser and spent most of his time dressed as a woman. Police said they don't know if that had anything to do with his murder.
Family asks for info in man's killing

Were 3rd-grade boys asked to dress as girls? The fashion show is off
When Janine Giandomenico's son explained his school project to her, she dismissed his worries and figured she'd have to fork out a few bucks for poster board, magazines and a glue stick or two.
Parents Outraged Over Kids Cross-Dressing Fashion Show

Arrest in murder of transgender woman
A 29-year-old Manhattan man who met a transgender Queens woman in an online chat room was tracked down in Las Vegas and charged with her killing.
According to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Rasheen Everett of Manhattan allegedly strangled the victim in her Glendale apartment and then pouring bleach all over the victim's body.
Everett is charged him with second-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years to life in prison.

Memphis police officer on trial says transgender prisoner was aggressor
A former Memphis police officer on trial for allegedly beating a transgender prisoner said Tuesday that he was only defending himself from the prisoner he described as large, aggressive and frightening.
Bridges "Sutton" McRae said the six blows he delivered and the pepper spray he used on the prisoner, identified as Dwayne Johnson on the arrest ticket, all were defensive reactions.
Accused Officer Takes Stand In Civil Rights Trial