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sexta-feira, abril 02, 2010

Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)5 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on measures to combat discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity
The Committee of Ministers, under the terms of Article 15.b of the Statute of the Council of Europe,
Considering that the aim of the Council of Europe is to achieve a greater unity between its members, and that this aim may be pursued, in particular, through common action in the field of human rights;
Recalling that human rights are universal and shall apply to all individuals, and stressing therefore its commitment to guarantee the equal dignity of all human beings and the enjoyment of rights and freedoms of all individuals without discrimination on any ground such as sex, race, colour, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, association with a national minority, property, birth or other status, in accordance with the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms(ETS No. 5) (hereinafter referred to as “the Convention”) and its protocols;

Transsexual Barbie dolls star at Alicante exhibition
The exhibition is intended to increase the visibility of transsexuals in society
Transsexual Barbie dolls are the centre of a photographic exhibition organized by the DecideT Association of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transsexuals in Alicante.

First Slovak Gay Pride Parade to Take Place on May 22 in Bratislava
The first Pride parade in Slovakia is to be held on May 22 in Bratislava. Pride parades, usually occurring annually in the world, are events celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

[South Africa]
Hermaphrodite Runner Caster Semenya Returns to Track
Due to the International Association of Athletics Federations’ reluctance to release results of Caster Semenya’s gender test, the 19-year-old South African runner has announced a return to the track. “I hereby publicly announce my return to athletics competitions,” Semenya said in a statement.
Semenya return put on hold

Hamdan British jailed 3 years for posing as male prostitute
An Emirati student, nicknamed "Hamdan British", faces three years in jail for posing as a male prostitute and posting on the internet, indecent pictures of him wearing bikinis and cross-dressed to seduce men.
Student Gets 3-year Jail for Prostitution, Cross-dressing

Police ban ILGA conference
Police in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, forced the cancellation of the fourth Asian regional conference of ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex Association, the group said March 26.

Sex change killer Maddison Hall gets parole
Sex change killer Maddison Hall will walk free from jail on parole in two weeks but she will be under 24 hour electronic surveillance.
Hall, jailed for the 1987 murder of hitch hiker Lyn Saunders, will be required to wear an electronic bracelet, the NSW State Parole Authority said this morning.

[USA] [Blog/News]
Transgender Day of Visibility
Today’s International Transgender Day of Visibility (31 de Março). Started last year as a movement on Facebook, the goal of today is to increase visibility and celebrate transgender identity:
Happy International Transgender Day Of Visibility

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
New York: The City Where Transphobia Never Sleeps
Amanda Gonzalez-Andujar was a 29-year old trans woman who was found murdered by stabbing in her apartment in Queens, NY yesterday. Her apartment had been ransacked and much of her possessions destroyed. Every two days, a trans woman is murdered somewhere in the world.
How did New York Media report on this horrific murder? It universally referred to her in their stories by her assigned male birth name. Many of the stories used male pronouns even though they knew she was trans. The police initially identified her as a murdered woman only to amend that statement with the information she was "a man."
[Blog/Commentary] It Has To Stop: Amanda Gonzalez-Andujar

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
Israel Luna Backing Away From Exploiting Angie Zapata And Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado
"I was prompted to write this movie in part by the hate crimes against the trans community; which is why the tragic stories of Angie Zapata and Jorge Mercado appear at the beginning of my trailer. My initial thought of placing them there was to give a disturbing reality to my film about transgender violence.
After listening to some of the voices in the trans-community I've decided to remove those references from the trailer. I plan to post a new trailer later this week (Facebook, YouTube and and our movie website.) It seems that the association between their brutal stories and the revenge/thriller content of the film in it's entirety, has been difficult to connect.
Even with this change, I hope the trailer will continue to raise awareness of the horrible truth of rampant violence against trans-women."
~Israel Luna, filmmaker of Tribeca Film Festival pick "Ticked-Off Tra**nies With Knives," in a statement to MovieLine

Baltimore man charged with murder in October stabbing
Police have made an arrest in a deadly October stabbing that occurred after a dispute in a car near a park in East Baltimore.
Larry Douglas, 20, of Baltimore has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing of Darren Neal Green Jr., 25, of the first block of N. Woodington Road in Southwest Baltimore.
Police found the wounded Green wearing women's clothing in the 1500 block of Montpelier St., near Adams Park, in the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello neighborhood about 5 a.m. Oct. 26.
A counselor said she knew Green as "Dee," and that Green identified as a woman.

LGBTs infiltrate anti-gay presentation
Dozens of LGBT and allied people filled the Grosse Pointe War Memorial on March 25 to protest the message of Mission America organizer Linda Harvey. Point of Relevance, an anti-gay Christian group, hosted the event in part to try and persuade Grosse Pointe Public Schools to ban National Day of Silence.

Parents Outraged By APS Assembly
Parents said an Albuquerque Public School middle school has a lot of explaining to do.
Lyndon B. Johnson Middle School held an assembly about bullying and tolerance toward gays, lesbians and transgenders.
Parents said the school crossed the line.
"They crossed the line when they decided to start teaching my child about things that should be taught at home," said parent Annette Martinez.

Detectives Investigate Killing of Woman in Queens
Detectives are investigating the killing of a 29-year-old woman whose body was discovered on Tuesday afternoon inside an apartment in Glendale, Queens.
Originally, the police identified the victim, Edelbuerto Gonzalez-Andujar, as a man. They said officers from the 104th precinct responded to 69-30 62nd Street after a 911 call about a “male not breathing,” and that the victim was found “unconscious and unresponsive” and pronounced dead inside a first-floor apartment.
Transgender woman Amanda Gonzalez-Andujar found dead in New York apartment
Transgender woman Amanda Gonzalez-Andujar was strangled by man she was dating, cops suspect

[PA, USA] [Commentary]
SEPTA policing gender, drag show held in protest
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, or SEPTA, is not known for its modernity or outstanding customer relations, but a recent protest on Tuesday has called special attention to the company’s discriminatory treatment of transgender and queer persons. On the monthly SEPTA transportation passes known as “transpasses” or “trailpasses,” the company places stickers with the letter “M” or the letter “F” to indicate the gender of the cardholder.
Protesters Challenge Gender ID on Septa Transpasses