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domingo, abril 11, 2010

Corte Constitucional de Portugal reafrima posicionamento favorável a união civil de gays
A pedido do presidente Anibal Cavaco Silva, a Corte Constitucional de Portugal legitimou novamente a lei que permite o casamento homossexual no país.
La FELGTB celebra la sentencia a favor del matrimonio del Tribunal Constitucional portugués
Top Portuguese Court OKs Gay Marriage

Drag queen ativista se encontra com Lula
A drag queen de Campinas Lohren Beauty e presidente do Grupo E-Jovem se encontrou na tarde de ontem (08/04) com o presidente Lula, em Brasília.
Lohren ocupa a cadeira de representante LGBT no Conselho Nacional da Juventude. A pauta do encontro foram os jovens gays. (Foto)

Group denounces efforts to introduce same-sex ideology into Catholic education
The Spanish organization, Professionals for Ethics (PFE), warned this week that the State Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals in the country is distributing a guide to high school teachers on how to teach respect for sexual diversity during Catholic religion classes.

Condenadas a 18 años de cárcel por vejar y asesinar a un transexual
La víctima acogió a las dos mujeres en su casa, y ellas lo mataron

School asks students to support trans staff member
Students at a Somerset college have been asked to be supportive of a staff member who is transitioning from male to female.
Emma Holbook, a media and films studies technician, is returning to Richard Huish College in Taunton as a woman after the Easter break.
Head teacher asks students to support sex change employee

New Macedonian rights law fails to protect gays
Macedonia has approved a new rights law but ignored appeals from the EU and rights groups to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation.

[USA] [Commentary]
Ticked off
A few weeks ago, I was made aware of a movie that was coming to the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City later this month. The film, Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives from director Israel Luna is a campy, low-to-no-budget send-up of revenge thrillers, molded in the style of blaxploitation films of the 1970s.

Conservative Pediatricians Caution Schools on Gay-Affirming Policies
A group of pediatricians that broke away from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is cautioning educators about the management of students experiencing same-sex attraction or exhibiting symptoms of gender confusion.
[News/Commentary] Pediatricians Group Warns Schools Against Promoting Homosexuality
Pediatricians To Educators: Gender Confusion Damages Children

Conservatives Blast Census for LGBT-Inclusive Policies
For the first time, GLBT Americans will be able to indicate whether they are part of a same-sex family when responding to the Census. But anti-gay conservative groups are saying that permitting gays to list themselves as "married" is a violation of federal law, reported The Christian Post on April 6.

[CA, USA] [News/Events]
College students organize conference on GLBT people of color
Local GLBT graduate and undergraduate students of color are planning the fifth annual Queer People of Color Conference (QPOCC) to take place at the San Diego LGBT Community Center and San Diego State University on May 7-8.

Dinner and Dialogue
DC Trans Coalition calls on the trans community to join them for a meal with meaning, indentifying goals in the coming year

Lieberman talks ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ at UConn
Excerpt: The question of whether the transsexual community will be included in the repeal of DADT was also raised. Lieberman responded that DADT is specially addressed to gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals. Transgender individuals are not specifically addressed in the proposed bill. The proposed bill includes a policy of
nondiscrimination based on sexual orientation, which would protect transgender individuals.

Health Fair to focus on lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women’s health
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans, in addition to having the same basic health needs as the general population, experience health disparities because of continuing discrimination and ignorance on the part of health professionals regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. Within underserved LGBT populations, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LBT) individuals are frequently overlooked, as the majority of research and funding continues to focus on gay men’s (and HIV-infected gay men’s) health. A growing body of evidence underscores the need for greater outreach and attention to the health care concerns of LBT people.

Cops hunt for Ridgewood transgender slayer
A transgender woman was found murdered inside her Ridgewood home last week and police were still searching for the culprit Tuesday, authorities said.
(Photo by Christina Santucci - A mourner who would not identify herself lights a candle for the person she called her best friend, Edelbeurto Gonzalez-Andujar, who was found murdered in Ridgewood last week.)
Murder has LGBT community on edge

Students urged to stand strong against prejudices
Prominent figures of the Oklahoma gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community encouraged a group of students Thursday night in the OU College of Law to stand strong against prejudices.
(Photo: Marcin Rutkowski/The Daily - From left to right - Transgender Oklahoma City attorney Brittany Novotny, State Rep. Al McAffrey, the first openly gay man elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives and State Rep. Ryan Keisel, a notable pro-gay legislator, speak during a diversity panel event Thursday night in the OU College of Law. The event was part of United Student's Diversity Week celebration.)

Former Memphis officer says transgender woman beaten
A former Memphis police officer told a federal jury that another officer beat a transgender woman who was being booked into the jail.
The Commercial Appeal reports James Swain said Thursday he watched officer Bridges McRae use his metal handcuffs like brass knuckles to punch the prisoner several times in the head.
Former Memphis cop testifies of beating to prisoner by arresting officer
Former Officer Says Transgender Woman Beaten
Former Cop On Trial For Violating Transgendered Woman's Rights

Seminar explores unique job challenges for LGBT graduates
Together with Career Services, the Gay-Straight alliance at The University of Texas-Pan American conducted a seminar titled Pride at Work: Sexual Orientation and Career Decision-making March 30. The focus was to talk about career opportunities and what the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) community needs to know when looking for a job after college.

Demonstration supports ENDA
Get Equal counts enough support on House floor for passage of Employment Non-Discrimination Act
(Photo: David Taffet/Dallas Voice - CALLING FOR EQUALITY LGBT activists gathered outside the Dallas office of U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison on Tuesday, April 6, to urge Hutchison to vote for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in Congress now. The rally was on of several held Tuesday to show support for the ENDA 4, a group of activists including Dallasite Chastity Kirven who were in court Tuesday in Washington, D.C., to answer to charges related to a sit-in in support of ENDA last month in the offices of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.)
[News/Commentary] Religious Liberties at Stake with ENDA Back in Play
[Commentary] ENDA Would Normalize The Dirty 30
[Commentary] 'Dirty 30?' Traditional Values Coalition can't stop lying about ENDA
[Blog/Commentary] A preview of ENDA opposition

Transgender Woman Decapitated Chihuahua, Mexico
Source Journal de Noticias: "The left image is that of the transgendered woman killed in a brutal way, are very strong images, but we believe it necessary to put them, and do not look the other way. To show the brutality and massacres as we are still on the planet by the mere fact of being transgender. Especially for those people who even question why we are visible in the search for the standardization, arguing that because we are men and women and that everything is gone and achieved."