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quinta-feira, maio 20, 2010

I Marcha Nacional contra a Homofobia reuniu 10 mil pessoas em Brasília
Às 16h30 desta terça-feira (18), partiu do Largo do Arouche, região central de São Paulo, um ônibus organizado pelo Fórum Paulista LGBT rumo à primeira I Marcha Nacional contra a Homofobia em Brasília. Cerca de 40 pessoas de variados minicípios ocuparam o veículo. Dois mil quilômetros estavam à espera dos ativistas paulistas.
Espetáculo sobre transexual encerra dia da Marcha Nacional Contra a Homofobia
Miles de gays marchan contra homofobia

Las personas transexuales de Brasil podrán utilizar su nombre social en la Administraciones Publicas
Podrán utilizar su nombre social en las tarjetas de identificación, comunicaciones internas, el correo electrónico y el sistema de informática, según norma oficial.

Police spent three days searching room of prostitute murder accused
Crime scene investigators spent three days searching the bedroom of a former Annan man accused of murdering a prostitute, a court heard.

Lawyers for gay Malawi couple ask for non-custodial sentences
Lawyers for the gay Malawian couple found guilty of homosexual sex have asked for the pair to receive non-custodial sentences.
Stephen Monjeza, 26, and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, 20, were found guilty of unnatural acts and gross indecency yesterday.
State Department Condemns Malawi Conviction (Photo: Stephen Monjeza, 26, (left) and the transsexual woman Tiwonge Chimbalanga, 20 (right))
Gay Couple Convicted in Malawi
Gay couple convicted in Malawi faces 14-year term

[PR/News] Couple convicted of 'gross indecency' must be released

Anti-homophobic students cross-dress to show support
Students at a Williams Lake high school are going to be dressing up as the opposite sex Friday in defiance of a school district decision to cancel anti-homophobic events planned at Columneetza Secondary.
Three events, including a "gender bender day" on Friday, were rescheduled or cancelled after some parents complained the week-long slate of events conflicted with class time.

RIP Chanel Larkin
Chanel (Dana A. Larkin) was murdered on May 7, 2010. The person who killed her was caught and charged. Chanel was an African-American transwoman who was 26 years old. She was killed in the middle of an exchange of sex for money – shot three times, the fatal shot to her head. It was totally a hate-motivated crime. The person in custody who has admitted to killing her has part of their interaction recorded on his cell phone and the violence definitely ensued after she revealed her trans status.

Vulnerable Democrats, Moderate Republicans Targeted Over ENDA Support
This week, as a bill that would override the laws of 38 states and could result in transgendered teachers to teach elementary school children stealthily heads to a committee markup and House vote, Traditional Values Coalition Executive Director Andrea Lafferty sent letters to key Members demanding they declare their opposition to ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or face the wrath of their constituents.
Pelosi Talks ENDA, DADT With Advocates
Rea Carey's remarks from ENDA press conference

“Walk Straight, Behave Like a Boy,” and Other Self Esteem Challenges for Transgenders
Building a positive self-image has not always been easy for Bersath Verdugo who was born a male but felt, at a young age, that he should have been a girl.
“My parents would chastise me and tell me, ‘walk straight, behave like a boy,’” said Verdugo, a petite woman with soft skin and long dark hair. (Photo by Rigoberto Hernandez - Bersath Verdugo (center) hangs out with the group after the club meeting.)

Conservative GOP Transgender Woman Running For Congress
Donna Milo, 48, a conservative Republican transgender Cuban-American from Miami, has declared her candidacy for Congress.

Jury acquits man in silicone injection case
A Flagler County jury on Tuesday found a transgender man not guilty of practicing health care without a license despite prosecutors' assertions he offered to pump silicone into women's buttocks to enhance their appearance.
Donnie Hendrix, 41, of Palm Coast was charged with two counts of practicing a health care profession without a license, each a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison. (Photo)

Rally to be held on Harvey Milk Day
A rally for transgender rights will be held at the Massachusetts State House on Harvey Milk Day, Saturday, May 22 at 1 p.m.

Logan OKs measures: Anti-discrimination ordinances approved after spirited hearing
Excerpt: The council on a 4-1 vote passed the ordinances, similar to ones previously passed in Salt Lake City and West Valley City, among others, that make it punishable, as a civil matter, to hire or fire someone or to deny housing to someone based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Violators face fines of up to $500 or $1,000, depending on the size of the business or apartment complex involved.
Logan adopts ordinances to stop anti-gay bias

Lamentan crímenes de odio por homofobia en México
México es el segundo país en América Latina con mayor número de casos de crímenes de odio por homofobia, aseveró la secretaria de Vinculación con la Sociedad Civil de la Comisión de Derechos Humanos del Distrito Federal (CDHDF), María José Morales García.

Formaliza renuncia mujer transexual a grupo asesor del CONAPRED de México por omitir Homofóbia
La activista transexual Irina Layevska Echeverría Gaitán formalizó su renuncia al grupo asesor externo del CONAPRED como protesta a lo que llamó una actitud de “complicidad”, por avalar el decreto del día de la Tolerancia que omitió el término homofobia. (Foto)

Cuban Transvestites Protest Homophobia
The performers with El Mejunje, a cultural center here that has become a haven for Cuba’s transvestites, took their show out onto the streets for the first time before hundreds of people who gathered until the wee hours of Tuesday to celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia.

Gays marchan contra homofobia en el país
Decenas de homosexuales conmemoraron ayer el Día Internacional contra la Homofobia con una marcha en la capital, en la que exigieron respeto a sus derechos y que cese la discriminación y violencia física hacia ellos.

Las disculpas de Evo a los homosexuales
El presidente de Bolivia afirma que sus declaraciones sobre la homosexualidad y transgénicos se malinterpretaron. Mientras desde ONUSIDA se pide a los gobiernos que erradiquen la homofobia.
Evo pide perdón por decir que comer pollo hace gay al hombre
Colegas agradece las disculpas de evo morales sobre el pollo hormonado y la homosexualidad

A los gays se les niegan 37 derechos
Simón Cazal, presidente de organización Somosgay, manifestó ayer, que las 37 leyes que son negadas a los homosexuales la mayoría derivan directamente de la imposibilidad a contraer matrimonio, ya que sin que la unión sea reconocida son varios los derechos negados.

Celebran en Uruguay una boda triple para reivindicar el matrimonio homosexual
Dos hombres, dos mujeres y un hombre y un transexual celebraron hoy su boda frente al registro civil de Montevideo (Uruguay) en una ceremonia que no será reconocida oficialmente pero que tuvo como objetivo reivindicar el reconocimiento del matrimonio homosexual en el país
Simulacro de casamiento gay en Montevideo en reclamo de igualdad de derechos