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segunda-feira, maio 31, 2010

Parada reúne centenas de participantes em Maceió
Encontro ocorreu na orla da Pajuçara e teve drag queens, dois trios elétricos, diversão e mensagens contra intolerância.

[UK] [Commentary]
Are Breasts a Right or a Privilege?
Although the National Health Service in Great Britain has paid for gender reassignment surgery for transsexuals since 1999, at a cost of approximately £10,000 per procedure, precisely how much masculinization or feminization should be funded by the taxpayers remains a matter of ongoing controversy. Many patients with Gender Identity Disorder have for years complained that local health trusts generate countless bureaucratic obstacles for those seeking reassignment, often reducing the NHS promise of medical therapy into merely a paper right. In contrast, Christian conservatives--many of whom deny the existence of Gender Identity Disorder, or believe it should not be treated at all--have drawn attention to costly services available to transsexuals but not to the general population, such as last week's revelation that the NHS in Glasgow was advertising for a "hair removal specialist" for its transgender clients. Now, in a Kafkaesque decision that may prove a setback to transsexual health rights, Justice David Bean of the High Court has ruled that funding for breast enhancement for male-to-female transsexuals is not an essential part of their transformation.

Marcha do Orgulho em versão Flash Mob
Um grupo de 30 activistas LGBT fintou a polícia e conseguiu realizar uma Flash Mob Gay Pride no centro de Moscovo.
Moscow Pride Held Without Incident

Madonna Releases Statement on Malawi Couple
Superstar entertainer Madonna, who has adopted two children from Malawi and is building a school there, has released a statement on the pardoning of Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga. She also asks for people to share their thouhgts on the release of the couple.
Monjeza Pleads: "I Need Money"
Malawi pardons jailed gay couple
Malawi frees jailed gay couple
Malawi President Pardons Gay Couple
2 gay men spared 14-year sentence in Malawi
Malawi President Spares Gay Couple From Harsh Sentence
Britain hails Malawi pardon for jailed gay couple
White House: We must end 'persecution and criminalization of sexual orientation and gender identity'
White House applauds Malawi pardon for gay couple
US welcomes Malawi pardon of jailed gay couple

[New Zealand]
Appointments made to Counties Manukau DHB reference group
Four slots on the Counties Manukau DHB's trans health reference committee have been filled, but the HRC is is setting up a community panel with another 8 members.
CMDHB, in response to the Transgender Inquiry, is running a project aimed at creating a set of local guidelines for trans health care. Currently overseas protocols are used and a frequently applied in a haphazard inconsistent way. It is hoped the new protocol will provide national standard for doctors to follow.

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
The Native American Berdache: An Introduction
In American society today there is some debate over gender and sexual identities. While there are some who are that there are only genders—male and female—and this should define the natural order of things, there are others who point out the wide variety of sexual orientation. To add to this discussion, I would like to add some information about Native American gender identities.

Transition from Todd to Tiffany led to on-the-job harrassment, former Wilson Borough woman says
Imagine being a woman working in an environment where colleagues call you by a man's name, refer to you with the pronouns "he" and "him" and give gifts to every woman in the office except you.
Those are the conditions under which Tiffany Clewell says she worked at the Lower Saucon Authority in Lower Saucon Township. Clewell, who spent 13 years at the authority overseeing maintenance of public water and sewer systems, says coworkers treated her poorly because she is a transgender woman. (Photo)
Transgender worker says Lower Saucon Authority harassed her before she quit