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sábado, maio 29, 2010

Pressure group condemn "shameful" Nationwide ad
A transexual pressure group has condemned Nationwide's new advertising campaign for being "shameful", this month.
The building society's TV, print and online promotions are currently fronted by Little Britain actors Matt Lucas and David Walliams, who appear as men dressed conspicuously as women.

LGBT filter added to Expedia's online booking options
Britain's premier online travel website have added an LGBT search filter to their hotel options in order to assist gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people in finding welcoming and safe places to stay when planning holidays at home and abroad.

Casal condenado por homossexualidade recebe perdão presidencial
O casal condenado por homossexualidade a 14 anos de prisão no Malawi na semana passada, foi hoje perdoado pelo presidente, Bingu wa Mutharika.
O presidente anunciou a sua decisão durante a visita do secretário-geral da ONU, Ban Ki-Moon, a Lilongüe, a capital deste país africano.
Malawi Men Pardoned, Released
Malawi pardons jailed gay couple
President of Malawi frees and pardons gay couple sentenced to 14 years hard labour
Under Pressure, Malawi's Leader Pardons Gay Couple
Malawi Couple May Seek Asylum

[USA] [PR]
Presidential Proclamation--Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month
As Americans, it is our birthright that all people are created equal and deserve the same rights, privileges, and opportunities. Since our earliest days of independence, our Nation has striven to fulfill that promise. An important chapter in our great, unfinished story is the movement for fairness and equality on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. This month, as we recognize the immeasurable contributions of LGBT Americans, we renew our commitment to the struggle for equal rights for LGBT Americans and to ending prejudice and injustice wherever it exists.

Federal Court Rules Against Wisconsin in Transsexual Prisoner Cases
Chief U.S. District Judge Charles N. Clevert, Jr., issued two lengthy opinions this month rejecting the state of Wisconsin's stance on medical treatment for transsexual prison inmates. In one case, Fields v. Smith, 2010 Westlaw 1929819 (E.D.Wis., May 13, 2010), Judge Clevert provided the detailed discussion promised earlier in a short order he had issued finding that the state had violated the 8th and 14th Amendment rights of transsexual prisoners by legislating that such prisoners could not be provided with hormones as a treatment for their gender identity disorder. In the other, Konitzer v. Frank, 2010 Westlaw 1904776 (E.D.Wis., May 10, 2010), the judge rejected the state's motion for summary judgment as to all but one of the claims asserted by a transsexual inmate concerning the refusal of prison authorities to allow the inmate to live as a woman, the lone exception being the judge's determination that the inmate's constitutional rights would not be violated by the prison adhering to a requirement that the inmate only be subjected to strip and pat-down searches by male corrections officers.

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News flash: DADT repeal is NOT going to help transpeople
Word around the campfire is that DADT will finally be repealed after many, many years of queer servicepeople being discriminated against. It's actually been the main subject of the last two pages of my inbox, including many quotes like this:
"But as long as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are fired from our jobs, discharged from the military, denied marriage rights and immigration equality - as long as we are second-class citizens - I can't be silent." ~ Recent GetEQUAL email, May 26, 2010
The problem? DADT does not apply to trans servicepeople. Now, I'm not sure whether it's a result of people actually not realizing that DADT doesn't apply to trans servicepeople, or if people are subconsciously tossing us in with the rest of the queer community and feeling the need to fill out their acronym.

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Transgender Candidate Doesn't Support LGBT Rights
Donna Milo, a Cuban-American, conservative Republican is running to replace a Democrat, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Milo is not your average Congressional candidate and is an especially surprising candidate for a Republican Congressional seat. Milo is a transgender woman.

LGBT Groups Protest Outside Senator Scott Brown's Office
Last Friday, 40 people gathered in front of Senator Scott Brown's office in downtown Boston. The UMass Boston LGBT Equality Coalition, a group committed to advocating full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer identified people, organized the rally as part of a larger national week of action in honor of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay politician elected to public office who was later assassinated.