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sexta-feira, junho 04, 2010

La FELGTB entiende el Congreso sobre Identidad de Género como una oportunidad para TRANSformar el mundo
La Federación Estatal de Lesbianas, Gays, Transexuales y Bisexuales, FELGTB, pertenece al comité local organizador del I Congreso Internacional sobre Identidad de Género y Derechos Humanos, el primer evento de estas características que se celebra en el mundo y que ha sido presentado hoy en Barcelona.
Con más de 200 participantes procedentes de 51 países, este encuentro es subvencionado por Human Rights Watch, el Ministerio de Exteriores y el Ministerio de Igualdad, la Generalitat de Catalunya y las Embajadas de Francia, Países Bajos y Noruega.
Más de 700 transexuales se reúnen en Barcelona gritando LIBERTAD y DERECHOS

Lambda empieza sus actividades del mes del Orgullo LGTB, este año dedicado a las personas transexuales
Un año más el Col·lectiu Lambda de lesbianas, gays, transexuales y bisexuales, prepara toda una agenda de actividades en el mes de junio, coincidiendo con el mes de la celebración reivindicativa y festiva del Orgullo lésbico, gay, transexual y bisexual. Una programación que empezó el pasado martes con la inauguración del ciclo “Más allá del cuerpo” en el IVAC-La Filmoteca.

Accused tells jury he did not kill prostitute in Brighton
Satellite TV installer Neil McMillan is standing trial accused of punching Andrea Waddell in the face then strangling and setting fire to her flat in Brighton on October 15 last year.

Two women knifed and beaten by a gang of cis men then denied hospital treatment
Excerpt: It is particuarly distressing to note that, following the attacks, hospital staff first refused to treat the victims, relenting only after protests by relatives – and then only providing medical care in a “degrading and offensive” manner. This is simply unacceptable – as is the Albanian media’s apparent misgendering of the two women and the fact that such misgendering happens by default in the mass media around the world (cf the coverage of the recent trial of Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza in Malawi) does not justify such a fundamental denial of the basic right to respect for a person’s self-identity.

Ugandans opposed to homosexuality - President Museveni
President Museveni yesterday said Ugandans are opposed to homosexuality because it is not part of African culture. Speaking to Christians who gathered to mark the Uganda Martyrs Day at the Anglican shrine in Nakiyanja, President Museveni castigated Europeans for imposing what he called western culture onto African countries.

Malawi Couple Praises President in Appearance
Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza made their first public appearance Wednesday since being pardoned for holding a public engagement ceremony, and they praised President Bingu wa Mutharika for relieving them of their 14-year sentence.
Pardoned Malawi gay couple thank 'caring and tolerant' president

Novas prisões por casamento "gay"
Um homem e uma mulher transexual encontram-se detidos por tentarem protagonizar um casamento "gay".
Dos personas encarceladas en Pakistán, una de ellas una mujer transgénero, acusadas de celebrar boda gay
Transgender community rejects police ‘marriage’ claim
Reports of eunuch’s wedding with trader ‘baseless’: Bobby

(Photo: Transgender community leader Almas Bobby says police allegations that Iqbal was wedding Rani are false, at the Press Club in Peshawar)

Sex appeal - life of Chinese cross-dressers
Wherever he goes traveling in China, he has trouble checking into a hotel.
The receptionists will always question him for a long time and then check with the manager if it is OK for him to stay in the hotel.
The problem? His identity card shows he's male, but he dresses like a woman.

Anti-gay abuse surges in Australian state: study
Abuse and harassment of homosexual, bisexual and transgendered people is rife in Queensland, a new study revealed on Thursday.
A survey of 1,100 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people by Griffith and Bond University researchers found that the overwhelming majority had been victims of targeted harassment as well as physical and sexual abuse.
Anti-gay hate crime rife in Qld: study

LGBT groups join Arizona protest march
Marching for the second time in as many weeks, members of the LGBT activist groups Join the Impact Chicago and the Gay Liberation Network joined representatives from other disadvantaged groups May 29 to protest Arizona's controversial Senate Bill 1070.

Newsom budget cuts trans, AIDS services
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom unveiled a budget proposal Tuesday, June 1 that leaves out funding for a program that helps transgender people find jobs, and cuts housing subsidies for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Topless Trans Women Cause Stir at Delaware Beach
Delaware’s Rehoboth Beach isn’t topless, but a few transgender women caused a stir when they took their tops off, prompting passersby to complain to cops.
Topless Transgender Visitors Create Confusion, Questions in Rehoboth Beach
Delaware beaches: Transgendered men go topless in Rehoboth

Trans man wins IML 2010
Congratulations to Tyler McCormick , Mr. Rio Grande Leather, for winning International Mr. Leather 2010, and to Tim Starkey of the Boston Ramrod for winning International Mr. Bootblack this past Sunday night in Chicago, IL. McCormick is the first transgender man to win the IML title, as well as the first to win in a wheelchair. San Francisco's own Mr. SF Leather 2010 Lance Holman took First Runner Up, with Mr. Texas Leather Jack Andrew Duke taking Second Runner Up. It must be noted that the difference in points between the top 20 is miniscule, especially the closer you get to #1, so all of the men should be proud for doing an amazing job.

That's not my name!
The transition process for transgender people, particularly transsexuals, might involve an expensive combination of surgeries, hormone-replacement therapy, and lesser tasks like perfecting one’s vocal tone or handwriting style. But one of the most pervasive proofs of a previous life doesn’t involve a physical change at all: it’s in the name.

A Win for Transgenders
American Eagle Outfitters agreed to settle allegations of discrimination in New York that could open the door to friendlier policies for transgender workers. The case could have impact on HR in the future, but a bigger impact could be coming courtesy of a bill pending in Congress that would outlaw bias against transgendered workers.

GLAAD promotes protest of ‘Ticked Off Tr*nnies’ during Q Cinema in Fort Worth
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation posted an item on its website this morning promoting a protest of Israel Luna’s “Ticked-Off Tr*nnies with Knives” on Saturday night during Q Cinema, Fort Worth’s Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival.
Protests Continue Against Ticked-Off Tra**ies with Knives
Why some are ticked off by 'Trannies'

[Blog/Commentary] Protest "Ticked Off Trannies with knives" (TO$WK) ON for Saturday and Sunday!

Police investigate possible transgender hate crime in Ballard
A man who was previously convicted of a hate crime was arrested after he yelled a derogatory slur at a transgender person and assaulted her, police said.
The incident happened about 3:50 p.m. Sunday at Northwest Market Street and 15th Avenue Northwest. The transgender person, who police say identifies as a woman, told an officer the suspect approached at a bus stop, yelled slurs at her and punched her several times with closed fists.

Ataques y campañas homofóbicas en varias ciudades de Chile
El Movimiento de Integración y Liberación Homosexual (Movilh) lamentó que el odio a la diversidad sexual llegue a extremos tan violentos como el vandalismo, al tiempo que llamó a la paz y a la armonía social. El ataque se sumó a las protestas de sectores evangélicos contra la campaña a favor de la igualdad legal para las minorías sexuales.

Terrified Cops Run Away From Tranvestite Mob