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quarta-feira, junho 09, 2010

Polémico veto de los organizadores del Orgullo LGTB madrileño a una delegación israelí
Los organizadores del Orgullo LGTB de Madrid han retirado la invitación a una delegación israelí que tenía previsto participar este año en la marcha del próximo 3 de julio, como protesta por el reciente ataque a la flotilla humanitaria de auxilio a Gaza en la que murieron nueve personas. El hecho de que tanto el Ayuntamiento de Tel Aviv como la propia Embajada de Israel formaran parte de la representación estaría en el origen de la decisión. Una decisión que, pese a las explicaciones, muchos no acaban de comprender.
Vetan carroza israelí en desfile gay en Madrid
Colegas arremete contra la Federación Estatal LGTB por "el veto a gays de Israel"
La carroza gay israelí no participará en la Marcha del Orgullo de Madrid por no condenar el ataque a la flotilla

El festival Visible 2010 se centrará en la cultura transexual y/o transgénero
El mayor festival interdisciplinar de cultura LGTB de España, el Visible, centrará su sexta edición en la cultura transexual y transgénero a través de 27 exposiciones, 20 espectáculos de teatro, 8 películas y dos actividades paralelas que se desarrollarán entre el 10 de junio y el 18 de julio en Madrid.

Dress in your best for drag race through city
Drag racing will take on a new meaning later this month as drag queens take to the streets of Bristol for a charity race.
The Great Drag Race is a fundraiser for Pride Bristol – Bristol's first Gay Pride festival which is being staged in August.
Organisers say the race, on Saturday, June 26, is open to experienced cross-dressers as well as novice fun runners.

Turkish prosecutor demands three life sentences for alleged killer
Prosecutors have asked the court to hand an alleged serial killer three life sentences for the first-degree murder of two women and one transgender woman during an April killing spree in İzmir.

Newspaper claims Malawi couple have split up over a woman
The couple who were pardoned by Malawi's president after being jailed for homosexuality have reportedly split up because one is dating a woman.
According to Reuters, Steven Monjeza told local newspaper The Nation he had been coerced into the gay relationship with Tiwonge Chimbalanga.
He said he was now seeing a 24-year-old woman called Dorothy.
Report: Malawi Couple Breaks Up
Malawi Gay Couple Break Up, Monjeza to Marry Woman (Video)
Love fails to conquer all as Malawi gay couple separate
Monjeza dumps Aunt Tiwo, finds woman to marry: Report

Documentary sheds light on plight of transgenders
Transgenders are regarded with disdain in society today. Even films which are a barometer of popular tastes and perceptions revel in poking fun and ridicule them.
When there is an encounter with one, questions are inevitable. What is the life of a transgender like? How do they feel living in a society with an identity crisis? How can anybody live with another identity rather than the gender assigned at birth?

Report: Hospitals lacking protection for gays and lesbians
A review of 200 of the nation's largest hospitals finds 42 percent do not have policies in place to protect gay and lesbian patients from discrimination based on sexual orientation, according to a new report by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
Report: Most Hospitals Lack Gay Nondiscrimination Policies
HRC report: Kaiser Permanente is most gay-friendly

Shooting in Northeast
Trans woman shot in case with possible bias factor; police say arrest has been made

Topless transgenders cause a stir
An indecent exposure incident that caused a stir in the city and made national headlines has called attention to the contradictory legal status of transgendered individuals.

Incarcerated Transgender Woman Can Pursue Case for Medical Care
A U.S. district court judge in Massachusetts has denied the government’s request to dismiss the case of Vanessa Adams, a Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) inmate with gender identity disorder (GID). For years, the BOP denied Ms. Adams treatment for her serious medical condition. As a result, Ms. Adams attempted suicide multiple times when prison doctors failed to provide any treatment. She eventually removed her own genitals. Ms. Adams now challenges the federal policy that prison doctors and other medical providers used to justify the denial of her treatment.

Trans Rights Bill Lost in N.Y. Senate Committee
Despite vote counts that indicated it could pass the full New York state senate this month, the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, which would protect against discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression in areas like housing and employment, died Tuesday morning in the senate judiciary committee. The committee vote was 11-12, with all Republicans voting against the bill, joined by Democratic state senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. of the Bronx.
GENDA Defeated In NY Senate Committtee

Oklahoma's first openly transgender candidate will face Kern in fall election
A controversial lawmaker known for her comments against homosexuality likely will face the state’s first-known transgender candidate in this fall’s elections.
Oklahoma City attorney Brittany Novotny, a Democrat, filed Tuesday to run for the seat held by Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City.
Novotny, 30, said the campaign is not about her gender identity. (Photo: Brittany Novotny)

Q Cinema Award Winners - Fort Worth, TX
"Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives" took the top prizes at the annual 2010 Q Awards including the $500 Shawn A. Moore Award for Texas filmmakers and the $500 Dallas Voice Audience Choice Award. (Source: Todd Camp).