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quinta-feira, junho 03, 2010

ILGA: 76 countries ban gay sex, 7 have death penalty
ILGA -- the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex Association -- has released the fourth edition of its massive "State Sponsored Homophobia" report. The most significant change in the new edition: One-sixth of the world’s gays and lesbians were emancipated when India’s Delhi High Court legalized gay sex last July.

Travesti é encontrada morta em cova em Alagoas
Uma travesti, de 27 anos, foi encontrada morta hoje pela manhã com o corpo enterrado em uma cova rasa na zona rural do município de Marechal Deodoro, a 32 quilômetros de Maceió.

Manifestación contra la patologización de la transexualidad en Barcelona sábado día 5/International Demonstration of Trans-Intersex Struggle
El sábado 5 de junio a las 19h tendrá lugar una marcha internacional de visibilidad trans e intersex organizada por la Red Internacional por la Despatologización Trans y bajo el lema STOP TRANS PATHOLOGIZATION y una Fiesta Trans en la Farinera del Clot de Barcelona (
On Saturday June 5 at 19h there will be an international march of transgender and intersexvisibility organized by the International Network for TransDepathologization with the slogan STOP TRANS PATHOLOGIZATION( and a Trans Party at 23h at the Farinera del Clot of Barcelona.

Accused: I didn’t hurt prostitute Andrea Waddell
A satellite installer accused of murdering a former prostitute in her own home told a jury he did not hurt her “in any way”.
Neil McMillan denies punching Andrea Waddell, formerly of Tilehurst, in the face before strangling her and setting fire to her flat in Upper Lewes Road, Brighton, on October 15.
Brighton man denies murdering woman in her home
Man denies harming Brighton sex worker

A brief history of transgender issues
Prof Stephen Whittle, founder of Press for Change, runs through the key legislation, individuals and medical breakthroughs in the history of transgender issues.

[UK] [People/Commentary]
A transgender journey: part one
Juliet Jacques was born a boy, but always knew that something wasn't quite right. In the first of a series of columns charting her gender reassignment process, she describes how she gradually came to terms with her true identity

Police arrest, beat transgenders in Ankara
Five transgender people were arrested and beaten by police in Ankara, Turkey, on May 17, the Pink Life Association and other rights groups reported.

Pakistani trans couple locked up for 'gay' wedding
A man and a trans woman are in custody for holding a 'gay' wedding in Pakistan.
Malik Muhammad Iqbal is accused of marrying a trans woman known only as Rani in a ceremony in Peshawar last week.
In the eyes of local police, this is seen as a gay wedding. Homosexuality is illegal in Pakistan and is punished by up to ten years in jail.
Rani, a 19-year-old who was born male but lives as a woman, says 42-year-old Iqbal, a fertiliser dealer, is a friend, not a lover.
Two Pakistanis Jailed for Attempted Gay Marriage (Photo)

China Launches School for "Sissies"
A Chinese elementary school has launched a program aimed at feminine-acting boys called “Looking for a Real Man” amid fears the young students are turning into sissies.
The initiative launched at Qinlinglu Elementary School in Zhengzhou in the Henan province. According to the Dahe Daily, in the program, “youngsters are taught how to act more masculine and must take an oath swearing to act like real men.”

Man Arrested for Cross-Dressing, Trying to Marry Men
A man in Zhengzhou, China, was arrested for dressing as a woman in order to marry as many as three men for their money this year.

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
Black Transpeople Are Tired Of The Erasure, Too
I think there is a reason there is a separate growing Trans movement that exists outside of the LGBT and that's because it has to just to get anywhere. Transgender people (especially trans women) are highly under represented in LGBT orgs. This means their opinions are often not heard nor are they involved in decisions that directly affect them.

Police Reportedly Ask Transgender Topless Sunbathers To Put Tops Back On
Rehoboth Beach lifeguards requested police assistance late Saturday afternoon for a situation involving a group of transgender men who had their breasts exposed according to a report by the Rehoboth Weekend Update.
The on-line publication reported that the incident happened by the surf near Queen Street around 4:45 p.m.
The report says that a lifeguard reported having an ‘odd problem’ involving 'girls' on the beach with their tops off.

Trans Wheelchair User Wins IML 2010
Tyler McCormick took home the title of International Mr. Leather in Chicago Sunday, setting precedent in several ways for the 32-year-old global contest.
A female-to-male transgender man who uses a wheelchair, McCormick, who was Mr. Rio Grande of New Mexico, beat 50 other contestants for the title.
Transgender man wins International Mr. Leather