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segunda-feira, julho 19, 2010

Datena pode ser processado por discriminação a travestis
José Luiz Datena, apresentador do programa "Brasil Urgente", foi denunciado pela Defensoria Pública de São Paulo por "prática discriminatória contra travestis". Caso seja condenado, ele terá que pagar uma multa no valor de R$ 48 mil.
O processo diz respeito a um programa veiculado no dia 30 de abril, quando foi exibida uma reportagem sobre uma briga que envolvia uma pessoa transexual, que no meio da confusão empurrou o cinegrafista do programa.
Depois de ser exibida a reportagem, Datena teceu comentários preconceituosos. "Isso é um travecão safado", disse o apresentador, que posteriormente afirmou que a pessoa era um "um travecão butinudo do caramba".
José Luiz Datena pode ser multado por ofender travesti

Transgender experiences in the NHS at Yeovil
An Equality and Human Rights Conference at Yeovil District Hospital on Tuesday, July 20, will cover a diverse range of topics including transgender experiences in the NHS.

Sex swap paedophile spared ‘appalling experience’ of jail
A transsexual who downloaded pornographic images of children has been spared jail because the judge said prison would be an “appalling experience” for him.
The 20-year-old man, who was formerly known as Luke but now goes by the name Laura Voyce, has not yet completed his sex swap treatment.
[Commentary] Susan Lee: Why prison should be no easy ride for transexual Laura Voyce

A Roma condomino aggredito da transessuale che stava consumando un rapporto sessuale nell’androne del palazzo.
Gli agenti hanno trovato un transessuale armato di coltello da cucina litigare animatamente con un condomino dell’edificio che nella colluttazione ha riportato una ferita al braccio.
Era entrato nel palazzo approfittando del portone aperto. Qui aveva deciso di consumare un rapporto sessuale, ma un 37enne transessuale colombiano non aveva fatto i conti con un condomino che, accortosi del tutto, ha cominciato ad inveire contro lo straniero.

Sex Swap Star Launches Clothing Range
German sex swap pop sensation Kim Petras has designed a selection of T-shirts after she was asked to become the body ambassador for a new fashion label.
Last weekend Kim was at the Berlin Fashion Week with top German designer Lennart Wronkovitz where she revealed she had been signed to be the face of his new collection when he held his show in Berlin.
(Photo: Kim models on of the shirts, she designed all the T-shirts herself)

Photos from the Gay Pride: Legal recognition of gay couples at the top of LGBT agenda
Around 250 activists from the Malta Gay Rights Movement (MGRM) today rallied under the scorching sun to reaffirm equal recognition stand. The pride march, which forms part of the Pride Week 2010, carried the theme of ‘Rights Now!’

Poland Celebrates EuroPride
Poland has hosted its first EuroPride gay pride festival, attended by thousands in a country not known for its tolerance of homosexuality.
"We feel like they are 20 years behind the Netherlands," Ad Bakker, a 39-year-old festival attendee who traveled from Holland told BBC News.
Thousands celebrate EuroPride as anti-gay protesters line the route
Polônia promove 1ª Parada Gay e provoca protestos
Gays and lesbians march in Warsaw, defying protesters
Gay Parade in Warsaw Meets Jeers From Some

Double sex inmate ‘must pay for sins’
An intersex robbery convict fighting for legal recognition was on Thursday told to “pay for your sins as you were never denied schooling because of your gender.”
A group calling itself Kenya Christian Lawyers Fellowship asked a three-judge bench of the constitutional court to disregard pleas by Richard Muasya to be released from Kamiti because of his unique sex condition.
Constitutional Court urged to create new law for 'third gender' convicts

Zimbabwe Pres.: No to Gay Rights
While speaking at an event at an Apostolic Church, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe once again said protections for gays and lesbians will not be included in a new draft of the country's constitution.
"We say no to gay rights,” he said. “We will not listen to those advocating for their rights in the new constitution."

Now man, now woman Ngwenya barred from competitive boxing
The Zimbabwe Amateur Boxing Association (Zaba) has barred controversial gender bender Mduduzi Ngwenya, aka Gamuchirai Sibanda aka Samukeliso Sithole from boxing as a woman.
The athlete has a history of masquerading as a female athlete, including representing Zimbabwe at the Southern Africa Youth Championships in Mauritius in May 2004.

[South Africa]
Caster Semenya returns to the track in triumph after year in limbo
A young athlete who last year won a gold medal in the women's 800m at the World Championships in Berlin before her career was thrown into limbo when questions were asked about her sex, last night made a triumphant return to the track after an enforced 11-month absence.
Caster Semenya made her long-awaited return at a small athletics meeting in Lappeenranta, Finland in what was supposed to be a low-key event. But as the she walked to the track in front of the media, the South African knew the world was watching.
Semenya mentally 'stronger than before' - agent
Caster starts new page
Trying to avert more intersex sagas

New Iraq crackdown on gays
Excerpt: Of the six, two gay men, a lesbian and two transgender people are still missing, while another man turned up in hospital with a slash wound across his neck.

Eunuch in jail, officials can't decide on gender
Barely months after he began his four-year long stint in jail, transgender Sudhesh Kumar alias Baba has become an oddball for the authorities concerned. The officials, apparently, cannot decide on the sexual identity of the prisoner, who claims to be a male.

Bangalore University lays out the welcome mat for transgenders
Bangalore University has set a model for all state universities to follow by taking an important decision concerning transgenders. From this academic year on, transgenders can pursue higher education at the university, after authorities decided to grant admissions to transgenders at the post graduation level.

Towards life and liberty
Excerpt: Kalki has received many awards that acknowledge her extraordinary work, such as the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ awarded by the Lioness Club of Chennai in appreciation of her transgender rights advocacy. She is also one among the three Indian women listed as Transsexual Successes in the Transsexual Women’s Successes Directory.

Trans Pride March aims to raise visibility of transgender community in Vancouver
For the first time in more than a decade, Vancouver’s transgender community will hold a Trans Pride March on July 25.
Scheduled one week before this year’s Vancouver Pride parade, the march will mark the end of a three-day Vancouver Trans Forum that will bring transgender people and their allies together to share skills and knowledge.
Kate Lamothe, one of the organizers of the forum, told the Straight that the Trans Pride March isn’t affiliated with the Vancouver Dyke March and Pride parade—which will take place on July 31 and August 1, respectively—but it will be held in the same spirit as those events. (Photo)

Man arrested in slaying of Manitoba prostitute
A man has been arrested in the 2004 homicide of transgendered prostitute David Joseph Boulanger, whose beaten body was found near Portage la Prairie, Man.
Theodore Raymond Herntier, 40, has been charged with second-degree murder, the RCMP announced at a news conference Friday afternoon.
Sister of slain sex worker never lost hope
Suspect charged in connection with murder case from 2004
Arrest made in 6-year-old killing

In the Press: When is it Okay to ID a Person as Trans?
I swear, trans people are doing so many things today that we are constantly in the headlines – literally.
“Transgender woman robs a bank,” “Transgender man robs a bank” (usually the same story), “Transgenders protest new law” (those “transgenders” – always out of control), “Transsexual people go to grocery store, shop for food” (anything counts as news with us).

Drop in hate crime numbers due to program cuts
A national anti-violence coalition released a report this week that shows declines in the reported number of hate crime victims and survivors, incidents and offenders in 2009.
However, those reported drops since 2008 are likely due to many programs facing budget cuts and staff layoffs, rather than an actual decrease in violence, according to the report.

US judge rejects delay over trial of boy who 'killed gay classmate'
A US judge has ordered that defence lawyers for a teenager accused of shooting dead a gay classmate be ready for the trial.
Lawyers for Brendan McInerney argued that they needed more time to interview witnesses but Judge Charles Campbell said they had known the case was coming to trial.

An Estimated 150,000 People Attend San Diego's Gay Pride Parade
The annual San Diego Gay Pride parade, the fifth largest of its kind in the nation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, was held Saturday in Hillcrest.
An estimated 150,000 viewers lined the 1.5-mile route from the start at Normal Street and University Avenue to watch the lavishly decorated floats.
The theme this year is "One World, One Heart, One Pride.''

[CA, USA] [PR/Events]
Being part of Gay Male Hollywood Doesn’t Give You a Free Pass to Defame Transsexual Women!
Media Advocates Giving National Equality to Transsexual & Transgender People (MAGNET) is hosting a panel discussion tonight entitled ‘Women Demanding Change Now: The Dehumanization of Transsexual Women through the Gay Male Hollywood Lens’
MAGNET, an anti-defamation organization for trans people, is very alarmed with the pattern of gay male Hollywood continuing to make stigmatizing portrayals of transsexual women in a way that harms, rather then help. The panel seeks to explore solutions to build authentic unity and trust within LGBT community. Topics that will be highlighted are the mental and physical violence incited by messages in film and TV, influential gay men getting away with producing stigmatizing, over the top & unkind images of transsexual women, Gay Inc. and some transgender activists co-opting the medical condition transsexualism and Hollywood’s fetish with inaccurately depicting transsexual women as “drag queens”/ “caricatures of femininity.”

At-large Council candidate Clark Ray calls for transgendered persons to be included in health report
In a city that claims to openly accept the LGBT community, you would think that it would include all communities in major district reports. Well, think again. An LGBT health report for DC was recently issued and it failed to include the statistics for transgendered persons.

Accused Arsonist Gives Her Side of the Story
Catherine Carlson is charged with a string of crimes in Payette County. Investigators say, last weekend, she set her own mobile home and car on fire and made fake pipe bombs.
Now we tell her side of the story.
She tells Steve Bertel, our Assignment Desk guy, that the cause of all the trouble is her frustration with how she is being treated as a transgendered woman.

Man Accused Of Killing Missing Transvestite
A man accused of killing a transvestite missing since February 2008 made his first appearance in court Thursday morning.
Juan Carlos Atenco Camacho was arrested Wednesday on a first-degree murder charge.
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office investigators said Camacho fatally stabbed Naum Rafael Mendez and dumped his body on the side of a busy roadway.
Ex-lover confesses to murdering missing Boca cross-dresser, police say
Brother of Missing Transvestite Hopeful He's Alive
Man held on murder charges in missing person case
Fla. man confesses to stabbing former lover

(Photo: Naum Rafael Mendez was reported missing in February 2008. He was last seen wearing a red dress and a blonde wig.)

[MA, USA] [Blog]
Pressing for the passage of the Massachusetts Transgender Civil Rights Bill
The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) held a press conference at the State House on Wednesday, July 14 calling on the leadership of the Massachusetts State legislature to act favorably on H1728/S1687, "An Act Relative to Gender Based Discrimination and Hate Crimes" before the end of the current session on July 31. Close to 100 people were in attendance, including legislators, supporters, and members of the press.

Beach club revokes transgendered woman's membership
Changing from man to woman brings on another change: member to outcast. The Hanover Seaside Club is tight-lipped over allegations it would not renew a transgendered woman's membership.

Judge denies bond for Anderson man charged with attempted murder
Excerpt: Anderson County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Chad McBride said sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call on Tuesday afternoon to Huntington Apartments and found Rachelle Williams in a bedroom. McBride said Williams, 34, had been choked with a telephone cord and had suffered multiple head injuries.
Williams, a transsexual who was born Ronald Williams, was taken to AnMed Health Medical Center in Anderson in serious condition, McBride said.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's former in-law speaks out for gay rights
Robyn Deane, dressed in a red raincoat, jeans and heels, glanced at her handwritten notes before peering at the crowd gathered outside Virginia's Capitol to promote the rights of gay and transgender state workers.
[Blog] Why's It Such a Problem Gov. Bob McDonnell's Transgender Former In-Law Wants to Lobby Him on Queer Rights?

Gunmen open fire and kill 17 men and women at a party organized by a gay group in Torreon, Mexico
A party in the northern Mexican city of Torreón that was organized by a gay group on Facebook ended in a bloodbath early Sunday morning when gunmen opened fire, killing 17 men and women and injuring 18 others.
The Los Angeles Times reports it was one of the highest single-incident death tolls since the beginning of Mexico's raging drug war in 2006. President Felipe Calderon launched a military-led offensive against powerful narcotics cartels that December.
Comando irrumpe en fiesta en Torreón; deja 17 muertos

Agreden a transexual
El pasado lunes, 12 de julio, alrededor de las nueve de la noche, tres hombres apuñalearon a Osmar Trujillo Quiñones, un joven transexual de 22 años, conocido como Estrella. El hecho ocurrió en un ómnibus de transporte urbano de la ruta P-12 en el cual Trujillo viajaba en compañía de otros 8 amigos, también transexuales.

No hay dieta para enfermos de SIDA
16 pacientes de VIH-SIDA se quejaron el pasado miércoles 7 de julio en el Departamento de Nutrición del Centro Provincial de Prevención de las Enfermedades de Transmisión Sexual y VIH-SIDA, de Ciudad de La Habana, debido a que han dejado de recibir una dieta mensual especial, donada por el Fondo Global, programa perteneciente a ONUSIDA.

Endry Cardeño: “Me asumo homosexual y cumplo mi sueño”
Desde el primer momento Endry Cardeño "abre su mundo". Habla sin tapujos de su vida, de su sexualidad y de su papel dentro de la sociedad. Es transexual y no lo niega. Es lo que, según ella -así prefiere que la llamen-, la ha puesto en el lugar donde está. La colombiana, recordada por su participación en la novela Los Reyes, se encuentra en Caracas porque hoy se estrena en las salas la película venezolana Cheila, una Casa pa Maíta. Allí se destaca por primera vez con un rol protagónico, que le hizo ganar el premio a la mejor actriz en el reciente Festival de Cine de Mérida. "Ni en Colombia habían reconocido mi trabajo de esa manera y obtenerlo aquí es demasiado grande", expresa con voz femenina. (Foto)

"Cheila" es un llamado al respeto y la tolerancia
La película dirigida por Eduardo Barberena estrena este viernes Cheila. Una casa pa' maíta es más que una película sobre la transexualidad. Si bien la protagonista, la colombiana Endry Cardeño, es en la ficción y en la realidad parte de la comunidad LGBT (lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y trans), la cinta dirigida por Eduardo Barberena y escrita por Elio Palencia, es casi un tratado sociológico en torno al manejo de las diferencias individuales en la llamada célula fundamental: la familia.