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quinta-feira, julho 29, 2010

Secretaria Nacional de Direitos Humanos publica Nota Pública sobre a violência contra as travestis e transexuais no Brasil
A Subsecretaria de Promoção e Defesa dos Direitos Humanos da Secretaria Direitos Humanos da Presidência da República vem publicamente reafirmar seu compromisso no combate à violência e discriminação contra a população de travestis e transexuais do Brasil. Esses atos são conhecidos como transfobia.
Vítima desse tipo de violência, a jovem Camille Gerin, de 25 anos, foi agredida brutalmente a pauladas e morreu na tarde nesta terça-feira, em Campinas (SP). No estado de Mato Grosso, somente nos últimos trinta dias, oito travestis sofreram agressões físicas, entre elas a militante LGBT, Lilith Prado.

Bethany Black: Life as a transsexual comedian
Bethany Black is a stand-up comedian. She also happens to be a post-operative transsexual lesbian - but don't dare try to pigeonhole her
It's difficult to know how to sum myself up. I'm tempted to go the Goodfellas route: as far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a lesbian. (Photo: Bethany Black: 'After I transitioned, my life just got better and better.')

Transsexual wins asylum claim
Malaysian trans woman Fatine Young has won her asylum claim to remain in the UK.

Health chiefs spend £20k on sex swap ops
HEALTH chiefs in the Borders have revealed they have spent more than £20,000 on sex swap operations in the past year.
The National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland has spent more than £1.5m over the past five years on sex-change operations for transsexuals.
More than 100 patients have undergone gender reassignment surgery at private clinics and hospitals in England because Scotland lacks the specialist facilities needed to carry out the operations.

Hate crimes targeted under police initiative
Central Scotland Police part of three-year plan to reduce crimes including intimidation and discrimination
The plan is designed to help people who are victims of intimidation, harassment or physical assault because of their race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity.
Crackdown on hate crime launched

Trans model stars in Givenchy adverts
A trans woman is one of the models in an advert for designer label Givenchy.
Lea T is a former male model and previously worked as the assistant of Givenchy's creative director Riccardo Tisci.
PIC: Can you guess what's different about this model?

Transgender need more protection in law
Transgender people need more protection, the Liberal Party has announced, adding it proposes that the hate crime law be clarified so that it is clear that it also applies to this group, Sveriges Radio's news bulletin Ekot reported on Wednesday.
The proposal is part of a national action plan to combat hate crimes, the report said.
"It is always important that the law be as specific as possible," Integration and Gender Equality Minister Nyamko Sabuni told Ekot. "It is also important to note that there is a group in our society who are neither bi- nor homosexual, but have a different gender identity than the one we believe that they have."

DPM’s office will support, protect sex change teacher
The Deputy Prime Minister Themba Masuku has said his office will support and protect the teacher who underwent a sex change.
The DPM said as his office was responsible for the welfare of all citizens in the country, they could offer support through counselling to Patricia who had her male organs removed and replaced with female ones.
The teacher who was previously called Petros has been subject to some public humiliation and the DPM said this should not be the case.

Nepal to host first gay pride march: lawmaker
Nepal will this year hold its first gay pride parade, the country's only openly homosexual member of parliament told AFP on Tuesday.
Sunil Pant said he hopes up to 3,000 gays, lesbians, transvestites and transsexuals from Nepal and neighbouring countries will march through the streets of the capital Kathmandu on August 25.

Transgenders hail reservation in Bangalore varsity courses
Transgenders in Karnataka on Tuesday celebrated recognition of their identity by the Bangalore University that has reserved one seat for them in all post-graduate courses run by it.
[Commentary] Indian university lets students choose M, F, and TG
The Indian University Creating Specific Slots + Bathrooms For Transgender Students

[New Zealand]
Census becomes trans-inclusive
A trans group is welcoming a move giving transgender people the right to tick the box in Census forms which reflects the sex they actually are.
Statistics New Zealand has completed its review into the Statistical Standard for Sex and released the following new guidelines:
“In responding to a question on sex, most people are able to classify themselves as either male or female. A person who has undergone sex reassignment should be classified to that sex. A person who was of indeterminate sex and who has undergone sex assignment should be classified to that sex. Someone who is currently undergoing such procedures and living as the sex that they are taking steps towards would be classified as that sex.”

Transgendered parade marshall Candis Cayne marches to her own drummer
“Marching to a different drummer” is a bit of a tired cliché, unless you happen to be a transgendered parade marshall, in which case it’s simply the honest truth. The glamorous actress Candis Cayne, neé Brendan McDaniel, has always marched to her own beat, first by transitioning from a man to a woman, and then by beating the odds and actually making a go of her acting career in L.A. If ever a person was born to be a grand marshall at Vancouver’s illustrious pride parade — a mantle shared with many icons of the LGBT community — it’s Cayne. (Photo)

"Travestis me fazem ser uma mulher melhor", diz cantora Ke$ha
Conhecida pelo hit "Tik Tok", a cantora Ke$ha, que já declarou ser bissexual, disse em entrevista à revista norte-americana "Paper Magazine" que travestis fizeram dela uma mulher melhor.
Beautiful Trans Women Make Ke$ha Feel Insecure

Hate Crimes on the Rise, as Non-Profit Budgets are Slashed
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP), a division of the New York City Anti-Violence Project, released a report about hate or violent crimes against the LGBT community. The findings are startling, with murder against LGBT individuals at the second-highest level seen in the past decade.
Ironically, or morbidly, the findings seem to correlate the rise in violence with the passage of federal hate crime laws. They show the highest spike in incidents against the LGBT community in October 2009, which coincides with the passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.

Transgender widow of Texas firefighter in court
A Texas judge is hearing testimony from the transgender widow of a firefighter and will decide whether to extend a temporary restraining order on her late husband’s assets.
Transgendered widow could lose benefits
Widow was on Jerry Springer
Transgender Drama Seeps into Courtroom

[Puerto Rico]
Exigen dar seguimiento a investigación de muerte de transexual…
El activista de derechos humanos Pedro Julio Serrano exigió a las autoridades a continuar la investigación del asesinato de una mujer transexual que fue encontrada hace tres semanas muerta a balazos en el sector Terraplén de Loíza. “Ni tan siquiera se ha provisto una identificación de esta más reciente víctima transexual. En los pasados ocho meses, han ocurrido siete asesinatos de personas gays y transexuales y no ha habido una respuesta responsable y decidida por parte de las autoridades para frenar esta ola de violencia. Es hora de hacer justicia”, aseveró Serrano.
Identifican a transexual asesinado en Loíza

Lanzan campaña para debatir ley sobre identidad de genero
El debate sobre la identidad de género, que es el derecho de las personas transexuales a cambiar su nombre y ser reconocidas como tales, será lanzado en los próximos días por distintas organizaciones, en el marco de gran cantidad de amparos que se vienen presentando en los últimos tiempos en distintas ciudades del país.
En este sentido, ayer se conoció un amparo por identidad de género presentado ante la justicia tucumana por el cual dos transexuales pidieron que se les reconozca como mujeres.
El debate sobre esta temática será lanzado en agosto próximo por la Federación de Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales y Trans (FALGBT) como parte de una campaña para que se inicie la discusión en el Congreso de un proyecto de ley sobre identidad de género que otorgue la posibilidad de cambiar de identidad a la población transexual que lo desee.