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quarta-feira, julho 07, 2010

EU discrimination law must cover gender identity issues
Liberal Democrat European justice & human rights spokeswoman and London MEP Sarah Ludford has asked the European Commission to explore what action can be taken at European level to prevent discrimination against both transgender and non-gendered people.

Travestis são baleadas em São Bernardo do Campo
Na madrugada da última segunda-feira (06/07), duas travestis foram baleadas em São Bernardo do Campo, na Grande São Paulo. Uma morreu no local do crime, a segunda sobreviveu e deve ajudar a Polícia Civil a investigar o crime.
Travestis são baleados em São Bernardo do Campo

Mujer transexual activista protesta por tratamientos inadecuados en periódicos
Escribo para manifestar mi más indignada repulsa por el trato vejatorio hacia las mujeres transexuales realizado por la edición impresa de "El País" en su edición de Catalunya del 04/07/2010, al referirse a las mujeres transexuales detenidas en una redada anti-prostitución en la zona de Camp Nou de Barcelona como "travestidos", literalmente dice: "La mayoría de estas personas arrestadas son procedentes de Brasil y entre ellas hay varios travestidos" (sic).

Review: Trans at London Pride
Fun, impressive, exciting, inspiring – but Pride London still has a way to go if it wants to bring the transgender community back into the fold, writes Jane Fae.

Uganda LGBT Volunteer Beheaded
A volunteer for the LGBT advocacy group Integrity Uganda was found beheaded on a farm during a search for a missing priest.
Jim Burroway of Box Turtle Bulletin points to the Anglican blog Changing Attitude, which says that searchers found the head of Pasikali Kashusbe in a pit latrine on the farm of Badru Kiggundu, the electoral commission chairman, in Makindye Sabagabo, Wakiso District. They were looking for the Rev. Henry Kayizzi Nsubuga, who disappeared last month after delivering a sermon supporting gay people.
A Call for Violence Answered in Uganda: Gay Activist Found Beheaded

[South Africa]
Caster Semenya Cleared to Compete
South African runner Caster Semenya has been cleared to compete again after an international dispute over her biological gender following a major win at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.
Caster Semenya can return to track, compete against women
Father: Caster Semenya says she will be cleared
Caster Semenya: anatomy of her case
Caster Semenya autorizada a competir, com “efeitos imediatos”

Transgendered Arab defies death threats and releases memoir
A member of the Arab world’s transgendered community – which is forced to operate underground, away from the eyes of the law and conservative society – has defied the forces of repression and warnings from Islamist groups by publishing a memoir.
The Memoirs of Randa the Trans, written with Lebanese journalist Hazem Saghieh, details the author’s childhood and adolescence in her home country of Algeria, culminating in her decision to live as a transgendered woman. According to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald, Randa’s decision was met with threats against her life, but she persisted in her determination to live according to her individual choice.

Eunuchs protest police attitude
The transvestites here Monday staged protest against the alleged misbehaviour and maltreatment by the police.
Led by Khursheed, the eunuchs carrying placards gathered outside the Kohat Press Club to record their protest.
Addressing the protesters, Muskan and Shaila alleged that cops of the City Police Station had been harassing them since long.

Woman in India has sex change to avoid forced marriage
A woman lawyer in India had a sex change to save herself from a forced marriage by her family.
After her sex reassignment surgery, the woman, in her mid-30s, said: "I feel free now. No one can force me to marry.
"It is better to become a man to get rid of sufferings met by women."

Trans death in custody: inquiry demanded
Veronica Baxter was arrested by Redfern police and charged with six counts of supplying illegal drugs then placed at the all-male Silverwater Remand Centre, only to be found hanging in her cell six days later.
Veronica had not been monitored for 14 hours before being discovered dead, raising many questions about her placement in the all-male prison.
According to the NSW (Administration of Sentences) Crimes Act 1999, transgender people must be given the right to choose which gender appropriate facility they would be prefer to be placed in – currently, however, intersex people do not have the same rights to choose from.

Transgender woman wins ruling against GA legislature
A federal judge in Atlanta has handed a legal victory to Vandy Beth Glenn, a transgender woman who was fired from her job as legislative editor for the Georgia General Assembly after announcing she would transition from male to female.
In a ruling issued Friday, U.S. District Judge Richard Story ruled Glenn was subjected to sex discrimination. The judge also scheduled a July 13 hearing to determine what remedy should be granted to Glenn.
Transgender discrimination case won
(Photo: A federal judge in Atlanta has handed a legal victory to Vandy Beth Glenn, a transgender woman who was fired from her job with the Georgia General Assembly after announcing she would transition from male to female.)

Rhode Island Gov. Vetoes Transgender Hate Crimes Bill
Republican Gov. Don Carcieri vetoed a “hate crimes” bill last Wednesday that would have included transgenders as a protected class under Rhode Island state law.
“I vetoed this legislation in the past and I do so again,” Carcieri declared.
In a veto message, Carcieri said that Rhode Island already has hate crimes legislation on the books that empowers the state police to intervene in crimes related to bias. However, he added that the terms “gender identity and expression” were “confusing.”