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domingo, Agosto 15, 2010

[España]
La mujer transexual colombiana que estaba en Valencia es deportada
La plataforma que desarrolla la campaña por el cierre de los Centros de Internamiento de Extranjeros (CIE) ha informado de que la mujer transexual colombiana que se encuentraba retenida en un CIE de Valencia ha sido deportada por las autoridades españolas a su país, "donde corre peligro real para su vida e integridad física".
Transexual colombiana internada en Valencia reclama no ser deportada a su país donde su vida corre peligro

[UK]
Veteran says paltry benefits 'not enough'
A Falklands veteran says she cannot live on 'paltry' benefits after post-traumatic stress disorder forced her out of work.
Kelly Curthoys, 56, who served as a petty officer with the Royal Navy during the Falklands conflict in 1982, was diagnosed with the anxiety disorder last year. (Photo)

[UK]
‘There isn’t a lot of room in my heart for many, but there was for Destiny Lauren’
FRIENDS have paid tribute to a woman who worked as a prostitute found dead in her Kentish Town home after her killer was found guilty of murder.
Destiny Lauren, 29, was killed in November by Leon Fyle, a man who had called on her for sex.

[França]
Brasil emplaca mais uma brasileira no circuito de alta moda
O Brasil emplacou mais uma top model no circuito da alta moda. Considerada um dos rostos do momento, Lea T. estrelou a última campanha da Givenchy, grife para a qual desfilou neste mês em Paris, durante a semana da Alta-Costura, o evento fashion mais exclusivo do mundo.

[Itália]
Cambia sesso in una clinica privata e la mutua le nega il rimborso dell’operazione
La parrucchiera Jasmine, 38 anni: «Non potevo aspettare i tre anni per operarmi in una struttura pubblica». L’intervento è costato 15mila euro.
Per diventare Jasmine, Gianluca ha dovuto emigrare da Treviso a Trieste e affidarsi ai bisturi dei chirurghi di una clinica privata. Ora è una parrucchiera di 38 anni felice di aver completata quella trasformazione che il suo corpo «pretendeva» sin dall’adolescenza ma la sua serenità è messa a dura prova dalla burocrazia. L’Ulls 9 di Treviso ha infatti finora respinto tutte le sue richieste di rimborso dei 15mila euro pagati per l’operazione. (Foto)

[Kenya]
Africa: The politics of penises: Myths about transgender people
The struggle against gender oppression in Kenya endures. Following the recent unlawful arrest and assault of a transgender woman in the country, Audrey Mbugua voices the subordination of those who do not comply with the restrictive gender-based identities adopted by society at large. Mbugua unlaces these societal constructs that tie their subjects to an existence of marginalisation and abuse. Mbugua suggests ignorance and bureaucratised discrimination amongst Kenyan society is to blame.

[South Africa]
Victory for sex change worker
Christine Ehlers, a transgender woman who claimed she was unfairly dismissed from her company, is to be reinstated to her job, the Labour Court in Johannesburg ruled on Friday.
Judge Ellem Francis ruled that Ehlers must be reinstated to the same position she had at the time of her dismissal by her employers, Bohler Udderholm.
Transgender Woman Wins Re-instatement, Apology
Transgender woman wins unfair dismissal case
Transgender woman wins labour court case


[India]
Reality show of transgenders getting ready
For the first time on Indian television, a reality show of transgenders is to be produced, aiming to promote the artistic talents in them and also to bring the marginalised section into mainstream society.

[India]
'I was a woman within’
India’s first transsexual celebrity talk show host tells Indrani Rajkhowa Banerjee about her journey from Ramesh to Rose.

[India]
Judges propose transgender law
Legal luminaries, including judges of the Supreme Court and the Madras High Court on Saturday emphasised the need to enact separate laws to protect and uplift the marginalised transgender community. Not one, but all three SC judges, P. Sathasivam, Altamas Kabir and Dhanveer Bhandari, who spoke during the day-long conference ‘Issues Relating to TG Community’ echoed the immediate need for enacting special legislation to protect and uplift transgenders.
Jurists call for laws, quota to ensure transgenders' rights

[Japan]
Tokyo Celebrates Pride
This weekend’s festivities are the first in three years in Tokyo, as many gay Japanese still are wary of coming out to their family and colleagues, Reuters reports.
The celebration includes a pride parade on Saturday, with the aim of raising awareness of gay people throughout the conservative country. And then a festival in the city's gay district, Shinjuku (or “2-chome”), on Sunday.

[Canada]
A question of trans pride
Among love stories that endure for years but ultimately end badly as the partners go through changes, Daniel Laplante has lived an epic one.
The 44-year-old city of Montreal blue-collar worker was with the same woman for 20 years -when he was a woman. A few years ago, when his profound discomfort with his female body became too unbearable, Laplante underwent the first two of three gender-reassignment surgeries needed to become physically male.

[USA]
Treatment of transgenders in US "un-American"
Despite civil rights laws written to protect discrimination based on race, religion, and sex, transgender people looking for the same rights find themselves out of luck.

[USA]
New PSA Spotlights Workplace Discrimination
With ENDA still held up in the House, the folks at the Give a Damn campaign have debuted a new spot focusing on discrimination in the workplace.
The latest PSA in the campaign — a project of Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund — features Whoopi Goldberg, Piper Perabo and Brad Goreski.

[USA]
Asking More Than Male or Female
The Common Application is considering adding voluntary questions about applicants' sexual orientation and gender identity. The application is used by hundreds of colleges and universities -- including many of the most competitive.

[USA]
Sex, Hormones & Identity
Amidst the blather and bluster of gender politics too little has been said about very real biological determinants. I shall address these below. My point, which I will get to in possibly a prolix manner is to identify the lack of understanding in the medical and psychological fields of biological/hormonal determinism in the sexuality of patients and that in many cases ambivalence, ambiguity, confusion and change have their roots in biology, not psychology or life experience.

[CA, USA]
Giving Voice to the Once-Silent
“We figured we’ll print 500 copies and they’ll take months to sell,” Rocco Kayiatos said the other day, referring to Original Plumbing, a quarterly he started a little over a year ago with a friend, Amos Mac.
“We just thought there was a need because the world is pretty much ignorant of the existence of transmen,” said Mr. Kayiatos, a poet and rapper who performs under the name Katastrophe and who, like Mr. Mac, identifies himself as a transman.

[CA, USA]
Man accused of posing as woman to lure victims enters not guilty plea
A man accused of posing as a woman to lure victims and then sexually assault them pleaded not guilty to nine felonies Friday afternoon.
Cecilio Vasquez, 48, remains in jail on $750,00 bail since being arrested Wednesday in connection with three sexual assaults. The most recent incident happened Tuesday night, when a 16-year-old male reported that he had been sexually assaulted near the intersection of Ming Avenue and Stine Road, according to Bakersfield police. (Photo)
Man who allegedly posed as woman faces charges
Transgender man accused of sex crimes pleads not guilty


[FL, USA]
Key Biscayne Karate Center Promises to Kick the Queer Out of Your Son
Key Biscayne's Academy of Martial Arts RDCA apparently wants to help you beat the queer out of your cross-dressing son. At least that's the message a new set of print ads conveys. Put together by local agency Zubi Advertising, the two print ads feature a little boy getting in touch with his feminine side. The solution to all of this queer nonsense: karate lessons.

[MA, USA]
Capone’s warned by licensing board
On Monday night the Peabody Licensing Board issued Capone’s Italian American Restaurant a warning for a complaint of discrimination from a transgender group alleging they were barred from entering the establishment based on their gender.
After weighing the testimony from both sides, the Licensing Board decided to give Capone’s a warning.

[PA, USA]
Transgender Woman Murders Lover, Goes Out for a Drink
Woman allegedly admits to murder over drinks with brother and mother.
Murder on Moore Street (video)

[TX, USA] [Commentary]
The Houston Press: The Fireman’s Wife
CAPTAIN Thomas Araguz was about 150 feet into the building when he became separated from the other two men on his team, trapped as the structure burned around him.

[México]
Matan a homosexual afuera de hotel
Un hombre vestido de mujer murió al recibir varias heridas en su cuerpo con un pica hielo, afuera de un hotel en la colonia Industrial en Monterrey.
La víctima, quien no ha sido identificada, quedó tirada afuera del hotel Hacienda Los Olivos, sobre la calle Calzada Victoria en su cruce con Miguel Nieto.

[México]
La lucha de las personas transexuales en México para conseguir la igualdad real en su Pais
Las mujeres transexuales tienen un reto mayúsculo: obtener la igualdad en una sociedad en constante transformación, con muchos avances en lo legal, pero pocos sobre aceptación pública.