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quarta-feira, Agosto 18, 2010

[International]
Male and female ability differences down to socialisation, not genetics
Behavioural differences between the sexes are not hard-wired at birth but are the result of society's expectations, say scientists.

[España]
Denuncian que un pastor evangélico de Vallecas agredió, vejó y desnudó a una feligresa nigeriana por ser transexual
La Asociación Española de Transexuales ha denunciado que un pastor de una iglesia evangélica de Vallecas ha agredido, vejado y desnudado a una feligresa nigeriana tras un servicio religioso por el hecho de ser transexual.
Según la asociación, las vejaciones comenzaron antes en la iglesia evangélica Christ Embassy, ubicada en una nave de un polígono industrial del barrio de Vallecas. Esta transexual, que además es solicitante de asilo, comenzó a sufrir humillaciones y discriminación por identidad de género por los miembros de la iglesia al descubrirse su transexualidad, siendo apartada paulatinamente de sus funciones que desempeñaba de forma voluntaria, señala la denuncia.
La FELGTB exige al Ministerio de Justicia que revise la comunidad evangélica que agredió a una transexual en Madrid
FELGTB exige al Ministerio de Justicia revise la comunidad evangélica que agredió a una transexual en Madrid


[New Zealand]
Beyer pulls out of mayoral race
Former Labour MP Georgina Beyer has pulled out of the contest for the Masterton mayoralty.
Ms Beyer, 52, was mayor of Carterton from 1995 until 2000, leaving the role after winning the Wairarapa electorate seat in the 1999 general election.
She was the world's first transsexual mayor and MP. (Photo)

[Canada]
A Transgender Character on 'Degrassi': Good Idea?
The popular, long-running teen drama “Degrassi: The Next Generation” has never been one to shy away from controversy, from its frank depictions of teen sex, bullying, gay sexuality, self-injury and, perhaps most controversially, abortion. Now the Degrassi gang is about to tackle the subject of transgenderism.
Degrassi focuses on Adam, a transgender character

[CA, USA]
Daurio: New transgender support group in Orange County
A new transgender support group has formed, called the TG Rainbow. 17 people attended the group's first meeting. Open to those in transition, friends, and family, this inclusive transgender support group will meet on the third Friday of the month, from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

[DC, USA]
MPD investigating sexual assault on transgender woman near Dupont
The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is investigating a reported sexual assault that occurred near the 2000 block of P Street NW during the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 13. According to MPD, ''The complainant reports that she was grabbed by the suspect who placed his hand over her mouth.
''The suspect removed the complainant's clothes and sexually assaulted the complainant. The suspect then fled the area on foot. The complainant is a member of the transgender community.''

[MD, USA]
City firefighter suspended after altercation with transsexual
Depending on which one you believe, Baltimore City firefighter Jerry Majette was either an innocent bystander who got robbed by a Baltimore County transsexual, or the assailant himself who attacked the soon-to-be woman with a hammer after he found her gender ambiguity unappealing.
For now, police believe the woman’s account that Majette pulled a hammer from the transsexual's closet and attacked her after he discovered that she was not a fully functional female, and have since charged Majette with first-degree assault and robbery.

[MD, USA]
Change-of-Sex Surgeries at Johns Hopkins: About 20 Done So Far
For the past five years or so, the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore has been offering a change-of-sex service to certain carefully screened patients. This service has its psychotherapeutic and hormone-therapy aspects as well as its surgical procedures and thus demands the participation of a team of specialists representing plastic and reconstructive surgery, gynecological surgery, urology, endocrinology, and neurology, in addition to psychiatry and the press. It is the psychiatrist who, together with the patient, makes the final decision as to whether the rest of the team goes to work or not.

[TN, USA]
Defense in transgender beating case proposes jury questions
Attorneys for a former police officer charged with beating a transgender prisoner are proposing jury questions that federal prosecutors say might encourage sympathy for the defendant.
Attorneys for Bridges Sutton McRae have asked U.S. Dist. Court Judge S. Thomas Anderson to add a series of questions to the 17-page questionnaire for prospective jurors in the trial set for Sept. 13.

[TX, USA]
Some funds released for Araguz's children
The mother of a Wharton fire captain killed in the line of duty will oversee his estate while she continues her fight to void her son's marriage to a transgender woman claiming a share of his death benefits, a judge decided Monday.
State District Judge Randy Clapp is expected to hold a hearing in the next 60 to 90 days to determine whether the two-year marriage of Thomas Trevino Araguz III and Nikki Purdue Araguz was legal.
Widow faces anti-trans bigotry
Fallen Wharton Firefighter's Sons to Receive Benefit Money

[Commentary] Footnote-Esque?

[Cuba]
Se estrenará documental cubano En el cuerpo equivocado
El documental cubano en el cuerpo equivocado, se estrenará este jueves en el Yara, Acapulco y los principales cines del país, junto con el suspenso canadiense Cloe.
En el cuerpo equivocado integra la serie DOCTV IB Latinoamérica II y fue dirigido por Marilyn Solaya, informa el Centro de Información Cinematográfica.
Aborda el documental la historia de la transexual cubana Mavy, quien se refiere a la manera en que ha construido durante los años su feminidad.

[Argentina]
Después de bodas homosexuales en Argentina ahora les toca derechos a transexuales dice la FALGTB
Tras el casamiento igualitario, identidad de género y reasignación de sexo.
Desde la Federación Argentina de Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales y Trans, Esteban Paulón adelantó que tras la aprobación de la ley que permite el casamiento entre personas del mismo sexo, nuevas banderas empiezan a agitarse: la ley de reconocimiento y respeto a la identidad de género y la de atención sanitaria para la reasignación del sexo. La idea es aprovechar la predisposición de senadores y diputados y el ánimo social debatir este tipo de temáticas.