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terça-feira, novembro 30, 2010

Día Mundial Sida: Exclusión social y laboral de trabajadoras transexuales sexo facilita vulnerabilidad frente VIH
1 Diciembre. Día Mundial del Sida: La exclusión social y laboral de las trabajadoras transexuales del sexo facilita su vulnerabilidad frente al VIH.
AET-Transexualia participa en una exposición de fotografías de personas transexuales “24 horas con VIH”

[UK] [Commentary]
Woman prisoner undergoes transition
More transphobic reporting about a trans woman in prison; this time by This Is Bristol. The main content of the “news article” seems to be that a trans woman called Jasmine, being held at an open prison near Bristol, is transitioning and hopes to carry that process through to surgery.

[UK/Turkey] [Commentary]
Turkey: Sema -- marginal transsexual woman
Over the past two years, I have written over 40 articles about what the LGBTT Rights
Platform calls an undeclared war against trans and gay people in Turkey. Skimming through some of my earlier posts before starting this piece, it’s difficult to come away without feeling despondent about the situation, so it’s encouraging to read this article in the Hürriyet Daily News about Sema, a self-identified marginal transsexual woman studying at Boğaziçi University, who is building a life which encompasses both sides of the gender binary

Hate crimes increasingly target transgender persons
A handful of people gathered last Friday at the Ekin art gallery in downtown Ankara. This gathering was part of a series of activities and meetings held in the capital city to create awareness of the plight of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and transsexual (LGBTT) persons.

LGBT Individuals Struggle to Gain Acceptance
Yanki is a 23 year old who is tall and beautiful. Walking around Istanbul, people regularly gaze at her, many with quizzical, even critical looks. “I want to be accepted by society because I am just like everybody else,” she says. But it is not so easy for a transgender woman in Turkey to gain acceptance.

2,000 join Delhi Pride
Around 2,000 people joined a Pride festival in Delhi, India, this weekend.
The event is the first gay festival since homosexuality was decriminalised last year.
Gays march in New Delhi
Transgenders hold pride march in New Delhi
Queer parade in city to sensitise people
Proud family members too march along

Succession battle led to eunuch’s murder, 1 held
The murder of a eunuch community leader at Parksite has been solved. On Saturday night, the police arrested an associate of the late community leader, who had been tipped to be successor of the All India Hijara Association by the deceased herself, deputy commissioner of police, Zone 7, Sanjay Shintre said.
Succession race behind murder of eunuch: Cops

Film festival puts spotlight on alternate sexuality
The lights dim as the screen comes alive at Siddhartha Hall in Max Mueller Bhawan, venue of the Nigah Queer Fest film screening. With one short film after another on the screen depicting facets of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ) community, the audience is hooked.

He becomes she to get a job
Poverty has forced a 24-year-old youth to turn himself into a woman in the district. The youth, a native of Vaddera Colony in the mandal, underwent a sex change operation in Mumbai and returned home recently.

Fredericton trans rally draws 100
Michelle Rayner says she didn’t intend to become a campus spokesperson for transgendered rights at St Thomas University (STU), but she still drew a crowd of supporters to a Nov 25 rally against violence and discrimination.

Bill C-389 looks to protect trans people
Would make it illegal to discriminate based on gender identity and expression

Do full body scanners violate right to privacy?
Many students are traveling during the holidays. They already have to look forward to long lines and time-consuming security checks.
Now, they will look forward to something else: full-body scanners that will peek under their clothing, using technology to essentially strip them naked.
[Commentary] Why the TSA pat-downs and body scans are unconstitutional
[Commentary] Transgender Airline Passengers, Prepare To Be Strip Searched … Twice
[Commentary] Accepting full body scans and groping is inevitable
[Commentary] Here’s a Thought: How About We Simply Abandon the Airline Industry?

Are Mahu Youth Safe in Hawaii’s Schools?
Education is central to the lives of children. Aside from learning reading and writing, children in schools learn social and cultural norms, the development of basic communicative and interpersonal skills, critical thinking, and information about their identities as citizens and individuals.

Transgender Day of Remembrance commemorated
Transgender Day of Remembrance was marked Nov. 20 and the preceding week by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people and their allies in the U.S. and around the world. The day commemorates and honors the many transgender people who have been killed because their gender expression did not conform to a bigoted society’s expectations.

La Asociación de Travestis difunde el “Proyecto de Ley de Identidad”
La Asociación de Travestis, Transexuales y Transgéneros de Argentina (ATTTA) y la Federación Argentina LGBT (Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales y Trans) presentaron el viernes en Trelew el “Proyecto de Ley de Identidad de Género”. Apunta a considerar que la identidad sexual es uno de los aspectos más importantes de la identidad personal, ya que se halla presente en todas las manifestaciones de la personalidad del sujeto. La idea también es presentar próximamente el proyecto en Comodoro Rivadavia.