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quarta-feira, novembro 24, 2010

AIDS Accountability International: Governments still abusing transgender people's rights
Governments worldwide continue to neglect the needs of transgender people with regards to HIV and AIDS. The early results of the AIDS Accountability International Survey on Transgender Issues indicate that almost no countries collect or analyse health data on transgender people thus making them more vulnerable.

Travestis são ameaçados por neonazistas no RS
Um grupo de defesa dos direitos dos travestis no Rio Grande do Sul recebeu ontem ameaças por telefone de supostos neonazistas. Na ligação, o interlocutor advertiu que a 14ª Parada Livre de Porto Alegre, que será realizada no próximo domingo, no Parque da Redenção, em Porto Alegre, será o alvo. O telefonema foi feito para a sede do Igualdade - Associação de Travestis e Transexuais do Rio Grande do Sul.

Trans woman’s killer sentenced for rape
A man who killed a trans prostitute has been handed an indefinite jail sentence for the earlier rape of another woman.

First Person: ‘Transgender is in the genes’
For Transgender Awareness Week Jessica Everest, 65, a former electronics engineer from Woodley, writes of her own experiences. (Photo)

Hard-up Police Hold Vigils For Sex-swap Crime Victims
Scotland’s largest police forces have been criticised after hosting politically correct candlelit vigils for sex-swap crime victims.

Cross-dresser cuts off man’s hand with sword
A Kuwaiti man, dressed as a woman, wielding a sword cut off a Syrian man’s hand in an Amazon-style fight triggered by throwing a cigarette butt, a local daily said on Tuesday.

Bangladeshi Hijras: cultural outcasts in their own society
Two Concordia grads explore the Hijra phenomenon in Call Me Salma.

Jobless, they 'convert' to earn livelihood
Of the eunuch population in Tricity and neighbouring areas of Kalka and Kharar, 30-35% educated youths are those who 'converted' and joined the community due to unemployment. This is part of the findings of a study conducted by a group of NGOs.

M'sian TV host pens explosive book on transvestites
Love him or loathe him, you've got to respect Azwan Ali for his brutal honesty. Which is also his biggest vice.
The top Malaysian TV host - notoriously known for his acidic tongue and flamboyant style - is set to release a tell-it-all book on his conflicted life as a man who has kept in touch with his feminine side, and how Islam is changing him, titled Selamat Jalan Dunia Pondan [Goodbye Transvestite World].

Colombian wins best talent in transvestite pageant
Colombia is a world leader when it comes to beauty pageants, and the Miss International Queen competition for transvestites is no exception, with Colombian lady-boy Melania Cortez winning the prize for best talent.
S Korea's Mini wins transgender beauty contest

Transsexuals not crazy, say rights groups
Transsexuals and rights activists are closer to having what they consider an offensive labelling of katoey removed from an official draft exemption document.
The Defence Ministry has bowed to pressure by amending the ministry's conscription regulations to provide reasons for exempting transsexuals from draft duties.

Grandmother says she was 'passed over' as foster parent for her grandchildren in favour of gay couple
The decision that same-sex couples are allowed to foster children in Queensland has infuriated a 63-year-old grandmother who said she was passed over as a foster parent while two of her grandchildren were placed with gay men.
She said one of the men ``walks around the streets in a dress as if he was a woman.''
Grandma Is Pissed Grandkids Were Placed In Foster Care of 'Transvestite' Couple

Trans Day of Remembrance draws 100 in Vancouver
Frigid early evening temperatures didn't deter a crowd of about 100 transgender people and their allies from turning out for the Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) on Nov 20.

[USA] [News/Health/Medicine]
Pill is found to cut risk of HIV
Excerpt: The new study, called iPrEx, was conducted by an international team headed by Dr. Robert M. Grant of the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology at the University of California at San Francisco and Dr. Javier R. Lama of Investigaciones Medicas en Salud in Lima, Peru. They enrolled 2,499 men and transgender women who
had sex with men at 11 sites in six countries.

TSA security angers passengers
Excerpt: A transgender man from California said that he had heard TSA officials giggling as he passed through the scanner.
Transgender Travelers and New TSA Policies
[Commentary] TSA Screening Ineffective And Humiliating For Everyone, and Dangerous For Transpeople

First transgender judge for US
Alameda County in California has elected the first openly transgender judge in United States history.

Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project's executive director, Stephanie Mott, tells her story
She was born as Steven Mott on the last day of 1957 in Lawrence, Kansas.
In October of 2006, after a life-long journey she became Stephanie Mott, a transsexual-Christian woman.
She is the executive director of the Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project, or K-STEP. The organization seeks to provide transgender education in hopes of stopping discrimination.
(Photo: Stephanie Mott (right) stands with Samantha Elizabeth Rose (left) in the community room at the South High Rise on Sunday. Mott and Rose are members of the Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project (K-STEP), which seeks to eradicate discrimination against transgender persons through education. Mott gave a presentation about her life.)

Vigil honors transgender murder victims
Boston observes the Transgender Day of Remembrance with community speak-out.

Transgender remembrance gathering held in Charlotte
More than 50 people gathered at Charlotte’s Lesbian & Gay Community Center on Saturday, Nov. 20, to pay their respects and remember transgender victims of hate violence and other crimes during 2010. Among those participating in the special Transgender Day of Remembrance event were several family members of Toni Alston, a transgender Charlottean murdered in April.

New campus group of straight allies celebrates lives of transgendered loved ones
Events at local churches help maintain memory of hate crime victims
A newly-formed UNLV affiliate of the Human Rights Campaign this weekend celebrated the memories of people who have been killed due to anti-transgender actions.
Straight Allies For Equality marked Saturday’s 12th annual HRC Transgender Day of Remembrance in an effort to draw attention to prejudicial crimes against transgendered individuals.

Anti-discrimination laws passed in Bowling Green
Cheers rang out from all but a handful of people crowding the Wood County Board of Elections office yesterday when it was learned that two city ordinances that protect gay and transgender persons from discrimination had passed.
[Commentary] Antidiscrimination ordinances' approval provides opportunity for giving thanks

WATCH: Transgender woman arrested for entering men’s bathroom at Houston library
KTRK reports that a preoperative transgender woman in Houston was arrested last week for using the women’s restroom at the city’s main library.
The woman’s arrest appears to conflict with the city’s nondiscrimination policy, enacted by Mayor Annise Parker earlier this year, which permits people to use restrooms according to their gender identity, regardless of their biological sex. (Photo)
Controversy over mayor's transgender order
Arrested Transgendered Woman Speaks to FOX 26 News

Transgender Houston attorney becomes a judge
Thirty years ago, Phyllis Frye, a longtime activist for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender causes, could have been arrested for wearing women's clothing in the Houston City Council chamber.

Suman tres homosexuales asesinados en Chihuahua en los últimos días
En lo que es el tercer asesinato de este tipo en los últimos días, un homosexual fue privado de la vida anoche en las calles 12 y Juárez, en el bar denominado El Chicote, en el centro de la ciudad.
Hay exterminación de comunidad gay
En un año, van 16 travestis asesinados en Chihuahua

Transexuales de Tamaulipas, México, piden que se les reconozca sus derechos e identidad
Las mujeres transgénero integrantes de la organización “Géneros en Movimiento”, solicitarán a los Diputados Locales electos, hagan una ley que les permita se reconozca su identidad femenina de manera legal, en Altamira son 100 mujeres transgénero registradas ante esta instancia.

Transexuales de Ecuador se manifiestan pidiendo justicia por el brutal crimen de dos de ellas
Ayer se cumplió un mes del brutal asesinato de Johana, mujer transexual, estilista de 36 años, y Débora Correa, ayudante de albañilería de 45, dos transexuales que fueron masacradas a golpes el 22 de octubre en el barrio Abdón Calderón de Machala. (Foto)

Ya son cuatro los proyectos de ley de identidad de género que tienen carácter parlamentario
Ya son cuatro los proyectos de ley de identidad de género que tienen carácter parlamentario y esperan ser discutidos en el recinto, pero sólo el último, presentado la semana pasada por la CHA, Futuro Transgenérico, MAL –Movimiento Antidiscriminatorio de Liberación– y Alitt –Asociación de Lucha por la Identidad Travesti y Transexual– integra tanto el cambio registral de las identidades trans –sin intervención judicial, ni declaración jurada alguna– como el acceso a los procedimientos médicos que garanticen la mejor expresión del género autopercibido sin necesidad de diagnósticos patologizantes.