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domingo, novembro 21, 2010

Marking this Year's Transgender Day of Remembrance
November 20 is international Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual event which attempts to draw attention to the lethal violence aimed at transgender and gender variant people the world over.

Featherstone says government is ‘committed’ to tackling transphobia
Equalities minister Lynne Featherstone has said the government is committed to tackling hate crime against trans people.
Saturday is the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. The international event, now in its 12th year, remembers trans people who have died as a result of prejudice.
[Commentary] End trans discrimination
[Commentary] 12th International Transgender Day Of Remembrance, 20th November 2010

Tribute To Sonia Jardiniere
Sonia Jardiniere died at approximately 6:30 p.m. on the 25th October 2010 after she was seen to have been pushed under a tube train at King’s Cross Station. Sonia was a transgendered woman. Her alleged assailant who has been charged with murder is an asylum seeker and is also another transgendered woman.
[Commentary] A Sad Loss for Humankind

Transgender Day of Remembrance
Transgender Europe’s Trans Murder Monitoring project reveals almost 180 killings of trans people in the last 12 months.

[India] [Film]
Chennai's transgender activist trains community members in filmmaking
A transgender activist, Kalki Subramaniam, trains her community members in documentary film-making in Chennai.
Subramaniam said on Friday the Information Technology could play a tremendous role in the empowerment of marginalised, stigmatised transgender community.

Korean wins transvestite pageant in Thailand
A Korean known as Mini has won the Miss International Queen contest, a pageant for transvestites that organizers said Saturday was for those "interested in beauty and equality". (Photo)
Korean Lady-Boy Wins Miss International Queen 2010

Transgendered individuals turning to surgery at younger ages
Jamie Evans is a talented artist and illustrator whose work has been commissioned by the Ontario Justice Education Network and the Canadian Aviation Museum, among other organizations. His clients are sometimes surprised by how young he is — just 24.

Vancouver march to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance
Tami Starlight says transgender people are “slowly slogging” toward equality in Canada.
The Downtown Eastside activist is the founder and organizer of the annual Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance, which will be marked on Saturday (November 20).
Rally honours lives lost to prejudice
Police presence divides Ottawa's trans communities

Prison system grapples with transgendered inmates
The Conservative government has ordered an abrupt halt to funding for federal inmates getting gender reassignment surgery.
Documents obtained by QMI Agency under the Access to Information Act suggest at least four offenders have sought the operation since 2008 - a controversial procedure that is not covered for many Canadians outside prison.

Two transgender judges to serve
This week, two transgender people achieved victories as judges. Phyllis Randolph Frye, a veteran transgender legal advocate, was appointed by Houston mayor Annise Parker as an Associate Municipal Judge. The City Council unanimously approved the appointment and she was sworn in yesterday. Phyllis’ contributions to the transgender community over the decades are numerous and groundbreaking. She truly has been a pioneer securing legal rights for transgender people and standing up for those who would not otherwise have a voice.

US survey finds high suicide rate in trans people
A recent survey has found high levels of suicide, unemployment and drug use in trans people in the United States as groups prepare to remember those who have died as a result of anti-transgender violence.
High Suicide Risk, Prejudice Plague Transgender People

Task Force Commemorates the Transgender Day of Remembrance
Tomorrow marks the 12th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, memorializing those lost to anti-transgender violence over the past year. The Task Force honors the memory of transgender people killed nationally and internationally in 2010. For more information, including a list of related events, visit
[Commentary] In Honor of Trans Kids
[Commentary] The Day of Remembrance
[Commentary] Our dead remembered
[Commentary] Transgender Day of Remembrance: Honoring the Lives Lost
[Commentary] Not Brandon’s Nebraska
[Commentary] Making Meaning of Transgender Day of Remembrance

LPGA May Allow Trans Players
In the midst of a federal lawsuit from transgender golfer Lana Lawless (pictured), and on the eve of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, the Ladies Professional Golf Association is preparing to admit women not born biologically female.
[Commentary] Will LPGA Finally Stop Thinking Of Trans Golfers As He-Shes?

Kye Allums has big game, GWU gets first win
It took until the third game of the season, but openly transgender George Washington University point guard Kye Allums finally gave his fans a game to remember.

Event shines light on gender identity
Two years ago, when Elena Kelly started the Stockton Transgender Alliance, she said, "I had one person who I was talking to regularly."
Dr. Marci Bowers: For Transgender Remembrance Day

Transgender Day of Remembrance Honored in South Florida
Saturday, November 20 marks the 12th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. This will honor those who have fallen at the hands of violence against them for their gender identity.

‘Transgender’ student attacks Genocide Awareness Project
On November 2, a student at the Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) violently attacked a pro-life display set up by the campus group Students for Bio-Ethical Reform. The display, part of the larger Genocide Awareness Project, uses graphic pictures to draw a connection between abortion and past forms of genocide.
The student, who suffers from gender confusion or “transgenderism,” said his name was Tara Boes.

Transgender students open dialogue on transgender issues
Senior Emily Colvin identifies as a female. Sophomore Alyx Marema identifies as a boy or gender-optional. Senior Kayden Prinster identifies as a male. Graduate student Dakota Raynes doesn’t identify as a specific gender.

Transgender Day of Remembrance around the state
This weekend, LGBT communities across North Carolina will hold Transgender Day of Remembrance events. Check them out, and be sure to attend.

Transgender Day of Remembrance
On Saturday, November 20th, Memphians will gather at Tom Lee Park to honor the memory of thousands of transgender violence victims from around the world.

State, City Clash on Transgender Rights in the Bathroom
A Houston transgendered woman was arrested on Nov. 17 for using a woman's restroom at the public library in downtown Houston.
The transgender we're calling “Michelle”, was taken into custody by a Houston Police officer. That officer was told a man dressed as a woman was in the ladies' restroom.

2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance
The Transgender Day of Remembrance is a world-wide event created to show honor and respect to those who have been murdered in the past year just for being who they are. This event is a somber reminder that no one, regardless of gender or orientation, is safe from assault. The event is held in November [...]