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sexta-feira, novembro 19, 2010

Transgender Day of Remembrance -- 2010
This video is a tribute to those transgender people who have been found murdered across the world since the last Transgender Day of Remembrance. The video list was compiled on November 15, 2010, so any new additions to the list will not be in this.

Portugal com a lei para transexuais mais liberal do mundo
O processo de mudança de sexo e do nome próprio no Registo Civil, em Portugal, passará a ser o mais simplificado e rápido em todo o mundo, com a futura Lei de Identidade de Género, que o grupo de trabalho da comissão parlamentar dos Assuntos Constitucionais, Direitos, Liberdade e Garantias acaba de elaborar.
Portugal with the most liberal law for transsexuals in the world

CRISMHOM Aprueba documento de titulo "Las y los transexuales son hijas e hijos de Dios"
El martes 9 de noviembre de 2010, la Junta Directiva de CRISMHOM ha aprobado un documento oficial que lleva por título “Las y los transexuales son hijas e hijos de Dios”, con el que une sus esfuerzos a la tarea que la Federación Estatal de Lesbianas, Gays, Transexuales y Bisexuales (FELGTB) encomendó a todas sus asociaciones y grupos federados de trabajar, especialmente durante el año 2010 “año para trans-formar”, a favor de los derechos, reconocimiento y dignidad de las personas transexuales.

My lover revealed we had been pals at school – when he was a GIRL
Gazing at her handsome boyfriend, Stacy Pierce smiles.
Another girl casts admiring glances at 26-year-old Dylan McCabe and Stacy fizzes with pride.
With his chiselled jaw, broad shoulders and toned physique it is easy to understand why Dylan draws such attention.
But when Stacy, 27, first fell for handsome Dylan she had no idea he was harbouring a bombshell secret.
Unbeknown to Stacy, ten years ago Dylan was a GIRL called Genna.

'Wife' turns out to be a 'man' after 3 years' marriage in Xiamen
Recently, a couple Mr. Zhuang and Xiaomi, who are working in Xiamen, were shocked to know that the wife, Xiaomi was diagnosed to be a male pseudo hermaphrodite after they have been married for 3 years. In other words, Zhuang's female wife is also a male at the same time, reports.

[India] [Film]
Teenage Transgender Documentary on ‘Hope’
Transgender Kanchana’s life is very similar to the stuff nightmares are made of. Yet she had the courage to rise above her traumatic past, shelve her miserable present and make a documentary that focuses on the challenges of the differently abled. Kanchana is the youngest transgender documentary film maker among other transgender directors who screened their documentaries at the Russian Cultural Centre, Chennai, thanks largely to the efforts of Alliance Française de Madras and the Sahodari Foundation, founded by Ms. Kalki Subramaniam, India’s leading transgender celebrity and activist. Kanchana’s maiden attempt, ‘Nambikkai’, a documentary on Hope, showcases the life of the differently abled. Medindia meets with Kanchana to find the ingredients of her story and narration.
‘Eunuch’ No More Theme of Transgender Documentaries

[Malaysia] [Film]
A simple, powerful message in a bottle
Dalam Botol, extends discussions beyond the simplified 'gay theme' it has been tagged with.
The plot of the movie originally titled Anu Dalam Botol (Penis In A Bottle) revolves around Rubidin (Arja Lee) and Ghaus (Wan Raja) who are a gay couple.
Rubidin, or Ruby, as affectionately addressed by his lover, decides to go for the snip (or a sex change, if you must) thinking that that will appease Ghaus, whom he thinks, wants him to be a woman.

Army to pay soldier's sex change costs
The Australian Defence Force will pay for sex change operations for soldiers after a policy review into their liability for costs for such surgery following the case of transgender soldier Captain Matthew – now Bridget – Clinch.

'Trans Day of Remembrance should drive people to activism'
Morgan Page, trans community services coordinator at the 519 Church Street Community Centre, doesn’t want you to feel solemn on Friday. She wants you to get angry.
About 200 people will gather at The 519 on Friday from 7 to 9pm for the annual Trans Day of Remembrance. A candlelight vigil will be held to honour those who have died from transphobic violence.
[Commentary] Transgender Day gives respect to the victims

Vancouver council unanimously backs ‘transgender’ bill
The Vancouver City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to back a controversial federal private members bill seeking to criminalize “discrimination” against the gender-confused.
[Commentary] Bathroom Bills in Canada

LPGA preparing to allow transgender membership
Future LPGA pros may no longer be required to be female at birth.
A monumental change in the association’s constitutional bylaws is imminent with the LPGA facing a federal lawsuit filed last month by a transgender woman in a California district court.
The LPGA is preparing to propose in a player meeting Nov. 30 at the LPGA Tour Championship in Orlando that its “female at birth” requirement for membership be changed to allow transgender membership.
Women's Tour to vote on controversial 'female at birth' policy

Activists differ over Transgender Day of Remembrance’s tone
Activists around the world will commemorate those killed as a result of anti-transgender prejudice or bias on the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance on Saturday, Nov. 20. And while vigils and other events are scheduled to take place, not everyone agrees with the day’s somber tone.
[Commentary] Remembering trans heroine Rita Hester
[Commentary] Dancing on graves
[Commentary] After Transgender Remembrance Day, Giving Thanks for the Living
[Commentary] Signs of Endings All Around Us: Transgender Day of Remembrance
[Commentary] Five Ways to Observe Transgender Day of Remembrance

US county elects first transgender judge
Victoria Kolakowski has become the first trans person to be elected as a trial judge in the US.
California elects nation's first openly transgender judge, Victoria Kolakowski
First Transgender Judge Victoria Kolakowski's Long Road
First ever transgender judge has ties to Louisiana

News in Brief: Transgender Day of Remembrance events in Oakland, SF
The 12th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance will be commemorated with events in Oakland and San Francisco. The day has traditionally been a time of acknowledging anti-transgender hate crimes and murder victims.

Transgender Day of Remembrance on Saturday
The growing number of GLBT teen suicides recently has been recognized and publicized by many high-profile celebrities. Dan Savage's “It Gets Better” Project encourages GLBT youth to see that there is a future for them as adults through a collection of videos like this one by the NOH8 Campaign:
Sadly, despite this public support, many transgender youth and adults are killed every year as a result of “transphobia,” or gender hatred, and never get the chance to fully experience their lives.

Fake doctor jailed for giving breast exams in bars
An Idaho judge on Wednesday set bond at $100,000 for a Boise woman police say posed as a physician and duped at least two other women into having their breasts examined by her at Boise-area nightclubs. (Photo)
Woman pretended to be a plastic surgeon to conduct bar-room breast exams (and the biggest surprise came after her arrest)
Fake female doc was a man
Judge sets high bond for Boise woman charged with fooling others into bar-room breast exams
'She said she was a plastic surgeon from South Africa'

Transgender Day of Remembrance asks students to recognize those still living
More than 40 students and community members gathered under a street lamp in a circle Wednesday in Dunn Meadow to observe the Transgender Day of Remembrance — a memorial event in honor of who lost their lives due to anti-transgender

Activities announced for transgender awareness week in Louisville
The Fairness Campaign has announced activities for Louisville's Transgender Week of Awareness, including the 12th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance memorial service at 7 p.m. Saturday at Metropolitan Community Church, 1432 Highland Ave.

Transgender Day of Remembrance and (Trans)gender Awareness Week

Transgender community remembers, celebrates
The transgender community that, as recently as two years ago, was invisible in Montana now has a network of support.

Universidad de Carolina del Norte da voz a las personas transexuales con clases especiales
Nicole Hatch, gastó fortuna a fin de pasar de hombre a mujer, incluyendo un viaje a Tailandia para una cirugía de reasignación de sexo y unos 20.000 dólares para removerse el vello facial. Pero su voz seguía delatándola. Cuando hablaba por teléfono las personas le decían señor. (Photo)

Transgender Night of Remembrance
The room was filled with people representing diversity of age, race, gender and sexual orientation. They were there to listen, to honor, and to remember. The 93 names, representing transgender people who were murdered from January through June of this year, took about twenty minutes to read aloud. Audience members held lit candles, which they extinguished after the names were spoken.

[NM, USA] [Commentary]
Transgender Day of Remembrance
On a July night in 2009, Teri Benally was with some acquaintances in an Albuquerque park. She told her friends she was going home and left. That was the last time they saw her. According to news reports, Teri was found badly beaten and unconscious on Maple near Coal the next morning. She died, at the age of 42, in the hospital.

Journey into the Heart of Transgender Prostitution in the Bronx
It’s a slow Monday night for Bianca, a transgender prostitute who operates on the corner of East 192nd Street and Davidson Avenue -- a quiet residential intersection near St. James Park, a place where the “tranny” sex trade has flourished, to the chagrin of local residents, for more than a decade.

Day of Remembrance sheds light on transgender issues
When Elliott DeLine transferred to Syracuse University this year, the computer system listed him as two people. One, Elliott L. DeLine, was female. The other, Elliott R. DeLine, was male.

[NY, USA] [Film]
Possibilities for Humanity: Jake Yuzna on Gender Explorations in His New Film
Filmmaker Jake Yuzna’s fist feature Open has generated a lot of buzz. Using a cast of non-actors, Yuzna chronicles the internal and external journeys of pandrogynous, transsexual and inter-sexed characters as they try to find love in the twin cities. Yuzna’s unique art school background results in a visually stunning film, tonally very different from Hollywood’s version of queer cinema.

Phyllis Frye becomes Texas’ 1st trans judge
It’s been a historic couple of weeks for the transgender legal community.
On Nov. 2, Victoria Kolakowski became the first transgender trial judge in the nation when she won a seat on the Alameda County (Calif.) Superior Court.
Then, just this morning, longtime Houston activist Phyllis Randolph Frye became the first trans judge in Texas, when Mayor Annise Parker appointed her as an associate municipal judge. (Photo)
Trans Pioneer Phyllis Frye Becomes Texas' First Trans Judge
Judge Appointment Angers Pastors

Group holding Norfolk event for Transgender Day of Remembrance
The Gender Expression Movement will sponsor an open house and candlelight vigil to mark the 12th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance on Saturday.

Q Center stages ‘die-in’ to raise awareness for transgender issues
Twenty-five people staged their deaths in Red Square yesterday at 11:20 a.m. Ten minutes later they stood up and walked away.

20 chicas transexuales de Valparaíso, Chile, reciben diploma tras curso de repostería
Veinte integrantes del Sindicato de Travestis Afrodita recibieron sus diplomas del Curso de Repostería que realizaron con el apoyo del Gobierno a través del Ministerio del Trabajo y el Sence.

Diputados argentinos se reúnen con colectivos LGTB y transexuales para compromiso Ley Identidad
María Rachid, Secretaria General de la Mesa Nacional por la Igualdad y Contra la Discriminación, estuvo presente en esta reunión, la cual fue convocada y organizada por la Federación Argentina de lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y trans y ATTTA (Asociación de Travestis, Transexuales y Transgéneros de Argentina).