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sábado, novembro 20, 2010

CORI party goes for the freaky vote in Cataluña
The party is lead by an Elvis Presley impersonator and a transsexual known for her prostitution activities.
The CORI party in Cataluña, led by the Elvis Presley interpreter, Ariel Santamaría, and the transsexual, Carmen de Mairena, has been out canvassing for votes in the regional poll later this month.

Equalities Minister gives support to TDoR
Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone today lent her support to Transgender Day of Remembrance, which takes place on 20 November.

‘I can’t imagine being in a city that I could love more than Berlin’
The Local’s series The New Berliners explores the lives of immigrants from around the world in Germany’s capital. For the final installment, Julia Lipkins spoke with Sophie, a transgender bookshop owner from Britain.

Transgender Lutheran vicar wants to continue his pastoral work
Olli Aalto, the Lutheran Vicar of Imatra, says that he has struggled with his gender identity for almost all of his 54 years.
The struggle is now coming to an end. Aalto will take a leave of absence at the beginning of 2009, during which time he will undergo surgery and other procedures to become a woman.
Aalto says that the matter has been a cause for concern “ever since I was a little girl”.

Botswana remembers fallen victims of trans gender phobia
Human Rights activists and sympathizers from across the city of Gaborone and other areas are expected to converge at Yarona Lodge in Mogoditshane, on Friday (19 November 2010) evening to observe a moment of silence and candle lighting in memory of those who lost their lives, or suffered prejudice at the alter of transgender hatred and prejudice.

[South Africa/UK]
British sex-change coach sacked by Triathlon South Africa
British coach Emma Swanwick has been sacked by Triathlon South Africa (TSA) as high performance manager after only a year in the role following a series of complaints about her.
Swanwick was a controversial choice when she was appointed in October 2009 having had a sex-change operation the previous year and having previously been known as Kim Swanwick.

Marginalised communities cry for dignity, respect
India may well be on its way to becoming a superpower, but for millions of marginalised communities -- transgenders, female sex workers, men having sex with men (MSM), intravenous drug users (IDUs) -- the struggle to live a life with dignity and respect continues.

[Hong Kong/China] [Film]
HK’s Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Kicks Off
Excerpt: Other films in the festival include Japanese director Daishi Matsunaga’s “Pyuupiru 2001-2008.” The documentary follows seven years in the life of transgender artist Pyuupiru, whose struggles are chronicled through his performance art, lively fashion creations, and relationships with his family and boyfriend. “The ending is quite touching,” Mr. Lam says.

Transgenders Battle for License to Live a Decent Life
Many transgenders are finding little sympathy from the government as they struggle to obtain vitally important ID cards.

[New Zealand]
Riff-Raff vigil to mark trans remembrance
Hamilton's Riff-Raff statue will tonight be decorated with candles and flowers in a vigil to mark the 12th Annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance.

This Saturday is International Transgender Day of Remembrance
Set aside to memorialise those who have been killed due to transphobic hatred or prejudice, it’s hoped the day will also raise public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people.
The event is held to honour Rita Hester, whose murder in 1998 kicked off the ‘Remembering Our Dead’ web project and candlelight vigil in 1999.
International Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil

Accused in transgender case aquitted
Protecting her bleeding transgender flatmate almost landed Kerri Batten in jail but yesterday she walked free as a Gold Coast jury acquitted her in just 20 mintues.

Ontario trans rights bill dismissed by attorney general
On the eve of the Trans Day of Remembrance, Attorney General Chris Bentley dismissed the latest appeal to amend the Ontario Human Rights Code to include gender identity.

Is the LPGA Ready to Admit Transgender Players?
Transgender golfer Lana Lawless filed a lawsuit last month against the LPGA Tour, and it's spurred the organization to act. LPGA member may vote during their final event of the year whether to let transgender women become members.

[USA] [Commentary]
The TDOR Is A Memorial, Not A Party
One of the things that I've heard over and over from some quarters of the trans community about the upcoming November 20 worldwide celebration of the Transgender Day of Remembrance is that it's 'too somber' or 'depressing'.
Um, hello It's a memorial to the people we've lost to anti-transgender violence. It's not supposed to be a happy-happy joy-joy event.

Saturday remembrance of transgenders
Saturday marks the 12th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, an international event honoring transgender people who have lost their lives to violence.
Groups recognize transgender remembrance day

Event Friday night supports transgender men and women
The number of transgender men and women in Oakland and Alameda County is difficult to assess because the risk of visibility can be high. The risks include losing a job, discrimination at home and death. Attacks are not unusual, according to organizers of a ceremony at Preservation Park on Friday evening to call attention to the needs and dangers faced by transgender individuals and their partners.

The lives of a community in transition
As he looked into the faces of those around him one year ago, Mac Simon said he couldn’t help but see the truth of his identity in those faces at the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Always aware of his transgender identity but still hesitant to admit it, Simon went to the event with friends he had made in his time as an intern at the Lambda Center, Fort Collins’ GLBTIQQA community center, still gender questioning.

Gender identity not black and white
One out of 12.
That’s the odds of a transgendered person being murdered. Thursday, the LGBT Resource Center partnered with Lambda Alliance to sponsor a Transgender Day of Remembrance program at the University.
Trans activists prepare for Saturday observance

Kristina Ross, transgendered woman posing as a doctor, jailed for giving breast exams in Idaho bars
The phrase Dr. Feelgood just took on a whole new meaning...
A transgendered Idaho woman was busted by police on Tuesday after she posed as a plastic surgeon and carried out breast examinations on at least two women in Boise-area night clubs.

BR community remembers transgender victims of violence
The "T" in LGBTQ was emphasized Thursday night as several members of the Baton Rouge community gathered to remember transgender victims of violence associated with hate crimes.

2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance aims to save lives by reducing isolation
On Sunday, November 21st, the local transgender community will recognize Transgender Day of Remembrance with a candle-lit vigil through Northampton and a program highlighting the violent deaths of transgender men and women across the country. This year, the Day of Remembrance will also honor the memories of young people who have lost their lives to suicide after experiencing bullying and harassment that targeted them for identifying as-or being perceived as-lesbian, gay,bisexual or transgender.

(Trans)gender Awareness Week: Transgender Day of Remembrance
Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.
Vigil marks the end of transgender awareness week

Transitioning in Hope of a Better Place
When Pam Misener, the acting director of the Office of Pluralism and Leadership and the adviser to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students, came to Dartmouth 10 years ago, most openly transgender students at the College chose to transfer. Now, increased resources and awareness have created an environment more welcoming to transgender and gender non-conforming students, she said.

Costello & Mains Partners Speak at NJ Transgender Remembrance Day and are Interviewed by NEWS 12 New Jersey
Kevin Costello and Deborah Mains attended the Garden State Equality Advocacy group's 'Transgender Remembrance Day,' when trans people murdered simply for who they were are remembered, their names read during a candlelight vigil. Kevin Costello also addressed the gathering to discuss Discrimination claims currently in progress at the firm which advocate for the rights of trans people.

Houston mayor appoints longtime transgender activist as associate municipal judge
Mayor Annise Parker has appointed Houston attorney and longtime transgender activist Phyllis Randolph Frye as an associate municipal judge. Frye will become the first transgender judge in Texas and only the third in the country.
Mayor appoints transgender attorney as judge
WATCH: Bigots lash out at Mayor Annise Parker over appointment of Texas’ 1st transgender judge
A journey for her peers
Transgender Judges More Common than You'd Think

The face of anti-trans violence
To many people, statistics on anti-transgender violence are just numbers. Astounding, perhaps frightening, but still just numbers.
Winter Mullenix is the face of one of those numbers. One of many.
Mullenix was attacked when she was 9 years old by someone who had apparently been stalking her for a while. (Photo)

Anti-bullying bill leaves out trans protections
Later today the Dallas ISD’s board of trustees will vote on a bullying policy that, if approved, would make the district the first in the state to specifically outlaw bullying based on actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.