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segunda-feira, novembro 01, 2010

Trans group lobbies BBC and Channel 4 over coverage
A transsexual campaign group has been lobbying the BBC and Channel 4 in an attempt to get its agenda embedded in their content.

[UK] [Commentary]
Transgender community face hate speech from Lesbian and Gay people
Transphobia is not something that just happens because of heteronormativity. As we gradually make our way through the end of the first decade of the 21st century this much becomes clear; homonormativity is just as virulent as its sibling. A scenario between two South African activists -one a transsexual man and the other, a lesbian- during which the lesbian activist said, “once born a woman you will die a woman” and admits to saying so is typical of transphobic slur. The difference here is she admitted to casting the aspersion. Usually you are met with a barrage of denials which is symptomatic of bully cultures. The problem we face now is whether we like it or not, this is happing in our communities.

[Turkey] [Commentary]
Pink Life activists acquitted
By email from Kemal Ordek, the General Secretary of Pink Life LGBTT Solidarity Association, comes the happy news that the trial of five trans women which I wrote about here, has ended with all five being acquitted.

Vakit Newspaper Sued by Transvestite Actress
A case under charges of "insult" was opened against Vakit newspaper because of an article about the play of transvestite actress Esmeray. Lawyer Öz criticized, "The trial should have been opened under charges of inciting the public to hatred and hostility".

Rejected Peruvian Transsexual Robs Man in Moscow Cafe
Moscow police have detained a Peruvian transsexual for attacking and robbing a Muscovite who refused his advances, Moskovsky Komsomolets reported Monday.
The 27-year-old male victim, whose name was withheld, was approached by the transsexual in the restroom of an Internet cafe in southwestern Moscow, police officer Valentina Tolcheva told the newspaper.
The Muscovite insulted the Peruvian after realizing by his face and hands that he was male, not female. But the Peruvian retaliated, beating up the Muscovite and making off with his bag, which contained a cell phone and 4,000 rubles ($130), Tolcheva said, without providing a date for the incident.

Ladies fume as cross-dressers make free use of girls' toilets
A growing number of cross-dressers are seen using places dedicated for women such as saloons; toilets; and beauty centers. This trend, according to officials, clearly indicates that the cross-dressers are becoming bold in public places.
The public is urged to report cross-dressers if seen in public places by calling 999, said a top official from Dubai Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

Survey: More than half of transgender bullying victims have attempted suicide
A new survey indicates more than half of transgender and gender non-conforming people who were bullied, harassed or assaulted in school have attempted suicide.

Transgender journalist Bobbie Dittmeier: The write stuff
Bobbie Dittmeier was a sports reporter in upstate New York for 15 years, and a very good one at that.
She was Bob at the time, and she worked in the Albany market, with stints at two different papers, where she covered professional hockey and horse racing. Dittmeier wrote at length about the American Hockey League, often covering 100-plus games during a season, and even topped out one year at 125 games. She wrote about the National Hockey League for national publications, not just regional ones.

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
Glee changes Rocky Horror lyrics: Is "transsexual" a bad word?
he soundtrack for the Rocky Horror Show episode of Glee is out, and they changed a few of the lyrics to clean them up for prime time. Fortunately for them, they didn't attempt the dirtiest songs in the play and most of the sexuality comes from the scripted scenes, not the songs themselves, although they did do a clean version of "Toucha Toucha Touch Me" and made odd changes to "Sweet Transvestite."

Wife's Secret Shocks Town: She Was Born He
Nikki Araguz said she finally found happiness -- just as it was ripped up from underneath her.
After a difficult youth and rocky first marriage that ended in divorce, in 2007, she met a volunteer firefighter named Thomas Araguz in the tiny town of Wharton, Texas, quickly fell in love and got married.

HS's 'Gender Bender Day' leads to arrest
"Gender Bender Day" turned into student arrest day at a Fayetteville high school Thursday morning.

2 Separate New Jersey Murders Connected by LGBT Thread
It's a tale of two horrific crimes -- but only one city.
Victoria Carmen White, 28, was transgendered and spent her last night alive in her Maplewood, N.J. apartment after meeting two men at a bar in nearby Irvington last month.
Arthur Downey, 27, was gay. His last night alive was on March 15th of this year, after picking up a partner from an on-line chat room and going to his apartment -- also in Maplewood.
Two New Jersey killings investigated as possible bias crimes
Manhunt for Two Suspects in Maplewood Transgendered Murder; Arrest in Homicide
Two Maplewood slayings may have been related to sexual orientation, prosecutor says
Sex orientation eyed as motive in 2 N.J. slayings

[Puerto Rico]
Repudio a la “transfobia médica”
El Comité contra la Homofobia y el Discrimen (CCHD) convocó a una manifestación mañana en el ala norte del Capitolio en reclamo de que se retire de los catálogos de enfermedades de la Asociación Estadounidense de Psiquiatría y la Organización Mundial de la Salud el “trastorno de identidad de género”.

[Puerto Rico]
Transexual dice haber mantenido una relación con Daddy Yankee
El cantante Daddy Yankee negó esta tarde haber sostenido una relación sentimental con una transexual que realizó un vídeo colgado en la Internet en el que aseguró que tuvo amoríos con el reguetonero boricua.

Piden “despatologización” de la transexualidad en el Metro de la ciudad de México
El uniforme de la primera transexual directora técnica de fútbol, Miranda Salman; parte de la indumentaria que usó en sus espectáculos la actriz travesti Francis, quien falleció en octubre de 2007; así como la tesis de la ingeniera y activista Diana Laura Guerrero, entre otras piezas, se exhiben desde este miércoles en la estación Hidalgo del Sistema de Transporte Colectivo (STC) Metro, en la exposición colectiva “Transitando a la ciudadanía”.

Tamara Adrián, abogada transexual presenta candidatura al Tribunal Supremo de Justicia
La postulación de una mujer transexual lesbiana feminista y activista de Derechos Humanos a Magistrada de la Sala Constitucional del Tribunal Supremo de Justicia de Venezuela causa llamada de atención a la conciencia en Venezuela. ¿Prevalecerá la tolerancia? (Foto)
Abogada transexual y lesbiana se postula para el TSJ
Abogada transexual se postula al Supremo venezolano en pulso a la "homofobia"
Preferencias sexuales no deben ser limitante para alcanzar una magistratura

Reconocimiento y dignidad de las personas trans
Hablamos de identidad de género al referirnos a la percepción interna e individual del género tal como cada persona la siente profundamente, la cual podría corresponder o no con el sexo asignado al momento del nacimiento. En el caso de las personas trans, no hay correspondencia entre uno y otro. Algunas pueden requerir modificación del cuerpo a través de hormonas, cirugías u otras acciones, con el fin de mejorar su calidad de vida. Otras pueden no necesitarlo.