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terça-feira, dezembro 07, 2010

European Parliament reaffirms commitment to respectful relationship with ACP countries, including human rights
Responding to a statement by parliamentarians from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, the European Parliament reaffirmed the importance of working jointly against all kinds of intolerance, including on grounds of sexual orientation or religion.
Members of Parliament from the African, Caribbean and Pacific group of states had previously issued a non-binding unilateral declaration, stating that the “phenomenon of homosexuality” threatened the peaceful relationship with the EU, and called on EU countries to “refrain from any attempts to impose its values which are not freely shared”.

BA: Travesti de 45 anos é morta a tiros em Ipira
A Polícia Civil de Ipira, na Bahia, está investigando o assassinato da travesti Gretchen de Ogum, 45, nascida de Lírio dos Santos Silva. Ela foi assassinada no último dia 24 por volta das 16h no Centro de Abastecimento, centro da cidade. Gretchen foi atingida por tiros quando estava dentro de seu carro. (Foto)
Pai de Santo assassinado com dois tiros de pistola ponto 40

Kuzanov: Reconstructive Surgery
Reconstructive surgery, one of the directions at Kuzanov Clinic, is a type of plastic surgery that mainly addresses reshaping structures of the body to improve function and appearance.

The third gender’s battle only half won
After a long heated debate and struggle, the country’s transgender community has just managed to win half their battle — the inclusion of a box for the “third gender” community.

Jillian Page’s Uncut Interview
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[USA] [Books]
"The Gendered Self"
The office of Dr. Anne Vitale announces the publication of "The Gendered Self Further commentary on the transsexual phenomenon." Based on Dr. Vitale's first hand experience in treating over 500 gender dysphoric individuals over the last quarter century, The Gendered Self goes far beyond the usual all-is-good-about-transition overstatement of most treatises on the subject to reveal what it is really like to be born into and to live out one's life as a transsexual in a cissexual world. Transsexualism, whether one transitions or not, is a life long existential dilemma that challenges the very nature of psychological survival.

Study finds family acceptance of LGBT youth protects against depression, substance abuse, suicide
For the first time, researchers have established a clear link between accepting family attitudes and behaviors towards their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children and significantly decreased risk and better overall health in adulthood. The study shows that specific parental and caregiver behaviors -- such as advocating for their children when they are mistreated because of their LGBT identity or supporting their gender expression -- protect against depression, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts in early adulthood.

Unitarian Universalists honor transgender deaths
Last month the Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington Crossing in Titusville, N.J., held its first-ever Transgender Day of Remembrance service to remember transgender and gender-variant people who had killed themselves or were killed by others.

[USA] [Film]
Chaz Bono Opens Up About His Documentary
Chaz Bono made headlines when he had a gender reassignment from a female to a male, and he revealed to ET that he's been making a documentary about his life that was chosen for the Sundance Film Festival.

[USA] [Commentary]
Words Can Hurt And Kill Me
One of the things that far too many people in the United States presume, especially in conservative circles, is that hate speech is harmless.
Try peddling that crap to someone whose people have been on the wrong end of it.

Transgender clients find their voices
When Stephen Temmermand was in seventh grade, a school psychologist asked the New Jersey native to draw a self-portrait.
He drew a girl.
"That's when I realized I wasn't who I thought I was," said Temmermand, who legally changed her name to Caroline in September. "And it scared the heck out of me."

For Transgender Homeless, Choice Of Shelter Can Prevent Violence
A pilot policy to allow transgender people to choose between men's and women's shelters has reduced violence. But women's shelters are safer for either identity.

J-FLAG calls for investigation into cross dresser’s death
The Jamaica Forum for Lesbians All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG) is calling for a thorough investigation of a case in which the body of a reported cross dresser was found with stab wounds in St Andrew on Friday.
Activist says man who belonged to Jamaica gay rights group found fatally stabbed in capital
Jamaican gay activist found stabbed to death, reports J-FLAG, Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals & Gays