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sábado, dezembro 18, 2010

Stigma and Violence Against Transgender Sex Workers
This article is part of a series published by RH Reality Check in partnership with the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) to commemorate the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, December 17th, 2010. It is excerpted from Research For Sex Work 12, published 17 December 2010 by the NSWP, an organization that upholds the voice of sex workers globally and connects regional networks advocating for the rights of female, male, and transgender sex workers. Download the full journal, with eight more articles about sex work and violence, for free at

Lei da Identidade: Cavaco pronuncia-se até dia 3
Foi entregue esta quarta-feira, 15 de Dezembro, ao Presidente da República a lei que regula a alteração de nome e género no registo civil para as pessoas transexuais. Cavaco Silva tem agora 20 dias, no máximo, para se pronunciar promulgando ou vetando a lei. A data limite é 3 de Janeiro.

"Conseguir y mantener un puesto de trabajo" Proyecto del País Vasco para inserción laboral transexuales
“CONSEGUIR Y MANTENER UN PUESTO DE TRABAJO” es un proyecto para la Comunidad Autónoma Vasca que busca la inserción laboral de hombres y mujeres transexuales y transgénero estableciendo un puente entre empleadores y solicitantes de empleo y promocionando la diversidad en los entornos laborales.

UK parliament gets first LGBT network
Lords, MPs and parliament staff will soon have a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender network.
The group, named ParliOut, will be launched next week with Speaker John Bercrow as its president.

Hate crimes in Wales double in five years
The number of recorded hate crimes in Wales has more than doubled in five years, according to figures revealed to the BBC.

Cross-dressers on the prowl at malls
Men dressed in abayas are alleged to be the reason behind an increase in the number of thefts at shopping centres

Transvestites and transgenders only at new online fashion store
A Japanese Internet site targets men who want to look like women with its Akihabara-style clothes.

[USA] [Commentary]
Trans-portation security
'Tis the season, as they say. The time of year when ornaments are placed on pine trees – not to mention bell ringers, packed shopping malls, and the same 15 songs you've heard every December since you were a child. In amongst all of these is the potential for holiday travel – and no time in recent history has travel been wrought with so much controversy.

[USA] [Commentary]
OK, I give up, you're right, I'm just a "tra**y", sorry for thinking I was a human being
An open letter to everyone who uses the anti-transsexual woman slur “tra**y”, to the jerk who called my friend a tra**y when she went on the bus to go to work and ruined her day, to the non-trans straight girl who called a girl she didn’t like a “tra**y” to imply she was ugly, to the hate crime assailant who called his trans victim a tra**y as he bashed her near to death, to the gay man who called his friend a “stupid tra**y” because he spilled his drink on him, to the transphobic gay man who called an effeminate gay man a tra**y because he thought masculine acting gay men were somehow “better” than feminine acting gay men, to the gay male director who sought to exploit trans women and put the pejorative in the title of his film, to the late night talk show hosts who make fun of trans women on TV and use the T word, but actually used to be in love with a trans woman behind the scenes...

[USA] [Commentary]
Dang! I Missed the Year of the Transsexual!
Isn’t it just my luck to discover that 2010 is the year of the transsexual – now that it’s almost over? It’s like finding out about a great party that was held in your honor from people you run into at the grocery store the next day. It’s the story of my life – a dollar short and a year late!

'Homosexual act is an abomination that leads to hell': Department of Motor Vehicles employee’s letter to transsexual
A women who had just completed a transgender operation and informed the Department of Motor Vehicles so they could update their records was allegedly sent an aggressive, homophobic letter that condemned her to hell.
DMV worker who warned of hell for gays quits job
DMV employee in transgender privacy case quits job
DMV Employee Who Allegedly Sent Hate Mail To Transgender Woman Resigns
Embroiled San Francisco DMV worker quits

[Commentary] CNN: DMV Employee Resigns Over Letter Condemning Customer To Hell

[DC, USA] [Commentary]
D.C. not enforcing bathroom law
Two transgender women were assaulted in the Petworth area in March after trying to use the women’s room at a local restaurant. Unfortunately, incidents like this are all too common, even in the District of Columbia. Often the presence of a transgender or gender non-conforming individual in the bathroom results in assault, insults and police intervention.

[PA, USA] [Commentary]
"Transgender" community upset about SEPTA TransPasses
"Riders Against Gender Exclusion", a group of "transgender" activists, are mad at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) for using "Male" and "Female" stickers on their bus passes. No, this story isn't out of San Francisco, it's out of Center City Philadelphia.
Transvest...err transgend...Trannies feel like they are discriminated against because SEPTA, in order to prevent fraud, puts an "M" or an "F" sticker on the transit pass. They do this so that if your pass it stolen, a 70 year old man with a mustache carrying a bus pass with an "F" on it will look a little suspect.

WATCH: Homeless transgender woman Jennifer Gale sings ‘Silent Night’ on the eve of her death
Two years ago tomorrow, homeless transgender woman Jennifer Gale died on the streets of Austin — from a heart attack likely caused in part by the extreme cold. Gale was a perennial political candidate who ran for Dallas mayor in 2007. She slept on the streets because the only shelter for women in Austin, run by the Salvation Army, wouldn’t house her according to her gender identity, which would have forced her to sleep and shower with men.
[Commentary] Rest In Peace, Jennifer Gale