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domingo, janeiro 30, 2011

Carlisle men fined for yelling insults at transsexuals
Two men from Carlisle have been fined for publicly harassing two transsexuals in the street.
Wayne Blair and Stephen Currie, both 22, appeared before the city magistrates’ court.
They admitted using threatening or abusive words likely to cause alarm or distress.

German Constitutional Court declares compulsory surgeries unconstitutional
The German Constitutional Court has announced in a press release [1] today that the requirement to undergo sterilization or gender reconstruction surgery is not constitutional. The decision has immediate effect.The plaintiff, a 62 year old transsexual woman, had acquired the so-called “small solution” with a name change, but not altered the civil status due to the requirement to undergo sterilization surgery. With a still “male” civil status she and her female partner had been denied the right to enter a registered same-sex partnership. If forced to marry, so plaintiff, they are recognizable as a partnership with at least one transsexual spouse – a live free from discrimination made impossible.

Thai airline recruits transgender staff
Thai airline PC Air is recruiting transgender staff in a bid to boost the prospects of the “third sex”.
The newly-formed company took on three trans women this week in its first round of hiring.
PC Air, new airline in Thailand, claims to be first to hire transsexual flight attendants
Reports: Thai airline recruits 'third-sex' attendants
Thai airline recruits transsexuals

[New Zealand]
Auckland Council backs prostitute ban
Auckland Council has backed a bill which could see prostitutes banned in any area of the city, a move a number of groups fear will mean transgender street workers are further marginalised.

State Department Issues Amended Policy Guidelines on Passport Sex Marker Changes
n response to concerns raised by TLDEF and other organizations and individuals, the U.S. State Department today published amended policy guidelines for changing the sex marker on passports.
VICTORY: State Department Makes Additional Changes

[USA] [Commentary]
Breaking the APA's chains pathologizing transsexuals for power and wealth
Our gender diversity is a natural blessing not a mental illness.

Anti-Discrimination Rally Set for Saturday
As written, the Idaho Human Rights Act does not include protections for sexual orientation or gender identity. That's something a group of Idahoans is working to change, and they're rallying supporters to help them do so.

Ind. School District Settles With Trans Student
Lambda Legal has reached a settlement with the Gary, Ind., school district, in the case of a transgender student who was barred from attending prom in a dress in 2006, and the district has adopted LGBT-inclusive policies as part of it.
Indiana school district settles suit after transgender student was barred from prom
Lambda Legal Reaches Settlement Agreement with Indiana School District After Transgender Student Was Barred from Prom

Kasich inexplicably takes the ‘T’ out of LGBT
Decision renders state government less progressive than, say, Bob Evans Farms, Inc.

Transgender woman found dead inside Minneapolis apartment
Though Krissy Bates had only lived in Minneapolis for only four months before her Jan. 6 death-the Twin Cities’ first homicide of the year and the first murder of a transgender person in Minnesota in nearly 15 years, the few people who knew her had only kind words for her. They described the former Kentucky resident as a true Southern belle: outgoing, talkative, friendly and hospitable.

Obama condena asesinatos de gays en Honduras
El presidente de EE.UU. recalcó que los derechos de la comunidad LGBT "no son derechos especiales, son derechos humanos"

Obama pide se investiguen muertes de miembros LGBT en Uganda y en Honduras
El presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, pidió hoy a Uganda que investigue la muerte del defensor ugandés de los derechos de la comunidad LGBT, David Kato, y al gobierno de Honduras que sancione a los autores del asesinato de cinco miembros de este grupo.

A la cárcel un transexual por muerte causada con inyección de silicona
El Juzgado Tercero Penal del Circuito de Bello (Antioquia), con funciones de conocimiento, condenó a la estilista Vanessa Atehortua Lemus, por la muerte de una mujer de 25 años a quien le inyectó silicona en un procedimiento estético.

La modelo transexual Lea T regresa a Brasil para la Semana de la Moda de São Paulo
Hija de la ex estrella brasileña del fútbol Toninho Cerezo, la modelo transexual Lea T regresa a Brasil para desfilar en la São Paulo Fashion Week, que desde este fin de semana y a lo largo de la semana entrante celebra su 15ª edición.
Transsexual set to take Brazil fashion week by storm

Gay-only toilets spark debate
Moves by Brazilian samba schools to provide separate toilets for gay, lesbian and transgender people have divided the GLBT community in the country.

Docente reclama adaptar su DNI a su identidad sexual
Una joven transexual platense que se desempeña como docente de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata reclama que se respete su identidad sexual en la fotografía de su documento nacional de identidad, luego de que en una oficina platense del Registro Provincial se le solicitara que se peine y arregle su rostro de acuerdo a su sexo biológico, lo que la docente rechazó de plano y decidió seguir adelante con el trámite ante la Justicia.

Ordenan cambiar el nombre y el sexo en los documentos de una persona transexual
Lo resolvió el juez porteño Guillermo Scheibler. Se trata de una persona a quien el Registro Civil le había negado el cambio de identidad sexual. Para el magistrado, se trata de un “derecho humano” que no requiere ni cirugías ni pericias “invasivas”