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segunda-feira, Fevereiro 07, 2011

[Brazil/Italy/France]
WATCH: Lea T Dishes On Being Givenchy’s Transsexual Muse
We’ve known this for a while, but Lea T’s interview with Models.com confirms it: she’s really, really awesome. We can’t wait for the transgender model’s appearance on Oprah, and Lea’s most recent interview gives some amazing insight into her life.

[India]
Census widens its social horizon
Transgenders, physically challenged people and "attendance in education institutes" will be included in this year's census for the first time in the state as well as the country.

[India]
‘Uplift transgendered to integrate them in mainstream society’
Recommending effective legal intervention to end ostracism of transgendered persons, the legal fraternity on Saturday advocated granting them greater “social and political” acceptance to integrate them into mainstream society.
Transgenders need justice, say judges

[USA] [Commentary]
Activist: Ferguson's Sketch Only Funny If "Transgender People [Are] a Human Punchline"
Following up on the Metro Weekly post about Craig Ferguson's Feb. 4 sketch featuring his "half-sister" -- played by a man and named "Peg" -- Metro Weekly received a significant number of comments defending Ferguson and stating that those having a problem with the sketch were "oversensitive" or in need of "a sense of humor."

[USA] [Commentary]
Update: Saturday Night Live's Trans-Bashing Still Not Funny
As of this post, over 3,500 of you have signed the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s petition demanding that NBC issue an apology for Saturday Night Live’s transphobic skit and remove the piece from web and television sources. However, a representative from SNL told FOX411, “We’re not going to comment on that.”

[USA] [Commentary]
Being Transgender Pretty Much Means You're Going To Struggle Through Life
Quizzing some 6,450 transgender Americans, a study from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force finds Ts are "four to five times more likely than the general population to live in extreme poverty, with an annual household income of less than $10,000 at all levels of educational attainment. Those surveyed were twice as likely to be unemployed; 26 percent had lost a job because they were transgender, though if you factor in not being hired in the first place or denied a promotion, that number rises to 47 percent. A full 90 percent of respondents reported harassment or other mistreatment in the workplace. …
[Commentary] The NCTE/NGLTF Survey
[Commentary] Who we are...by the numbers
Encuesta sobre personas transexuales Estados Unidos afirma que son ridiculizadas, abusadas y discriminadas


[USA] [Commentary]
Transphobia in Journalism: Give WPXI a Piece of Your Mind
Please read this news story from WPXI and click the link to get to the video clip. This is a disgusting example of transphobia. It is obvious that Tamika and Nakala are women's names and that they are not "posing" as anything. I am only glad for this story in that I now know about Tamika and Nakala.

[CA, USA]
ESCONDIDO: Decades later, transvestite murders unsolved
It was about 10 p.m. on June 12, 1990, and the Wild Animal Park ranger was driving to work along Highway 78 when he noticed her walking in a daze alongside the darkened road.
He kept going, but the sight of the lone woman stuck with him.
About four hours later, perhaps on his break, the ranger returned to check on her. There she was, slumped on the side of San Pasqual Valley Road with a gunshot wound to her head, still breathing.
He called for help, but the victim soon died at Palomar Medical Center.

[CA, USA]
Nation's first transgender trial judge overcame discrimination
Few county judges command standing ovations before they say a word, nor do they compel hate mail from strangers halfway around the world.