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quarta-feira, março 09, 2011

Lea T. evita imprensa no Rio para curtir amigos
Lea T., modelo e transexual feminina, parou de se vitimizar em entrevistas. Como? Ela resolveu dar um chega para lá na imprensa. Na noite da segunda-feira 7, ao aparecer em um camarote na Marquês de Sapucaí, no Rio de Janeiro, Lea não quis dar entrevista alguma. Um amigo dela até chegou a inventar que o veto a entrevista fazia parte de um contrato.

Triángulo apuesta por visibilizar más a las mujeres lesbianas, bisexuales y transexuales en el Día Internacional de la Mujer
La Fundación Triángulo de Extremadura reivindica con motivo de la celebración del Día Internacional de la Mujer reconocer la pluralidad del colectivo femenino poniendo en valor de forma especial las luchas de las mujeres lesbianas, bisexuales y transexuales pues éstas sufren, según la Fundación, una doble o triple discriminación debido a su condición de mujer y su orientación afectivo sexual o identidad de género.

Inmates allowed padded bras
Jails in the UK have been instructed to allow sex-change inmates to have padded bras and make-up.
[Commentary] Look out, Mr Mackay, it's Genial Hattie Grout
[Commentary] A closer look at the new prison guidance
[Commentary] Trans Prisoners Gain Rights in Germany, UK

Transgender diva to represent Israel in Eurovision
Israel's transgender pop diva, Dana International, is heading back to the Eurovision song contest in hopes of trying to recapture the top prize she won at the competition 13 years ago.

Sex Change Teacher Caught Sodomizing Prisoner
THE controversial sex change - teacher Patricia Dludlu (born Patrick) is at it again. This time around he was allegedly caught sodomising a male inmate he was booked with at the Matsapha Correctional Services facility. (Photo)

Trans-cending borders of beauty
Pune gets it’s first beauty salon exclusively for transgenders in Budhwar Peth, where community members will be trained too

Quite a 'fair' deal
This International Women's Day, MiD DAY spoke to a former hermaphrodite with an ultimate desire to be simply accepted as a woman (Photo)

201 transgenders arrested from trains for creating nuisance
The South Central Railway (SCR) authorities have arrested 201 transgenders from long-distance trains on charge of nuisance.

[Thailand] [Commentary]
Thailand's shameful rejection of human rights
THIS week at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), dozens of countries will issue a joint statement on ending violence and related human rights violations against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT).
The Sexual Diversity Network and allied organisations last week sent a letter to Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to request that Thailand co-signs the statement.

In honor of International Women's Day
Dear friends,
Today, March 8th, 2011 is the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. Today we remember past feminist struggles and accomplishments and recommit ourselves to creating a world in which there is gender justice. As a feminist, I feel honored to work for the Transgender Law Center. The Transgender Law Center is at the heart of a movement of transgender people, our families and our allies who recognize that out struggles for equality and authentic self-expression are all connected and related.
[Commentary] International Womens Day 2011-Where Do Transwomen Fit In?

[USA] [Commentary]
A portrait of transgender discrimination
The National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force have released a groundbreaking study that shows the full spread and scale of discrimination against transgender people.

Transgender Woman Shot & Dragged In Arkansas
Investigators with Forrest City, Arkansas Police and the St. Francis County Sheriff's Department, are searching for clues in a brutal murder.
Tuesday morning, the body of 25-year-old Marcal Camero Tye was discovered along a stretch of Highway 334.
Sheriff Bobby May, "We're going to be, of course, waiting for the lab results, the pathology reports, but it appeared to be that he did have a head wound and also that he had been drug by a car."
Arkansas trans woman brutally murdered

Transgender rights bills filed
Bills to add “gender identity and expression” to the state’s civil rights laws have been filed in the House by Representative Carl Sciortino of Medford and in the Senate by Senator Benjamin Downing of Pittsfield.

Transgendered couple gets OK to marry after 14-month gender discrimination battle
A transgendered Bronx couple was given the go ahead to wed this week by the city clerk's office, ending a 14-month battle for their right to marry.
The couple - initially questioned over their appearance - was cleared to get hitched in a two-page directive sent out Monday by the city clerk.
Victory! New York City Adopts Policy Ensuring Transgender People Equal Access to Marriage Licenses

Bill expands hate crime laws to transgender people
Sen. David Parks, D-Las Vegas, pushed SB180 Monday to add crimes based on "gender identity or expression" to existing hate crime legislation, which includes crimes based on sexual orientation.
Reno mother Elvira Diaz gave a tearful testimony saying the bill would help protect people like her 6-year-old child Jessie, who biologically is a girl but prefers to dress like a boy and use the men's restroom.
Tougher sentences sought in transgender hate crimes
Measure expands hate crime laws to transgender people

MGM Resorts workers offered support for transgender care
MGM Resorts International announced Monday that employees covered under the company's health-care plan can now seek support for transgender medical care.

Ruby Corado on being gender queer in the nation's capital
When Ruby Corado arrived in the Washington area as an immigrant from El Salvador, she was a teenager. She was also male.
"What marked the point when I decided I needed to leave was when I saw that my life was in danger for political and sexual orientation reasons," says Corado of her journey to the U.S. (Photo)

Transexuales podrán viajar en el vagón de mujeres del Metro
El gobierno del Distrito Federal, gracias a una recomendación hecha por la Comisión Nacional de Derechos Humanos del DF, ha instruido al personal de seguridad y vigilancia del Sistema Colectivo Metro para permitir el acceso a los vagones para mujeres a todas las personas transexuales y transgénero que asuman una identidad femenina y requieran del servicio.

Expondrá Honduras ante ONU situación de derechos humanos
Representantes del gobierno hondureño expondrán la próxima semana ante la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU) en Ginebra, Suiza, los avances en las investigaciones para esclarecer los asesinatos de periodistas y gays.

Unas 284 mujeres lesbianas y transexuales han padecido discriminación en Chile
En el marco del Día Internacional de la Mujer, el Movimiento de Integración y Liberación Homosexual (Movilh) reportó que 284 lesbianas y transexuales han denunciado discriminación por orientación o identidad de género desde el 2002 a la fecha, al tiempo que demandó políticas públicas o leyes para hacer frente a esta realidad.