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domingo, março 06, 2011

Parliamentary question to the Commission: Support to promote equality for transgender people
Today ten Members of the European Parliament asked the European Commission whether it planned to provide funding specifically to transgender organisations working in the EU, as well as at the national level in Member States.

Floats like a butterfly, dresses like a she
BUTTERFLY CLUB : They use fake names, live in fear of being discovered and meet in secret, but Northern Ireland’s transvestite community have found a sanctuary in the Belfast Butterfly Club, writes FIONALA MEREDITH, with photographs by CHARLES McQUILLAN

[New Zealand]
Participants from 26 nations signed up
Excerpt: Of the participants, 42 per cent are female, 53 per cent are male, and there are 21 trans women, 15 trans men, as well as intersex people and others who identify in different ways.

[USA] [Commentary]
Injustice at every turn
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s (NGLTF) and National Center for Transgender Equality’s (NCTE) survey has been percolating for the last 12 months. Finally, groups have released findings from the most comprehensive survey ever directed toward the trans community. The results are seriously disturbing. Suffice it to say, preliminarily, that standards of living and working for trans identified individuals are well below national averages. And, suicide rates are soaring.

The Lure of Back-Alley Plastic Surgery
The recent death of a woman from silicone injections in her buttocks — at the hands of an underground transgender "doctor" — has highlighted the dangers trans people face in changing their appearance.

Transition for Chaz Bono: Chat planned for Wednesday at CSUMB
Chaz Bono has agreed to take the stage Wednesday evening at CSU Monterey Bay, and he doesn't plan to sing, dance, act or tell jokes. Mostly he just wants to chat

Md. trans equality compromised: Your sex and gender morning roundup
TRANSGENDER EQUALITY in Maryland hit an impasse this week when Del. Joseline Pena-Melnyk, the bill's lead sponsor, decided to "remove a provision banning discrimination in public accommodations, such as hotels, restaurants, private health clubs and gyms." Pena-Melnyk said she thought removing the public accommodation language was the only way to give the bill a chance at passing; as it stands, the bill would prohibit discrimination in employment and housing. Now, the Washington Blade reports, "Some of the bill’s supporters worry that testimony against the bill from transgender people combined with the expected opposition from various religious leaders and social conservatives could be a devastating blow to the legislation."

Family and friends remember transgender murder victim
Police in Baltimore City continue the search for the killer of a transgendered woman, whose body was found nearly three weeks ago.
Vigil remembers transgender murder victim

Memorial Info and Obit For Trans/AIDS Activist Chloe Dzubilo
Trans activist Chloe Dzubilo--who was disoriented from medication and fell onto subway tracks two weeks ago--will not be forgotten.

El fútbol también es once travestis corriendo detrás de una pelota
En Cali, en menos de un año, doce travestis fueron asesinados. Los homofóbicos andan armados y juegan tiro al blanco disparándoles. En esa misma ciudad hay también un equipo de fútbol de travestis. Se llama Las Regias y, contra lo que se cree, sus integrantes son ovacionados en cada partido. ¿Será una cancha de fútbol, deporte de hombres por excelencia, el espacio más democrático del planeta?

Baños separados para personas GLTTBI: Discriminacíon o no?
La decisión de unas cuantas escolas de samba del Carnaval de Río de Janeiro de instalar baños específicos para personas Glttbi terminó con una demanda del Estado por discriminación en un país donde los asesinatos de odio contra homosexuales, lesbianas y trans aumentaron el último año un 62 por ciento. Sin embargo, muchxs posibles usuarixs festejan la tercera puerta.

Travestis bloquean avenida Arequipa exigiendo ordenanza metropolitana de igualdad
Hartas de los abusos cotidianos de los serenos de la Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima, un grupo de travestis detuvo el tráfico de la avenida Arequipa frente a Panamericana Televisión para exigir el respeto irrestricto a sus derechos y la dación inmediata de una ordenanza de igualdad y no discriminación. (Foto)