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segunda-feira, março 28, 2011

Obama, Brazilian President Rousseff Agree to Establish LGBT Post at Organization of American States
Over the weekend, President Barack Obama made an official state visit to Brazil, including a meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Included in the joint statement issued by the leaders about the relationship between the two countries was news that the two leaders would work within the Organization of American States to establish a "Special Rapporteur" to help in "promoting respect for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals."

Alcalde de Barcelona inaugura monumento a homosexuales y transexuales en el Parque Ciutadella
El alcalde de Barcelona, Jordi Hereu, ha inaugurado este domingo en el parque de la Ciutadella el monumento dedicado a gays, lesbianas y transexuales y ha obviado la polémica que generó su localización.

Nacer con el sexo equivocado Carlos Haya, pionero en las intervenciones, ofrece a los transexuales la posibilidad de cambiar su aspecto
[UK] [Commentary]
Egypt: Your name’s not down, you’re not coming in
The post with the highest number of hits here at BoP is this one. I wrote it two years ago and in it, I set out my concerns about the likely result of the introduction of body scanners at airports on trans people whose genital configuration and legal documentation didn’t match.

Census ignores us, say Bangladeshi transgenders
Bangladesh's transgender community lodged complaints on Tuesday that officials were refusing to count them during a national census. About 300,000 census takers are going door-to-door across the country of 146 million people, but many transvestites, eunuchs and asexual people say they are being ignored because they do not fit into strict gender categories.

Transgenders Want Political Space In Tamil Nadu
The 30,000-strong transgender community, mostly living in the fringes of society in Tamil Nadu, wants political space in the state to voice their plight.

The Majority of Transsexuals like to be women
Discriminated against when applying for voter’s card, ration card or driving licence, they are happy at not facing any hassle while registering for UID (Photo)

Dancing To a Different Tune
Jin Xing was once a man and a soldier. Then he had a sex-change operation, and became a mother and one of china’s premier dancers.

Army renames transgender conscripts
Transgender army recruits won't have their feelings hurt in the coming conscription season. Well, hopefully not that much, anyway.
Instead of their sexuality being called a "psychological abnormality" or a "gender identity disorder", they will simply be referred to as "Type 2" or "Type 3".
Thai army changes transgender terms: report

Transgender X Factor contestant takes Thailand by storm
A Thai X Factor contestant shocked judges when she revealed she was a man – halfway through singing a slushy love ballad.
Transgender singer's a web hit

[Australia] [Commentary]
Intersex Moroccan Saïd shares his story
OII Moroccan affiliate member Saïd tells the story of what it is to be intersex living in that country. Given how intersex is rarely if ever spoken of in the Middle East, Saïd is incredibly courageous to do so but he is clearly at the end of his tether.
More stories of intersex lives made tragic through medical interference
Stanford U on non-consensual intersex surgery and medical treatment

[USA] [Commentary]
Why Are Parents Of Intersex Children Choosing Their Kid's Gender So Early On?
When we hear about an adult woman changing her sex to become a man, we generally label that person as transgender. But what about an adult woman who was never supposed to be a lady? That's the situation Jim Bruce (pictured) found himself in after being born intersex, with ambiguous genitals, and doctors and his parents making the decision to surgically remove his external organs and raise him as a girl.
[Commentary] Would You Change Your Intersex Baby?

[USA] [Commentary]
All Out: Help Brazil Pass a Hate Crimes Law
A 22 year old woman named Priscila was murdered execution style in Brazil. Too many LGBT people in Brazil – particularly trans people – are killed. A local group, All Out, is seeking a hate crimes law to help prevent these murders, and have an online petition you can sign.

[USA] [Commentary]
Alert- Transbashing Bill In Texas Senate
The GOP haters tried to sneak this one in on us. Cristan Williams is in Austin to testify against this bill Please take the time to call the Texas State Senators listed at the bottom and encourage everyone you know who cares about the trans community to do the same.

Trans fitness trainer Chris Bruce heads west
Chris Tina Bruce, a transgender fitness trainer who made a huge splash when she was profiled by Dallas Voice last year, has moved to San Diego. Contacted as she was driving halfway across the country to her new home last week, Bruce told Instant Tea she fell in love with San Diego during a recent visit. (Photo)
Everybody loves Chris: Transgender owner of Discover Health and Fitness sets up shop in San Diego

Conn. legislative panel hears testimony on gender identity discrimination bill
Terms such as “bathroom bill” and “disorders” were raised Monday, as the General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee took testimony on a bill that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression.

TLDEF Raises Concerns About Montana Bill to Ban Local Transgender, Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Protections
Bill Headed to Vote in State Senate Would Gut Missoula’s Anti-LGBT Discrimination Ordinance
Transgender Rights Group Opposes Montana Gay Protections Ban Bill
Trans Group Voices Concern on Anti-Gay Montana Law

Patinadora Transexual Profesional promueve Inclusión en Liga de Mujeres de Chicago, EEUU
Aunque ya han habido otros casos donde una mujer transexual es incluida como una mujer patinadora más, la Chicago Outfit Roller Derby League, es una de las primeras en hacerlo con una política oficial. (Foto)

Transgender birth-records suit
The city discriminates against transgender people by making them jump through hoops to amend their birth certificates, a new lawsuit charges. While the city health code says a "new birth certificate shall be filed" when a person undergoes a sex-change operation, the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene requires way more, the Manhattan suit claims.
Transgendered people sue city over excessive requirements for birth certificate sex change
Lawsuit Claims Transgender Discrimination
Is the City Discriminating Against Transgender People?
Transgendered Pair Sues City
Transgender NYers Sue Over Birth Certif Rules
[Commentary] Trans Rights Group Announces Lawsuit Over Refusal to Correct Birth Certificates
Transgender Rights Group Files Lawsuit Against New York City Over Refusal to Correct Transgender Birth Certificates

[PA, USA] [Commentary]
PA Transit Company SEPTA Silences Debate on Gender Identity Discrimination
Want to ride the bus in Philadelphia without coming out to your fellow commuters? Good luck with that.

[TX, USA] [Commentary]
Article on murdered transgender woman lacked sensitivity
A story in March 11's paper about Marcal Camero Tye, a transgender woman who was murdered in Arkansas, offended some of our readers. We received numerous emails and phone calls pointing out both a factual error in the story and an error in judgment on the part of the editors.

Jamaican gays want anti-discrimination rights
The Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, all Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG) is urging Parliament to make provisions to protect the human rights of all Jamaicans, and provide a framework to reduce discrimination against all persons, including lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders.