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quarta-feira, abril 06, 2011

"Número de gays assassinados no Brasil é um absurdo", diz ministra Maria do Rosário
A ministra dos Direitos Humanos, Maria do Rosário, comentou nesta terça-feira (05) o último levantamento feito pelo Grupo Gay da Bahia (GGB) sobre homossexuais assassinados em 2010 no Brasil. Segundo a pesquisa feita pela ONG baiana, o assassinato contra LGBT aumentou 113% nos últimos cinco anos.

Brasil tem Conselho Nacional de Lésbicas, Gays, Bissexuais, Travestis e Transexuais
O Conselho Nacional de Lésbicas, Gays, Bissexuais, Travestis e Transexuais fez sua primeira reunião ordinária nos dias 30 e 31 de março de 2011 em Brasília. A Ministra da Secretaria de Direitos da Presidência da República, Maria do Rosário, deu posse aos/às conselheiros/as.

Suspeito de matar travesti é preso em BH
O criminoso mais procurado no estado de Minas Gerais, suspeito de matar pelo menos sete pessoas, inclusive o travesti Gustavo Brandão Aguilar, de 22 anos, morto há um mês no Bairro Funcionários, em Belo Horizonte, Fernando Túlio Miranda Lages, de 24, conhecido como Pimpolho, foi preso sábado em Guanhães, no Vale do Rio Doce.
Preso homem suspeito de matar travesti em Belo Horizonte

Prince William’s invites for his RAF pals and transsexual
Prince William has invited his RAF helicopter pals to his wedding - including a transsexual pilot.
Wills, 28, has sent invites to the entire Search and Rescue team from his base in Anglesey, North Wales.
They include Flight Lieutenant Ian Holdom - who is set for a sex swap and goes by the name of Ayla.

Transsexual seeks ruling party nomination in Turkey's Izmir
Following the naming of transsexual Öykü Özen as a candidate nominee from the main opposition, another transsexual has applied to run for Parliament from the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP.

Transgenders OK with abnormal tag if it exempts them
Some transgendered people apparently do not mind being labelled as having a "permanent psychological abnormality" as long as they are exempt from military conscription.

Report: LGBTs Critically Underserved in Health Research
LGBT health research — on topics from disease prevalence to barriers to appropriate care — remains a strikingly underdeveloped field, according to a report released Thursday by the Institute of Medicine.
Report: Study of gay, transgender health needed
Medical records and health studies should track sexual orientation and gender identity, report says
U.S. Panel Suggests Research Into Causes and Prevalence of Health Issues Facing Gays
'Historic' report released on the need to gather critical data on LGBT health
Researchers Need to Engage Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Populations in Health Studies
Transgender Law Center Praises Milestone Report Addressing Transgender Health Disparities
New Federal Report Urges Government to Study Trans Health

Frank: ENDA 'winnable'
Representative Barney Frank on Wednesday, March 30, announced that he would soon re-introduce the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, characterizing it as "winnable."

Ark. investigators awaiting crime lab results before proceeding with transgender killing probe
The St. Francis County Sheriff's Department says it's awaiting information from the Arkansas State Crime Lab about the death of a 25-year-old transgender woman who was shot, run over by a vehicle and dragged several hundred feet.
Investigation continues into Marcal Tye’s murder

AB 433 to Allow Updated Birth Certificates for Transgender Californians
A bill that would alleviate the confusion, anxiety, and even danger that transgender people face when they have identity documents that do not reflect who they are, passed the Assembly Judiciary committee in a 7-5 vote. Authored by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach), sponsored by Equality California and co-sponsored by the Transgender Law Center, the Vital Statistics Modernization Act (AB 433), would streamline current law and clarify that eligible petitioners living or born in California can submit a gender change petition in any jurisdiction in the State of California.

Conn. Transgender Protections Bill on Hold
The Connecticut legislature's judiciary committee Wednesday postponed a vote on a controversial bill aiming to provide legal protection for transgender people.
Conn. Gender Identity Bill Stalls in Committee

Atlanta drag personality, go-go dancer indicted on human trafficking charges
Atlanta drag personality Pasha Nicole and go-go dancer Steven Lemery were indicted by the Douglas County grand jury this morning on charges from aggravated child molestation and human trafficking. (Photo: Pasha Nicole)

Suspected fake doc pleads guilty to bar breast exams
The woman who claimed she was a doctor and allegedly performed breast exams at several local bars has pleaded guilty.
Boise Police detectives say Kristina Ross, 37, who used to be a man and then had reconstructive surgery, pleaded guilty to two charges of misdemeanor battery.
UPDATED: Woman Who Posed as Plastic Surgeon Pleads Guilty to Battery
Transgender woman pleads guilty in fake breast exam case

Female student allowed prom tux
An Illinois high school senior won the right to wear a tuxedo to her prom after the school district was contacted by the American Civil Liberties Union.

Transgender discrimination bill subject to discrimination, some say
The Senate president's decision to sideline House-backed legislation to prevent the discrimination of transgendered people has infuriated activists and some lawmakers.

Anti-discrimination hearing in Nevada turns heated when microphones turned off
A hearing Friday about extending anti-discrimination protections to include gender expression and identity turned heated after the official proceedings closed.

EXCLUSIVE: Is NYC ready for a transsexual mayor?
She is real, outspoken and ready to shake things up. She is a party girl, a girl of fashion, a nightlife personality and a prominent member of the NYC scene. She is a true Gay Socialite, ‘fierceness personified’. She is a transsexual who loves the city she has called her own for two decades. Her name: Tiana Reeves.
A collaborator and friend of this house, Tiana spoke to us to give us exclusive news, confirming what until now had been an open secret: she is stepping out of her comfort zone and announcing her intentions to run for Mayor of New York City. (Photo)

Depositions in Transgender Widow Case
There are new developments in the controversial case of a transgender widow.
Nikki Araguz is fighting for Thomas Araguz's death benefits.
Nikki Araguz Update 20-Nikki's Getting Deposed
Texas Firefighter's Transsexual Widow Testifies

Transgender woman meets with driver license director
The Utah Driver License Division met Wednesday with a transgender woman who allegedly faced discrimination when she visited the agency’s Fairpark Office in Salt Lake City.

Autodeterminación sexual en Cuba: Una entrevista con Mariela Castro Espín
Una entrevista con Mariela Castro Espín, Directora del Centro Nacional de Salud Sexual

Human rights groups report serious violations in Venezuela
Special lawmaking powers vested by the former National Assembly (AN) in Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez until mid 2011 jeopardize human rights. The claim was lodged on March 29 by a group of university scholars and human rights advocated with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)