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quinta-feira, abril 21, 2011

'Tem muita travesti talentosa', diz nova diva gay do YouTube
Vídeo em piscina deu fama à transex Luisa Marilac e ganhou remixes de DJs.
Após agressão no Brasil e golpe na Itália, ela explica como saiu 'da pior'.

Terceiro acusado de assassinar travesti é preso em Campina Grande (PB)
Jaílton Santos, 25 anos, terceiro acusado de participar do assassinato do travesti Daniel Oliveira, se entregou nesta terça-feira (19) e foi ouvido pela delegada responsável pelo caso.

London transgender conference cancelled after trans complaints
A conference on transgender issues has been cancelled by the Royal College of Psychiatrists after a leading gender identity clinic pulled out.
The May 20th event in London, titled ‘Transgender: time to change’, angered trans campaigners who said it was one-sided and questioned speakers’ credentials.
They argued that some of the speakers, who included feminist writer Julie Bindel, held “offensive” and “outdated” views on trans issues.
[Commentary] Transphobic conference CANCELLED
[Commentary] U.K.'s Transsexual & Transgender Communities Successfully Shut down a Transphobic Hate-fest "Conference" by The Royal Collage. Stop Misrepresentation!
[Commentary] British Transpeople Successfully Shut Down Transphobic UK Conference

Transsexual ordered to switch back to male wins $50,000
A transsexual sales manager ordered to switch from male to female status at her employer’s whim has won more than $50,000 in a compensation claim.

Another trans murder in Izmir
Update: The two transwomen who were shot with R.B. (M.K and Y.E,) died later at a hospital. 3 deaths in one day.

After Mumbai dabbawallahs, Nepal's hijras bless British royal wedding
Six years after Mumbai's famed dabbawallahs - who meticulously supply lunch-boxes to lakhs of office-goers - offered wedding gifts to Prince Charles and his second wife Camilla Parker Bowles, another enterprising community from a neighbouring nation has made a novel gesture for a second British royal wedding.

Malaysia sends ‘effeminate’ boys to correctional camp to learn masculinity
Malaysian school authorities have sent 66 Muslim teenage boys to a correctional camp to learn “masculine behaviors” after their teachers identified them as effeminate.
Malaysia Sends 66 Boys to Antigay Camp
No to ‘sissy’ boot camp
Malaysia's anti-gay camp violates law says minister
Malaysia’s gay cure camp sparks anger

[Malaysia] [Letters to the Editor]
He ain't heavy, he's my brother
MY younger brother is a transsexual and his life has become so torturous that I cry with him all the time.
Even our parents have disowned him and he lives with me.
Our parents, being in a cushy position in society, see him as a liability to both their jobs and the titles they hold. They were so ashamed of my brother that they dumped him in my aunt’s home at age 14.
He is now 21.

‘Sex change’ for 10-year-old boy ok says Australian judge
Family Court Justice Linda Dessau, who has a history of approving “sex change” procedures for gender-confused youngsters in Australia, has issued an order approving the procedures for a 10-year-old boy.

Kathy was born aged 66, ten years ago
Frank Ernest Noble was born in London in 1934. In 1980, he moved to Australia. Then, in 2001, at the age of sixty-six, he checked into a hospital on the Gold Coast.
When he walked out, he was a she. Now Kathy Anne Noble has written her (and Frank's) life story, "Two Lives - A Transsexual's story and the fight for recognition".

Senate sees ENDA again
Though some believe there is little chance that it will pass, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) has been reintroduced in the U.S. Senate.

[USA] [Commentary]
Gender stereotypes paint pink problems
A recent article in the New York Times, “In Praise of Pink Polish” by Lisa Belkin, opens up a new discussion on gender identity and what actions and behaviors are socially acceptable for a boy or girl. Belkin highlights a recent J. Crew ad in which the fashion company’s president and executive creative director Jenna Lyons poses with her 5-year old son who is shown rocking pink toenail polish.
[Commentary] Just let the kid paint his toenails

[USA] [Commentary]
Wharton Widow, Nikki Araguz, told to leave Sen Williams' Office
A short video clip of Warton widow Nikki Araguz and Human Rights Campaign Board Member Megan Stabler talking with a staffer for Sen. Tommy Williams (R-The Woodlands) has been released on YouTube. The video is below. Mrs. Araguz is the widow of Warton, TX volunteer firefighter Thomas Araguz, killed in the line of duty. Capt. Araguz's ex-wife Heather Delgado who claims that she, the woman Capt. Araguz choose to divorce, should receive the widow's benefits from his insurance, instead of Mrs. Araguz, the woman Capt. Araguz chose to marry.

Lawsuit asks state to pay for inmate's sex-change operation
Lyralisa Stevens says she is harassed and sexually assaulted by male prisoners, and needs surgery to be assigned to a women's prison. State officials say they aren't required to provide that level of care.
Transgender Inmate Asks Appellate Court to Require Calif. to Pay for Sex-Change Operation
(Photo: Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times - Thomas Strawn, a transgender inmate who goes by the name Lisa, applies eyeliner inside her cell. She says she is in a committed relationship with a man in the next cell and would not want to be transferred to a women's prison.)

[GA, USA] [Video]
Georgia transgender woman speaks out on discrimination
A new video is out from In the Life Media featuring two transgender woman — Ja'briel from Hinesville, Ga., located just more than four hours south of Atlanta near Savannah, and Michelle, who is from Los Angeles — speaking out about the discrimination they face.

Hawaii Trans Protections Almost Here
The Hawaii house of representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation Tuesday that would make workplace discrimination against transgender people illegal.
Hawaii passes trans employment protections
Bill barring transgender bias in workplace awaits gov's OK
Hawaii Legislature Passes Transgender Employment Protections
Equality Hawaii, Human Rights Campaign Commend Hawaii Legislature for Passing Transgender Employment Protections

[MD, USA] [Commentary]
Maryland Trans Nondiscrimination Bill is Anti-Family? What?!
Maryland senate president Thomas V. "Mike" Miller, a Democrat, was shown to have a puzzling and rather ignorant view of Maryland's failed Gender Identity Anti-discrimination Act this week when it emerged he called the bill "anti-family" during a television interview that aired April 8. He also said that he knew senators who wouldn't employ "people with male sexual organs who wear a dress to serve as receptionists."

Nevada Moves to Protect Trans Workers
A bill to protect transgender people from job discrimination, introduced by Las Vegas politician Paul Aizley (pictured), cleared Nevada's general assembly on Monday.

Unconfirmed reports indicate Sen. Royce West plans to vote in favor of trans marriage ban
Kelvin Bass, a spokesman for Sen. West, returned my call regarding SB 723. According to Bass: “The Senator was not aware of this bill until reading the Dallas Voice article and had not yet formed an opinion but he will not be supporting the bill.” Although West’s office says he plans to vote against the bill, advocates are still urging people to contact other Democrats in the Senate and ask them to vote against the bill. Again, if no Democrats support the bill, it will die. Contact info for Senate Democrats can be found here.