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sexta-feira, abril 15, 2011

IAAF to introduce eligibility rules for females with hyperandrogenism
The IAAF today became the first international sports federation to approve the adoption of new rules and regulations governing the eligibility of females with hyperandrogenism* to compete in women’s competition.

[Reino Unido]
Alan Cumming vive travesti em série da TV britânica
O ator Alan Cumming interpreta uma travesti na série de TV britânica "The Runaways". "Eu acho que seria bom se todos os homens fizessem isso em algum momento, só para ver pelo que as garotas passam", declarou o ator.

'Male' visa bride was 'driven away'
A transsexual who dumped her husband two weeks after getting a visa has hit back at claims he has been left heartbroken — saying she left because he ignored her.
'He was ignoring me, it's horrible when a man you love treats you like that': Malaysian transsexual wife hits back at why she left caretaker husband after he paid £12,000 for visa

Government seeks transgender community’s feedback
The coalition government is to publish its first ‘Transgender Action Plan’ later this year and is asking trans people to help shape the document.

[Switzerland/USA] [Health/Medicine]
Vaginal weakening can affect transsexuals as well
Years after transgender surgery, transsexuals can suffer from vaginal prolapse, where muscles around the vagina weaken and neighboring organs bulge in, a Swiss study says.

Danish transvestite beaten in Koprivnica
A transvestite from Denmark with Bosnian roots has been attacked in the Croatian town of Koprivnica after attending a handball game.
Adnan Buljubasic – who goes by Sandra and whose shocking story of childhood abuse has been featured in Croatian media – was walking back to his hotel after a game when a group of young men attacked him. They first insluted him verbally and then started to beat him.

Mongolia gays face uphill battle for acceptance
When Zaya told her sisters five years ago that she was a lesbian, they berated her and asked her what was wrong with her. When her father found out, he responded with brutal violence.

[India] [Film]
‘Hindi films mock transsexuals’
My involvement for the betterment of the Hijda community will continue till the day I die,” announces transgender activist Laxmi Narayan Tripati, at the music launch of the Bollywood film, Queens! The Destiny Of Dance, which she will star in. The 30-year-old who has been part of various docu mentaries and short films, recently attended the UN Development Program meet to address the problems faced by the transsexual society in India.

Facts About Malaysia's Male Sex Workers
Mak Nyah or Pondan is the Malay term for transvestites or cross-dressers. Society frowns upon these terms, even though these people have their own reasons for leading lives as the opposite gender.
This article delves into the life of "Atuk", a HIV positive transvestite who has been through many hardships - sexual abuse, drug addiction, prostitution - but has now turned over a new leaf to help those in the same predicament.

[Canada] [Commentary]
Distinctions Are Important in Fired Trans Teacher’s Dispute
Watch the interview on CTV
It’s not unusual for parties in a legal dispute to seek a non-disclosure agreement, in which the dollar amount or specific terms of an agreement are not for discussion. That kind of non-disclosure agreement was not what the Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division (GSACRD) sought when making an offer to Jan Lukas Buterman, the substitute teacher in the Edmonton area who was fired because he was undergoing a transition to male.
Fired Trans Teacher Tackles School System, Refuses to Settle

UAFA, ENDA introduction set for Thursday
Two key pieces of pro-LGBT legislation — the Uniting American Families Act and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act — are set for introduction in Congress on Thursday, according to an informed source.

BOOK REVIEW: Book offers insights inside transgender world
Often, books touch readers in one of two ways. They can be a mirror in which we see our own life experience reflected back to us, or a window showing us a reality quite different from our own. Brian Katcher's new book, "Almost Perfect," is both.

J.Crew Ad Showing Boy With Pink Nail Polish Sparks Debate on Gender Identity
A J.Crew ad that shows a top designer painting her young son’s toenails neon pink has some parents and doctors seeing red.
[Commentary] J. Crew Plants the Seeds for Gender Identity
Media Research Council: J. Crew Wants Your Kid To Be Transgendered

[Commentary] J.CREW Pushes Transgendered Child Propaganda
[Commentary] One more reason to shop at J.Crew
[Commentary] The J. Crew Transgender Plot to Destroy America

[USA] [Commentary]
Anti-transgender violence: when does it end?
I still remember how scary it was to be gender non conforming 40 years ago.
Not only in school where, as a sissy, I sometimes suffered the insults and blows of classmates who today might be seen as caricatures of South Philly toughs, but also after coming out and deciding to let my hair down and my inner drag queen out of the closet.

One year later, reported attack at CSULB remains unsolved
After nearly a year, the reported slashing attack of a transgender graduate student at Cal State Long Beach is at a standstill, with the University Police and the victim telling two different sides of the story.

Transgendered inmate sues state and prison guard for sex assault
A prisoner who was sexually assaulted by a former Oahu Community Correctional Center prison guard is suing his attacker and the state.

Maryland Out Gay Sen. Madaleno "Extremely Disappointed" By Move Killing Gender Identity Bill
Sen. Richard Madaleno (D-Montgomery), the only out LGBT member of the Maryland Senate, provided a statement to Metro Weekly regarding today's move by the Senate killing the Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination Act, House Bill 235.
Transgender Anti-Discrimination Bill Pushed Back To Committee
Md. Senate derails transgender anti-discrimination bill
Senate quashes transgender equality bill
Maryland Senate Kills Transgender Protection Bill
Maryland Gender Identity Bill Dies in Senate
Maryland Senate Kills Transgender Protections Bill
Md. Gender Identity Bill Dies in Senate
Maryland Senate kills trans rights bill

[Commentary] Maryland Trans Rights Bill Dies in Senate Vote
[Commentary] It’s Monday @ Midnight: The Unjust H.B. 235 Compromise is Officially Dead. Now to Educate About Life Saving Public Accommodations Protections
[Commentary] Do Not Blame Trans People For The Fact That, At Midnight, Maryland Will Have No Statewide Trans Protections
[Commentary] Do Not Blame Trans People For The Fact That, At Midnight, Maryland Will Have No Statewide Trans Protections – Part Two (Or: I Hate The Smell of Sockshillpuppetry In The Morning)
[Commentary] Maryland HB 235 Dies!
[Commentary] If You Don't Have Anything Nice To Say About An Oppressor....

Panel backs claim of discrimination by transgender renter
Landlord says he was unaware of orientation until she told him
A would-be tenant who claimed a landlord discriminated against her because of her transgender status won support Monday from a human rights panel.
JackieRay Mays was living in Chelsea when she unsuccessfully sought to rent an apartment in Augusta from Tisdale Management Company of Clinton on June 26, 2009.
"They just obviously did not want to rent to me," Mays said in a telephone interview after the hearing. "That was the impression I got."

Transgender man sues over firing
A transsexual man has sued the drug-treatment center in Camden where he worked, claiming that it discriminated against him when it fired him from a job that only a man is allowed to do: watching men urinate.
[Commentary] This Trans Man’s Discrimination Case Will Hopefully Change New Jersey, The Country
[Commentary] New York Times Tells of Trans Job Lawsuit

Nikki Araguz Case Update: April 2011
This covers what's happening with the Nikki Araguz case:
- When the next tentative court date is;
- A review of what was recently covered in the media and how that compares to what was really said;
- A PWN of Lisa Falkenberg of the Houston Chronicle;
- Concrete proof that the other side lied to the media;
- A reveal of Nikki Araguz's REAL birth certificate; and,
- A personal message to Ed Berwell, the ethically challenged attorney that is trying to legally detransition Nikki.

Honduran police ignore rise in attacks on journalists, gays
In a nation with the highest murder rate in the Western Hemisphere, it's perhaps not a surprise that someone armed with a 9mm pistol opened fire last month on Franklin Melendez, wounding the radio journalist in the thigh.

Travesti e homossexual se casam em penitenciária na Argentina
Um homossexual e uma travesti, que são detentos do Complexo Penitenciário I de Ezeiza, na Argentina, se casaram na manhã desta quarta-feira (13) com direito a vestido de noiva, buquê, alianças e convidados.