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domingo, abril 10, 2011

IOC Board in London -- Winter Sports, Transgenders & New Members
IOC president Jacques Rogge says decisions on some new events for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics will be delayed pending the outcome of site inspections in the Black Sea resort.
IOC addresses eligibility of female athletes with hyperandrogenism

Mais uma vez a ignorância
De vez em quando recebo uns emails interessantes, de pessoas provavelmente interessantes, mas que estragam tudo quando leio mais do que duas linhas.

La asociación universitaria RQTR abandona la FELGTB
Los universitarios critican las "posturas tibias" de la federación estatal

[UK] [Commentary]
Psychiatrists plan transphobic conference
The Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Gay and Lesbian Special Interest Group (an organisation clearly well-qualified to meddle in trans affairs) are planning a delightful meeting in London next month.

Sorry, no surgeries available
Malta continues to breach Human Rights of transgender people

[Czech Republic]
Grave of Stone Age ‘gender bender’ excavated in Prague
Archaeologists have unearthed a unique late Stone Age grave of a ‘transsexual or gay man’ in a suburb of the Czech capital
[Commentary] What Does ‘Transgender’ Skeleton Mean For Us?
[Commentary] Archaeologists Find Third Gender Skeleton In Czech Republic, Media Calls Him A Cave Man Erroneously
[Commentary] Gay Caveman! ZOMFG!
'Gay caveman' not definitely gay nor caveman, archaeologists say
'Gay caveman' theory gets a rocky reception

Rare intersex surgery at Jaipur hospital
A team of doctors at Fortis Escorts Hospital in Jaipur have successfully performed an intersex surgery on a 10-year-old child. An intersex individual may have biological characteristics of both a male and a female.
The child from Ganganagar district has finally been declared a male by the medical team at Fortis Escorts Hospital.

[USA] [Commentary]
Maine Anti-Trans Madness
If you're questioning why I've been part of the team fighting that jacked up HB 235 bill in Maryland, peep this unjust bill that is percolating in Maine.

No ENDA in sight
Certain defeat of his legislation hasn't deterred a homosexual member of Congress from pushing forward with the controversial Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Carney mum on executive orders against LGBT bias
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was mum on Monday when asked whether President Obama would be open to issuing executive orders that would provide non-discrimination protections for LGBT people in the workplace and U.S. armed forces.

Movement in the States on Gender Identity Bills
March has been a month of substantial movement in state legislatures on bills relating to gender identity. Though not all of these bills will ultimately become law, hearings and votes highlight the seriousness of the discrimination faces by the trans community.

[USA] [Commentary]
Devil's Advocate: Birth Certificates and Transgender
Should Transgender People be Able to Change the Sex on Their Birth Certificates? Recently, SexIs featured a story about three transgender people in New York City suing to have the sex on their birth certificates changed — normally forbidden unless they’ve had reconstructive surgery.
EDITORIAL: The latest birth certificate scandal

[USA] [Commentary]
Cross-dressers are also “T”s
Cross-dressers are like bisexuals. They are allegedly in the majority of their minority communities (transgender and non-heterosexual, respectively) but no one knows who they are.

Assembly Judiciary Committee Passes Gender Nondiscrimination Act
The Assembly Judiciary Committee today passed the Gender Nondiscrimination Act (AB 877) by a 7-1 vote. The bill was authored by Assemblymember Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) and is sponsored by Equality California and co-sponsored by the Transgender Law Center. AB 887 seeks to strengthen employment, housing and other civil rights protections for transgender people and others who do not fit narrow gender stereotypes.
Key Committee Approves Bill Strengthening Employment, Housing, and Other Nondiscrimination Laws

Jones promotes protection of gender identity
“Gender identity or expression” may become the next protected group under both the city’s and the state’s discrimination laws.
Transgender Protection On Tap
Transgender non-discrimination bill passes Judiciary -- without any amendments
HB 6599 An Act Concerning Discrimination was voted favorably out of the Judiciary Committee and now heads for a House Vote

Kye Allums: ESPN's Outside the Lines Features Transgendered Athlete
Kye Allums, George Washington's Transgendered Basketball Player Featured in Outside the Lines Segment

Protest: City manager wants to shut down gay bar
A Lake Worth city commissioner is asking for an investigation into claims of discrimination against a local bar and restaurant that caters to the gay community, and there's an ironic twist.
The main antagonist against The Cottage is alleged to be the city's transgendered city manager, Susan Stanton, who reportedly has made claims that the gay bar's activities are not welcome in her town.
Anti-gay accusations in Lake Worth: City manager biased
[Commentary] Lake Worth city manager her own worst enemy
Largo's former transgender city manager accused of anti-gay bias
Cerabino: Gay-bias claim vs. transsexual a drag for Lake Worth
Trans City Manager Allegedly Harasses Gay Bar
Transgender official accused of homophobia

UH hosts panel on transgender legal issues
Last month, the Lambda Law Student Association and Honolulu Gay and Lesbian Cultural Foundation hosted the panel "Transgender Legal Issues in Hawai‘i and the Pacific." Everyone involved in hosting the event, including the panelists, did an outstanding job to put forward issues surrounding transgender civil rights.

Catherine Carlson's day in court
Catherine Carlson knows that when she steps into the Payette County courtroom on Tuesday, April 12, she faces the possibility of spending the rest of her days in prison. She also knows that she is her only defense witness. But she wants her day in court.
Carlson, a 53-year-old transsexual woman, is charged with three felonies: first-degree arson, unlawful possession of a bomb or destructive device, and usage of a hoax destructive device. She is also facing a misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure. All told, she faces up to 35 years behind bars and a $120,000 fine.

Group of business leaders, churches opposed to inclusion of gender identity in Lawrence’s anti-discrimination policy
A group of Lawrence business leaders and churches is hoping to thwart an effort to include gender identity in the city’s anti-discrimination policy.

Mass. Religious Leaders Call on Legislature to Pass Trans Nondiscrimination Bill
Bishop M. Thomas Shaw of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, along with other members of the clergy, has called on the the Massachusetts Legislature to pass a law protecting transgender people from workplace, housing, public accommodation and credit discrimination. The law would also expand the state level hate-crimes statute to be gender identity-inclusive.

[MD, USA] [Commentary]
How Bad Laws Go National: Case Study HB 235
At this writing, a piece of state legislation in Maryland, HB 235, has passed the state House in Annapolis and is poised to be fast-tracked through the state Senate via the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee within a matter of days. Conveniently, there will be no public hearing on the Senate side, because there is no Senate version of the bill. This is not exactly an anomaly, but it’s not Standard Operating Procedure, either. Almost no one likes the bill, as it involves using the force of law to impose cross-dressing, "transgenderism," and a range of related behaviors in public places. As written, the bill appears designed to intimidate average citizens, most of whom, despite Maryland’s liberal bent, still lean, in practice, toward traditional values and standards.
[Commentary] Countdown To A Bill's Death
LGBT Maryland House Members Ask Senate President to Pass Gender Identity Bill Out of Rules Committee
Gender Identity Bill Makes it Out of Maryland Senate Rules Committee
Transgender anti-discrimination bill not quite dead
Md. Gender Identity Bill on the Move
Md. trans bill clears Rules Committee

[Commentary] Gradualism and the failure of HB 235 Maryland
Maryland transgender bill voted out of Senate ‘graveyard’
Marlyand Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Bill Back on Track
Transgender protection bill faces steep climb in Md. Senate

Victory! Nashville CAN DO bill passes!
Tonight we celebrate a great victory for equality in Tennessee. By a vote of 21 to 15, the Metropolitan Council of Nashville and DavidsonCounty has passed the Contract Accountability Non-Discrimination ordinance which requires vendors contracting with Metro Government to affirm that they will not discriminate in employment based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Remaining Vigilant!
House Bill 2227 would add "gender identity" and "gender expression" to the James Byrd, Jr Hate Crimes Act
Austin, TX - April 04, 2011 - HB2227 by Representative Garnet Coleman is scheduled for a hearing on April 5, 2011 at 10:30 AM
House Floor Amendment to CSHB1, General Appropriations Bill, would call for state agencies of higher education to support centers for Family and Traditional Values in an amount equitable to that spent on gender and sexuality centers.

[TX, USA] [Film]
Dallas International Film Festival preview: Gun Hill Road
Excerpt: We are introduced to Enrique, played by Esai Morales, as he is being released from prison. As he returns home to his wife and child he realizes home is not quite as he had left it. Not only has his wife had an intimate affair while he was locked away but his one and only son is living as a transsexual. We follow Enrique as he fights to come to terms with the fact that his flesh and blood has not grown up to be the sports-loving son he had expected and hoped for.

Brazil at a Crossroads for LGBT Rights
Excerpt: According to the Association for Women’s Rights in Development, Brazil suffers from the highest rate of transphobic violence in the world, and is cited as the “world’s deadliest place to be transgender.”