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domingo, maio 01, 2011

Malaysia "sissy camps" create international outcry
Last week, 66 male students were taken out of school and sent off to government-sponsored "re-education camps" to address their sexual orientation.

[New Zealand]
Forum to discuss trans health practices
A youth health forum looking at better practices in transgender health is to be held in Auckland in the coming week.

Labor Dept Bars Gender Identity
The U.S. Department of Labor has added gender identity as a protected class in its internal equal opportunity policies.

[USA] [Commentary]
This Ain't Stayin' In Vegas-Cosmopolitan Hotel Has Trans Bathroom Issues
It is becoming increasingly clear as we see transpeople getting attacked, hassled or arrested for simply using the bathroom that the 'bathroom predator' meme needs to be utterly attacked, debunked, ridiculed and destroyed before we end up having to memorialize a dead transperson at a TDOR near you.

San Diegans to march and "speak out" against anti-transgender violence
In response to the attack on a transgender woman at a McDonald's restaurant in Baltimore, the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (SAME) and All Out City are organizing a march and speak-out event to condemn the attack and all other acts of anti-transgender violence.

White House Holds First Meeting Dedicated to Transgender Issues Friday
The White House Office of Public Engagement will meet today with transgender leaders who work on national policy in the first ever meeting dedicated solely to trans issues, according to the Washington Blade.
White House's Transgender Meeting

[MD, USA] [Commentary]
Why Hate Crimes Charges Are Appropriate in the Beating of a Trans Woman at McDonald's
There have been calls for "hate crimes" charges in the brutal assault on Chrissy Lee Polis in a Maryland McDonald's. Those charges would allow a longer sentence for those convicted of committing a crime, such as assault, found to be motivated by animus against a protected category. In other words, if you commit a crime against someone because of their race, sex, national origin, religion, sexual orientation and/or gender identity, then the sentence received can be longer than usually permitted for the underlying crime.

Oklahoma Professor Allegedly Terminated for Being Trans
A professor at Oklahoma State University alleges that she was denied tenure and her employment terminated as of the end of the Spring semester because she is transexual.

Marriage rights at issue in Senate bill
A bill that would remove only three words from the Texas Family Code could have significant implications for relationships in which at least one partner has gone through a sex change.

LEGE UPDATE: Anti-bullying bills advance, HIV funding in jeopardy as session enters final month
Movement on anti-bullying bills, an impending budget fight in the Senate and late-night debate on redistricting in the House were the defining events of this, the 16th week of the the Texas Legislature’s regular session.

Informe DDHH de la Comunidad Trans en la ciudad de Lima 2010
El día martes 19 de abril , el Instituto Runa de Desarrollo y Estudios sobre Género, presentó el Informe Anual de Derechos Humanos de la Comunidad Trans en la ciudad de Lima 2010, ante una nutrida concurrencia en la sala de sesiones de la Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos, institución de la cual es integrante, como también de la ILGA ILGA (Asociación Internacional de lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, trans e intersexuales), y de la Red Peruana TLGB.