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domingo, junho 26, 2011

EU member states failing LGBT population - report
The European Union is failing to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons, Europe's top human rights body has said.
MEPs welcome new report on LGBT rights in 47 European countries
1st study in Council of Europe area finds Situation of Transgender People is of Great Concern

Accused’s court overdose
A sex change lorry driver was rushed to hospital yesterday after apparently taking an overdose at Sheffield Crown Court.

Violet Walbank, formerly known as Simon, found dead in bed
An obese sex swap woman found dead in bed at her flat died from heart failure, an inquest has heard.

Trans woman wants drag acts banned from Pride festival
A transgender woman in Calderdale is calling for the area’s Pride festival to ban drag acts or publish a disclaimer about them.
Rose White, 64, claims that drag acts promote negative stereotypes about trans people and encourage hatred, the Halifax Courier reports.

Sex change patient’s home wrecked
A sex change patient survived life-threatening complications during her surgery - then returned home to Doncaster to find her council home wrecked.

Concern over status of transgender people
Independent senator Katherine Zappone said she was deeply concerned over the long delay in regularising the position of transgender people.

Amnesty International to Turkey: Protect LGBT Rights
Amnesty International has issued a report urging Turkey’s new government to take a strong stand against the persecution of LGBT people.

Transsexuals must wait for gender ruling
A landmark case to determine whether female-to-male transsexuals must undergo dangerous penis construction surgery that is not performed in Australia, to legally swap genders in WA was heard in the High Court yesterday.

[CA, USA] [Film]
A faulty documentary on transsexual tennis star
"Renee," Eric Drath's documentary about transsexual tennis star Renee Richards and her battle to play as a woman in the 1977 U.S. Open, is as fascinating as it is frustrating.

Trans, Dyke marches on tap
San Francisco is getting geared up for the Trans and Dyke marches this Friday and Saturday, respectively.
The eighth annual Trans March, which starts with a rally in Dolores Park June 24 at 3:30 p.m., is taking place under the theme, "Serving Up Human Rights Since 1966," a reference to the Compton's Cafeteria riot. The march to UN Plaza starts at 6:30. (Photo)

Massachusetts gender rights bills urged
Hyannis resident Victoria Knowlton will climb the steps of the Statehouse today in the name of civil rights for transgender people.

N.J. Man Indicted in Transgender Murder
A Newark, N.J., man was indicted Monday on charges of murder and bias intimidation in the September death of a transgender woman.
[Commentary] Victoria Carmen White Update 2-Indictment Handed Down

Assembly tries again with GENDA Act
The Assembly voted last week with bipartisan support to pass the GENDA Act, protecting the rights of transgender people.
The Gender Non-Discrimination Act (A.5039/S.2873), sponsored in the Assembly by Richard Gottfried, D-Manhattan, passed in his chamber by a vote of 89 to 55.

Legal group sues state of Oregon over transgender health insurance coverage
A national civil rights group has filed a lawsuit against the state of Oregon, claiming it denied insurance coverage of a medical procedure for a transgender state worker.
Transgender state worker sues PEBB over health coverage
Oregon worker sues over sex change insurance denial

Bethlehem passes anti-discrimination law
Bethlehem on Tuesday became the 21st municipality in the state to pass an anti-discrimination law that adds protections for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities.

Hate crimes escalating in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico faces an escalating wave of hate crimes with three gay or transgender people killed in a single week this month, an official said.