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sábado, agosto 27, 2011

Rio Grande do Norte passa a aceitar nome social de transexuais
Transexuais do estado do Rio Grande do Norte ganham direito ao nome social

Musical transexual, "Hedwig" estreia em SP com ator global
Estreia nesta sexta-feira (26) em São Paulo o espetáculo "Hedwig e o Centímetro Enfurecido". Trata-se de um musical bizarro sobre um rapaz transexual que faz uma cirurgia de mudança de sexo, mas acaba ficando com um "pedaço" de seu órgão sexual masculino - daí o título.
Estrelado por Pierre Baitelli, ópera rock Hedwig chega a São Paulo

Sex-swap Falklands hero saved by ferrets
A Falklands War hero who had a sex change after years of torment has found happiness - by rescuing ferrets.
'Ferrets saved my life': How a suicidal sex-swap Falklands hero turned to her furry pets for help
The Merits Of Ferrets
Sex-change Falklands War veteran reveals ferrets helped her tackle her inner demons

No entry for transgenders...
The Delhi Gymkhana Club considers its premises far too ‘cultured’ for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. Ashwin aka Maria Mehra, 38, a transgender (biologically a man but psychologically a woman), has been facing constant humiliation by the elite club’s board to give up dressing like a woman. “I’m treated like an outcast. I’m frowned at, pushed around and insulted,” says Mehra, a foreign educated, green-card holding linguist who speaks 11 foreign languages.

Intersex Australians Must Join Sex Offender Registry To Get Medication
Cyproterone Acetate, better known as Androcur, is an anti-androgen medication taken by both male and female intersex individuals. A change in Australian health care policy, though, means that intersex people--those born with both male and female biological traits--can only get Androcur by signing themselves onto a potential sex offenders' list. The same is true for female-indentified transsexuals, who take the drug to suppress male hormones.

5 questions with Brianne Langille
Transgender issues are the focus of Pride Calgary 2011, and with Lucas Silveira, the first openly trans lead singer of a major-label band, taking the stage and Mayor Naheed Nenshi leading the parade, it seems there's lots to celebrate. Brianne Langille, a local trans woman who helped organize Calgary's first ever Dyke March last year, spoke with Kenzie Love. She's happy to join the party, but notes that the news isn't all good. Trans people still aren't legally protected from discrimination in Canada, and widespread confusion remains over what exactly transsexuality is. This year's festival offers a chance both to celebrate how far the trans community has come and, Langille hopes, focus attention on how far it still has to go.

Have You Seen This Missing Transgender Woman?
Friends of Sara Nykole Del Rosario (natal name James Boober) are very concerned about her apparent disappearance around Sunday, Aug. 2 from the San Diego area. Friends say Sara, who is sometimes called Nikki, had a restraining order against Gabriel Cisneros (aka Johnny Good) and they are concerned about her safety.

Prosecution Tears Apart McInerney’s “Gay Panic” Defense
In closing arguments in the trial of accused killer Brandon McInerney, Ventura County, Calif., senior deputy district attorney Maeve Fox today worked to discredit McInerney’s “gay panic” defense and referred to it as character assassination against 15-year-old Larry King, whom she called the victim of a cold-blooded execution.
McInerney Defense: King Harassed, Targeted McInerney
Background no excuse for shooting classmate, prosecutor says

State Rep. Tom Hooker introduces bill to outlaw sex change procedures for Michigan prisoners
State Rep. Tom Hooker says he wants to make sure Michigan prisoners do not have sex change operations on the state's dime.

Transgender Pride in the Park 'like a family reunion'
As the summer pride season winds down, one final celebration in Geary Park gives the transgender community a chance to show its pride. Pride in the Park, organized by Transgender Michigan, takes place this Saturday, Aug. 27 from noon to 6 p.m.

Fireman busted after violently 'beating' tranny pal
A muscle-bound firefighter who appeared as Mr. March in the 2011 NYC Firefigfhter calendar was arrested for allegedly assaulting his transsexual girlfriend -- a stunner who was famously booted from "America's Next Top Model." (Photo)

Washington County cold cases: 10 years after county's only known hate-crime killing, detectives aren't giving up
Ten years ago this week, Lorenzo Okaruru's badly beaten body was found in a tree-lined field just off Southwest Farmington and Rood Bridge roads. She died of head injuries, likely the result of blows from a metal object.

Transwoman transferred after abuse complaint
A transgender woman was transferred to a male prison this week after spending more than a year in the city’s only all-female prison.
Jovanie Saldana, 23, has been incarcerated at Riverside Correctional Facility since July 2010, when she was arrested for armed robbery and other offenses.
Anatomy is destiny ... except in Philly jails

Trans youth settles complaint with DHS
A transgender youth who alleged pervasive discrimination and harassment in a local youth-detention center settled her complaint last week.
The settlement in the case, which was filed in 2009 with the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations against the Youth Study Center and the city’s Department of Human Services, among other parties, will result in a number of policy changes at YSC to protect trans youth.

DA’s records could answer key questions in Morris case
When members of the city’s Police Advisory Commission visit the District Attorney’s office to review the Nizah Morris case records shortly, they don’t expect to find a “smoking gun,” but they hope to address key aspects of the case that police haven’t explained.

DISD adds trans protections
Dallas Independent School District added protections for students based on gender identity and expression during its regular board meeting on Thursday, Aug. 25.

Cada mes asesinan a tres homosexuales, según Conapred
En promedio, cada mes son asesinados tres homosexuales en nuestro país por motivos de homofobia, según cifras de la Conapred, instancia que reporta la muerte de casi 400 crímenes de odio durante el periodo 1995-2005. Y en los últimos diez años no se cuenta con datos recientes sobre este tipo de delito, lo que hace más difícil visualizar la magnitud del problema.