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quarta-feira, setembro 28, 2011

European Parliament to Consider Gay, Transgender Issues in Debate on June’s United Nations Resolution
The European Parliament is to debate tomorrow (Tuesday) recent developments around sexual orientation and gender identity at the United Nations, and the role the EU has played/can play in them.
European Parliament resolution on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity at the United Nations

Transgender woman says she has been left ‘half man’ by NHS surgery refusal
A transgender woman from Burnley has accused the NHS of leaving her “half man, half woman” by refusing to pay for her breast surgery.
Transsexual builder wants boob job on the NHS

Father desperate to be a woman almost dies while performing DIY sex change with a Stanley KNIFE
A father almost bled to death after he tried to slice off his penis during a DIY sex change.
Kirsty Cass, formerly known as Andy, was so unhappy living as a man that he took a Stanley knife to his genitals and tried to sever the organ.
Miss Cass, from Crawley, West Sussex, was unable to stop the bleeding and had to call an ambulance. She was taken to Royal Surrey Hospital where doctors saved her life by reattaching the penis.

Judge upholds 21-year sentence for trans woman’s killer
A man convicted for the second time of killing a transgender woman has had his original sentence upheld.

Britain: gender may go from passports
The United Kingdom is considering removing gender categories from its passports out of respect for transgender and intersex people.

Livelihood project for transgenders
Hijiras, for whom begging on trains have been the principal means of earning their livelihood so far, are set to undergo a dignified change, courtesy an endeavour of Sakha, a community-based organization for transgenders, to impart earning skills to sexual minorities. Satyasundar Mishra, president of Sakha, said 50 hijiras have been taking part in a three-day training on mushroom cultivation. The organization would impart beauty parlour and tailoring skills too, he said.

Ladyboy Claims Mistreatment
Mr. Worarat Sonyod, a ladyboy, aged 50 claimed he was mistreated by a Pattaya Police Volunteer while he was driving home, after finishing his massage work on Sunday at 3 am.

Discrimination in Ontario Catholic schools
Discrimination extends beyond the treatment of queer youth in Ontario Catholic schools, in both the silencing of students with alternative views and in rules governing hiring practices.

Senator Kay Hagan Co-Sponsors Employment Non-Discrimination Act
Today, Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) announced that she has signed on as a co-sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), federal legislation that would prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. With Hagan’s support, every Democratic member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, which has jurisdiction over ENDA, is a co-sponsor – as well as Republican committee member Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL). Hagan has been a strong supporter of equality in the Senate, voting for hate crimes protections and the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and we are glad to see her continue that leadership by becoming an ENDA co-sponsor.

Study: People More Comfortable With Out Co-Workers Than Closeted Ones
New research supports the notion that people who don’t hide their sexual orientation are not only more pleasant to be around, but also perform more effectively in the workplace by improving teamwork.

Revised "Standards of Care" for transgender, transsexual and other gender noncomforming individuals to be released September 25th, 2011
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) will release a newly-revised edition of the Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People, on September 25, 2011 at the WPATH conference in Atlanta.
The Top 10 Things Trans People Should Know About the New Standards of Care
[Commentary] WPATH: Reparative therapy on transgender youth “is no longer considered ethical”

The Illicit, Perilous World Of 'Pumping'
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is launching a public safety campaign Monday. It follows many cases of procedures gone wrong at the hands of unqualified surgeons, including 'pumpers' who illegally inject industrial-grade silicone into patients. The practice leads to dire health problems, even death. Guest host Jacki Lyden learns more with Laura Rena Murray, who recently reported this issue for the New York Times, and Dr. Malcolm Roth, the new president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

College district considers new harassment measures
The Maricopa County Community College District’s board is considering adding transgendered men and women to the list of groups protected from harassment.
Community Colleges Considering Adding Transgendered to List of Protected Groups

Switching genders requires more than surgery
Dr. Loren Schechter thinks the surgery he performs to help people change genders is much more than a medical procedure.
It's the final result of a person's often torturous and years-long effort to have his or her body conform to the gender he or she feels, he said.

Murder suspect believed to cross dress
A man wanted in a Halifax County murder is now officially a suspect in the Wednesday killing of a man in Roanoke Rapids.

Justicia otorga identidad femenina a ocho transexuales
La Justicia en lo contencioso administrativa porteña otorgó la identidad femenina a ocho transexuales que habían presentado un recurso de amparo para que tanto en su partida de nacimiento como en su DNI figure su nombre de mujer.