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sábado, setembro 17, 2011

Training on strategic litigation - Call for participants - deadline for applications – 7 October 2011
As part of its programme of work to encourage the use of strategic litigation to promote LGBTI rights in Europe, ILGA-Europe is holding a one-day training session on litigation in the field of the rights of trans people, in association with Transgender Europe.

‘Right’ of choice still elusive
The battle for the right to happiness is most stark in the gay, lesbian and transgender communities in Malaysia.

[Australia] [Commentary]
Major reform to passport law for sex and gender diverse Australians including intersex people
A great deal of behind-the-scenes lobbying for a very long time by intersex and other LGBTQI organizations has finally borne fruit in a significant reform to Australian passports law. Sex and gender diverse Australians can now apply for passports containing F, M or X in the sex field of their passports.*
Freaks and Perverts

Too Little, Too Late on Gender Identity Protections?
As the political frenzy over job creation and unemployment heightens, comprehensive gender identity employment protections remain elusive.

Social Security Administration No Longer Notifying Employers About Gender
Obama administration ends practice that led to job loss and outing of transgender workers
Social Security Ends Gender "No-Match" Letters, White House "Welcomes This Move"

Groups: DADT Repeal Doesn’t Affect Transgender Troops
Even though the law banning openly-gay military service will OFFICIALLY be lifted Tuesday, LGBT rights advocates are reminding TRANSGENDER troops that ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal does NOT apply to them.
[Commentary] A moment of silence for trans servicemembers

Inclusive Athletics
The National Collegiate Athletic Association has clarified its policies on when transgender athletes can compete, largely embracing the recommendations of advocacy groups and making clear the circumstances under which a transitioning male can play on a female team, and vice versa.
[Commentary] Finally: NCAA Clarifies Position on Transgender Athletes

Trans community ‘in crisis’
A recent rash of shootings — and the mysterious death of a man dressed in women’s clothes — has the transgender community on edge, with at least one activist describing the situation as a “crisis.”

Trans 7-Year-Old Ruffles Georgia Feathers
A 7-year-old is being denied use of a boys' bathroom by officials at a rural Georgia school district, even though his transgender father says his child, born female, identifies as male.
Transgendered Darien child's family seeking school relief
Family Petitions McIntosh County Schools to Allow Transgender Child to Use Boys Restroom

Atlanta hosts national conference dedicated to ‘LGBT health equality’
Healthcare professionals from across the country converge on Atlanta next week for the national Gay & Lesbian Medical Association’s 29th annual conference, slated for Sept. 21-25 at the W Hotel Midtown.

Trans community, allies to march for rights, recognition
An inaugural march will hit the streets next month to celebrate the vitality and promote the visibility of the multifaceted “T” community.
The Philly Trans* March will kick off at 3 p.m. Oct. 8 at Love Park, with supporters marching around City Hall and to Kahn Park in the Gayborhood.

Myrtle Beach woman talks about gender reassignment surgery
Christina Goldman recently took to Facebook to tell her story of struggling with Gender Identity Disorder (GID) for 37 years before undergoing gender reassignment surgery in Thailand several months ago.

Fallece en Cuba una mujer transexual mientras estaba detenida
De acuerdo a las publicaciones de varios sitios web de expatriados cubanos (incluyendo a Cuba Encuentro), una mujer transexual detenida durante una redada de “homosexuales, travestis y transexuales en la Habana Vieja” murió mientras estaba bajo custodia policial.
El 8 de septiembre, después de repetidas advertencias de la policía que había hipertensión, Nelson Linares García, de 34 años, sucumbió a lo que los médicos llaman “paro respiratorio”. Penúltimos Días informó de que no se realizó autopsia.
Cuban Trans Man Reportedly Dies in Police Custody
In Cuba, a death in custody, a flag raising, a raid

[Honduras] [Commentary]
It’s Still Hell To Be Trans In Honduras
I know we’re concerned in the States about the spike in anti-trans violence happening here, but it pales in comparison to what’s happening in Honduras.