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European Parliament asks WHO to depathologize transgender identities
Europe and especially the European Union like to proud themselves as pioneers in human rights. Today, the European parliament acknowledges that within the EU human rights of transgender, gay, lesbian and bisexual persons are still violated. Moreover the Parliament calls upon the EU commission and the WHO to depathologize trans identities. Taking into account the historic UN resolution “Human Rights, sexual orientation and gender identity” from earlier this year, the parliamentarians address a range of areas of concern to the European Commission and EU member states.
TGEU welcomes EP's call to WHO for depathologization of transgender identities

Schools must stop spreading homophobic and transphobic messages
In schools across Europe young persons are being harassed because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Homophobic and transphobic bullying is an every day reality in the lives of many. It is time to react – especially in view of several national studies and reports warning that there have been a number of suicides among young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons feeling rejected by their peers and families.

European Parliament welcomes recent UN developments on sexual orientation and gender identity
Today the European Parliament joined the United Nations’ call for safeguarding the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the world. The text was co-signed by 6 out of 7 political groups, and adopted with a very wide majority.

Travesti é morta em Recife com pauladas na cabeça
Polícia de Recife investiga morte de travesti assassinada com pauladas na cabeça.
A Polícia Civil de Recife, capital de Pernambuco, está investigando a morte de uma travesti na orla da praia de Boa Viagem, Zona Sul da cidade. O corpo da trans, que não teve seu nome divulgado e trabalhava na área como profissional do sexo, foi encontrado no último dia 20 com marcas de pauladas na cabeça.

[Reino Unido]
Homem quase morre ao cortar pénis para ser mulher
Andy Cass, actualmente conhecido como Kirsty Cass, vivia infeliz no seu corpo de homem e decidiu tomar uma medida radical e quase mortal: amputar o seu órgão sexual com uma faca. O caso sucedeu em West Sussex, na Inglaterra, há cerca de dois anos.
Dad: I nearly died after DIY sex swap
British man cut off genitals with a utility knife in desperate attempt to become a woman
Transgender woman tells of DIY surgery

Killer of Kentish Town transsexual shows ‘no remorse’ as jailed for second time
A judge refused to shorten the sentence of a man convicted for the second time of murdering a Kentish Town transsexual - saying the killer showed no “hint of remorse”.

Former forklift truck driver retires two years early – after becoming a WOMAN
A former forklift truck driver is set to retire two years early after undergoing a sex-change operation.
Lizi Ninnim, who was born Roger, qualifies for early retirement since she became a woman 12 months ago.
But she says: 'I wouldn't recommend it as an easy route to an early pension - it would make your eyes water.'
(Photo: I'm off: Lizi Ninnim, left, at her retirement party - which has come two years early after she underwent a sex change)

Two steps forward .. Turkey and LGBT
Turkey has taken one small step forward for LGBT recognition with, for the very first time, a government minister meeting LGBT representatives.

Third gender slam 'virulent' bureaucracy
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders and intersex people (LGBTI) have accused the bureaucracy of the country of playing an antagonist role in establishing their identity.
They said this while calling on Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai at his official residence today. During the meeting, the 20-member delegation, led by lawmaker Sunil Babu Panta, demanded citizenship rights to third genders.

'All of us have a role in ensuring the transgender a life of dignity'
31 contestants walk down the aisle contesting for the crown in one of the biggest transgender beauty contest in the state at BOAT on Monday last.Mona Okram of Singjamei Sapam Leikai bagged the Miss Transgender 2011 while H.Ashananda, Thoubal, and Pebam Bonita of Canchipur, took the first and second runners-up position.

[New Zealand]
Owner vows to fight dog death charge
A transsexual charged with reckless ill-treatment of an animal says she will appeal if found guilty.
Annabell Quor, 75, is accused of leaving her dog to die of heat exhaustion at The Palms Shopping Centre roof-top car park just before Christmas. The SPCA has brought the charge.

Petition against transgender discrimination to be presented to owner in London
People from around the world have shown support following alleged threatening incident at farmers market
Still a long way to go on trans rights in Ontario

Out Coworkers Are Better Coworkers, Says Study
A new study says people who are open about their sexual orientation are better team players than those who aren’t.

Social Security Administration Changes Gender Notification Policy
It happened quickly and quietly, making virtually no headlines: The Social Security Administration changed its gender notification policy last week, a shift that avoids outing transgender workers.

Not conforming to gender is not a disorder, says group
People who do not conform to their gender roles or cultural expectations do not have a disorder, declared the health association for professionals who treat transgender patients.

Transgender kids: Painful quest to be who they are
One of the first things Thomas Lobel told his parents was that they were wrong.
The 3-year-old had learned sign language because he had apraxia, a speech impediment that hindered his ability to talk. The toddler pointed to himself and signed, "I am a girl."

[USA] [Commentary]
Fox News: Still Transphobic Despite Progress
Just when you thought it was safe...maybe... to watch Fox News cover trans issues.

Transgender prostitute, friend robbed man, Fairfield cops say
A man seeking the services of a transgender prostitute was held against his will and robbed at a local hotel.

Lawrence City Commission approves gender identity ordinance
It took more than a two-hour discussion that ranged from restrooms to rights to religion, but Lawrence city commissioners late Tuesday approved a controversial provision providing new legal protections to people who are transgender.
Lawrence commissioners support transgender as protected class
Lawrence adds gender identity protection

Fairness Campaign Spotlights Discharge of Transgender Soldier
The Louisville Fairness Campaign is drawing attention to the exclusion of gender identity from the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy and a soldier who was discharged for being transgender.
Discharged Soldier Wants DADT Repeal To Include Transgender

Lawmakers Consider Discrimination Legislation
Ohio lawmakers revisited the idea of protecting members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Queer community on Tuesday.
Lawmakers renew push
Bill seeks protections for gays
Gay-rights bill resubmitted

DA: Pa. prison guard sexually assaulted inmates
A suspended state prison guard was arrested on charges that he sexually or physically assaulted more than 20 inmates -- including a transgender inmate and others imprisoned for child-sex crimes -- then attempted to cover up his crimes.
Prison guard held on 92 abuse counts

LGBT bathroom at Rio samba group praised, criticized
There are three bathroom options now for revelers at the Cidade de Deus shantytown’s samba headquarters: his, hers and LGBT.

El empate discrimina
Las mutilaciones a la ley antidiscriminación han llevado a que, "para alcanzar un acuerdo", deje fuera la identidad de género.
¿Qué pensaría usted si se enterara de que el Senado está a punto de aprobar una ley contra la discriminación que deja fuera a los más discriminados? Entre los vicios del empate político que anquilosa a nuestro Parlamento, se halla uno particularmente nefasto: durante su tramitación, algunas leyes son deformadas por los acuerdos, a tal punto que no responden a su espíritu original.