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sexta-feira, Outubro 21, 2011

[Brasil]
SP: Polícia prende travesti suspeita de manter outras 11 em cárcere privado
Policiais militares prenderam uma travesti suspeita de manter outras 11 em cárcere privado em um sobrado na avenida Miruna, em Indianópolis, zona sul de São Paulo, na madrugada desta quinta-feira. Não havia menores de idade no grupo.

[España]
Colectivos transexuales convocan una rueda de prensa a las puertas del Ministerio de Sanidad, Política Social e Igualdad
El motivo de la misma se enmarca dentro de la Jornada Internacional de Lucha por la Despatologización de la Transexualidad, sumándonos con este acto a las movilizaciones y acciones que tendrá lugar en estos días en más de 50 ciudades del mundo. En 2010 se realizaron manifestaciones y otras acciones para que se dejara de considerar la transexualidad un trastorno mental en 61 ciudades de África, Asia, Europa, Latinoamérica y Norteamérica.

[UK]
I had sex swap op on my 16th birthday
LIKE most teenagers Jackie Green couldn't wait for her special 16th birthday present.
But the gift from her mum Susie wasn't clothes or jewellery — it was a £13,500 sex change operation.

[France]
Delphine Philbert invitée d'Audrey Pulvar le 10 mai 2011 sur France Inter
Delphine Philbert invitée d'Audrey Pulvar le 10 mai 2011 dans le "six-sept" sur France Inter pour la sortie de son livre "Devenir celle que je suis"

[Italia]
Martina Castellana, transessuale e non operata cambia nome: primo caso in Italia
Da Michele a Michel Martina Castellana: è un politico, la prima transessuale non operata che cambia nome. Martina Castellana, presidente della Commissione Pari Opportunità della Provincia di Salerno, in forza al Pdl, è infatti da ieri Michel Martina, come recita la carta d’identità nuova di zecca ritirata al Comune di Salerno. Si tratta del primo caso in Italia, per un transessuale non operato.

[India]
No ‘other’ gender option in this time’s civic elections
For more than 300 transgenders in the city, Monday's civic poll was again a question of their identity. Unlike in the last assembly elections when they were allowed to vote under the 'others' gender, this time they had to choose between 'male' or 'female'. And a majority of them chose 'female.'

[India] [Film]
A picture of turmoil for transgenders
They beg at traffic junctions, bus-stops and other public spaces. And seem to dress ‘contradictory' to their apparent sex. But why are hijras and transgenders like that? And how do their families, society and the state respond?

[USA]
Fox News psychiatrist wants Obama investigation of transgender therapy
Fox News medical “expert” Dr. Keith Ablow is so concerned about transgender people that he is calling on President Barack Obama to investigate gender reassignment therapy.
Ablow used his Fox News online column last month to recommend that parents boycott ABC’s Dancing with the Stars over the inclusion of Chaz Bono, a transgender man.
“Open up the DSM-IV diagnostic manual on psychiatry, take the heroin dependent people, put them on TV with their drug paraphernalia and speak about how happy they are,” he told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.

[USA] [Commentary]
Fox News Doctor: Same-Sex Parents Of Transgender Youth Need ‘Psychological Evaluations’
Fox News continued its efforts to demonize transgender people yesterday with a segment about 11-year-old Tammy Lobel, whose parents are allowing her to use hormone blockers to delay the onset of puberty under the care of a doctor.

[USA]
White House launches new LGBT email newsletter
In support of LGBT people nationwide, the White House has initiated a “White House LGBT Update” email newsletter under the management of Gautam Raghavan, Office of Public Engagement. The update comes in wake of “President Obama’s continued commitment to progress for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community,” as the email explains.

[DC, USA]
Police training inadequate, says D.C. transgender community
More than a month has passed since the most recent assault against a transgender person in the District: a 26-year-old woman was shot in the neck on Sept. 12 after turning down sexual solicitation and refusing to give the would-be customer money.

[DC, USA]
Silver Anniversary in Heels
A longstanding Halloween season celebration is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and one of its chief organizers is calling it quits after this year's event.

[FL, USA]
Suburban Lake Worth man gets 15 years for killing cross-dressing lover
A 25-year-old suburban Lake Worth janitor was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2008 stabbing death of a cross-dressing waiter who was one of his lovers.

[MA, USA]
Council probes public accomodation laws
Two recent high-profile cases of alleged racial discrimination were the impetus for a City Council hearing Monday to examine the state’s public accommodation laws, which guarantee access to public venues regardless of race, gender, religion, sexuality or disability.

[MI, USA]
Holland minister pushing for gay rights refuses to leave City Hall, expects to be arrested
A Holland minister who has campaigned for the city to expand its anti-discrimination ordinance to include gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people is refusing to leave City Hall and is expecting to be arrested.

[NY, USA] [Commentary]
In Defense of Basic Health Care for Transgender New Yorkers
Recently the New York Post incited concern over the much-overstated prospect of New York "taxpayers [footing] the bill for transgender residents to get 'sexual-reassignment surgery.'" The reality is that the proposal by members of the Health Disparities Committee of the New York Medicaid Redesign Team to repeal a discriminatory provision of New York's Medicaid regulatory scheme does little more than ensure equal treatment for Medicaid-eligible transgender New Yorkers. As one Medicaid recipient explains of the exclusion: "You see, they think we take these medications just to take them ... but these are not recreational things that we just do on the side just to feel pretty ... this is our lives."

[PA, USA]
Transgender Center Opening in Philly
Philadelphia will soon be home to a health center geared exclusively to transgender people, though the specific site has not yet been released.

[UT, USA]
Advocate calls for ‘transgendering’ higher ed
Offering gender-neutral housing and more single-stall bathrooms are two things the University of Utah and other institutions could do to make their campuses more welcoming to transgender students and employees, a national advocate for transgender rights said Wednesday.
[Photo: Pauline Park, a nationally known advocate for gender rights, speaks Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at the University of Utah Olpin Union ballroom as part of the university's Pride Week activities.]

[Uruguai]
Uruguai amplia programas sociais para atender transexuais
Transexuais do Uruguai terão direito a inclusão em programas sociais contra pobreza