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European Parliament calls for end of classifying gender dysphoria as mental disorder
The European Parliament has petitioned the World Health Organization to cease classifying transgender people as mentally ill, and to eliminate the current classification pf “gender dysphoria” as a “mental and behavioral disorder” in the WHO’s International Classification of Diseases.
Euro Parliament Doesn’t Want Trans People Classified as Mentally Ill
European Parliament calls for end of classifying transgender people as
mentally ill

Granny killer claims discrimination over female hormone treatment behind bars
A MALE prisoner who frightened a 71-year-old woman to death has been given the go-ahead to amend a discrimination complaint against the Queensland Government for refusing access to female hormone treatment while behind bars.

Intersex community angry at 'disorder' classification
Gender diverse activists have been left upset and angered by a decision by the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) to include intersex as a mental health disorder in the latest version of its internationally accepted Standards of Care and Ethical Guidelines (SOC).

Canadian Newspaper Runs Full-Page Anti-Gay, Anti-Transgender Ad
We all know that newspapers decide which ads they'll run and which ads are inappropriate, right? Well a rather misguided ad was allowed to run in Canada's National Post today. This is just sad.
Post runs homophobic, transphobic election ad from right-wing group
Canadian Ad Warns Against Trans "Confusion"
National Post apologizes for running transphobic ad
Right-wing Canadian group accused of transphobia for ‘confusion’ ad

[Commentary] Advice to Right Wing Fearmongers

Transgenders Say They Too Should Be Allowed Military Service
The transgender community is contending that Americans who have undergone a sex change should not be excluded from serving in the armed forces, especially after last week’s repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

What fuels transgender backlash?
Tuesday's story about transgender children and their families shed light on an emotional topic and provoked strong response.

Trans Model Isis King Gets Robbed by America’s Next Top Model
After getting booted from America’s Next Top Model cycle 11, transgender model Isis King again has again been sent home. On last night’s episode of America’s Next Top Model: All-Stars, King, who told reporters that “the world will see more of my personality” this season, was found lackluster by judges.

Transgendered Students Receive Protection at MCCCD
Transgendered students are now getting protection from discrimination at Maricopa County Community Colleges.

The little boy who started a sex change aged eight because he (and his lesbian parents) knew he always wanted to be a girl
The lesbian parents of an 11-year-old boy who is undergoing the process of becoming a girl last night defended the decision, claiming it was better for a child to have a sex change when young.
Thomas Lobel, who now calls himself Tammy, is undergoing controversial hormone blocking treatment in Berkeley, California to stop him going through puberty as a boy.
But Pauline Moreno and Debra Lobel warn that children with gender identity disorder forced to postpone transitioning could face a higher risk of suicide.

On-going Updates On Recent Violence, Including More Attacks
Violence against trans women in D.C. is continuing to gain widespread media attention. For example, NPR currently has a national story featuring interviews with DCTC members and allies: Violent Attacks on Transgender People Raise Alarm. It’s unfortunately worth mentioning that there have been even more violent incidents targeting trans women that are not recorded in this article.

D.C. man pleads guilty to shooting transgender woman
A 20-year-old D.C. man on Thursday admitted to shooting a transgender woman in the neck earlier this month after she declined his solicitation for a sex act.
Victim, activists upset over plea bargain in transgender shooting case

Transgender advocates welcome revised standards of care
There were champagne toasts and rounds of applause as the World Professional Association for Transgender Health released on Sept. 25 its newest Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People at a symposium at the Emory Conference Center in Atlanta.
[Commentary] WPATH Standards of Care v7

Clarification: Medicaid-Transgender Surgery story
In a story Sept. 29, The Associated Press reported that the American Medical Association supports Medicaid coverage for transgender surgery and hormone replacement therapy.
‘$ex change’ in Andy’s lap