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[International] [Commentary]
September 2011: Trans Murder Monitoring Project update
The TGEU's Trans Murder Monitoring project has issued a press release confirming that 116 reported murders of trans people have been registered since the start of this year.

Nepal's gays say 'cheated' in census count
Nepal's new census has failed to count homosexual, bisexual and transgender people as a “third gender”, a gay rights group said on Friday, accusing the conservative nation’s authorities of "cheating" sexual minorities.
Census report leaves out third gender

Transgender for Madurai mayor’s post?
To ensure their voice is better heard in the corridors of power, the marginalised transgender community in Tamil Nadu has begun venturing into politics.

Right-wing Canadian group accused of transphobia for ‘confusion’ ad
A right-wing Canadian group claims that school equality policies are “corrupting children”.
BREAKING: National Post apologizes for pro-family ad, donates proceeds to gay activist group
Toronto school board defends curriculum from "transphobic" ad
National Post apologizes for running transphobic ad [UPDATED]
Duly Quoted: The National Post
National Post says it's sorry for transphobic ad, but not for Conrad Black

[Commentary] Canadian Newspaper Issues Half-Assed Apology for Anti-Transgender Ad
Corrupting Kids
Canadian newspaper apologizes for publishing transphobic advertisement

[Commentary] An apology from the National Post

Protest at Trail's End Farmer's Market
A formal protest is planned for Saturday Morning at Trail's End Farmer's Market after a case of discrimination that garnered international attention.

CIS in no rush to mirror NCAA transgender policy
The National Collegiate Athletic Association recently adopted a new policy for transgender athletes, but Canadian Interuniversity Sport and many other Canadian athletic associations are in no rush to do the same.

Human Rights Campaign Applauds Walmart for Adding Gender Identity Non-Discrimination Protections
The Human Rights Campaign – the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization – today praised Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest private employer, for adding gender identity and expression to its employment non-discrimination policy. The company’s nondiscrimination policy already included sexual orientation.

CNN Transgender Youth Coverage Generates Controversy
Many transgender people say that they knew from extremely early ages that they were different. For trans people, it’s often clear from toddlerhood that the physical gender with which they were born is at odds with the gender they know themselves to be. Hence, a very young boy might insist that he wants to wear girl’s clothing, or a little girl might exhibit male behavior that could be seen as tomboyish--but which stems from an innate and ineradicable conviction that she is actually a boy.

Transgender Activists Celebrate Huge Federal Prison Victory
A lawsuit by a former Federal Bureau of Prisons inmate resulted in a settlement that that will dramatically change how the feds deal with transgender prisoners.
Federal Bureau of Prisons Makes Major Change in Transgender Medical Policy

Lesbian Couple Allows Adopted Son, 8, to Start Sex Change
A young boy, adopted by a lesbian couple when he was just two, has been reported to have started the process of changing his sex to be female at the age of just eight.
[Commentary] Human Experimentation the Real Issue in Stopping “Transsexual” Boy’s Puberty

Pride: Trans March puts the ‘T’ at the front of the line
Dozens of transgender people and allies are expected to march through Piedmont Park on Saturday, Oct. 8, carrying banners and signs to ensure Pride participants pay attention to the “T” that is part of the LGBT acronym.

Miss Guahan 2011: Transgender pageant to raise funds for storytelling group
Storytelling has always been an oral tradition of the Chamorro culture. Whether they're legends of old to explain our existence or stories of our ties to the land and the ocean, we have always been a people connected to our past through storytelling.

Transgender law, others go into effect
Nevada's estimated 25,000 to 50,000 transgender people finally become full-fledged citizens under state law today.

Cuomo's office kills plan for taxpayer-funded sex-change surgeries
The Cuomo administration today killed a controversial proposal that would have required taxpayers to foot the bill for transgender patients to get sex-change surgery, The Post has learned.
Cuomo administration rejects Medicaid sex-changes
A day after Medicaid-paid sex-change surgery is raised, Cuomo administration nixes idea

Translating Identity Conference 2011: Conference Details
The idea for TIC was born from Free 2 Be, the University of Vermont's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Ally (GLBTQA) organization, a Student Government Association recognized club entirely run by UVM students! In the fall of 2002, Free 2 Be members decided they wanted to put on a conference devoted to trans issues, in hopes they might make a difference by educating the surrounding community.
Translating Identity Conference 2011: Programming