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terça-feira, Outubro 25, 2011

[International]
Manifiestaciones a favor de la despatologización trans en numerosas ciudades del mundo
Este sábado 22 de octubre, y según informa la Campaña Stop Trans Pathologization STP 2012, han tenido lugar lugar manifestaciones y otras acciones en un total de 70 ciudades de 32 países con motivo del Día Internacional de Acción por la Despatologización Trans. Las demandas principales de STP 2012 son la retirada de la categoría de “Disforia de Género” y “Trastornos de la Identidad de Género” de los catálogos diagnósticos (DSM de la American Psychiatric Association y CIE de la Organización Mundial de la Salud) en sus próximas ediciones, previstas para 2013 y 2015, así como la garantía de los derechos sanitarios de las personas trans, “incluyendo la cobertura pública de una atención sanitaria trans-específica del más alto nivel posible y la sustitución del actual modelo de evaluación externa por un enfoque basado en la autonomía y la decisión informada”.

[Europe]
Lithuania - proposal to prohibit gender reassignment surgery
The current session of the Lithuanian Parliament is to consider a proposal to ban gender reassignment surgery.
The bill put forward by Antanas Matulas MP, Chairman of the Parliament's Committee on Health Affairs, would prohibit doctors and surgeons from performing gender reassignment operations.
The case-law of the European Court of Human Rights considers the right to sexual self-determination as one of the aspects of the right to respect for one’s private life guaranteed by Article 8 of the Convention and requires Contracting States to provide for the possibility to undergo surgery leading to full gender-reassignment.

[Brasil]
A patologização-psiquiatrização e seus amiguinhos
Neste domingo, participei do seminário ‘Transexualidade e Saúde Pública no Brasil: Um olhar para o diagnóstico das identidades trans’, na faculdade de medicina da usp. Houve apresentações interessantes, sendo que o primeiro aspecto a se notar foi a presença minoritária das vozes trans nas mesas, o que tornou evidente a necessidade de que a luta por dignidade trans é fundamental e dificílima, considerando que divers@s supostos aliad@s parecem mais investidos em suas teses e carreiras do que propriamente em escutar as vozes daquelas pessoas que, afinal, trazem sentido a seu trabalho — pois é, as pessoas trans. Por outro lado, notam-se os avanços e as dificuldades para o tratamento adequado das pessoas transgêneras, em especial as travestis, marginalizadas também em relação à instituição médica.

[España]
Piden transexuales que su condición no se considere enfermedad mental
Colectivos de transexuales de toda España, han pedido que la Organización Mundial de la Salud deje de calificar su condición sexual como "enfermedad mental". Piden modificación de Ley de Identidad de Género para menores transexuales.

[España]
Más de 60 transexuales siguen terapia hormonal
El tiempo medio para realizar una intervención de reasignación genital se sitúa en 18 meses
Entre un año y un año y medio. Ese es el tiempo que, por término medio, deben esperar los transexuales asturianos para someterse a una intervención de reasignación genital desde que son incorporados a la lista de espera del hospital Carlos Haya, en Málaga.

[España/Colombia]
"En Colombia ser mujer transexual y ´afro´ es como ponerse ´al tiro al blanco´"
Alondra Yajaira visita por primera vez España para participar como ponente en la I Semana Internacional de Afrodescendientes. Mujer transexual, ex prostituta, activista y negra, esta colombiana ejerce su labor en defensa de los derechos humanos en la Fundación Santa María de Santiago de Cali. Diario Progresista habló con ella en la sede la Secretaría de Estado de Igualdad.

[UK]
National accolade for gay rights champion
A Cambridge councillor has been named as one of the most influential people in the UK fighting for gay rights.
Petersfield’s Sarah Brown was listed 28th in the Independent on Sunday’s top 100 “pink list”.
Cllr Brown is on the executive of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) + Liberal Democrats organisation and chairs its transgender working group.

[India]
The Indians without laws
Forget willing your property to a long-time partner, the law doesn't recognise her; Don't dance too hard in a gay party, you could be booked for indecent behaviour; Facing domestic violence? If you are a gay man, the law doesn't protect you. While the country awaits the Supreme Court's judgement on Section 377, lawyers and activists turn their attention to other laws and attitudes that fail to recognise the rights of LGBT persons

[China/Taiwan]
Li-Ching sizzles at Golden bell
It seemed that even before the 46th Golden Bell awards ceremony began, Regine Li-ching was determined to upstage all the other female attendees including her onscreen arch rival Matilda Tao.
The 49-year-old transgender host, who has never been shy to flaunt her assets, instantly made heads turn when she strutted down the red carpet at Taipei's Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall last night.

[FL, USA]
Transgender Female Sues the State of Florida for Gender Discrimination
The lawsuit brought by Ms. Kay is the first of its kind and she hopes that it will send a clear message that all humans have equal rights under the law. She is attempting to set case law that will allow others who have suffered gross neglect and discrimination by the law enforcement community to have a voice and true protection.

[MI, USA]
Bill would protect state's LGBTQ community
On the heels of proposed bill HB 5039, which would ban state agencies and local governments from protecting the rights of LGBTQ citizens, a group called Unity Michigan has begun the “Don’t change yourself. Change the law,” campaign. The campaign is focused on broadening equal opportunity legislation to include and protect the LGBTQ community.

[NY, USA]
Homeless LGBT youth find shelter at Brooklyn's Ali Forney Center, but non-profit needs help too
Adrian St. Vincent, a transgender 18-year-old estranged from his family in Ohio, arrived in New York City this summer with no support, no home and no more than $250.
When he went to a shelter for LGBT youth, he was put on a waiting list - where he remained for more than three weeks.

[PA, USA]
Penn. Trans Woman Sentenced in Stabbing Death
Asia Santana was sentenced Friday to a prison term of 14 to 28 years for the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend in Norristown, Penn.

[PA, USA]
Haverford antidiscrimination ordinance faces court challenge
Haverford Township Commissioner Larry Holmes left the board's Feb. 14 meeting feeling tremendous pride after passage of an antidiscrimination ordinance he championed.

[RI, USA]
Gender-neutral housing gains traction
The Office of Residential Life has been working with undergraduates on a proposal to allow first-years to opt in to gender-neutral housing, said Richard Bova, senior associate dean of residential and dining services. Queer Alliance is collecting signatures for the proposal, which it expects to present to ResLife within the next two weeks. The proposal will then go to the Office of Campus Life and Student Services for approval.

[VA, USA]
Women's University to Reconsider Hard Line on Transgender Students
Hollins University, which bills itself as Virginia's first chartered women's college, plans to re-examine a rule that allows for the expulsion of transgender students who have taken a step toward sex reassignment but have not yet completed the process.

[Cuba]
Rodando con Rosita Fornés, la “reina de las locas”
El documental biográfico Rosita Fornés: mis tres vidas, del realizador Luis Deulofeu, fue el gran acontecimiento dentro de un programa de homenajes a la vedette cubana Rosita Fornés, organizado este mes en La Habana por sus 73 años de vida artística.

[Venezuela]
Acribillaron a balazos a un transformista
Un transformista fue acribillado a balazos por varios pistoleros desconocidos que dispararon contra un grupo de personas donde se encontraba el muchacho, en las inmediaciones del Centro Comercial Lido, en el área comercial de la ciudad.


[Colombia]
Comunidad Lgbt se manifiesta en Tunja
El grupo Todaos es la primera experiencia de unión formal de la comunidad Lgbt.
Todaos, una palabra que sincretiza los términos todos y todas, fue el nombre escogido para denominar al primer grupo formalmente organizado de la comunidad Lgbt (Lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y transgeneristas) de Tunja.

[Chile]
Campaña “Nueva política de salud sobre trato a las personas transexuales"
Afiches y cartillas se difundirán en los servicios de salud pública y en la población transexual para informar sobre una circular y un protocolo nacional que regulan los procedimientos médicos para adecuar el cuerpo a la identidad de género e instan tratar a transgéneros con su nombre social. La campaña es de autoría de la Comisión Defensora Ciudadana y del Movilh.
Lanzan campaña informativa sobre derechos de los transexuales
Personas transgénero deberán ser llamadas por su nombre social
Lanzan campaña informativa sobre derechos de personas transexuales