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terça-feira, outubro 11, 2011

UN rights chief lauds Australian move on identity for transgender, intersex people
The United Nations human rights chief today welcomed Australia’s decision to enable its citizens who are transgender or intersex, or who do not wish to identify themselves as either male or female, to have their sex and gender identity properly reflected on their passports.

Country thematic studies on homophobia, transphobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity
For the preparation of the report “Discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity in Europe”, research was conducted in all 47 member states of the Council of Europe. For each Council of Europe member state independent national experts or consultants prepared a legal report and a sociological/social report to which access is given on this webpage. These reports are published for information purposes only. Any views or opinions expressed in the reports are those of the author and do not represent or engage the Council of Europe or the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights.

Biografia do primeiro trans brasileiro será lançada em Florianópolis
Florianópolis recebe lançamento de biografia do primeiro homens trans do Brasil

Travesti é morta em Curitiba com cinco tiros na cabeça
Briga por pontos de prostituição teria motivado morte de travesti em Curitiba

Trans faz peça em SP para juntar dinheiro e realizar cirurgia
Aclamado reduto do underground paulistano, o Teatro dos Satyros constantemente leva aos palcos amores gays, perversões do Marquês de Sade e todo tipo de linguagem alternativa. E ainda consegue surpreender: estreia neste mês um espetáculo que vai mostrar a transformação real de uma mulher em um homem.

First transsexual MP ever?
Palikot Movement candidate Anna Grodzka (57) could become the first transsexual to sit in Poland's parliament after a brand new anti-clerical party stormed Sunday's parliamentary election scoring an unprecedented third spot finish.
Transsexual poised for seat in Poland's new parliament
Poland set to elect first transsexual MP
Poland's key transgender activist to become a member of the new parliament

Trans woman killed by brother who claims he has “cleansed his honour”
A transgender woman has been killed in Turkey by her own brother who claimed he shot her to “cleanse his honour”.
Gays and transsexuals in Turkey target in ‘honor killings’

[South Africa]
Transgender woman wins battle over ID
After years of living in fear of showing her ID or driving licence to anyone, a transgender Durban woman can now proudly display her documents without being embarrassed or harassed.

Campaign against cross-dressers
Some activists have launched a campaign on the social networking site ‘Facebook’ against cross-dressers under the slogan, ‘I am a man’, reports Al-Dar daily.

Man ordered to pay transsexual neighbour $15,000 compensation for transphobia
A MAN has been ordered to pay his neighbour $15,000 compensation for threatening to burn down her house and claiming she kept her genitals "in a jar".

[USA] [Film]
Nicole Kidman’s Transgender Film Shelved
Nicole Kidman’s movie about the Lili Elbe, who reportedly underwent the world’s first gender reassignment surgery, has been shelved.

[USA] [Commentary]
The Issue Of Trans Military Service In The News
A couple of weeks ago there was a story in the press about a trans servicemember being discharged from the Army National Guard specifically for being transgender. From Louisville’s WPFL article, entitled Fairness Campaign Spotlights Discharge of Transgender Soldier:

[USA] [Commentary]
Philadelphia Freedom: The Dewey’s Lunch Counter Sit-In
When we think of the early gay-rights movement, we usually think of chaotic riots with bricks going throw bar windows and high heels hitting policemen. But in the Mad Men-era 1960s, many actions were more polite—though still confrontational.

CA Gov. Brown Signs Two Pro-Trans Bills Into Law [and Signs Bullying Bill, Vetoes LGBT Data Bill]
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed two pro-transgender equality bills into law on Oct. 9. Masen Davis, the executive director of the Transgender Law Center, announced on Twitter that Brown had signed the two bills into law, both of which had been advocated for this session by the organization.
Governor Brown just signed two important transgender rights bills into law

Activist: Protection ordinance won't give transsexuals peace
A gender-identity ordinance that protects the transgendered community has been approved by another Kansas town, thanks to the lack of what one conservative calls a solidified Christian "synergy."

Newtown Borough Council expected to approve Anti-Discrimination ordinance Tuesday night
The borough council on Tuesday night is expected to approve an ordinance that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the borough and establish a Human Relations Council to hear cases.

Universidad franciscana cancela eventos LGTB tras protesta de católicos en Colombia
Luego de la protesta de cientos de católicos en Medellín, la Universidad San Buenaventura (USB) que pertenece a los franciscanos, decidió cancelar una serie de eventos promocionales de la ideología de género y la agenda del colectivo LGBT (lesbianas, gays, transexuales y bisexuales) programados en su campus.