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sexta-feira, novembro 04, 2011

Travesti de 18 anos é assassinada a tiros em Rio Verde, Goiás
Moradores da rua disseram que ouviram aproximadamente 6 disparos.
Luana era de Uberaba, Minas e trabalhava como garota de programa.

"I've been joking with all my friends that I'm on top of Gok Wan!"
Named on this year's Pink List, we speak to Britain's most influential trans lesbian, Sarah Brown
The only openly trans politician in Britain, Cambridge City Councillor Sarah Brown recently came in at number 28 in the Independent on Sunday's annual Pink List.
How does it feel to be voted as the most influential trans person in the country?

Uncovering the Transsexual Performance Art Duo (And Married Couple) EVA & ADELE
Ever been at an art fair, caught a glimpse of pink and lace, and wondered who those two decked-out old ladies were? Well, the Guardian’s Adrian Searle has a profile of EVA & ADELE, the omnipresent performance art duo whose gender-bending puts even Genesis Breyer P-Orridge to shame. Here’s what we learned.
EVA & ADELE: 'We invented our own sex'

Anna Grodzka, Poland's first transgender MP, plans fight for equal rights
Anna Grodzka entered Poland’s history books after being elected the country’s first ever transgender MP in last month’s parliamentary elections.

Murderer of Turkish Transwoman Receives Life Imprisonment [VIA EMAIL]

A note about Derya Yilmaz - a transwoman who was stabbed 30 times to death in her house in Antalya in February 2010.

1st High Criminal Court in Antalya gave its final decision today: the murderer got a lifelong prison sentence with the crime of "intentionally killing a person". This is good news. The judge rejected the demand of the perpetrator for a sentence decrease.

Still, since there is no focus on the hatred motive behind the murders by the prosecutors or the judges, we have been facing the difficulty of telling the judicial authorities that these are transphobic hate murders. This is why we need to have a trans-inclusive hate crimes legislation.

Kemal Ordek, Secretary General of Pembe Hayat ("Pink Life")

Lawyer to take up sex change case
A bahraini lawyer is set to take her third sex-change case in an ongoing quest for rights of those suffering from a gender identity problem.

Such a femininity
A Revathi is a hijra, a woman, a daughter, a guru, a chela, a sister, a wife, a lover, a sex worker, a parental figure and a sexuality-rights activist. I met her in 2004, the period of her life about which she writes towards the end of this book. I had gone to Bangalore to mourn the death of Famila, a radical queer activist who had committed suicide.

Indonesia's gay community hails first clinic
Indonesia's gay and transgender community on Thursday hailed the opening of its first dedicated health clinic, as officials battle a soaring HIV rate in the Muslim majority nation.

Malaysian police cancel gay arts festival
Police have ordered gay rights activists in Malaysia to scrap an annual arts festival aimed at fighting discrimination, the Associated Press reports.

Sex and the ‘x’
Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade recently announced that it may add the terms “Parent 1” and “Parent 2” to its passport applications

Tackling discrimination against Tasmania’s LGBTI Community
The Minister for Community Development, Cassy O’Connor, urged members of Tasmania’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex community to share their experiences and perceptions of discrimination as part of the innovative new Be Proud Tasmania project.

HUD Addresses LGBT Housing Discrimination
In a recent survey of 6,450 transgender and gender non-conforming persons, 19 percent reported having been refused a house or an apartment because of gender identity, and 19 percent reported having been homeless because of gender identity. Findings of a 2007 Michigan study indicate that same sex couples face bias and discriminatory treatment based on sexual orientation when trying to access rental housing.

Seeking Adoption Equality
LGBT adoption gets the focus of lawmakers and the White House, but a presidential proclamation calling for equality without mentioning ''gender identity'' raises eyebrows

Clint Eastwood Says His Film Shows Hoover's Crossdressing
J. Edgar director Clint Eastwood thinks FBI founder Hoover may have been a crossdresser, but says it may just be a rumor started out of vengeance, according to an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

[USA] [Commentary]
Transgender, victimized and black
It’s not easy for any person of African descent to be LGBTQ in our black communities, but our transgender brothers and sisters might feel the most discrimination.

S.F. Trans Man Attacked, Suspect Apprehended
A man has been arrested in San Francisco after allegedly attacking a transgender man.

[CO, USA] [Commentary]
Viewpoint: Scouts need open minds
Felisha Arhuleta’s 7-year-old child wanted nothing more than to join the Girl Scouts. The problem is that her child is a boy.

Today! DC Council Hearing on Hate Crimes
This afternoon at 2pm, the DC Council’s Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on hate crimes in DC, with a particular focus on crimes against trans people this summer. The hearing is in room 412 in the John A. Wilson Building, located at 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, and the public is welcome to attend.

Non-discrimination policy could include gender identity
USF is taking steps toward adding gender identity and expression to the list of categories protected under its non-discrimination policy.

Transgender Awareness Week starts Nov. 12
The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) has announced the third annual Transgender Awareness Week beginning Nov. 12 - 20.

Howard County considers trans non-discrimination bill
Four members of the Howard County, Md., Council introduced legislation on Oct. 27 that would prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and expression in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodations, financing, health and social services and law enforcement.

Pride Pageant titleholders prepare to pass on crowns
A transgender person could face a tough choice when deciding whether to use the men’s or women’s bathroom, transsexual Nic Sedillo said.

Dan Savage Gets Glitterbombed, Called Transphobic At University Of Oregon
Dan Savage may be one of the most high-profile gay rights advocates in the nation -- but that didn't prevent him from reportedly being glitterbombed during a visit to the University of Oregon yesterday.
[Commentary] What Does It Mean When Trans Activists Glitterbomb Dan Savage?

[Latin America & Caribbean] (Comunicado)
Durante el 143º Período de Sesiones, La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) decidió crear una Unidad para los derechos de las lesbianas, los gays y las personas trans, bisexuales e intersexo, a fin de aumentar su capacidad de proteger sus derechos.

Argentina's big step towards true sexual equality
Proposals to allow trans people to change their names and gender on legal documents could be another landmark measure