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quarta-feira, novembro 30, 2011

UN to Iran: There Are No Excuses for Denying LGBT People Their Human Rights
"In Iran, we don't have homosexuals," Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad boldly declared to a public gathering in 2007. He continued his disparagement in September 2011 when he told a group of American journalists that homosexuality is a "despicable act ... dirty and harmful to humanity."

Ex-PM suspeito de matar uma transexual e seis travestis é preso em São Paulo
Crime aconteceu em maio deste ano, em Perdizes, na Zona Oeste.
Detido também é suspeito de matar seis travestis entre 1992 e 1993.

Câmara nega retorno de ex-vereador de Cuiabá flagrado com uma travesti
Maioria dos vereadores decidiu pelo arquivamento do pedido de Ralf Leite.
Ralf teve o mandato cassado em 2009 e pretendia voltar ao cargo.

Encontro de jovens gays, outros HSH e travestis debate a campanha da Aids
A campanha do Dia Mundial Contra a Aids foi debatida ontem no II Encontro Nacional de Jovens.

Against Transphobia and Hate Murders
During the 20 November Week against Transphobia and Hate, many people gathered for a demonstration in Istanbul to draw attention to hate crimes.

Russian doctors perform sex change operation on toddler
A 2-year-old boy underwent a sex change operation in the southern Russian city of Rostov after doctors discovered that he had been born with a set of female chromosomes and reproductive organs, Life News reported on Tuesday

Russia slams US criticism of 'gay propaganda' bill
A top Russian diplomat reacted angrily on Tuesday after the United States strongly criticized a controversial bill backed by the ruling party that calls for a ban on "homosexual propaganda."

El Senado nigeriano aprueba penas de 10 años para muestras de afecto entre homosexuales
Pertenecer a un grupo o ser dueño de un club gay, también penado con cárcel
La condena a los matrimonios homosexuales se amplía de cinco a 14 años
La norma tiene que ser aprobada aún por la Cámara Baja y por el presidente
Reino Unido amenaza con retirar la ayuda internacional a Nigeria
Los senadores responden a la presión: 'Nuestros valores son nuestros valores'

We are like this only
It is a bit disconcerting to see Nawaz. He is wearing a green blouse and a cream-coloured Kerala saree with a gold border. His face is plastered white with make-up. And he is wearing a long-haired wig. However, his hands are hairy and muscular.

Ten eunuchs injured in clash over area dispute
Ten eunuchs today suffered minor injuries when two groups of their community clashed with sharp weapons over an "area dispute" at Bangali Chauraha here, police said.

Cops find stash of jewellery in Sonia De's safe
Karanj police officials investigating the Sonia De murder case opened the safe at her Mirzapur residence in presence of her family members. The password - a numeric code - and a key to the safe was provided by her husband Yusuf Jama alias Pilot.
The safe contained more than 1.5 kilograms of gold and silver ornaments, an air gun and documents related to her property.

Angeles City creates gays’ desk
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has ordered the creation of “Gay Rights Desk” in the city as he pushed for the enactment of a measure promoting the rights of lesbian, gay and bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Angelenos.
Angeles City mayor backs gay ordinance

Name-change bill slammed
Fingerprinting clause criminalizes most vulnerable, committee hears
A proposed law change in Nova Scotia would revictimize abuse victims and transgendered people who want to change their name and create a new future for themselves, a group of MLAs heard Monday evening.

When Kathy is Keith: Surrey psychologist Wallace Wong releases transgender children's book
No one believes Kathy. Not her friends, her teachers, her parents, not even Santa Claus. No one believes that she really wants to be a boy.
But Wallace Wong, a clinical psychologist of the Adolescent and Children Sexual Health Program of the Child and Youth Mental Health Services in Surrey, does. In fact, he made a book about it.

'As We Are' essay collection hopes to explore Deep South's LGBT stories
Brit Blalock, an Alabama poet, hopes to fund the publishing of a collection of essays written by LGBT Southerners and donate copies of the collection to libraries across the Southeast. “As We Are” is a planned collection of 15 to 20 essays written by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender authors who grew up in the so-called “Bible Belt” of the Deep South.

Darien Woman Sheds Light on Transgender Immigrants
The plight of transgender illegal immigrants is probably a mystery to most people. But Darien native Isabel Castro is working on a documentary that will share the tale of three transgender women from Mexico who fled to Los Angeles.

Settlement: Bisexuals Can Play Ball
A group of bisexual softball players have settled with the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance over a case in which the players were disqualified from playing due to their sexual orientation. The organization has now agreed to allow an unlimited number of bisexual and transgender people to play on NAGAAA teams after a settlement in a lawsuit was reached Monday.
Gay softball settles lawsuit. Court upholds straight limit, dismisses discrimination claims
Gay Softball World Series Wins Pre-Trial Motions, Reaches Settlement in Discrimination Case

New policy protects transgendered
Following the models set by more than 400 universities around the country, as well as Wal-Mart, the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board voted on August 23, 2011 to readjust the colleges’ nondiscrimination policy to prevent inequity to students and faculty who identify themselves as being a gender different than their biological sex.

Group formed to address gender identity
A new Campus Health Service group will provide therapy, education and support for students struggling with gender identity issues.

A small victory for the TransCommunity
On Wednesday, November 23, 2011, historical transgender personality and activist Erica Kay was scheduled to make an appearance in the Panama City courtroom of the Honorable Elijah Smiley to have her case of grand theft officially close; one year and a day after it was overturned by the Appellate Court due to failure to prove criminal intent. Hoping to avoid the press the State Attorney hand delivered the motion to close the case, eliminating the need for a hearing. In spite of the cancelation and in the face of repeated and credible death threats, Ms. Kay was present as her five-year battle against Florida’s law enforcement community finally came to a close to hold a press conference on the steps of the courthouse. During which she outlined the facts in her case and the discrimination she faced while
in the custody of law enforcement.
Transgender Woman Sues Area Police for Discrimination

Cross-dressing muggers, armed with pepper spray, attack park-goers 'in broad daylight'
What was supposed to be a nice daytime stroll went haywire for two people when they were attacked by transvestites armed with pepper spary.
Dressed in drag, Brandon Arnold, 24, and roommate Michael Burns, 21, mugged a teenage girl in Lincoln Park Zoo.
This occurred moments after they assaulted another pedestrian and tried to pilfer his wallet, prosecutors said.

Mel Wymore Wants to Be New York City’s First Transgendered Elected Official
Mel Wymore registered to run in the race to replace retiring Councilwoman Gale Brewer in District 6 on the Upper West Side. Mr. Wymore was born as a woman and, if his City Council bid succeeds, he would become New York City’s first transgender elected official.

Advancing Equality in the Workplace
HRC’s Greater Cincinnati Steering Committee recently coordinated the Workplace Equality Conference, hosted by Macy’s. The day-long summit focused on using HRC’s Corporate Equality Index to keep pace with changes in LGBT equality in the workplace.

Student Alliance remembers hate-crime victims
The faces of more than 200 who lost their lives to hate crimes committed against the transgender community were scattered across the HUB-Robeson Center lawn Monday morning as part of a display for the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Murders of Trans People in Puerto Rico Go Unrecorded
At least six transgender people have been murdered in Puerto Rico in the last 12 months — but none have been recorded as hate crimes.
According to Sophia Isabel Marro Cruz, the spokeswoman for Transexuales y Transgeneros en Marcha (Transexuals and Transgenders On The Move):
“None of these cases have been considered by the State as hate crimes despite offenders even admitting that their motivation was the ‘homosexual panic’. This shows an extreme level of homophobia and transphobia.”

Erradicar la discriminación sexual, solicitan al próximo gobierno
El Comisionado contra la Discriminación y el Racismo, Neftalí Chocooj y las organizaciones de la comunidad de lesbianas, gay, bisexuales, trasvestis, transgeneras, transexuales e Iintersexuales, exigen al próximo gobierno que se comprometa en erradicar la discriminación sexual.