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quinta-feira, novembro 17, 2011

A rede ex aequo - associação de jovens lésbicas, gays, bissexuais, transgéneros e simpatizantes irá editar uma exibição de filmes LGBT na Figueira da Foz.

O objectivo primordial deste evento é o de sensibilizar os jovens portugueses em geral para questões relacionadas com a homossexualidade, bissexualidade e transgenerismo, especialmente no que diz respeito à fase do "assumir-se para si próprio" pois, como sabemos, o período desta consciencialização e aceitação de si próprio é especial, delicado e por vezes difícil na vida da maioria dos jovens LGBT (lésbicas, gays, bissexuais e transgéneros), ainda incompreendidos e vítimas de preconceito e discriminação.

Assim, através dos filmes exibidos, os jovens LGBT, ou com dúvidas, poderão contactar com histórias ligadas à questão da orientação sexual e/ou identidade de género e reflectir acerca de temas pertinentes e inerentes à sua realidade, num ambiente de convívio.

Serão apresentadas 2 sessões de filmes de temática LGBT nos dias 18 e 19 de Novembro. O ciclo irá realizar-se no Auditório Municipal, Rua Calouste Gulbenkian, Figueira da Foz.

Sexta-feira, 18 de Novembro de 2011, 20h00
A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story (2006)
Género: Drama, Baseado numa história verídica
Interesse: Transsexual
País: EUA / Agnieszka Holland / 90 mins / Idiomas: inglês / Legendas em português
Sinopse: Baseado numa história verídica de uma adolescente transgénero e a sua auto-descoberta ao viver a vida como uma mulher.
Comentado por Doutora Ana Cristina Santos
Socióloga Doutorada em Estudos de Género
Investigadora do Centro de Estudos Sociais da Universidade de Coimbra
Associação não te prives - Grupo de Defesa dos Direitos Sexuais

Sábado, 19 de Novembro de 2011, 18h00
For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)
Género: Documentário
Interesse: LGBT
País: EUA / Daniel G. Karslake / 99 mins / Idiomas: inglês / Legendas em português
Sinopse: Uma exploração da relação entre a religião e a homossexualidade nos EUA, e como os religiosos de direita usaram a sua interpretação da Bíblia para estigmatizar a comunidade gay.
Comentado por Hélia Santos
Investigadora Júnior do Centro de Estudos Sociais da Universidade de Coimbra
Associação não te prives - Grupo de Defesa dos Direitos Sexuais

Transgenders murdered as world resists change
Ever since she can remember, Katherine Cummings knew she had been born into the wrong body.
“I knew I was transgendered as far back as memories go,” said the 76-year old, formerly called John, who works at Australia’s Gender Centre for people with gender issues. “Four years of age or so.”
Since her 1930s childhood, the lives of transgender people have improved dramatically in many countries. But discrimination remains widespread. Hundreds of transgender people are killed every year and many live in constant fear of attack.

EXPERT VIEWS - Transgender rights around the world
More than 100 transgender people murdered worldwide this year will be among those commemorated during Sunday’s international Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR).

Video Blog: YouTube reflections of a transgendered life
There are thousands of videos on YouTube about transgender people, and while sifting through, I came across some stories that were interesting and some that were troubling. But what was most disturbing were the harsh comments made on many videos, which illustrate the tough world transgendered people live in.

Segurança barra acesso de transexual a banheiro feminino no Exaltamaníacos
A transexual V.S, 30 anos, profissional de estética moradora no bairro da Cidade Nova, em Salvador, foi barrada por uma segurança no último domingo 6 quando foi usar o banheiro feminino do Wet´n Wild na Paralela durante a realização do show dos Exaltamanícos evento musical popular que reuniu as bandas Esaltasamba, Tomate, Paragonlé e Saydbamba em Salvador, no Wet´n Wild.

Desestiman la demanda por injurias que una transexual presentó contra Pujol
En su sentencia, el Supremo confirma un fallo anterior de la Audiencia de Barcelona también desestimatorio, al concluir que el tratamiento en masculino que se dio a la demandante obedeció a un 'simple malentendido o error' atribuible al autor material de la carta, que no era el entonces presidente de la Generalitat.

Trans lesbian couple marry after one half has sex change
Two divorced fathers who became a transsexual ‘lesbian’ couple have been allowed to legally marry after one of the men had a sex change operation.

Family of sex-change killer Robert Page tell of their anguish
The family of a killer who battered a disabled man to death have spoken of their continued anguish.
Robert Page was 24 when he killed his then neighbour Clive White in an horrific attack in Rectory Road, Sittingbourne, in 2000.

Health care of transsexual persons causes unnecessary suffering
In 1972, Sweden became the first country in the world to legislate healthcare for transsexualism within the state-financed healthcare system. In an international perspective, this was considered to be radical. It was expected that the life situation of people in the transsexual group would improve, now that state-financed healthcare was available for this group. A thesis published at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, however, describes this care as an oppressive gender-conservative system that causes suffering for transsexual persons.

LGBTI refugees seek haven in Lebanon
The Algerian secret service gave transsexual Randa Lamri an ultimatum: Leave the country within 10 days or risk imprisonment and the defamation of her family.

Pak eunuchs in India poll steps
Pakistan’s Supreme Court has asked the country’s election commission to enrol eunuchs as voters nearly two years after ordering the government to recognise them as a separate gender.

Opening opportunities
In the history of the world-renowned beauty pageant, Miss Universe, there are only two Thai women to ever be crowned the winner. But earlier this month, at the equivalent version of Miss Universe _ a transgender beauty pageant _ a participant representing Thailand became the third transgender to take home the title of Miss International Queen.

Victims shocked as sex change killer granted parole
IT'S been 22 years since her daughter fell victim to a murderous rampage on a sheep station near Carrathool but Thora Deacon still thinks about it every day.

Chubb Offers Medical Benefits to Transgendered Employees
The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies has extended its medical benefits to transgendered employees and dependents.

'When kids said I was a boy it made me sad': Eight year old transgender child-who was born male-says she's much happier living as a GIRL
They are often forced to live in the shadows, condemned as freaks.
But now one transgender child has spoken out about her unhappiness at feeling like she had being born into the wrong body.
Danann: 'I Am Who I Want to Be'

A minority within the LGBT community
Throughout this article, Ryth Mendez is referred to by the gender pronouns “they” or “their.” Mendez, who is genderqueer and does not identify as only male or female, prefers these pronouns to “he” or “she.” For Mendez, “they” encompasses multiple genders.

Transgender Day of Remembrance
It’s been a very busy beginning of November and I am looking forward to the happy events coming up in December. In the meantime, I would like to share some thoughts about Trans Day of Remembrance which takes place in hundreds of locations around the globe on or around November 20 each year (details on the Colorado observance below).

Transgender activists to hold D.C. Day of Action, Day of Remembrance
Local transgender activists were scheduled to hold a protest outside D.C. police headquarters at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, and the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance on Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Metropolitan Community Church of Washington at 474 Ridge Street, N.W.

LGBT Resource Center, student groups join forces to commemorate Transgender Awareness Month
White paper silhouettes in the shape of bodies are taped to the pavement at Tate Plaza. Their limbs are splayed out, their poses lifeless, reminiscent of a crime scene. Next to their bodies, red markers with black ink explain the cause of death — all violent crimes.

Candlelight vigil calls attention to transgender victims
An activist for transgender people explained why he attended the candlelight vigil held Tuesday night for victims of hate crimes.

Gender-neutral housing a possibility
Typically, when students sign up for on-campus housing, they are expected to check a box identifying as “male” or “female.” But what happens for the students who do not fit either box?

LSU not likely to be part of gender-neutral housing trend
The National Student Genderblind Campaign lists on its website 54 colleges and universities in the country that offer some form of gender-neutral housing, but Director of Residential Life Steve Waller said the possibility of gender neutral housing at LSU in the near future is not likely.

Trans Equal Rights Bill passes House 95-58. Senate to vote tomorrow.
The Transgender Equal Rights Bill passed in a Senate voice vote this morning at approximately 10:25 a.m. Sen. Ben Downing (D - Pittsfield), a sponsor of the Senate bill, spoke before the group this morning, followed by Senate President Therese Murray calling a voice vote. The ayes had it, and the bill was passed.
Mass. House approves transgender rights bill
GLAD: Trans Rights Bill "ought to pass"
Opponents say transgender rights bill is distraction from economy and invitation to lawsuits
Senate approves transgendered civil rights bill; measure sent to Patrick for signature
Legislature approves transgender rights bill

Event To Bring Awareness To Transgender Community
Baltimore is planning to remember hundreds of members of the transgender community in an upcoming ceremony.

Victory! Transgender Woman Wins Disability Leave Coverage for Facial Feminization Surgery
We are thrilled to announce that we have resolved a claim on behalf of Lina Kok, a 47-year-old transgender woman in North Carolina who had been denied short-term disability leave benefits for reconstructive facial feminization surgery. Lina underwent the surgery in November 2010 as part of her transition from male to female. Her insurance company denied her claim on the grounds that her surgery was undertaken for cosmetic reasons, and therefore was not covered under the policy. After two failed appeals, her claim was approved after TLDEF argued that her reconstructive surgery was medically necessary and covered under the policy.
Transgender N.C. Woman Challenges Insurance Company Over Short-Term Disability Claim

Transgender people seek workplace fairness
Since he arrived in the Pittsburgh area, Rayden Sorock has worked an array of jobs -- at coffee shops, on farms, at a building supply reuse center and at a pre-school.

Trans Woman Wants Ruling After Topless DMV Fiasco
A transgender woman in Tennessee is asking the state to make a consistent ruling about her gender after a government office labeled her a male but police arrested her on a female-specific charge.
Transgender woman arrested after exposing her breasts at DMV protest
Topless US trans woman charged with indecent exposure as a man

[Commentary] Topless Transsexual Served 23 Days in Jail

Texas Transgender Widow Appeals Benefits Decision
Nikki Araguz, the transgender widow of a Texas firefighter, is appealing a judge’s decision that found their marriage invalid and denied her his death benefits.

Houston Transgender Day of Remembrance: when words fail
In Seymour, an Introduction, J.D. Salinger’s title character is quoted as saying that Abraham Lincoln was dishonest in delivering the Gettysburg Address because “an absolutely honest man” would have simply walked to the podium, shaken his fist at the sky, and departed. No other response, says Seymour, would have been as appropriate. When faced with 8,000 dead human beings words will inevitably fail the situation.

Honduras announces LGBT hate crimes investigation unit after pressure from the United States
This week the Central American government of Honduras announced the launch of a special police unit dedicated to investigate crimes committed against members of the country's LGBT population.
Tras la presión de Estados Unidos, Honduras pone en marcha una unidad policial para combatir los crímenes contra personas LGTB

A golpes eliminan a travesti. Se trataría de un crimen pasional
Un travesti fue asesinado de un golpe en la cabeza, al parecer, cuando salía de una fiesta de la localidad de Bosa.
La víctima, de quien se desconoce su identidad, alcanzó a ser llevada a un centro hospitalario de la localidad pero minutos más tarde falleció.

Mujer transexual y su pareja padecen brutal y sistemática discriminación de vecinos
Los han agredido física y verbalmente, les han lanzado basura, destruido la techumbre de su casa y amenazado de muerte en Cartagena. Durante cuatro años los atropellos han sido sistemáticos y no han cesado, pese a denuncias ante la Fiscalía. El Movilh se apostó en el lugar, se reunió con Carabineros y recopiló todos los antecedentes del caso.

Escrache a un bar céntrico al que acusan de discriminación
La manifestación la realizaron organizaciones defensoras de las minorías sexuales. Es porque el sábado, en Rock and Feller's, impidieron el ingreso a un joven caracterizado de drag queen. Las imágenes de la protesta