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sábado, dezembro 10, 2011

Travesti é encontrada morta na PB e polícia supeita de homofobia
Fato aconteceu em Patos, no Sertão do estado, na madrugada de quinta (8).
Delegada disse que principal hipótese é a de crime homofóbico.

Morre no Rio a drag Rose Bombom
Na tarde dessa última quinta (8) morreu no Rio a drag Rose Bombom, uma das artistas mais conhecidas da cena gay carioca.

U.K. to Impose Harsher Sentences for Hate Crimes
Britain's Justice Secretary says murderers who single out disabled or transgender people as victims will face harsher sentences in the future.
Longer sentences for hate murders
Transgender and disabled murders to incur far harsher hate-crime penalty

Transsexual assaulter is jailed
A man has been jailed for six months for punching a Jewish woman in the face.
Ben Matthew Firth harassed and then assaulted transsexual Samantha Marks in a library in Hull.

U.K. Announces Plan to Advance Trans Rights
Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone says the U.K. government will mandate longer sentences for anti-trans murders and address school, workplace, and health care issues.
Schoolchildren could be given lessons in being transgender
Charity calls for schools to teach transgender equality

Theatre company appeals for trans scriptwriters
A UK theatre company is seeking submissions of short plays about transgender issues to be performed in Manchester next year, and says no previous script-writing experience is necessary.

Melbourne elects Australia'sfirst intersex Mayor
Melbourne has Australia’s first openly intersex Mayor following the election of long time queer community supporter and advocate Councillor Tony Briffa to the top position at the City of Hobsons Bay at the end of November.

Keisling Speaks On Equality Matters Podcast
Yesterday, Mara Keisling joined Bradley Herring and Carlos Maza on Equality Matters’ weekly podcast.

Almost One-Third of the Largest Companies Now Cover Trans Health
Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released the tenth edition of its Corporate Equality Index, which evaluates Fortune 500 companies for their treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees. Among the most important findings include dramatic gains in trans healthcare coverage and inclusive employment nondiscrimination policies:

Group turns in signatures for Anchorage rights measure protecting gay, transgender residents
An Anchorage group has turned in signatures to put an equal rights initiative on the April municipal ballot.
'One Anchorage' submitting signatures for equal rights initiative
‘One Anchorage’ Works To Put Equal Rights Initiative On Ballot
Gay rights initiative likely headed to ballot

Woman alleges abuse in Eloy prison, suing ICE
A transgendered woman who says she was sexually assaulted twice at an immigration detention center in Eloy is suing the private company that operates the center as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials and the city of Eloy.

Court hearing set for transgender person tased by BLM ranger
A court hearing has been set for a San Diego County transgender woman who claims a Bureau of Land Management ranger Tasered her during an incident in Ocotillo Wells.

Controversial Trans City Manager Fired
Susan Stanton, the city manager of Lake Worth, Fla., was fired from her position Tuesday night in a 3-2 vote.

Vandy Beth Glenn may soon return to work at Ga. General Assembly
A federal appeals court panel has upheld a lower court ruling that Vandy Beth Glenn was wrongly fired from her job as a legislative editor in the Georgia General Assembly after she informed her employer she planned to transition from male to female.

McDonald’s Assault Victim Arrested for Disorderly Conduct
A transgender woman who made news in April when a video of her being assaulted at a Maryland McDonald’s went viral has been charged with disorderly conduct in an unrelated incident.

Mother, son make transition together
In the page 1 story “Making a transition” (SN 11/21), Japanese senior Toby Hemker shared his story of being both transgender and gay and the effect these revelations have had on his life.

[MN, USA] [Commentary]
Transgender people among most misunderstood: Local violence reflects climate of ‘transphobia’
Imagine being stared at and harassed every day of your life. Imagine being routinely physically assaulted at work, even if you’re homeless and possibly even HIV-positive. If you were Chrishaun (CeCe) McDonald, this would be your daily existence.

MU community reacts to gender identity bill addition
Columbia City Council's unanimous vote Monday to add gender identity to the list of categories protected against discrimination was historic, PROMO Executive Director A.J. Bockelman said.

Transgender patients on rise, but medical care and services lag
Doctors don't learn how to treat transgender patients in medical school and the medical establishment has been slow to address a rising trend, according to a local physician.

Transgender student could be sanctioned for locker room use
A transgender student at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown could be banned from extracurricular activities for a year for using a men's locker room.

Susquehanna Township passes controversial gay rights ordinance
Some people are feeling a little ‘flush’ Friday after a local township approved a new ordinance that could mean men and woman may share public bathrooms.

Puerto Rico Considers Removing Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity from Hate Crime Law
Lawmakers in Puerto Rico are expected to vote this week on a revised penal code that includes stripping sexual orientation and gender identity from a 2004 hate crime law. The legislation – under consideration in the Puerto Rican House of Representatives – also would remove gender expression and ethnicity from the law.