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quarta-feira, dezembro 21, 2011

LGBT Human Rights Activists Welcome Unprecedented Progress from the United Nations
At the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), we welcomed with genuine elation Thursday’s release of the first-ever United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights report on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Assassino da marreta pode ter matado travesti no Centro
O corpo do travesti assassinado na madrugada do último sábado (3), na Avenida Francisco Glicério, no Centro de Campinas, foi identificado terça-feira (6) pela mãe e uma irmã da vítima.

Travesti é encontrado morto com pedradas na cabeça
Um travesti foi morto com várias pedradas na cabeça quando saia de uma lanchonete na noite de segunda-feira (19), no bairro Santa Edwirges, em Pouso Alegre.

Travesti assassinado é identificado pelo pai
Ontem (29) por volta das 10h, da manhã após o corpo de um possível travesti ser encontrado ao IML localizado pela PM já sem vida por volta das 05h30 no bairro boa esperança. O pai da vítima esteve no IML e acabou reconhecendo ser seu filho.

El ámbito educativo registra el mayor número de agresiones, según Bolo-Bolo
La asociación de Lesbianas, Gays, Transexuales y Bisexuales de Toledo Bolo-Bolo celebra hoy su décimo aniversario, con la presentación de un estudio que muestra, entre otros datos, que el ámbito donde este colectivo sufre más agresiones físicas y verbales es en los centros educativos.

[Siera Leone]
National AIDS Commission boycotts LGBTQ Youth HIV/AIDS book launch
he National AIDS Commission NAC yesterday boycotted the first ever Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender and Queer LGBTQ Youth HIV/AIDS book launch in Sierra Leone. No representative of the commission was present at the historic event to make a statement when called upon despite that they were duly invited for the programme.

2600 Iranians request changing gender
The dean of the faculty for law of the Shaheed Beheshti University of Tehran says that 2600 people have applied at the Tehran forensic office to change their gender.

House pursues pro-LGBT bill
Saying no to the Catholic Church hierarchy for the second time, Congress will pursue the passage of the anti-discrimination bill with lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender (LGBT) provisions, one of the principal authors of the measure in the Lower Chamber said.

[Australia/New Zealand]
Rupe sent off in style
Transgender icon Carmen Rupe was this afternoon buried in the Maori section of Rookwood Cemetery following a service at Redfern’s Te Wairua Rapu Church just after midday where a diverse crowd from the Maori, LGBTI and drag communities had gathered to remember her and mourn her passing.
Standing ovation farewells Carmen

Lawyers say Bradley Manning struggled with gender identity disorder
Attorneys representing Pfc. Bradley Manning, a 24-year-old Army private previously identified as gay, startled observers at a pre-court martial hearing on Saturday by saying allegations that Manning leaked classified U.S. intelligence information could be linked to a personal struggle over his gender identity.

Girl Scout Troops in Trans Panic Mode?
After a Denver Girl Scout troop decided to allow a 7-year-old transgender child into the troop — reiterating that Girl Scouting was about empowerment and inclusion — a representative from Colorado's statewide organization, Rachelle Trujillo, told The Christian Post that "if parents brought a child to a meeting, and the child is recognized in the community as their daughter, then the Girl Scouts accept that. We don’t require proof of gender."

Chaz Bono and Jennifer Elia have called off engagement, split up
Chaz Bono and Jennifer Elia have called off their engagement -- in fact, after six years together, they've called off their whole relationship.
Chaz Bono Splits From Fiancée

Work It bosses under fire for mocking transgender community
Producers behind upcoming US TV series Work It have come under fire from gay rights advocacy groups for poking fun at cross-dressers.
GLAAD Slams ABC Over Sitcom’s Transphobia Risks
HRC lobbies ABC for ‘Work It’ redress

[Commentary] ABC's 'Work It' A Potential Threat - But Not To Transgenders
[Commentary] GLAAD On Another Censorship Rampage
[Commentary] You're Fired: Work It Doesn't Work
[Commentary] About Work It

Prison Guard Instructs Immigrant Detainee to Drink His Semen, Gets Slap on the Wrist
In September 2009 Tanya Guzman-Martinez was sent to Arizona's Eloy Detention Center for undocumented workers to await deportation back to Mexico. While in custody, Guzman-Martinez, who is transgendered, requested asylum under the Convention Against Torture; her argument was that she would be persecuted upon returning to Mexico for being biologically male but identifying as female. While Guzman-Martinez was eventually granted asylum in 2010, she nevertheless faced persecution and abuse as a result of being transgendered—just not from Mexican thugs.

California Bills Can Set Precedent for Women’s Colleges to Sharpen Transgender Policies
California made significant strides with the passing of three state bills in support of LGBT rights legislation this past October 10th.

McInerney Sentenced to 21 Years for Killing Gay Teen
In a California courtroom on Monday, Brandon McInerney was sentenced to jail for 21 years after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of his gay classmate Lawrence King.
McInerney sentenced to 21 years in prison for killing of gay classmate
Brandon McInerney receives 21 year prison sentence for gay school shooting
Sentencian a joven que mató en clases a compañero homosexual

Two accused in 'toxic tush' case plead not guilty
Two people accused of injecting a toxic mixture of "Fix-a-Flat" and Superglue to enhance women's tushes were arraigned Monday on charges of practicing medicine without a license.

Court rules Ga. university can require counseling student to follow ethics code on gay clients
A federal court has upheld a ruling that Augusta State University in Georgia was within its rights to require a graduate school counseling student to keep her biblical views on gays to herself.
Appeals court rejects anti-gay graduate student’s bid for reversal of her expulsion

Massachusetts Newspaper Mocks Transgender Americans
The Lowell Sun ran a series of mock Christmas carols today, including one mocking transgender Americans and referencing Massachusetts’ transgender protections bill. That bill, signed into law last month, bars discrimination in the workplace and adds gender identity and expression to the commonwealth’s existing hate crime laws.

Kalamazoo looks to push back against House Bill that would void anti-discrimination ordinance
After months of debating and campaigning in 2009, voters in Kalamazoo passed an ordinance to protect gay, lesbian and transgendered citizens from discrimination, now a House bill in Lansing could change all of that.
State bills seeking to void Kalamazoo's gay-rights ordinance, domestic partner by City Commission

Campaign in Helena begins for gay rights ordinance similar to Missoula's
Katherine Haque-Hausrath has yet to take the seat that she won in the November city commission election, but an anti-discrimination ordinance for Helena, a cornerstone of her campaign, is gaining steam.

Utahns Support Some Antidiscrimination Measures
Utah may be known as one of the most conservative states in the nation, but a majority of its residents favor LGBT-inclusive laws against discrimination in employment and housing, according to a new poll.

Abogados cristianos de Jamaica se preparan para oponerse a la despenalización de la homosexualidad
La Hermandad de Abogados Cristianos de Jamaica (Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship, LCF) organizó el 10 de diciembre, Día Internacional de los Derechos Humanos, un simposio que entre otros temas analizó la “amenaza” que supone para la sociedad jamaicana las cada vez más insistentes demandas de despenalización de la homosexualidad. Al simposio asistieron dos miembros de la Corte Suprema de Jamaica, así como el fiscal general del estado, entre otras personalidades.

Alianza Regional contra la homofobia, la transfobia y el VIH/SIDA
Con el fin de potenciar el desarrollo autónomo de las organizaciones de lesbianas, gays, transexuales y bisexuales de la región, se firmó el último sábado la Alianza Regional Contra la Homofobia, la Transfobia y el VIH/Sida en la Asociación Civil Selva Amazónica con la participación de la Asociación Movimiento Homosexual Diversidad de Punchana y la Asociación GAM “Fuerza que nos Une”.

Things Slowly Getting Better for Transgender People
Transvestites and transsexuals in Argentina, who were among the most marginalised minority populations, have seen respect for their rights grow in recent years, especially since same-sex marriage became legal in this country a year and a half ago.

Cae el supuesto asesino del policia gay, ¿murió en un hotel?
El sospechoso tiene 23 años y está seriamente complicado en el homicidio. Ayer, encontraron manchas de sangre en un hotel por horas.