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sexta-feira, Janeiro 06, 2012

[Brasil]
Projeto DAMAS: aulas de etiqueta e orientação vocacional para travestis e trans do Rio
Estão abertas as inscrições para mais uma edição do DAMAS, projeto da Coordenadoria Especial da Diversidade Sexual junto com a Secretaria Municipal de Assistência Social do Rio de Janeiro.

[Brasil]
Lea T. é uma das modelos do calendário da Way Model
Pela primeira vez um calendário de garotas trará uma modelo transexual. A belíssima Lea T. foi uma das escolhas da agência Way Model para ilustrar um dos meses do ano de 2012.

[Israel]
Israeli transgender man gives birth to baby
An Israeli man and his partner are celebrating the birth of their child after he delivered at Sheba Medical Center Thursday evening. Yuval Topper, 24, a transgender man, reportedly stunned medical personnel when he walked into the facility appearing in every way a man, ready to give birth, Israeli newspaper Y Net is reporting.

[Pakistan]
Discrimination against the third gender
The ‘transgender’ or ‘third gender’, known as Khwaja sra in Urdu and Khusra in Punjabi, are the people who are neither categorised as men nor women. They live in a pitiable situation in Pakistan. In the patriarchal society of Pakistan where the males dominate the whole system and where females are deprived of many rights, the condition of transgenders is far worse. Even though the Supreme Court of Pakistan has taken notice of this issue and now the application forms for NICs contain a third option of Khawaja sra along with male and female, these people are not given equal rights of citizenship.

[Thailand]
Transgender airline staff make inaugural flight in Thailand
Thailand’s first transgender air stewardesses have taken part in PC Air’s inaugural flight from Bangkok to Surat Thani.
Ladyboy airline flights take off in Thailand

[Australia/New Zealand]
Tampon commercial marginalizes transgender women
A New Zealand tampon company is apologizing for an offensive television ad that depicts a transgender female competing with another woman in what the company alludes to natural differences between the two.
Drag-Queen Tampon Ad Pulled for Offending Transgendered
'Transphobic’ advert pulled
I'm proud to be Libra's girl
Melbourne drag queen speaks out
Libra drag queen defends ‘transphobic’ advert
No apology needed: Libra drag queen defends ad
Drag queen defends 'transphobic' tampon ad

[Commentary] The cost of cheap humour in tampon ad
[Commentary] VIDEO: ‘Transphobic’ New Zealand Tampon TV Commercial Yanked after Transsexual Protest
[Commentary] Libra Tampons, A Little Bit of Free Advice

[Canada]
The journey toward acceptance
Uptown explores what it means to be transgender — and the developing local support system for those in transition

[USA]
Administration One-Two Punch for Global Rights
In a remarkable tandem show of support for global LGBT rights, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton marked International Human Rights Day with a comprehensive executive order to federal agencies engaged in foreign countries and a major address on the universal legitimacy of demands for equality and dignity.

[USA]
Work It Flops With Critics and Viewers
The controversy surrounding ABC's critically reviled sitcom Work It, about two men pretending to be women to obtain employment, didn't translate into ratings, as the premiere received lower ratings than the quickly canceled series it replaced.
TV Talk: 'Work It' debuts to tepid ratings -- thank you, America
Ratings: Cross-Dressing Comedy 'Work It' Premieres Soft
'Work It' on ABC: What the Critics are Saying

[Commentary] Work It: Why We Should Celebrate ABC's Idiotic Cross-Dressing Comedy
[Commentary] By Universal Decree, Work It Is The Worst Show On Television—Possibly Ever
[Commentary] 'Work It' Doesn't Work So Far For ABC
Actor boricua desata la furia de medio mundo


[GA, USA]
Transgender Job Bias Claim Stands
A unanimous federal appeals panel has affirmed a district court ruling that the Georgia General Assembly's Office of Legislative Counsel (OLC) violated the equal protection rights of Vandiver Elizabeth Glenn, a transgender woman, when she was discharged for transitioning from male to female while employed there.

[GA, USA]
Anti-gay Georgians ramping up against state employment non-discrimination bill
Georgia Equality is in the midst of a $15,000 fundraising campaign, hoping to reach the goal by Monday when the first day of the legislative session opens. And it needs the money to fend off nasty attacks being put out opposing an employment non-discrimination bill introduced late last session.

[NY, USA]
Transgender Americans seek birth certificate rule change
A group of transgender men and women want New York City to make it easier to change the "M" or "F" on their birth certificates.
Currently the city will amend a person's birth certificate to reflect a sex change, but only if the person has undergone "convertive surgery" on their genitals.
Transgender Americans take on New York

[OH, USA]
Ex-jogador de basquete quer se tornar a travesti mais alta do mundo no livro dos recordes
O jogador de basquete norte-americano Greg Walker deixou as quadras de lado e investiu no seu sonho: virar travesti. E não é que ele ficou linda!
Agora Greg quer mais. O ex-jogador, que nesse momento atende pelo nome de Lindsey, quer que o Guinnes, o livro dos recordes, lhe dê o título da travesti mais alta do mundo.

[TX, USA]
DCCCD adds trans protections
The Dallas County Community College District trustees voted during their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 3, to add gender identity and expression to its nondiscrimination policies.

[Mexico]
Familia de mujer transgénero que falleció: No dejen engañar por defraudadores
Familiares de Raúl Guzmán Bartoloti, mejor conocido como "París", fallecido el pasado unode enero de 2012 y quien pertenecía a la comunidad LGBT, piden a la ciudadanía en general, que no se deje sorprender por personas que usan su nombre para pedir dinero, poniendo de excusa que será para los servicios funerarios, "nosotros no hemos pedido ningún apoyo económico, no se dejen engañar por esas personas, pues todo lo que recaudan es para sus propios intereses", señaló María Elena Zapotitla Roa, tía del mencionado.


[Jamaica]
Jamaica's Female Prime Minister Stands for Gay Rights
Portia Simpson Miller was elected prime minister of Jamaica in late December, and unlike her predecessor, Miller supports civil rights for gays and says she would hire a gay person to serve in her cabinet.

[Colombia]
Transexual beauty queen dies after failed DIY buttock enhancement
A transsexual former beauty queen died Tuesday in northern Colombia's Atlantico department, after her DIY buttock implants led to heart and lung failure, reports Santa Fe Radio.

[Colombia]
No solo se inyectan silicona en los glúteos, también aceites de cocina y para bebés
El fallecimiento del estilista Giovanni Blanco Suárez, conocido en el mundo gay como Johana Cantoral De la Hoz, por un paro cardiorrespiratorio que le sobrevino luego de inyectarse silicona en los glúteos ocasionó la reacción de miembros de su misma comunidad.