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quinta-feira, Fevereiro 16, 2012

[Europe]
The European Parliament strongly condemns Russia’s LGBT censorship laws
Today the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the upcoming presidential election in Russia, where it clearly denounces Russian laws which forbid the public mention of homosexuality or gender identity to minors.

[Brasil]
SP: preso suspeito de espancar travesti e o jogar em matagal
A Polícia Militar identificou e prendeu na madrugada deste sábado o suspeito de espancar um travesti encontrado ontem em um matagal em Bauru, no interior de São Paulo. Carlos Augusto Jerônymo Pinto, 30 anos, teria agredido Evelyn, que ficou por 30 horas em um mato próximo a um motel da cidade. A vítima afirmou ter ficado 30 horas aguardando socorro e que chegou a comer grama para se hidratar.

[Brasil]
Acusado de matar travesti na Paraíba é condenado a 20 anos de prisão
Crime ocorrido em abril de 2011 em Campina Grande foi filmado.
Primeiro réu julgado foi condenado por homicídio triplamente qualificado.
Paraíba: Acusado de matar travesti a facadas é condenado a 20 anos de prisão

[Brasil]
Marigona vai fazer show como Beyoncé em Aquele Beijo
Beyoncé ganha versão trans em show na novela Aquele Beijo. É Marigona

[Brasil]
Marília Gabriela entrevista o cartunista Laerte
Cartunista Laerte Coutinho é o entrevistado de Marília Gabriela. Assista aqui

[España]
El Drag Queen de Las Palmas: Del pícaro autodidacta a la performance colectiva
El Drag Queen de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, que desde 1998 promociona este Carnaval fuera de las fronteras españolas, ha pasado de ser el producto del trabajo autodidacta de un picarón con ganas de hacer reír a una cuidada performance colectiva, cada año con tintes más andróginos.

[UK]
GT and DIVA publishers launch new digital magazine for trans community
The publishers of Gay Times and DIVA magazine launch a groundbreaking digital publication aimed at the transgender community – META.

[UK]
Hate crime conviction rate rises in England and Wales
The Crown Prosecution Service’s latest report on hate crime figures shows that the rate of successful prosecutions for hate crimes in England and Wales has risen.

[Sweden]
Activists petition Swedish PM to end trans sterilization
50,000 Europeans call for end to forced sterilization of transgender people in Sweden

[Turkey] [Commentary]
Another victim in the undeclared war on transgender women
Via Kocaeli Gazetesi, Mynet Haber and Haber 27 comes the sad news of the murder on Monday afternoon (13 February 2012) of Melda Yuksel in Kocaeli, Turkey.

[Liberia]
Liberia ex-first lady proposes tough anti-gay bill
Former Liberian first lady Jewel Howard Taylor has introduced a bill making homosexuality liable to a death sentence, amid a raging debate over gay rights in the country, a lawmaker said Wednesday.
Senadora y ex primera dama de Liberia propone ley anti-gay

[Gambia]
Gambian President Renews Attack On Homosexuals
Gambian president Yahya Jammeh has yesterday renewed his attacks on homosexuality which he described as an abomination.

[Uganda]
Uganda raids gay rights workshop
A Ugandan minister Tuesday raided and shut down a workshop run by homosexual rights activists in Entebbe, the minister and Amnesty International said, days after a draconian anti-gay bill was reintroduced.

[India]
He asked for gender change in school papers, court said no
While approving the issuance of declaration for change of gender and name for a man who had undergone a sex reassignment surgery, a Delhi court held that it would not be correct to change his gender on his school records as it would amount to “changing history”.

[India]
How homosexual act is against nature, Supreme Court asks anti-gay group
Anti-gay rights groups, challenging legalisation of gay sex, were today asked by the Supreme Court to explain how such acts are against the order of nature as submitted by them.

[Australia]
Entsch petitions for change
Queensland federal MP Warren Entsch has thrown his support behind a petition calling for better health care for intersex and trans people in Queensland.

[Australia/New Zealand]
Float to honour icon
Transgender icon Carmen Rupe will be honoured with a memorial float in this year’s Mardi Gras Parade.
Mardi Gras float for Carmen as icon remembered in NZ

[Canada]
West Coast LEAF joins call for B.C. anti-homophobia policy in schools
The West Coast Legal Education and Action Fund has added its voice to the ranks of individuals and organizations who are asking the British Columbian government to introduce a provincial policy to prevent homophobia and transphobia in all schools.

[Canada]
Time to go to the bathroom
It's something you probably take for granted every day and don't even think about: going to the bathroom.
For transgender people, gender-queers and people who live outside binary gender norms, walking through a bathroom door can be statement, an act filled with anxiety or worse.
A few people in Halifax are looking to change that.

[USA]
Sexual Rights of HIV-Positive Transwomen
I'm puzzled by the question of what the sexual rights of HIV+ transgender women are. To me, as an openly HIV+ transwoman, the answer is as clear as glass. Simply put, our rights to sexuality and sexual expression are the same as any other persons, male or female.

[AK, USA]
One Anchorage battle heats up as election approaches
A conservative Christian group is ramping up efforts to fight a gay-rights initiative in Anchorage.
Group Forms in Opposition to Gay Rights Initiative
Anchorage Equal Rights for Gays and Transgenders Ordinance is Ramping Up

[Letters to the Editor] Stand up for the rights of all

[CA, USA]
Is Calif. AG holding things up?
A Christian activist says a California measure written to counter a harmful anti-family law is probably being willfully delayed by the state attorney general's office.

[CO/NC, USA]
U of Denver Experiments with Gender Neutral Bathrooms
As part of a transgender awareness program at the University of Denver, a group of residential advisors (RAs) temporarily transformed a lobby bathroom in a student residence hall into a “gender neutral” facility.

[DC, USA]
Police say help from citizens led to arrest in trans murder
At least five citizens came forward with information that enabled D.C. police to arrest a 55-year-old man charged last week in the murder of transgender woman Deoni Jones at a city bus stop on Feb. 2, according to a police arrest affidavit.

[KS, USA]
Coalition asks Wichita to reinstate civil rights law rescinded in 1999
Advocates for people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender asked the Wichita City Council on Tuesday to reinstate a civil rights ordinance that was rescinded in 1999 and include in it a provision for sexual orientation.

[MD, USA]
Marylanders Meet To Debate Transgender Rights Bill
Strengthening human rights for transgender people has ignited a firestorm of protest in Baltimore County. Late Tuesday afternoon, the public had their last chance to influence the council ahead of next week’s vote.
Bevins Troubled By Part of Transgender Bill
Transgender Protections Bill Moves Toward Passage
Balto. Co. Council may strip bathrooms from transgender bill


[MN, USA]
MN School Board Removes District’s Anti-Gay “Gag Policy”
After more than 17 years of upholding policies designed to stigmatize LGBT students, Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin school district has taken an important step in promoting a safer, more inclusive learning environment for all its students.
Minnesota School Board Votes to Replace Antigay 'Neutrality' Policy
Minnesota school district changes ‘neutral’ policy on sexual orientation
Anoka-Hennepin schools still facing litigation over now-voided LGBT policy


[NE, USA]
Omaha's Discrimination Resolution Passes
Tuesday, the Omaha City Council unanimously took a stand against workplace discrimination.
Omaha Passes Anti-Discrimination Resolution

[VA, USA]
Virginia School District to Ban 'Cross-dressing' in Anti-Bullying Policy
A school district in Suffolk, VA is considering a ban on ‘cross-dressing’ and claims that this policy change would protect students from harassment and bullying.

[Mexico]
Homosexuales y lésbico-gays exigen igualdad en Chiapas
Organizaciones de homosexuales y lésbico-gays exigieron en Chiapas a las autoridades de gobierno que garanticen el principio de igualdad y de derecho a la no discriminación, como baluarte fundamental de convivencia y tolerancia, tras el rechazo y oprobio que padece este grupo social en Chiapas y el resto del país.

[Mexico]
Restringen acceso a travestis en bares por robo a parroquianos
A través de supuestas caricias y compañía, hombres que se visten de mujeres sustraen pertenencias a los clientes.

[Costa Rica]
Piden apoyo para proyectos de ley y diversidad sexual
El movimiento de diversidad sexual exigió hoy aquí que el gobierno de Costa Rica cese su discurso oficial que no prioriza a este sector de la sociedad, informó Paulina Torres, coordinadora de la organización Beso Diverso.

[Costa Rica]
Transexual integrante de Transvida reclama el reconocimiento de derechos básicos
Natalia Porras nació con la convicción de pertenecer a un sexo diferente al de su condición anatómica. La discriminación a la que fue sometida tanto por los docentes de la escuela a la que pertenecía como por sus propios compañeros le llevaron a abandonar la educación demasiado joven y a tomar un camino que no es quizás el que soñó: la prostitución.

[Honduras]
Culpan a un amigo de la muerte de homosexual
De acuerdo con las averiguaciones de agentes de la Unidad de Diversidad Sexual de la Dirección Nacional de Investigación Criminal (DNIC), un amigo podría ser el responsable de haber acabado con la vida de un travesti.
Identifican a presunto homicida de travesti en San Pedro Sula
Travestis aprenderán defensa personal para evitar muertes


[Colombia]
Junto a los tacones de una reina Gay
La capital del Atlántico es una de las ciudades más machistas del país, protagonistas de cientos de casos de maltrato a mujeres y donde los hombres hacen alarde de su hombría en cada esquina. El machismo ha ido agarrado de la mano de la homofobia que se pueden explicar en actuaciones contra la comunidad Lgtbi. ¿Un caso? El de la jueza que ordenó el cierre de una discotecas y sustentó en su fallo ordenando: "Prohibase las relaciones entre hombres".

[Argentina]
Transexuales reclaman nuevos DNI
La Federación Argentina de LGBT (Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales y Trans) pidió que la Justicia agilice el trámite para cambiar la identidad a dos jóvenes transexuales de Salta que quieren modificar sus nombres masculinos por otros femeninos en el DNI. “Siguen existiendo subjetividades que llevan a dilatar estas cosas”, opinó María Pía Ceballos, que espera su nuevo documento desde el año pasado.

[Argentina]
Travesti denunció que la policía pide coimas a prostitutas
Una travesti denunció hoy que un policía le confesó que la sacó de la calle porque otra travesti le habría ofrecido una coima más grande.