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sexta-feira, fevereiro 24, 2012

Tendo reparado que existe uma falta notória de debate onde as pessoas transexuais e activistas possam falar livremente sobre o tema da despatologização sem a presença sempre policial de médicos e/ou psicólogos, o Grupo Transexual Portugal na primeira iniciativa pública vem colmatar essa falha.

Assim, hoje, 24 de Fevereiro, terá lugar uma conversa/debate/tertúlia nas instalações do RDA69. O evento iniciar-se á com um jantar (para quem queira) de Transcezinhas seguindo-se a conversa/debate/tertúlia. Cada pessoa lavará a sua loiça no final do jantar, integrando-se assim no espírito do RDA69

Esta conversa também será inovadora por não existir mesa de oradores, apesar da participação da Drª Sandra Saleiro, investigadora do ISCTE. Vai-se dar primazia ao debate público e livre de forma a maximizar a participação da audiência, sempre limitada e quantas vezes sem tempo para troca de argumentos.

A entrada é livre (salvo o jantar, obviamente - 3 patacas) neste evento que marca a primeira iniciativa do Grupo Transexual Portugal, além de ser o primeiro debate sem presença patologizadora e sem mesa de oradores.

Aguardamos pela vossa presença e esperamos uma iniciativa de sucesso.

O Grupo Transexual Portugal

Namorado gato de Ariadna defende a trans em vídeo no YouTube; assista!
O novo namorado da transexual e ex-BBB Ariadna é um fofo, além de gato! Empresário e italiano, Grabriele Benedetti gravou um vídeo em defesa de sua amada e publicou no YouTube.

La cárcel de Alhaurín aísla a un preso transexual
La prisión de Alhaurín de la Torre ha propuesto que un interno que llegó la pasada semana del penal de Albolote para someterse a una operación de cambio de sexo en Málaga sea reclasificado en primer grado, más duro que el segundo, y lo ha aislado tras agredir a una funcionaria el pasado viernes. El transexual está inscrito en el Registro Civil con nombre femenino desde 2008, pero su condición es aún la de varón. Fuentes penitenciarias indican que mide 1,80 metros y pesa 80 kilos, por lo que posee una gran fuerza, pese a lo cual estaba en el módulo de mujeres.

Anger growing at transgender Festival advert
People in Cheltenham have hit out at a controversial advert featuring next month's flagship racing event.
A protest is on the cards in response to a TV commercial made by Paddy Power involving transgendered women.
Paddy Power's 'transgendered ladies' ad pulled by Channel 4 and BSkyB

[UK] [Commentary]
Every Englishman – even the CEO of Barclays – has the right to cross-dress
Is Exeter not in England? I ask because students at Exeter University have been asked not to dress in drag – an ancient and honourable tradition that is almost as English as roast beef and Yorkshire pudding.

[UK] [Commentary]
Pity poor Zach, a five-year-old victim of the politically correct gender identity industry
Once upon a time, a little boy called Zach Avery lived with his parents in a flat in Essex and had his very own bedroom. One day, when Zach was four, he watched a television cartoon about an adventurous eight-year-old girl who likes wearing pink — and instantly fell in love.
[Commentary] Don't Tell A Little Boy That He Is A Little Girl

Transgender woman in civil partnership
A transgender woman has officially entered a civil partnership with her female partner in Ireland. The registration ceremony, which took place some time ago, amounts to legal recognition of the woman's acquired gender because the Civil Partnership Act requires that civil partners must be legally of the same sex. We will refer to the woman as Maria.

Liberia's Senate to consider anti-gay bill
Liberia's Senate will consider a bill Thursday to strengthen the nation's existing anti-gay laws, a senator said, as another West African nation, Cameroon, announced the arrest of 10 women suspected of being lesbians.
US Aid Not Tied to Gay Rights, Says Outgoing US Ambassador

Ugandan gays are not persecuted: President
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni insisted on Wednesday he did not support the persecution of homosexuals despite the reintroduction of a draconian anti gay-bill in parliament last week.
Uganda minister says gays should "suffer illness" at home
Gay Bashing, a Government Diversion

Transgender world beyond stereotypes
Most of us have seen them either on reality TV, harassing people at weddings or births, or begging on the streets. There really has been no middle ground for the transgender community in India so far. But signs of change are imminent. Transgender author S. Revathi's autobiography The Truth about Me was shortlisted for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize last year. The former director of Sangama, an NGO for sexual minorities, Revathi is a well known activist face of the transgender community in south India.

The big leap: Gender debate enters living rooms
Last week Channel V's chat show, My Big Decision, left viewers with food for thought about an issue that wouldn't have been aired at another time, that of sex reassignment surgery. The show featured young transsexuals and transgenders from middle class families who were quite vocal about their issues and open about their identities. In fact, the faces of transsexuals and transgenders appear regularly on reality TV: While Bobby Darling and Lakshmi stunned the audiences in the last two seasons of Bigg Boss, Sylvie has made her mark in recent Survivor India.

Lesbian transvestite strawberry patch killer Donna Lee Casagrande 'ran rampant'
A lesbian former prostitute - jailed in 2003 for killing a transvestite truck driver - invaded homes and robbed people after her release from prison, a court has heard.

Survey on transphobic crime
The Gender Centre and Transgender Anti-Violence Project (TAVP) is conducting a research project into how people report transphobic incidents.

Early intervention key in gender identity disorder
The opening of a US gender clinic has led to a four-fold increase in the number of people diagnosed with gender identity disorder (GID)in the area, pointing to a “pent-up demand for medical intervention” and, according to an Australian expert, highlighting the debate around early intervention

[New Zealand]
McLeod defends 'transphobic' column
Despite an online backlash accusing her of transphobia and ‘hatespeech’, columnist Rosemary McLeod has said she stands by her latest column.
The column, which was published on the Dominion Post section of today, discusses what McLeod calls “rather strange” modern methods of getting pregnant – including the children of transgender people.
In the column McLeod says transgendered men who have given birth and “boasted about it publicly” are “ego-trippers” seeking fame at their childrens’ expense, and frequently uses the outdated pronoun ‘he/she’.
[Commentary] Why I feel for the kids of ego-trippers
[Commentary] We also have ‘opinions’ – a protest against transphobia

Hair replacement company targets gay market
Working as a sous chef and cook in restaurants Kathryn Bode found it impractical to wear wigs to hide her balding scalp.
"Most are made out of artificial material, so say you open an oven door, they melt," said Bode, a transgender woman who is in her 50s.

Obama Administration Announces Health Grants To Help Transgender Population
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced two new grant competitions focusing on connecting HIV-positive transgender women of color with health care services, including primary care and HIV-related care.

Family fears loved one was killed for being transgender
A Birmingham family says their loved one was targeted in a hate crime because he dressed and lived as a woman.
Birmingham Police say Darius Frazier was shot to death near the intersection of 1st Avenue North and 52nd Street North on Sept. 20, 2011.

Chicago Police Department Transgender Ordinance To Be Introduced By Ald. Joe Moreno
After more than two years of pushing by local organizations, Ald. Proco Joe Moreno is poised to introduce a transgender police ordinance to the City Council next month.
Alderman Seeks To Create Police Commission On Transgender Issues

Equality Coalition talk scheduled
Stephanie Mott, state chairwoman of the Kansas Equality Coalition, will speak about the proposed Salina equality ordinance from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Prescott Room of the Salina Public Library.

Estate Planning for Transgender Clients by Mass. LGBTQ Bar Assoc.
The Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association today announced their upcoming seminar, Estate Planning for Transgender Clients. The brown-bag seminar, to be followed by a roundtable discussion, will take place Friday, March 2, 2012, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Boston Bar Association, 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA.

Baltimore County city council approves transgender protections bill
The City Council in Baltimore County, Md. has approved a measure that would protect transgender people from discrimination, making the county the fourth local government in Maryland to adopt such protections.
Baltimore County passes gender identity bill
Baltimore County Passes Gender-Identity Bill
Baltimore Approves Transgender Anti-Discrimination Bill, But Critics Remain
Marks, Huff say unanswered questions spurred 'no' vote on transgender bill
Transgender Law Opponents Look To Referendum

Bill to block anti-bias ordinances a no-go
Nebraska lawmakers aren't likely to stop an Omaha proposal to protect gay, bisexual and transgender people from job discrimination.

Speak for your self
New voice modification program helps transgender individuals move confidently through society

Public input sought on non-discrimination amendment effort
Fairness Works Houston, a new organization formed to pass a proposed non-discrimination charter amendment in Houston, will hold a public meeting this Saturday, Feb. 25, to seek public input. As previously reported by Houstini, the proposed charter amendment, which is still being drafted, will remove discriminatory language added to the city charter in 1985 and 2001 and make it a crime to deny employment, housing or public accommodation to a person because of their “age, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or physical characteristic.”

El cambio de sexo del tránsgenero, plagado de riesgos y prejuicios...
Ricardo todavía conservaba su aspecto femenino cuando se plantó frente a sus padres y hermanos para decirles que no le gustaban los hombres. Tenía 18 años y quería andar descamisado como sus hermanos varones. Después de ese día, solo su padre le volvió a hablar. “Le hice ver un documental sobre la transexualidad y al final me preguntó cómo debía llamarme de ahora en adelante”.

Interna de la cárcel de Quillota apuñaló a transexual que iba a visitar a su pareja
Durante la semana se vivió un nuevo capítulo de violencia contra una transexual, pero esta vez por parte de una de sus compañeras, que la apuñaló en la cárcel de Quillota mientras acudía a visitar a su pareja.
Marcela Cabezas Lazos, oriunda de Valparaíso, fue a visitar a su pareja a la Cárcel de Quillota, lugar donde recibió 4 puñaladas en la espalda y 2 en los brazos por parte de otra transexual santiaguina, quien al parecer, tendría amenazadas a otras personas.