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quinta-feira, março 15, 2012

LGBT Lawmakers More Prominent in Latin American Politics
A growing number of LGBT public servants have scaled political ladders in Latin America to hold high-profile offices, according to a new report from the Associated Press.

78 portugueses mudaram de sexo e de nome desde 2011
Setenta e oito pessoas alteraram o nome e o sexo no registo civil, desde a entrada em vigor da Lei da Identidade de Género. A lei entrou em vigor a 15 de Março do ano passado e define que se pode proceder à alteração de sexo e de nome próprio em qualquer conservatória de registo civil.
Lei de Identidade de Género permitiu alterar nome e sexo a 78 pessoas
Lei permitiu alterar nome e sexo de 78 pessoas

Isilda Pegado lança petição para rever as “leis fracturantes de Sócrates”
A presidente da Federação Portuguesa pela Vida (FPV) vai lançar uma petição para que sejam revistas as chamadas "leis fracturantes" aprovadas nos últimos anos pelos ex-governos de José Sócrates.

Consultation seeks views on draft LGBT asylum protections
A consultation on the international protection of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex refugees and asylum seekers has been launched today.

Forced sterilazations abolished!
The Stockholm administrative court has just come to the decision that the requirement of being barren, for a applicant who wants new legal gender, is in conflict with the European convention. Therefore, the reqirement should not be used.

St Petersburg governor signs ‘gay propaganda’ bill into law
St Petersburg’s governor has signed into law a bill making it an offence to ‘promote’ gay or transgender personal identities with commentators fearing how badly it will ‘encourage hate’ towards the city’s gay, bi and trans people.
Gay Law’s Author Rejects Criticism

Transgender TV host launches political party in India
Rose Venkatesan say she wants ‘a sexual revolution’ as she launches the Sexual Liberation Party of India
Rose Venkatesan, the first transgender to float a political party

Eunuchs want to contest from women’s quota, EC in a bind
It's not just male and female aspirants who are approaching the state election commission to enquire about the conditions for contesting the elections this year. Even eunuchs are showing up at the EC headquarters at Nigam Bhavan to know where they stand in the poll fray.

Seeking their rightful space
A break from family is one of their deepest regrets. Transgenders also wish society would be more accepting of them, writes Subha J Rao

Gay and trans still in running for Indonesian human rights commission
Anti-gay and trans sentiment casts doubt over Yulianus Rettoblaut and Dede Oetomo chances of Komnas HAM selection
Gay, transgender activists still in contention for Komnas HAM role

The Malaysian Islamic Development Department keeps an eye on LGBT activities online
The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) are collaborating to monitor lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) activities in the country, particularly on the Internet.

[New Zealand]
Germaine Greer glitter-bombed by Queer Avengers
Members of Wellington protest group the Queer Avengers have rained glitter down on visiting feminist writer Germaine Greer, who has a history of outing and denouncing transwomen, even describing them as “ghastly parodies” of womanhood.
Greer glitter bombed
In Photos: Germaine Greer glitter-bombed for trans comments
Feminist icon glitter-bombed for transphobia
Germaine Greer 'glitter bombed' by Queer Avengers

Transgender Immigrant Detainees Cut Off From Legal Help
The first time an immigration judge determined that Grace Lawrence was going to be deported, Lawrence wanted to end it all. She went back to her cell, bid a mental farewell to her two children and proceeded to tie her bed sheets together in order to hang herself. A guard arrived just in time to stop her.

Tucson to host statewide LGBTQ behavioral health conference
Gender-variant children, same-sex domestic violence and suicide prevention are among topics expected to be addressed at a statewide behavioral health conference and resource expo in Tucson next month.

Transgender speaker talks about life story
Transgender issues and lifestyle were the main topics at a lecture hosted by Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society Tuesday morning, as a part of their ongoing “Sociology Week” series.

Transgender man to share journey
Aiden Key, a transgender man, grew up as Bonnie – with an identical twin sister, Brenda – in Juneau, Alaska. Though Bonnie came out as a lesbian at 19, she still struggled with her gender until her early 30s, when she began testosterone treatment and had a mastectomy, though not genital reassignment surgery.

'Toxic tush' defendant charged in Broward cases
A man accused of injecting people's buttocks with concoctions made up of household and automotive products inMiami-Dade Countywielded his toxic needles on the butts of at least three women in Broward in 2009, authorities said on Tuesday.
Toxic tush ‘doctor’ arrested again over botched butt procedures

‘Add The Words’ campaign plans Thurs. evening vigil on Statehouse steps
The “Add The Words” campaign, which has pushed unsuccessfully this year for lawmakers to consider legislation adding the words “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the Idaho Human Rights Act to ban discrimination on that basis in housing and employment, will hold a vigil on the Statehouse steps on Thursday evening to “shed some final light on a dark legislative session,” the group said in a news release.

Transgender Woman Sues, Claiming Police Harassment
A young transgender woman has filed a lawsuit alleging she was harassed and discriminated against by police officers in Cicero, Ill., a suburb of Chicago.

Anti-bullying bill dies in committee
A bill to expand anti-bullying laws by linking harassment to sexual orientation, race and other characteristics died in the House Education Committee on Tuesday after meeting opposition from Republicans.

Muskegon school board members defend new sex ed curriculum
Muskegon school board members are standing behind a plan to revise sex education curriculum despite challenges from some with a “conservative bent.”

Muskegon announces proposed changes to anti-discrimination ordinance
Muskegon City Commissioners decided tonight they would move forward with plans for an anti-discrimination ordinance.

City of Helena reviewing non-discrimination ordinance language
Helena City Manager Ron Alles says the city is actively looking at an ordinance which protects lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens from discrimination.

Nebraska city backs anti-bias protection for gays
Lawmakers in Omaha, Nebraska narrowly approved anti-discrimination protections for gays and transgender residents on Tuesday, a little over a year after a similar measure failed to pass.
Council Approves LGBT Ordinance
Omaha passes LGBT ordinance
Omaha City Council Approves LGBT Anti-Discrimination Ordinance
Council Approves Gay Discrimination Ordinance

Trans LGBTQ Activist Found Murdered in Mexico
An advocate for the Mexican lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) community, Agnes Torres Sulca, was found murdered in Atlixco, Puebla this past Saturday, March 10.