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quinta-feira, Abril 26, 2012

[España]
Los organizadores del Orgullo Gay denuncian falta de apoyo del Ayuntamiento
Los organizadores de la fiesta anual madrileña del Orgullo Gay han denunciado hoy martes que el Ayuntamiento no le ofrece apoyo económico ni institucional al evento, pese a reconocer que es uno de los mayores eventos mundiales sobre la diversidad y la tolerancia.

[España]
Colectivos LGTB proponen una Ley Integral de Transexualidad a los grupos de la Asamblea Regional
El Colectivo de Lesbianas, Gays, Transexuales y Bisexuales (LGTB) de la Región de Murcia No Te Prives y el Colectivo de Gays y lesbianas activistas de Cartagena y Comarca (Galactyco) van a proponer, por segunda vez, la aprobación de una Ley Integral de Transexualidad a los grupos parlamentarios que integran la Asamblea Regional --PP, PSOE e IU--.

[UK]
Barclays unveils app for gay, bi and trans staff
Barclays has launched a new smartphone app to support its gay, bi and trans staff to keep them aware of news and events.

[UK]
Tragedy of man ‘in wrong body’
A man tortured by his belief that he was “trapped inside the wrong body” and should be a woman, met with a tragic end, an inquest heard.
Andrew Grant, 40, of New Street, Great Houghton, was found lying down the stairs of his home with a noose around his neck, on July 9 last year.

[UK] [Commentary]
News Feed: Swedish asylum failure leaves trans woman at risk of Russian violence
As a Russian trans woman prepares to return to violence or worse if she is expelled from Sweden later this week, that country’s reputation as a less than welcoming place for the trans community is once more in the spotlight.

[Turkey]
Turkish transgender woman says she was attacked for taking police to court
A transgender woman who was attacked in Istanbul earlier this week has told Gay Star News that she thinks the incident was designed to scare her off an upcoming court trial with the police.

[Russia]
Man cleared of gay propaganda charge in Russia
Judge cites lack of evidence in charges against straight attorney Sergey Kondrashov
Rights Activists Protest 'Gay Propaganda' Law

[Philippines]
Should transgenders be allowed to join beauty pageants?
After consultations with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Donald Trump, owner of Miss Universe pageant, has decided to allow transgender women to compete in its pageants starting 2013. This was after 23-year-old contestant Jenna Talackova, a resident from Vancouver who was born male, was disqualified because she was not a “naturally born female.” This decision elicited mixed reactions from the public. Let’s wait and see how this decision will affect the longest running beauty pageant.

[Australia]
Scholarships for trans conference
Scholarships will be available for a trans health conference in Cairns on August 24 – 25 for people unable to cover the full costs of attending the landmark event.

[Australia]
Trans report set for release
A new report into transgender health and wellbeing will be launched in Katoomba, New South Wales next month.

[USA] [Commentary]
CeCe McDonald Hearing Tomorrow
The struggle to free CeCe McDonald, who 'stood her ground' after she and her group of Black gay and trans friends were subjected to racist, transphobic and homophobic slurs and then attacked by white supremacists while walking past a bar in Minneapolis will play out in a court pretrial hearing tomorrow at 9 AM CDT.
NCTE in Solidarity With Cece McDonald

[USA]
STUDY: Gender Non-Conforming People Face Severe Discrimination
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has released a new report based on its epic study of transgender discrimination that focuses entirely on people who identify as genderqueer or are otherwise gender non-conforming. Simply because these individuals do not identity as specifically men or women, they face incredibly high rates of unemployment (76 percent), physical assault (32 percent), harassment by law enforcement (31 percent), and less frequent access to healthcare (36 percent).
New study finds genderqueer people face unique patterns of abuse and discrimination

[USA]
Don Imus Feels Bad For Punching Transgender Woman
Don Imus has said he feels bad for punching a transgender woman he picked up in a bar in his youth.
While discussing real estate mogul Donald Trump's decision to allow Jenna Talackova, a transgender woman, to compete in the Miss Universe Canada pageant, Imus told Lis Wiehl and Deirdre Imus about the incident.

[USA]
Victory: Federal Agency Rules Trans People Protected by Sex Discrimination Law
NCTE congratulates our colleagues at the Transgender Law Center, who tonight, announced a significant federal workplace rights victory. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled in a 5-0 decision that an employer who discriminates against a transgender employee or job applicant because of the person’s gender identity is illegal sex discrimination based on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
HISTORIC: EEOC ruling protects trans workers from discrimination
Transgender Breakthrough


[USA]
Health Disparities Report Highlights Transgender Concerns
Many of us know all too well that the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population experiences significant health disparities.

[DC, USA]
The Future of Gender
Authors Diane Ehrensaft, Genny Beemyn, and Susan Rankin talk about the lives of transgender kids in America.

[DC, USA]
Filmfest DC: In a Sea of Comedies, Iranian Transsexual Drama 'Facing Mirrors' Wins Circle Award
Tony Gittens, founder and director of Filmfest DC, pushed laughter and lightness throughout Washington, D.C.’s 26th annual international film festival. But when the big prize came out, it went to a far more somber affair.


A five-member jury at Filmfest DC (which ran April 12-22) selected Negar Azarbayjani’s Iranian drama "Facing Mirrors" to receive the Circle Award Sunday night. The award, given to a film the jury believes is “deserving of increased recognition,” comes with a $10,000 cash prize and a chance for a distribution deal with Indiewire parent company SnagFilms.



[FL, USA]
Man Sought By Detectives Turns Himself In
Brelon Small, who had been wanted by Polk County Sheriff’s detectives for failing to register as a sex offender, turned himself in Sunday evening, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Small, 34, is being held in the Polk County Jail on no bond, the sheriff’s office said.
Small is a transvestite and is known to dress up as a woman, the sheriff’s office said.

[PA, USA]
Transgender Student Fights FBI Over Bomb Threat Accusation
Seamus Johnston says the University of Pittsburgh is retaliating for a months-long debate over trans rights at Pitt.

[VA, USA]
Attorney joins transgender Va. inmate’s appeal in lawsuit seeking sex change operation
A Virginia inmate is getting some help in her fight to have the state pay for a sex change operation — the only thing she says will prevent her from performing the surgery herself.

[Mexico]
Death of Agnes Torres catalyst for LGBT activism in Puebla
A month and a half after the murder of trans researcher and activist Agnes Torres in Puebla, Mexico, the LGBT community has rallied to demand increased state acknowledgement of the need for human rights protection and anti-discrimination measures. 2B contacted members of LGBT groups in Puebla, the Observatorio Ciudadano and ErosFera, to hear how the community is coping… and fighting back.

[Venezuela]
Osmel Sousa: “un transexual compitiendo en este certamen no lo aceptará el pueblo católico venezolano”
El zar de la belleza y presidente de la Organización Miss Venezuela Osmel Sousa, ratificó que "el pueblo venezolano cristiano no va a aceptar, por ahora que un transexual compita en el Miss Venezuela (...) Eso no sucederá en el país"
Osmel Sousa: “Sería un irrespeto permitir la participación de transexuales en el Miss Venezuela”
"Los transexuales deberían competir con transexuales": Osmel Sousa
Osmel Sousa: "Detesto a las gordas"


[Uruguay]
Manifestación en contra de la transfobia
Clamando "!Basta de transfobia!", Ovejas Negras realizó un llamado a las autoridades competentes para que desarrollen investigaciones que permitan encontrar a los responsables de la muerte de tres mujeres trans en lo que va de 2012.

[Argentina]
Argentina on the verge of adopting far-reaching transgender rights law
Taking the next step in becoming the most progressive Latin American nation on LGBT issues, Argentina is poised to adopt a far-reaching gender identity law that would grant transgender individuals the right to change their name and gender on their official identification records.
Por unanimidad comisión del Senado dio luz verde al tratamiento de la Ley de Identidad de Género
Identidad de Género tiene dictamen de mayoría en el Senado