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sábado, Abril 14, 2012

[España]
Medios afines al PP dan por hecho que la cirugía de reasignación de las personas transexuales será victima de los recortes
El pasado lunes, tras la mala acogida de los mercados al proyecto de Presupuestos Generales de Estado, que disparaba las alarmas sobre una posible intervención europea, el Gobierno español improvisaba un recorte de 10.000 millones de euros adicionales en materia de Sanidad y Educación. Un recorte adicional anunciado a través de una nota de prensa y sobre el cual a día de hoy siguen sin conocerse los detalles. Mientras tanto, medios de comunicación conservadores calientan el ambiente “anunciando” que entre los posibles recortes se encuentra la cirugía de reasignación de las personas transexuales.
PERSONAS TRANSEXUALES DE TODO EL ESTADO ESPAÑOL REACCIONAN ANTE LOS RUMORES DE RECORTE EN LA ATENCIÓN SANITARIA

[España]
El PSOE y la Federación Estatal de Gais ven un retroceso en derechos civiles
La secretaria de Igualdad del PSOE, Purificación Causapié, se ha mostrado hoy preocupada por lo que considera un "retroceso en derechos civiles" en España, una preocupación que hoy han compartido con ella representantes de la Federación Estatal de Lesbianas, Gais, Transexuales y Bisexuales (FELGTB), con los que se ha reunido.

[Germany]
On April 19 at 6 pm CET there is a presentation at Oldenburg University (Campus Haarentor, A6 1-106) about violence against LGBT people and the consequences for church and society.

[Hungary]
Increasingly hostile climate for LGBT people
Echoing developments in Russia, extreme-right parliamentarians in Hungary have tabled proposals to outlaw public discussions of homosexuality. In parallel, the Budapest police has rejected a request to hold the annual LGBT pride march in July 2012.
Fears over new ‘gay disorder’ bills
Hungarian far-right party pushes anti-gay bill


[Russia]
AllOut have made another video message about the LGBT censorship laws in Russia: "We Will Not Be Silenced!"

[Angola]
Transsexual artist Titica takes Angola by storm
She is bold, she is bright, she is beautiful and she is taking Angola by storm. Not bad for a transsexual in a Catholic African country where homosexuality is illegal and punishable by hard labour.
Titica-Trans Angolan Music Rising Star

[Canada] [Commentary]
MP, Talackova fighting for basic rights
Last Thursday in the House of Commons, local MP Randall Garrison introduced the second reading of Bill C-279, an Act to add gender identity and gender expression to the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Canadian Criminal Code.
BryanBoy Doesn't Think Trannies Should Compete For Miss Universe
Bb. Pilipinas Now Open To Transgenders


[USA]
Obama refuses to sign an anti-discrimination bill for LGBT employees
In a move that is likely to disappoint gay rights activists and liberal supporters alike, President Obama has decided not to sign an executive order that would ban discrimination by employers with federal contracts against LGBT employees.
Obama disappoints gay leaders on workplace discrimination
Obama backs ENDA, but no executive order
Gay rights groups vow more pressure on Obama to sign nondiscrimination order


[AK, USA]
Unscanned ballots tallied as problems investigated
When some Anchorage precincts ran out of ballots on Election Day, frustrated voters were asked to cast substitute ballots. They selected their mayor using ballots printed for faraway precincts. They marked their vote on a controversial gay rights proposal on blue sample ballots or hastily made photocopies.

[AK, USA]
K.L. v. State of Alaska, Department of Administration, Division of Motor Vehicles
The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Alaska have filed a brief seeking to allow transgender individuals to correct the gender marker on their driver’s licenses without undergoing major surgery. Currently, Alaska DMV policy requires that individuals wishing to change the sex marker on their driver’s license submit proof of a surgical “sex change.” The state’s surgery requirement places an undue burden on transgender individuals and presents a gross violation of an individual’s right to privacy.

[CA, USA]
“It was fabulous, darling”
With a half dozen protesters kneeling in prayer outside, seven cross-dressing performers danced and lip-synched to a sold-out crowd of 200 Wednesday night at the University of San Diego’s first-ever drag show.

[CA, USA]
LA police to open trans only section in jail
Transgender people arrested in Los Angeles, US, will be jailed in a seperate section to protect from violence and abuse
LAPD to house transgender arrestees in separate section
LAPD has new policy on transgender stops, searches
Transgender Law Center Applauds LAPD for New Transgender Inclusive Policies


[FL, USA]
Ex-Largo manager vies for county job
Susan Stanton, the former Largo city manager who was fired after her plans to have a sex change became public, has applied for two assistant county administrator jobs in Pasco County.

[LA, USA]
Orleans Parish Prison sexual assaults addressed with change in inmate classification system
Orleans Parish jail staff are now asking arrestees booked into the facility questions to determine whether they are vulnerable to sexual assault, Sheriff's Office leaders said Thursday. The change to the jail's classification system, put into operation about six weeks ago, comes months after members of a federal panel that aims to reduce prison rape pointedly asked jail leaders about what steps they take to protect inmates who could be victimized while locked up.

[MD, USA]
Referendum fails for Baltimore Co. trans law
In a little-noticed development, opponents of a transgender non-discrimination law approved earlier this year by the Baltimore County Council attempted to kill the law by circulating petitions to gather signatures needed to place it on the ballot in a referendum.

[PA, USA]
SEPTA will nix gender identification on transit
The public transportation system in Philadelphia is scrapping its policy of identifying transit pass holders by gender starting next year.
SEPTA to Remove Gender Stickers From Transpasses
We’re winning! SEPTA plans to remove gender stickers
SEPTA to Drop Gender Stickers From TransPasses
Group: SEPTA will drop gender stickers
SEPTA agrees to remove gender stickers, transgender group says


[RI, USA]
URI student requests more gender-neutral bathrooms
Last night, sophomore Julia Schoellkopf held public forum during the Student Senate meetings, in which she discussed the status of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus and why the University of Rhode Island should seek to have more of them in its buildings. In order to raise awareness about this issue, Schoellkopf is planning to host a protest and collect signatures in a petition in the 24-hour room in the library on Wednesday, April 18.

[Mexico]
Izquierda México retira candidatura de transexual a diputada
El izquierdista Partido de la Revolución Democrática (PRD) de México retiró la candidatura a diputada de Diana Bayardo, quien se había convertido en la primera transexual en aspirar a una banca en la Cámara baja del país, una decisión que ella condenó como homofóbica.
Diana Marroquin acusa de homofóbico al coordinador de Morena en Hidalgo

[Bolivia]
Transexual desea participar en concurso de Miss Bolivia
La transexual boliviana Dayana Saucedo anunció su intención de participar en el concurso de belleza Miss Bolivia y dijo que solicitará su admisión a la firma que organiza el certamen en el país, luego de saber que personas como ella pueden hacerlo, informó este jueves la prensa local.