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quarta-feira, Abril 18, 2012

[International]
Trump exploring rules for transgendered Miss Universe contestants
Donald Trump says his Miss Universe pageant is working on rules that will determine if transgendered contestants from countries other than Canada will be eligible to participate.
Gay beauty queen against trans in Miss Universe
Gloria Diaz welcomes transgender policy
[Commentary] A transgendered American can win Miss Universe, but they can't pick a President
[Commentary] Devil’s Advocate: It is fair to disqualify a transgender from a beauty pageant

[Espanha]
Mudanças de sexo em risco
Fontes relacionados com o PP assumiram que as cirurgias de redesignação para transexuais serão vítimas de cortes.
Transexuales temen que Sanidad y comunidades quiten del SNS las operaciones de cambio de sexo
Los transexuales se sienten víctimas propiciatorias de los recortes

[UK]
‘Earliest portrait' of a transvestite found
An art dealer claims that the 18th century portrait, formerly thought to depict a woman, is the earliest known formal painting of a man in drag in Western art history.
If it weren't for the lace fichu around his neck, you might be forgiven for thinking him manlier - and even slightly less flamboyant in his dress - than your average 18th century gentleman.The portrait, which dates to the late 18th century was attributed to American portrait painter Gilbert Stuart when it emerged at an auction saleroom in New York with the description ‘Portrait of a Woman with a Feather in Her Hat’ last November.

[Hungary]
A court of Budapest has reportedly overruled the police’s decision not to grant a licence for the city’s gay pride march.

[Saudi Arabia]
A news report from Saudi Arabia indicates that the government has moved to ban gays and women with masculine appearances from its schools in an effort to fight the “phenomenon” of homosexuality and gender nonconformity.

[Canada] [Commentary]
Today the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal issued a ruling, declaring that the portion of the Vital Statistics Act requiring “proof of transsexual surgery” as a pre-requisite to changing the sex designation on an Ontario Birth Certificate is a human rights violation.
Ontario trans rights decision makes Canadian history

[Canada]
The Saskatchewan Party government and the NDP Opposition have expressed support for the efforts of a Saskatchewan woman trying to increase the awareness of issues facing transgender people in the province.

[USA]
Melissa Harris-Perry devoted half of her two-hour MSNBC show to a discussion of LGBT issues on Sunday, with one panel focused exclusively on the concerns of the transgender community.

[USA]
Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming People Among First, Most Affected by War on Terror's Biometrics Craze

[USA]
The U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a memorandum last week that updates the Adjudicator's Field Manual, a guide binding all agency staff overseeing immigration procedures. It spells out policy around immigration documents issued and marriage benefits given to transgender individuals. The interim memo, released for comment from stakeholders, is in effect until further notice from USCIS.

[AL, USA]
At the SGA Senate meeting Monday, senators voted to pass a resolution to include protection for gender identity and gender expression in the Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination Policy of the Auburn Constitution. The resolution was passed by a vote of 21–8.

[FL, USA]
Transgender son of Cher receives sunny welcome from gay pride revellers in Florida

[IL, USA]
A transgender woman has been found apparently murdered in West Garfield Park, Chicago, according to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs.

[KS, USA]
Salina City Commissioners Monday set a date for a vote on a controversial ordinance change.
Commissioners will decide on May 14th whether or not to change the city anti-discrimination ordinance to include sexual orientation and gender identity. The ordinance would prohibit discrimination of gay, lesbian, or transgender residents in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations.

[LA, USA]
HRC is joining the Forum For Equality Louisiana in calling on Louisiana State Senator A.G. Crowe to withdraw SB 217, a discriminatory measure that would force state agencies and local governments to write discrimination into public contracts by setting limiting protected classes to just race, religion, national ancestry, age, sex, or disability. The bill’s passage would mean entities entering into public contracts with government bodies - including charter schools - could discriminate based on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, and even on things like athletic ability, language competency, or political beliefs. 

[MA, USA]
An activist with Occupy Boston's LGBT group says she and others were treated roughly at a Tea Party rally, where they were protesting antigay speakers.

[PA, USA]
And why they could disenfranchise transgender and Democratic voters in Pennsylvania

[PA, USA]
A transgender couple subpoenaed last week to appear in federal court as persons of interest in the University of Pittsburgh's bomb investigation say that the school is unfairly targeting them because one of the pair was expelled from the system this year for standing up against discriminatory bathroom policies, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports.


[TX, USA]
For some students, roll call in a classroom is exactly what it sounds like — the reading of a name. However, for transgender students who identify by a different name than the one listed, roll call can open the door to being outed to classmates.

[WI, USA]
The UW-Milwaukee Archives Department has added a transgender-focused research piece to the LGBT collection. The Milwaukee Transgender Oral History Project is one of the first transgendered history projects completed in the area. Brice Smith completed the project for the archives department of the library.

[Uruguay]
La Policía de Cerro Largo investiga la muerte de un travesti de 26 años, cuyo cuerpo fue encontrado semi desnudo en el interior del fondo de una "Cachimba" en Melo.

[Argentina]
El proyecto de ley de identidad de género se discute hoy en un plenario de comisiones y mañana se trataría en la Cámara. Hay acuerdo para su aprobación. La iniciativa prevé el reconocimiento del género en el DNI, aunque no coincida con el sexo de nacimiento.