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terça-feira, Maio 08, 2012


[Brasil]
Federal de Minas debate a transexualidade nesta segunda
Encontro de trans da Regi�o Sudeste tem debate com Mait� Schneider nesta segunda

[UK]
Leeds teen’s model ambition for pageant title
Sex-change teen and aspiring model Jackie Green is another step closer to being crowned Miss England.
Jackie, 18, from Leeds, became the youngest person in the world to undergo full gender reassignment surgery on her 16th birthday.
But after sharing her emotional plight Jackie has successfully clinched the public vote to secure her place in the Miss England semi-final.

[Greece]
Athens: Trans sex workers under threat - Police outs persons living with HIV
The Greek Transgender Association informed us that sex workers living with HIV are facing prosecution. The police with the help of Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (KEEL), are prosecuting sex workers on charges of intentionally causing grievous bodily harm, a felony. After the prosecution, they post in newspapers and online the photographs of them with their full names.

[India]
No law which prohibits sex change operation, Bombay High Court says in Bidhan Barua case
The Bombay High Court today heard the plea of Bidhan Barua, a youngster from Guwahati who wants to undergo a sex change operation. In his plea, Bidhan seeks to restrain his parents, who are reportedly attempting to stop the surgery.
The court today said, "He (Bidhan) is an adult and can take his own decision. There is no law which prohibits sex change operation."
HC nod to youth for sex change surgery

[India]
Carving an identity with dance
The feet of about 20 girls in yellow and red uniforms coordinate to a beat that goes “Taa thaiya thai” as one walks into the Abhinaya Nrithyalaya located in a Vyasarpadi slum on the outskirts of the city. What sets this dance school apart from the numerous institutes in the city is the fact that it is run by a transgender.
A qualified dance teacher, 32-year-old Ponni developed a keen interest for the art form at a very early age. “As a child, I always wanted to learn the different mudras,” she says. From dancing to film songs as a child to completing a three-year diploma course in Bharatanatyam at the Government Music School in Tuticorin, Ponni has come a long way. She has now enrolled for a ‘Nattuvangam' course at the Shivakalalayam School in Thiruvanmiyur.

[Indonesia]
My Jakarta: Mawar Adiati, Owner Mawar Salon
Mawar Adiati has been in the hair business since she was 13 years old. Growing up in a family that didn’t have much money, she got a job at a salon to help support her 10 siblings. Now 34, she is the successful owner of her own shop, Mawar Salon in Jakarta, though she admits to some challenges.
Mawar is transgender, and she knows people refer to her with derogatory terms like ‘banci salon.’ She tells My Jakarta how she deals with the insults, why she looks forward to cutting hair every day and how working in the beauty business has made her stronger.

[USA]
12 Crimes That Changed the LGBT World
The Advocate has covered the LGBT community for 45 years, and these crimes won’t soon be forgotten.

[CO, USA]
From Doug to Danyel; attorney of exonerated man discusses transgender transition
Eleven years of working to prove Robert Dewey's innocence finally paid off last week when Dewey and his attorney, Danyel Joffe, walked out of the Mesa County courthouse.
Danyel Joffe never gave up in years of fighting to free Robert Dewey

[GA, USA] [Commentary]
Transgender Woman Refused Entry to Pink Pony strip club - Atlanta
A couple of days ago, I read the following story in Atlanta's "the GA Voice.com", an online newspaper (below, including video of the incident). It details the refusal of the Pink Pony, a strip club in Atlanta, GA., to admit a young transgender woman; a woman who, by the way, had patronized this same club on numerous occasions.

[Argentina]
Córdoba eligió a la Reina Nacional Gay
La representante de Capital Federal, Mariana Rodríguez, fue coronada en la madrugada del martes como nueva soberana. La cordobesa fue primera princesa.
Como cada año, Zen (Julio Roca 730), fue el escenario en la martugada del lunes de la ceremonia de coronación de la Reina Nacional Gay, honor que esta vez recayó sobre Mariana Rodríguez, la representante de Capital Federal. Con 21 años, 1,65 de estatura e impactantes 95-60-94 como medidas, la nueva soberana se impuso sobre el resto de las otras 21 representantes del país que se presentaron al certamen anual.
(Foto Lugaresgaycba: La reina rodeada de las princesas Gay 2012)