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quarta-feira, Maio 09, 2012

[International]
The Human Rights Committee Questions Turkey and Philippines on LGBT Rights
The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee, which monitors State compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCCPR), has published its List of Issues for the upcoming review of both Turkey and the Philippines in November 2012.

[Europe]
Montenegrin LGBT organisation calls for solidarity with trans people in Turkey
A letter of solidarity by the LGBT Forum Progress (Montenegro)

[Brasil]
Morre no Rio a transformista Kayka Sabatella
Kayka Sabatella, 45 anos, uma das mais famosas e engraçadas transformistas do Rio, muito querida por lésbicas, gays, bissexuais, travestis e transexuais, morreu essa madrugada, em sua casa, de infarto.
Morre no Rio a transformista Kayka Sabatella


[Brasil]
Travestis e transexuais podem escolher nome para usar em escolas do Ceará
Nova orientação foi regulamentada pelo Conselho Estadual de Educação.
Medida vale para educação básica à superior, diz resolução.

[Reino Unido]
Transexual de 18 anos é a primeira a chegar à semifinal do Miss Inglaterra
Jackie Green fez a cirurgia de redefinição sexual, na Tailândia, no dia de seu aniversário de 16 anos.
Sex-change teenager Jackie Green eyes Miss England title

[Sweden]
Trans rights as human rights -- the implications for trans health(care)
Arranged by: Unit of Gender Studies at Department of Thematic Studies and Unit of Gender and Medicine at Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Nordic Trans Network, Teaching Sex. Network for critical sexuality research and RFSL, The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights
This conference takes as its starting point the recent UN resolution that affirms human rights to trans persons and brings attention to human rights violations based on gender identity. The focus will be specifically on the healthcare context as a key space in which issues of rights, responsibilities and care are highlighted. The conference is funded by Riksbankens jubileumsfond.

[Pakistan]
Voting rights for transgenders: NADRA organises activity to issue ID cards
In light of the Supreme Court’s order, an activity was organised in Lahore on Monday to issue computerised identity cards to transgenders and help them register their votes in the electoral rolls.
Transgenders show little interest in CNICs

[India]
Court in India upholds right to sex change operation
The High Court of Mumbai, India, has said there is no legal bar to an adult man having a sex change operation.
My parents had crossed the limit over sex change: Bidhan Barua
Bombay High Court rules sex reassignment surgery can go ahead
HC nod to Guwahati youth for sex change surgery


[India]
Tears and Broken Glass as India’s Largest Transgender Festival Closes
Human beings often seek spiritual healing out of a sense of psychological pain. In the case of India’s hijra population, a group with a tradition that spans back until at least the Kama Sutra period, their sources of pain are sociologically complex, poorly documented, but difficult to deny: According to outreach groups like the Mumbai-based gay rights organization Humsafar Trust, India’s hijra population has a staggering rate of H.I.V. infection that numbers somewhere between 29 and 49 percent.

[Japan]
Transgender Recognition, Peace Boat's 76th Global Peace Voyage
Peace Boat's 76th Global Peace Voyage will give room to the Thai organization Thai Transgender Alliance.

[Australia]
Boy turns to girl - without surgery
Ryan McKenna always felt like a girl trapped inside a boy's body, but unlike many who suffer from gender identity disorders, Ryan didn't need surgery to become the female he believed he truly was.

[USA]
Tom Gabel of Against Me! Comes Out as Transgender
Against Me! singer Tom Gabel reveals plans to begin living as a woman in the new issue of Rolling Stone. Gabel, who has dealt privately with gender dysphoria for years, will soon begin the process of transition, by taking hormones and undergoing electrolysis treatments.
(Photo: Tom Gabel in St. Augustine, Florida)

[USA]
Effectively Advocating for Transgender People’s Families
This Guest Post comes from Elizabeth E. Monnin-Browder, co-editor of Transgender Family Law: A Guide to Effective Advocacy, and former GLAD staff attorney:

[USA]
Research Supports Workplace Protections
Today HRC, together with the Center for American Progress and the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law released a document compiling the comprehensive research and analysis by a number of LGBT organizations in support of federal workplace nondiscrimination protections, including an executive order barring discrimination by federal contractors and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

[DC, USA]
TransPride's May Move
D.C.'s sixth annual transgender event goes from early June to mid-May to sidestep Trans-Health conference

[FL, USA]
LGBT Anti-Discrimination Legislation To Be Introduced
Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Anti-Discrimination Legislation will be introduced at the Jacksonville City Council meeting Tuesday.

[IA, USA]
Transgender patient files discrimination complaint against UIHC
When Shay O'Reilly, a former DI employee, contacted the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics endocrinology clinic to get his hormone imbalance regulated, he didn't anticipate being turned away twice after allegedly being told they didn't see people with his "condition."

[NC, USA]
Mother Of Transgender Child Fears Amendment One
Alice Walz is a mother of three children: two boys and a girl. Her daughter, however, was born a boy named Brogan. Around age 3, Brogan started saying that he was really a girl. Walz thought it was a phase her child would pass through, but it didn't. Over the years, Walz let her child act like a girl at home, but to everyone else, it was Brogan.

[NE, USA]
Parade of people testify on Lincoln gay rights ordinance
A parade of people, ministers, gay people and one transgendered woman told the Lincoln City Council today why they should or should not pass an anti-discrimination ordinance based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Lincoln, Neb., moves forward with proposed expansion of city’s civil rights ordinance
City Council hears public opinion on fairness ordinance
Anti-Discrimination Debate Heats up in Lincoln
Anti-discrimination hearing draws packed house
Lincoln gay rights ordinance drives dozens to speak up


[NY, USA]
Advancing Transgender Civil Rights and Equality in New York: The Need for GENDA
For some New Yorkers, the simplest and most fundamental parts of their identity – their clothing, their speech, even their names – expose them to hostility and exclusion.
Transgender protection bill passes Assembly
GENDA: A Quick Update on Transgender Rights Legislation
Gender law next up for gay rights
New York State considers transgender anti-discrimination bill


[Mexico]
Se ahorca un homosexual con VIH
Presa de una profunda depresión debido a que padecía de VIH-SIDA y porque recientemente su pareja lo había abandonado, ebrio homosexual, adicto a la marihuana decidió acabar con su existencia, ahorcándose.


[Costa Rica]
Inmates in Costa Rica Can Wear Women’s Panties and Cross Dress Says Supreme Court
The Constitutional Chamber of Costa Rica’s Supreme Court ordered prison officials to allow a male inmate to dress in women’s clothing after he claimed that they forbade him to do so, the La Nacion newspaper reported Sunday.

[Ecuador]
Evento por respeto a la diversidad sexual
Amistades Ilícitas es una exposición que muestra el proceso de lucha por el reconocimiento y respeto a la diversidad sexual, desde las épocas de la Real Audiencia de Quito hasta la actualidad.

[Ecuador]
MSP inaugura consultorio médico especializado para comunidad GLBT
Con la presencia de Juan Vásconez, representante en Ecuador de la ONU-SIDA,la directora Provincial de Salud de Pichincha, y Rashell Erazo, presidenta de la Asociación ALFIL, se inauguró , en Quito, un consultorio especializado en la comunidad GLBT
Se inauguró consultorio médico especializado para comunidad GLBT

[Argentina]
La comunidad trans espera la ley de Identidad de Género para ejercer sus derechos
Ser parte efectiva de la ciudadanía y construirse en libertad son parte de los deseos que las personas trans esperan concretar a partir de la sanción de la ley de Identidad de Género que este miércoles debate el Senado de la Nación.
Identidad de género
Cientos de personas formaron una bandera arco iris en reclamo de la ley de identidad de género