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domingo, junho 17, 2012

El desarrollo completo de la ley quedará en manos del próximo Gobierno
Euskadi se va a convertir este mes en la segunda comunidad después de Navarra con una ley de reconocimiento de los derechos de los transexuales, cuyo desarrollo completo quedará en manos del Gobierno que salga de las próximas elecciones autonómicas.

April Ashley receives MBE for services to transgender equality
The first Briton to have a sex change operation has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours, for her services to transgender equality.
The 77-year-old actress and campaigner was born a boy and underwent a sex change operation in Casablanca in 1960 at the age of 25 by Moroccan surgeon Doctor Burou, who had carried out eight previous sex change operations.
Transgender pioneer April Ashley given MBE
Cabin boy who became first Briton to have a sex change operation is awarded an MBE for services to transgender equality

Everyone should receive equal protection against discrimination
“The recent adoption of a National Action Plan on Human Rights signals the determination of the Government to improve the protection of human rights in Finland. The establishment of the Human Rights Centre and the Human Rights Delegation is another positive development although further consideration should be given to their resource needs”, said Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, after concluding his three-day visit to Finland.

Transgenders threaten to protest against sexual harassment
Members of the transgender community have threatened to begin a countrywide protest if sexual harassment under police protection continues.

Provocation defence inquiry welcomed
The NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (GLRL) has called for the ‘gay panic’ defence, still enshrined in state law, to be removed.

[New Zealand]
Complaint about ad's stereotypes dismissed
The Advertising Standards Authority has dismissed a complaint that an ad for a Burger King children's meal reinforced gender stereotypes.

[Canada] [Commentary]
‘T’ is the most misunderstood letter in LGBTQ
Saturday is LGBTQ Pride Day in Hamilton. At 11 a.m., a rally will begin at City Hall, followed by a parade that will proceed up James Street. The festivities will continue throughout the afternoon at Pier 4 Park.

Transgender Thunder Bay resident applauds discrimination ban
Aiden Kivisto said the provincial change will help many of his peers

[Canada] [Commentary]
SRS: Complications, and Why Transgender Rights Are So Important
A reader often writes to remind me that gender transitioning is not without its dangers. She has a sibling whose health, she says, was devastated as a result of taking estrogen — she suffered a stroke and is incapacitated now.

The doctors defying the FDA by prescribing transgender kids with puberty-supressing drugs to help change their lives
An increasing number of children are realising they are transgender, and are actively seeking care at clinics around America.
Because of their age, parents and doctors are having to make tough emotional and medical decisions, prescribing medication that halts puberty.

Singer Cindy Bullens Goes Public: She’s Becoming Cidny, a Man
She toured with Elton John and Bob Dylan. Now Cindy Bullens is telling the world she has decided to be Cidny, a man—and is grappling with all that entails.

Church’s threat prompts Sisters to skip fundraiser
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have pulled out of a charity event after a Catholic Church official in San Francisco reportedly threatened to cancel the fundraiser if they attended.

Leslie Feinberg upon release from jail: ‘Free CeCe McDonald!’
Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald, a 24-year-old African-American transgender woman from Minneapolis, was sentenced June 4 to 41 months in prison for defending herself against a brutal attack by neofascists who verbally and physically assaulted McDonald and her friends outside a bar in June 2011. McDonald, who courageously defended herself and her friends against anti-trans, anti-woman, racist slurs and violence, was the only one arrested, charged and jailed at the time.

Dead inmate's family suing county
The family of a murder suspect who died in the Forrest County Jail has sued the county and Sheriff Billy McGee, alleging constitutional violations, negligence and infliction of distress and anguish in association with the death.
Devin Daniel Fortune, who was 29 at the time of his death, was jailed for allegedly stabbing his transsexual partner to death in Hattiesburg during 2009.

Statement on the New York Police Department's New Transgender-Sensitive Policies
he following is a statement from Lynn A. Faria, leader of Empire State Pride Agenda, New York’s largest statewide advocacy organization for the LGBT community:

Asesinan a homosexual en Chilpancingo
Al parecer fue golpeado y cortado con un arma blanca; se presume que sucediò el viernes, un día después de la marcha “por el orgullo gay”
Identifican a homosexual hallado sin vida sobre una barranca

Mexico’s Muxe Culture Paves the Way for Catholic Acceptance of Transgender People
Forget all your binary oppositions about gender, sexuality, and religion as you read this post.
National Public Radio recently posted a story on their “Picture Show” site which examines a photo gallery exhibit about Muxe culture which thrives in Oaxaca, Mexico. The article explains:

Marcha por la diversidad sexual, anuncian ONG´s de Oaxaca
La red oaxaqueña por la Diversidad Sexual anunció la realización de la cuarta marcha calenda por la diversidad sexual y de género que se efectuará el próximo 30 de junio a las 12 horas, y partirá de la Fuete de las Ocho Regiones a la Alameda de León.

[Costa Rica]
Marcha de los invisibles transcurre con una fuerte asistencia
Cientos de personas tomaron la Avenida Segunda para protestar contra la homofobia y exigir la aprobación de la fecundación in vitro y de un estado laico.
Invisibles dejarán rastro a su paso
Centenares de personas respondieron al movimiento de los Invisibles

Estadísticas para el colectivo trans
El Indec y el Inadi, junto a organizaciones sociales, llevarán adelante por primera vez una encuesta en todo el país sobre las condiciones de vida de travestis, transexuales y transgénero. A partir del lunes, habrá una prueba piloto en La Matanza.
La Matanza se prepara para prueba piloto de encuesta travesti y transexual