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domingo, Junho 10, 2012

[Europe]
Human Rights and Gender Identity - Best Practice Catalogue
ILGA-Europe and TGEU are pleased to launch the Human Rights & Gender Identity Best Practice Catalogue

[España]
El alcalde de Valladolid dice que el que quiera cambios de sexo "que lo pague"
El alcalde de Valladolid, Javier León de la Riva, ha defendido una carpeta de servicios sanitarios "igual" para todas las autonomías, y "si luego alguno quiere entrar en florituras, cambios de sexo o trasplantes de cerebro, que lo pague".

[UK]
Dad Proud Of BB Star Luke Anderson
THE father of sex swap Big Brother star Luke Anderson has backed his daughter’s decision to change gender.
[Commentary] BB Luke's Brave Role

[Malta]
Transgender rights, cohabitation bills expected in coming days – MP
Labour MP Evarist Bartolo says justice minister to present two important bills for House agenda within coming days.
Malta to discuss pro-trans bill

[Israel]
Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade kicks off
Tens of thousands participate in annual procession celebrating Israel's LGBT community

[Russia]
Moscow bans gay pride for century ahead
Moscow city court has upheld a decision to turn down the LGBT activists’ request for permission to hold gay pride parades for the next 100 years.
Earlier, Tverskoy district court ruled lawful the decision of the Moscow municipal government to ban public events that can be qualified as gay parades from March 2012 till May 2112.
Moscow bans gay pride for 100 years

[Russia]
Mob halts Russian gay film festival and chases organizers
Side by Side LGBT Film Festival forced to cancel final day in Novosibirsk, Russia, after attack

[Australia]
OII takes concerns to the APA
The Organisation of Intersex International (OII) Australia has today released a submission to the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in response to a draft version of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition.

[Canada]
UPDATE: Federal gender identity bill passes second reading
In a late vote June 6, NDP MP Randall Garrison's Bill C-279 passed second reading by a vote of 150 to 132.
Several Conservative MPs were among those who rose to support the bill.
Canadian ‘transsexual’ bill passes second reading 150 to 132

[Canada]
Good news for transgenders
When Jan Buterman was given the news that the Alberta government would be reinstating funding for gender reassignment surgery, he struggled to find the words to describe his emotions.
Alberta reinstates funding for gender reassignment after delisting surgery in 2009
Province reinstating coverage of gender-reassignment surgery

[Commentary] Alberta reinstates funding for Sex Reassignment Surgery

[USA]
Sheena Monnin, Miss PA USA, Resigns In Protest Of Transgender Contestants
Sheena Monnin, Miss Pennsylvania USA, has resigned in protest of transgender contestants.
Monnin stepped down from her post this week, just days after Olivia Culpo, a 20-year-old cellist from Rhode Island, was crowned Miss USA.
During the contest's interview round, Culpo embraced the Miss Universe Organization's recent policy change allowing transgender contestants.
Miss Pennsylvania USA pushes back at Donald Trump after pageant lawsuit threat

[USA]
CWLA and Experts Join in Issuing Recommended Practices for LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care
The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) and a coalition of child welfare advocates and experts have joined to issue “Recommended Practices to Promote the Safety and Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth and Youth at Risk of or Living with HIV in Child Welfare Settings.” The Recommended Practices offer guidance to state and local child welfare agencies to ensure safe, appropriate care in the best interests of LGBTQ children in the child welfare system.

[USA]
HRC releases landmark survey of LGBT-identified youth
A new report released Thursday by the HRC shows tremendous disparities between straight teenagers and LGBT-identified youth.

[USA]
ENDA Senate Hearing on June 12 to Include Trans, Legal, Business Witnesses
This morning, the Senate Housing, Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee announced the witness list for the upcoming June 12 hearing on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act -- a bill to outlaw sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in private employment.
ENDA Gets Senate Hearing But Anti-Gay ‘Religious Liberty’ Dominionist To Testify
First trans witness ever to testify before Senate on ENDA


[USA] [Commentary]
Trans United for Obama Launches Nationwide Volunteer Effort
Trans United for Obama, a national volunteer effort, has launched a campaign to rally transgender people, their allies, families, and supporters in the re-election campaign of President Barack Obama.

[DC, USA]
Trans Needs Assessment Survey
The DC Trans Coalition, along with allied organizations, is excited to announce the launch of the Washington, DC Trans Needs Assessment survey, the first of its kind in over a decade! The distribution of this survey is the second phase of our larger DC Trans Needs Assessment project, documenting and discussing the needs of transgender, transsexual and other gender non-conforming populations living in the DC metropolitan area.

[DC, USA]
Panelists Discuss Parenting and Transgender Acceptance at DC Pride Event
It's Capital Pride week here in D.C. and organizations across the city are partnering to celebrate the diversity of our community.

[DC, USA]
Council Passes Anti-Bullying Bill
LGBT-inclusive legislation sets citywide standards for anti-bullying measures in schools and beyond

[MA, USA]
Massachusetts' Gender Identity Law Goes Into Effect July 1, 2012
Massachusetts employers take note: Massachusetts' Transgender Equal Rights Bill, signed into law by Governor Patrick on November 23, 2011, goes into effect on July 1, 2012. Massachusetts is the 16th U.S. state, along with Washington, D.C., to offer transgendered individuals protection from discrimination, although the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination has taken the position for years that transgendered individuals are protected under the definition of "sex" as a protected class.

[NH, USA]
Nashua’s Laughton the first transgender candidate for state office
What Stacie Laughton wants people to see is that she is just like everyone else.

[NJ, USA]
Man sentenced to time served in Maplewood transgender killing
The co-defendant who testified last month at the trial of a man charged with fatally shooting a transgender female in Maplewood was sentenced today to time served, after pleading guilty to a lesser crime.

[NY, USA]
Transgender Community Speaks Out Against Stop-And-Frisk
Members of the transgender community gathered in Queens Thursday to raise awareness of the abuse they can suffer during stop-and-frisks.
LGBT Leaders Lend Their Voices on Stop & Frisk

[TX, USA]
PrideFest to focus on transgender issues
June is gay pride month, and the city's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities will celebrate it at the annual PrideFest San Antonio on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. at HemisFair Park.

[México]
Torso encontrado en Del Valle sería de homosexual
Reportes de la Procuraduría General de Justicia del DF apuntan a que los restos encontrados en dicha colonia no eran de una mujer, como se había revelado
El torso y las piernas encontradas el martes pasado en las colonias Del Valle y Narvarte, delegación Benito Juárez, corresponden a un hombre joven confirmó el Procurador General de Justicia del Distrito Federal, Jesús Rodríguez Almeida, quien precisó que podría tratarse de una persona homosexual.


[Mexico]
Comenzó hoy el Festival Internacional por la Diversidad Sexual
El acontecimiento también se llevará a cabo en el Centro Cultural de España, la Academia de San Carlos y el Museo de la Mujer y concluirá el 28 de junio

[Honduras]
Matan dos jóvenes y los tiran a abismo
Dos jóvenes fueron ultimados a balazos y luego lanzados a un abismo de más de 200 metros situado en la colonia Altos de la Divanna de Comayagüela, sus cuerpos quedaron en medio del precipicio, por lo que debieron ser sacados por elementos del Cuerpo de Bomberos.


[Argentina]
Primer cambio de nombre en La Plata
En el marco de la reciente sanción de la Ley de Identidad de Género, este lunes a las 10 de la mañana, en el Registro Provincial de las Personas de calle 1 y 60, Laura Elena Moyano será la primera mujer trans de la provincia que reciba su DNI respetando su nombre autopercibido.
Quienes deseen modificar su sexo y nombre de pila en el DNI pueden realizar la rectificación desde este lunes en todas las delegaciones del Registro de las Personas de la Provincia de Buenos Aires.