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sexta-feira, junho 15, 2012

New EU human rights ambassador ‘should promote LGBT rights globally’
The European Parliament has recommended that person appointed as EU Special Representative for Human Rights promote the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people worldwide.

Salvador realiza em julho mais um Miss Bahia Gay
18ª edição do Miss Bahia Gay rola na cidade de Salvador no mês de julho

Detenido un hombre por la muerte de su pareja transexual hace casi un año
Los Mossos d’Esquadra han detenido a un hombre de 47 años por su presunta relación con la desaparición de una mujer que él mismo denunció el pasado mes de febrero. Según informó ayer la policía autonómica, la detención del sospechoso, que es de nacionalidad española, se produjo tras descubrir que la mujer se encontraba en realidad desaparecida desde el mes de julio de 2011 y no desde febrero, que fue cuando el hombre denunció su desaparición.

Northern Ireland turns against gay neighbors
A survey by the Equality Commission shows increasing discrimination against LGBT people in Northern Ireland

Guilty: Couple who killed transvestite and stashed his body in a suitcase at squalid Openshaw flat
Two drug addicts have been found guilty of murdering a transvestite then stashing his body in a suitcase at their home for several weeks. Lionel Morl, 49, who went by the name of Suzie and wore women’s clothes, was found decomposing in a bathroom of a house in Manchester.

Activist Appeals St. Pete Anti-Gay Bill in European Court
A gay-rights leader on Wednesday lodged an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights over a controversial St. Petersburg law introducing fines for promoting homosexuality.

[South Africa]
Trans gay activist believed to have been brutally murdered in South Africa
Several reports have been circulating about a transgender and gay man brutally murdered after a homophobic and transphobic attack in South Africa.
Miss Gay Kuruman beheaded
Genitals ‘stuffed in his mouth’
South African man brutally murdered following argument over his sexuality
Thapelo Makutle, South African Gay And Transgender Beauty Pageant Winner, Killed In Alleged Hate Crime
Body of South African drag performer found mutilated in home
Gay South African man slain in apparent hate crime

ASWJ wants eunuchs punished
The Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat has demanded punishment for members of the She-male Association and has accused them of spreading vulgarity in society.

Nunca é tarde: Chinês de 84 anos quer fazer operação de mudança de sexo
Homem chinês de 84 anos resolve encarar cirurgia de mudança de sexo
Chinese government official becomes a woman aged 84
Man kept transgender secret for over 75 years
Man enough to be a woman at 84

NSW provocation defence under review
LGBTI rights advocates have welcomed the news that NSW parliament is set to review the controversial "provocation" defence for murder.
The law currently provides a partial defence to murder if the accused can prove they were provoked into killing someone, and can lead to the lesser charge of manslaughter.

Most Albertans disagree with funding sex-change: Poll
A majority of Albertans do not agree with the provincial government's recent decision to reinstate coverage for gender reassignment surgeries, reveals an exclusive QMI Agency poll.
Of the 1,106 people polled by Forum Research Inc., just 29% approved of the move, while 60% disapproved.

Ontario Human Rights Code amended to protect transgendered people
Susan Gupka knows first-hand what it’s like to be discriminated against.
The transgendered Torontonian has had difficulty applying for credit cards, student loans, identification cards, and accessing health care, employment and housing.
So Wednesday’s vote by MPPs to enshrine “gender identity” and “gender expression” in the Ontario Human Rights Code was a landmark moment.
Ontario passes trans rights bill
Ontario amends Human Rights Code to extend protections to transgender people
Manitoba may follow Ontario on transgendered protections

State advocates pleased with White House meeting
Representatives from statewide LGBT equality groups expressed satisfaction with a White House briefing that took place last week in which Obama administration officials informed them about federal initiatives to benefit the LGBT community.

ENDA Hearing Includes First Trans Person to Testify in the U.S. Senate
Yesterday, our friend Kylar Broadus became the first openly transgender person to testify in front of the U.S. Senate. Broadus is the founding Executive Director of the Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC) and is a professor at Lincoln University and a practicing attorney. He spoke about the struggle of not being able to transition due to unwelcoming workplace environments, and the aftermath of the discrimination he faced, which included Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Broadus also noted the economic challenges that grew out of unemployment: his own student loan debt quadrupled due to a lack of work.

Carmen Carrera Stands Up for Trans Rights
RuPaul's Drag Race star Carmen Carrera, who recently came out as transgender, says she was humiliated by her appearance on the reality show Cake Boss, and the program's network, TLC, has pulled the episode.

How CeCe McDonald’s Plight Exemplifies The Criminal Justice System’s Institutionalized Racism And Transphobia
This week, Ebony magazine’s Marc Lamont Hill asked, “Why aren’t we fighting for CeCe McDonald?”

In fight over orientation rights in Jacksonville, 'identity' at risk
In a political scrum to ban discrimination in Jacksonville based on sexual orientation, protection that has become increasingly common elsewhere may be dropped to win votes.
City Councilman Warren Jones said he wants to remove protection for “gender identity or expression” from the legislation he filed because he worries it can’t pass as he first proposed it.
Drop 'gender identity or expression' from equality bill?

What it means to be transgender
You may laugh. You may cry.
But what Ryan Sallans hopes you walk away with at the end of his presentation is an expectation of better things.
"I really just ask that people come and listen. but they can also walk away with hope," he said. "Hope for the community, hope for their own families and for themselves."

Transgender Reforms Announced for NYPD Patrol Guide
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and advocates announced changes to the NYPD patrol guide intended to improve the way officers interact with transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers.

Woman Posing as Boy Accused of Tricking Girl into Having Sex
A woman from Massachusetts, who is being accused of dressing and posing as a boy, may be charged for having in inappropriate sexual conduct with a 15-year-old girl, the Smoking Gun reported.
An affidavit sworn by an Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigator said that Carissa Hads, 24, posed as a 17-year-old boy named "James Puryear Wilson" and met the teenager, who is from West Virginia, on a social networking website in late 2010.

Gay and transgender inclusive hate crimes bill introduced
On June 6, Michigan Sen. Bert Johnson (D-Detroit) introduced a bill to amend Michigan's Ethnic Intimidation Act. If passed, the bill would add sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression to the list of classes of Michiganders that would be protected against hate crimes.

Buscan acabar con trámites burocráticos que afectan a personas trans
Vidal Llerenas, candidato a diputado local del PRD, presentará una iniciativa que permita a las personas transexuales y transgénero, cambiar su personalidad jurídica, sin más trámites burocráticos que solicitarlo al registro civil.

Registrados al menos 101 crímenes de odio contra la diversidad sexual desde el año 2010
Según datos del Observatorio de Violencia de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH) serían 101 las víctimas de crímenes de odio por motivos de orientación sexual o identidad de género registradas en el país desde enero de 2010 hasta mayo de 2012. Este dato coincide con el ofrecido por las organizaciones LGTB, para quienes esta alarmante cifra refleja los altos niveles de odio, estigma y discriminación que persisten en la sociedad hondureña y el gran número de grupos homofóbicos que actúan todavía en el país centroamericano persiguiendo, torturando y asesinando a lesbianas, gays, transexuales y bisexuales.

Transexuais do Chile lançam campanha por lei de identidade de gênero
Transexuais chilenas lançam campanha para pressionar aprovação de lei de identidade de gênero no parlamento

Evalúan un protocolo para cambiar de sexo
El sistema de salud deberá garantizar tratamientos y cirugías para adaptar el cuerpo a la identidad de género de acuerdo a una ley nacional que aprobó el Congreso el mes pasado. En Salta, se está analizando la redacción de un protocolo que regule el acceso a estas prácticas según adelantaron desde Aludis (Asociación en Lucha por la Diversidad Sexual)
El Plan Médico Obligatorio debe incluir terapias hormonales y operaciones de reasignación genital para transexuales que lo requieran según establece una norma sancionada el 9 de mayo.
Referentes de Aludis se reunieron el viernes con la subsecretaria de Medicina Social de la Provincia, Gloria Abán, para requerir el acceso a las nuevas prestaciones.

Presentan proyecto para inserción laboral de travestis
Luego de la Ley Nacional sobre Identidad de Género, el diputado Leandro Busatto presenta un Proyecto de Ley para la inserción laboral de personas travestis, transexuales y transgénero.