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quarta-feira, Junho 13, 2012


[Europe]
Report looks at legal rights of trans and intersex in Europe
European Commission publishes its first ever analysis of discrimination against transgender and intersex people
European Commission publishes new report on trans and intersex discrimination

[Brasil]
"Chassi adulterado": outdoor discrimina travestis no interior de São Paulo
Um outdoor da empresa INSPEC Vistorias para Transferência de Veículos causou polêmica no interior de São Paulo.
A peça publicitária faz uma alusão a uma travesti. A imagem de uma figura feminina é acompanhada da frase: "Carlão, 28 anos, zagueiro, adora jogar futebol". E ao lado segue "A lataria é ótima, mas o chassi pode estar adulterado. Faça sempre vistoria veicular".

[Brasil]
"Ele me acha linda e me faz sentir mulher de verdade", diz Ariadna sobre namorado italiano
Ariadna, a primeira transexual do Big Brother Brasil, não tem o que se queixar neste Dia Dos Namorados. A ex-BBB, que namora o italiano Gabriele Benedetti, vai comemorar a data em Lazio, na Itália, ao lado do amado.

[Brasil]
Aferição do número de participantes da Parada Gay de São Paulo em xeque
270 mil pessoas ou 4.5 milhões? Parada Gay de Sâo Paulo vira guerra de números
A estimativa de público da 16a. edição da Parad Gay está criando discussão. De um lado, a APOGLBT diz que o número de participantes foi próximo ao do ano passado e divulgou ontem que 4.5 milhões de pessoas participaram do evento. De outro lado, o Datafolha afirmou que fez uma estimativa científica do número de participantes e chegou a 270 mil. Já a empresa responsável pelo Metrô divulgou que das 11h às 19h, 72 mil pessoas cruzaram as catracas das estações da Linha 2-Verde, que servem a região da Paulista.

[UK]
A book on health for trans youth by trans youth
One of the most important things that queer and trans youth can gain access to is themselves. It is in that spirit that a UK organization that deals with trans youth, Gendered Intelligence, has put out a booklet on health for and by trans youth.

[France]
Changement d’état civil des trans’: Le grand pas en arrière de la Cour de cassation
C'est pas mon genre!, groupe trans' lillois, rejoint les signataires du communique interassociatif.

[Greece]
Athens Pride festival held on Saturday
“Love me, it’s free” was the slogan for the 8th Athens Pride festival, an annual event celebrating LBGT visibility and diversity, which took place on Saturday in Klafthmonos Square.

[Croatia]
Croatia Gay Pride march held under heavy security
Hundreds of people in the Croatian city of Split marched in a Gay Pride parade held on Saturday under heavy security to avoid a repeat of last year's violence.

[Kuwait]
Trans arrest and run-away wife in Kuwaiti 'vice' crackdown
Transgender man arrested for 'imitating' opposite sex and run-away wife accuses husband of cheating on her with transgender people in Kuwait

[Uganda]
Catholics want to revive Uganda's 'kill gays' bill
Catholic bishops in Uganda call for revival of Anti-Homosexuality Bill, despite previously opposing it

[India]
Capturing moments of a transgender's life
In the first frame of the documentary ‘Her name is Sowmiya,' Sowmiya is looking confidently into the future. A black and white pencil sketch of hers slowly fades to colour to reveal the lines on her face, the colour of her t-shirt, and heaviness in her eyes. We then hear her laugh, see her clutch on dearly to her vibrant umbrella, and we wonder what happened to her.

[Thailand]
The journey from him to her
Jetsada Taesombat a transgender embodies the charms of a young woman who exudes confidence and style. With an innate talent for public-speaking, the 27-year-old seems suited for the position of coordinator at the Thai Transgender Alliance (Thai TGA), which promotes activities to help overcome prejudices society may hold against them.

[Canada]
Provincial parties come together on Trans rights bill
Joanne Law has some heartfelt things to say about a bill that’s expected to become law in Ontario this week and strengthen her human rights: “I love it. It’s beautiful.”
“All of a sudden it’s here, after fighting for 30 years,” Law said.

[Canada]
Alberta premier attends Gay Pride
Redford applauded as she becomes province's first leader to address festival

[USA]
Transgender and in prison (video clip)
Melissa Harris-Perry interviews the National Center For Transgender Equality's Mara Keisling
Cece McDonald And Other Transgender Women Regularly Kept In Solitary Confinement
CeCe McDonald Update
CeCe McDonald Prison Confinement Raises Concerns

[Commentary] Why Aren't We Fighting for CeCe McDonald?

[USA]
Beauty queen pulls out of pageant
Miss Pennsylvania plans to live out her faith and leave behind her reign as a beauty queen.

[USA]
Trans Advocate Spotlight: Trans Youth Support Network
NCTE would like to highlight the Trans Youth Support Network in Minnesota as a part of out Trans Advocate Spotlight series.

[DC, USA]
Latino LGBT community center opens in Columbia Heights
More than 150 people gathered in Columbia Heights on Wednesday for the official opening of a Latino LGBT community center.

[IL, USA]
Police dispatch regarding weekend Boystown robbery blames victim
Chicago police dispatcher: “If you wouldn’t mess with boys in dresses this wouldn’t happen”

[IL, USA]
Cop on West Side relieved of duty in jail-sex investigation
A Chicago cop was stripped of his police powers Friday while authorities investigate an allegation that he engaged in a sex act earlier this week with a transvestite man being held in a cell at the Harrison District police station on the West Side, sources told the Chicago Sun-Times.

[PR, USA]
Figuras públicas se solidarizaron con la Parada de Orgullo LGBTT en Boquerón
Durante la celebración de la exitosa Parada de Orgullo Lésbico, Gay, Bisexual, Transgénero y Transexual (LGBTT) ayer en el poblado de Boquerón, más de una veintena de figuras públicas se solidarizaron con esta comunidad al enviar mensajes a través de Twitter.

[México]
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.

[Mexico]
Condenan falta de interés en crímenes de gays en Guerrero
En lo que va del año suman siete asesinatos de la comunidad lésbico-gay en Guerrero; hasta el momento no hay ningún detenido

[Costa Rica]
Defensoría: Costa Rica es incapaz de cumplir derechos de la diversidad sexual
El Estado costarricense "está siendo totalmente inepto en solucionar los problemas de la diversidad sexual", advirtió hoy la Defensora de los Habitantes, Ofelia Taitelbaum, al presentar el informe anual sobre derechos humanos en el país centroamericano.

[Chile]
Transexuales lanzan campaña por una ley de identidad de género en Rancagua
Con la participación de más de 50 personas trans participantes de la Organización de Transexuales por la Dignidad de la Diversidad, se lanzó la campaña Suma-T por una Ley de Identidad de Género para Chile, bajo la consigna “IDENTIDAD, MI DERECHO”.

[Peru]
Asaltan a homosexual en bar
Víctor Alfredo Alva Martínez (28) conocido en el ambiente homosexual como “Vicky”, ingresó hasta la sala de emergencia del hospital Apoyo Iquitos ya que fue víctima de agresión física con un cuchillo por parte de tres sujetos desconocidos. Ellos le arrebataron su celular cuando se encontraba tomando licor con sus amigos en la vereda de un bar ubicado en la esquina de la avenida Abelardo Quiñones con calle San Francisco. Este hecho se registró ayer en horas de la mañana.

[Argentina]
Reclaman un área de diversidad en la provincia
Las organizaciones LGTB (de Lesbianas, Gays, Trans y bisexuales) solicitaron la inclusión de un área de diversidad sexual dentro del ámbito de gobierno de la provincia para que los derechos del colectivo sean acompañados por una política pública de Estado.