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quinta-feira, Junho 28, 2012

[Portugal]
Começam hoje as Quintas-feiras Trans-Tásticas
No novo bar gay BAR CRU, sito na Rua de S. Marçal 170 (antigo Água no Bico), no Príncipe Real em Lisboa, começam hoje as Quintas-feiras Trans-Tásticas.
Trans-tástica: Quintas-feiras trans no Bar Cru

[Malta]
MGRM welcomes approval of hate crime law
The Malta Gay Rights Movement has welcomed the passing of Hate Crime legislation in Parliament that extends the scope of this law from race and creed to also include sexual orientation and gender identity. The Bill was approved by parliament last night.

[Turkey]
Nationalist group attacks Taksim transsexual parade
An ultranationalist group attempted to attack participants in Turkey’s third transsexual pride parade in Istanbul’s central Taksim Square on June 24, but police stopped the group before anyone suffered serious injuries.
Members of Alperen Ocakları, the youth wing of the Islamist Great Unity Party (BBP), threw stones and bottles at a group of thousands of people wearing costumes and carrying colorful banners for the parade.

[Albania]
Stop The Violence – LGBT Rights Are Human Rights: An Historic US Sponsored Conference
This past week, dozens of LGBT activists from countries in and around southeastern Europe gathered at the Tirana International Hotel for a precedent-setting event: “Stop the Violence: LGBT Rights are Human Rights,” the first LGBT conference ever sponsored by the U.S. government in a foreign country.

[Bulgaria]
The Bulgarian Orthodox Church implicitly backs calls for violence against Gay Pride
The Bulgarian Orthodox Church has silently endorsed violence against the LGBT Pride March in Sofia after a priest from the provincial town of Sliven called for the stoning of participants.

[Uganda]
Nobel Peace Laureates raise their voices to protect LGBTI rights
In an unprecedented statement, four esteemed Nobel Laureates, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Muhammad Yunus, have expressed solidarity with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people worldwide. Together, they call on the global community to recognize that traditional cultural values compel them to respect the inherent dignity and human rights of all individuals.

[Cameroon]
LGBT meeting in Cameroon turns bloody as gay-bashers invade
The attack came during a gathering to mark the end of this year’s International Day Against Homophobia celebrations in the Cameroonian capital of Yaoundé.

[Kenya]
US Embassy in Nairobi Hosts Gay Pride Event
On Tuesday, the U.S. embassy in Kenya's capital hosted a gay pride event, believed to be the first of its kind in the country. The event is as part of the Obama administration’s policy to fight prejudice against lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

[South Africa]
Man charged with murder of South African trans gay activist as anti-gay violence continues
A suspect in brutal murder of South African gay man Thapelo Makuthle has been charged. Activists say that anti-LGBT related crime and violence is on the rise.
Murder suspect of gay South African caught, anti-gay violence continues
Murder suspect arrested in brutal slaying of LGBT volunteer in South Africa


[Mongolia]
Gay Mongolians see flickers of progress amid fear and ostracism
LGBT community manages to grow quickly despite threats from nationalist gangs who see homosexuality as a western import

[India]
To friends, with love
Sowmiya poses like a Tamil actress from the 80s. She smiles demurely, her brown skin glowing against her orange blouse and contrasting green sari. She is pensive in another photo — she’s dressed in a purple t-shirt in it. But Sowmiya seems happiest in the photo of her and Kalki on a bicycle.

[India]
Soon, dignity for transgenders
Sumati has been clapping to get attention of shopkeepers to make ends meet for almost three decades. If everything works well, this transgender will stop begging soon.

[Laos]
Laos holds first gay pride event despite taboo
Laos has held its first ever gay pride event in what supporters hope is a sign of softening social values in the small communist country.
Although homosexuality is legal in Laos, it is frowned upon by many among the socially conservative nation of around 6 million people, and event organisers decided against holding a parade as is common at global pride events.

[New Zealand]
Passport process to become more flexible
Internal Affairs is hoping to introduce a more flexible passport policy for transgender and intersex people in September, and has teamed up with the Human Rights Commission in order to get feedback on the issue.

[Canada]
Siksay's bill is back
NDP bill calls for protection for transgender and transsexual people

[Canada]
Stanton criticized for support of transsexual Canadians
Campaign Life Coalition peeved at MPs who backed private member’s bill

[USA]
‘Project Runway’ Star Andy South Comes Out as Transgendered
When we first met Andy South on Season 8 of Project Runway, she presented as a gay man. Now, she’s out and proud – as a woman.
It has recently been revealed that the Project Runway finalist has changed her name to Nong Ariyaphon Southiphong, which incorporates her family’s last name and her mother’s nickname. According to Radar Online, she recently changed the sex on her Facebook profile to reflect her public update of identity.
Andy South Transgender: 'Project Runway' Contestant Now Living As A Woman

[DC, USA]
Montgomery Case Continued
Man accused of fatally stabbing transgender woman remains held without bond

[FL, USA]
Miami Beach Police ‘Clueless’ in murder of Rene "Rosita" Hidalgo
Detective Vivian Hernandez is asking Miami Beach residents for information related to the stabbing death of a local transsexual female. The murder occurred on March 15.

[Honduras]
Exigen justicia contra violencia a homosexuales en Honduras
Más de 80 congresistas demócratas de Estados Unidos instaron hoy al Departamento de Estado para que tome medidas contra la ola de violencia que sufre la comunidad de gays y lesbianas en Honduras.

[Venezuela]
Lexiebeth Chacón, la reina de los transexuales de la C-2
La fragancia del Chanel N⁰ 5, los 1,82 metros de estatura, el delicado arreglo de las uñas, la larga cabellera rubia y el sensual caminar sobre tacones de unos 6 centímetros robaron las miradas de quienes la vieron llegar a la sede de Noticia al Día. Desde que subió al ascensor hasta que se marchó, sin proponérselo, fue el centro de atención. Los hombres admiraron sus despampanantes curvas; las mujeres envidiaron tan esbelta silueta.