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quarta-feira, Junho 06, 2012

[UK]
Police look to recruit more transsexuals
Britain's biggest police force is recruiting more sex-swap police, it's been revealed.

[Iran]
Iran's Sex-Change Operations Provided Nearly Free-Of-Cost
Although it has some of the strictest laws on sexuality and same-sex relations in the world, Iran also has a reputation for an extremely liberal sex-change operations industry.
According to the BBC, the Iranian regime recently made sexual reassignment even more accessible by announcing that health insurance companies must cover the full cost of sex-change operations, which can cost upward of $3,000.

[India]
Jayasurya, Manoj to play transgenders?
The posters of Jayasurya as a transgender has been splashed on film and social networking sites announcing the project, Ardhanareeswaran, where the actor is said to play a hijda. That set us wondering if Mollywood would witness two transgender-centric films in a row, as singer-turned-music composer M G Sreekumar's debut production venture, Ardhanari, is also centred on the lives of hijdas.

[Australia]
Marc de Rosnay: Gender Identity Disorder
What is gender identity disorder and how much do we know about it?

[New Zealand]
Meet: Joey Macdonald
New chair of Auckland-based transgender support and advocacy service Genderbridge Joey Macdonald is bursting with energy and enthusiasm for the new role. We find out a bit more about the passionate community worker and the challenges ahead.

[Canada]
Equal protection for trans human rights: The NDP’s LGBTT caucus rounds out second reading
All five members of the NDP’s LGBTT caucus, the largest LGBTT caucus elected to Parliament by any party in Canadian history, spoke to Bill C-279, the NDP’s bill on equal human rights protection for transgender, transsexual, and gender-variant Canadians.

[USA]
A Sea Change at Miss USA
We've come a long way from Carrie Prejean — Miss Rhode Island Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss USA on Sunday after voicing support for transgender beauty contestants.
Miss USA 2012 Supports Transgender Rights

[USA]
Janet Jackson Producing Documentary About Transgender People
Superstar entertainer Janet Jackson is set to executive-produce a documentary that will help "stop the hate and find understanding" toward transgender people.
Janet Jackson to produce, appear in documentary on transgender people around the world
Janet Jackson calls to ‘stop the hate’ towards transgender people in new documentary


[USA]
The Realities of Transgender Aging
Thanks to Sage (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), transgender men and women have a new guidebook on what to anticipate as they get older. Improving the Lives of Transgender Older Adults: Recommendations for Policy and Practice not only takes on the current state of transgender aging, but also anticipates the challenges that older adults will face in their lifetimes – including disparities in health and healthcare access, employment and housing.
NCTE and SAGE Release Comprehensive New Resource on Transgender Older Adults

[CA, USA]
Brandy Martell honored with celebration of life ceremony in Oakland
Loved ones and acquaintances attended an event in honor of the late Brandy Martell on Friday in Oakland. Martell, a 37-year-old transgender woman, was killed in downtown Oakland on April 30. Witnesses said she was sitting in her car parked at the corner of Franklin and 13th Streets when an unknown suspect shot her repeatedly through the partially open window. While members of the public have raised concerns that this was a hate crime, the Oakland Police Department is still investigating the case and no arrests have been made.

[DC, USA]
Town Hall Tackles Youth Homelessness
Representatives from a variety of organizations discuss pressing LGBT-youth issue at DC Center-Capital Pride forum

[FL, USA]
Jacksonville Council panel takes up gay-rights bill as a former president speaks against it
Former City Council President Ginger Soud is speaking out with opponents of legislation to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Gay rights bill discussion continues
Rules committee defers gay rights amendment


[GA, USA]
Midtown watch defends using ‘transvestite’
First neighborhood activists got local news to take the bait on “increased violence” by “gangs” of Midtown sex workers that Atlanta police refuted. Now they’re sticking to their guns on the pejorative term “transvestite.”

[MN, USA]
Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald Sentenced to 41 Months for Reduced Charge of Manslaughter
This afternoon, Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald was sentenced to a 41 month prison sentence by Judge Daniel Moreno. Although McDonald initially faced two charges of second degree murder, earlier this month she accepted a plea agreement to a reduced charge of second degree manslaughter due to negligence.
Leslie Feinberg Arrested in Solidarity with Chrishaun McDonald, Hundreds Take to Street in Protest
Transgender defendant gets 3 years in fatal bar fight
Black Transgender Woman CeCe McDonald to be Housed in Male Prison
Transgender Woman Gets 41 Months After Accepting Plea Deal
CeCe McDonald to be incarcerated in male prison -- at least for now
[VIDEO]
[Commentary] CeCe McDonald to be Housed in Male Prison

[OK, USA]
Being Katie - images from a monumental weekend
The LGBTQ community is often thrust into the public spotlight for the wrong reasons. They are on the other side of controversy, protests and public policy.

[TN, USA]
TTPC goes to Washington
On Friday, June 8, two representatives from the Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition will join leaders from other statewide LGBT advocacy organizations for a special policy briefing from Obama Administration officials at the White House. This is one of a series of activities at the White House in conjunction with LGBT Pride Month.

[Argentina]
La ley de identidad de género debutó con más de 100 solicitudes en el país
Con la entrada en vigencia de la norma, las personas trans acudieron a los registros civiles para tramitar sus nuevos DNI con su identidad autopercibida. Quedaron atrás las requisas psiquiátricas y los desgastantes procesos judiciales.
Transsexuals line up for new IDs as groundbreaking Argentine gender identity law takes effect
Tramitan identidad de género en al menos tres provincias
Desde ayer el derecho a la identidad de género es realidad en Rosario
Argentina's Gender Identity Law Takes Effect
“Es como volver a nacer y dejar de ser un exiliado por dentro”
Realizan en Buenos Aires la primera operación de reasignación de sexo sin orden judicial
Argentina's Gender Identification Law takes effect
Argentina's gender ID law takes effect