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quinta-feira, julho 26, 2012

Gay rights part of EU entry
The European Commission, the executive body that governs the European Union (EU), has clarified that respect for gay rights is a legal criterion for EU accession, EUObserver reports.

Polícia divulga retrato falado de suspeito de assassinar travesti no Pará
Polícia ainda busca informações sobre segundo suspeito.
Em junho, dois homens dispararam tiros contra três travestis em Belém.

Winner é o novo clipe do Pet Shop Boys. Confira
Pet Shop Boys lança clipe com trans para single de novo álbum. Assista aqui
Pet Shop Boys rinde homenaje a la transexualidad

Trans pupil ‘had to show head Equality Act’ to wear female clothing for exam
A trans teenager has said she had to show her headmaster a copy of the Equality Act before he would allow her to sit an exam wearing female clothing.

Police guidance on risk of trans suspects ‘manipulating sex’ was outdated
There were red faces at the Association of Chief Police Officers yesterday as quizzed officials about wording on recent guidance perceived as offensive by many in the trans community.

Anti-Gay Bill Sparks Outcry in Ukraine
If a group of Ukrainian lawmakers succeeds in its mission, TV shows and movies sympathetically portraying homosexuals such as "Brokeback Mountain" will be banned. So will gay pride parades.

Radio Gives Voice to India’s Transgender Community
Stigmatized by society and disowned by relatives, the majority of India’s transgender community is forced to live as second-class citizens with restricted access to education, jobs and health care. Determined to combat this discrimination and alienation, the community is now creating its own media to amplify its voice.

Young thugs punch and rob Thai trans in viral video
YouTube clip allegedly showing trans woman being mugged in Thailand gets 100,000 hits in two days

‘Granny Killer’ Refused Hormones in Prison
A Brisbane prisoner identified with Gender Identity Disorder who wishes to transition from male to female has been refused hormones.

Changing genders: What it really means to go from man to woman
A comparatively straightforward way into this story about the experience of transgender people in Australia would be to tell you just how many there are.

[New Zealand]
Trans campaigner zeroes in on citizenship certs
A tireless trans rights campaigner is determined to ensure the issue of citizenship certificates remains on the political radar.

Transgenderism More Likely for G.I. Joes, Study Says
Biologically male U.S. veterans were twice as likely as their civilian counterparts to identify as female, a former military psychologist told Courthouse News, discussing a soon-to-be-published study of more than 5 million service members.

Man says baldness pills turned him into trans woman
Mandi McKee, formerly William McKee, says Propecia gave her breasts and female posture

Transgendered Roman Catholic Woman Decries Episcopal Actions at General Convention
Three years ago, I interviewed a transgendered woman (formerly a man), an Anglo-Catholic who has since converted to Roman Catholicism. See interview here.
She has been following the decisions of the recent General Convention allowing the first Christian denomination in history to officially affirm transgender sexuality and allow people who have had sex-changes, or "gender reassignment surgery," to apply to be clergy.

Supervisor Wiener Wants Healthy SF to Cover Gender Reassignment Surgery
Healthy San Francisco, the city's attempt at universal healthcare, has helped many local residents who don't have health insurance receive affordable medical treatment. But who is hasn't helped entirely are San Francisco's transgender residents seeking certain medical procedures, such as gender reassignment surgery.

Transgender Challenges and HIV
Speaking at a workshop this morning, five AIDS 2012 panelists examined problems transgender people face in various countries, particularly in the U.S. Focusing on the prevalence of HIV in the transgender community and the related risks, JoAnne Keatley, director of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, covered several of the factors contributing to transgender people's higher risk of acquiring HIV. For example, she said, transgender people face relatively greater degrees of dicscrimination in employment, housing and health care, as well as marginalization, or, in some countries, criminalization of people who do not conform to gender norms.
XIX International AIDS Conference: The Beginning of the End?

Trans Man Arrested in Idaho for Allegedly Stabbing Another Man
A transgender man in Boise, Idaho, has been arrested for stabbing another man several times.
Police accuse woman in Ada County stabbing case

Judge tells transgender recluse Diane Wells to smoke up, but orders her to fix the giant hole in her landmark West Side co-op
Upstairs neighbor Natalie Elsberg testified her family has endured Wells' secondhand smoke since February. Building manager says Wells' hole in living room wall is 8 feet high and 3 feet wide

'Black Madam' charged in death of woman who received silicone butt injections
Padge Windslowe, 42, a Philadelphia woman who calls herself the "Black Madam," has been charged with third-degree murder in the death of Claudia Aderotimi, who died days after getting silicone injections in her buttocks.
Philly's silicone-injecting 'Black Madam' charged with murder

Los transexuales seguimos siendo discriminados: Gilda Jara
A pesar de la libertad, la comunidad trans aún sufre varios tipos de discriminación
Gilda Jara, representante del Colectivo Trans, explicó en entrevista exclusiva con IZQ, que a pesar de la libertad que existe en nuestro país y principalmente en la Ciudad de México, la comunidad transexual sigue sufriendo de discriminación de diversos tipos.

VIDEO: Campaña Mi Género en Mi Cédula (Proyecto Transgenero)
El 6 de Junio de 2012, la Confederación Ecuatoriana de Comunidades Trans e Intersex (CONFETRANS) - Asociación Silueta X - Proyecto Transgénero - Construyendo Igualdad - presentaron un Proyecto de Reformas a la Ley de Registro Civil del Ecuador que sustituye el SEXO por el GENERO en la cédula de ciudadanía ecuatoriana. La Campaña "MI género en MI cédula", que acompaña al proyecto de ley, se presentó en la Comisión de Gobiernos Autónomos y Descentralización de la Asamblea Nacional del Ecuador, el 23 de Julio de 2012.