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sexta-feira, Julho 06, 2012


Infelizmente estamos a atravessar uma conjuntura socioeconómica mundial que se está a reflectir a todos os níveis, em todos os países. Portugal não é excepção e, na situação actual, os direitos das minorias, entre as quais os das pessoas LGBT, estão uma vez mais a ser tomados por muitas/os como secundários.

No entanto, não podemos nem vamos voltar a submeter-nos ao esquecimento, à marginalização e à guetização nas suas formas mais brutais. Continuamos a exigir o respeito pela diversidade e a erradicação de todas as formas de discriminação, com vista a uma sociedade mais justa e igualitária.

Todas e todos percorremos caminhos diferentes, mas na 7ª Marcha do Orgulho LGBT convergiremos mais uma vez em torno de um objectivo comum. Por isso convidamos-te a estar presente no próximo sábado, dia 7 de Julho, às 15:30h na Praça da República, para voltarmos a encher as ruas do Porto, juntas e juntos na luta por um mundo melhor.

Contamos contigo!

[Brasil]
Polícia prende suspeito de matar travesti empalada, em crime bárbaro no DF
Renata, 37 anos, foi brutalmente assassinada na madrugada de 20 de dezembro de 2009 em uma quadra comercial de Sobradinho.

[Brasil]
Pará ganha campanha pelo uso do nome social de travestis e transexuais nas escolas
Pará adota campanha que defende o uso do nome social de travestis e transexuais nas escolas
Secretaria de Educação do Pará faz campanha para uso do nome social de travestis e transexuais
PA: Campanha defende o uso de 'nome social' de travestis e transexuais


[UK]
London: Gay arts festival GFEST cancelled
London’s annual gay and transgender arts festival GFEST has been cancelled this year due to a lack of funding.

[Sweden]
Man cleared of attempting rape of woman - after female 'victim' turned out to be male
Charge 'invalid' as the attacker's intent was to rape a woman
Brutally assaulted transsexual woman with the intention to rape her but discovered that she still has male genitalia
Ex-partner witnessed the attack and fought the assailant off with a shoehorn
Man beats rape rap after victim found to be a man
[Commentary] Cis man cleared of rape charges because his woman victim had no vagina

[Russia]
LGBT Rally Approved by St. Petersburg Authorities
St. Petersburg authorities have approved for the first time an event in support of civil rights for Russia’s gay and transsexual community, an organizer said on Wednesday.

[China]
Risky sex change surgery ends nightmares
Tony has experienced physical and emotional changes since taking testosterone injections 20 days ago.
The 24-year-old from Shandong's provincial capital Jinan, who refuses to give his Chinese name, says the pitch of his voice is now unstable. Facial stubble has started growing above his upper lip. And he's irritable.

[Thailand]
PAO transgender defends wearing skirt
Yollada "Nok" Suanyos, a transgender councillor on the Nan provincial administration organisation, says he has been criticised by many people for wearing a skirt to work and has called on the public to give equal rights to transgender people.

[Australia]
La Trobe cuts gender studies
La Trobe University is proposing to cut its gender and sexuality studies courses from next year due to falling enrolments.

[New Zealand]
New Zealand proposes third gender option for passports
Kiwis might be able to describe themselves as M, F or X on passports, if proposed changes go through in September

[Canada]
Transgender student named prom queen at Ontario high school
The night of her high school prom, Connor Ferguson anxiously pulled on a floor-length leopard print dress and slipped her feet inside six-inch high heels covered in glitter.
Despite loving the outfit she’d chosen, the 18-year-old transwoman from Trenton, Ont., considered not going to the prom at all, worried her peers might say something nasty or rude. She never expected they would name her prom queen.
Transgender student named prom queen

[USA]
New Transgender Rights Fact Sheets on Seniors and Youth
Lambda Legal announces the publication of two new transgender rights fact sheets, "Survival Tips for Trans Youth" and "Trans Aging: We're Still Here!" They are the latest additions to Lambda Legal's ongoing transgender toolkit project and provide vital information to the transgender community.

[DC, USA] [Commentary]
The silent T in D.C.’s HIV/AIDS epidemic
The District’s annual report on HIV/AIDS data, released June 20, claims to “herald a new era in treating HIV” — and yet there is not a single mention of the impact of the epidemic on the city’s transgender communities.

[NY, USA]
LGBT youth adrift with closure of Bronx Community Pride Center after ex-head arrested for $338K scam
Joshua Williams found the Bronx Community Pride Center just a few months ago, and right away, the gay 15-year-old from Soundview felt safe there.
The community space for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people shielded Williams from the homophobic slurs and hostile stares he faced on the streets of his rough neighborhood.

[Argentina]
Argentina's Cristina Fernandez Delivers New Transgender Identity Cards
Argentina President Cristina Fernandez on Monday personally delivered new identity cards to people who transitioned their genders, saying equality matters.
[Commentary] Changed Times For Trans People In Argentina