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quinta-feira, julho 05, 2012

O GRIT - Grupo de Reflexão e Intervenção sobre Transexualidade da Associação ILGA Portugal vai promover, no próximo dia 7 de julho às 21h00 , no Centro LGBT, a tertúlia " Políticas Trans: Qual o Futuro? ".

Que políticas para combater a Transfobia? Num contexto comum a Portugal e Espanha, onde vigoram Leis de Identidade de Género que procuram garantir o direito à identidade das pessoas transexuais, que passos faltam ser dados para conquistar uma cidadania plena? Quais os caminhos para garantir a todas as pessoas transexuais cuidados de saúde adequados e respeitadores da sua autonomia?

Para esta reflexão teremos a participação de Carla Antonelli, ativista trans espanhola e deputada a Madrid pelo Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE).

South Africa and Brazil demand UN action on gay rights
United Nations ambassadors of South Africa and Brazil call for action on sexual orientation and gender identity as universal human rights and want to combat hate crimes

In 2010, a group of young trans* and inter* people came together in a summer camp to discuss their visions on a future in which they will be guaranteed equal rights. Fruit of this meeting was the publication of "Muu, mikä - transnuorten visio 2020". Their vision has now been translated into English. Et voilà:

‘Society is surpassing the politicians on gay rights’
Society has surpassed politicians in the fight for wider lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) solidarity, according to leading gay rights activist Gabi Calleja.

Amnesty International published a report and a short video documentation on hate crimes against Bulgarian LGBT people.

"Call me Christine"
report on a transwoman from Botswana.

Trans abuse scandal rocks gay safe house in Kenya
LGBT activists call for closure of safe house over allegations that staff member abused residents

In transition
Youths are leading the shift toward tolerance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual community. Xu Jingxi in Guangzhou and Cheng Anqi in Beijing report.
It's never too late to be yourself
Society didn't accept him but is changing with her

[South Korea]
Comeback for Korean transgender popstar Harisu
South Korean transgender singer Harisu is back with new single after six years

New report suggests vilification & discrimination a continuing concern
A new report helped launched by federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek late last week has found many members of the LGBTI community in NSW continue to experience troubling instances of severe discrimination and vilification.

Brisbane Gender Clinic Closes
The Brisbane Gender Clinic which provides vital transgender health services has been forced to temporarily close its doors as Dr Gale Bearman who runs the service battles her own personal health issues.

No grounds to charge Toronto cops with Niagara woman's injury, watchdog says
The province's police watchdog agency has concluded there are no reasonable grounds to charge a Toronto police officer with a criminal offence after a former Niagara Falls woman was bloodied while being arrested during the Occupy Toronto movement.

Suhr to issue bulletin on condoms
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr has announced that condoms will no longer be confiscated as evidence of prostitution by officers.

Today’s DC Council Hearing on Hate Crimes
DCTC joined with other local LGBT organizations to testify before the DC Council’s Judiciary Committee today on hate crimes and police response. In our testimony, we stressed that in order for the Metropolitan Police Department to be able to appropriately address anti-trans violence in DC, the following steps need to be taken:
D.C. Council holds hearing on hate crimes

DC Advocates Launch Wide-Ranging Survey on Transgender Needs
Several DC transgender advocacy groups have teamed up to launch a wide-ranging “Trans Needs Assessment Survey.”
D.C. groups launch transgender survey

Transgender woman sues D.C. police, U.S. marshals
A transgender D.C. woman alleges in a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service that she was improperly placed with male prisoners after a 2009 arrest.

U.Va doctor recommends surgery for transgender inmate
A U.Va. doctor is recommending a major, surgical procedure for a Virginia inmate seeking a male-to-female, sex change operation paid for by the state.

Transsexuals Given Gender Choice ID cards by President Cristina Fernandez [VIDEO]
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez spearheads new law that grants people ability to choose their own name and gender on ID cards without seeking official approval.