Ipswich: Transsexual hate crime victim considered suicide
Julia Ford said she contemplated suicide before making the life-changing decision to become a transsexual at the age of 49.
She said: “I used to sleep with a razor blade at the side of the bed. It was either change or commit suicide.
“I got to a point where I was so depressed I couldn’t carry on living the life I was living. One morning I woke up, looked at the razor blade, picked it up, but put in a drawer and went to see my doctor.
Suffolk: Man fined after threatening transgender neighbour
TENI wins Parade Award at Dublin Pride
A Message from TENI Chairperson Dr Martine Cuypers:
Trans in Media: Broden Giambrone in The Irish Sun
TENI Director Broden Giambrone wrote an opinion piece as part of the Irish Sun's coverage of Dublin Pride 2012.
Transgenre : la longue mue d’Amanda pour être soi
Amanda est une jolie brune de 26 ans, réservée, réfléchie, sensible et à la voix douce. On ne voit pas comment quelqu’un pourrait encore lui dire « Monsieur ». Née garçon, la jeune transgenre de Lannion suit un traitement hormonal depuis un an. Un long parcours de transition pour être enfin soi. Pour ne plus vivre le miroir comme une épreuve.
ILGA-Europe demands Italian gay rights law
The international gay organization ILGA-Europe has written to Italy's prime minister and parliament calling for a new law against discrimination and acts of violence on LGBT people
Rapist freed in Sweden because intended female victim turned out to be transgender
Örebro (Sweden) District Court Judge Dan Sjöstedt acquitted the rapist because the transwoman had no vagina, the planned rape would have been impossible to carry out. [I'm constructing this from a Swedish translation into English]
Complaints about McLeod column not upheld
The Press Council has ruled against upholding complaints about a Dominion Post column by Rosemary McLeod entitled “Why I feel for the kids of ego trippers,” which attacked transgender parents.
SLDN and OutServe to Merge
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and OutServe, two groups that led the fight against the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, announced their intention to merge into a single organization by this October, just over one year after repeal of the military ban took effect.
Trans Advocate Monica Roberts Challenges the Transmisogyny of VH1's 'Love and Hip Hop Atlanta'
Loop21.com, the online news site that focuses on the African-American community, published an op-ed by blogger and trans advocate Monica Roberts that challenges the transphobia and overall sexism of the show Love and Hip Hop Atlanta.
APA task force recommends treatment guidelines and position statements on transgender persons
A report from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Task Force on Treatment of Gender Identity Disorder (GID) recommends the development of clinical practice guidelines for psychiatrists caring for patients who are transgender. The report also encourages the development of position statements regarding the health care and civil rights of people who are gender variant or transitioning gender. The task force report is available online in Springer's journal Archives of Sexual Behavior¹.
[Commentary] APA Task Force calls for equal rights for gender variant people
Former CU Buff basketball player identifies as 'third gender'
As a former guard for the Buffs women's basketball team, University of Colorado alumna Lauren Lubin knew what it meant to be in the spotlight.
Lubin, 27, said on the basketball court she was accustomed to scrutiny for mistakes, but her latest project will put the spotlight on her challenges off the court.
Texas Transgender Health Summit
Transgender Education Network of Texas in collaboration with University of Houston Clear Lake, LHI Houston, the Texas Transgender NonDiscrimination Summit, Transgender Foundation of America and experts in the health and advocacy fields invites you to a day full of workshops and engaging panel discussion on July 19th, 2012 from 8:30 AM till 5PM to address the intersection of health needs and the gender diverse community.
Argentine leader proudly delivers new identity cards to transsexuals, saying equality matters
Argentina’s president personally delivered the nation’s first identity cards on Monday to people who legally switched their genders under a law that sets a global precedent.
President Cristina Fernandez said she’s proud of setting a new global standard with the gender identity law, which overwhelmingly passed congress, enabling anyone to change their gender without first having to win approval from judges or doctors.
'Today is a great day for reparation,' CFK
La Presidenta entrega los primeros DNI de la Ley de Identidad de Género