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segunda-feira, agosto 13, 2012

Caster happy with Olympic silver, for now
Caster Semenya knew she'd blown her first Olympic final by starting out too slowly.
She expected critical feedback from her coach and, based on her experience over the last three, difficult years, she expected some unkind speculation about her performance in the 800 meters.
Did Caster Semenya Lose the Women's 800 Meters on Purpose?
OII Australia congratulates Caster Semenya on her Olympic medal

(Photo: Silver medalist Caster Semenya of South Africa, gold medalist Mariya Savinova of Russia, and bronze medalist Ekaterina Poistogova of Russia pose on the podium after the women's 800 meters.)

3 em 1: ataque transfóbico, homofóbico e xenófobo
Paris, princípios de Agosto de 2012, um casal canadiano composto por uma mulher transexual, Marie-Eve Baron e a sua companheira de origem francesa, Claire Giroudeau, foi selvaticamente agredido à frente das suas duas filhas.

[Australia] [Commentary]
No discrimination against transgender prisoner
A prison inmate with gender identity disorder, who was denied permission to embark on a programme of female hormone therapy while in prison, was not discriminated against. The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) found that the decision not to allow hormone therapy to commence was based on the Department of Corrective Services’ policy on transgender prisoners, which was not discriminatory.

[USA] [Commentary]
Stephanie and Ukea: 10 Years Later
On August 12, 2002 on the same 50th and C Street corner in SE Washington, DC in which the car accident occurred that eventually took transwoman Tyra Hunter's life due to medical transphobia, transteens Stephanie Thomas and Ukea Davis died in a hail of automatic gunfire.

[USA] [Commentary]
NY Times Magazine Asks: “What’s So Bad About a Boy Who Wants to Wear a Dress?”
The New York Times’ quest for tolerance has taken a lunatic turn. A contributing author for New York Times Magazine is now pushing for boys who want to wear women’s clothing to be allowed to do so, in the name of gender fluidity.

Arizona judge isn't convinced the pregnant man is a man, delaying divorce
Arizona does not recognize gay marriage, which is what a judge considers the union of Thomas and Nancy Beatie, so the couple isn’t even sure they can get a divorce just yet.

Bullying victim continues to struggle but wants to help others
Alex Meadows is careful about her appearance. Her makeup is neatly applied, her hair silky and straight, her ensembles just so.
She puts thought into the image she projects to the world because she's spent a lifetime trying to fit in.
"I happened to be that little boy who wanted to play with dolls and girls," said Meadows, who grew up mostly in Lexington as a male and has started the medical process to become a biological woman.

Becoming Riah: A Concordia student’s journey from man to woman
Riah Roe is used to funny looks and the occasional raised eyebrow. Some people whisper about her. Others simply stare.