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quinta-feira, agosto 09, 2012

[International] [Commentary]
Beyond ‘men’ and ‘women’: the fraught issue of Olympic gender testing
In June, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) stated that some athletes at the London Olympics, though legally female, may be subject to testing to see if their bodies produce an above-average quantity of “male” sex hormones, such as testosterone.
How athletics is still scarred by the reign of the chemical sisters

UN point out weaknesses in Lithuania's human rights record: CIA prison, domestic violence, discrimination against Roma and LGBT people
The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee urges Lithuania to proceed with the investigation of the alleged hosting of the CIA secret prison, step up efforts against domestic violence and discrimination of sexual minorities.

Candidata transexual da Bahia é escolhida para disputar o concurso Miss Bumbum 2012
Contrariando a vontade do restante das candidatas, que consideraram desleal a participação de transexuais no concurso Miss Bumbum 2012, Amanda Sampaio está mais do que pronta para disputar o título.

RS: Carteira de Nome Social será emitida a partir de 16 de agosto
Rio Grande do Sul começa a emitir Carteira de Nome Social para Trans no dia 16 de agosto

Harrods' Toy Department Drops Rigid Gender Lines
Legendary London department store Harrods has unveiled a revitalized toy section that may be a bit more welcoming to all kinds of boys and girls who enter the store.

Satori Global Transgender Program™ Partners with Renowned Serbian Gender Reassignment Surgeon
Known as one of the leading gender reassignment surgeons in Europe, Miroslav Djordjevic, M.D., joins Satori Global Transgender Program’s network of gender reassignment and plastic surgeons. As part of the agreement, Satori will be the exclusive agency that handles all North, Central and South American patients starting August 1, 2012. Satori World Medical's Global Transgender Program™ provides individuals access to a high quality network of international hospitals and highly trained gender reassignment surgeons at significant cost savings.

Transgenders Don’t Have to be Beggars
Strength, determination and vision are the ingredients to make the impossible , possible. That’s what Sanam Fakir, an angel for the transgenders in Sindh has proved by setting up a computer training center for them at her house. She has established this place with a sole intention to make these less fortunate, bread earners rather than beggars.

Two celebrity transgenders aspire to fight Tamil Nadu polls
It will certainly be a rarity in Indian elections if two celebrity transgenders are given seats by their respective parties to contest in the April 13 Tamil Nadu assembly elections and they manage to beat their opponents.

Party names transgender as CM candidate, to field 50 eunuchs
There is nothing new in transgenders fighting elections these days but in a first, a political party has now decided to field 50 candidates from this marginalised and stigmatised community in the upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

Lrg Hj Taib mourns death of transgender ‘matriarch’
More than 1,000 people packed the street to pay the last respects to Asha Dewi, 68, who succumbed to a heart attack yesterday.

Matrix: Transexual como realizadora
Larry Wachowsky, que foi catapultado para a fama junto com o seu irmão Andy, assumiu-se como transexual e é agora oficialmente conhecido como Lana, confirmando assim os rumores que flutuavam por Hollywood há anos.

National LGBT Veterans Memorial planned at Congressional Cemetery
A national memorial honoring Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender veterans representing the five armed services — Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard — is slated to be constructed on the grounds of the historic Congressional Cemetery in southeast Washington D.C.

Gender dysphoria replacing gender identity disorder in DSM
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) will replace the term gender identity disorder in the upcoming fifth edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), a move that activists have lobbied the APA to make for years, contending that that term characterizes transgender people as mentally ill.

Affordable Care Act Includes Transgender Protections
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), often referred to as Obamacare, bars health care discrimination against transgender people, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said in a memo released earlier this month.
Affordable Care Act and Nondiscrimination
HHS affirms trans protections in health care reform

Trans Man Denied Cancer Treatment; Now Feds Say It's Illegal
Jay Kallio, a former EMT who is disabled with kidney failure, rheumatoid arthritis and now cancer, has struggled to get good medical care, but being transgender stood in the way.
At the age of 50, Kallio transitioned from female to male, but never had gender reassignment surgery, only hormone treatment. "I accept my body as I was born," he said.

Cicero settles lawsuit over transgender harassment
A civil rights law firms says the Town of Cicero has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by a transgender woman who claimed she was harassed by police officers.
The People's Law Office said Tuesday that the town will adopt a policy outlining how police treat transgender people, and pay the woman $10,000.
Cicero reaches historic settlement with Latina transgender woman
Transgender woman settles suit with Cicero, attorneys say

Tras reuniones y propuestas de activistas de la Organización de Transexuales por la Dignidad de la Diversidad y la Comisión Trans de Fundación Iguales, el Ministerio de Salud emitió una nueva circular denominada Circular 21 que reitera las instrucciones para la atención de salud de las personas Trans en la red asistencial, esta vez no refriéndose a nosotr*s como personas con un trastorno sexual de origen desconocido como había ocurrido en la Circular 34.