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quarta-feira, agosto 15, 2012

'It's great to feel accepted,' says transsexual Big Brother winner Luke Anderson
A man who was born a girl was crowned winner of Big Brother tonight.
Luke Anderson, 31, appeared shocked but delighted as he emerged victorious to claim a £50,000 prize.
The married chef, who began to have treatment to change his sex four years ago, received the most votes from viewers, ahead of former LA gang member Adam Kelly.
Take a Luke at me now

Speaking Out - An Open Letter to Meteor About Transphobic Advertising
Meteor is currently running a TV ad that negatively depicts transgender people by promoting stereotypes and encouraging a cheap laugh. Earlier this year Paddy Power also ran a transphobic ad that was met with significant criticism due to its blatant transphobia. There is no doubt that advertising like this is exceedingly detrimental to transgender people and contributes to the stigmatisation and dehumanisation of trans people in Ireland.

LGBT Lebanon: United Against Medieval Methods
The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in Lebanon shouted out against rectal exams on men accused of homosexuality and so-called virginity tests for women during a protest in Beirut on 11 August 2012.
Dozens of activists demonstrated outside the Lebanese Ministry of Justice in Beirut to protest the use of rectal exams on men suspected of homosexuality. The protest also voiced solidarity with women subjected to virginity tests.

'Visibly Drunk'police Assault and Detain Gay Activists
A team of about fifteen riot squad police, some of them visibly drunk, disrupted a meeting at the offices of the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) on Saturday, assaulting and arresting a total of 44 members.
Policía de Zimbabue aplica arresto masivo contra colectivo homosexual

4 eunuchs held for ‘killing’ woman
Lucknow Police have arrested four eunuchs for allegedly causing death of an elderly woman who denied to fulfil their demand of Rs 5,100 as gift after the marriage of her son in a village, about three kilometres away from Shamli town.

Make airport body scans optional: Greens
The Australian Greens want body scans to be optional at nation's international airports in view of privacy and health concerns.

Respected criminal barrister David Stokes transitions smoothly to Heather Stokes
A respected Adelaide criminal lawyer has made her first appearance in court since transitioning from life as a man.
Heather Stokes, formerly known as David, represented convicted murderer Kelly Lee Pearman in the Supreme Court yesterday.
Pearman was jailed for life, with a 15-year non-parole period, for the April 2010 murder of Karen Hodgson.

Democratic Platform Draft Includes LGBT Workplace Protection
The draft of the Democratic Party’s platform mentions sexual orientation and gender identify in its support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a proposed federal bill that would prohibit LGBT people from being discriminated against in the workplace.

FAA Eliminates Unnecessary Psychological Testing for Transgender Pilots
The Federal Aviation Administration has released new medical certification guidelines for transgender pilots, eliminating several rounds of unnecessary psychological testing that were once required.
New FAA Procedures End Unfair Burdens on Transgender Pilots

Behind the Cover Story: Ruth Padawer on Parenting Boys Who Dress Up As Girls
Ruth Padawer, who teaches at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, wrote this week’s cover article on boys who like to dress up as girls. Her last article for the magazine was on reducing a pregnancy with twins to a single fetus.

Supporters of expansion of Human Rights Ordinance to rally Monday evening
The Jacksonville Committee for Equality will be holding a rally in Memorial Park beginning at 6:30 tonight.
Protecting All LGBT people In Jacksonville, FL
Equality Florida Organizes Jacksonville Rally to Push for LGBT Rights

Ordinance on bias may be a ballot battle
KEC, Family Policy council both look to file petitions before vote

Free Obamacare Services Great for Mass. Gay, Bi and Trans Women
On August 1, provisions in the Affordable Care Act went into effect, which mandates that insurers provide a number of preventive health services for women, free of charge. In Massachusetts, the federal law expands their existing state-funded coverage, adding well woman visits, breast feeding support, gestational diabetes screening, and interpersonal violence screening to the list of "mandatory" women’s health services. This mandate is especially important for lesbian, bisexual and transgender women, who have much lower rates of accessing health care than their straight counterparts.

City Council hears arguments for and against anti-discrimination ordinance
A proposed ordinance extending anti-discrimination protection to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people brought citizens to City Hall an hour and a half before Monday night’s council meeting where the measure would later be discussed.
Crowd for, against anti-discrimination law change packs Springfield City Hall
Two Hot-Button Issues Draw Large Crowds to City Council Meeting

Oregon Bar Bans Transgender Women
For two years, Cassandra Lynn and her friends have held ladies' night out at their favorite haunt. On Friday nights, the women meet up for drinks at P-Club Bar and Grill in north Portland, Ore.

2012, transexualidad podría dejar de ser enfermedad mental
El 30 de octubre se realizará el Foro sobre Despatologización Trans en el Distrito Federal

‘The word transsexual is just a label’
As a child Sade Richardson always knew there was something different about her and it took her years before she realized that she was a female in a male body.
“I knew I was different but I didn’t know why… until I reached to about fifteen, sixteen; then is when I realized who I really was,” she told the Sunday Stabroek in a recent interview.

Repudiamos ataque de grupos fundamentalistas hacia activistas de la FALGBT en la Legislatura porteña
Durante una audiencia de la Comisión de Asuntos Constitucionales de la legislatura porteña, militantes fundamentalistas católicos agredieron a militantes de la FALGBT y CAEL que se encontraban en el lugar brindando su opinión favorable sobre el proyecto de la Diputada Lubertino para retirar los símbolos religiosos de los edificios públicos.

La mediática travesti paraguaya Electra tuvo un accidente cerebrovascular
La mediática paraguaya tuvo un accidente cerebrovascular. Está internada en el Hospital Fernández.
El sábado por la noche, la travesti paraguaya "Electra" fue acercada por unos amigos suyos a la guardia del Hospital Fernández por una creciente descompostura.