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quarta-feira, setembro 19, 2012

Fears LGBTs will be left out of ASEAN rights declaration
Human rights groups fear that a new declaration on human rights which is being drafted by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will do nothing to boost the rights of LGBTs and other minority groups in the region

Travesti mata namorado carbonizado e incendeia favela em São Paulo
A favela do Moinho, no centro de São Paulo, pegou fogo na manhã dessa última segunda (17). O incêndio atingiu uma área de 2 mil m², destruiu 80 moradias e deixou 300 pessoas desabrigadas. Dezoito viaturas foram utilizadas para combater as chamas.
Briga de casal gay pode ter começado incêndio em favela paulistana
Travesti mata namorado carbonizado e incendeia favela paulistana
Fogo deixa 1 morto e 300 desabrigados

Travesti é espancado até a morte em São José dos Campos
Ele chegou a ser socorrido ao hospital, mas não resistiu.
Polícia Civil investiga o crime, que ainda não tem suspeitos.

[UK] [Commentary]
Taunts, struggles drives gifted UK trans woman to her death
Hands down, suicide is among the most difficult thing for me to write about, but it is such a huge elephant silently stumbling around in the trans world, it does no good to any of us to ignore its presence.

la transphobie tue
Hier, une de nous nous a quittéEs.

Department considers allowing ‘sex changes’ without requiring surgery
The possibility of loosening regulations defining transsexual people is being considered after the Presidential Office’s Human Rights Consultation Committee said a panel of experts would be invited to discuss the feasibility of such a move, the Department of Health said.

New study into LGBTI's school experiences
The University of Western Sydney is launching a study into how the ‘rules’ of masculinity and femininity affect the school lives of same-sex attracted and gender-questioning youth.

Trans and the Military FAQ
About a month ago I interviewed David McKean, head of the Servicemember’s Legal Defense Network (SLDN) regarding legal and UCMJ issues surrounding being trans in the military. David emphasized that every situation is differs in the particulars. The way trans people are dealt with by the military depends greatly on the individual chain of command, the trans person’s psychological stability, how well liked they are by their command, and what sort of performer they are.

Trans Activists Say Anderson Cooper Destroyed His Reputation With Interview
Trans equality activists are disappointed with Anderson Cooper for featuring what they call a sensational story on his daytime talk show.
[Commentary] Trans Advocates Angry Over Anderson Cooper Guest
[Commentary] Anderson Cooper and the 'Hair Growth-Trans'; Can You Say "BOGUS"??

[USA] [Commentary]
Murdered young transwoman identified as Philadelphia trans activist
A body of a transwoman found on Labor Day in the Frankford neighborhood in northeast Philadelphia with a gunshot wound to the head has been identified as Kyra Cordova, 27, who also used the name Kyra Kruz on social media. Her body was found in a wooded area near a Wawa where she was last seen purchasing food and drinks.

[USA] [Commentary]
Murder, Hair Loss, & Foolish Behavior
So there was this guy.
He wanted to transition. His wife was not supportive. He wasn’t particularly stable. It didn’t go well.

Yountville teachers trained on gender identity issues
Teachers and staff at Yountville Elementary School are working to combat bullying by receiving training in children’s gender identity issues.

[DC, USA] [Commentary]
DC transgender rights promotion underway
A while back I published news that the District of Columbia was going to be starting a campaign to promote transgender rights among the public.

[MA, USA] [Commentary]
Murphy: Federal judge's sex-change ruling rankles
A Massachusetts federal court last week ruled that convicted murderer Robert Kosilek can use the public's money to pay for a sex-change operation so Robert can become "Michelle."
Judge: Transsexual inmate should recoup legal fees
Judge rules that Mass. inmate getting taxpayer-funded sex change also eligible for legal fees

[Commentary] Dual imprisonment by the state and body
Trans prisoner may be given legal costs as well as surgery
Federal judge warns that state’s legal bill could be large after losing convict sex change operation case

Minnesota university books photo exhibit of trangender man's metamorphosis
A Minnesota college is catching heat for planning a controversial event this semester on campus in which a transgender photographer will show a series of photographs that graphically depict his transition from a woman to a man.

Faces of Courage: Transgender Day of Remembrance with Kye Allums
Faces of Courage includes a wide variety of programming that recognizes and highlights Wake Forest’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion. Many events are free and open to the public; and students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of Wake Forest are encouraged to attend.

Oklahoma judge refuses to let men planning sex-change operations have feminine names
Oklahoma County District Judge Bill Graves has denied names changes in two cases where a man was planning a sex-change operation and wanted a feminine name to go along with his new identity. The judge ruled the requests were made for fraudulent purpose.
Also: Judge Bill Graves is former Oklahoma lawmaker
At a glance: What Oklahoma law says on name changes
Transgender Name Changes Not OK With Bible-Quoting Oklahoma Judge
Oklahoma judge bars trans people from changing names
Oklahoma Judge denies name-change for those transitioning
Okla. judge denies transgender name change
'I wanted to give up and just die': Transgender's devastation after judge denies request to change his name to Angela
Citing God and science, Oklahoma judge refuses transgender name changes

[Commentary] Oklahoma judge invokes God as science

Anti-Discrimination Ordinance Hinges on a Head Count
Council sponsor Lee Harris is hoping two more colleagues will commit themselves to inclusion of LGBT categories