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sexta-feira, outubro 05, 2012

Rio de Janeiro: Travesti é baleado por traficantes em Madureira
Um homem de 31 anos, que seria travesti, foi baleado por traficantes na madrugada desta quarta-feira, em um dos acessos ao Morro da Serrinha, em Madureira, na Zona Norte do Rio. A vítima foi encontrada ferida por policiais do 9º BPM (Rocha Miranda) na Rua Operário Sadock, entrada da comunidade, dominada por bandidos ligados à facção criminosa Terceiro Comando Puro (TCP). O caso foi registrado pelos PMs na 29ª DP (Madureira) com o número de R.O 5833/12.

Una Ley Integral de Transexualidad y la movilización política y social ante los recortes, prioridades para ALEAS Andalucía
Aleas Andalucía, área de libertad de expresión afectivo sexual de IULV-CA, celebró este fin de semana en Sevilla su primer encuentro de elaboración colectiva con asociaciones LGTB a fin de iniciar una hoja de ruta sobre las cuestiones que afectan al colectivo y que se asumen en el documento del Pacto de Gobierno entre IU y PSOE.

Positive role model Paris wins at National Diversity Awards
A WOMAN from Hucknall has won a national award for her work to improve media representations of transgender people.
Paris Lees was given the award for Positive Role Model for LGBT at this year's National Diversity Awards at Manchester's Midland Hotel last month.

Suicide in Trans Communities - New Data from the Mental Health & Well-being Survey
The preliminary results from the Trans Mental Health and Well-being survey* have found high levels of suicide ideation and attempted suicide within transgender communities in Ireland. The data revealed that 78% of trans people have thought about ending their lives and 40% have attempted suicide.

Ukraine Moves Toward Gay Propaganda Law
Ukrainian lawmakers passed in the first reading on Tuesday a draft law making promotion of homosexuality a criminal offense, in a move similar to a recent legislative measure adopted by the city authorities in Russia’s St. Petersburg.
Ukraine gives initial approval to anti-gay law
Ukraine Parliament OK's Bill Criminalizing Gay 'Propaganda'
MEPs condemn new Ukraine censorship law
Ukrainian Parliament passes draft law banning ‘homosexual propaganda’ in first reading
Ucrania aprueba en primera lectura prohibir la “propaganda homosexual”
Foreign Ministry calls on Rada to take into account Ukraine's obligations before banning propagation of homosexuality
EU deeply disappointed by bill banning promotion of homosexuality in Ukraine
Ukraine votes for anti-gay propaganda law

Govt okays citizenship rights to transsexual
In a landmark decision, the Cabinet has agreed to provide citizenship to a post-operative transsexual who changed sex from male to female.

B.C. to fund phalloplasty surgery for transgender men
The province of B.C.'s Medical Services Plan (MSP) has opted to begin covering phalloplasty, or the surgical creation of a penis, for transgender men.

Transgender support group mourns homicide victim
A Vancouver support group for the transgender community is mourning the loss of one of their members after she was stabbed to death on Saturday.
Police identified the victim of New Westminster’s first homicide of the year Thursday as 26-year-old January Marie Lapuz, who legally changed her name from John Carlo Embo Lapuz in 2008.

$25K reward offered in Cordova case
Thanks to city funding and a community donation, investigators may be one step closer to find the killer of local transwoman Kyra Cordova

UIHC LGBT Clinic to open Monday
Two University of Iowa physicians are teaming up to start University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics’ first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Clinic, and some advocates say it’s a step toward reducing barriers for those patient populations.

State appeals Michelle Kosilek’s sex change surgery order
Massachusetts has filed an appeal of a federal judge’s decision that orders the state prisons department to pay for a convicted murderer’s sex reassignment surgery.
[Commentary] Michelle Kosilek, Barney Frank and Prisoner Sex Changes

Students and faculty push for gender-neutral restrooms
A group of Oakland University students and faculty are advocating for more gender-neutral bathrooms on campus.

Health Services adds hours, LGBTQ support
Following an evaluation in 2010, Health Services has implemented a number of changes this semester including additional hours, advancement in online accessibility and improved support for transgender students.

Victory! Transgender Woman Wins Insurance Coverage for Sex Reassignment Surgery
We are thrilled to announce that we have resolved a claim on behalf of a transgender woman who had been denied health insurance coverage for sex reassignment surgery

On the Gaydar: Philly Trans March and Outfest
Members of the local transgender community will take to the streets this week for the second annual Philly Trans March. The event, which starts at Love Park, begins with a rally, continues with a march through Center City and returns to Love Park for performances by local transgender artists. The purpose of the march is to draw attention to both the accomplishments and the challenges of Philadelphia’s transgender, transsexual and gender-variant individuals.

Voto de Cuba en la ONU preocupa a activistas LGBT
El voto de Cuba a favor de una polémica resolución rusa en el Consejo de Derechos Humanos de Naciones Unidas sobre “valores tradicionales” ha generado alarma en activistas de la comunidad gay de la isla.

Transgender face highest murder rate in Brazil
Brazil continues to witness the murder of transgender citizens in what local rights groups and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists have said is “alarming.”

Argentina’s New Gender Law Is Making Life Way Easier for Trans People
A helpful new law that simplifies the process for changing one's name and gender on an ID card (and covers sex procedures like sex reassignment under health care) aims to make joining the mainstream population a much more attainable goal for transgender citizens in Argentina. In other countries, the gender/name change process can wind a byzantine bureaucratic course through medical procedures or court appearances. This in turn presents trans people with a pretty significant obstacle between them and the activities that other citizens take for granted, such as applying for and securing a new job.