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terça-feira, outubro 09, 2012

Travesti é atropelada e morta por cliente na Zona Sul de São Paulo
Uma travesti de 24 anos, conhecida como Sheila, que fazia programas nas proximidades da Avenida dos Bandeirantes, zona sul de São Paulo, foi atropelada e morta por um cliente no último domingo (07).

Em Nova Venécia (ES) candidata trans Moa ganha vaga na Câmara
Vereadora transexual consegue terceiro mandato seguido em Nova Venécia, Espírito Santo

I had NHS sex swap to be a I’m 75 I want them to put my tackle back
A SEX-swap dad told yesterday how he boobed by becoming a woman 23 years ago — and begged the NHS to give him his tackle back.
RAF veteran Gary Norton — now 75 — moaned: “I now realise inside I’m a red-blooded man and always have been.
“I want a physical relationship with a woman but I’ve got no equipment — it all went in the op. It’s one heck of a mistake to make.”

Gender-neutral pronoun debate rocks Sweden
Sweden's tradition of gender equality has famously put more mums in the workplace while rising numbers of dads stay at home. Now advocates have a new frontier: they're pushing for a gender-neutral pronoun, "hen", to be added to "han" (he) and "hon" (she).

Belgrade Pride organisers protest ban
This year’s Belgrade Pride march may have been banned but supporters have rallied at an indoor event and held a sit down protest to protest the ban

Paving way for better future of transgenders
Honey, a 23-year transgender, says she wants to change her life and live like a normal human being. She is fed up of her current lifestyle and complains that everyone makes fun of her.

Missing man turns up as woman 18 months later
A railway employee who had allegedly undergone a gender reassignment surgery has caused a flutter as he was produced as a female in answer to a habeas corpus plea filed by his wife in a Dindigul court. He had reportedly iterated his desire to remain a female.

‘Don’t hide who you are’
Australia’s youth mental health foundation, headspace, has launched a new LGBTI campaign to help young people who are feeling the pressure to hide their sexuality.

[New Zealand]
Transsexual group creates formal committee
A group which began on Facebook has become formal, and is now working on goals and aims focused on advancing matters important to transsexual New Zealanders.

Transgender students get protection in Toronto schools while MP introduces anti-trans ‘bathroom bill’
The Toronto District School Board announced Thursday that it has introduced a new set of guidelines to ensure transgender equality for students and staff in the district’s 600 schools.

[Canada] [Commentary]
Garrison criticizes Anders’ petition against the gender identity bill
New Democrat Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Trans critic Randall Garrison expressed his outrage at the petition against Bill C-279 published by the MP for Calgary West.
[Commentary] The Mask of Gender
Rob Anders' Transgender 'Bathroom Bill' Petition Praised On Sun News (VIDEO)

[Commentary] VIDEO: Flush the bathroom bill
[Commentary] Bill C-279: Compromise on Bathroom Issue May Be Needed

Janet Mock, Mara Keisling, Laverne Cox Star In Transgender Voting Campaign online editor Janet Mock, National Center for Transgender Equality President Mara Keisling and actress Laverne Cox are among those appearing in a campaign addressing transgender election issues.

[USA] [Commentary]
Transverse: National Geographic Attempts Trans Issues on Taboo, Fails
You know that sound a fork makes when it scrapes across a plate? That cringe is basically the same reaction I have when the dramatic, high-pitched suspense music queues up on some self-serious, slick television show and a vaguely alarmed anchor says over a quick-edit, rotating full body shot of two trans folks something like "In their twenties, and trapped in the wrong bodies, Gail and Don take the path toward self-destruction."

[USA] [Commentary]
A Decade of Victories for Trans Rights
A decade ago no news about transgender issues was usually good news about transgender issues. Although the rate of murders and violence against transgender people, especially against transgender women of color, continues to be a tragedy (and one that remains largely unaddressed), historic gains have been made. And today, when you open the newspaper and read about transgender issues, you just may be reading about an extension of health-care coverage, a third-grader allowed to go to school as her authentic self, or the EEOC ruling protecting transgender people from workplace discrimination under Title VII.

[USA] [Commentary]
Rare event: Transwoman wins battle with insurance carrier
Ida Hammer, 34, is originally from Utah and now lives in the borough of Queens, New York City. Raised a Mormon, Ida is a writer and an activist. She moved to NYC four years ago and immediately began hormone treatment and living as a woman.

TranSquat App Helps Transgender Community Find Safe Restrooms
What if going to a public restroom meant sideways glances, threats, or even violence? For the transgender community, that’s the scary reality. Now comes TranSquat, an app that helps users find the closest safe bathroom. Eliza Shapiro reports.

[USA] [Commentary]
Olympia WA School Officials: State Gender Identity provision overrides Title IX Equality for Girls Swim Teams
Two Washington State high-school Girls Swim Teams were stripped of their Federal Title IX rights by Olympia Washington School officials after the teens and their parents refused to allow the girls to shower with a middle-aged retired military man calling himself Colleen. The man was discovered in the women’s sauna by a high-school teen girls swim team. Parents refused to let their minor girls undress in front of him. As a result, local school officials have forced the girls into a small ancillary locker room space and given use of the women’s locker room to the male.

GLBT Film Festival Starts Sunday
A film focusing on transgender people will kick off the 2012 GLBT Documentary Film Festival at 2 p.m. Sunday Oct. 7 at the Oak Park Public Library.

Prisoner awarded gender reassignment surgery, attorneys seek legal expenses
Convicted murderer Michelle Kosilek — who was granted taxpayer-funded gender-reassignment surgery ordered by a federal judge — is demanding $698 in reimbursement for legal expenses for arguing her case from behind bars, and her attorneys are seeking fees of around $800,000, according to documents filed this week in U. S. District Court.

Quincy couple talk about transgender son’s sad journey
Marcia and Ken Garber had two girls, Sarah born first, and five years later another girl, Kristen. From the time she was in preschool, Kristen dressed like a boy and played with the boys.

The language of clothing: Students publicly cross dress to examine social constructs
If you were on Elon University’s campus Oct. 3, you just might have seen a young man sporting a pair of red high heels.

DA refuses to account for key document in Morris case
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office refuses to confirm or deny whether it has a police log in the Nizah Morris case, even though such logs are considered public records under state law.

Two years out, no movement in Blahnik case
It was National Coming Out Day in 2010 when Stacey Blahnik was murdered in her home. Two years later, her killer remains at large.

Judge blocks voter-ID law
Voters will not have to present proper photo identification when they head to the polls next month, after a judge blocked the state’s new voter-ID law this week.

Philly Trans* March promotes awareness and unity
Saturday afternoon, Love Park served as the starting point for the second annual Philly Trans* March, a celebratory event promoting awareness of and unity within the transgender, gender-variant and gender nonconforming community in Philadelphia.

LGBT Group Pushes for Anti-Discrimination Ordinance
Finding a job can be hard enough.
But how about if you are transgendered? It can be almost impossible.

Transgender woman told to leave women’s locker room
A transgender woman said she was discriminated against after using the women’s locker room at Evergreen State College.