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domingo, outubro 07, 2012

ATA insta la ministra de Sanidad a que garantice la continuidad de las cirugías de reasignación para personas transexuales
ATA (Asociación de Transexuales de Andalucía), ante la noticia publicada en el el 20 de Septiembre de 2012 acerca de que el Ministerio de Sanidad plantea la eliminación de las cirugías de reasignación de sexo de la sanidad pública, manifiesta:

Convocatoria XXI aniversario del asesinato de Sonia, mujer transexual asesinada en Barcelona
El 6 de octubre de 1991 un grupo de fascistas asesinaban a la transexual Sonia en el parque de la Ciutadella de Barcelona. El Front d’Alliberament Gai de Catalunya (FAGC) y la Coordinadora de Lesbianes, Gais, Transsexuals i Bisexuals de Catalunya (CLGTB) presentaron la acusación popular que llevó a la cárcel a los asesinos. Este sábado 6 de octubre a las 12 horas en el Parque de la Ciutadella de Barcelona se conmemora el XXI aniversario de su asesinato.

Pressure builds on Serbia over gay pride ban
A chorus of politicians from across Europe along with the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay have urged the authorities in Serbia to reconsider a ban on this weekend’s gay pride march in Belgrade.

Court dismisses MyKad gender change bid
The Court of Appeal today dismissed an application by a transsexual to review a High Court’s decision that rejected her application to change her gender from male to female in her MyKad.
Court of Appeal dismisses application by transsexual for MyKad change

Intersex doco to have first public screening
The first public screening in Australia of the groundbreaking documentary Intersexion will take place early next week at Sydney’s Red Rattler Theatre.

Critics slam transgender comments from Tory
Calgary West MP Rob Anders is once again at the centre of controversy, this time for asking Canadians to oppose transgender rights legislation.
Transgender community outraged by petition of Conservative MP Rob Anders
[Commentary] MP Rob Anders Upsets Transgender Community, Takes Aim at Bill C-279: report
The vast bathroom conspiracy
MP launches “bathroom bill” petition
MP Rob Anders fights transgender rights bill
Conservative MP's anti-trans petition elicits anger, disbelief

[Commentary] Rob Anders' "Bathroom Bill" Theory Belongs in the Toilet
Critics blast Rob Anders for saying transgendered rights bill would endanger children

Toronto school board introduces policy for transgender students, staff
The Toronto District School Board has introduced a new set of guidelines that spell out what kind of accommodation the board must offer to “transgender and gender non-conforming students and staff.”
‘Zhe’ & ‘Hir’: Toronto School Board guidelines on gender identity allow for non-masculine/feminine pronouns
New guidelines accommodate transgender students, teachers

Trans woman killed in New West home
A trans woman fatally stabbed in her New Westminster home Sept 29 is being remembered as a kind, generous and spiritual person who struggled to overcome persecution.
Victim was a 'bright light'

Video campaign speaks out against anti-trans voter ID laws
Experts claim over 25,000 transgender people could lose right to vote as a result of revised photo ID laws in US

Idea of the Day: Health Insurers Shouldn’t Discriminate Against Transgender People
Transgender people face tough realities across the United States in routine areas of life that most people take for granted, including rights to employment, housing, and personal safety. Health care, particularly health insurance coverage, is another area where transgender people routinely experience serious and potentially life-threatening discrimination on the basis of gender identity.

Lana Wachowski, director/writer
Wachowski and her brother Andy have directed some of the most iconic and lucrative films to come out of Hollywood, including "The Matrix" franchise and "V for Vendetta." "Cloud Atlas," the $100 million sci-fi time-bending epic starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry that dazzled Toronto festgoers, is her next directorial effort, again teaming with sibling Andy plus Tom Tykwer. It's also the filmmaker's first film as Lana, not Larry. At the recent Toronto fest, she talked to the press about her transgender choices, saying that she began struggling with gender identity at an early age. For his part, Andy has said that Lana is "easier to work with" than Larry was.

University of Iowa Hospital to open new LGBT clinic
In May we heard from Shay O'Reilly, a transgender patient who needed an appointment with an endocrinologist, but was turned away multiple times before finally being seen.

[MA, USA] [Commentary]
Weiss: Courts deem sex change new right for prisoners
Sixty-three-year-old Robert Kosilek sits in jail serving a life sentence without parole for the 1990 murder of his wife, Cheryl. In an unprecedented ruling, a federal district judge in Massachusetts ordered authorities of the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide Kosilek with a sex change operation at taxpayer expense.
[Commentary] Kosilek's sex change: privilege or right?
Murderer seeking state-funded sex change operation asks for more than $800,000 in attorney fees and costs
Kosilek seeking $698 for himself, $800,000 for lawyers
Trans prisoner files for expenses from gender-reassignment legal battle
Killer’s $ demands anger victim’s kin

[Commentary] Is Sex Reassignment Surgery a Basic Human Right?
Transgender killer asks for $806K

Transgender Athlete Kye Allums to Speak at Carleton College
Kye Allums, who made history as the first openly transgender athlete to play on an NCAA Division I college basketball team, will present his story, entitled “A Transgender Athlete’s Story,” at Carleton College on Friday, Oct. 12. Sponsored by Carleton’s Gender and Sexuality Center as part of “National Coming Out Week,” this event takes place in the Great Hall beginning at 5:00 p.m., and it is free and open to the public.
Transgender athlete to give talk

Charges brought against UM International student
An international student at the University of Montana is facing one count of misdemeanor sexual assault and one count of misdemeanor assault after punching a transgender student in the face at a party in April. The victim said she was punched because of her gender identity, but the international student said he was the one who was molested and violated.
(Photo: These injuries were sustained after being punched in the eye by Onwubiko.)

Anti-discrimination ordinance eyed in Grand Island
Grand Island City Attorney Bob Sivick has been asked to draft a city ordinance to protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Victory in Sex $wap
A Queens transgender person — who says that for 34 years she’s been a woman trapped inside a man’s body — has won the battle to get a health-insurance company to pay for her sex-change operation.
Queens woman trapped in man’s body wins battle with insurance company that balked at paying for her sex change operation
NYC woman wins coverage for transgender procedure
Trans woman’s health insurance will pay for gender-reassignment surgery

[Commentary] Anti-Gay activist Ida Hammer wins cosmetic “Sex Change” from MVP Health Care