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domingo, outubro 14, 2012

EU hopefuls still fall short on gay rights
Eastern European countries, including Serbia and Turkey, criticized over LGBT discrimination and abuse

Despatologização e reflexões
No próximo Sábado, dia 20 de Outubro, muita gente por este mundo fora vai lutar pela despatologização da Transexualidade e das Identidades Trans. Este é o mote que me leva a fazer aqui uma breve reflexão de 41 anos de vida.

Travesti Shakira é assassinada após briga de bar em Abreu e Lima
Uma travesti conhecido como Shakira foi assassinada na madrugada deste sábado em um bar no Centro de Abreu e Lima, na Região Metropolitana do Recife. Ronaldo Rodrigues dos Santos, de 34 anos, estava bebendo com amigos quando, após um desentendimento, foi executado com um disparo na cabeça. De acordo com a polícia, a vítima era conhecida por cometer pequenos roubos na área, se prostituir e consumir drogas.

El 'apartheid' de los transexuales
Carol Ferrer soñó con tan sólo siete años que era una niña. Sus genitales eran de varón, pero aquella niña tuvo muy clara su identidad sexual. Desde entonces, ha luchado contra todo tipo de adversidades por alcanzar su sueño. "Y ya nadie me va a parar. Soy una mujer porque me siento realizada como mujer", afirma tajante esta transexual.

Pressing for transgender rights
Nearly 30 years' experience in his career should give Jack an excellent chance in securing a job relevant to his qualifications and expertise, but most of his accomplishments were achieved under a different name, as a woman.

[South Africa]
Judge tells trans person’s neighbor to pay up for years of harassment and hate comments
Among other things, the trans person’s neighbor, Wilna van Staden, would call her neighbor “it”, routinely tell people of the trans person’s gender change, circulated a petition to get the trans person evicted, and invited visitors to watch her trans neighbor over the bordering fence.

Dunya — a film featuring khwaja siras
The media’s portrayal of khwaja siras (transgender individuals) is often negative. In the film industry, such a character is either the subject of a joke or frowned upon and given limited roles.

Transsexuals lose bid to cross-dress
Four transsexuals who challenged a Syariah state law that bars them from dressing as women in public lost their case in the High Court yesterday.
Court ruling on Muslim transsexuals raises alarm over Islam ‘superseding’ Constitution
Malaysian transgenders lose court battle
Singapore LGBT activists condemn Malaysia transgender ruling

Trannies give cops a hard time in vice raid
Nine transvestites and three women ran helter-skelter in the dark when police moved in to crack down on vice activities in Chulia Street and Penang Road.
All were nabbed eventually but not before giving police a hard time chasing after them in the middle of the night.

Gender identity becomes more precise with new term
Happy with your genitalia? Then you likely fall into the category of "cisgender".
It is a word the trans* community roughly defines as a person's gender matching their anatomy.
The trans* community is one of people who may not feel they fit into the rigid boxes of man or woman, male or female.

[New Zealand]
Lack of action on trans inmates issue slammed
The pressure is once again on the Government to fix the Corrections Department’s policy to house transgender inmates in prisons based on their sex at birth, unless they have had full gender reassignment surgery.

Support for transgender bill in Barrie
Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are rallying in Barrie Monday night to show support for federal legislation Bill C-279.
The bill is an amendment to the Human Rights Code and Criminal Code of Canada in connection to gender identity.

Transgendered Ontarians now allowed to alter birth certificates without sex-change surgery
Ontario has become the first jurisdiction in Canada to allow transgendered people to change the gender on their birth certificates without sex-change surgery.

National study to quiz teachers on homophobia
Fighting homophobia in the school system has become very personal for Paul Olson.
Study aims to end 'toxic effects of homophobia' on students

Vancouver judge hears tale of hard upbringing for transgendered woman who beat man to death
A transgendered woman beat and stabbed to death a man with whom she had had a volatile relationship, a Vancouver judge was told Thursday.

Nova Scotia activists tackle trans rights
The Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project (NSRAP) is looking to push lawmakers to follow Ontario’s lead and amend the province’s Human Rights Act to include the terms "gender identity" and "gender expression.”

Oct. 25 - From Gender Identity Disorder to Gender Identity Creativity
Public lecture on the liberation of gender-nonconforming children and youth

Pride: Trans March encourages visibility
The fourth annual Atlanta Pride Trans March steps off Saturday to raise awareness and visibility for the “T” in “LGBT.” Marchers gather at 1:15 p.m. at the Hospitality Center and step off at 1:45 p.m.

Pocatello considers LGBT protection law
Pocatello's city council is looking at a possible new law that would mean a lot more legal protection for people in the gay and transgender community.

Transgendered KC
Gender identity is central to one's sense of self. So, when an individual undergoes a physical transformation, they alter more than just their appearance. It's an emotional journey that transforms lives.

Colombians campaign for LGBT rights during Gender Diversity Week
Gustavo Petro, mayor of Colombia's capital city Bogotá, heads a week-long series of events to promote transgender rights and combat homophobia