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quarta-feira, outubro 03, 2012

Lamentable: ONU aprueba polémica resolución rusa sobre valores tradicionales
Por 25 votos a favor, 15 en contra y 7 abstenciones. Chile se abstuvo, pero expresó su preocupación por la resolución. Para el Movilh “esta política internacional refleja una contradicción peligrosa con los derechos humanos de parte de nuestro Estado”.

Members of European Parliament call for trans and intersex inclusive Roadmap
The LGBT Intergroup and the European Greens held a seminar on “Trans and Intersex People: Challenges for EU Law” on September 26th 2012 at the European Parliament with the presentation of a new Thematic Study on Trans and Intersex Discrimination.
Summary: Trans and intersex people – Challenges for EU law
New trans and intersex report says discrimination is ‘rampant in all EU countries’

54 NGOs demand Welfare Minister Vinkele's resignation over "gender-bender" books for children
54 non-governmental organizations submitted a joint letter to top state officials of Latvia, protesting the Welfare Ministry's support for the publication and distribution of children's books that are "ruinous to gender identity" and "tendentious", demanding in the letter that Welfare Minister Ilze Vinkele (Unity) step down.

Govt recognises first Nepali, post-operative transsexual
In a landmark decision, the Cabinet has agreed to provide citizenship to a post-operative transsexual who changed sex from male to female.
Caitlin Panta, earlier Pratik Panta, is the first Nepali to have changed gender through a sex reassignment therapy (SRT) procedure this January.

K’taka transgender activist invited for CJI swearing-in
In an effort to break the gender barrier, Akkai Padmashali a transgender from Bangalore has been invited for the swearing-in ceremony of Chief Justice of India on Saturday in New Delhi. The 29-year-old transgender activist will become the first transgender from the third sex community to attend such a high-profile Government function.

Hyderabad Meet to Discuss Inclusion Plans for Marginal Groups
A day-long consultation on 'designing a social inclusion plan for marginal and vulnerable communities such as sex workers and transgendered women' will be organised here Oct 1.

[New Zealand]
New passports policy delayed, but coming
Internal Affairs’ more flexible passport policy for transgender and intersex people is on the way, however implementation has been delayed for a couple of weeks to ensure a smooth ride.

After Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Ensuring the Health of Gay and Transgender Veterans
In the year since the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the Pentagon has worked to ensure gay service members are treated with respect and given equal access to benefits to the greatest extent possible, taking into account the continued restrictions imposed by the Defense of Marriage Act. Despite this historic progress for active service members, however, the repeal of the Clinton-era policy has not ensured equal treatment for all who have served in the military. Gay and transgender veterans continue to feel the effects of discriminatory policies and programs that fail to meet their health needs.

National Geographic Channel's 'Taboo: Changing Genders' Features Body Builder Chris Tina Bruce
In recent years transgender people have made huge strides in gaining visibility. However, there is still much work to be done in terms of mainstream society reaching a true understanding of the nuances of the many different kinds of transgender experiences. For instance, while many might be familiar with those individuals who transition from one end of the gender spectrum to the other, there are also those who are perfectly happy -- and intent on -- existing somewhere in the middle.

Senator Bennet Introduces LGBT Elder Americans Act
Last week, Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced the LGBT Elder Americans Act of 2012. If passed, this bill would increase federal supports to millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older people through the Older Americans Act (OAA), which is the “major vehicle” for promoting the delivery of social and nutrition services to older Americans and their caregivers.

[USA] [Commentary]
Trans Women in San Diego Prison Stage Hunger Strike
Two trans women incarcerated in the R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego County have been on hunger strike for over a week in an attempt to be allowed to share a cell together. Because they are trans, prison officials refuse to take them off single-cell status. Presumably, they have both been restricted to being in single cells to prevent them from having to share a cell with a man, however, it's clear that this is not for their own protection when there are two of them and they want to share a cell together.

CLU to present films about transgender youth
California Lutheran University will screen two short documentaries about transgender youth as part of its Reel Justice Film Series.

Officers, activists recognized at police liaison reception
More than a dozen LGBT community activists and the five officers assigned to the department’s Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit were awarded by D.C. police officials with a certificate of appreciation Thursday night recognizing their service to community.

Suspect in Chinatown Transgender Assault Arraigned
Robinson pleads not guilty to charge with bias enhancement, as defense demands jury trial

Latest Butt-Injection Death Strikes Fear Into Transgender Cement Victim
The news that a man has been charged with a bizarre murder in Mississippi after he allegedly injected a woman’s buttocks with so much of a silicone-like substance that it killed her has reignited the nightmare of another fake injection victim.

Michelle Kosilek Ruling Sparks Debate Over Rights Of Transgender Prisoners
For years, Michelle Kosilek has been asking the Massachusetts prison system for "sex-change" surgery.
Born Robert Kosilek, she went to jail in 1992 for murdering her wife and at that point, changed her name and "began living like a woman to the maximum extent possible," according to a recent court ruling.

14th Annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance
Join us on November 20th, 2012 from 6:30 till 8:30pm at the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore - 12 W. Franklin St: Corner of Charles and Franklin Streets in Downtown Baltimore

Focus on Transgender Topics at the 2012 Out & Equal Workplace Summit
We’re so excited to welcome Vladi Luxuria back to an Out & Equal event. She was one of our keynote speakers at the Out & Equal Global Summit this past July, and she’ll be joining us again in Baltimore as a plenary speaker.

School districts say nondiscrimination policies protect transgender students
The Nashua School District’s agreement to allow a third-grade transgender student to attend a new elementary school and be treated as a female in “every aspect” has triggered media attention across the country and policy conversation at local districts.
[Commentary] Nashua transgender case a teachable moment

Transgender New Yorkers Face Scorn and Violence Using Public Restrooms
Long before her boyfriend was slashed for defending her against an alleged gay-slur-spewing McDonald's patron who questioned her use of the ladies' room, Jalisa Griffin came to dread each time she needed to use a public bathroom.

ACLU To Fight For Transgender OKC Woman Denied Name Change
The ACLU is now taking up the case of a transgender individual who is being denied a name change. An Oklahoma County judge says she can't legally change her name from the male one she was given at birth, to a female one.
Judge Denies Transgender Name Change Based On Bible
ACLU takes up name change case
Judge cites Bible to deny name-change to transgender woman

City of Knoxville hosts forum on fair housing for LGBT community
Representatives from various East Tennessee housing communities met Friday to discuss the future of fair housing for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

[Costa Rica]
Activistas confrontaron a residentes de San José con su diversidad sexual
Alrededor de 60 activistas de los derechos humanos, confrontaron a los josefinos ayer con mensajes en contra de la discriminación.

Analía es la primera médico transexual del país
En el paraninfo de la universidad Eloy Alfaro estaba ella, junto a 107 nuevos médicos.
Analía era la tercera de la primer fila. Sentada a pocos metros de donde se encontraba la mayoría de fotógrafos, y a los que ella no dejaba de sonreír. Es que en todas las fotos tenía que salir bella.

Ultiman a dos homosexuales
En el caso de Mario Felipe Rivera, los familiares dijeron que era homosexual y que tenía problemas personales que son investigados por un equipo de Homicidios de la DNIC.

Los trans recibirán $ 700 por mes con la tarjeta del Mides
Es la primera vez que este grupo recibirá beneficios del Estado. La Marcha por la Diversidad Sexual que se hace hoy fue declarada de interés ministerial.
El Ministerio de Desarrollo Social, construyendo igualdad

Asesinato de cinco transexuales marca Marcha por la Diversidad en Uruguay
El asesinato de cinco transexuales en lo que va del año en Uruguay -el quinto esta semana- marcó el viernes en Montevideo la Marcha por la Diversidad, cuyos principales reclamos son una ley de matrimonio igualitario y la instrumentación de "políticas efectivas" contra la transfobia.
Movimiento LGBT uruguayo clama contra ola de crímenes hacia transexuales
Miles de personas marcharon por la diversidad
"Aunque somos diferentes todos tenemos los mismos derechos"
Uruguay pride marked by fifth trans murder of the year

Marcha por la diversidad sexual se tomó la Alameda
Los representantes del Movimiento de la Diversidad Sexual y Acción Gay marcharon la tarde de este sábado desde Plaza Italia hasta Plaza Bulnes. Según Carabineros, cerca de 8 mil personas participaron en la actividad.
Organizadores celebran éxito de la Marcha por la Diversidad Sexual
Cerca de 300 personas participaron en la XIV Marcha de la Diversidad Sexual en Concepción
Sexual Diversity March Breaks Attendance Record In Chile
Chileans march peacefully for sexual diversity

Transexual en estado grave tras ser apuñalada en Valparaíso
La víctima, identificada como Cristina M. M., se encuentra internada en el hospital Carlos van Buren. Ella fue atacada por desconocidos el sábado en avenida Brasil con Freire.
Transexual permanece grave tras ser atacado en el centro de Valparaíso
Grave permanece mujer transexual apuñalada en Valparaíso
Transexual apuñalada en Valparaíso denuncia que habría sufrido otros ataques

La funcionaria trans que iba al cementerio a travestirse
Eliana Alcaraz recibe a Boquitas pintadas en la oficina de Diversidad Sexual e Identidad de Género en la Municipalidad de Río Cuarto, en Córdoba. Se la nota cómoda en su espacio, firme en sus convicciones y dispuesta a dar pelea. No siempre fue así. Esta persona trans de 44 años cuenta que pasó por momentos incómodos cuando ingresó al Municipio para formar parte de la Dirección de Derechos Humanos, de la que depende el área que ella creó. Hace cuatro años de esto y aún sigue aprendiendo a abrirse un lugar.

Asumió la primera funcionaria transexual en Santa Fe
Alejandra Ironici, de 35 años, tiene su DNI acorde a su identidad de género desde este año; trabajará en Asistencia Social; "Estoy feliz. Ingresé por mis méritos", dijo
Santa Fe tiene una funcionaria trans

No More 'Lying': Law Bolsters Transgender Argentines
Mateo Solares came to Argentina from Bolivia a few years ago. The 25-year-old was born, and grew up as, Moyra Veronica. Biologically female, Solares says he always felt like a guy.