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sexta-feira, outubro 26, 2012

Miss Universe Canada Contestant Wants WHO to Stop Stigmatizing Trans People
Former Miss Universe Canada competitor Jenna Talackova is part of an effort urging the World Health Organization to stop classifying people with transgender identities as having a mental disorder.

Travesti é agredida após encontro na região metropolitana do Rio
Uma travesti foi agredida ao sair com um homem que conheceu em uma boate de Itaboraí, na região metropolitana do Rio. Pamela, como é conhecida, teve o nariz quebrado e vários cortes no rosto.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service transgender woman tells her story
IT would be hard to think of a more macho CV than one listing Royal Marine, firefighter and father.
And Katie has done it all – when she was still living as a man.
The 40-year-old jokes that if she had been born a girl she would have been a tomboy.

Brighton Council plans to remove Mr and Mrs titles from all documents to protect city's transgender community from offence
Plans come after council investigated the lives of the city's transgender community
One councillor brands move 'ludicrous' but plan will go ahead if public back support it
Proposal to scrap Mr & Mrs from Brighton and Hove council forms

World's Youngest Transsexual Kim Petras Is YouTube Hit With Chris Brown Cover
A teenager who became the world's youngest transsexual when she was just 16 has become an internet sensation after releasing a cover of Chris Brown's well known track Don't Wake Me Up on YouTube.
WATCH: Young Trans Woman Rocks Chris Brown's 'Don't Wake Me Up'
Sex Change Singer Kims You Tube Hit

Another woman murdered in Antalya, one more victim in the undeclared war
As ever, my thoughts go out to Serap’s loved ones and all my trans sisters in Turkey, fighting daily to survive in an undeclared war being waged by their compatriots with the tacit complicity of the state.

[South Africa]
The 26st transgender teen who wants to drop 16st so he can have surgery to become a woman
Raven El Messaoudi, 15, is 5ft 2in and currently weights 26 stone
The Johannesburg teen has been promised a breast operation and gender surgery if she loses the weight
Raven, born Sharif, has lived as a girl for ten months
Mom tells trans teen: Drop 100kg fat and I'll pay for your surgery

[South Africa]
South Africa marks International Intersex Awareness Day
Transgender and Intersex Africa push for more awareness of intersex issues in South Africa

Eunuchs pour out their woes, seek help
‘We want identity card, voters ID and a job to lead a dignified life’
“We are part of this society and consider us as your own people. Don’t be scared of us. If we are given an employment, then we too can lead a dignified life,” appealed eunuchs hailing from various parts of the State and have been living in Mangalore.
Transgender people crave for dignity

Kru Lilly tells her story
Today’s Life section has a long story on famed transgender tutor Kijmanoch ‘Kru Lilly’ Rojanasupya. This excerpt will get you started.
Totally worth it

Tasmanian push for intersex rights
Intersex Tasmanians could be the first in the world to gain crucial legal protections against discrimination if an amendment bill in their Parliament is passed.

'Social shame' heightens transgender suicide
Recent Ontario study of transgender health issues points to alarming trend

LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Chris Tina Bruce
Chris Tina Bruce made history in October 2011 when she competed as the first transgender woman in a bodybuilding contest in San Diego. Since then, when Bruce isn't busy competing and running her personal training business, she has used her visibility to speak out about transgender issues.

Lana Wachowski Explains Struggle With Being Trans, Suicide Plan
The 'Cloud Atlas' co-director accepted the Visibility Award at the recent HRC gala
Trans Matrix director Lana Wachowski speaks candidly at Human Rights Campaign gala
Lana Wachowski, Transgender 'Cloud Atlas' Director, Reveals Painful Adolescence, Suicide Attempt (VIDEO)
Lana Wachowski: I used to think there was something ‘wrong’ with me

Military Group Picks Trans Woman As Leader
A watershed moment in the LGBT rights movement. “The fight is not over,” says OutServe-SLDN's new chief, Allyson Robinson.

Feminists, sex workers march against Prop 35
About 50 people, including feminists, sex workers, and their supporters, staged a march in the Castro recently to urge people to vote against Proposition 35 on the November ballot.

Trans activists honored in Clarion Alley mural
It was important to Tanya Wischerath that the crowds who came to last weekend's Clarion Alley Block Party got to see the latest addition to its collection of murals. The new piece is a stirring tribute to transwomen activists, done in jewel tones on a background of night sky and stained glass. "I was told nine days before the street fair [that I got the wall], and I was adamant that I would have something finished by then," the artist said in an email. We're glad -- it's lovely.

Transgender Day of Remembrance November 20th
Join us on Tuesday November 20th at The Metropolitan Community Church of Washington on 474 Ridge St NW, Washington D.C. 20001 for the Transgender Day of Remembrance 2012 from 6pm onwards.

Judge OKs deal over gender on birth certificates
People who undergo sex changes will find it easier to change the gender on their Illinois birth certificates under an agreement approved Tuesday by a Cook County judge.
Court asked to approve new policy for issuing corrected Illinois birth certificates for transgender individuals
Ill. court OKs end to genital surgery requirement for birth certificate changes

East Aurora, Illinois strips transgender protections from students on SpiritDay
On Friday, while the rest of the country was going purple in support of LGBT young people on Spirit Day, the school board in East Aurora, Illinois was sending the exact opposite message to transgender students.

New Orleans LGBT community reports police abuses to City Council
Of the several dozen people packed into City Council chambers Wednesday, many were there to speak for those too afraid to come for themselves: young, black transgendered women, routinely harassed by the city's police officers. They told of several young people being intentionally hit by patrol cars, bloodied, asked if they're prostitutes, arrested for no reason and called names by judges and police officers.

Got LGBT Rights?: An Act Relative to Gender Identity
"An Act Relative to Gender Identity" is a new Massachusetts law effective as of July 1st, 2012 that adds gender identity as a characteristic protected from discrimination. This interactive workshop discusses gender identity and expression and identifies existing areas of law that are impacted by this new gender identity protection. Join us for a fun, entertaining, and informative presentation.

Expert to decide whether killer gets electrolysis
The federal judge who last month ordered taxpayer-funded sex-change surgery for transsexual wife-killer Robert Kosilek is now forcing the state prison system to hire an expert to determine whether he needs electrolysis hair-removal treatment.
Judge: State must hire expert to show that Michelle Kosilek does not need electrolysis

Stop-and-Frisk Targets Transgender Community Unfairly, Study Says
Jackson Heights’ transgender community has been targeted by police for stop-and-frisks at more than double the rate of the rest of the neighborhood's population, a new study says.

Transgender murder 30th anti-LGBTQ homicide in Puerto Rico in decade
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has learned of the latest in a string of anti-LGBTQ homicides in Puerto Rico, bringing the total known anti-LGBTQ homicides to 30 in the past 10 years. Transexuales y Transgeneros en Marcha (TTM), a transgender advocacy organization in Puerto Rico, reported that Malena Suarez, a transgender woman in Carolina, Puerto Rico, was discovered dead in her home as a result of multiple stab wounds in her back, according to authorities.

Transgender inmate seeks favorable ruling Wednesday
Attorneys for the transgender woman say the surgery is a medical necessity brought on by a severe case of gender identification disorder.
US appeals panel hears case of Virginia inmate seeking sex reassignment surgery
US judges hear Va. inmate's sex-change appeal
Should an inmate get a sex change operation while in jail?
Transgender inmate case presented to appeals court
Judges hear gender reassignment appeal from incarcerated trans woman
U.S. judges hear transgender inmate’s sex-change appeal

[Latin America]
A terminar con la ‘transfobia’
“Hay una actitud social muy común de rechazo hacia la diversidad sexual que, en el caso de las personas ‘trans’, se conoce como ‘transfobia’, y que es más acentuada que la homofobia”, sostiene Rafael Mazín, asesor senior en VIH, infecciones de transmisión sexual y hepatitis de la Organización Panamericana de la salud.