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quinta-feira, outubro 04, 2012

'He tried to cut off his manhood with craft scissors': The torment of transgender boy before finding peace as nine-year-old girl
When Danann Tyler was just two years old, he insisted he was a girl, and asked to wear dresses and grow his hair.
His yoga instructor mother, Sarah, 39, and father Bill, 45, a police officer, struggled to explain his behaviour, and put it down to a phase. However two years later, Danann attempted to cut off his penis with a pair of scissors.
Ce gamin de 9 ans est devenu une... fille: "A 4 ans, je tentais déjà de me couper le pénis"

Oxford Embraces Cross-Dressing
Students returning to Oxford this term after their summer vacation will have a new privilege to enjoy. Although they'll still have to wear dark, formal academic clothing (called "subfusc") for taking exams, they will now be permitted to cross-dress. Women will be free to wear a dark suit and white bow tie, and men may sport a black skirt, white blouse and pretty black ribbon.

I am mum to my kids but I used to be... their father
Carla Lamprey says sex swap made her the perfect parent

Cops to be sensitised on issues facing marginalised women
Police across the state will soon be trained and sensitized to problems faced by sex workers and transgenders. Steps will be put in place to ensure that members of this section of society receive benefits of various entitlements and welfare schemes meant for women, officials at a consultative meeting announced on Monday.

SC notices to states on transgenders
Should India recognise transgenders as the third sex? Acting on a petition filed by National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), the Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the Centre and state governments seeking their responses. A bench of justice KS Radhakrishnan and justice Dipak Misra asked them to explain why a third category for transgender people should not be recognised in application forms for election card, passport, driving licence, identification cards, ration card and admission to educational institutions?
SC seeks Centre’s response on legal status for transgenders
Court notice to Centre, States on transgender issue
Can transgenders be the third sex? asks SC
Supreme Court seeks state govts' stands on transgenders' rights

Transgender pleads guilty to murder
A transgender accused pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder.
At the time of the arrest in June 2010, police identified Thomas Forster as a male accused in the slaying of 21-year-old Zachary Waller.
But when Forster appeared in B.C. Supreme Court Monday by a video link from prison to enter the guilty plea, counsel referred to the accused as Ms. Forster.

Can't judge a book by its cover
When Christina Bellsmith discovered her true identity, she lost half her friends and family.
About 12 years ago, Bellsmith discovered she was a woman living in a male body.

New Campaign Advocates For Transgender Voter Freedom
The National Center for Transgender Equality has released a new set of resources to make sure that transgender people are not denied the right to vote because of their identities. NCTE’s Mara Keisling explains the importance of the Voting While Trans campaign:
WATCH: 'Voting While Trans' Helps Navigate Voter ID laws
Voting While Trans

Femmepire Records: We're All Transgender
Femmepire Records is a series of interviews on femme identity. Click here for the elevator pitch and first interview.

Trans women on second week of prison hunger strike
Two San Diego prison inmates highlight the treatment of incarcerated trans individuals

Barney Frank Opposes Medical Treatment For Trans Prisoners
Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) is the latest public figure to come out against providing sex reassignment surgery to transgender prisoners when deemed medically necessary, joining opposing Senate candidates Scott Brown (R) and Elizabeth Warren (D).
Barney Frank does not believe state should pay for sex-change operation for convicted murderer
Barney Frank Backing Appeal of Ruling Requiring Sex-Reassignment Surgery for Transgender Inmate

Cornell Student Assembly Approves Gender-Neutral Housing Plan
Six months after Cornell’s gender-neutral housing pilot program was discontinued due to a lack of demand, the Student Assembly approved a resolution Thursday to create a revised housing program that will once again allow gender-neutral housing on campus.

ACLU files appeal in case of transgender woman denied name change
The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma (ACLU) has announced that it will represent a transgender woman who was denied a name change by an Oklahoma judge who told her “you can’t change what God gave you.”

Asesinan a homosexual
El cuerpo sin vida y en avanzado estado de descomposición de quien en vida llevara el nombre de José Manuel Rodríguez Flores, enfermero del SESA y de otras clínicas privadas fue encontrado la tarde de ayer en su domicilio de la avenida 75 entre 22 y 24 de la colonia Ejido.

Asesinan a travesti en El Rosario
De siete balazos en el cuerpo fue ejecutado un dependiente de una tienda en la cabecera municipal.
Los hechos ocurrieron a pocos metros del templo parroquial de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, sobre la avenida Luis Donaldo Colosio.
Según el reporte que informó la dirección de Seguridad Pública, el hecho se registró a las 20:50 horas, en el Infonavit Rosendo G. Castro.

La comunidad trans sumó dos nuevas funcionarias en administraciones provinciales
El colectivo trans sumó hoy a dos funcionarias en administraciones provinciales, lo que marca un avance en la integración social y en el acceso a los derechos sin discriminación, una situación que se viene dando en Argentina a partir de la sanción de ley de identidad sexual.