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quarta-feira, Novembro 07, 2012

[Brasil]
O drama da mudança de sexo
Nascida João Batista, Ana Paula só foi conseguir a mudança judicialmente do nome aos 36 anos – cinco anos atrás. Transexual, não sabia o que acontecia no seu corpo, mas achava estranho se olhar no espelho e sentir-se mulher, mesmo vendo que tinha nascido fisicamente numa estrutura errada. Foi xingada, ameaçada, humilhada e até pedras foram arremessadas na sua direção. Sofreu, mas chorou calada, para não afetar pessoas a sua volta. Ana Paula acreditava que a resignação sexual ou mudança de sexo seria o fim desses problemas, mas, pelo contrário, a partir daí começaria o seu calvário.

[España]
El PP rechaza aprobar una declaración institucional a favor de la despatologización de la transexualidad en la Asamblea de Madrid
El PP ha rechazado apoyar una declaración institucional de la Asamblea de Madrid promovida por el grupo socialista en favor de la despatologización de la transexualidad, que sí contaba con el apoyo de IU y UPyD, las otras dos fuerzas representadas en la cámara madrileña. La diputada y activista transexual Carla Antonelli cree que con esta actitud el PP “queda atrapado en una foto en blanco y negro, carente de cualquier humanidad”.

[UK]
Britain’s youngest sex swap patient to revert to birth sex
Britain’s youngest sex swap patient has decided to reverse the procedure after living as a woman for less than a year.

[UK]
Sarah's in the pink on list of notables
City councillor Sarah Brown has been named as one of the UK’s most influential lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people for the second year.
The Petersfield councillor, who was born a male before undergoing a sex change, came in at number 34 in the Independent on Sunday’s ‘Pink List’.
The list, topped by Olympic boxer Nicola Adams, also includes TV presenter Gok Wan, singer Will Young and illusionist Derren Brown. Cllr Brown, who is on the Lib Dems’ national LGBT executive, was 28th on the list last year.

[Botswana]
A close encounter with a transgender
With a single glance, one can immediately tell that Tshepo Kgositau is comfortable in her own skin and most importantly, she is happy with the decisions she has made in her life. She oozes self confidence and has an infectious zest for life.

[Malaysia]
Committee to look after transgenders proposed
A backbencher has called on the state government to set up a committee to oversee the welfare of transgenders in the state.

[Thailand]
More than a pretty face
Kevin Balot will return to her home in the Philippines both as a male and female.
Filipino trans wins Miss International Queen beauty pageant

[USA]
Focus On The Family Rejects Trans Identities As Disordered And Unhealthy
Jeff Johnston is Focus on the Family’s resident ex-gay, and he is increasingly being called upon to speak as an expert on various identity issues, though he bears no such expertise. Following up on the group’s promotion of ex-transgender ministries, Johnston is back to spread a series of remarkable falsehoods about what it means to be trans. His claims are built around the false understanding that being trans is a disorder, even though the American Psychiatric Association is declassifying it as such next year. From this false premise, Johnston encourages many mistruths and harmful ideas for supporting transgender youth.

[USA]
Isis King, Transgender Model, Branches Out Into Fashion Design (PHOTOS)
Isis King popped onto our radar as a the first transgender contestant on "America's Next Top Model," competing in both cycles 11 and 17 and even had Banks' help paying for her sex reassignment surgery in 2009. She graduated to walking in small fashion shows and posing for American Apparel's most recent "Legalize Gay" ad campaign, but has now announced an ever bigger fashion gig: her very own line!

[USA]
NCTE Offers Resources to Trans Voters as Right-Wing, Tea Party-Backed Group Highlights Transgender People as Example of "Voter Fraud"
A right-wing organization with ties to a Texas-based tea party group is training its volunteer poll workers with literature that, among other things, depicts a man in a dress as an example of "voter fraud," prompting the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) to speak out against the stereotype.

[USA]
New doctors trained to overcome LGBT health care gap
Some medical schools and residencies are equipping the next generation of doctors to care for this underserved patient population, but education in the area is lacking.

[CA, USA]
2012’s OUTrageous Film Fest is Bigger, Bolder
Santa Barbara’s Annual LGBT Cinema Event Kicks Off November 8

[IL, USA]
The Civil Rights Agenda launches transgender rights initiative
The Civil Rights Agenda, a Chicago-based LGBT rights and policy advocacy group, announced Sunday the launch of a new project that will bring greater focus to advancing the rights of transgender and gender-variant communities in Illinois.

[IL, USA]
East Aurora School Board spares district official responsible for transgender policy
The board of East Aurora School District 131 unanimously voted Monday to take no action against a district official, who originally recommended the district adopt a groundbreaking transgender student protections policy the board unanimously voted to approve Oct. 14 — and then repealed it five days later in a dust-up of controversy.

[MO, USA]
Event educates students about trans community
Trans Awareness Week kicked off Nov. 5 in Memorial Union with Trans 101, a presentation about the basics of trans life hosted by LGBTQ Resource Center Coordinator Struby Struble.

[MO, USA]
Vigil remembers those lost because of trans-related violence
About 20 members of the MU community gathered Monday at the A.P. Green Chapel to honor the lives of those lost due to transgender-related violence.

[WA, USA]
Transgender Student in Evergreen's Locker Room Draws Ire of Arizona Religious Group
In September a transgender student at the Evergreen State College, Colleen Francis - born a male, but living as a woman since 2009 - was using the sauna in the women's locker room at the college's recreation center when members of a high school swimming team - who use Evergreen's pool for practices - became alarmed by the sight of Francis using facilities designated for females.

[Panama]
Transexuals need surgery to change identity card
Six men in Panama have managed to obtain woman identity cards after the authorities ascertained that they have undergone sex reassignment surgery.

[Argentina]
Carolina Jacky, la transexual que podría llegar a ser jueza federal
Hasta hace dos años era hombre. En agosto rindió examen para ocupar un cargo en la Cámara Federal de Apelaciones de Mendoza y, con aval K, su caso puede convertirse en único en el país.