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quinta-feira, novembro 29, 2012

Segundo levantamento do GGB, a cada 33 horas um LGBT é assassinado no país
Bahia lidera o ranking em número absolutos de mortes em 2011.
Proporcionalmente o Nordeste é a região mais homofóbica do país.

Serving at a 
local level
A transgender former councillor has taken her first steps back into politics two years after shaking off her old life as a man.
And Rianna Humble – formerly Robert Hull – has praised the people of Crawley for their tolerance and understanding.

Un étudiant déguisé en femme se fait violer alors qu'il rentrait d'un baptême
A la mi-octobre, un étudiant de la HUB (Hogeschool Universiteit Brussel) rentrait d’un baptême déguisé en femme lorsqu’il a été attaqué par deux mineurs. Emmené à l’écart, il a été violé. L'affaire aurait dû rester discrète sauf que son école a décidé, en réaction, d'interdire aux étudiants de se déguiser en femmes. Depuis, tous les journaux flamands en parlent.

Little support by African churches for gay rights
In many African countries church organizations show little understanding for calls for greater rights for homosexuals, a stance which also influences political decisions. Malawi is a case in point.

Gender identity: The other sex
The Transgender day of Rememberance is marked annually on November 20. It is a day to memorialise those who have been killed as a result oftransphobia-which is the hatred or fear of transgender and gender non-conforming people. This is first of a three-part series into the lives of the Kenyan transgender society.

[South Africa]
Report discrimination, urges Home Affairs
The Department of Home Affairs has urged members of the public who may have been discriminated by its officials for being transgender or intersex to report such cases.

[South Africa]
The mirror has two faces
“Have you ever worn an item of clothing or been in a situation where it just didn’t feel right, and you just wanted to get out?” she asks, brows furrowed.
“Well that’s how I felt in my body.”
(Photo: Chris Collingridge 971: Raven El Messaoudi, right, with her mom Diane, who is often criticised for backing Raven in her choices.)

A transgender model's life on and off the ramp
"From the day I became conscious, I knew I was in a wrong body," says Olga B Aaron, a Chennai-based transgender amateur model who is the muse for a unique photo exhibition, currently on show at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath.

Tory caucus mulls transgender rights bill
Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have declared themselves strong advocates for gay rights worldwide, but the prime minister’s caucus is divided over a bill that would recognize some of those rights at home.
MP Glover embraces bill to protect transgender people

Carnival’s ‘no costume rule’ sparks controversy
A cruise company’s “no costume rule” has raised eyebrows less than a week before a ship on which cast members of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” are slated to perform is set to depart for the Caribbean.

Ending Gay and Transgender Health Disparities
This interview took place on November 8, 2012, and is a project of the Center for American Progress’s LGBT Research and Communications Project.

Clinton Reaffirms Commitment to LGBT Equality, But Mum on Uganda's Anti-Gay Bill
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reaffirmed her commitment to increasing acceptance of LGBT people around the world during a speech at the State Department today, but remained silent on concerns that continue to mount regarding an anti-gay bill in Uganda.

Status of Uganda Anti-Gay Bill Unclear; U.S. Religious Right Support Isn’t
American religious leaders hail Ugandan president's commitment to vanquishing "idolatry and witchcraft."

Pocatello officials draft anti-discrimination rule
City leaders in Pocatello are joining a handful of other Idaho cities pursuing anti-discrimination safeguards based on a person's sexual identity.
Pocatello pursuing protections for gays

Maryland Trans Activists Make 2013 Plans
Gender Rights Maryland, PFLAG chapters set state and local sights on gender-identity protections

Student’s data shows trans health disparities
Editor's Note: Some sources in this story are referenced using the gender-neutral pronouns “they” and “them” because they do not identify with masculine or feminine pronouns.

Gays win protection against bias in St. Louis County
In one of the longest and most emotional meetings in the St. Louis County Council’s history, an ordinance was narrowly passed Tuesday night that adds gender identity and sexual orientation to the county’s anti-discrimination regulations and hate crimes law.
St. Louis County Council Passes LGBT Equality Ordinance

University of North Carolina to Provide ‘Safe’ Housing for Transvestites and Transsexuals on Campus
Under the urging of a number of student groups, the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill has agreed to offer co-ed or “gender neutral” housing in order to protect transvestite or transsexual students on campus.

N.H. Transgender Legislator-Elect Won't Take Office
After news came out that Stacie Laughton had been convicted of a felony, she has decided not to take office as the state's first transgender elected official.
Transgender N.H. state representative-elect to resign
Nashua state Rep. resigns because criminal punishment makes her ineligible to serve
Laughton Will Resign State Rep Seat
Stacie Laughton Resigns: Transgender New Hampshire Rep Steps Down Following News Of Criminal Past
Laughton to give up House seat, Nashua Dem won’t serve because of criminal history
Newly elected NH lawmaker says won't take office

AVP learns of anti-LGBTQ Sexual Violence Incident in Ridgewood, Queens
AVP has learned of an anti-LGBTQ sexual violence incident and assault that took place in Ridgewood, Queens at about 4am on Saturday morning, November 24. According to NYPD sources cited by the New York Post, two individuals physically and sexually assaulted a 26-year old gender non-conforming person near 70th Street and 70th Avenue. The survivor was treated for injuries at a local hospital.

Mel Wymore Chooses People Over Politics
“When I was a kid I was a beekeeper. It was my hobby,” says Mel Wymore, a candidate for New York City Council on the Upper West Side in the 2013 elections. “I used to love just opening up the hive and staring at the bees working together as a community…. It’s also reminiscent of this feeling of being on the outside looking—when you are someone who feels different.”

PRESS RELEASE: HRC's New Municipal Equality Index Details the State of LGBT Equality in Seven Texas Cities
First of its kind nationwide evaluation of LGBT inclusion in municipal law and policy finds cities need to do more to protect LGBT employees and citizens

Transgender community speaks out about transition process
Penelope Ingram initiates a lot of discussion in her gender studies classes. Texas is a conservative state, after all. So, when Liam Stone approached the associate professor in her office after class one day, Ingram wasn’t sure what to expect — these conversations can escalate quickly.

ONG piden leyes contra discriminación sexual en Centroamérica
Organizaciones centroamericanas lideradas por el Centro de Estudios Internacionales (CEI) de Nicaragua demandaron este miércoles en San Salvador leyes que garanticen el respeto a los derechos humanos de las personas de diversas orientaciones sexuales.