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quinta-feira, novembro 01, 2012

Travestis e transexuais protestam contra Parada Gay: “É machista e misógina”
Neste sábado, 9, foi lançado nas redes sociais um protesto da Frente Paulista de Travestis e Transexuais contra a organização da Parada Gay de São Paulo.
Em conversa por telefone com o Blogay, a travesti Janaína Lima, 36, esclarece o que está acontecendo. “Este ano não temos o nosso tradicional trio nem conseguimos colocar nossos cartazes. Mas acordamos com a Parada que iríamos no trio oficial de abertura e algumas outras no trio da Paz que encerra o evento. Depois vieram nos anunciar que iríamos no sétimo carro e no último. Por fim, ontem (sexta-feira) avisaram que seria só no sétimo carro e que não adiantava nem reclamar porque não tinha acordo.”

Scotland 'can do better' in fight against trans hate
Scottish Human Rights Commission launches National Action Plan to tackle 'high levels' of transphobia

Trans firefighter dreams of becoming Rank 'Gongman'
A firefighter in Hampshire, England, has entered competition to become new face of iconic former movie producer Rank

Despite breaking European law, Moscow court upholds gay pride ban
Moscow City Court has upheld a refusal to hold gay prides in the Russian capital city

Trans activist in Kuwait: ‘transgender an “epidemic” that politicians say the country must get rid of’
“. . . gender identity is increasingly talked about by politicians and the media as an “epidemic” that the country must get rid of’ says a trans activist in Kuwait.
With six trans women arrested by Kuwaiti police in recent weeks and five already in prison, the government of Kuwait continues their oppression of transgender people through the use of a 2007 law that ‘imitating the appearance of a member of the opposite sex’.
Eleven trans arrested in Kuwait

[South Africa]
Varsity in 'gaybashing' row
At the entrance of a student residence named after one of this country's most famous freedom fighters, Chris Hani, a crowd gathered to watch the bloody beating of a transgender student.
Gay-bashing incident at top Cape varsity
University of WC faces rights row after transgender student beaten

UVic now has the largest transgender archive in the world
'Sex is between your legs, gender between your ears'

[Canada] [Commentary]
Trans Depathologization: the spark of change
I watch a lot of news stories unfold, reading left-wing, centrist and right-wing media alike. In the course of a news story, issues ignite, blaze hotly and then smoulder into memory. After awhile, one develops some sense of when a campaign will spread like a prairie fire or when it will extinguish itself. The quest to depathologize transsexual and transgender people (or more likely just transsexed individuals) has smouldered for several years, but recently, something is happening. It reminds me of looking at a match at the moment of ignition. Flame shoots out in every direction, then chaos, and then it wraps itself up in whatever movement of air there is… or is blown out by it. This effort, this time, I think will ignite into a blaze — with the only unknown being whether or not the World Health Organization will listen and respond.

Biden says transgender discrimination 'civil rights issue of our time'
Vice President Joe Biden, leaving an Obama campaign office in Sarasota, singled one woman out because she had beautiful eyes, the pool reporter noted:
Joe Biden: Transgender Discrimination Is 'The Civil Rights Issue Of Our Time'
Joe Biden: La discriminación de transexuales es "el problema de derechos civiles de nuestra época"
Biden: LGBT discrimination the ‘civil rights issue of our time’
Biden: Transgender Discrimination Is the ‘Civil Rights Issue of Our Time’

LGBT Community Leaders Blast Boca Raton for Stance on Workplace Anti-Discrimination Rights
The Palm Beach County Human Rights Council condemned the City of Boca Raton’s actions last week regarding their LGBT employees and launched a “Boca Bigots Run City Hall” campaign. In a nutshell, the city took the extraordinary step in January 2011 of opting out of the Palm Beach County’s anti-discrimination policy, which protects peopled based on “sexual orientation” and “gender identity and expression.”

After flip-flop, East Aurora schools forms committee for new transgender policy
Following its controversial decision to rescind a policy that would have added protections for transgender and gender nonconforming students in its schools Oct. 19, the East Aurora School District announced Monday that it is forming a committee to work on an all new “inclusive policy.”

Northwest offers gender neutral housing
A housing initiative brought on by transgender students at Northwest Missouri State University went into effect this fall with 35 students participating in “gender-neutral housing.”

S.O.U.L: Challenges in a transgender society
Last week we concentrated on the “A” in LGBTA. This week we are focusing on the “T.” The “T” in LGBTA could stand for multiple words: transgender or transsexual. There’s an important difference between the two terms and it’s necessary for you to become aware of the difference.

Modern diversity calls for unisex bathrooms
Liam Stone said he has not used a public bathroom in years.

Ultiman a homosexual en Nocupétaro
Con un disparo de pistola en la cabeza fue liquidado un homosexual, cuyo cadáver yacía sobre el camino que conduce a Tiripetío, justo a la altura de la desviación al balneario “Reino Escondido”.

CEDH inaugura Segundo Foro de Diversidad Sexual
El presidente de la Comisión Estatal de los Derechos Humanos (CEDH), José María Cázares Solórzano, inauguró este lunes el Segundo Foro de Diversidad Sexual, con la expectativa de impulsar y difundir una cultura de respeto hacia las personas con
preferencias sexuales distintas.

Sin incidentes marchan en Atlixco por respeto a la diversidad sexual
Por primera vez, grupos Lgbt, marcharon por las principales calles de Atlixco, para exigir respeto a sus preferencias sexuales, sobre todo en un municipio en donde la doble moral impera, señalaron organizadores.

Comunidad LGBT se dice vejada por la policía
La seguridad y los servicios sociales son los rubros en los que gais, lesbianas y transexuales aseguran haber recibido tratos discriminatorios

Un concejal gay y una concejala transexual fueron los triunfos del Movilh en las municipales
El vocero del Movimiento de Integración y Liberación Homosexual (Movilh), Jaime Parada, fue electo edil de Providencia y en Valparaíso eligieron a Zuliana Araya. Además, en Lampa se reelifió, por un tercer período a Alejandra González, la primera concejala trans de Chile.