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quarta-feira, novembro 28, 2012

EU officials release survey on discrimination
The European Commission has published its latest survey on discrimination in the EU, including on grounds of sexual orientation and for the first time gender identity.

Travesti diz que foi espancada por grupo em Paranaguá
A travesti Andrielly Vogue, ex-candidata à Câmara Municipal de Curitiba, afirmou nesta terça-feira (27) que foi agredida por um grupo de seis pessoas no último sábado (24), em Paranaguá, no litoral do Paraná. "Fui atacada por cinco rapazes e uma moça. Levei socos, pontapés, ouvi injúrias e xingamentos", contou.

Transexual que perdeu guarda de bebê sofre nova derrota na Justiça
A Justiça de São José do Rio Preto, cidade localizada a 440 km de São Paulo, negou neste dia 15 o pedido de afastamento do promotor de Justiça Cláudio Santos de Moraes do processo de adoção de uma criança de 15 meses.

'Now I know why she wasn't good at ironing': Husband dumps his wife after 19 years after finding out she was born a man
The revelation emerged after almost two decades of marriage when his wife’s cousin finally exposed the truth
Belgian ends 19-year marriage after wife comes out as trans

Symposium Against Discriminations During the Human Rights Week
“Symposium Against Discriminations” will be organized by Kaos GL Association this December in Ankara during the Human Rights Week, 10-16 December, on the LGBT rights struggle and social rights.

U.S. envoy meets Ugandan leaders over anti-gay bill
The top U.S. diplomat in Africa met over the weekend with leaders in Uganda to express concerns about an anti-gay bill pending before the country’s parliament that could be headed for a vote as soon as this week, according to the State Department.

[South Africa]
Silent discrimination
''For 15 months I fell off the edge of the legal world. I ceased to exist as a natural person in South African law."

Legal assistance to HIV positives, transgenders and sex workers
Mangalore Bar Association in association with Dakshina Kannada zilla panchayat and District Aids Prevention and Control Unit is all set to lend helping hand to HIV positives, transgenders and sex workers by providing legal assistance.

Revelling in ruins
K. Venkatesh, a freelance news photographer is back with his photography exhibition, which is almost an annual feature now. This time, the exhibition, titled “Beauty and The Beholder”, comprises 51 photographs featuring Olga B. Aaron, a Chennai-based transwoman and social activist, modelling among the ruins of Bidar’s imposing fortress, and Takht Mahal.

Trans issues back on national agenda
Top transgender and intersex advocates refreshed their lobbying efforts in Canberra this week with a new report outlining the remaining priorities for some of Australia’s most vulnerable minorities.

Trans depression study begins
Research into the state of mental health in Australia’s transgender community has begun in Western Australia after receiving critical funding.

Transgender author claims Yukon school cancelled presentation
Author, who is undergoing sex change, is a former teacher at École Émilie-Tremblay

Transgendered Canadians respond to conservative group’s pedophilia ‘slur’
A bill aimed at giving transgender and transsexual people human rights protections has been demeaned as “the bathroom bill” before, but now a socially conservative group is telling Parliament it will give “recognition and acceptance” to pedophiles.

LGBT workplace rights scored in 137 cities
San Francisco, San Diego, Long Beach and Los Angeles earned perfect scores in a first-of-its-kind rating of municipal governments that measures antidiscrimination efforts to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and residents.

Carnival links drag to inappropriate behavior
An eight-day cruise with nearly 40 stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race seems like it should be a fun event. However, Carnival Cruise Lines has turned it into a public relations nightmare that hints at homophobia.

Mayor Gray’s GLBT liaison steps down
Jeffrey Richardson, who has served as director of Mayor Vincent Gray’s Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs since early 2011, will leave that post on Dec. 3 to become director of Serve D.C., which is also known as the Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism, according to a spokesperson for the mayor.

Anti-LGBT Crime Still Increasing in Washington, D.C.
This month may not be the bloodiest in Washington, D.C., but anti-LGBT violence is still on the rise there despite a change in police procedures aimed at lowering these crimes. According to the New York Times, city data shows anti-LGBT bias crimes are rising, but "there is disagreement over whether the numbers reflect an actual increase in violence, more reporting of crimes, better record-keeping by the police or some combination of all three."

Some campus restrooms gender-neutral for Transgender Awareness Month
Gender-neutral restrooms will be available on campus for the week to bring awareness to transgender issues.

LGBT protections officially thrown out
Salina's ordinance protecting people from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity was repealed by voters on Election Day, but the result became official Monday.

Understanding Transgender Communities and Equal Rights in Newton
The Newton Human Rights Commission will sponsor an event next week to provide more information to Newton residents about the transgender community.

Kosilek in Context: Prison Policy, Gender Identity and the Eighth Amendment
Presented by Lamdba at Harvard Law School

GLAD to Appeal Ruling in Case of Transgender Girl Discriminated Against at School
Today, a Maine trial court judge dismissed the case of a transgender girl who experienced discrimination and harassment at her Orono school. GLAD, which is representing the student in the lawsuit, announced it will immediately appeal the decision.

Business owners seek exemption from county's anti-discrimination bill
A bill that would add gender identity and sexual orientation to St. Louis County’s anti-discrimination regulations should include a “freedom of conscience” clause for businesses whose owners have a religious, ethical or moral objection to homosexuality, two business owners said Monday.

NH GOP: First-ever transgender state rep should resign over hidden criminal past
New Hampshire Democratic State Representative-elect Stacie Laughton was for a brief moment a celebrity for Democrats across the country after becoming the first-ever openly transgender person to win an election in the United States. It didn’t last long.
Republican House leader from Nashua calls for resignation of felon lawmaker
Nashua legislator who served time refuses to resign

NYPD Reopens Investigation Into Death Of Trans Activist Marsha P. Johnson
When the body of Marsha P. Johnson, a transgender entertainer and activist, was discovered in the Hudson River in 1992, the police declared it a suicide. But friends and community advocates felt there were still unanswered questions. (There were reports she had been harassed near the spot where her body was found.)
Marsha P. Johnson Case Reopened!

Nicaragua trans laughed at by police when reporting brutal hate crime
A Nicaraguan trans who was stabbed and verbally abused by a group of men was laughed at by local police when attempting to report the hate crime