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sexta-feira, novembro 23, 2012

Southeast Asian human rights declaration excludes sexual orientation and gender identity
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders sign a declaration of human rights, but international rights advocates say it doesn't do enough

Updated: Barroso praises Borg as assurances are given to MEPs
European Commission President Jose Manoel Barroso said today the European Parliament's hearing of Commissioner-designate Tonio Borg had shown he was fully qualified on the substance matter of his designated portfolio.
European Parliament supports Tonio Borg for Commission

Projeto de lei que permite uso do nome social de transexuais avança no Senado
Comissão do Senado aprova projeto que permite a transexuais mudança de nome em documentos

Travesti morto a tiros em Porto Velho
Um travesti identificado pelo nome de Rener Lopes Ribeiro, de 34 anos, foi morto a tiros, na noite desta quarta-feira na Avenida Rio Madeira, no bairro Nova Porto Velho, em Porto Velho.

Mato Grosso: Travesti é achado morto carbonizado em casa abandonada
Um jovem de 18 anos foi encontradomorto nesta quarta-feira (21), dentro de uma casa abandonada, localizada no Bairro Renascer, em Cuiabá. O delegado João Bosco, da Delegacia de Homicídio e Proteção à Pessoa (DHPP), disse que a vítima era um travesti e o corpo estava parcialmente carbonizado, em cima de umsofá velho, na residência.

Prisión para la pareja de una transexual apuñalada en su vivienda de Fuengirola
El Juzgado de Instrucción número 3 de Fuengirola (Málaga) ha decretado prisión para un hombre, por, presuntamente, haber apuñalado a su pareja, una joven transexual, en su domicilio ubicado en el citado municipio malagueño.
ATA condena la muerte de una mujer transexual

Man suspected of murdering trans girlfriend in Málaga, Spain
Local trans rights group Association for Transexuals in Andalucía criticizes local media for reporting the trans victim as a young man

LesGaiCineMad: Awards ‘Transgender Movie’ IT GETS BETTER
Movies about gender — or rather, transgender — identity were the top winners at the 2012 edition of LesGaiCineMad, Madrid’s lesbian, gay, and transsexual film festival which ran Nov. 1-11. Xavier Dolan’s Canadian drama Laurence Anyways, a portrait of the relationship between a woman in a man’s body (Melvil Poupaud) and his/her partner (Suzanne Clément), was the LesGaiCineMad jury’s top narrative film. Tanwarin Sukkhapisit’s Thai comedy-drama It Gets Better, featuring three stories about transgender characters, was the Audience Award winner for Best Narrative Feature. And the U.S. documentary feature Trans, about the lives of a diverse group of transgender men and women, earned a jury award for director Chris Arnold. (Photo: Tanwarin Sukkhapisit’s It Gets Better.)

[UK] [Commentary]
The funniest things happen when you out yourself as a translesbian (i.e. a transsexual woman identified woman; a lesbian.) I, for one, am an African translesbian and I have a beautiful girlfriend who is virtually more African (if I may use this as an honorific) than I am and she’s a lesbian as far as being a lesbianism goes.

Publication: "Becoming who you are"
There is a report out today, "Worden wie je bent" (Becoming who you are) by the Dutch Social and Cultural Planning Agency (a government research and advisory agency) about the state of transgender people in the Netherlands.

[South Africa]
Trapped in wrong body
“HAVE you ever worn an item of clothing or been in a situation that just didn’t feel right and you just wanted to get out? “ she asks, eyebrows furrowed in deep thought.

Top 10 transsexual entertainers in Asia
Transgendered people have always been a controversial topic, though our society is becoming more open. Transsexual entertainers struggling in showbiz may face much more misunderstandings, ridicule, or even abuse compared to other celebrities. The following are Asia's current top transsexual entertainers.

Calls to remove transsexualism from WHO disorders list
In the lead up to Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 20), thousands have signed a petition to have transsexualism removed from the World Health Organisation's (WHO's) mental disorders list.

The Secret Obamacare Sex Change Plot (That Doesn’t Exist)
San Francisco, in a first for any U.S. city, is taking steps to cover the cost of gender realignment healthcare for trans citizens who do not have private health care insurance. This groundbreaking step is, however, being maligned by religious conservatives as a secret Obamacare plot.
SF to cover uninsured's gender reassignment
San Francisco to cover sex change surgeries for all uninsured transgender residents

Transgender inmate fighting for hair removal treatments
Convicted murderer Michelle Kosilek fought for more than a decade before a federal judge in Massachusetts ordered prison officials to allow her to have a sex-change operation.

Mayor to present proclamation on transgender rights
Mayor Joseph M. Petty will present a proclamation at tomorrow night's City Council meeting in recognition of “Worcester Transgender Day of Remembrance.”

Speakers share experiences of intolerance and strengh at Transgender Day of Remembrance event
During an event for Transgender Day of Remembrance at Kalamazoo College on Sunday, people bowed their heads for a moment of silence for those who have died throughout the past year.

Trans* Week highlights need for improvement
For junior Wolf Smith, who is fluid between multiple gender identities, the choice between the male and female restroom is not so easy.

St. Louis Observes Transgender Day of Remembrance
Dozens of St. Louis LGBT and allied community members observed the 2012 International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), Nov. 17 at an event at Epiphany United Church of Christ in South City.

Members of sexual orientation/gender identity task force expected to be named
The Springfield City Council plans to discuss the guidelines of a task force regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.

Stacie Laughton, Transgender New Hampshire Representative, Discusses Election Win
Perhaps the most remarkable aspect about Stacie Laughton's history-making win on election night was actually how unremarkable the race itself was when it came to the fact of her gender identity.

Not the Boy Next Door
When she was just four years old, she was scolded for wearing “girly” clothes. “In kindergarten,” she says, “I was often removed from the girls play zone and placed among the boys ‘where I belonged.’ The world around me constantly told me I was a boy, not a girl.” It would be years before the little boy named Leslie from Middletown, New Jersey, would become Tammyrae Larissa Barr, a woman who—after 18 years of being a husband and a father to two sons—came out as transgender. “I knew I was different,” she says, “but I did not have the language or the words—or a reason—as to why I was so different.”

Vigil held for transgender murder victims
As the Sunday afternoon sun dropped below the horizon and the chilly temperatures dipped into the 30s, a quiet gong chimed 40 times as a circle of people stood, holding candles, next to the bandstand behind Crandall Library.

Gender-neutral housing possible option for fall
Next fall, students may have another option when choosing someone to room with on campus — someone of the opposite sex.