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segunda-feira, novembro 19, 2012

TDOR 2012
New figures show 265 trans people were murdered in the last 12 months

La muerte de una mujer transexual en Fuengirola evidencia los prejuicios latentes en la sociedad
La muerte de una mujer transexual en Fuengirola (Málaga), presuntamente a manos de su pareja, ha evidenciado el desprecio y los prejuicios que todavía se esconden en sectores de la sociedad ya que, según denuncia la Asociación de Transexuales de Andalucía (A.T.A.), algunos medios de comunicación vejaron y humillaron nuevamente a la víctima negándole su condición de víctima del a violencia de género y refiriéndose a ella en masculino, negando así su identidad sexual real.

Sharp drop in number of hate crimes reported
There has been a sharp fall in the number of hate crimes being reported to Hampshire Police.

Pour le respect des droits fondamentaux des personnes trans
Motion déposée par la commission LGBT au vote du Conseil Fédéral d’Europe-Ecologie-Les Verts des 17 et 18 novembre 2012.

Female Asian Games medalist accused of being man and raping woman
Indian sprinter and gold medalist Pinki Pramanik says rape charges are a 'huge conspiracy', while medical report suggests the athlete may be intersex

Kevin Balot Airs Stand On Transgenders In Miss U
Despite the clamor for gender equality around the world and in the beauty pageant scene as well, recently hailed Miss International Queen 2012 Kevin Balot believes that exceptions to this are still needed.

Religious discrimination exemption rejected in Tasmania
LGBT advocates in Tasmania have welcomed the move by the State Parliament to vote down a proposal that would have allowed religious schools to discriminate against students based on religious grounds.

Transgender community to remember the fallen
An official function inside NSW Parliament will help mark this year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance which will be held for the fourteenth time next Tuesday to commemorate the lives of those lost or curtailed simply for being transgendered.
Enlightening the world onTransgender Day of Remembrance

Special Investigation: Extreme methods to obtain drug
Transgender and intersex people are being listed as ‘sexual deviants’ with the help of GPs to obtain a hormone suppressing drug used to block testosterone.
Patients undergoing male-to-female transitioning and intersex people take the drug Cyproterone Acetate, also known as Androcur, to suppress male hormones during gender reassignment.

[New Zealand]
Jacquie Grant MNZM finishes up on the Human Rights Review Tribunal
Jacquie Grant MNZM is soon to finish up her eight-year term on the Human Rights Review Tribunal.
Grant made history as the first trans person in New Zealand, and perhaps the commonwealth, to sit on this type of juridical body a term which was initially for five years and extended twice.

No specific protection for LGBT students in B.C. anti-bullying plan
The Liberal government is promising tougher codes of conduct in all B.C. schools as part of its Erase Bullying strategy, but no specific protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students, says an article in the gay and lesbian news publication called Xtra!
Anti-bullying conference lacks gay voices, activists say

Ontario: Trans student barred from using men's washroom
A 16-year-old transgender student has been denied access to the men's washroom in his Ontario high school; instead, he must use the women's washroom or a private washroom that requires a key from the main office, the Toronto Star reports.
Trans student banned from male toilets at school
Transgendered student not allowed to use male washroom
James Spencer, Transgender Teen, Allegedly Denied Access To Men's Restroom In School
Classmates support transgender teen’s fight to use boys washroom
MPP lends support to transgender student

[Commentary] Ontario’s schools should make transgendered kids feel welcome

Gay Voters Were Essential To Obama Winning The Popular Vote
The Human Rights Campaign has crunched some numbers about the impact of lesbian, gay, and bisexual voters (exit polls were not transgender-inclusive), and found that LGB voters may have made the difference that guaranteed President Obama won the popular vote.
[Commentary] HRC Credits Gays for Obama's Big Win, No Mention of Transgender
[Commentary] What Obama’s Reelection Means for the Transgender Community

Polis pledges to take the lead on ENDA
A Colorado congressman who’s set to become the most senior openly gay member of the U.S. House is pledging to take the lead on perhaps the most high-profile piece of pro-LGBT legislation: the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Meet America's (Shockingly Small) Pool of Trans Elected Officials
Women, gays, and bisexuals weren't the only boats lifted with the tide of last week's historic election. In a wonderful first, Laughton, an openly transgender woman, was elected to New Hampshire's House of Representatives and became the nation's first openly trans state lawmaker, according to National Center for Transgender Equality director of communications Vincent Paolo Villano.

In Search of My 'North'--The Story of One Transgender Latina
My name is Gretta and I was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala. I was raised by my maternal grandmother who took care of me because my mother had to emigrate to the US when I was a year old. When I turned 13, my grandmother died and I was left without anyone to take care of me. I decided to go to school, and for years I had to withstand mockery from classmates who were aware that I liked boys. My family always rejected me because of my femininity (I am a transgender woman but they don't see it that way). One of my uncles threw me out of his house because, as he says to this day, he “didn’t want homosexuals in his family.”

[USA] [Commentary]
TDOR 2012 Musings
The Transgender Day of remembrance has become an international event observed by trans people around the world and the 2012 event is no different.

Putting the T in LGBTQ
Society has evolved in various aspects, but many people still lack an open mind when it comes to understanding and embracing the various gender identities that surround us.

Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil to Be Held
As mentioned in previous pieces, it is still a subject that, for some, is ultimately difficult to address, drawing up feelings of confusion, misunderstanding, and sadly but often vitriol. Detractors, religious or otherwise, often ask the same question: Why would you ever want to change your gender?
News Briefs: Transgender Day of Remembrance events set

City campuses remember transgender victims of violence
Several Chicago universities will honor Transgender Day of Remembrance this year by hosting vigils and other events for Transgender Awareness Week, which kicked off Monday.

Illinois ‘Values’ Group Encourages Bullying And Rejection Of Transgender Students
The Illinois Family Institute (IFI), a designated anti-LGBT “hate group,” thought it was successful when it opposed East Aurora School District’s transgender-inclusive policy and the district then rescinded the measure. But now that the district has formed a new committee to readdress what would be best for trans students, IFI’s Laurie Higgins is livid. Higgins has posted an epic screed against the effort, blatantly attacking trans members of the committee as “two adult cross-dressing males who wish they were women” and encouraging bullying of transgender — what IFI calls “gender-confused” — students.

Gay rights petition under study by Secretary of State (AUDIO)
The first petition issue for the 2014 ballot that might hit the streets is about gay rights.
The legislature has refused to pass legislation banning discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender Missourians. Missourians for Equality is hoping to start circulating petitions late next month seeking a statewide vote banning that discrimination.

Student groups to lobby for gender non-specific housing
A group of students who support gender non-specific housing at UNC plan to make a case for change today before the UNC Board of Trustees.

Council overrides mayoral veto on sexual orientation policy
The very Grand Island city councilman who raised concerns about Grand Island becoming known as a "gay-friendly" community helped enact a city protection for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people Tuesday night.

Transgender activist calls for visibility in community
Janet Mock, a trans advocate and writer, lived in fear in New York because she felt limited by her transgender identity. But she realized that just because her story has not been told does not mean that is not worth being heard.

Transgender prostitute pleads in killing, arson
A transgender prostitute will spend more than two decades in prison for strangling a man inside a Philadelphia hotel then setting the room on fire.
Transgender prostitute gets 25 years in hotel killing

Transgender Day of Remembrance observances planned across Texas
In Dallas, a Transgender Day of Remembrance observance will take place at Cathedral of Hope at 6 p.m. on Sunday. And Youth First Texas will hold a Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at its Dallas community center at 3918 Harry Hines Blvd.

Inician Actividades de la XIV Semana Cultural de la Diversidad Sexual
Con la premiación de los ganadores de la Primera Carrera Ciclística de la comunidad “Muxhe Nguiu” y la puesta en marcha de la exposición pictórica del maestro Julián López “Ta’ Yan”, dio inicio la XIV Semana Cultural de la Diversidad Sexual.
El acto de entrega de premios a los triunfadores de esta primera actividad que enmarca la gran celebración de la Vela de las Autenticas Intrépidas Buscadoras del Peligro el próximo fin de semana, fue realizado en el parque central Benito Juárez, en donde estuvieron presentes las regidoras del ayuntamiento.

El drama de ser Transexual: “Tu género no te pertenece”
¡Pero la sola idea de que los cuerpos sean sólo dos es absurda! Hay miles de millones de tipos de cuerpos que se escapan a la heteronormatividad. Hay cuerpos con senos y pene, cuerpos con pene atrofiados, cuerpos con ovarios y con pene…

Convenio para accesibilidad laboral de transexuales
El mismo fue refrendado en el Palacio Comunal entre la Secretaría de Empleo del Ministerio de Trabajo de la Nación, el Municipio de Lanús y el INADI, con la presencia de un gran número de militantes por la diversidad sexual y los derechos del colectivo Trans.