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sábado, Novembro 17, 2012


O GRIT - Grupo de Reflexão e Intervenção sobre Transexualidade da Associação ILGA Portugal irá realizar, no próximo dia 20 de Novembro , no Centro LGBT (Rua de S. Lázaro, 88, Lisboa), uma vigília em memória das pessoas trans assassinadas por motivação transfóbica ao longo de 2012.

O DIA DA MEMÓRIA TRAS (International Transgender Day of Remembrance) é assinalado todos os anos, em Novembro, em homenagem a Rita Hester - uma mulher trans assassinada em 1998 nos EUA, e em memória de tod@s aquel@s que perdem a vida, ano após ano, vítimas do ódio e da transfobia.

Segundo os dados divulgados pela Transgender Europe, foram contabilizadas mais 265 pessoas trans assassinadas desde o último Dia da Memória. Porque todas estas pessoas precisam ser relembradas, lamentadas e homenageadas, junte-se a nós e traga uma vela para acender em sua memória.

*Esta iniciativa irá contar também com uma performance musical, a cargo de SiRo.

[Europe]
Divorce Requirement is Interference in Private Life says European Court for Human Rights
Divorce Requirement in Gender Recognition is interference in Private Life says European Court for Human Rights
The European Court for Human Rights today issued a verdict in H v Finland (Application no. 37359/09) acknowledging that a required forced divorce constitutes interference into the private life. However, the court ultimately rejected the applicant’s claim that her human rights were violated. The applicant Ms H did not want to accept that her marriage was turned into a registered partnership, as prescribed under Finnish law.

[España]
Matan de una puñalada a una joven transexual en Fuengirola
Una joven transexual, de 30 años y de origen árabe, ha sido asesinado tras recibir una puñalada con un arma blanca en su domicilio, ubicado en la localidad malagueña de Fuengirola.


[India]
Gender row athlete Pinki Pramanik charged with rape
Police in India say they have formally charged gender row athlete Pinki Pramanik with rape, after a complaint by a live-in partner.
Pinki Pramanik, female Indian sprinter, accused of being a man, charged with rape
Test shows Pinki Pramanik is male; cops want athlete to stand rape trial


[India]
Back to the Past
Transgender activist Laxmi Tripathi talks about a painful childhood and her recent fame in the book, Mee Hijra, Mee Laxmi

[Thailand]
'Love can happen to anyone'
Boy meets girl. They fall in love and get married.
The next step? Kids, naturally. It’s just a matter of time, most would agree.
But for this Thai couple, life is not so straightforward.
They are transgenders.
Transgenders still ostracised by Thai society?

[Philippines]
Beauty queen Kevin Balot happy to be accepted as a transgender by her father
Newly-crowned Miss International Queen 2012 Kevin Balot had one big wish: to be accepted as a transgender by her father.
In an interview with Luane Dy on GMA Network's “Unang Hirit” morning news program on Monday, Balot said her wish finally came true as her father now accepts her sexual orientation.

[Australia]
GLBTI projects receive Beyondblue and Movember funding
Six research projects focusing on the mental health of GLBTI people will receive $1.2 million in funding from Beyondblue with over $240,000 coming from Movember donations.

[Canada]
'Hate crimes' bill would allow men to use women’s restrooms, pro-family groups say
Numerous pro-family organizations and one conservative MP are calling upon citizens to oppose a “hate crimes” bill they warn will allow men to use women’s restrooms and showers.

[Canada]
Transgendered student allegedly told not to use school washrooms
Students at a Durham Region high school are showing their support for a transgender student who they claim has been banned from using the school's washrooms.

[USA]
Children of Same-Gender Parents May Be Less Constrained by Traditional Gender Stereotypes
A study of young children of first-time adoptive parents found that the children of same-gender parents were less gender stereotyped in their play behavior than the children of heterosexual parents, which may translate to strengths that aid them later in life, according to new research funded by the Williams Institute. The children of same-gender parents were found to engage in more flexible play behavior, thus facilitating their ability to engage in a wide range of behaviors and activities.
Children of Same-Gender Parents May Be Less Constrained by Traditional Gender Stereotypes

[USA]
Gay Rights And The Workplace: Was This Election The Tipping Point?
One of the most striking results of Election 2012 was that gay marriage initiatives were passed by popular vote in three states (Maine, Maryland and Washington).

[USA]
Transgender Awareness Week Starts Today! Help Spread The Word With Fenway Health's Graphic
Today is the first day of Transgender Awareness Week! Transgender Awareness Week (TAW) is a time for transgender people and their allies to take action and bring attention to this community through education and advocacy around the issues that transgender people face.

[CA, USA]
Transgender woman sues over stun gun use
A transgender woman has filed a federal lawsuit accusing the U.S. Bureau of Land Management of excessive force after a Taser was fired at her groin.

[DC, USA]
Suspect in February Homicide Pleads Not Guilty
Man accused of killing Deoni Jones, a transgender woman, at D.C. bus stop in February makes Friday court appearance

[IL, USA]
Trans* Month calls for acceptance, awareness
This November, Feminists United (FU) and RU Proud are teaming up to raise awareness of transgender (trans*) issues and recruit trans* allies.

[MI, USA]
Transgender Day of Remembrance: A Gathering of Hope
The Transgender Education Collaboration is hosting a Transgender Day of Remembrance Service next Sunday at 6 p.m.

[MO, USA]
University of Missouri students seek coed living
The University of Missouri has been considering requests from student groups to provide coed rooms for students.

[MO, USA]
Group hopes to get sexual orientation discrimination on Missouri ballots
A petition drive seeks to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing and other areas.

[TX, USA]
Houston Transgender Day of Remembrance: 11/17/2012
Social violence begins with social oppression. Houston transgender people are routinely denied employment, social services and medical care. Emergency homeless shelters routinely refuse to house transgender people. Almost half of all Houston transgender people are victims of violent attacks. “We cannot change what happened.

[Chile]
Pastor Evangélico por concejala transgénero: “no tiene la calidad moral para estar en ese lugar”
Polémicas declaraciones emitió el obispo evangélico y presidente de la Unidad Pastoral de Valparaíso, Lino Ormacea.