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segunda-feira, dezembro 17, 2012

[International] [Commentary]
A milestone change by the APA
Saturday, Dec. 2, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) announced that their governing body has voted to replace Gender Identity Disorder (GID) with Gender Dysphoria (GD). It’s a milestone for transgender and transsexual people, as well as for those who identify as both transgender and transsexual; the decision has medical, political and psychiatric implications.

Nasceram no corpo errado
Ainda em crianças sentiram que não deveriam ser quem tinham nascido. Graças à Medicina, podem mudar de sexo

Cemetery of the eunuchs
Little is known about Hijron ka Khanqah, but eunuchs had roles in the rise and fall of dynasties

Group lauds Davao City ordinance on treatment of LGBTs
A party-list lauded Friday the city council for passing Wednesday an ordinance that protects lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBTs) from discrimination, and urged the other local governments to do the same.

Gender review at ABS
Transgender advocates have welcomed a review from the Australian Bureau of Statistics on how it collects sex and gender data which could improve current research. The ABS is seeking community input about its current ‘sex standard’ which determines how its surveys and research defines the sexes. The review is focusing on whether the ABS needs to define sex different from gender which it currently does not do.

Second International Intersex Forum concludes with seven demands
The second International Intersex Forum has just concluded in Stockholm, with an affirmation of seven key demands and priorities for intersex people.

Trans Activists Band Together to Share Resources
As the transgender community pushes forward to achieve equal rights, it’s important that the larger LGBT community not forget about local and state support. That’s why the Trans Advocacy Network (TAN), a consortium of grassroots organizations aimed at promoting the rights of this oft-excluded part of the LGBT community, has been created.

Orange County in Central Florida Passes LGBT Protections for Students, Teachers
The Orange County School Board approved on the early hours of Dec. 12 adding protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity for students and teachers.
Orange County schools approve anti-discrimination policy
School leaders explain newly passed anti-discrimination policy
Orange County School Board approves LGBT protections

High school's transgender policy still debated
If the public outcry of some Illinois parents and citizens is any indication, their local high school will not be reinstating a policy regarding students who experience "gender confusion."

Town hall looks at shortcomings of CPD trans policy
A transgender policy adopted in August by the Chicago Police Department (CPD) is riddled with flaws; that is according to transgender advocates.

Sylvia Rivera Law Project Celebrates 10th Anniversary
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project celebrates a decade of helping trans people and communities of color with free legal help, policy reform, public education and precedent-setting litigation that improves their lives. In a special celebration in November, they honored LGBT advocates Janet Mock, Lorena Borjas, Stefanie Rivera, Kris Hayashi and Collette Carter, who -- like Sylvia Rivera herself -- share their mission to make life better for trans people of color.

Exige la comunidad gay frenar los crímenes de odio y la discriminación
La comunidad lésbico-gay de Taxco exigió a los tres poderes del Estado un alto a los asesinatos por la homofobia en la entidad y a la discriminación, además de que demandaron espacios en los puestos públicos, respeto a los derechos humanos y una mayor participación para fomentar la cultura de la diversidad sexual, reproductiva, por lo que pidieron al gobernador Ángel Aguirre Rivero atienda sus necesidades y no los excluya de la sociedad.

El Procurador de los Derechos Humanos anuncia creación de una defensoría de la diversidad sexual
El Procurador de los Derechos Humanos (PDH), anunció la creación de una defensoría de la diversidad sexual que sustituirá a la unidad de previsión del VIH-SIDA, el magistrado de conciencia Jorge de León Duque, explicó que la idea es ayudar de una mejor manera a la población transgénico, homosexual y lesbiana del país. Dicha defensoría podría iniciar a funcionar en 2013.

Marcharon en Resistencia por derechos y diversidad sexual
La comunidad lésbica, gay, trans y bisexual (LGTB) se manifestó ayer por calles céntricas de Resistencia en reclamo por la ampliación de derechos, la consolidación de los ya adquiridos y por el efectivo cumplimiento de la ley de educación sexual en las escuelas, entre otros puntos.