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sábado, dezembro 08, 2012

DSM-5 Plays Sleight of Hand With Trans Diagnosis
The American Psychiatric Association has signaled that, with the publication of DSM-5, transgender identity will no longer of itself be classified as a mental disorder, a change that they hope will remove stigma and undercut anti-trans prejudice, but critics have attacked the move as sleight of hand due to changes elsewhere in the manual.
Conservatives Blast APA's Decision To Remove Transgender Identity As A 'Disorder'
LaBarbera Discusses APA’s Removal of ‘Gender Identity Disorder’ (GID) from DSM-V on Janet Mefferd Show

TGEU Statement on NGO Call “Abolition of Prostitution” in Europe
On 4 December 2012, a coalition of NGOs issued a call for the “Abolition of Prostitution” in the European Union.
Transgender Europe (TGEU) is worried about the recommendations proposed by this call and its potential impact on trans sex workers.

Commissioner for Human Rights calls for gender recognition legislation to be "accelerated"
Following a visit to Ireland in October, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, has written to the Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton to highlight the lack of legal recognition of transgender people. While noting legislation is currently being drafted to bring Ireland in line with its human rights obligations, the Commissioner expressed his concern that no clear timeline is provided. “Five years have elapsed since a High Court’s judgment found Ireland in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights in this field. The implementation process should be accelerated.”
Human Rights Commissioner Muiznieks urges Ireland to adopt Legal Gender Recognition

School to inform about teacher undergoing sex change
The Flemish Catholic schools network intends to provide pupils and teachers at a particular school with information about the phenomenon of sex change operations. The schools authority took the decision after one of its teachers announced that he would soon undergo a sex change.

Police don't protect us, say trans activists in Indonesia
Trans activists in Jakarta say the police did nothing to protect them from the Islamic extremists who broke-up their festival this week
Transgender community lies low as intimidation intensifies

Sammy's Story (of Gender Dysphoria) - audio now online
I first met Sammy's mum earlier this year after she called in one Sunday morning during "the Lifechanger DJ" program, when we met Susan from Coonabarabran who at 55 years old had a sex change.

Susan, the Lifechanger DJ
This is Susan, the latest Sunday DJ, headphones on and ready to entertain you with her songs and an amazing life story.

Man charged in transgendered woman's murder
A 20-year-old man has been charged in the stabbing death of a New Westminster woman in her home.
Murder charge laid in death of New West transgender resident January Lapuz
Police make arrest in New West trans murder
Man arrested in connection with New West murder
January Lapuz Murder Suspect, Jamie Neel, Arrested

Bringing transgender issues into the open
No one knew James Spencer when he began attending a new high school in September.
That goes without saying, though, since until a month before the school year began Spencer was still living as a female — the gender in which he was born. The 16-year-old grew up as Samantha De Graauw and previously attended Cobourg District Collegiate Institute West.

Argument Against Canadian Trans Equality Bill Relies On Out-Of-Context Quote
Canada’s Parliament is currently considering Bill C-279, which would add gender identity and gender expression to the Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA), explicitly protecting trans citizens from discrimination. Conservatives are unsurprisingly deploying the “bathroom” meme, attempting to scare voters that the bill’s goal “is to give transgendered men access to women’s washrooms” so that they can sexually abuse children — claims without any compelling evidence.

East Aurora puts time-out on transgender committee
The controversy continues over the formation of a policy on transgender students for the East Aurora School District.

Springfield names 8 members of Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Task Force
Citizens can still apply to sit on the task force until noon Friday; seven positions remain.
Eight anti-discrimination task force members named

Nigerian exchange student pleads guilty to punching transwoman in Missoula
Obioha Onwubiko pleaded guilty last week in Missoula Municipal Court to a misdemeanor assault charge that resulted from an April incident outside the Elk’s Club when Onwubiko punched a transgender woman in the face.
Sexual assault charge dropped against UM student who hit transgender woman

Transgender model Claudia Charriez begins emotional testimony on relationship with fireman Taylor Murphy
Murphy, who posed as 'Mr. March' on an unofficial FDNY calendar, allegedly beat, bit and choked former 'America's Next Top Model' contestant
Tranny model faces off against firefighter ex-boyfriend in sex-assault trial

State Rep. Mike Villareal files bill that would extend employment protection to LGBT workers
Workers at risk of firing if lesbian. gay, bisexual or transgender

Sage Smith Case Update-Sage's Birthday Approaching And She's Still Missing
Sage Smith's 20th birthday on December 13 is rapidly approaching, and the trans teen that has been missing since November 20 still has yet to be heard from by family or friends. Someone else that hasn't been heard from besides Erik McFadden, the last person to talk to Sage is the media.