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sexta-feira, Março 30, 2012


Drag Here

Sábado 23:00 até 4:00
Centro LGBT - ILGA, Rua de São Lázaro, 88

O GRIT - Grupo de Reflexão e Intervenção sobre Transexualidade da Associação ILGA Portugal celebra, no próximo dia 31 de março (sábado), no Centro LGBT, o DIA DA VISIBILIDADE TRANS*.

Este dia, comemorado internacionalmente, pretende explorar e divulgar visibilidades positivas das diferentes populações Trans*. DRAG HERE assinala esta data com a celebração da arte do transformismo - com a participação de LINDA XENNON e BETTY SANTOS.

Venham divertir-se - e dançar ao som de:

D.M.A. (Disco my Ass)

Pop Minette

& Friends

Acção Anti-tranfobia no Porto




Domingo 1 de Abril
17:00 até 19:00

O Caleidoscópio LGBT vai fazer uma acção de rua, com o propósito de chamar a atenção para a transfobia, infelizmente ainda existente em Portugal em 2012.

A iniciativa decorrerá em diversos pontos do Porto, no domingo, 1 de Abril - DIA DAS MENTIRAS, com distribuição de flyers que, aproveitando a data, conterão diversas frases com chamadas de atenção para a transfobia, terminado todas com um "Parece mentira, mas é verdade!"

"A transexualidade ainda é considerada uma doença mental - Parece mentira, mas é verdade!"

"Uma pessoa transexual que queira aceder às cirurgias de reassignação de sexo ainda precisa de 2 relatórios e uma autorização da Ordem dos Médicos" - Parece mentira mas é verdade!

são exemplos do que será possível encontrar nos flyers desta iniciativa que conta com o apoio do Grupo Transexual Portugal (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Transexual-Portugal/206480776058294)

Contamos contigo na divulgação deste evento, e caso desejes acompanhar-nos nesta acção contacta-nos para geral@caleidoscopiolgbt.org

Obrigada! :)

[Brasil]
“Comprei uma calcinha para presenteá-la”, diz Toninho Cerezo após operação de Lea T
O ex-jogador de futebol Toninho Cerezo, de 56 anos, revelou em entrevista à Isto É Gente, que comprou uma calcinha para presentear a filha, Lea T, que realizou uma cirurgia de redefinição sexual há cerca de um mês, em um hospital na Tailândia.

[Brasil]
Sumiço de uma travesti é investigado pela polícia em Ituiutaba, MG
Vítima de 34 anos foi vista pela última vez no dia 16 de março.
Polícia Civil ouviu dois suspeitos nesta quinta-feira (29).
A Polícia de Ituiutaba, no Triângulo Mineiro, investiga o sumiço de uma travesti. A suposta vítima saiu de casa há mais de dez dias e não foi mais vista. Nesta quinta-feira (29), dois suspeitos foram ouvidos pela Polícia Civil.

[Brasil]
Travesti é morta a facadas em terreno baldio de Ribeirão Preto, SP
Segundo a polícia, vítima de 25 anos estava fazendo programa.
Após crime, suspeito de bicicleta saiu apressado do local.
Uma travesti de 25 anos foi morta a facadas na noite desta quarta-feira (28) na Vila Brasil em Ribeirão Preto (SP). Segundo a Polícia Civil, a vítima foi morta durante um programa.


[Cameroon]
Police disrupt Cameroon homosexuals seminar
Twenty heavily-armed policemen raided the Mansel Hotel in Yaounde where a large crowd had gathered to discuss, among others, “the human rights of sexual minorities”.

[Malaysia]
NGO questions arrest of 5 youths who put up posters
A Malay rights NGO Jaringan Melayu Malaysia has called the arrest and charging of five youths for posting allegedly derogatory posters as unfair.

[Thailand]
Miss Tiffany's Universe 2012
Thailand’s premier transgender beauty pageant, Miss Tiffany’s Universe, returns for a fifteenth year under the theme “Freedom Avant-garde” in its aim to encourage society to accept the value and ability of Thai transvestites.

[Canada]
Miss Universe pageant ousts transgender contestant
A Canadian beauty pageant contestant who was disqualified when the Miss Universe Canada organizers discovered she was transgender is not ready to speak to reporters, a representative for the 6-foot-1-inch-tall blond model said Tuesday.
[Editorial] Transgendered beauty shakes up pageant world
[Commentary] Underwhelming response to trans rights bill, overwhelming response to trans beauty queen
Sex change halts beauty queen bid

[Commentary] On Trans* Beauty Contestants

[USA]
Rest In Peace, Alexis Rivera
On Thursday, March 28, 2010, Alexis passed away due to complications from AIDS.


[Latin America/UN]
La oficina regional de ONUSIDA para América Latina condena muertes de personas trans
La oficina regional de ONUSIDA repudia enérgicamente los casos de muertes, desapariciones y violaciones a los derechos humanos de las personas trans en América Latina, observando un aumento en los últimos meses en países como México, Guatemala, Honduras y Colombia.

[Mexico] [Opinion]
Para sus asesinos, Agnes era una “víctima vulnerable”
La lectura del sumario judicial y de las confesiones de los asesinos de Agnes Torres ante el MP no dejan lugar a duda: aunque el móvil en efecto fue el robo de su vehículo, queda claro la configuración del crimen de odio.
Agnes Torres killers being rounded up
[Opinion] Para erradicarla, hay que visibilizarla
Chipileños intentaron quemar cuerpo de Agnes
3 mujeres pueden ser inculpadas por encubrimiento en torno al caso Agnes Torres
Robo del vehículo, móvil del crimen contra Agnes Torres
Desvanecen los indicios de crimen de odio en el caso de Agnes Torres
Homicida de Agnes Torres sólo es buscado en Yucatán
Bárbara Lezama y Agnes Torres, casos sin resolver
Fue “un crimen de odio instrumental” el homicidio de Agnes
La Procuraduría General de Justicia de Puebla concluye líneas de investigación del caso Agnes Torres y esclarece la muerte de la activista
Homicio de Agnes Torres no fue crimen de odio: PGJ
Descartan crimen de odio en el caso de Agnes Torres
Consignan antes juez a probables asesinos de Agnes Torres
Concluye PGJ investigación sobre homicidio de Agnes Torres
Chipileños intentaron quemar cuerpo de Agnes


[Mexico]
Rechazan ONG los informes de panistas sobre los crímenes de odio en la entidad
Según el último estudio de Centro de la Diversidad y Derechos Sexuales (CDDS), Jalisco se encuentra en quinto lugar por crímenes de odio contra la comunidad Lésbico, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual (LGBT), con un acumulado de 41 asesinatos en el periodo de 1995 a 2009.

[Mexico]
Poblanos en los primeros lugares de rechazo a la comunidad lésbico-gay
Poblanos se sitúan en los primeros lugares en México en discriminar a las personas por sus preferencias sexuales. Lo hacen a través de diferentes formas, como el oponerse a los matrimonios entre personas del mismo sexo o a que adopten niños, entre otros.

[Mexico/Chile]
Opinion: Dos crímenes: Agnes y Daniel
Dos crímenes terribles se cometieron este mes en Chile y en México. Han conmocionado a parte de la sociedad y podrían llevar a cambios legislativos, nacionales en el caso de Chile, locales en el caso de México. El principal cambio, el social, sigue pendiente.

[Chile]
Llaman a colaborar para costear la tumba de Daniel Zamudio
El Movilh informó que quienes quieran ayudar a costear los gastos funerarios, cercanos a los $4.500.000, pueden depositar en la cuenta de la organización O comprar las entradas que estaban destinadas a un evento a beneficio del joven, quien falleció el martes producto de los golpes que recibió de parte de supuestos neonazis.
Funeral de Zamudio: Saludo en calles y acto en Cementerio General
VIDEO: Velatón en La Moneda por Daniel Zamudio exige aprobación de Ley Antidiscriminación

(Comunicado) Carta de las organizaciones de la diversidad sexual a las autoridades de gobierno
Muere Daniel Zamudio, símbolo de los crímenes por discriminación
Unas mil personas han entregado condolencias en casa de Zamudio
Muerte de Daniel Zamudio obliga “ética y moralmente” al Congreso de Chile a aprobar ley contra discriminación
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Deplores Death of Daniel Zamudio
La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos lamenta la muerte de Daniel Zamudio
Fiscal tiene establecido el "rol" de cada detenido en golpiza a Daniel Zamudio
El perfil que elaboró el OS-9 de Carabineros y que revela el historial xenófobo de los agresores de Daniel Zamudio
Soledad Alvear y ley antidiscriminación: "La sociedad no aceptaría que no se aprobase una ley así"
El Partido Socialista Obrero Español condena el asesinato del joven chileno Daniel Zamudio
Militantes de la Juventud Socialista realizaron emotiva velatón en memoria de Daniel Zamudio
Concejales de Santiago proponen instalar placa recordatoria en sitio de agresión a Daniel Zamudio
La estrategia de defensa que seguirá el acusado de atacar con más violencia a Daniel Zamudio
Criminal homofobia afecta a nuestro país
Intendenta Pérez: Millones sienten que Chile debe cambiar tras el crimen de Daniel Zamudio
Abogado de familia Zamudio adelanta que "lo único que nos falta esclarecer es si hubo premeditación o no"
VIDEO: Abuela de Daniel Zamudio se confiesa: "No puedo creer lo que le hicieron"
Masivo velorio de Daniel Zamudio en San Bernardo
VIDEO: Las muestras de apoyo presentes en el velorio de Daniel Zamudio
Periodista chilena sobre Daniel Zamudio: “Ha afectado bastante a la población chilena”
Repudio porteño por el asesinato de un joven chileno
Familia de Zamudio se muestra conmovida por masivo apoyo y pide un funeral "sin violencia"
Felipe Ward mantiene su rechazo a la Ley Antidiscriminación
Intendencia busca presidio perpetuo para responsables de la muerte de Daniel Zamudio
Pastoral de la Universidad Católica emite carta por muerte de Daniel Zamudio
Unesco: Chile debe enseñar diversidad sexual en los colegios
Velas por Daniel Zamudio
Denuncian nueva agresión homofóbica de supuesto grupo neonazi en Valdivia
Repudian asesinato de joven gay y manipulación ideológica del lobby LGBT
Confraternidad de Pastores Evangélicos, ante Muerte del joven Daniel Zamudio
Humberto Lagos y caso Zamudio:"Ley no cambiará nada"
United Nations urges Chile to enact hate crime legislation
VIDEO: Testimonio exclusivo asegura que asesinos de Daniel Zamudio sólo querían asaltarlo
Cientos de personas despiden a Daniel Zamudio en las calles de Santiago


[Peru]
Califican de 'horror' la aparición de transexual en reality de América
La presencia del estilista transexual Nicole Akari como jurado en 'Dos para las 7' ha vuelto a encender polémica. Y es que Rosa María Alfaro, Coordinadora de la Asociación de Comunicadores Sociales Calandria y de la Red Latinoamericana de Observatorio de Medios (Calandria) calificó de 'un horror' la presencia de Nicole en un horario familiar.
Rosa María Alfaro: Calandria jamás criticó a jurado transexual de programa televisivo

[Argentina]
Guerra de alto voltaje entre travesti y chimentero
Una sucesión de insultos de alto voltaje ocurrió en la red social del pajarito, cuando vía tuits se enfrentaron la vedette travesti Agustina Brisel y el coordinador y productor del polémico portal Concept Radio, Patricio Schultze.
Comunicado de Imprensa: Concertos Homofóbicos em Portugal, Não!


As organizações e pessoas abaixo assinadas vêm deste modo protestar juntos das entidades responsáveis, designadamente a TMN, a JahLive e o Armazem F, contra a vinda a Portugal do cantor jamaicano Sizzla.

A obra deste autor é conhecida pelo público pela sua letras incitadoras ao ódio e à homofobia. Não são meramente a expressão de uma opinião, mas um claro incitamento a crimes de ódio, num país em que a Constituição proíbe a discriminação com base na orientação sexual e onde estes crimes com motivação homofóbica são considerados particularmente gravosos pelo nosso enquadramento penal.

Só para citar alguns exemplos, em "Pump Up": "Step up inna front line (Fica na primeira fila), "fire fi di man dem weh go ride man behind" (Queima os homens que têm sexo com outros homens por detrás), "Shot battybwoy, my big gun boom" (Dispara contra os maricas, a minha pistola faz boom). Na música "Boom Boom": "Boom boom! Batty boy them fi dead" (Boom boom! Os maricas devem morrer). Em "Get To Da Point": Sodomite and batty bwai mi seh a death fi dem (Sodomitas e maricas, eu digo: morte para eles). Mi a go shot batty bwai dem widdi weapon ya (Vou e disparo nos maricas com uma arma).»

Inicialmente agendado para o próximo dia 5 de Abril, em Lisboa, na sala TMN ao Vivo, o concerto procura agora novo local após a TMN, inundada por reclamações, ter tentado desvincular-se do evento. Com a justificação de não ser proprietária do Armazém F (conhecido pela 'Sala TMN ao Vivo') e de apenas ceder o nome ao referido espaço, bem como de ter desconhecimento de qualquer concerto com Sizzla estar agendado em Portugal, a TMN atribui todas as responsabilidades às empresas promotoras do espetáculo.

Entendemos no entanto que a TMN não está isenta de culpa. Ao ceder o nome da marca para qualquer evento é conivente com o mesmo. Mais ainda, apesar de afirmar o seu desconhecimento, a verdade é que o site da TMN - Musica no Maximo (musicanomaximo.tmn.pt/ao_vivo.php), que publicita o “TMN ao vivo” divulgou o concerto de Sizzla até ontem ao fim do dia, sem ter divulgado publicamente as razões para esta desvinculação de um evento cujos conteúdos são, como vimos, claramente homofóbicos.

Os concertos deste cantor agendados, por outras entidades, para Barcelona, Madrid, Málaga, Valencia, bem como Estocolmo, foram já cancelados devido ao seu discurso de ódio homofóbico. Exortamos a JahLive, enquanto promotora responsável do evento em Portugal, a fazer o mesmo, sob pena de ser cumplice num crime de incitamento ao ódio. Não há justificação para promover um apelo público ao assassinato.

A JahLive não pode deixar de cancelar a vinda de Sizzla a Portugal, único sinal claro de que respeita os direitos humanos. Só assim esta empresa cumprirá a Constituição da República Portuguesa, nomeadamente o seu 13º artigo, e dará um sinal claro de que não compactua nem promove a discriminação com base na orientação sexual nem o incitamento ao ódio.

Subscrevem:

AMPLOS - Associação de Mães e Pais pela Liberdade de Orientação Sexual
Caleidoscópio LGBT
Clube Safo
Federação Distrital do Porto da Juventude Socialista
GAT - Grupo Português de Activistas sobre Tratamentos de VIH/SIDA
Grupo Transexual Portugal
ILGA
não te prives - Grupo de Defesa dos Direitos Sexuais
Opus Gay
Panteras rosa - frente contra a lesbigaytransfobia
PolyPortugal
Ponto Bi
rede ex aequo
UMAR

Ann Antidote
Cristiana Pena
José Carlos Tavares
Nadia Cantanhede
Paula Sequeiros
Raquel Freire

quinta-feira, Março 29, 2012

(TRANS) FEMINISMOS E IGUALDADE DE GÉNERO + Convívio Vegetariano
Sábado 18:30
Sede Nacional do Bloco de Esquerda: Rua da Palma, 268

Quase um mês depois das celebrações do 8 de Março, os estudantes do Bloco de Lisboa propõe um debate sobre "(trans) feminismos e igualdade de género". Um debate sobre as formas, os percursos, os caminhos e o futuro da luta feminista. Um debate sobre como continuar a luta...

Numa altura em que a discussão sobre a dívida e a austeridade tomam conta do debate político, os estudantes do Bloco de Lisboa querem trazer para o centro do debate e do combate político todos os temas e todas as causas que, por causa da crise, não estão na ordem do dia.

Convocamos todas as mulheres, todos os homens, todas as pessoas que não aceitam que os direitos humanos e a igualdade sejam colocados em segundo plano. Convidamos todxs aqueles que não aceitam a usurpação dos direitos que já conquistámos e daqueles que ainda queremos (e vamos) conquistar.

Debate com:

Sérgio Vitorino
Inês Ribeiro
Mi Guerreiro

No fim, há convívio vegetariano.

[España]
Las Asociaciones de Mujeres van a la Huelga General del 29M
La Plataforma de Mujeres en la Diversidad de la CM se suma a la Convocatoria de huelga General contra la reforma laboral

[Poland]
Radio Maryja founder in transsexual MP row
A liberal MP has lambasted the founder of an ultra-conservative radio station after he called Poland’s first transsexual MP “an abnormality”.

[Turkey]
Sisi asks prosecutor whether she will testify as part of Feb. 28 probe
Seyhan Soylu (known as Sisi), a transsexual believed to have organized a scheme that led to a political scandal ahead of a non-armed military intervention in 1997, visited a specially authorized public prosecutor in Ankara on Monday to ask him whether she will be summoned to testify as part of a probe into the military intervention.

[Nepal]
Nepal Lawmaker Asks Facebook To Include Third Gender
the only openly gay parliament member in Nepal — has written Facebook founders Mark Zuckerberg and Chris Hughes asking the social media site for the option of “third gender” or “others” when signing up

[Nepal]
Gender-neutral toilets unveiled
Lawmaker Sunil Babu Panta today inaugurated gender-neutral toilets in Nepalgunj in the midst of a programme.
Nepal's first openly gay politician Sunil Babu Pant opens 'revolutionary' gender-neutral toilet

[China]
Twins get sex-change surgery in Shanghai
A pair of 25-year-old twin sisters from Yunnan Province in southwestern China have successfully received preliminary sex-change operations in a Shanghai hospital to become males, seeing their long-cherished shared dream finally come true.
First trans twins in China

[Australia/New Zealand]
Libra ad complaint "settled" Authority rules
The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled Libra did the right thing in pulling its “Libra gets girls” ad and has decided the complaint has therefore been settled, without ruling whether the ad actually breached advertising standards.

[Canadá]
Transexual discriminada em concurso de beleza
Uma concorrente transexual finalista do concurso de beleza Miss Universe Canadá afirma estar a ser vítima de discriminação.
Petition supporting ousted Miss Universe Canada trans finalist Jenna Talackova surpasses 30,000 signatures
Online petition backs Jenna
Hair-colour, breast implants, transgender: Where's the problem for pageants?

[Letters to the Editor] Pageant hypocrites
[Commentary] Is transgender Miss Universe Canada contestant a victim of Donald Trump's presidential ambition?
[Commentary] Miss Universe Boots Transsexual! They Need To Change Their Rules!
[Commentary] Trans Miss Canada Universe Contestant Barred From Competition
[Commentary] Jenna Talackova Story: The Ripple Effects

[USA]
Trans Health Care Protections at Risk with the Supreme Court
Yesterday kicked off National LGBT Health Awareness Week, a time when, as Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said in a statement, we “highlight the progress our country is making to address the unique health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans, especially through the implementation of the health care law, the Affordable Care Act.”

[AK, USA]
Anchorage equal rights supporters denounce new ad
Proponents of an Anchorage ballot initiative seeking equal protections for gay and transgender residents are slamming a new ad by opponents.
Opponents of Prop 5, Anchorage LGBT rights initiative, accused of gay-bashing
Supporters of Proposition 5 ask opposition to pull TV, radio ad
New Groups Spend Big on Proposition 5 Campaigns


[CO, USA]
Standing Up Against Hate Crimes and Sexual Discrimination
Dozens took a stand against hate crimes. Puebloans gathered to raise awareness and remember the life of a hate crime victim.

[FL, USA]
Police: Shooting victims likely targeted for being transsexual prostitutes
Police believe the victims of a double shooting in Riviera Beach last weekend were targeted because they were transsexual prostitutes.

[KS, USA]
Hutchinson residents debate anti-discrimination ordinance
Some Hutchinson residents are hoping to amend the city's anti-discrimination ordinance to protect classes of sexual orientation and gender identity.

[LA, USA]
Orleans Parish jail inmate reports repeated sexual assaults
A transsexual inmate at the Orleans Parish jail was raped repeatedly by different attackers in two different locations within the facility, according to a letter sent to Sheriff Marlin Gusman Tuesday by the inmate's attorneys. The inmate is being held in facilities reserved for male inmates, but identifies as a woman.

[MA, USA]
'At first I felt a sense of loss': Teenager whose mother became a man describes her own emotional journey
By all accounts, transitioning from one sex to another is a difficult emotional journey. But rarely do we hear the story of those closest to them.

[NC, USA]
Gender-neutral housing debate restarts at UNC
The fight for gender-neutral housing began anew Tuesday night as about 15 students rallied in the Pit to restart the campaign.

[NE, USA]
US Supreme Court denies 'Boys Don't Cry' appeal
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied the appeal of a Nebraska death row inmate whose murder case inspired the 1999 film "Boys Don't Cry."

[PA, USA]
Transgendered substance-abuse treatment facility plan moves from Kemble Ave. to Southwest Philly
Philadelphia will soon have a residential substance abuse treatment facility for transgendered men and women, but it won't be at the Kemble Park Apartments.

[Chile]
VIDEO: Impactantes declaraciones en apoyo a Daniel Zamudio en las afueras de la Posta Central
Fuertes declaraciones afuera de la Posta Central tras conocerse la muerta de Daniel Zamudio
Movilh: Daniel Zamudio "es una víctima de la intolerancia y la homofobia"
Falleció Daniel Zamudio tras larga lucha por su vida en la Asistencia Pública
Consternación en el Maule por muerte de Daniel Zamudio
Piñera desde Asia: Muerte de Daniel Zamudio no quedará impune
VIDEO: Abuela de Zamudio antes de enterarse sobre su fallecimiento: "Lo visto, lo mudo, todo le hago"
Los extremistas derechistas homofóbicos religiosos de Hazte Oir lamentan muerte de Daniel Zamudio
Familia de Daniel Zamudio se querellará por homicidio calificado
Rechazan presencia de alcalde Zalaquett en Posta Central por muerte de Daniel Zamudio
Ministro Mañalich: La golpiza a Daniel Zamudio tenía intención criminal
Piñera: Muerte de Daniel Zamudio no quedará impune
"UDI asesina, Iglesia asesina" gritaron tras muerte de Daniel Zamudio
Increpan duramente a Alcalde Zalaquett cuando intentaba referirse a muerte de Daniel Zamudio
Padre de Daniel Zamudio pidió manifestar dolor por la muerte de su hijo "con respeto"
Abogado de familia de Daniel Zamudio: Autores de crimen podrían enfrentar presidio perpetuo
Mundo político y cultural volcó en redes sociales su pesar por Daniel Zamudio
Muere Daniel Zamudio
VIDEO: Así era Daniel Zamudio, en los ojos de su mejor amigo
Padre de Daniel Zamudio llamó a apoyar a la familia con respeto
Gay Man Brutally Attacked in Chilean Capital Dies
Alejandro Guillier y crimen de Daniel Zamudio: La clase política considera que el tema no es relevante
"Le dije: 'Hijo, cuídese. Tengo miedo de que le pase algo'"
"UDI asesina, Iglesia asesina" protestaron tras muerte de Daniel Zamudio
Movilh: “La influencia de las iglesias sobre algunos parlamentarios es mayor que la de los ciudadanos”
Presidente del Movilh: "No tenemos odio, tenemos sed de justicia, que es distinto"
Amnistía Internacional ante la muerte de Daniel Zamudio: Una ley de antidiscriminación puede salvar vidas
Fiscal pidió reformalizar a los agresores de Daniel Zamudio por homicidio: arriesgan cadena perpetua
VIDEO: Abogado de Daniel Zamudio: “Me violenta que Ezzati visite a Karadima y no a Daniel”
Chile llora la muerte del joven homosexual atacado por neonazis
Abogado de familia Zamudio: "Pediremos cadena perpetua porque Daniel vivió una sesión de tortura"
Presidente Piñera condena discriminación y envía condolencia a familia de Daniel Zamudio
Cuerpo de Daniel Zamudio es sometido a autopsia en el Servicio Médico Legal
Alvear: “La brutalidad con la que se destruyó la vida de Daniel Zamudio no debe quedar impune”

[Opinion] A Daniel Zamudio lo mataron los mismos de siempre
Acusarán de asesinato a responsables de ataque homofóbico en Chile
Debate por Ley Zamudio "al rojo": Abogados discrepan sobre sus efectos
Partido Comunista expresa condolencias a la familia de Daniel Zamudio
Muerte de Daniel Zamudio y aprobación de Ley Antidiscriminación divide a parlamentarios locales
Senador Cantero por muerte de Daniel Zamudio: ‘Un hijo de nuestra tierra fue víctima de la barbarie’
Fiscal: En el crimen contra Daniel Zamudio existieron grados de tortura
Movilh molesto con Ezzati: Visita pedófilos, pero no tuvo palabras para Daniel Zamudio
La Iglesia Católica de Chile condena la muerte del joven homosexual y pide que "se haga justicia"
El Sistema de Naciones Unidas en Chile lamenta profundamente fallecimiento de Daniel Zamudio
Mourners Gather for Gay Youth Murdered by Neo-Nazis in Chile
Neo-Nazi killing of gay man moves Chile toward law
Gobierno expresa sus condolencias a la familia tras deceso de Daniel Zamudio
Pasarían 40 años en cárcel asesinos de Daniel Zamudio

[Opinion] Daniel Zamudio e a violência no Brasil
Indignación en Chile por el asesinato de un joven homosexual
Movilh: El obispo de Santiago visita pedófilos, pero no tuvo palabras para Daniel Zamudio
Los asesinos de Daniel Zamudio: sus antecedentes violentos
VIDEO: Daniel Zamudio es velado en su hogar en la comuna de San Bernardo
Opinion del Arzobispo de La Serena Manuel Donoso: Reflexión sobre caso de Daniel Zamudio
Suma urgencia para la ley antidiscriminación, tras muerte de Daniel Zamudio

quarta-feira, Março 28, 2012



PROGRAMA
10h Conferência de Abertura
10.45h Painel I – Construção e Impactos da Masculinidade Hegemónica
11h45 – 12h: pausa
12h Painel II – Masculinidades alternativas
13h: Almoço
14.30h Painel III – Para além da hegemonia: masculinidades femininas e feministas
15.30h – 15.45h: Pausa
15.45h Mesa Redonda - Binarismo e Estereótipos de Género: impactos quotidianos e experiências para além da norma
17.15h – 17.30h: pausa
17.30h: Conferência de Encerramento

[Germany]
Trans child committed to mental institution
Activists protest German court's decision to institutionalize an 11-year-old transgender child
Getting to the heart of the ethical dilemma of an eleven year old’s desire to re assert their gender and human rights group stage protest in Berlin

[Albania]
Albanian Minister calls for homophobic violence, admonished by Prime Minister
Albania’s Deputy Defense Minister recently called to homophobic violence against Albanian citizens planning to organise the country’s first LGBT pride march in spring. He was swiftly rebuked by the Prime Minister.
Albanian PM: beating gays ‘unacceptable’
Albania: Proposed gay pride march provokes homophobic comments
Albania: Reprimand Official for Anti-Gay Remarks


[Pakistan]
Eunuch brutally slaughtered
A 35-year-old eunuch was slaughtered to death by some unidentified persons at his house and later the room was set ablaze to mislead the investigators in the Shalimar police limits on Monday.
Murder: Eunuch found stabbed


[India]
Eunuchs look for Delhi’s acceptance
Eunuchs are increasingly gaining their deserved political space in Delhi. First, in 2009, the Delhi Election Commission allowed them to enroll themselves and contest the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections as ‘others’ instead of male or female. This step freed them from age-old biases and gave them a new socio-political identity.

[India]
The Most Visible of India’s Invisible Class
On a swelteringly hot day in June of 2002, a 22 year-old hijra sex-worker named Sowmya was castrated by a Mumbai doctor for the sum of about 10,000 rupees ($200).
In her clan, one of seven in the city, roughly three out of every four hijras are castrated, so this dangerous, occasionally deadly tradition was built into the intimate fabric of her everyday life. “I was so nervous” at the time, says Sowmya, who only goes by one name. “But my friends were with me.” While some hijras are castrated, many others simply adopt feminine clothing and mannerisms.

[New Zealand]
Ad dropped after transgender backlash
The company behind a tampon ad that caused outrage in the transgender community said they ditched it as a result of the criticism and regret any offence it caused.

[Canada]
Ousted Miss Universe Canada trans contestant Jenna Talackova born female, advocates say
Vancouver's Jenna Talackova was born female. That's what Vancouver-based Trans Alliance Society chair Marie Little and NDP MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert insist.
Transgender woman's ouster not discrimination: Miss Universe
'She was dishonest': Pageant organizers deny discrimination after kicking out transgender beauty queen saying instead she lied on the application form
Transgendered contestant's ouster from Miss Universe Canada sparks outrage over ‘natural born' rule

[Commentary] Trans Beauty Kicked Out of Pageant
[Commentary] Jenna Talackova Story: The Media Coverage (So Far)

[Canada]
Transgendered women welcome at roller derby club
Transgender women are welcome at the Border City Brawlers Roller Derby Club in Windsor, Ont.
The club wants to ensure it is being all-inclusive. That's why it worked closely with Windsor Pride to ensure the club's gender policy is as inclusive as it can be. The policy is in its final stages of development.

[AK, USA]
Alaskan anti-discrimination ordinance could be passed in April
An ordinance banning discrimination against LGBT people in Anchorage, Alaska, could be passed on an upcoming municipal ballot in April.
Proposition 5 Initiative Floods Media with Pro and Con Ads

[CO, USA]
Rally tonight targets hate crimes
Members of the Colorado Progressive Coalition, Southern Colorado Equality Alliance, representatives from Posada and other concerned Puebloans will host a candlelight vigil and rally against hate crimes at 5:30 p.m. today to bring further awareness of violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The public is invited.

[FL, USA]
Riviera Beach police investigate whether recent crimes are targeting transsexual prostitutes
Police are investigating whether Saturday morning's homicide might be part of a larger plot of crimes targeting transsexual prostitutes.
Police suspect armed robber targeting transvestite prostitutes


[IN, USA]
South Bend bans gay discrimination
The South Bend City Council has voted in favor of an ordinance extending employment and housing discrimination protection to gays and lesbians.
South Bend Common Council passes human rights ordinance
South Bend LGBT anti-discrimination bill goes into effect April 6


[MI, USA]
Man gets 25-40 years in mutilation murder
A Detroit man was ordered Monday to serve 25 to 40 years in prison in the brutal October killing of a transgender teen. Qasim Raqib was sentenced by 3rd Circuit Judge Bruce Morrow after pleading guilty March 7 to second-degree murder charges in the death of Henry Hilliard Jr., aka Shelley Hilliard. Authorities said Raqib mutilated Hilliard's body and set the 19-year-old on fire in the street on Detroit's east side.

[NM, USA]
Transsexual teacher, burlesque dancer forced to resign
The forced resignation of a Santa Fe teacher begs the question, how much privacy is a public educator entitled to.
Christina Cracraft believes she was forced to resign because parents and the district’s administration could not accept the fact that she is a transsexual who also dances in burlesque shows.
Transsexual teacher pressured to resign

[NY, USA]
NYC rapped in transgender birth certificate case
He had been through sex-change surgery and wanted his birth certificate to reflect the man he'd become, at nearly 70.
Ruling is victory for transgender New Yorkers who seek to change gender on birth certificates
Judge criticises New York City over birth certificate change for trans man


[PA, USA]
Transit Passes in Philly Remain a Problem for Some Trans Riders
A Philadelphia City Council member has introduced a resolution calling on the city's public transportation agency to stop requiring gender identification on transit passes.

[WI, USA]
Court won’t hear appeal of decision reinstating use of Wis. funds for prison hormone therapy
The Supreme Court won’t consider reinstating a Wisconsin law banning publicly-funded hormone therapy for inmates who identify as transgender women.
U.S. Supreme Court rejects Wisconsin bid to ban transgender inmate treatments
Supreme Court lets stand ruling that sides with transgender inmates
Supreme Court Won't Consider Wisconsin Antitransgender Law
Wisconsin Anti-Transgender Law Struck Down

[Commentary] Another Trans Legal Victory-Wisconsin Anti-Trans Law Struck Down

[América Latina]
La oficina regional de ONUSIDA para América Latina codena muertes de personas trans
Países como como México, Guatemala, Honduras y Colombia han observado un aumento de los casos de muertes, desapariciones y violaciones a los derechos humanos de las personas trans en América Latina. La Oficina Regional de ONUSIDA para América Latina lanza un comunicado de condena ante estas situaciones e insta a los Estados a ”hacer todo lo que está en sus manos de forma urgente e inmediata para investigar a fondo las muertes de personas trans, determinar si han sido cometidas en razón de su identidad de género y/o en razón de su labor de defensa a favor de los derechos humanos y aplicar las debidas sanciones".
Onusida denuncia un aumento en los casos de muertes de transexuales

[México]
Denuncian que los policías municipales son los principales acosadores de mujeres transexuales en Tijuana
Elementos de la policía municipal de Tijuana son los principales acosadores de transexuales que ejercen la prostitución en el primer cuadro de la ciudad, denunció Víctor Clark Alfaro, presidente de la Comisión Binacional de Derechos Humanos (CBDH).

[Perú]
'Loxoro', la voz de las personas transexuales peruanas que salta al cine de la mano de Claudia Llosa
Diariamente, al caer la noche, un lenguaje extraño y encriptado se escucha en algunos barrios de Lima: es el 'loxoro', una forma de hablar de la comunidad transexual peruana, tema central de un cortometraje de la cineasta Claudia Llosa, premiado en el último Festival de Cine de Berlín.

[Colombia]
El debut de la primera presentadora transgenerista
Por primera vez en la televisión colombiana un periodista transgenerista cubrirá la información cultural en un informativo. Se trata de Michel Alexandro Valencia Carrillo, quien se conocerá ahora como Michelle. Debutará en el Canal Capital haciendo el cubrimiento del Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro en el noticiero que se emitirá todas las noches a las 10:30.

[Chile]
Después de 25 días fallece Daniel Zamudio, el joven que fue brutalmente agredido por supuestos neonazis
La información fue confirmada por el director de la Posta Central, Emilio Villalón. "Desgraciadamente ha fallecido a las 19.45 horas, el equipo ha trabajado enormemente y lamentablemente falleció", dijo el médico al comunicar su muerte.
Hermano de Daniel Zamudio: “Sólo sé que se veía feliz y vivía su vida”
Gobierno apoya proyecto que penaliza incitación al odio y reimpulsa ley antidiscriminación
Daniel Zamudio: El joven que quería triunfar en la moda
DJ Méndez y la golpiza por discriminación a Zamudio: De esto vengo arrancando
Fadise Chile ora por joven Daniel Zamudio en sus horas más críticas
Los Guachacas están con Daniel Zamudio
VIDEO: Abogado familia Zamudio: "Daniel fue torturado por varias horas"
Con una velatón Antofagasta exige justicia para Daniel Zamudio
Líder de la Comunidad Judía explota caso de Daniel Zamudio para afirmar que Al Qaeda opera en Chile
Mamá de Daniel Zamudio: siento rabia e impotencia por una justicia que nunca hace nada
Abogado de Zamudio: "Fue torturado por 3 horas"
ChileActores repudia ataque que mantiene a Daniel Zamudio al borde de la muerte
Neo-Nazism, Homophobia, and Machismo in Chile: The Daniel Zamudio Case
Madre de Daniel: "Nunca los voy a perdonar"
Carta Ciudadana: Perdón, Daniel Zamudio
Daniel Zamudio sigue con actividad cerebral y médicos descartan examen de apnea
Director de Posta Central confirma que Daniel Zamudio no tiene muerte cerebral
Mamá de Daniel Zamudio en "Bienvenidos": "Soñé que le pasaba algo"
Caso Daniel Zamudio: Una reflexión de su Pastor
Proponen cambiar el nombre del parque San Borja por Daniel Zamudio
VIDEO: Vocero del Movilh: "La UDI está frenando la Ley Antidiscriminación"
La agonía de un joven gay reabre el debate sobre la homofobia en Chile
Hermano mayor de Daniel Zamudio: "El soñaba con ser padre


[Venezuela]
A balazos asesinan a mujer y transformista en Ocumare
Las víctimas de Los Grifales fueron identificados como Alejandra Rodríguez (19) quien recibió un tiro en la cabeza y David Pantoja, de 21 años conocido como “Daniela”, tenía un balazo en el ojo izquierdo.
El móvil que manejan los investigadores de la policía científica en este doble homicidio es el ajuste de cuentas, y ya iniciaron las pesquisas pertinentes para establecer la identidad de los homicidas.

terça-feira, Março 27, 2012



[Portugal]
Simpósio sobre transexualidade abala estruturas no Porto
Aconteceu no fim de semana passado o Simpósio Identidade de Género e Transexualidade na Aula Magna da Faculdade de Medicina do Centro Hospitalar de São João, no Porto.

[Brasil]
Travesti defende tese de doutorado sobre homofobia
A travesti Luma Andrade está na fase final de sua tese que será defendida em julho na Universidade Federal do Ceará (UFC). O tema é algo que conhece bem: discriminação.

[UK]
Parents bought me a boob each for my birthday
Scotland's first transsexual prisoner last night lifted the lid on her rollercoaster battle to become a woman.
Cross-dressing Cassandra Wallace won the right to live as a woman while behind bars for drug offences.
The 36-year-old — who has teenage daughters — is now taking hormones and preparing for surgery.
Mum’s pride at sex-swap daughter
My battle to be woman in all-male male jail


[Nepal]
Nepal lawmaker asks Facebook to give option to people who ID selves as neither male nor female
A prominent lawmaker and gay rights activist in Nepal says he has asked Facebook to include a third option for people who do not identify themselves as male or female.

[Malasia]
El Gobierno de Malasia colabora con ONGs para “prevenir” la homosexualidad
La homofobia de Estado gana fuerzas en el sudeste asiático. Mashitah Ibrahim, representante del Gobierno de Malasia anunció el jueves pasado en el Parlamento que entrenarán a voluntarios para “ayudar” a las personas LGTB… a rechazar su identidad. Según Ibrahim, “la prevención y la aplicación de la ley” son las únicas cuestiones a considerar cuando se trata de asuntos relacionados relacionados con la comunidad LGTB. Malasia castiga la “sodomía”, al menos sobre el papel, con penas de hasta 20 años de cárcel.

[Australia]
An Invitation To Upcoming Trans Medical Conference
This conference is a partnership between the community and medical profession

[Australia]
VALE RENÉE SCOTT
Melbourne drag legend Renée Scott has died, aged 61.
Scott died on Sunday, the cause of death is yet to be determined.
One of the performers who graced Jan Hillier’s Pokeys shows at The Prince of Wales, which began in the late Seventies, the long-time St Kilda resident grew up in Chelsea, Victoria, the oldest of three boys.
Vale Renée Scott


[Canada]
Transgender Awareness Week in PA
March 25 to the 31 has been proclaimed Transgender Awareness Week in Prince Albert
Sask’s first Transgender Awareness Week March 25 to 31

[Canada]
Miss Universe finalist dropped for being born male
A transgender beauty queen who was kicked out of the Miss Universe Canada pageant says she is a victim of discrimination.
Disqualified trans pageant finalist considers legal action
Transgender group slams pageant for turfing contestant
Impiden participar a una chica en el certamen de Miss Universo Canadá por ser transexual


[AK, USA]
Foes of Anchorage ordinance say there’s ‘no widespread discrimination’ against gays
Opponents of a proposed LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance say the law is not necessary because they “don’t believe that there is widespread discrimination” against gays and lesbians.
Legal experts predict challenges if voters pass Proposition 5

[KS, USA]
Supporters Of Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Ordinance Want Commission To Take Action Soon
One week after the Salina Human Relations Commission voted 7-1 to recommend the city commission add sexual orientation and gender identity to the protected classes under the city anti discrimination ordinance, the attorney who brought the proposed change to the city in early February wants to know when the commission will take action on the recommendation.

[LA, USA]
Louisiana Trans Advocate hosts first charity drag show
Students and professional impersonators lip-synched their hearts out Friday night for Louisiana Trans Advocates’ Spring Fling Charity Drag Show at Splash nightclub.

[NM, USA]
Kids Come First in Complex Custody Case
The pronoun was a problem.
Throughout the child custody hearing — in a case described as convoluted and contentious as they come — Samuel Behar, attorney for mother Linda Deimer, kept falling into the habit of referring to Deimer’s ex-husband, Jaiden Williams, as “he.”

[OH, USA]
Gender identity dispute leads to discrimination charges at Miami
Last year, Miami University student Kaeden Kass made the decision to come out, to reveal himself as a transgender male, to stop “denying who I was. You know, to live as a happy person.”

[PA, USA]
Pride Week 2012 celebrates 40 years of progress at Penn State
This year’s Pride Week is a landmark one, as 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the first queer organization at Penn State and a celebration of struggle and progress.

[Mexico]
Travesti muerto en el Jardín Reforma
Murió tendido en el pasto junto a una palma y en plenas calles del Centro Histórico un hombre a quien la mañana de ayer fue localizado su cuerpo aún vestido de mujer; aunque hasta el momento se ignoran las causas de su deceso, testigos que lo conocían de vista manifestaron que "la bebida fue su perdición" pero corresponde a personal del Semefo esclarecer dicha incógnita.


[México]
Conmoción en México por vil asesinato a activista Transexuales, Agnes Torres, dudan de "solución express"
Dudan de ‘solución exprés’ a homicidio
“Sospechoso” el rápido esclarecimiento de la muerte de la activista transexual Agnes Torres Hernández, quien fue asesinada hace algunos días, así lo señaló Kevin Williams, presidente del Club G de Tehuacán.
Murder of Transgender Advocate Agnes Torres Sulca in Mexico Condemned
Celebran cumpleaños de Agnes Torres
Continúa prófugo el principal sospechoso de la muerte de la activista Agnes Torres

[Opinion] ¡No quedarás impune, Agnes Torres Sulca!

[Mexico]
La CNDH denuncia 648 homicidios por homofobia en un año
Los datos se refieren sólo a los de 17 entidades, incluyendo Jalisco; otras 15 no reportaron sus números

[Panama]
'There is an urgent need for gender identity subject to enter into effect in Panama': Beteta
“For the Panamanian government the subject does not exist”. These were the words from Association of New Men and Women of Panama president, Ricardo Beteta when he was asked about how does the country has progressed regarding the gender identity subject and the sexual orientation.

[Chile]
Jovem gay é torturado durante horas, está em morte cerebral
Um jovem homossexual de 24 anos foi torturado durante 6 horas por um grupo neo-nazi e está em "coma irreversível".
Movilh: Daniel Zamudio se está convirtiendo en símbolo de integración
[Opinion] Carta abierta a Daniel Zamudio de un joven Jesuista
Presidente del Senado respalda idea de que ley antidiscriminación reciba al nombre de Daniel Zamudio
Confirman que Daniel Zamudio aún no está en muerte cerebral y que presentó pequeño repunte
Presidente del Movilh: Daniel Zamudio “ya no tiene posibilidad de recuperarse”
Movilh informa que Zamudio continúa en estado crítico y expresa molestia ante versiones sobre condición de salud del joven
Madre de Daniel Zamudio se muestra resignada ante estado de salud de su hijo
Ricky Martin dedicó premio a Daniel Zamudio y su familia
Coloma del UDI cree que Ley Antidiscriminación “no hubiera sido clave” en el caso Zamudio
Movilh: “Daniel Zamudio está cambiando este país”
Presidente del Movilh: ''Daniel Zamudio está cambiando este país''
Abogado de la familia de Daniel Zamudio asegura que condición del joven 'es gravísima'
Fiscal del caso Zamudio dice que algunos imputados han intentado entregar información falsa
Tamara Acosta llega hasta la Posta Central para entregar apoyo a Daniel Zamudio
Gay Man Brutally Attacked in Chilean Capital Remains in Critical Condition
Daniel Zamudio será sometido a nuevo examen para verificar posible muerte cerebral
Villalón sobre Zamudio: ''El daño cerebral está consolidado y el pronóstico es sombrío''
Tristeza y resignación entre amigos y familiares de Daniel Zamudio
Las 5 lecciones que nos deja el drama de Daniel Zamudio
Las críticas sociales tras el caso de Daniel Zamudio
Senadores de la Alianza piden “todo el peso de la ley” para agresores de Daniel Zamudio
Examen que determinará estado cerebral de Daniel Zamudio fue aplazado
Investigadora inglesa: Caso de Daniel Zamudio debe abrir el debate hacia la diversidad
Movilh confirma que no se le realizó examen de apnea a Daniel Zamudio
En la muerte de Daniel Zamudio
Chile y el drama del ataque a un joven gay


[Argentina]
Acusan a 4 travestis de agredir a remisero y dañar su automóvil
También expuso que las sospechosas llamaron a la remisería para decir que no quería pagar por los “servicios”.

segunda-feira, Março 26, 2012













[International]
Transgender Europe’s Trans Murder Monitoring project reveals more than 800 reported murders of trans people in the last 4 years
The March 2012 update reveals a total of 816 reported killings of trans people in 55 countries worldwide from January 1st 2008 to December 31st 2011. The update shows an exponential increase in reported killings of trans people over the last four years. In 2008, 141 cases were reported, in 2009 213 cases, in 2010 214 cases, and in 2011 a shocking number of 248. These are mainly the reported cases that could be found through Internet research and cooperation with trans organizations and activists. In most countries, data on murdered trans people are not systematically produced and it is impossible to estimate the numbers of unreported cases.
Números alarmantes una vez más: Observatorio de Personas Trans Asesinadas muestra que en los últimos cuatro años se han registrado más que 800 asesinatos de personas trans

[Brasil]
Lea T. faz cirurgia de mudança de sexo na Tailândia
A modelo Lea T. já tinha demonstrado sua vontade de realizar a cirurgia de readequação sexual.
Lea T. fez cirurgia de readequação sexual há 3 semanas na Tailândia
Lea T. faz cirurgia de readequação de sexo


[Brasil]
Travesti é suspeita de tentar matar soldado da Marinha no Rio; ela nega
Soldado está internado em estado grave, segundo a Marinha.
Suspeita foi presa em casa, em Brás de Pina, nesta sexta (23).

[Brasil]
Travesti de 17 anos é assassinada em praça no Centro de João Pessoa, diz polícia
Ela foi morta com dois tiros no Ponto de Cem Réis na quinta-feira (22).
Polícia Civil investiga se vítima tinha ligações com o tráfico de drogas.


[UK]
Transgender woman banned from Hull Sainsbury's store for asking for hugs
A transgender woman has been banned from a shop after persistently asking female staff to hug her.
Amy Rice, 27, would also ask workers at Sainsbury's in Princes Avenue, west Hull, to befriend her on the social networking site Facebook.

[UK]
Livvy reaches e-petition target
A girl born a boy is celebrating after a petition collected 2,000 names thanks to the support of the Worcester News.
The e-petition against the use of terms such as “tranny” and “gender bender” in the media has now reached its target after a hard-fought campaign by a Worcester family.

[UK]
‘Unashamedly Me’ - from mechanic to author
TWO YEARS after the Leighton Buzzard Observer broke the story about a transsexual mechanic in Leighton who had been shunned by her customers for revealing ‘he’ was actually a ‘she’, Teraina Hird has now become a published author telling of her ordeal in order to help others overcome prejudice.

[Germany]
German courts rule that an eleven year old German transgender girl can legally be institutionalized
The case of an eleven year old child who goes by the alias Alex Kaminsky has once again stirred debate as to Germany’s stance towards gender neutrality, sex and clinical devices of purity, especially in light of its torrid history with respect to forced sterilization and aspirations towards racial purity.

[Albania]
Albanian gays to stage first gay pride march
Albanian gay organisations on Friday announced plans to hold the country's first ever gay pride parade in Tirana on May 17, a move immediately slammed by a government minister.
Albanian Minister Criticized For Anti-Gay Comments
Gay Pride goers should be 'beaten' says Deputy Defense Minister of Albania


[Liberia]
Liberia's Ellen Johnson Sirleaf defends gay stance
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Laureate, on Friday defended her country's stand on gay rights after controversy following an interview she gave to a British newspaper.

[India]
In elections as in life: Eunuch to fight alone
Among those who are gearing up to contest the civic elections is Anita, a 59-year-old eunuch. Anita had approached the BSP for a ticket but is considering contesting independently because she is yet to hear from the party. Anita wants to contest from south Delhi's Sangam Vihar, which now has a BJP councillor.

[Nepal]
Nepal’s first gender-neutral public toilet to be unveiled
Nepal’s first openly gay MP has secured the opening of the country’s first gender-neutral toilet.

[Malaysia]
Malaysia training helpers to curb homosexuals
The Malaysian government is working with several NGOs to help resolve LGBT ‘problems’
Stop the homosexual witch-hunt
Campaign to curb homosexuality


[Canada]
Miss Universe Canada pulls contestant Jenna Talackova off website... for being transsexual?
Jenna Talackova's profile was visible on the official contestants page of the Donald Trump-owned Miss Universe Canada beauty pageant just a few days ago. Now, her profile has disappeared without a trace. Is it a coincidence that she was their only transsexual finalist?
Miss Universe Canada yanks transgendered contestant from pageant
Miss Universe Canada disqualifies Vancouver-based transsexual contestant
Miss Universe disqualifies transgender finalist
Transgender contestant dropped from pageant

[Commentary] Trans Woman Kicked Out of Miss Universe Canada Pageant: Reporting the Jenna Talackova Story
Miss Universe Canada disqualifies transsexual contestant
Miss Universe Canada Ejects Transgender Contestant

[Commentary] Politicians deserve scorn for not passing law to allow a transgender model to pursue her dream
[Commentary] Vancouver woman disqualified from Miss Universe for being transgender
[Commentary] Miss Universe Canada: Sorry, No Trans Girls!
[Commentary] In Solidarity: Jenna Talackova and I Should Have ALL the Rights Other Women Have
[Commentary] And the Moral of the Story Is . . .

[USA]
Study: Majority of Americans Support Equal Rights for Transgender People
A recent study from the Public Religion Research Institute shows an overwhelming majority of Americans supporting equal rights and legal protections for transgender people.

[USA]
'I AM: Trans People Speak,' New GLAAD Media Campaign, Aims To Raise Transgender Community Awareness (VIDEO)
A new project created by the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition and sponsored by GLAAD aims to raise awareness about the transgender community's diversity -- and we've got a sneak peek.

[USA]
SEC Rejects ExxonMobil's Attempt to Block Nondiscrimination Proposal
The Securities and Exchange Commission rejected a request by ExxonMobil to block a nondiscrimination shareholder resolution proposing protection for employees against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, paving the way for a vote on the measure at a shareholder meeting this May.
SEC rejects ExxonMobil bid to block protections for sexual orientation, gender identity

[USA]
Torture of Gay Immigration Prisoners Alleged
After criticism from the United Nations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it is "taking action to investigate" reports that 16 gay and transgender detainees have been tortured in U.S. immigration prisons.
U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Mendez first questioned the United States about the allegations August 2011. On Feb. 29, Mendez said that he "regrets" that the United States did not respond to his inquiry.

[AK, USA]
Anchorage LGBT Discrimination Survey Results Released
The final report on discrimination experienced by Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people in Anchorage is set to be released Thursday.
It’s called the Anchorage LGBT discrimination survey. The preliminary version of the report was released late last year. The new version includes more detailed information. Mel Green is the principal investigator and author of the report.
Survey indicates sexual-orientation discrimination in Anchorage
Anchorage LGBT Discrimination Survey final report released
Opponents Of Anchorage's Gay Protections Prop 5 Say Gay People Already Accepted


[CO, USA]
Transgender patients get health care
A Boulder women's health clinic will begin offering health care for transgender patients.

[DC, USA]
Fliers Warning About Anti-Transgender Violence Raise Bathroom Flap at GWU
A group of activists at George Washington University is concerned that a campaign to raise awareness about violence against transgender people is being snubbed out because of a campus policy about the placement of fliers.

[DC, USA]
Montgomery Found Competent to Stand Trial
Trial of man accused of fatally stabbing transgender woman, Deoni Jones, in Northeast D.C. moves forward

[MI, USA]
Michigan Democratic Sen. Rebekah Warren wants to extend civil rights protections
A state lawmaker wants to amend Michigan's anti-discrimination law to make sure no one is fired or evicted because of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Michigan lawmaker proposes expanding LGBT protections
Sexual orientation, gender identity would be added to Michigan's anti-discrimination law under proposed legislation
Bill seeks to amend Elliott-Larsen law to include LGBT protections


[NJ, USA]
Area Brownies Support Transgender Girl Scout
Maplewood mom Laura Booker was skeptical when her daughter wanted to join the Girl Scouts organization:

[NY, USA]
A Transgender Candidate Is Hoping to Make History
Zoning. School overcrowding. The design of New York’s transportation system.
These are just a few of the subjects that Mel Wymore, a candidate for City Council on the Upper West Side, brought up in an interview before addressing the elephant in the room: that, if elected, he would be the first transgender member of the Council.

[OH, USA]
Transgender student claims Miami University shows bias in housing
A college student identified at birth as a female but who now lives as a man says Miami University discriminated against him in school housing by assigning him to a women’s dormitory suite for next year.

[PA, USA]
Resolution calls for end to SEPTA gender markers
City Council has backed a resolution to urge the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority to cease its gender-marker system, which critics say is discriminatory against transgender and gender nonconforming riders.
Philadelphia To Consider Ending Gender Identification On Transportation Passes
Will SEPTA End Gender IDs?


[TN, USA]
Trailblazing TTPC President breaks new ground
Dr. Marisa Richmond, the president of Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition, adds another first to her trailblazing career. She has been nominated for an Athena Award, a prestigious award given to Nashville women who excel in the business, political, civics, and nonprofit sectors. She is the first transgender person to be nominated for this award.

[TX, USA]
Welcome to Texas, prison rape capital of the U.S.
In 2007, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice placed transgender woman Brittney Allen Young into the Powledge men’s prison unit in Palestine.
Early in her sentence, Young’s cellmate, Charles, began overpowering and raping her, according to a letter Young wrote to Dallas Voice recently.

[TX, USA]
Black Transmen Advocacy Conference to make history in Dallas
For far too long, black transgender men have dealt with limited visibility within the LGBT community.
Noticing a real need for a space where black transmen could come together, feel empowered and get much-needed services, Carter Brown founded Black Transmen Inc., or BTMI, in 2011.

[TX, USA]
Transgendered woman, dealership settle lawsuit
An Odessa woman is settling a discrimination lawsuit with Freedom Buick GMC the week before it was set to go to trial in federal court. But it’s not a typical gender discrimination lawsuit in West Texas.
Jazlynne Pacheco, formerly Alex, began taking hormones in June 2009 to physically change her gender from male to female, but claimed in a lawsuit that it ultimately led to her firing.

[Mexico]
Mexican Women Human Rights Defenders Call for Full Investigation of Murder of Transgender Activist
The Mexican Women Human Rights Defenders Network is made up of women activists from throughout the country and I am proud to be among its members. The Network coordinates rapid responses to attacks on women human rights defenders in the country, carries out studies and works on self-care and mutual protection and support. Unfortunately, we have been overwhelmed lately by the number of attacks and assassinations. Our hearts go out to the loved ones of Agnes and the other 16 defenders killed. Our community is saddened and lessened by their loss.

[Paraguay]
En circunstancias oscuras matan a travesti en CDE
Un travestido fue ultimado de un balazo en circunstancias desconocidas, en la madrugada de ayer, en inmediaciones del Lago de la República del barrio Boquerón. Los uniformados desconocen las circunstancias en que acabaron con el trabajador del sexo, pues no hubo testigos.
Travesti fue asesinado con un balazo de escopeta en aparente ajuste de cuentas


[Chile]
Padre de Daniel Zamudio comentó el difícil estado de salud de su hijo
El estado de salud de Daniel Zamudio es bastante crítico, tras ser atacado por un grupo de presuntos neo-nazis, debido a su condición homosexual. El equipo médico de la Posta Central ha indicado que el joven puede sufrir muerte cerebral producto de las graves lesiones que presenta, ésto, sumado al paro cardiorespiratorio que sufrió el lunes pasado.
¿Y quién le da voz a las otras muertes LGBT en Puebla?
Trasladarán a uno de los detenidos por agresión a Zamudio
Director de Posta Central estima que Daniel Zamudio avanza hacia muerte cerebral
Chileans hold candlelight vigil for assaulted gay man
Movilh y familiares realizan velatón por Daniel Zamudio en Posta Central
Justicia solicitará reformalización de cargos contra agresores de Daniel Zamudio una vez fallecido
Abogado de Daniel Zamudio explica el cambio de cargos que enfrentan los agresores
Confirman muerte cerebral de Daniel Zamudio y su desenlace podría ocurrir dentro de 48 horas
Temen inminente muerte del joven Daniel Zamudio
Familia de Daniel Zamudio decide no desconectarlo y esperar su muerte natural
Vocero del Movilh: Daniel sigue luchando por su vida, pero lamentablemente su deceso es inminente
Familia de Daniel Zamudio pedirá recalificación de delito contra imputados por agresión
Daniel Zamudio se encuentra con muerte cerebral

[Opinion] Daniel Zamudio

[Chile]
San Antonio lanza campaña municipal por la diversidad sexual
La municipalidad de San Antonio lanzó este viernes la campaña "Somos personas, tenemos derechos", la primera de su tipo realizada por un municipio con el objeto de promover los derechos humanos de lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y transexuales (LGBT).

[Argentina]
Pasen y vean a "Barby" Guamán, la travesti que nació para ser estrella
Conocida por su papel de "bienvenidora" en eventos sociales y culturales, la artista cultiva una faceta vinculada con el teatro grotesco y con la vaguardia escénica.