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terça-feira, Julho 31, 2012


[International]
Michel Kazatchkine: Why are human rights so central to the AIDS response, in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, as everywhere else?
I am thrilled to have been appointed, last Friday, as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

[Brasil]
Candidatas ao Miss Bumbum 2012 consideram desleal a participação de transexuais no concurso
Desleal. É assim que a vice Miss Bumbum 2011, Graciella Carvalho, classificou a atitude dos responsáveis do concurso em aceitar, neste ano, candidatas transexuais.

[Spain]
Spanish court bars transgender asylum seeker
Spain's National Court (Audencia Nacional) has denied the asylum claim of a transgender Colombian national. The individual, whose identifying details were not reported in the original story by Spain's El Diaro De Cádiz, had been living in Spain since 2000 but entered deportation proceedings in March 2011. Despite urging from no less an advocate than the UN High Commissioner on Refugees to grant asylum in this case, the Court denied the application because the person only made the asylum claim based on sexual identity after deportation proceedings had begun.

[UK]
Oxford gets rid of traditional gender-specific dress code
Students at the prestigious University of Oxford in the United Kingdom will no longer have to wear gender-specific academic clothing after concerns that the policy, which has been in place for centuries, is unfair to the transgender community.
Oxford University changes dress code for transgender students
Oxford dress laws to suit transgender students

[Commentary] “Men Prancing Around in Skirts” at Oxford University?

[UK]
Would YOU back your 16-year-old if he wanted to change sex? How Miranda Parram is fighting for her son's human right to wear make-up
Whether it’s the fact that her skirt is too short, her heels too high or her make-up too liberally applied, 16-year-old Ashlyn Parram looks a typical teenage girl — keen to push the boundaries of what is acceptable to her parents and elders.
But while Ashlyn may seem, on the surface, to be just like her friends and classmates, there is one profound difference between her and them.

[India]
Transgender Rose makes film on cricket betting
Rose Venkatesan becomes the first ‘transgender’ in the country to be making a film. Rose would be directing a film, tentatively titled as Cricket Scandal, which would go deep into the art of ‘betting’ on international cricket matches. Born as Ramesh Venkatesan, the highly education Rose found later that she had been having feminine attributes and transformed into a beautiful woman.

[Malaysia]
Malaysia looking to boost “moral education”, but LGBT activists cry foul
The Malaysia education ministry is looking to increase “moral education” for all students in the country. At present, the curriculum is only being taught for non-Muslims in the country.

[Singapore]
Miss Singapore Universe 2012 finalists debate transgender issue
A marine fuels trader, an art director and a social entrepreneur are among the 14 finalists vying for the title of Singapore’s Miss Universe 2012.
Facing the media for the first time on Sunday afternoon at the Shangri-La hotel, the 14 took to the stage to introduce themselves and why they are taking part in the competition.
Whittled down from a field of 100 applicants, this year’s finalists are between 18 to 24 years old.
Miss Universe-Singapore to admit women with sex change
Transgender debate hits Miss Singapore Universe 2012


[Australia]
Tribunal supports defence force abuse victim in Brunswick West
A transgender former naval officer who suffered years of abuse from peers and superiors says a recent tribunal win will pave the way for other victims to seek entitlements.

[Canada]
Transgender Pride Parade marshal Jenna Talackova on sex, life and reality TV
Vancouver beauty queen opens up about life after the Miss Universe Canada pageant

[USA]
Transgender Studies Quarterly: Announcement and CFP
General Editors Paisley Currah and Susan Stryker are pleased to announce that TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly will be published by Duke University Press, currently planned for launch in the first quarter of 2014. TSQ aims to be the journal of record for the interdisciplinary field of transgender studies, and to promote the widest possible range of perspectives on transgender phenomena broadly defined. Every issue of TSQ will be a specially themed issue that also contains regularly recurring features such as reviews, interviews, and opinion pieces.

[Mexico]
Asesinan a homosexual en Lázaro Cárdenas
Un sujeto baleó a varios sexoservidores la madrugada de este domingo en el municipio de Lázaro Cárdenas, lo que provocó la muerte de uno de ellos.

[México]
Un homosexual protagoniza el suicidio 70 del año
Debido a las constantes depresiones que sufría, un homosexual, bajo los efectos del alcohol decidió atentar contra su vida por sexta ocasión, logrando en esta ocasión escapar por la puerta falsa al colgarse con un lazo del marco de la ventana, dentro de su domicilio, ubicado al sur de la ciudad, además de ello, horas antes había discutido con su ?novio?, con quien incluso se lío a golpes.


[Mexico]
Capturan a homosexual
El dirigente de los homosexuales, Nagahi Marcelino Espinoza alias "La Daniela" fue detenido por elementos de la Agencia Estatal de Investigaciones al ser acusado del delito de lesiones por agredir a otro sexoservidor en la calle de Miér y Terán esquina con Las Casas.
La captura de Nagahi Marcelino Espinoza fue en cumplimiento a la orden de aprehensión que libró en su contra el juez séptimo de lo penal en la causa 112/2012 por el delito de lesiones cometido en agravio de Juan José Cortés Reyes.

[Chile]
Exitoso lanzamiento Campaña Cuidado el Machismo Mata 2012~
El pasado jueves 26 de julio se llevó a cabo en el Paso Ahumada de Santiago, el lanzamiento oficial de la Campaña Cuidado el Machismo Mata 2012, coordinada por la Red Chilena contra la Violencia hacia las Mujeres. Al lanzamiento también se unieron las mujeres y feministas de Talca, Osorno, Valparaíso, Concepción y Puerto Montt en sus respectivas ciudades.

[Venezuela]
Denuncian cierre técnico del Programa Nacional de Sida
75 Organizaciones exigen normalizar la entrega de los medicamentos

[Argentina]
Intersexualidad y diversidad corporal, un debate pendiente
Llamados antes como hermafroditas, componen el grupo más invisibilizado de la pluralidad sexual y pugnan por que se los respete sin forzarlos a tratamientos quirúrgicos para encasillarlos en la calificación de hombre o mujer.

[Argentina]
"Es muy difícil si la única imagen de gente como vos está en manuales"
Intersex y definido como "hombre trans", explica que, además de cambios legales, son necesarios e imprescindibles los culturales. En su adolescencia se descubrió que su cuerpo femenino "era diferente, estaba incompleto y que esa diferencia y esa incompletud amenazaban su identidad de género así como su identidad sexual". Todo esto entre comillas, asignables al discurso médico. A unos procedimientos exploratorios le siguió una cirugía reconstructiva, a esta otra más y en total ocho años de tratamientos.

[Argentina]
Denunciaron por discriminación a transexuales a dos inmobiliarias puntanas
Gema Rosales, titular de una asociación de travestis y transexuales, dejó asentado ante el INADI el problema de una amiga para conseguir una propiedad con la nueva identidad que le dio la ley de género.

segunda-feira, Julho 30, 2012






[International]
Transgender people no longer considered "mentally ill" to American Psychiatric Association
“Gender Identity Disorder” is now a term of the past as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM, will be replacing the term with “Gender Dysphoria,” according to the Associated Press.

[UK]
Sub fusc gender restrictions thrown out
Students sitting exams in the coming year will no longer have to wear sub fusc specific to their gender.
Men can wear skirts at Oxford University as academic dress code is changed to 'meet needs of cross-dressing students'
Men 'to be allowed to wear skirts at Oxford University'
Oxford University alters dress code for transgender students
Oxford University changes dress code to meet needs of transgender students
Oxford Uni rewrites ancient dress code for trans students


[India]
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community seeks to increase support base
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community that gathered in Madurai for the city's first Turing Rainbow festival expressed the need to increase their support base by roping in civil societies and other organisations. The event was organised by Srishti, a literary and resource circle for alternative genders and sexualities here on Saturday.

[India]
Chennai to host India’s first transgender swayamvaram
Many years ago, royal families held swayamvarams, where princesses could choose the man of their dreams from a group of eligible suitors. On September 28, the city will witness a swayamvaram of a different kind. Thirunangai swayamvaram is being organised by activist Kalki Subramaniam to help transgenders (TG) find their life partners.

[USA]
The new Matrix revolution: Director says he's now a pink-haired woman called Lana
The Hollywood director responsible for the hit Matrix movies has ‘outed’ himself as a pink-haired transsexual called Lana.
Larry Wachowski, 47, one of the most influential directors in Hollywood after Steven Spielberg, has been undergoing hormone therapy as part of his sex-change treatment for nearly a decade. In a trailer for his latest film, the £80 million production Cloud Atlas, Wachowski says in a soft and breathy voice: ‘Hi, I’m Lana.’ It is the first time ‘Larry’ has appeared publicly as ‘Lana’.

[USA]
Rod McCullom Sits Down with CDC Officials to Discuss Black and Latino HIV/AIDS Epidemic
Despite alarming rates at which Black and Latino gay and bisexual men are contracting HIV ( new infections increased by 48 percent between 2006 and 2009) the national rate of new infections has remained virtually stable, according to the 2011 data from the CDC.
ACLU Urges Critical LGBT and HIV/AIDS Updates to 2012 Democratic National Platform
[Opinion] A Call to Action to Lessen the Burden of HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men
For gay Africans, AIDS conference was a chance to come out and go out
Why High HIV Rates in Black, Latino Gay Men?


[FL, USA]
Transgender candidate makes history in Florida
Gina Duncan is making history for being a popular transgender candidate for the Orange County, Florida Commission

domingo, Julho 29, 2012

[International]
iPhone app helps trans find gender neutral toilets
TranSquat allows users in US, Canada and the UK avoid embarrassment by locating the nearest safe restroom

[UK]
The first (trans) lady
"People talk about the pain -- but it's a part of you, part of what makes you a person."
April Ashley's story is one of the most glamorous, heartbreaking, and trailblazing in trans history. Born a boy in England, she knew she was different, that she was in the wrong body, since the age of four.
Homotopia launches April Ashley Heritage Project
Liverpool: Two-year project on life of April Ashley launched
Ashley April project tracks UK trans lives over past 70 years


[UK]
‘Please let me be a girl’ - Transgender teen and mum hit out in school dress row
A transgender pupil from a Boston school was allegedly denied the chance to sit an exam because of the way she was dressed – until she presented the head with a copy of the Equality Act.
Ashlyn Parram, who suffers from gender dysphoria, claims she was sent home by exam invigilators at Giles Academy in Old Leake when she arrived for the test wearing a girls’ uniform.

[Ireland]
'They talk about gay or lesbian but never transgender'
In Dublin Unitarian Church, on St Stephen’s Green, last summer a married couple renewed their vows before friends, colleagues and their 17-year-old daughter. The occasion was a twofold celebration. First, it was a silver wedding anniversary: Philippa, a transgender woman, had married her wife, Helen, 25 years earlier, when Philippa was a biological male. And now, 12 years after coming out, she was about to fly to London for full gender-reassignment surgery, at Charing Cross Hospital.

[Turkey]
Protect LGBT People from Violence and Discrimination
In Turkey, where the nation is debating a new constitution, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) groups are working around the clock to persuade their government to include protection from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

[New Zealand]
Marriage not the end of the line, group stresses
Wellington-based activist group The Queer Avengers is calling for a struggle "beyond marriage", saying while it supports marriage equality, it's not the end of the line for GLBT rights.

[Canada]
Transgender rights sought
They’re a small, misunderstood segment of the population.
But they face some of the biggest hurdles toward equality.
Getting a job.
Accessing the right health care.
Even walking safely down the street can be struggles for transgender people, a provincial activist group says.

[Canada]
New Health Guide Released for Transgendered People in Quebec
On August 3rd, the group ASTTEQ, a health network for transgendered people, is launching a guidebook of health resources for queer and trans people in Quebec. "Self-Referred" will be launched at Citibar in Centre-sud with performances and presentations, and will also be launching a new website on the same day. CUTV caught up with some of the staff at ASTTEQ to talk about the guide, and some of the barriers transgendered people face in accessing healthcare.

[USA]
Obama Labor Department May Be Ignoring Protections For Transgender Contractors
The Department of Labor may not be enforcing protections for transgender employees of federal contractors — despite a three-month-old ruling by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that should be applied to such workers under current Labor policies.

[USA]
Hedwig sequel planned
I’m not sure if this has been announced anywhere or not. I had coffee-and-conversation this morning here in Greenwich Village with my old friend John Cameron Mitchell, the creator of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He is busy putting the finishing touches on his first draft of a Hedwig sequel and will be doing a reading and recreating the role of Hedwig on September 16th at a special performance at this year’s Afterglow Festival in Provincetown.

[AK, USA]
Alaska's Lt. Governor Makes ID Change Easier for Transgender Residents
The lieutenant governor of Alaska has signed a new Alaska Department of Motor Vehicles regulation which will make it easier for transgender citizens to change their sex identifier on state ID cards.

[CA, USA]
Transgender Man Stabbed in Downtown Los Angeles
Earlier this week, a transgender man stabbed another transgender man in downtown Los Angeles, resulting in one man's hospitalization.

[CA, USA]
KPCC Forum on gender identity and sexual orientation in sports, Aug. 1 in Pasadena
Next Wednesday, Aug. 1, Pasadena-based KPCC and the Crawford Family Forum will host a forum on sexual orientation and gender in sports, focusing on the Olympic Games. Event organizers had a desire to talk about intersex athletes, stemming from an interest in South African Olympian Caster Semenya.

[DC, USA]
Latina Transgender Organization Gets Death Threats
Casa Ruby, the only Latina transgender organization in Washington, D.C., whose mission is to serve as a haven for trans folks seeking to escape violence, has been on the receiving end of death threats, according to WAMU, American University Radio.

[FL, USA]
Fatal silicone implant victim's family speaks
The family of a woman who allegedly died as a result of lethal buttocks-enhancing injections is speaking out about their loved one's death.

[FL, USA]
Challenger makes issue of Edwards' ties to business in Orange commission race
Orange County Commissioner Ted Edwards is a successful private attorney and businessman who says the two-year term he is finishing up went so well that he deserves another four years in public office.
But if his challenger, Democrat Gina Duncan, pulls an upset over the Republican Edwards, she could also make history as the first openly transgender candidate to win office.

[IL, USA]
Transmen Marry In Illinois
"John is acknowledged by his birth state of Illinois to be male and has changed his Illinois state ID and Social Security card to match.
[Commentary] Transmen Exchange Vows in Illinois

[PA, USA]
Voter ID opponents trying to chip away at new law's requirements
In Pennsylvania’s new world of voter identification requirements, Asher Schor is a conundrum.

[TX, USA]
Chaz Bono to receive Elizabeth Birch Equality Award at Black Tie Dinner
Chaz Bono will receive this year’s Elizabeth Birch Equality Award, co-chairs of the 2012 Black Tie Dinner announced today.

sábado, Julho 28, 2012

[International]
Activists protest Olympic ‘gender police’ over sex tests
International LGBTI activists say the new policy for testing if female athletes are ‘real women’ is ‘unscientific, discriminatory and ineffective’
[Commentary] Tale of two runners exposes flawed Olympic thinking
[Commentary] Rip up new Olympic sex test rules
[Commentary] DailyLife: “Are you female enough for the Olympics?”
[Commentary] New Scientist: “Rip up new Olympic sex test rules”
[Commentary] Petition the IOC on sex testing of women athletes

[Brasil]
Homossexual tem casa invadida e é executado no bairro de Mandacaru
Um homossexual conhecido como ‘Bia’ foi assassinado a tiros dentro de casa na Avenida Iaiá Paiva, no bairro de Mandacaru, em João Pessoa. O homicídio ocorreu na madrugada desta segunda-feira (23).


[Brasil]
Roberta Close ou Ariadna podem ser juradas do Miss Bumbum 2012
Roberta Close ou a ex-BBB Ariadna podem vir a ser juradas do Miss Bumbum 2012, que acontecerá em novembro, em São Paulo.

[España]
Organizaciones sociales andaluzas exigen al Gobierno central reponer la financiación a la dependencia a niveles de 2010
El Defensor del Pueblo Andaluz en funciones, José Chamizo, se ha reunido con las organizaciones sociales que conforman la Plataforma 'Compromiso Social por el Progreso', la cual le ha hecho entrega de un manifiesto en defensa del Sistema de Promoción de la Autonomía Personal y Atención a la Dependencia (SAAD), en el que señalan que "es necesario garantizar la sostenibilidad y la suficiencia financiera del Sistema como un servicio social de interés general", para lo que exigen que "se reponga la financiación, al menos al nivel de 2010".

[UK]
Forthcoming events of interest to transgender people, their families and the professionals who care for them

[UK]
Model of transgender in Liverpool
A project is being launched in Liverpool today to research, explore and document the experiences of transgendered people in Britain over the past 70 years. It focusses on the incredible life of model, actress and transsexual April Ashley from the city.

[Ireland]
TGEU Council Scholarships for Irish Residents
TENI is pleased to announce we will be offering a limited number of full and partial scholarships to trans people or allies from across Ireland to participate in the 4th European Transgender Council.

[India]
U.S. ban unites global sex workers at Indian festival
U.S. bans sex workers from attending AIDS conference
Sex workers stage summit to highlight discrimination
Thousands demand rights and decriminalisation of sex work
Research on Gay Men and Transgender People You WON'T See at AIDS 2012

[Australia]
Medicare Coverage and Gender Reassignment Surgery
The concern that gender reassignment surgery is not fully covered by Medicare has been in the spotlight over the last month, following a Queensland trans* woman’s threat to perform her own surgery in desperation and protest at the current cost.

[USA]
DOJ Standards Protect Transgender Inmates from Rape and Abuse
In May, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released landmark National Standards to Prevent, Detect and Respond to Prison Rape. The announcement was met with little fanfare. But for the transgender community, who will directly benefit from these critical provisions, the announcement was hailed as a victory.
Ending Prison Rape: A New Resource for Transgender People

[USA]
NCTE attorney, named among best LGBT lawyers, talks transgender issues
For the past three years, The National LGBT Bar Association has selected the best LGBT lawyers under the age of 40. This year’s list includes Harper Jean Tobin, the National Center for Transgender Equality’s Policy Counsel.

[AK, USA]
New Regulation Allows Easier Change on License Gender Marker
A new regulation is set to take effect in August that would allow transgender Alaskans to change the gender marker on their driver’s licenses and identification cards.
Regulations will allow change in sex on driver's license
Transgender Alaskans can change sex on licenses easier under new DMV rule
Alaska Lt. Governor Files Regulation For Changing Driver’s Licenses


[CA, USA]
Transgender Dispute on Downtown L.A. Street Ends in Stabbing
While the details of the duo involved in last night's stabbing might sound redundant, the incident that occurred Wednesday night in Downtown Los Angeles is not.
Fight among transgenders leads to stabbing in downtown L.A.
Transgender Man Attacked Overnight In Downtown


[DC, USA]
New Latina Transgender Organization Already Subject To Death Threats
A new Latina transgender organization is embracing its mission to serve as a haven for community members seeking to escape violence, in spite of a death threat received last week. We warn you that some of the language is violent.

[FL, USA]
Fake Fla. doctor charged in patient’s death, accused of botching buttocks enhancement
A South Florida woman posing as a doctor has been charged with manslaughter after authorities say she pumped unknown substances into a patient’s buttocks during enhancement surgery.
Fake Fix-a-Flat nurse arrested, charged with manslaughter for Broward client’s death
Butt injection suspect arrested on manslaughter charge
Transwoman charged with death via buttock injections


[PA, USA]
‘Black Madam’ charged with murder
The transgender woman accused of giving illegal silicone injections was this week charged with murder in connection with the death of a British tourist last year.

[PA, USA]
Voter ID pressure intensifies
With the fall general election inching closer, activists are ramping up efforts to oppose Pennsylvania’s new voter-identification law.
Passed in the spring, the law requires all voters to possess an approved form of photo identification, a Republican-led initiative that critics argue was created to cut the number of eligible Democratic voters.

[TX, USA]
After gay teen’s suicide, El Paso ISD board adds LGBT protections
A unanimous decision to add gender identity and perceived sexuality to the El Paso Independent School District’s nondiscrimination policy brought tears and hope Tuesday.

sexta-feira, Julho 27, 2012

[Brasil]
Projeto que pretendia por fim as cirurgias transexualizadoras é arquivado
Projeto de lei que queria impedir cirurgias de readequação sexual no SUS é arquivado na Câmara

[Brasil]
Especialistas debatem identidade trans em MG
Identidade de transexuais vira tema de debate na capital mineira

[España]
Más de 2.700 extranjeros con VIH quedarán sin medicación por los recortes
Expertos en sida afirman que la medida aumentará la mortalidad, la aparición de enfermedades asociadas, los ingresos hospitalarios, los casos y la transmisión materno-fetal.
Cuantifican entre 324 y 580 las nuevas infecciones por la medida

[España]
El Parlamento vasco aprueba por unanimidad la ley de derechos de los transexuales
La nueva legislación recoge la creación de un documento identificativo durante el proceso de reasignación de sexo

[UK]
British school sends transgender girl home to change into boys uniform
A 16-year-old British transgender girl was told that she couldn’t take her GCSE exam (equivalent to high school finals) and was sent home by teachers to change into the boys’ school uniform.

[UK]
Big Brother Caroline's 'anti-transgender remark' stirs controversy
Big Brother contestant Caroline Wharram has been accused of making fun of fellow housemate Luke Anderson because he is transgender.

[Serbia]
Serbia is Mecca for trans surgery
Trans around the world join Chaz Bono in choosing Eastern European country for gender reassignment surgery

[Pakistan]
17-year-old undergoes sex change
A 17-year-old girl, named Rabia, will start life as Muhammad Umair after undergoing a successful gender reassignment surgery (GRS) in Daggar tehsil, Buner district.

[India]
Transgenders interact with media
“We would like to be referred to as Nupi Manbi or as transgenders”, local transgenders voiced in unison during a one day media interaction held at Hotel Nirmala today.

[Canada]
Chaz Bono to Play Himself on Degrassi
The Canadian youth drama that is known for breaking boundaries and debunking stereotypes is getting ready to welcome one very famous guest star, Chaz Bono. The transgender activist, son of Cher and former Dancing with the Stars contestant, showed up at the Toronto set to film an episode to air in the fall. Chaz Bono will play himself on the show and most likely be there to mentor the show’s only transgender character, Adam, who was introduced in the show’s tenth season.

[Canada] [Commentary]
Transgender Issues: How Would You Grade the Media?
This post is for transgender people and for women and men “with histories” (i.e. who have transitioned) . . .
As GLAAD meets with the New York Times to discuss their coverage of trans-related subjects, perhaps it would be a good time for my readers to talk here about how the mainstream media in general covers these subjects.

[USA]
Are Men In the Military More Likely To Be Transgender?
A soon-to-be published study claims men who served in the military were twice as likely to consider themselves transgender as men who were not veterans. Air Force veteran and psychologist George Brown told Courthouse News Service his study looked at more than 5 million veterans as subjects.

[USA]
Young, Black, Gay and Bisexual Men in U.S. Are Becoming Infected with HIV at Three Times the Rate of White Counterparts
Researchers at ICAP’s Harlem Prevention Center joined the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) today to announce study results that showed disturbing rates of new HIV infections occurring among black gay and bisexual men in the U.S. (also known as men who have sex with men, or MSM), particularly among those age 30 and younger.
The stigma of HIV hits Latinos with AIDS harder, experts say
Mexicanos ganan premio por lucha contra el Sida


[FL, USA]
WATCH: Transgender Candidate Out to Make History in Florida
Gina Duncan, a candidate for the Orange County, Fla., Commission, could be the first transgender person elected in the Southeast.
A transgender candidate for the Orange County Commission in central Florida is drawing favorable attention from local media for her historic bid.
Gina Duncan, who was born Gregory Pingston and transitioned in 2007 at age 50, is a small-business owner and former bank executive focusing on economic issues in her race. Duncan, a Democrat, was recently profiled by Orlando Fox affiliate WOFL.

[FL, USA]
New South Florida Online Healthcare Directory for Lesbian, Transgender and Bisexual Women
For those who watch Mad Men, the AMC drama about an advertising agency in 1960s New York, you may recall the first episode in which a young secretary, Peggy Olson, visits the gynecologist’s office. Peggy is a single white heterosexual woman trying to get contraceptive pills. During her exam, she endures the doctor’s cigarette smoke along with a lecture about how “easy women don’t find husbands.”

[NY, USA]
The New York Times to meet with GLAAD, trans community to address coverage of trans lives
The New York Times has invited GLAAD and trans community members to meet in order to speak about story ideas, and ways to improve the paper's coverage of the transgender community.
[Commentary] Trans in the Media: The New York Times’ Warped Portrait of Trans Women
[Commentary] New York Slimes
[Commentary] The New York Times Is Hopeless On Trans Issues, Again
[Commentary] Trans People and Allies Demand Change from the New York Times

[NY, USA]
For Money or Just to Strut, Living Out Loud on a Transgender Stage
There are two Christopher Streets in the West Village. One is the precious scene of overpriced coffee and its drinkers, of designer shops and map-clutching tourists. Then there is the one that appears every summer: Christopher Street after nightfall.

[UT, USA]
Sexy F2M Calendar sales to fund surgeries
After receiving dozens of submissions from transgender men, the Sexy F2M Calendar not only features some of the sexiest trans men around, it also helps raise money for a good cause. The creator of the calendar, Aaron Bain, is using the calendar to raise funds for his own chest surgery.

[WA, USA]
Raising Gender-Variant Kids
In the past, parents of transgender or gender non–conforming children encouraged their kids to conform to society's expectations. That approach didn't work. According to a survey by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the attempted–suicide rate for transgender adults is a shockingly high at 41 percent. So what should parents be doing? How can they raise a healthy transgender child? How can they address their own judgments and worries? What is the responsibility of communities and schools? We'll get first–hand accounts and answers your questions at 1.800.289.KUOW (5869)

[Chile]
Hoy comenzó a regir la Ley Antidiscriminación
La llamada Ley Zamudio, fue publicada en el diario oficial, con lo que las penas por actos arbitrarios por religión, sexo o raza, entre otros; tendrán un agravante.
Comienza a regir ley que sanciona actos discriminatorios
[Opinion] Un pendiente de la ley antidiscriminación

[Colombia]
Comunidad LGBT marchará para exigir que se cumplan sus derechos
“La comunidad LGBT en Barrancabermeja debe hacer respetar sus derechos”, dice con seguridad Carol Rincón, miembro de la mesa LGBT local, quien lleva seis años conviviendo con una persona de su mismo sexo.

[Chile]
Servicio de Salud trabaja para mejorar atención de transexuales en los distintos establecimientos de la región
En mayo pasado, el Ministerio de Salud anunció que el Estado financiará las terapias de reemplazo hormonal y las cirugías de reconstrucción genital para personas transexuales. Sin embargo, el proceso de inclusión de la transexualidad en el sistema de salud público presenta nuevas medidas.

[Argentina]
Por primera vez una mujer trans se postula como candidata a defensora del Pueblo de La Matanza
Diana Sacayan es activista de los derechos trans. Será la primera postulación de esa población en la historia del partido. Estudió en la Universidad de las Madres y escribe en la revista El Teje. Desde el poder político intentan evitar la elección.

quinta-feira, Julho 26, 2012

[Europe]
Gay rights part of EU entry
The European Commission, the executive body that governs the European Union (EU), has clarified that respect for gay rights is a legal criterion for EU accession, EUObserver reports.

[Brasil]
Polícia divulga retrato falado de suspeito de assassinar travesti no Pará
Polícia ainda busca informações sobre segundo suspeito.
Em junho, dois homens dispararam tiros contra três travestis em Belém.

[UK]
Winner é o novo clipe do Pet Shop Boys. Confira
Pet Shop Boys lança clipe com trans para single de novo álbum. Assista aqui
Pet Shop Boys rinde homenaje a la transexualidad

[UK]
Trans pupil ‘had to show head Equality Act’ to wear female clothing for exam
A trans teenager has said she had to show her headmaster a copy of the Equality Act before he would allow her to sit an exam wearing female clothing.

[UK]
Police guidance on risk of trans suspects ‘manipulating sex’ was outdated
There were red faces at the Association of Chief Police Officers yesterday as PinkNews.co.uk quizzed officials about wording on recent guidance perceived as offensive by many in the trans community.

[Ukraine]
Anti-Gay Bill Sparks Outcry in Ukraine
If a group of Ukrainian lawmakers succeeds in its mission, TV shows and movies sympathetically portraying homosexuals such as "Brokeback Mountain" will be banned. So will gay pride parades.

[India]
Radio Gives Voice to India’s Transgender Community
Stigmatized by society and disowned by relatives, the majority of India’s transgender community is forced to live as second-class citizens with restricted access to education, jobs and health care. Determined to combat this discrimination and alienation, the community is now creating its own media to amplify its voice.

[Thailand]
Young thugs punch and rob Thai trans in viral video
YouTube clip allegedly showing trans woman being mugged in Thailand gets 100,000 hits in two days

[Australia]
‘Granny Killer’ Refused Hormones in Prison
A Brisbane prisoner identified with Gender Identity Disorder who wishes to transition from male to female has been refused hormones.

[Australia]
Changing genders: What it really means to go from man to woman
A comparatively straightforward way into this story about the experience of transgender people in Australia would be to tell you just how many there are.

[New Zealand]
Trans campaigner zeroes in on citizenship certs
A tireless trans rights campaigner is determined to ensure the issue of citizenship certificates remains on the political radar.

[USA]
Transgenderism More Likely for G.I. Joes, Study Says
Biologically male U.S. veterans were twice as likely as their civilian counterparts to identify as female, a former military psychologist told Courthouse News, discussing a soon-to-be-published study of more than 5 million service members.

[USA]
Man says baldness pills turned him into trans woman
Mandi McKee, formerly William McKee, says Propecia gave her breasts and female posture

[USA]
Transgendered Roman Catholic Woman Decries Episcopal Actions at General Convention
Three years ago, I interviewed a transgendered woman (formerly a man), an Anglo-Catholic who has since converted to Roman Catholicism. See interview here.
She has been following the decisions of the recent General Convention allowing the first Christian denomination in history to officially affirm transgender sexuality and allow people who have had sex-changes, or "gender reassignment surgery," to apply to be clergy.

[CA, USA]
Supervisor Wiener Wants Healthy SF to Cover Gender Reassignment Surgery
Healthy San Francisco, the city's attempt at universal healthcare, has helped many local residents who don't have health insurance receive affordable medical treatment. But who is hasn't helped entirely are San Francisco's transgender residents seeking certain medical procedures, such as gender reassignment surgery.

[DC, USA]
Transgender Challenges and HIV
Speaking at a workshop this morning, five AIDS 2012 panelists examined problems transgender people face in various countries, particularly in the U.S. Focusing on the prevalence of HIV in the transgender community and the related risks, JoAnne Keatley, director of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, covered several of the factors contributing to transgender people's higher risk of acquiring HIV. For example, she said, transgender people face relatively greater degrees of dicscrimination in employment, housing and health care, as well as marginalization, or, in some countries, criminalization of people who do not conform to gender norms.
XIX International AIDS Conference: The Beginning of the End?

[ID, USA]
Trans Man Arrested in Idaho for Allegedly Stabbing Another Man
A transgender man in Boise, Idaho, has been arrested for stabbing another man several times.
Police accuse woman in Ada County stabbing case

[NY, USA]
Judge tells transgender recluse Diane Wells to smoke up, but orders her to fix the giant hole in her landmark West Side co-op
Upstairs neighbor Natalie Elsberg testified her family has endured Wells' secondhand smoke since February. Building manager says Wells' hole in living room wall is 8 feet high and 3 feet wide

[PA, USA]
'Black Madam' charged in death of woman who received silicone butt injections
Padge Windslowe, 42, a Philadelphia woman who calls herself the "Black Madam," has been charged with third-degree murder in the death of Claudia Aderotimi, who died days after getting silicone injections in her buttocks.
Philly's silicone-injecting 'Black Madam' charged with murder

[Mexico]
Los transexuales seguimos siendo discriminados: Gilda Jara
A pesar de la libertad, la comunidad trans aún sufre varios tipos de discriminación
Gilda Jara, representante del Colectivo Trans, explicó en entrevista exclusiva con IZQ, que a pesar de la libertad que existe en nuestro país y principalmente en la Ciudad de México, la comunidad transexual sigue sufriendo de discriminación de diversos tipos.

[Ecuador]
VIDEO: Campaña Mi Género en Mi Cédula (Proyecto Transgenero)
El 6 de Junio de 2012, la Confederación Ecuatoriana de Comunidades Trans e Intersex (CONFETRANS) - Asociación Silueta X - Proyecto Transgénero - Construyendo Igualdad - presentaron un Proyecto de Reformas a la Ley de Registro Civil del Ecuador que sustituye el SEXO por el GENERO en la cédula de ciudadanía ecuatoriana. La Campaña "MI género en MI cédula", que acompaña al proyecto de ley, se presentó en la Comisión de Gobiernos Autónomos y Descentralización de la Asamblea Nacional del Ecuador, el 23 de Julio de 2012.

quarta-feira, Julho 25, 2012

[International]
The IDAHO 2012 Report is out!
With mobilization stretching across all continents and over 100 countries, the 2012 edition of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia broke new records.

[UK]
School forced to allow transgender pupil, 16, to sit exam in a skirt
A school has been forced to allow a transgender pupil to sit a GCSE exam dressed as a girl, because of equality laws, it was reported.
The school backed down after telling Ashlyn Parram, 16 - who was born a boy but is undergoing gender reassignment treatment - that the teenage could not sit the paper because he was not wearing boys' uniform.
Ashlyn, who was wearing a skirt, claimed to have showed headmaster Chris Walls a copy of the Equality Act 2010, which gave the right to be treated the same as other pupils.
Trans teen banned from exam reads teacher her rights
(Photo: 16-year-old transgender Ashlyn Parram (right) and her mum, Miranda, from Boston in Lincolnshire)

[UK]
New search rules for trans police officers and suspects drawn up
It is all change for trans police and policing, as increased awareness of trans sensitivities sees new rules for searching suspects – both who can do the searching and how people should be searched – emerging in the last few weeks.

[UK]
WATCH: Trans Rollergirl Featured in New Pet Shop Boys Video
The video for the Pet Shop Boys' anthemic new single "Winner" continues the song's message of perseverance and features an appearance by Dirty Diana, a transgender member of the London Rollergirls.
Pet Shop Boys new video features trans rollergirl

[Serbia]
Serbia Becomes a Hub for Sex-Change Surgery
Twenty years ago, newspapers here jeered that transsexuality was an act against God. Today, people are coming from around the world to Serbia for sex change operations, which are now subsidized for Serbs by national health insurance.

[Philippines]
Filipino gays protest during President’s state of the union address
LGBT rights groups issue a ‘State of the LGBT Under Aquino’ address

[Australia]
Genderqueer the new frontier
In our postmodern world of understanding gender, it would seem ‘labels’ should eventually become irrelevant. While historically queers have played with gender for hundreds of years, is it really fathomable that one day we could do away with the terms male and female?

[New Zealand]
Board explains use of 'transvestite' in report
The Chair of an Auckland local board says there was no intention to be discriminatory in a report about prostitution, which refers to transgender street workers as ‘transvestites’.

[Canada]
Jenna Talackova Q & A
Sipping on a summer drink, Jenna Talackova quietly makes her way across W 2nd Ave, past a bus stop, into Characters Talent Agency near Granville Island. A gaggle of guys, immersed in conversation, stop and stare — which could mean they recognize the former Miss Universe Canada contestant, or they think she’s gorgeous, or both.

[USA]
Lutherans for Full LGBT Participation
On July 8, TransLutherans was announced as a new affinity group in ReconcilingWorks: Lutherans for Full Participation at our assembly in Washington, D.C. Thanks to the board for approving the formation of this group at its 2012 spring meeting in Minneapolis. TransLutherans has been a long time in the making. A word or two about the history of this process is in order.

[USA]
DSM-V To Rename Gender Identity Disorder 'Gender Dysphoria'
The newest edition of the psychiatric diagnostic manual will do away with labeling transgender people as "disordered."

[FL, USA]
Rosita Hidalgo: Transgender Murder on South Beach
Hector Sarna isn't surprised that his friend Rosita Hidalgo was killed. As a transgender woman who was a sex worker, she was putting herself at risk. He warned her that one of the men she brought home would hurt her, or worse. He remembers a day almost a year ago when a man client beat Rosita after finding out she was once a man. Hector told her to be more careful.

[ID, USA]
Boise police: 27-year-old suspect charged with aggravated battery in stabbing case
Elizabeth D. McClerkin is being held in the Ada County Jail on a felony charge of aggravated battery after Boise police say she stabbed a man several times with a knife in the torso early Saturday morning.
Police officials said Monday the man was taken by paramedics to a local hospital early Saturday morning for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.
(Photo: Elizabeth D. McClerkin. Police officials say McClerkin’s mugshot from the jail is accurate.)

[KS, USA]
KU to be recognized for transgender education support
Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project announced Monday it will be awarding its K-STEP Key award to The University of Kansas at an awards banquet on Aug. 24, according to a news release. The award is in appreciation of KU’s support of transgender education.

[MO, USA]
Creve Coeur bans discrimination based on sexual orientation
The Creve Coeur City Council voted Monday to update a non-discrimination ordinance to include gender identity and sexual orientation.

[NE, USA]
Police: Masked Men Carved Anti-Gay Slurs Into Nebraska Woman’s Body
An openly lesbian Nebraska woman appears to have been the target of a horrific hate crime which took place inside her own Lincoln home.

[NY, USA]
On anniversary of same-sex marriage, Pride Agenda turns efforts to transgender rights
The legalization of gay marriage in New York state is celebrating its one year anniversary, but the Empire State Pride Agenda still has many goals left to accomplish.
GTP - A transfobia mata



GTP - A transfobia pode matar (versão fb)

terça-feira, Julho 24, 2012

[Brasil]
Travesti processa Forlán por discriminação e pede indenização milionária
O atacante Diego Forlán, recém-contratado pelo Internacional, foi acusado de discriminação por um travesti uruguaio, que entrou na Justiça para pedir uma indenização de US$ 700 mil, o equivalente a R$ 1,4 milhão.

[Spain] [Commentary]
Spanish court bars transgender asylum seeker
Spain's National Court (Audencia Nacional) has denied the asylum claim of a transgender Colombian national.

[UK]
Head bans transgender pupil from exam... so she shows him Equality Act
A transgender pupil had to show her headmaster a copy of the Equality Act before he allowed her to sit a GCSE exam while wearing girls’ clothes.
Transsexual, 16, forces school to let him sit exam dressed as a girl: Head threatened with Equality Act

[Thailand]
Sex, drugs, stigma put Thai transsexuals at HIV risk
From a cafe near the go-go bars of a Bangkok red light district where she campaigns for safe sex, Gigi gives an unvarnished view of how she joined Thailand's growing ranks of transgender people with HIV.

[New Zealand]
Prostitutes dubbed 'transvestites' in Council report
The use of “transvestite” and male pronouns to describe transgender sex workers in an Auckland Council report into street prostitution in South Auckland is being described as inappropriate.

[Canada]
Wildrose MLA expects 'robust' debate over sex-change policy reversal
Policy debate at the next Wildrose AGM will likely be “robust” after an apparent about-face by leader Danielle Smith on some key party positions, says one MLA.

[USA]
Laura Jane Grace: 'So I'm a transsexual and this is what's happening'
The lead singer of Against Me! talks frankly about her gender dysphoria, and what it was like to tell her bandmates, her family and her wife that she wanted to become a woman

[USA]
Human Rights Watch Decries Condom Confiscation
New report charges police in four cities with using condoms as evidence of prostitution, countering anti-HIV efforts

[DC, USA]
Hundreds of Advocates, Service Providers, Policy Makers Attend AIDS 2012 Pre-Conference on Gay Men and Transgender People
Earlier today the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) held the fifth biennial pre-conference to the International AIDS Conference to assess the current state of the global HIV epidemic and response among gay men, other men who have sex with men (MSM), and transgender people. With over 800 delegates from more than 100 countries in attendance, the pre-conference has become the world's largest event focused on the health and human rights of MSM and transgender people.
Stigma Takes Center Stage at HRC Panel


[OH, USA]
Boy obsessed with Britney Spears spends £60,000 to get sex change to look like his idol
Kara Hays, 26, from Ohio, has spent a fortune attempting to emulate the 90s pop singer
As well as undergoing a sex change, she says that she also takes after her idol in other ways and shaved her hair to look more like Britney Spears after having a breakdown
She says that prior to the surgery she never felt happy but now feels 'liberated'
Lad Has Sex Swap To Be Like Britney Spears

[OR, USA]
Pastor: 'I was created transgender'
The Rev. David Weekley has wispy gray-brown hair, beard and mustache and wears glasses. He has a gentle smile and sincere eyes.
But on Sunday, he shared with Salem’s Morningside United Methodist Church this fact: He was born a girl.

segunda-feira, Julho 23, 2012






[Brasil]
Pistoleiro executa travesti com três tiros na cabeça
Mais um crime de pistolagem foi registrado na via pública, desta vez tendo como vítima fatal o travesti Carlos Chaves do Amaral, 26 anos, conhecido popularmente por “Beterraba”, natural de Tauá (CE). O homicídio aconteceu por volta das 23h30 da última segunda-feira (16), na Avenida Brasil, nas proximidades da Rua Sol Poente, Bairro Rio Verde, Parauapebas.


[Pakistan]
HIV/AIDS: For the marginalised, lifesaving awareness
Pakistanis don’t know much about sexually transmitted diseases (STD), even those involved in prostitution.

[India]
Redesigning lives
On a hot afternoon, at the headquarters of The Naz Foundation at A-86, East of Kailash, sits 23-year-old Sana with three other members of her community. When we enter, the four are all busy fastening beads of different colours on to a string. “Meet Prince, Bobby, Kiran and Sana,” a volunteer from the foundation introduces us. Prince, Bobby, Kiran and Sana are Kinnars, members of the transgender community, who face challenges every day as they struggle to live in our society.

[USA]
Transgender rights make slight headway in Massachusetts and beyond
Jay Ladin took out a two-year life insurance policy in 2006, intending to kill himself and leave everything to his three children.

[USA]
Software engineer claims generic version of Propecia turned him into a woman
This baldness cure was a bust.
For nine months, William McKee took the generic version of Propecia, the pills that promise to halt hair loss.
But the drug had radical side effects: Instead of becoming a better-looking man, he started becoming a woman, he claims.
“My rock-hard chest from the gym began to soften . . . reaching the point where I had noticeable ‘breasts’ even under my clothing,” he says.

[USA]
Transgender advocates push US psychiatric establishment to revise mental illness labels
Does a woman who strongly believes she was meant to be a man have a mental condition or a medical problem? Is a man who cross-dresses in need of psychological help? What about a boy who pretends to be a girl in make-believe games and chooses only female playmates?

[OR, USA]
Transgender pastor to tell his story Sunday
The real story of the life of a transgender pastor will be told by the minister himself at 10 a.m. Sunday in Salem.

[Chile]
Queja por discriminación de hombre Heterosexual a causa de su novia Transexual femenina
No solo la persona trans sufre discriminación, sino también quienes mantienen relación afectiva o amorosa son cuestionadxs y discriminadxs. Compartimos con ustedes la queja legal acontecida a las 18:30 hrs. del 9 de Julio del presente año por parte de don Jorge Rafael Briones Molina, ciudadano ecuatoriano de 35 años de edad, de orientación sexual Heterosexual y conviviente de la ciudadana Transexual femenina Pardo Brigitte:

[Chile]
Ataque transfóbico a mujer travesti en Rancagua
Este viernes 19 de julio a eso de la 1:30 de la madrugada, en el centro de Rancagua, en las intersecciones de calle Bueras esquina Cáceres, se encontraba Nayaret Muñoz Díaz, mujer travesti de 24 años de edad, ejerciendo el comercio sexual. Según lo que ella nos relata que un sujeto se acercó al lugar en busca de servicios sexuales de entre las personas que se ofrecen en esta zona de la ciudad.

domingo, Julho 22, 2012

[Espanha]
Não há asilo para trans colombianas
A Audiencia Nacional negou asilo a uma pessoa transexual de origem colombiana que requereu a protecção do estado espanhol.

[Russia]
73 prosecuted under St. Petersburg's anti-gay law
Seventy-three people have been prosecuted for violating new anti-gay legislation imposed in Russia's former imperial city Saint Petersburg four months ago, police said Friday.
73 people prosecuted in St Petersburg in first four months under 'gay propaganda' ban

[Nepal]
Nepal's gay rights movement: Personal perspectives
Jyoti Thapa’s feminine features are distinct: her twinkling brown eyes, slender nose pierced with a shiny nose stud and long, black hair add prominence to her slim, well-maintained figure.

[Canada]
Pressure grows to improve human rights for transgender people in Newfoundland
As Newfoundland and Labrador celebrates its gay pride week, pressure is growing on the province to improve human rights protections for the transgender community, one of society's most marginalized and vulnerable groups.

[USA]
Camp Aranu’tiq: A place where transgender youth can be themselves
Local LGBT ally, activist and volunteer Courtney Ware shares her experience serving as camp counselor

[USA]
Katelynn Cusanelli, Transgender Advocate And Former 'The Real World: Brooklyn' Housemate, Does Reddit AMA
Katelynn Cusanelli, who some may remember from MTV's "The Real World: Brooklyn" as the first (and only) openly transgender person in the show's twenty year history, and as an activist and lecturer in the LGBTQ community who has worked to raise awareness regarding HIV & AIDS, participated in an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit, a user-driven content aggregation site, yesterday afternoon.

[USA]
Optimism Grows for National Trans Discrimination Bill
The contestants on "RuPaul’s Drag Race" are doing drag. There’s a difference between female impersonators and someone who is transgendered.

[CA, USA]
Damages limited to $25,000 in suit against Khloe Kardashian by transgender woman
A judge today limited the damages of a transgender woman who claims she was assaulted outside a Hollywood nightclub by Khloe Kardashian to $25,000.

[FL, USA]
Transgender Candidate Running for Orange County Commission Seat in Central Florida
Gina Duncan could make history on Aug. 14 by becoming the first transgender person in Orange County to be elected to a County Commission seat.

[MT, USA]
City Commissioner Ellison has concerns with anti-discrimination ordinance
It may be a few months before Helena city commissioners have a draft copy of a proposed ordinance prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

[SC, USA]
2 SC Episcopal bishops remain in talks as potential split over gender issues looms
The leader of Upstate Episcopalians said this week he remains in prayer and open talks with his fellow bishop in the Lowcountry in hopes of staving off a fracture within the state and the national church over gender issues.

[VA, USA]
Northern Virginia Focus Groups on Transgender Community
Currently there is no specific HIV prevention programming for the transgender community in Northern Virginia.

sábado, Julho 21, 2012

[International]
Desmond Tutu: Anti-gay laws ‘as wrong as apartheid’
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called for the global decriminalisation of homosexuality to aid the fight against HIV, comparing anti-gay laws to racial segregation in his home country of South Africa.

[Spain]
Colombian transexual denied asylum in Spain
The Spanish National Court claims the asylum petition is only meant to avoid deportation

[Montenegro]
Admission and treatment of transgender persons Montenegrin health department will do be faster, more confidential and more quality
Deputy Minister of Health’s Primarius Dr Mensud Grbovic hosted today at the headquarters of the Ministry of Health, in the presence of LGBT Forum Progress, the first two transgender people who will access the adjustment of their sex to their gender.

[Russia]
Upwards 70 people fined for promoting homosexuality in St. Petersburg
Some 73 people have been fined for promoting homosexuality among the underaged, Interior Ministry for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region head Sergei Umnov said on Friday.

[Liberia]
Liberian Senate votes to ban gay marriage in constitution
The Liberian Senate on Friday voted unanimously to approve a constitutional amendment prohibiting marriage between gay couples.
While homosexuality is considered taboo in Liberia, and 'voluntary sodomy' considered a criminal offence, the question of gay marriage had not been expressly addressed in law.
The amendment was made to section 2.3 of the constitution, which bans marriage between people who are already wedded to others and between close family members.

[Nigeria]
Nigerian Gay Rights Activists Call for Dignity, Acceptance
Nigeria is a dangerous place to be gay. Activists say homosexuals are hunted, threatened and ostracized. Last year, a bill passed through both the Nigerian house and the senate that would punish homosexuality, or even supporting gay rights, with up to 14 years in prison. The bill has yet to be signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan. Despite the dangers in Nigeria, a handful of activists operate publicly in the hope that eventually more people will come out and demand equal rights.

[South Africa]
Semenya To Carry South African Flag During Olympic Opening Ceremony
When the 2012 Summer Olympic Games kick off on July 27, one of the parts of the ceremony I look forward to is the Parade of Nations and which athletes have been given the honor of carrying their nation's flag into the Olympic Stadium.
Caster Semenya chosen as South Africa’s Olympic flag bearer
Semenya to Carry South Africa’s Flag at Olympics


[India]
Hers is a fight for rights of third gender
"Death of parents hurt all children equally, irrespective of their gender. But there could be no match to the pain of a child who learns about father's death after 10 years when you know that you can't get the last glimpse nor could you touch him.

[Indonesia]
Multimedia News: Graying transgenders find shelter amid prejudice
It is only a small pink house in the middle of a quiet, secluded neighborhood in Depok, West Java. However, the house, currently under partial renovation, may well be the future haven for graying transgenders rejected by society.

[Canada]
Canada’s New StarCraft II Champion Proves It Isn’t Who You Are, But What You Can Do
Last weekend played host to the Canadian leg of the StarCraft II World Championship Series, and Blizzard’s outrageously popular real-time strategy game has a new champion: Team Acer’s Sasha “Scarlett” Hostyn.

[USA]
Why The Butterfly To Represent Trans People?
As you've seen on these electronic pages, you've seen the trans flag, the trans symbol and the trans symbol with a butterfly flying from or near it So what's the meaning of the butterfly and its connection to the trans community?

[USA]
Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Trans Discrimination: New Analysis from the National Trans Discrimination Survey
Today, NCTE, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) released new analysis on Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander (API) trans people, a supplement to the groundbreaking National Transgender Discrimination Survey.

[USA]
Police Practices Fuel HIV Epidemic
Police in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and San Francisco are confiscating condoms from sex workers and transgender women, undermining health department campaigns to reduce HIV, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

[FL, USA]
Transgender candidate in Orange County
On a day many people would just stay inside, Gina Duncan dodges storms and puddles to accomplish her mission -- winning election to the Orange County Commission.

[NY, USA]
Huffs and puffs! Judge tells transsexual smoker heiress to clean up act
A reclusive transsexual heiress once convicted of beating her millionaire mom is in trouble for stinking up the famed El Dorado on Central Park West with her secondhand cigarette smoke.
El Dorado co-op wants to evict 'smoking' trust-fund transsexual stinking up swank CPW complex

[NY, USA]
'Drag Queen' boricua salva festival gay en El Bronx
Aunque Appolonia Cruz cambió El Bronx por Miami a los 20 años, la 'drag queen' boricua nunca se desligó de su vecindario. Una década después, establecida de nuevo en la ciudad y convertida en celebridad, ese vínculo está más vivo que nunca a la hora de salvar el festival gay Bronx Pride.

[Mexico]
Concientizará población transgénero sobre el VIH
Con objeto de eliminar los estigmas hacia la población transgénero y transexual con respecto a las infecciones del VIH/SIDA, la asociación civil PRODIANA AC, integrada por mujeres y hombres transexuales y transgéneros, iniciará el fin de semana una campaña permanente de información y concienciación en el Sistema de Transporte Colectivo (STC) Metro.

[Chile]
More homophobic attacks in Chile despite new hate crime law
A 16 year old girl has been stabbed by her girlfriend’s relatives and a gay man has had his teeth knocked out in homophobic attacks only days after Chile signed new hate crimes legislation into law

[Chile]
Organizaciones de Transexuales acompañan a joven lesbiana agredida en constatación de lesiones
Hasta el Servicio Médico Legal de Concepción llegaron organizaciones de transexuales por la dignidad de la diversidad para apoyar a Valeska Salazar, la joven que fue brutalmente agredida en la comuna de Santa Juana.