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segunda-feira, fevereiro 11, 2013

Lessons for police in assigning sex Transgender awareness course
Police have been forced to hold special awareness sessions after officers mistakenly assigned the wrong sex to transgender people.
Officers have inadvertently referred to women as men and men as women.
Now the force is hosting special sessions to try to prevent further errors.

Housing association refuse to relocate trans woman away from phobic neighbours and say it is ‘lifestyle choice’
A trans woman in Middlesbrough who tried to change her housing after being harassed by neighbours was refused help by staff, who told her it was her “choice” to be transgender.

Icelandic Teen Wins Right to Birth Name
Government officials in Iceland argued that Blaer Bjarkardottir's name was too masculine for a girl.
Iceland OKs girl's name after deeming it not properly feminine

Nepal to host UN seminar on LGBTI human rights
LGBTI rights activist said hosting the seminar is latest in string of achievements in fight for equality for sexual orientation and gender identity minorities in Nepal

Human Rights Watch criticizes Malaysia in annual report
Malaysia is 'backsliding on rights' says international human rights watchdog

Vancouver Canucks Welcome Trans Goalie Onto Ice for His Sweet 16
The Vancouver Canucks invited a 16-year-old transgender goalie to take the ice alongside NHL goaltender Cory Schneider at the Canucks' January 23 game against the Calgary Flames, reports OutSports. The date also happened to be the teenager's 16th birthday.

The source of inspiration for most of the songs on Coney Island Baby, Lou Reed’s transvestite lover and muse Rachel (Tommy) has always been somewhat of a mystery figure. In all that’s been written about Reed, Rachel is barely a footnote. Despite playing a significant romantic role in Reed’s life and even touring with him during the mid-70s, Rachel managed to keep her private life private. Even details of her death are vague. She is rumored to have died in the early 90s.

Transgender basketball player Gabrielle Ludwig appreciated Santa Cruz's class of fans
Whether they didn't know or didn't care, the fans who attended Wednesday night's Cabrillo College women's basketball game against Mission provided no reaction when Gabrielle Ludwig entered with 11:17 remaining in the first half.

CIF adopts policy for transgender athletes
The CIF San Diego Section’s board of managers now has a policy in place to determine whether an alleged transgender athlete is eligible to play in a sport of that athlete’s self-identified gender rather than of the athlete’s birth gender.

Transgender issues to be subject of training session offered by Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce
The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce brown bag lunch series has brought in speakers on myriad issues from why salespeople fail to the link between Wall Street and Main Street.

Transgender Rights Bill Introduced in Maryland Senate
Earlier this week Maryland State Senators Madaleno and Raskin introduced the Fairness for All Marylanders Act of 2013.

Salem College Considers Transgender Policy
An undergraduate transgender student at the nation's oldest, historically all-female Salem College, a private college in North Carolina, is due to undergo his gender confirmation surgery in February—and Salem's administrators are unsure if they should maintain their 250-year-old tradition in the face of possible public outcry or a potential lawsuit.