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terça-feira, março 26, 2013

Transgender Europe welcomes Creation of European Intersex Human Rights Organization
On December 10th 2012, Europe’s first Umbrella-Intersex-NGO was founded during the Second Intersex Forum at Stockholm. Transgender Europe congratulates the founding members to their decision to give intersex persons and their concerns a common platform and cohesive voice at the European level.

Técnica e travesti, Gretchen dá aulas para meninos carentes
Gretchen comanda há 11 anos uma escolinha de futebol para crianças de 10 a 15 anos, no bairro do Pacheco, em Jaboatão dos Guararapes

Problema imobiliário em SP ganha crítica de coletivo artístico
Coletivo AVAF usa imagens de mulheres trans para questionar crescimento urbano em SP

Hundreds gather outside Daily Mail offices for Lucy Meadows vigil
Members of transgender community and others stand in freezing cold to remember teacher who killed herself
Professora trans suicida-se após pressão da imprensa
Trans Schoolteacher Commits Suicide After Being Harassed By Press
Liberal bigots monster Richard Littlejohn and the Daily Mail over Lucy Meadows’ death
Protest outside Daily Mail offices after Lucy Meadows death
Vigil to take place outside Daily Mail offices in memory of Lucy Meadows as pressure intensifies on paper

[Commentary] Why I'm not calling for Richard Littlejohn to be sacked
[Commentary] The Lucy Meadows bandwagon

Final surgery ends gender swap journey
A transexual woman has completed her journey to womanhood after undergoing gender reconstructive surgery.

Gay and transsexual lawmakers take front seats in Polish parliament, protesting rant by Walesa
Poland's first openly gay and transsexual lawmakers have taken seats in the front bench of Parliament to protest hostile remarks by former President Lech Walesa.

Mothers' Group Works to Broaden LGBT Tolerance
In Turkey, when parents discover that their child is gay, violence and even murder can result. But one Istanbul-based organization is fighting to reverse that trend by appealing to the parents themselves.

In order to be herself, transsexual woman gives up her Lithuanian passport
Kristina has to pay a high price for being a woman, which she feels she is, rather than a man she was born – she is giving up Lithuanian citizenship. She will become a German national, because her own country cannot help her with her sex change or medications she needs.

Muslim leader says intersex hijras deserve equal rights
Faiz Syed clarifies video to offer supportive comments on intersex people in India, calling them ‘Allah’s creation’

Nanaimo school trustees urged to investigate gender-neutral washrooms
Nanaimo school officials are looking into whether it is feasible to include gender-neutral bathrooms in schools after hearing from a transgendered youth and a sexual health educator.
Gender-neutral washrooms a safety issue, Nanaimo school trustee says

NCTE Leads Effort to End LGBTI Sexual Abuse in Immigration Detention
Last week, the National Center for Transgender Equality, with our partners at Just Detention International led advocacy efforts urging Secretary Napolitano and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to strengthen protections against sexual abuse of LGBT people and people with intersex conditions in immigration detention. In addition to organizing over 800 individual comments and dozens of organizational comments, NCTE joined eight other national LGBT and allied groups in filing over 30 pages of public comments on the proposed regulations that address this problem, which is part of the implementation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act.

STUDY: Mental-Health Providers Less Comfortable With Bi Men, Trans People
A rather unique survey coming out of California suggest that mental-health providers are still failing the LGBT community to some extent.
Survey Finds Mental Health Disparities Impacting LGBT Community

Student promotes transgender awareness at CSUN
Cadence Valentine is no wallflower.
When it comes to transgender issues, she is a proactive advocate. By prioritizing, organizing and having the courage to persistently challenge the status quo, she brings about awareness and positive change.

Transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox faces licensing problems
Fallon Fox is bracing herself for controversy, and as the first on-record transgender female fighter in mixed martial arts, she's going to get plenty of it.
Female transgender MMA fighter being investigated

NCTE and 7 Other LGBT Groups File Brief in Michelle Kosilek Case
The National Center for Transgender Equality is proud to have joined seven other organizations last week in filing a friend-of-the-court brief with the First Circuit federal appeals court in the case of Kosilek v. Spencer. The case, which has received significant public attention in recent months, is the latest in a series in which Massachusetts prison officials have refused to provide medically necessary treatment to transgender prisoners. In September, a federal court ordered the state to provide sex reassignment surgery for Michelle Kosilek after prison doctors determined it was the only adequate treatment for her severe gender dysphoria.
One Massachusetts hospital signals interest in performing sex change surgery on Michelle Kosilek

New Transgender Student Guidelines Raise Questions At Mass. Schools
Schools across Massachusetts are facing new guidelines regarding students and gender identity. “I had all of these problems and everyone kept telling me that they couldn’t help me,” said Logan Ferarro, now on staff at BAGLY, Inc., The Boston Alliance of Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Youth. Logan transitioned from female to male as a senior in High School in Wilmington.
New Directives Sufficient for Transgender Students?
Massachusetts Lawmakers Retaliate Against Youth With ‘Transgender Issues’

Spa World Controversy Still Simmering
Activists call for statewide LGBT protections, want spa to issue official nondiscrimination statement

Travestis y transexuales imparten curso a policías de Soledad
Relatan cuáles son los principales abusos en su contra y las zonas de mayor incidencia.

Algunas candidatas de la Vendimia gay ya tienen la nueva identidad
Seis postulantes de la 18ª Vendimia Gay tramitaron el nuevo DNI. La fiesta será el sábado a las 23 en Arena Maipú.