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quarta-feira, abril 17, 2013

European Parliament tells Commission to step up work on transgender issues
Today the European Parliament asked the European Commission to step up its work against the discrimination faced by transgender people when purchasing or accessing goods and services. This is the latest in a series of Parliament request in favour of transgender rights since 2010.

Julie Burchill entitled to 'offend' transsexuals, press watchdog rules
Julie Burchill was entitled to write a controversial article about transsexuals because she was expressing her opinion, the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) has ruled.
UK's Press Complaints Commission decides 'dicks in chicks' trans column was not prejudicial or pejorative

Birth certs remain an issue for transgender Irish
Transgender people who were born in Ireland are still not in a position to have birth certificates issued to them to recognise their gender, a statement of policy as issued to the Council of Europe has revealed.
No new birth certs for transgender Irish

Albania is the 'most anti-gay' country in Europe
Data from the European Social Survey has deemed Albania to be the most homophobic country in Europe above conservative neighbors
Survey: 53% of Albanians think gay people ‘should not be free to live life as they wish’

Gay activist badly beaten as Russian city bans pride
Syktyvkar's authorities, capital of Russia's republic of Komi, have banned a gay pride march as it ‘promoted homosexuality’, while its organizer was badly beaten

Update On Nigerian Intersex: Photo With Details Of Sexual Assault
A photo of an intersex person who was publicly humiliated, undressed and almost lynched has now been released to the public.

First-ever vocational training centre for eunuchs opened
Punjab Vocational Training Centre (Literacy) Secretary Dr Pervez Ahmed Khan Tuesday inaugurated the first-ever training institute for eunuchs in Rawalpindi where transgender would learn free of cost different kinds of skills particularly tailoring, fashion designing and courses to become professional beautician.

Transwoman scooters from Cape York to Melbourne
A transwoman rides from Cape York to Melbourne on a 1958 Lambretta scooter with a bunch of international scooter friends? No, it’s not a story outline for Priscilla 2, it’s really happening...

Sex and gender reforms coming
Personal records will have the option of male, female or X if proposed guidelines from the federal government go ahead.

Colorado Health Insurance Providers Can't Discriminate on Orientation, Gender Identity
On March 18, Colorado joined California, Oregon, and the District of Columbia in expressly prohibiting discrimination in health insurance due to sexual orientation or gender identity.

Trans Insurance Discrimination in DC Illegal Thanks to Community-Government Action
The DC Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking (DISB) released a bulletin yesterday, noting:

Transgender student rejected twice by all-female Smith College urges school to change policy, takes solace in groundswell of support: Focus should be building ‘next generation of leaders, not discriminating against them’
The school told Calliope Wong, a 17-year-old male-to-female transgender high school student from Connecticut, that her application could not be processed because of her FAFSA gender designation.