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terça-feira, abril 02, 2013

More than 1100 murdere trans people reported: TGEU Press Release (March 2013)
Constant rise in murder rates: Transgender Europe’s Trans Murder Monitoring project reveals more than 1,100 reported murders of trans people in the last five years

Travesti rompe barreira do preconceito e faz carreira de professor em Campina Grande
Transitar com desenvolturas no universo gay, cujo preconceito e discriminação são dolorosas pedras no sapato de quem assume a homossexualidade, foi o primeiro passo para o travesti Luciano Lopes Medeiros, 40, conseguir se firmar no exigente mundo acadêmico, impondo respeito e credibilidade na sagrada missão de educar.

CEAR y FELGTB piden al Ministro del Interior garantías de cumplimiento de la Ley de Asilo
Deportada una trans víctima de agresiones sexuales y maltrato policial en Panamá

Fixers: Alfie's story
Alfie Austin came out as transgender at the age of 18 and now wants to change the prejudice around transgender people as well as society’s negative stereotypes.

Vienna takes measures to improve the situation of trans people
Executive City Councillor Sandra Frauenberger together with Jennifer Kickert, Member of the Vienna City Council and the Provincial Parliament, expressed their strong support for trans people at a press conference on 14th February 2013.

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Losing Access to Sisterhood: Tomboys, Masculinity, and the Unmaking of a Girl
When I woke up to International Women's Day celebrations this past weekend, the first thing on my mind wasn't politics, but the personal connections I didn't know I would forfeit the minute I stopped wearing skirts, traded in my long hair for a frohawk, and fell in love with a woman.

Mumbai outrage: Eunuch gangraped in moving Maruti, tortured
A 20-year-old eunuch was allegedly kidnapped, assaulted, tortured with burning cigarettes and gangraped by three men in a moving vehicle between Kurla and Ghatkopar in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Preliminary hearing in Lapuz case scheduled for June
The man accused of murder in the death of January Marie Lapuz, who was fatally stabbed in her New Westminster home on Sept 29, remains in custody as he awaits a preliminary hearing in June.

Meet Cy Lauz, the Designer Behind the First Lingerie Line for Transgendered Women
When transgender woman Cy Lauz began to make her transition, she had a hard time finding undergarments that suited her needs–let alone that made her feel pretty, confident and feminine. Having formerly worked in fashion styling and interior design, she was accustomed to seeing beautifully made things that felt luxurious, and she wanted those kinds of products to be available for women like herself.

Trans Golfer Says She Shouldn't Compete Against Women Her Own Age
The 62-year-old transgender golfer Bobbi Lancaster is aspiring to compete on the LGPA Tour. But according to an article in the The Arizona Republic, the golfer says she should not be permitted to compete against women in her age group and that younger golfers are more suitable competition.

Biola develops transgender policy as Cal Baptist lawsuit appears
Biola University is working to create a policy regarding transgender individuals, as current university literature on sexuality does not reference those who identify themselves as the opposite gender.

EQCA announces 2013 legislative package focused on health care, transgender equality and non-discrimination
Equality California (EQCA) has announced its sponsorship of five bills in the 2013-14 legislative session focused on reducing discrimination and improving the health and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Californians. “This legislative package is broad and fundamental,” said John O’Connor, EQCA executive director. “With these bills, we will end an unfair tax that singles out LGBT families, improve access to health care for our community and ensure that California taxpayers are not underwriting discrimination by youth-based organizations.”

Anti-police demonstrators march in downtown Berkeley
A group around 75-strong at its peak gathered Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. to demonstrate against the Berkeley Police, claiming they were responsible for the “murder” of Xavier Moore, who identified as Kayla Moore, the 41-year-old mentally ill transgender person who died Feb. 12 while in custody of BPD.
Activists protest death of Berkeley transgender resident who died in police custody
March for Kayla Moore, Berkeley, California
Despite police confrontation, Berkeley protest ends peacefully

CSU transgender inclusive student health care plan to begin in August
CSU will become the 37th college in the nation to add gender reassignment surgery to the student health insurance plan as of August 2013.

Podcast: Fallon Fox's Biggest Fight
MMA fighter Fallon Fox came out last week as transgender. She is the first professional transgender MMA fighter, and her coming out has sparked an outpouring of mixed reaction. Some fans believe she shouldn't be able to fight, others "in the know" think there's no issue here.
CSAC Director on Transgendered Fighter’s Licensure
Dana White on transgender fighter Fallon Fox: Not even close to UFC-ready

Baton Rouge man arrested in double murder of Metairie couple
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office investigators have arrested a Baton Rouge man in connection with the murders of a couple whose bodies were discovered days after their deaths. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Melvin Miller, 20, according to Glen T. Boyd, spokesman for the Sheriff's Office.
Suspect arrested in Metairie double murder

Emerson student’s insurance to cover trans surgery
A 19-year-old transgender student whose fraternity at Boston’s Emerson College has pledged to help with the operation, will get insurance coverage despite an initial rejection of the request, ABC News reports.
Insurance Giant OKs Surgery for FTM Emerson Student

Transgender Guidelines for Massachusetts School Systems
A new set of state guidelines has been issued addressing transgender discrimination in Massachusetts school systems. The guidelines offer schools a clear course of action surrounding issues that can create uncomfortable or even hostile learning environments for transgender students. Many of the guidelines address gendered spaces, such as sports teams, locker rooms and restrooms and aim to provide schools with solutions to practices that are often times offensive to transgender and other LGBQT students.

ADL Deeply Concerned About Alleged Transgender Hate Crime In Silver Spring, Md
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) expressed deep concern over recent reports of an alleged attack against a transgender individual and a friend in Silver Spring on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

New York's Condom Bait-and-Switch
Department of Health hands them out, NYPD arrests people for carrying them. Is this about improving public health—or arrest numbers?

NY Post Denied Press Pass to GLAAD Media Awards for History of Anti-Trans Coverage
Today, GLAAD has denied a request for a press pass to the GLAAD Media Awards from The New York Post, after the newspaper refused to discuss its history of anti-transgender coverage with GLAAD and leaders from New York City's transgender community.

En suspenso la ayuda económica para Cristina Hayworth
José Ángel López Martínez relata la nueva vida de Cristina Hayworth, empero asevera que no se sabe dónde están los fondos recaudados para ayudarla económicamente.

LGBT rally for anti-discrimination bill
s the Utah Legislature prepares to adjourn Thursday, Wednesday Utahns rallied and celebrated a milestone for equality in Utah.
Community celebrates anti-discrimination successes at Capitol