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segunda-feira, abril 29, 2013

Judge asked not to jail sex fraud woman
A judge has been asked not to jail an Aberdeen woman who admitted fraud by pretending to be a boy to become sexually intimate with two unsuspecting teenage girls.
Mercy plea for sex fraud who posed as a boy
Woman pretended to be a man to have sexual encounters with girls
Judge asked not to jail woman who posed as boy to seduce girl

Transgender victim speaks out on being sexually abused by Lebanese officials
“I was standing outside the nightclub with my friends when I was ordered by [municipality] police to get into the car, with no legal order” one of the transgender revelers harassed Saturday night at Dekwaneh club Ghost said, on condition of anonymity. She said she was taken into a room where she was abused both verbally and sexually by municipality head Antoine Chakhtoura’s deputies.

Nepal, Once A Leader On LGBT Rights, Is Backsliding
“A climate of fear and intimidation” is now pervasive, says a leading Nepali activist.
'People think we are powerless and voiceless, but we have enormous power'

From Shamans to gay bars: Booming Mongolia’s LGBT people
Two lesbians travel to Mongolia to meet LGBT people and interview Anaraa Nyamdorj, a trans man instrumental in building an emerging community together

K-P’s transgenders protest delay in NICs issuance
As election fever rises in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, tens of thousands of people are clamoring to get their voices heard, to get their candidates elected. However, a marginalised segment of society still remains on the outside, looking in. These are members of the transgender community who have not yet been issued national identity cards.

Indigo Girls Speak Out About Anti-Trans Policy at Michigan Womyn's Music Festival
A new petition has been launched calling on the Indigo Girls and other performers at the 2013 Michigan Womyn's Music Festival to pull out and boycott the festival until the festival adopts a policy that would allow transgender women to attend. The petition, launched this week, currently has over 1,200 signatures.

GLAAD to Media: Tell the Story of Anti-Transgender Violence Correctly
Two instances of anti-transgender murders occurred in Orlando, Florida and Baltimore, Maryland over the last 24 hours. Both were transgender women of color. And when the media doesn't tell their story correctly, it perpetuates misleading stereotypes about transgender people.

Arizona Lawmaker Is Afraid Girls Will See A Transgender Woman’s Penis In The Locker Room
Arizona state Rep. John Kavanagh (R) believes that transgender people’s bodies are traumatizing, and that’s why he’s pushing a bill to legalize discrimination based on gender identity. This is considered a “softening” from his first effort to criminalize transgender people’s use of restrooms, but not by much. Kavanagh explained why he’s trying to overturn the city of Phoenix’s nondiscrimination protections in an extended interview with Michelangelo Signorile on Wednesday:

Trans murder remains unsolved
One year after her violent shooting death on a downtown Oakland street, those who knew Brandy Martell are preparing to remember her and call attention to her killing, which hasn't been solved.

Boy decides not to wear dress to prom in Clinton
One male senior who attends Morgan School in Clinton wants to wear a dress to his prom, and his plea is gaining community support.

Close-knit community remembers murdered transgender woman
Investigators, friends and family are still looking for answers after a man, who live his life as a woman, was found murdered Thursday in Orange County.

Police: Too early to call transgender woman's death a hate crime
Police in Baltimore City are investigating the murder of a transgender woman.
Baltimore City Police Investigating Murder Of Transgender Woman

Nevada Assembly Committee Approves Bill to Add Gender Identity to State Hate Crime Law
Just moments ago, the Nevada State Assembly Judiciary committee passed SB139, legislation that would add gender identity or expression to the state hate crime law. You may recall that similar legislation passed in the state assembly in 2011, but failed, 10-11, with the deciding vote made by then-Senator John Lee, who joined the Republican majority.

Arrests by the Fashion Police
Here is a vignette from March 2013: A 24-year-old gay man named Yhatzine Lafontain is leaving a restaurant late at night with a friend on Roosevelt Avenue and 95th Street in Queens. Both are dressed as women, Mr. Lafontain in a jacket, short dress and heels. Exchanging goodbyes outside, they are approached by a man who tells them they look good.

Texas A&M Rejects Student Group Discrimination
Today HRC praised the decision of Texas A&M Student Body President John L. Claybrook to veto a bill that would have allowed discrimination against on-campus LGBT organizations.

Report Highlights Gay Man's Murder
A new human rights report prepared by the US State Department sites the unsolved 2011 murder of a gay man while pointing out that the Bahamas offers no protection against discrimination for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons.