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quinta-feira, maio 02, 2013

A rede ex aequo em parceria com o Conselho Nacional da Juventude, está a organizar esta iniciativa, que pretende trazer à discussão os direitos dos jovens LGBT, no dia em que se comemora internacionalmente a luta contra a Homofobia e Transfobia. Pretendemos com esta conferência sensibilizar as escolas, as instituições de ensino superior e os jovens portugueses para a importância do combate contra este flagelo.

Neste sentido, entendemos que a criação e implementação urgente de medidas de proteção contra a homofobia, transfobia, bifobia e o bullying homofóbico e transfóbico em ambiente escolar em Portugal, são fundamentais no combate contra estes crimes.

A Conferência DIREITOS IGUAIS: Nem mais, Nem menos, a ter lugar no dia 17 de maio 2013, no auditório da Direção Regional de Lisboa do IPDJ, sita em Moscavide, das 09h00 às 16h30.

Inscrições por e-mail para o É gratuita!

Italian 'populist' party wants gay marriage, trans rights and to stamp out gay hate
Former comedian Beppe Grillo's movement is asking the Italian Chambers to work on gay hate, same-sex marriage and gender reassignment

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Two years ago: Archaeologists announce discovery of 5000-year-old transgender skeleton
Archaeologists have discovered what they are identifying as a 5000-year old skeleton of a transgender person.

Putin Defends Russia's Treatment Of Gays, NGO Raids
President Vladimir Putin says Russia does not discriminate against homosexuals.
Putin: Ban on homosexual propaganda initiated in regions, reflects public opinion
Putin niega discriminación de homosexuales en Rusia

Transgendered N.S. teen faced suspension for using girls' washroom
A transgender Nova Scotia student says she recently faced suspension for using the women’s washroom at her rural high school.

Sex-change surgery shouldn’t get coverage, says Rep. Broun, because ‘I like being a boy’
Congressman Paul Broun is the Georgia Republican who suggested that evolution and the Big Bang Theory are “lies straight from the pit of hell.” That kind of talk might be unsettling coming from any member of Congress–but Broun serves on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Invisible Women: Why Transgender Women Are Hit So Hard By HIV
Transgender women are the fastest-growing population of HIV-positive people in the country, according to Miss Major, a 70-year-old transgender woman of color and the executive director of TGI Justice Project, a San Francisco–based advocacy organization that fights for the rights of transgender, intersex, and gender-variant people who are in prison or have served jail time.

U.S. to begin aiding foreign LGBT groups
The U.S. Agency for International Development, the federal government’s main foreign aid arm, announced at a Monday event in Washington a major new initiative to promote LGBT rights in developing countries.
USAID launches partnership to promote LGBT rights

California Bans Insurance Discrimination Against Transgender People
California's Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) has confirmed that a non-discrimination law guarantees all people the right to access coverage for medically necessary care regardless of gender identity or expression.
California Bans Insurance Discrimination Against Transgender Patients

D.C. shelter accused of rejecting trans women
A shelter for homeless women located three blocks from the U.S. Capitol is violating the D.C. Human Rights Act by refusing to admit transgender women unless they provide “documentation” of a legal name change or gender reassignment surgery, according to separate complaints against the facility by two transgender women.

Four Arrested in Protest at GEO Headquarters: Activists From Transgender and Womyn's Group Block Doors UPDATED
Boca Raton police spokesman Mark Economou said four people were arrested at GEO Group corporate headquarters this morning. "They chained themselves to the doors of the building," he said, but "the locking mechanism has been removed."

Medical Professionals Meet in Fort Lauderdale for Transgender Education
Professionals who attended the symposium, which lasts two days from April 12 to 13 at the Embassy Suites in Fort Lauderdale, are invited to attend the meet and greet, as well as anyone in the public interested in learning more about transgender health.

UFC suspends Matt Mitrione
UFC suspended the contract of Matt Mitrione on Monday after the heavyweight made disparaging remarks about transgender female fighter Fallon Fox.
Matt Mitrione slammed for transgender slur against Fallon Fox
Matt Mitrione: Why the UFC Was Right to Suspend Him for Transphobic Comments
Mitrione calls Fox 'disgusting freak'
Suspension of Mitrione is positive step for UFC in ugly situation
UFC's Matt Mitrione Says Transgender Fighter Fallon Fox Is a 'Disgusting Freak'
UFC suspends Matt Mitrione for transphobic comments regarding Fallon Fox

Private showers for transgender police recruits a win for inclusion
The Chicago Police Department is installing two new private “changing rooms” with showers at its training academy to better accommodate transgender police recruits.

GLAD Files Complaint on Behalf of MA Transgender Woman Denied Access at Homeless Shelter
In a case highlighting both the clear need for anti-discrimination protections for transgender people in public accommodations, and the critical issue of LGBT youth homelessness, GLAD filed a complaint March 22 with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) on behalf of a young transgender woman who was denied appropriate access to the women’s dormitory at a local homeless shelter.

Medford schools approve new gender identity policy
The Medford School Committee approved a newly drafted gender identity non-discrimination policy at its April 9 meeting.

Baltimore Police: Too early to tell if transgender woman Kelly Young's murder a hate crime
Loved ones are looking for answers after a transgender woman was shot to death in East Baltimore. At this point, police say it's too early to call it a hate crime.

Lincoln inmate, transgender woman want to be able to marry
A Lincoln inmate and his significant other, a transgender woman, have sued the Nebraska prison system, saying they should be allowed to get married so she can visit him in prison.