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terça-feira, maio 07, 2013

European Parliament calls on European Commission to increase efforts against trans discrimination
The European Parliament has asked the European Commission to step up its work against discrimination faced by transgender people when purchasing or accessing goods and services.

Report from the Conference on the Rights of LGBT People in Europe
I was privileged to represent NCTE and join lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex activists from across Europe, as well as a few fellow North Americans, last month in Paris at the “Conference on the Rights of LGBT People in Europe”, hosted by the governments of France and Poland.

Reding should 'stick neck out' on gay rights
Activists are hoping EU rights commissioner Viviane Reding will this month announce concrete plans for legislation to stop discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the EU.

Joey Barton to appear before French FA committee following transphobic tweets
Joey Barton is due to appear before the French Football Association’s (FFA) ethical committee over a string of comments – including some of a transphobic nature – he made on Twitter about a rival player.
Joey Barton to escape punishment over tweet
Barton set to avoid sanction after calling PSG rival Thiago Silva a 'ladyboy' on Twitter

Acquittal of all transgender women targeted during “Xenios Zeus” Operations
Greek Transgender Support Association (ngo for rights of transgender people) and the Hellenic Action for Human Rights - "Pleiades"( ngo targeting the defence of human rights by providing legal, medical, educational, psychological and social support to vulnerable persons and groups), notify on the acquittal of all transgender women targeted during the "Xenios Zeus" operation

Settlement between Joanne Cassar and government signed
A settlement between transgender Joanne Cassar and the government has been signed, noting she will have the right to marry, and including a compensation to which she will be entitled after 40 days.

Turkey's first transgender TV reporter speaks about her struggle and success
Michelle Demishevich has progressed from working in nightclubs to being hired as Turkey's first openly transgender TV reporter

Montenegro to Improve Transgender Rights
Since its founding in December 2010, the LGBT Forum Progress has been dedicated to developing and improving the livelihoods of members of the trans community and expanding transgender rights in Montenegro.

General election to see first transgender candidates run
For the first time transgender people will be able to run for office in Pakistan’s general elections with their gender identity recognised, and, so far, two trans women have applied to stand for positions in their local constituencies.
Third gender & the poll vault in Pak
Transgender candidates stake claim in Pakistan vote

Indian trans candidate campaigns for pensions, ration cards and voter ID for her community
Aslam Pasha becomes second transgender candidate standing in the Karnataka state election on 5 May
Transgender in fray from Narasimharaja constituency
Transgender enters fray in Mysore's Narasimharaja assembly segment

[China/Hong Kong]
Transsexual must wait for ruling
The Court of Final Appeal has reserved judgment on whether a transsexual should be allowed to wed her boyfriend.
The former man, identified as "W," had undergone sex-change surgery as well as changing her gender on both identity card and passport.
Doubts cast on place of transsexuals in gender-specific laws
HK transgender woman sues for right to marry man
Hong Kong trans woman back in court to win right to marry boyfriend

SF police expand 'safe zones' after attack on transgender woman
San Francisco police are expanding "safe zones" within the city after an attack on a transgender woman.
SFPD Creates "Safe Havens" for LGBT Community
San Francisco Police Chief Declares Stations As LGBT Safe Zones

California State Athletic Commission top doctor preparing for more transgender fighters to be active soon
After the fallout from Meathead Mitrione’s comments about Fallon Fox, Ronda Rousey has been taking some heat in the media for her stance on why she would be discomfortable fighting Fallon. Rousey put a reporter in his place last night when she was asked why she wasn’t punished by the UFC for her comments while Mitrione had his contract ’suspended.’

WIN! San Francisco Stops Using Condoms As Evidence
Transgender Law Center applauds the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and the San Francisco Police Department for their announcement (see below) that they will end all discussion concerning the evidence of condoms when convicting or acquitting someone for engaging in sex work.

Transgender identity bill passed by California Assembly panel
Assembly Bill 1121, authored by Assemblymember Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) and co-sponsored by Transgender Law Center and Equality California, passed the Assembly Committee on Judiciary today.
CA Transgender Identity Bill Passes Assembly Judiciary Committee

Women's shelter in Washington D.C. will now welcome transgender women after court order
Transgender women in Washington D.C. can now utilize the facilities in the John L. Young Shelter for Women.

UFC suspends Matt Mitrione indefinitely over transphobic remarks regarding Fallon Fox
The Ultimate Fighting Championship organization has suspended indefinitely heavyweight Matt Mitrione, saying it was “appalled” by comments he made about transgender Mixed Martial Arts fighter Fallon Fox.
Fallon Fox, the right to fight and the future of WMMA in the UFC and beyond
The Curious Case of Fallon Fox
MMA Crossfire – Transgendered fighter Fallon Fox to make national TV debut on AXS TV

Idaho Transgender Woman Charged With Trespassing For Using Grocery Store Restroom
An Idaho Rosauers grocery store has filed trespassing charges against transgender woman Ally Robledo, banning her from ever shopping there. Her violation, according to Lewiston, Idaho Police Captain Roger Lanier, was “urinating while standing up”:
Transgender woman banned from Idaho grocery store
Ally Robledo, Transgender Woman, Cited For Trespassing After Using Girl's Bathroom In Idaho

(Photo: Ally Robledo)

Health plan expands to include gender reassignment surgery
The university’s student health insurance plan starting next academic year will offer new benefits for transgender students, expanding coverage to include both hormone treatments and gender reassignment surgery.

Duke OKs student health insurance coverage for sex reassignment
Sexual reassignment surgery for transgendered students will be covered in students’ health care plans, effective this Fall.

Ciudadanos con identidad
Los ciudadanos nacidos en el exterior que hayan optado por la nacionalidad argentina u obtenido su carta de ciudadanía podrán solicitar el reconocimiento de identidad de género en virtud de la Ley 26.743, publicada ayer en el Boletín Oficial.