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sexta-feira, julho 05, 2013

MEPs condemn transphobic police crackdown in Greece

Transgender Female Olympic Athletes 'Castrated' in Order to Compete in Sports
Calls for a review of eligibility rules are growing after four top Olympic athletes were found to have the genetic make-up of males.
The competitors, who remain anonymous, were found to have XY chromosomes, which genetically define men, rather than the female XX.

MEPs condemn transphobic police crackdown in Greece
Members of the European Parliament are worried by reports Greek police have started to systematically harass transgender women in Athens and Thessaloniki.

Chrisie Edkins, trans musician, activist and more than a stat
Chrisie Edkins died nearly 3 weeks ago. Her funeral was held yesterday in Southamption, in the United Kingdom. By all measures, she was highly regarded and admired in the trans community — not only was she a trans activist, she was a singer and musician of note. Her death was a shock to many that knew her, and she was mourned by people around the world. Yet for three weeks, I struggled with the decision whether or not to write this story.
Family and friends bid a final farewell to campaigner Chrisie Edkins

Support groups help transgender people in East Lancashire
Following the tragic death of Accrington teacher Lucy Meadows, a support group was set up to help transgender people and their families from across Lancashire.

Ní Mhuirthile & Ryan on the Legal Recognition of Gender Bill 2013
Last week Senator Katherine Zappone introduced the Legal Recognition of Gender Bill 2013 (LRG Bill 2013)in the Seanad. The Bill is the second in as many months to aim to resolve the incompatibility identified by the High Court in Foy v An tArd Chláraitheoir (No 2) (2007) IEHC 470. The other Bill, Sinn Féin’s Gender Recognition Bill 2013, was introduced in the Dáil on May 23rd 2013. This post will discuss the more recent Bill.
Ni Mhuirthile and Ryan on Zappone's Recognition of Gender Bill

COMMON PRESS RELEASE: GREECE / For the reinstatement of the Health Provision 39A.The decision of the new Greek Minister of Health and Social Solidarity, Adonis Georgiadis to reinstate the health provision 39a, within the first ten days of his appointment ignoring:

Swedish transsexuals seek damages for sterilisations
A group of Swedish transsexuals who were sterilised to complete their sex changes said on Monday they were demanding 42.6 million kronor (4.8 million euros, $6.3 million) in compensation from the government.

Turkish transsexuals join popular protest marches
Hundreds of Turkish transsexuals and rights activists staged a protest in Istanbul on Sunday against the conservative government of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Annual transsexual pride demonstration marches for rights, Gezi Park

Sanam Fakir sets her own terms of life as a transgender
When Sanam Fakir describes her life, she admits it is not easy. “My life is like a tree, which stands under the scorching sun but provides shelter to others,” the 38-year-old transgender tells The Express Tribune.

LGBT's announces to file candidacies of 62 candidates for CA polls
While the political parties are struggling to to create a favorable environment for the Constituent Assembly election, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTs) community has decided to field at least 62 candidates for the polls slated for November 19.

[China/Hong Kong]
Transsexual gets jail for soliciting
A 30-year-old mainlander has become the first transsexual to be jailed in Hong Kong for soliciting sex.

[China/Hong Kong]
Hong Kong starts to embrace transgender issues
As Hong Kong begins to grow more tolerant of transgender issues, one man who started life as a woman tells Kylie Knott his story

Trans people yet to get NID recognition
Transsexual and transgender people are yet to get their national ID (NID) cards specifying their distinct sexual identities although the Election Commission allowed them in 2008 to cast votes using the NID.

Transgender issue heats up state assembly
A proposal to set up a committee to oversee the welfare of the transgender community in Penang sparked a banter of words at the state assembly today.

Male ‘transgender’ activist arrested after mid-flight striptease
A male ‘transgender’ activist was arrested in Edmonton last week after baring his surgically-constructed breasts in a mid-air striptease on a WestJet flight.

NAACP President: Voter ID Laws Discriminate Against Transgender People
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) President Benjamin Jealous threw out a bizarre, new reason Friday for Voter ID laws to be banned in the U.S. – transgenders.

Calif. lawmakers approve transgender student rights bill
California lawmakers approved a bill Wednesday that would require public K-12 schools to let transgender students choose which restrooms they use and which school teams they join based on their gender identity instead of their chromosomes.
Bill to expand transgender students rights reaches Governor's desk
Senate OKs measure on transgender students on sports teams
Calif. lawmakers pass K-12 transgender-rights bill

Civil Rights case ruling favors transgender child
In a first of its kind ruling, the Colorado Civil Rights Division sided with the family of a transgender child who was denied use of the girl's restroom.
Rights Case Ruling Favors Transgender 6-Year-Old
Colorado school discriminated against transgender girl: report
Transgendered 1st grader wins the right to use girls' restroom
Coy Mathis, Colorado transgender first-grader, wins civil rights case
Rights Unit Finds Bias Against Transgender Student
Victory! Coy Mathis Wins Equal Access to Girls' Bathrooms at School

Tigard-Tualatin schools to have unisex bathrooms, prompted by transgender students' concerns
Each middle and high school in the Tigard-Tualatin School District will have one unisex bathroom this fall, in response to concerns from transgender students.

GLAAD joined hundreds of friends and allies showing support for the annual Trans Day of Action last Friday, June 28. The event is organized every year by Trans Justice, a subgroup of the Audre Lorde Project, and was endorsed by GLAAD. See photos from the event.

New York State Senate Refuses Vote on GENDA!
Despite this, the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) made historic progress during the legislative session that just concluded.
N.Y. Senate adjourns without considering transgender protections bill
New York Senate Passes On Transgender Protections Bill GENDA

Trial for another suspect in Evon Young murder begins Monday
The trial for a third murder suspect in the death of Evon Young starts Monday.

Zapotec indigenous gays celebrate their culture, traditions in Mexico City
Wearing a long skirt, headdress and loose blouse embroidered with bright flowers, Mariana de la Noche road on a float in Mexico City’s recent gay pride parade. The float was for “muxes,” Zapotec indigenous men who dress and behave in ways associated with women.

En peligro la realización de la Marcha del Orgullo LGBTI 2013 en Managua
Supimos de buena fuente que el gobierno de Nicaragua, a través de la Policía Nacional, ha puesto en suspenso nuevamente el permiso para la realización de la Marcha del Orgullo LGBTI.