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quinta-feira, julho 04, 2013

Trans rights to be an integral part of EU foreign policy

Trans rights to be an integral part of EU foreign policy
Yesterday, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union adopted Guidelines To Promote and Protect the Enjoyment of All Human Rights by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Persons.

EU foreign affairs ministers adopt ground-breaking global LGBTI policy
Today the EU’s 27 foreign affairs ministers adopted a ground-breaking global policy. The LGBTI Guidelines instruct EU diplomats around the globe to defend the human rights of LGBTI people.

Transgender 12-yr-old will be one of UK’s youngest on hormone drugs
A boy of 12 is about to become one of the youngest children ever in the UK to take hormone blockers to stop him developing as a girl.

Transgender Student Calls For Gender Neutral Toilets At Newcastle College
A transgender student is campaigning to persuade Newcastle College to install gender neutral toilets on the campus.

Thousands attend Dublin Pride festivities
Shortly after 2pm the first of thousands of Dublin Pride participants began to make their way onto O’Connell Street on this, the 30th year that the parade has taken place in the capital.

Laws to give legal recognition to gender unveiled by Senator
Legal recognition of gender in Ireland could be in place within a year according to an Independent Senator. Katherine Zappone has published a Bill which would give people who are transgender or intersex full recognition in law.
Press Release: Senator Zappone sets high bar with Legal Recognition of Gender Bill 2013
Senator Zappone publishes gender recognition Bill

Forcibly sterilised transgender people to sue government for compensation
Swedish transgender people who were forced to accept sterilisation, for legal recognition of their gender identity, under a now defunct law, have launched a lawsuit against the state.
Sterilized transsexuals sue Swedish government

FEATURE: Transsexual lawmaker's rise is a feat in conservative Poland
Three years ago a Polish court‘s ruling confirmed what Anna Grodzka had known all her life: She was a woman who had been born in a man‘s body.

Istanbul Trans Pride parade turns into Gezi Park protest
Turkey’s 4th annual transgender pride march turned into a march protesting the planned demolition of Istanbul’s Gezi Park and the marchers were joined by politicians from the main opposition party

In a first, Economic Census to enumerate transgenders
The sixth Economic Census will be conducted under Collection of Statistics Act, 2008, across the country with enumeration of transgenders for the first time.
'Transvestite' debuts in Economic Census

Transgender artist arrested for baring breasts on plane
Nina Arsenault and Lexi Sanfino say WestJet flight attendants and RCMP officers made inappropriate remarks toward them.

Senate committee schedules vote on Employment Non-Discrimination Act
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee has scheduled a vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
Senate committee vote on ENDA set for July 10
Senate committee scheduled to vote on ENDA July 10
Senate committee set to vote on long-stalled Employment Non Discrimination Act
'ENDA' is as Alluring as Edna Krabappel
Senate Committee Sets Date for ENDA Vote

Against Me! Singer Laura Jane Grace Announces Solo Mini-Tour
Grace expects to preview songs from 'Transgender Dysphoria Blues' in August
Laura Jane Grace Readies For Against Me! Dates with Solo Trek

Cher glad she and transgender son Chaz Bono are getting along better than ever
Gay icon also says DOMA 'should never have been a law'

Premiere of 'Ray Donovan' continues disrespectful portrayals of the transgender community on Showtime
The new Showtime series Ray Donovan premiered this past Sunday night, and unfortunately started things off with several scenes exploiting transgender people for "shock value" and a cheap laugh. What's worse, anti-trans material is becoming a pattern on Showtime, which is also one of the most LGB-inclusive networks on television.

HIV Criminalization Discourages HIV Testing, Disclosure and Treatment for Transgender and Third Sex Individuals
People living with HIV (PLHIV) who identify as transgender or third sex are more likely than any other group to feel that it is reasonable to avoid HIV testing (58%), disclosure of one’s HIV positive status to sex partners (61%) or accessing HIV treatment (48%) because of fear of HIV criminalization and distrust of the U.S. criminal justice system. The new findings from the National HIV Criminalization Survey were presented at the National Transgender Health Summit on May 15, 2013.

HuffPost Live Looks at Trans ID Issues
Last week, National Center for Transgender Equality Executive Director Mara Keisling and intern Kye Campbell-Fox joined HuffPost Live to look at barriers facing transgender people and identification.

Teen fighting for transgender bill
Manteca high-schooler wants equal access to athletic activities

Historic Pride celebrates marriage
Sunday's Pride parade, which organizers said attracted a crowd of 1.2 million, was historic and a sense of jubilation was in the air, coming in the wake of two U.S. Supreme Court decisions that recognize same-sex marriages.

21-Year-Old Man Charged With Beating Transgender Woman In Hollywood
A 21-year-old Los Angeles man was charged Monday in an attack on a transgender woman in Hollywood last month.
Transgender woman attacked: Suspect pleads not guilty

D.C. police investigating six attacks in LGBT community in recent weeks
Police in the District of Columbia are investigating six reported attacks, which include a fatal shooting, a beating, a stabbing, a sexual assault, and two non life-threatening shootings against members of the LGBT community over the past two weeks.
Violence Against LGBT People Continues to Rise in Washington, D.C.
UPDATED: Transgender Woman Suffers Knife Attack in Southeast D.C.
Suspect in Custody in D.C. Trans Stabbing