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domingo, setembro 08, 2013

Where do each of the G20 countries stand on LGBT rights?
Today 20 of the world’s leading economies meet to discuss issues of global importance, the G20 summit is to take place in Russia which has found itself at the centre of an international storm of controversy over its law which bans the promotion of “non traditional” relationships.

Unprecedented legal victory as health service is made to cover gender reassignment
For the first time ever, Spain's Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a woman trapped in a man's body, and against a regional government that had been denying her the right to a sex change, paid for by the public healthcare system, for the last six years.
El Tribunal Supremo reconoce el derecho de una mujer transexual a la cirugía de reasignación a cargo de la sanidad pública

UK’s first transgender wrestler set to partake in first wrestling matches
At 24 years of age Drew-Ashlyn Cunningham is set to become the UKs first transgender wrestler when she steps into the ring.

Amnesty International: Ukraine’s attempt to ignore anti-gay discrimination is ‘unacceptable’
The Human Rights organisation Amnesty International has said that Ukraine’s recent bid to release itself from EU obligations to legislate against homophobia is an unacceptable attempt to deny equal rights in the country.

BBC Report: Anti-Gay Russian Group ’Hunts’ LGBT Community
A new and disturbing report from BBC News shows the actions of a self-described vigilante group, called "Occupy Paedophilia." In a series of video clips, the group’s members allegedly force a gay man to drink urine and, in another, a woman can be heard saying she’s "out on safari" to hunt for pedophiles and gays.
«Putin alimenta la homofobia»
Parlamentario presenta un proyecto de ley para arrebatar a los padres LGTB la custodia de sus hijos
Putin escenifica un cambio de tono hacia la comunidad LGTB mientras se difunden nuevas imágenes de torturas a jóvenes gays rusos
Russian LGBT Activists Hail Obama Meeting as ‘Signal’

Transgenders come into their own with Aadhaar
Transgenders of the city have been given recognition as more than 'others', quite literally. With Aadhaar, the minority group members finally have proof marking their identity as a transgender.

[China/Hong Kong]
'Let people change sex without surgery'
Legal expert argues Hong Kong laws should follow UK example and define people's gender by whether they live as a man or a woman

Transgender Workers at Greater Risk for Unemployment and Poverty
A new report released today offers the most comprehensive analysis to date of the inequities facing transgender workers in the American workforce — from finding and keeping good jobs, to having equal access to job-related benefits, to obtaining adequate health insurance coverage. A Broken Bargain for Transgender Workers is a companion to the recently released report, A Broken Bargain: Discrimination, Fewer Benefits, and More Taxes for LGBT Workers.
New Report Reveals 'Broken Bargain' for Trans Workers

Report: LGBT youth face higher rate of dating abuse than straight peers
LGBT teenagers are at much greater risk of dating abuse than their heterosexual counterparts, with transgender teens especially vulnerable to victimization, according to a report issued Friday by the Urban Institute.

California Legislature Passes Bill to Remove Barriers for Transgender People to Change Name and Identity Documents
Assembly Bill 1121, authored by Assemblymember Toni Atkins and co-sponsored by Equality California and the Transgender Law Center, passed the Assembly today by a bipartisan vote of 56-18, with an official vote count pending. The bill will help ensure people who are transgender have better access to legal name changes and identity documents that accurately reflect their gender identity. The bill will continue to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk.

Transgender Student Vies For Homecoming Queen At Marina High School
A transgender student at Marina High School in Huntington Beach is vying to become the school’s Homecoming Queen.