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Parliamentarians of the Council of Europe demand Action from Turkey to end transphobic Violence
27 Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe have condemned the on-going violence and discrimination against transgender persons in Turkey on Oct 2 2013. Referring to TGEU research data on killed trans people in the country the parliamentarians demand from the Turkish government concerted action to end these human rights violations.

Prosecutors probe treatment of transsexual pupils at Málaga schools
Public prosecutors in Andalusia have opened an investigation into three schools in Málaga province that have proven reluctant to respond to the request of parents to respect the gender identity of their children. The parents of the youngsters — who are aged six, eight and nine — have asked that they be called by the name with which they identify, be permitted to wear boys' or girls' uniform and be allowed to choose which bathroom to use.

Group blocked by authorities for trying to pass off anti-gay protest as ‘pro-egg’ rally
Authorities in Poland have blocked plans for an anti-gay protest after realising that an application to hold a rally promoting the benefits of eggs was submitted by a prominent nationalist group.

Council of Europe’s agenda: Hate crimes in Turkey
During the current Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly sessions, 27 country representatives have signed a document to bring visibility to hate murders in Turkey.

Cop beats up hijra; high drama on MG Road
A group of transgenders staged a protest at Ashoknagar police station after a transgender was allegedly beaten up by a policeman on MG Road in the early hours of Friday. Soon after the incident, which happened around 1 am, a group of transgenders assembled at the spot and started raising slogans against the police. While the police accuse them of involvement in flesh trade, the transgenders say the police have been collecting money from them and their customers alike.

India Gets Its First Radio Station For The LGBT Community
India’s LGBT community will now have a round-the-clock radio station dedicated to them. Q Radio, which went on the airwaves in September, claims to be India’s first radio station which caters to the country’s lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people. The station operates from Bangalore in the southern state of Karnataka.
Giving a voice to the LGBT community

Report Details Discrimination Faced By Undocumented Transgender Immigrants
A new report from the National Center for Transgender Equality details “pervasive” discrimination against thousands of transgender immigrants living in the U.S. The move is part of a new push for comprehensive immigration reform.

Anti-LGBT group lies about tax-exempt status in seeking donations against transgender protection law
A high school student and his mother filed a complaint with the California Attorney General’s Office accusing the anti-LGBT group known as the Capitol Resource Institute (CRI) of operating illegally for over three years.

Student banned from Christian college after officials discover she is trans
Domaine Javier was the focus of a 2011 documentary and will be taking the college to court

Transgender theology professor to leave Christian university Azusa Pacific
Two weeks after a longtime theology professor’s transgender status became public, H. Adam Ackley and Azusa Pacific University have announced that Friday was Ackley’s last day at the university.
Christian College: Transgender Professor Should Go "Elsewhere"

New Nebraska Family Alliance Attacks Transgender Student Athletes
Two of Nebraska’s most prominent social conservative groups, Family First of Nebraska and the Nebraska Family Council, have combined to become the Nebraska Family Alliance. The new group’s first target is transgender students, encouraging supporters to contact the Nebraska School Activities Association and urge them not to solidify a policy that would allow transgender students to participate equally in school athletics.

'I was suicidal at age seven': Transgender teen on her painful transition into adulthood and how she still finds physical intimacy difficult
Katie Hill, 19, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, was previously called Luke and underwent sex-change surgery last year
The pretty brunette has found comfort in Arin Andrews, 17, a transgender boy who also encountered prejudice growing up
Arin has had cross-sex hormone therapy and is considering genital surgery

Trans* March marks departure of founder, arrival of awards
The Philly Trans* March will celebrate its third annual march next week, the last to be organized under the event’s founder.

The Man Behind NOM’s New War on Transgender Students
The team that once seemed on track to rid the nation of gay marriage is back with a new target: transgender students. Caitlin Dickson on the man leading the charge.

Weak sentence of Guyana Court to protect the rights of trans people
At the beginning of September, Guyana High Court issued its sentence about the McEwan case. The judges understood that the use of clothes that express or enhance his sexual orientation in public could never be considered “inappropriate”. However, they did not accept that the ban on travesties is a violation of constitutional rights. Petitioners will appeal.