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sexta-feira, novembro 29, 2013

LGBTQ remembers trans* hate crime victims
A service was organised last week by the LGBTQ Society to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance and the victims of transphobic violence.

Tesco Facebook row rumbles on
The Red Ribbon Project is urging transgender people and migrants in Limerick not to shop at Tesco in Arthur’s Quay because of what they describe as “a transphobic and racist working environment.”

Slaughter of Trans People Goes on Unabated As Turkey Debates Hate Crimes
It is perhaps ironic that one of the few successful exports of Turkey to the wider world, although amazingly little known in the country itself, is the eccentric and fun crime fiction series by Mehmet Murat Somer, which features the transvestite Burçak Veral as the larger than life amateur sleuth, while, at once, the very same country appears to top all 47 Council of Europe states (which include Russia and most of the former Soviet constituent parts) in terms of hate crimes against “trans” people.

Transgender allowed to write TNPSC exam as woman
It was a tiny relief for Swapna, but a giant leap for the entire transgender community.

Transgenders More Feminine Than Masculine, says Judge
Dismissing a petition by transgenders seeking transfer of a criminal case trial from the Mahila Court, the Principal Sessions Court has ruled that they were “more feminine than masculine.”
Mahila court to hear transgender case

Curious Legal Battle on Gender in TN
Classification of the transgender is a debate that has raged since the days of mythology. However, even as governments and civil society are seeking to empower them by recognising them as a third gender, a curious legal battle is being waged at a court in Chennai.

Beijing's transvestite prostitutes doing well in embassy district
Streetwalkers, as prostitutes who ply their trade on streets are known in China, are reportedly doing good business in Beijing's embassy district, even the men in women's clothes, reports the local Beijing Times.

Allies unite to remember lost ones
Transgender Day of Remembrance memorial held in community

TDOR events draw hundreds
Hundreds of people crammed into the San Francisco LGBT Community Center, while across the bay in Oakland, a good Samaritan was recognized for his efforts to help a gender non-conforming teen after their skirt was set on fire aboard a bus.

Group advocates for HIV services for trans individuals
In 2002, Joy Morris, a Chicago transgender woman living with HIV, had an epiphany and founded TransActions, an organization that lobbies and advocates for HIV services for transgender people at both the local and national levels. "God told me to get up and pick up my cross, and that he had my back." She remembered from her bed at Kindred Hospital.

Remembering fallen friends
One by one, candles were extinguished as names of transgender victims were read out loud at Temple Beth-El in Providence last Thursday.

Transgender Day Of Remembrance Lists 242 Killed
242. That is the number of transgender individuals whose murders and suicides have been reported in the past year around the world. Groups like Gender Identity Network Alliance (formerly Transgender Detroit) know that this number is low due to the under-reporting of the deaths.