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sexta-feira, dezembro 27, 2013

[International] [Commentary]
2013 International Trans Year In Review
Just like 2012, the year 2013 on the international front was a good news, bad news one for the international trans community.

“Eu tenho um amo implacável, a natureza das coisas”: discursos jurídicos acerca das transexualidades no Tribunal de Justiça de Minas Gerais (1989-2010)
O presente trabalho tem como objetivo explicitar alguns processos através dos quais ocorre a naturalização do corpo, do gênero e da orientação sexual por meio dos discursos judiciais. A coleta dos acórdãos se deu pela pesquisa, configurada para abarcar do ano 1989 a 2010, no repositório on-line de jurisprudência do Tribunal de Justiça de Minas Gerais - TJMG, utilizando a busca por palavras-chaves para recuperar os acórdãos. A análise buscou analisar quais são os “retratos padronizadores” construídos sobre a transexualidade no TJMG e quais os discursos são legítimos para falar sobre a transexualidade na Justiça.

Transgender woman charged over the murder of her Edinburgh neighbour on Christmas morning
The 37-year-old is now due in court after the body of Alan Williamson was found dead in an upper floor flat in the Drum Brae area of the city on Christmas day.

Transphobic Hate Crime in Mersin, Turkey
A transsexual who works as a sex worker in the southern city of Mersin was attacked by a group of people with cleavers and sticks in the central district of Yenişehir. The trans woman was seriously injured due to the attacks and was taken to the emergency room of the Toros State Hospital.

Facing Taboos: Controversy over Komaygi park continues, as a photo project about trans sex workers stirs debate
The recent exhibition on the life of transgender and transvestite sex workers in Yerevan, presented in mid-December by photojournalist Nazik Armenakyan (staff photographer for ArmeniaNow), is making headlines in Armenia media and continues provoking heated debates in social networks.

Transvestite singer may leave Russia without Eurovision Song Contest
Russia's Ministry for Communications received a petition to ban the broadcast of Eurovision 2014 in Russia due to the participation of a transvestite singerin the song contest. The petition was posted on on behalf of the All-Russian Parent Meeting.

An eye-opener for students
Awareness programme on transgenders held at Kombadi

CDC Clarifies Guidelines for Transgender Women’s Access to Cancer Early Detection Program
This afternoon the Centers on Disease Control (CDC) published revised guidance clarifying transgender women’s access to lifesaving preventative care under the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program—a program designed to provide cancer screening for low income women.

Suit filed over trans student law
Anti-gay activists are suing state officials over a new state law designed to protect transgender students.
Anti-trans group files lawsuit against California government over new law
California group files lawsuit after ‘signatures’ fail to ballot trans bathroom rights law

NY Islan Nettles Case
On December 20 trans community leaders Laverne Cox and Brooke Cerda Guzman, along with representatives from the Audre Lorde Project’s Trans Justice and the New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) met with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office regarding the Islan Nettles investigation after misdemeanor charges were dropped against Paris Wilson on November 19, 2013.

Family seeks answers about missing activist
Buffalo Police are seeking help from the public to find a missing person.
Police say 36 year-old Aimee "Frank" Goldberg was last seen Tuesday afternoon at approximately 2 p.m.
Buffalo Police Seek Missing Person
LGBT Activist Goes Missing in Buffalo, Community Rallies
Community Alert: Help Find Frank Goldberg