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quarta-feira, fevereiro 05, 2014

European Parliament asks for EU LGBTI roadmap in landmark report
Today, the European Parliament adopted a non-binding recommendation for a future EU roadmap against homophobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity.
European Parliament calls for EU LGBT Roadmap

The state decides who I am: Lack of legal gender recognition for transgender people in Europe
For transgender people, official identity documents reflecting their gender identity are vitally important for the enjoyment of their human rights. They are not only crucial when travelling but also for everyday life. This report illustrates the human rights violations experienced by transgender people in Europe when seeking legal gender recognition. Some countries simply do not allow for a change in one’s legal gender. Many others have made the change in one’s legal gender contingent on the fulfillment of invasive requirements, which violate the human rights of transgender people.
Europe: Transgender people face discrimination and inhuman treatment

La UE insta a la OMS a que suprima la transexualidad como trastorno mental
El informe Lunacek, que debatirá el Parlamento Europeo, pide a los Veintiocho reconocer los derechos de este colectivo

'I don't feel guilty!': Transgender patient who once weighed 47st thanks the taxpayer for funding £28,000 gastric bypass that changed her life
Transgender Sophie Husband used to be a man called Bailey
She weighed 47st before gastric bypass operation changed her life
Now she is looking forward to two new taxpayer-funded operations

Absence of legal procedures for transgender people criticised
At least seven western European countries are violating the human rights of people trying to change their legal gender identities, according to Amnesty International.

Denmark criticised for discriminating against transgendered
A new report from the Danish branch of the human-rights organisation Amnesty International has blasted Denmark for discriminating against the thousands of transgendered individuals who live in the country.

Govt. jobs for three transgenders in Pakistan
When Rifee Khan approached a premier spoken English training institute in Karachi, it refused to enrol her as she was a transgender. The institute instead suggested that she take private lessons as the families of other students would object to her presence.

Transgenders seek free house sites in Ramnad
Seeking to get into the mainstream after armed with voting rights, transgenders have presented petitions to the Collector, requesting free house sites.

Maine high court orders school to open girls' restrooms to transgendered boys
Five years ago, the administration at a Maine school told transgendered fifth-grader ‘Nicole’ Maines that he had to stop using the girls' bathroom at school and instead use a staff bathroom. But last week, the state's highest court said the administration had violated the state's law preventing gender-based and sexual identity discrimination.

Exclusive: A sex change operation is funded by New York City's Administration for Children's Services
A 21-year-old in foster care had a sex change operation paid for by the city under a policy that covers such procedures if the person has no insurance coverage.

Will Justice Ever Be Served In The Murder Of Transgender Woman Islan Nettles?
Shortly after midnight on August 17, 2013, Islan Nettles (pictured), a transgender woman from Harlem, was punched in the face, knocked to the ground and beaten to unconsciousness. She was taken to a local hospital, where she spent four days on life support before being pronounced brain dead. She was 21 years old.

Tamara Adrián: Venezuela debe entrar a la era de la igualdad
"Es la hora de que Venezuela entre en la era de igual y que eliminen las leyes que no protegen en contra de la homofobia (...) En la igualdad ganan todos", sentenció la abogada