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quinta-feira, março 13, 2014

Travesti é encontrado morto com dois tiros em avenida de Boa Vista
Um travesti de 16 anos, identificado como 'Vitória', foi encontrado morto com dois tiros, no bairro Cambará, zona Oeste de Boa Vista, na madrugada desta quarta-feira (12). Segundo informações da Polícia Militar, o corpo do adolescente foi localizado por uma equipe do Serviço de Atendimento Móvel de Urgência (Samu). Nenhum suspeito foi detido.

Columnist Julie Burchill: Trans women are just 'big white blokes who have cut their cocks off'
Columnist and writer Julie Burchill has caused offence to the trans community yet again by taking to the comments section of an article to claim that trans women shouldn’t call themselves women.

Lithuanian Parliament to vote on Russian style anti-gay "propaganda law"
Despite the international pressure and concern, tomorrow (13 March) Lithuanian Parliament will vote on the draft amendment to the Code of Administrative Violations No. XIP-4490(3) which seeks to introduce administrative liability for any public defiance of the constitutionally established family values. According to the proposal, such actions as carrying out public speeches, demonstrating goods, posters, slogans and audio-visual means, as well as organizing public events such as gay prides would result in an administrative fine ranging from 1000 to 3000 LTL (corresponding to approximately 300 to 900 Euro) and in case of repeated violation – from 3000 to 6000 LTL (900 to 1800 Euro).

[Democratic Republic of Congo]
Congolese MP pushing to outlaw homosexuals and transgender people
An MP with the Parti Travailliste Congolais wants the Democratic Republic of Congo to jail homosexuals for up to 5 years and transgender people for up to 12 years – with minimum sentences of 3 years in jail for both

Goa Su-Raj Party focuses on transgenders' issues in manifesto
Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Goa Su-Raj Party (GSRP) has taken up the issue of transgenders on its election manifesto, stating that poverty and neglect by the society was forcing them to beg and indulge in prostitution in the coastal state.
Transgenders to figure in GSRP's election manifesto

Transgender Enters Polls Via EC Option
Bharathi Kannamma (53), a transgender who was not allowed to contest the Mayoral polls, is contesting from Madurai Parliamentary constituency as an independent candidate without compromising her gender identity, thanks to the EC for introducing ‘Other Category’ in the Elector’s Photo Identity Card.

Norrie case gets big law backing
DLA Piper is acting for a transsexual named Norrie whose fight to be recognised as being of non-specific sex has made it all the way to the High Court.

Suspicious weekend death in Edmonton deemed homicide
The death of Demetrios Karahalios on Saturday afternoon has been deemed a homicide, marking the city's fifth of the year.

Weak DHS Rules Underscore Need to End Detention of Transgender Immigrants
The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the Transgender Law Center (TLC) express disappointment in the final standards published today by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to address the severe problem of sexual abuse in immigration detention. While the final standards contain some valuable provisions, they fall short of the minimum steps needed to address the ongoing crisis of sexual abuse in immigration detention. In particular, the standards–which are, in key respects, weaker than those adopted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in 2012 for prisons and jails–lack critical protections for transgender immigrants, who are among the most highly vulnerable to sexual abuse.

The Tranny Awards Are Getting a Less Offensive Name
The "Tranny Awards" are officially changing their name in light of advancements made in the transgender community (via Nerve). Originally a small, online-only awards show designed to celebrate transgender erotica, it has since grown into a full awards show extravaganza, honoring models and performers in 21 categories and attracting attention from outside of the trans community. Not wanting to spread the use of what many consider a derogatory term for transgender people, creator Steven Grooby decided it was time to change the name.

Experts, officials address concerns over transgender student athletes
On a sunny Tuesday afternoon, the Azusa High girls softball team took the field for its first preseason game. It wasn’t perfect, with all the excitement and errors that come from first-game jitters. But a lopsided score — 22-2 — gave the Aztecs’ and their friends and family members plenty to cheer about.

Districts see little reaction to transgender law
For many local school districts, the response to the new state transgender law has been surprisingly quiet since going into effect this year.

Transgender advocate and actress Laverne Cox to speak at Grand Valley State University
Laverne Cox, most known for her role in Netflix original "Orange is the New Black," will visit The Eberhard Center to speak about issues facing the transgender community.

Nation's Largest School District Adopts Transgender Guidelines
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) Encouraged by New York City Department of Education Move, But Recommends it Go Further to Protect Transgender Youth
NYC Department of Education posts guidelines for transgender students
New York City Issues Trans-Inclusive Student Policy

Pide transexual respeto a las adopciones gay
“Ella” destacó que el amor que se puede brindar a un menor no lleva preferencias sexuales, pues se inculcará el respeto por los seres humanos