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sexta-feira, março 07, 2014

A Tribe in Peril: The Hijra in Mumbai
Alison McCauley's essay and photos show the forces that threaten daily living for the transgender hijra: AIDS, rape, and the Indian government.

Being a Transgender Voter in India
Mona Shah was adamant that the voter ID card should identify her as neither male nor female.
LS Poll: Over 28,000 transgenders in electoral roll
Transgenders to vote for first time

[China/Hong Kong]
Transgenders 'should not have to undergo sex change before receiving rights in Hong Kong'
Anger at proposed bill that would make legal recognition dependent on full sex-change surgery

Fenway Study: Inadequate Pap Tests in Transgender Men
A recent study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM) finds that female to male (FTM) transgender patients had over 10 times higher odds of having an inadequate Papanicolaou (Pap) test compared with female patients.

Advocates are hopeful that Obamacare will benefit transgender patients
The law bans discrimination based on gender identity, but what that will mean in practice remains unclear

Trans teen recants sex assault story
A transgender student at Hercules Middle/High School who reported he was physically and sexually assaulted by three teenage boys on campus this week recanted his story late Tuesday after his claims unraveled during the police investigation, authorities said.
Transgender Teen Recants Sexual Assault Story [UPDATE]

Referendum to overturn transgender bill won't be on ballot
SUHSD Superintendent Mike Matheson said the district hopes to have policies in place by next school year to comply with the law and ensure the rights of all students.

Locals React to Clarified Coverage
Mayor Gray's statement on 2013 DISB ruling gives transgender D.C. residents access to medically necessary care

The Trans Case for Marijuana Decriminalization
Today, the District of Columbia City Council will have their second and final vote on the Marijuana Possession Decriminalization Act of 2014. And last week, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) issued the following letter to City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, along with all the other city council members, urging them to end mass arrests of DC residents for possession of small amounts of marijuana by voting to support this bill.

La transexual que le ganó una batalla a un colegio público
Kim Zuluaga, quien ganó un pleito en la Corte al colegio INEM, era señalada de ser una “mala influencia” para sus compañeros.