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segunda-feira, abril 28, 2014

TGEU supports ILGA-Europe's Come Out 2014 European Election Campaign
European Elections 2014 - Why does it matter for trans people?
Between 22-25 May 2014, EU citizens decide who will represent them in the European Parliament.

Animal rights activist Debbie Vincent jailed for blackmail plot
A woman convicted of being part of a blackmail plot against customers of an animal testing company has been jailed for six years.

Berlin man must call himself a mother
A transgender person who became the first man in Germany to give birth in March 2013 must be registered as the child's mother, a court has ruled after his year-long court battle to be named a father.

Why the Trans* Movement in Croatia is Celebrating
Four years ago, a 14-year-old boy and his mother began fighting for his right to live like any other teenager. He was as his peers in many ways, except that his important papers, such as his birth certificate, marked him as female. Thanks in part to hormone therapy, friends and strangers alike knew him as the boy he really was. But to the government, his school, and the medical system he was marked as a girl. Fortunately, he was luckier than most trans* youth in Croatia as his mother supported him and dedicated her life to fighting for her son’s right to live in accordance with his gender identity.

Trans men fight depression with beyondblue
A new project by beyondblue sees three trans men sharing their stories on on how they have overcome depression and anxiety.

Laverne Cox's Time 100 snub reinforces the erasure of transgender women
This week,Time magazine released the 2014 Time 100, their yearly list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Included on the list were fairly predictable names such as Hillary Clinton, Pope Francis, Edward Snowden, Angela Merkel, and Barack Obama. Celebrities such as Matthew McConaughey, Carrie Underwood, Miley Cyrus, and Benedict Cumberbatch made the cut as well. Even Fox News’ Megyn Kelly made the list.

RuPaul’s Drag Race: ‘Transphobic’ episode pulled off air
TV channel Logo has pulled an episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race off of all digital platforms, after critics deemed it transphobic.

Non-Binary Identities & the Law
As anti-discrimination laws around the county expand to include gender identity and gender expression, it’s important to think about who is included and who is at risk of being left out.

Chaz Bono knew he was transgender for years but admits being 'afraid' to do anything about it
The only child of Cher and the late Sonny Bono opens up on RuPaul's Drag Race in appearance with his maternal grandmother

New paper identifies transgender health disparities
Transgender individuals are medically underserved and their healthcare needs incompletely understood in part because they represent a subpopulation whose health is rarely monitored by U.S. national surveillance systems.

Arizona Activist Found Guilty of 'Walking While Trans'
Arizona transgender student and sex worker advocate Monica Jones was found guilty last week of 'manifesting prostitution,' a broadly defined offense that activists say profiles transgender and low-income people of color.

SF set to name street after transgender icon
San Francisco is set to name a street after a transgender icon, marking the first time the city has awarded such an honor to a member of the transgender community.

Transgender CT teen writes court of her living conditions in prison
Since being sent to an adult prison eight days ago, 16-year-old Jane Doe has spent 22 to 23 hours a day in a prison cell.

Couple Plans Own Prom After Student Says School Barred Her From Bringing Her Transgender Boyfriend
A private Christian high school in Queens, New York, allegedly won’t allow a student to bring her transgender boyfriend to prom this year — but that’s not stopping the couple from celebrating the occasion.

School policy accommodates 'trans' students, ignores morality
The trend toward accommodating transgender students continues across the U.S. as New York City's new guidelines for the nation's largest school district take effect.