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sábado, abril 26, 2014

Malta votes to constitutionally protect against gender identity discrimination
On the same day that Malta passed a law to allow same-sex couples to enter into civil unions and adopt, the country also added protections against gender identity discrimination into its constitution.
First country in Europe protects trans people in constitution
Transgender Europe applauds Malta for naming gender identity

Trans Inmate on Hunger Strike – Sexual Assault, Violence and Isolation
Avsa, a trans inmate on hunger strike for the last 64 days today, has told of the sexual assault, violence and isolation she has been put through during her incarceration. “I have been hungry for 60 days and I don’t want to die. Because I was jailed before I had a chance to flourish.”

Towards a homosexual-only prison
Minister of Justice Bekir Bozdağ declared that there is an initiation to establish a special prison to hold prisoners and detainees with alternative sexual orientations. The prison plan received negative reactions for the reason that it would alienate LGBT individuals from social life…
Minister’s plan to segregate gay prisoners in Turkish jails alarms human rights activists
Turkey plans special LGBTI segregated jail facility
CISST: Our Critiques of the LGBTI Prison and Suggestions for Solving the Problem

Crimea bans Pride as Russia anti-gay law is imposed
This is the first time LGBTI people in the peninsula have been forced to live under Russian homophobic rules since the beginning of the Crimea crisis

Denied the basics, transgenders await political attention in Lucknow
While several political parties are vying to project themselves as the greatest well-wisher of the minorities this poll season, almost all have ignored communities that don't matter too much in the numbers game. One such community comprises the transgender population of India, who despite being recognized by the constitution under the 'Others' category, remain a neglected part of the society. Deprived of basic civil rights, the community in the city has raised several important issues that matter to them.

[New Zealand]
MP Seeks Transgender Amendment In Statutes Bill
An MP has sought to include an amendment to the Human Rights Act covering discrimination against transgender people into the Statutes Amendment Bill.
Gender identity protection bid progressed

‘She-mail’ dropped from RuPaul’s Drag Race after outrage
Producers of the hit TV show apologize for using the ‘transphobic slur’ and will remove it from all programming
RuPaul's Drag Race, Logo TV Apologize for Transphobic Slur
RuPaul’s ‘She-Mail’ Exits Drag Race

Barber: Transgender Equality Guidelines Are A 'War On Women' That Have Legalized Sexual Harassment
There are few issues that as clearly highlight the Religious Right's undisguised bigotry quite like transgender equality as it is a topic that people like Matt Barber and Mat Staver can't even discuss except with sneering contempt, as they did on today's "Faith and Freedom" radio broadcast.

Naomi Campbell Voices Support for Trans Models on the Runway
"I encourage even more diversity in the fashion world."
Naomi Campbell: I encourage fashion runways to include more trans models

Prominent Trans Twitter Engineer Charged With Raping Her Wife
One of the world's most influential LGBT minds in tech faces a series of felony charges after being accused of rape.

Transgender Teen Outlines Years of Abuse While in DCF Custody
A temporary restraining order has been filed in federal court on behalf of a transgender juvenile being detained at Connecticut's women's prison. It includes an affidavit from the 16-year-old alleging multiple accounts of physical and sexual abuse while she was in DCF custody.
Advocates seek investigation into DCF treatment of court-involved youth

Boston City Councilors Michelle Wu & Ayanna Pressley File Gender Identity Non-Discrimination Ordinance
Boston City Councilors At-Large Michelle Wu and Ayanna Pressley today filed an ordinance to ensure that transgender City of Boston employees will be fully included in city-sponsored health care coverage. The ordinance will be discussed at the April 16th meeting of the Boston City Council.

Bail revoked for Florence woman in alleged assault at Northampton Housing Authority property
Bail has been revoked for a 32-year-old Florence woman who sent multiple text messages to her alleged victim in a pending violent assault case that took place in March at a Northampton Housing Authority property, according to police.