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terça-feira, abril 08, 2014

Transfobia: reflexões sobre uma pandemia
Começo este post por colocar uma palavra que, apesar de não estar nos dicionários de Língua Portuguesa há muito tempo, faz parte da minha vida e de tanta gente como eu. Aliás, sempre fez parte, a partir do momento em que me assumi como mulher transexual.

Trans models around the world
Auckland woman Amy Brosnahan is back in a modelling competition after initially being dumped when she said she was trans. What organisers may not realise is that transgender models are tearing up catwalks and photo shoots - and have been for decades.

Reining in Abusive Transgenders a Difficult Task, Say Railway Cops
The recent case of a 52-year-old, who was allegedly killed by a transgender at the Minjur Railway Station, is perhaps not the only case involving extortion of money from a train passenger. Last Friday, Srinivasan, a bank staff, was allegedly beaten to death by a transgender, after the two had a heated argument. However, the police claim the accused transgender reacted violently only after the victim misbehaved.

[China/Hong Kong]
Transgender wed plea by equality chief
Marriage rights of transgenders should be handled with administrative measures instead of legislation, the chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission says.

[China/Hong Kong]
Transgender refugee stranded in Hong Kong describes struggle to be recognized as woman
In September 2013, transgender Colombian national Eliana Rubashykn traveled to Hong Kong to update her passport and described being frisked and mocked by immigration and customs officers who behaved "like animals" during a nine-hour ordeal where she was put in detention at the Chek Lap Kok airport. Six months later, Rubashykn tells the South China Morning Post that she is a stateless refugee in Hong Kong, where it's been "hell" to be recognized as a woman.

Community responds to Norrie ruling
The LGBTI community and human rights advocates have welcomed the High Court ruling on the NSW Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages v Norrie case, which has allowed a person’s gender status to be recognised as ‘non specific’.

[New Zealand]
Transgender woman in prison a 'tragedy unfolding'
There is a "tragedy unfolding" with the jailing of a transgender woman in a men's prison, despite a request for home detention, lawyer Kelly Ellis says.

Arrested for Walking While Trans: An Interview with Monica Jones
In Phoenix, Arizona, you can be arrested for repeatedly stopping and engaging a passerby in conversation. This may, under Phoenix law, be evidence that you are "manifesting" an intent to engage in prostitution. Of course, this could also be evidence that you are lost or canvassing for a political group or simply talking about the weather. The difference between "innocent" and "criminal" behavior often comes down to how a person looks.

CDPHE: State women's wellness center now serving transgenders
A state-run women’s wellness program now provides breast and cervical cancer screenings for transgender women, announced the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Wednesday.

CPCC incident report reveals transgender student did show ID
Campus security report contradicts earlier statements, but details of alleged harassment remain disputed
Questioned for Being Transgender?

>Meadow discusses gender, transgender children
While gender boundaries are shifting, they are also becoming more intricately articulated, lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and Sociology Tey Meadow argued at a lecture on Wednesday.

City must pay for foster kid's sex change: judge
The city must pay $46,000 so a 20-year-old foster “child” can undergo male-to-female sex-change surgery, a judge has ruled.

Senate introduces bill to expand gender identity options
In the first meeting of the 51st administration of the Student Government Association, newly elected and appointed student leaders heard the introduction of the Josephine Tittsworth Act, which calls upon the University to expand the formal rights of its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Transgender candidate elected to Appleton city council
Gypsy Vered Meltzer expects some uneasiness to surface over being elected as an openly transgender member of the Appleton city council. But he’s determined to not let it become a distraction.