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sexta-feira, abril 11, 2014

Manifesto launched by leading trans groups urging political parties to push for equality
A manifesto has been launched by a number of leading trans groups to push for trans equality in the General Election manifestos of UK political parties.

Trans Prisoners are on Hunger Strike!
Trans prisoners in Samsun Bafra T-Type Prison have been on an indefinite hunger strike for 29 days to protest the transphobic attitudes of the prison administration.

[China/Hong Kong]
Hong Kong is 'hell': Transgender postgrad student-turned-refugee struggles to be recognised as a woman
Stateless and stranded for six months after what was supposed to be a quick trip to Hong Kong to update her passport photograph results in her having to surrender her Colombian passport and becoming a refugee under the protection of the UN's refugee agency

Norrie's win: the law catches up with social reality
Twenty-five years before the High Court wrote Norrie's name indelibly into the nation's history, the tall, willowy activist was lying in a Sydney hospital bed.

[New Zealand]
Transgender woman back in beauty contest
An Auckland teenager is back in a modelling competition after initially being dumped because she is transgender.

[New Zealand]
JustSpeak concerned about transgender imprisonment
JustSpeak is concerned about the abuse of the rights of transgender offenders sentenced to imprisonment in New Zealand prisons.

[New Zealand]
Transgender prisoner could apply to move
A transgender Oamaru woman sentenced on Wednesday to nine months' imprisonment in a men's jail could apply to be moved to a women's prison.

Casino Rama allegedly kicks trans woman out of washroom
A Toronto trans woman is speaking with lawyers after an incident in which she says she was ejected from Casino Rama for using a woman’s washroom. A similar incident was reported to have taken place at the casino six years earlier.

Gender Confirming Surgeries Could Be Confirmed Under Provincial Healthcare (Video)

Wash. Times Editor Emily Miller: Transgender Equality "Endangers Every Single Female"
Washington Times senior opinion editor Emily Miller launched a baseless attack on a Maryland bill that protects transgender people from discrimination, repeating the debunked myth that sexual predators will exploit non-discrimination protections and sneak into women's restrooms.

Former Chicago cop pleads guilty to bribery
A former longtime Chicago police officer accused of having sex with a transgender man while he was locked up at a West Side police station pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony bribery charge and was sentenced to 2 1/2 years of probation.

DA: More transparency possible in Morris case
District Attorney Seth Williams said this week he'll consider lifting a non-disclosure agreement that withholds from public scrutiny dozens of witness interviews relating to the Nizah Morris case.

Woman pleads not guilty in 3 deaths
A Spokane woman who is accused of killing three prostitutes when she lived as a man more than 20 years ago has pleaded not guilty to murder charges.

Wis. Man Becomes the State's First Trans Elected Official
A resident of Appleton, Wis., since 2000, Gypsy Vered Meltzer became the state's first transgender elected official.

Transgender woman is stoned and beaten by an angry mob
On Tuesday evening, a transgender woman was badly beaten in Belize City. She goes by the name of Vanessa Champagne Paris and was walking on Vernon Street when she was first targeted. Dressed in women’s clothing, Vanessa’s attackers followed her and by the time she got to Mayflower Street, the group morphed into an angry mob.