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quinta-feira, maio 01, 2014

Transgender community gears up for jobs other than dancing and begging
Exactly at 4:10pm on Friday — an hour after the programme was supposed to kick off — a large group of transgenders clad in their trademark sparkly clothes and heavy makeup entered the auditorium at the National Museum.

Over 5,000 Transgenders Enrol in ‘Others’ Category in State
Elated and jubilant over being recognised as the third gender by the Supreme Court of India recently, as many as 5,487 transgenders have enrolled themselves in the category of ‘others’ in the final list of voters in the State published on Thursday.

A Journey Of Pain And Beauty: On Becoming Transgender In India
The signs came early that Abhina Aher was different.
Born a boy biologically and given the male name Abhijit, Aher grew up in a middle-class neighborhood of Mumbai, India. The son of a single mother who nurtured a love of dance, Aher would watch enthralled as she performed.
(Photo: Abhina Aher was born a boy biologically and is now a hijra, a member of an ancient transgender community in India. Of her painful physical and psychological transformation, Aher remembers now: "I just wanted to become a beautiful butterfly.")

Court-Martial Upheld Against Chelsea Manning
The court-martial of and 35-year sentence facing Chelsea Manning for spilling secrets to WikiLeaks has been approved, a U.S. military official revealed Monday.

Transgender military veterans request corrected records
Three transgender veterans of the U.S. armed forces have filed requests with the Board for the Correction of Military Records ( BCMR ) asking that their DD214 discharge paperwork be re-issued identifying their correct gender.

Transgender B. Scott Loses Discrimination Battle with BET
BET can dress its hosts however the hell it wants -- even if that means forcing a transgender person to dress like a man -- and that's why the judge threw out B. Scott's discrimination lawsuit.

Jayne County, Transgender Icon, Allegedly Banned From Facebook For 'Transphobic Slurs'
Following a week of controversy surrounding language and its use against and in the transgender and drag communities, transgender icon Jayne County claims to have found herself banned from Facebook for using words that some activists have stated are transphobic.

Chaz Bono Talks Trans Issues on RuPaul's Drag Race
The transgender public figure appeared as a Drag Race guest judge the same day the Logo TV network issued an apology for a segment that sparked controversy among trans people.

Male in Life, Female in Death: The Story of Christopher Lee’s Death Certificate
Death certificates are typically pretty boring documents. A box for name, a box for date, a box for place and time, for cause of death. A bureaucratic afterthought to help family and friends settle the affairs of a deceased loved one.
Transgender Activist's Death Opens Political Battle

Legendary Trans Performer Vicki Marlane Gets Tenderloin Block Named For Her
Local legend and Aunt Charlie's fixture Vicki Marlane, who was a pioneering drag performer going back five decades in San Francisco before her 2011 death, will make history again as the city is moving to name the 100 block of Turk Street (where Aunt Charlie's lives) after her. Underneath "Turk Street" the sign will read "Vicki MarLane."