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sábado, junho 14, 2014

World Health Organization condemns forced sterilization of trans and intersex people
The World Health Organization and half a dozen United Nations groups have condemned the forced sterilization of transgender people and intersex people in order to make them conform with the gender binary
Eliminating forced, coercive and otherwise involuntary sterilization

Russian police arrest women at 'Conchita Wurst' rally
Riot police on Saturday arrested two women as a small group of gay rights activists tried to stage a rally in central Moscow dedicated to Conchita Wurst, the bearded Austrian transvestite who won this year's Eurovision song contest.

Indian Census counts transgender people for the first time, finds half a million
The first ever count of India’s transgender population has found nearly 500,000 who were prepared to say they were transgender in filling out census papers – though activists say the real number may be far higher

Australian Court Approves Transgender Teen's Gender Reassignment
A teenager who was born a girl but longed to be a boy has been given the legal right to testosterone treatment and begin gender reassignment.
Teenager born a girl wins right to consent for testosterone treatment to become a boy

OII releases new resource on intersex issues
OII Australia and ACON have joined together to deliver a set of new resources to explain intersex to LGBT people and the broader community.

ACLU Statement on Final Ruling Invalidating Medicare Ban on Healthcare for Transgender Patients
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Departmental Appeals Board ruled today that that Medicare's policy of categorically excluding coverage of sex-reassignment surgery, regardless of a person's individual medical conditions and needs, is unreasonable and contrary to contemporary science and medical standards of care.
Federal Board Overturns Medicare Exclusion of Transition-Related Care
SPARTA statement on HHS policy change
Medicare to Update Healthcare Standards for Transgender Patients
Victory! Medicare Ends Discriminatory Exclusions
HHS Lifts Medicare Ban on Gender-Confirming Surgeries
Medicare ban on transition-related medical care overturned
Medicare Lifts Blanket Exclusion On Covering Transgender Surgical Procedures
Medicare to lift ban on gender reassignment surgery
Obama Administration Opens The Door To Medicare-Funded Sex Reassignment Surgery
Medicare to Now Cover Sex-Change Surgery

Feds Spend $194,788 to Study How Transwomen Use Facebook
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is spending nearly $200,000 to study how transgender women use social networking sites like Facebook and how their use affects their chances of getting HIV.

Arrest made in MARTA fight
Marta Police have arrested two men for their alleged involvement in a fight last week that was caught on video and went viral on the internet.
Second arrest made in MARTA beating of trans women

Medicare sex-surgery ruling may affect DOC
Convicted wife-killer Michelle Kosilek’s efforts to have the state pay for her sex-reassignment surgery received another boost yesterday when a federal board ruled Medicare can no longer automatically deny coverage requests for such procedures, her attorney said.

Bathroom fight prompts transgender customer to boycott McDonald’s
Eryn Brown staged a public boycott Saturday after she said she was denied entry to the women’s restroom at the McDonald’s on Broad Street near Boulevard several times.