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segunda-feira, junho 02, 2014

Rapper Mykki Blanco Arrested in Portugal 'For Being Gay'
The gender-bending artist claims being gay in Portugal landed him in prison.

Sun executives to meet transgender group after Kate Stone furore
Six newspapers admitted they were wrong to refer to scientist's gender reassignment in story about her being gored by a stag

Lib Dem trans campaigner Sarah Brown loses council seat
Transgender campaigner and Liberal Democrat politician Sarah Brown has failed to be re-elected as a councillor in Cambridge.

Catholic Cardinal Praises Eurovision Winner
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn congratulates Conchita Wurst.

Transgenders Cannot Be Punished For Cross Dressing, Says Lawyer
Transgenders are female spirits trapped in a male body and they cannot be punished for cross dressing as it is a fundamental part of their nature, the Court of Appeal here heard Thursday.
Court allows Bar Council and Human Rights Watch to appear in cross-dressing dispute

Move to axe “dehumanising” law that forces trans* couples to divorce
A law that forces married couples to divorce if one partner changes sex is “cruel” and should be axed, according to a NSW upper house MP.

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back for Trans Rights in Australia
For transgender and gender-queer people, acquiring identification papers that reflect one’s gender is rarely a straightforward endeavor. Asking gender-queer individuals, who by definition do not fully identify as either male or female, forces them to align themselves with a gender binary that doesn’t describe them. And while there are many trans people who identify simply as male or female, there are others for whom those labels don’t acceptably acknowledge one’s trans identity.

Against Me! to Play Toronto's Trans* Pride
Against Me! have had a busy 2014 supporting their new Transgender Dysphoria Blues LP, but the beloved punk crew have managed to slot in another upcoming Canadian appearance. On top of the rest of the group's globe-trotting tour schedule, they'll now be appearing at Toronto's Trans* Pride event in June.

NCTE Trains Job Centers Throughout the U.S. on Serving Transgender Job Seekers
The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) recently trained staff from Job Centers on how to make their services transgender friendly and transgender competent.

CeCe McDonald Shares The Struggles Of Being A Trans Woman In A Male Prison Facility
Transgender activist CeCe McDonald was sentenced to 41 months in prison for manslaughter after a racist and transphobic attack against her turned deadly. She joined HuffPost Live to talk about what it was like to serve her time in a men's prison.

New Research Estimates 150,000 Transgender Individuals with Military Service
Estimated 0.6% of adults who report current or past service in the US armed forces are transgender

I-Team: Transgender Navy SEAL exposes fake SEAL from Martinez
A highly-decorated Navy SEAL has taken on a new mission -- fighting for the rights of transgender people. And, she's helping the ABC 7 News I-Team expose a new case of stolen valor in the East Bay.

School Apologizes for Removing Yearbook Photo of Teen Girl in Tux
A Catholic school in San Francisco made headlines when officials removed a yearbook photo of a female student because she wore a tux. Now school officials have apologized and offered to reprint the yearbooks with the photo included.

Transgender policy established by NCHSAA
The N.C. High School Athletic Association has never had a request regarding the eligibility of a transgender athlete, but its board established a policy this month for students who are physically one gender, but identify with the other gender.

Rochester, N.Y., Radio Hosts Go on Transphobic Rant
Hosts of a popular Rochester radio show launched into a transphobic tirade, which included repeated misgenderings and an accusation that transgender people are mentally ill.
Social media reaction is swift after Kimberly and Beck firing
Statement in Response to Hateful, Transphobic Comments on Rochester Radio Show "The Breakfast Buzz"

Brooklyn man gets up to life killing transgender girlfriend
A 23-years-to-life sentence was given to a Brooklyn man who murdered a woman almost three years ago.

UPDATE: Transgendered Woman Granted Name Change
A transgendered woman trying to get her name changed got approval from a judge Wednesday afternoon.
Name change approved for transgender woman