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segunda-feira, junho 09, 2014

Extend hate crime laws to transsexuals and disabled, say experts
Law Commission report calls for wholesale review of aggravated offences legislation or - alternatively - extending the law to new groups

There’s nothing like third sex: Anna Grodzka
Anna Grodzka, Poland's first and now the world's only transgender MP, has mixed feelings about the Indian Supreme Court's ruling that categorizes hijras/transgenders as the 'third sex.' She accepts that the ruling may be good in the Indian situation as it gives hijras an identity, but denies there is anything like a third sex!

Bulent the Intersex: We Need a Law!
Bulent Coskun, who lives in northern city of Duzce as an intersex person, told their problems to Gulden Aydin from the daily newspaper Hurriyet.

'As long as it's out of my sight': Transgender in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwean society, like many parts of Africa, is not very welcoming to lesbians, gays, transgenders, bisexual and intersex people (LGBTIs). Few people have stronger testimony of this than Ricky Nathanson, a transgender woman living in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, who has been prosecuted for using a ladies toilet while being legally considered a man. Many Zimbabweans strongly feel that being anything but heterosexual is unnatural and should not be tolerated, while others feel that one’s sexual orientation should not bother the next person.

RARE DIVORCE: Wife finds out husband was a woman after 9-yr marriage
Even after having dated for seven years, and being married for slightly more than a year, her husband refused to consummate their marriage.
Rare divorce: Wife finds out husband was a woman after 9-year relationship

My husband became a ‘woman,’ and it ruined our marriage – and my future relationships
What happens when a good Catholic girl marries the man of her dreams, and then he tells her he thinks he's a woman?

Saying 'I've been a "tranny" for 32 Years,' RuPaul insists Logo is not distancing itself from him
Drag legend RuPaul Charles took to Twitter over the weekend to make a few things clear: he's not going to stop using the word 'tranny' and LOGO TV is not distancing itself from him because of it.

Michigan’s Transgender Community Organizes around Ending Discrimination
More than 70 people filled the AFL-CIO headquarters of Lansing on Saturday for the first ever Transgender Empowerment Summit. HRC staffer and transgender activist Allison VanKuiken and Kalamazoo Gay & Lesbian Resource Center Program Director Jay Maddock organized, produced, and facilitated the first time event. The summit focused on providing those who are transgender with a briefing about important non-discrimination legislation happening on federal, state, and local levels, in addition to a grant writing workshop, and transgender policy workgroups.

Radio hosts Kimberly and Beck are now sorry for the transphobic tirade that got them fired
'Our lack of sensitivity and understanding of the transgender people and their plight created 12 minutes of radio we that wish we could take back'

Independence Day Parade to feature Pinay transgender for the first time
There was no press announcement from the Philippine Independence Day Council Inc. (PIDCI), but trust Chelle Lhuillier to take this groundbreaking first and make it known to all that she, a transgender woman, will be the first to grace a float at the Independence Day parade on Madison Avenue, touted as the biggest parade outside of the Philippines.

Stonewall Riots veteran Storme DeLarverie dies at 93
Lesbian former drag king Storme DeLarverie has passed away in her New York nursing home aged 93, 45 years after she took part in the Stonewall Riots that put America on notice about LGBTI rights

[Costa Rica]
Estudio: mayoría de los consultados rechaza la discriminación a gays, lesbianas, bisexuales y transexuales
Un sondeo realizado por el Centro de Investigación y Promoción para América Central de Derechos Humanos (Cipac) encontró que la mayoría de las 400 personas entrevistadas en el país rechaza diversas situaciones de discriminación hacia las personas gays, lesbianas, bisexuales y transexuales (LGBT).