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sábado, julho 05, 2014

17-year-old trans teen commits suicide in Turkey
A 17-year-old trans teen named Okyanus Efe Ozyavuz committed suicide in the western city of Izmir yesterday. Having won kick box championships both in Izmir and in the region, Ozyavuz shared a note on his Facebook account which reads “What’s the fucking use of being normal?”
“I cannot even go to the funeral of the person I love”
On the suicide of a trans teen: The “normal” is the perpetrator!
Transgender Efe Ozyavuz commits suicide over gender discrimination

Transgender women find a safe place to practice their faith in Indonesia
On a recent Sunday afternoon, a group of women lay out books, mats and glasses of hot tea on a shady veranda. It’s time for Arabic class at Pondok Pesantren Waria, an Islamic school in the Indonesian town of Yogyakarta.

Transgender woman files human rights complaints over arrest at Pearson airport
A transgender woman from the U.K. who was stopped by customs at Pearson airport and detained in a men’s jail has filed separate human rights complaints against corrections and border officials.

Joan Rivers uses transphobic slur to describe First Lady Michelle Obama
Comedian Joan Rivers caught a reporter by surprise on Tuesday with a very matter-of-fact statement that First Lady Michelle Obama “is a tranny,” which, she says, makes Barack Obama the first gay president.

WATCH: Another Atlanta Trans Woman Brutally Assaulted
The attack marks the second anti-trans assault caught on tape in Atlanta in just over a month.
Late Tuesday, video surfaced of a transgender woman being assaulted in front of Stratosphere Skateboards, a skate shop located in Atlanta's Little Five Points district. This attack comes just one month after two Atlanta trans women were brutally assaulted aboard a MARTA train.

Trans billboard campaign launched in Chicago
Wednesday, the first of 10 billboards highlighting transgender rights was unveiled in Chicago.

Parents appeal transgender policy at Kentucky high school
A group of parents has appealed a decision by a Louisville high school to allow transgender students to use the restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identity.
Some parents at Atherton High School fighting transgender policy

Third Annual Translatina March in Queens, New York, Hits the Streets to Fight Discrimination
On Monday, in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, over 100 translatinas, New York elected officials and their supporters will hold the third annual Translatina March to raise awareness about the transgender Latina community, fight discrimination, celebrate diversity, demand an end to workplace discrimination, and foster respect and dignity for all residents.

Reeling from killings, trans community calls for understanding
Trans women's issues are getting more attention, but activists say that recent deaths show it's not enough

GLAAD warns media of 'trans panic' narrative in Cincinnati anti-transgender murder
A suspect in the murder of trans woman Tiffany Edwards in Cincinnati turned himself in to police on Wednesday morning. Quamar Edwards (no relation to the victim) was escorted by relatives to Cincinnati police headquarters to face charges for Tiffany's death.
Suspect in transgender woman's murder appears in court

Hearing held in Morris case
A hearing was held last week on PGN’s request for a key document relating to the Nizah Morris case.

Austin Lingerie Store Promises Changes In Transgender Controversy
A transgender controversy that started with a bra fitting, has an Austin lingerie store working on changes to its store policy. A trans woman says she was humiliated at Petticoat Fair last weekend. On Thursday the owner invited consumer reporter Bettie Cross into his store so he could explain what happened and where they go from here.

Transgender woman, Vanessa Champagne, bailed
After two nights in lock down at the Belize Central Prison, transgender woman, Vanessa Champagne Paris is finally out on bail.
Vanessa Champagne Gets Bail