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domingo, setembro 07, 2014

Denmark’s New Law Makes Legal Gender Recognition A Lot Easier
Gay Star News asks “Is Denmark’s new trans law the best of its kind in the world?” and the short answer is well, no. Not because the new law, which came into effect this week and allows people to change their legal gender without having to fulfill any surgical, psychiatric or medical requirements, isn’t a great step forward for trans rights and self-determination — but because Argentina beat them to the punch two years ago.

On the Skirts of the Ballerina: Trans x Istanbul
In Maria Binder’s Trans X Istanbul, her camera follows trans activist Ebru Kırancı and exposes the struggle for survival of trans individuals in Turkey who face exile, harassment, rape and murder.

Fine for Transphobic Assault against the Reporter of IMC TV
The court has arrived at a decision on the lawsuit brought by the reporter of IMC TV, Michelle Demishevich, because of the verbal and physical assault she suffered. Derya Tüzün who used verbal and physical violence against Demishevich will pay 2.000 Turkish Liras (940 USD) punitive fine. This verdict can be seen as constituting a precedent for other cases.

An anti-gay law is gone; anti-gay trial continues
The trial of a gay man and a transgender woman is scheduled for Sept. 22 in a Ugandan courtroom in a case that threatens them with the potential of life imprisonment for sexual activity “against the order of nature.”

Organization calls for release of trans woman raped in ICE custody
Trans and queer undocumented immigrants from the Arcoiris Liberation Team and the Arizona Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project are demanding that Arizona Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema and the LGBT Equality Caucus to join in calls for the release of a trans woman who was raped more than a month ago while in the custody of the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency.

School district in Paul Ryan's hometown adopts transgender non-discrimination policy
Another Wisconsin school district has adopted a policy allowing transgender students to use the bathroom and locker room of the gender with which they identify if it's OK with their parents and principals.

Man attacked by homophobic mob for ‘wearing lipstick’
Jamaican police have been forced to rescue a gay man, after he was besieged by a homophobic mob for wearing lipstick.

[Costa Rica]
Transgender Costa Ricans fight discrimination over name-change rights
What’s in a name? For many transgender Costa Ricans, a lot. Starting with the fact that in many cases, the names on their government-issued IDs have nothing to do with self-image or identity.