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sexta-feira, janeiro 31, 2014

Travesti é assassinada a tiros a cinco metros de residência na BA, diz polícia
Crime aconteceu na noite de quinta-feira (29), em Itabela, sul do estado.
Segundo polícia, suspeitos conversavam com vítima antes do atentado.
Uma travesti foi assassinada por dois homens enquanto conversava com uma mulher na calçada de um bar, nas proximidades da residência onde morava, segundo informações da polícia.
Travesti é morto a tiros em Itabela, a polícia acredita que o crime é passional

Família de travesti morto quer justiça
Parentes ficaram horrorizados ao saber que vítima teve o corpo esquartejado por assassino confesso, capturado ontem pela polícia
O ATUAL publicou ontem a história de um crime bárbaro que ocorreu na madrugada de domingo para segunda (27). Um travesti identificado como Letícia recebeu duas facadas de Walace de Souza Silva, assassino confesso, que levou a polícia até onde estava o corpo, na Avenida Ayrton Senna. Mas a família de Thifani – e não Letícia – contou outra história, nesta quarta-feira (29), com revolta no coração.

Travesti é morta em motel de Castanhal
A Polícia Civil, através da Delegacia de Homicídios, investiga um crime ocorrido em Castanhal, nordeste paraense, onde uma travesti foi assassinada com várias facadas dentro de um motel. A polícia não descartou a possibilidade de crime homofóbico, já que esse é a segunda travesti morta a facadas em menos de um mês.

Homossexual é morto a pedradas em Salgueiro
Foi encontrado na manha de hoje (29), o corpo do homossexual Juliano de Souza Cruz, 32 anos, residente na Av. Poeta Levino Neto no Bairro do Prado. O crime aconteceu nas imediações da AMBEV, em Salgueiro.

Brothers who were 'having a laugh' as they punched and stamped on trans woman, avoid prison
Two brothers who punched, kicked and stamped on a trans woman whilst “having a laugh”, will avoid a jail term, a court heard on Monday.

Breaking barriers: 3 transgender persons hired by Sindh government
The three newly-hired employees, all of whom have bachelors degrees, will be working in the Women Development Department.
Sindh govt gives jobs to three transgenders

Supreme Court in Maine rules in favor of trans student Nicole Maines
In a decision that has been eagerly awaited for by transgender advocates nationwide, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled that trans students can use the school bathroom which she or he identifies with. The court overwhelmingly found the lower court erred in a previous ruling by siding with the Orono school district in banning trans student Nicole Maines from using the girls bathroom.

Travesti é morta em motel de Castanhal
A Polícia Civil, através da Delegacia de Homicídios, investiga um crime ocorrido em Castanhal, nordeste paraense, onde uma travesti foi assassinada com várias facadas dentro de um motel. A polícia não descartou a possibilidade de crime homofóbico, já que esse é a segunda travesti morta a facadas em menos de um mês.

New Analysis Released on Suicide Among Trans and Gender Nonconforming People
On Tuesday, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), and the Williams Institute, released new analysis from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS), which was released by NCTE and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force in 2011. This report uses the 6,456 accounts of discrimination from transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) adults (compiled in NTDS), to find unprecedented links between experiences of discrimination, and suicide attempts among transgender people. The comprehensive report is one part of new study being conducted by Dr. Jody L. Herman (Williams Institute), with Doctors Ann P. Haas and Phillip L. Rogers (AFSP).

NCTE Applauds Dept. of Agriculture for New Trans Nondiscrimination Rule
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has proposed a new rule that will extend protection from discrimination, in programs and activities conducted by the Department, on the basis of gender identity and political affiliation. Last revised in 1999 to add sexual orientation, this amendment to the USDA’s non-discrimination regulations will protect transgender and gender nonconforming people seeking loans and assistance in agriculture and rural communities.

White House insists ENDA a priority despite no State of the Union mention
The White House insisted Wednesday that President Obama's failure to call on Congress to pass federal legislation prohibiting LGBT workplace discrimination during his State of the Union address does not reflect a lack of commitment to that issue.

Social Security Administration urged to grant benefits to 92-year-old transgender widow
A 92-year-old transgender woman denied survivor benefits by the Social Security Administration after her husband’s death is asking the agency to reverse the decision.

Lawyer says Pebbelz Da Model had cosmetic buttocks injections, didn't know they could be deadly
A woman charged with depraved-heart murder in the illegal cosmetic injection death of another woman had received the same kind of shots in her buttocks more than 10 times and didn't know they could be deadly, her lawyer said Wednesday during opening statements.

A Barneys Campaign Embraces a Gender Identity Issue
For a Barneys Catalog and Ads, Bruce Weber Photographed Transgender Models

Dos visiones contrapuestas al proyecto de "identidad de género" aprobado en general por el Senado
Con 29 votos a favor, ningún voto en contra y 3 abstenciones el proyecto de ley que reconoce la “identidad de género” fue aprobado en general en el Senado la semana pasada.

quinta-feira, janeiro 30, 2014

UN Paper: Trans Health, Rights Must Be at the Center of Development Work
A discussion paper on Transgender Health & Human Rights, published by The United Nations Development Programme on January 6, intends to serve as a resource for the UN to better know and serve the interests of transgender people in regard to its work in health, HIV, the rule of law, and development. The paper is intended to ensure that UNDP’s international development work is informed by and advances the health and human rights concerns of transgender people, including issues such as legal gender recognition, violence, discrimination, and transition related health services.

Prosecutor shelves transsexual child case
A prosecutor has shelved the case against the San Patricio Catholic School in Malaga for treating a transsexual child as a boy.

Transvestite attacker sentenced to prison
PALMA court has sentenced a man to six years in prison for raping a transvestite in S’Arenal and attacking him when he realised he wasn’t a woman.

Juan Pedro Tudela pide perdón por sus declaraciones y admite su desconocimiento de la realidad transexual
uan Pedro Tudela, uno de los responsables de FITUR Gay LGTB 2014, ha pedido perdón por sus declaraciones tránsfobas de hace unos días, que tanto revuelo han causado. Tudela reconoce además su desconocimiento de la realidad transexual y anuncia su disposición a aprender más sobre ella.

Trans women arrested under law which bans ‘imitating the opposite sex’
More than half a dozen trans women have been arrested in Kuwait for “imitating the opposite sex”, in the past week.

Zimbabwe Trans Woman Detained and Stripped Naked for Using Female Restroom
Ricky Nathanson, has been detained by Zimbabwe's police, forced to strip naked and charged with "criminal nuisance" for using a female toilet at a city hotel.

Drive begins to make city friendly towards transgenders
The Gender Interactive Alliance’s (GIA) movement and awareness campaign aimed at making Karachi a transgender-friendly city will commence on Wednesday (today).

Transgender granny killer Derek Sinden refused bail after allegedly assaulting woman, 82
A transgender granny killer who frightened his victim to death in a terrifying home invasion is back in custody after allegedly attacking a woman in her 80s.

[New Zealand]
NZ couple to remarry as wife and wife
A woman is looking to turn her ex-husband into her future wife when the pair remarries under New Zealand's Civil Union and Marriage Equality law.

[New Zealand]
High risks for transgender students
New research by the University of Auckland shows transgender high-school students are at high risk of suicide and depression.

Social media campaign #Time4Rights promotes transgender equality in Saskatchewan
The question is simple: Why do you support transgender rights?

Psychiatrist Keith Ablow: I’ll keep speaking out against transgenderism despite death threats
Dr. Keith Ablow, M.D., has been the target of death threats for his view that so-called ‘transgenderism’ is unproven science that puts vulnerable children at risk of unnecessary surgical procedures and lifelong confusion.

3 of 4 Transgender Victims of Violence at School Attempt Suicide
Those of you still scratching your heads about a new California law that gives transgender students equal access to such aspects of public schools as bathrooms of their choice and sports teams of their choice should check out this new study from UCLA and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Transgender student rights law in California triggers sharp divide

Kosilek lawyers: DOC too slow on sex-change operation
Lawyers for transsexual wife-killer Michelle Kosilek, who this month won a federal court decision in support of a taxpayer-funded sex-change operation, say the Department of Correction has been too slow in scheduling the surgery and want a judge to pressure the prison system into a timeline.
Michelle Kosilek lawyers cry stall

Md. insurance carriers can't discriminate against transgender individuals, state says
Maryland's insurance regulator issued a bulletin Tuesday clarifying that while insurance policies in the state do not have to cover treatments related to gender reassignment, insurance carriers cannot discriminate against transgender Marylanders based on their gender identities.

Expert: Ga. woman died from past buttocks injections, not referral from defendant Pebbelz Da Model
A defense expert testified Tuesday that a Georgia woman died from previous unlicensed cosmetic injections in her buttocks, not the ones at the center of a depraved-heart murder trial in Mississippi.

Social Security Admin slams trans widow, 92
A 92-year old New York trans woman was denied Social Security survivors benefits following her husband’s passing in 2012.

Activists to Protest NYPD's Handling of Transwoman's Murder
On Thursday, Jan. 30 at 4 p.m., a coalition of representatives from New York City human rights organizations will protest the NYPD’s negligence in the immediate aftermath of the brutal beating death of transgender woman, Islan Nettles. The protest at One Police Plaza demands an explanation by incoming NYC Police Commissioner William Bratton and the NYPD for its initial malfeasance on the case and demands a report on the current status of the homicide investigation by NY County District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

Eugene City Council adds 'gender identity' to non-discrimination policy
The City Council passed a resolution Monday amending Eugene's non-discrmination policy to include the phrase "gender identity."

"María Chuzema" defiende su cuento de niña transgénero
Tere Marichal escribió el cuento Carla Feliz y lo contará este domingo en la Plaza de la Barandilla

Avances y retrocesos en derechos para comunidad LGBTI
Procuraduría anuncia proyecto de ley de identidad de género pero persisten discriminación y homofobia.

Iquitos: Asesinan a estilista homosexual en discoteca
Un estilista homosexual fue asesinado en la discoteca 'Papillón' del distrito de San Juan en la ciudad de Iquitos.
Se trata de Brayan Kevin Lui Inuma (32), conocido como 'Naomi', quien habría perecido a manos de su pareja César Montes Valle, quien preso de los celos lo atacó con una llave mecánica.

quarta-feira, janeiro 29, 2014

Travesti é esfaqueado e morto em Itaguaí (RJ)
O suspeito mantinha um relacionamento com o travesti e teria cometido o crime por ciúmes. O corpo da vítima foi encontrado dentro de um tonel, abandonado em um matagal em Itaguaí, na região metropolitana do Rio.

Bridgwater brothers beat up transsexual in street attack, court heard
Two brothers who attacked a transsexual in the street have been spared a prison sentence.

François Hollande et son gouvernement: le dépôt et le vote d'une loi d'identité de genre pour les trans
En 2006, à la suite d'une occupation de la rue Solferino par Act Up Paris et le Groupe d'Action Trans, François Hollande s'était engagé, si le PS arrivait au pouvoir, de faire voter une loi permettant aux personnes trans de bénéficier d'une identité légale en accord avec leur nouvelle vie sociale, opération ou non, ainsi qu'un accès aux traitements et opérations à la demande.

REPORT: "Transgender activism in Russia" by Yana Sitnikova
This article was submitted to Freedom Requires Wings by Yana Sitnikova, a Russian transfeminist activist from Moscow.

Taking a stand: No jobs, no rights, transgender community decry social apathy
Transgender and social activists have decided to kick off a rights campaign from today in the wake of recent police raids and discriminatory television programmes that have allegedly shown the community in a negative light.

Transgender killing: Case filed against MP’s brother, four others
It was learnt that all the accused fled the locality after the case had been lodged
A case was lodged with Nabiganj police station yesterday afternoon against five persons in connection with the death of a transgender.

Govt wants transgender dads' status in register
The Justice Ministry on Monday issued a notice requiring municipalities to register transgender men as the fathers of children born to their wives through artificial insemination.
Transgender men get paternal status

Fox News, CNN Ignore Their Own Advice On Transgender Coverage
Media critics on Fox News and CNN criticized a recent article that outed the inventor of a golf putter as a transgender woman. The two networks' history of problematic transgender coverage suggests that CNN and Fox could stand to take their own advice.

CeCe McDonald on the Alicia Menendez Show
CeCe McDonald appeared on the Alicia Menendez Show on the new Fusion Network to talk about what she's up to now and the challenges facing transwomen of color.

Is Google outing transgender people?
Since the New Year, Google+ privacy violation accusations have become downright commonplace

Dr. V's Partner Speaks Out, Believes Grantland 90% to Blame in Timing of Suicide
An Arizona reporter was able to speak with Gerri Jordan, business partner of Essay Anne Vanderbilt. Jordan's humanizing account of Vanderbilt's final months answers old questions while creating new ones.

Transgender study looks at 'exceptionally high' suicide-attempt rate
A whopping 41% of people who are transgender or gender-nonconforming have attempted suicide sometime in their lives, nearly nine times the national average, according to a sweeping survey released three years ago.
New study: Family rejection, violence — cause for high transgender suicide attempt rate

No plea, no new answers in deadly Sacramento light rail shooting
Yvette Tillis wiped tears from her eyes just moments before 32-year-old Lynnsey Braun appeared in a Sacramento County courtroom on Monday.

'Pebbelz Da Model' trial: Jury selected in fatal buttocks injection case, opening arguments Tuesday
Opening arguments are scheduled Tuesday in the trial of a woman charged in Mississippi with helping arrange the unlicensed buttocks injections that prosecutors say killed a Georgia woman in 2012.

Reinas transexuales se desnudan por la igualdad
Las recién coronadas Miss Puerto Rico Gay Universe y Miss Puerto Rico Gay World, Kimberly Vásquez y Andrea Medina, respectivamente, se despojaron de su vestimenta para posar desnudas ante el lente fotográfico. Esto para crear conciencia sobre la igualdad de derechos para la comunidad LGBTT.

terça-feira, janeiro 28, 2014

Fiscales progresistas denuncian la injerencia de la Iglesia en la actuación de la Fiscalía en el caso del colegio tránsfobo de Málaga
La Unión Progresista de Fiscales (UPF) ha emitido un comunicado en el que denuncia el “intento de injerencia” del obispo de Málaga en la actuación de la Fiscalía después de que este reconociera expresamente haberse puesto en contacto con la Fiscalía General del Estado, órgano dependiente del Gobierno central, en el caso del colegio religioso de Málaga que se niega a reconocer la identidad de género de una niña transexual. Según el obispo, la fiscal andaluza de violencia contra la mujer y contra la discriminación sexual archivó las diligencias por orden de la Fiscalía General del Estado.

Kuwait Launches Crackdown on Trans Women for 'Imitating a Woman'
A transgender woman was arrested in a women's hair-saloon, after one of the clients became suspicious of her gender on Wednesday.
Her arrest comes after a weeklong crackdown on transgender women in the gulf kingdom, which saw six other women arrested for "imitating the opposite sex".

Russian debtor undergoes sexual reassignment surgery to evade bailiffs
A female resident of Astrakhan, a city in southern Russia, who owed a total of 130,000 rubles ($3,795) under seven claims, underwent a sexual reassignment surgery, reported the press service of the local bailiff service’s department.

[Ivory Coast]
Mob attacks gay rights group office
An angry mob “ransacked” the headquarters of Ivory Coast’s most prominent gay rights organization, an official said Monday, following days of anti-gay protests in a country generally seen as moderate on the issue.

Trial opens Monday in buttocks injection case
The trial of a woman charged with helping arrange the unlicensed buttocks injections that prosecutors say killed a Georgia woman in 2012 is scheduled to begin Monday in Jackson.

Tras ser so­me­ti­do a bru­tal gol­pi­za y tor­tu­ra, un pre­sun­to ho­mo­se­xual fue ase­si­na­do a pu­ña­la­das, una de las cua­les lo de­go­lló, por de­lin­cuen­tes has­ta el mo­men­to des­co­no­ci­dos, quie­nes des­pués de con­su­mar el ar­te­ro ase­si­na­to en­vol­vie­ron el ca­dá­ver en un co­ber­tor y fi­nal­men­te lo arro­ja­ron des­de un au­to en mar­cha pa­ra lue­go dar­se a la fu­ga.

segunda-feira, janeiro 27, 2014

Começo este post por agradecer a três pessoas que, com a sua força, carinho, amizade e apoio, além do exemplo que sempre me deram, me fizeram voltar a escrever. Cristina, Anabela e Fabíola. A todas elas agradeço tantas lições do que é sobreviver, viver e sorrir, mesmo quando as lágrimas nos escorrem pelo rosto. Muito obrigada a todas.

Caso Kaique traz à tona direitos humanos da população T: travestis e transexuais
O Dia Nacional de Visibilidade Trans, comemorado em 29 de janeiro, evidencia a queixa da população T, de que mesmo o movimento LGBT tem pesos e medidas diferentes para tratar casos de violência contra gays e aqueles que vitimam travestis e transexuais

Encontrado corpo de travesti desaparecido
A Polícia Civil de Marataízes, no Litoral Sul do Estado, encontrou na tarde desta quinta-feira (23), próximo a uma usina de beneficiamento de cana-de-açúcar, o corpo da travesti Michele Coelho de Morais, 39 anos, que estava desaparecida há cerca de 20 dias. O namorado da vítima, de 18 anos, confessou o crime.

Vladimir Luxuria, la primera transexual en el parlamento europeo
Como líder LGBTI, elogió las declaraciones del papa Francisco sobre la homosexualidad.
“No tengo pelos en la lengua. Total, los pelos en el cuerpo me los he quitado ya todos...” Así se presenta Vladimir Luxuria, artista, escritora, presentadora televisiva y primera transexual en ocupar un escaño en un parlamento europeo.

Gays blame ‘deplorable’ toilets
The Gays and Lesbians Association of Zimbabwe (Galz) yesterday criticised the arrest of a prominent Bulawayo model coach for using a ladies toilet saying he was not to blame for the confusion.

[China/Hong Kong]
Transgender woman refused prostate cancer test at clinic in Central
A transgender woman wants a formal apology from a Central clinic after she was initially refused a prostate cancer screening test because a doctor said a pap smear was her only option, given that her identity card stated she was a woman.

Friend blames timing of Gilbert inventor’s suicide on fear of impending article
Essay Anne Vanderbilt was afraid reporter would reveal details of private life on ESPN-affiliated website
Essay Anne Vanderbilt: Business Partner Blames Grantland Article For Timing of Suicide

Sacramento Light-Rail Murder Victim Identified As Eric McCaster, 51
Sacramento Police have confirmed the identity of the man shot Thursday night on a light-rail train.
Eric McCaster, 51, was killed on board a Regional Transit train in Downtown Sacramento near 11th and O streets.

Buckingham inmate seeking sex change aims for nursing career
After 34 years in prison, several attempts at self-castration and a thus far unsuccessful legal battle to obtain a state-paid sex-change operation, the future is looking brighter for Ophelia De'Lonta.

sábado, janeiro 25, 2014

First-ever survey of trans* and intersex advocacy organizations reveals glaring need for support, partners
Global Action for Trans* Equality (GATE) and American Jewish World Service (AJWS) released today the results of the first-ever survey of transgender and intersex groups around the world in a new report, The State of Trans* and Intersex Organizing. The report is being presented on January 28 during the International Human Rights Funders Group’s 2014 San Francisco Conference.

Resposta da Ordem dos Psicólogos a um artigo da autoria do tristemente célebre psicólogo Abel, o mesmo que em directo na TVI afirmou-se contra a lei de alteração de nome e género e, entre outros "enganos", considerou que as pessoas trans não deviam contar por serem uma população residual. Pelos vistos os "enganos" continuam, agora dirigidos aos LG.
Comunicado – Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses
No passado dia 21 de Janeiro do presente ano, o Exmo. Sr. Dr. Abel Matos Santos, membro efectivo da Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses (OPP), escreveu um artigo de opinião no jornal i sobre a co-adopção, fazendo referência ao relatório apresentado pela OPP. De acordo com o Exmo. Sr. Dr. Abel Matos Santos, assume-se que o documento contém diversas afirmações imprecisas e algumas lacunas, terminando o referido artigo invocando a célebre frase sobre a idoneidade da mulher de César. Perante estas alegações, a Ordem é obrigada a esclarecer alguns pontos, não apenas aos seus membros, mas também à população portuguesa e ao autor do artigo de opinião

Delegado Thiago vira Laura e pode assumir defesa da mulher em Goiás
Cirurgia de mudança de sexo foi realizada na Tailândia; Laura deve voltar ao posto em fevereiro

JOINT PRESS RELEASE: “Discriminations by the school administration, persistent threats against the life, physical integrity and dignity, plus the disappointment because of a change in stewardship by the Greek Ombudsman, forced the trans schoolgirl to leave the school environment”
Greek Transgender Support Association (G.T.S.A.) and Greek Action for Human Rights – “Pleiades”, released an update about the highly negative developments in the case of the trans schoolgirl who was studying at a Night School of Athens and was finally forced to drop out because of the extreme discrimination and harassment she had to face.

Brazil Trans Women Detained in Dubai for 'Imitating Opposite Sex'
Two transgender women from Brazil were detained and their passports confiscated while on vacation in Dubai.
Hairdressers 38 year-old Karen Mke and 33 year-old Kamilla Satto have been detained last month while attending a local nightclub with police charging them with the crime of 'imitating' women.

New website offers resources for trans youth in Maryland
PFLAG, FreeState Legal collaborate to answer questions about legal aspect of transition

Transgender actress to speak at SCSU diversity conference
'Orange is the New Black' star will be a keynote

Transgender students want policy change at Asheville college
Community college administrators are working now to review name-change policy revisions

City: Trans litigant can’t seek punitive damages
Bobbie E. Burnett, a transgender library assistant who’s suing the city for workplace bias, wants the opportunity to seek punitive damages.
But the city maintains Burnett shouldn’t have that opportunity, because the anti-bias law in effect during the relevant time period didn’t authorize punitive damages.

Judge strikes down voter-ID law
A Pennsylvania judge last week struck down the controversial voter-identification law, declaring it unconstitutional to mandate individuals to present their photo identification before voting.

quinta-feira, janeiro 23, 2014

Ator Rodrigo Andrade de "Amor à Vida" publica imagem transfóbica no Facebook
Mesmo após participar de uma campanha de combate a homofobia da Secretaria de Direitos Humanos, o ator Rodrigo Andrade, que interpreta o personagem Daniel em "Amor à Vida", ainda não aprendeu o que é o respeito a diversidade sexual. No dia 17 de Janeiro, o ator publicou em sua página oficial no Facebook uma imagem que mostra etapas da transformação de um homem em uma mulher trans*, através da maquiagem e logo abaixo a frase "Cuidado! Carnaval esta chegando!", indicando um possível "perigo" em relação as pessoas trans* durante o Carnaval. A publicação já tem mais de 11 mil compartilhamentos.

Queen won't be present when transvestite Grayson Perry receives CBE
Transvestite ceramicist Grayson Perry will be disappointed to hear that the Queen won't be presenting him with his CBE this Friday.

The third sex: German intersex law draws attention to the biological facts of life
Gender is determined by the way our gonads develop. But gender is not always clear. So what if you're neither boy nor girl? You're "intersex" - a status that only few countries recognize.

Gay-Marriage Law - Canada Cancels Jonathan's Visit
The furore arising from President Goodluck Jonathan's assent to the bill prohibiting homosexual marriage reverberated on the diplomatic circles, yesterday, as it emerged that Canada has cancelled a scheduled state visit to that country by President Jonathan.

ZANU PF youth leader ‘arrests’ transgender activist
Bulawayo-based transgender activist and socialite, Ricky Nathanson, has been charged with criminal nuisance for using a female toilet at a city hotel Thursday.
Zanu PF youth arrests suspected gay

Gay Rights Defender Found Dead In Baku
A well-known gay rights defender in Azerbaijan has been found dead in his Baku apartment, the victim of an apparent suicide.
Isa Sahmarli, 20, was the chairman of the Azad LGBT (Free Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) group.
Sahmarli's friends say he hanged himself.

[New Zealand]
Realities for trans students in NZ revealed
A world-first study has found transgender students in New Zealand experience compromised mental health and personal safety, and have difficulty accessing health care.
New Zealand study says transgender students get poorer health care
Transgender students at risk: study

Laura Jane Grace's Fresh Start: Inside Against Me!'s New 'Blues'
Against Me! singer leads the band through changes after coming out as transgender
A Transgender, Life-Affirming, Punk-Rock Survival Guide for Everybody

Kye Allums, Trans Sports Star, Reveals He Wanted To Kill Himself After ESPN Profile
A controversial story published by ESPN's Grantland last week sent shockwaves through the Internet.
After a weekend of uproar, an apology for Dr. V
In Grantland Backlash, Both Ire And Probing Questions

YouTube is a lifeline for transgender young people
For those taking hormones, changing their names and feeling socially isolated, posting and watching videos lets them feel that they're not alone.

Star Tribune coverage of Cece McDonald questioned
The Star Tribune was the only news outlet in the country to not identify Cece McDonald as a transgender woman in stories about her release from prison on Monday.
Star Tribune reporter Paul Walsh stands by controversial CeCe McDonald story

Senado aprueba idea de legislar sobre proyecto de Ley de Identidad de Género
La ley “viene a dar dignidad a miles de personas que tienen una identidad distinta a la de sus genitales y que han sido discriminadas en muchos ámbitos sociales, laborales, salud”, señaló el presidente de Fundación Iguales Luis Larraín.
Chilean transgender rights bill advances
Chile Senate Moves Transgender Rights Bill Forward

Zuliana Araya encabeza demanda por diversidad sexual y no discriminación en Arica
Concejal transgénero se reunió con alcalde Salvador Urrutia y visitió la cárcel pública.

Capacitarán al equipo de salud en terapia hormonal
Quieren que el hospital Oñativia sea centro de referencia en tratamientos de adecuación de género de personas trans.

quarta-feira, janeiro 22, 2014

Transgender woman wins gender equality case
The Equality Tribunal has awarded transgender woman Deirdre O’Byrne €5,000 compensation after it ruled she had been discriminated against by AIB. In October 2010, in accordance with the declarations on her change of name of deed poll, she approached the bank to inform them of her change of name.

Grave trans accoltellato a Migliarino
Un trans brasiliano di 25 anni è stato accoltellato stamani (martedì 21 gennaio) alle 4,30 sull’Aurelia a Migliarino. Al momento non si conoscono i motivi dell’aggressione anche se gli inquirenti ritengono possa trattarsi di questioni legate al mondo della prostituzione. Il giovane è stato ricoverato in gravi condizioni per le ferite riportate al petto.

Trans Inmates
“It is hard to find high-heels in size 42 (9.5) in prison. Even though we pay the price, the officials cannot bring them in. Here our warden understands us; but the inmates in Ankara are not even given tweezers and the others are complaining about personnel violence. What I ask of you is to send me high-heels.” (A note from Deniz’s Letter)

A Soviet doctor pioneered the first sex change operation
The first sex-change operation was performed in the 1970s in the Soviet Union, but the medical achievement was kept in secret for 20 years.

Neither a complete man nor a complete woman
“Since the age of 10, I knew something was wrong with me,” says 22-year-old Nabiullah who was living as a girl until recently.

Against Me tells an intensely personal story on ‘Transgender Dysphoria Blues’
In 2012, Tom Gabel, frontman of the long-running punk outfit Against Me, came out as transgender to Rolling Stone. The Florida band’s new album, “Transgender Dysphoria Blues” is its first since Gabel, now Laura Jane Grace, announced her intention to transition. (Its title refers to the official term for Grace’s condition.) It is a lacerating, powerful work that is universal in its sweep and wrenching in its detail.

Transgender woman commits suicide following sports blog's decision to out her
On Wednesday, January 15, 2014 the sports blog published an 8,000 word story by Caleb Hannan titled "Dr. V's Magical Putter." What began as a story about the technology behind the "scientifically superior" Yar golf club devolved into an investigation of its inventor, Essay Anne Vanderbilt, also known as Dr. V.
Grantland apologises for article that outed transgender golf inventor
Bill Simmons Apologizes for Heavily Criticized Grantland Story
ESPN's Bill Simmons Apologizes: 'We Definitely Screwed Up... Blame Me'

It's privacy rights vs. transgender rights in Colo. school
Parents of students in Florence, Colorado, are furious – and now fighting back – about a new "transgender accommodation" policy that allows boys to enter the girls' bathrooms and locker rooms.

Trans Inmate Ophelia De’lonta Granted Parole
De'lonta is expected to be released within 45 days.
Parole Board: Decision to parole transgender inmate not based on court case

Murder of cross-dresser in Belize sparks outrage
The murder of a cross-dresser in Belize has sparked outrage among LGBT rights advocates in the Central American country.

No me admitieron el Sena por ser transgenerista: ‘Kiara’
‘Kiara’ una transgenerista que vive en Barranquilla, contó al Radar que fue discriminada por su condición en medio de un proceso de selección que realizó el Sena en la capital del Atlántico.

Asesinan travesti a pedradas en la Petare-Guarenas
Al ser golpeado en la cabeza con una pesada piedra, mataron a un travesti hasta ahora no identificado, las personas que lo ubicaron frente al barrio Brisas de El Ávila.

terça-feira, janeiro 21, 2014

2014 poderia ter começado da melhor forma, mas, para variar neste país pequenino de mentes e mentalidades pequeninas, não foi isso que aconteceu. Estou de luto por mim, por ti, por tod@s nós que pertencemos à comunidade LGBTI.

Travesti é assassinado na zona Norte de Natal
Vítima fazia ponto na avenida Florianópolis e foi surpreendida por bandido em moto.
Um travesti, identificado como Alexandre Nascimento de Araújo, de 22 anos, e mais conhecido pelo apelido de Cristal, foi assassinado a tiros, na noite deste domingo (19), na zona Norte de Natal. O crime aconteceu na avenida Florianópolis, no conjunto Santa Catarina, por volta das 21h.

Former Bristol prisoner demands £15,000 for more sex change surgery
A former Bristol prisoner who had a sex-change operation on the NHS is demanding another £15,000 of cosmetic surgery paid by the taxpayers.
Transgender jailbird demands another £15,000 of cosmetic surgery on the NHS... after £20,000 taxpayer-funded sex change behind bars

'Travelling is too dangerous if you're trans': Transphobic hate crimes go unreported EVERY DAY, say victims
Hate crimes towards Manchester’s transgender community are continually going unreported due to their fractured relationship with police, claim members of the LGBT community

Diva Dana hosts TV girl-band search
Eurovision winner Dana International, whose ‘Yeshnan Banot’ starts Sunday night, is not the world’s first transgender reality TV presenter

dna impact: Maharashtra govt drops derogatory 'Shemale' category from driving licences after LGBT community's criticism
Hours after dna pointed out the use of an objectionable term to describe transsexuals in the online form for driving licence, the transport department on Saturday swung into action and rectified the error. Activists representing the LGBT community have lauded the department’s swift move.

Eunuch bled to death after falling into gap at Kasara rly station
A28-year-old eunuch died of excessive bleeding as she did not receive medical attention for an hour after she fell into the gap between the platform and the train at Kasara station in November.
On November 9, Neelam, a Kalyan resident who fell into the gap while trying to switch compartments at Kasara station to escape a bunch of hooligans, lost her right leg as the train was pulling out of the station. Railway authorities, fellow eunuchs allege, left her in a corner of the station and did nothing. They did not even provide basic care to her.

Journalist condemned after trans subject of article commits suicide
Golf club inventor Dr Essay Anne Vanderbilt killed herself shortly after Caleb Hannan threatened to out her in article
Trans Woman Commits Suicide Amid Fear of Outing by Sports Blog
Twitter Explodes After Trans Subject of Golf Article Kills Herself
ESPN Responds To Criticism Of Grantland’s "Dr. V" Story

CeCe McDonald on her time in prison: “I felt like they wanted me to hate myself as a trans woman”
CeCe McDonald on Sunday gave her first televised interview after spending 19 months in a men’s prison for defending herself during a racist and transphobic attack.

Trans woman dares anti-gay Councilman to 'throw the first stone' against LGBTI people
Pamela Raintree challenged Councilman Ron Webb's proposal to repeal an anti-LGBTI ordinance, even bringing a stone for him to throw at her

Transgender man seeks reasons from facility that refused to impregnate him
For a transgender Toronto man locked in a battle with a Massachusetts health facility that refused to impregnate him, a face-to-face conversation would be a victory.

Cops Investigating Assault On Transgender Woman As Hate Crime
The Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating an assault in Astoria on a transgender woman and her friend as a hate crime. According to cops, the incident happened around 5 a.m. at Neptune Diner on Astoria Boulevard on Wednesday January 8th. The 30-year-old transgender woman and a 32-year-old man got into a verbal dispute with two women who allegedly made anti-gay statements towards them.
Suspects wanted for throwing plates at transgender woman and friend in Queens diner
Attack on Transgender Woman in Astoria, Queens

How a Transgender Person Helped Bring Down Pennsylvania’s Discriminatory Voter ID Law
In exciting breaking news, a state judge in Pennsylvania today ruled that Pennsylvania’s draconian photo-identification law that would have required all voters to present photo-ID before being allowed to vote violates the federal and state constitutions. While this case has seen a lot of attention on the national scale about laws in various states making it more difficult for various populations to vote, you may not know that in this case one of the plaintiffs helping to bring down the draconian law is openly transgender.

domingo, janeiro 19, 2014

Travesti é agredido com golpes de machado em bar
Tudo teria acontecido após uma discussão

European Parliament strongly condemns anti-LGBTI laws in Uganda, Nigeria and India
In a resolution adopted yesterday, the European Parliament strongly condemned recent moves to criminalise LGBTI people in Uganda, Nigeria and India. Parliament also called on Russia to repeal its law prohibiting the propaganda of ‘non-traditional sexual relations’.

Transgender woman wins case against AIB over name change
Equality Tribunal awards €5,000 to customer for discrimination after bank refuses to alter account
Transgender woman wins €5,000 after AIB's refusal to change name

'Shemale' category on driving licences upsets LGBT community, demand apology from RTO authorities
They demand apology from RTO authorities, saying 3rd sex category on driving licence form is demeaning.

Teen charged in attack of agender teen to be tried as adult
An Alameda County judge has rejected a defense attempt to have a 16-year-old boy tried as a juvenile for allegedly setting a gender-identity activist on fire in Oakland.

Trans Woman Dares Bible-Quoting Councilman to Stone Her to Death
A Shreveport, La., City Council member Tuesday withdrew a bill that would repeal the city's recently passed antidiscrimination ordinance following backlash from residents, including one woman willing to call his bluff.

Appeals court upholds sex change for Mass. inmate
A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a judge’s ruling granting a taxpayer-funded sex change operation for a transgender inmate serving a life sentence for a murder conviction, saying receiving medically necessary treatment is a constitutional right that must be protected “even if that treatment strikes some as odd or unorthodox.”
Court upholds inmate’s right to sex change
Ruling in Favor of Treatment for Transgender Inmate Upholds Important Constitutional Principle
First Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Denying Transgender Woman Sex Reassignment Surgery In Prison Violates Constitution
MassEquality Reacts to First Circuit Ruling in Case of Transgender Inmate
Federal Appeals Court Orders State To Provide Inmate With Sex Reassignment Surgery
Federal Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Transgender Inmate
Federal Appeals Court: It’s Cruel And Unusual Punishment To Deny Transgender Inmates Surgery

US State Department Shows Respect To “Prince Joe”
Sadly, dozens of young men are killed in Belize annually, but 18 year old Joseph Sanchez is the very first to have his passing noted by the US State Department.
Killing of Joseph Sanchez, an LGBT Teenager in Belize
U.S. Condemns Murder Of Transgender Teen Joseph Sanchez
U.S. issues a statement on the murder of cross-dresser, Joseph Sanchez

sábado, janeiro 18, 2014

Travesti Toni Gretchen é morto a tiros no São Benedito
Polícia Civil investiga morte de travesti ocorrida na madrugada de ontem no município. O assassinato aconteceu no bairro São Benedito, quando, segundo informações do jovem G.A.M., 30 anos, ele estava em sua residência, na avenida Coronel Joaquim de Oliveira Prata, no bairro São Benedito, quando ouviu disparos de arma de fogo. Ao sair na porta de sua casa, ele avistou um travesti caído no chão, ferido. A testemunha acionou a Polícia Militar e também socorro.

Una ley andaluza facilitará documentación para la integración de transexuales
El PSOE e IU han registrado hoy en el Parlamento autonómico el proyecto de ley integral para la no discriminación por motivos de identidad de género, que recoge la posibilidad de que los transexuales cuenten en Andalucía con documentación administrativa para facilitar su integración.

Transvestite stabbed to death
The popular cross-dresser, 18 year-old Joseph Sanchez, was stabbed to death early on Sunday, January 12, and the local gay community is outraged by the crime.
Trans woman murdered in Belize City
UNIBAM says the killing of Joseph Sanchez was “inhumane”
18 Year Old Transgender Youth Killed, Was It a Hate Crime?

ASL film “Versa Effect” uses transphobic elements
One marginalized group mocking another marginalized group — deaf vs. transgender — this is a bit of sad commentary about our society.

The Heart of a Woman
Three individuals wrestle with the decision to work in the sex industry to survive. They struggle physically, emotionally and spiritually to find legitimacy..

Federal Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Transgender Inmate
A federal appeals court today upheld a judge's 2012 ruling that transgender inmates should have access to transition-related care while they are incarcerated.

terça-feira, janeiro 14, 2014

Niños transexuales, entre el ser y el parecer
Lleva las uñas pintadas y una camiseta en la cabeza que mueve como si fuera una larga melena, se ha puesto los zapatos de tacón de su madre y la contempla mientras se maquilla. "Mamá, yo de mayor quiero ser como tú", dice Uriel. "¿Quién decide quién es niño y quién es niña?", preguntó Pedro con dos años y medio, y añadió: "Porque conmigo se equivocó". En un pueblo de Sevilla, otro pequeño se hace pis en el cole porque se niega a entrar en los aseos de los varones. Los tres nacieron con genitales masculinos y les pusieron nombre de chico. Hoy son Ariel, Eva y María. Son niñas, y son felices.

Stag attack academic taken out of intensive care
A Cambridge academic who was gored by a stag while visiting friends in Scotland has been moved out of intensive care, her colleagues have told ITV News Anglia.

Discrimination against transgender student raised in parliament
Despite a recommendation from the country's ombudsman that the woman's gender identity be treated with respect while attending Athens 2nd upper high night school, she continues to be subjected to 'escalating hostile, racist and transphobic behaviour'

A Transsexual in Gaziantep University
Taha Tufan, a student at Gaziantep University (GAUN) Physical Education and Sport Academy, disclosed that he is exposed to discrimination at the university because of his gender identity. Tufan said, “They feel uncomfortable towards the organization of LGBTs. They want to make sure that everyone is the same. They can’t tolerate different people.”

Crisis at the Hamam
Following the event when transsexual Ebru Kırancı was not allowed to go into the Galatasaray Hamam (bathhouse in Istanbul), a demonstration in front of the hamam drew attention to the venue. The venue owner Can Cenik says that the bathhouse clients are disturbed by transsexuals and that is why they do not allow them to enter the hamam.

The Mother of Murdered Trans Woman: I Condemn the People Who Do Not Employ Our Daughters
We talked with Melek Okan, the mother of İrem Okan who was the victim of a transphobic hate crime in Bursa in 2010: “I still have contact with the other daughters. One of our daughters has recently undergone surgery. I hatefully condemn the people who do not employ our daughters. Remember not only İrem but also Ecem who was killed a year later.”

She married me despite my breasts
She married a Singaporean man with breasts. And the Vietnamese bride did it willingly.

[New Zealand]
Advocacy group hopes for second transgender MP
A group of Whangarei lawyers lobbying for transgender advocate Kelly Ellis' nomination as a Labour Party candidate in the election is hoping for a repeat of 1972 when traditional National voters changed tack.

Transgender teacher’s discrimination complaint to be heard
A judge says a discrimination complaint filed by a transgender teacher who was fired from a Catholic school district for religious reasons should be heard by an Alberta human rights tribunal.

Katie Couric Responds To Controversy Over Invasive Question About Transgender Guest
Earlier this week, transgender icons Carmen Carrera, best known for starring on "RuPaul's Drag Race," and "Orange Is The New Black" star Laverne Cox dropped by Katie Couric's talk show to discuss their careers and issues relating to the transgender community.

Inside Against Me!'s "Transgender Dysphoria Blues"
Laura Jane Grace is the kind of frontwoman who locks eyes with stagedivers as they leave her realm and collapse into a sea of outstretched hands. She beams, either clutching at the mic stand before her or barreling down on the neck of her guitar, anchored by both as kids backflip and vault themselves off the lip of the stage and into the crowd. More people in the room are singing along than not; most bodies are represented by a raised fist or two, depending on the professed dedication of those present and their familiarity with the new stuff. It takes about a song and a half for the swirling vortex of a clumsy pit to devour the congregation, and throughout it all, the bright lights and busy atmosphere don't obscure Laura's vision. This is familiar territory. These fans are familiar faces. These choruses go over just as well in Brooklyn as they do in New Haven, Boston, DC and Philly. This is an Against Me! headlining tour, just like any other.
Transgender Dysphoria Blues
First Listen: Against Me!, 'Transgender Dysphoria Blues'

Jared Leto wins Golden Globe for playing transgender woman in Dallas Buyers Club
'I never expected it, I never even dreamed of it'

Glendale Unified on pace with new state law to protect transgender student rights
A new California law that took effect earlier this month expands the rights of transgender students, allowing them to participate on sports teams and use school facilities such as restrooms and locker rooms that correspond to each student’s gender identity, and not necessarily the gender listed on the student’s record.
Right Rallies Against Transgender Bathroom Access

¡Trans presentaron vídeo de supuesta discriminación!
La evidencia fue entregada a la Defensoría del Pueblo. Representantes de la compañía abrirán investigación sobre lo sucedido y sancionaron a una ejecutiva.

Educación modificó 40 nombres en títulos de egresados trans
El Ministerio tomó esa decisión a pedido de los interesados. Santa Fe es la única provincia que tiene esa normativa. Además, se realiza "un acompañamiento de los estudiantes que están en situación de cambio", afirmó el secretario de Innovación Educativa

domingo, janeiro 12, 2014

Na manhã desta sexta feira 10 de janeiro, a travesti Rayka Tomaz, foi encontrada em seu apartamento próximo a Avenida Monsenhor Tabosa, com varias perfurações a faca pelo corpo.
Segundo um amigo da vítima que esteve com ela na última quarta-feira, na quinta-feira 09 a mesma não foi trabalhar e seu celular estava desligado.

[New Zealand]
Spending on realignment surgery revealed
It’s been revealed $500,000 of public health funding has been spent on gender realignment surgery for transgender New Zealanders over the past five years.
Gender surgery cost too high for many

Transgender teacher's case should be heard by Alberta human rights tribunal: judge
A judge says a discrimination complaint filed by a transgender teacher who was fired from a Catholic school district for religious reasons should be heard by an Alberta human rights tribunal.

Buttloads of Pain
Illegal Ass Enhancements May Be America’s Next Health Epidemic

What You Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act: New Year Edition
You can still sign up for health insurance.

Listeners Weigh In: Transgendered Students Choosing Bathrooms
Editor Ammad Omar and host Michel Martin crack open the listener inbox for BackTalk. They talk about an ongoing conversation on California's new school bathroom law.

Transgender Law Center Calls on District Attorney to Drop Charges Against Bullied Transgender Student
Transgender Law Center is calling upon the Contra Costa County District Attorney to drop battery charges against Jewlyes Gutierrez, a transgender student from Hercules, California.
Supporters outraged by DA's decision to prosecute bullied transgender girl in California

Michael McBride sentenced to 10 years for stabbing transgender woman
A Washington man who stabbed a transgender woman 40 times last summer after an argument about sex was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday.
Michael McBride sentenced for 10 years

Victim of illegal silicone injections dies after months in hospital
Relatives never lost hope that Brenisha Hall, confined to a bed and in a coma for weeks, would pull through despite odds of survival that were no better than 50-50.
The transgender woman was rushed to Interim LSU Public Hospital early Oct. 24 in respiratory distress after receiving a black-market silicone injection in her hips and buttocks. She became unconscious a few hours later.
Silicone Injection Victim Dies

Mississippi buttocks injection death trial for 'Pebbelz Da Model' could be postponed
The Jan. 27 trial of a woman charged with helping arrange the unlicensed buttocks injections that killed a Georgia woman in 2012 could be postponed because an expert defense witness has not filed a report, a judge said Friday.

Gender-neutral restrooms coming to UH-Downtown campus
The University of Houston-Downtown campus will soon install new gender-neutral restrooms.

sábado, janeiro 11, 2014

Prejudice plague transgender people
Between the 1st of January 2008 and the 31st of October 2013, 1 374 killings of Trans people were reported in 60 countries. This shows a significant sustained level of violence against Trans people. A new report by the UN Development Program (UNDP) investigates and discusses the situation of Trans people all over the world.

Travesti é morto a tiros por engano
O travesti Rômulo Carlos Ferreira Lopes, de 20 anos, conhecido como Luana Professora, foi morto com vários tiros de cartucheira calibre 28, no fim da tarde de ontem, na Rua Vicente de Paula, no Bairro Ipiranga, muito frequentado por usuários de drogas, garotas de programa e...

Tragedia in via Borgoratti, 22enne si lancia dalla finestra
Un ragazzo di 22 anni, noto anche su facebook come Aurora, si è suicidato in via Borgoratti lanciandosi dal balcone di casa. Studente universitario di lettere, il giovane era stato recentemente lasciato dal fidanzato

Lone eunuch candidate loses
The lone eunuch candidate for the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation ( BMC) election from ward 15 has been defeated.

Leaked Emails Support B. Scott's Claims of BET Discrimination
Emails allegedly sent between network executives before and after the June 2013 BET Awards lend credibility to transgender media maven B. Scott's allegations of discrimination based on his gender identity.

Trans actress Laverne Cox not holding a grudge against Katie Couric
Orange is The New Black star 'grateful' for the opportunity to bring trans issues to the forefront
Trans actress Laverne Cox: ‘A preoccupation with transition and surgery objectifies trans people’

Differing views about transgender initiative
A Chino-based group looking to put a referendum on the ballot to halt a new law that gives additional legal protections to transgender public school students has come up short, according to the office of Secretary of State Debra Bowen. But they did collect enough signatures, according to a sample count, to trigger a full recount of the total 619,244 signatures collected.
Transgender Law Referendum Alive
'Bathroom bill' opponents in CA expect voters will decide issue in November
Signature Count Begins in Effort to Overturn Law That Lets Boys Play on Girls’ Sports Teams
Trans Kids Withstand NOM Panic Attack
AB1266: San Diego LGBTQIA groups rally to support trans students
Transgender rights referendum one step closer

Bullied Transgender Teen Charged With Battery For Fighting Back
Jewelyes Gutierrez, a 16-year-old transgender student at Hercules High School in Martinez, California, is facing a misdemeanor battery charge after she fought back against the students who repeatedly tormented her. Although she originally looked to school officials to stop the bullying from her three female classmates, the harassment continued until Gutierrez lashed out on November 14th of last year.
Questions arise over district attorney's decision to charge transgender teen
‘Bullied’ transgender boy charged with assault for hitting girl at school
Transgender teen faces charges after fighting bullies
Trans Teen Charged With Battery Following Schoolyard Altercation

Republican attacks respected Hawaiian leader
The President of Hawaii’s Republican Assembly has viciously referred to a respected transgender teacher and leader as a "transvestite drag queen" in a bizarre attempt to criticise sex ed programmes.
Republican leader criticized for comments on Hawaiian leader

The Legacy Of The “Boys Don’t Cry” Hate Crime 20 Years Later
In December 1993, Brandon Teena, a young transgender man, was raped and murdered in Humboldt, Neb. Two decades later, Brandon’s story still resonates with discussions about rape culture, LGBT youth homelessness, and misgendering trans people.

Boy, 4, found dead in Manhattan bathtub 'was burned and beaten by transgender babysitter for weeks after he was left by his dad'
• Myles Dobson was found unconscious on Wednesday and later died
• Babysitter Janaie Jones told police she left him alone and heard a 'thud'
• She 'later admitted she had beat him with a belt, burned him with cigarettes and locked him alone in the bathroom to control his behavior'
• She had been caring for Myles since December 18 when his father was arrested and taken to jail; his mother's whereabouts are not known
• Any charges will be filed following the autopsy

The sex-change sweethearts who fell in love after BOTH swapped genders split up - but say they'll always have a 'unique bond'
• Katie Hill and Arin Andrews were both born the opposite sex
• Katie, 19, and Arin, 17, met at a support group in Tulsa, Oklahoma
• Both have undergone hormone therapy and Katie had gender reassignment surgery shortly after her 18th birthday
• Couple now decided to split to focus on enjoying life
• Will remain close friends to support each other

New trans policy on the books for police
The Philadelphia Police Department is in the process of rolling out new guidelines aimed at ensuring law-enforcement officers treat transgender and gender-nonconforming citizens respectfully.

Transgender housing case hits legal roadblock
Transgender woman Roxanne Joganik is facing possible mediation in her lawsuit against a property owner who kicked her out of his trailer park in Athens last year.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development filed the lawsuit in October against the park owner, George Toone.

Fired trans AT&T employee files complaint
A transgender AT&T employee has filed the first complaint under San Antonio’s new nondiscrimination ordinance, which protects against bias based on sexual orientation and gender identity.