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quarta-feira, abril 30, 2014

BDP MP Queries Minister About Trans Prisoner’s Condition
Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) MP from Ağrı District has made an inquiry on Avşa’s, a trans prisoner on hunger strike, condition to the Minister of Justice.

Woman Transgender gets Cop Job After 1-year Fight
Nangai, (24), was selected for appointment as a constable. However, she was found to be a transgender in the medical examination during training and was terminated from service on the ground that she had failed to disclose the same and appeared under the women quota.
Cops find cop a transgender, court asks reinstatement as woman

Trans woman fights Passport Canada over gender change refusal
Shadmith Lynda Manzo says she was asked for proof of sex reassignment surgery

Transgender prisoners' unique issues and how America's prisons deal with them: a roundup
How prison systems should treat transgender inmates is a subject gaining traction in American news media, with an intriguing long-form read in Wednesday's Willamette Week.

Justice's 'Peacemaker' Unit Focuses On Transgender Rights
A groundbreaking survey reports that nearly 2 out of 3 transgender people say they've been victims of physical assault. Most of those crimes are never reported to police. This year, the Justice Department wants to change that by training law enforcement to be more sensitive to the needs of trans people in their communities.

'Casa Susanna' Documents Secret 1950's Cross-Dressing Community
Casa Susana is a compelling book that documents the weekend gathering place of a group of cross-dressers sometime between the mid-1950s and mid-1960s.

Milk club early endorses transgender SF school board candidate
A transgender school board candidate picked up early backing this week from San Francisco’s progressive LGBT political club.

Detained Trans Girl Speaks Out, Details Abusive Past
After being accused of assaulting a facility staff member, a 16-year-old trans girl was sent to an adult jail, though no charges have been filed.
Transgender Youth Confined In Adult Prison Writes Of Experiencing Extensive Past Sexual Abuse

Looking Out: Coalition launches campaign to promote Maryland's new transgender protections
Advocates in Maryland who backed the successful passage of the first statewide legal protections for transgender citizens in housing, employment and public accommodations this legislative session don't consider their work complete.

Kristina Olvera Says She is a Woman. The Prison System Says He is a Man
The fight for justice for Oregon’s transgender inmates.
Kristina Olvera wants to enjoy the simple pleasures of crossing her legs when she sits, applying eyeliner and pouting her lips.
Her landlord disapproves when she plays with her hair, grows out her nails or wears tight jeans.

Top national honor for Nizah Morris coverage
It was announced this week that Philadelphia Gay News writer-at-large Timothy Cwiek is the recipient of a national investigative journalism award for his reporting on the homicide of a local transgender woman.

LISD Superintendent yet to decide on fate of transgender substitute teacher
Lumberton Independent School District Superintendent John Valastro said he has not made a decision on whether to allow a transgender substitute teacher back into the classroom.
Transgender sub says she isn't getting calls to teach

Senate passes Josephine Tittsworth Act
While students go through a typical first day of the semester, a professor goes down a roster to mark off students in attendance. A student in the back shifts in his seat anxiously awaiting his name, waiting to be called upon, unsure of whether to respond because he wasn’t born a male. He was born a female, and raising his hand would out him as a transgender man.

terça-feira, abril 29, 2014

O que mais me faz impressão é a frieza das pessoas. Não o facto de serem fechadas, mas o facto de serem estanques. Ninguém, chego eu à conclusão, tem uma aprendizagem do que é carinho, do que é partilha, do que é preocupares-te com alguém.

Joint Press Release: European Transgender Community meets for the first time in Eastern-Europe.
European Transgender Community meets for the first time in Eastern-Europe
More than 200 international delegates expected in Budapest for the 5th European Transgender Council

I have only been in jail once in my life and I stayed in one of those wards for three months. Mine was in Metris; Ward T1-D6. In other words: The Transvestite Ward. And I spent exactly 93 days with other transvestites and a few homosexual men. There were eight of us in total.

Two trans women were assaulted in the district of Tarlabasi in Istanbul last night. While 21-year-old Cagla (Joker) lost her life, Nalan who was injured on her shoulder is receiving treatment.
Istanbul LGBTT Association protested the armed assault today. The assault took place on Daracik Street in the gentrification district of Tarlabasi, Istanbul last night.
Transsexual woman murdered in Istanbul in latest homophobic attack

How Phoenix Convicted A Transgender Woman For Walking Down The Street
A transgender woman of color named Monica Jones was convicted last week for walking down the street. The charge? “Manifestation of prostitution.” But Jones isn’t a sex worker. She just happens to live in Phoenix, Arizona, where a new tactic to reduce sex work provides new opportunities for police to profile vulnerable populations.

DCF Commissioner Defends Transfer of Transgender Juvenile to York Prison
The Commissioner of the state Department of Children and Families is defending her agency's rare transfer of a 16-year-old transgender girl to Connecticut’s women’s prison. Joette Katz said the state had run out of options for the troubled youth.

Ill. Trans Woman Alleges Medical Discrimination, Files Lawsuit
A transgender woman alleges that an Illinois doctor wouldn't treat her after learning about her desire to pursue hormone replacement therapy.
Lambda Legal Sues Doctor and Clinic for Denying Medical Care to Transgender Woman

Groups support trans woman in lawsuit
Several groups have asked the U.S. District Court for permission to file a “friend of the court” brief to support Finkle.

Integrante de la comunidad LGBTi asesinado en hotel del centro de Medellín. Fotos
En un hotel del centro de Medellín ubicado en la carrera 49 con calle 55, fue asesinado un joven perteneciente a la comunidad LGBTi. Al parecer un hombre con el que habría entrado al lugar le habría provocado la muerte, con múltiples heridas de arma blanca.

segunda-feira, abril 28, 2014

TGEU supports ILGA-Europe's Come Out 2014 European Election Campaign
European Elections 2014 - Why does it matter for trans people?
Between 22-25 May 2014, EU citizens decide who will represent them in the European Parliament.

Animal rights activist Debbie Vincent jailed for blackmail plot
A woman convicted of being part of a blackmail plot against customers of an animal testing company has been jailed for six years.

Berlin man must call himself a mother
A transgender person who became the first man in Germany to give birth in March 2013 must be registered as the child's mother, a court has ruled after his year-long court battle to be named a father.

Why the Trans* Movement in Croatia is Celebrating
Four years ago, a 14-year-old boy and his mother began fighting for his right to live like any other teenager. He was as his peers in many ways, except that his important papers, such as his birth certificate, marked him as female. Thanks in part to hormone therapy, friends and strangers alike knew him as the boy he really was. But to the government, his school, and the medical system he was marked as a girl. Fortunately, he was luckier than most trans* youth in Croatia as his mother supported him and dedicated her life to fighting for her son’s right to live in accordance with his gender identity.

Trans men fight depression with beyondblue
A new project by beyondblue sees three trans men sharing their stories on on how they have overcome depression and anxiety.

Laverne Cox's Time 100 snub reinforces the erasure of transgender women
This week,Time magazine released the 2014 Time 100, their yearly list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Included on the list were fairly predictable names such as Hillary Clinton, Pope Francis, Edward Snowden, Angela Merkel, and Barack Obama. Celebrities such as Matthew McConaughey, Carrie Underwood, Miley Cyrus, and Benedict Cumberbatch made the cut as well. Even Fox News’ Megyn Kelly made the list.

RuPaul’s Drag Race: ‘Transphobic’ episode pulled off air
TV channel Logo has pulled an episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race off of all digital platforms, after critics deemed it transphobic.

Non-Binary Identities & the Law
As anti-discrimination laws around the county expand to include gender identity and gender expression, it’s important to think about who is included and who is at risk of being left out.

Chaz Bono knew he was transgender for years but admits being 'afraid' to do anything about it
The only child of Cher and the late Sonny Bono opens up on RuPaul's Drag Race in appearance with his maternal grandmother

New paper identifies transgender health disparities
Transgender individuals are medically underserved and their healthcare needs incompletely understood in part because they represent a subpopulation whose health is rarely monitored by U.S. national surveillance systems.

Arizona Activist Found Guilty of 'Walking While Trans'
Arizona transgender student and sex worker advocate Monica Jones was found guilty last week of 'manifesting prostitution,' a broadly defined offense that activists say profiles transgender and low-income people of color.

SF set to name street after transgender icon
San Francisco is set to name a street after a transgender icon, marking the first time the city has awarded such an honor to a member of the transgender community.

Transgender CT teen writes court of her living conditions in prison
Since being sent to an adult prison eight days ago, 16-year-old Jane Doe has spent 22 to 23 hours a day in a prison cell.

Couple Plans Own Prom After Student Says School Barred Her From Bringing Her Transgender Boyfriend
A private Christian high school in Queens, New York, allegedly won’t allow a student to bring her transgender boyfriend to prom this year — but that’s not stopping the couple from celebrating the occasion.

School policy accommodates 'trans' students, ignores morality
The trend toward accommodating transgender students continues across the U.S. as New York City's new guidelines for the nation's largest school district take effect.

sábado, abril 26, 2014

Malta votes to constitutionally protect against gender identity discrimination
On the same day that Malta passed a law to allow same-sex couples to enter into civil unions and adopt, the country also added protections against gender identity discrimination into its constitution.
First country in Europe protects trans people in constitution
Transgender Europe applauds Malta for naming gender identity

Trans Inmate on Hunger Strike – Sexual Assault, Violence and Isolation
Avsa, a trans inmate on hunger strike for the last 64 days today, has told of the sexual assault, violence and isolation she has been put through during her incarceration. “I have been hungry for 60 days and I don’t want to die. Because I was jailed before I had a chance to flourish.”

Towards a homosexual-only prison
Minister of Justice Bekir Bozdağ declared that there is an initiation to establish a special prison to hold prisoners and detainees with alternative sexual orientations. The prison plan received negative reactions for the reason that it would alienate LGBT individuals from social life…
Minister’s plan to segregate gay prisoners in Turkish jails alarms human rights activists
Turkey plans special LGBTI segregated jail facility
CISST: Our Critiques of the LGBTI Prison and Suggestions for Solving the Problem

Crimea bans Pride as Russia anti-gay law is imposed
This is the first time LGBTI people in the peninsula have been forced to live under Russian homophobic rules since the beginning of the Crimea crisis

Denied the basics, transgenders await political attention in Lucknow
While several political parties are vying to project themselves as the greatest well-wisher of the minorities this poll season, almost all have ignored communities that don't matter too much in the numbers game. One such community comprises the transgender population of India, who despite being recognized by the constitution under the 'Others' category, remain a neglected part of the society. Deprived of basic civil rights, the community in the city has raised several important issues that matter to them.

[New Zealand]
MP Seeks Transgender Amendment In Statutes Bill
An MP has sought to include an amendment to the Human Rights Act covering discrimination against transgender people into the Statutes Amendment Bill.
Gender identity protection bid progressed

‘She-mail’ dropped from RuPaul’s Drag Race after outrage
Producers of the hit TV show apologize for using the ‘transphobic slur’ and will remove it from all programming
RuPaul's Drag Race, Logo TV Apologize for Transphobic Slur
RuPaul’s ‘She-Mail’ Exits Drag Race

Barber: Transgender Equality Guidelines Are A 'War On Women' That Have Legalized Sexual Harassment
There are few issues that as clearly highlight the Religious Right's undisguised bigotry quite like transgender equality as it is a topic that people like Matt Barber and Mat Staver can't even discuss except with sneering contempt, as they did on today's "Faith and Freedom" radio broadcast.

Naomi Campbell Voices Support for Trans Models on the Runway
"I encourage even more diversity in the fashion world."
Naomi Campbell: I encourage fashion runways to include more trans models

Prominent Trans Twitter Engineer Charged With Raping Her Wife
One of the world's most influential LGBT minds in tech faces a series of felony charges after being accused of rape.

Transgender Teen Outlines Years of Abuse While in DCF Custody
A temporary restraining order has been filed in federal court on behalf of a transgender juvenile being detained at Connecticut's women's prison. It includes an affidavit from the 16-year-old alleging multiple accounts of physical and sexual abuse while she was in DCF custody.
Advocates seek investigation into DCF treatment of court-involved youth

Boston City Councilors Michelle Wu & Ayanna Pressley File Gender Identity Non-Discrimination Ordinance
Boston City Councilors At-Large Michelle Wu and Ayanna Pressley today filed an ordinance to ensure that transgender City of Boston employees will be fully included in city-sponsored health care coverage. The ordinance will be discussed at the April 16th meeting of the Boston City Council.

Bail revoked for Florence woman in alleged assault at Northampton Housing Authority property
Bail has been revoked for a 32-year-old Florence woman who sent multiple text messages to her alleged victim in a pending violent assault case that took place in March at a Northampton Housing Authority property, according to police.

sexta-feira, abril 25, 2014

Transexual morta em Itaqua pode ser enterrada como indigente
Na madrugada de segunda-feira, uma transexual sem documentos de identificação foi encontrada morta na estrada do Pinheirinho, no Parque Macedo em Itaquaquecetuba/SP. Ainda não se sabe a causa da morte, não foi encontrado marcas de violência em seu corpo.

Transsexual crippled with pain from botched sex change operation made false police report
A transsexual who complained to police she was being abused by yobs after having a sex change operation has pleaded guilty to wasting police time.

Gender activists want law change in Italy
Italy’s Movement of Transexxual Identity (MIT) is fighting to allow sex change without surgery in state civil records.

New Russian bill will control sex reassignment surgeries
A bill aimed at controlling plastic surgery, including sex reassignment surgery (SRS), was developed by members of Russian Communist Party, Nezavisimaya Gazeta reports. The authors call for the creation of a registry of people who changed their appearance, including perceived gender, and other parts of the body. The registry may contain photos of the person before and after operation, description of body modifications and even reasons for them. The surgeons who conceal the fact of operations will have to pay a fine of 300,000 rubles (~ 8,300 USD), and in case their patient commits a crime, they may go to jail for five years. The bill will be introduced into the State Duma in May.

[New Zealand]
Model ditching 'can't win' bikini comp
An Auckland model has decided to pull out of a bikini competition, which she can’t win because she is transgender.

New provincial policy to protect transgender rights
The Ontario Human Rights Commission today launched a new policy to help protect the rights of trans individuals and people of diverse genders.

Exigen justicia por la muerte de Aldana
La organización Unidos por la Diversidad pidió modificaciones en leyes y además reiteró el pedido para que se esclarezca el asesinato.

quinta-feira, abril 24, 2014

Transexual é espancada por não pagar taxa de 'ponto'
Uma transexual foi espancada em Rio Preto, na madrugada desta terça-feira, 22, porque teria se negado a pagar uma taxa de R$ 50 para que pudesse fazer programas sexuais na avenida Cenobelino de Barros Serra. O fato ocorreu por volta das 2h30, no Parque Industrial.

Presos suspeitos de aliciar travestis para exploração sexual em Goiás
Travesti e sua mãe mantinham 8 pessoas, sendo 5 menores, em uma casa.
Segundo a polícia, vítimas tinham de fazer programas para quitar dívidas.

El Gobierno turco planea enviar a homosexuales y transexuales a cárceles separadas
El ministro de Justicia turco, Bekir Bozdag, ha anunciado su intención de llevar adelante un plan para adaptar las prisiones del país y así aislar los presos LGBT del resto de reclusos. La idea de los conservadores religiosos del Partido de la Justicia y el Desarrollo (AKP), que gobiernan con mayoría absoluta, ha chocado con partidos de la oposición en un país en el que la mayoría rechaza a gays y lesbianas.

U.S anti-gay and Canadian anti-abortion activists arrested in Regina
A controversial American anti-gay activist, who was detained at the Regina airport upon entering Canada on April 10 but released, has been arrested for trespassing.
BREAKING: American pro-family activist LaBarbera arrested in Canada
U.S. anti-gay hate group leader Peter LaBarbera arrested in Canada
Anti-gay activists arrested at University of Regina

Laverne Cox Honored For Moving Equality Forward, Stuns Crowd With Story Of Trans Friend’s Arrest
Trailblazing actress Laverne Cox accepted the prestigious the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the GLAAD Media Awards last night in Los Angeles.

NCTE Applauds Federal Protections for Transgender Survivors of Violence
Department of Justice Clarifies Police, Courts, Shelters, and Others Must Respect Gender Identity

San Francisco Pride organizers apologize to Chelsea Manning
The WikiLeaks whistle-blower is listed as the parade's 2014 honorary grand marshal

Okla. Trans Woman Paula Sophia to Run for Statehouse Seat
Oklahoma City's first openly transgender police officer aims to become the state's first transgender state representative in the legislature.
Oklahoma trans policewoman runs for State House

Dozens march for transgender George Fox student fighting for equal housing
The 14 boxes are empty, but each one represents 1,000 signatures collected in support of Jayce.
Rally held at GFU to support transgender student

Puerto Rico Supreme Court Chief Justice Steps Down
Excerpt: The former chief justice said in a radio interview that one of the decisions he would have liked to change involved a person who underwent a sex change operation and was unable to change the birth certificate information.

Homosexuales denuncian que fueron discriminados en un bar de Manta
Un grupo de homosexuales se sintió discriminado cuando estaba en un bar en la avenida Flavio Reyes.
Ellos indicaron que el fin de semana acudieron a un bar y cuando estaba adentro, el dueño del local los botó alegando que el baño de mujeres estaba dañado.

Hallan el cadáver de una mujer trans en un galpón
Ocurrió a primeras horas de la mañana, en el barrio Jorge Newbery de Resistencia. Tenía unos 33 años fue hallada boca abajo al costado de unos ladrillos.

quarta-feira, abril 23, 2014

[Via email]
Today erarly in the morning (at 01:30), a trans sex worker (Cagla, 25) was shot to death by one of her clients in Beyoglu, Istanbul. Her friend (Nalan, 45) was also shot in her neck and she was taken to a hospital where is currently under intensive care.

[New Zealand]
Trans child abuser appealing deportation
A transgender Samoan woman with convictions for indecent assault of children has been granted leave to appeal against her deportation, on humanitarian grounds.
Sex-change attacker's court plea

Arizona trans woman convicted of ‘manifesting prostitution’ charge
A Phoenix trans woman has been found guilty of a prostitution-related charge, after speaking out against the Bible-based ‘rehabilitation’ programme she was arrested under.

San Francisco Pride names Chelsea Manning ‘Honorary Grand Marshal’ again
San Francisco Pride has confirmed that Wikileaks soldier Chelsea Manning will be Honorary Grand Marshal of this year’s parade, after similar plans were scuppered last year.
San Francisco Pride Apologizes, Honors Chelsea Manning

terça-feira, abril 22, 2014

Travesti é assassinado a tiros no Centro de Rondonópolis
Josivaldo Ribeiro Oliveira Brito, 42, conhecido como Valquíria, foi morto com um tiro nas costas, na madrugada deste domingo (20), próximo a Praça dos Carreiros, no Centro de Rondonópolis. Segundo a Polícia Militar (PM), a vítima tinha um mandado de prisão em aberto por furto.

A´trans´law moves step further
Visible Proposition Canaria Nondiscrimination Act on the Grounds of Gender Identity and Recognition of the Rights of Transsexual Persons was registered in the Parliament of the Canary Islands, on 2 April, with the unanimous support of Popular parliamentary groups, Socialist , and Joint Canario Nacionalist.

I had to divorce sex swap husband so I could wed him again as my wife
Like other women in the same traumatic situation, Helen Ratcliffe grew to accept that the man she loved was starting a new life as a woman and the couple divorced

Cross-dressers caught
Four crossdressers who were arrested inside the free trade zone have been handed over to the concerned authorities, reports Alam Alyawm daily.

RTI query reveals no funds, schemes for transgenders
Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Union finance minister P Chidambaram and Union law and justice minister Kapil Sibal may have come out against the Supreme Court order, which upheld Indian Penal Code Section 377 and criminalised gay sex. RTI documents, however, reveal that the same Congress-led UPA government has done little to uplift transgenders, for whom there are no welfare schemes, no reservation, and of course no funds.

Trans* groups to meet with major sports codes on equality
TRANS* groups say they are looking forward to meeting with Australia’s peak sporting bodies after a landmark anti-homophobia initiative was launched last week.

[New Zealand]
Concern remains about prison abuse risk
A youth-led group pushing for change in the criminal justice system remains worried about the risk of abuse of the rights of transgender prisoners.

UPDATE: Upon Appeal, Antigay Activist Enters Canada
Prominent antigay activist Peter LaBarbera was turned away at the Canadian border, with officials telling him his scheduled remarks at an anti-abortion convention would violate Canada's prohibition on hate speech. After an appeal, however, the antigay pundit was eventually allowed in the country.
Anti-gay U.S. speaker allowed to enter Canada for anti-abortion conference

Male esthetician unable to get work in Ottawa because of 'gender barrier'
Emmanuel Vien says he's struggled to find a job because he is male and wears makeup

Transgendered Yeshiva U prof pleads for inclusivity
When Jay Ladin began teaching at Yeshiva University (YU) in 2003, he soon became a popular English professor in its Stern College for women.

Breakthrough in Quest to Grow Body Parts
Lab-Made Vaginas Transplanted Into Patients Whose Own Were Absent Due to Rare Disease

Trans actress LaVerne Cox presented with GLAAD's highest honor by newly out Ellen Page
Cox praises the organization for making 'sure that the "T" is not silent in the LGBT community"

Transgender woman is convicted of prostitution-related charge
A Phoenix judge on Friday found a transgender woman guilty of a prostitution-related offense based on a city ordinance that the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona has deemed unconstitutional.

S.F. women's rights advocate accused of raping wife
While attorneys for a women's rights advocate and prominent Twitter engineer accused of raping her estranged wife say the accuser is "out for revenge," a friend who says she was present after the incident said Friday that the wife just wants to teach her children that criminals must face justice.

Male high school teacher in California will return after spring break as a 'woman'
Gary Sconce, a 56-year-old male teacher at Yosemite High School in California, will return to school as “she” after spring break. He has rejected every facet of his male identity over the last year and told NBC News, “I will not return as my male persona ever again.”

DOC: Transgender Teen Will Remain at Adult Women's Prison
Attorneys for the transgender juvenile at a Connecticut women's prison say the Department of Correction will not transfer the teen to Manson Correctional Institution, a male facility.

Advocates Rally In Support Of Repealing Prostitution Free Zones In D.C.
More than a dozen people rallied outside the Wilson Building today to show support for a transgender woman of color who they say was targeted by police in Arizona and a bill being considered by the Council to repeal "prostitution free zones" in D.C.
Groups Rally Against PFZs

Federal Court in Maryland Upholds Transgender Discrimination Claim
Tomi Finkle, a transgender woman and retired U.S. Capitol Police officer, filed an employment discrimination lawsuit against Howard County, Maryland after the county police force denied her a job.

Transgender rights take front seat
The past couple weeks have seen a flurry of attention, advocacy and activism on behalf of transgender rights in Charlotte. In particular, community members, activists and organizations have rallied around transgender young people seeking safety and inclusion at local schools.

Confessions post prompts discussion about transgender care
The popular Facebook page “UNH Confessions” was originally created as a place where students could anonymously post funny stories and anecdotes; lately, though, the tables have turned and the page has become a social justice battleground, of sorts. A recent debate, which has since been deleted, centered around the importance of transgender care at Health Services.

Myls Dobson's death declared a homicide: officials
The cause of death for the adorable 4-year-old child is child abuse syndrome, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Thursday. Myls died on Jan. 8 while in the care of his father's transgendered gal pal, Kryzie King.

NYC school blocks girl from taking transgender boyfriend to prom
A New York school has blocked a girl from taking her transgender boyfriend to prom.

Oklahoma transgender cop runs for House of Representatives
After a record-breaking first day, candidates continue filing for state and local races at the Capitol.
One of those candidates is a high-profile transgender Oklahoma City Police Officer, who was in the center of a legal battle with the department a decade ago.

Transgender prisoners in Oregon to get formal policy on intake procedures
Oregon prison officials are housing 11 transgender inmates in the state's lockups with no formal policy on how to do it.

Police: Man accused of rape
transgender man from Wayne County has been arrested in Texas on charges of raping two underage females, state police at Honesdale reported.
David Scott Teeter, 48, also known as Heather Teeter, was taken into custody Wednesday in Hurst, Texas. He faces extradition to Pennsylvania.

Will transgender teacher get to keep her job?
Twelve speakers spent nearly 30 minutes trying to convince the Lumberton school board Thursday night that a transgender substitute teacher should keep her job.
UPDATE: Transgender teacher gets to keep her job
Trans teacher gets to keep job as substitute with Lumberton ISD
BREAKING: Transgender teacher says she’s been reinstated by Lumberton school district
WATCH: Texas Trans Teacher Reinstated After Suspension
Suspension lifted: Lumberton transgender sub teacher told to wait awhile before returning to work

Shared housing project aims to curb trans homelessness
After years of harassment and death threats for living as a transgender woman in Paris, Texas, Jodielynn Wiley finally escaped that environment when she came to Dallas in February.

segunda-feira, abril 21, 2014

Justice Minister Chris Grayling invites trans groups to share their views on spousal veto
The Secretary of State for Justice Chris Grayling, has invited trans groups to write to him with testimony surrounding the spousal veto included in the same-sex marriage legislation for England and Wales.

Transgender, women's rights advocate and prominent Twitter engineer charged with rape
A prominent advocate for transgender and women's rights in the tech world has been charged with raping her wife, The San Francisco Examiner has learned.

Conn. Trans Teen Jailed, Housed With Adults
Following a January confrontation with a staff member, a transgender teenager has been moved from DCF custody to an adult prison despite not being charged.
Attorneys Go to Federal Court in Case of Transgender Teen at York

Hernández Denton confiesa que cambiaría una de sus decisiones
Dice que ahora no habría negado a una transexual un cambio de sexo en el certificado de nacimiento

Transvestite attacked
He calls himself Vanessa Champagne Paris, his real name is unknown, but on Tuesday April 8, residents of the Conch Shell Bay area were fully exposed to him as a transvestite. Residents of the area say he appeared in their neighbourhood donning a long black wig along with a black dress. His buttocks were exaggeratedly larger than normal and he even had breasts.

sábado, abril 19, 2014

Petition set up demanding RTÉ scrap ‘The Centre’ over portrayal of transgender character
A petition HAS been set up to remove the RTÉ show ‘The Centre’.
It demands that RTÉ immediately scrap the show as it encourages “abuse of transgender people”.

TV3 to Air Documentary Which Positively Represents the Lives of Three Trans People Living in Ireland
TV3's Irish Lives: My Transgender Journey, which will air next Wednesday 16th April at 9pm, gives an up-close and personal account of three trans people's journeys and explores what it is like to live in a country that does not fully accept them

Lawyers warn of global push for 'gender identity' language
Attorneys working for human rights at the United Nations and other global organizations note a growing trend to introduce “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” language – as well as abortion rights – into international law.

Italian MPs introduce bill to protect parents' constitutional rights against 'gender ideology'
Italian Deputies Eugenia Roccella and Alessandro Pagano have introduced a bill in Parliament that would establish the rights of parents to make decisions about their children’s education, particularly on moral issues.

Transgenders Besiege Police Station Over 'Sex Torture' Spin to Murder
Around 50 transgenders besieged the Tiruvotriyur police station on Wednesday condemning reports published in some Tamil newspapers that a transgender was killed by a man unable to bear ‘sexual torture’ from the victim.

Transgender love song becomes a viral hit online in Thailand with 9 million views
A pop song telling the story of a transgender woman who reunites with her best friend has become a surprise viral hit in Thailand – with nearly 9 million people watching the video clip on YouTube

USD drag show goes on despite Vatican appeal
The drag show will go on at the University of San Diego Thursday despite an ongoing effort to ban the event — a petition that’s been taken all the way to the Vatican.

Hundreds Expected at Transgender Leadership Summit
Transgender Law Center will host its 8th annual Transgender Leadership Summit from April 11-13th, at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) bringing together transgender community members, activists, leaders, and amazing artists and performers.

Trans women of color confab seeks to empower
Two Bay Area trans women of color are part of an unprecedented project intended to build community amongst trans women of color on a global scale.

Conn. judge orders transgender juvenile into state women's prison in Niantic
Connecticut prison officials say they're detaining a transgender juvenile at the state women's jail, after a judge transferred custody of the teen from the Department of Children and Families to the Department of Correction.

Transgender Law Center Files Brief in Student Discrimination Case
Transgender Law Center is representing Seamus Johnston, a former honors student at the University of Pittsburgh, in his sex discrimination lawsuit against the university.

Texas teacher suspended for being trans
After one parent complained, the school told a substitute teacher to not return as she was a 'distraction' in the classroom
Lumberton ISD suspends trans teacher after parents complain her gender identity is a ‘distraction’
Parents Force Transgender Teacher Out Of A Job
WATCH: Texas Teacher Suspended for Being Transgender
Attorney looks into legalities of firing a transgender teacher
Man-turning-woman substitute teacher suspended
Texas Transvestite Teacher Confuses 5th Grade Students at Lumberton ISD – Suspended after Outrage
Breitbart Texas Smears Teacher Suspended For Being Transgender
Teacher suspended after parents complained because she is transgender

Transgender woman is stoned and beaten by an angry mob
On Tuesday evening, a transgender woman was badly beaten in Belize

sexta-feira, abril 18, 2014

By the way, who's a transgender?
The Supreme Court has finally opened the third eye. Transgenders are now legally recognized as a third gender, putting to rest - albeit temporarily - struggles, demands and inequities of a minority.
Open to 3rd gender, say colleges; experts back start in school
Third gender: Top 5 reasons why Supreme Court order is a milestone in transgender people's struggle for identity
Mehrauli graves remind hijras of past glory
India reconoce a los transexuales como un “tercer género”

Linda Harvey Wants School To Fire Transgender Teacher For Her 'Bizarre, Destructive Behavior'
Linda Harvey is outraged that a transgender teacher at Yosemite High School in Oakhurst, California, will still be teaching after undergoing gender reassignment surgery. According to the Mission America head, the teacher, Karen Adel Scott, has “lost touch with objective reality” and is now “a sad caricature” of “a man with long hair and makeup trying to appear to be a woman.”

'Transgender' police officer used discrimination complaint as 'retaliation': city investigation
After an investigation the city of Middletown, Connecticut has declared that a discrimination claim filed by a “transgender” city police officer is groundless, reports the Middletown Press.

WATCH: Trans Student Questioned Over Bathroom Use at N.C. College Lays Out Her Demands
After being mocked by security guards, escorted off campus, and suspended, a North Carolina trans woman asks for an apology, policy changes, and sensitivity training.

Transgender substitute teacher upsets Lumberton ISD parents
A transgender substitute teacher said she has been told she should not return to her classes, after parents complained about her.

quinta-feira, abril 17, 2014

Fiel a mim própria
O que eu sou para ti tu não és para mim. A maior parte da nossa vida funciona desta forma. Em mais um período de profunda reflexão, surgiram-me acontecimentos de há dez anos atrás. Foi na altura em que, supostamente, eu tinha tudo, mas afinal não tinha nada.

Terceiro género ou a negação da identidade de género
Esta semana o Supremo Tribunal da Índia reconheceu legalmente a existência de um terceiro género, uma decisão histórica que abre caminho à aprovação de leis de protecção social à comunidade transgénero do país.
Indian media: Transgender people celebrate new identity
Indian Supreme Court Recognizes Third Gender
No more invisible: Hijras celebrate new 'weapon'
Transgenders deserve a dignified life: SC
Transgender, transexual, transwomen: gender and identity explained
Transgenders Rejoice Over SC Verdict
Transgenders in Tamil Nadu, first to protect their rights, welcome Supreme Court order
Struggle will continue, assert transgenders
'Transgenders can enter mainstream'
Gender III ruling raises 377 hope
SC verdict a major victory, say transgender rights activists

Depathologising gender variance in ICD-11
The new 11th release of International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is coming soon. Diagnoses related to gender variance are those that are likely to be altered in this version.

quarta-feira, abril 16, 2014

Malta: Douze Points! First Constitution in Europe to Name Gender Identity
On April 14, the Maltese Parliament voted unanimously for gender identity to be included as a protected ground into the Constitution. It is thus the first country in Europe to have gender identity anchored in its highest legal text. The parliament also introduced civil unions giving same-sex and different-sex couples nearly the same rights as married couples. Transgender persons who have changed their legal gender are now also able to enter into a marriage.

Índia torna legal a existência de um terceiro género
Governo terá de alterar as leis para conceder os mesmos direitos às pessoas transgénero, o que o Supremo Tribunal considera ser "uma questão de direitos humanos".
Supremo Tribunal indiano reconhece existência de terceiro género
le troisième genre reconnu en inde
SC recognises transgenders as third gender
India court recognises transgender people as third gender
India recognises transgender people as third gender
India Supreme Court recognizes transgender people as third gender
Indian Supreme Court recognises transgender people as third gender

'Hijras' Participate in Celestial Wedding
Following a decades-old tradition/custom, hundreds of ‘Hijras’ (transgenders) participated in the Rama Navami celebrations, the highlight of which was the celestial wedding of Lord Rama with Goddess Sita, at the Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy temple in Vemulawada on Tuesday.

Transgender in poll contest in Madurai
Madurai: Espousing the cause of her exploited community, a transgender has taken the poll plunge as an independent from Madurai Lok Sabha constituency in Tamil Nadu.

World's first intersex mayor Tony Briffa on a new quest for human rights
From the world's first intersex Mayor to international activism, Tony Briffa is changing the world one step at a time.

Transgender juvenile inmate ordered to York Correctional prison in Niantic
A court order has landed a transgender juvenile at the York Correctional Institution in Niantic, the state Department of Correction announced on Tuesday.

April 11: Action to support Monica Jones and end Prostitution Free Zones
Join HIPS, DC Trans Coalition, GLAA, and Best Practices Policy Project and groups around the U.S. and the world standing in solidarity with Monica Jones on her trial date, April 11, 2014. We are joining this global day of action against criminalization and profiling of trans women of color, and calling on DC to repeal the discriminatory Prostitution Free Zones.

Bathroom break fight between man and transgender woman ends with golf club assault
n alleged argument about taking pit stop ended with a transgender woman being arrested for hitting a man in the head with a golf club.

After series of delays, suspected serial killer makes court appearance
Accused Spokane serial killer Donna Perry made another bizarre court appearance Tuesday to enter a plea in the murders of three Spokane women in 1990.

terça-feira, abril 15, 2014

Italian parents push back against 'gender deconstruction' project in schools
This week, a group of parents told the city administration in the small Tuscan town of Pontassieve that they would not go along with the introduction of the homosexualist “gender” ideology in their schools.

[Saudi Arabia]
Saudi Arabia police arrest 35 for having a 'gay party'
35 men allegedly dressed in women's clothes were entrapped by the religious police and could fail a life of blackmail, jail or even death

Chitradurga's Transgender Candidate Bhavana Hits Campaign Trail
The Election Commission’s decision to include transgenders in the voters list looks to have made the community a force to reckon with.

She is different, says she can make a difference
As a handful of customers in a small dhaba sit glued to the TV where the climax of a Kannada film about changing the society unravels, its owner is busy pounding the streets of Chitradurga on a hot Monday afternoon seeking votes.

Transgenders Still Face Stigma, Avoid Elections
The Election Commission may have introduced 'others' gender option in an attempt to uplift the oppressed communities, but the transgender community says they are still living in social stigma and are yet to be included in the democratic process.

An Interview with Australia's First Recognized Agender
Last Wednesday, Norrie May Welby made history—she became the first Australian to be formally recognized as being gender non-specific. Born a male, Norrie underwent sex reassignment surgery in 1989, only to resolve on identifying with neither sides of the field. She was granted gender neutrality from the Registry for Births Deaths and Marriages in 2010, but they rapidly revoked the ruling, and she’s battled with the courts since then.
Victorian AG urged to look at state impact of Norrie decision

[New Zealand]
A few questions with Kelly Ellis
Politics and religion writer Craig Young throws a few questions to Labour's Whangarei candidate Kelly Ellis, a transgender rights campaigner and lawyer.

Anti-gay crusader Peter LaBarbara detained in Canada under ‘hate propaganda’ law
Longtime anti-LGBT crusader and leader of the group Americans for the Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) Peter LaBarbera was denied entry into Canada on Thursday.

My butch daughter is trans
Mom seeks words for ‘unusual sex talk’

Washroom policy aims to improve safety for transgendered students
The Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district could have a gender-neutral washroom policy in place by the end of the month.

Complete 2014 Trans 100 List Released to the General Public
Featuring names both familiar and unfamiliar, this year's list highlights the work of individuals making an impact within the trans community.

Social Security Administration Updates Transgender Policy
After a 92-year-old WWII vet took on the federal agency, the Social Security Administration has issued updated guidelines designed to eliminate a number of challenges trans individuals face when attempting to obtain benefits.

Victory! Transgender Man's Surviving Spouse Wins Pension Benefits
We are thrilled to announce a major victory for the widow of a transgender man. Following TLDEF’s intervention, a major American car manufacturer reversed an initial decision to deny the woman her husband’s pension benefits based on its determination that their nearly-30-year marriage was void because he was transgender. We are sharing more details below, but changing the names of those involved, because the surviving spouse wishes to remain anonymous. It’s a long story, but a good one.
Trans Man's Widow Wins Battle With Pension Provider

The Center, SDSU celebrating local transgender community
The Transgender Day of Empowerment is held every spring to celebrate the diverse individuals within the transgender community. This year, two pillars of San Diego's LGBT community will help observe the holiday, with The Center hosting Transgender Day of Empowerm

Activist addresses trans* liberation movement
There wasn’t a commonly used word to describe a boy who wanted to be a girl in 1979.
But that’s exactly who Julia Serano was.

EXCLUSIVE: Teen says Queens school won't allow her to bring transgendered boyfriend to prom
A New York high school senior said her private school is barring her from taking her transgender boyfriend to prom.
Teen speaks out about her school not allowing her to bring transgender boyfriend to prom

Texas school changes gender expression policy after NDO threat
The city's nondiscrimination policy that became a lightning rod for controversy last year seems to be having a clear effect on businesses in San Antonio.

Transexuales y Transgénero, los más discriminados en Puebla
Aún cuando datos de la Encuesta Nacional de Sobre Discriminación en México 2010 arrojan que prácticamente ocho de cada 10 poblanos han asegurado que respetan las preferencias sexuales de las demás personas, los casos de discriminación son permanentes hacia la comunidad Lésbico Gay Bisexual Transexual y Transgénero (LGBTT).

MSP recibe casos de Intersexualidad
La Asociación Silueta X, a través de su representante Diane Rodríguez y el promotor James Zúñiga, se reunieron con el Ministerio de salud pública representados por Aimee Dubois Psicóloga Clínica, Roberto Celi del Programa de Salud Mental y Patricia Granja, Medica delegada por la Ministra de salud para los presentes casos.

Transgender man attacked and beaten in Belize City
An 18 year old man was set upon and beaten up by an angry mob in Belize City tonight. The incident happened just after 6 pm.

Piura: Travesti es secuestrado y torturado por un policía
Héctor Saavedra Maldonado (19) dijo que agente le exigía que le entregue video donde se le veía pidiendo cupos.

segunda-feira, abril 14, 2014

Transgender women of Paris in the fifties and sixties
These beautiful photographs of transgender women, in Paris from the late 1950s and early 1960s were taken by Swedish photographer Christer Strömholm, who traveled to Paris in the late-fifties, where he hoped to create a new kind of night-life street photography. Strömholm lived in the Red Light district, around Place Blanche and Pigalle, where he made friends with many of the young transgender women who worked the streets and hotels to make a living.

No LGBTI Candidates Elected in Turkish Local Elections
The Supreme Election Committee (YSK) started to release the official results of the local elections held on March 30. According to the official results, none of the LGBTI activists who were candidates in the local elections won membership to the municipality council.

Turkey's Transgender Community Finds New Voice
Turkey is experiencing a record level of state-led censorship. Last week the government banned Twitter and Youtube ahead of local elections to stem the flow of dissent and criticism aimed at Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. But astonishingly while Mr Erdogan continues to crackdown on press freedoms and civil liberties, Istanbul's transgender community is finding a new voice.

Parliamentary panel offers to 'help gays and cross-dressers end their suffering'
A National Assembly panel in Kuwait has offered to ‘end the suffering’ of gay people and cross-dressers.
Kuwaiti MPs offers "specialised doctors" to help cure gays

Out of 65 lakh voters only 11 register as transgenders in Pune
Social stigma refrain them from coming to the public and declaring their identity

Watchdog: Push for transgenders in military is about money, not 'equality'
A conservative military watchdog says a former Surgeon General of the United States is off the mark in her recommendation that "transgendered" individuals should be able to join the military.

SG passes resolution for "preferred name" option for records
Student Government passed a resolution last week with overwhelming support to provide a “preferred name option” to official University records for students who wish to go by a different name than their legal name.

Supporters rally behind transgender student
Supporters of the LGBT community rallied outside Central Piedmont Community College on Friday on behalf of a transgender CPCC student who is gaining national attention over claims that she was detained, questioned and harassed by campus security after exiting a campus women’s restroom on March 18.

Trans Pioneer Christie Lee Van De Putte Dead at 51
The effervescent trans woman was one of the first to sue for the right to survivor benefits in the late 1990s when her husband died of alleged medical malpractice.

domingo, abril 13, 2014

Há cada vez mais jovens homossexuais e transexuais que se prostituem
O projeto “Dignificar-te”, da responsabilidade da Associação “Solidaried’arte”, realiza uma aproximação dos jovens homossexuais e transexuais que se prostituem nas ruas de São Miguel, ajudando-os a encontrar alternativas a um meio do qual querem sair.

Transgender files papers from Khammam
Banking on the support of underprivileged and marginalised sections, which form the lion’s share of electorate, Domala Mary, a transgender, threw her hat in the electoral ring on Saturday to take on the political bigwigs from the prestigious Khammam Assembly constituency.

US: Oregon trans student denied housing by Christian college
A male trans student has been denied access to on-campus housing by an Oregon Christian college.

S.A. transgender pioneer Christie Lee Littleton Van De Putte has died
Christie Lee Littleton Van De Putte, a San Antonio transgender woman who in 1999 was denied the status of a surviving spouse after her husband's death, died on March 15.
Van De Putte, a San Antonio native, was 61 years of age and worked as a hair stylist. No cause of death was made public. Her funeral mass was on March 25 at Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment was at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Embracing the transgender community
The Vermont Law School is celebrating milestones when it comes to transgender rights in the Green Mountains.
The school is dedicating the month of April to the issue. People in the transgender community say more work is needed in the name of equality.

Kikey Morales, la primera transexual en ser funcionario público en Veracruz
Kikey Morales la primer transexual en ser funcionario público en el estado, hablo para nuestra pagina. Dijo sentirse feliz al ser nombrada como coordinadora de fomento económico en el municipio de Veraxruz.

Adiós a Effy Beth - 1989 a 2014
Elizabeth Mía Chorubczyck fue una artista performática. Una guerrera que logró su DNI y una operación de reasignación genital. Una activista que problematizaba para invitarte a pensar y repensarte. Pero lo más importante es que Effy, como le gustaba que la llamaran, fue una hija, amiga, compañera, novia y persona que, con sus días buenos y los no tanto, nos enseñó a hacer, a crecer, a decir: “Sí, se puede”.

Estrenan en el Bafici un corto sobre la experiencia de la nena trans
Un cortometraje protagonizado por la mamá de Lulú, una niña trans,se presentará en el festival de cine Bafici. Un relato que invita a escuchar la experiencia de la mujer, de su hija y de la Comunidad Homosexual Argentina (CHA), en el camino para reconocer la identidad de género.

Presentarán un proyecto para que las trans perciban una jubilación
En el marco del Seminario sobre Ciudadanía Sexual, la agrupación Divas (Diversidad Valiente Santiagueña) y Attta (Asociación de Travestis, Transexuales y Transgéneros) mantuvo una importante reunión con María Rachid, legisladora por la ciudad de Buenos Aires; Claudia Castrosin, vicepresidenta de la Federación de LGBT (Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales y Transexuales); Ornella Infante, coordinadora de enlace de la Mesa Nacional por la Igualdad; Soledad Linale de la Secretaría de la Federación LGBT y Jorge López, profesor y disertante del encuentro.

sábado, abril 12, 2014

European Parliament wants guaranteed free movement for LGBT people
The European Parliament this week adopted a resolution promising the free movement of all families in Europe.

'Other' Voters Gear up to Stamp Their Poll Rights
With the inclusion of a new category ‘other’ in the voters identity card, they are now enjoying a newfound individuality. Gathering in a small room, about eight transgenders listen with attention as Mira Kinnar explains the importance of ‘Other’ gender category in the voter identity card (ID).

[New Zealand]
Wannabe MP's gender change 'humbling'
As a bloke, wannabe MP Kelly Ellis was as rugged as they come. Now she is appealing to the Whangarei electorate to embrace her softer side - as a woman.

[New Zealand]
Amy through to pageant finals
A transgender Auckland teen rewrote pageant history early this morning after earning a place in next month's final of the Battle of the Babes.
Trans model nails spot in national final

Human rights complaints push for changes to sex on birth certificates
Renn Forsberg's family says that, in her heart and in her brain, their six-year-old is a girl. They want her birth certificate to reflect that.

Ralliers call for changes to Saskatchewan Human Rights Code
Dozens rallied in front of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building Saturday afternoon hoping to convince the provincial government to add terms to the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code to ensure undeniable protection for the transgender community.

A fight by a 92-year-old trans widow for survivor benefits leads to change in US policy
Social Security Administration will no longer require additional legal scrutiny for claims made by transgender spouses

UNI group demonstrates for gender-neutral bathrooms
A gathering of University of Northern Iowa students were not carrying cleverly-worded signs. Nor were they chanting phrases echoing through Maucker Union.

Trans student told she can't use women's toilet at college
A transgender student in North Carolina says a campus security officer asked her for identification to verify her gender after she exited the women’s toilet.
Protest targets CPCC policies, treatment of transgender student

Breaking: Trans Student Denied On-Campus Housing at George Fox University
An African-American transgender student–who’ll be a junior at George Fox University next year–has been denied on-campus housing at the Oregon college. Jayce M., from Portland, Ore., has medically and socially transitioned and has started his legal transition. Jayce’s attorney, Portlander Paul Southwick, filed a Title IX discrimination complaint with the U.S. Department of Education Friday morning.
Local university and transgender student at odds over housing
Ore. Trans Student Sues Christian University Over On-Campus Housing Denial

Woman claims cosmetology school discriminated against her
Lindsey Fahlberg has big dreams of taking her cosmetology talents far. "I want to be able to work in television and in movies and do hair and make-up," said Fahlberg. Fahlberg said she went to enroll in Ogle School of San Antonio but she didn't feel welcome. "I cried. I mean it was my second time ever being told something because of my identity," added Fahlberg.

Law school addresses gender dysphoria as free speech
Vermont Law School students and professors have been celebrating the First Amendment with celebrations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender culture — and making just enough people uncomfortable in the process that they might spark a cultural revolution.

DENIED - Transgender activist turned away from Bacchanal
For several years, Tiana Miller has been a regular patron at Bacchanal. This year, she even attended the launch in January. But two Fridays ago, the avid soca fan told The Sunday Gleaner she was quite surprised and embarrassed when, for the first time, she was denied entry.