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sexta-feira, janeiro 23, 2015

Portugal adds gender identity to the Labour Code
The Portuguese Parliamentarians outlawed employment discrimination against trans people in a vote on Friday, January 16, 2015.

Man organising transsexual wedding hits back at online trolls and urges positivity
A man who is organising the wedding of a dying Worcester transsexual has defiantly hit back at the online trolls abusing him for helping the couple.

Green Party candidate accused of transphobia
Cambridge Green Park parliamentary candidate Rupert Read has been accused of allying with anti-trans feminists.
Twitter spat as Green Party Candidate accused of transphobia
Cambridge Green Party parliamentary candidate Rupert Read accused of transphobia

Hateful 'Parody' of Trans-Inclusive Bathroom Signs Pollute U.K. Campus
The sign, which misgenders and leans on tired myths about trans women as inherently 'threatening,' has been swiftly denounced and removed as its creator remains anonymous.

Gender Recognition Bill still problematic, campaigners say
Transgender rights activists query medical evaluation clause as debate starts in Seanad
Tánaiste says recognition of transgender identity a sign of growing maturity
Press Release: Trans Voices Must Be Heard as Gender Recognition Bill 2014 Debated in Seanad
Gender Recognition Matters - Help Share TENI's New Video
TENI Resources on Gender Recognition Bill Now Available

Bologna to host 6th European Transgender Council
In autumn, we invited you to hand in your candidacy to host the next European Transgender Council 2016. Many trans and LGBT organisations expressed their interest to organise the 6th European Transgender Council and to welcome all of you in 2016 to their respective cities. To see our community so eager and ready to invest themselves to make the largest event for trans people in Europe happening makes us happy and proud. We would like to thank all the applicants for their candidacy and the effort they invested in it. Unfortunately a decision had to be made and it was a difficult one!

Malta grants first asylum status to transgender refugee
Protection was granted by the Commissioner after the case was considered and the individual circumstances of the case were reviewed.

L'armée israélienne a décidé de soutenir les transsexuels
Tsahal est considérée comme l'armée la plus tolérante au monde à l'égard des Gays et Lesbiennes

India Sees Passionate Protests Against 'Transphobic' Storyline in New Film
New film I's popular director and star cannot shake activists who are demanding an apology for the movie's demeaning, hypersexual portrayal of a trans woman.

Court of Appeal: Islamic laws subject to Federal Constitution
The Court of Appeal, in a 46-page written judgment, has declared Section 66 of the Negeri Sembilan Syariah Criminal Enactment 1992, which bars men from cross-dressing as females in public as unconstitutional and void.

SEXING THE TRANSMAN: The Buck Angel Interview
Buck Angel is a 42-year old brawny muscular redheaded good-looking bearded hunk. With his heavily tattooed body, his twinkling eyes and his infectious smile, he is in fact one very hot man. But this wasn’t always the case, as in our label-fixated society Buck is actually a transsexual who is very much a man but one with a significant difference than most. He is, as he loves to describe himself so succinctly, 'a man with a pussy'.

Why It’s a Big Deal That Obama Said ‘Transgender’
Every word in every State of the Union speech is vetted. And President Barack Obama’s decision to say a certain word among the 6,718 he uttered on Tuesday is reverberating through the LGBT community. That’s because Obama just became the first President to say the word transgender during such a high-profile occasion. And most advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights are thrilled.

FBI Understates Hate-Motivated Attacks on Transgender People
An FBI hate crime report released today says only 33 people were targeted in bias crimes for their gender identity in the United States in 2013. By way of comparison, the NCAVP issued a comprehensive report in May that found 344 transgender people were the victims of hate-motivated violence last year.

Trans Student Says University Staff Harassed, Kicked Him Out of Locker Room
A.T. Furuya says he was berated by both a schoolmate and gym staff, who allegedly told him to leave the locker room despite San Diego State's clear nondiscrimination policy.

Transgender Inmate Can Sue Prison Over Rape
A transgender inmate who was sexually assaulted in prison may pursue claims that prison officials risked her safety by putting her in a cell with a rapist, a federal judge ruled.

Chicago City Council prohibits police profiling of trans* people
By a unanimous vote January 21, the Chicago City Council approved the expansion of an existing city ordinance prohibiting police profiling based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability, military discharge, marital, financial or parental status to include gender identity and national origin.

N.C. Democratic Party chair candidate under fire for transgender insult
A candidate for the chairmanship of North Carolina Democratic Party is under fire after insulting a fellow candidate who is transgender at a candidate forum in Gastonia on Tuesday.
NC Democratic Party candidate calls transgender opponent ‘a man’

Governor Andrew Cuomo urges civil rights law for transgender New Yorkers
The governor is calling for an amendment to the state’s civil rights law to protect transgender New Yorkers from discrimination in housing, employment, credit, education and public accommodations.
Governor Cuomo Calls for Passage of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act in State of the State!

Students frustrated with segmentation of population at Barnard trans admissions forums
Some students and faculty members are frustrated that Thursday’s town hall on Barnard’s transgender admissions policy will only be open to Barnard students and alumni.

Central Clinic introduces Transgender Wellness Program
In response to the suicide of Ohio transgender teen Leelah Alcorn on Dec. 28, the University of Cincinnati has introduced the Transgender Wellness Program to address the mental health needs of the transgender community.

Rest In Peace, Lamia Beard!
Well, didn't take long for me to have to write my first post of 2015 memorializing one of our fallen African-American trans sisters.
This happened in Norfolk, VA, her name was Lamia Beard, and she was 30 years old.
Lamia was found just before 4 AM EST on January 17 suffering from a gunshot wound in the 700 block of E. 25th Street. She was taken to Norfolk General Hospital where she later died.