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terça-feira, janeiro 20, 2015

British Army officer: I was ‘living an act’ before coming out as trans
An officer in the British Army has opened up about being transgender.
British Army's first transgender officer was 'living an act'
My body was wrong, says transgender Army captain

Israel recognizes sex changes without operation
It will now be possible to change the gender designation on one's identity card without having sex reassignment surgery.

Shankar gets police protection
Shankar's much-awaited I that recently hit the screens, has come under the ire of transgender community. The community in Chennai is upset by the way one of the characters has been portrayed in the film and hence, has expressed their displeasure on it. Their bone of contention is with the way the makeup artist, who is a transgender, propositions the hero in the film.
In Concurrence with their Counterparts

Human rights group thanks CDC for adding “sexual identity” to new charter
The Foundation of Thai Transgender Alliance for Human Rights has expressed its appreciation to the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) for including the term “sexual identity” in the permanent charter.

Trans sex workers among China's most discriminated groups
Report finds the women face 'amplified stigma' due to their gender and job

New gender proposals by MOI draw more criticism
Backtracking? Activists are unhappy that the interior ministry’s latest proposals would bar married people or those with children from seeking gender reassignment

[Sri Lanka]
Sri Lanka’s LGBTIs are hopeful new President will act to protect their rights
Sri Lankan LGBTI rights group Equal Ground hope the incoming government of President Maithripala Sirisena will be more open minded to the needs of sexual minorities and transgender people

This Is What Transgender Locker Room Harassment Looks Like
Conservatives often claim that allowing transgender people (especially transgender women) access to the restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity endangers women and children by violating their privacy. More often, it’s the transgender person who is unsafe, particularly if the facility doesn’t provide them with privacy options, as one student at San Diego State University (SDSU) recently learned.

Kentucky Lawmaker: Fine Schools $2,500 Every Time a Trans Student Uses 'Wrong' Bathroom
Last week Senator C.B. Embry, Jr. introduced an antitrans bill to Senate, declaring that removing trans students from same-sex facilities is an "emergency."

St. Louisans’ Photo Project Brings Older Transgender People Out Of The Shadows
When the TV show “Transparent” won two Golden Globe Awards a week ago Sunday, many transgender people felt validated, and a little less invisible.

Teen's death spurs new push to ban conversion therapy
The Empire State Pride Agenda, New York's civil rights and LGBT advocacy group, launched an online petition on to push for the passage of two bills, one protecting LGBT youth from conversion therapy efforts and the other — the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act — that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression. The petition calls for the prevention of state-licensed therapists from practicing "conversion therapy" — a controversial method that attempts to "convert" gays to heterosexuals or change the gender identity of transgenders — and adds gender identity to anti-discrimination and hate crime laws.

Transgender woman could make history as Gov.-elect Tom Wolf's physician general
If selected to served in Gov.-elect Tom Wolf's Cabinet, Dr. Rachel Levine could become the highest-ranked transgender woman in Pennsylvania state government history.
Tom Wolf Names Transgender Woman Physician General
(Photo: Dr. Rachel Levine, an openly transgender woman, was recently chosen to be the new Pennsylvania Physician's General and may be named to Gov.-elect Tom Wolf's Cabinet.)