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quinta-feira, fevereiro 26, 2015

Mulher trans assassinada no Lobato por três homens
O Grupo Gay da Bahia (GGB) recebeu a denúncia que foi encontrado por volta das 21h de hoje 24, terça-feira o corpo de Itamar Sena Passos, 23 anos, transexual de prenome “Keity”, profissional do sexo, no interior da casa onde morava na Rua Voluntários da Pátria s/n no bairro do subúrbio ferroviário de Salvador. De acordo com duas testemunhas que preferem não se identificar Keity foi vitima de dezessete perfurações espalhadas por todo o corpo, não resistindo veio a óbito no local.

Travestis e transexuais ganham Centro de Apoio e Inclusão a partir de março
Cantora, secretária e militante transexual, Renata Peron foi alvo de inúmeros ataques motivados pelo preconceito. Em um deles, foi agredida por nove pessoas e chegou a perder um rim. Nada muito diferente da violenta realidade de outras travestis, mulheres transexuais e homens trans.

Teenage transsexual refused entry to church in Sevilla
A 14-year-old transsexual was forbidden from attending church in a flamenco dress in Sevilla.
Maria Jose was planning to wear a flamenco dress to Mass as part of the annual Fiesta del Mosto y la Aceituna in Umbrete

Johnstone woman's sacrifice for sex swap op
A courageous transgender woman lived in a cafe for THREE years to save enough cash to pay for a sex change operation.

More Swedes want to have a sex change
More and more Swedes want to change their sex. A new law and fewer taboos convinced around 600 people to visit the country's six surgeries last year.

Amnesty raps Finland on refugee, transgender rights
The human rights organisation Amnesty International has again criticised Finland for its treatment of asylum-seekers, migrants, transgender people and conscientious objectors, as well as what it sees as inaction on violence against women and girls.

ECtHR to announce verdict on Turkish gender reassignment law
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) will announce its final verdict in the case of a trans man in Turkey who could not get the court permission needed for gender reassignment surgery, on March 10.

Transexuais português e espanhol condenados no Dubai
As autoridades portuguesas estão a "acompanhar permanentemente" o caso do transexual português condenado no Dubai por travestismo, disse o secretário de Estado das Comunidades Portuguesas, José Cesário.

Police looked to for answers after Sumaya Dalmar, a Toronto transgender woman, found dead
Sumaya Dalmar, a 26-year-old transgender woman, was found dead on Sunday in Toronto’s east end. Described as a “bold, brave and brilliant young woman who loved her friends fiercely,” members of both Toronto’s LGBT and Somali communities are mourning her loss.
Though police say her death has been ruled not a homicide, posts saying Dalmar — who was also known as Sumaya Ysl — was a victim of murder spread quickly on social media. They asked why there had been no statement from police, why there was no media coverage and how the death of yet another trans woman of colour could be met with such silence.

Study shows long-term hormone treatment (HRT) for transgender people is safe
Years ago when many of use began HRT we didn’t know what the long term effects might have been. Many of us were faced with an ignorant and biased medical profession, who also didn’t know.
Study finds hormone therapy in transgender adults safe

Is 'Transface' a Problem in Hollywood?
Hilary Swank, Andrea James, Natasha Lyonne, Armistead Maupin, and more weigh in on casting discrimination in the entertainment industry.

What being transgender after 50 looks like
There’s something really powerful about portraits, especially when the subject is staring right back at you.

Trans Lifeline needs help to continue saving lives
Another youth suicide has occurred in the transgender community. On Sunday, February 15th, Zander Nicholas Mahaffey took his own life, leaving behind a suicide note published on his Tumblr. In his note, he says, "…even if the world doesn't see me as one…I know in my heart I am a boy." The family has ignored his request to be memorialized using his preferred pronouns and name. Thus, both his headstone and obituary use his birth name.

TLDEF Condemns Texas and Florida Bills Targeting Transgender People for Criminal Prosecution
The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) strongly denounces proposed bills in Texas and Florida that would make it a crime for transgender people to use restrooms and other public facilities consistent with who they are as men and women. The discriminatory Texas legislation (HB 1748) was introduced by Republican State Representative Debbie Riddle and carries jail time of up to one year and fines of up to $4,000 for those convicted. Florida GOP state lawmaker Frank Artiles introduced similar legislation (HB 583) in that state making it illegal for transgender people to enter bathrooms and other public facilities that match who they are and imposing a jail term of up to one year and fines of up to $1,000 for those convicted.

Michael Savage: Transgender Rights Will Destroy Society, Outlaw Reassignment Surgery
On Friday, Michael Savage was infuriated by a Hollywood Reporter interview in which director Michael Cimino denied rumors that he is transgender, which led Savage on a rant about “tranny grannies” and why sex reassignment surgery should be outlawed.

Advocates: Gender-reassignment surgery should be covered
Transgender residents, the medical community and civil rights advocates turned out Tuesday to oppose a bill before the General Assembly that would strip insurance coverage for gender-change surgery.

Detroit-area transgender teen gets support from feds in school lawsuit
The federal government is supporting a Detroit-area teenager who accuses several schools of discriminating against him because he's transgender.

Phone message campaign against LGBT proposal raises bathroom issue
A conservative policy group opposed to a Charlotte City Council proposal to extend nondiscrimination protections to gay, lesbian and transgender residents is charging in phone messages to thousands of Charlotteans that the “dangerous policy change” would allow men to go into women's bathrooms and vice versa.

Professor leads first national study of transgender youth
Stony Brook University assistant psychology professor Nicholas Eaton, Ph.D., is leading the first large-scale national study of socially-supported transgender youth.

New York's Bravest Is Trans FDNY Firefighter Brooke Guinan
"The world doesn't have language to actively allow me to identify myself."
Leaning over the kitchen countertop in her two-bedroom apartment in Queens, Brooke Guinan tries to explain, via four horizontal lines she has plotted on a piece of paper, how the notion of gender is far more complex than the two extremes of "male" and "female." The lines represent four continuums: biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.

BGCT board declares gender assignment ‘immutable’
Biology, not psychology, determines gender identity, according to the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board.

Texas Bill Would Jail Those Whose Chromosomes Don't Match the Restroom They're Using
The Lone Star state adds its entry to this year's streak of bizarre bills seemingly targeted at the basic bodily functions of trans folks.
Debbie Riddle to the rescue: Defending Texans’ virtue since 2002
Two anti-trans bills in Texas House slammed by LGBT groups

House Kills Anti-Discrimination Measure
A huge effort by business coalitions to pass a bill to provide workplace protections to gay and transgender people came to an end Tuesday. The Wyoming House of Representatives defeated Senate File 115, a much talked about anti-discrimination measure, 33 to 24.