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domingo, março 29, 2015

Mar Cambrollé, “Soy una superviviente de la pobreza y la marginación”
“Mar Cambrollé, una mujer de verdad” es la biografía de la Presidenta de la Asociación de Transexuales de Andalucía quien, desde muy pequeña, hizo de la lucha social su bandera

NUS conference condemns drag and tells gay men to ‘stop acting like black women’
An NUS conference has passed a motion condemning drag and cross dressing, while another motion attacks gay men who speak like black women.
The motions were submitted to the National Union of Students Women’s Campaign conference – which came under fire online last week after warning that clapping could be distressing for some students.

Sweden Is Adding a Gender-Neutral Pronoun to Its Dictionary
'Hen' may be used to refer to someone whose gender is unknown.

Panjab University to introduce 'third gender' category
Panjab University (PU) will soon introduce a column for transgenders (TG) under 'gender' category in all its application forms, academic testimonials and other relevant documents that are processed or issued by the university.

[New Zealand]
Parliament to discuss trans/intersex health
A petition calling for improved health services for trans and intersex people will be discussed in Parliament next week.

[New Zealand]
The cost of coming out as transgender
Two weeks ago, Jess Taylor's future parents-in-law got a letter.
The 22-year-old left it on the kitchen table of their Invercargill home before going to work.
In the letter, Taylor requested to be referred to as a "he" from now on. His new name would be Nathaniel.

Burton named to Canadian dodgeball team
There was a time Savannah Burton thought she’d never play dodgeball again.
Now, she’s about to represent Canada as a member of the national women’s team at the 2015 Dodgeball World Championship in Las Vegas, NV in August.
Burton is transgender and has been living full-time as a woman since September of 2013. She had played the sport competitively, even suiting up for the men’s team at the inaugural world championship event in 2012, before her transition.

Mothers of transgender children take to the bathroom to fight 'bathroom bill'
Mothers of transgendered children are launching what they're calling a "bathroom movement" tomorrow. It's in protest over an amendment to a bill that they say would prevent their children from using public washrooms.

Jack Saddleback first transgender person elected USSU president
Saddleback is the fourth Aboriginal students' union president at the University of Saskatchewan

Transgendered and coming out on Cape Breton
'I can honestly say that there's something special happening here in Cape Breton'

Nelson, B.C., police chief, Wayne Holland, says transgender policies good policing
Police in Nelson, B.C. adopted a policy on interacting with transgender people 3 years ago

Vancouver park board unveils powerful transgender awareness campaign (video)
On March 26, park board chair John Coupar announced the launch of a new public awareness campaign, which aims to make community facilities like swimming pools and fitness centres more transgender-friendly.

Dr. Kenneth Zucker’s War on Transgenders
Lynn Conway is one of the trans community’s great heroes. An inventor and computer chip researcher, in the late ’60s she was fired from her job at IBM when she began to transition from a man to a woman. She decided to go “stealth” and start her life over again as Lynn. She quickly rose through the ranks and the Department of Defense began using her work on top secret projects. Her textbooks became canonical works on computer chip research, earning her tenure as professor emeritus at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. In 1999, researchers linked Lynn’s current work to her earlier work at IBM and she came out as transgender. Since then, her website has been the go-to place for transgenders looking for the latest news about their community.
Professor Lynn Conway on Dr. Kenneth Zucker (Video)

Arkansas Senate approves anti-LGBT religious protection bill
Arkansas inched closer Friday toward becoming the second state this year to adopt a law that critics say would sanction discrimination against LGBT individuals, with the state Senate approving a religious protection bill.

How To Kill A Discriminatory ‘Religious Liberty’ Bill: Call The Bluff
Georgia lawmakers have been quickly advancing their own version of a “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA), a bill similar to the pro-discrimination legislation that just became law in Indiana. SB 129 has already passed the Georgia Senate — having advanced through votes while Democrats were in the bathroom — but it came to a screeching halt in a House committee on Thursday.

Leaders Gather in Chicago to Address Violence Against Transgender Community
On March 27-28, transgender and gender nonconforming leaders from across the country will gather in Chicago to connect across regions, share solutions and build upon national strategies that address the physical and structural violence transgender communities face daily.

No matter what Indiana gov says, many businesses see new ‘religious freedom' law as anti-gay
As expected, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the hyper-controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act passed last week by the legislature. It took place at an unusual private ceremony.
Indiana Religious Freedom Bill Might Rile 2016 Race
Indiana officials, businesses scramble to stem ‘religious freedom’ law fallout
Indiana Law Denounced as Invitation to Discriminate Against Gays

Transgender Rights and Sports
In Minnesota, transgender student-athletes have a right to play for their gender-identified team. Some politicians want to change that.

House ‘religious freedom’ ballot issue fails in tie vote
The Montana House on a tie vote Friday rejected a proposed ballot measure that would have allowed people to cite their religious beliefs to justify disobeying certain laws or actions by the government.

Jamaica PM defends LGBTI killings by claiming country 'respects' gays
Earlier this month, a gay man was stoned to death by a mob

Para hacer valer los derechos, nace la primera Defensoría LGBT nacional
El Defensor del Pueblo de la Nación y la Federación Argentina de Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales y Transexuales (FALGBT) firmaron un convenio y crearon el "Programa de Cooperación Técnica", que dará herramientas para la defensa y protección de los derechos humanos y demás derechos que asisten a lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y trans del país.