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quinta-feira, março 19, 2015

Transgender activists rally for OBC rights
It was another step forward for the transgender community in the country when, on Tuesday, the Supreme Court delivered another landmark verdict. Quashing the Centre's decision to grant OBC status to the Jat community, the court ruled that caste should not be the sole basis to decide backwardness of a community. It asked the Centre to consider new and emerging form of backwardness to decide the OBC list and cited the case of the transgender community.

Bangladesh’s Third Gender
Shahria Sharmin had gone to her husband’s factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, looking to tell a positive story about the garment industry, one that would offset negative public perceptions. What she found, instead, was an even more challenging topic: the lives of five hijras, the local term for the culture of men who identify sexually as women. By day, they presented themselves as men, but at night they dressed as women and kept a home for their boyfriends.

The hypocrisy behind the military’s transgender policy
Thanks to a procedural tweak at the Pentagon, transgender soldiers are now less likely to get kicked out of the military.
Transgender people push for acceptance in military -- and beyond

[USA] [Film]
When your young daughter says 'I'm a boy'
There was the pink and white nursery to finish, dresses and bows to buy.

'Why We Need Transgender Pronouns' Explains Queer-Inclusive Language
Pronouns are important.

Moving forward: Transgender bathroom bill passes second Florida House committee
A bill that would ban transgender Floridians from using single-sex bathrooms that don’t match the gender of their birth passed a second House committee Tuesday, following hours of debate.
Transgender bathroom bill moves forward in House
Bill Now Requires Transgender People to Have Their Papers Before Using Restroom

LGBT Atlantans rally against ‘religious freedom’ bill at Georgia State Capitol
As the days dwindled before the fate of state Sen. Josh McKoon’s so-called “religious freedom” bill is decided, hundreds of opponents of the bill gathered for a rally to make one last visible stand.

Upcoming: UChicago LGBTQ; Creating Change; Latin@ week; Trans pres appointee
From lesbian relationships in the early 1900s to student activists struggling with the AIDS crisis to a five-star rating from the Campus Pride Index, LGBTQ life at the University of Chicago ( UChicago ) has been a part of its fabric since the beginning.

Students plan rally in favor of bill threatened by two Republicans' unrelated amendments
In a final push for a bill that would allow high school students to sit on superintendent screening committees, members of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence's Student Voice Team are planning a rally on the Capitol steps in Frankfort Monday.

Planet Fitness takes steps to identify transgender members
Many Mid-Michigan residents were wondering how Planet Fitness knows which members are truly transgender and which ones say they are just to get a locker room thrill.

American Family Association Slams Planet Fitness For Response To Transgender Locker Room Controversy
The American Family Association has responded to the media firestorm that erupted after Planet Fitness revoked the membership of a woman who "inappropriately" responded to the presence of a transgender woman in the locker room.

St. Paul school board approves transgender policy
The St. Paul school board unanimously approved a new policy Tuesday that aims to make school more welcoming for transgender and gender-nonconforming students.

MN Child Protection League: Trans-inclusive school policies hurt kids
Minnesota Republicans have offered legislation that would repeal transgender-inclusive school policies across the state, and bill proponents have been hitting the airwaves to drum up support. The bill, SF1543/HF1546, would effectively repeal a Minnesota State High School League policy that allows transgender students to participate in athletics based on their gender. It would also block the Minneapolis and St. Paul school districts from implementing transgender-inclusive school policies; Minneapolis adopted one last year and St. Paul is poised to adopt one in March.

UNCC quietly adopts new transgender bathroom policy
NBC Charlotte learned Tuesday night, due to an anonymous tip, that the University of North Carolina-Charlotte campus now allows transgender students, faculty and staff to use the restroom of their choice.

Oregon House passes bill to ban ‘gay conversion’ therapy for youths
The bill makes it illegal for professionals to try to change a young person’s sexual orientation

Man charged in murder of transwoman appears in court
Details about the murder of a transgender woman last November were revealed during a court hearing for the suspect Tuesday morning.

Texas lawmakers just broke a record they really shouldn’t be proud of
Texas lawmakers appear to have broken the record for the most anti-gay bills filed in one year.

Fairfax school board to consider protecting gender identity
A Fairfax County school board member has proposed expanding the district’s nondiscrimination policy to include gender identity for the first time.