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sábado, março 07, 2015

Can International Human Rights Law Accommodate Bodily Diversity?
This article considers recent efforts by international bodies and advocacy groups to secure the human rights of individuals with intersex variation. Identifying that these efforts are constrained by powerful assumptions about binary sex, it argues that international rights discourse looks set to regulate intersex individuals by the same protective strategies applied to the last four decades of the women’s rights movement.

Emily Brothers: get stuck into politics
Emily Brothers is not just another boring politician. Her background is in the public sector: she was a former Head of Policy at the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), where she was responsible for leading health and social-care policies. She is currently the Labour party’s parliamentary candidate for Sutton and Cheam. The party, in a historic first for the British political scene, recently celebrated having the first female openly gay transgender politician to run for Westminster. We spoke to her about her journey to politics as well as the current election campaign.

Labour MP raises treatment of trans women called ‘sir’ by Parliament security
Labour MP Kerry McCarthy has spoken out in Parliament, after transgender women were referred to as ‘sir’ by security staff during a Parliamentary LGBT Month reception.

Sex change lecturer Rachael Padman joins women's bodies debate in Cambridge
Attitudes to transgender people have changed for the better – but many of those who switch sexes are still anxious about what others think of them.

Press Release: Historic Moment as Gender Recognition Bill Enters Dáil
Today (Thursday 5th March), the Gender Recognition Bill was debated in the Dáil. This was a historic moment as 27 TDs from all parties spoke on the Bill. All TDs broadly welcomed the introduction of the legislation but called on the Government to improve the Bill.
Gender Recognition Bill ‘paternalistic’ and ‘Irish solution to an Irish problem ’

Press Release: «G.T.S.A. strongly protests for the archiving of a group-lawsuit because of the pogrom against the trans people in Thessaloniki and the illegal custody of the lawyer who defended their rights»
Greek Transgender Support Association, N.G.O. for the protection of the rights of the trans community, is strongly protesting with this press release for the archiving of a group-lawsuit – that was filed in July 2013 – due to the pogrom against the trans people in Thessaloniki which was closely linked to the lawsuit filed by the lawyer Electra Leda Koutras because she was illegally held in custody – among other offences against her that took place in June 2013 – while she was exercising her profession as the defending attorney ,of the trans people that were then persecuted in Thessaloniki.

WATCH: Meet the Singapore Trans Man Whose Life Story Went Viral
Most Singaporean trans men have been unable to find other men like them, says Christopher Khor. His story is helping to change that.

Transformers: the unique challenge of changing gender within a relationship
Changing from one sex to another clearly involves an enormous physical and emotional upheaval, but for the long-term partners of transgender individuals the process often has an equally profound impact.

Proposed regulations for gender status change spark debate
Jacky Vallée faces a problem many trans people face when trying to change their legal gender status.
Victoria transgender woman battling ‘dangerous’ change to rights bill

Risk of Breast Cancer in Transgender Persons—A Study of Veterans
A study of breast cancer in transgender veterans has identified ten new cases, increasing the total number of published cases in both female-to-male and male-to-female transgender persons.

Grantland Q&A: Fallon Fox
The trailblazing MMA fighter talks about being a trans athlete, her battles with Joe Rogan, and whether the UFC will ever (finally) let her fight

That Time Maria Bello Spotted a Head in the Hudson River
The out actress wants to make a movie based on the life and death of noted LGBT activist Marsha P. Johnson

Release date revealed for film featuring Eddie Redmayne as trans woman Lili Ebe
The release date has been revealed for a film featuring Eddie Redmayne as a trans woman.

Military court recognizes WikiLeaks defendant Chelsea Manning as a woman
A military appeals court is recognizing the transgender defendant accused of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks as a woman.
The U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals in Washington issued the order pertaining to Chelsea Manning on Wednesday.

Man pleads not guilty to murdering transgender woman in South L.A.
An Inglewood man who allegedly shot a transgender woman during a robbery in South Los Angeles pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder and other charges involving an 11-year-old girl who he’s accused of forcing into prostitution.

Guy who proposed transgender bathroom bill lauded by colleague for his "courage"
You know how much courage it takes to be who you are in the face of ignorant and mean-spirited social stigmatization?
Well, not as much as it takes to make a law that reinforces that ignorant and mean-spirited stigma, says one Florida Republican.
Soto vows to ‘crush’ House’s bathroom bill~
Bill that transgenders say is discriminatory likely won’t pass, senator says
Public-Bathroom Bill Upsets South Florida Transgender Advocates

Ga. Senate OK’s religious freedom bill critics say will allow LGBT discrimination
The Georgia Senate gave decisive approval Thursday to a contentious “religious freedom” bill – one of a wave of measures surfacing in at least a dozen states that critics say could provide legal cover for discrimination against gays and transgender people.
McKoon’s ‘religious freedom’ bill passes in Georgia Senate

Purdue to implement gender inclusive housing to ensure safety and acceptance
Students concerned about housing safety will be able to choose a safe housing option starting next year.

TLDEF Condemns Kentucky Bill Targeting Transgender Students for Discrimination
TLDEF denounces passage of a Kentucky Senate bill that singles out transgender students in that state for discrimination. Introduced by Kentucky State Senator CB Embry, Jr., SB 76 would bar transgender students from using bathrooms and locker rooms that match who they truly are as boys and girls. The State Senate approved the bill last Friday on a 27-9 vote and sent it to the Kentucky House of Representatives.

All-women’s Wellesley College to admit transgender students
Wellesley College is joining a growing list of women’s colleges that accept transgender students.

Suspect in Islan Nettles' Death Should Face Hate Charges, Mother Says
The mother of Islan Nettles, the transgender woman who was pummeled to death on a Harlem sidewalk 18 months ago, believes the man accused of her beating death should face hate crime charges.
AVP responds to the indictment in the homicide of Islan Nettles

Brief filed in Morris open-records case
PGN filed a legal brief in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court this week, seeking complete dispatch records from the District Attorney’s Office pertaining to the Nizah Morris incident.
Morris was a transgender woman found with a fractured skull shortly after a “courtesy ride” from Philadelphia police in 2002. Her homicide remains unsolved.

Saks settles discrimination suit with transgender employee, after sparking outrage
The settlement comes after Saks argued that discrimination based on gender identity was not covered under the Civil Rights Act’s ban on sex discrimination.

Anti-Trans Bathroom Bills Proposed in Texas
Transgender people in Texas could soon be thrown in jail for going to the bathroom, if one lawmaker has her way.

Utah Senate panel gives unanimous approval to LGBT non-discrimination bill
A landmark Utah proposal protecting gay and transgender individuals passed its first test at the state Legislature on Thursday when a Republican-controlled Senate committee offered its unanimous and at times emotional support of the measure.

Gloucester schools respond to challenge by transgender student
The Gloucester County School board has responded to a federal civil rights complaint filed by a Gloucester High School sophomore whose request to use the boys' bathrooms led to a policy limiting the facilities available to transgender students.

Virginia AG: School boards can prohibit discrimination against LGBT students
Local school boards in Virginia have authority to include sexual orientation and gender identity in their anti-discrimination policies, according to the state’s attorney general.