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quinta-feira, abril 23, 2015

TGEU Media Statement: Council of Europe Adopts Historic Transgender Resolution
Today, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted with an overwhelming majority a comprehensive resolution on trans persons’ human rights. The Assembly calls upon Member States to respect, protect and fulfil trans persons’ right not to be discriminated against and to facilitate quick, transparent and accessible legal gender recognition based on self-determination. In an at times emotional debate, the parliamentarians urged member states to take pro-active measures for advancing the living conditions of trans people and to raise awareness.
Assembleia Parlamentar do Conselho da Europa adota Resolução histórica para as pessoas trans

CoE report shines spotlight on trans discrimination
Today’s debate (Wednesday 22 April) at the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) on a wide-ranging trans rights resolution is important for trans people across Europe.

Channel 4 orders series of trans documentaries
The broadcaster has commissioned three documentaries about trans and gender variant young people.

Arrests over horrific trans attack
Six men have been arrested over the murders of two trans women and gang rape of another in Northern Pakistan.

Hopes rise for legalization of sex reassignment in Vietnam
“She called me to visit her that day to witness her injecting silicone. But I came only to shroud her,” said the 30-year-old transgender woman from Ben Tre Province.

Univision Airs Hour-Long Special Spotlighting Transgender Stories
Univision aired an hour-long special about the stories of four Latino transgender individuals on their weekly news show Aquí y Ahora, doing a praiseworthy job of normalizing the life experiences of transgender people to a Spanish-speaking audience.

Support for trans people on the rise in the US
A survey has revealed a striking upswing of support for the trans community among Americans.

Chelsea Manning pleads for help to ‘keep appeal going’ amid growing legal bills
Jailed whistleblower Chelsea Manning has pleaded for help to keep her appeal going – amid a number of mounting legal bills.

Little Rock approves anti-discrimination protections for gays
The Little Rock City Board of Directors on Tuesday night adopted an ordinance prohibiting the city and any vendors that do business with the city from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Macon judge denies transgender Georgia inmate’s plea for transfer
A federal court judge has denied transgender Georgia inmate Ashley Diamond’s request to be transferred to a lower-security prison for her safety. The ruling came down in a Monday afternoon hearing in which Diamond was present to testify. Diamond’s lawyers tell the Georgia Voice they are “very concerned” she will be assaulted again, or cause harm to herself again.

Assembly rejects transgender 'bathroom bill'
The Nevada Assembly rejected a bill that outraged transgender advocates and would have required students to use bathrooms corresponding to their biological sex.
Assembly rejects gender-based school restroom bill

Shooting raises fear in transgender community
A transgender woman is in the hospital after being shot in the face.
It happened overnight Monday in Walnut Hills.
A life on the street nearly comes to a tragic end. A black transgender woman was shot in the face on Lincoln Avenue in Walnut Hills.

Bethlehem updates policies to include transgender students and staff
The Bethlehem Area School Board this week updated its nondiscrimination and harassment policies to include gender identity and gender expression.

Conservative lawmakers want SDHSAA transgender policy changed
Conservative legislators and lobbyists called Tuesday for repealing South Dakota’s policy allowing transgender students to participate in high school sports as members of teams of the opposite sex.

Transgender candidate ready to run for Midvale City Council
A Midvale woman is kicking off a campaign that could break barriers in Utah politics and make history.

Va. Supreme Court rules trans inmate can change name
The Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled that a transgender woman who is incarcerated at a federal prison can legally change her name.

Brutal ataque a joven transexual en Temuco
Un violento ataque padeció la joven transexual Claudia Camila Nahuelhual Cayuqueo (34), quien desde el lunes 13 de abril se encuentra internada en el Hospital Hernán Henríquez Aravena de Temuco, informó hoy el Movimiento de Integración y Liberación Homosexual (Movilh).