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sábado, abril 18, 2015

How the transgender community went mainstream
A transgender man looks set to win Men's Health annual "Ultimate Guy" competition, while British Vogue declares that "trans is having a moment". Is this a watershed moment in terms of visibility and rights for the group, asks Theo Merz

Evidence Supporting the Biologic Nature of Gender Identity
Abstract and Introduction
Objective To review current literature that supports a biologic basis of gender identity.
Methods A traditional literature review.
Results Evidence that there is a biologic basis for gender identity primarily involves (1) data on gender identity in patients with disorders of sex development (DSDs, also known as differences of sex development) along with (2) neuroanatomical differences associated with gender identity.
Conclusions Although the mechanisms remain to be determined, there is strong support in the literature for a biologic basis of gender identity.

Comissão da Câmara quer explicação sobre caso de travesti agredida em SP
O presidente da Comissão de Direitos Humanos da Câmara dos Deputados, Paulo Pimenta (PT-RS), encaminhou nesta sexta-feira, 17, pedido de informações ao governador de São Paulo, Geraldo Alckmin (PSDB), e ao procurador-geral do Ministério Público paulista, Márcio Elias Rosa, sobre o caso de abuso de autoridade contra a travesti Verônica Bolina, de 25 anos.
As suspeitas e manipulações no caso Verônica Bolina

Transgender people may be recognised under new law
The health ministry is finalising the amendment of the draft Civil Code, which is likely to acknowledge transgender people and their rights for the first time in Viet Nam.

The reluctant role model
Being a notable person in the public eye was something Australia's highest-ranking trans* military official never believed possible. Ahead of her recent historic National Press Club address, David Alexander discovered why it took Cate McGregor some time to embrace her new position within the LGBTI community.

Saskatchewan trans community says health coverage lacking
A transgender man in Saskatchewan says he has dealt with discrimination and barriers to treatment while seeking gender reassignment, but he insists the journey is even more difficult for many of his peers.
Canada's trans people face lengthy wait times for medical care

Trans community demands human rights protection
When actress Laverne Cox of TV's "Orange Is the New Black" became the first transgender person to make the cover of Time magazine, it represented a watershed moment for those who have often chosen obscurity over visibility — and for good reason.

Aydian Dowling in lead to become first trans Men's Health cover model
Bodybuilder has more than double the votes of other guys in online search
Aydian Dowling is in the lead to become Men's Health first transgender cover model.
The bodybuilder first came to our attention when his recreation of Adam Levine's iconic naked photo went viral in February.
Now Dowling, 27, is leading an Men's Health's online model search with more than double the number of votes as the man in second place. Voting closes on 21 June.

Intersex surgeries spark move away from drastic treatment
She was born to a young Chicago couple, named Jennifer, and grew into a beautiful long-lashed child with wavy dark hair, big brown eyes and a yearning, youthful desire to be just like all the other girls.

Assembly adjourns in memory of transgender teens who committed suicide
An emotional Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) adjourned the state Assembly session Thursday in memory of two transgender teenagers from northern San Diego County who committed suicide.

Resolution to kill D.C. LGBT rights bill introduced in House
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) introduced a resolution in the U.S. House on Tuesday calling on Congress to disapprove a bill passed by the D.C. City Council and signed by Mayor Muriel Bowser that would ban discrimination against LGBT students attending religious schools.

Fateful Typo Discovered in Ky Peterson's Sentencing
The trans man's former public defender says he hasn't seen a discrepancy like this in 25 years of practicing law. Meanwhile, an assistant DA admits the sentence was 'not proper.'
Ky Peterson is in prison for a crime that is different than the one he pleaded guilty to, according to court records obtained by The Advocate.

Toledoan draws 5 years in prison
A Toledo man was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison for assaulting and robbing a transgender woman downtown.

Texas Republicans scrap bill that banned trans students from using toilets at school
A bill that would have banned transgender people from using toilets in Texas schools has been withdrawn by the House State Affairs Committee.

Brazil trans woman stripped, shaved and disfigured in police beating
Model was attacked again in hospital
A Brazilian transgender woman was stripped and had her head shaved and face disfigured in a brutal police beating.
Veronica Bolina was arrested on Sunday (12 April) for assaulting an elderly women in her apartment building in São Paulo and put in a male prison.
For reasons not yet clear, the model got into a fight with a police officer during a cell transfer and bit off half his ear.
#SomosTodasVeronica: Trans woman beaten in Brazilian prison
Brazilian Trans Woman Beaten After Arrest
About Verônica Bolina
Veronica Bolina è stata torturata e sfigurata solo perché transessuale. La campagna in sua difesa è #SomosTodasVerônica
Brésil: Une mannequin trans’ brutalisée par la police
Una transexual desfigurada en la cárcel por la Policía conmociona Brasil

El amor de madre se impuso a los prejuicios
María Belén Ochoa, de 44 años, es una mujer transexual, dueña de una despensa en su pueblo, Santa Catalina Holmberg que está cercano a Río Cuarto en Argentina. En el 2010 logró la guarda provisoria de dos niños, hijos de sus vecinos, que según el juez de Río Cuarto, “sufrían un maltrato constatado realmente terrible, abandono, desamparo y una desaprensión total de su mamá y su papá…”. María Belén siente hoy que ganó la batalla, que cumplió un sueño.