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quarta-feira, maio 13, 2015

Intervenção de Alexandre Pacheco, representante da rede ex aequo, na Audição Pública "Pessoas trans e intersexo: que reconhecimento e que novos direitos?"

#May17Because intersex children do not need your interventions
According to Advocates for Informed Choice (AIC), a nonprofit organization advocating on behalf of intersex children, an estimated one in 2,000 babies is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy and/or chromosome pattern that doesn’t seem to fit typical definitions of male or female. In America beginning in the 1950’s, infants and children born with intersex traits were given multiple surgeries and other medical interventions intended to make their bodies appear to match the understood standards of male and female. Their families were told to keep this a secret. Doctors believed that early surgery and secrecy would help the child develop a “normal” gender identity; ignoring the life-long emotional and physical impact of their actions on the intersex people.

Europa pide acabar con las cirugías a intersexuales sin su consentimiento
El Consejo de Europa ha publicado un informe en el que recomienda a los Estados acabar con las intervenciones de cirugía irreversibles y los tratamientos médicos a las personas intersexuales sin su consentimiento ante una situación que califica de "violación de los derechos humanos" de estas personas.
Europe must step up efforts to protect intersex people
Intersex rights put in the spotlight by Council of Europe

Which country is leading Europe when it comes to LGBTI equality?
Scotland leaves the rest of the UK and Europe behind while Azerbaijan scores even lower than Russia when it comes to LGBTI equality and human rights

Trans woman denied access to Primark changing room
Joni Bendall has spoken out about the abuse she faces in her home town of Ipswich.

Indonesia's transgender priests face uncertain future
An ancient tradition is slowly disappearing as many young transgender choose to become beauticians instead of bissu

OII Australia - Council of Europe on “Human rights and intersex people”
We warmly congratulate the Council of Europe and report author Silvan Agius for a landmark report on the human rights of people with intersex variations. The report contains 8 clear and simple recommendations, and strong analysis.

Gender dysphoria clinic to receive extra funding
The Victorian Government has announced there will be extra funding for the Gender Dysphoria Clinic at the Royal Children's Hospital, after speculation that the clinic was initially left out of the budget.

Feds Tell Insurance Companies That Transgender People Need Mammograms Too
Transgender people face two prominent hurdles to equitable health care: coverage of procedures related to their actual gender transition (hormones, surgery, etc.) and coverage of sex-specific procedures that are as important for transgender people as for others, like mammograms, prostate exams, and cervical Pap tests. New guidance issued this week from the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury affirms that insurance companies must provide the services in this second category without discriminating on the basis of gender identity.
Federal Gov: No, Insurers Can't Deny Transgender Patients Preventive Care

California Veteran Shares Story of Gender Transition
A local transgender veteran is sharing her story of transitioning with FOX40.

Maddie's Story: The girl born a boy
Ana and Yannick saw the signs very early.
Their son, Matthew, only wanted to play with toys typically associated with girls. He wanted to grow his hair long like young girls would. And he desperately wanted to wear dresses.

Georgia Trans Inmate Ashley Diamond Relocated After Receiving Threats
Despite federal help in her health discrimination claim, Diamond has continued to face sexual abuse while imprisoned, including at least seven alleged rapes.

Bathroom access for transgender woman at Baton Rouge courthouse causes stir
A transgender woman working in the cafeteria of Baton Rouge’s downtown state courthouse said building managers wrongly denied her access to the women’s bathrooms, discriminating against her by restricting her access to those facilities.

A Camp That Lets Kids Be Themselves…Even if it Means Wearing a Dress
When Bruce Jenner appeared on 20/20 last month and talked openly with Diane Sawyer about his transition from male to female, he immediately transformed an issue that had largely been considered a joke into a serious discussion.

Local residents react to Bruce Jenner interview
Former Olympian, Bruce Jenner, recently announced on an ABC News Special that he is transitioning to a woman.

Turned Away for Being Transgender, Seattle Woman Sues Blood Bank
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration still categorizes transgender women as 'men who have sex with men,' meaning they're considered 'higher risk' in formal recommendations to blood banks.
Transgender woman files lawsuit against blood bank that wouldn't accept her plasma

"Mujercitos", homofobia para planas de nota roja
Susana Vargas Cervantes recopila en un libro diversos textos que sobre travestis y homosexuales publicó ese semanario entre 1963 y 1986.

Unos adolescentes lapidan hasta la muerte a una mujer transexual en Cuba
Una mujer transexual ha sido asesinada en Pinar del Río, Cuba, de un modo terrible: lapidada a pedradas. La víctima, de 24 años, Yosvani Robaina y a quien muchos conocían como La Eterna, estaba caminando por el parque Roberto Amarán cuando unos adolescentes comenzaron a lanzarle piedras en el cuerpo y la cabeza.
Muere un transexual apedreado en la ciudad de Pinar del Río
Lapidan a transexual en Cuba

Silueta X pide que se aclaren muertes de personas GLBTI
La Asociación Silueta X, a través del Observatorio de Justicia y Derechos Humanos de los GLBTI, demandó de las autoridades de Justicia y Policía, el esclarecimiento de uno de sus miembros identificado como Byron Flores Correa o ‘Katty’.

‘They have silenced us completely’
Human rights activists, journalists and LGBT citizens are regularly targeted by right-wing killers. As one who isn't afraid to speak out says: 'There is an ideology of domination and violence in this country'