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sexta-feira, maio 15, 2015

A solidão do ser(-se assim)
Quando, ao longo da tua vida, sentes-te só e tens a sensação nítida de que não tens com quem falar, alguém que te entenda, que te compreenda, e que parece que estás a falar numa língua alienígena qualquer, é simples a conclusão: és trans como eu.

NatWest allows trans woman to use ‘Ms’ instead of ‘Mr’ following PinkNews report
Following a report by PinkNews, NatWest has agreed to update a trans woman’s title on her bank account to “Ms”, rather than “Mr”.

Two transphobic attacks in Istanbul
On Tuesday night, 12 May 2015, 2 trans women sex workers were attacked in different districts in Istanbul (Findikzade and Bagdat Boulevard).

The challenges faced by LGBTI members following the earthquake in Nepal
Seven years ago, Reshma Tamang left his home in Gorkha district as a young man, to come to the capital Kathmandu. Now with his home crushed by the quake, he yearns to return but cannot because he is a transgender woman.

Negri cross-dressing case appeal to be heard on August 13
On November 7, 2014 judge Datuk Mohd Hishamudin Mohd Yunus declared the Negri Sembilan Shariah Criminal Enactment had violated the rights of Muslim transgenders. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 14, 2015.The Federal Court will hear on August 13 the Negri Sembilan government's appeal against a Court of Appeal ruling which held that a provision in the state religious enactment criminalising cross-dressing by Muslims is unconstitutional.

Edmonton Catholic school bans transgender child, 7, from girls' washroom
I’m really worried about the impact of this stance we’ve taken on that child,' trustee says
Edmonton Catholic school trustee supporting transgendered student

Dept. of Education Renews Call to Investigate Anti-Trans Discrimination in Schools
Joined by over 300 transgender and LGBT community members and allies at the National Center for Transgender Equality’s (NCTE) 12th Anniversary Celebration, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine E. Lhamon renewed the Education Department’s call to investigate and resolve Title IX sex discrimination violations against transgender students nationwide.

Bill would prohibit credit discrimination against LGBT people
Democratic lawmakers have introduced legislation to prohibit creditors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Is gender identity biologically hard-wired?
At an early age, 8-year-old Skyler Kelly began to let his parents know that what he looked like on the outside, a girl, is not how he felt on the inside. The science of gender identity isn't fully understood, but new research points to a complex set of factors, including biological ones. Special correspondent Jackie Judd talks to families and researchers who are working on these discoveries.

Ask Lambda Legal — Stop Prison Rape
Q: My friend is a transgender woman in a men’s prison. Last year she was raped, and I’m afraid it’ll happen again. Why can’t she be moved to a women’s prison?

Man charged with hate crime in transgender assault
Hate-crime charges were announced Wednesday against a man involved in an alleged assault against a transgender person in April.
Boulder transient facing bias-motivated charge in assault on transgender man

Reeves Center to host Capital Trans Pride
The ninth annual Capital Trans Pride will take place on Saturday at the Reeves Municipal Center in Northwest D.C.

Tampa transgender teen explains what it's like to transition from male to female
Moments after Angel "Ariel" Zavala, 16, stepped onto campus at Alonzo High School a student hurled an insult.
"I was called a hermaphrodite in the hallways," she explained.

LOOK: This New Orleans Billboard Makes 400K Aware of Transphobic Violence Daily
BreakOUT!, an LGBT youth of color activist group in New Orleans, has put up a new billboard commuters can't ignore.

Illinois Legislature Advances Gender Identity Protection Bill
This week the Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously passed a bill that will ensure that transgender people are respected after death. The bill has already passed the House.

Massachusetts Democratic Party Endorses Bill to Provide Gender Identity Protections
The Massachusetts Democratic State Committee unanimously voted to endorse legislation that, if passed, would prohibit discrimination in public accommodations based on gender identity. Public accommodations are places like restaurants, parks, retails stores, hotels, theaters, healthcare facilities, and rental offices that are used by the public.

‘I get to be the person that I feel I am’ — Transgender man opens up about his transition
2015 is shaping up to be the biggest year of Jay Morgan’s life. In late January, the 20-year-old made the decision to begin transitioning from female to male.

MN Radio hosts: LGBT inclusion in schools will lead to sexual assault
On Monday, radio hosts on AM 980 KKMS made the false claim that the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and the inclusion of gay, lesbian, and bisexual troops in the military has led to an increase in sexual assaults in the Armed Forces, and that if schools allow the inclusion of LGBT students — in particular transgender students — schools will see an increase in sexual assaults.

Laramie City Council passes state's first LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance
The City Council passed an ordinance Wednesday night that will protect gay and transgender people from discrimination at work, in housing and in public places such as restaurants.
17 years after Matt Shepard’s murder, Laramie, Wyo., passes measure to protect LGBT residents

En Izúcar existe homofobia en contra de personas transgénero, lésbico – gays
Un asesinato de un travesti y un suicidio de un gay, se han presentado en el 2015
Hablar de chicas transexuales y gays, en el seno familiar, los obliga a dejar sus hogares

#FelicidadPúrpura contra la homofobia y la transfobia en México
Blogueros, tuiteros, activistas LGBT, empresarios y periodistas, hacen un llamado a acabar con los prejuicios

Cuba LGBT Rights: Trans Woman Yosvani Muñoz Robaina Reportedly Stoned To Death As Country Prepares For Global Day Against Homophobia
Yosvani Muñoz Robaina, 24, a transsexual man, was reportedly stoned on April 26th by bigoted teens. That’s according to an article published on May 9th by 14 Y Medio, a blog run by Cuban dissident Yoani Sánchez. The article stirred a debate among readers, many of whom are Cuban expats or Latin Americans from other countries, as the region responds to an emerging LGBT rights movement. Then men who allegedly killed Robaina were “a group of young boys who had nothing better to do that hurt people that never messed with anyone,” according to Robaina’s mother, Muñoz Robaina. According to her, two minors and one adult have been detained by police in connection with the stoning, which she says killed Robaina from internal hemorrhaging.

UN pressure mounts for Jamaica to repeal anti-gay laws, improve LGBT environment
More international pressure is being applied on Jamaica to repeal laws believed to be infringing on the human rights of vulnerable groups including gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered (LGBT) people.