Transfofa em Blog

Um espaço especial e pessoal, para dar relevo a cada momento único - Bem Vind@ ao meu Blog!

segunda-feira, julho 20, 2015

Transcidadania: Coletivo prepara travestis e transexuais para o Enem
Sete e meia da noite na Lapa, o bairro boêmio na região central do Rio, não por acaso com maior número de travestis da cidade. Numa rua deserta, conhecida como Beco do Rato, algumas delas caminham silenciosamente há duas semanas por um novo motivo: estudam em um curso preparatório para o Enem, o Prepara Nem, com foco na preparação delas e de homens e mulheres transexuais para as provas. O curso é uma iniciativa do coletivo Tem Local, que milita contra o preconceito e promove ações de cidadania para a população LGBT.

Fox Sports Profiles Kellie Maloney, Boxing's First Transgender Promoter
Kellie Maloney, boxing's first transgender promoter, was recently profiled by Fox Sports.

Chris, 24, on what led to gender re-assignment
Recent headlines have highlighted the story of celebrity dad Bruce Jenner, who became Caitlin Jenner in a high-profile sex change.

'I want to widen the bandwidth of gender' Transgender woman who kept beard says she wants to help others live 'authentic lives'
Alex Drummond, from Cardiff, decided to live as a woman six years ago but decided to keep her beard to 'create another space'

Miss Transgender UK hopefuls get themselves catwalk ready at Cardiff bootcamp
Contestants for the UK's first national transgender pageant gathered in Wales to train for their big day

Celebrating Hari Raya with family is not an option for transsexuals
Just as some are waiting for Syawal to arrive, there are some that have already made arrangements to return home to meet their dearly missed parents.

[New Zealand]
Statistics NZ’s ‘Gender Diverse’ Decision
Today Statistics NZ released their decision on creating a new standard for gender identity classification, including “gender diverse” alongside “male” and “female”. You’ll remember that they held extensive discussions with the community via loomio, but today, coincidentally timed, those discussions are no longer publicly available, and the loomio group that gender identity fell under, “ethnicity, culture, and identity” has been closed off. Luckily, I never turned off email notifications from Loomio, so I have most of the discussion archived in my inbox.
Tim Wilson's anti-gender diversity diatribe
ZB host dumps on gender-diversity
"I am truly sorry" – Tim Wilson apologises

Guelph becoming hub for transgender health care
Over 15 years ago when Jaye Crawford started to transition from female to male he had to make the trek to Toronto to get the hormone therapy he needed.

Argentine trans woman’s murder inspires exhibit
Photographer Cecilia Estalles’s documentary installation part of the North-Sur Norte-South Photo Exchange

The Plight of the Transgender Prostitute
Inside the groundbreaking film ‘Tangerine,’ a stunning film shot on the iPhone 5s about sex work, drugs, and the plight of transgender women.

New Transgender Health Journal launching fall 2015
Transgender Health, a new peer-reviewed, open access journal launching in 2015 from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers, will deliver authoritative research and clinical studies exclusively focused on advancing the understanding of the health and health care issues and concerns of this unique patient population.

Transgender troops policy change raises many questions
When Dwayne Villanueva joined the Army at 17, he thought it would help to overcome his nagging desire to become a woman.

Transphobic man threatened by trans activist after addressing her as ‘Sir’
Anti-LGBT commentator Ben Shapiro faced the wrath of transgender activist Zoe Tur live on air, after repeatedly referring to the female reporter with pronouns such as “him” and “sir”.
WATCH: Zoey Tur's Tense Exchange With Transphobic Brietbart Editor
Watch this transgender reporter humiliate Breitbart’s Ben Shapiro: ‘You’re a little man, a little boy’
‘You’ll go home in an ambulance’: Transgender journalist threatens conservative who calls him ‘sir’

Transgender Theodore teen remembered at vigil
A vigil was held Friday night for the transgender teen from Theodore. who was killed earlier this year. 17-year-old Michael Christopher Wilkins was born a boy -- but known to most as "Mercedes Williamson".

Pride Events This Year Significant for Transgender Community
Many turned out on Friday to celebrate the Second Annual Trans* Pride at Balboa Park.
San Diego Pride Parade celebrates military's plan for transgender troops

The fight for acceptance
Activist pursuing her ‘unique purpose’

Boulder transgender girl, parents learn to 'let it go'
Elsa, a 9-year-old from Boulder, insisted as soon as she could speak that she was a girl, even though she was assigned male at birth. After family counseling last year, Elsa's parents let her choose her own name and live as a girl.

With new sense of self, transgender Greenwich teen looks to the future
The number of transgender individuals in the United States is widely unknown and unverifiable because many transgenders don’t report their gender status. A 2011 study by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force found that 71 percent of transgender individuals sought to hide their gender or gender transition.

Research examines factors affecting transgender identity and health
In the last month, people across the nation saw the transformation of Caitlyn Jenner. Jenner is not alone, and there are many others out there in the world who are born into bodies that they do not feel reflect their identity.

Black Woman Who Claims Iowa Police Arrested Her for Being Trans, Now Placed in Isolation
Meagan Taylor, 22, was arrested Monday after hotel staff wrongly accused her of prostitution. Now the county jail doesn't know where to house her.
Group raises money to help transgender inmate

Transgender LMPD officer a trailblazer on force
For so long, he searched for the word.

Rebecca's Road: ArkLaTex woman shares transgender journey
For decades, Shreveport resident Rebecca Norris held on to a secret. But she isn't hiding any longer.

Mother of transgender teen who took own life is 'outraged' at Caitlyn Jenner
Caitlyn Jenner delivered an emotional speech at the ESPY Award ceremony on July 15 on ABC. But, her mention of a Metro Detroit transgender teen in the speech has outraged that teen's mother.

Inspired by Caitlyn Jenner, New York-area transgender women tell their stories
Caitlyn Jenner said she couldn’t wait to hear the stories of her transgender sisters. Well, the Daily News is providing three gripping tales from men who transitioned long before it became a reality TV show.
Willa France was at the top of her career as a lawyer when she transitioned to being a woman at age 55
In her own words, Shakina Nayfack tells of her journey from young Jewish boy to outspoken theater actress
Baby steps: Patricia Harrington's transition has been a series of small victories

Estranged widow fights for transgender woman’s life insurance payout
The estranged widow of a transgender woman who was born in a German displacement camp following World War II is fighting her late husband’s best friend over his $250,000 life-insurance policy.

Veronica Vera’s transgender academy helps New Yorkers in transition
Transgender people need someone to hold their hand and lend an ear during the tough times. But sometimes they also need a wig.