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sexta-feira, julho 31, 2015

Júlia Pereira: “Nunca deixei de ser discriminada e o medo acompanha-me”
É a primeira dirigente transexual de um partido político português e integra as listas do Bloco de Esquerda pelo círculo eleitoral de Setúbal. Júlia Pereira fala de discriminação no acesso à saúde e ao emprego e pede mais mudanças na legislação

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand wins major victory for intersex and gender inclusion
The Court of Arbitration for Sport struck down the use of testosterone levels for preventing athletes from participating as women in sports.

Trans model Andreja Pejic launches first cosmetics ad campaign
Transgender supermodel Andreja Pejic has released her first campaign video for a cosmetics brand.

We call on the Amnesty International Council to stand firm and support decriminalisation of sex work and protect the human rights of sex workers
NSWP and our allies take this opportunity to express our support for Amnesty International’s draft policy calling for the decriminalisation of sex work, which is to be tabled for adoption at the International Council Meeting, 6-11th August 2015. Amnesty International is facing a backlash from campaigners for proposing a policy that seeks to uphold the human rights of sex workers.

Justiça decreta a prisão preventiva dos 5 suspeitos de matar jovem travesti em SP
Dois são procurados pela Polícia Civil; um dos presos revelou ter usado madeira para espancar

Kellie Maloney says transgender acceptance 'lagging'
Attitudes towards transgender people are "20 years behind" those towards gay, lesbian and bisexual (LGB) individuals, Kellie Maloney has said.

German watchdog rules against Facebook’s anti-trans real name policy
Campaigners say policy is ‘cruel’ to trans and gender variant Facebook users

NGO "CI" T-EMA "initiated the development of new medical standards on "Transsexualism"
On July 17, 2015 the Ministry of Public Health of Ukraine approved the composition of the multidisciplinary working group for development of medical standards (unified clinical protocols) of medical care for “Transsexualism” during 2015-2016. Besides 22 medical specialists workers of public organization “CI T-ema” representing interests of patients composed the working group.

Trans pride march to take place in Jerusalem, despite threats
The 14th Annual March for Pride and Tolerance in Jerusalem will take place tomorrow, to celebrate the diversity within the city and challenge those who continue to oppose LGBT rights in Israel.

India transgender politician who ran for president shot dead
Two men have confessed to her murder

Alice Springs intersex advocate highlights perils of 'normalising' surgery
Alice Springs intersex advocate Georgie Yovanovic says medical intervention on intersex people without consent is an abuse of human rights.

Australians' transgender journeys continue as Caitlyn Jenner media storm subsides
As US reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner's latest show on her transition to life as a woman premieres, Australian transgender women talk about their complex quest to be themselves while society plays catch up.

Four Corners meets transgender sex workers
“It’s all about sex. Sex to survive.”
The next episode of the ABC’s Four Corners series looks at the hidden world of transgender sex workers in Australia.

Stronger transgender rights needed, says former human rights commissioner
Mary Woo Sims says the code should be explicit in the protection it has

‘I’m not just a trans person, I am a person: Advocate’
Event marks Pride Week in Grand Falls-Windsor

watch laverne cox share her wisdom on love, trans* issues, and being a gemini
Laverne Cox—the breakout star of Orange Is The New Black and trans* activist—has no shortage of wisdom. We recently had the opportunity to pick her brain for life advice for our August issue (read that full interview here), and then she made our year by stopping by NYLON's offices to keep the conversation going. Watch the video above for her most poignant advice on relationships, self-love, trans* issues, and being a Gemini.

Transgender Porn Is A Best-Seller, But Is It Good For Trans People?
Mainstream America is just starting to learn about transgender people, thanks to Caitlyn Jenner's momentous interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer and shows like "Transparent." But in the porn world the popularity of transgender porn has long been the industry's open secret.

First steps of Pentagon review on trans service underway
The Pentagon has started its first steps of reviewing the U.S. military’s ban on openly transgender service and has scheduled a meeting with top brass on the issue, a defense official said Wednesday. The news was first reported by USA Today.
Dismantling military's transgender ban to begin Monday

Discovery Digital explains sex and gender terms in new video
"Sex and Gender Terms Explained" is a new video produced by Discovery Digital on their network, Test Tube. It provides clear definitions of common terms related to gender identity. The video explains the difference between sex and gender, and defines need-to-know terminology including, "transgender," "genderqueer," and "gender expression." They also make an important statement that, "Identity is everything to so many. It's personal, it's important, it's about affirmation." That explains the need to educate and increase understanding among those both outside and inside the LGBT community.

Kiehl to introduce ordinance adding sexual orientation, gender identity as protected classes
Juneau Assemblyman Jesse Kiehl is drafting a city ordinance that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the private sector, including public accommodations and housing. He says he decided to work on the ordinance after local residents discussed the issue with him.

Trans woman killed in Fresno
Fresno police are investigating the death of someone who was stabbed on a city street late last week by a person in an SUV.

Colorado speech pathologist helps transgender community find a voice to fit their gender identity
It's been a pivotal year for members of the transgender community, ranging from mass-media visibility to legal protections.

Florida Man Charged in Shooting Death of Transgender Woman
A Florida man has been charged with murder in the death of a transgender woman who was found fatally shot in a Tampa park last week, authorities said.

Your Comments: Readers react to story about Smith College admitting transgender women
In response to an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal criticizing the increasing number of women's colleges now accepting transgender students, Smith College President Kathleen McCartney fired back this week, framing the issue as a civil rights matter, not a money matter.
Smith College president Kathleen McCartney on admitting transgender women: 'Our decision reflects a concern for civil rights, not business'

Transgender teen killed in George County was beaten to death
A transgender teen was beaten to death by a George County man and buried under some debris on the man's father's property on Odom Road, a lead investigator on the case told the Sun Herald.
Autopsy Report: Transgender Theodore Teen Killed by Blunt Force

Transgender Woman: I was Attacked Because of Who I am
20-year-old Nicole Clark said she was beaten and assaulted Monday night because she is a transgender woman.

Board OKs transgender guidelines for high school sports
New York became the 38th state to adopt some form of guidelines or policies Wednesday regarding transgender students seeking to play on either the boys or girls teams at their high school.

Life as Sara
What it's like to be a transgender woman when you’re not Caitlyn Jenner