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sábado, julho 04, 2015

Stephanie Hirst: 'Why I'm returning to radio a year after transitioning from a man to a woman'
Exclusive: A year after announcing she was transgender, Stephanie Hirst opens up to Rachel Halliwell about why she's taking to the airwaves again this weekend and how she knew Caitlyn Jenner was transitioning too

Moroccan Mob Brutally Beats Alleged Trans Woman as Bystanders Watch
The victim, who has not been publicly identified, may nonetheless face jail time for homosexuality, which is illegal in Morocco.
Sobering video shows impact of mob behavior against trans people

Bangladeshi hijras angry over gender testing for government positions
Bangladeshi hijras, who are a legally recognized third gender, were disqualified from jobs previously promised to them

‘Tangerine’: How One of the Most Stunning Movies of the Year Was Shot on an iPhone
Shot on tricked out iPhone 5s’s along the streets of L.A., Sean Baker’s no-budget trans-venge odyssey ‘Tangerine’ is not only a staggering achievement, but a brilliant film.

Remembering Jess Shipps
Friends remember U.S. Air Force veteran Jess Shipps, best known to friends as 'Jessie' the 'Lumberchick.'

BREAKING: Navy, Marines Take Step Toward Open Trans Service
Effective immediately, decisions about discharging transgender Marines and members of the Navy must be approved by Pentagon officials.
Navy, Marines end directive to discharge transgender members
Navy, Marine Corps raise authority for trans separations

Why is Facebook refusing to listen to trans people over their ‘real names’ policy?
CEO Mark Zuckerberg claims their policy is not affecting trans people. Except it clearly is

Fans angered by transphobia in Image Comics' 'Airboy'
Yesterday, Image Comics released the second issue of the new series Airboy by well-known writer James Robinson and artist Greg Hinkle. Today fans are taking to social media to express their anger and disappointment to the publisher in the midst of its annual expo to promote upcoming titles.

Dept. of Justice: Title IX Protects Restroom Access for Trans Students
On Monday, June 29th, the Department of Justice filed a brief on behalf of a transgender student in the case Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board asserting that Title IX prohibits discrimination against transgender students. G.G., the plaintiff, is a transgender boy who filed a lawsuit against his school district after they banned him from using boys’ restrooms. The Statement of Interest filed by the Department of Justice on Monday asserts that it is in the interest of the United States to ensure that transgender students are able to use restrooms consistent with their gender identity.

Holly Woodlawn, Warhol’s Great Superstar, Is In Very Bad Shape In L.A.
Even if you haven’t seen Holly Woodlawn’s memorable work in seminal queer films such as Trash (legendary director George Cukor touted her work as worthy of an Oscar nomination) and Women in Revolt, you likely know her reputation from the immortal Lou Reed anthem “Walk on the Wild Side.” The late rock star singled out the pioneering trans entertainer, now 68 and forever linked to iconic pop artist Andy Warhol as one of his great self-proclaimed superstars, in the opening verse:

Holly came from Miami, F.L.A.
Hitch-hiked her way across the U.S.A.
Plucked her eyebrows on the way
Shaved her legs and then he was a she

Mom of Trans Teen Pushes for Resources That Could Have Saved Her Son

A family friend who helped the Prescotts through their darkest hour with the death of 14-year-old Kyler has started a new family advocacy organization.

The Fifth Annual Transgender Symposium
Many discussions at the Fifth Annual Transgender Medical Symposium in Fort Lauderdale focused on the difficulties that transgender people face. These difficulties include body image, discrimination, and harassment.
Part I of 3: Transgender people and HIV
Difficulties that trans people face Part II of III

Nevada Becomes Tenth State to Ban Transgender Health Exclusions
This week Nevada became the tenth state, in addition to the District of Columbia, to prohibit discriminatory transgender exclusions in state-regulated health insurance plans. Nevada joins a national trend of state agencies getting rid of health exclusions for transgender people. States that California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Washington State, and DC as well as the federal Medicare program. This announcement follows the announcement by the Office of Personnel Management that health insurance plans for federal employees may no longer maintain blanket exclusions for transition-related care.

Transgender youth in America
Aiden Key gives us insight into what it is like to grow up, come out, find your identity, and more as a Transgender child

Are transgender rights next in fight for equality?
The June Supreme Court ruling that made same-sex marriage legal across the county was a major victory for LGBT activists nationwide. But even as activists celebrated, they also spoke about the ways their work isn't over yet. In Wisconsin, as in many other states, the next goal for many in the LGBT community is the creation of robust anti-discrimination laws.