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sábado, agosto 01, 2015

Júlia Pereira, a transsexual candidata a deputada: 'É preciso batalhar pela nossa identidade'
Fomos saber o que pensa a dirigente bloquista e da associação Ação pela Identidade (API) sobre a possibilidade de vir a ser a segunda deputada trans eleita, a nível europeu, se ganhar nas próximas legislativas. E, já agora, quais os temas pelos quais irá bater-se se um dos assentos da Assembleia da República vier a ser seu

The International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE), Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy Network in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (SWAN), Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW), La Strada International, Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), the International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW), and Transgender Europe are amongst the 180 organisations signatories of a letter to Amnesty International Board of Directors urging them to show courage and support the draft policy on decriminalisation of sex work.

Urgent Parliamentary Inquiry
The Parliamentary Women and Equalities Committee has launched an urgent inquiry that will enable you to voice your concerns about the inequalities that trans, including non-binary, people experience. GIRES encourages you to participate in this process:
The UK needs your help to improve its trans laws

Supporting transgender employees
We may only be in July, but 2015 could be known as the year that transgender issues became mainstream. People like Caitlyn Jenner, Laverne Cox & Kellie Maloney have undoubtedly increased public awareness through the media. However, dealing with transgender issues in the workplace may have been left in the dark

TGEU welcomes Decision against Facebook’s “Real Name” Policy
On July 28, 2015, the data protection authority in Hamburg, Germany, declared that suspending an account due to using a pseudonym, unilateral changes of an account to the “real” name and requesting a copy of an official piece of identification are inadmissible.

Transsexual health clubs busted
Transsexuals working in health clubs are being investigated after sources cited that unethical behavior is still present within these clubs. Undercover officers booked special sessions in some of the suspected health centers and five workers were arrested as a result of their residence being expired.

The former Chinese army colonel turned sex-change dance star
Jin Xing, who was born a boy, tells how she became one of her country’s premier dancers and a TV celebrity

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Strip-searched transgender woman granted right to challenge Hong Kong prison for treating her like a man
A High Court judge yesterday said he would allow a transgender woman to pursue her challenge of a decision by prison authorities to treat her as a man when she was in custody.

Intersex advocate says surgical intervention is a human rights abuse
Speaking at the Gender Sexuality and Intersex Diversity Forum in Alice Springs, advocate Georgie Yovanovic says medical intervention on intersex people without consent is an abuse of human rights.

B.C. among few provinces without trans legislation
When rainbow flags and noisy revellers fill Vancouver's Davie Street for the city's annual Pride Parade on Sunday, there's one political leader who will be conspicuously absent: Premier Christy Clark.

The True Meaning of the Word 'Cisgender'
It's not complicated: Cisgender is the opposite of transgender.

The Daily Show Dismantles The Right-Wing's Transgender Bathroom Myth
The Daily Show lampooned conservative attacks on an LGBT non-discrimination ordinance in a small town in Arkansas, setting a powerful example for how mainstream media outlets should treat bogus right-wing "horror stories" about affording legal protections to LGBT people.
Fox News Warns Of Nefarious Transgender Plot To Eliminate Urinals

Mike Huckabee: Allowing trans soldiers will turn military into ‘social club’
'The military is not some organization where we help people feel better about themselves'
U.S. Military's Transgender Ban Begins to Fall Monday

12 Devastating Facts About the Trans Latino Community
Transgender Latinos encounter pervasive discrimination and violence in almost every aspect of their lives. Gender, race, ethnicity, immigration status, class and language collide in frightening ways for members of the trans Latino community, making quotidian, ordinary aspects of everyone's lives like crossing the street or sitting in Algebra I class anxiety-inducing or even life-threatening.

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders to honor Jennifer Finney Boylan
Earlier this week, the Boston-based legal organization Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) announced that it would honor transgender advocate, best-selling author, and GLAAD co-chair Jennifer Finney Boylan with the Spirit of Justice Award. This honor seeks to recognize Boylan for her writings, teachings, and activism, which have played a significant role in articulating what it means to be transgender.

NCTE Welcomes National HIV/AIDS Strategy for 2015-2020, Calls for Greater Focus on Trans People, Sex Workers
The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) welcomes the release of the updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy for 2015-2020. We particularly welcome the Strategy’s identification of transgender women as a distinct high-risk population, “noting the particularly high burden of HIV among Black transgender women.” We agree, as the Strategy states, that the nation “must remain vigilant in increasing knowledge and appropriate support and interventions for this population.” The Strategy appropriately recognizes that social stigma, trauma, and lack of cultural competence in health care are particularly acute for trans people, and that HIV efforts should promote trans leadership and tailored models to deliver care to trans people.

Transgender advocates host Fresno vigil for stabbing victim
Among dozens of activists at a Thursday night vigil in Fresno’s Tower District, there was no question about whether the victim in last week’s shooting was transgender.

Victory! Transgender Woman Wins Coverage for Breast Reconstructive Surgery in California
When Kenna Fisher looked through her health plan two years ago, she was disturbed to see that it had specific exclusions – and that they mostly applied to transgender women. A transgender woman and librarian who works at UC Berkeley, Kenna says that the exclusions just didn’t strike her as right. “My treatment should be based on what I need,” says Kenna, “not what someone else feels is the right or wrong way to transition.”

How a transgender man tries to honor his Muslim faith
He walked unsteadily across the tattered green carpet inside the mosque. Out of habit, he stepped for a moment toward the women's section. Then he made his way to the front, where the men pray.

Middletown files nonsuit motion against fired transgender officer
Francesca Quaranta, a former Middletown police officer who was fired for exhausting all her leave time from the force, must defend against motions to dismiss two lawsuits she brought against either the city or a city board.

Lawsuit: Transgender inmate threatened for reporting assault
A Georgia transgender prisoner is asking a federal judge for a hearing to assess “ongoing threats” against her because of her sexual identity.

Man Accused Of Hitting Transgender Woman Issued No Contact Order
A man accused of hitting a transgender woman made his first court appearance on Wednesday.

Transgender Newark teacher files suit claiming advocacy led to firing
A longtime former Newark schools employee has filed suit against the district, claiming she was repeatedly faced discrimination because she is a transgender woman.

D.A.’s office reiterates its refusal to provide Morris records
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office last week reiterated its refusal to provide certified records pertaining to the Nizah Morris incident.

DOJ urges judge to postpone ruling on trans exclusion in ADA
The U.S. Department of Justice last week urged a federal judge to postpone ruling on a challenge to the American With Disabilities Act’s exclusion of gender-identity disorder as a protected disability.

Transgender reassignment surgery part of proposed Austin Budget
Affordability; that’s the key word in the $3.5 billion dollar spending plan presented to Austin city council members Thursday.

“Los travestis nos cuidan mejor que la propia Policía”
Un barrio de Buenos Aires, Argentina, pide volver a la llamada “zona roja” para evitar que se sigan cometiendo crímenes.