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sexta-feira, setembro 11, 2015

Dona de quatro empresas em São Paulo, advogada, ativista da World Association for Sexual Health, Márcia Rocha contou ao jornalista Alex Solnik por que gosta de mulheres mesmo sendo travesti; apesar de o Brasil ser um dos líderes em crimes contra transexuais, "é o único país do mundo onde trans anda na rua", diz ela; Márcia, que tem uma filha e ficou no armário até os 40 anos, conta ainda frequentar todos os lugares em São Paulo; "Eu frequento qualquer lugar. Você que se dane. Eu estou sendo eu, se você se incomoda com a minha presença você tem um problema"

Press Release: Trans People Finally Exist in the Eyes of the State
Today (Tuesday 8th September), marked the first day that trans people can apply to be legally recognised in their true gender. The Department of Social Protection published the application form and have begun accepting applications.

'When I wear high heels, my soul soars': meet Moscow's shunned transgender community
Forced to keep a low profile by an increasingly intolerant society, The Moscow Times meets the city’s residents struggling to find acceptance

Thailand’s first LGBTI protections come into effect
Anti-gay discrimination is now punishable by up to six months in jail and a 20,000 baht fine

Famed transgender graduates with honors
Famous activist for the rights of transgendered Indonesians Yulianus Rettoblaut looked proud and happy in her black academic gown and tasseled cap on her graduation day on Wednesday, but she said that today was not only about her but rather about fellow transgendered citizens and other minority groups.

Stitching together Cid's manhood: in the operating room for a female-to-male surgery
For transgender men, advanced surgical techniques make a functioning penis more attainable than ever. But for Cid Isbell, the desire to look like a man unclothed comes with quandaries of privilege, masculinity and identity

Pelosi meets with local LGBT leaders
Passing the federal Equality Act and ending murders of transgender women of color were two issues that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi heard about during a meeting with local LGBT leaders.

NLGJA confab features trans elders
A panel of trans elders – Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, Veronika Fimbres, and Jamison Green – discussed historical and contemporary issues facing the transgender community during a luncheon plenary at the recent National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association's national convention and LGBT Media Summit.

SF supes address trans concerns on police
Legislation meant to help gauge police interactions with transgender people and others unanimously passed the San Francisco Board of Supervisors this week, following years of concerns about abuse of trans, black, and other communities at the hands of law enforcement.

Transgender parishioner says Lafayette's Flatirons church barred her from women's events
Church leaders say they've offered to work out issues with Melissa Chapman
Transgender woman says she was not allowed to participate at several church events

Transgender woman: I was raped, mistreated in Georgia prison
For the first time, Ashley Diamond, a transgender woman, is speaking out about her mistreatment in the Georgia prison system.

New push in discrimination fight
Group wants laws to include gay, transgender Hoosiers

Sexual orientation, gender identity added to Monroe County anti-bullying policy
A Southern Indiana school district is the latest to include sexual orientation and gender identity into to its anti-bullying plan.

OMV considers revising state policy for photo IDs
The Office of Motor Vehicles is reviewing its policy regarding photo IDs after a report about a self-identified transgender woman who was denied an ID.
Transgender driver told she can't 'misrepresent' self as a woman in license photo, setting off review of Louisiana policy

Walsh, mayors in push for transgender bill
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh late Wednesday declared his support for legislation adding gender identity to the list of protected classes under the state’s antidiscrimination laws.

Stand With Trans: A Hunter Keith Story
Hunter Keith is not your average 16-year-old. The 11th grade high school student attends Franklin High School in Livonia and spends a great deal of time educating, advocating and conducting outreach for trans activism in southeastern Michigan -- all while wearing T-shirts and ballcaps.

Texas Anti-Trans Campaign Could Set The Stage For Michigan's Own Civil Rights Battle
A new advertisement running on radio stations throughout Houston, Texas -- described as "vulgar" and "misleading" -- could be a harbinger of what LGBT advocates in Michigan could face as the community gears up to finalize a strategy to amend the state's non-discrimination law, the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act.

Transgender Michigan Holds 2015 Fall Health Fair
The 2015 Fall Transgender Health Fair is fast approaching and Transgender Michigan is geared up to connect local services with trans women and men in southeast Michigan.

Three members of Hillsboro School Board resign amid controversy over transgender student
In the midst of controversy surrounding a transgender student, the Hillsboro School District accepted the resignations of three board members Thursday morning.
Hillsboro school board members expected to resign at special meeting

Get ready for tougher ID to travel by air
If you don’t have an Enhanced Driver’s License or passport, and plan to travel by air next year later, you will have to get one of those documents before you can take off.

'Gender Identity' added to Tulsa Schools anti-bullying policy
Tulsa Public Schools has passed new rules to protect transgender students.

Coming soon to Philly: Gender-neutral bathrooms required by law?
Scores of Philadelphia's public bathrooms would have to become gender-neutral and drop the labels "Men" and "Women" under legislation that is to be introduced Thursday in City Council.

Gender-neutral bathrooms stalled due to lack of funding
UT has no new plans to put gender-neutral restrooms in already-existing buildings on campus because of a lack of funds, according to Ixchel Rosal, director at the Gender and Sexuality Center.

Vigil for Miss Shade tonight in Reverchon Park
A vigil is set tonight to remember Miss Shade, the 22-year old trans woman of color found dead in a vacant field off Riverside Drive in July.

[El Salvador]
El Salvador lawmakers approve enhanced hate crime penalties
Lawmakers in El Salvador have approved two proposals that would enhance penalties for hate crimes based on sexual orientation and gender identity.