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sábado, outubro 17, 2015

PC continua à procura de travesti desaparecido desde agosto
Policiais civis da Área Integrada de Segurança Pública (Aisp) do bairro Olinda estão investigando o desaparecimento do travesti Mariel Fernando Alves, 31 anos, que está sumido há dois meses.

Trans activist wins top prize at Icon Awards
A celebrated transgender activist has won Scotland’s first Icon Award.
Big-hearted Jennie Robertson, who for many years has volunteered to offer support to trans people in what are often very challenging circumstances, was given the top award at prestigious ceremony in Glasgow.

It's My Right: New campaign for transgender rights as survey finds almost half of all young transgender people have attempted suicide
New bid in West Yorkshire to reduce the harrowing figure, backed by West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson

Charity gives evidence to intersex equality inquiry
The Scottish Transgender Alliance has given evidence to a Parliamentary committee set up to ensure the legal equality of transgender and intersex individuals.

Putting a trans mark on the city of Berlin
As part of an international workshop (10-11 October 2015) on Creative Activism 17 trans activists and artists from 13 European countries developed a creative campaign to mark some of the spaces in Berlin which have symbolic significance for trans people. Within 24 hours activists developed from scratch the campaign including a logo, a trans map of Berlin, origami workshop, living library and stands where Berliners can juggle with their gender and enjoy free coffee.

Trans lecturer sues Thailand university for alleged discrimination
Activist was fired for 'inappropriate behavior' in the media

[New Zealand]
Robertson regrets part in transphobic ‘joke’
Gay Labour MP Grant Robertson has come under fire for his response to a transphobic ‘joke’ made when he appeared as a panelist on the television programme 7 Days.

[New Zealand]
Judge says transwoman’s identity is a “lifestyle choice”
Gisborne District Court’s resident judge Warren Cathcart, who has only been serving since July, has rejected a transgender defendant’s request for a reduced sentence on grounds that her “lifestyle choice” should not give her special privileges.
No Pride in Prisons Condemns Judge’s Decision

Transgender expert claims Catholic superintendent 'out to actively silence' dissent
Dr. Kris Wells says he was not only excluded from loaning expertise to Edmonton Catholic for trans-inclusive policy, but that the board is out to silence him.
What you need to know: Edmonton Catholic Schools transgender policy
Catholic board's transgender policy misses mark, Edmonton mom says
Transgender policy sparks raucous debate at Catholic board meeting
Catholic board in heated transgender debate
Edmonton Catholic School Board passes first reading of gender identity policy

Transgender Albertans puzzled by incorrect names on election voter cards
In the lead-up to the federal election Oct. 19, Alberta transgender rights activists are questioning the delivery of voter information cards with incorrect names.

Holding Pattern For Trans Woman Humiliated, Detained and Delayed By The TSA
Three weeks after an incident that made headlines around the world, the TSA hasn't taken any action to benefit Shadi Petosky and all those #travelingwhiletrans.

CA Governor signs equal benefits bill for transgender employees of companies working with the state
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a landmark equal benefits bill today to protect transgender employees of companies that do business with state agencies. Senate Bill 703 builds on existing California law and prohibits a state agency from entering into a contract in the amount of $100,000 or more with any company that does not offer equal benefits based on an employee’s gender identity.

Transgender foster kids in California can now go to homes that match their gender identity
A new California law gives all transgender children in foster care the right to placements consistent with their gender identity, regardless of the sex listed in their court or child welfare records.

Community told to ‘accept and support’ at Greenwich transgender panel
About one in five are homeless. About 50 percent are raped in their lifetime. More than half attempt to commit suicide by their 20th birthday.

Transgender at 8: Tyler remains certain he’s a boy as the world changes around him
This doctor’s appointment was different for Tyler.
It would be more than the standard knee-tap, stethoscope, height/weight for an 8-year-old. It could determine whether it was time for the next big step.
Tyler is transgender.

New policies for LGBT students ignored by most Idaho schools
The majority of public schools in Idaho have not adopted new policies on gender identity and gender expression protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.
Twin Falls Schools Adopt Gender ID Policy
School districts mull suggested LGBT policies

School district says feds will accuse them of discriminating against transgender student
A high school district in the Northwest Suburbs says the federal government will accuse officials this week of discriminating against a transgender student.
Feds reject school district’s plan for transgender student, locker room

Chicago School Doubles Down On Discrimination Against Transgender Student
This week, the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) informed District 211, Illinois’ largest school district, that it was in violation of federal law by refusing to allow a transgender student to use the locker rooms that match her gender identity. The school has responded by declaring that it will continue to discriminate against the student.

Suburban wife loves the person, not gender, after spouse comes out as woman
The bride and groom wed in a traditional Catholic church ceremony in the mid-1970s, vowing to remain true to one another until parted by death.

Transgender woman shot in head in Gaithersburg
Witnesses told reporters that the shooting sprang from an altercation between the victim and the shooter
A transgender woman has died after being shot in the head in Gaithersburg early Thursday evening.
Police: Man dies after being shot in head in Gaithersburg
Number 22- Another Trans Person Killed In Maryland

Republican Lawmaker Seeks Ban on LGBT Conversion Therapy
A Republican lawmaker is proposing legislation in New Hampshire to ban therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation of minors, a move that is sure to cause friction within the GOP when lawmakers reconvene in January.

Five years later, justice elusive in Blahnik case
It’s been five years since Stacey Blahnik was killed, but the pain is still palpable for her loved ones.

One arrest, more possible in Jenkins murder
A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Kiesha Jenkins.
Tears for Kiesha, as arrest is made in the transgender woman's slaying
Suspect Arrested in Trans Woman Kiesha Jenkins's Murder

Council approves gender-neutral bathrooms
Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed a gender-neutral bathroom ordinance at its Oct. 8 meeting. It will take effect 90 days after Mayor Michael Nutter signs it.

Local transgender teen crowned Homecoming King
After coming out last winter as transgender, a local high school student was hoping to enter his senior year with a fresh start. Kristian Barber's classmates at Rogers High School in Newport gave him all that, and more, when they chose him as this year's Homecoming King.

WATCH: Opponents of LGBT-Inclusive Houston Law Raise Specter of Restroom Attacks
Opponents of the nondiscrimination ordinance are urging Houstonians to vote against by warning about a type of attack that hasn't happened.

TLDEF Denounces Wisconsin Bill Targeting Transgender Students for Discrimination
TLDEF denounces proposed legislation in Wisconsin that would ban transgender students from using restrooms and locker rooms that match who they are as boys and girls. The bill, proposed by Republican lawmakers Sen. Steve Nass and Rep. Jesse Kremer, would allow parents to file complaints with school districts if they believe their child’s privacy has been violated by a transgender student’s bathroom use. Additionally, parents could sue school districts for monetary and other damages if they feel the district has not addressed their concerns.

Chile urged to cease intersex genital mutilation
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has published their binding concluding observations on the fourth periodic report of Chile, calling for an implementation of a rights based health care protocol for intersex children.

Prominent Activist Becomes Third Trans Woman Recently Murdered in Argentina
Celebrated Argentinian LGBT rights activist Amancay Diana Sacayán, a 40-year-old trans woman, was found murdered on Tuesday in her apartment in Buenos Aires, according to the Buenos Aires Herald.
ILGA mourns the loss of Diana Sacayán, Argentinian Trans activist
Transsexual rights activists killed
Activista trans assassinada na Argentina

Identificaron los restos de una joven trans que fue descuartizada y calcinada
Hay dos personas demoradas por el homicidio en Río Gallegos.