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quarta-feira, outubro 21, 2015

World Medical Association approves new transgender guidelines
'As role models, physicians should use their medical knowledge to combat prejudice'
World Medical Association votes new transgender guidelines

Hollyoaks' first transgender actress says her character is 'a force to be reckoned with'
Everything you need to know about Hollyoaks' new head teacher Mrs St Claire, played by Annie Wallace

You have to watch Will Young's moving new music video about a naked trans man
Gay singer has dedicated the song to the 'true grit and strength' of transgender people

Government ‘open’ to gender-neutral passports
The government has said it is ‘open’ to the idea of gender-neutral documents and passports, for people who do not identify as male or female.

Amazon forced to remove ‘lady boy’ Halloween costume
Amazon has been forced to remove the “tastelessly brilliant” costume after a host of complaints form users.
Amazon sells 'lady boy' Halloween costume

Trans rights activist AJ Ripley sheds light on discriminatory health practices
Documentary shows access to transgender health care is bumpy at best.

Landmark Federal Report Condemns Efforts to Change Trans, LGBQ Youth
The Obama administration has joined the medical community and LGBTQ advocates in demanding an end to conversion therapy for LGBTQ youth. Ending Conversion Therapy: Supporting and Affirming LGBTQ Youth, a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), says that so-called “therapeutic” attempts to change young people’s gender identity or sexual orientation are ineffective, unethical, and potentially harmful. SAMHSA recognizes that LGBTQ youth don’t need to change who they are—what they need is a supportive environment and affirming care.

Miami’s TransLatinaProject helps transgender Hispanic women who are victims of violence
TransLatinaProject in Miami offers counseling and support groups for Hispanic transgender women.
In three years, about 450 Hispanic transgender women have registered with the initiative
Many women who are violence victims are afraid to go to authorities because of their immigration status

Community college offers transgender student housing
Iowa Western Community College is offering a pilot housing program that aims to help transgender students feel more comfortable.

First transgender choir in Chicago is underway
Chicago's first-ever trans choir, ResonaTe Choir, was formed in early October of this year as a non-profit organization, and is currently in the auditioning and planning stages.

Family of Transgender Murder Victim Seeks Hate-Crime Charges
Family and friends of the 21-year-old transgender woman gunned down Thursday in Montgomery County are pressuring prosecutors to bring hate-crime charges against the accused shooter -- and prosecutors say they will continue to evaluate the evidence.

Rep. Gruenhagen promises anti-transgender legislation in 2016
In an email to constituents on Thursday, Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, a Republican from Glencoe, announced that he was introducing legislation that would apparently target businesses with transgender-inclusive policies.

Trenton Public Schools denies rigging of transgender homecoming queen’s win
The sash was worn by the correct queen.
Transgender teen named homecoming queen at Trenton central HS

New Guide: Name and Gender Change in New Jersey
The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is pleased to announce the completion of a name and gender change guide for the State of New Jersey.

Transgender community at Penn State looking for more resources
Before coming to Penn State, Nate Pentz had never met a transgender person.

VIDEO: Anti-HERO ad paid for by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick campaign
In the second new ad, the anti-HERO group, Campaign for Houston, uses clips of an abc13 newscast in which Mayor Parker says "This just doesn't happen!" in reference to transgender women following girls women into the restroom for illegal purposes. The ad then highlights a 2012 case in which a transgender woman was ticketed for using the women's room at Parkland Hospital. The woman in question, Paula Witherspoon, is a registered sex offender for crimes committed against teenagers in 1990. At the time, Paula was Paul Witherspoon.
VIDEO: Anti-HERO ad paid for by Campaign for Houston
New anti-HERO ad drags abc13 into political fight
Patrick takes aim at HERO, mayor
Business leaders speak out for Houston Equal Rights Ordinance as voting begins

UIL Punts to Superintendents on Gender Policy
The governing body for Texas high school sports decided Monday to ask superintendents to determine whether to formalize a policy that uses student-athletes' birth certificates to determine their gender.
UIL enters gender politics debate with proposed birth certificate requirement