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sábado, outubro 10, 2015

Crónica da morte
Há uma altura da vida em que te apercebes que és um ser finito. Em que tens a real noção de que a vida acaba. Não só a dos outros, a que vais assistindo, mas que a tua própria vida vai acabar e passarás para um novo estádio, ou não, mas que vais largar esta casca em que nasceste e que tudo o que fizeste, quem amaste, cada pormenor, cada momento, se perdem nas areias do tempo.

UK soap EastEnders unveils trans actor for new permanent role
‘I can honestly say that I have now fulfilled my two biggest dreams - to be living my life as a man and to be an actor.’
EastEnders to feature transgender actor for first time

BBC is keen to make more Boy Meets Girl
BBC2 controller Kim Shillinglaw welcomes the public's warm response to the transgender comedy and says she’s having “active discussions” about a second series, can reveal

TGEU Statement: Human Rights of Polish Trans People halted by one Man
This morning in Poland, President Duda’s veto on the Gender Accordance Act [1] was confirmed as proceedings were discontinued before a vote on the veto could take place in Parliament. Regardless of this outcome TGEU congratulates the polish trans community who have worked tirelessly to reach this moment.
Shock in Poland as gender recognition act falls

Dispatches: A Blueprint for Transgender Rights in Asia
Transgender communities across Asia and the Pacific are fighting assiduously for their rights, but the region’s governments have a long way to go in recognizing these rights, a report released this week by the Asia-Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) says.

Negri Sembilan MB praises God for Federal Court decision on transgender case
Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan has lauded the Federal Court’s ruling yesterday that a controversial Negri Sembilan Islamic law banning cross-dressing is constitutional.
Malaysia: Court Ruling Sets Back Transgender Rights
Trio’s bid on anti-cross dressing law unravels

U of T college forced to cut gender-neutral bathrooms after ‘peeping’ incidents
The University of Toronto’s elite University College has been forced to recognize the existence of two genders and re-establish separate washrooms for male and female students sharing its co-ed residences.

Transgender stars of Sundance hit Tangerine focus of pioneering Oscars campaign
Distributor Magnolia Pictures backs Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor for nominations

Dems push TSA to reform transgender screening procedures
Democrats in the House are pushing the Transportation Security Administration to change its procedures for screening transgender passengers after a woman said she was mistreated last month at Orlando International Airport.

The pain of transgender regret
At the age of 42, Walt Heyer was married and had two children. But he had felt for years that he was stuck in the wrong gender. So he fully transitioned and emerged as Laura Jensen. After living as a woman for eight years, he realised that he had made a terrible mistake. Now he has detransitioned back to his birth gender and provides encouragement to people who regret their gender change.

Drag performers, trans community disagree on drag's role in LGBT community
Egypt strutted down a stage set up in the Memorial Union during the ASU Pride week's "Degender the Night and Drag Show." The black lights reflected off of her fluorescent yellow body suit, and as she twirled around the silver tassels on her outfit danced with her.

Bay Area hospital steps in to help transgender patients
Ever since Caitlin Jenner revealed her plans to transition from male to female, there's been an increased focus on the transgender process. But resources for patients seeking the surgery are still limited. Now, a Bay Area hospital is stepping in to help make the process easier.

408 sign petition accusing UCSC of transgender discrimination
Petition alleges that UCSC’s failure to hire transgender student suggests pattern of insensitivity.

World's Leading Experts In Transgender Surgery Gather In Boston For Plastic Surgery: The Meeting
Newest Techniques and Advances Shared by Most Prominent Physicians

Woman Pleads Guilty to Killing Stranger in Supermarket
Excerpt: Police charged Connor MacCalister with killing 59-year-old Wendy Boudreau at a Shaw's in Saco in August. MacCalister, 31, was born Tanisha Hopkins and previously identified herself as a transgender man but asked to be referred to as a woman in court.

Commission adds protections
Wake County joins other municipalities across the Carolinas on protections

NSAA still working on policy for transgender athletes
The Nebraska School Activities Association board met in executive session Thursday to discuss issues surrounding transgender students’ participation in sports, but it has yet to develop a draft policy.
Proposed policy on transgender students in high school sports draws opposition

Can policies protect NJ's transgender students from peers’ whispers?
More and more school districts, prompted by an emerging need and openness, are crafting policies for addressing the needs of transgender students. Plus, find six gender terms defined below.

Hillsboro school officials mull transgender policies
Transgender rights are a hot-button topic across the country.

Gender Neutral Bathroom Bill Passes City Council
Last week, we reported that a City Council committee approved a proposed gender neutral bathroom bill. Today, representatives confirmed that the full council passed the measure, which was originally introduced by Mark Squilla.

Answers sought in killing of trans woman
Philadelphia police are still searching for answers in the brutal murder of a local transgender woman.

Judge rules against DOJ in trans case
A federal judge has rejected a request by the U.S. Department of Justice to avoid ruling on the legality of the Americans with Disabilities Act’s exclusion of gender-identity disorder as a protected disability.

SEPTA pursues exemption from antibias rules
SEPTA, the region’s mass-transit agency, continues to seek an exemption from adherence to the city’s LGBT-inclusive antibias rules.

Boy makes antigay remark; mom forces him to wander Wal-Mart in a tutu
The Washington Post reports that a mother in Rock Hill, South Carolina, shaved her son’s head and dressed him in women’s clothing, “parading him around” a local Wal-Mart in order to punish him for making homophobic remarks.

Pierce, Kitsap YMCA transgender policy sets off a storm
Focus on use of locker rooms
Transgender policy angers members
Modification creates separate-but-equal status
Washington YMCA Turns Its Back on Trans Members Over Unfounded Fears

Scott Walker open to school-bathroom gender mandate
Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday that a bill that would bar transgender students from using school bathrooms or locker rooms assigned to the gender with which they identify is worth considering.

Wisconsin Conservatives Introduce Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill
A proposed law in Wisconsin would prevent transgender students from using public bathrooms designated for the gender with which they identify.
Civil rights groups rally against anti-transgender bill in Wisconsin

Martinsburg ordinance would ban gay, transgender discrimination
A draft ordinance outlawing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people was presented Thursday to members of the Martinsburg City Council for their review by City Attorney Floyd "Kin" Sayre.

South American Trans Activist Announces Pregnancy
One of South America’s leading transgender activists has announced that her boyfriend is pregnant with her child.