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quinta-feira, novembro 19, 2015

Travestis denunciam que vans não param quando estão nas paradas de ônibus
Travestis, residentes no bairro Porto Alegre, zona Sul de Teresina, fizeram uma denúncia à Delegacia de Direitos Humanos e de Repressão às Condutas Discriminatórias de que as vans que fazem transporte coletivo no bairro não estão parando no ponto quando estão travestidas.

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2015 – Trans Murder Monitoring Update
The 17th International Transgender Day of Remembrance is being held on November 20th 2015: Since 1999 the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), a day to remember those trans people who have been victims of homicide, takes place every November. The TDOR raises public awareness of hate crimes against trans people, provides a space for public mourning and honours the lives of those trans people who might otherwise be forgotten. It began in the USA but the TDoR is now held in many parts of the world. In the past, events to commemorate the day were held in more than 180 cities in more than 20 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania.

Fake penis woman Gayle Newland to appeal conviction over sex attacks on victim wearing blindfold
Gayle Newland, 25, sobbed hysterically as she was locked up by a judge last week

Ethics Body Votes in Favor of Allowing Transgender Males to Keep Ovaries
Under a new draft law on changing one’s legal status formulated by Norway’s Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, men who are born as women and women who are born as men who wish to change their legal gender would no longer have to undergo irreversible sterilization and castration to do so, and they would also be eligible for assisted reproduction. (Ingvild Baltzersen Sund, Martin Roalsø, & Kjersti Strømmen, – Bør få skifte kjønn uten å kastrere seg [Should Get Sex Change Without Castrating Themselves], NRK (Nov. 2, 2015); Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Høringsnotat: Forslag til lov om endring av juridisk kjønn [Consultation Paper: Proposed Law on Changing Legal Status] (2015), REGJERINGEN.NO.)
Norway to Drop Surgery Mandate for Sex Change

Haredi mother of transgender woman fights to stop her cremation
Jerusalem District Court to rule Wednesday on validity of Israeli woman’s will, filed the day before her suicide

Forced out of home at 14, she's city’s 1st transgender author
Ostracized by her family at the age of 14 for being a transgender, Rathi Punithavathiyar has come a long way since then. She recently launched her book and became the first transgender author from the city.

Alberta education minister gets standing ovation for LGBTQ speech
David Eggen tells trustees they will be judged now and in future on policies that protect all students

Transgender child makes Vancouver Magazine's 50 most powerful list
Whenever a list of powerful Vancouverites is pulled together, you can guarantee a lot of the spots will be filled with suits.

House lawmakers launch bipartisan transgender task force
Ahead of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, a group of nine House lawmakers on Tuesday officially launched a new task force aimed at supporting transgender rights.

Congressional forum focuses on anti-trans violence
The newly formed Transgender Equality Task Force kicked off on Capitol Hill on Tuesday with a forum dedicated to transgender issues amid a record number of trans murders throughout the country.

Caitlyn Jenner is still planning to vote Republican despite anti-trans views
Caitlyn Jenner is still planning to vote Republican in 2016 – despite the party’s opposition to transgender rights.

Capitol Police roll out transgender policy; union cries foul
Capitol Police rolled out a progressive new policy on Oct. 29 for handling interactions with transgender individuals.

A Trans Lifeline operator's rewards and challenges
Trans Lifeline Lead Technician Kira Hawk has been involved with the organization since February, 2015.

Organization provides lifelines for trans individuals
On Oct. 14, 2015, Ashley Hallstrom—a 26-year-old transgender woman from a small town in Northern Utah—posted on her Facebook page.

Trans Needs Assessment report reveals “state of emergency”
D.C.’s transgender community urges action to address stark disparities revealed by local survey

Why Indiana Republicans’ LGBT Rights Bill Is Actually A ‘Road Map To Discrimination’
After last spring’s disastrous “religious liberty” legislation and months of chatter, Indiana Republicans have cooked up some new legislation to protect LGBT people from discrimination. Unfortunately, a draft of the new bill reveals that it is designed to accomplish the complete opposite.
Lambda Legal Blasts Newly Introduced Indiana Bill
GOP Bill on Indiana LGBT Rights Has Religious Exemptions
GOP's civil rights bill illustrates two meanings for 'LGBT'
LGBT bill draws swift criticism
Opponents of LGBTQ rights descend on Indianapolis Statehouse

Showdown Begins Over LGBT Rights in Indiana
The Indiana legislature is meeting for Organization Day with supporters and opponents of LGBT rights holding dueling rallies at the Statehouse.

House Speaker Robert DeLeo supportive of transgender public accommodations bill
House Speaker Robert DeLeo, D-Winthrop, on Tuesday gave his support to a bill that would give transgender people anti-discrimination protections in public places, although DeLeo declined to say when the House would take up the bill.

Methuen native honored for transgender advocacy
Born as one of three identical triplet girls, Zachary Kerr said he knew from a young age that he wanted to be a boy.

Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss Michigan Transgender ID Case
A federal judge has refused to dismiss a claim by six transgender Michiganders that a state policy governing changes of sex designation on driver’s licenses and personal identification cards violates their constitutional privacy rights. The November 16 ruling in Love v. Johnson, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 154338, 2015 WL 7180471 (E.D. Mich), by Senior U.S. District Judge Nancy G. Edmunds, finds that transgender people have a fundamental right of privacy under the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment regarding their gender identity, which right appears to be heavily burdened by the state policy.

A Mississippi first: Law enforcement transgender training
It was a historic moment on the University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Park campus in Long Beach Tuesday morning. For the first time ever, police officers from across the state received specialized training in dealing with a growing and more diverse population, specifically the transgender community.

Transgender woman claims harassment by CVS employees in Queens, receives $50 gift card from corporate: suit
A transgender woman who claims her complaints about the harassment she was subjected to by CVS store employees in Queens was answered with a $50 gift card from the drugstore chain “as a way of saying thank you” for bringing the matter to its attention, according to a federal lawsuit.

HERO opponents continue campaign into December run off
Opponents of Houston’s recently defeated Equal Rights Ordinance, which would have protected LGBT people and others from discrimination, hope new advertisements about the ordinance will boost turn out in December run-offs for a handful of local elections that could decide the ordinance’s fate.

Doctors help more transgender teens, young adults feel like themselves for the first time
At just 16 years old, Gavin Grimm said he can feel the weight of the world on his shoulders. Born in a female body, but always identifying as a male, the transgender teenager has lived in the national media spotlight in his hometown of Gloucester, Virginia after he sued the Gloucester School system over the right to use the boys' restroom. While the principal originally granted Grimm permission to use the boys' bathroom, the county's school board later reversed the decision against receiving complaints. Grimm must now use the girls' restroom or a single-unisex facility.