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segunda-feira, novembro 23, 2015

How many trans people need to die for Europe to take action?
Every year on November 20, the trans community remembers and mourns those trans people who lost their lives to transphobia. During the past 12 months, 11 trans persons were reported murdered in Europe [1], but many more murders go unnoticed. On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, TGEU calls on the European Commission to extend current European hate crime framework to cover for gender identity, and on the Council of Europe to upscale their efforts to combat transphobic violence.

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Transgénero inglesa encontrada morta após ter-lhe sido negada transferência para prisão feminina
Vicky Thompson, de 21 anos, cumpria pena num estabelecimento prisional masculino. Tentou a transferência para uma prisão de mulheres mas o pedido foi-lhe negado.
UK trans woman found dead in men’s prison — foul play not suspected
Transgender woman Vicky Thompson found dead in a male jail
Vicky Thompson: Vigil held over transgender prison death
Trans Woman Dies in U.K. Men's Prison
UK government will launch study into trans prisoners following death of trans woman in men's jail
British govt may change transgender jail policy after prison death
Government challenged after death of trans woman in male prison
Trans woman found dead in UK men's prison
Transgender woman found dead in all-male prison
Transgender woman found dead after suicide threat if she was sent to male prison

Letchworth campaigner recognised in national newspaper as one of the most influential transgender people in Britian
A Letchworth woman has been recognised by a national newspaper as one of the most influential lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Britain.

Germaine Greer's Cardiff University lecture goes ahead despite petition to have event cancelled
Topics included the Suffragettes, equal pay and Ms Greer making a controversial statement that she was 'supportive for the relaxing of sex-selected abortion'
Germaine Greer tells university trans women are 'men without cocks' despite large protest

Transphobic attacks up by 25% in London
Police say the figure is due to more transphobic crimes being reported.

Actor Redmayne, playing 1920s transsexual, finds it 'shocking' how little has changed
Eddie Redmayne said he finds the lack of progress on transgender rights in the past century 'shocking' after playing 1920s transsexual pioneer Lili Elbe in his new film "The Danish Girl".

Milena’s freedom comes with her ID card
Thanks to her new identity card, Milena Bargiacchi can enjoy freedom. Because this 26-year-old photographer was born with a feminine soul trapped in a male body. And after fighting fiercely for years in the courtrooms of Emilia Romagna, she has finally managed, at least on paper, to break free from the cage in which Mother Nature had placed her. Just a few weeks ago she became the first transsexual in the region to have what should be her legal right recognised: in other words, the right to change gender on official documents without the obligation (which is still in force in Italy) to do so first by surgery.

Transgender still discriminated
On the occasion of the "Transgender Day of Remembrance" (TDOR), the Institute for the equality of women and men has pointed out that transgender are still discriminated and victim of violence.

Anti-Torture committee scolds Austria over treatment of trans inmates
The Council of Europe Anti-Torture Committee (CPT) has for the first time addressed gender identity discrimination in one of its reports. In its report issued on November 11, 2015, it recommends Austria to enable trans persons in detention access to trans specific health and legal gender recognition. Also, non-discrimination policies should be developed.

40 change gender after new law
40 people have changed their gender since Parliament adopted the Gender Identity lawearlier this year, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela told Labour MP Ettienne Grech in reply to a parliamentary question.

Court: Transgender woman can be cremated
May Peleg left behind a will with instructions that she be cremated, but her estranged ultra-Orthodox family wanted a traditional Jewish burial.

Brutal Attack on Ugandan Transgender Activist Beyonce Karungi
Though our mission is to pursue and protect the rights of LGBT people and people living with HIV nationwide, Lambda Legal is routinely asked to consult with groups around the globe. Over the past couple of years, Lambda Legal attorneys and education staff have met with groups of LGBT and HIV activists visiting from Australia, China, Kyrgystan and Uganda—to name a few. We are always glad to share insights and stories, and to hear from our global siblings working for rights and respect.

Man who nearly dies following DIY castration attempt given free plastic surgery after story goes viral
A 30-year-old man from Guangdong province who nearly died while trying to castrate himself in order to fulfil his dream of becoming a woman has been given free plastic surgery after his story went viral earlier this week.

LGBT people still suffer from widespread violent abuse in Yogyakarta
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities in Yogyakarta celebrated on Friday the Transgender Day of Remembrance by staging a silent rally at the Yogyakarta Police office. They urged the Police to immediately apprehend the perpetrators of violent acts against LGBT communities in Yogyakarta, which had left LGBT people suffering from injuries and bone fractures.

'We don't look after people like you.' Transgender people refused medical care
Transgender people have been refused medical care, kicked out of their jobs and forced to undergo psychiatric and surgical procedures in a systematic violation of their human rights, new research has found.

Call yourself a woman? Feminists take on transgender community in bitter debate
Polarised attitudes towards trans women suggest our gender-diverse community needs to discuss what it means to be a woman.

WRPS developing transgender policy
Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools Superintendent Terry Pearson said they will follow a directive recently handed down by the Minister of Education David Eggen, but believes they are already doing what is necessary to be inclusive to all students.

Why Making Transgender Reassignment Surgeries More Accessible Matters
Proposed trans healthcare legislation provides a welcome change.

HUD proposes gender identity rule for shelter placement
Proposed rule would require transgender individuals to be placed according to gender identity

Observing the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Friday
This Friday, November 20th, is the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), an annual observance that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. The Transgender Day of Remembrance was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The first vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence that year, and began an important tradition that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. Smith has said the following about the day:

FBI Hate Crime report shows rise in anti-trans violence
The Federal Bureau of Investigation released its report on hate crimes for 2014.
Slayings of transgender women in U.S. reach alarming high

Isa Noyola speaks at first-ever Congressional Forum on Violence Against the Transgender Community
Today, the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus is holding the first-ever Congressional Forum on Violence Against the Transgender Community, following the announcement of their creation of a Transgender Equality Task Force chaired by Rep. Mike Honda (D-Silicon Valley).
NCTE Provides Testimony in Historic Congressional Forum Addressing Trans Violence

Explainer: why transgender students need “safe” bathrooms
Bathroom safety has become the next battle for transgender students on college campuses across the nation.

Bette Midler: ‘Caitlyn may be a woman – but she’s still a Republican’
Bette Midler has hit out at Caitlyn Jenner after the former Olympian turned reality star recently revealed that she is still planning to vote GOP in the next years election.
The fiercely liberal Beaches star – who issued an epic putdown to pop star Justin Bieber earlier this month – tweeted her disgust at Jenner’s politics to her 782K followers.
Caitlyn Jenner Shares Powerful Message to End Hate and Violence on the Transgender Day of Remembrance: ''Listen to Trans Stories''
Caitlyn Jenner: I’m Voting Republican In 2016

Obama is holding a transgender film night in the White House
The White House made the announcement as it revealed the ‘White House LGBT Artists Champions of Change’ – part of a programme recognising the achievements of activists on a range of issues.

WATCH: New Zoolander Film Called Transphobic
Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson's return in the Zoolander franchise, Zoolander 2, might not be a model of diversity. A new trailer released this week has some activists concerned the film is transphobic.
Trailer for Zoolander 2 called transphobic by some - petition launched

Department of Justice Weighs in on Transgender Exclusion in Americans with Disabilities Act
Yesterday the Department of Justice (DOJ) weighed in on the transgender exclusion written into the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), urging the court to ignore the exclusion in order to avoid a constitutional problem.

The Washington Post's Editorial Board Denounces "Tragic Discrimination" Of Transgender Students
The Washington Post's editorial board denounced the "fear-mongering" that "has become a staple" of debates over transgender student rights and led to "tragic discrimination" against transgender students. The fearmongering is based on the debunked "bathroom" myth hyped by right-wing media.

Sex reassignment surgery may protect metabolic health of transgender women
Transgender women who undergo sex reassignment surgery and hormone therapy may be less likely to develop metabolic disease than those who receive hormone therapy alone. This is according to new research recently presented at Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic Diseases: Physiology and Gender - a conference of the American Physiological Society, held in Annapolis, MD.

Pima Supervisors Add Gender Identity, Expression to County's Employment Non-Discrimination Policy
The Pima County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to add gender identity and expression to the county's non-discrimination policy.

Hundreds gather in West Hollywood for Transgender Day of Remembrance
In January, Yasmin Vash Payne, a transgender woman, was found dead with multiple stab wounds on the kitchen floor of a burning Van Nuys apartment. She was 33.

Suspects arrested after attack on transgender woman
For the second time this year, the same transgender woman has reportedly been the target of a hate crime on the streets of San Francisco.
Jailed couple describes trans assault

Analysis shows PrEP appears to work for trans women
Transgender women who were assigned to take Truvada in the iPrEx pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, trial had a similar overall risk of HIV infection as those assigned to a placebo, but participants who had blood drug levels showing consistent PrEP use appeared to be protected, according to a new analysis.

Trans Week of Action demonstration shuts down D.C. intersections
Action is one of many occurring during Transgender Awareness Week, leading up to Day of Remembrance

New sketch released: Do you recognize this transgender woman?
Authorities are hoping a new forensic composite sketch will help identify the person found dead along a Lake County road in 1988, who investigators recently discovered was actually transgender.

Pence sends letter to transgender event
Gov. Mike Pence sent a welcoming letter this week to an Indianapolis church that’s preparing to remember transgender people who have died in violence.

Who's protected -- and who's not -- in Indiana's LGBT, religious rights bill
A measure introduced Tuesday by Republican leaders in the Indiana Senate would expand the state’s civil rights laws to include protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity — but with key exceptions for religious objectors. Here is a breakdown of protections Senate Bill 100 would — and wouldn't — provide.

Trans Sistas Of Color Project Launches With First Event, Outlines Plans
It's been a long time coming, but the Trans Sistas of Color Project is now a reality.

Dallas woman charged in Missouri butt injection death
Missouri prosecutors have charged a 44-year-old Dallas woman with manslaughter, accusing her of recklessly causing a woman's death in July by performing an illegal cosmetic butt injection on her.

Dexter board adopts transgender policy, contracts custodial services
Dexter School Board members covered a variety of topics in an hour-long session Tuesday night.

One More Problem Faced by Transgender New Yorkers: Food Insecurity
The last year has seen some of the most hopeful transgender policy developments ever to come out of New York state. At the end of 2014, the state ended the practice of transgender exclusions—language barring coverage of transgender health care needs—in private health insurance. In March, the state lifted its ban on provision of transition-related care under Medicaid. And just last month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he would use the regulatory process to provide long-sought discrimination protections for transgender people.

Descendant of Hasidic Judaism Founder Comes Out as Transgender
Raised ultra-Orthodox in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, Abby — originally Srully — Stein recently began transitioning from male to female.
I left Hasidism to become a woman

A Revolutionary Surgery Could Finally Let Trans Women Carry Children
An Ohio clinic recently made history when it began screening women for a groundbreaking medical procedure: transplanting a uterus into a woman who doesn't have one. Uterus transplants have been successfully carried out in Sweden, but the Cleveland Clinic's trials will mark the first time they've been carried out in the U.S.

Ohio Highway Section Memorializes Leelah Alcorn
Almost one year ago, transgender teen Leelah Alcorn took her life along a stretch of Interstate 71 near Kings Mill, Ohio. She left a handwritten suicide note for her parents, and one on Tumblr that went viral after her death, galvanizing the country around transgender issues and against the so-called conversion therapy Alcorn said she’d been subjected to.

Ohio lawmakers push proposed ban on LGBT conversion therapy
Two Democratic state lawmakers in Ohio are using this week's Transgender Day of Remembrance as an opportunity to push their bill seeking a ban on therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation of minors.

WATCH: HERO's Defeat Spawns New 'Bathroom Myth' Ad in Houston
The activists who defeated the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance are trotting out the same debunked, transphobic scare tactics to urge the election of conservative candidates.

Strong emotions, opinions voiced at hearing on school transgender bathroom bill
Thursday, you'll be able to voice your opinion on a bill that would set a statewide standard for the bathrooms transgender students can use.

Miembros de la comunidad LGBTI denuncian actos violentos después de divulgación del video
Aseguran que ya pusieron la debida denuncia en la Defensoría del Pueblo.