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quarta-feira, novembro 11, 2015

ILGA pass new gender identity strategy
The ILGA World Board have passed a new Gender Identity and Gender Expression Strategy to engage with the work of the UN.

Play featuring Jesus as transgender to be performed in Belfast
Criticisms of a play reimagining Jesus as transgender invariably come from "people who had never seen it," its writer has said.

Story of a transgender schoolteacher: ‘I limp through life being open where I can’
Why do trans people working with children face greater judgment than others? Andy Johns just wishes he could be a true role model to his pupils

China’s transgender people forced to hide behind their secrets
At home her son still calls her daddy, at work she dresses in a masculine style, but this Chinese person has a “little secret” — she was born male, but is not any more.

A transformative win
Sitting down with Ottawa radio contest winner Serena Rivard

Ontario moves to increase trans healthcare access
‘Hundreds of sites’ proposed to conduct initial assessments for sex-reassignment surgery

Tiny turnout at WSD's public meeting on transgender policy
After all the excitement last week when the Winnipeg School Division trustees unanimously approved a safe and caring policy in support of transgender and gender non-conforming students, Monday night’s meeting was much less dynamic.

The Devious New Conservative Plan To Turn LGBT People Against Each Other
A new petition seeks to capitalize on the defeat of Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance — spurred by fearmongering about transgender women — by driving a new wedge between people who identify as gay, lesbian, and bisexual and those who identify as transgender. The petition calls on the top LGBT rights organizations to “Drop the T,” i.e. abandon support for transgender rights entirely.

Newt Gingrich: Congress Must Block Protections For Transgender Students
Last week, Newt Gingrich appeared on the Houston-area program “The Sam Malone Show” to promote his new novel, “Duplicity.”

Chelsea Manning 'feels like a freak' after being forced to cut her hair
'Having this taken away is like losing a part of me both physically and emotionally'

Maryland, Federal Agencies Step Up for Trans Students
NCTE welcomes three important actions taken in the last week by the US Justice Department, the US Department of Education, and the Maryland State Department of Education to stand up for the dignity and rights of transgender students.

Trans Woman Files Civil Rights Complaint Against West Des Moines Hotel
A black, transgender woman has filed a complaint with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, saying staff at a West Des Moines hotel treated her hostilely because of her gender identity and race.

Bellevue school board decides to keep policy on transgender students, despite criticism
A controversial rule adopted last month to accommodate transgender students in Bellevue Public Schools will remain in force, the school board decided Monday.

Transgender students can now choose bathroom at one NM school district
Grants-Cibola County School District changes transgender policy

Lambda Legal Urges Le Roy Central School District to Retain Safe and Affirming Bathroom Policy
Lambda Legal sent a letter to the Le Roy Central School District urging the school board to adopt inclusive bathroom policies that are consistent with the District’s current practice of respecting the gender identity of its students and in line with federal and state law.
National gay and transgender rights group lauds Le Roy schools’ new policies

TGI and GLAD Applaud Removal of Medicaid Coverage Exclusions for Transgender Rhode Islanders
This week, Rhode Island’s Department of Health and Human Services announced that the state’s Medicaid program has removed arbitrary and outdated coverage exclusions for transgender Rhode Islanders. The new guidance can be read here.

Local lawmaker proposes bill to preserve 'traditional bathrooms'
A local lawmaker is working on legislation to make sure girls and boys never share a bathroom in Tennessee public schools.

Pastor Opposed to HERO Thinks Trans People Need to Be 'Healed'
The prominent Houston preacher believes transgender people are disrespecting God, and reporters don't seem interested in challenging his transpobic assertions.

Dallas Considering Adding “Gender Identity And Expression” To Anti-Discrimination Ordinance
Members of the Dallas City Council are considering adding “gender identity and expression” to the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance.

Virginia School Official Criticized for Linking to Story Saying Transgender Men Are Mentally Ill
A Fairfax County, Virginia, school board member is taking heat for a weekend Twitter post linking to an article claiming transgender men are struggling with mental illness.

Military Can't Accept This Transgender Soldier As A Woman – Yet
Four years after the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, the Department of Defense is preparing to lift the ban on transgender service in the military.

Ola de asesinatos de mujeres trans revela falta de políticas de protección en Argentina
El asesinato de tres mujeres transgénero en sólo un mes, en Argentina, llama la atención sobre la vulnerabilidad y la falta de garantías de derechos hacia una de las comunidades más marginadas del país. Una de las víctimas fue Diana Sacayán, reconocida activista de los derechos de las personas lésbicas, gays, bisexuales, transgénero e intersexuales (LGBTI), fue encontrada muerta en su departamento, el último 13 de octubre, en la capital del país, Buenos Aires. Su cuerpo mostraba señales de violencia.

Familia Chocobar denuncia que Chiguay los echo de la marcha de la diversidad
La Familia dice haber sido echada por la subsecretaria de Diversidad de Genero, de la marcha que se realizó el sábado en plaza San Martin. Las hermanas y la madre de la joven asesinada creen que el malestar obedece a sus críticas al gobernador cuando evitó hablar del crimen.
Marcha del Orgullo: la comunidad gay reclama una ley antidiscriminatoria