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domingo, dezembro 20, 2015

A minha transição foi a puta da confusão
Sempre soube que era diferente das outras crianças nascidas biologicamente do sexo masculino. Fui-me tentando entender até chegar a uma fase em que, apesar da confusão na minha cabeça, tinha a certeza de que não era um homem. Em 2000 comecei a minha longa e penosa viagem por uma transição que foi um pesadelo.

Is There Something Unique about the Transgender Brain?
Imaging studies and other research suggest that there is a biological basis for transgender identity

Stonewall's Ruth Hunt Explains Why Its Drive To Include Transgender Rights Didn't Happen Until Now
"We get beaten up by the same people" is the campaigner Helen Belcher's blunt wording of why gay and bisexual activists should work with transgender people. But the relationship has not always been easy. Britain's largest gay rights charity admitted earlier this year it had "cocked up" for not representing the 'T' aspect of LGBT, meaning transgender.

Did drugs kill my trans daughter Synestra, or was it Britain’s NHS?
Mother’s moving story of seeing her daughter go from star student to depressed drug user

Transsexuals 'medically unfit to join Berlin police'
A thorough medical check-up awaits anyone who applies to join Germany's police or fire service. But transsexual or intersexual applicants probably won't make the cut, it emerged on Friday.

For transgenders, in another House, another private member’s bill
The Transgender Persons (Welfare) Bill 2015 is listed for consideration Friday.

In a first, third gender candidates to contest polls in Bangladesh
Bangladesh will see transgender candidates contest democratic elections for the first time this year on 30 December during the Municipal Elections.

Federal Court decision on transgender case ‘disturbing’
The case was never raised in the High Court or the Court of Appeal and it was also not listed as one of the issues when the Negeri Sembilan Government applied for leave before the Federal Court.
Apex court erred in transgender case, says retired judge

Life transitions: The United Church's first known transgender Reverend
“Welcome home, welcome home. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you believe, or where you’re from — you’re home.”

Manitoba appoints first transgender judge Kael McKenzie
Kael McKenzie says he is happy to be a role model for people in the transgender community
Trail-blazing transgender judge

Changing genders, changing clothes, changing times
Vancouver City Manager Eric Holmes indirectly gave State Rep. Liz Pike a polite but firm smackdown when she recently expressed her outrage over a transgender woman using the women’s locker room at a city-owned community center.

Schuyler Bailar, Harvard's transgender swim star: 'I'm really proud of who I am'
The Harvard freshman was on a women’s swim team with Katie Ledecky, but earlier this year became the first openly transgender swimmer in NCAA history. He talks to Sean Keeler

Clinton unveils plan to promote LGBT rights
Hillary Clinton unveiled on Thursday her comprehensive policy platform aimed at continuing advancements in LGBT rights.

Religious colleges get exemptions to anti-bias law, allowing ‘hidden discrimination’ against LGBT students
Dozens of religious colleges have sought exemptions in recent years from federal prohibitions against discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation, saying the waivers are needed to protect school policies consistent with their faith, according to a new report.
ACLU warns of coming wave of “religious exemption” bills
Lawmakers in Va., Md., introduce religious freedom bills

Coming Out Trans: 1 Man's Experience
A 22-year-old shares some of the hard lessons he has learned

More Americans claim to have seen a ghost than a transgender person
Does this mean that trans people are not represented enough in society?

Transgender Arkansas inmate denied right to sue prison-court
A transgender Arkansas inmate in a men's prison who castrated herself cannot sue prison officials for refusing to provide hormone therapy to assist her efforts to change genders, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday.
Arkansas Inmate Who Performed Castration Loses Court Appeal
8th Circuit denies inmate's claim for transgender therapy

Man pleads guilty in transgender woman's death after silicone injection
A man who administered silicone to a transgender woman who later died pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of involuntary manslaughter and unauthorized practice of medicine and was immediately sentenced to three years and eight months in jail.

Schools protect gender expression
Veteran school bus driver Marsha Morgan got on stage to accept her 2011 nomination as Capistrano Unified employee of the year dressed to impress.

Federal Court Refuses to Dismiss Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claim Under Title IX
United States District Judge Dean D. Pregerson ruled on July 15 that two students at Pepperdine University could sue the school for sexual orientation discrimination under Title IX, a federal statute that prohibits sex discrimination by educational institutions that receive federal money. Videckis v. Pepperdine University, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 167672 (C.D. Calif.). The ruling rejecting the school’s motion to dismiss the discrimination claims advanced by Haley Videckis and Layana White is the first under Title IX to acknowledge the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s ruling last summer that sexual orientation discrimination claims should be treated as sex discrimination claims under Title VII, the analogous federal law that bans sex discrimination in the workplace.
Federal Judge Explains Why ‘Sexual Orientation’ Discrimination Is ‘Sex’ Discrimination

Health Transition: Transgender people seek coverage of procedures insurers call cosmetic
For decades, insurers have denied coverage for procedures to help people transition. For many of them, becoming who they truly are is worth fighting over what is “medically necessary.”

Trans woman pleads guilty in D.C. armed standoff
A 32-year-old transgender woman arrested on Nov. 16 after repeatedly firing a gun on the roof of a downtown office building that led to a 10-hour standoff with D.C. police pleaded guilty on Friday to separate charges of carrying a pistol without a license and the unlawful discharge of a firearm.

Transgender woman released from jail after nearly 4 years without trial
After spending three years and nine months without trial in the maximum security male Division IX of the Cook County Jail on a charge of attempted murder in the first degree, Eisha Love—a 26-year-old transgender woman of color—accepted a plea deal of guilty to a single felony count of aggravated battery on a public way before Cook County Circuit Court Associate Judge the Hon. Alfredo Maldonado Dec. 17.

LGBT advocates wary of parts of proposed bill
A grassroots organization stopped in Terre Haute Thursday to raise awareness of pending state legislation that would ban discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Hoosiers — but with a number of caveats.

Transgender rights group sues state over care limitation
A Minnesota gay rights advocacy group and a transgender man are suing the state for its ban on public health programs covering gender reassignment procedures.
Lawsuit challenges Minnesota’s insurance ban for transition-related surgery

Christie trumps N.J. Democrats on his veto of transgender birth certificate bill
By one vote, the state Senate on Thursday failed to override Gov. Chris Christie's veto of a bill that would have permitted people in New Jersey who have undergone a clinical sex change procedure to amend their gender designation on their birth certificates.

Princeton school district policy codifies rights of transgender students
The Princeton Board of Education unanimously approved a policy this week that spells out the rights of transgender and gender-nonconforming students.

NYPD names suspect in Jax Hgts transgender beating
The NYPD has released a photo of a suspect wanted for assault in the brutal beating of a transgender woman in Jackson Heights Nov. 29.

New York transgender policy halted by parents' concern
Board members of a New York school district decided to delay a vote on allowing students to use bathrooms of the opposite gender after hearing strong opposition from the public.

Suspect who beat transgender Kimy Hartman in Brooklyn pleads guilty to 2014 attack
A teen who admittedly took part in a hate crime attack on a transgender woman was given a slap-on-the-wrist punishment because he’s a youthful offender.
Attacker of Trans Woman in Bushwick Convicted of Hate Crime, DA Says

D.A.'s Office agrees to mediation in Morris dispute
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has agreed to participate in mediation with PGN, in order to resolve a dispute involving access to records pertaining to the Nizah Morris incident.

MontCo surgeon predicts trans trends for new year
More transgender people will begin their transitions as young teens and more health-care companies will cover their medical needs in 2016, according to a list of transgender trends created by Dr. Sherman Leis, a surgeon who operates a clinic called The Transgender Center in Lower Merion Township.

Carlton Champion found guilty of murder after 3 days of testimony
A jury has found former Texas College football player guilty of the murder of Ty Underwood after 3 days of testimony.
Carlton Champion Jr. sentenced to life in prison for murder of transgender woman

Caitlyn Comes To H-town, Screws Up Again
For the last few months I've been basically sitting back and observing the developing Caitlyn Jenner situation. Been paying attention to the growing trans community backlash aimed at her ever since she came out as trans back in March and gave a well received speech at the ESPY's.
Caitlyn Jenner Is Problematic, But So Are All of Us
Barbara Walters Names Caitlyn Jenner "Most Fascinating Person of 2015"

Mesquite passes nondiscrimination ordinance
Dallas suburb only protects LGBT employees from discrimination

Houston Hate-Monger Steve Hotze: Transgender People Are Promoting a ‘Satanic Movement’
That’s Houston hate-monger Steve Hotze talking about transgender people on Sam Malone’s right-wing radio program this past Monday. Hotze continues to take his victory lap following the repeal of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance last month. Just listen to how Hotze and Malone ridicule and demonize transgender people. The ignorance and brazen bigotry would be shocking coming from almost anyone else:

YMCA drops policy asking transgender members to use private bathrooms
The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap counties dropped a policy on Thursday that asked transgender members to use private bathrooms.

District releases 2 potential versions of transgender student policy
Two updated drafts of a policy designed to address the needs of transgender and gender-nonconforming students were released this week by the Albany County School District No. 1.

Three more transgender murders in Brazil
Her name was Layana S.César. Her age was not revealed, as well as her job.
She was last seen Wednesday (10). Since that day she missed her job. On Monday (14) colleagues went to her home to look for her. They repeatedly knocked with no answer until finally found her lying on the floor, face down, full of blood and stab wounds.