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domingo, maio 31, 2015

Travesti é morto a tiros em Dois Riachos
Um homem foi morto a tiros na noite desta sexta-feira (29), na cidade de Dois Riachos. A vitima foi morto por dois homens que estavam em uma moto Pop. A motivação do crime pode ter sido homofóbico, João Soares da Silva, 23 anos, era travesti . Priscila como era conhecido a vitima estava na Avenida Frei Damião, praça central da cidade, quando foi alvejado com os tiros de arma de fogo.

Police break up unsanctioned gay rally in central Moscow
Police broke up an unsanctioned gay rights rally in central Moscow on Saturday, detaining around 20 people, including anti-gay campaigners who attacked the activists.

Where do transgender people stand?
Money, harassment, scattered support and, above all, a noticeable exclusion from the official local government election plan has left transgender persons unrepresented.

The forbidden voters of KPK
Amid all the overstatements of PTI chairman Imran Khan aimed at bringing revolutionary changes in the country, transgenders in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are still worried about their voting rights in ongoing local bodies elections.

Transgender Candidate Campaigns For Election In Khyber-Pakhtunkwa Province, Pakistan
In Pakistan, a transgender candidate is among the hopefuls taking part in local elections in Khyber-Pakhtunkwa Province on May 30. “Pervaiz Baby,” as he’s known, is not the first transgender candidate in Pakistan. But this is a rare phenomenon in a conservative culture. Transgender people were denied the right to vote in Pakistan until a supreme court decision in their favor in 2011.

What happens when your spouse comes out as transgender: Two very different stories
Forty-six years ago Kaye met Jack at a slide night in Sydney. They both had adventurous spirits and Kaye was attracted to him immediately.

Bruce Jenner To Appear As A Woman On Vanity Fair Cover: Report
Bruce Jenner is reportedly set to make his first public appearance as a woman on the next cover of the Vanity Fair magazine. The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star will appear in a shoot by world-famous photographer Annie Leibovitz, People magazine reported on Saturday, citing sources.

Marriage Equality, Trans Rights Supporter Beau Biden, Son of VP Joe Biden, Dies
The eldest son of Vice President Joe Biden, an outspoken supporter of LGBT rights, died after a long battle with brain cancer.

Transgender Delawareans face hurdles
With buxom curves and shapely hips, Christina Warburton resembles a pin-up mom. But, at the end of the day, Warburton will always just be dad to her kids.

Maine among first states with transgender sports participation policy
Dick Durost was attending a national conference a few years ago when the idea of developing a policy to facilitate transgender high school students participating in interscholastic sports came to the forefront.
‘I’m just a person right now’: Sports help transgender teen make his journey

Support services for transgender teens
Statistics about transgender youth are “bleak,” said Gia Drew, program director for Equality Maine and president of the board of directors at the Maine Transgender Network.
Resources for transgender youth

North Carolina Governor Vetoes ‘License To Discriminate’ Bill
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) has vetoed a bill that would have allowed state officials to refuse to officiate marriages. The legislation (SB 2), which passed in the House on Thursday having previously passed in the Senate back in February, would have allowed state magistrates to opt out of conducting marriage ceremonies based on a sincerely held religious objection. Though the bill does not specifically reference same-sex marriage, its purpose was to allow officials to retain their jobs without officiating for same-sex couples.

Stonewall Inn, famous Greenwich Village gay bar, being considered for landmark status by NYC
They’ll drink to that.
The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation is cheering the city for considering landmarking the famed Stonewall Inn.

Transgender Oklahoma City woman claims mistreatment by jail staff
A transgender Oklahoma City woman said she felt “stripped of all dignity,” accusing Oklahoma City jail staff and inmates of ridiculing her following her arrest May 20 for speeding with a suspended license and no insurance.

First transgender presidential appointee will head Seattle’s labor standards office
A former senior U.S. Labor Department official, and first openly transgender person to be appointed in a presidential administration, was named on Friday to oversee implementation of Seattle’s $15-an-hour minimum wage law.

Va. Family Drops Charges Against Trans Woman Arrested for Aiding Their Suicidal Trans Son
"I never imagined helping teens or others would come to something like this," said Julianna Fialkoswki, who alleges mistreatment from Lynchburg police.

[República Dominicana]
Letrero en oficialías JCE causa polémica entre comunidad GLBT
Un letrero, colocado en las oficialías de la Junta Central Electoral, ha causado polémica entre la comunidad GLBT, ya que expresa la prohibición de tomar la foto de la cédula de identidad a personas vestidos de forma que aparente ser de otro sexo.

La mujer transgénero que lucha por vencer la discriminación
Trabajadoras del Santa Fe quieren dejar de ser la población LGBTI más golpeada por la violencia.

La transformación de David
Hace tres años, David Tapia era Andrea. Sentía, pensaba y actuaba como hombre, pero su cuerpo decía lo contrario. El Liceo Experimental Manuel de Salas, donde entró en séptimo básico, se dio cuenta de su situación y contactó a sus padres. A partir de ahí, todos iniciaron un proceso donde David pudo asumirse y el colegio integrarlo exitosamente en la que es su primera experiencia con un niño transgénero.

Las personas trans podrán acceder a la salud integral
Así lo establece la reglamentación del artículo 11 de la Ley de Identidad de Género, que fue publicada en el Boletín Oficial. Desde ahora, las intervenciones quirúrgicas o tratamientos hormonales para adecuar el cuerpo a la identidad autopercibida serán incluidas en el Programa Médico Obligatorio (PMO)

sábado, maio 30, 2015

Travesti é morta após discutir valor do programa
Este foi o primeiro assassinato de travesti no ano em Sergipe. Bárbara se preparava para deixar a profissão justamente pelos riscos das ruas.
A travesti Bárbara Sodré, 29 anos, foi morta na madrugada da última segunda-feira, 25, após discutir com um cliente que se recusou a pagar o programa. O fato ocorreu no centro da capital sergipana, onde a vítima trabalhava como profissional do sexo. Este foi o primeiro assassinato de travesti no ano em Sergipe. Bárbara se preparava para deixar a profissão justamente pelos riscos das ruas.

Travestis trazem no corpo a marca da violência de gênero
Agressões são motivadas pela ruptura com roteiro de gênero imposto socialmente, diz estudo

As Travestis e Transexuais que servem de Palhaças Televisivas sendo motivos Piadas e Trollagem em Programas de TV
A discriminação dos “diferentes” é um elemento presente no discurso social. Os “diferentes” podem ser os loucos, bruxas, negros, dependendo do momento/contexto histórico cultural. Da mesma forma, travestis por serem “diferentes” da maioria sofrem preconceitos, humilhação e violência nas ruas e até mesmo em casa, por representarem algo que nem todas as culturas conseguem integrar em seu léxico cultural “O preconceito, usualmente incorporado e acreditado, é a mola central e o reprodutor mais eficaz da discriminação e de exclusão, portanto da violência”.

Psychological, legal and social support for Trans Guesthouse
Istanbul LGBTT is launching the Eylül Cansın Transhouse Project to provide psychological, legal, and social support for the residents of the Trans Guesthouse.

PDO calls for gender change in documents of trans-individuals
The Public Defender’s Office (PDO) addressed the Ministry of Justice on May 18 proposing to allow trans-people to change their gender records in official documents.

[New Zealand]
'Should boys be wearing skirts?' Designer rubbishes gender-neutral school uniforms
A leading clothing designer has slammed a Ministry of Education proposal to introduce gender neutral uniforms to New Zealand schools, calling it a "time-wasting idea".

New Democrat MPP’s bill banning ‘conversion therapy’ clears hurdle
A political roadblock that imperiled NDP MPP Cheri DiNovo’s landmark legislation to ban transgender “conversion therapy” has been cleared.

With only one clinic in Canada, wait for transgender surgery often months long
The public's understanding about transgender issues has grown in recent years, thanks in part to people like former U.S. Olympian Bruce Jenner coming forward. But while awareness is growing in Canada, so are the waiting lists for surgery.

Canada rights body to review complaint over birth certificate gender markers
A human rights tribunal in a Canadian province has agreed to review a complaint filed by nine transgender and intersex people who want gender markers to be removed from their birth certificates, activists said.

Interview with Sandy Stone — Part 2
Sandy Stone is a touchstone woman in transgender history. She has a section dedicated to her place in trans and feminist history in the book Transgender History.

Satan is on the Air Waves: Religious Pundit Blames Devil for Trans Visibility
Is Satan to thank for Laverne Cox's career? Is he behind the recent rise in acceptance of transgender Americans? Is the Dark Lord also in cahoots with President Barack Obama and the Girl Scouts? According to one religious right columnist he is.
Columnist: Satan Pushing Transgender Inclusion In Girl Scouts, Hollywood

Suspect in 'Mrs. Doubtfire' home fire pleads guilty to arson
A woman charged with setting fire to a house featured in the popular "Mrs. Doubtfire" movie has pleaded guilty to arson. In exchange, prosecutors agreed to drop an attempted murder charge stemming from the Jan. 5 fire.

WATCH: Mom Says Trans Son Was Cyber-Bullied Days Before Suicide
A grieving mother who lost her 14-year-old son to suicide is ready to speak out so no parent experiences what her family is currently enduring.

Dozens protest incarceration of LGBTQ immigrants in Santa Ana; 5 activists arrested
About 70 protesters, some of them chained together, blocked N. Flower Street and W. Civic Center Drive in front of the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana Thursday morning.
WATCH: 5 Arrested at California Rally to End Trans Immigration Detention

Miss Gay United States uses new title to help the transgender community
Years after Kimberly Gist was introduced to her first drag show and started competing in pageants, she gave herself a goal: she wanted to win a national title by the time she was 30 years old.

Gay conversion therapy ban clears Illinois Senate committee
The Illinois Senate is advancing a measure to ban therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBT youth.

Area Girl Scouts affirm transgender policy
The Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana has reaffirmed its policy welcoming transgender youths, a move that came after the same national Girl Scouts policy came under conservative criticism.

Schools ponder transgender rules
Recommended guidelines for dealing with transgender students have been forwarded to the individual schools in the Mount Desert Island Regional School System (MDIRSS) by the policy committee of the MDIRSS board.

CCSD board member requests report on transgender policy progress
Clark County School District officials soon will have to account for its policy — or lack thereof — to protect and accommodate transgender students.
Transgender students call for CCSD to make policy changes

Philly to raise trans flag
The City of Philadelphia will next week raise the transgender Pride flag at City Hall.

Trans-Health Conf. organizers expect record attendance
The 14th-annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference will pack the Pennsylvania Convention Center for three full days of educational and empowering trans-focused programming.

City launches ‘safe bathroom’ guide
In what could be the first city-sponsored initiative of its kind in the nation, Philadelphia this month launched an interactive online guide to help trans, gender-nonconforming and others locate gender-neutral restrooms in the region.

Murder victim mourned, remembered
Londyn Kiki Chanel, a 21-year-old transgender woman, was killed earlier this month in North Philadelphia, and friends are remembering her for her vibrant and positive personality.

sexta-feira, maio 29, 2015

Transexual woman jailed after raping Tamworth girls when she was a man
A man who raped two young Tamworth girls before undergoing a sex change operation has been jailed for 16 years.
Nicola Cope – formerly known as 'Gordon' – groomed the girls for sex before systematically abusing them over a number of years, a jury at Stafford Crown Court ruled.

Press watchdog slams Sun over column mocking blind transgender candidate
The press regulator has upheld complaints against The Sun over a newspaper column that mocked a blind, transgender Labour Parliamentary candidate.

Turkey’s Transgender People Fight For Recognition, Run For National Election For First Time
Sechil, 40, sits in an open, crowded café here, smoking a cigarette and occasionally tucking dangling wisps of hair back into her hijab. She pulls out a pink identification card, legal proof in Turkey that she is a woman. Except that she isn’t fully one. The name on the card is Mehmet, a common man’s name, and the Turkish translation of Mohammad, the Muslim Prophet.

Transgender persons must be treated equally: CII
Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), the top body of clerics that advises government on religious issues, on Wednesday issued a landmark edict urging that the transgender persons must be treated equally and be considered part of family.

Transgender Nepalis: Cast out by families, unwelcome at survivor camps
After the Nepal earthquake, a cluster of tents was quickly put up in a patch of land among the winding streets of Kathmandu’s Sunder Mar neighbourhood.

NDP wrangling stalls NDP transgender bill
A New Democrat MPP’s groundbreaking legislation to ban controversial transgender “conversion therapy” is being delayed by her own party’s political wrangling.

An Ottawa crash course in sex with trans women
Lisa Ugray’s workshop Sex and Trans Women doesn’t nag, judge or berate — she just wants to get more trans women laid.

Watch: Trans Men’s Cover model hopeful meets Ellen
Trans bodybuilder and model Aydian Ethan Dowling met Ellen DeGeneres in an interview on her show.

Transgender model Hari Nef hits the big time
If you follow fashion, get ready to learn the name Hari Nef.

The Woman Who Paved the Way for Men to Become Women
Forty years before Bruce Jenner announced his intent to transition, another star athlete made the same decision against the backdrop of a much less understanding world. His name was Richard Raskind; now it's Renée Richards. Here, a rare interview with the quiet trailblazer whose struggle laid the groundwork for Jenner, Transparent, and the transgender community's historic moment
Renee Richards on why it's easier for Bruce Jenner to transition to female than it was for her

Poised for Perfection: Sgt. Shane Ortega Puts a Face to the Transgender Military Ban
Sgt. Shane Ortega tells The Advocate how he's been able to serve for years in the U.S. Army as an openly transgender man and about the pressure he faces now that the world knows who he is.

Follow Two Transgender People Through a Year of Transitioning (Video)
“Over the moon excited, terrified, scared, emotional.”
That’s how Jetta’Mae Carlisle described feeling as her sexual re-assignment surgery got closer. Carlisle says she was assigned as male at birth, but felt like she was female since she was a child. She identifies as a straight woman.

Transgender Law Center and Equality California Institute Launch Coalition to Educate Public on Transgender Issues
Transgender Law Center and Equality California Institute are launching a coalition to implement a statewide public education campaign to combat widespread public misunderstanding about transgender and gender nonconforming people and the issues they face. The coalition will include other LGBT and civil rights organizations as well as groups serving communities of color and the faith community. The effort is independent of work on any political or legislative campaign and exists solely to change attitudes towards transgender Californians through research and education.

Trans veteran to take a stand at Pentagon Pride
Amid preparations to celebrate Pride next month, a transgender veteran plans to take the opportunity to make a subtle, but potentially powerful statement for the 15,500 troops in the U.S. military who are forced to hide their gender identity.
Sheri Swokowski, who served as an infantry soldier for nearly 34 years as she presented as male, plans to wear a female Army Service Uniform with an infantry gold-crossed rifle insignia at the upcoming annual Pride event at the Pentagon on June 9.

Advocates protest ICE detention policies
A group of more than 20 advocates gathered outside U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Southwest Washington headquarters on Wednesday to protest the mistreatment they say undocumented LGBT immigrants experience while in ICE custody.

Casa Ruby Is A 'Chosen Family' For Trans People Who Need A Home
Editor's note: This story contains language that some may find offensive.
This story is part of an occasional series about individuals who don't have much money or power but do have a big impact on their communities.

Local Trans Activist Awarded Ferndale 2015 Good Neighbors Award
Every year, Citizens for a Fair Ferndale grants 10 Good Neighbor Awards that identify and honor individuals, organizations and businesses in the Ferndale community who are outstanding examples of good neighbors, and who are committed to building, preserving, maintaining and improving the quality of life in their neighborhoods and the community.

Transgender protections proposed in North Hempstead anti-discrimination law
Transgender people would be more clearly protected against discrimination while working for the Town of North Hempstead under a bill that would protect individuals on the basis of gender identity.

Fairfax schools to vote on adding gender identity to curriculum
Community members clash on changes to family life education lessons

Hombre busca impedir la Marcha Gay de La Paz del domingo, y les incendia un carro
Un sujeto molesto con los planes para realizar la Marcha Gay de La Paz el próximo domingo, prendió fuego a una plataforma que serviría como carro alegórico de la festividad, lo que sorprendió a los testigos.
Los hechos ocurrieron en las calles Márquez de León e Independencia, de la colonia Centro de la capital.

Prosiguen redadas policiales contra los homosexuales en Cárdenas y Matanzas
Anoche 22 de mayo de 2015, cerca de las once de la noche, la Policía realizó otra redada, donde detuvo a todos los travestis y homosexuales que se encontraban en los alrededores del Rápido situado en Ruíz entre Calzada y Coronel Verdugo en la ciudad de Cárdenas. La misma zona donde hace apenas un año y medio (el 3 de octubre) un grupo de cocheros intentaron coaccionar y agredir físicamente a varios gays para que se fueran del lugar.

[Republica Dominicana]
Letreros de la JCE discriminan población GLBT, dicen organizaciones trans
Las diversas organizaciones que conforman el Observatorio de Derechos Humanos para Grupos Vulnerabilizados (ODHGV) expresaron hoy su inconformidad por los letreros que reposan en algunas oficialías del Estado Civil de la Junta Central Electoral (“JCE”), en los cuales se expresan lineamientos discriminatorios en función de la identidad y expresión de género.

Trans en Chile: El duro Camino
Desde un “inocente” piropo hasta un agresivo agarrón, quienes atraviesan la feminización se enfrentan en disyuntivas que derivan entre la satisfacción y el miedo.

quinta-feira, maio 28, 2015

Leandra Leal paga enterro de travesti no Rio de Janeiro, diz jornal
Atriz ficou comovida com situação de veterana pelos direitos LGBT no Brasil
Leandra Leal teria se comovido com a situação da travesti Marquesa, de 71 anos, que morreu nesta última segunda-feira (25), no Rio de Janeiro.
De acordo com informações do jornal O Globo, desta quarta-feira (27), a atriz encontrou o corpo da veterana em um cantinho do Hospital Miguel Couto, enquanto dirigia o documentário Divinas Divas.
Segundo a publicação, o hospital alegou que o corpo da Marquesa não caberia em uma das gavetas do necrotério do hospital. Leandra, então, teria arcado com as despesas de remoção do corpo e enterro.

Crossdresser, travesti, trans: Laerte fala sobre sexualidade
Cartunista rejeita cirurgia e diz que não toma hormônios: "parece que na minha idade não faz tanto efeito"
No passado, a cartunista brasileira Laerte Coutinho (63) chegou a se classificar como “crossdresser”, hoje se vê mais como travesti, mas no geral sente-se confortável em se afirmar como pessoa transgênero. Prefere ser chamada por "ela", e começou a discutir o assunto no Brasil há mais de dez anos. Vai ao cabeleireiro e à manicure, se depila em casa e ressalta que a cirurgia de mudança de sexo não está em seus planos. "As pessoas fazem por sentir inadequação total com suas genitálias. Não é o meu caso."

TGEU contributes to the OSCE Hate Crime Report 2014
TGEU submitted a report containing a collection of transphobic hate crimes and hate incidents that took place during 2014 and were recorded and verified by TGEU and its partner organizations for the OSCE ODIHR Hate Crime Reporting. The submission contains the description of transphobic hate crimes: criminal acts motivated by bias or prejudice towards trans people. Click here to access the full report.

Transgender beauty queen hopeful tells of attack outside pizza takeaway by man who 'tried it on' with her
A transgender beauty queen hopeful has told how she was attacked outside a pizza takeaway by a man who ‘tried it on with her’ – not realising her gender.

Violent attacks on trans sex workers in Turkey
Findikzade. Bagdat Boulevard. The names of just two places in Istanbul where trans women have been attacked in the past month.

Draft bill on transsexuals sent to Iran parliament
A bill that would provide better protection for transsexuals in Iran has been sent to researchers in parliament, the ISNA news agency quoted an official as saying on Tuesday.
Under a fatwa or religious decree by the Islamic republic's founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Iran recognises transsexuality.
Sex change operations are common, with part of the fees paid by the authorities.
"To better protect transsexuals, a draft bill on all aspects, judicial and religious, has been prepared and sent to parliament's research centre, which is examining it," said Farid Habibollah Masoudi, deputy head of the social affairs assistance department.

India gets its first transgender college principal
India, probably the world, will get its first transgender college principal when Manabi Bandopadhyay takes charge of Krishnagar Women's College in West Bengal on June 9. Manabi is currently associate professor in Bengali at Vivekananda Satobarshiki Mahavidyalaya.
India gets its first transgender college principal

Transgenders: BU to sensitise teachers
Not a single student from community has sought admission despite special PG quota

Darwin showgirl Siane Tate one of first to take part in study on transgender community in the Northern Territory
A little boy who dreamt of being a girl with long blonde hair before he went on to become one of Darwin’s most glamorous showgirls is the first to take part in a groundbreaking study on the health and wellbeing of the Territory’s transgender community.

[New Zealand]
Overseas surgeries being looked into
The Ministry of Health says work is underway to explore sending people overseas for gender reassignment surgery.

Trans rights move forward in Quebec
Hearings on new rules for gender marker change come to an end

Judith Butler on gender and the trans experience
Cristan Williams, a trans historian and journalist, interviewed Judith Butler about gender and the trans experience for The TransAdvocate. They discussed the problem with TERFs and the work of Sheila Jeffreys and Janice Raymond.

Evangelicals pray to end ‘transgender tyranny’ as Girl Scouts and schools welcome trans youth
Conservative evangelicals apparently have lots to pray for these days.
Same-sex marriage rights are quickly spreading across the country, Obama declared an International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, a Fairfax, Virginia school board recently implemented a transgender rights policy, and Robert Gates of The Boy Scouts of America urged his organization to lift the ban on gay leaders.
To top it off, The Girl Scouts of America is officially trans-inclusive.

In Win For Equality, Largest County in Arkansas Passes Employment Protections for County Workers
Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, praised Pulaski County for passing much-needed non-discrimination protections that will protect county employees in the workplace. By a vote of 10-5, members of the Pulaski County Quorum Court enacted essential workplace protections that will prohibit discrimination against county employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as political or religious opinions or affiliations, race, age, sex, national origin, handicap, disability, genetic information or other non-merit factors.

As California Trans Inmate Granted Parole, Gender-Affirming Surgery Postponed
Michelle-Lael Norsworthy's lawyers deny claims that she's previously avoided parole in order to receive surgery, pointing out that California requires health insurers to cover transition-related care.

Gender Identity Non-Discrimination Protections Needed in the Bay State
Efforts in Massachusetts to amend the state’s non-discrimination laws to include protections in public accommodations for transgender individuals continue this legislative session. The Human Rights Campaign is hard at work partnering with MassEquality, the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition, the ACLU, Freedom for All Americans, PFLAG, and many other local allies to pass a bill that would add these needed protections.

Maryland Becomes 7th State to Modernize Birth Certificate Access
Maryland’s modernized birth certificate gender marker policy becomes law by default on June 3, 2015. The law will take effect on October 1, 2015. After passing the state legislature nearly 30 days ago, Maryland joins six other states and the federal government in removing burdensome and unnecessary barriers to obtaining a birth certificate that reflects who transgender people are.

Transgender protections move towards school board vote
A proposal to add transgender protections to Columbia Public School's anti-discrimination policy passed the district's policy committee Tuesday, setting the stage for the school board to vote next month on codifying it .

Transgender student pleas with CCSD to step up, protect her rights
Kristina Hernandez waited nearly a year before she could use the girl’s restroom at Harney Middle School.
A sixth-grader at the time, Kristina spent the summer after elementary school preparing to transition from male to female — something she had desired for years. She encountered no in­tolerance from other students and said no parent lodged a single complaint about their child sharing a restroom or locker room with her.

Justice Dept. Rejects Texas Governor's Assurance of PREA Compliance
The U.S. Department of Justice has rejected Texas’s assurance that it will work to comply with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards, according to news reports.

Hasta mil pesos de multa a homosexuales vestidos de mujer
Tijuana prepara el primer reglamento de protección a la diversidad sexual del país.
La Policía Municipal arresta e impone multas superiores a los mil pesos a hombres vestidos de mujer, denunció el coordinador del Consejo Estatal por la Diversidad Sexual, Armando Rodríguez Salazar.

Primera marcha del orgullo Gay en Poza Rica contra la homofobia
En demanda de respeto se realizó por primera ocasión la marcha del “Orgullo Gay” en Poza Rica, con la participación de más de cien personas que destacaron la necesidad de combatir la homofobia que se sigue presentando en la ciudad.

Rechazan violencia y odio contra los LGBT
Organizaciones y colectivos defensores de la comunidad de lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, transexuales e Intersexual (LGBT), así como estudiantes universitarios y de educación media en Honduras, se movilizaron para celebrar el Día Internacional contra la Homofobia.

Homofobia y transfobia: del hartazgo a la primavera
Guatemala atraviesa una profunda crisis en su estructura gubernamental, situación que ha sido aprovechada por el colectivo LGBT para introducir sus demandas en las manifestaciones y discursos que exigen la protección de los derechos humanos como la base para conducir el país.

El duro emplazamiento de padre de niña transgénero a la senadora Van Rysselberghe
Víctor Escobar hizo un llamado a la presidenta de la Comisión de DDHH del Senado para apoyar la Ley de Identidad de Género. "Yo quiero un mejor país y, por lo que yo he sabido, la señora Van Rysselberghe no quiere que ese mejor país esté", agregó.

quarta-feira, maio 27, 2015

Transexuais reprovam psiquiatria e apontam desrespeito ao nome social no Pedro Ernesto
Integrantes de movimento pelos direitos dos transexuais criticam a obrigatoriedade do tratamento psiquiátrico de dois anos, pré-requisito do Ministério da Saúde para cirurgias de adequação corporal de sexo. As consultas seriam superficiais e, na opinião deles, perda de tempo. O BLOG LGBT do DIA mostrou neste domingo que pacientes chegam a ficar seis anos na fila pela cirurgia no Hospital Universitário Pedro Ernesto, único local da rede pública de saúde que oferece o serviço no Rio.

MPs given gender neutral option when entering House of Commons
MPs being sworn into the House of Commons have for the first time been given the option of a gender neutral title.

Transgender beauty queen 'pushed and spat on by thug after he tried it on with her'
Tiffany-Rose Davies said she was pushed and spat on by the man, who she says was angry because he didn't realise she was a transsexual
A transgender beauty queen has revealed how she was attacked by a thug outside a pizza takeaway after he ‘tried it on with her’.
Tiffany-Rose Davies said she was pushed and spat on by the man, who did not realise her gender.

Half of Israel’s transgender population has been attacked, study shows
70 percent of male transgenders and 76 percent of female transgenders reported suffering verbal abuse, while 48 percent of the males and 55 percent of the females reported physical abuse.

Egypt’s war on Transgender people continues as police arrest two more women
Two transgender women identified as men by police were arrested on Sunday for allegedly partaking in “prostitution and posting sexually-explicit videos online”.
They were taken into custody at their home in Nasr City where police confiscated short dresses, high heels, makeup and adult toys. The possession of said articles by either gender is not against the law in Egypt.
2 transgender men arrested on prostitution charges

Cast out and unwelcome: Life for transgender people after Nepal’s earthquake
After the Nepal earthquake, a cluster of tents was quickly put up in a patch of land among the winding streets of Kathmandu’s Sunder Mar neighbourhood.

[New Zealand]
MoH to front on trans/intersex health care
The Health Ministry will give evidence to Parliament's Health Select Committee tomorrow in response to a petition calling for improvement in healthcare for trans and intersex people.

Transgender Yukoner's mom wants birth certificate changes without surgery
'I shouldn't have to fight each of those fights,' says 10-year-old's mother

Tribunal to consider lifting gender from birth certificates
After successfully lobbying provincial and federal governments to make it easier to amend sex designations on key identity documents, transgender Canadians are now pushing for another change: to abolish gender references altogether from birth certificates.

Trading Places: An account of a mother’s own anguishing transition
Like thousands of parents, Jane Baker was left in shock and disbelief when she learned that her adult child was transgender. In her new memoir, Baker tells the story of supporting her adult child through gender transition while struggling to overcome deep personal anguish about it. According to one critic, the book is “an honest portrayal of a difficult time and a wonderful account of an adult’s ability to grow even when one isn’t particularly ready for it.”

Women Are Still Locked in Immigration Detention Cells With Men Just Because They're Trans
A former detainee says Immigration and Customs Enforcement must stop housing transgender women with men in private prisons. In a word, it's about rape.

Dan Savage calls Duggar family hypocrites for anti-trans activism
Matriarch had compared trans people to child predators while knowing her son had molested his sisters and others

On Memorial Day, TLDEF Urges Pentagon to End Ban on Open Transgender Military Service
As the nation commemorates Memorial Day, TLDEF honors the transgender men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty and renews its call for the Defense Department to allow transgender people to serve openly in the United States Armed Forces.
On Memorial Day, Pentagon urged to end ban on transgender military service in US
Honoring Trans* Soldiers This Memorial Day

San Diego Mourns Third Trans Teen to Die by Suicide
Kyler Prescott, a 14-year-old transgender boy, took his life on May 18, marking the third reported San Diego-area teen lost since March.
Grieving mother says transgender son was bullied online
Third San Diego trans teen commits suicide in three months

Lawyers prepare for medical malpractice trial in rare ‘intersex’ lawsuit
A Richland County jury may decide later this year if the Medical University of South Carolina, Greenville Health System and the state child welfare agency are guilty of medical malpractice for removing a baby’s penis before he turned 2 years old.

terça-feira, maio 26, 2015

'90% da população transexual trabalha na informalidade'
Projeto de lei do vereador Renato Cinco pretende instituir incentivo fiscal (abatimento no recolhimento do Imposto sobre Serviços - ISS) para as empresas que contratarem profissionais travestis, transexuais e transgêneros.

'Thabhatha com h é mais bonito', diz travesti que conseguiu mudar nome
Travesti diz que decidiu pelo nome há 10 anos, e o tatuou nas costas.
Thabhatha ganhou na Justiça o direito de mudar o nome, no Amapá.

Homossexual é encontrado morto a tiros na marginal da BR-282 em Lages
Era por volta das 7h da manhã deste sábado (23), quando populares acionaram a Polícia Militar, informando que na via marginal da BR-282 bairro Frei Rogério, havia um corpo de uma mulher caída na canaleta de escoamento de água possivelmente sem vida.
No local, foi identificado que se tratava de um homem (travesti), morto com pelo menos três disparos de arma de fogo na cabeça.

Transgender woman bidding for beauty pageant glory
Chloe-Louise Fearn, 25, has entered Miss Transgender UK to help raise awareness
A transgender woman says she’s proud of who she is and has entered a pageant in her fight against misconceptions.
Chloe-Louise Fearn, 25, was born as a boy named Christopher, but always felt like she was female.

Press Release: «Criminal racist hate attack against a trans woman in Evia»
Greek Transgender Support Association (GTSA), a recognized association for the support of the rights of the trans* community, strongly denounces the transphobic attack against a trans woman and her friend, who defended her while she was attacked in a night club in Evia by a team of five people and the owner; actions that typify many felonies and a series of other criminal offences against them, as well as against the Police officers that not only violated their duties when called, but also participated in criminal racist acts and tortured the trans woman.

PRESS RELEASE: «Attack against a trans woman with a shotgun in the center of Athens»
The Greek Transgender Support Association (G.T.S.A.), a recognized ngo for the support of the rights of the trans* community, denounces the attack against a trans woman with a shotgun in the center of Athens.

Turkey Elections: Gay, Transsexual Candidates Spotlight LGBT Rights
Excerpt: Another candidate is transgendered Deva Özenen, who is standing for the recently-founded secular nationalist Anatolia Party. She has been out campaigning on the streets of Izmir, a relatively liberal coastal city.

Fighting for Identity: The Life of a Transgender Kickboxer in Rural Thailand
In her color-coordinated training attire and fashionably fit tops, Rose is easy to spot at her tiny dirt-floor gym in rural Thailand. Her hot pink top clings snugly to her compact, lean torso. Bra straps in a delicate petal pink peer through at the shoulders. Her iridescent satin shorts are customized with her fight name, Rot-Duan, embroidered in gold.

Closet Case: Tony Briffa
The world's first openly intersex mayor, Tony Briffa, shares an often painful process of coming out as intersex in this month's Closet Case.

Remembering Sydney's 'drag queen' scene of the 70s
Sydney in the 1970s was home to a thriving community of transwomen, who lived, worked and socialised in the inner city. Here, Colleen Windsor reflects on that heady, dynamic and exciting ‘drag queen’ scene.

Remove gender from birth docs: group
Nine intersex and transgender people, including the Trans Alliance Society, have filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal to remove gender from birth certificates.

Director de Urgencias del Hospital Canseco discrimina a homosexuales y transexuales
Persiste el problema en algunos hospitales de Tampico que no quieren recibir los pacientes con VIH e incluso rechazan la presencia de las personas homosexuales y transexuales en las instalaciones, lo que ya representa un caso de discriminación hacia ellos, además de la negligencia médica y falta de criterio para atender a esos enfermos.

Cambiarán norma que impide que homosexuales, bisexuales y trans con menos de 3 meses en el país puedan contraer matrimonio
El presidente de la Asociación de Familias de lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, trans y homoparentales (LGBT), Omar Salsamendi dijo que es imposible para un turista cumplir con estos tiempos.

La Plata: repudian a un precandidato a intendente del PRO que consideró "delincuentes" a los travestis
Organizaciones que representan a colectivos de diversidad sexual repudiaron las declaraciones del precandidato a intendente de La Plata por el PRO, Julio Garro, que se refirió a los travestis como “delincuentes” y los vinculó con la droga.

segunda-feira, maio 25, 2015

Travesti é encontrada morta com três tiros na BR-282, em Lages
Uma travesti de 27 anos foi encontrada morta em uma marginal da BR-282, em Lages, na manhã deste sábado. Segundo a o Instituto Geral de Perícias (IGP), a vítima foi atingida por três tiros na cabeça.

Watch: Everything you’ve secretly wanted to ask a trans person
Ever had a question about transgender people that you were too afraid to ask?
A new clip released by BBC Free Speech sees a number of people who identify as trans tackle questions they are always asked.
Transgender People Answer The Insane Questions They Always Get Asked (So Please, Watch So You're Never Tempted To Ask Someone These Things) — VIDEO

Church of England considering trans naming ceremonies
The General Synod of the Church of England is to debate naming ceremonies for transgender people.

Marriage equality Ireland #MarRef a yes, while trans people suffer without the most basic of rights
In the states, Marriage Equality came first, but it’s a far cry from equality for all. I live and work in one of the most red of states, but only because I was able to change my documents. Transgender Irish people can’t do that. What’s even worse, the proposed law, heavily influenced by the Catholic Church would make matters worse!

La France l’autre pays de la transphobie!
Communiqué de presse de l’Association Nationale Transgenre ( France ) du 15 mai 2015

'Inside Out: Portraits Of Cross-Gender Children' Beautifully Documents Transgender Kids
For the past 12 years, Dutch photographer Sarah Wong has documented the lives and experiences of a group of children who have transitioned -- or are in the process of transitioning -- to live as their authentic selves.

Transgender student hopes her coming-out story sets an example
A month after the Rajya Sabha bill to promote the rights of transgenders was passed, an IIT student hopes that her coming-out story will transcend boundaries.

Conversion therapy has no place in Manitoba health care: health minister
Manitoba becomes first Canadian province to ban conversion therapy

Barriers to health care putting Ontario's trans community at risk, experts say
Waiting lists for transsexual health services are longer than ever before, and health experts fear the vulnerable community is being put at deadly risk.

School board to discuss sexual-orientation policy
Residents have come before the Brevard School Board four times since October, asking the board to consider a change in the school district’s non-discrimination policy.
They want the district to include sexual orientation and gender identity as categories covered by that policy.

Families with a transgender child learn and change
No one can truly understand the transgender journey unless they’ve gone through it — or supported a loved one during the process. These local families share what they’ve learned.

Panamá lidera casos de Sida entre trasvestis y transexuales
Un informe del Programa Conjunto de Naciones Unidas sobre VIH/Sida destaca que Panamá registra la mas alta prevalencia en países de América latina con el VIH (virus de inmunodeficiencia humana) y que la tendencia es al alza, entre la llamada población “trans” (trasvestis y transexuales) y en los hombres que tienen relaciones con otros hombres. (HSH)

Loka, Loka, Loka
"Loka, Loka, Loka", es un documental autobiográfico realizado en la Escuela Audiovisual AL BORDE, una experiencia pionera de artivismo contrasexual en América del Sur, en la que Mujeres AL BORDE entrenamos activistas bisexuales, pansexuales, lesbianas, heterodisidentes, tortilleras, trans, travestis, intersex, queer, de ciudades sudamericanas como realizadorxs audiovisuales, financiamos y difundimos sus producciones.

domingo, maio 24, 2015

UK Court rules that transgender woman is not entitled to amend her childrens’ birth certificates
The UK High Court of Justice has held that the right to have one’s private life respected under article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) does not extend to the right of a transgender woman to amend her children’s birth certificates to reflect her transition.

Church of England to consider transgender naming ceremony
Vicar of Lancaster Priory proposes motion for General Synod to consider ceremony to mark a person’s gender transition

Kyrgyzstan police demand IDAHOT participants’ strip to identify transgender people, says rights group
About 20 men disrupted an IDAHOT event last week shouting threats over the fence before breaking the lock on the gate and breaking through a door to enter the cafe

Transgender kids' parents are seeking a law change to speed up treatment process
Australia's fast-growing number of transgender children are facing an alarming risk of suicide, self-harm and depression, due to a costly legal obstacle to treatment.

[New Zealand]
Robertson clarifies trans healthcare stance
Labour MP Grant Robertson says his comments about gender reassignment surgery were misreported, and though he admits he could have chosen his words better, he says he is “absolutely committed” to the best possible trans healthcare services.

Manitoba bans conversion therapy
Manitoba has become the first province to ban the much-derided conversion therapy.

Trans athlete added to Canadian women’s dodgeball team
Savannah Burton becomes first trans athlete in a Canadian national dodgeball team

Brandon transgender health clinic shows demand for services
The clinic's next day for appointments will be in June, call 204-578-2513 to schedule one

Creating a Trans TV Show? Here Are 4 Rules to Follow
Transparent creator Jill Soloway gives advice to Hollywood on creating projects that humanize rather than sensationalize transgender characters.

Girl Scouts Reject Hate Group, Welcome Trans Girls
The Girl Scouts of the USA shows us the best way to respond to right-wing transphobia

Franklin Graham Calls Out Schools for Teaching Lies About Transgenderism
In the shadow of our nation's capital, Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia is preparing to teach gender identity in its classrooms, including lessons on gender fluidity and spectrum—the idea that no child is truly 100 percent boy or girl. The news has parents irate as no alternative options will be offered to take in place of these required classes in grades 7 to 12.

Faithful transition: Unitarian Universalists share stories of transgender individuals
"The Unitarian Universalists have always been on the edge of social justice," said the Rev. Jim Parrish, who will be installed May 30 as the pastor of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Fayetteville. The Unitarian Universalists supported the fight for civil rights in the last century, with a large contingent marching with Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington, D.C., Parrish said.

Giving homeless transgender youth a safe haven from the streets
Homelessness is a reality for many young transgender Americans. In Washington, a row house has been turned into a safe haven for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth who have nowhere else to go. Hari Sreenivasan talks to the group home's founder about creating a space that is safe, fun and feels like home for those who may have been kicked out by their families for being different.

Michigan driver’s license policy violates transgender rights, ACLU says
Six transgender men and women have recently called into question Michigan’s driver’s license policy.

Miss'd America drag pageant moving to Atlantic City's Borgata casino this fall
A drag spoof of the Miss America competition will be held this fall at Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

Transexuales son quienes más sufren discriminación
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sábado, maio 23, 2015

Travesti ganha na Justiça o direito de mudar o primeiro nome em registro
Carlos Freire passa a se chamar Thabhatha Freire.
Decisão foi da 3ª Vara Cível da Comarca de Macapá, no Amapá.

Football tournament axed after transgender row
A football tournament which is used to tackle homophobia has been cancelled.
Matches were due to take place at the University of Nottingham as part of the Football v Homophobia tournament on July 4.
Teams from around the UK were invited to take part in the tournament, which has been running since 2010.
But a transgender man claims he was barred from playing without providing blood tests and medical results to the Football Association – which would cost him £70.
University cancels anti-homophobia charity football tournament over ‘transphobia’ claim
UK university cancels Football v Homophobia event after being accused of transphobia

Islamic university axes transgender lecturer
Al Azhar says move aimed at heading off possible problems with students
Egypt’s leading Islamic Al Azhar University said on Thursday it would not allow an engineering lecturer to keep her post in the state-run institution after having undergone a sex change operation to become a woman.

[New Zealand]
New Zealand opposition leader apologizes for 'flippant' trans joke
Accuses finance minister of 'hiding some sort of fiscal gender reassignment'

Vancouver Pride Society launches Trans Equality Now campaign to advocate for the rights of transgender and gender-variant people
A new campaign organized by the Vancouver Pride Society is hoping to advocate for the interests of transgender and gender-variant people across Canada.

Want to march in Vancouver Pride parade? Sign trans pledge
NDP MLA calls on BC Liberals to honour trans-rights pledge if march in Pride

An interview with Sandy Stone — Part 1
Sandy Stone is a touchstone woman in transgender history. She has a whole section dedicated to her place in transgender and feminist history in the book Transgender History and the book is worth reading if just for that segment. target="_blank"

Appeals court delays transgender inmate’s surgery after panel recommends parole
A federal appeals court delayed sex reassignment surgery for a transgender prison inmate in California on Thursday, hours after a state panel recommended that she be paroled.
Transgender woman Michelle Norsworthy wins parole hearing
Court halts gender reassignment surgery for Calif. inmate
Transgender Inmate's Surgery Put on Hold

A transition within a transition: learning from San Diego transgender teen Kyler Prescott's death
On Monday, May 18, San Diego transgender teen Kyler Prescott died by suicide. He was 14-years-old.
Imagining what it feels like to live inside a body that doesn’t feel genuinely yours might be hard to understand for some, but close friend of the Prescott’s, and mother of a transgender teen herself, Kathie Moehlig talks about Kyler’s life and the challenges transgender children face within the world and within their ever-evolving selves

Jury selection begins for man charged in transvestite’s death in Riviera Beach
What started as a seemingly chance meeting between a pair of transvestite prostitutes and a motorist three years ago will culminate this week in a death penalty trial for the 25-year-old man accused of killing one transvestite and shooting at yet another minutes later.

ACLU Lawsuit: Michigan ID Policy Exposes Transgender Men and Women to Risk of Harassment, Violence
The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Michigan announced on Thursday that they have filed a federal lawsuit against the Michigan Secretary of State challenging a department policy that makes it impossible for many transgender individuals to correct the gender on their driver’s licenses and other forms of identification.
ACLU sues Michigan over driver’s licenses for transgender individuals

New VCU course focuses on transgender healthcare
When you’re transgender, finding a doctor who understands your specific needs can be a challenge, so now the VCU School of Medicine is taking a new step to help.

sexta-feira, maio 22, 2015

Troll pays Twitter to promote tweet urging trans people to kill themselves
'Trannies, your families will never love you... Commit suicide now'
Troll creates 'Promoted Tweet' Twitter adverts telling transgender people to hang themselves

Transgender journalist Paris Lees honoured with prestigious award
Transgender journalist, activist and blogger Paris Lees has been honoured with a prestigious award which recognises up-and-coming media talent.

A transgender woman's journey: 'You feel desperate, helpless'
One woman’s battles over funding and a lack of understanding from her GP made transition an unnecessarily painful and drawn-out process

NHS treats transgender people as second-class citizens, says watchdog
Delays in preparatory treatment and therapy, and years waiting for life-changing operations, put unacceptable pressure on patients, campaigners say

Suspect Charged in London Murder of Trans Woman Visiting from U.S.
More than a month after Vanessa Santillan was found beaten to death in a London apartment, police have apprehended her suspected killer, Joaquin Gomez-Hernandez.

Surge in demand sees one year waits for children's transgender clinic
The waiting list for a transgender support service at the Royal Children's Hospital has blown out beyond a year, prompting calls for urgent action to help vulnerable children.

LGBT & HIV Advocates Welcome Recommendations of Obama Policing Task Force
Following the release of the Final Report of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, NCTE joins several other LGBT and HIV advocacy organizations in issuing this joint statement:

Jeffrey Tambor on ‘Transparent’ performance: ‘I felt throw-up nervous’
Hollywood actor Jeffrey Tambor has said he felt “throw-up” nervous when preparing to play a trans character in Amazon’s ‘Transparent’.

A transgender Navy sailor comes out
Navy Reservist Rae Nelson is among the estimated 15,000 transgendered active duty servicemen and women

A push to end violence against transgender immigrants
The wide scar that runs the length of Vivi Lozoya’s abdomen is a daily reminder of the brutal attack that almost took her life.

Parole could end transgender inmate’s effort to have reassignment surgery
A California inmate who is seeking sex reassignment surgery at taxpayers’ expense faces a painful irony: If she wins freedom from a parole board, she would no longer be eligible for the prison-funded operation she says is crucial to her emotional health.

Enhanced LGBT Hate Crimes Protections Sent to Gov. Rauner
The Illinois Senate on Wednesday unanimously gave final approval to a bill enhancing hate crimes protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Illinoisans. Last month, the measure, House Bill 3930, passed the Illinois House of Representatives without opposition. Now, the bill goes to Gov. Bruce Rauner for his review and approval.

Louisiana Governor Legalizes Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has issued an executive order that opens the door to unprecedented discrimination against LGBTQ people under the guise of “religious freedom.”
Jindal’s end run around fairness and equality

Transgender teen who won lawsuit receives Maine award
A transgender teen whose lawsuit over bathroom access went to the Maine state supreme court is one of several people and organizations honored by the Maine Women's Fund.

Transgender in Maine: Part One
Last month, millions of people tuned in to hear Bruce Jenner’s story about wanting to become a woman..
Transgender in Maine: Part Two

38 Local Non-Discrimination Ordinances Saved
GOP Bill Would Have Negated All Local LGBT Protections
State House Committee Passes HB4052 With Amendments

Philadelphia Man Charged with Murder of Trans Woman London Chanel
A day after her death, London Chanel's suspected murderer has confessed to fatally stabbing her in what police believe was a 'domestic' altercation.

En Xalapa más de 5 mil transexuales esperan cambio de nombre: Activista
En Xalapa hay alrededor de 5 mil transexuales que esperan un cambio en la legislación que les permita cambiar su estatus administrativo y reorientar el género con el que se identifican en toda su documentación, señaló la activista de los derechos de la diversidad sexual, Silvia Susana Jácome.

Cuban trans advocate: Government seeks to ‘destroy us’
A Cuban transgender advocate this week sharply criticized government authorities for failing to respond to what she described as a hate crime.

Del dicho al hecho
En tres meses ASSE generalizará tratamientos con hormonas para personas trans.

Transexuales denuncian falta de integración en el sistema sanitario
Representantes del colectivo transexual uruguayo denunciaron hoy la falta de integración que todavía sufren algunas personas dentro del sistema sanitario del país y solicitaron una mayor integración, igualdad y reconocimiento.

quinta-feira, maio 21, 2015

Travesti é morta com sete tiros em Nova Descoberta
A vítima bebia com amigos quando foi abordada por um indivíduo que atirou contra ela
Uma travesti foi assassinada com sete tiros em Nova Descoberta, Zona Norte do Recife. Segundo testemunhas, Ticiane Abravanel, 21 anos, estava sentada, bebendo com amigos, quando foi abordada por um indivíduo que atirou contra ela.

Roberta Close no Programa do Gugu 20/05/2015

Trans woman challenging Facebook’s gender-based nipple rule
A trans woman is challenging a rule on Facebook that allows men to post photos of their nipples, but bans women from doing so.

Bristol's sex change couple overjoyed at arrival of first baby
Two former schoolgirl best friends who got married after one of them had a sex change and became a man have had their first baby.

Hijras to be recruited as traffic police
The government has decided to recruit hijras as traffic police officials from the next fiscal year, as part of an attempt to rehabilitate individuals of the gender and offer them new avenues of employment.

Tas LGBTI groups unite against watering down anti-discrimination laws
Tasmanian LGBTI groups have united against a move to allow religious schools to be exempt from the state's Anti Discrimination Act.

Miley Cyrus and Ruby Rose both identify as gender fluid, but what’s it really like?
Celebrity hounds will no doubt have watched with interest as Miley Cyrus and Ruby Rose spoke publicly about identifying as gender fluid. But what exactly is it and is it on the rise?

[New Zealand]
Surgeon backs sex-change funding
A retired surgeon who carried out gender reassignment operations in New Zealand has backed a Labour initiative to fund the procedure, but admits it would be highly unlikely to happen.
Sex-change funding not a priority
'This is a want operation': Free sex change surgery idea shunned by ONE News readers

[New Zealand]
Gender identity a hot census topic
Which gender people identify with is an upcoming challenge for Census New Zealand.

Catholic school board decision bittersweet for mom of transgender girl
7-year-old can now use girls' washroom, but decision does not apply to all schools
Transgender child wins use of girls washroom in Catholic school

Twitter could provide valuable details about transgender people’s health needs, UCLA-led study finds
Transgender and gender-nonconforming people have a higher-than-average risk for AIDS and are more vulnerable than others to depression. But because stigma about gender identities makes them less likely to disclose information about themselves to researchers, it also has been difficult for doctors to understand the best ways to provide care for them.

Elle Fanning Transgender Drama ‘3 Generations’ Acquired for $6 Million by Weinstein Co at Cannes
Susan Sarandon and Naomi Watts play trans teen’s grandmother and mother, respectively

Conversion Therapy Is ‘Fraud,’ Say Pelosi and Dems
Two California Democrats have introduced a bill that would outlaw the use of so-called ex-gay or reparative therapy on LGBT people of all ages nationwide.

Stop the Bathroom Police
This spring, multiple states have pushed measures that would require people to “prove” their gender before using a bathroom. Some of these measures even encourage people to report on each other by offering a cash reward for finding someone in the “wrong” bathroom. These bathroom police efforts are clearly targeted at transgender people, but ultimately open everyone up to harassment, interrogation, and criminalization in public spaces.

Greenacres Enacts LGBT-Inclusive Civil Rights Ordinance
At a meeting Monday night, the Greenacres City Council enacted an ordinance that directly opposes discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, genetic information, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, pregnancy, familial status, or age.

Gay conversion therapy ban passes Illinois House
The Illinois state House on Tuesday approved a bill to prohibit conversion therapy for LGBT youth.

Louisiana House committee kills anti-LGBT ‘religious freedom’ bill
Lawmakers in Louisiana on Tuesday killed an anti-LGBT “religious freedom” bill backed by Gov. Bobby Jindal, but which opponents said could sanction discrimination against same-sex couples.

Oregon governor signs bill banning conversion therapy for LGBT youth
Oregon is now the third state in the country to ban so-called “gay conversion therapy” after Gov. Kate Brown signed legislation outlawing the practice.

Murder of Philadelphia Transgender Women Causes Outrage Among LGBTQ Advocates
The National LGBTQ Task is outraged at the recent murder of London Chanel, a 21 year old Black transgender women. London was killed yesterday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Police arrest man in transgender woman's murder
Arrest made in killing of transgender woman
Police Charge Man With Woman's Murder Inside Philadelphia Home
Philadelphia Sees Eighth Murder of a Trans Woman in U.S. This Year
Trans woman killed in N. Philly