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PRESS STATEMENT FOR ISTANBUL 2015 LGBTI PRIDE MARCH
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To the International Allies,
Please spread the news in your networks and websites; and show reaction.
28 June 2015, Sunday – ISTANBUL,
Istanbul LGBTI Pride Week completed its 23rd edition last Sunday. The Pride Parade which has been annually held since its first edition in 2003 is the final celebration of a week long pride week inIstanbul. This year, the 13th LGBTI Pride Parade was attacked bypolice forces at the command of the Governorate of Istanbul.
The ever since peaceful and colorful march of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Trans*, Intersex, and their allies was brutally attacked by the police forces using tear gas, water cannons, rubber bullets, and allowing violent Islamo-fascist groups with bats, knives, etc. to scare off Pride participants. The command was given by the Governorate of Istanbul who arbitrarily banned the Pride Parade at the very last moment without even informing the organizers. The reason brought into agenda is Ramadan.
The Islamo-fascist newspapers such as Yeni Akit, Vahdet, Milat, and a couple of wider mainstream media organs such as Star, Sabah, etc have been publishing a series of targeting, hate motivatedarticles and news about the Pride Parade and LGBTI organizations, activists as “perverts”, “deviated people”, “honor-less act in Ramadan”, etc.
The police attack started at around 16:30 (half an hour before the parade should have been taking place). The heavy use of water cannons, tear gas, and rubber bullets even inside of the places where participants wanted to secure themselves, caused several injuries. The police attack continued at night during the Pride Week Closure Party in The Mekan. Many people inside the arena were heavily effected by the intense tear gas thrown inside through the terrace.
LGBTI organizations and LGBTI Pride Week Committee published a declaration protesting against this unacceptable situation. You may find it in the attached file.
Kaos GL, TIHV (Turkey Human Rights Foundation), and IHD (Human Rights Association) declared their support and offered legal consultancy to every injured participant of the Pride Parade in order to bring all these cases into court to seek justice.
The LGBTI organizations, the Pride Committee, and the activists will have a meeting today in Istanbul at 18:00 to discuss about the situation and how to proceed.
Couple of international allies organizing demos today in front of Turkish Embassies and Consulates (Berlin, Stockholm, etc.), also.
There has also been online hate speech and targeting campaign against some of the participants whose photos are in circulation in the internet. The videos and photos of 3 trans women who protested (or just felt like) being naked are in circulation, yet. There has been some horrible calls from both within the trans community and others to execute these people. The movement is also trying to calm all these aggressions, right now.
News links of international media: https://news.vice.com/article/turkish-police-use-water-cannons-rubber-bullets-and-tear-gas-on-gay-pride-parade
A video by a random citizen where people try to celebrate Pride in side streets escaping from police brutality: https://vimeo.com/132080319
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3ª Marcha Pelos Direitos LGBT de Braga
“Mais vale poucos e bons” referia-se assim um dos marchantes ao entusiasmo vivido na 3ª Marcha pelos Direitos LGBT de Braga que aconteceu este sábado.
Em Braga exigiu-se o fim da violência transfóbica
Police use teargas and rubber bullets at Istanbul Pride
It is being reported that riot police have violently dispersed Istanbul Pride, and arrested participants.
Police fire at pride march in Istanbul with water cannons and rubber bullets
Repressão policial da marcha do orgulho LGBT
Please share the news widely to your networks...
Today, the Istanbul LGBTI Pride was stopped by the Istanbul police. Several hours ago before the March started, all small streets to Istiklal Street, where the Pride March would take place, were shut by hundreds of policemen. At around 16:00 and on, when several groups arrived at these small streets, they were stopped by these policemen with no explanation. I personally have talked to these police officers as well as other activists, however nothing was provided to us as information. They all said: "This is the order we got from the Istanbul Governorship!"
Those people who started to gather at Taksim Square we also stopped by policemen not to enter the Istiklal Street. The talks between the MPs from CHP (main opposition party) and HDP AND the chiefs of the police couldn't solve the problem and the ban continued. During this time, the crowds at different small streets grew to thousandsand the police started to attack us, the marchers with teargas, water cannons and plastic bullets. Several LGBTI people got beaten up by the police. Several people have been injured severely and were taken to hospitals.
Several times, in our attempts to enter the Istiklal Street, the police targeted us with teargas, water cannons and plastic bullets. They never stopped. I tried to talk to police officers in order to be able "breath" at small streets where we were "locked", they just shouted at me and others to "shut up". Several people were beaten up in front of us. The Istiklal Street experienced the highest level of police violence, this time to LGBTI people.
Police still attacks several LGBTI people who throw out slogans for our rights on the streets... For the last 4 hours...
I have seen civilians at small streets around Istiklal, running behind the marchers to attack them. Several people were attacked by these people with sticks... As usual, police didn't protect the marchers against these attacks.
The reasoning is that the March was planned in Ramadan... However last year it was during Ramadan. Last week on Sunday, Trans Pride March took place, during Ramadan, too. Nothing happened so far... This has been the very first ban and attack on the March in the last 13 years... Turkish Government showed its undemocratic face...
I call on every human rights defender, NGO or others to share this news widely while protesting the Turkish Government. We, as LGBTI people deserve living as equal as others. Our right to assembly cannot be breached. We will not keep ourselves silent!
SUMMARY RESULTS OF THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC PROBLEMS OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSSEXUAL (LGBT) INDIVIDUALS IN TURKEY RESEARCH
Social and Economic Problems of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Individuals in Turkey Research offers insight to social and economic problems that LGBT individuals face due to the discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. Results of the research report diverse forms of discrimination that LGBT individuals encounter in various domains of social policies including employment, health, education, income poverty, housing, participation in the social life, family and ageing. While reporting different forms of discrimination from the perspective of LGBT individuals, the research also demonstrates that the legal system falls short of tackling these forms of discrimination again in the eyes of LGBT individuals.
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1º BLOCO TRANS* NA MARCHA DO ORGULHO LGBTQI EM LISBOA 2015
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Policiais são presos após espancamento e morte de travesti na zona leste de SP
Welsh Government launches consultation for transgender equality
The Welsh Government has today launched a consultation into how it can do more to ensure equality for transgender people.
LGBT people are subjected to hate crimes 'on daily basis' in UK rural communities
Survey reveals that eight in 10 have been verbally abused or harassed, with one in 10 suffering physical assault
Thousands of people walked for Trans Pride: We need a law!
6th Trans Pride March ended with the attendance of thousands of people. People against transphobia, opening 60 meters long trans-flag, said “We need a law against hatred”.
Thousands March against Transphobia: We Need a Law
Armenian Trans Woman Bedi Keskin: “Many of my trans friends are jealous of my life”
We met with Bedi Keskin before the Trans Pride Parade on Sunday, June 21st. Keskin is an Armenian transsexual. In a sense, she is ‘the Other of the Other.’ At 51 years old, Keskin is one of the best stone setters at the Grand Bazaar.
Dispatches: Ukraine’s Small Step Toward Transgender Rights
Late last week a Kiev court overturned the government’s rejection of a transgender man’s application to have his gender legally recognized. In ruling that the applicant did not have to prove he had been sterilized to receive documents in his preferred gender, the court marked a major inflection point in Ukraine’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights struggle.
1st ‘gender-neutral’ degree handed out by NALSAR varsity
Anindita Mukherjee had requested the authorities to address her as “Mx” in her certificates and the university, which has probably become the first Indian educational institution to do so, accepted the “fact”.
Transgenders search for identity and a bank account in India
When Balasubramaniam went to the bank to open a savings account, she had to say she was a man.
Malaysia slammed for jailing of two trans women
An Islamic court in Malaysia has been criticised by human rights groups for jailing two trangsgender women.
Malaysia Takes Heat for Convicting Nine Trans Women of Illegal 'Cross-Dressing'
Malaysia charges nine transgender women using 'anti-cross-dressing law'
When will we start seeing transgender actors in non-trans roles?
Transgender actress Nicole Maines makes her acting debut Tuesday night as a transgender character on USA’s “Royal Pains.”
BOND GIRL TULA WAS THE FIRST TRANSGENDER WOMAN TO BARE IT ALL IN PLAYBOY MAGAZINE
The 60-year-old former Bond girl posed for Playboy in 1981 while promoting For Your Eyes Only
A year later the British tabloid News of the World revealed that she was born Barry Cossey
In 1991, she approached Playboy and became the first transgender woman to pose for her own pictorial in the magazine
Ms Cossey wrote two memoirs about her experience and fought for her gender to be changed on her British birth certificate
She recently spoke with Playboy once again for her first interview in more than two decades
Court Revives Transgender Worker's Claims Versus Union Despite Lack of EEOC Charge
A transgender ironworker's failure to exhaust administrative remedies on sex discrimination and retaliation claims against his union doesn't require dismissal of his lawsuit under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act because failure to exhaust doesn't deprive a district court of jurisdiction, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled June 19.
No, High Suicide Rates Do Not Demonstrate That Transgender People Are Mentally Ill
To her credit, Caitlyn Jenner has escalated the public conversations on transgender identities, but as conservatives push back on the momentum for trans equality and safety, one myth keeps bubbling to the surface. Conservatives are constantly reminding their audiences that transgender people have a higher rate of suicide and suicide attempts than the general population. This, they imply, is evidence that transgender people are inherently mentally ill and their identities should not be affirmed.
California Gives Transgender People Right to Determine Sex Listed on Death Certificate
In July, California will become the first state in the country to allow transgender individuals to have their gender identity listed on their death certificate.
UGA researcher to look at what shapes gender identity
Researchers at the University of Georgia will partner with other universities as part of a national study on identity development in transgender populations, the largest study of its kind to date.
US University to study trans identity
Gender Transition Legalities Cost Time, Money
The Illinois General Assembly recently passed a bill to give transgender people more say in planning their funerals. But what is legally and financially involved in identifying with a gender not assigned at birth up until that point?
Mississippi teen is 8th trans person murdered this year
Eight transgender women have been murdered in the less-than-six-months of 2015, the latest being 17-year-old Mercedes Williamson, a Theodore, Miss. teen stabbed 39 times and buried in a wooded field in George County, according to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. Other sources list more victims.
Dos procesados por homicidio de trans en Pinar del Río
Dos hombres de 25 y 18 años que declararon ser pareja fueron detenidos y están siendo procesados por el delito de homicidio, a raíz de las pedradas que en abril último causaron la muerte a Diosvany Muñoz Robaina en un parque de la ciudad de Pinar del Río.
Grupos LGBTI reclaman igualdad
Con motivo de la conmemoración del Día del Orgullo Gay, que se celebrará el 28 de este mes, se desarrolla una serie de actividades por parte de los colectivos LGBTI para instar a la tolerancia y la igualdad de los gays, lesbianas, bisexuales y transexuales.
Envejecimiento gay y trans, una realidad que necesita mayor visibilización y menos prejuicios
El envejecimiento de personas homosexuales y trans es por lo general más complejo debido a la falta de contención familiar, la historia de ocultamiento que la persona atravesó durante su vida y la dificultad de compartir hoy con sus pares su identidad, afirmaron especialistas.
Marcha do Orgulho LGBT juntou largas centenas de portugueses e estrangeiros em Lisboa
Centenas de pessoas participaram na marcha que se realizou entre o Príncipe Real ao Cais das Colunas.
Largas centenas de pessoas participam em Lisboa na marcha de orgulho LGBT
16ª Marcha LGBT de Lisboa
Marcha do orgulho gay leva centenas de pessoas às ruas de Lisboa
Corpo de jovem desaparecida é encontrado em Anápolis (GO)
A jovem estava desaparecida há uma semana; o corpo foi encontrado num matagal, com marcas de tortura, tiros e teria sofrido um estupro.
Mistério: polícia investiga a morte de travesti em São Paulo
De acordo com testemunhas, a travesti teria fugido de um linchamento e entrado em uma viatura da polícia. Na fuga, ela bateu com o veículo e foi levada para o hospital. A causa da morte, de acordo com a polícia, seria traumatismo craniano, hemorragia provocada por perfurações com objetos contundentes e insuficiência respiratória.
Polícia Civil prende acusado de assassinar travesti em Marechal Deodoro
Após quatro meses de investigação, policiais da Delegacia de Marechal Deodoro prenderam Manoel Amaro da Silva, conhecido como “Mano dos Teclados”, acusado de assassinar a travesti , Ygor Fernando Oliveira Santos, em fevereiro deste ano, no trevo do Francês.
Morocco Reportedly Arrests 20 Homosexuals in Agadir
Moroccan authorities have reportedly arrested 20 homosexuals and transgender individuals in Agadir. Charges of “homosexuality” and “breach of public decency” were pressed against them.
I spent $80K on sex change
Tatelicious, born Tatenda Zenzo Karigambe, says he has spent more than $80 000 transforming himself into a woman.
Transgender woman speaks on her fight against abuse
BGC club slammed for allegedly barring transgender designer
A transgender fashion designer was allegedly barred from entering a club at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City because of a policy deemed discriminatory to the transgender community.
Transgender healthcare just got easier to find
If you're transgender and living in, say, North Dakota, it can be hard to find a supportive medical provider.
New 5-year transgender study underway
Researchers at the University of Georgia will partner with other universities as part of a national study on identity development in transgender populations, the largest study of its kind to date, Health Canal reports.
Fox News pundit: Charleston shootings happened because society accepts transgender people
A Fox News pundit has blamed society’s acceptance of transgender people for the deaths of nine people in a mass shooting.
Red State’s Erick Erickson Equates Transgenderism With Evil, Connects It To SC Shooting
Acceptance and attendance grow at Trans Pride L.A.
Neil Massey, an 18-year-old transgender man, stood proudly before his first work of art to ever be displayed in a gallery: a portrait of Pope Joan.
Ky Peterson's Mom: My Son's Life Is in Danger
Marlene Peterson talks to The Advocate about her transgender son's alleged suicide attempt in prison.
Alabama Teen Becomes Ninth Trans Woman Murdered in U.S. in 2015
Mercedes Williamson, 17, went missing May 30 and was found two days later buried in a field behind her murderer's father's house.
Participan dos diputadas en la marcha de diversidad sexual
Durante la octava marcha del orgullo LGBTI (Lésbico, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersexual), se pudo apreciar a varios diputados como América Aguilar, diputada del Partido del Trabajo, así como Hortensia Aragón Partido de la Revolución Democrática.
Participan diputados en la marcha de diversidad sexual
Asesinan mujer trans en el municipio de San Marcos, Sucre
Es la segunda mujer trans asesinada éste año en este municipio
En lo que va del 2015 el Observatorio de Derechos Humanos de Caribe Afirmativo ha registrado 12 casos de homicidios contra personas LGBT en la región Caribe.
Colombians win right to change their gender
Big step for LGBT rights as people allowed to choose the sex they feel truly represents them
Funcionarias distritales cambian de sexo en la cédula
La nueva normativa evita que los interesados tengan que pasar por exámenes psiquiátricos o inspecciones corporales para verificar el cambio físico de sexo.
É hoje! É hoje à tarde! Vamos massivamente demonstrar que não vão destruir o nosso SNS sem luta? Pelo reconhecimento do direito à autodeterminação das identidades trans, marhar, marchar...
Este ano na Marcha teremos pela primeira vez um bloco trans... Contra o desmantelamento do SNS marchar marchar...
Para Laerte, visibilidade de transgêneros na TV é positiva, mas não triunfo
Há algumas semanas, Laerte Coutinho reforça o time de transgêneros que têm conquistado a televisão, como Laverne Cox, a Sophia de "Orange Is the New Black", e Jaime Clayton, a Nomi de "Sense 8", sem falar de Caitlyn Jenner, que em breve será estrela do documentário "I Am Cait" no canal E!.
UK university rewrites centuries-old dress rules for trans students
Victory for St Catharine's University trans and gender neutral students
Pope Francis on trans issues: Accept the body God gave you
'Thinking that we enjoy absolute power over our own bodies turns into thinking that we enjoy absolute power over creation'
Legal status of transsexuals to be alleviated?
A parliamentary subcommittee has finished examining a bill regulating gender recognition in Poland.
Transgender fails court bid to change identity to woman, judge says ‘hands tied’
The High Court dismissed today a male transgender’s application to change his identity card detail to reflect his new gender status as a woman, citing past precedent in its ruling.
Transgender's bid to be legally recognised as female fails due to lack of paperwork
Genitalia doesn’t determine gender identity, trans activist insists despite court ruling
Thais working in Mideast warned against cross-dressing
The Labour Ministry is reminding Thai transgenders working overseas that cross-dressing in Middle Eastern countries can get them thrown in jail.
Watch: Trans woman makes powerful statement about domestic violence
A video maker has made a powerful video on domestic violence – recreating some of the injuries that many trans women face.
Halifax radio station Q104 apologizes for sharing ‘insensitive’ image mocking Caitlyn Jenner
A radio station in Halifax has apologized after sharing an image on its Facebook page that it calls “insensitive.”
Trans Jem Artist on Coming Out and Creating Comics
It's 'Showtime Synergy!' in this exclusive interview with the out trans artist behind the hit Jem and the Holograms comic book series.
Family Resource Council releases anti-transgender report
Lately, the evangelical right has been obsessing over transgender identity. A lot of the rhetoric has been Bible-based and emotionally charged.
Free At Last
Nicoll Hernandez-Polanco was granted asylum, but challenges remain as she gets used to her new life outside detention
Trans Woman Who Sued Uber For Expenses Wants To Become CEO
It's beginning to look like Barbara Ann Berwick, the woman who successfully petitioned the California Labor Commission for reimbursable expenses during her stint as an Uber driver last summer and won a ruling this week, did not go after the company because she was hard up for cash. The San Francisco Business Times sat down for an interview with Berwick at her home in SF's Anza Vista Heights, and the self-employed investor and former phone-sex entrepreneur makes it sound like she knew exactly what she was doing when, after just two months as an Uber driver, she resigned and filed her claim for just over $4,000 in expenses.
Transgender teen is victim of George County murder
An investigation into a murder of a transgender teen from Alabama began when the suspect, a convicted felon and longtime member of the Latin Kings street gang, told his father he'd killed someone, police reports show.
NJ assembly committee approves bill to drop sex change operation requirement to change birth certificate
Last year Governor Christie vetoed a bill that would drop the requirement for a sex change operation in order to amend an individual’s sex on their birth certificate. On Thursday, an Assembly committee approved a new version of that bill.
Nevada to offer transgender health coverage starting July 1
State employees and covered family members will have health coverage for gender reassignment and other transgender procedures under a new insurance policy that takes effect July 1.
Este ano na Marcha teremos pela primeira vez um bloco trans... Contra o desmantelamento do SNS marchar marchar...
Assembleia Municipal de Lisboa aprova erradicação da discriminação contra pessoas LGBTI
O Bloco de Esquerda apresentou na AML uma moção pela erradicação da discriminação e da violência contra as pessoas lésbicas, bissexuais, transexuais e intersexo, que foi aprovada por maioria. No próximo sábado, 20 de junho, tem lugar a 16ª Marcha do Orgulho LGBT em Lisboa.
Berlin was a liberal hotbed of homosexuality and a mecca for cross dressers and transsexuals where the first male-to-female surgery was performed - until the Nazis came to power, new book reveals
An uninhibited urban gay sexual scene flourished in Berlin, Germany in the wake of World War One
The science of ‘transsexuality’ was founded at the Institute of Sexual Science where the first male-to-female surgery was performed
German scientists concluded that same-sex love was a natural, inborn characteristic and not merely the perversion of a ‘normal’ sexual tendency
There were 30 separate homosexual periodicals
Cross-dressers found dressmakers who tailored for large sizes and singles searching for gay love could place ads
Anti-LGBT groups are making inroads across East Africa
Two years after Ugandan legislators proposed a law that would condemn active homosexuals to death, a precedent is spreading throughout the region.
The fight goes on for Lebanon's LGBT community
“You don’t have to be gay to defend gay rights,” insist a number of popular Lebanese public figures in an advocacy video released by civil society organization Proud Lebanon in the leadup to the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on May 17.
US ambassador’s visit to LGBT event sparks outrage in Jordan
US Ambassador to Jordan Alice G. Wells' recent attendance at an LGBT event has sparked outrage here. About 40 people gathered in central Amman to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. Organized by My Kali Magazine and LGBT activists, participants got together to raise awareness of the social and economic challenges facing the LGBT community, and some Western diplomats joined them.
India government asks Supreme Court to define 'transgender'
Says it cannot not enact landmark ruling recognizing a third gender if does not know what the word means
15 transgenders nabbed in JHEAIK raid
Fifteen transgenders were detained by the authorities in an integrated operation at a hotel here yesterday.
Maine’s most famous transgender teen makes television acting debut
Maine’s most famous transgender teen is making her acting debut next Tuesday on national television.
Politico Compares Caitlyn Jenner to America’s First ‘Transgender Sweetheart’
For this magazine, it's a rare look at a transgender pioneer who also transitioned in the public eye.
Jeb Bush not against transgender people serving openly in the US military
'I’m sure there’s a role for everyone to play in the armed forces'
Trans singer makes history at A’s game
Soprano Breanna Sinclairé became the first transgender person to sing the national anthem at a Major League Baseball game Wednesday night at the Oakland Coliseum. It was only the second game Sinclairé ever attended, but she was already a fan before she opened her mouth to sing at the A’s LGBT Pride night.
EQCA, TLC launch trans education campaign
Ahead of a possible ballot initiative next year that would legislate which public restrooms transgender people could use, Equality California and the Transgender Law Center have launched a statewide education campaign aimed at helping Californians better understand trans and gender non-conforming people and the issues they face.
Ban on trans surgery at G’town Hospital highlights shortage of surgeons
Transgender activists say a decision earlier this year by MedStar Georgetown University Hospital to discontinue performing breast implant surgery for transgender women has highlighted an unexpected turn of events for the transgender community.
Madison County adds transgender individuals to non-discrimination policy
On Wednesday night the Madison county board approved a move to add transgendered individuals to their non-discrimination categories in the employee handbook. The addition gives the same protections as race and religion. Some of the 29 board members were missing from the meeting but the vote still happened and passed by a big majority.
County debate on transgender status causes stir
Trans swimmer Schuyler Bailar happy to be joining Harvard's men's team
"I'm not changing who I am, I'm not changing my personality. I am only changing my body so it matches my insides and my feelings."
'Treasure' looks at life of Detroit transgender woman
In the film "Treasure," Brandie Brown describes seeing her sibling, Shelly, as a transgender woman. "She had a little black short hairstyle. She was dressed all in black. Nails long. She was looking good," says Brown, smiling at the memory.
Transgender Outreach offers resources, safe place
Local resident Elena Long remembers growing up in Cressona, Pennsylvania, a town she said boasted of barely a thousand people. Despite the difference in size, she says the Seacoast is lacking resources for people who are transgender.
Defense wants no mention of sex change in case of transgender cop accused of murder
A Clackamas County judge will rule next month on what details jurors may hear about Lynn Edward Benton's sex change.
Trans: llámeme cómo decidí nombrarme
Derechos. La comunidad LGBTI se abre paso y pide el respeto de sus derechos. En Nicaragua hay avances en ese sentido, entre ellos la Resolución Ministerial 271-2014
Homosexuales piden con marcha igualdad de derechos
Solicitan promover la dignidad de la comunidad gay en el país centroamericano
Antioquia, Valle y Bogotá reúnen el 61% de los homicidios contra personas Lgtbi
Durante la publicación de su informe anual de Derechos Humanos de la Población Lgbti, la fundación Colombia Diversa confirmó que entre 2013 y 2014 se presentaron 164 homicidios, 222 hechos de violencia policial y 54 amenazas contra esta población en gran parte del territorio nacional.
Cuatro muertos en Segovia tras paraición de amenazas
A través de un panfleto firmado por un “grupo que lucha por la equidad social”, fueron declarados como objetivo militar los trabajadores de la mina El Cogote y los integrantes de la Mesa de Trabajo Minera, plataforma que vincula a varias organizaciones sociales del municipio de Segovia en Antioquia. Hasta la fecha se conoce la muerte de cuatro personas luego de que circulara el comunicado.
Según el panfleto amenazante, se declara la guerra a los integrantes de la comunidad de Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales y Transexuales -LGBT- de la zona y se señala con nombres propios a los líderes de las movilizaciones contra la multinacional minera Zandor Capital, filial de la Gran Colombia Gold.
Segregación, discriminación y acceso a la salud, principales problemas de personas LGBTI en cárceles
Colombia Diversa reveló que son separados en las cárceles las mujeres 'trans' y los hombres gay que se autoreconocen, así como las parejas de lesbianas son segregadas para "evitar problemas o violaciones de Derechos Humanos".
El drama de los LGBTI en las cárceles
Así son las terapias que prometen “curar la homosexualidad” en Chile rechazadas por el Colegio de Psicólogos y la OMS
El gremio publicó una declaración en la que señala que “no existe ningún estudio científico” que acredite algún resultado en estos tratamientos e hizo un llamado a quienes hayan asistido a denunciar a quienes lo imparten. La “Fundación Restauración”, la “ONG Isfem” y “Es Posible la Esperanza” son algunos de los centros que prometen la “conversión”.
Colegio de Sicólogos rechazó "terapias reparativas para curar la homosexualidad"
Este ano na Marcha teremos pela primeira vez um bloco trans... Contra o desmantelamento do SNS marchar marchar...
Transgender police officer says becoming a woman "wasn't even a thought"
Stephenie Robinson, a British transgender police officer born Stephen, never felt like she was trapped in a wrong body and never dreamed of living life as a woman.
Press Release: The exclusion of children from the Gender Recognition Bill is fundamentally wrong
Senator Jillian van Turnhout describes the exclusion of children from the Gender Recognition Bill 2014 (being considered, Wednesday 17 June, by the Dáil Select Sub-Committee on Social Protection) as fundamentally wrong
Senator Van Turnhout Calls for Interim Gender Recognition Certificate to Protect Trans Young People
Malta launches inspiring education policy for trans, gender variant and intersex children
The march towards full equality for LGBTI people continues at full speed in Malta.
Malta government launches trans and intersex education policy
Malta Launches Education Policy for Trans, Gender Variant and Intersex Children
Trans Pride Week has started: We need a law!
6th Trans Pride Week, to end with a March in Taksim on June, 21, started with a press conference at 15th June. Istanbul LGBTI activists said “We need a law against hate and violence”.
Can't frame rules for transgenders in UPSC exam, Centre tells HC
The central government told the Delhi high court on Wednesday that rules for including transgenders in the UPSC examination can't be framed as the Supreme Court has not clarified the definition of a transgender.
America’s Original Transgender Sweetheart
Six decades before Caitlyn Jenner, there was Christine Jorgensen.
Big Brother US gets first out transgender contestant
The first openly transgender housemate will enter the US Big Brother house soon.
Navy looking at requiring high-level OK to separate transgender troops
The Navy may soon join the Air Force and the Army in requiring high-level approval to separate transgender servicemembers from the military, military officials said Tuesday.
Google Just Made One of the Most Compelling Ads Yet About Gender Transition
Meet Jake, and the gym where he belonged
Del. OKs bill allowing name change for transgender inmates
State lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday to legislation that would allow transgender inmates in Delaware prisons to seek a name change based on their gender identity.
'I was really uncomfortable,' testifies man accused of shooting three cross-dressing prostitutes
Testifying Tuesday in his trial on first-degree murder and attempted murder charges, Luis Rijo De Los Santos said he shot three cross-dressing male prostitutes in self-defense and later lied to police about it because he was "scared" and didn't trust cops.
Bellevue passes LGBT ordinance
Councilman had raised objection to anti-discrimination law based on religion
The new girl in school: transgender surgery at 18
The number of teens going through gender reassignment has been growing amid wider acceptance of transgender identity, more parental comfort with the treatment and the emergence of a number of willing practitioners.
Suspect accused of pushing transgender woman onto subway tracks charged with attempted murder
A 32-year-old man accused of pushing a transgender woman onto the New York City subway tracks has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and attempted assault.
45 Asamblea General de la Organizacion de Estados Americanos OEA
Consulados de Estados Unidos en Panamá, Guatemala y el Salvador discriminan a personas Trans
Expresamos nuestro profundo rechazo a la discriminación ejercida por los consulados de Estados Unidos en Panamá, Guatemala y el Salvador al obstaculizar y/o negar las visas e impedir la participación de las personas trans acreditadas como invitadas especiales a la 45 Asamblea General de la OEA a celebrarse en la ciudad de Washington.
Impedir la participación de estas compañeras denota una discordancia entre los avances en término de igualdad de derechos que señala el gobierno norteamericano y las prácticas discriminatorias de estos consulados.
La Coalición de organizaciones LGBTTTI (lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, travestis, transexuales, transgéneros e intersex) demandamos que este tipo de prácticas cesen, pues no hacen mas que demostrar que hay en muchos funcionarios del estado que desconocen sus obligaciones, vulnerando los derechos de las personas.
Así mismo reconocemos a los distintos consulados de Estados Unidos que si han emitido rápidamente las visas y han permitido que muchas de las representantes LGBTI participen en un espacio tan importante para el ejercicio de Derechos Humanos como es la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA).
Washington 11 de Junio del 2015.
Discriminan a gays en bares de Saltillo
Miembros de la comunidad LGTBI acusa de discriminación a los propietarios de antros y bares de Saltillo, pues integrantes de ese movimiento sexual afirman que bajo la excusa de “Nos reservamos el derecho de admisión”, los establecimientos niegan la entrada a ciertas personas, sin dejar claros los motivos. Esa discriminación sucede hasta en centros nocturnos que se declaran promotores del ambiente gay… y la población “Trans” (trasvesti, transexual, transgénero) ha sido la más afectada.
Rechazan la diversidad sexual
Un sujeto desconocido agredió verbalmente a estudiantes de la Facultad de Psicología de la Universidad Veracruzana (UV) cuando llevaban a cabo la Feria de la Sexualidad en bajos de Palacio Municipal, durante este domingo, y les gritó: "tanta libertad sexual los va a llevar a la perdición".
Constitutional Court dismisses appeal by transsexual seeking gender reassignment surgery under public health
Costa Rica’s Constitutional Court has dismissed an appeal by a person who identifies as a woman that sought coverage from Costa Rica’s public health system (CCSS) to transform her male genitalia into that of a woman.