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sábado, outubro 31, 2015

Would people be comfortable with a transgender Prime Minister?
A poll has found that two-thirds of people in the UK would be comfortable with a transgender Prime Minister.

Transgender Tara Hudson Moved To Female Jail
Hudson was born a man but has lived her adult life as a woman and was sent to an all-male prison after admitting an assault.
Transgender woman to go back to male prison
Bath transgender woman Tara Hudson loses all-male prison appeal
Transgender woman Tara Hudson loses all-male prison appeal
Ministers urged to clarify laws after trans woman sent to male prison
Ministers questioned on trans and non-binary action

Transitioning Gender in Britain When You’re Over 60
The biggest celebrity story of this year is Olympian turned Vanity Fair cover girl Caitlyn Jenner, who transitioned gender at the ripe age of 65, to an overwhelmingly positive reception. But for the growing number of British over-60s who transition gender each year, life can be much more difficult.

Transgender woman was so fed up living in the wrong body she wanted to CUT it off
Transgender Summer Mendes considered taking the most extreme course of action to get rid of her manhood as she stared into the knife drawer.

In a first, transgender chosen for Rajyotsava Award
Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar, cricketer Vinay Kumar, writer Aryambha Pattabhi, the former judge A.J. Sadashiva, film actors ‘Sowcar’ Janaki, Sadashiva Brahmavar, Shani Mahadevappa and Sadhu Kokila, and theatre actor H.G. Somashekara Rao are among the 60 personalities who have been chosen for this year’s Karnataka Rajyotsava Award.

21 trans women arrested in Malaysia in last month
'The raids and arrests have triggered a wave of fear among the transgender community to freely move'

Man on trial for killing transgender sex worker allegedly confessed to neighbour
Theodore Herntier allegedly told an associate that he had committed a homicide – then quickly packed up his business and left town.

Equality Act Vote Blocked in House Committee Meeting
House Republicans blocked a vote on the Equality Act Wednesday. The legislation aimed to protect LGBT from discrimination was brought forward during a meeting of the U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee.

The latest battleground in transgender rights: the school changing room
A disagreement about the treatment of transgender students is pitting the largest high-school district in Illinois against federal authorities. The bone of contention is the access to changing rooms for a transgender high-school student in one of the five high schools and two alternative schools of Township High School District 211 in Palatine, a suburb of Chicago. The student, who was born male but identifies as female, lived for several years as a girl and plays on the girls' sports team, demands that she is given full access to the girls' locker room.

Doing the transgender math: The costs of transition
When Sara Davis Buechner began her transition from man to woman, she knew there were going to be emotional hurdles, like dealing with her family.

Caitlyn Jenner to be Honored as a "Transgender Champion" at Glamour Awards
Glamour Magazine’s ‘Women of the Year Awards’ are celebrating their 25th anniversary in honoring women’s achievements. The icons chosen to be part of such an elite group of women come from sports, entertainment, business, politics, and now, reality television.

Transgender issues finally gain traction in Florida schools
On Oct. 13, an eighth-grade student from Fairview Middle School in Leon County who wore a dress to class finally gave in to the pressure and left the school for good. According to USA Today, school administrators called the student’s parents and requested a change of clothes because the gender confusion had the “potential” to cause a distraction. The principal, Scott Hansen, told the paper that, “Unfortunately, in middle school there is not as much freedom for expression.”

Services announced for Diamond Williams
A local trans woman who was murdered more than two years ago will finally be laid to rest.

New court date for murder defendant
A man charged in connection with the murder of a transgender woman in Logan had his preliminary hearing continued.

Transgender policy up for vote today
A state committee could advance a bill today that would require transgender high school athletes to apply for activities based on the sex listed on their birth certificate.

Clinton, White House express support for Houston ordinance
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration have come out in favor of a Houston measure aimed at prohibiting anti-LGBT discrimination in the city.
What the Anti-HERO Backlash Has Done to Transgender Houstonians
What Do Restrooms Have to Do With Houston's Anti-Discrimination Ordinance?
Meet the Stridently Antigay Funder of the Houston Repeal Effort

sexta-feira, outubro 30, 2015

Felicidade? O que é isso?
Nós temos sempre a expectativa de que um dia vamos ser felizes, como se a felicidade fosse um estado de alma e não pequenos momentos em que sentimos um êxtase de bem-estar. O problema é quando não sentimos nem um desses momentos. Será que aí eu posso falar de felicidade? Claro que não.

Travesti é encontrado morto no bairro da Muribeca, Jaboatão dos Guararapes
Corpo da vitima foi encontrado em meio a um canavial, sem roupas e com marcas de tiros na cabeça e abdômen. (Vídeo)

Homens vestidos só com cueca atacam travestis com taco de beisebol
Duas travestis e a mãe de uma delas foram atacadas com taco de beisebol na madrugada desta quinta-feira (29), no Centro de Campo Grande. Os agressores estavam vestidos apenas com cueca.

Trans prisoner may be moved to women’s prison
Tara Hudson will be moved to a female prison after thousands of people signed an online petition.
Bath transgender woman Tara Hudson's sentencing is being appealed

Government not complacent on transgender health issues - says equalities minister
Nicky Morgan has insisted the Government is not "complacent" about the challenges facing transgender people following claims the NHS needed to do more to meet demand for reassignment treatment.

Nicky Morgan: UK government open to letting people ‘self-declare’ their gender
Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan has signalled that she is “open” to the idea of allowing people to self-declare their gender.

Elderly trans woman blocked from claiming pension because the law sees her as a man
A 63-year-old transgender woman has been denied her pension because the Department of Work and Pensions views her as male.

Transgender man used sex toy and bodysuit to 'dupe' woman into believing he had a penis, court hears
Kyran Lee was said to have sent the woman photographs, 'suggesting himself to be a tall, tanned muscular young man'

'Transgender Bill Lacks Teeth'
The Transgender Bill, though a welcome initiative, lacks teeth, commented Sreejith S, IG (CB-CID). He was speaking at a workshop ‘Media Sensitisation on Issues Affecting Transgenders in Kerala’. He said that most part of the Bill is regulatory, and even though there is punitive action in section 49-50- a jail term for a year for violations- the complaint needs to be supported by the District Collector.

Trans woman has to repeatedly come out to her mom with dementia, her mom is always amazing
'I get to come out to Mum 100 times a year, and every time, she's beautiful'

‘Batgirl’ Just Threw The First Transgender Wedding In Mainstream Comics History
Today (October 28), the latest issue of DC Comics’ “Batgirl” is making history in the sweetest way possible: with a wedding!
Batgirl herself isn’t getting married in Issue #45, though; she’s merely a part of the bridal party. Instead today’s nuptials are all about Alysia Yeoh, Barbara Gordon’s best friend and former roommate — and an openly transgender woman.

Caitlyn's Crew and Daytime, Too! Candis Cayne Joins The Young and the Restless
Candis Cayne is already a successful actress, but now the transgender advocate is adding soap star to her résumé.

What you need to know – and do – to make the Affordable Care Act work for you
On September 3, after many years of advocacy, the federal Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced proposed regulations on section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.

GLAAD slams 'Tomboy' film for 'sensationalizing' gender reassignment surgery
GLAAD executives have spoken out against upcoming action flick Tomboy: A Revenger's Tale due to its use of gender reassignment surgery as a plot device.
The film, which has just named Furious 7's Michelle Rodriguez as its star, centers around an assassin who is forcibly turned into a woman. Rodriguez's character seeks out revenge against the doctor who performed the surgery, played by Sigourney Weaver.

LGBTQ children are all possessed by “demonic spirits”
In the latest installment of her enthusiastically hateful weekly column for WorldNetDaily, Linda Harvey evokes some of her most imaginative Halloween imagery while bemoaning the doomed fate of America’s “vulnerable” LGBTQ children.

REPORT: LGBT Workers Only Have Employment Protections in Half the Country
The Movement Advancement Project's latest report shows not enough states have nondiscrimination ordinances set in place to protect LGBT people at work.

Germaine Greer's Feminine Mistake
One of the world's most famous feminists said trans women don't "behave like women." Since when is there a proper way for women to behave?

UAB focuses on expanding resources for transgender students
As part of its continued effort to expand awareness and resources for LGBT students, leaders of Student Health and Student Services are taking steps to ensure that members of the UAB community that identify as transgender or gender nonconforming have access to resources and support.

Trans policy becomes issue in sheriff's race
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's plans to stop classifying transgender inmates who haven't had surgery according to their birth sex have raised criticism from people in his department and has become an issue as he tries to hold onto his job.

School board deadlocks on transgender question
Trustees Dunn, Andersen oppose mentions of gender identity in athletic policy

In wake of controversy, LCS conducts gender issues training
The controversy surrounding a gender-neutral student’s decision to wear a dress — an act that flew in the face of anatomical conventions — raised many questions about the district’s bylaws regarding the dress code, school environment and discrimination against certain students. In coincidental timing, a week after the incident, Leon County Schools familiarized dozens of administrators with the policies relating to transgender and gender nonconforming students.

Transgender non-discrimination law debated
A bill under review by the state legislature would expand legal protection against discrimination in public accommodations for transgender individuals. Supporters are calling the potential law a pivotal step toward extending equal protection under the law for all Massachusetts citizens.

A Transgender Focus
The Charlotte group that produced "Souls of Our Students," an anti-bullying video about diversity in schools, has come up with an 11-minute addendum that focuses on transgender students. The four students, two teachers and parent in the new video are from Charlotte and Concord. Like the 24-minute "Souls of Our Students," "A Transgender Focus" will become part of the curriculum in CMS [Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools] schools and maybe in other schools in NC and beyond.

Mahwah school board approves transgender policy
A new policy outlining how the school district should accommodate transgender students was adopted by the Board of Education on Oct. 21.

Cumberland school board preparing to adopt policy on transgender students
School Committee members are in the early stages of developing a policy for accommodating students who identify themselves as “transgender” or “gender-nonconforming.”

All eyes on Houston as ordinance vote nears
Following a high-profile campaign that has grabbed national headlines, all eyes will be on Houston next week for a vote on a pro-LGBT non-discrimination ordinance — and the outcome may set the stage for enacting similar protections across the country.

Obama administration files brief in trans student lawsuit
The Obama administration on Wednesday filed a brief in support of a transgender student who is challenging his Virginia school district’s controversial policy that prevents him from using the boys restroom or locker room.
Obama Administration Supports Transgender Student In Federal Appeals Court

Snohomish schools consider policy for transgender students
The Snohomish School Board will hear public opinion Wednesday on new proposed policies to accommodate transgender students.
District plan would give more rights to transgender students

quinta-feira, outubro 29, 2015

Assexuais: eles não fazem sexo. E não sentem a menor falta
Pessoas que não sentem atração sexual buscam respeito e visibilidade

ILGA has a new Gender Identity and Gender Expression Strategy
The ILGA World Board passed a new Gender Identity and Gender Expression Strategy at the recent board meeting in Bangkok. The strategy has been developed by the Gender Identity and Gender Expression Officer, Zhan Chiam at the ILGA World Office in Geneva and Mikee Mikee Nunez-Inton of the Trans Secretariat in consultation with a number of global Trans organisations, including TGEU.

They've locked my transgender daughter in an all-male prison
A transgender woman who was born a man has been sent to an all-male prison sparking fears for her safety.
Tara Hudson, 26, has lived as a female all of her adult life and undergone six years of gender reconstruction surgery.
MP calls for urgent review after trans woman sent to a men’s prison
Lib Dem leader calls for reform after trans woman sent to men’s prison
Calls for transgender woman to be moved from male prison
Bath MP Ben Howlett: "Tara Hudson should be moved from an all-male prison environment"

Kent's transgender community calls for more money towards support groups
Kent's transgender community may suffer mentally and physically if the government doesn’t put more money into funding support groups, say campaigners.

Demand for Transgender Treatment On NHS Soars
The sharp rise in referrals comes as a senior doctor admits the NHS needs to do more to keep up with demand, amid welfare fears.

Introducing Teddy: Crowdfunded book about transgender toy inspired by real family goes global
Former secondary teacher and new mum Jessica Walton was struggling to find a children's book for her son that reflected her own family — so she wrote her own.
Beautiful children’s book about a trans teddy takes world by storm

Older trans* people face rejection by aged care services, according to Australia-first study
An Australian-first study has highlighted the discrimination faced by our senior trans* and gender diverse community when seeking services.

[New Zealand]
Young trans Youtube star wins big at regional awards
A Kapiti College student has won the top prize at the Wellington Pride Awards for her YouTube channel that gives others an insight into her life as a transgender teenager.

'I'm not guilty,' says man accused of assaulting transgender escort
Justice officials seek a five-year prison sentence for a Winnipeg man who flew into a violent rage after hiring a transgender escort.

From Suicidal Girl to Powerful Dad: Transgender Advocate Jay Pryor Opens Up About His Emotional Journey
It's football season in the Midwest and, like any dad, Jay Pryor often gets the question, "Did you play football in high school?"
And Jay's answer is always the same: "No, I was a girl in high school."
Jay was born Janet in rural Scammon, Kansas, on June 1, 1966.

Caitlyn Jenner Says She Considers This Her “First” Birthday
Caitlyn Jenner may have earned 66 candles on her cake, but after coming out on the cover of Vanity Fair earlier this year, Jenner says she considers this her first birthday.

Court Orders TSA to Publish Rules in Response to NCTE Suit
Last Friday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued an order in the National Center for Transgender Equality’s (NCTE) lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The lawsuit was filed in July 2015, along with privacy advocates the Competitive Enterprise Institute and The Rutherford Institute, against DHS for failing to comply with the Court’s 2011 order to create regulations for the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) use of full body scanners in airports. The court order in response to the suit requires DHS, in the next 30 days, to “submit to the court a schedule for the expeditious issuance of a final rule within a reasonable time.”

Murders of Trans Women This Year Hits New High
Every November, just before Thanksgiving, friends, family and strangers gather across the country to read off the names of transgender men and women murdered over the course of the year. The mournful roll call is the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Thomas Beatie update: Arizona 'pregnant man' pleads guilty to disorderly conduct
A transgender man in Arizona who was accused of stalking his estranged wife last year pleaded guilty to one count of disorderly conduct Tuesday.

Denair High welcomes first openly transgender cheerleader
Denair High School senior Anry Fuentes has wanted to be a cheerleader since she was little.

Some restrooms to get gender-neutral signage
Some single-occupancy public restrooms in Evanston will get new gender-neutral signs soon under an ordinance Evanston aldermen adopted Monday nighl.

ACLU urges NSAA to adopt transgender policy
The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska has weighed in on the Nebraska School Activities Association's efforts to draft a policy regarding transgender students' participation in sports.

Lew-Port Implementing Gender Identity Policy
Lew-Port is in the process of implementing a student gender identity policy.

Houston Ordinance Vote is Test for LGBT Advocates
For Lou Weaver, the fight to keep the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance on the books is personal.
In Houston, gay rights debate degenerates into feud over ‘bathroom bill’
Klingenschmitt Prays That God Will 'Save The Children From The Perverts In Houston'
Toilet Company Gives $5,000 To Toilet-Obsessed Anti-LGBT Campaign

quarta-feira, outubro 28, 2015

No Outubro Trans de 2015, nasce a 2ª Edição da TRANSZINE, numa iniciativa das Panteras Rosa: frente de combate contra a lesbigaytransfobia, e no contexto da convocatória da Stop Patologização Trans. ( )

Nesta edição, exploramos o território dos nossos próprios corpos, para poder viajar sem destino obrigatório: eles são nossos! Surge uma transzine que espera agitar e transformar-se num pequeno meio de informação e reflexão em torno das questões trans, numa visão despatologizante, empoderadora, queer e interseccional.

De barriga cheia, junta-te a nós para o lançamento e ver algumas curtas despatologizantes e participar na conversa informal: "Despatologização trans, que mudanças no contexto nacional?".
Entrada Livre


[20h00]: Jantar Vegetariano no RDA 69

[22h00] CONVERSA INFORMAL: "Despatologização trans, que mudanças no contexto nacional?" no RDA 49

Travesti foi enforcado após golpes de pá na cabeça
Um homem de 22 anos preso nesta terça-feira (27), em Andradina (a 112 km de Araçatuba), confessou ter matado o travesti Ivan Carlos Rodrigues Costa, 34 anos, que era surdo e mudo. O crime aconteceu na noite de 6 de setembro, em Araçatuba.

Miss Cadiz fails to become the first ever transexual Miss Spain
While chosen to represent Cadiz... a transexual has lost her battle to become Miss Spain

Scots Game of Thrones star Kate Dickie plays transsexual
One of Scotland’s biggest female stars of stage and screen is set for her most challenging role yet – playing a married transsexual.

This trans woman is going to be sent to an all-male prison in the UK
Ministry of Justice tears up their own guidelines when it comes to handling trans prisoners
Petition launched in bid to move Bath transgender woman Tara Hudson to all-women's prison
Bath transgender woman sent to all-male prison after admitting assault at city bar
Sex-change woman sent to all-male prison

Germaine Greer: Lopping off your d**k and wearing a dress doesn’t make you a f***ing woman
Germaine Greer has delivered a foul-mouth rant about transgender women, after coming under scrutiny for her anti-trans views.
Oh, Ms. Greer
A Trans Woman’s Reply To Germaine Greer

Guardian columnist Jack Monroe comes out as trans
Food blogger Jack Monroe has come out as transgender.

Intersex Awareness Day: Here’s why intersex people need change
As activists mark Intersex Awareness Day – the day that celebrates people who are born with an indeterminate gender – here’s why the law still needs to catch up.

Transgender Loiza wins Holland’s Next Top Model
A 20-year-old transgender has won this year’s Holland’s Next Top Model competition, in what is thought to be the first time a transgender has taken a ‘top model’ title.
Transgender woman Loiza Lamers wins Next Top Model Holland
Over 640k watch transgender Loiza Lamers win Holland’s Next Top Model

Uproar Over 'Suicide' of Transgender
The suspicious death of a transgender Anusha has turned into a controversy Monday with over 100 members from the hijra community, under the banner of Naandi Service Society, submitted a representation to city police commissioner Amit Garg stating that Anusha had died a natural death and that there was no foul play. However, a neighbour of the deceased, G Jyothi (40), lodged a complaint at the Two Town Police Station stating that Surada Yellaji, leader of the hijras and founder of Naandi Service Society and also a TDP leader, and three others brutally murdered Anusha and burnt her body on September 24.

This Transgender Woman Shared Photos Of Her Horrifying Attack On Facebook
“The physical damage can be healed, but I’m scared of even going out now.”
Rudrani Chettri Chauhan is a transgender model and activist currently residing in Delhi.

Transgender Tourism: For $2,000 a New Life Begins
Thep Vechavisit uses local anesthetic and sedatives to block the pain from the two-hour surgery he performs in a cramped room in his Bangkok clinic. It’s possibly the cheapest sex-reassignment operation in the world.
How Thailand Became a Global Gender-Change Destination

Trans activist escapes death after being beaten by Ugandan mob
She was previously raped at gun point and had her hair cut by the police to make her 'masculine'

There’s Now A Yelp To Help Trans People Find A Doctor
A new Yelp-inspired database of trans health care resources may help break challenging barriers that trans patients regularly face in the doctor’s office. The Referral Aggregator Database (RAD) Remedy, launched in June, now has nearly 2,000 resources submitted by providers, community organizations and patients across the country.

EXCLUSIVE: About That TSA 'Coalition' of LGBT Groups
Screening protocol for transgender passengers is broken. How deep is the agency digging for solutions?

Meet the Surgeon Sought After by Transgender Men
Curtis Crane spent 20 years training in the U.S and abroad, acquiring penis-making skills that have won him a global following.

Lambda Legal Sues U.S. State Department on Behalf of Intersex Citizen Denied Passport
Lambda Legal today filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. State Department on behalf of an intersex client, Dana Zzyym, denied a U.S. passport because Dana could not accurately choose either male or female on the passport application form, and the form does not provide any other gender marker designation.
Intersex applicants face passport discrimination, says lawsuit seeking option other than ‘M’ or ‘F’

'Her Story' is something new for Hollywood with trans actresses in trans roles
What if a show featured women living normal lives, falling in love, dealing with career stress—and those women just happened to be transgender?

Sylvia Rivera Gets a Place in the National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution got a little more diverse this month, adding its first portrait of a transgender American — Stonewall participant and pioneering activist Sylvia Rivera.

Transgender In Prison: How California’s New Guidelines Will Be Implemented
California became the first state in the nation last week to agree to pay for transgender prison inmates to receive sexual reassignment surgery. Prison officials released specific guidelines in the wake of several lawsuits.

Iowa prisons draft policy on transgender inmates
Iowa prison officials are in the midst of drafting a policy addressing the treatment of transgender inmates, although it’s not clear yet whether state officials will approve spending taxpayer money for sex-reassignment surgery.

Sparks approves transgender surgery coverage
Sparks City Council voted on Monday to approve insurance coverage for gender reassignment surgeries for transgender city employees.
Gender reassignment surgery now insured for Sparks city workers

Governor Andrew Cuomo Announces New Protections for Transgender New Yorkers
TLDEF responded to news that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will issue new regulations to protect transgender New Yorkers from discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, and credit. The governor said the new protections will extend the reach of the New York State Human Rights Law that already bars discrimination on the basis of sex and disability. “[T]he fair legal interpretation and definition of a person’s sex includes gender identity and gender expression,” the governor said. A statement from the governor’s office also read in part: “These regulations affirm that all transgender individuals are protected under the State’s Human Rights Law, and all public and private employers, housing providers, businesses, creditors and others should know that discrimination against transgender persons is unlawful and will not be tolerated anywhere in the State of New York.”

Murdered transgender woman one step closer to a final resting place
Diamond Williams is finally among friends.
Williams is the transgender woman I wrote about last week who was dismembered by a john in 2013.

I’m More Worried About Anti-HERO Activists in Bathrooms Than Trans People
This is the scenario people opposed to the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance want me to believe is going to happen: my little girl, all pink eyeglasses, blond curls, and a sass level over 9,000, will need to use a public restroom at the park or a restaurant. Once in there she will be at the mercy of a transwoman, maybe even one with a penis, who will use the rights protected by HERO to… what? Pee within a certain amount of feet from her? Expose herself? Molest her? What diabolical she-penis monstrosity has the City unleashed on our powerless womenfolk?
Anti-Gay Donor Quietly Bankrolling Campaign To Repeal Equal Rights Ordinance Spends Up To $350,000

WATCH: Trans Widow Nikki Araguz Wins Fight Over Late Husband's Estate
A Texas appeals court has vindicated Nikki Araguz Loyd by once again validating the transgender woman’s marriage to her firefighter husband, five years after he died battling a blaze in Houston.
Court sides with transgender widow in fight over firefighter's estate
Decision reaffirmed to validate marriage of firefighter's transgender widow

Transgender committee begins to form policy specifics
Before the transgender policy committee’s second meeting, on Oct. 15, Verona pastor Jeremy Scott passed around a memo questioning the concept of embracing alternate gender identities.

terça-feira, outubro 27, 2015

O valor de sexo
Alguém que muda de sexo é exactamente a mesma pessoa que era antes.

Travesti evita roubo de motel após programa e três ficam feridos a facão
Três pessoas ficaram feridas, na manhã de hoje (26), durante tentativa de assalto a um motel no Bairro Tijuca, na saída para Sidrolândia . O suspeito, que não foi identificado, passou a noite no estabelecimento, com a travesti Kevelyn Costner, 30 anos, e tentou realizar o roubo usando um facão.

Un año más y la despatologización de la transexualidad sigue siendo uno de los grandes retos pendientes de la lucha LGTB
Han pasado ya más de ocho años y medio desde que entrase en vigor la ley española de identidad de género. Una norma que en aquel momento supuso un enorme paso adelante sobre la situación previa, que exigía un proceso judicial, y que incluso hoy día sigue colocando a España por delante de muchos países de nuestro entorno, pero que sigue manteniendo la consideración de la transexualidad como un trastorno que debe ser identificado por un especialista ajeno a la propia persona transexual. Un paradigma anacrónico que cada vez más países están desterrando de sus propias legislaciones y que España, un país que presume –cada vez con menos razón– de estar a la vanguardia en materia de derechos LGTB debe ya replantearse.

Transexual falha coroa de Miss Espanha mas diz sentir-se uma vencedora
Ángela Ponce tornou-se na primeira transexual a participar no concurso. Foi considerada uma das favoritas, mas nem foi à final

Germaine Greer defends ‘grossly offensive’ comments about transgender women: ‘Just because you lop off your d**k doesn't make you a ******* woman'
The writer and activist accuses transgender women of ‘inflicting an extraordinary act of violence’ by having surgery
Germaine Greer Continues To Insult Trans Women
Feminist Germaine Greer Goes on Anti-Trans Rant Over Caitlyn Jenner
Richard Dawkins Insults Transgender Community

Sex-change squaddie Sandra MacDougall reveals her pension has been blocked as DWP think she's a man
The former soldier had transgender surgery 15 years ago but has now been told by the Department for Work and Pensions to prove to them that she is a woman.

Foodie Jack Monroe splits from chef Allegra McEvedy as she announces she is transgender
She is Sainsbury’s former pin-up girl and the queen of austerity cuisine, but Jack Monroe has seen things go off the boil in her love life.
The tattooed 27-year-old’s engagement to chef and food writer Allegra McEvedy, 44, has been called off.

Anti-gay Polish party secures election victory
Poland’s Law and Justice Party, which is staunchly opposed to LGBT rights, has won a decisive victory in the country’s election.

A hidden life: ‘Get me treated or let me die’
Omer* was 13 when he stopped going to school. The curves on his chest were becoming prominent through his white uniform shirt, attracting curious looks from his classmates. The excruciating pain he experienced every month made his friends more inquisitive.

Transgenders to get equality of work in factories
In the Factories Amendment Bill 2015, the labour ministry has introduced a completely new section called Section 66A on employing transgender persons

‘Violence against transgenders on the rise’
Violence against the transgender community is on the rise in Malaysia after the Federal Court set aside the appellate court’s decision that invalidated a provision of the Negeri Sembilan syariah criminal enactment criminalising Muslim men for cross-dressing, Justice for Sisters (JFS) claims.
Raids, arrests of 21 trans women after Malaysian ruling

[South Africa]
Remembering Sally, and the intersex movement in South Africa
Nthabiseng Mokoena writes about Sally Gross, the NGO Industrial Complex, and being an intersex activist in South Africa.

[New Zealand]
Intersex Awareness Day: A few words from Mani
Today marks Intersex Awareness Day, a day that started with the intention of sharing stories and finding voices. Mani Bruce Mitchell, the Executive Director of ITANZ, shares some thoughts on the significance of Intersex Awareness Day 2015.

[New Zealand]
The work of trans students & academics celebrated
The University of Auckland's social group and advocacy network, Trans on Campus, are hosting an event to highlight and celebrate the work of transgender and gender variant students and academics.

Hate group leader Tony Perkins: Trans people will try to go to jail for ‘free surgery’
Family Research Council president and hate group leader Tony Perkins is weighing in on a new California policy allowing transgender prisoners to obtain gender reassignment surgery, which he describes as “rewarding people who don’t just break the state’s laws, but nature’s, too.”

Fox ‘psychology expert': Only ‘science deniers’ believe sex reassignment surgery works for transgender people
Fox News “psychology expert” Gina Loudon argued over the weekend that transgender inmates did not deserve to have sex reassignment surgery, and that doctors who recommended the procedure were “science deniers.”

Carmen Carrera Is Ready to Be Victoria’s Secret’s First Transgender ‘Angel’
TIME speaks to the model and actress about Hollywood, her marriage and what people misunderstand about what it means to be transgender

Decision expected in Illinois over trans rights in school locker rooms
An Illinois school district has defied federal regulations to give unrestricted locker room access to a trans female

Elon University paves the way for gender identification
Elon University registrar Rodney Parks is making big changes in gender identification on campus. Parks has tried to make it easier for transgender students to get their diploma changed to their preferred pronoun. So transgender students who graduated can come back and get their diploma’s reprinted the way they want them. According to Parks three alumni have already come back and had their diploma’s changed, which surprised him because he is not advertising it in any way.

Showdown in Houston over LGBT non-discrimination ordinance
After a drawn-out showdown between Houston‘s popular lesbian mayor and a coalition of conservative pastors, voters in the nation’s fourth-largest city will soon decide whether to establish nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgender people.
'Fear' aiming to take HERO

Area school districts seek to be more inclusive for transgender students
There’s an effort under way to make schools more inclusive for transgender students.

'Bathroom bill' aimed at transgender students a joint effort between Jesse Kremer, Julaine Appling
Wisconsin Family Action and FAIR Wisconsin have something in common, for the moment: a Republican bill aimed at regulating transgender students' school bathroom use is a top priority for both groups. Of course, their goals are a little different.

The marks on our bodies
Mauro Cabral draws a line between the marks on his flesh and the words that clinicians use to define and treat intersex bodies.

segunda-feira, outubro 26, 2015

Transexuais reclamam de preconceito durante prova do Enem
A citação da célebre frase da filósofa Simone de Beauvoir “ninguém nasce mulher: torna-se mulher”, escrita em uma das perguntas do Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio (Enem), contrastou com o tratamento recebido por alguns transexuais que fizeram a prova neste sábado (24), no Rio de Janeiro.

Demands for trans depathologisation
International Stop Trans Pathologisation Day took place yesterday with over 100 actions for trans depathologization taking place in over 45 cities around the world.

“Being told you have a ‘disease’, is extremely harmful”
We interviewed Bex and James Naylor, parents of Willa, a 7 year old trans activist from Malta.

El día en que los transexuales alzan la voz
El colectivo LGTBI celebra una jornada internacional para exigir que la transexualidad deje de estar considerada como una enfermedad mental en los manuales de Psicología

OUSU elects first ever Trans Officer
OUSU has elected their first Trans Officer in history

Transgender women fear crackdown after court ruling, mulling legal options
Three transwomen are still weighing their options following the Federal Court's refusal to declare that a provision in the Negri Sembilan Islamic criminal enactment violated their fundamental rights. – The Malaysian Insider filepic, October 25, 2015. Three transwomen are still weighing their options following the Federal Court's refusal to declare that a provision in the Negri Sembilan Islamic criminal enactment violated their fundamental rights.

[New Zealand]
ITANZ supports Intersex Awareness Day Twitterstorm
Intersex Awareness Day is tomorrow and you can do your bit to show your solidarity here in New Zealand.

The 7th Annual International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization
This weekend marks the seventh annual International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization, organized by trans activists and people around the globe who are working to confront gender injustice. The global trans movement has grown exponentially in the years since the campaign started, and the effort to move away from a pathology framework and toward one based on the affirmation of identity has been central to forging the path to liberation.

Christina Kahrl, transgender pioneer long before Caitlyn Jenner, says passion for talking, writing baseball transcends differences
ESPN’s Christina Kahrl believes the Mets have a great shot at winning their first World Series title since 1986, thanks to the club’s young, heat-throwing pitching staff.

10 Must-Read Books When You’re Having Gender Questions
Oops! You read Gender Trouble and now you're having gender trouble...

The 25th Annual Southern Comfort Conference Comes to Broward
When walking into the Southern Comfort Conference, one was greeted with a sense of calm.
It wasn't the wild prideful convention that one might expect of the gay or lesbian community, but instead felt like a place of warmth for those who were forced to live a double life.

Law Now in Effect Easing Rules for Gender Changes on State ID
The day-to-day hurdles facing transgender Marylanders should become less burdensome with the passage of Senate Bill 743 and its companion House Bill 862, entitled “Vital Records – New Certificates of Birth – Sex Change or Diagnosis of an Intersex Condition.” The legislation, which took effect on October 1, makes it significantly easier to amend the gender on birth certificates by eliminating the requirement that a person undergo surgery before the birth certificate can be changed to match the individual’s gender identity.

Transgender man fights denial of child visitation rights
A transgender man has asked Maryland‘s Court of Appeals to review a lower court’s decision that denied him visitation and custody rights to a child conceived before he and his partner were married and later divorced.

Trans Woman Murdered Because Friend Was Embarrassed By Her
There were quite a few men who seemed to miss the whole message behind the trending hashtag, #MasculinitySoFragile. Perhaps, this tragic story will illustrate the problem that topic was trying to confront.
On October 15, in Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20-year-old Rico LeBlond shot and killed Zella Ziona, a trans woman.

'Bathroom predator' spin on Houston equal rights bill puts Texans in hot seat
Christian conservatives and LGBT rights activists battle in court and media ahead of 3 November vote on Proposition 1 ordinance

Marshall’s first transgender homecoming candidate promotes equality, acceptance
Ashley Prichard, a 22-year-old Marshall University graduate student and the college’s first transgender Mr. Marshall candidate, gives a campaign speech Tuesday on campus. His platform calls for equality and acceptance of transgender men and women on campus.

domingo, outubro 25, 2015

Dia Internacional de Acção para a Despatologização Trans

Hoje, 24 de Outubro de 2015, é o Dia Internacional de Acção para a Despatologização Trans, o Grupo Transexual Portugal junta a sua voz à Transgender Europe exortando a Organização Mundial de Saúde e os governos para assegurarem que crianças de género diverso não sejam rotuladas como doentes.

Estes diagnósticos contrariam a Convenção sobre os Direitos da Criança, que afirma: "Em todas as acções relativas a crianças [...] o melhor interesse da criança deve ser uma consideração primária." Os Estados devem proteger o melhor interesse da criança em todas as suas acções . Quando se trata dos melhores interesses de uma criança-variante de género, a principal consideração deve ser dada sobre se uma determinada acção sugerida ou decidida tem o potencial de prejudicar estas crianças.

O Parlamento Europeu também se pronunciou contra o diagnóstico. Em Setembro de 2015, "Apelou à Comissão para que intensifique os esforços para evitar que as variantes de género na infância se tornem um novo diagnóstico no ICD;"

Os diagnósticos não são medicamente necessários, mas expõem as crianças ao rótulo de "doente" quando tentam explorar e desenvolver as suas personalidades. São também usados abusivamente para justificar terapias "reparativas" prejudiciais às crianças.

Variações de género não precisam de correcção. As crianças precisam de ambientes livres de estigmas e de apoios para se desenvolverem em jovens pessoas confiantes, não somente de tratamentos médicos.

Esperava-se em Portugal, agora que já não existe uma só voz T, que houvesse uma união em torno destes temas T. No entanto, continua-se a organizarem-se eventos, não direccionados exclusivamente à defesa e luta de direitos T, mas direccionados também a propaganda "partidária" de modo a realçar que "nós" (associação/grupo) é que somos os "tais" defensores T, os outros nada são.

O GTP não se associa a estes tipos de arrivismo, assim sendo não participará (como GTP) em eventos deste tipo. Assim, relembramos aqui (em vídeo) uma acção feita pelo GTP em colaboração com as Panteras Rosa no ano de 2012, quando na altura o GTP era a única voz T independente.

Today, 24th October 2015, is the International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization, the Grupo Transexual Portugal adds its voice to Transgender Europe urging the World Health Organization and governments to ensure that gender diverse children are not labeled patients.

These diagnostics counters the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which states: ". In all actions concerning children [...] the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration" States must protect the child’s best interest in all its actions. When it comes to the best interests of a gender-variant child, primary consideration should be given to whether a particular suggested action or decision has the potential to harm these children.

The European Parliament has also spoken against diagnosis. In September 2015, it "call(ed) on the Commission to intensify efforts to prevent gender variance in childhood from becoming a new diagnosis in the ICD,"

Diagnostics are not medically necessary, but expose children to the label of "sick" when trying to explore and develop their personalities. They are also used to justify abusive "reparative" therapies harmful to children.

Gender variations do not need correction. Children need stigma free environments and support to develop in young confidentpeople , not only medical treatments.

It was expected in Portugal, now that there is no longer one lonely independent T voice, a union around these themes. However, events continue to be organized not directed exclusively to T rights struggle, but also targeted self advertising in order to highlight that "we" (association /group) are the "ones" T supporters, the others mean nothing.

The Grupo Transexual Portugal does not associates itself with these types of careerism, therefore it does not participate (as GTP) in such events. Thus, we remember here (in video) a claim made by GTP in collaboration with the Pink Panthers in 2012, when at the time the GTP was the only independent T voice.

World Medical Association condemns trans 'cure' therapy
Transgender people are not disordered, say the World Medical Association

We Are Unstoppable! GATE Statement on the International Day of Action for Trans* Depathologization
This year’s International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization comes with an unstoppable energy!
Willa’s Story: Trans kids need to be listened to!

The true story behind Britain's first transsexual woman
Roberta Cowell was Britain's first transsexual woman. Here Liz Hodgkinson meets the daughter she abandoned, and reveals the truth behind her stranger-than-fiction tale

Germaine Greer will not give Cardiff University lecture because of abuse over views on transgender people
The 76-year-old told Newsnight she believes transgender people who transition from male to female 'can't be women'
Germaine Greer: Feminist writer sparks outrage after saying transgender women are 'not women'
Petition urges Cardiff University to cancel Germaine Greer lecture

International best selling author comes out as transgender
Young adult author James Dawson has opened up about his transition and the effect he hopes to have on his young readers.

Miss Spain hopeful aims for beauty pageant history as first transgender
Transgender Ángela Ponce is looking to go home with the top prize in Sunday's Miss World Spain contest - and shake up the world of beauty pageants while doing so.

No place for trans people in Poland? Trans-Fuzja Foundation comments on Jarosław Kaczyński's statement
A day before the pre-election silence, the Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (Law and Justice) party leader, who is said to majorly win the elections this Sunday, clearly showed again that he does not understand what trans issues are and also does not have any knowledge on gender recognition in Poland.

Queensland transgender advocates meet with Corrective Services to review prison guidelines
A meeting between transgender advocates and Queensland Corrective Services last week could lead to the first update of prison guidelines for trans prisoners in two decades.

[New Zealand]
Hopes trans healthcare guidelines bring change
The World Medical Association have released new transgender healthcare guidelines for physicians urging them to increase their knowledge and sensitivity towards transgender people.

Tony Perkins: Trans People Will Try To Go To Jail For 'Free Surgery'
On his “Washington Watch” radio program yesterday, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins weighed in on a new California policy allowing transgender prisoners to obtain gender affirmation surgery, which he described as “rewarding people who don’t just break the state’s laws, but nature’s, too.”

New policy at CSU Long Beach will benefit transgender students
California State University, Long Beach (Cal State Long Beach) plans to implement a new policy expected to come into effect January 2016. It will allow transgender students to use the name they identify with on certain school documents regardless of their legal documents.

Palo Alto: School district crafting new gender identity policy
The school board will soon consider adopting a policy to establish a safer and more inclusive environment for transgender and gender non-conforming students.

Attorney: Transgender murder victim’s life worth less than ‘higher class’ victim
A New York attorney told a judge that a 25-year sentence was too long for a man convicted of murdering a transgender women because her life was not as valuable as someone “in the higher end of the community.”

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair rescinds donation to opponents of city's nondiscrimination law
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair on Friday rescinded a $10,000 donation to conservatives hoping to repeal nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgendered residents in the city, saying the campaign made "unauthorized statements" about his beliefs.
Opponents Of LGBT Protections Are Clueless About Transgender Men

Transgender Student on Marshall Homecoming Court for First Time
For the first time, a transgendered person is up for Mr. Marshall.

Men Practice ‘Art of Transformation’ at Miss Gay Venezuela Pageant
Last Sunday, Manuel Gonzales, a 24-year-old social communicator competing under the nom-de-guerre of Argenis Gonzalez, was crowned Miss Gay Venezuela.

sábado, outubro 24, 2015

Travesti é assassinada com um tiro no peito em Contagem, na Grande BH
Crime foi na noite desta quarta-feira na Avenida Babita Camargos.
Ela se chamava 'Rose' e, segundo testemunhas, tinha o hábito de furtar.

It’s time to stop treating transgender people as diseased, says PACE rapporteur
“We must stop treating transgender people as if they are diseased,” said the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly’s General Rapporteur on the rights of LGBT people Jonas Gunnarsson (Sweden, SOC), on the eve of the International Day of Action for Trans Depathologisation.

New interactive maps depict situation for Trans persons worldwide
Data from Transgender Europe’s (TGEU) Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide research[1] project, TvT, is now easily accessible in a new website launched today:
Launch of new Transrespect vs Transphobia website

Colectivos trans entregan su propuesta de ley de identidad sexual a los partidos políticos
Representantes de estas organizacioens se han reunido ya con dirigentes del Partido Popular, Izquierda Unida, PSOE y Podemos.

Ángela Ponce, la primera transexual que compite en Miss World Spain
Sevillana de nacimiento, dice llenarle de orgullo representar a Cádiz, la provincia en la que veranea todos los años. Realizó su cambio completo de sexo en abril de 2014

Cardiff uni facing calls to ban feminist author Germaine Greer over trans comments
Trans activists at Cardiff University are calling for a talk from feminist author Germaine Greer to be blocked, because of comments she has made about trans people.
Students launch bid to ban 'transphobic' Germaine Greer from giving lecture at university

'Gentlemen only' barbers accused of refusing to cut transgender teenager's hair
Evander Gould, 16, says he was turned away from Barber Barber in Liverpool and told transgender people have 'different hair'

Trans hate crime rise is ‘tip of the iceberg’
Hate crimes against people from the transgender community have seen a rise in being reported - but police chiefs know they are only the tip of the iceberg.

Suffering and loss in Istanbul’s transgender slum
MEE meets those who have come out as transgender in Turkey to face losing their family, job and home - and ended up working on the streets

Former social worker testifies at trial in slaying of transgender sex worker
David Joseph Boulanger, also known as Divas B., was found wrapped in plastic bags near the TCH.

I Am Cait Renewed for Season 2
E! confirmed reports that Caitlyn Jenner's docu-series will return in 2016.
Caitlyn Jenner's reality series I Am Cait has been renewed for a second season

Joe Lobdell: tragedy and triumph of a 19th-century transition
When Joseph Israel Lobdell passed away in 1912 at the Binghamton State Hospital, his death went largely unnoticed. Joe, as he was known, was 82 and had been confined to mental institutions since 1880. In the intervening decades, his siblings had predeceased him.

Pelosi, White House address spike in transgender murders
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) addressed on Thursday the record number of transgender murders this year, saying the violence is “heartbreaking” and “it’s important to listen to the people most affected by it.”

Conservative radio host freaks out: ‘Transgender crowd’ will use magnets to suck God from your brain
A conservative radio host and his guest were up in arms about a new study that seemed to show that ideology is centered in the a part of the brain and can be disabled, to a certain extent, by lowering the activity of that part of the brain.

Transgender men getting specialized care at Phoenix clinic
Some transgender men in Phoenix say they are finally starting to live the lives they’ve always wanted, thanks in part to a safe place to take care of their health concerns.

Florida Lawmaker Proposes Expansive Bill To Allow Discrimination Against LGBT People
Florida lawmakers have not given up on passing legislation that enables discrimination against the LGBT community. State Rep. Julio Gonzalez (R) has introduced a new bill that specifically empowers businesses, health providers, and child placement agencies to refuse any service to any customer if it would violate their “religious or moral convictions.”

Parkway parents question gender identity education
Parents say they want the the teachers to teach facts, but not everyone has the same idea of facts when it comes to sexual education.
Adding gender identity to sex ed? District to delay decision

Sparks to vote on transgender insurance Monday
Transgender employees in Sparks may soon have insurance coverage for gender reassignment surgeries. Sparks City Council will vote on Monday whether to approve a healthcare policy that would take effect on Jan. 1.

A Victory for Transgender Rights: Governor Andrew Cuomo Announces New Regulations to Protect Transgender New Yorkers from Discrimination at Pride Agenda Fall Dinner
Tonight, at the Empire State Pride Agenda’s 25th anniversary Fall Dinner, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced new regulations to protect transgender New Yorkers from discrimination in basic needs including housing, employment, credit, education, and public accommodations.
N.Y. Governor Acts to Ban Anti-Transgender Discrimination
Cuomo takes action to prohibit anti-trans bias in N.Y.
Cuomo Planning Discrimination Protections for Transgender New Yorkers

Ore. school apologizes after gender indentity talk in art class
Derek Grafton didn't expect his 6th-grade daughter would be discussing gender identity in art class.

Trans woman files suit against Walmart
Walmart Stores Inc. and one of its managers are the target of an antibias lawsuit filed by a transgender former employee.

Rush to judgment in Jenkins case?
Concerns of under-reporting of hate crimes by Philadelphia police resurfaced last week after authorities said the homicide of Kiesha Jenkins isn’t a hate crime.

Inside a world of danger: Life as a transgender sex worker
Every morning, in the empty hours between midnight and dawn, a thousand stories are told on Old York Road. Tales of desperation, isolation, resignation.
Above all, tales of danger.

Judge repeatedly refers to transgender student’s “mental disorder”
A judge who repeatedly referred to a transgender student’s “mental disorder” should be removed from presiding over the teenager’s lawsuit challenging a policy that bars him from using the boys’ restrooms at his high school, his attorneys said in court papers Wednesday.

Mother vows to fight for equality after transgender son commits suicide
The mother of a transgender teen who committed suicide vows to fight for equality for transgender youth.

Sutton City Council passes nondiscrimination measure focused on LGBT
The Sutton City Council voted and passed a measure Thursday to prohibit to prohibit discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

sexta-feira, outubro 23, 2015

The incredible story of the Spitfire pilot who became a woman and fell in love with the female student who became a man
Roberta Cowell was the first known British transsexual woman to undergo sex reassignment and Michael Dillion was a physician who was the first British female to male transsexual

Transgender woman on struggle with new identity – and how she was accepted by the FA, but not her daughter
Delia Johnston, 60, from Milton Keynes, was a divorced father of two when she began transitioning in 2010.

The Finnish Government should respect human rights of trans people
Last week the Finnish Government submitted a proposal to the Finnish Parliament to abolish a standing requirement that requires trans persons to be single in order to be granted legal gender recognition. TGEU and ILGA-Europe regret that this proposal falls short to remove other violations of trans persons’ human rights.

LGBT Rights in Iran
Over the last two decades, issues relating to sexual orientation and gender identity have gained significant visibility and attention across the globe. The case of Iran is particularly fraught, and has received plenty of coverage due to the work of international non-profits.

'It looked like a body'
Man found sex worker's remains at a highway rest stop

Franken seeks answers from DOJ on transgender murders
Amid a record number of anti-trans murders throughout the country, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is seeking answers from the Obama administration on reporting of the violence and the extent to which the federal government is working with local authorities.
How bad is the epidemic of violence against transgender women? It's hard to know

9th Circuit case aids trans Latinas
A recent decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has helped one undocumented transgender woman from Mexico stay in the U.S. and attorneys hope the ruling will aid others, both in California and other states.

Caitlyn Jenner's speaking tour will focus on transgender acceptance
Caitlyn Jenner, who since her transition has said she wants to help transgender people gain acceptance, is taking her mission on the road in a speaking tour of several Canadian and American cities.

Caitlyn Jenner's Journey Continues With I Am Cait Season 2! Get All the Details
Caitlyn Jenner's journey continues!
E! has renewed the groundbreaking docu-series I Am Cait for a second season set to premiere next year. "I'm looking forward to continuing the conversation," Caitlyn said in a statement.

Laverne Cox to Star in Fox's 'Rocky Horror Picture Show'
The 'Orange Is the New Black' star will take on the role of Frank-N-Furter, made famous by Tim Curry.

California Sets Inmate Sex Reassignment Rules
California prison officials are setting the first standards for which transgender inmates should receive state-funded sex-reassignment surgery after spending years in court fighting to block the operations.
TLC celebrates groundbreaking CA prison policy ensuring access to gender-affirming medical care
California Is First State to Adopt Sex Reassignment Surgery Policy for Prisoners
California prisons break ground with sex-reassignment policy

Gender identity ‘death certificate’ bill introduced
D.C. Council member Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) introduced a bill on Tuesday that calls for amending the city’s Vital Records Act of 1981 “to clarify the process for respecting a decedent’s gender identity on his or her death certificate.”

Dist. 211: Meeting with Office of Civil Rights productive
Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 officials met with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights Wednesday to discuss the investigation into whether the school district's policy on transgender students' access to locker rooms violates federal law.

Tufts works to promote transgender rights across campus and state
When senior Luke Sherman began his summer internship at the statewide advocacy organization MassEquality, he took on a meaningful role in the group’s fight against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. In bringing this experience back to Tufts, he has continued to spread awareness about discrimination against transgender people in areas of public accommodation — an issue that the Tufts administration has also begun to tackle.

Transgender Michigan And Co-Founder Turn 18
Rachel Crandall, co-founder of Transgender Michigan, is turning 18 and GLSEN has come out to help her celebrate.

Trans And Being Denied Health Care? Contact The ACLU Of Michigan
The ACLU wants to hear from members of the trans community who are being denied coverage for transition services, including hormone therapy and gender confirmation surgery, due to exclusions in their Medicaid or private insurance policies.

Could accommodating transgender students be a “slippery slope”
Bathroom facilities for transgender students was the hot topic of discussion at the Oct. 14 meeting of the Elsberry R-II School Board.

Handsome transgender model takes Instagram by storm
According to Laith Ashley’s Instagram profile, he’s all about “trying to become the best and the truest version of myself,” and “sharing light and positivity with all my kings and queens.”

Penn State discusses gender-neutral bathrooms while Philadelphia offers new protections for transgender people
Before recent years, using the bathroom in public was a privilege not granted to everyone — specifically, the transgender community.

Tenn. Trans Woman's Plight Reveals Reality of Rape in Prison
Paula Smith says she was raped, but prison officers say she is lying; this is the reality of sexual assault for trans women in men's prisons.

Proposed UIL rule would possibly bar transgender student-athletes
A rule proposed by the statewide body overseeing high school sports voted to send member school district superintendents a rule that would identify a student’s gender based on their birth certificate.

Anti-trans forces on attack in Houston
As Houston residents prepare to vote on an LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance, anti-LGBT forces are taking the offensive with fear-mongering advertisements aimed at defeating the measure.
Chris Kluwe: Funding Repeal of Houston Antibias Law Will 'Enable Hateful Cowards'

Gloucester transgender student files appeal in lawsuit, asks for new judge
The 16-year-old transgender student suing Gloucester County schools' over its policy on restroom use filed an appeal Wednesday asking a federal court to reverse the recent denial of an injunction that would have allowed him to use the boys' restroom at the start of the school year. The appeal, filed in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, also asked that the judge in the case be replaced.
Transgender Va. student asks 4th Circuit to block restroom policy
Attorneys for Transgender Student Ask for New Judge

Push for gender neutral bathrooms gaining traction at U.Va.
Legal constraints under Title IX hinder initiatives

Surviving 18 Years of Discrimination
Dr. Jes Simmons opens up for the first time in years about her journey as a transsexual professor

Transgender Policy Divide Providence School Board Race
The issue is raging throughout Fairfax County, and in the Providence District on the southwestern border of the City of Falls Church, the battle has broken out over the issue of School Board transgender policy. Incumbent Fairfax School Board member Patty Reed is being challenged by language teacher Dalia Palchik.