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sábado, janeiro 09, 2016

Tiros contra travestis no Rio podem ter sido motivados por homofobia
Duas vítimas foram baleadas na noite de quarta (6), em Madureira.
Uma das travestis segue internada e passará por cirurgia.

Over half of Spanish LGBT minors suffer bullying at school
Suicide of transsexual teen highlights particular vulnerability of transgender youngsters

Government urged to build dedicated ‘transgender prison’ after women sent to men’s prisons
The UK government has been urged to build a specialist unit to house transgender people – after a series of scandals surrounding women in men’s prisons.

Beauty pageant finalist was disqualified for being transgender
A finalist in the Miss Galaxy beauty pageant contest has spoken out – to claim she was disqualified for being trans.

Dame Edna ‘disassociates’ herself from own alter ego Barry Humphries over trans comments
Dame Edna Everage has bizarrely ‘disassociated’ herself from comments made by the person who plays her.
Barry Humphries under fire for transphobic and racist comments
‘Stupid old man’: Carlotta blasts Barry Humphries over transgender comments

Rape accused Davina Ayrton admits child images conviction
A transgender woman accused of raping a girl when still living as a man, has a conviction of possessing indecent images of children, a court has heard.

Malta rapidly expands progressive LGBTIQ laws but society struggles to keep up
Malta is ranked as one of the most progressive countries in the world for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and genderqueer (LGBTIQ) rights, and the Maltese Government is continuing to push ahead on the issue.

Trans woman shot in Pakistan, hospital refuses to help for three hours
Doctors allegedly told victim's friends other patients would be 'uncomfortable' with a trans person being treated at the hospital
Transgender person shot: ‘Hospital staff laughed whilst they bled’

Video Of Police Beating Transvestite Draws Applause In Uzbekistan
A chilling video that appears to show police officers beating up a transvestite is making the rounds on social networks in Uzbekistan, shining a spotlight on the homophobic attitudes pervading Uzbek society.

India to have its first Transgender modelling agency soon: Crowdfunding on Go Fund Me
India has been slowly progressing towards respecting and valuing the transgender community. However, they have been put down for a very long time as far as beauty is concerned. This problem was not just pertaining to India but the entire world. Last year, this situation began to change, as the world saw the emergence of the first transgender modelling agency. The good news is that this list will soon include the national capital of India that is Delhi.

Listen to India's first transgender band's debut single: Bollywood cover of Happy
'This is going to be a game-changer in the entertainment industry

Transgender Thai kickboxer Somros 'Rose' Polchareon fighting for sex change
For Thai fighter Somros Polchareon, there are a few extra steps in preparing for a kickboxing bout.

US marine convicted of killing trans woman in Philippines appeals
'He defended himself because he felt he was being conned'

Trans passenger humiliated by airport security
A senate inquiry into airport and aviation security has heard of a number of dicriminatory incidents regarding LGBTI travellers.

Transgender student says some Canadians need 3rd option for gender on census
'As a non-binary person, often when I fill out forms there's only 2 options ... and that's not enough'

Transgender youth and their parents in Tri-Cities get support groups
Registration opened 2 weeks ago and 20 people have already signed up for the parent support group

LOOK: Lana Wachowski Stars in New Marc Jacobs Ad Campaign
In another sign of the "transgender is hot" trend, designer Marc Jacobs is stealing the spotlight from Louis Vitton — who made headlines last week with the announcement that Jaden Smith, the 17-year-old son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, will star in the company's latest Spring/Summer 2016 womenswear collection ad campaign. Jacobs announced this week his collection will feature transgender director and producer Lana Wachowski.

Transgender veterans have significantly greater prevalence of many psychiatric and medical conditions
The first large, controlled study of health disparities between clinically diagnosed transgender and non-transgender patients-based on the medical records of more than 5,000 patients treated in the Veterans Health Administration-showed that transgender veterans had a significantly greater prevalence of numerous psychiatric and medical conditions. The specific disorders examined and the implications of the study findings are discussed in detail in an article published in LGBT Health, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers ( The article is available free to download on the LGBT Health ( website until February 6, 2016.

Cruz: Better to 'Inflict' a Transgender Student on Teachers Than Teens
Ted Cruz told supporters on Wednesday that allowing a transgender student to use a faculty restroom amounts to "inflicting" the student on teachers but is a better alternative than "sticking him in the shower with the teenage girls."

She's beautiful: transgender former Hong Kong DJ's memoir of transition
Some 10 years ago, Nicola Jane Chase left Hong Kong and began leaving behind life as a man, eventually having a sex change. It's a journey she's newly documented in a book, Tea and Transition. The former RTHK DJ tells Clare Tyrell-Morin about the anguish and achievements along the way.

Transgender woman Katherine Johnson of Little Rock, R.I.P.
Transgender woman Katherine Johnson of Little Rock Arkansas took her own life Jan 5, 2016. While her family’s obituary misgenders her and uses her birth name, her friends posted about Katherine on her facebook profile commiserating with one another, remembering and commemorating the life of transgender woman Katherine Johnson of Little Rock Arkansas.

New laws take effect in 2016
With the beginning of the new year, several California laws affecting LGBTs have gone into effect. The legislation addresses collection of data on sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as providing benefits to transgender people, among other areas.

Statue to pay tribute to transgender victims of violence
A life-size statue dedicated to victims of violence against transgender people has been commissioned for the Transgender Day of Remembrance in Palm Springs.

Santa Clara County becomes first nationwide to establish office of LGBTQ affairs
Santa Clara County has become the first county nationwide to establish an Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Affairs, county officials announced Thursday.

Forum held to discuss transgender teen suicides
Educators from across San Diego County gathered in San Marcos on Thursday to develop strategies for battling teen suicide, spurred in part by the deaths of at least four transgender students in the region over the past year.

LGBT discrimination takes center stage at Georgia ‘religious freedom’ bill debate
Anyone who’s kept an eye on the fight over the so-called ‘religious freedom’ bill over the past two legislative sessions is familiar with the way the soundbites have been delivered from both sides—in separate press conferences, in testimony to a committee, in one-on-one interviews in the press. Neither side has ever addressed the issue face-to-face in public, that was until a debate on the bill Wednesday evening in Midtown hosted by the American Constitution Society.

Hill: Compromise being sought on 'Add the Words' discrimination issue
Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, said he’s been involved in meetings over the summer to try to find a compromise between the “Add the Words” proposal to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, and concerns about religious liberty. “I think there’s been some real progress made this summer,” Hill said. “I think we have, quite frankly, some pretty good legislation that might be able to address it. The question is: Is it feasible? Are both sides of this issue willing to give up something in order to get what they want?” He said the issue is an emotional one, and there are people on both sides who “do not want to give anything to the other side.”

Transgender Hoosiers could be denied civil rights protections
Beset by fear-mongering over which bathroom transgender Hoosiers should use in public places, a top Senate Republican has rewritten his already controversial civil rights proposal to exclude protections for transgender individuals.
New Indiana Bill Would Keep Anti-Trans Discrimination Legal
Lawmaker proposes alternative civil rights bill

Move to gender-neutral graduation dress sparks debate in Howard County
A decision by Howard County school officials to require gender-neutral caps and gowns at graduations — instead of girls dressing in one color and boys in another — is drawing opposition from parents who liked the old tradition but praise from others who say it will make transgender students more comfortable.

NSAA District VI: Gender at birth determines sports participation
The first of six Nebraska School Activities Association districts passed a proposal Wednesday that would base participation by transgender high school students on biological gender at birth.
State leaders praise initial vote on transgender issue
Governor's office supports high school sports participation according to birth certificate

Despite New State, City Regs, Transgender Leaders Go After ESPA
Even as New York State adopts new regulations interpreting the Human Rights Law to provide transgender nondiscrimination protections and the city issues a new, stronger guidance on its municipal transgender rights ordinance, 30 activists and advocacy groups from the trans community are taking aim at the Empire State Pride Agenda over its recent announcement that it is winding down major operations “on the heels” of having secured its “top remaining policy priority — protecting transgender New Yorkers from discrimination in housing, employment, credit, education, and public accommodations.”

In New York, You Could Be Fined $250K for Failing to Use a Transgender Person’s ‘Preferred’ Pronoun
Raising the bar for other cities throughout the country, New York City announced “strong” and “bold” protections for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.

Oklahoma Wesleyan President's Anti-trans Policy Denounced as 'Despicable'
Oklahoma Wesleyan University president Everett Piper says he's 'proud' to discriminate against transgender students.

Life of style: Remembering the glitzy glory of Donna Mae Stemmer
Donna Mae Stemmer was a pistol.

New year, new path for Trans Pride Initiative
Mission stays the same, but approach changes

Baby Steps on Trans Health Care
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) has quietly made it easier for transgender prisoners to access hormone therapy and other medically necessary health care.

Transgender locker room rules prompt outcry at state Capitol
New rules say transgender people can use restrooms consistent with their gender identity
Some lawmakers say the rules pose safety and privacy concerns
Supporters say the rules are in line with a law approved in 2006
Get Ready for the Right-Wing Backlash Over Washington's New Transgender Bathroom Policy
Todd Herman: New transgender rule is the opposite of equality
Ericksen calls for repeal of trans-friendly locker room rule

Expulsa Universidad de Reynosa a joven por ser homosexual
Un Joven estudiante denunció la discriminación que sufrió por parte de la Universidad del Atlántico, que decidió expulsarlo del plantel argumentando que su homosexualidad es mal ejemplo para el resto del alumnado.

El Estado no tiene la obligación de proteger la identidad sexual ni la orientación de género: Procurador
Esta vez se opone a que se judicialice a quienes discriminen a personas por su identidad de género.

Univision entrevista a Tamara Adrian
Nota: Univision repite un error que han hecho otros medios al decir que Tamara es la primera diputada trans en America Latina. Ese honor le pertenece a Michelle Suarez del Uruguay
Venezuela Just Swore in Its First Transgender Legislator