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sexta-feira, janeiro 15, 2016

Parliament Report demands Trans Equality from Cameron
Transgender Europe (TGEU) welcomes the clear call for trans equality from the UK House of Commons Women and Equality Committee [1]. The Committee has published a comprehensive report on Trans Equality, which calls on the Government to draw up a new strategy for Transgender Equality [2], and to update the Gender Recognition Act, so that it no longer pathologises trans identities [3].
Implications of the Transgender Equality Inquiry to non-binary people
Why the Transgender Equality Inquiry Report is groundbreaking

Lack of school guidance failing transgender pupils
A major new report has called for gender issues to be included in PSHE curriculum as too many schools are "falling short" in support for trans pupils

Almost half of Britons believe gender is non-binary, reveals poll
Britons don’t want to be boxed in by gender stereotypes, says a leading Feminist Charity.

Transgender people being let down by NHS, say MPs
Parliamentary report on transgender equality finds serious deficiencies in health treatment of trans people and gender identity services
Transgender teens 'should be allowed to change genders at 16' say MPs

Transgender: identity is never one single thing so tick the box that says 'other'
Allison Glock-Cooper and T Cooper, authors of sci-fi transgender novel Changers, on the fluidity of gender and why you should always break the rules

I’ll fight for people who, like me, feel politics has failed them, says first transgender candidate Ellen Murray
Green Party hopeful Ellen pledges to stand up for rights of LGBTQ people if she wins Assembly seat

Meet Ireland's first transgender candidate to run in elections
The first transgender candidate on the island of Ireland is to stand for election to Stormont.

Lebanon grants trans people right to legally change their gender
The Court of Appeal in Lebanon has said trans people can legally change their gender.
Judge Janet Hanna in Beirut was examining the case of a trans man who had undergone gender surgery and wanted to be listed as a man, not a woman, in the official population register.

Alberta students to define their own gender: 5 big changes in new school guidelines
Education Minister David Eggen spells out policies for student choice in washrooms, sports teams and pronouns
Update: New Alberta guidelines go beyond bathroom use by transgender students
Guidelines released for mandatory LGBTQ policies in Alberta schools
Calgary bishop calls Alberta school gender guidelines 'totalitarian' and 'anti-Catholic'
Bishop Fred Henry: Alberta's 'totalitarian' LGBTQ guidelines 'anti-Catholic'

Meet the Second-Ever Transgender Oscar Nominee
In a year filled overwhelmingly with white and heterosexual nominees, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has made LGBT history.

Parting Glances: Our Forgotten Transgender Hero
Tamara A. Rees is 92. She leads a quiet, uneventful, grandmotherly life with her adopted children's children somewhere in Los Angeles, California.

HHS New Tool Makes It Easier for Transgender Patients to Find ACA Coverage They Need
Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) added a new page to directly addressing issues facing transgender people accessing health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

LGBT groups cautious over decriminalizing sex work
Five prominent national LGBT rights organizations issued a joint statement in August expressing support for a controversial declaration by the international human rights group Amnesty International calling for the decriminalization of prostitution.

This Webseries Sets A New Standard For Media Made By LGBT People
After months of buzz, the webseries Her Story will finally premiere next week on YouTube. The show was written by queer people, produced by queer people, directed by queer people, and it stars queer people playing queer characters. And the best part is: it does all of these things well.

Seat Of Unrest
The latest battle over gender identity is being waged in public-school bathrooms across the country. As trans students declare their right to go in peace, opponents who "don't want boys in the girls room" are fighting back.
NY Daily News Identifies The Extreme Legal Group Behind Discriminatory "Bathroom Bills"

Pentagon expects decision on trans military ban in spring
The Pentagon has affirmed it intends to make a determination on the transgender military ban this spring after the conclusion this month of an internal six-month review.

Campos proposes all-gender bathrooms
San Francisco Supervisor David Campos this week introduced legislation that would require local businesses and city-owned properties to make all one-person bathrooms gender neutral.

New SF sheriff shares plans for trans inmates
During her first full day on the job, newly sworn-in San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessy met with advocates to work on updating her department's policies on transgender inmates.

Passionate debate over HRO bill at City Hall
Changing Jacksonville's Human Rights Ordinance took center stage in front of a packed city council meeting Tuesday night.
Admissions of child abuse from human rights ordinance opponent rock Jacksonville council meeting
Tales of Molestations in Jacksonville Public Bathrooms Rock Ordinance Hearing

'Add the Words' legislation in the works
After nearly a decade of talk, rallies, protests and arrests, a possible compromise is in the works in the state legislature about the "Add the Words" movement.

Transgender student who fought District 211 will get locker room access Friday
The transgender student whose fight to use the girls' locker room at her suburban high school sparked a national debate on equity vs. privacy is expected to be allowed access Friday.

House panel takes up expansion of anti-discrimination statute
Debate about adding gender identity, sexual orientation as protected class in Kansas
Strong opposition greets bill banning discrimination against LGBT Kansans
Kansas gay rights bill sparks debate in legislative committee

Celtics, Bruins, Red Sox, Revolution and Patriots Join other Private Sector Leaders in Standing with MassDems on Major Civil Rights Legislation

Suit Against Planet Fitness Dismissed
WNEM reports that the suit against a Midland Planet Fitness following a locker room controversy has been dismissed. The controversy over a transgender member using the female locker rooms stemmed from another member, Yvette Cormier, complaining; the Planet Fitness revoked her membership stating she violated their nondiscrimination policy. Cormier than filed a lawsuit in Midland County Circuit Court March 23, 2015 against the gym, saying their gender identity policy created a hostile environment for women and children. The story went viral in spring 2015.

Hundreds turn out to support gender inclusion at Family Council event
Hundreds of purple clad community members rallied around gender creative youth at a Minnesota Family Council event at Nova Classical Academy in St. Paul Tuesday evening.

Update: NSAA OKs Gender Participation Policy
The Nebraska School Activities Association board of directors Thursday approved a gender participation policy for student athletes.
NSAA District 1 votes against 'birth certificate' proposal but other districts keep it alive
Transgender policy heads to showdown
NSAA Directors Pass Transgender Policy

No consensus among area schools on transgender issue
A lack of consensus marked Wednesday’s vote among Northeast Nebraska School Districts on proposals pertaining to transgender students.
Omaha metro area, Lincoln schools split on transgender athlete policy

Police seek help finding missing transgender woman last seen in East Syracuse
Authorities are looking for a 26-year-old transgender woman who hasn't been seen since Sunday.
The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office said it was trying to locate Siana Needle, also known as Scott Needle.
Update: A woman who said she is Siana Needle's sister said Needle has been found. Detective Jon Seeber, of the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office, said deputies are still searching for Needle and have not confirmed that she was located.

Cheektowaga School District approves gender identity policy
The Cheektowaga Central School Board approved Tuesday a student gender identity policy and training for student mental health.

Brooklyn creep gets 20 years for brutal plexiglass attack on transgender woman
Before a Brooklyn man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for seriously injuring a transgender woman, he made a last ditch effort to throw out the verdict by revealing he knew a juror.
20 Years Behind Bars for Transgender Hate Crime

$15 wage, green energy, transgender rights lead State of State protesters
Demonstrators want $15 wage, green energy, transgender rights

Okla. Lawmaker Fights Bathroom Battle
In the continuing battle over bathrooms, an Oklahoma state senator filed a "bathroom bill" that would ban transgender people from using restrooms under the gender with which they identify.
Oklahoma Legislature: Bill filed to restrict use of restrooms by 'biological gender'

ACLU adds staff to fight 'terrible, discriminatory' bills in SD
The American Civil Liberties Union is strengthening its presence in South Dakota in advance of legislative debates on transgender and women’s issues.

UMW officer's sodomy case advances to circuit court
The forcible sodomy case against a former University of Mary Washington police officer was sent to the Fredericksburg Circuit Court grand jury Thursday.

Transgender students and bathrooms focus of proposed bill
Last year, Gloucester high school student Gavin Grimm filed a lawsuit in a battle to use the boys bathroom at his school. Grimm was born a female, but identifies as a male. Since the suit several localities across the state have looked into or adopted policies regarding bathrooms and transgender students.
Virginia Bill Would Charge Transgender Students At The Bathroom Door
Va. bill would require restroom use based on ‘anatomical sex’

University student Katy Casanova expelled for being trans
Expelled for studying while trans Katy Casanova protests at the Universidad del Atlántico.

Trans gang “quiaros” captured in Venezuela
Last Saturday night a gang was dismantled after an action of officers of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB), belonging to the Urban Security Detachment (Desur) No. 710.

Transgender woman sworn into Venezuelan National Assembly
The first openly transgender person elected to the Venezuelan National Assembly was officially sworn in on Thursday.
Tamara Adrián, a lawyer from the Venezuelan capital of Caracas who is a member of Popular Will, a left-leaning party that supports LGBT-specific issues, posted a picture to her Twitter page that shows her and other assemblymembers being sworn in.

Chile’s proposed gender identity law criticised
Alejandra Soto, President of Chile’s Amanda Jofré Trans Organization questions Parliament’s proposed law would that require people to change documents in court and not in the registry. “If it stays like that, it will be a bad law, “said Soto, who criticized gay organizations who are working feverishly to enact it. “Once President Bachelet enacts the Gender Identity Law, equal marriage will be next. So, for them, the law may come out as it is, if possible, tomorrow. Because it does not influence them, the changing of names, they are homosexuals, not transsexuals.”