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domingo, fevereiro 14, 2016

Transgender woman abused by metro train passenger
A Metro train passenger who hurled shocking abuse at a transgender woman travelling on the same carriage has been put behind bars.

Transgender teenager becomes first boy at top all-girls school
Jordan Morgan is the only boy among 550 female pupils in years seven to 11 at Gloucester High School for Girls

Modelo será o primeiro homem trans a ser capa da Men's Health alemã
Benjamin Melzer, modelo fitness de 27 anos, será capa da edição de abril da Men's Health alemã.

Critical deliberation on gender transition
The Constitutional Court (of Turkey) places on its upcoming agenda a petition to repeal Article 40 of Civil Code which requires that individuals undergoing gender transition be unable to reproduce.

Zirve Soylu, A Trans Woman Fighting Against Racketeering Gangs, Court Hearing Postponed to 25 May
Zirve Soylu's legal fight against racketeering gangs continue. The first court hearing of the first case took place today in Kucukcekmece 21. Criminal Court of First Instance. The judge decided the second hearing to take place on 25 May.

All gender bathroom initiative achieves success at Boğaziçi University
We first heard about this campaign in a press release on November 19, 2014, World Toilet Day. Signatures were collected, petitions were submitted, public forums were organized. Today, we talked to Beren Azizi and Görkem Ulumeriç of BÜ [Boğaziçi University – Trans.] LGBTI Studies Association about the “All Gender Bathroom” campaign, which officially yielded its initial successful outcome.

Trans rights: Meet the face of Nepal's progressive 'third gender' movement
Nepal is one of the most forward-thinking countries in the world for rights for transgender people. Campaigner Bhumika Shrestha feels a sense of triumph

What does Mandaue's LGBT ordinance mean for gender rights?
A gender rights advocate in Cebu says Mandaue's city ordinance is a victory for the entire LGBT community

Changes proposed to legal recognition of trans and intersex people in Tasmania
Recommendations have been made to recognise the gender of trans and instersex people without the need for surgery or hormonal treatments.

VAC launches GP services for the trans and gender diverse community
The Victorian AIDS Council also launched its first Trans and Gender Diverse Advisory Group.

Alberta bishops and NDP gvmt hope for compromise on ‘transgender’ mandate
Alberta’s New Democrat education minister and four Catholic bishops emerged from a meeting this week talking compromise over the government’s plan to accommodate transgender students in both public schools and the parallel, tax-supported, Catholic system.

Chilliwack man convicted of manslaughter handed long-term supervision order
A B.C. Supreme Court justice declined to hand a dangerous offender designation last Thursday to a deaf man with an extensive violent criminal past, which culminated in the killing of a transgendered person in Chilliwack five years ago.

Canada's first transgender judge officially sworn in
After being appointed to Manitoba’s provincial court in December, Canada’s first transgender judge was officially sworn in on Friday.
Kael McKenzie sworn in as 1st transgender judge in Canadian history

Athletic directors: Catholic school sports, students harmed by policies embracing gender ideology
Catholic high school sports programs are not simply intended to allow students to achieve success on the field, they are an important part of the mission of Catholic schools to form students in the faith, according to athletic directors at faithful Catholic high schools, and compromising these programs by embracing gender ideology policies that are contrary to Church teaching will bring harm to both Catholic school sports and to students.

Medical Schools Indoctrinating Students into Post-Science Trans Ideology
Even medical education is being drafted into the transsexual-indoctrination business.

Arizona Activists Rally for Trans Man Killed by Police
Members of a group called "Queers for a World Without Polic" marched through Mesa, Ariz., Thursday in memory of 24-year-old Kayden Clarke, a trans man killed by police.

Calif. parents, transgender activists fight over state bathroom law
A state law allowing students with gender dysphoria to use the locker room of the opposite sex is causing an uproar at a California high school.

Transgender student's use of locker room causes stir at San Diego high school
A teenager who was born female and uses the boys' locker room at Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego has triggered a dispute over a state law that seeks to accommodate transgender students.

Student Health Insurance Plan resumes dependent coverage after student backlash
UC Berkeley students rally against discontinuation of dependent health insurance SHIP terminates dependent coverage, sparks contention among students New federal rule seeks to prohibit discrimination against transgender individuals

Transgender former inmate from Rome settles with prison officials
The state of Georgia has agreed to pay to settle a lawsuit filed by a former transgender inmate whose case drew the attention of the Justice Department after she complained prison officials didn’t provide adequate treatment for her gender identity condition.

Dist. 211 considering general policy for transgender access
Though they reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education late last year to provide a transgender student limited access to the girls locker room at Fremd High School in Palatine, officials in Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 will consider a districtwide policy regarding access to gender-specific facilities.

Harris files trans-related birth certificate bill in Illinois House
State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago), on Feb. 11, introduced a new bill that would make it easier for transgender Illinois residents to amend their birth certificate.

Transgender poster inside Penn HS repeatedly damaged; some students concerned
A poster being repeatedly torn down inside Penn High School is making some students feel unsafe.

Indiana GOP Calls Democrat 'Out of Order' for Daring to Mention LGBT Rights
This week both GOP lawmaker Robert Behning (above) and Indiana's Republican governor cut short talk of LGBT rights in the name of religious liberty.

Scholarship Related to Transgender Issues to Benefit from First Digital Archive
Holy Cross professor launches expansive online hub to advance research
First online transgender history archive taking shape at Holy Cross

Md. bans gender transition exclusions in insurance
FreeState Legal and Equality Maryland announced on Wednesday that the Maryland Insurance Administration has issued bulletins prohibiting individual, small-group, and student health insurance plans sold in Maryland from excluding coverage for health care for the purpose of gender transition.

Lucy's story: Transgender children in Maine
Program at Barbara Bush Children's Hospital helps guide transgender children

Gov. Paul LePage plans to act as state education commissioner
Republican Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday he would forgo the state's official nomination process in selecting a new commissioner for the Department of Education and take on the role himself.

NC Values Coalition Questions Credibility of Charlotte LGBT Survey
The Charlotte city council took up its non-discrimination ordinance Monday, debating whether to add LGBT protections to the city.

Portsmouth School Board passes transgender policy
Superintendent calls guidelines critical
Dover School Board adopts transgender policy

UO Fraternity Accepts Transgender Males
A University of Oregon fraternity has added a new policy that allows for more diversity within their brotherhood.

South Dakota Lawmakers Double Down on Anti-LGBT Discrimination
Just this week, bills have moved forward to discriminate against same-sex couples, transgender people, and single moms, and to deny trans students equal rights.

HB 1008 Bathroom Debate Brings Strong Emotions From Transgender Community
Transgender Student: 'This bill hurts. It makes me feel like I'm not a human being.

SD Gov. to sign anti-trans bill without ever having met one?
“I’ve never met a transgender person that I’m aware of” Gov. Dennis Daugaard candidly admitted during a news conference Thursday. Daugaard said although he remains puzzled about transgender issues he doesn’t see that as an obstacle in his decision-making process. He said that based on what he has heard, it sounds like a good bill for maintaining student privacy, saying he’ll look at “archived information” for the basis of his decision.
South Dakota becomes ground zero for anti-trans legislation

Schools fear legal costs if transgender bathroom bill becomes law
A bill setting statewide bathroom policies for transgender students would almost certainly lead to costly legal battles between school districts and the federal government, critics told a Senate committee Thursday.

Houston pastor threatens challenge to Dallas anti-discrimination ordinance
Just when it seemed the storm had passed over Dallas’ anti-discrimination ordinance, a legal challenge is looming.

Activists call for support of transgender at vigil for slaying victim
Bouquets of yellow and white flowers were left one by one next to Monica Loera’s photo Friday.

Va. House committee approves religious freedom bill
A Virginia House of Delegates committee on Thursday approved a religious freedom bill that critics contend would allow anti-LGBT discrimination in the state.

Transphobic Bathroom Bill Dies in Washington State
The state Senate barely defeated legislation that would have repealed the state's new gender-neutral bathroom policy.
Rule Requiring Transgender Bathrooms Survives by One Vote

West Virginia Lawmakers Pass Problematic ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill 72-26
Thursday afternoon, the West Virginia House of Delegates approved the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) by a vote of 72-26. Its advocates have warned that the advance of LGBT rights has encroached upon religious liberty.
GOP Lawmaker Compares Gays To Pedophiles To Defend Discrimination

Martinsburg adopts non-discrimination ordinance
The Martinsburg City Council unanimously adopted a non-discrimination ordinance at their regular meeting Thursday night.

La transfobia impide aprobación de ley de identidad sexo-genérico en Morelos
Representantes de la comunidad transgénero en Morelos exigieron a los diputados locales sacar de la congeladora la iniciativa de ley de identidad sexo genérico, ya que desde la pasada legislatura se han encontrado con discriminación y homofobia por parte de los legisladores en turno.

La "Ley Agnes Torres" entrará al congreso en beneficio a la Comunidad Trans
Será en este primer periodo ordinario de sesiones del tercer año de trabajo legislativo que Socorro Quezada Tiempo, diputada local por el PRD, suba al Pleno del Congreso local a presentar la llamada “ley Agnes”, que otorga a la comunidad transexual el reconocimiento legal de la identidad sexo-genérica.

Condenan crímenes contra transgéneros
Organizaciones alzan la voz y acusan que la Fiscalía no emprende acciones de justicia.

El cuerpo periférico
La mexicana Sayak Valencia se define como transfeminista y en ese término (a ella, que le gusta jugar con las palabras hasta hacerlas de goma y volverlas a nombrar) engloba una visión del feminismo en su versión más queer, una identificación con la poesía y un trabajo como pensadora y filósofa que incluye acciones sobre su propio cuerpo y performances que ponen en cuestión el binarismo de los géneros. Dildos, barba, bigotes y tuaregs son usados para experimentar y renovar el sentido de ese sujeto que domina el espacio público y se adueña de él sin pedir permiso pero también para repensar las masculinidades y señalar otros cuerpos e identidades que se sirven de esos atributos de poder y autonomía. En las fronteras de la lengua y a caballo de una militancia del propio cuerpo, Valencia dice ser un sujeto interseccional donde las flechas que se cruzan son tantas como sus líneas de acción.

Recordando a Lohana Berkins: “No voy más a la calle”
Al constituirse el Área de Estudios Queer (AEQ) en el Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas, en 1997, nos juntábamos Silvia Delfino, Flavio Rapisardi, Cristián Alarcón, Josefina Fernández, Ana Álvarez, María Rachid, María Moreno. Al poco tiempo, se incorporó un grupo de travestis: Lohana Berkins, Marlene Wayar, Nadia Echazú. Rapisardi conoció a muchas de ellas en varias jornadas específicas en la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la UBA, dos años atrás.
Recordando a Lohana Berkins: Hija del pueblo
Recordando a Lohana Berkins: Transgender no, travesti
Recordando a Lohana Berkins: Cabeza parlante
Recordando a Lohana Berkins: Una héroe
Recordando a Lohana Berkins: Lohana por Lohana