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terça-feira, março 08, 2016

International Women's Day: the issues faced by sexual and gender diverse women
International Women's Day champions women around the globe while looking at the prevalence of gender inequality and the issues that need to be tackled. We spoke to a handful of LGBTI women about the unique issues they face.

Transgender woman facing jail term in male prison after raping teen girl when she was a man
Davina Ayrton is being held at a male prison in Winchester after being convicted of attacking the victim, 15, in 2004 when she was known as David

Israel Holds Its First Transgender Beauty Contest
Nearly 30 transgender women strutted down the catwalk in skinny jeans, crop tops and stiletto heels at a Tel Aviv club on Thursday, vying for a chance to enter the first "Miss Trans Israel" beauty pageant.

Justice for Sisters is extremely concerned and appalled by the arrests of 12 trans women, including an Indonesian trans woman in a police raid in Penang on 2 March 2016. The 12 are being investigated under various charges, including gang robbery, violation of social pass, and Section 28 of the Penang Syariah Criminal Offences Enactment 1996, which criminalizes male person posing as a woman.

Gender diversity explored in powerful films about transgender life
Immerse yourself in some knowledge ahead of Insight's show on transgender relationships with these films on life in the trans community.

Love Transformed
What is it like to be the loved one of someone who comes out as transgender?

Public district continues to grapple with gender identity policy
Education Minister David Eggen last Thursday gave a supportive phone call to John Lehners, chairman of the Grande Prairie Public School board, as trustees grapple with parental opposition to the board's proposed administration procedures for gender identity.

Fight over Fayetteville's anti-bias law not over, Republicans say
A Washington County circuit judge's ruling this week will not be the end of the fight over what kinds of non-discrimination laws cities can enact, two state legislators said Wednesday.

Texarkana residents protest nondiscrimination law
City director says he doesn't want Texarkana to miss out on economic development.

Couple sentenced in trans attack
A San Francisco couple who pleaded guilty in the attack of a transgender woman were sentenced this week to several months in jail after a judge denied their motions to withdraw their pleas.

Life as a transgender corrections officer at San Quentin
Mandi Hauwert is a correctional officer at San Quentin State Prison. She's not the average correctional officer. Howard is transgender. She started working as a male officer inside the walls of San Quentin 7 years ago. Making such a transition is not easy even out in society. She tells us what it's like to transition while working inside a men's prison.

LGBT advocates call on Deal to veto Georgia “religious freedom” bill
First Amendment Defense Act would provide license to discriminate by citing religious convictions
Gov. Deal: ‘The world is changing around us,’ ‘don’t have to discriminate’

Family mourns transgender woman who died after eating seeds from ‘suicide tree’
A mother of a 22-year-old transgender woman is warning other parents to beware of a deadly seed from an Asian plant called the “suicide tree.”

Hundreds of educators attend McHenry County transgender seminar
With the national media attention that recently zeroed in Palatine's Township School District 211 after the board found itself at odds with the US Board of Education over the school's treatment of a student who simply wished to use the locker room in accordance with her gender identity, one could be forgiven for assuming that student transgender and gender nonconforming issues would be the last thing K-12 educators, administrators and their colleagues would want to discuss let alone receive a full-day's comprehensive education about.

Show of support
LGBT community joins together in wake of suicides

North Carolina legislators asked to stop ordinance
North Carolinians want their lawmakers to turn back a transgender ordinance passed by Charlotte's city council.

Providing Equality For Transgender People
The transgender community has received greater visibility in pop culture with the stories of Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner in recent years. And in North Carolina, the Charlotte City Council recently passed an ordinance to include non-discrimination protections for LGBT individuals.

Board tables transgender policy after public outcry
A policy governing the rights of transgender students, which the Pascack Valley Regional High School Board of Education seeks to have on the books for its two high schools, was tabled last week after a number of parents implored the board to engage parental input.

Frontier gets introduction to transgender policies
Frontier School Board members got a primer on gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, transgender and gender non-conforming youth Tuesday night.

Oregon Legislator Blocks Hearing On Bill Which Would Protect Oregon Children’s Sexual Health
On January 27, 2016 Oregon State Representative Mitch Greenlick, Chair of the House Committee On Health Care blocked the scheduling of a hearing for Oregon 2016 House Bill 4061 which would have prohibited the Oregon Health Authority from providing medical assistance coverage of specified treatments for gender dysphoria in recipients younger than eighteen years of age; treatments such as sex reassignment surgery, cross-sex hormone therapy and puberty suppression therapy (puberty blockers).

Mom, doctor see benefits of transition for transgender children
Earlier this week a new study showed transgender youth don't have a higher rate of depression as long as they have support to live openly.

S.D. Governor Vetoes School Bathroom Bill
Governor Dennis Daugaard late Tuesday vetoed a South Dakota bill that barred transgender students from using public school restrooms for the sex with which they identify.
FHA Laments Missed Opportunity on Transgender Bill
With transgender bill vetoed, now come the lawsuits?