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quarta-feira, maio 25, 2016

BE apresenta projecto de lei para permitir mudança de sexo aos 16 anos
Proposta elimina muitos dos requisitos “abusivos e atentatórios da dignidade humana” agora exigidos.
Há quem enfrente ilegalidades quando muda de sexo no Registo Civil

School principal concerned at boy’s transgender process
Boy’s father has completed transgender process and now goes under female name

Norway will let trans six-year-olds change their legal gender for the first time
Norway plans to liberalise its gender recognition system – allowing trans people to change their legal gender by filling out a simple form, and opening the process up to children.

Penang transgender committee un-Islamic, says Perkasa
The Penang government is “insensitive” to set up a transgender committee last Tuesday, said Malay rights group Perkasa.

Australia’s first peer-led trans and gender diverse health service launched
Equinox has been created to put trans and gender-diverse people back in the driver's seat.

[New Zealand]
Queenstown Rotary Club elects transgender president
A transgender woman is set to become the next president of a New Zealand Rotary club and says it's not the "fuddy duddy" organisation some think.

Transgender voices on Bill C-16 and the struggles that led to it
Liberals' new legislation aims to eliminate discrimination everywhere from workplace to health care system

Bible-toting mom marches through Target, screams in protest over transgender bathroom policy: ‘Are you gonna let the devil rape your children?’
Armed with a Bible and some of her 12 kids, a manic mom marched through a Target store, wailing apocalyptic messages in protest over the chain’s transgender bathroom policy.

Dallas Pastor Calls Pro-LGBT Businesses a Bigger Threat Than ISIS
A Dallas pastor, incensed by the Obama administration's directive last Friday allowing transgender students access to bathrooms in public schools, is claiming pro-LGBT businesses, who put pressure on lawmakers to reject anti-LGBT legislation, are a bigger threat than ISIS.

Fox Doctor Keith Ablow: Being Transgender Is Like Saying You "Identify As Younger"
Texas Governor Greg Abbott says the president cannot rewrite our civil rights with his transgender mandate, and he vows to keep fighting. But does the White House have the power to force states to comply?

Wash. Post Columnist Peddles Widely Debunked Anti-LGBT “Bathroom Predator” Myth
Fox News contributor and Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen peddled the widely debunked myth that nondiscrimination protections for transgender people are “an open invitation to sex predators” in public restrooms.

‘Out-of-touch political correctness’: Senator takes aim at Obama’s transgender student policy
The Obama administration last week issued guidance to schools across the country, telling them to accommodate transgender students or risk losing federal dollars. Predictably, there has been backlash.

Trump: 'Protect Everybody' But Rescind Obama’s Trans Directive
The Donald says he finds transgender rights to be a "very interesting subject," but he does not support the Obama administration's federal transgender directive.
Donald Trump’s Incoherent Position On Transgender Protections

Why It’s ‘Transgender’ Not ‘Transgendered’
The word “transgender” has only recently come into widespread usage, largely as a result of the firestorm over state laws restricting which bathrooms transgender people should use. Assistant professor K.J. Rawson explains the word’s history, and tells Here & Now’s Robin Young why the proper use is “transgender,” not “transgendered” — because “transgender” is something you are, not something you do.

White House ‘strongly objects’ to anti-LGBT defense bill
Ahead of an expected vote in the U.S. House on major defense spending legislation, the White House is making clear it “strongly objects” to a provision in the bill that would undermine President Obama’s executive order against anti-LGBT workplace discrimination among federal contractors.

Group Says Walmart's Silence on Trans Bathrooms Gives Bigotry a Free Pass
Making Change at Walmart, the national campaign to change Walmart into a more responsible employer, and UFCW OUTreach, a constituency group dedicated to building mutual support between the The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW)'s International, regions, and locals and the LGBT community, issued a joint statement regarding reports that a Connecticut woman says she was harassed in a Walmart bathroom by someone who mistook her as transgender.

Transgender 'milestones' took decades; more lawsuits likely
With two milestone developments in the federal government's policy on gender issues, last week was heady for transgender people and advocates.

What LGBT Activists Can Learn from Reproductive Rights Advocates
Our friends and allies in the reproductive rights movement have been here before and have a gold mine of advice on effectively fighting state-sponsored religious bigotry.

Ark. pastors debate transgender bathrooms
A heated and hostile meeting over the issue of transgender bathrooms happened on Tuesday.

Parent suing Duval schools over transgender bathroom use policy
A local mom is suing the Duval County school district over its policy that allows transgender students to use bathrooms based on their gender identity.

Deal calls Obama statement on transgender bathrooms 'federal overreach'
Gov. Nathan Deal is blasting the Obama Administration over a transgender bathroom directive, calling it a “federal overreach,” fueling controversy in Georgia schools.
Georgia Republicans to Deal, Olens: Block ‘harmful’ transgender bathroom rules
Nathan Deal leaves Georgia transgender bathroom rules up to school districts

Park district board in Highland Park set to adopt transgender policy
The Park District of Highland Park is poised to adopt a transgender policy that allows patrons to use the restrooms and changing facilities that align with their full-time gender identity.

Transgender student asks for change in Wichita ordinance
A transgender college student is asking the city of Wichita to change a 1990 ordinance on the use of public restrooms.

Kansas school board rebukes transgender bathroom directive
The Kansas State Board of Education on Tuesday criticized the Obama administration's directive that public schools allow transgender students to use bathrooms that match their gender identities, not their sex at birth.

Boston Medical Center Launches First Comprehensive Transgender Medical Center In Northeast
Boston Medical Center CEO Kate Walsh was in a meeting a few years ago when something about gender identity and health came up. She turned to Dr. Joshua Safer, who was treating many of the hospital’s transgender patients.

Braeburn Pharmaceuticals Announces Decision to Continue with North Carolina Manufacturing Facility Plans
Braeburn Pharmaceuticals, developer of medications for opioid addiction and other chronic neurological diseases, will proceed with plans to develop a manufacturing and research facility in Durham County, North Carolina, despite the enactment of HB2, the controversial law that overturns local ordinances to prohibit discrimination against the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community. Braeburn's decision to move forward with its $19.9 million investment is expected to create at least 52 jobs in the area.
NC Lt. Gov: HB2 based on facts, not opinions, identity
Stenehjem doubts Obama's authority over transgender bathrooms

Nebraska schools are stuck on transgender issue
Lincoln Public Schools allow transgender students to use the restrooms of the gender of which they identify. This is in accordance with a letter sent out last week from the Obama Administration.

Students, parents in Medford protest Obama administration's transgender bathroom directive
It's been one week since the Obama administration issued a directive for public schools allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. But it's not exactly sitting well with a group of students and their parents at one Medford middle school.
Medford students hold counter-protest supporting transgender rights

Upper Dublin School Board approves policy permitting transgender students to use restrooms of choice
A policy permitting transgender students to use the restroom and locker room “that corresponds to the gender identity they consistently assert at school,” was approved by the Upper Dublin School Board May 9.

Haley, Wilson attack federal transgender directive
Transgender bathroom access should be determined on local and state level, Haley and Wilson say
“As I said when North Carolina passed its law, I don’t think we need that type of law here,” Haley said
SC filed a brief in a case before the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals “to reject the federal government’s legal authority in this area”

Knox County Schools officials: Federal directive on transgender bathrooms unlikely to have local effect
Policies at Knox County Schools are unlikely to change following a federal directive that allows transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity, district leaders said Tuesday.

Special session, lawsuit sought over transgender directive
One day after sending a letter to Gov. Bill Haslam to express opposition to the federal government's directive on transgender bathrooms, Republican lawmakers began considering the idea of holding a special session over the controversial guidance and officially sent a letter to the state's attorney general asking him to take the issue to court.

Paxton Seeks Clarification on Transgender Directive
Will public schools really lose federal education funding if they refuse to comply with a new Obama administration directive regarding transgender students?

Abbott: Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s invocation of Jim Crow in transgender bathroom debate “ignorant”
Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday that U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s comments comparing the fight for transgender rights to the Jim Crow era were “offensive” and “ignorant.”

Legislature to study impact of directive on transgender students; LDS Church weighs in
Leaders in the Utah Legislature voted Tuesday to study the local impacts of a recent directive from the White House telling schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms consistent with their gender identity.

Utah woman works to become first transgender Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate
A Utah woman is trying to become the first transgender nominee for U.S. Senate from a major party.