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terça-feira, novembro 30, 2010

Día Mundial Sida: Exclusión social y laboral de trabajadoras transexuales sexo facilita vulnerabilidad frente VIH
1 Diciembre. Día Mundial del Sida: La exclusión social y laboral de las trabajadoras transexuales del sexo facilita su vulnerabilidad frente al VIH.
AET-Transexualia participa en una exposición de fotografías de personas transexuales “24 horas con VIH”

[UK] [Commentary]
Woman prisoner undergoes transition
More transphobic reporting about a trans woman in prison; this time by This Is Bristol. The main content of the “news article” seems to be that a trans woman called Jasmine, being held at an open prison near Bristol, is transitioning and hopes to carry that process through to surgery.

[UK/Turkey] [Commentary]
Turkey: Sema -- marginal transsexual woman
Over the past two years, I have written over 40 articles about what the LGBTT Rights
Platform calls an undeclared war against trans and gay people in Turkey. Skimming through some of my earlier posts before starting this piece, it’s difficult to come away without feeling despondent about the situation, so it’s encouraging to read this article in the Hürriyet Daily News about Sema, a self-identified marginal transsexual woman studying at Boğaziçi University, who is building a life which encompasses both sides of the gender binary

Hate crimes increasingly target transgender persons
A handful of people gathered last Friday at the Ekin art gallery in downtown Ankara. This gathering was part of a series of activities and meetings held in the capital city to create awareness of the plight of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and transsexual (LGBTT) persons.

LGBT Individuals Struggle to Gain Acceptance
Yanki is a 23 year old who is tall and beautiful. Walking around Istanbul, people regularly gaze at her, many with quizzical, even critical looks. “I want to be accepted by society because I am just like everybody else,” she says. But it is not so easy for a transgender woman in Turkey to gain acceptance.

2,000 join Delhi Pride
Around 2,000 people joined a Pride festival in Delhi, India, this weekend.
The event is the first gay festival since homosexuality was decriminalised last year.
Gays march in New Delhi
Transgenders hold pride march in New Delhi
Queer parade in city to sensitise people
Proud family members too march along

Succession battle led to eunuch’s murder, 1 held
The murder of a eunuch community leader at Parksite has been solved. On Saturday night, the police arrested an associate of the late community leader, who had been tipped to be successor of the All India Hijara Association by the deceased herself, deputy commissioner of police, Zone 7, Sanjay Shintre said.
Succession race behind murder of eunuch: Cops

Film festival puts spotlight on alternate sexuality
The lights dim as the screen comes alive at Siddhartha Hall in Max Mueller Bhawan, venue of the Nigah Queer Fest film screening. With one short film after another on the screen depicting facets of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ) community, the audience is hooked.

He becomes she to get a job
Poverty has forced a 24-year-old youth to turn himself into a woman in the district. The youth, a native of Vaddera Colony in the mandal, underwent a sex change operation in Mumbai and returned home recently.

Fredericton trans rally draws 100
Michelle Rayner says she didn’t intend to become a campus spokesperson for transgendered rights at St Thomas University (STU), but she still drew a crowd of supporters to a Nov 25 rally against violence and discrimination.

Bill C-389 looks to protect trans people
Would make it illegal to discriminate based on gender identity and expression

Do full body scanners violate right to privacy?
Many students are traveling during the holidays. They already have to look forward to long lines and time-consuming security checks.
Now, they will look forward to something else: full-body scanners that will peek under their clothing, using technology to essentially strip them naked.
[Commentary] Why the TSA pat-downs and body scans are unconstitutional
[Commentary] Transgender Airline Passengers, Prepare To Be Strip Searched … Twice
[Commentary] Accepting full body scans and groping is inevitable
[Commentary] Here’s a Thought: How About We Simply Abandon the Airline Industry?

Are Mahu Youth Safe in Hawaii’s Schools?
Education is central to the lives of children. Aside from learning reading and writing, children in schools learn social and cultural norms, the development of basic communicative and interpersonal skills, critical thinking, and information about their identities as citizens and individuals.

Transgender Day of Remembrance commemorated
Transgender Day of Remembrance was marked Nov. 20 and the preceding week by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people and their allies in the U.S. and around the world. The day commemorates and honors the many transgender people who have been killed because their gender expression did not conform to a bigoted society’s expectations.

La Asociación de Travestis difunde el “Proyecto de Ley de Identidad”
La Asociación de Travestis, Transexuales y Transgéneros de Argentina (ATTTA) y la Federación Argentina LGBT (Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales y Trans) presentaron el viernes en Trelew el “Proyecto de Ley de Identidad de Género”. Apunta a considerar que la identidad sexual es uno de los aspectos más importantes de la identidad personal, ya que se halla presente en todas las manifestaciones de la personalidad del sujeto. La idea también es presentar próximamente el proyecto en Comodoro Rivadavia.

segunda-feira, novembro 29, 2010

Fallece en Brasil, a los 55 años, una pionera del activismo transexual del País, además de actriz, Claudia Wonder
La activista transexual, cantante, escritora, maquilladora y performer Claudia Wonder, ha muerto en Sau Pablo, este sábado a los 55 años.

"Nacer transexual es una putada"
A punto de cumplirse un año de la primera cirugía de reasignación de sexo de Osakidetza, los vizcainos Ian y Ares cuentan lo mucho que han sufrido atrapados en cuerpos de mujer.
"Nacer transexual es una putada" Primeros testimonios al cumplirse un año de primera CRS en País Vasco

"Sólo operamos de genitales y pecho, no hacemos estética"
Desde que el 7 de diciembre del año pasado se realizara la primera reasignación de sexo en la Unidad de Género de Cruces, han sido intervenidas ocho personas transexuales. "La mayoría están encantados, sobre todo los que estaban en una situación límite", afirma Gabilondo.
Unidad Genero de Euskadi: "Solo operamos de genitales y pecho, no hacemos estética"

AET-Transexualia participa en una exposición de fotografías de personas transexuales “24 horas con VIH”
Con motivo de la conmemoración del Día Internacional del VIH-SIDA, AET-Transexualia presenta el día miércoles, 1 de diciembre a las 19:00 hs la exposición “24 horas con VIH”, en la que se retratan aspectos cotidianos de la vida de personas transexuales, lesbianas, gays y bisexuales que conviven con esta enfermedad.
“24 horas con VIH” es una exposición de retratos fotográficos realizada por el fotógrafo John Louis Medcalf, reconocido artista gráfico que pretende transmitir una visión sobre el impacto en el día a día de las personas LGTB seropositivas.
AET-Transexualia, con esta muestra pretende sensibilizar al conjunto de la población sobre la evolución del VIH a través de una serie de fotografías en la que los protagonistas nos muestran la diversidad del colectivo LGTB desde diferentes aspectos y momentos de sus vidas.
La inauguración de la exposición tendrá lugar en la Biblioteca Centro Pedro Salinas, ubicada en la Glorieta Puerta de Toledo, 1 de Madrid, Metro Puerta de Toledo, línea 5.
El acto será presidido por la directiva de AET-Transexualia, la Presidenta de la Asamblea de Madrid, María Elvira Rodríguez Herrer y la Directora General de Archivos, Museos y Bibliotecas, Isabel Rosell Volart.

[UK] [Commentary]
Portugal changes its law controlling gender recognition
A press release from TGEU states that Portugal has changed its law regarding the right to change one’s gender on official documents.
(Note: I tried to comment explaining your doubts, but comments on this post were closed)

Turkish transsexual trying to make her way in male dorm
Feminist transsexual Sema has been staying in male dorms since she left home to study. She wears lipstick but does not believe she has to shave. Although she studies at one of the most liberal universities in Istanbul, life is not very easy, she says. An uncertain future awaits her after graduation as Turkish society is far from accommodating toward transsexuals

'Murder of eunuch may be inside job'
The Vikhroli Parksite police investigating the murder of Shabbir Mohammed Ansar alias Gopiamma (55), president of All India Association of eunuchs, suspect it to be an inside job. have pointed to involvement of some insider. The police They have detained three associates of Gopiamma who were present at her residence when she was killed.
Killer of eunuch leader may be from community: Police

LHC CJ takes suo moto notice of eunuch’s death
Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court Khawaja Muhammad Sharif on Saturday took suo moto notice of the death of a eunuch allegedly killed by the Allama Iqbal Town police.

Delhi`s gay community to march with pride today
It's pride season in the capital again. On Sunday, the queer community will hit the road in all its rainbow finery to celebrate the third gay pride.
Indian gay pride parade draws thousands
Nueva Delhi celebra la despenalización de la homosexualidad
Nueva Delhi celebra la despenalización de la homosexualidad y la transexualidad

Duas transexuais nomeadas juízas nos EUA
Nos Estados Unidos existem cargos de justiça que são decididos por nomeação. É o caso de juízes para delitos menores.

Activista pide presupuestos para indígenas con sida
La transgénero y activista Amaranta Gómez Regalado afirmó que las comunidades indígenas del país no cuentan con programas federales de Salud adecuados para atender de manera eficiente los casos de SIDA y VIH, debido a que el gobierno no realiza estudios previos para conocer las necesidades reales, cometiendo discriminación.

Congreso de transexuales en Honduras exige un alto a la discriminación de este colectivo
Abuso sexual, actos de violencia por parte de la policía y discriminación de la sociedad, son algunas de las situaciones a las que se enfrentan a diario las “chicas trans”, hombres que decidieron cambiar su apariencia física por la de una mujer y quienes en un Congreso celebrado en Tegucigalpa, solicitaron respeto a su orientación sexual.

sábado, novembro 27, 2010

Proposta conjunta de alteração de nome e género aprovada
De acordo com o JN, foi hoje aprovada na Assembleia a proposta de alteração de nome e género na documentação legal das pessoas transexuais.
Lei para transexuais aprovada no Parlamento
Identidade de Género segue agora para Cavaco Silva
Congratulations, Portugal! It is a Trans law!
Lei para transexuais leva a cisão no PSD

Claudia Wonder será velada na Secretaria da Justiça
Corpo de Claudia Wonder será velado a partir das 19h na Secretaria da Justiça. (Foto)
Claudia Wonder: Confira trajetória, vida e obra da diva do underground

Piracicaba realiza primeiro desfile com travestis e transexuais; Veja fotos
Como parte das comemorações dos 18 anos da Ong Centro de Apoio a Vida e Solidariedade (CASVI), que atua na região paulista de Piracicaba, foi realizado ontem o primeiro desfile com travestis e transexuais.

Rights still lacking over gender identity disorder
More than 10 years have passed since gender reassignment surgery was introduced in Japan as part of treatment for gender identity disorder patients.
In addition, such patients, who identify with the sex opposite their biological one, have been allowed to officially change their sex under certain conditions since a special law took effect in 2004.

Court acquits Alterina's case
The South Jakarta District Court has acquitted Alterina Hofan, a man who reportedly suffers from a chromosome condition, of all charges. Alterina was accused of disguising his gender in order to marry a woman.

Failed experiment: boy raised as girl dies in tragic suicide
The heartbreaking story of a baby boy whose parents were persuaded by an academic to raise him as a girl ended in deep depression and his eventual suicide.
The traumatic events were broadcast in a BBC documentary which revealed that the troubling case had been falsely hailed as a “success” in academic and medical papers.

York events commemorate transgender violence victims
A student group and York’s student union joined forces and hosted a Trans Remembrance Day Nov. 18.
The series of events held by the Centre for Women and Trans People at York and York Federation of Students (YFS) remembered victims of violence against transgender people.

New life after sex change
Sports writer Pat Doyle goes through stunning transformation to become Patti Dawn Swansson.
Bombers shocked to hear about writer's sex change

[USA] [Commentary]
Not-so-secure security with new TSA procedures
Backscatter scanners, aggressive pat-downs give us a false sense of security when the terrorists have already won by making us afraid

Queer Oakland: Victoria Kolakowski, USA's first transgendered Superior Court Judge
Some judges don’t give a damn about the parties in front of them or the life-altering impact that their decisions will have. Other judges care about listening to both sides and have good gut instincts about what is fact and what is fiction.

sexta-feira, novembro 26, 2010

Mas de la mitad de los alumnos transexuales y homosexuales ha sufrido acoso en el colegio
El 55,8% del alumnado homosexual, transexual o bisexual ha vivido algún tipo de violencia en las aulas, según el informe "Jóvenes LGTB", realizado por la Federación Estatal de Lesbianas, Gays, Transexuales y Bisexuales (FELGTB).

Lambda pide consenso a los grupos de les Corts para avanzar en la igualdad transexual
Hoy se ha reunido con representantes del Grupo Popular, Socialista, Compromís y Esquerra Unida. Lambda ha presentado el borrador de una Ley Integral Transexual así como una proposición no de ley que pida al gobierno valenciano medidas para la igualdad de las personas transexuales

More hate crime being reported in North Wales
Nearly 1,800 race hate crimes have been reported to North Wales Police in the past five years – with young people the worst offenders.
In all the force has dealt with more than 2,100 hate crime complaints in that period, from racially aggravated physical attacks to homophobic taunts.

[Philippines] [Commentary]
STRAP Declaration-Statement supporting STP 2012 campaign
On 13 November 2010, Saturday, the members of Society of Transsexual Women of the Philippines (STRAP), in support of the Stop Trans Pathologization 2012 campaign, sat down with members of the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) to have a discussion on the issues that trans Filipinos face and the call to delist Gender Identity Disorder (GID) from the DSM IV and transsexualism from the ICD 10 (see pic above). Below is STRAP’s statement declaring full support for STP 2012.

Access to sex reassignment surgery jeopardized
Last week Conservative Public Safety Minister Vic Toews instructed the Correctional Service of Canada to stop performing sex reassignment surgery for transgender federal inmates, at least four of whom have sought the procedure since 2008.
Prisoners' rights group to fight feds on sex-change funding cut

[Canada] [Commentary]
Ottawa TDoR Marred by Arrests
Ottawa is quite a distance from me, so I can’t speak definitively to what happened on Saturday. Perhaps attendees can fill us in on the details. What I do know is that two participants in a Transgender Day of Remembrance march in Ottawa were arrested for mischief when they attempted to hang a banner reading “Remember Stonewall” from a Highway 417 overpass (and this caused a bit of confusion, when one headline referred to “417 charges”).

Transgender Model Lea T Will Appear on One of Oprah’s Last Shows
Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci's ex-assistant Lea T, who became his muse and then became one of the most talked-about models working today, will appear on a segment of Oprah airing in February.

[USA] [Commentary]
Sylvia Rivera ~ She was more than Stonewall
When the name Sylvia Rivera is mentioned, without a doubt ones first thought, comment or reflection is that “Sylvia is widely credited with throwing the first shoe (or depending upon the remembrance first or second bottle, Molotov cocktail, etc) at Stonewall.” From that point on, the remembrance and analysis of Sylvia is strongly influenced by this pivotal moment in queer history. Very little of what is remembered, spoken or written about Sylvia deviates much from that of her involvement in Stonewall and the succeeding predominately white, middle class led LGBT movement. And sadly even within the Trans community to which Sylvia dedicated her life to, she is primarily whitewashed along with her radical politics being marginalized or even totally omitted!

[USA] [Commentary]
Well Behaved Trans People Rarely Make History
If you think you've seen this title somewhere before, you're right.
I paraphrased it from a fave t-shirt and bumper sticker slogan that states 'well behaved women rarely make history'..
There are times when cool headed, polite discourse can go a long way toward securing our constitutionally guaranteed civil rights.
But there are other situations in which coming meekly hat in hand and saying 'Please give us our rights' ain't gonna cut it especially with people whose heads and hearts are carved from stone or have agendas that do not correspond with yours.

Transgender Needs
Ten years ago, a ''needs assessment survey'' was undertaken by local activists to collect data regarding the city's transgender community.
That survey has been used during the past decade to acquire funding, implement policy and add momentum to the fight for equality all over the country according to Ruby Corado, a transgender activist and member of the DC Trans Coalition.
Corado says it's time for an update.

Court declares Payette transgender resident competent to stand trial
Following a psychological evaluation, a transgender Payette resident charged with two felonies has been found competent to stand trial and could face up to 40 years in prison if convicted.
A preliminary hearing will be held Dec. 6 at the Payette County Courthouse to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to proceed with a trial for Catherine Carlson, 52, who is charged with arson and use of a hoax destructive device.

Lessons from Death: Chicagoans Reflect on Transgender Day of Remembrance
As the temperature plunged and the winds kicked up in the Loop just past 5pm on Saturday, Nov. 20, a gathering of more than 100 people stood outside the Thompson Center, candles in hand, under a large teal, pink and white flag while 14 names were read aloud.

Man pleas guilty to helping burn body
Excerpt: According to media reports, Philadelphia police earlier this month charged 22-year-old Herman Burton, a transgender prostitute, with killing Brady inside the victim's hotel room and starting the fire in an attempt to cover up the crime.
Man pleads guilty in Old City murder

Texas trans woman arrested for using female toilet
A trans woman in Houston, Texas, has been arrested after using a female toilet in a library.
Tyjanae Moore was arrested by police last Wednesday for “knowingly entering a restroom of the opposite sex” but trans groups say her arrest was unlawful.
Trans Woman Speaks About Restroom Arrest
[Commentary] Did This Trans Woman Break Texas Law By Using A Men's Restroom?
[Commentary] The Best Little Trans Bathroom Controversy In Texas

U of U Panel Addresses Trans, Intersex Health and Identity
A seven-member panel held a dialogue at the University of Utah about gender identity, intersex status and several other aspects about the T in the LGBT acronym, as part of Transgender Awareness Month, a series of several events celebrating and providing education about transgender, genderqueer and gender-variant people.

Utah Honors Victims of Anti-Trans Violence
After a month of events celebrating transgender, genderqueer and gender-variant people throughout Utah and around the world, 2010’s Transgender Awareness Month closed with a solemn event to commemorate known victims of anti-transgender violence in the last year.
Groups in Logan, Ogden, Provo and Salt Lake City observed Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20. Founded in 1998 following the (still unsolved) murder of transgender woman Rita Hester, the day is now observed across the world.

Transgender Legal Director Addresses Utahns
Utah’s many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organizations have long had a close relationship with the National Center for Lesbian Rights, in part because Executive Director Kate Kendall is a native Utahn who returns to the state regularly to update members of the community at large on NCLR’s work.

Universidad de Buenos Aires apoya unanimidad proyectos Ley Identidad Género de FALGTB y ATTTA
La Federación Argentina de lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y trans informó a través de un comunicado que el Consejo Directivo de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de Buenos Aires aprobó por unanimidad declarar de “sumo interés” los proyectos legislativos sobre identidad de género y atención integral a la salud de las personas trans presentados en la Cámara de Diputados de la Nación por la Federación Argentina LGBT y ATTTA (Asociación travestis, transexuales, transgéneros de Argentina). La solicitud fue realizada por el Área Queer, organización miembro de la FALGBT.

quinta-feira, novembro 25, 2010

[International] Transgenders at higher risk of HIV infection: UN
Transgenders are at a higher risk of contracting HIV infection, said a UN report on AIDS epidemic released Tuesday.
The 2010 UNAIDS report on the global AIDS epidemic found among the high risk group that got HIV infection in India in 2009 -- 9.2 percent were those using injected drugs, 7.3 percent were men having sex with men and 4.9 percent were women sex workers.

Nome social para transexuais e travestis é aprovado na Comissão de Direitos Humanos
Foi aprovado hoje, quarta-feira (24), projeto de lei que prevê o uso do nome social para transexuais e travestis nos documentos civis: RG, CPF, passaporte, matrículas e outros. A relatoria do projeto ficou por conta da senadora Fátima Cleide (PT-RO).

Absuelto un transexual brasileño de obligar a ejercer la prostitución a otro
La Audiencia Provincial de Madrid ha condenado a dos años de prisión por inmigración ilegal a un transexual brasileño, aunque le ha absuelto de obligar a ejercer la prostitución a otro, así como de los delitos de amenazas, coacciones y detención ilegal de los que era acusado.

Bolo Bolo diseña Campaña Contra la Violencia de Genero que parte de las mujeres transexuales
Bolo-Bolo ha diseñado una campaña contra la Violencia de Género, que parte de las mujeres transexuales pero que recuerda a todas las mujeres. La campaña ha editado un cartel digital, que será difundido por Internet mediante envíos masivos por email, así como su difusión mediante la página web de la organización y las redes sociales más conocidas; y otros 200 en papel para las localidades de Talavera de la Reina, Cuenca y Toledo. La campaña se ha podido crear gracias a la colaboración del Instituto de la Mujer y la Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha.

La FELGTB condena la violencia contra las mujeres y visibiliza a las víctimas transexuales
La Transfóbia es una forma de violencia sexista que además merma la autoestima de las mujeres transexuales, aumentando sus posibilidades de ser víctimas de sus parejas.

Austria's Constitutional Court Confirms Transsexuals' Forced Outing
The Constitutional Court of Austria confirmed forced outing of transsexuals by marriage certificates. Rechtskomitee LAMBDA (RKL), Austria’s civil rights organisation for homo- and bisexual as well as transgender women and men, hopes for the European Court of Human Rights.

[Australia] [Commentary]
Let’s not forget
International Transgender Day of Remembrance commenced in 1998 to mark the violent death of trans woman Rita Hester in the US.

[Canada] [Commentary]
Canadian Government Halts Funding of GRS For Trans Inmates
The Conservative government has ordered Correctional Services Canada to halt all medical coverage for gender reassignment surgery. The change took effect immediately, on Friday November 19th.

Health Check: The boy who was raised a girl
When anyone has a baby the first question everyone asks is: "Is it a boy or a girl?"
Biologically it is sex hormones, physical appearance and the sex chromosomes - XX for a woman, XY for a man - which dictate whether someone is male or female.
But what happens if you bring up someone who was a boy as a girl?

[USA] [Commentary]
Transgender Day: A Journey For Social Change
The Transgender Day of Remembrance was started by activist Gwen Smith to mark the death of Rita Hester, a transgendered woman murdered in Boston in November 1998. This year, the 12th annual TDOR is observed in hundreds of cities and towns around the country and around the world, from Poughkeepsie to Perugia, from Salt Lake City to Sydney, from Tacoma to Tel Aviv.

Another look at the hate crime numbers
Excerpt: As a reminder, at least one minority group is marginalized enough to be left out of the hate crime count entirely: The size of the transgender population in the United States, and the number of hate crimes committed against it, remain largely uncharted.

Transgender Model Lea T. To Be Featured On Oprah
We’ve been die-hard Lea T fans ever since we saw her in Riccardo Tisci’s Fall 2010 ad campaign for Givenchy — and we’ve been fans of Oprah ever since we realized the woman was more or less as powerful as god. (No offense to god, of course.) So you can imagine how excited we were when we heard the transgender model would be making an appearance on an episode of Oprah’s final season.

Communication at the airport
While many Americans have general privacy concerns about new airport security procedures, there are many groups of travelers whose concerns about privacy or insensitive treatment by TSA personnel are especially acute, including religious minorities, transgender people, and people with a variety of medical conditions, disabilities, or assistive devices.

UCR devotes a week to Transgender Awareness
The LGBT Resource Center chose this year to devote the whole week of November 15th in commemoration for the 12th annual National Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Equality Florida: Orange County commissioners pass LGBT protections on 6-1 vote
By a 6-1 vote, Orange County has banned sexual orientation- and gender identity-based discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Transgender Community: Prosecutor's Comments Were Out of Line
Idaho’s transgender community expressed outrage over a prosecutor's comments in the case of a transgender accused of practicing medicine without a license. The remarks by Ada country prosecutor, Ana Mamani were made Nov. 17 during the arraignment of Kristina Ross.

Transgender advocates discuss violence in Chicago
When transgender Chicagoans honor those lost to violence at Transgender Day of Remembrance ( TDOR ) events each November, they are usually not mourning their own. This year was different.
'Fallen Stars,' vigil remember transgender victims

Mass. transgender group launches awareness campaign
The message is as all-American as the 14th Amendment.
"The country was built on equal opportunity," a new multimedia public education campaign begins. "As transgender people we are asking for the opportunity to take care of our families and be free from discrimination."

Raffi's struggle as a transgender woman
As part of a three-week series running on Wednesdays, Metro will post the stories of three transgender Bostonians and the struggles they've faced on their journey. Their lives are featured as part of a new public education campaign sponsored by the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition originally featured in Metro on Nov. 16. In this week's second installment, we hear from Raffi, a daughter, a Honduran native, a feminist, a Jew and a transgender woman.

Bowling Green Voters Uphold Gay Protections Laws
Two gay protections laws approved by lawmakers have been upheld by voters in Bowling Green, Ohio, the Toledo Blade reported.
The two measures, approved by city leaders in August 2009, were challenged by a citizen's group and put on the November 2 ballot.
One ordinance bans discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity (transgender protections) and HIV status – among other factors – in the area of housing, while a second law covers public accommodations, education and employment.

Mayor Adams to Proclaim Dec. 5-11 Transgender Child Awareness Week
This just in from our friends at TransActive Education and Advocacy: Mayor Sam Adams will issue a proclamation declaring December 5-11 as “Transgender Child Awareness Week” in the city of Portland.

Capacity crowd marks Transgender Day of Remembrance at Cathedral of Hope
A capacity crowd filled the Interfaith Peace Chapel at Cathedral of Hope to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance on Sunday night, Nov. 21.
Nell Gaither, a steering committee member for GEAR, served as MC. She noted the recent spate of suicides among gay youth. GEAR is the transgender program of Resource Center Dallas.

Houston cops should brush up on city ordinances
On Monday we told you about a transgender woman in Houston who was arrested last week for using the women’s restroom at a city library. The woman, who identifies as female but has not had sexual reassignment surgery, was charged with entering a restroom of the opposite sex.
Mens Room or Ladies Room: Texas transgender choice unclear
Trans Woman Arrested for Restroom Use

[Commentary] Arrested Transgender Woman Speaks about Bathroom Inequity
[Commentary] You Can't Win Department

[Puerto Rico]
Acusado del asesinato de Ashley está apto para ser procesado
El psiquiatra del estado, Rafael Cabrera, declaró hoy procesable a Emmanuel Adorno Ayala de 22 años, quien enfrenta acusaciones por el asesinato de su ex cuñado, ocurrido el 25 de marzo, en la calle Pitirre de la barriada Corea, en Vega Alta y por el crimen de la transexual, Juan Ocasio Santiago, conocida como Ashley.

Dos nuevos asesinatos revelan la alarmante situación que viven las personas transgénero en el norte de México
En menos de 24 horas han sido asesinadas dos personas transgénero en la ciudad de Chihuahua (estado de Chihuahua, al norte de México). Dos muertes que vienen a sumarse a los 14 asesinatos más de personas LGTB ocurridos en el estado durante los últimos meses, en muchos casos acompañados de gran violencia o incluso de tortura.

En Monclova, sujeto acosaba a un homosexual
La Policía Municipal de Monclova capturó a un briago sujeto acusado de “acosar sexualmente” a un sexoservidor gay en su centro de trabajo; el inculpado no tenía dinero para pagar los servicios del homosexual, pero insistía en querer pasar con “ella” una noche de pasión.

Tamara Adrian: Una transexual que desea ser Magistrada
Indudablemente es mujer. Pasaría sin levantar sospecha porque su voz, aspecto y gestos no logran delatarla a simple vista. Tamara Adrián se define como transexual, lesbiana, feminista y activista, pero sobre todo como una mujer que lucha por el reconocimiento de los Derechos Humanos de las minorías.

62% de asesinatos por discriminación a minorías sexuales han afectado a transexuales
De acuerdo a estudios del Movilh (Movimiento de Liberación Homosexual), desde el 2002 a la fecha ocho personas perdieron la vida en razón de su identidad de género, y otras tres transexuales fallecieron en extrañas circunstancias que tribunales nunca aclararon del todo. En el Día Internacional de la Memoria Trans, que el Movilh recuerda por segundo año consecutivo en Chile, el organismo llamó implementar políticas públicas y leyes contra la discriminación.

Justicia dio lugar a una medida cautelar que autoriza el cambio de nombre “según su libre elección”
La justicia porteña fallo a favor de la actriz Florencia de la V y la Federación de Lesbianas, Gays, Transexuales y Bisexuales, y dio lugar a una medida cautelar que autoriza el cambio de nombre “según su libre elección”. Así lo asegura el dictamen al que accedió NOTICIAS URBANAS. Esta disposición se apoya es una figura creada por la Legislatura porteña, que permite modificar los nombres cuando pueden llegar a ofender la moral de quienes los llevan.

quarta-feira, novembro 24, 2010

AIDS Accountability International: Governments still abusing transgender people's rights
Governments worldwide continue to neglect the needs of transgender people with regards to HIV and AIDS. The early results of the AIDS Accountability International Survey on Transgender Issues indicate that almost no countries collect or analyse health data on transgender people thus making them more vulnerable.

Travestis são ameaçados por neonazistas no RS
Um grupo de defesa dos direitos dos travestis no Rio Grande do Sul recebeu ontem ameaças por telefone de supostos neonazistas. Na ligação, o interlocutor advertiu que a 14ª Parada Livre de Porto Alegre, que será realizada no próximo domingo, no Parque da Redenção, em Porto Alegre, será o alvo. O telefonema foi feito para a sede do Igualdade - Associação de Travestis e Transexuais do Rio Grande do Sul.

Trans woman’s killer sentenced for rape
A man who killed a trans prostitute has been handed an indefinite jail sentence for the earlier rape of another woman.

First Person: ‘Transgender is in the genes’
For Transgender Awareness Week Jessica Everest, 65, a former electronics engineer from Woodley, writes of her own experiences. (Photo)

Hard-up Police Hold Vigils For Sex-swap Crime Victims
Scotland’s largest police forces have been criticised after hosting politically correct candlelit vigils for sex-swap crime victims.

Cross-dresser cuts off man’s hand with sword
A Kuwaiti man, dressed as a woman, wielding a sword cut off a Syrian man’s hand in an Amazon-style fight triggered by throwing a cigarette butt, a local daily said on Tuesday.

Bangladeshi Hijras: cultural outcasts in their own society
Two Concordia grads explore the Hijra phenomenon in Call Me Salma.

Jobless, they 'convert' to earn livelihood
Of the eunuch population in Tricity and neighbouring areas of Kalka and Kharar, 30-35% educated youths are those who 'converted' and joined the community due to unemployment. This is part of the findings of a study conducted by a group of NGOs.

M'sian TV host pens explosive book on transvestites
Love him or loathe him, you've got to respect Azwan Ali for his brutal honesty. Which is also his biggest vice.
The top Malaysian TV host - notoriously known for his acidic tongue and flamboyant style - is set to release a tell-it-all book on his conflicted life as a man who has kept in touch with his feminine side, and how Islam is changing him, titled Selamat Jalan Dunia Pondan [Goodbye Transvestite World].

Colombian wins best talent in transvestite pageant
Colombia is a world leader when it comes to beauty pageants, and the Miss International Queen competition for transvestites is no exception, with Colombian lady-boy Melania Cortez winning the prize for best talent.
S Korea's Mini wins transgender beauty contest

Transsexuals not crazy, say rights groups
Transsexuals and rights activists are closer to having what they consider an offensive labelling of katoey removed from an official draft exemption document.
The Defence Ministry has bowed to pressure by amending the ministry's conscription regulations to provide reasons for exempting transsexuals from draft duties.

Grandmother says she was 'passed over' as foster parent for her grandchildren in favour of gay couple
The decision that same-sex couples are allowed to foster children in Queensland has infuriated a 63-year-old grandmother who said she was passed over as a foster parent while two of her grandchildren were placed with gay men.
She said one of the men ``walks around the streets in a dress as if he was a woman.''
Grandma Is Pissed Grandkids Were Placed In Foster Care of 'Transvestite' Couple

Trans Day of Remembrance draws 100 in Vancouver
Frigid early evening temperatures didn't deter a crowd of about 100 transgender people and their allies from turning out for the Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) on Nov 20.

[USA] [News/Health/Medicine]
Pill is found to cut risk of HIV
Excerpt: The new study, called iPrEx, was conducted by an international team headed by Dr. Robert M. Grant of the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology at the University of California at San Francisco and Dr. Javier R. Lama of Investigaciones Medicas en Salud in Lima, Peru. They enrolled 2,499 men and transgender women who
had sex with men at 11 sites in six countries.

TSA security angers passengers
Excerpt: A transgender man from California said that he had heard TSA officials giggling as he passed through the scanner.
Transgender Travelers and New TSA Policies
[Commentary] TSA Screening Ineffective And Humiliating For Everyone, and Dangerous For Transpeople

First transgender judge for US
Alameda County in California has elected the first openly transgender judge in United States history.

Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project's executive director, Stephanie Mott, tells her story
She was born as Steven Mott on the last day of 1957 in Lawrence, Kansas.
In October of 2006, after a life-long journey she became Stephanie Mott, a transsexual-Christian woman.
She is the executive director of the Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project, or K-STEP. The organization seeks to provide transgender education in hopes of stopping discrimination.
(Photo: Stephanie Mott (right) stands with Samantha Elizabeth Rose (left) in the community room at the South High Rise on Sunday. Mott and Rose are members of the Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project (K-STEP), which seeks to eradicate discrimination against transgender persons through education. Mott gave a presentation about her life.)

Vigil honors transgender murder victims
Boston observes the Transgender Day of Remembrance with community speak-out.

Transgender remembrance gathering held in Charlotte
More than 50 people gathered at Charlotte’s Lesbian & Gay Community Center on Saturday, Nov. 20, to pay their respects and remember transgender victims of hate violence and other crimes during 2010. Among those participating in the special Transgender Day of Remembrance event were several family members of Toni Alston, a transgender Charlottean murdered in April.

New campus group of straight allies celebrates lives of transgendered loved ones
Events at local churches help maintain memory of hate crime victims
A newly-formed UNLV affiliate of the Human Rights Campaign this weekend celebrated the memories of people who have been killed due to anti-transgender actions.
Straight Allies For Equality marked Saturday’s 12th annual HRC Transgender Day of Remembrance in an effort to draw attention to prejudicial crimes against transgendered individuals.

Anti-discrimination laws passed in Bowling Green
Cheers rang out from all but a handful of people crowding the Wood County Board of Elections office yesterday when it was learned that two city ordinances that protect gay and transgender persons from discrimination had passed.
[Commentary] Antidiscrimination ordinances' approval provides opportunity for giving thanks

WATCH: Transgender woman arrested for entering men’s bathroom at Houston library
KTRK reports that a preoperative transgender woman in Houston was arrested last week for using the women’s restroom at the city’s main library.
The woman’s arrest appears to conflict with the city’s nondiscrimination policy, enacted by Mayor Annise Parker earlier this year, which permits people to use restrooms according to their gender identity, regardless of their biological sex. (Photo)
Controversy over mayor's transgender order
Arrested Transgendered Woman Speaks to FOX 26 News

Transgender Houston attorney becomes a judge
Thirty years ago, Phyllis Frye, a longtime activist for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender causes, could have been arrested for wearing women's clothing in the Houston City Council chamber.

Suman tres homosexuales asesinados en Chihuahua en los últimos días
En lo que es el tercer asesinato de este tipo en los últimos días, un homosexual fue privado de la vida anoche en las calles 12 y Juárez, en el bar denominado El Chicote, en el centro de la ciudad.
Hay exterminación de comunidad gay
En un año, van 16 travestis asesinados en Chihuahua

Transexuales de Tamaulipas, México, piden que se les reconozca sus derechos e identidad
Las mujeres transgénero integrantes de la organización “Géneros en Movimiento”, solicitarán a los Diputados Locales electos, hagan una ley que les permita se reconozca su identidad femenina de manera legal, en Altamira son 100 mujeres transgénero registradas ante esta instancia.

Transexuales de Ecuador se manifiestan pidiendo justicia por el brutal crimen de dos de ellas
Ayer se cumplió un mes del brutal asesinato de Johana, mujer transexual, estilista de 36 años, y Débora Correa, ayudante de albañilería de 45, dos transexuales que fueron masacradas a golpes el 22 de octubre en el barrio Abdón Calderón de Machala. (Foto)

Ya son cuatro los proyectos de ley de identidad de género que tienen carácter parlamentario
Ya son cuatro los proyectos de ley de identidad de género que tienen carácter parlamentario y esperan ser discutidos en el recinto, pero sólo el último, presentado la semana pasada por la CHA, Futuro Transgenérico, MAL –Movimiento Antidiscriminatorio de Liberación– y Alitt –Asociación de Lucha por la Identidad Travesti y Transexual– integra tanto el cambio registral de las identidades trans –sin intervención judicial, ni declaración jurada alguna– como el acceso a los procedimientos médicos que garanticen la mejor expresión del género autopercibido sin necesidad de diagnósticos patologizantes.

terça-feira, novembro 23, 2010

Lea T vai desfilar no Rio de Janeiro e em São Paulo
A modelo transexual Lea T, que ganhou fama ao estrelar várias fotos para a grife Givenchy, deve voltar ao Brasil para dois desfiles: São Paulo Fashion Week e Fashion Rio.

ATA con motivo del Día Internacional Contra la Violencia de la Mujer denuncia 426 casos de asesinatos a trans
Se acerca el día 25 de noviembre, día internacional de lucha contra la violencia de género, desde la FELGTB (Federación Estatal de Lesbianas, Gays, Transexuales y Bisexuales) y nuestra asociación ATA (Asociación de Transexuales de Andalucía- Sylvia Rivera), este año hemos querido visibilizar y denunciar la situación de las personas trans bajo el lema 2010 año para Transa-formar, queremos denunciar la violencia que se ejerce contra mujeres transexuales.

Trans woman’s killer sentenced for rape
A man who killed a trans prostitute has been handed an indefinite jail sentence for the earlier rape of another woman.
Neil McMillan, 43, of Brighton, has already been jailed for at least 22 years for the murder of Andrea Waddell, a trans woman.
Transsexual prostitute's killer raped woman weeks earlier
Brighton prostitute killer sentenced for earlier rape

Brighton vigil marks anti-trans deaths
A candlelit vigil was held in Sussex to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance, yesterday.

Sex-change op gave me a new lease of life - aviation enthusiast who became a woman
For decades Brian McLain felt he was "living a lie" as a woman trapped in a man's body.
Now the former company accountant has finally realised her dream of becoming a woman.
Known as Rikki, she lives in a picturesque, quintessentially English Rutland village, happy with who she is and the life she is living.

Ultra right-wing attack on Transgender Remembrance Day in Kyiv, Ukraine
About 10 masked men tried to attack the participants in the discussion of violence motivated by hatred, but were rebuffed.
Transgender Europe - Commemoration in Kiev brutally defiled

Minority welfare dept to look after concerns of gays, transgenders
Things are finally looking up for the gay and transgender community in the state. In its first step forward, the state government has issued a GO bringing the transgender community under the purview of the minorities welfare department.

South Korean wins international pageant for transvestites
Beauty knows no boundaries.
This was evident as the world's most beautiful transvestites and transsexuals vied for the 6th Miss International Queen pageant.
The representative from South Korea, known only through her stage name 'Mini', became the 6th Miss International Queen last night (November 19) held at Tiffany's Show, in the resort city of Pattaya, Thailand.
Gallery: The world's most beautiful ladyboys

Vigil honours transgendered people killed out of fear and hate
Tasha Gill is delighted with the support she received for her Trans-Gender Day of Remembrance and candle light vigil that she organized on behalf of True Colours, John Barsby's Gay-Straight-Alliance.
Two arrested on Transgendered Day of Remembrance
[Commentary] Tim Bloedow On Transgender Day of Remembrance ... Wrong Yet Again

[USA] [Video/Commentary]
TFM: Trans Stonewall Veteran Exposes Stonewall History's Trans Erasure & Whitewashing by Gay Inc
Stonewall Veteran Miss Major (Executive Director of TGI Justice Project), who was actually in the Stonewall Inn in 1969 the night the famous riots started, speaks out against Gay Inc's whitewashing of what really happened, and the way they have tried to erase trans people's history.

[USA] [Commentary]
Today Is Transgendered Rememberance Day
I’ll just put it right out here: I owe my very life to a transgendered person.
Dominique Starr saved my life. Took me off the street in the late 70′s , into her apartment, staved off a bunch of thugs, and set me on a path to success. She told me of history, my history, even though I didn’t know it until she told me, of the Stonewall uprising. I owe her everything I ever became, and still might become.
[Commentary] The Day of Remembrance Postscript
[Commentary] Light Shining in the Darkness: Transgender Day of Remembrance in Boston
[Commentary] In Honor of our Fallen Brothers and Sisters

[USA] [Commentary]
Another Araguz Update: Heather Delgado's Lawyers Aren't Happy With Me
I received word that Heather Delgado's Lawyers (Frank Mann & Ed Burwell) are not happy with me. They are upset that I've been making these videos and are apparently worried about getting a "bad name".

Drawing attention to the transgender plight
More than 20 students lied with their bodies spread out on the concrete ground on Friday in front of the Student Union, drawing expressions of shock, confusion and sympathy from on-lookers.
However on-lookers perceived their actions, the students remained planted on the ground to represent the statistic of a deadly hate crime committed against a transgender individual every nine days.
LGBT Affairs honors transgenders with vigil

Loop vigil marks Transgender Day of Remembrance
About 100 people gathered in front of the James R. Thompson Center in the Loop the evening of Nov. 20 for a candlelight vigil in observance of the International Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Transgenders share stories of perseverance
Saturday marked the 12th anniversary of the International Transgender Day of Remembrance. Held every year on Nov. 20, the day is set aside to remember the transgender people who were killed in hate crimes and those who have attempted or committed suicide.

St. Louis Marks Transgender Day of Remembrance
The 12-Annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was observed, Nov. 20 with an event at St. John's Episcopal Church at Tower Grove Park. The St. Louis Remembrance was organized by local trans advocate Cody Fairchild and sponsored by St. John's Episcopal Church and TransHaven.

Transgender Remembrance Day 2010 in Albany,NY
Tonight I participated in a Transgender Remembrance Day event sponsored by the Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Center. Three transgender people spoke then we gathered in a circle. I opened the time together with these words below. Then we read the names of transgendered people who had died.

Donna Rose, a transgendered woman, focuses her energy on equality and everyone's right to a safe life
Don’t ask Donna Rose what it was like to live for 40 years with a man’s body and expect simple answers.

[Puerto Rico]
Transgender Puerto Rican woman’s alleged murderer to stand trial
A psychologist has found the man accused of murdering a transgender Puerto Rican woman inside her home in April is competent to stand trial.

El 62 % de los asesinatos a minorías sexuales en Chile se cometieron contra transexuales
De acuerdo a estudios del Movilh, desde el 2002 a la fecha ocho personas perdieron la vida en razón de su identidad de género, y otras tres transexuales fallecieron en extrañas circunstancias que tribunales nunca aclararon del todo. En el Día Internacional de la Memoria Trans, que el Movilh recuerda por segundo año consecutivo en Chile, el organismo llamó implementar políticas públicas y leyes contra la discriminación.

segunda-feira, novembro 22, 2010

Diez menores transexuales canarios de entre 13 y 14 años inician trámites para reasignarse de sexo
La asociación Gamá asegura que "la tasa de transexualidad en Canarias triplica la tasa nacional". Van acompañados por padres o tutores en busca de ayuda

Transgender deaths commemorated at Brighton vigil
Names of the victims of transgender hate crime over the past year have been read out at a candlelit vigil in Sussex to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Candle-lit vigil for Brighton's hate crime victims

About 10 men in masks tried to attack the participants of the discussion on hate crimes, but were rebuffed.
In Kyiv, Ukraine, on 20th of November 2010, on the Transgender Day of Remembrance of those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred, unknown persons attacked the peaceful gathering organized by NGO "Insight" and Visual Culture Center - "Response to violence against transgender people". The organizers planned the film screening, discussion and flash-mob with paper lanterns.
About ten unknown men broke into the Visual Culture Center while "Boys Don’t Cry" film was being screened. Obviously, the attackers had planned to break into the showing room with over thirty spectators, and attack them with tear-gas. However, due to prompt reaction of organizers and activists, attackers were stopped at the entrance and retained out of the room. One of the organizers coordinator of transgender programme in NGO "Insight" Timur Lysenko, who first confronted bandits blocking their access to the room, was beaten up. He and his colleague Anastasia Medco from NGO "Fulcrum", who also resisted the bandits, were heavily poisoned by
tear-gas. The attackers fled the scene.
Timur was diagnosed with internal injuries and facial chemical burn. All spectators present in the room during the attack suffered from tear-gas.
Arrived police pre-qualified attack as "hooliganism". However, the tactic of attackers clearly indicates preplanning and intention: attackers were wearing masks, they had weapons, their actions were consistent and deliberate, and they fled the scene at once. The event dedicated to Transgender Day of Remembrance was announced in advance that allowed preplanning and organizing the attack. It was made on the basis of anti-transgender hatred and homophobia. Such actions should be classified under item 3 of Article 161 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine: "Deliberate acts aimed at stirring [...] hatred, [...], as well as direct or indirect restriction of rights
[...] on the basis of race, color of the skin, political, religious and other beliefs, gender, ethnicity or social origin, property status, place of residence, language or any other characteristic".
At the moment, several claims have been submitted to the police by aggrieved participants of the event. Organizers insist that authorities recognize the attack as pre-planned organized hate crime.
TDOR marcado por transfobia

Are you confused about your sexual identity?
Although it seems that an individual’s sexual identity is determined at birth, it sometimes turns out differently.

[Australia] [Commentary]
It makes sense
The trans community’s marked by violence – so many of us have experienced it, live with it, and so many of us die from it. When we hear that one of us have died, we remember the violence we faced, the threats, the fear we live with.

Fighting for respect
Day of remembrance held for transgendered
Pair Held on 417 Mischief Charges
Transgender rights activists arrested in Ottawa
Trans activists question police conduct
Ottawa transgender community remembers, celebrates
Transgender Celebration

[USA] [Commentary]
More on Violence and Bias Against Transgender Women of Color
Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance. As I wrote yesterday, at least 22 people were murdered in 2009 because of their sexual orientation. Four out of five of them were people of color and half were transgender women; the other half were overwhelmingly men who defied gender stereotypes, according to hate crime monitors.
[Commentary] As We Remember Our Fallen Transgender Friends, Let's Also Remember How Far We've Come
[Commentary] Transgender Day of Remembrance: This is What Hate Looks Like
[Commentary] Transgender Day of Remembrance
[Commentary] In honor of Transgender Remembrance Day
[Commentary] Transgender Day of Remembrance
[Commentary] I Remember Christine Daniels on Transgender Day of Remembrance
[Commentary] On The Day Of Remembrance
[Commentary] November 20
[Commentary] Do you know a trans person murdered because of their gender identity?

[USA] [Commentary]
I always knew I was a girl
For decades I struggled in a male body that felt painful and false. At 53, I finally began my transition

'Day of Remembrance' memorializes transgender people murdered around the world
Holly Knight, a local advocate for transgender people, estimates there are several thousand living in Louisville, approximately 50 of whom attended Saturday evening’s Transgender Day of Remembrance Memorial Service at Metropolitan Community Church in the Highlands.

Local residents support transgender community
After reading aloud dozens of names of transgender murder victims from around the world — some of whom were brutally killed — Carla Lewis said she knows there is a possibility she could be a victim of anti-transgender hatred.

[America Latina/Caribe]
Encuentro LesbiTrans Feminista de Latinoamérica y el Caribe: construyendo feminismos sin paredes
Todas las voces, todas las formas, todos los cuerpos, todas las prácticas.

domingo, novembro 21, 2010

Marking this Year's Transgender Day of Remembrance
November 20 is international Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual event which attempts to draw attention to the lethal violence aimed at transgender and gender variant people the world over.

Featherstone says government is ‘committed’ to tackling transphobia
Equalities minister Lynne Featherstone has said the government is committed to tackling hate crime against trans people.
Saturday is the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. The international event, now in its 12th year, remembers trans people who have died as a result of prejudice.
[Commentary] End trans discrimination
[Commentary] 12th International Transgender Day Of Remembrance, 20th November 2010

Tribute To Sonia Jardiniere
Sonia Jardiniere died at approximately 6:30 p.m. on the 25th October 2010 after she was seen to have been pushed under a tube train at King’s Cross Station. Sonia was a transgendered woman. Her alleged assailant who has been charged with murder is an asylum seeker and is also another transgendered woman.
[Commentary] A Sad Loss for Humankind

Transgender Day of Remembrance
Transgender Europe’s Trans Murder Monitoring project reveals almost 180 killings of trans people in the last 12 months.

[India] [Film]
Chennai's transgender activist trains community members in filmmaking
A transgender activist, Kalki Subramaniam, trains her community members in documentary film-making in Chennai.
Subramaniam said on Friday the Information Technology could play a tremendous role in the empowerment of marginalised, stigmatised transgender community.

Korean wins transvestite pageant in Thailand
A Korean known as Mini has won the Miss International Queen contest, a pageant for transvestites that organizers said Saturday was for those "interested in beauty and equality". (Photo)
Korean Lady-Boy Wins Miss International Queen 2010

Transgendered individuals turning to surgery at younger ages
Jamie Evans is a talented artist and illustrator whose work has been commissioned by the Ontario Justice Education Network and the Canadian Aviation Museum, among other organizations. His clients are sometimes surprised by how young he is — just 24.

Vancouver march to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance
Tami Starlight says transgender people are “slowly slogging” toward equality in Canada.
The Downtown Eastside activist is the founder and organizer of the annual Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance, which will be marked on Saturday (November 20).
Rally honours lives lost to prejudice
Police presence divides Ottawa's trans communities

Prison system grapples with transgendered inmates
The Conservative government has ordered an abrupt halt to funding for federal inmates getting gender reassignment surgery.
Documents obtained by QMI Agency under the Access to Information Act suggest at least four offenders have sought the operation since 2008 - a controversial procedure that is not covered for many Canadians outside prison.

Two transgender judges to serve
This week, two transgender people achieved victories as judges. Phyllis Randolph Frye, a veteran transgender legal advocate, was appointed by Houston mayor Annise Parker as an Associate Municipal Judge. The City Council unanimously approved the appointment and she was sworn in yesterday. Phyllis’ contributions to the transgender community over the decades are numerous and groundbreaking. She truly has been a pioneer securing legal rights for transgender people and standing up for those who would not otherwise have a voice.

US survey finds high suicide rate in trans people
A recent survey has found high levels of suicide, unemployment and drug use in trans people in the United States as groups prepare to remember those who have died as a result of anti-transgender violence.
High Suicide Risk, Prejudice Plague Transgender People

Task Force Commemorates the Transgender Day of Remembrance
Tomorrow marks the 12th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, memorializing those lost to anti-transgender violence over the past year. The Task Force honors the memory of transgender people killed nationally and internationally in 2010. For more information, including a list of related events, visit
[Commentary] In Honor of Trans Kids
[Commentary] The Day of Remembrance
[Commentary] Our dead remembered
[Commentary] Transgender Day of Remembrance: Honoring the Lives Lost
[Commentary] Not Brandon’s Nebraska
[Commentary] Making Meaning of Transgender Day of Remembrance

LPGA May Allow Trans Players
In the midst of a federal lawsuit from transgender golfer Lana Lawless (pictured), and on the eve of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, the Ladies Professional Golf Association is preparing to admit women not born biologically female.
[Commentary] Will LPGA Finally Stop Thinking Of Trans Golfers As He-Shes?

Kye Allums has big game, GWU gets first win
It took until the third game of the season, but openly transgender George Washington University point guard Kye Allums finally gave his fans a game to remember.

Event shines light on gender identity
Two years ago, when Elena Kelly started the Stockton Transgender Alliance, she said, "I had one person who I was talking to regularly."
Dr. Marci Bowers: For Transgender Remembrance Day

Transgender Day of Remembrance Honored in South Florida
Saturday, November 20 marks the 12th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. This will honor those who have fallen at the hands of violence against them for their gender identity.

‘Transgender’ student attacks Genocide Awareness Project
On November 2, a student at the Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) violently attacked a pro-life display set up by the campus group Students for Bio-Ethical Reform. The display, part of the larger Genocide Awareness Project, uses graphic pictures to draw a connection between abortion and past forms of genocide.
The student, who suffers from gender confusion or “transgenderism,” said his name was Tara Boes.

Transgender students open dialogue on transgender issues
Senior Emily Colvin identifies as a female. Sophomore Alyx Marema identifies as a boy or gender-optional. Senior Kayden Prinster identifies as a male. Graduate student Dakota Raynes doesn’t identify as a specific gender.

Transgender Day of Remembrance around the state
This weekend, LGBT communities across North Carolina will hold Transgender Day of Remembrance events. Check them out, and be sure to attend.

Transgender Day of Remembrance
On Saturday, November 20th, Memphians will gather at Tom Lee Park to honor the memory of thousands of transgender violence victims from around the world.

State, City Clash on Transgender Rights in the Bathroom
A Houston transgendered woman was arrested on Nov. 17 for using a woman's restroom at the public library in downtown Houston.
The transgender we're calling “Michelle”, was taken into custody by a Houston Police officer. That officer was told a man dressed as a woman was in the ladies' restroom.

2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance
The Transgender Day of Remembrance is a world-wide event created to show honor and respect to those who have been murdered in the past year just for being who they are. This event is a somber reminder that no one, regardless of gender or orientation, is safe from assault. The event is held in November [...]