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quinta-feira, junho 30, 2011

Peça em SP quebra estereótipo mostrando travesti bem sucedida
História de amor entre travesti e homem ambicioso está em cartaz em São Paulo

Luisa Marilac é entrevistada por Antonio Abujamra. Assista
Travesti Luisa Marilac conta como escolheu seu nome feminino em entrevista na TV Cultura

Lea T. adia mudança de sexo e quer entrar na luta pelos direitos das trans
Lea T foi uma das homenageadas do prêmio "Rio Sem Preconceito", entregue na noite da última terça (28) no Rio. A modelo deixou de participar do desfile da marca Givenchy na Semana de Moda de Paris, da qual é musa do estilista Ricardo Tisci, para estar presente à cerimônia.

State proactive in securing rights of transgender community: speakers
The Tamil Nadu government has been proactive in securing the rights of the transgender community in the State, making it the most progressive in terms of addressing the human rights issue of the marginalised community, speakers at a discussion organised jointly by the United States Consulate in Chennai, and Sahodari, said here on Friday.

Baguio Pride month forum focuses on transgender rights
Human rights violations committed by the government and private parties against transgender Filipinos may soon be subject to international legal censure and corrective measures, if activists and lawyers succeed in getting the attention of the United Nations, pro-gay advocates said Saturday.

Lee to be 1st mayor to address SF Trans March
San Francisco Interim Mayor Ed Lee will become the first mayor to address the annual Trans March when he takes the stage at tonight’s event.
San Francisco Trans March to celebrate 1966 "Screaming Queens" riot
Mayor Ed Lee to kick off transgender march

D.A. to Refile Hate Charges in S.F. Transgender Attack
Even though felony hate-crime charges against two men accused of attacking a transgender woman in San Francisco were dismissed, the city’s district attorney says he plans to refile them when the case goes to trial before a different judge.

Mara Keisling Speaking at Campus Progress Nat’l Conference
If you’re in the DC area on July 6th, you should check out Mara speaking on a panel called “The State of LGBT Movements.” Mara joins Campus Progress LGBTQ Advocacy Associate, Sam Menefee-Libey; writer and activist, Kenyon Farrow; and Task Force organizer and trainer, Trina Olson.

Mass. Trans Groups Rally for Senate Action
During a rally at the State House, members of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition and the Transgender Equal Rights Coalition spoke about the backlash and hardships they face at work, at school and in housing. They called on lawmakers to debate their proposal.

Transsexual accused of stealing child's Social Security payment
A Beaver Falls woman is accused of stealing a Social Security payment earmarked for the child that she fathered.

Bethlehem adopts nondiscrimination bill
The Bethlehem City Council this week unanimously approved a bill that prohibits discrimination on a number of factors, including sexual orientation and gender identity, making it the 21st municipality in the Keystone State to offer an LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination law.

Is Voter I.D. a Bad Idea?
The question of whether to introduce a new voter I.D. system is being debated around the country as more than two dozen states consider measures that would require voters to show proof of identification – including name and gender. As we know in Philadelphia thanks to an already heated debate swirling around SEPTA transit passes, transgender people – or anyone who may not fit into the traditional notion of what’s male, female or in between – often experience discrimination when it comes to I.D. requirements.

Transgender woman files appeal
Lawyers for the defendant on Friday filed motions to reconsider and for a new trial regarding the estate of a deceased Wharton fire captain.

Celebran mes de la comunidad LGBT en Consulado
Las puertas de la casa del cónsul general de Estados Unidos en Tijuana, se abrieron hoy para los miembros de la comunidad de Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales y Transexuales (LGBT), para que se tuviera una mejor interacción entre los grupos y el gobierno estadounidense.

Inusual marcha gay independiente en La Habana
Un grupo de gays y lesbianas independientes desfilaron el martes por un paseo peatonal de La Habana para celebrar el Día del Orgullo Gay y marcar su distancia de los grupos LGBT progubernamentales controlados por Mariela Castro, hija del actual gobernante Raúl Castro.

[Dominican Republic]
El domingo habrá en SD “Caravana de orgullo” homosexuales y lesbianas
El domingo próximo vuelven a las calles los miembros de la Comunidad Gay, Lésbica, Bi y Trans-sexual, así como los hombres que tienen sexo con hombres, en una actividad definida como su Caravana de Orgullo.

Comunidad LGBT marcha en Bogotá para exigir sus derechos de ciudadanía
En el marco del Día Internacional del Orgullo Gay celebrado el 26 de junio, la comunidad LGTB (lesbiana, gay, bisexual y transexual) de la ciudad de Bogotá salió a las calles del centro para exigir el reconocimiento de sus integrantes como ciudadanos.

Tohá (PPD) y marcha de la diversidad sexual: 'Lo que vive la comunidad homosexual no es aceptable'
La presidenta del PPD, Carolina Tohá, confirmó que asistirá este sábado a la marcha por la diversidad sexual convocada por los movimientos Mums y Movilh, reconociendo que la realidad de los ciudadanos homosexuales en Chile no es aceptable.
Marcha por la Igualdad: “La gente perdió el miedo al qué dirán”
Marcha por la diversidad sexual en Santiago termina sin incidentes

terça-feira, junho 28, 2011

MEPs welcome new report on LGBT rights in 47 European countries
Members of the European Parliament have welcomed the publication of a new report by the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity in Europe.

Cuiabá tem 23 casos de agressão e quatro mortes de travestis neste ano
Números se referem só aos casos que chegam ao Centro de Referência.
Centro de Combate à Homofobia de MT cobra punição de criminosos.
MT registra quatro mortes e 23 agressões a pessoas trans em 2011

Transgender woman banned from using Poole stadium toilets
A transgender woman has described her humiliation at being barred from using the women’s toilets at Poole stadium. (Photo)
Transsexual 'humiliated' in Poole stadium toilet row

In Moscow, 'bestial' murder of trans woman
On July 24, 2011, mutilated body of a young man in female dress was disclosed near Kazan railroad in Moscow. The homeless people living in self-built squatter settlement nearby noticed it first and informed police.

[Russia] [Commentary]
"The hell on earth called Russia": One trans woman's story
True story of transsexual girl and her girlfriend from Russia who are desperately seeking after asylum in Europe.

Conservative Nepal opens first shelter for abandoned transgender people
The first ever shelter for ostracised transgender people has opened in Nepal, a sign that the impoverished, conservative Himalayan nation is becoming more aware of the rights of its gay population, according to activists.

ID cards gave us a sense of belonging
The Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT) pride march will come to the city for the third time on Sunday.

Hate Crime Charges Dismissed in Attack on Transgender Woman
A San Francisco Superior Court Judge has dismissed the felony hate crime charges brought against two men accused of assaulting a 20-year-old transgender woman at the 16th and Mission BART Plaza back in April. The witness who told reporters she heard one of the fleeing assailants say, "Oh, I hate men dressed up as women", delivered the same testimony before the court during a preliminary hearing yesterday, but Judge Bruce Chan ruled that two suspects will only stand trial for assault, second-degree robbery and violating the victim's civil rights reports KTVU.
Gascon Disappointed With Dismissal Of Hate Crime Charges In Transgender Attack
Judge nixes hate crime in transgender assault
Gascon Fights Judge's Ruling in Assault on Transgender Woman
Transgender attack: D.A. seeks hate crime charges

Poll: 76 Percent of Mass. Voters Support Transgender Rights Bill
After eight long hours of testimony on June 8, advocates for a transgender rights bill are anxiously awaiting a decision from House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray on whether they will bring the measure to the floor.
Lawmakers urged to pass transgender discrimination bill

New Jersey man charged over murder of transgender model
A New Jersey man has been charged with murder and bias intimidation over the death of a transgender woman last September.

Pennsylvania Voter ID Bill Might Bar Trans People from Voting
Pennsylvania legislators are expected to vote on a new voter ID bill before the end of the month. The bill would require all voters to present photo identification to prove their identity before they vote. It replaces a current law which requires only first-time voters to prove their identity.
Pennsylvania House looks set to approve voter-identification bill
Voter ID May Affect Trans Citizens

Supporters of anti-discrimination ordinance in Abington speak at event
Resident Shelley Rosenberg describes her daughter Jessica as someone who is “fully humane,” and holds herself to an honorable set of values. Jessica goes to school in Minnesota, and Shelley said she would like nothing more than to welcome her daughter back home to Abington in the near future.

Council Adopts Civil Rights Law
Bethlehem no longer holds the distinction of being the largest city in Pennsylvania without a Human Relations civil rights ordinance.

Son miles que al marchar han dejado el miedo atrás
Ya son orgullosos gays, lesbianas, transexuales, bisexuales, transgénero, que por miles exigen derechos civiles, económicos, políticos y también reclaman, fuertes todos juntos, que a la sociedad le quede claro: “detrás del silicón, está mi corazón”
La 33 marcha del orgullo gay o el sendero de Dios
Cinco horas y miles por el orgullo de comunidad gay

“¡Soy un transexual y muy feliz!”
Samantha Flores dice que su proyecto máximo en marcha es la creación de un albergue para ancianos gay y enfermos con VIH/sida. (Foto)

domingo, junho 26, 2011

EU member states failing LGBT population - report
The European Union is failing to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons, Europe's top human rights body has said.
MEPs welcome new report on LGBT rights in 47 European countries
1st study in Council of Europe area finds Situation of Transgender People is of Great Concern

Accused’s court overdose
A sex change lorry driver was rushed to hospital yesterday after apparently taking an overdose at Sheffield Crown Court.

Violet Walbank, formerly known as Simon, found dead in bed
An obese sex swap woman found dead in bed at her flat died from heart failure, an inquest has heard.

Trans woman wants drag acts banned from Pride festival
A transgender woman in Calderdale is calling for the area’s Pride festival to ban drag acts or publish a disclaimer about them.
Rose White, 64, claims that drag acts promote negative stereotypes about trans people and encourage hatred, the Halifax Courier reports.

Sex change patient’s home wrecked
A sex change patient survived life-threatening complications during her surgery - then returned home to Doncaster to find her council home wrecked.

Concern over status of transgender people
Independent senator Katherine Zappone said she was deeply concerned over the long delay in regularising the position of transgender people.

Amnesty International to Turkey: Protect LGBT Rights
Amnesty International has issued a report urging Turkey’s new government to take a strong stand against the persecution of LGBT people.

Transsexuals must wait for gender ruling
A landmark case to determine whether female-to-male transsexuals must undergo dangerous penis construction surgery that is not performed in Australia, to legally swap genders in WA was heard in the High Court yesterday.

[CA, USA] [Film]
A faulty documentary on transsexual tennis star
"Renee," Eric Drath's documentary about transsexual tennis star Renee Richards and her battle to play as a woman in the 1977 U.S. Open, is as fascinating as it is frustrating.

Trans, Dyke marches on tap
San Francisco is getting geared up for the Trans and Dyke marches this Friday and Saturday, respectively.
The eighth annual Trans March, which starts with a rally in Dolores Park June 24 at 3:30 p.m., is taking place under the theme, "Serving Up Human Rights Since 1966," a reference to the Compton's Cafeteria riot. The march to UN Plaza starts at 6:30. (Photo)

Massachusetts gender rights bills urged
Hyannis resident Victoria Knowlton will climb the steps of the Statehouse today in the name of civil rights for transgender people.

N.J. Man Indicted in Transgender Murder
A Newark, N.J., man was indicted Monday on charges of murder and bias intimidation in the September death of a transgender woman.
[Commentary] Victoria Carmen White Update 2-Indictment Handed Down

Assembly tries again with GENDA Act
The Assembly voted last week with bipartisan support to pass the GENDA Act, protecting the rights of transgender people.
The Gender Non-Discrimination Act (A.5039/S.2873), sponsored in the Assembly by Richard Gottfried, D-Manhattan, passed in his chamber by a vote of 89 to 55.

Legal group sues state of Oregon over transgender health insurance coverage
A national civil rights group has filed a lawsuit against the state of Oregon, claiming it denied insurance coverage of a medical procedure for a transgender state worker.
Transgender state worker sues PEBB over health coverage
Oregon worker sues over sex change insurance denial

Bethlehem passes anti-discrimination law
Bethlehem on Tuesday became the 21st municipality in the state to pass an anti-discrimination law that adds protections for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities.

Hate crimes escalating in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico faces an escalating wave of hate crimes with three gay or transgender people killed in a single week this month, an official said.

sexta-feira, junho 24, 2011

Arranca el Orgullo LGTB de Madrid 2011 con el lema "Salud e igualdad por derecho"
En la Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (SGAE) tuvo lugar esta mañana la presentación de ‘MADO¨11, Madrid Orgullo’, que se celebrará desde el 24 de Junio al 3 de Julio en Madrid.

Alcalde PP de Sevilla no permite ondear bandera LGTB en Ayuntamiento, mientras Orgullo recibe apoyos Junta
El próximo sábado se celebrará la manifestación del Orgullo LGTB en Sevilla, que finalmente incorpora algunas modificaciones sobre el programa inicial que había anunciado. Uno de esos cambios es que la bandera multicolor del Orgullo, que en los últimos dos años ondeó el día de la manifestación en el Ayuntamiento, esta vez no lo hará. “Ni esa bandera ni ninguna otra”, explicó Zoido.

Gender swap Kirsty tells her story
FORTY-eight-year-old Kirsty Cass has had come to terms with the fact that she has gender dysphoria, a feeling of belonging to the wrong gender. Obby reporter Laura Chase talks to her about her journey.

Europe to slam Ireland's inaction over transgender rights
A major report to be published later this week by the Council of Europe is expected to criticise Ireland for failing to recognise transgender people.
Ireland is one of the last remaining countries in Europe, along with Albania, that has not changed the law to give recognition to transgenders.

"Breaking Taboos"
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transvestite and transsexual individuals celebrate the 19th Pride Week from 20-26 June in Istanbul. The event kicked off with the second Trans Pride March on Sunday. It comes right after the gay rights resolution passed by the UN Human Rights Council.
Istanbul becoming proud of Pride Week

New report reveals discrimination against Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people
People in Turkey are often compelled to conceal their sexuality from employers, officials and their own families due to fear of violence and prejudice, according to a new report launched by Amnesty International today (21 June). Hate crimes, including violent attacks and murders, are prevalent but largely ignored by the authorities. Transgender women are at particular risk of such attacks says the report, which highlights the discrimination faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in a country where there are no provisions to prevent it.
Turkey accused of ignoring violence against gays
Turkey allowing violence against gays

Court frees transgender beggar, criticises detention
A eunuch, sent to a detention home for two years after being caught begging, has been set free by a Delhi court on the ground that it is hard for transgenders to get even menial jobs to earn a living.

For eunuchs, even slavery comes at a price
While human rights groups have extensively highlighted the existence of human trafficking in India that has enslaved millions of women and children, the slave-like condition in which most of the country’s eunuchs live is still largely undocumented.

Law mum on third sex under detention
The recent order of a lower court granting bail to a eunuch arrested for a petty offence has thrown up a curious situation the society hardly thinks of. What happens if someone from the LGBT (lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender) community is held and denied bail. Should the accused be kept in the jail, detention home or in a special cell?

Activists push anti-discrimination bill
A new pressure has been pressed on lawmakers to prioritize the passage of the Anti-Discrimination bill pending before the House of Representatives after the United Nations (UN) issued a resolution, calling for an end to violence against members of the third sex worldwide.

Woman acquitted of manslaughter is back in jail
A transgender woman who was recently freed from prison after being acquitted for manslaughter is back behind bars. The woman, who was convicted with the lesser sentence of trying to rob an injured man as he lay in the street, is now accused of breaching the conditions of a plan meant to help her return to society.

Today's Trans March Honors Compton's Cafeteria Riot
This afternoon's Trans March starts at 3:30 in heavily segregated Dolores Park. This year's annual transgender march should take on an even feistier tone. On Thursday, a San Francisco Superior Court Judge dismissed felony hate crime charges brought against two men accused of assaulting a 20-year-old transgender woman at the 16th and Mission BART Plaza back in April. (District Attorney Gascón, we should point out, was "extremely disappointed" by the judge's ruling. He intends to refile felony hate crime charges in the case.)

Connecticut law offers comprehensive protection for transgender people
Jennifer Levi [Director of Transgender Rights Project, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders]: "Recently, the Connecticut Senate passed a bill that adds the phrase "gender identity or expression" to all existing state sex discrimination laws. The Senate's passage followed that of the House of Representatives where the debate had been much lengthier. Governor Dannel Malloy has pledged his support for this legislation which should be signed into law any day now. Governor Malloy's signature will make Connecticut the 15th state to adopt transgender-specific provisions into its non-discrimination laws. Adoption of the legislation is a significant step forward for the transgender community which has struggled recently in getting explicit non-discrimination laws passed in no small part because of the amped up opposition to such legislation from the right.

Payette Transsexual Woman Sentenced to 10 Years
A Payette transsexual woman will be spending the next three to 10 years behind bars. Catherine Carlson was sentenced to three separate three-year prison terms for arson, possession of a bomb or destructive device and using a hoax destructive device. Carlson had also been found guilty of a misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure, which tacked on an extra 180 days behind bars. In all, she will serve as many as 10 years in Idaho prison.
Transgender woman sentenced in Idaho bomb plot

Indictment in 2010 Maplewood Transgender Murder
A 24-year-old Newark man, Alrashim Chamber, has been indicted in the September murder of Victoria Carmen White in Maplewood. White was a post-operative transgender female who had undergone sex reassignment surgery.
Newark man indicted on murder and intimidation of transgender woman
Second Defendant in Transgender Homicide Indicted

Deadly assaults target gay and transgender people in Puerto Rico
Since November 2009, 18 people have been murdered and others beaten across Puerto Rico.
Adiestran para trabajar casos crímenes de odio
Justicia y la Policía se reúnen con líderes LGBTT

La vida de una transexual latina
La puertorriqueña Barbra Herr habla de su lucha por la igualdad y la aceptación
Los tiempos han cambiado. Ya no tocan la música de antes ni se viste igual que en otras épocas. Sin embargo, se ha progresado mucho, también en la comunidad hispana, y la aceptación de un transexual entre los latinos es algo más común. (Foto)

Attorney: New Tennessee law voids anti-discrimination policies
A lawsuit filed in Nashville challenging a new state law says the legislation voids school board policies that protect gay and lesbian students from bullying and harassment, but the law's sponsor disagrees.

Primera mujer transexual funcionaria en Instituto Electoral Federal de la Baja California, México
Muñoz Loyola asumió ayer el cargo de vocal Ejecutiva de la Junta. Local Ejecutiva del Instituto Federal Electoral, durante una ceremonia en la que también fue presentado como directora de Capacitación del mismo organismo, José Luis Garza López, la primera mujer transexual en toda la historia que se presenta como tal a rendir juramento en un cargo público en Baja California.

Marchan gays contra el rechazo de la ciudadanía
Con singular éxito se llevó a cabo La Marcha de las Diversidades Afectivo Sexuales en la que participaron cientos de personas se dieron cita en el parque Borunda y concluyó en el monumento a Benito Juárez.

Caribe celebra el orgullo gay
Con ocasión del día del Orgullo Gay (28 de junio), la región Caribe Colombiana marchará por el reconocimiento de derechos de la población LGBTI.

Malva, la historia de los travestis en la Argentina en primera persona
El libro "Malva, mi recorrido", presentado anoche en el Centro Cultural Rojas, es una autobiografía de quizás el travesti más viejo de la Argentina, que aporta a la memoria colectiva historias de casi un siglo sobre las condiciones de vida de travestis y transexuales en el país y que le devuelve la palabra a un sector segregado por la sociedad durante muchos años.

quinta-feira, junho 23, 2011

SlutWalk* Lisboa

Pela autodeterminação sexual em todas as circunstâncias

* SLUT, galdéria, desavergonhada, puta, descarada, vadia, badalhoca, fácil

Em Janeiro de 2011 um polícia afirmou em Toronto que as mulheres devem evitar vestir-se de forma provocante se não quiserem ser violadas. A SLUTwalk Lisboa junta-se à vaga de indignação que esta afirmação causou um pouco por todo o mundo.

Recusamos totalmente a culpabilização das mulheres face a situações de violência sexual. Recusamos a cumplicidade com a agressão e com quem agride, seja pelo silêncio ou pela benevolência. Recusamos a objectificação e mercantilização dos corpos das mulheres. Mude-se as leis, mude-se quem agride. Mude-se a cultura patriarcal que diz às mulheres para não serem violadas, em vez de dizer aos homens para não violarem.

Mude-se a moral dominante, segundo a qual SLUTs somos todas nós, mulheres casadas, solteiras, viúvas ou divorciadas, heterossexuais ou lésbicas, bissexuais, assexuais, com ou sem companheirxs, monogâmicas ou não, com ou sem filhxs. SLUTs são todas as mulheres que não inibem gestos, emoções, desejos ou vontades, que vestem, falam e vivem de acordo com os seus próprios padrões, que se não vergam à moral dominante.

Se SLUT – galdéria, desavergonhada, puta, descarada, vadia, badalhoca, fácil – é uma mulher que decide sobre o seu corpo, sobre a sua sexualidade, e que procura prazer, então, somos SLUTs, sim!

Não queremos piropos sexistas, não queremos paternalismo, não queremos violência sexual. Dizemos não, por mais cidadania. Dizemos não, por mais democracia. Dizemos não, por mais liberdade.

Se ponho um decote… Não é Não!
Se pus aquelas calças de que tanto gostas… Não é Não!
Se uso burqa… Não é Não!
Se durmo com quem me apetece… Não é Não!
Se sou virgem… Não é Não!
Se passo naquela rua… Não é Não!
Se vamos para os copos… Não é Não!
Se me sinto vulnerável… Não é Não!
Se sou deficiente… Não é Não!
Se saio com xs maiores galdérixs…Não é Não!
Se ontem dormi contigo… Não é Não!
Se sou trabalhadora sexual… Não é Não!
Se és meu chefe… Não é Não!
Se somos casadxs, companheirxs, namoradxs… Não é Não!
Se sou tua paciente… Não é Não!
Se sou tua parente… Não é Não!
Se sou imigrante ilegal… Não é Não!
Se tenho relações poliamorosas… Não é Não!
Se sou empregada de hotel… Não é Não!
Se tens dúvidas se aquilo foi um sim, então… Não é Não!
Se és padre, imã, rabi ou pujari… Não é Não!
Se beijo outra mulher no meio da rua… Não é Não!
Se sou brasileira, cabo-verdiana, angolana ou de outro país que sofreu colonização… Não é Não!
Se tenho mamas e pila… Não é Não!
Se disse sim e já não me apetece… Não é Não!
Se sou empregada doméstica… Não é Não!
Se adoro ver pornografia… Não é Não!
Se ando à boleia… Não é Não!
Se estamos numa festa swing, numa sex party ou numa cena BDSM… Não é Não!
Se já abrimos o preservativo… Não é Não!

NÃO é sempre NÃO. Quando é SIM, não há ambiguidades ou dúvidas porque sabemos o que queremos e sabemos ser claras.

Transsexual spat at Worcester bar's door staff
A transsexual who breached a criminal anti-social behaviour order by swearing and spitting at bouncers has been given an electronic curfew tag.

Transexual ejected from Newcastle pub for using women's toilets
A TRANSSEXUAL has demanded an apology after she was ejected from a North pub for trying to use the ladies’ toilets.
Shocked Amy Laverick, who has lived as a woman for a year, was enjoying a night out with a friend at the Dog and Parrot in Newcastle city centre.
But the celebrations turned sour when pub management took offence when she tried to join her pal in the female loos. (Photo)

Transgender held for begging set free by court
After months of detention at a beggars' home, a transgender caught seeking alms in south Delhi was allowed to walk free after the intervention of a Delhi court.

Transgender Rose turns RJ
BIG FM are launching a show called Roseudan Pesungal and Rose, a transgender who became popular with her Ippadiku Rose talk show on Star Vijay will be the RJ. This show will be aired from Monday to Friday at 11.00 am to 2.00pm. It is one of its kind as Rose will be acting as a relationship guru for listeners and helping them with their troubles in their relationships or other personal troubles.
Dial R for answers

Overcoming our phobia over sexuality
The May 29 launch to mark the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia aims to mobilise more Malaysians, whether lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, questioning or straight, to stand up for their rights.

More details emerge in Halifax shooting
A Halifax trans woman is recovering from an attack in which 10 bullets sprayed into her suburban apartment on June 14. Chris Cochrane’s arm was injured in the shooting that she says was motivated by trans phobia.
Two men yelling “tranny faggot” tried to enter the apartment on Evans Ave in Halifax around 1am. When Cochrane and her roommate tried to close the door, she says they shot through the door using a handgun and a shotgun.

Research Reaffirms Traditional Understanding of Gender
New research reaffirms that gender is grounded in the biology of men and women, supporting the traditional understanding of gender agreed on by the international community.

Carlson sentenced to 10 years in prison
A Payette woman accused of using a hoax destructive device and starting a fire that destroyed a pickup was sentenced to serve 10 years in an Idaho prison Friday morning.

'Tennessee Anti-Gay Bill' Called an Unconstitutional Sneak Attack
Civil rights groups sued the governor of Tennessee, claiming the recently enacted Equal Access to Intrastate Commerce Act, also known as the "Tennessee Anti-Gay Bill," violates the Constitution's guarantee of equal protection. The plaintiffs claim the bill "was founded in prejudice and motivated by certain legislators' desire to punish the city of Nashville for enacting an ordinance" protecting gay and transgender people.

Port Orchard boy wears dress, heels to school; gets suspended
A 15-year-old boy has been suspended from school after wearing high heels and a dress to school as a part of a challenge laid down by his mother.
[Commentary] Boy Wears Feminine Attire To School, Gets Suspended

Ni la lluvia paró la Marcha por la Diversidad Sexual
Aunque los sorprendió la lluvia y demeritó el lucimiento de los cientos de personas que vestidos de gala participaron en la Marcha por la Diversidad Sexual, la comunidad lésbico-gay no se detuvo y exigió un alto a la homofobia del estado. El representante de la organización Códice, Rodrigo Rincón, comentó que harán hasta lo imposible para frenar la carrera de Emilio González Márquez a la presidencia de la República.
Lamentan poca respuesta a marcha gay para exigir respeto
Luchan gays por igualdad
Realizarán marcha de orgullo GLBTI
Marchan más de 10 mil en Guadalajara a favor de la diversidad sexual

Colombia's highest court affirms right of sexual identity expression
In a case concerning a male prisoner who self-identifies as a woman in the rural eastern plains of Colombia, the Colombian Constitutional Court announced this week that it had overturned a lower court ruling that prohibited her from wearing makeup and earrings.

terça-feira, junho 21, 2011

Transexuales condena el "ataque personal" a Gallardón en la 'cacerolada' del lunes
La Asociación Española de Transexuales 'Transexualia' ha condenado este jueves el "ataque personal" sufrido por el alcalde de Madrid, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, y su familia a las puertas de su casa el lunes por la noche, durante la cacerolada protesta contra la prohibición municipal de instalar un escenario de música en la plaza de Chueca en las fiestas del Orgullo Gay 2011.

Comienzan este viernes en Gran Canaria Fiestas del Orgullo de Lesbianas, Gays, Transexuales y Bi con Pregón
La fiesta del Orgullo de Lesbianas, Gays, Transexuales y Bisexuales (LGTB) en Canarias, que se celebra este año bajo el lema Matrimonio=Matrimonio. Ni un derecho menos. Ni un paso atrás, contará en esta edición con una pregonera de lujo: la actriz y activista canaria defensora de los derechos de los transexuales, Carla Antonelli. El edificio Miller centrará las actividades lúdicas y culturales y el parque Santa Catalina acogerá la parte más festiva con los chiringays.

C4 exec takes aim at transgender portrayal pledge
Channel 4 disability editorial manager Alison Walsh has criticised the broadcaster’s decision to sign up to a memo of understanding (MoU) created by transgender organisation Trans Media Watch.

Ban the drag acts, Pride chiefs urged
A woman has said this weekend’s Calderdale Pride celebration should not include performances by drag acts.
Rose White, a transexual, has written to councillors and the organisers of Calder-dale Pride asking them to either ban the turns or publish a disclaimer about them.
She argues their appearance promotes negative stereotypes about transexuals and encourages hatred of those who have changed sex.
(Photo: Rose White, Opus Point, Halifax.)

French transgender woman hopes to run for president
A trans woman who has set up a new political party hopes to run in the 2012 French presidential elections.
On May 8th, in an interview with ’20 minutes’, Brigitte Goldberg, president of Avenir 2012 (literally, The Future 2012) revealed plans for her party – which was formally launched two days later – and for her own presidential candidacy next year.

Transgender Rights in Forefront of Equality Parade
About 5,000 people attended the Equality Parade in Polish capital Warsaw this weekend. Among them, the country’s first transgender rights activists, who in the last couple of years have made great strides in gaining recognition for the country’s transgender community.

Fighting for intersexuals' rights in Kenya
South African teenage runner Caster Semenya spent two hours lying with her legs in stirrups so doctors could photograph her genitals to decide whether she was a man or a woman.
Such humiliation is a common experience for intersexuals, who are born with both male and female genitalia. And Semenya’s case is not unusual – one in 4,000 babies is sexually ambiguous at birth.
In Kenya, lawyer John Chigiti is committed to winning legal recognition for intersex people and protecting their rights.

Nepal begins first census in 20 years
Nepal began its first nationwide census in 20 years on Friday, mapping its population and towns for the first time since the end of its decade-long civil war that claimed an estimated 16,000 lives.

90 transgenders arrested by RPF
Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel have arrested 90 transgenders for allegedly travelling without tickets on trains.

Gender changes for High Court
WHAT is a woman? What is a man?
The High Court will be asked to ponder this fundamental question in an appeal involving two transsexuals who want to change the sex recorded on their birth certificates from female to male.

Transgender shooting victim says incident was 'pure hatred'
A transgender shooting victim is claiming to be the victim of a hate crime, something Halifax police were disputing yesterday.
Drag performer shot in Halifax
Drag queen was victim of shooting
'You cannot let people like this win'
Police dispute shooting victim's hate crime claim

[USA] [Commentary]
Diagnose this!
One thing that many transgender people have struggled with is the assumption that they are crazy. We internalize the fear that our cross-gender feelings may be a sign of some psychosis, all the while society tells us there must be something wrong with us for associating with the opposite gender – let alone wanting to inhabit some form of "third-gender" space.

Gender Idenity and Expression Protected By New Senate Bill
On June 14, the California State Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Gender Nondiscrimination Act (AB 887) on a 3-2 vote. The bill was authored by Assemblymember Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) and sponsored by Equality California and the Transgender Law Center. If passed by the Assembly, AB 887 will strengthen employment, housing, and other civil rights protections for all Californians, especially those who face discrimination based on gender identity and expression.

Transgender Travails
On April 26, Isaiah Johnson, a 20-year-old man who dresses as a woman, met a 15-year-old special-education student at a bus stop in Stamford, Conn. According to police, Johnson forced the boy into a men’s bathroom at a nearby food court, where a “sexual encounter” occurred. The next day, the student reported the incident to a school administrator, who alerted the police. On June 8, Johnson was arrested for second-degree sexual assault, second-degree unlawful restraint, and risk of injury to a minor.
Johnson’s arrest is Exhibit A in conservatives’ case against an anti-discrimination bill recently signed into law by Connecticut governor Dannel Malloy (D.). H. B. 6599 prohibits discrimination on the basis of “gender identity or expression” in a host of areas, including employment, public accommodations, and housing. Unfortunately, the bill’s language is so hazy that opponents worry it will easily be abused.

Transgender Gap
Anti-discrimination bill threatens transgender, LGBT alliances
In late April, a video of a beating outside the women’s restroom at a Baltimore County McDonald’s appeared on YouTube. It shows two teenage girls kicking and punching a 22-year-old transgender woman named Chrissy Lee Polis. One teenager drags Polis across the floor by the hair, and near the end of the three-minute video—shot on a cell phone by a laughing McDonald’s employee who did nothing to intervene—Polis appears to have a seizure. The video went viral, garnering condemnation and column inches across the country and around the world. Petitions circulated, bloggers speculated. A columnist in British daily The Guardian opined that Rosedale—where the attack occurred—might rank with Stonewall in terms of historical significance.

Update: Holland City Council votes on anti-discrimination ordinance
On Wednesday night, the City of Holland continued the debate on a controversial anti-discrimination proposed ordinance, and after several hours, voted it down 5-4.
Gay rights issue denied at Holland mtg

Chrishaun McDonald, Dean Schmitz's accused killer, allegedly reacted to transgender slur
Chrishaun McDonald was charged last week with stabbing Dean Schmitz to death near the Schooner Tavern in south Minneapolis, and now there may be a clue as to why.
Story to Watch: Transgender Woman Accused of Minneapolis Murder

Guest Post: GENDA Passes New York Assembly
For the third year in a row, the Gender Expression Non Discrimination Act (GENDA) has passed the New York State Assembly with a large bipartisan vote of 78-53. Now the bill moves forward into the State Senate.
Human Rights Campaign Praises New York Assembly for Passing Transgender Antidiscrimination Protections
With All Eyes on NY Gay Marriage, GENDA Passes in Assembly

Harlem man accused of stuffing grandma in closet is charged with murdering transvestite prostitute
A Harlem man accused of killing his grandma, stuffing her in a closet and taking a hooker into her bed has been charged with murdering a transvestite prostitute.
Larry Davis, 22, was indicted in the August slaying of Richard McCoy, described by sources as a cross-dressing escort.
Davis choked the victim during rough sex and wedged the body under a bed, a source said.

Arrests in ‘donut riot,’ but FIERCE blasts crackdown
Police have made four arrests in connection with the May 16 incident in which at least a dozen young people, some of them transgender, invaded the Dunkin Donuts at 75 Christopher Street and wreaked mayhem. They threw two metal tables and one chair at employees and during the chaos stole pastries and drinks.

Support the Trans Day of Action with NYC’s Audre Lorde Project on June 24
GLAAD is proud to endorse the 7th Annual Trans Day of Action on June 24, 2011 in New York City, hosted by the Audre Lorde Project. The march will last from 3 PM to 7 PM, and is aimed to raise awareness and celebrate the accomplishments of trans and gender non-conforming people.
Endorse Trans Day of Action 2011

Transgender laws - one remarkable success
With the whirlwind 120 days of Nevada lawmaking over, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada lobbyist Jan Gilbert reflects on this year’s victories for disenfranchised Nevadans. Three bills backed by PLAN that safeguard transgender and gender non-conforming Nevadans from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations were signed into law.

Standing for Trans Rights
Portland City Council approves health care coverage for transgender city employees

Abington commissioners vote to support state anti-discrimination legislation
The Abington Board of Commissioners voted 12-2 to support the passage of anti-discrimination legislation in the House and Senate that would amend the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, making it illegal for employers to discriminate based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Another trans person murdered in Houston
Houston police have released a composite sketch (right) of a suspect wanted in the murder of a transgender victim whose body was found behind a trash bin at an apartment complex early Monday.
HPD releases suspect sketch in cross-dresser's killing
Prostitute Killed In North Houston

[Commentary] Transwoman Murdered Behind Apartment Dumpster

Araguz vows to take fight to the Supreme Court
Transgender widow Nikki Araguz this week announced a new legal team and vowed to appeal a judge’s ruling denying her death benefits all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary.
Araguz said the Houston firm of Katine & Nechman, which served as local counsel in the landmark Lawrence v. Texas case that led to a Supreme Court ruling overturning Texas’ sodomy law, will represent her on appeal.

Gender in Virginia
The local transgender community and allies have a long history of fighting for more equitable treatment of transgender inmates in the custody of D.C.'s Department of Corrections (DOC). The issues have ranged from having DOC staff recognize an inmate's stated gender identity to securing placement of transgender inmates in gender-appropriate facilities to ensuring input from the transgender community when such issues arise.

Han festejado los 17 años de lucha de la RED MEXICANA DE MUJERES TRANS A.C.
En esta fiesta de aniversario de la asociación civil llevada a cabo el día lunes 13 de junio en una discoteca de Guadalajara, mas de 400 personas asistieron a este evento de todo el país nos honraron con su visita compañeras de otros estados.

Al travesti le destrozaron la cabeza a golpes por resistirse a ser violado
Al travesti encontrado sin vida esta mañana en la parte más alta del uno de los tramos del elevado que pasará por encima del Metro de Maracaibo, lo asesinaron destrozándole la cabeza a golpes.

Corte protege derecho de preso gay a usar maquillaje
Dijo que prohibirlo vulnera dignidad, personalidad e igualdad humanas. Inpec debe hacer campaña de sensibilización.

domingo, junho 19, 2011

ONU: Resolução apoia direitos de pessoas LGBT a nível mundial
As Nações Unidas subscreveram os direitos de gays, lésbicas, bissexuais, transgéneros e transexuais pela primeira vez esta sexta-feira, com uma resolução classificada de histórica pelos países da América e Europa e rejeitada por países Africanos e islâmicos.
Historic development in United Nations
Historic UN Human Rights Resolution covers Transgender people
UN Passes Resolution to Prevent Human Rights Violations for LGBT People
UN passes gay rights resolution
UN votes to recognise gay rights
U.N. Council: Gay Rights Are Human Rights
UN endorses gay, transgender rights
Hillary Clinton: UN resolution on LGBT people is a ‘historic moment’
Obama, Clinton praise U.N. gay resolution
NCTE Lauds United Nation's Resolution to End Violence Against LGBT People Abroad
Gender Identity: What can and needs to be done at the UN level?
La ONU aprueba una resolución a favor de los derechos de los homosexuales
La ONU pide tolerancia cero ante la discriminación homosexual
UN backs gay rights for first time ever
UN human rights council passes first ever effort to address LGBT discrimination
Histórica resolución de la Naciones Unidas sobre diversidad sexual

MARCHA EM LISBOA Gays esperam continuar na agenda política
A Marcha do Orgulho Gay, um momento de afirmação das pessoas lésbicas, gays, bissexuais e transgéneros (LGBT), voltou hoje às ruas de Lisboa com a expectativa de que os seus direitos continuem a estar na agenda política.
Alerta para questões da parentalidade Marcha volta a defender em Lisboa direitos dos homossexuais
Marcha do Orgulho Gay em Lisboa
Marcha do Orgulho pára Rua do Carmo
O que se dizia no Mega Pic Nic do Continente sobre a Marcha do Orgulho
Marcha do Orgulho Gay com expectativa de que direitos continuem na agenda
Marcha do Orgulho LGBT agita ruas de Lisboa

Fake policeman shoots woman in Halifax
Except: A 25-year-old woman was wounded, said Palmeter. Although police have not released her identify, friends told CBC News the victim is Elle Noir, a transgender stage performer. She is originally from Glace Bay and grew up as a man named Chris Cochrane.

School antihomophobia policy passes
A controversial antihomophobia policy was passed unanimously by the Burnaby School District Tuesday despite opposition from a parent group.

[CA, USA] [PR]
Key Senate Committee Pass Passes Bill Strengthening Employment, Housing, & Other Nondiscrimination Laws
AB 887, authored by Assemblymember Atkins and sponsored by Equality California and the Transgender Law Center, will strengthen protections based on gender identity and gender expression

From shul to the mikvah, transgender Jews seek place in Jewish life
Noach Dzmura has a master’s degree in Jewish studies, publishes widely on Jewish topics and is the communications director at his synagogue. In 2006, he received an award from the San Francisco Jewish Federation that funded a year’s study in Israel.
He also was born a female.

Witness: Slain Mpls. bar patron's gay-bashing remark ignited melee
The fatal stabbing of a Minneapolis bar patron followed gay-bashing comments made by the victim, witness says.

Artivismos: TRANSITANDO entre el arte y el activismo
Desde hace 10 años en Bogotá, un grupo de creativxs AL BORDE de las normas del género y la sexualidad, comenzamos a hacer video, teatro, comic, grafitti, radio, cuentos, y todo lo que se nos fue ocurriendo hacer, convencidxs de la fuerza del arte y el deseo para transformar el mundo, en un espacio libre de esas normas opresoras.

sexta-feira, junho 17, 2011

Comunicado de imprensa

Liberdade, Igualdade, Solidariedade – O arco íris sai às ruas no dia 18 de Junho!

No próximo dia 18 de Junho, pelas 17h, terá lugar a 12º Marcha do Orgulho LGBT de Lisboa, com partida do Príncipe Real.

Este ano, esta iniciativa é organizada por 21 organizações/colectivos. Este crescente envolvimento de organizações de âmbito muito diverso na 12ª Marcha do Orgulho LGBT de Lisboa reforça o compromisso da sociedade civil em continuar a denunciar e combater todas as formas de discriminação com base na orientação sexual e identidade de género. Reforça igualmente a vontade em chegar a um maior número de pessoas, contribuindo em conjunto para uma profunda mudança social e cultural da sociedade.

Une-nos os princípios e as causas incluídas no nosso manifesto.

Manifesto da 12ª Marcha do Orgulho LGBT de Lisboa

As Marchas do Orgulho LGBT - Lésbico, Gay, Bissexual e Transgénero - acontecem para lembrar o dia 28 de Junho de 1969, data em que, na cidade de Nova Iorque (EUA), no bar Stonewall Inn, homossexuais e transsexuais resistiram colectiva e expressivamente às habituais rusgas policiais, à discriminação e à violência. As mudanças não acontecem “por si”, somos nós que as fazemos e o mês de Junho comemora em todo o mundo as mudanças que vamos tornando possíveis em prol dos direitos das pessoas LGBT, em prol dos direitos humanos, em prol de todas e todos nós.

Vivemos tempos difíceis em que conquistas sociais são hoje colocadas em causa e sabemos que entre as mais afectadas estão também pessoas LGBT, com dificuldades acrescidas na relação com o mercado de trabalho, no direito à habitação, à educação ou a uma saúde condigna. A crise toca-nos a todas e a todos mas poderá também constituir uma oportunidade para um novo tempo em que a Liberdade, a Igualdade e a Solidariedade sejam fundadoras de todas as medidas e a economia seja posta ao serviço do bem-estar das populações.

Liberdade – Liberdade para pensar, agir, amar e sair à rua em comemoração do orgulho pela diferença, das conquistas alcançadas, do ideal de um espaço público que reflicta toda a nossa diversidade.

Liberdade para que possamos construir e afirmar as nossas identidades, viver os nossos amores, a nossa sexualidade, sem papéis e regras definidos e impostos por outrem.

Sabemos hoje que o processo de construção de identidades é variável, que a orientação sexual nem sempre é constante, e que estão longe de corresponder à simplicidade dos binómios homem/mulher, heterossexual/homossexual. E por isso faremos da rua palco de celebração da diversidade dos nossos amores.

Estaremos na rua sempre que for preciso e enquanto for preciso para lembrar que pessoas LGBT vêem as suas vidas destruídas pelo ódio, pela discriminação, pelo desconhecimento, muitas vezes num silêncio imposto pelo medo, pela solidão ou pela vergonha.

As escolas, a par de outros agentes com responsabilidades na educação e formação, são locais fundamentais para aprender a respeitarmo-nos mutuamente, a viver e construir em conjunto, a termos como princípios basilares da nossa acção os direitos humanos, a igualdade de género, a diversidade de modelos familiares e de relações interpessoais. São-no também para a vivência responsável e informada da sexualidade, para uma saúde sexual e reprodutiva plena. Dizemos não à discriminação, ao preconceito e ao bullying homo/bi/transfóbico, que trazem graves repercussões para o bem-estar físico e psicológico, bem como para o aproveitamento escolar, da população jovem, em especial das e dos jovens LGBT.

Igualdade – Igualdade sem ambiguidades, nem hierarquia de prioridades: apenas a igualdade plena na lei salvaguarda os mesmos direitos e deveres de cidadania, e contribui para o fim dos estereótipos, das discriminações, da violência. Igualdade na lei e nas práticas, nos direitos e nas oportunidades para todas as pessoas, em todos os momentos da sua vida.

Igualdade na lei das famílias de pessoas LGBT, com uma legislação que reconheça e proteja as crianças que existem nessas relações. O direito das crianças serem adoptadas por pessoas capazes de lhes proporcionarem condições para uma vida digna não se coaduna com a actual discriminação na lei que impede casais de pessoas do mesmo sexo de se candidatarem à adopção. Ou ainda a impossibilidade de um casal de lésbicas ou de uma mulher sozinha, independentemente da sua orientação sexual, recorrerem a técnicas de procriação medicamente assistida. Estas famílias já existem e as leis têm de mudar no sentido da igualdade.

Sabemos também que as pessoas seniores, independentemente da sua orientação sexual, mas em particular as pessoas LGBT, são discriminadas devido à sua idade, aspecto e capacidades físicas, na sociedade, no trabalho, nas famílias e entre os seus pares.

A lei de identidade de género hoje em vigor em Portugal constituiu um passo muito importante no reconhecimento das pessoas transexuais e das suas identidades. Mas muito mais há a fazer: desde logo, a inclusão da categoria “identidade de género” em todas as provisões legais anti-discriminação, da Constituição ao Código Penal, passando pelo Código de Trabalho. E a absoluta igualdade das pessoas LGBT precisa ainda de muito trabalho de formação em áreas fundamentais como a saúde, a segurança, a justiça ou a área social. Também aqui queremos afirmar a absoluta igualdade das pessoas transexuais, transgénero e intersexuais e a sua capacidade para decidirem sobre as suas vidas e os seus corpos, e condenamos as tentativas de limitação da sua autonomia.

As pessoas LGBT não têm tido respostas adequadas às suas especificidades no que toca ao VIH/SIDA e a outras infecções sexualmente transmissíveis. Reconhecemos a necessidade e a capacidade das pessoas e das associações LGBT de, a partir da sua própria experiência e conhecimento da realidade, ajudar a encontrar soluções e formas de ter melhor sexo com menor risco.

Solidariedade – Solidariedade pois sabemos que as nossas lutas não existem só aqui, à nossa volta, e que a sociedade patriarcal que nos discrimina e agride está espalhada pelo mundo. Sabemos que as guerras, a fome, a miséria, o perigo de catástrofe ambiental, a desigualdade de género, a xenofobia, o racismo, a discriminação de pessoas com deficiência são realidades do mundo em que vivemos e que queremos mudar. Sabemos ainda que os direitos das pessoas LGBT ou das mulheres são por vezes utilizados como factor de superioridade de uma cultura sobre as outras, de uma suposta guerra de civilizações que só podemos recusar. Os direitos humanos não escolhem latitudes, governos, culturas ou línguas. Os direitos das pessoas LGBT não existem independentemente do seu direito à livre expressão, a uma educação de qualidade, a uma vida em paz.

Liberdade, Igualdade e Solidariedade porque são princípios dos mais elementares da espécie humana, onde todas e todos nos reconhecemos e porque são essas as cores da bandeira arco-íris que hoje levantamos

De referir ainda este ano a organização da Marcha incluiu a organização de um jantar/debate, uma sessão de filme e uma festa, para além da produção e divulgação de vídeos promocionais que podem consultar aqui:

O percurso da marcha deste ano será: Príncipe Real, Rua D. Pedro V, Rua de São Pedro de Alcântara, Largo Trindade Coelho, Rua da Misericórdia, Largo do Chiado, Rua Garret, Rua do Carmo, Rossio (lado do Arco do Bandeira), Rua da Betesga, Praça da Figueira (espaço pedonal central).

De modo a podermos informar pessoalmente os meios de comunicação social sobre o que nos leva a sair à rua no próximo dia 18 de Junho, bem como responder às vossas eventuais dúvidas, perguntas, vimos por este meio convidar os meios de comunicação social a estarem presentes numa conferência de imprensa no dia 18 de Junho às 16h30 no Príncipe real.

Para mais informações, contactar João Valério 913700218; Clara Carvalho 966502133 , João Carlos Louçã 963154909.

A Comissão organizadora da 12ª Marcha do Orgulho LGBT

TGEU calls upon EU Institutions to devote 2013 to the year on gender-based violence
Violence is an inevitable reality for many in the trans-community. An EU-wide research on transphobic hate crime found "that 79% of respondents had experienced some form of harassment in public ranging from transphobic comments to physical or sexual abuse.”

Travestis e transexuais da Região Sul reúnem-se em Porto Alegre
Porto Alegre vai sediar o 8º Encontro Regional Sul para Travestis e Transexuais entre os dias 16 a 19 de junho, no Hotel Umbu (av. Farrapos, 45) sob a coordenação da Igualdade - Associação de Travestis e Transexuais do Rio Grande do Sul.
Embu das Artes discute segmento trans no dia 29

Los Mossos detienen a tres 'Boixos Nois' por agredir a una mujer transexual de raza negra
Los hechos protagonizados por los tres jóvenes con antecedentes penales se registraron el pasado 23 de abril tras el partido Barça-Osasuna

La acusada de insultar a una transexual en el País Vasco no se presenta en el juicio
Paloma Cassandra Nascimento salió ayer del Juzgado de Instrucción número 1 de Vitoria algo aturdida, pero siempre arropada por el colectivo vasco de transexuales, Errespetuz. El juicio por faltas celebrado a raíz de la denuncia por insultos que ella presentó ante la Ertzaintza en abril acababa de quedar visto para sentencia.

Centenares de personas protestan en Chueca contra Botella, Gallardón y PP que quieren prohibir actos Orgullo
Una cacerolada convocada por diferentes LGTB de Madrid, y a través de las redes sociales, en protesta por las trabas y restricciones que el Ayuntamiento de la capital pretende imponer a la próxima edición del Día del Orgullo Gay ha derivado en una concentración a las puertas de la residencia privada de Alberto Ruiz Gallardón, alcalde de Madrid. Se han vivido algunos momentos de tensión al bajar Gallardón la portal de su domicilio e intentar dirigirse a los manifestantes, que le han recibido con fuertes abucheos. La policía, discretamente presente en la calle, no ha tenido que intervenir.

Transsexual takes seat in Madrid Assembly
Actress Carla Antonelli took her seat in the Madrid Assembly June 7, becoming the highest-ranking openly trans elected official in Spanish history.

Mas 400.00 personas LGTB Eurorpide Roma 2011, encabezada por la transexual Luxuria y actuación Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga invita a "la revolución del amor" en la LGTB Pride de Roma

Itália anula casamento de homem após ele se tornar mulher
Homem faz cirurgia, se torna mulher e tem casamento anulado na Itália

Transvestites held
Hawally police officers recently arrested four transvestites in Salmiya. While patrolling the area, the officers noticed the suspicious behavior of four ‘women’ inside a vehicle, so they signaled for the driver to pull over. However, the officers
realized the ‘women’ were actually men clad in women’s clothes when they demanded for their identification documents. The transvestites were referred to the relevant security department for the necessary legal action.

Bangkok: land of the ladyboys
Bangkok is known for three things: the steaming heat, incredible shopping and ladyboys. The first two are characteristic of anywhere in South East Asia, but ladyboys — known as ‘katoeys’ locally — are a Thai institution.

Identity of alleged rapist revealed
A man extradited to South Australia from New South Wales has pleaded not guilty to raping a transsexual in Adelaide in the 1980s.

Jailhouse ridicule a factor in sentencing
The scorn, ridicule and safety issues a transgender woman faced while locked up at the Winnipeg Remand Centre awaiting trial should be factored into her sentence, a Manitoba judge has ruled.

Big Win for Transgender Veterans
Today, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) issued a Directive to all of its facilities establishing a policy of respectful delivery of healthcare to transgender and intersex veterans who are enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system or are otherwise eligible for VA care.

[CO, USA] [Film]
A boy remembered
Fred Martinez, a transgendered youth from Cortez, was killed June 16, 2001, in what was prosecuted as a hate crime. Martinez was a male but often dressed in female clothing because he lived as “two-spirited.” (Photo)
VIDEO: Tragic story of murdered "Two Spirits" Navajo youth to air on PBS

Cold case solved but Norma Page's family may never see justice
Excerpt: Last December, they made an arrest using DNA evidence. The suspect was Steve Bronson, a transvestite whose alter ego "Nancy Sue" made him more difficult to track down.

Mass. inmate on decade-long quest for sex change
Every day, when Michelle Kosilek goes out in the yard at the all-male Norfolk state prison, she hears the nasty remarks yelled by fellow inmates: "Freak!" ”Faggot!" ”Act like a man!"

State House Hearing on 'Transgender' Bill Stirs Controversy
Community members and legislators met at the State House last Wednesday to discuss House Bill 502, known as the "Transgender Rights Bill," a controversial piece of legislation surrounding transgender discrimination.

Ley Transfóbica del uso de baños es rechazada en el estado de Maine, en Estados Unidos
El Senado del estado de Maine, EEUU, votó el miércoles para rechazar la iniciativa de ley que pretendía regular el acceso de las personas transexuales/ transgénero a los baños públicos. Una iniciativa que según sus defensores, buscaba ayudar a las empress y a las escuelas a lidiar con una situación incómoda y que sus oponentes denunciaron desde un principio como una descarada medida transfóbica alimentada por los prejuicios y el odio en contra de las personas transexuales/ transgénero.

A prmeira skater transexual
Memorizem bem a data de hoje. Hoje é o dia em que o skate mudará para sempre. Hoje, o mundo ficará a conhecer Hillary Thompson, a primeira skater transexual.
Meet Hillary Thompson, The World’s First Transsexual Skateboarder

Tulsa Pride Festival brings diverse supporters together
Saturday's beautiful weather was only part of the reason Lori Franklin and Rebekah Herrick brought their kids to the annual Tulsa Pride Festival.

LGBT Killings in Puerto Rico
In the past year and a half, 18 LGBT individuals have been killed in Puerto Rico and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force said it has called upon authorities to address the issue and help stop the violence.

Group to sue over repeal of gay nondiscrimination law
The state is facing a legal challenge stemming from the passage of a bill that repealed Nashville's nondiscrimination ordinance protecting gay and transgender employees of government contractors.
Lawsuit Filed Against Tenn. Antigay Law
Group files lawsuit against Tennessee challenging anti-gay discrimination law
NCLR, MoFo, Abby Rubenfeld Challenge Constitutionality of Tennessee Law
Suit challenges Tenn.'s anti-discrimination limits
‘Discriminatory’ anti-gay state law challenged with lawsuit

quarta-feira, junho 15, 2011

Comunicado do grupo Transexual Portual - Estudos de Género. História da homossexualidade em Portugal

Desde 2006, quando do assassinato da transexual Gisberta Salca Júnior, que se tem vindo a afirmar a luta das pessoas transexuais para uma separação efectiva da transexualidade da Homossexualidade. Com efeito, e embora essa reivindicação da comunidade transexual já existisse, foi desde esse triste caso que se assumiu que homossexualidade tem a ver com a orientação sexual e a transexuaidade tem a ver com identidade de género.

Dentro da comunidade transexual existem pessoas com diferentes orientações sexuais, como em qualquer outra comunidade. E dentro da comunidade homossexual existem pessoas transexuais como de qualquer outra comunidade.

Assim, foi com espanto e profundo pesar que se viu aparecer uma iniciativa do programa Escola de Verão da Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa íntitulada Estudos de Género. História da homossexualidade em Portugal.

Esta iniciativa, louvável per si, vem colar novamente a transexualidade à homossexualidade. Logo na relação título/programa se pode ler :"O reconhecimento pelas democracias ocidentais dos direitos individuais das lésbicas, gays, bissexuais, transexuais e trangéneros surge em resposta a uma luta política já com mais de meio século que foi iniciada por pelas comunidades gay que estruturavam a sua identidade em novos moldes, nos Estados Unidos nos anos 50 do século XX, mas que cedo se transportou para a Europa.", portanto impondo de imediato que a transexualidade é parte integrante da homossexualidade, algo que se pensava já ter ficado escarecido como duas partes independentes da complexidade do ser humano (pese-se o facto de se encontrar tudo interligado dentro da mesma complexidade).

O ponto 1 do programa intitula-se Identidade de Género. A explanação do referido ponto refere :"As teorias queer são a destruição última das teorias essencialistas, inclusive das feministas, afirmando o género e a sexualidade como construções sociais e políticas, como espaços plásticos, culturais e não espaços naturais.
As teorias queer questionam o sistema político heterosexista e patriarcal em que vivemos, recusando a falsa colagem do sexo biológico à identidade de género, criticando o binarismo de género homem/mulher e desconstruindo o masculino e o feminismo como conceitos biopolíticos definidos pelo sistema heteronormativo."

Como se pode observar, neste primeiro ponto nem sequer se vai focar a Identidade de Género em si mesma, mas teorias de género, que não são necessariamente a mesma coisa, género não é sinónimo de identidade de género. Muito menos é a identidade de género uma mera construção social (como é definido o género) como o provam a existência de inúmeras crianças transexuais que com idades tão precoces como 4, 5 e 6 anos, já sentem não pertencer ao género que lhes é atribuído à nascença.

Por estas razões, o grupo Transexual Portugal vem por este meio demonstrar o seu repúdio pela descarada colagem feita da transexualidade e da identidade de género à homossexualidade, bem como ao uso do termo identidade de género como sinónimo ou termo aglutinador de teorias de género e teorias queer.

Estas situações, infelizmente não pouco usuais, servem unicamente para confundir a população, pois orientação sexual e identidade de género são distintas e identidade de género não é sinónimo de género nem de teorias queer.

Pelo Grupo Transexual Portugal,

Eduarda Santos e Lara Crespo

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[USA] [Film/Television]
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[USA] [Commentary]
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