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sexta-feira, dezembro 30, 2011

Travesti é presa em Sergipe suspeita de assalto a caminhoneiros
A Polícia Militar de Sergipe prendeu uma travesti de 23 anos investigada pela Polícia Civil de participar de vários assaltos a caminhoneiros no estado.

Irmão reconhece corpo de travesti morto a tiro
Um irmão reconheceu o corpo do travesti morto a tiro ontem de madrugada, na área central de Maringá. Segundo o familiar, o corpo seria de Odair Barbosa da Silva, 31 anos, conhecido como "Magnólia".
Travesti umuaramense é assassinado com um tiro no centro de Maringá
Travesti é assassinado com um tiro no centro de Maringá
Travesti é morto no centro de Maringá
Travesti é assassinado no Centro de Maringá

Detienen a un hombre por pegar a su ex pareja, un travesti con el que compartía piso
La Policía Local detuvo anoche a un hombre por una agresión en el ámbito familiar en la calle Caballeros. El suceso se produjo en el piso que compartía con el que había sido su pareja, un travesti, al que asestó numerosos puñetazos y que requirió asistencia médica.

Condenado por el asesinato de un transexual en Burgos poco después de abandonar la prisión en Santander
La Audiencia Provincial de Burgos ha condenado a cuatro años de prisión por un delito de robo con violencia e intimidación y a otros 17 años de cárcel por otro delito de asesinato a Ignacio V.O, de 38 años, por la muerte del transexual Linsy M.A.C, de nacionalidad colombiana, ocurrida en la capital burgalesa en la madrugada del 28 al 29 de septiembre de 2009.
Condenan a 21 años de prisión al autor de la muerte y el robo a un transexual de la calle Alfareros de Burgos

Transsexual guilty of King’s Cross Tube manslaughter of lawyer
Senthooran Kanagasingham, 35, pushed friend Sonia Burgess into the path of a train at King’s Cross St Pancras Tube station on October 25 last year.
Life sentence for pushing prominent lawyer under Tube train

Transsexual former builder left "half man, half woman" after being 'refused NHS boob job'
A transsexual former builder from Burnley has been left “half man, half woman” after claming that doctors refused to recommend her for a boob job on the NHS.

Trans teenager pleads guilty to £2,500 Katie Price identity theft
A teenager from Lincolnshire has admitted stealing thousands of pounds from former glamour model Katie Price by pretending to be her at a local bank.

Operation sex swap
Defence chiefs have spent thousands of pounds to help troops have sex changes.

Advocacy group says breast implants save the lives of transgender people
The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights (RFSL) says that breast implants are a life and death matter for transgender people who need the operation to function in their new identity. In their study, the group found that transgender people who are denied the operation are more likely to commit suicide than others who go through breast implant surgery.
Breast implants 'save lives': advocacy group

For first time in Israel, transgender man gives birth
Yuval Topper, 24, an Israeli transgender man, has given birth at the Sheba Medical Center.
Israeli man gives birth
Transgender Man in Israel Reportedly Gives Birth

Tribune Take: Transgenders in politics, a good thing
In today’s episode of the Tribune Take, we take a look at the issues the transgender community in Pakistan faces and how they are progressing.

Trans Candidate Seeking Pakistani Office: We’re Citizens Too
The president of Pakistan’s She-male Association, Shahana Abbas Shani, has announced that she will run for a seat on the Provincial Assembly of Punjab, the country’s most populous province.
In Pakistan, a transgender leader is standing for election
Transgender Pakistani stands for election

Transgenders seek fair deal
Prakasam District Legal Services Authority Secretary G. Rama Gopal on Wednesday promised all legal support to transgender people and Men having Sex with Men (MSM) for them to get justice.

Concern about human rights violations against transgenders
Human rights violations against sexual minorities like transgenders, men who have sex with men (MSM) and female sex workers are prevalent and go unreported despite anti-discriminatory laws, according to Jeeva, President, V-CAN, a state level network comprising 74 community-based organisations working for the betterment of such minorities.

Sexual minorities get a 'Pehchaan' of their own
Individuals belonging to sexually marginalized groups like lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and queer (LGTBQ) can now seek help under project Pehchaan and try to build their gender identity. Sarathi Trust, a community based organization of Nagpur, is working on Pehchaan in collaboration with Mumbai-based AVERT Society and The Humsafar Trust.

‘I know I’m a woman’
A video story of a transgender undergoing rituals to dedicate her life to provide service to Bauchara Matha, the protector deity of the transgender community.

BGMEA plans jobs for transgender people
Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) plans to employ skilled transgender people in the country's readymade garment industry.

Catholic priest petitions to remove Australian “gay panic defence”
A Catholic priest in Queensland, Australia has started an online petition to ensure the complete removal of the “homosexual advance defence”, which has been used to attempt to have murder charges lessened to manslaughter if the victim had propositioned the killer.
Priest backs 'gay advance' law change

2011: A year of milestones, tragedies, courtroom fights
The story of the year was the end of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Here are our picks for the rest of 2011’s top LGBT news stories.

[USA] [Commentary]
Video of transwoman defending her honor removed as "shocking, disgusting"
I am not a lover of violence. Although I will watch television programs like Bones and CSI which often show the results of violence, I go out of my way to avoid it and have been vocal in trying to stop it.

NCTE on 14 Reasons That Made 2011 Great for Trans People
The has published an op-ed from NCTE Executive Director Mara Keisling on 14 cultural and political advancements that made 2011 great for trans people:
Op-ed: 14 Reasons That Made 2011 Great for Trans People
Mara Keisling Calls 2011 A Game-Changer For Transgender Rights

2012 brings new laws
The new year is set to bring several new laws affecting LGBTs. The legislation, most of which go into effect January 1, address a variety of issues, including protections for transgender people.
SB 48 set to take effect

Gay Rights Groups Score Major Legislative Victories
Though Prop. 8 battle is still unresolved, 2011 was a good year for LGBT causes
Source: The Bay Citizen (

Milestones of 2011
2011 saw several major milestones for LGBT equality across the country -- and a few disappointing ones.

Transgender Roller Derby Jammer Skates Her Way To Acceptance
When Kayley Whalen signed up for roller derby in May 2008, she lied about who she was.

DCTC vs. Virginia
The DC Trans Coalition (DCTC), a local advocacy group advancing the civil rights of transgender people, has filed a friend of the court brief urging the Richmond-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to find that the policy on housing transgender inmates of the Virginia Department of Corrections is unconstitutional.

Atlanta trans activist group donates canned goods to Saint Lost & Found
Transgender Individuals Living Their Truth (TILTT) held its first canned food drive this year and donated its proceeds to the newly established Saint Lost & Found group.

WHAS11 explores the lives of 3 transgendered women living in Louisville
Dancing with the Stars was only the beginning. even though JR Martinez has been crowned the winner, many are still talking about Chaz Bono. He used to be a woman and was the first transgender person on the show.

Success, celebration, and a step forward
2011 was the year transgender equal rights took center stage in Massachusetts.

Trans Murder on Christmas Eve: K.C. Media Coverage Criticized
Kenyan L. Jones has been charged with second-degree murder for the Christmas Eve shooting of a transgender woman in Kansas City, Mo.
K.C. Trans Woman Killed; Media Coverage Criticized

Meet Mel Wymore: Transman runs for New York City Council
Mel Wymore is running for the District 6 City Council seat for 2013 in New York City. District 6 is also known as Upper Clinton, Lincoln Square, and the Upper West Side. Now I don't live in NYC…or even in the state of New York, but rather across the Hudson in north Jersey, though we often travel to or through those neighborhoods to visit places like the American Museum of Natural History (we were there yesterday as a matter of fact).

Top 10: Trans widow continued her fight
The Texas Constitution defines marriage as between one man and one woman, but how will the state define “man” and “woman”?
Transgender marriage cases in Dallas and Houston could force the Texas Supreme Court — or even the U.S. Supreme Court — to ultimately decide the thorny issue.
Top 10: County, DISD, FWISD added trans protections

Hope for gays as PNP wins Jamaica election
Jamaica’s opposition People’s National Party (PNP) has won a landslide victory in the national election yesterday.

Se casan en abril una travesti y un detenido en la cárcel de Oberá
“No es fácil, porque él está privado de su libertad y yo afuera, por eso la confianza mutua es fundamental para sostener la pareja”, destacó Faby Tatarinoff, quien vive en San Martín. “Mi familia me respalda en todo”

Se otorgará el primer DNI con cambio de identidad a un travesti
Mary Robles, será reconocida como mujer ya que la Justicia salteña resolvió el cambio de identidad de género

Cinco personas trans interpusieron amparos en favor de su derecho a la identidad de género
Cinco personas trans, con el patrocinio de la Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (ADC) y la Federación Argentina de Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales y Trans (FALGBT), interpusieron acciones de amparo contra el Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, a fin de que el Registro de Estado Civil y Capacidad de las Personas de la Capital Federal proceda al cambio registral de su nombre y sexo.

Autorizan en Córdoba el cambio de identidad de un transexual
La Justicia de Córdoba, al resolver un recurso de amparo, ordenó al Registro Civil de la provincia que modifique el nombre de un transexual, recientemente sometido a una cirugía de readecuación sexual o genitoplastia, de manera que figure con uno de mujer en el nuevo Documento Nacional de Identidad (DNI), según fue confirmado desde tribunales.

quinta-feira, dezembro 29, 2011

Travesti quer se candidatar a vereadora na cota feminina do PT
A travesti Andrielly Vogue é oficialmente pré-candidata a Câmara Municipal de Curitiba pelo PT. Andrielly foi candidata em 2008 e tentou se candidatar para a Assembleia Legislativa em 2010, quando acabou ficando de fora da lista de candidatos por decisão do partido, o PT.

Ariadna, vai tentar ser atriz: ‘Se não der certo vou embora do Brasil’
Participante mais polêmica do “Big Brother Brasil 11”, Ariadna, que é transexual e chegou a morar na Itália antes de entrar no programa, sabe o que quer para 2012: ser atriz. E mais, se não der certo também já tem um plano B.

My long-lost daughter turned up on my doorstep ... as my SON
A mum was shocked when her long-lost daughter turned up on her doorstep - as her son.
Ashley Hughes, 48, was delighted when estranged daughter Toni, 26, made contact out of the blue after 14 years apart.
But she was stunned to discover Toni is now a pre-op transsexual taking male hormones and living as a man called 'Alex'.

Jordan stalker faces jail for theft
A TRANSSEXUAL Jordan fanatic who stalked the glamour model is facing jail after admitting to stealing thousands of pounds from the celebrity using identity theft.
Transsexual who impersonated Katie Price facing jail

Legal action plan for 'half man, half woman' Burnley transsexual
A BURNLEY transsexual who says she has been left 'half man, half woman' after doctors refused her breast surgery, will be instructing a legal team to fight her case in the New Year.
Transsexual builder who had £60,000 sex change to sue health bosses for refusing her breast implants on the NHS

Mother of transgender teen hopes to start campaign to beat prejudice
A mother whose daughter claimed she was bullied for being transgender has vowed to overcome prejudice by educating teenagers about the issue.
Hannah Whetton, 18, was born a boy called Arron but always felt she was a female trapped in the wrong body, so started a new life as a woman.

QLD sets up LGBTI panel
A consultative panel will be set up to help the Queensland Government better respond to LGBTI issues.

Octavia Hamlett, Homeless Transgender Woman, Wins Pageant
On Dec. 10, Octavia Hamlett won APAIT Health Center's Quest: Woman of the Year, a transgender pageant that emphasizes community advocacy and leadership. After winning the pageant in Little Tokyo, Octavia left the theater wearing the dress she received as a gift for the evening gown competition. She kicked off her heels for more comfortable shoes, threw on a coat, and with the crown teetering on her head, she walked two blocks south to the Union Mission, a transitional housing facility, in the heart of Skid Row.
(Photo by Susan Forrest: Maria Roman congratulates Quest winner Octavia Hamlett)

Lobby Congress for Job Protections and Safe Schools with NCTE and the Task Force
We are excited to work with the Task Force on the first-ever Lobby Day at the 24th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change. NCTE Executive Director, Mara Keisling, joins the Task Force’s Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Stacey Long, as a lead trainer.

Blaine Man Sentenced to 367 Months for January Murder
A Blaine man was sentenced to 367 months in prison for a murder in Minneapolis last January.
Forty-year-old Arnold Waukazo was convicted of killing a transgender woman named Christopher Bates inside a Linden Avenue apartment.

KC man charged in fatal Christmas Eve shooting
A Kansas City man who told police he became angry after he realized the prostitute he had patronized Christmas Eve was a man posing as a woman was charged Sunday with his murder.
K.C. Trans Woman Killed; Media Coverage Criticized
Story to Watch: Kansas City Transgender Woman Murdered Christmas Eve
Transgender woman murdered on Christmas Eve
Three Dead Following Violent Holiday Weekend
Violence claims lives of 2 Christmas Eve night
Man shoots dead prostitute on Christmas Eve after finding out 'she' was a man

[Commentary] Kansas City Transwoman Killed On Christmas Eve

New York transgender woman beats down subway rider for calling her a man
A transgender woman and her girlfriend is shown beating down a subway rider for shouting out “that’s a man” as the two friends were headed into the train.

TransActive Addresses Right-Wing Attacks on Transgender Children
TransActive Education & Advocacy, a leading transgender child and youth advocacy organization spotlights ultra-conservative, fundamentalist oppression and abuse of gender nonconforming children and youth.

quarta-feira, dezembro 28, 2011

Las asociaciones LGTB felicitan a Botella y esperan que apoye iniciativas como la candidatura del World Pride 2017
Las principales asociaciones de lesbianas, gays, transexuales y bisexuales (LGTB) han felicitado este martes a la nueva alcaldesa de Madrid, Ana Botella, a quien han aprovechado para trasladar sus primeras peticiones, como el respaldo para la candidatura de la capital para organizar el World Pride de 2017 o para buscar una nueva ubicación a las fiestas del Orgullo Gay.

Well, does she look like Jordan to you? Teen transsexual tricked bank tellers into thinking she was Katie Price to steal £2,500 and buy a Mazda MX5
Teenager tricked her way into model's home
Caught on CCTV withdrawing money from a cash machine
Price realised she was a victim when her credit card was declined

Mother's shock as long-lost daughter turns up after 14 years and reveals she is now a MAN
Daughter Toni - now living as Alex - gave birth to a girl
Says her pregnancy only confirmed that she did not 'fit' her own body

Buggery law backlash - Blair: The church has been sleeping
BISHOP Herro Blair has warned that Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller's pledge to review the buggery law if her party is elected to office on Thursday could lead to the legalisation of same-sex marriages in Jamaica.

Sydney LGBTI leaders speak of hopes and wishes for 2012
Marriage equality, rapid HIV testing, an expansion of services for LGBTIQ youth in need, and anti-discrimination laws that offer every person protection no matter what their sexuality, gender or sex identity, are a few of the things that some of the country’s leading LGBTI bodies and community groups will be fighting for and looking forward to as the calendar turns to 2012.

Lance Bass: We Shouldn't Use The Word 'Tranny'
Lance Bass has penned on op-ed against usage of the word “tranny” less than a week after he used the word on national television.

What If Your Child Says, I'm In The Wrong Body?
Dr. Norman Spack at Boston's Children's Hospital has worked with 30 transgender youth and their families to get through the difficult phases of adolescence. One treatment includes a controversial medication that blocks puberty until he or she decides whether or not to transition to the other gender. Dr. Spack talks with guest host Allison Keyes.

After Legal Battle, Transgender Woman Returns To Work
Four years on, Vandy Beth Glenn still gets choked up thinking about the day she was fired from her perfect job.

Portland’s ‘Just Out’ LGBT newspaper shuts doors
With a short three-sentence statement on its website, Marty Davis, publisher of the 28-year-old Just Out newspaper, announced Portland’s LGBT newspaper would cease publication after its December issue.
Portland's Just Out announces no more publications
'Just Out' magazine ends nearly 30 years of business
Newsmagazine Just Out ends publication
Just Out, longtime Portland media fixture, shuts down, cites recession

terça-feira, dezembro 27, 2011

Clinton asked to not forget intersex community
Advocates for the intersex community have written to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to congratulate her recent landmark speech on LGBT rights, while also calling upon her to include the intersex community in her “quest to protect the dignity and rights of all humans”.

Lesbianas, Gays, Transexuales y Bisexuales dan su "bienvenida" a Ana Botella
El Colectivo de Lesbianas, Gays, Transexuales y Bisexuales de Madrid (COGAM) le da la "bienvenida" a Ana Botella como alcaldesa de Madrid y le pide que sea consciente de que el "orgullo gay" de Madrid no es sólo estatal sino "el mejor del mundo".
Ana Botella Alcaldesa de Madrid; COGAM le dice que es la edil de todos manileños, también de LGTB

FELGTB ofrece dialogo al nuevo Gobierno para mantener y avanzar en políticas igualdad de las personas LGTB
La Federación Estatal de Lesbianas, Gais, Transexuales y Bisexuales, FELGTB, tiende la mano al nuevo Gobierno formado ayer, pero no sin recordar la necesidad de continuar avanzando en políticas de Igualdad para las personas LGTB. En una primera valoración, la Federación considera que la supresión de esta Secretaría de Estado supone un retroceso enorme con respecto a los países más avanzados de nuestro entorno en materia de igualdad que cuentan con un Ministerio exclusivo para este fin. La FELGTB ya manifestó su oposición a la eliminación del Ministerio de Igualdad en la última restructuración ministerial de Zapatero.

President of transgender association to contest elections
Shahana Abbas Shani, President of She-male Association, has announced that she will contest elections as an independent candidate for Muzaffargarh PP-254 constituency of provincial assembly.

Sex identity ruling against ‘common sense’
Local sex and/or gender diverse (SGD) person Norrie has had a setback in their continuing case for an official certificate to state sex ‘not specified’, after an appeal panel of the Administrative Decisions Tribunal confirmed a previous decision that the NSW Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) registrar doesn’t have the power to allow a person to have an unspecified sex recorded.

Transgender people fight for rights, understanding
Dan Carmichael had barely taken his first breath when a doctor announced his gender: “It’s a girl.”

Comunidad LGBTT pide respeto, inclusión e igualdad
Una treintena de personas se congregaron la noche del viernes en el ala sur del Capitolio, en San Juan, para protestar el Proyecto del Senado 2021 que pretende enmendar el Código Penal vigente y que está en la mira pública por habérsele eliminado como agravantes en los delitos motivados por prejuicios sociales el que éstos hayan sido cometidos por razón de orientación sexual, género, identidad de género, origen étnico y religión.

FONASA cotiza gastos para pagar adecuación corporal de personas transexuales en Chile
Luego de que el Minsal aprobara que los costos médicos para adecuar el cuerpo de las personas transexuales a su identidad de género sean asumidos por el Estado, tras un trabajo conjunto con el Movilh, ahora Fonasa avanza en la implementación de la nueva política pública.

Mujer Policía
Es policía y es travesti. Parece una contradicción en términos, pero Micaela Bayer sabe explicarla muy bien. Además es quien escribió la carta al Ministerio de Seguridad reclamando por la discriminación que sufría dentro de la institución y que tuvo como respuesta de la ministra Nilda Garré la orden de “reconocer y respetar a las personas de acuerdo a la identidad adoptada”.

Rosario tiene su primera revista de diversidad sexual
Se llama "Actitud", sale mensualmente y se distribuye en forma gratuita. "Queríamos hacer una publicación que se pudiera leer en cualquier parte, en familia y no para esconder adentro de un sobre", contó el director Martín Peretti Scioli

[Argentina] [Opinion]
La Presidenta y las travestis
En la última sesión ordinaria de 2011, la Cámara de Diputados aprobó por amplísima mayoría —y con votos favorables de todos los partidos— una ley de identidad de género que, de ser confirmada por el Senado, será la más avanzada del mundo.

segunda-feira, dezembro 26, 2011

The weirdest and most unexpected LGBT stories of 2011
As 2011 draws to a close, takes a look back at the most important stories of the last twelve months.

A trans trailblazer
Thirty seconds into our conversation, and it’s quite clear Jillian Page is a writer. She’s already telling me how the lead for this article should read.

2011: The Year in Queer for New England
Rhode Island’s civil unions, Barney Frank, Barbara Lenk, David Cicilline, and Massachusetts’ Transgender Equal Rights Bill were among the top headlines of the past year for local LGBTs

Relive 2011′s 10 Greatest LGBT Victories In Just Under Two Minutes
A lot happened between the Justice Department’s February 23rd announcement that it would no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act and Hilary Clinton’s monumental December 6th LGBT rights speech at the U.N.. And as MSNBC recounts the ten major LGBT rights victories of 2011, it gives us a lot of hope for 2012.

MSNBC's Thomas Roberts Calls 2011 'Banner Year' For Gay Rights
MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts has described 2011 as a “banner year” for gay rights.
In a segment titled The Flip Side which aired on Friday, Roberts highlighted the year's advances for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

[MA, USA] [Letters to the Editor]
Parents ought to be aware of options in treating gender identity disorder
Your coverage of a transgender child’s treatment at Dr. Norman Spack’s clinic was absorbing, but parents of kids who exhibit transgender behaviors need more comprehensive coverage ( “Led by the child who simply knew,’’ Page A1). An excellent starting point is the 2008 “Report of the Task Force on Gender Identity and Gender Variance,’’ which is available at the American Psychological Association website.

domingo, dezembro 25, 2011

Transgender TV star takes on Queen
Britain’s Channel 4 offers transgender Karen Gayle as alternative to Queen’s Christmas speech

Jamaican opposition leader backs gay rights
The Jamaican opposition leader has come out in favour of LGBT rights and reviewing the anti-gay buggery law during an election debate.

Trans woman files human rights complaint
Northwest Territories’ Finance Minister Michael Miltenberger is facing a human rights complaint for allegedly telling a transsexual student at Aurora College that she should leave the school because she had “spooked the Governor General.”

Testosterone shortage
A manufacturing delay that has created a shortage of the injectable testosterone drug Delatestryl has left many trans men scrambling to find alternatives.

Lance Bass Apologizes For Using Transgender Slur
Lance Bass has apologized for using a transgender slur on national television.
Lance Bass’ Continues Celebrity Trend Of Using Twitter To Apologize For Slurs
[Commentary] Rhymes With Ass

[USA] [Commentary]
No One Needs to Watch ‘Work It’ in Order to Have Standing to Judge it
Lee Standish is a quick-witted and likable family man. His best friend, Angel Ortiz, is a hotheaded ladies’ man with no filter. The two of them worked at Pontiac — Lee as a top salesman and Angel as head mechanic — until the company went out of business. Out of work for a year, their job prospects don’t look too bright. They’ve learned the hard way that the current recession is more of a “man-cession” and their skills aren’t in high demand. Then the almost-broke Lee finds out that Coreco Pharmaceuticals is looking to hire sales reps — female sales reps. He takes a chance and goes into the interview dressed in heels, a skirt and make-up. The transformed Lee gets hired — as a woman.

Next Hearing Date Set for Bad Butt Injections Suspect
A hearing date was set Friday for a woman accused of injecting people with Fix-a-Flat and cement as part of a black market buttock-enhancing business.
Hearing for accused butt-boosting doc Oneal Morris moved to January

Gladstone fires police Sgt. Lynn Benton, who is implicated in murder-for-hire plot of spouse
Excerpt: Benton and Higbee Benton married in 2010 in what became a tumultuous relationship, prosecutors said. Benton, born Lynne Irene Benton, already had undergone a female-to-male sex-change operation and had legally become Lynn Edward Benton.

sábado, dezembro 24, 2011

Murilo Armacollo substitui Lea T. como a transexual de 'O brado retumbante'
Ator pouco conhecido do grande público, Murilo Armacollo foi escolhido pela TV Globo para viver Julie, uma transexual na minissérie "O brado retumbante", que estreia dia 17 de janeiro. Originalmente, o papel caberia à transexual Lea T., filha do ex-jogador Toninho Cerezo. Mas a emissora e a modelo não chegaram a um acordo.

El travesti de Chueca degolló a hachazos a su novio tras romper
Arian Pablo, un ex bombero que actuaba como transformista en bares de ambiente homosexual, discutió acaloradamente con su pareja, que supuestamente ejercía la prostitución

Transsexual who pushed cross-dresser under Tube train jailed for life
A TRANSSEXUAL who pushed a lawyer under a Tube train was yesterday jailed for life.
Senthooran Kanagas­ingham, 35, shoved his ­transvestite friend David “Sonia” Burgess, 63, to his death at King’s Cross, the Old Bailey heard.
Life For Sex-swap Tube Killer
Man who pushed solicitor under tube train jailed for life
Man jailed for killing Sonia Burgess at King's Cross station
Man jailed over killing lawyer
Cricklewood cross-dresser jailed for life for pushing friend in front of a train
Trans woman’s killer found guilty of manslaughter after Tube death
Transsexual pushed 'generous friend' under train
Seven years for tube kill
Pictured for the first time: The transgender killer who pushed cross-dressing lawyer under a tube train

Trans personality Karen Gayle in this year’s Alternative Christmas Message
Channel 4′s annual Alternative Christmas Message will this year feature Karen Gayle, one of the stars of its popular documentary, My Transsexual Summer.

PINK Embassy opens first emergency shelter for the LGBT community in Albania
Starting from January 2012, Tirana will have its first reception and accommodation shelter in emergency cases for the LGBT community in Albania, which we have called the “Rainbow Shelter”. This important project, made possible through collaboration with Planet Romeo Foundation in Netherlands, equips the LGBT community with a shelter at their most difficult and extreme moments in life, especially for the people who are in a “coming out” process in their families.

Today’s reality, which often puts LGBT people in front of the personal dilemma of self-acceptance, even with the condition of leaving the family, made it necessary for PINK Embassy to look for a shelter, which will make possible for those who have to abandon their homes, to have a place which will offer them protection and safety.

The “Rainbow Shelter”, whose location will not be disclosed for security purposes, will enable LGBT individuals in difficulty to integrate in society and give them the needed time to communicate with their relatives and loved ones. The “Rainbow Shelter” will be open only for individuals older that 18 years and for those younger, accommodation will be available in shelters for children and teenagers.

For a long time, PINK Embassy has expressed concern for cases when parents or relatives of the LGBT community have reacted strongly after learning about the sexual orientation of their children, reaching the point of beating or kicking them out. In many cases, however, after a period of reflection and communication, parents have re-united with their children, starting the phase of recognizing their sexual orientation. Taking into consideration this important and fragile moment of their lives, the wish of PINK Embassy has been that during this transitory period, to assist the members of community in the negotiations with parents and loved ones or by helping them to learn and find a profession.

The “Rainbow Shelter” will function, based on ethical rules, in order for cohabitation, no matter how short, to be at the benefit of all individuals and our common cause.

For PINK Embassy, this is an important moment towards the advancement and protection of LGBT community rights, by making sure that independently from life circumstances, none of its members is suffering violence and damages that might come from leaving the family.

Trans-border crossings
Strip searching transsexual or intersexed individuals has never been easy, but it’s about to get more complicated

All Ontario teachers will be forced to undergo ‘diversity’ training by 2013: minister
By 2013 prospective teachers in Ontario will be required to undergo focused training in “sexual orientation” and “gender diversity,” says a cabinet minister in Premier Dalton McGuinty’s Liberal government.

Lance Bass Uses Transgender Slur While Guest Hosting 'Access Hollywood Live' (Video)
The gay entertainer says he didn't realize the word "tranny" was unacceptable.
Lance Bass Uses Transgender Slur on Air

[USA] [Commentary]
ABC’s ‘Work It’ harms the transgender community – period
In the late seventies and early eighties my Dad, Jack Sandeen, worked at Disney Studios – first as a costumer, and then as the head of the wardrobe department. He worked on films such as Splash, The Apple Dumpling Gang and the original Tron. He passed away June 17, 2002 and I began my transition to Autumn Feb. 6 of the following year.
[Commentary] Offensive ABC sitcom ‘Work It’ will fail simply because it’s not funny
[Commentary] How ABC Can Salvage Work It

Person of the Year: Vandy Beth Glenn
After a day back at work under the Gold Dome, Vandy Beth Glenn sits down to talk. She pulls her boots off her feet and tucks her legs under her, maneuvering her body into a comfortable position.

Trying Times For Transgender Inmates
For as long as she can remember, Maribel said, she has felt that she was different. She was born a boy in Mexico, and came to the United States at 16. Two years later, she started taking hormone pills and later underwent some operations to become physically the woman she always believed herself to be.

PA legislature gets first-ever LGBT caucus
More than two-dozen members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly are stepping up to the plate for LGBT equality.

HCC Board of Trustees unanimously approves trans protections
The Houston Community College Board of Trustees unanimously approve trans protections during their regular meeting last week. The measure to include Gender Identity and Expression in the college’s system-wide nondiscrimination policy was voted on as part of a group of noncontroversial actions considered by the board.

Matan travesti que ya había sufrido atentado
Como Marvin Geovany Ramos Miranda (23), fue identificado un travesti que el pasado martes fue hallado sin vida, en la habitación de un hotel de la 1 avenida, entre 6 y 7 calles del sampedrano barrio Medina.

Encuentran el arma con que asesinaron a policía gay de 11 puñaladas
El arma blanca, que se sospecha fue utilizada para asesinar de 11 puñaladas al efectivo e integrante de la comunidad homosexual Mario Vega en Chimbas, San Juan, fue hallada semienterrada en un descampado junto a la pistola de la víctima.

sexta-feira, dezembro 23, 2011

Além das razões já apresentadas contra a patologização e psiquiatrização da transexualidade, como por exemplo a transexualidade não ser nenhuma doença mental mas sim um caso médico, existem outras bem relevantes e que reforçaram a minha mudança de opinião de opositora a apoiante.

Existem razões teóricas, como o direito que cada pessoa deve ter sobre o seu corpo e sobre as alterações que lhe deseje ou não fazer, e razões, digamos, humanas.

Nestas últimas encontram-se o preconceito e a discriminação. Ou seja, um psiquiatra ou um psicólogo, quando avalia uma pessoa, é suposto avaliá-la pela sua Identidade de Género. O pioneiro dos estudos sobre transexualidade, Dr Harry Benjamin, que fundou a HBIGDA (Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association) que recentemente alterou o seu nome para WPATH (World Pofessional Association for Transgender Health) classificou a transexualidade em vários graus (primária, secundária, etc.) sem no entanto negar a transexualidade de cada pessoa incluída nos vários graus. Ou seja, são todas pessoas transexuais.

Em concordância com isto, mas alargando o espectro de pessoas, a WPATH, na sua última edição dos Standards Of Care, admite claramente que nem todas as pessoas transexuais desejam submeterem-se a cirurgias, e que essas mesmas pessoas, caso seja de sua vontade, devem fazer tratamento hormonal. Ou seja, como psiquiatras e psicólogos, o principal é o bem estar da pessoa transexual e/ou transgénero.

Também Thomas Hammarberg, Comissário para os Direitos Humanos do Concelho da Europa, tem afirmado por várias vezes que a Identidade de Género de cada pessoa deve ser respeitada e aceite por todos os estados membros.

Mas em Portugal, numa grande maioria de casos, não é isto que se passa. Os supostos profissionais psiquiátricos e psicólogos, cuja função principal devia ser a de ajudarem e contribuírem para o bem estar psicológico da pessoa, fazem o contrário. Pelo menos em certos casos.

Que fazem eles? Contrariando os Standards of Care da WPATH e as recomendações do comissário Thomas Hammarberg, a sua única preocupação não é a verificação da Identidade de Género da pessoa, mas a verificação da vontade da mesma pessoa em submeter-se a todas as cirurgias.

Ou seja, aceitam que uma pessoa tenha um Transtorno de Identidade de Género (vulgo transexualidade) mas de seguida não ligam nenhuma à Identidade de Género da pessoa em causa. Sempre me bati pela visão de que as cirurgias não devem ser vistas como causa da transexualidade mas sim como consequência da mesma. Quem se submete às cirurgias fá-lo por ser transexual, não para ser transexual.

Os psiquiatras e psicólogos que trabalham nestes casos, na sua maioria, pensam que a vontade de submissão às cirurgias é causa da transexualidade, contrariando assim tanto os Standards of Care da WPATH, as recomendações de Thomas Hammarberg e as conclusões de Harry Benjamin. E se alguma pessoa demonstra algum tipo de dúvida sobre o desejo de se submeter às mesmas ou defende outra coisa que não esta arcaica visão da transexualidade, é logo taxado como não-transexual.

Estes “juízes”, em vez de observarem uma pessoa pela sua Identidade de Género, que no fundo é do que trata a transexualidade, julgam-nos pela genitália.

Se isto já era grave anteriormente, agora com a lei de alteração de nome e género torna-se um verdadeiro problema. Essa negação impede uma pessoa transexual de aceder aos seus direitos legais.

Um caso de que tive conhecimento: uma mulher transexual (1), já com um relatório favorável, de orientação sexual lésbica, defensora das cirurgias como consequência da transexualidade não como causa, gosta de outra mulher transexual (2).

Teve acompanhamento durante 5 anos, fez todos os testes necessários para atestar da sua sanidade mental, vive no seu género (feminino) há mais de sete anos, iniciou o seu tratamento hormonal antes de iniciar o seu processo e depois de tudo isto foi taxada como homossexual por uma psicóloga.

Não há certeza de que este caso seja elegível para o Guinness World Book of Records como o primeiro homossexual que não é sexualmente atraído por homens mas sim por mulheres, mas mesmo que não o seja, caso raríssimo deve ser de certeza.

Porquê? Porque a psicóloga, e aqui é demonstrado claramente o preconceito existente e que devia não ser considerado pelos supostos profissionais que analisam estes casos, não vê a mulher transexual de que ela gosta como mulher. Como na altura ainda não tinha feito nenhuma cirurgia, não era mulher coisa nenhuma, mas sim um homem. Esta negação da Identidade de Género de uma pessoa (que presentemente completou o seu processo na Ordem dos Médicos e já se submeteu a cirurgias, estando em vias de mudar nome e género na documentação legal) por alguém que devia antes de tudo o mais ter isso em conta, lança sérias dúvidas sobre a capacidade que detém para analisar casos de transexualidade.

E como vê a outra mulher (2) como um homem, a mulher transexual de orientação lésbica (1) é um homossexual. É um homem que gosta de outro homem. Isto, claro, juntamente com as opiniões expressas por essa mulher (1) sobre a transexualidade durante as consultas, e por, apesar de desejar submeter-se às cirurgias, não demonstrar uma urgência desmedida.

Tal comportamento demonstrado por um suposto especialista, demonstra bem que em Portugal, psiquiatras e psicólogos limitam-se a, em vez de ajudar, policiar as pessoas transexuais de acordo com os seus próprios preconceitos e sem qualquer espécie de base científica.

Obviamente que a isto não está alheio o facto da transexualidade não poder ser diagnosticada. Não existe teste nenhum que possa dar esse diagnóstico, nem se sabe ao certo o que é a transexualidade, como aparece ou porque aparece. Sabe-se que existe, ponto final. A única coisa que podem fazer é ver se uma pessoa não sofre de nenhuma perturbação/doença mental que possa ser confundida com a transexualidade.

A partir daí, funcionam os estereotipos e preconceitos dos supostos profissionais, que só ajudam a fomentar novos meios de discriminação, como por exemplo, que as pessoas transexuais são só as operadas e coisas afins.

E alguns desses supostos especialistas ainda bradam aos céus que fazem parte da WPATH (mas só para o que lhes interessa, pois não seguem os Standards of Care) ou mencionam o Dr. Harry Benjamin (sem no entanto respeitarem as suas descobertas e opiniões).

Este comportamento é completamente inadmissível e intolerável nos tempos que correm. E no entanto as associações e/ou grupos LGBT principais não movem um dedo nem escrevem uma linha sobre isto. O tema é tabú. Porquê? Porque isto só se resolve com a despatologização e consequente despsiquiatrização destes processos. E as associações e/ou grupos portugueses, que sabem perfeitamente que estes casos são uma realidade nacional, terão, mais cedo ou mais tarde, de olhar para este estado das coisas. E quanto mais cedo melhor.

Não se pode, evidentemente, negar a esses supostos profissionais a avaliação destes casos, apesar de manifestarem uma incapacidade em fazê-lo com a independência necessária. A Ordem dos Médicos e a Ordem dos Psicólogos poderiam fazê-lo, mas estão contaminados internamente por estes indivíduos.

Portanto a solução terá necessariamente que passar pela despatologização e consequente despsiquiatrização, com os riscos inerentes.

No fundo, são os próprios psiquiatras e psicólogos que, ao demonstrarem serem incapazes de ultrapassar os seus próprios preconceitos e de diminuírem a importância da Identidade de Género, que afinal devia ser a prioridade, forçam o apoio à despatologização, que tanto medo lhes faz. E faz medo porquê? Porque acham que as pessoas transexuais precisam de ajuda? Nada disso, como ficou demonstrado atrás. Faz-lhes medo porque depois começam a ver as pessoas que não consideram como transexuais devido aos seus próprios preconceitos a serem respeitadas pela sua Identidade de Género, sem terem hipótese de as bloquear, como todos os bons polícias de género devem fazer.

Transtorno de Identidade de Género é o nome dado a estes casos. Em Portugal talvez devesse ser Transtorno Genital.

Até quando se manterá esta situação? E até quando os grupos e associações LGBT poderão continuar a sustentar um alheamento que se torna cada vez mais incómodo?
U.N. issues first-ever report on LGBT human rights violations
LGBT individuals around the world gained the United Nations' backing with the release of the global agency's first-ever report on violations of LGBT human rights around the world.

Samoa considers decriminalising female impersonations
Samoa's transgender community has welcomed proposed government reforms to allow men to partake in 'female impersonations'.

Rights protection push
Gay rights advocates will rail against religious exemptions in any future federal anti-discrimination legislation designed to protect LGBTI people.

Working group to fight for LGBTI rights
A new working group set up to improve the delivery of federal government services to LGBTI people has met.

Trans woman files complaint against NWT politician
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association says a trans woman was blatantly discriminated against when the Northwest Territories’ finance minister allegedly asked her to leave her Fort Smith college campus Dec 9.
Human rights complaint launched against N.W.T. minister
[Commentary] NWT Canada Finance Minister accused of trans bullying
[Commentary] Trans woman asked by NWT Finance Minister to leave to accommodate “spooked” Governor General

Girl Scouts' Inclusion Of Bobby Montoya, 7-Year-Old Transgender Child, Prompts Troops To Disband
A Colorado-based Girl Scouts troop's decision to admit a 7-year-old transgender child this fall has prompted three leaders to resign and dissolve their troops.
As The Christian Post is reporting, all three of the troop leaders were affiliated with the Northlake Christian School in Covington, Louisiana.
Girls Scout troops disband in protest over allowing seven-year-old transgender to join group
[Commentary] The Faith Based Transphobes Strike Back-Louisiana Girl Scout Troops Disband Over Trans Inclusive Policy

Army private portrayed as deeply troubled
Lawyers representing a former Army intelligence officer who allegedly leaked classified documents to WikiLeaks portrayed their client as a deeply troubled soldier who was struggling to come to terms with his gender identity during a hearing at Fort Meade, Maryland that will determine whether he will face potential court martial.
Hearing ending for Army private accused of leaking US secrets, court-martial decision up next

Work It Gets Failing Grade
Two guys can’t make it in the professional world during a so-called “mancession.” So they dress up as women. Sound familiar? It was the premise for Bosom Buddies starring Tom Hanks way back when, but the corny plot line has most recently been reincarnated as Work It, a new sitcom debuting Jan. 3 on ABC.
GLAAD's full-page ad denounces ABC cross-dressing sitcom 'Work It'
Bid to stop ‘transphobic’ series
Just Not Working, HRC and GLAAD Up Campaign Against ABC's New Sitcom
ABC sitcom ‘Work It’ may harm transgender people in the workplace
'Work It' will harm transgender people, GLAAD ad says
ABC To Meet With Gay Groups Over Transgender Issues In 'Work It'
US network “will meet LGBT groups” to discuss new show’s effect on trans community
GLAAD and HRC Tell ABC that ‘Work It’ Will Harm Transgender People

[Commentary] GLADD slam at ABC sitcom is off base
[Commentary] ABC’s Work It Is Not Only Bigoted, It’s Inaccurate
[Commentary] Work It: ABC's New Low
[Commentary] Hatred Intensifies for Work It, the Worst Television Show in History

Brandon McInerney, 17, Sentenced To 21 Years For Shooting Gay Teen Lawrence King
Brandon McInerney, the 17-year-old student who pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of gay teen Lawrence King, was sentenced to 21 years in prison on Monday, CBS News reported.

Laguna officers arrest transgender woman on prostitution charges
A Stanton man who identifies as a woman was arrested on prostitution and drug charges Thursday, after undercover officers answered an ad on Craig's List.

Transgender Woman Stabbed
A 56-year-old transgender woman was stabbed while at a house in Northeast D.C.'s Kingman Park neighborhood at around 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, marking the city's 12th assault against a transgender woman where a knife or gun was used since July.

Furr Update
MPD officer accused of shooting at transgender women remains in lockup as lawyers try to negotiate plea deal

Chrishaun McDonald’s trial continued
Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald appeared in court, Dec. 20 for a hearing where it was decided that her trial will begin on April 30, 2012, instead of the original start date of Jan. 9.

Planet Fitness employee charged with groping teen
Excerpt: They say Sprung also showed the alleged victim nude photographs of her genitals -- pictures described as a work in progress, since Sprung was not born a female.
Police describe her as a transgender individual, classified as a female on her driver's license.

Identificaron a Shakira
Después de casi dos semanas, Shakira, el travesti que fue rescatado ahogado el pasado 8 de diciembre del río Sinú, a la altura de la calle 34, fue identificado por sus familiares. Su nombre real era José Antonio Quiñónez Ortega y tenía 25 años.
Prueba de ADN al cuerpo de “Shakira”

Ni puta ni peluquera
Ricardo es ahora Victoria y es enfermera
Ricardo será la primera travesti en Colombia —y quizá en el mundo entero— que tenga un busto de yeso en su honor en una plaza pública. La pieza está casi lista, próxima a ser exhibida en Sabanetica, un pueblo recóndito del departamento de Sucre.

Zulia: 'El crimen de la 'Loba' fue pasional'
El asesino del travesti es Daniel Fernando Sánchez Sequera. La víctima y su asesino tuvieron una discusión dentro de su camioneta Jeep Cherokee, modelo Sport Wagom, placas XXUW-511, color gris. El criminal sacó la barra metálica para amenazar a Fonseca

"Presidente Travesti" genera polémica entre el "Club de la Comedia" y Pablo Simonetti
El último videoclip del programa de CHV, donde musicalmente proponen un nuevo gobierno transexual, desató la molestia del escritor nacional y presidente del organismo, quien lo considera "desafortunado y denigratorio". "No tiene sentido del humor", rebatió Ruminot.
¿Un presidente travesti para Chile?

quinta-feira, dezembro 22, 2011

[Australia/New Zealand]
Deeply symbolic pounamu accompanied Carmen
In a deeply significant gesture a small pounamu stone was placed in the hand of the late Carmen Rupe before her coffin was closed prior to yesterday's funeral.
Wgtn mayor supports statue of "statuesque" Carmen

Ablow Named Misinformer of the Year on LGBT Issues
For saying a young boy would be psychologically damaged by toenail-painting, that Chaz Bono has a “psychotic delusion,” that being transgender is like thinking you’re a zebra, and more, commentator Keith Ablow has won the title Misinformer of the Year on LGBT Issues from Media Matters.

Manning defense's focus on gender identity disorder alarms some
Raising the hackles of some attorneys who work on transgender legal issues, defense attorneys for Bradley Manning apparently intend to make an almost novel legal argument -- that the Army private was suffering from gender identity disorder when his alleged crimes were committed -- if his case proceeds to court martial as expected.

Gay groups to meet with ABC over cross-dressing sitcom 'Work It'
Two gay rights groups are asking ABC to call a halt to a new sitcom, “Work It,” that features two manly men who dress in drag to land jobs as women.
GLAAD, transgender groups want ABC to drop 'Work It'
[Commentary] ABC's Work It Unnecessarily Injurious to Transgender Americans

DCTC Files Brief Urging Respect for Trans Inmates’ Constitutional Rights
On Friday, December 16, 2011, DCTC filed a friend of the court brief in the case of De’Lonta v. Johnson urging the Richmond-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to find that the Virginia Department of Correction’s housing policy for transgender inmates violates the Equal Protection, Due Process and Cruel and Unusual Punishment clauses of the U.S. Constitution.

Workplace Law: Judgment entered in sex discrimination case
In recent years, legal scholars and others have speculated as to whether a transgender individual had the right to sue for discrimination based on “sex.” Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit joined both the 9th and 6th Circuits in answering that question in the affirmative. Although the court’s decision was rooted in the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, the case is still instructive to private employers as the same analysis applied by the court can be applied to claims under Title VII.

Massachusetts newspaper mocks Chaz Bono, transgender people
A Massachusetts newspaper is catching heat for mocking transgender celebrity Chaz Bono and a new state law prohibiting discrimination against gender identity.
Massachusetts Newspaper's Chaz Bono And Transgender Law Parody Slammed By LGBT Rights Activists
HRC to MA Newspaper: Your Anti-Trans Mockery Isn’t a Laughing Matter

[Letters to the Editor] Phelps' parody on Chaz Bono criticized
[Letters to the Editor] Transgender parody was 'dehumanizing'
[Commentary] Take Action: Tell Massachusetts Paper to Remove Offensive Chaz Bono 'Christmas Carol'

[MN, USA] [Commentary]
Defend CeCe McDonald! Self-Defense is Not a Crime! Stand up Against Racism and Transphobia!
An important case demands our support. Crishaun “CeCe” McDonald, a young Black transgender woman faces two counts of second degree murder for defending her friends and herself from physical attacks by a group shouting ugly racist and homophobic insults.

Transgendered Man Pleads Guilty to Shooting Death of Girlfriend
A transgendered Cass County man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges that he shot and killed his girlfriend in 2009.

Poll: Utahns favor legal protection for LGBTQ individuals in employment, housing
A recent poll commissioned by Equality Utah — a Salt Lake-based civil rights organization focusing on equal rights and protections for LGBT Utahns and their families — found that a majority of those polled favored a statewide non-discrimination law that would make it illegal for someone to be fired from a job solely because they are LGBT.

Colectivo Igualdad de Derechos Ya rechaza homofobia y pide que autoridades respeten la ley
Solicitan que se aplique Artículo 11 de la Constitución que garantiza la equidad
“Instamos a la comunidad GLBTI (para que) ejerza sus derechos de ciudadanía; y a los funcionarios públicos cambiar su actitud, que en la mayoría de ocasiones dificulta el ejercicio de nuestros derechos”, es la petición que hace el Colectivo de Derechos Humanos que felicitó al IESS por haber hecho efectivo el derecho de que una persona del mismo sexo reciba el montepío después de la muerte de su pareja.

Dueño de reconocido autolavado donde instalan GPS asesinó al travesti “La Loba”: CICPC esclarece el crimen
Tras varios días de pesquisas funcionarios de la brigada contra homicidios del CICPC Maracaibo, identificaron al sujeto que el domingo 11 de este mes a las seis de la mañana le quitó la vida de dos balazos al travesti Robert Alejandro Fonseca Fonseca de 22 años, mejor conocido como “La Loba”.

Travestis y transexuales camino al nombre propio
Los derechos de travestis y transexuales en Argentina, que estaban entre las minorías sexuales más marginadas, se consolidan cada vez más gracias a la aprobación, hace un año y medio, del matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo.

Habilitan servicio de salud inclusivo con perspectiva de diversidad sexual
El intendente Darío Díaz Pérez presidió el acto de lanzamiento del Servicio de Salud Inclusivo para Todos y Todas con Perspectiva de Diversidad Sexual el cual, estará ubicado en el Hospital General de Agudos Evita. Este novedoso sistema de atención facilitará el acceso a la Salud de personas gays, travestis, bisexuales, lesbianas y transexuales con el objetivo de mejorar su calidad de vida.

quarta-feira, dezembro 21, 2011

LGBT Human Rights Activists Welcome Unprecedented Progress from the United Nations
At the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), we welcomed with genuine elation Thursday’s release of the first-ever United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights report on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Assassino da marreta pode ter matado travesti no Centro
O corpo do travesti assassinado na madrugada do último sábado (3), na Avenida Francisco Glicério, no Centro de Campinas, foi identificado terça-feira (6) pela mãe e uma irmã da vítima.

Travesti é encontrado morto com pedradas na cabeça
Um travesti foi morto com várias pedradas na cabeça quando saia de uma lanchonete na noite de segunda-feira (19), no bairro Santa Edwirges, em Pouso Alegre.

Travesti assassinado é identificado pelo pai
Ontem (29) por volta das 10h, da manhã após o corpo de um possível travesti ser encontrado ao IML localizado pela PM já sem vida por volta das 05h30 no bairro boa esperança. O pai da vítima esteve no IML e acabou reconhecendo ser seu filho.

El ámbito educativo registra el mayor número de agresiones, según Bolo-Bolo
La asociación de Lesbianas, Gays, Transexuales y Bisexuales de Toledo Bolo-Bolo celebra hoy su décimo aniversario, con la presentación de un estudio que muestra, entre otros datos, que el ámbito donde este colectivo sufre más agresiones físicas y verbales es en los centros educativos.

[Siera Leone]
National AIDS Commission boycotts LGBTQ Youth HIV/AIDS book launch
he National AIDS Commission NAC yesterday boycotted the first ever Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender and Queer LGBTQ Youth HIV/AIDS book launch in Sierra Leone. No representative of the commission was present at the historic event to make a statement when called upon despite that they were duly invited for the programme.

2600 Iranians request changing gender
The dean of the faculty for law of the Shaheed Beheshti University of Tehran says that 2600 people have applied at the Tehran forensic office to change their gender.

House pursues pro-LGBT bill
Saying no to the Catholic Church hierarchy for the second time, Congress will pursue the passage of the anti-discrimination bill with lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender (LGBT) provisions, one of the principal authors of the measure in the Lower Chamber said.

[Australia/New Zealand]
Rupe sent off in style
Transgender icon Carmen Rupe was this afternoon buried in the Maori section of Rookwood Cemetery following a service at Redfern’s Te Wairua Rapu Church just after midday where a diverse crowd from the Maori, LGBTI and drag communities had gathered to remember her and mourn her passing.
Standing ovation farewells Carmen

Lawyers say Bradley Manning struggled with gender identity disorder
Attorneys representing Pfc. Bradley Manning, a 24-year-old Army private previously identified as gay, startled observers at a pre-court martial hearing on Saturday by saying allegations that Manning leaked classified U.S. intelligence information could be linked to a personal struggle over his gender identity.

Girl Scout Troops in Trans Panic Mode?
After a Denver Girl Scout troop decided to allow a 7-year-old transgender child into the troop — reiterating that Girl Scouting was about empowerment and inclusion — a representative from Colorado's statewide organization, Rachelle Trujillo, told The Christian Post that "if parents brought a child to a meeting, and the child is recognized in the community as their daughter, then the Girl Scouts accept that. We don’t require proof of gender."

Chaz Bono and Jennifer Elia have called off engagement, split up
Chaz Bono and Jennifer Elia have called off their engagement -- in fact, after six years together, they've called off their whole relationship.
Chaz Bono Splits From Fiancée

Work It bosses under fire for mocking transgender community
Producers behind upcoming US TV series Work It have come under fire from gay rights advocacy groups for poking fun at cross-dressers.
GLAAD Slams ABC Over Sitcom’s Transphobia Risks
HRC lobbies ABC for ‘Work It’ redress

[Commentary] ABC's 'Work It' A Potential Threat - But Not To Transgenders
[Commentary] GLAAD On Another Censorship Rampage
[Commentary] You're Fired: Work It Doesn't Work
[Commentary] About Work It

Prison Guard Instructs Immigrant Detainee to Drink His Semen, Gets Slap on the Wrist
In September 2009 Tanya Guzman-Martinez was sent to Arizona's Eloy Detention Center for undocumented workers to await deportation back to Mexico. While in custody, Guzman-Martinez, who is transgendered, requested asylum under the Convention Against Torture; her argument was that she would be persecuted upon returning to Mexico for being biologically male but identifying as female. While Guzman-Martinez was eventually granted asylum in 2010, she nevertheless faced persecution and abuse as a result of being transgendered—just not from Mexican thugs.

California Bills Can Set Precedent for Women’s Colleges to Sharpen Transgender Policies
California made significant strides with the passing of three state bills in support of LGBT rights legislation this past October 10th.

McInerney Sentenced to 21 Years for Killing Gay Teen
In a California courtroom on Monday, Brandon McInerney was sentenced to jail for 21 years after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of his gay classmate Lawrence King.
McInerney sentenced to 21 years in prison for killing of gay classmate
Brandon McInerney receives 21 year prison sentence for gay school shooting
Sentencian a joven que mató en clases a compañero homosexual

Two accused in 'toxic tush' case plead not guilty
Two people accused of injecting a toxic mixture of "Fix-a-Flat" and Superglue to enhance women's tushes were arraigned Monday on charges of practicing medicine without a license.

Court rules Ga. university can require counseling student to follow ethics code on gay clients
A federal court has upheld a ruling that Augusta State University in Georgia was within its rights to require a graduate school counseling student to keep her biblical views on gays to herself.
Appeals court rejects anti-gay graduate student’s bid for reversal of her expulsion

Massachusetts Newspaper Mocks Transgender Americans
The Lowell Sun ran a series of mock Christmas carols today, including one mocking transgender Americans and referencing Massachusetts’ transgender protections bill. That bill, signed into law last month, bars discrimination in the workplace and adds gender identity and expression to the commonwealth’s existing hate crime laws.

Kalamazoo looks to push back against House Bill that would void anti-discrimination ordinance
After months of debating and campaigning in 2009, voters in Kalamazoo passed an ordinance to protect gay, lesbian and transgendered citizens from discrimination, now a House bill in Lansing could change all of that.
State bills seeking to void Kalamazoo's gay-rights ordinance, domestic partner by City Commission

Campaign in Helena begins for gay rights ordinance similar to Missoula's
Katherine Haque-Hausrath has yet to take the seat that she won in the November city commission election, but an anti-discrimination ordinance for Helena, a cornerstone of her campaign, is gaining steam.

Utahns Support Some Antidiscrimination Measures
Utah may be known as one of the most conservative states in the nation, but a majority of its residents favor LGBT-inclusive laws against discrimination in employment and housing, according to a new poll.

Abogados cristianos de Jamaica se preparan para oponerse a la despenalización de la homosexualidad
La Hermandad de Abogados Cristianos de Jamaica (Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship, LCF) organizó el 10 de diciembre, Día Internacional de los Derechos Humanos, un simposio que entre otros temas analizó la “amenaza” que supone para la sociedad jamaicana las cada vez más insistentes demandas de despenalización de la homosexualidad. Al simposio asistieron dos miembros de la Corte Suprema de Jamaica, así como el fiscal general del estado, entre otras personalidades.

Alianza Regional contra la homofobia, la transfobia y el VIH/SIDA
Con el fin de potenciar el desarrollo autónomo de las organizaciones de lesbianas, gays, transexuales y bisexuales de la región, se firmó el último sábado la Alianza Regional Contra la Homofobia, la Transfobia y el VIH/Sida en la Asociación Civil Selva Amazónica con la participación de la Asociación Movimiento Homosexual Diversidad de Punchana y la Asociación GAM “Fuerza que nos Une”.

Things Slowly Getting Better for Transgender People
Transvestites and transsexuals in Argentina, who were among the most marginalised minority populations, have seen respect for their rights grow in recent years, especially since same-sex marriage became legal in this country a year and a half ago.

Cae el supuesto asesino del policia gay, ¿murió en un hotel?
El sospechoso tiene 23 años y está seriamente complicado en el homicidio. Ayer, encontraron manchas de sangre en un hotel por horas.