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sexta-feira, novembro 30, 2012

Hate crime is a reality in the EU, two new FRA reports show
Hate crime is a daily reality throughout the European Union (EU), two new reports by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) confirm. Violence and offences motivated by racism, xenophobia, religious intolerance, or by a person’s disability, sexual orientation or gender identity are all examples of hate crime, which harm not only those targeted but also strike at the heart of EU commitments to democracy and the fundamental rights of equality and non-discrimination.

A Bill, Prohibiting Gender Reassignment, Proposed to the Agenda of the New Parliament
The representative of the ‘Homeland Union’ Antanas Matulas, the Deputy Chairman of Committee on Health Affairs, has resubmitted a draft amendment to the Civil Code, prohibiting gender reassignment surgeries, five days after the beginning of the new parliamentary tenure. An identical draft amendment was submitted in 2011, but failed to be adopted. Therefore it could be presumed that the current motion seeks to test the new Parliament’s attitudes towards trans issues.

Ugandan Trans Woman's Open Letter To Parliament
TransGriot Note: As a transgender child of the African Diaspora, this 'Kill the Gays' bill is my business as well. I'm sad and disgusted to say it was pushed by white American christobigots and does affect trans people who live in Uganda. A Ugandan trans woman wrote this letter asking her members of Parliament to reject the so-called "kill the gays" bill.
TRANSCRIPT: Ugandan Trans Woman Pens Courageous Open Letter to Parliament

Two trans women arrested in Kuwait
Kuwait continues with 'morality' campaigns that also target LGBT people, and in particular the trans community, with at least 15 transgender women now imprisoned

MPA Ulfat seeks equal rights for transgenders
The transgender community on Wednesday unfolded a charter of demand for the rights of the community members, which faces various types of biases and discrimination. In this regard, speakers addressed a round-table discussion titled “Upcoming Election: Effective Participation of Transgender Community”. It was arranged by Centre for Human Rights Education (CHRE).

Why LGBTs need political representation in the Philippines
The first congressional nominee of the world’s only LGBT political party talks to Gay Star News about the fight for democratic representation for the queer citizens of the Philippines

Diamond effort in trans fight
A Queensland trans woman has taken a prominent role in tackling trans discrimination on a global scale. The World Health Organisation (WHO) still includes ‘transsexualism’ in its list of mental disorders, something that Gold Coast campaigner Michelle Diamond (pictured) sees as discrimination that adds to the struggle that she faces on a daily basis.

Transgender father-of-three wins right to help raise his girls after lengthy custody battle
A father of three who underwent a sex change operation has won the right to help raise his three girls while living his life as a woman.

Clinton Hails Progress in Speech to LGBT State Department Employees
The Secretary of State told a professional group for LGBT employees “creating an LGBT-welcoming workplace is not just the right thing to do, it’s also the smart thing to do.”
Clinton: LGBT-inclusion ‘the smart thing’ for U.S. foreign policy

Veteran Activist
As the new head of OutServe-SLDN, Allyson Robinson is opening new fronts in the fight for full equality in the military

Oprah Winfrey Catches Up With Thomas Beatie, AKA Pregnant Man
In Tuesday's episode of Where Are They Now? Oprah Winfrey caught up with Thomas Beatie.

Fox News psychiatrist: Woman ‘nuts’ for ‘gender bending’ son with a doll
Fox News’ resident psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow on Wednesday offered his professional opinion that a woman was “nuts” for buying her son a doll because it was “gender bending.”

Predictions vary on effect of St. Louis County's new anti-discrimination law
A new ordinance designed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals from discrimination in unincorporated areas of St. Louis County has produced some diametrically opposed predictions about its future implications.

Nondiscrimination ordinance on city agenda for Monday
An ordinance to protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals from various forms of discrimination is on the agenda of the Helena City Commission’s Monday evening meeting, and commissioners expect another significant dose of public input.

Openly transgender lawmaker may not resign, despite felony conviction
Stacie Laughton, one of the nation's first openly transgender state officials, said Wednesday she was reconsidering her previously announced resignation, and may not relinquish her seat in the New Hampshire House, despite pressure over a previously undisclosed conviction for credit card fraud.
Laughton undecided about resigning over past convictions
Having second thoughts: Felon lawmaker Laughton reconsidering whether to resign

Search For Missing Virginia Trans Teen
One of our young transsisters is missing in the Charlottesville,VA area. The local police and the family of Sage Smith is asking for help in finding her.
The 19 year old has been missing since November 20 when she was supposed to be meeting a man on a date and missed a planned Thanksgiving dinner with her mother..
Transgender Virginia teen missing 8 days
Vigil Held for Missing Teen as Police Follow New Lead
Charlottesville Police Looking for Second Person in Missing Teen Case
Dashad 'Sage' Smith Missing: Virginia Police Searching For Transgender Teen
Relatives Hope For Safe Return of Missing Charlottesville Teen

[Republica Dominicana]
Asesinada una activista transexual
Kiara Villanueva fue asesinada en la madrugada del sábado 17 cuando regresaba a su casa en Santo Domingo tras actuar en un restaurante de Boca Chica. Villanueva, de 33 años, era una de las fundadoras de TRANSSA (Trans Siempre Amigas), organización de transexuales, travestis y transgénero de la República Dominicana.

Aumenta violencia contra la diversidad sexual en Nicaragua
Un estudio diagnóstico del organismo regional del Centro por la Justicia y el Derecho Internacional, Cejil, identificó 53 casos de agresiones y de violencia contra las personas de la comunidad lésbico, gay, bisexual, transexual, transgénico, travesti e intersex, en un período de 1999 a 2011, en 15 municipios de 11 departamentos de Nicaragua.

quinta-feira, novembro 29, 2012

Segundo levantamento do GGB, a cada 33 horas um LGBT é assassinado no país
Bahia lidera o ranking em número absolutos de mortes em 2011.
Proporcionalmente o Nordeste é a região mais homofóbica do país.

Serving at a 
local level
A transgender former councillor has taken her first steps back into politics two years after shaking off her old life as a man.
And Rianna Humble – formerly Robert Hull – has praised the people of Crawley for their tolerance and understanding.

Un étudiant déguisé en femme se fait violer alors qu'il rentrait d'un baptême
A la mi-octobre, un étudiant de la HUB (Hogeschool Universiteit Brussel) rentrait d’un baptême déguisé en femme lorsqu’il a été attaqué par deux mineurs. Emmené à l’écart, il a été violé. L'affaire aurait dû rester discrète sauf que son école a décidé, en réaction, d'interdire aux étudiants de se déguiser en femmes. Depuis, tous les journaux flamands en parlent.

Little support by African churches for gay rights
In many African countries church organizations show little understanding for calls for greater rights for homosexuals, a stance which also influences political decisions. Malawi is a case in point.

Gender identity: The other sex
The Transgender day of Rememberance is marked annually on November 20. It is a day to memorialise those who have been killed as a result oftransphobia-which is the hatred or fear of transgender and gender non-conforming people. This is first of a three-part series into the lives of the Kenyan transgender society.

[South Africa]
Report discrimination, urges Home Affairs
The Department of Home Affairs has urged members of the public who may have been discriminated by its officials for being transgender or intersex to report such cases.

[South Africa]
The mirror has two faces
“Have you ever worn an item of clothing or been in a situation where it just didn’t feel right, and you just wanted to get out?” she asks, brows furrowed.
“Well that’s how I felt in my body.”
(Photo: Chris Collingridge 971: Raven El Messaoudi, right, with her mom Diane, who is often criticised for backing Raven in her choices.)

A transgender model's life on and off the ramp
"From the day I became conscious, I knew I was in a wrong body," says Olga B Aaron, a Chennai-based transgender amateur model who is the muse for a unique photo exhibition, currently on show at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath.

Tory caucus mulls transgender rights bill
Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have declared themselves strong advocates for gay rights worldwide, but the prime minister’s caucus is divided over a bill that would recognize some of those rights at home.
MP Glover embraces bill to protect transgender people

Carnival’s ‘no costume rule’ sparks controversy
A cruise company’s “no costume rule” has raised eyebrows less than a week before a ship on which cast members of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” are slated to perform is set to depart for the Caribbean.

Ending Gay and Transgender Health Disparities
This interview took place on November 8, 2012, and is a project of the Center for American Progress’s LGBT Research and Communications Project.

Clinton Reaffirms Commitment to LGBT Equality, But Mum on Uganda's Anti-Gay Bill
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reaffirmed her commitment to increasing acceptance of LGBT people around the world during a speech at the State Department today, but remained silent on concerns that continue to mount regarding an anti-gay bill in Uganda.

Status of Uganda Anti-Gay Bill Unclear; U.S. Religious Right Support Isn’t
American religious leaders hail Ugandan president's commitment to vanquishing "idolatry and witchcraft."

Pocatello officials draft anti-discrimination rule
City leaders in Pocatello are joining a handful of other Idaho cities pursuing anti-discrimination safeguards based on a person's sexual identity.
Pocatello pursuing protections for gays

Maryland Trans Activists Make 2013 Plans
Gender Rights Maryland, PFLAG chapters set state and local sights on gender-identity protections

Student’s data shows trans health disparities
Editor's Note: Some sources in this story are referenced using the gender-neutral pronouns “they” and “them” because they do not identify with masculine or feminine pronouns.

Gays win protection against bias in St. Louis County
In one of the longest and most emotional meetings in the St. Louis County Council’s history, an ordinance was narrowly passed Tuesday night that adds gender identity and sexual orientation to the county’s anti-discrimination regulations and hate crimes law.
St. Louis County Council Passes LGBT Equality Ordinance

University of North Carolina to Provide ‘Safe’ Housing for Transvestites and Transsexuals on Campus
Under the urging of a number of student groups, the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill has agreed to offer co-ed or “gender neutral” housing in order to protect transvestite or transsexual students on campus.

N.H. Transgender Legislator-Elect Won't Take Office
After news came out that Stacie Laughton had been convicted of a felony, she has decided not to take office as the state's first transgender elected official.
Transgender N.H. state representative-elect to resign
Nashua state Rep. resigns because criminal punishment makes her ineligible to serve
Laughton Will Resign State Rep Seat
Stacie Laughton Resigns: Transgender New Hampshire Rep Steps Down Following News Of Criminal Past
Laughton to give up House seat, Nashua Dem won’t serve because of criminal history
Newly elected NH lawmaker says won't take office

AVP learns of anti-LGBTQ Sexual Violence Incident in Ridgewood, Queens
AVP has learned of an anti-LGBTQ sexual violence incident and assault that took place in Ridgewood, Queens at about 4am on Saturday morning, November 24. According to NYPD sources cited by the New York Post, two individuals physically and sexually assaulted a 26-year old gender non-conforming person near 70th Street and 70th Avenue. The survivor was treated for injuries at a local hospital.

Mel Wymore Chooses People Over Politics
“When I was a kid I was a beekeeper. It was my hobby,” says Mel Wymore, a candidate for New York City Council on the Upper West Side in the 2013 elections. “I used to love just opening up the hive and staring at the bees working together as a community…. It’s also reminiscent of this feeling of being on the outside looking—when you are someone who feels different.”

PRESS RELEASE: HRC's New Municipal Equality Index Details the State of LGBT Equality in Seven Texas Cities
First of its kind nationwide evaluation of LGBT inclusion in municipal law and policy finds cities need to do more to protect LGBT employees and citizens

Transgender community speaks out about transition process
Penelope Ingram initiates a lot of discussion in her gender studies classes. Texas is a conservative state, after all. So, when Liam Stone approached the associate professor in her office after class one day, Ingram wasn’t sure what to expect — these conversations can escalate quickly.

ONG piden leyes contra discriminación sexual en Centroamérica
Organizaciones centroamericanas lideradas por el Centro de Estudios Internacionales (CEI) de Nicaragua demandaron este miércoles en San Salvador leyes que garanticen el respeto a los derechos humanos de las personas de diversas orientaciones sexuales.

quarta-feira, novembro 28, 2012

EU officials release survey on discrimination
The European Commission has published its latest survey on discrimination in the EU, including on grounds of sexual orientation and for the first time gender identity.

Travesti diz que foi espancada por grupo em Paranaguá
A travesti Andrielly Vogue, ex-candidata à Câmara Municipal de Curitiba, afirmou nesta terça-feira (27) que foi agredida por um grupo de seis pessoas no último sábado (24), em Paranaguá, no litoral do Paraná. "Fui atacada por cinco rapazes e uma moça. Levei socos, pontapés, ouvi injúrias e xingamentos", contou.

Transexual que perdeu guarda de bebê sofre nova derrota na Justiça
A Justiça de São José do Rio Preto, cidade localizada a 440 km de São Paulo, negou neste dia 15 o pedido de afastamento do promotor de Justiça Cláudio Santos de Moraes do processo de adoção de uma criança de 15 meses.

'Now I know why she wasn't good at ironing': Husband dumps his wife after 19 years after finding out she was born a man
The revelation emerged after almost two decades of marriage when his wife’s cousin finally exposed the truth
Belgian ends 19-year marriage after wife comes out as trans

Symposium Against Discriminations During the Human Rights Week
“Symposium Against Discriminations” will be organized by Kaos GL Association this December in Ankara during the Human Rights Week, 10-16 December, on the LGBT rights struggle and social rights.

U.S. envoy meets Ugandan leaders over anti-gay bill
The top U.S. diplomat in Africa met over the weekend with leaders in Uganda to express concerns about an anti-gay bill pending before the country’s parliament that could be headed for a vote as soon as this week, according to the State Department.

[South Africa]
Silent discrimination
''For 15 months I fell off the edge of the legal world. I ceased to exist as a natural person in South African law."

Legal assistance to HIV positives, transgenders and sex workers
Mangalore Bar Association in association with Dakshina Kannada zilla panchayat and District Aids Prevention and Control Unit is all set to lend helping hand to HIV positives, transgenders and sex workers by providing legal assistance.

Revelling in ruins
K. Venkatesh, a freelance news photographer is back with his photography exhibition, which is almost an annual feature now. This time, the exhibition, titled “Beauty and The Beholder”, comprises 51 photographs featuring Olga B. Aaron, a Chennai-based transwoman and social activist, modelling among the ruins of Bidar’s imposing fortress, and Takht Mahal.

Trans issues back on national agenda
Top transgender and intersex advocates refreshed their lobbying efforts in Canberra this week with a new report outlining the remaining priorities for some of Australia’s most vulnerable minorities.

Trans depression study begins
Research into the state of mental health in Australia’s transgender community has begun in Western Australia after receiving critical funding.

Transgender author claims Yukon school cancelled presentation
Author, who is undergoing sex change, is a former teacher at École Émilie-Tremblay

Transgendered Canadians respond to conservative group’s pedophilia ‘slur’
A bill aimed at giving transgender and transsexual people human rights protections has been demeaned as “the bathroom bill” before, but now a socially conservative group is telling Parliament it will give “recognition and acceptance” to pedophiles.

LGBT workplace rights scored in 137 cities
San Francisco, San Diego, Long Beach and Los Angeles earned perfect scores in a first-of-its-kind rating of municipal governments that measures antidiscrimination efforts to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and residents.

Carnival links drag to inappropriate behavior
An eight-day cruise with nearly 40 stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race seems like it should be a fun event. However, Carnival Cruise Lines has turned it into a public relations nightmare that hints at homophobia.

Mayor Gray’s GLBT liaison steps down
Jeffrey Richardson, who has served as director of Mayor Vincent Gray’s Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs since early 2011, will leave that post on Dec. 3 to become director of Serve D.C., which is also known as the Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism, according to a spokesperson for the mayor.

Anti-LGBT Crime Still Increasing in Washington, D.C.
This month may not be the bloodiest in Washington, D.C., but anti-LGBT violence is still on the rise there despite a change in police procedures aimed at lowering these crimes. According to the New York Times, city data shows anti-LGBT bias crimes are rising, but "there is disagreement over whether the numbers reflect an actual increase in violence, more reporting of crimes, better record-keeping by the police or some combination of all three."

Some campus restrooms gender-neutral for Transgender Awareness Month
Gender-neutral restrooms will be available on campus for the week to bring awareness to transgender issues.

LGBT protections officially thrown out
Salina's ordinance protecting people from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity was repealed by voters on Election Day, but the result became official Monday.

Understanding Transgender Communities and Equal Rights in Newton
The Newton Human Rights Commission will sponsor an event next week to provide more information to Newton residents about the transgender community.

Kosilek in Context: Prison Policy, Gender Identity and the Eighth Amendment
Presented by Lamdba at Harvard Law School

GLAD to Appeal Ruling in Case of Transgender Girl Discriminated Against at School
Today, a Maine trial court judge dismissed the case of a transgender girl who experienced discrimination and harassment at her Orono school. GLAD, which is representing the student in the lawsuit, announced it will immediately appeal the decision.

Business owners seek exemption from county's anti-discrimination bill
A bill that would add gender identity and sexual orientation to St. Louis County’s anti-discrimination regulations should include a “freedom of conscience” clause for businesses whose owners have a religious, ethical or moral objection to homosexuality, two business owners said Monday.

NH GOP: First-ever transgender state rep should resign over hidden criminal past
New Hampshire Democratic State Representative-elect Stacie Laughton was for a brief moment a celebrity for Democrats across the country after becoming the first-ever openly transgender person to win an election in the United States. It didn’t last long.
Republican House leader from Nashua calls for resignation of felon lawmaker
Nashua legislator who served time refuses to resign

NYPD Reopens Investigation Into Death Of Trans Activist Marsha P. Johnson
When the body of Marsha P. Johnson, a transgender entertainer and activist, was discovered in the Hudson River in 1992, the police declared it a suicide. But friends and community advocates felt there were still unanswered questions. (There were reports she had been harassed near the spot where her body was found.)
Marsha P. Johnson Case Reopened!

Nicaragua trans laughed at by police when reporting brutal hate crime
A Nicaraguan trans who was stabbed and verbally abused by a group of men was laughed at by local police when attempting to report the hate crime

terça-feira, novembro 27, 2012

U.N. Draft Resolution Against Extrajudicial Executions Includes Gender Identity
The draft resolution approved in the Third Committee of the General Assembly mentions gender identity as a characteristic warranting protection from unlawful executions for the first time.
UN condemns gay and trans killings with new draft resolution
Can The UN Pass Basic Human Rights for Trans People?

TGEU Media Release "Rejection and Unawareness: Eurobarometer's first findings on attitudes towards trans people"
Europeans are unaware of trans people and reject them at great levels reveals the today published Eurobarometer. EU Commission vows to step up future actions for trans people and commemorates Transgender Day of Remembrance at the Equality Summit in Nicosia, Cyprus. Designated EU Health Commissioner pledges to fight for transgender people not being considered mentally ill.
Europeans say ethnicity and sexual orientation main reasons for discrimination – survey
Latest EU survey on discrimination includes sexual orientation and gender identity
ILGA-Europe applauds the inclusion of gender identity in Eurobarometer 2012

Designated EU Health Commissioner commits to trans depathologization
Designated Commissioner for Health and Consumer Rights, Tonio Borg, promised in a letter to European Parliamentarians to work to stop that transgender people are considered mentally ill.

Curitiba autoriza uso de nome social para trans
População trans da cidade de Curitiba conquista direito de usar seu nome social

Hertford chapel holds trans* memorial
A memorial service to commemorate the International Transgender Day of Remembrance was held in Hertford’s chapel on Sunday.

Students banned from wearing drag
The Dutch-medium Brussels Institute of Higher Education University HUB has banned its students from wearing drag as part of student fraternity initiation rituals. The ban comes after a male student was robbed and raped by a group of youths in Brussels last month.

Maltese not keen on transgender, non-Catholic prime minister
Eurobarometer finds Maltese more prejudiced towards PM of different religious, ethnic background or transgender leader.

Kenya political campaign puts gay taboo in spotlight
An anti-poverty campaigner has become Kenya's first openly gay man to run for political office, but David Kuria Mbote faces a challenging path as he tries to dispel taboos in the largely conservative Christian nation in a race for a senate seat.

Debating homosexuality and human rights in Malawi
When Malawi’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice Ralph Kasambara announced earlier this month that police had been ordered not to arrest anyone suspected in “engaging in homosexuality,” it was lauded by Human Rights Watch as “courageous” and by Amnesty International as “a step in the right direction.” A day later, Kasambara denied ever making the statement. As one of 36 African countries with laws banning same-sex relationships, the announcement suspending these laws has re-opened a debate on the subject which has been raging within Malawi for two intense years.

Homosexuality bill not necessary: religious groups and opposition politicians
The Ugandan government has come under fire from religious and opposition leaders for wasting time on a bill that seeks to punish homosexuality instead of addressing pressing issues.

Social security cell says cases it comes across at times need to be handled delicately
Senior inspector Bhanupratap Barge of the social security cell said the kind of cases they come across range from blackmailing to more grave ones like rape and those of forceful castration etc.
City police seek guidelines to deal with LGBT cases
Pune police plan to frame rules for dealing with lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender complaints
Indian police get schooled on LGBT issues

Law to protect transgenders’ rights stressed
The makers of the film 'Ardhanaari' stressed the need for a law to improve the living conditions and to protect the interests of transgenders in India. At a news conference held here on Sunday, Santhosh Souparnika, the director of the film, said that during the making of the film he came across more than 5000 hijras in Thiruvananthapuam. "We often forget the 'third sex'. It is sad that our Constitution has never thought of giving any kind of consideration to them," he said

Indian gay rights parade demands extension of anti-discriminatory laws
Hundreds of gay rights activists marched through New Delhi on Sunday to demand that they be allowed to lead lives of dignity in India’s deeply conservative society.

Opera singer finds her true voice
A contestant in Pattaya's Miss International Queen beauty pageant has been given the chance to start life anew

Surfing legend Peter Drouyn turns from board to “broad”
THE story of Gold Coast surfing legend Peter Drouyn who announced he planned to undergo a sex change in Thailand in 2009, has hit the limelight again.

Anti-discrimination overhaul doesn’t go far enough: advocates
While the Federal Government’s overhaul of national anti-discrimination laws has elicited praise for including new protections for LGBT people, there are concerns the changes do not go far enough to address discrimination for intersex people.

[New Zealand]
Transgender offender seeking home detention
A judge has ordered a further report on a transgender woman who does not want to be sent to a men's prison.

[New Zealand]
NZ trans man uses tattoo to join Movember
Sam Orchard brings awareness to trans men's mental health this November

Federal trans rights bill stalled
Partisanship strikes again. The House of Commons, through some procedural one-upmanship, has forced the standing committee on justice and human rights to adjourn until Nov 27. That means the NDP's trans rights bill faces yet another hurdle.

A night of remembrance
An intimate gathering of allies in the Queen’s community came together in commemoration for the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Trans label stirs memories of cruelty and hate
Local community meets to recall the cruelty and hurt they have suffered

New Resource: Preparing for Airport Security
While most transgender and gender non-conforming people get through airport security without any incidents, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) urges travelers to understand their rights before going through airport security with our new resource.
Airport Security and Transgender People
Transgender travelers get a helping hand

Eight LGBT Native Americans You Should Know
Heather Purser, a 29-year-old seafood diver for Washington's Suquamish Tribe, spent four years pushing for her tribe to adopt a law recognizing same-sex marriages. Out since she was a teen, Pursser decided after college to approach her tribal council and ask for the change. Members said they'd consider it. Years later, she returned and asked again — this time reportedly demanding a voice vote, according to the Associated Press.

Laverne Cox: I Had To Begin Owning This Transgender Thing
Actress Laverne Cox discusses transitioning in a new video for the I AM: Trans People Speak campaign.

Transgendered Burglary Suspect Thwarted By Man With Rifle
A suspected residential burglary left one transgendered woman in the hospital Wednesday night.

Tazed transgender woman wants a different type of justice
Brooke Fantelli, the transgender woman who was tazed by a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ranger, has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the BLM for the incident that occurred Oct. 16, 2011 near Ramona, Calif.

Center hosts commemoration for murdered transgender people
On Nov. 17, 2011, Cassidy Vickers, a transgender woman, was shot in the chest and murdered in Hollywood, Calif. On Dec. 30, 2011, a transgender woman named Githe Goines was strangled to death and dumped in a scrap yard in New Orleans.On Aug. 17, 2012, Laryssa Silveira, a transgender woman in Brazil, was shot in the face and chest and was left by the side of the road.These names and over 30 others were read by members of the North County LGBTQ Resource Center to commemorate the transgender people murdered over the past year throughout the world during a ceremony for the TDOR (Transgender Day of Remembrance) on Nov. 20.
Community Observes Transgender Day of Remembrance

GLLU Website Ceases
Activists critical of move from full site to MPD page

Remembering and Rallying
Large crowd at D.C.'s Transgender Day of Remembrance event hears from Mayor Gray, families of victims
Gray, Ellerbe attend Transgender Day of Remembrance event

Antigay Crime Remains Steady in Washington Despite Work of Special Unit
It was just after 4 a.m. when the young man turned down his street toward his apartment. In the dark, another man fell in step behind him, demanding his bag. The young man ran, as shouted slurs trailed him. On the front steps of his apartment building, under a security camera, the pursuer’s fists began pummeling his face.

Atlanta gathers for trans remembrance [photos]
Among Tuesday’s commemorations across the U.S. for Transgender Day of Remembrance was LGBT Atlanta’s annual affair with some added attractions and a distinct tone of triumph amid the reverence this year.

City to consider repeal of equality ordinance amendment
At their regular meeting Monday, Salina city commissioners are scheduled to consider repealing the amendment to the city’s equality ordinance that provides protections to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered.

Judge suspends ruling on gender reassignment surgery for convicted murderer
A federal judge, who earlier this year ordered that convicted murderer Michelle Kosilek be allowed taxpayer-funded gender reassignment surgery, ruled Tuesday that he would suspend his order until an appeal of his ruling by the administration of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.

Father reacts to ruling in Orono transgender case
A judge has ruled in favor of the Orono School District in a case involving a transgender student.
Maine Judge Tosses Transgender Student's Bathroom Suit
Maine Judge: No Unlawful Discrimination in Transgender Girl's Case

Transgender Detroit Transitions into GNA
The Gender-identity Network Alliance (GNA, pronounced GINA) was announced on Nov. 17 with a party at Affirmations Community Center. Formerly known as Transgender Detroit, the new identity of the transgender-serving organization is one of embracing all forms of gender variance and working on multiple gender-related issues. The new organization hopes to reach beyond the Detroit area in the coming year.

Transgender students push for unisex bathrooms at Oakland University
A group of Oakland University students is pushing for an increase in the number of unisex or “family” restrooms throughout the campus.

UM, MSU students want gender identity protection
University of Montana and Montana State University students want the state Board of Regents to add sexual orientation and gender identity to its nondiscrimination policy.

Nashua Rep Did Jail Time in Laconia
Stacie Laughton does not deny her past – that she served four months in prison in 2008 on conspiracy to commit credit card fraud charges.
Nashua voters elected felon to N.H. House who is very familiar to Laconia police
Newly elected Nashua representative Laughton a convicted felon
Newspaper reveals criminal record of newly elected trans woman

Transgender Woman Speaks Out After Name Change Battle
After spending thousands of dollars fighting the State of Oklahoma, a transgender woman is now allowed to change her name from Steven to Christie.

Transwoman gets up to 50 years in hotel killing
A transgender woman pleaded guilty last week to murdering a man who was paying her for sex.

FW woman alleges she was kicked out of Dollar General store for being transgender
Teresa Cross has been a frequent shopper at the Dollar General store near her home since last fall.
But when she went into the store on Saturday, Nov. 3, she said she was kicked out of the store after she corrected an employee about her gender identity.

Woman linked to 1990 prostitute killings
Investigators have linked a Spokane woman, who once was a man, to two of three 1990 prostitute slayings in the Spokane area based on a recently discovered fingerprint and DNA evidence.
Court Documents Reveal More About Donna Perry's Past

[América Latina]
Prostitutas y homosexuales, los más azotados por el sida en América Latina
Los profesionales del sexo y los homosexuales son los colectivos más azotados por el sida en América Latina, en particular en el Caribe, que tras el Africa subshariana es una de las regiones más afectadas por la pandemia, según el informe anual de ONUSIDA, divulgado este martes en Ginebra.

Exigen renuncia de activista a secretaría de diversidad sexual de Morena
Por considerar que no representa los intereses del colectivo lésbico, gay, bisexual, travesti, transgénero, transexual, intersexual (LGBTTTI), activistas exigieron la renuncia de Jaime López Vela como titular de la Secretaría de Diversidad Sexual del Movimiento de Regeneración Nacional (Morena).

Candidata por el movimiento Ruptura Diane Rodríguez, la primera transexual tras una curul en la Asamblea
Diane Rodríguez, candidata a asambleísta por el Guayas en representación del movimiento Ruptura, dijo ser el reflejo de un grupo de la población discriminada en el país, por eso su intención de llegar a la Asamblea Nacional, pues ese cuerpo colegiado no representa a esa sociedad diversa que se ve cada día en Ecuador.

Aumenta violencia contra personas de la diversidad sexual
Un estudio diagnóstico del organismo regional CEJIL, Centro por la Justicia y el Derecho Internacional, identificó 53 casos de agresiones y violencia contra las personas de la comunidad lésbico, gay, bisexual, transexual, transgénico, travesti e intersex, LGBTTTI, en un período de 1999 a 2011 en 15 municipios de 11 departamentos de Nicaragua.

El exilio de las Putas Babilónicas del Liceo de Niñas
A fines de septiembre un inocente letrero puesto en los pasillos del Liceo 7 de Providencia invitaba a las estudiantes a un Taller de Identidad Sexual. A la hora y el día señalado la sala se llenó para presenciar la primera sesión impartida por las Putas Babilónicas, un grupo de estudiantes del Liceo Lastarria que al calor de las movilizaciones del 2011 se cuestionaron sobre el cómo involucrar en las luchas estudiantiles el tema de la diversidad sexual.

La diversidad sexual se hizo ficción en televisión
Canal 7 estrenó la compleja historia de una transexual que deberá luchar por sus derechos tras la muerte de su pareja

Médicos del hospital Gutiérrez se capacitaron para mejorar el trato hacia pacientes de diversidad sexual
Directivos, médicos y enfermeros del hospital Gutiérrez de La Plata, donde desde hace años se realizan cirugías de reasignación genital, se capacitaron con la nueva guía para la atención de pacientes de diversidad sexual.

segunda-feira, novembro 26, 2012

U.N. Draft Resolution Against Extrajudicial Executions Includes Gender Identity
The draft resolution approved in the Third Committee of the General Assembly mentions gender identity as a characteristic warranting protection from unlawful executions for the first time.
General Assembly Will Condemn in Strongest Terms Use of Extrajudicial Executions
Governments Condemn Extrajudicial Executions in Seminal UN Vote

Web sex fiend caged for raping girl, 12
Excerpt: In the dock, Cooper, who claimed to be a transsexual, pleaded guilty to rape and other offences against the schoolgirl and another 15-year-old girl, from Coventry.

Documentary follows trans teen during Miss England
A trans teenager is the focus of a new BBC documentary, which follows her though the heats of a beauty pageant, the prestige of which she wants to use to become a role model for young trans people.

Brighton: 2 students charged with transphobic attack
Two students have been charged in connection with an attack on a transgender woman in Brighton.

One Direction's Harry Styles inspired trans to come out
Transgender student models himself on his boyband idol who gave him the 'guts to be transgender'

My idol Tulisa gave me the confidence to change into a woman
IN a figure-hugging dress, with immaculate make-up and wavy hair extensions, Jamie Eagle looks like a confident, stylish young woman.

Bulgaria's LGBT Request Legal Sex Self-Determination
Members of Bulgaria's LGBT community presented Thursday their call for an introduction of a right for citizens to determine their gender based on their feeling of identity.

Harassed by eunuchs? Help is just a call away
Help is at hand, if you are facing any kind of trouble from eunuchs. Now, a group of senior citizens has stepped in to protect people from harassment by the transgender community, particularly during celebrations. The group, mostly comprising ex-servicemen, has come up with a 24X7 helpline that would deal with the menace. They are of the opinion that the eunuchs, who make a living by dancing and singing outside households hosting wedding or birthday ceremonies, have become a ‘nuisance’ for citizens.

Australia’s first intersex mayor steps down
Tony Briffa, Australia's first openly intersex mayor, steps down in Hobsons Bay, west Melbourne
Briffa sits out re-election contest

Intersex protections need more work
Intersex advocates have welcomed draft legislation for federal anti-discrimination laws announced today but say the protections for intersex people need to be clearer in order to work.

New LGBT Protections in Federal Anti-discrimination Bill
It has been revealed that the federal government is pushing to outlaw discrimination against sexual orientation and gender identity under a major consolidation of national laws.

[New Zealand]
Jacquie Grant finishes up at Human Rights Tribunal
New Zealand’s “tranny granny” Jacquie Grant has wound up her time at the Human Rights Review Tribunal, after eight years of work she is very proud of.

Transgender Rights to be Protected in Human Rights Act
Transgender Nova Scotians' right to equality and fairness will be made clear with proposed amendments to the Human Rights Act.
N.S. bill would give transgender people legal footing
N.S. moves to protect rights of transgendered people
Nova Scotia set to further protect trans rights
Trans legislation imminent on Day of Remembrance
Nova Scotia’s NDP gvmt proposes ‘gender identity’ bill

Former Cobourg transgendered student denied use of men's washroom
Friends of former Cobourg student Samantha DeGraauw, now James Spencer, were shocked to hear he is not allowed to use the men's washroom in his new school.

UBC Trangender Day of Remembrance a success despite tension with other Vancouver group
Pride UBC says their annual Transgender Day of Remembrance event on Tuesday night was a success, despite a schism that caused another Vancouver activist group to pull out at the last minute.

'My womanhood is valid': transgender activist Janet Mock calls for change
On the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, transgender activist Janet Mock explains why we need to rethink our definition of what it is to be a woman.

How Fox News Celebrated The Transgender Day Of Remembrance
On the same day that thousands of people around the world gather to remember those who have been killed due to anti-transgender hatred, Fox News ran a segment criticizing one transgender prison inmate for requesting adequate medical care.

White House, Obama Administration mark 14th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance
The White House on Tuesday marked the 14th annual observance of Transgender Day of Remembrance, an international day of remembrance of the people lost to anti-transgender fear, discrimination, and violence.
Statement by Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on Transgender Day of Remembrance
Transgender Day of Remembrance

GLAAD: More than half of transgender images on TV in past decade have been negative
Study released on Transgender Day of Remembrance

Vigil at UA remembers transgender murder victims
A vigil Tuesday night left more than 60 candles floating in the Old Main fountain, representing a small fraction of people in the worldwide transgender community who had been murdered because of their transgender identification.

Transgender Pride Flag Raised For the First Time in the Castro
Tonight, in a ceremony at Harvey Milk Plaza following a march from Civic Center, trans activists and LGBT supporters raised the transgender pride flag on the big Castro flagpole for the first time. The flag-raising follows a months-long kerfuffle with the Castro merchants association who initially resisted the proposal to fly the flag — originally discussed as flying at half mast, in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, on November 20. The reasoning had to do with the stability of the huge flag itself and pedestrian safety when any flag is at half mast — the merchants noted that no flag ever flies at half mast there for this reason.
Transgender flag flies over Hillcrest today for Transgender Day of Rememberance

Watchdog body failed to investigate transgender inmate complaints
Allegations against sheriff include discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct

Ceremony at Oakland center honors victims of anti-transgender violence
Discrimination and violence showed no boundaries at Friday’s Transgender Day of Remembrance at the Oakland Peace Center. Mexico, Brazil and India. Maryland, Florida and Louisiana. Turkey and Canada. All these are states and countries—their names read aloud in melancholy succession at the event—in which transgendered women were murdered this year.

Guerrero calls on OPD to solve Martell murder
The mother of murdered transgender teen Gwen Araujo used her remarks at a Transgender Day of Remembrance event in Oakland last week to call on police to solve the killing of a trans woman earlier this year.

St. Pete celebrates Trans Day of Remembrance
For the first time ever, the City of St. Petersburg will officially Transgender Day of Remembrance. A ceremony, sponsored by Trans*Action Florida, will be held on the steps of City Hall on the night of Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Man charged in murder of transgender South Beach prostitute
Police say DNA on a used condom, sock and underwear found near the body of Rene Hidalgo Hernandez matched a sample Miguel Pavon gave Miami Police investigating the June 2011 murder of a prostitute.
DNA Match in Murder of Miami Transgender Prostitute

Purdue remembers those murdered for being transgendered
Friday on the “Hello Walk,” 14 headstones commemorated a few of the 265 people who were murdered globally this year for being transgendered.

Trans prisoner requests electrolysis, and for court to refer to her as female
A trans woman prisoner incarcerated in an all male prison has requested electrolysis hair removal, and for the court to refer to her as female during ongoing proceedings.
State resists transgender inmate's bid for electrolysis
Judge may stay his ruling on inmate sex-change
Judge suspends gender reassignment order for trans woman prisoner, denies electrolysis
Judge puts prisoner’s sex-change order on hold

Trans Murder Victims Remembered on Boston Common
On a chilly Sunday evening, hundreds of supporters stood with lit candles on Boston Common to honor the 265 transgender men and women killed because of who they are.

Judge dismisses transgender student's lawsuit
A Maine judge has ruled in favor of the Orono school district and against the parents of a transgender child who was barred from using the girls' bathroom at school.
Judge finds in favor of Orono schools over transgender girl’s use of bathroom

A day of remembrance and respect: Duluth vigil is part of international Transgender Day of Action
The purpose of the new Lake Superior Transgender Groups is to provide support for transgender people in the area and to make the public better aware of issues they face in society.

Anti-discrimination measure for gender identity advances in St. Louis County
After hearing from an impassioned crowd of supporters and opponents, the St. Louis County Council moved closer Tuesday to adopting a bill that would add gender identity and sexual orientation to the county’s anti-discrimination regulations and hate crimes law.

Regents asked to add sexual orientation to non-discrimination policy
Student groups from the state’s two flagship universities have asked the Montana Board of Regents to put safety ahead of politics by adding sexual orientation and gender identity to its nondiscrimination policy.

Charlotte community marks Trans Day of Remembrance
Nearly four dozen community members gathered on Saturday, Nov. 17 to mark a special remembrance of transgender people lost this year to violence and hate. Charlotte’s annual Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony and vigil was held at the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte at the NC Music Factory. The annual service is a part of the national Transgender Day of Remembrance movement, traditionally recognized on Nov. 20.

Transgender crime victims remembered in Asheville
They marched through the streets of downtown, honoring and remembering murdered transgender individuals worldwide who had been beaten, shot, stabbed, strangled, burned or stoned.

Syracuse councilors vote to ban discrimination against transgendered people
The Syracuse Common Council this afternoon passed a local law extending civil rights to all people regardless of “gender expression.”
Syracuse adds protections based on gender identity to 'Fair Practices Law'

Okla. court: Name change allowed after sex change
A woman who became female through gender-reassignment surgery has the right to change her name too, despite a trial court judge's ruling that suggested her new name was misleading, the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals ruled on Tuesday.
Oklahoma appeals court orders name change in transgender case

PHOTOS: Transgender Day of Remembrance at Cathedral of Hope
More than 100 gathered Sunday evening at the Cathedral of Hope to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance.

UW protects against gender-identity discrimination
Thanks to efforts by the Q Center and the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity, the UW has clarified its nondiscrimination policy to better protect trans* students on campus.

Police identify transgender suspect as person of interest in 3 homicides in 1990 in Spokane
Law enforcement officers have identified a suspect in connection with three unsolved homicides that occurred 22 years ago in the Spokane area.

Los transexuales no se interesan por la belleza
La gente no tiene claro el concepto de la transexualidad y es por eso que tres de las seis transexuales afiliadas a la Unión de Travestis de Santa Cruz prefirieron no opinar a la pregunta: ¿Participarías en el Miss Bolivia si la convocatoria se abre a las transexuales? Después de que Donald Trump anunció que podrán concursar las participantes que quieran, sin importar su condición sexual, el próximo año.

Los retos de la población transgénero
Aunque ha ganado terreno, la población trans aún es víctima de abusos y discriminación. Además de romper con los imaginarios de que son personas violentas o enfermas ¿qué otros retos enfrentan?

Colectivo transexual argentino protagoniza una nueva telenovela
Un proyecto audiovisual de 13 capítulos se estrenó la semana pasada en la televisión de Buenos Aires. Se trata de la primera novela con una temática que gira en torno a los derechos GLBTI.

Despedida por travesti
María Laura Alemán es cantautora y compositora clásica y popular. Se gana la vida con clases particulares y dirige un coro. Hace un año que la echaron del colegio donde trabajaba por elegir cambiar de género. Allí era el profesor de música Eduardo, hasta que la fotografiaron travestida en una farmacia. Desde entonces, comenzó un raid de extorsiones que culminó en su despido y que demuestra la marginación social y laboral a la que son sometidas y empujan a las personas trans. Esta es la primera entrega de una serie de historias que aborda la problemática en primera persona.

domingo, novembro 25, 2012

"Significant increase" in trans killings recorded
There have been 265 recorded killings of transgender people in the past 12 months, a global monitoring project has revealed to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Travesti é espancada por três homens em Pouso Alegre, MG
Segundo a polícia, ela foi chamada para programa e foi agredida.
Vítima foi socorrida para o hospital; jovem de 19 foi preso pouco depois.

Catrina Best, Transgender Student Copies One Direction's Harry Styles
A 20-year-old transgender student is modelling herself on One Direction star Harry Styles as she prepares for sex change surgery.

Transgendered community looks to Jokowi
Anticipating that their long fight for recognition from the Jakarta administration may come to an end, a group of transgendered persons brought a long wish list to City Hall on Monday.
Transgender Community In Jakarta Seeks Better Access To Jobs, Health Care

Trans Day of Remembrance event splinters
Contrasting views regarding how Vancouverites should commemorate the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance Nov 20 have led to a split between organizers of this year’s event.

Ontario on the right track to transgender enlightenment, says activist
Taking stock on Transgender Awareness week, activist Susan Gapka says it’s been a “very good” but not quite fantastic year for trans rights in Ontario.

Film puts lens on transgendered
The award-winning documentary Trans will have its B.C. première Wednesday at 7 p.m. at UVic's Cinecenta in commemoration of the 14th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Art walk promotes awareness and celebrates transgender community
A Trans Art Walk held Monday night exposed attendees to transgender artists and sought to promote awareness regarding the transgender community.

sábado, novembro 24, 2012

Inquiétudes après la nomination de Tonio Borg à la Commission européenne
Comme le veut la législation de l’UE, la nomination d’un-e commissaire européen-ne doit être soumise au vote du Parlement. Le Maltais Tonio Borg, actuellement vice-premier ministre et ministre des Affaires Étrangères de son pays, n’a pas échappé à cette règle et les député-e-s ont approuvé mercredi 21 novembre, par 386 voix contre 281, son entrée dans la Commission. Il y sera chargé de la Santé et des consommateurs. Ses actions et ses déclarations seront cependant extrêmement surveillées car il s’est illustré par le passé avec des prises de position homophobes ou anti-avortement.

Transexual | Modelo Carol Marra fará cirurgia de readequação
Carol Marra, transexual de 24 anos, está prestes a concretizar o sonho da readequação sexual e, finalmente, tornar-se uma mulher por completo. Na primeira semana de dezembro, a modelo irá se submeter a cirurgia no Rio de Janeiro, com o médico Marcio Littleton, especialista na técnica de readequação sexual (mudança de sexo).

Travestis e transexuais acusam organizadores de parada de piracicabana de transfobia
Grupo acusa a organização do desfile de excluir o segmento do evento.
Inclusão de um terceiro trio elétrico, que foi rejeitada, motivou confusão.
São Paulo: Travestis acusam de transfobia os organizadores da Parada Gay de Piracicaba

Travesti é esfaqueada por cliente em motel na Santa Maria, no DF
Cliente atingiu vítima na boca e no pé.

One bill to beat discrimination
The federal government is planning to consolidate its national anti-discrimination laws – getting specific about those who discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Federal discrimination laws pushed

Arrancan festividades de las Intrépidas en Juchitán, Oaxaca
Con una misa en honor a San Sebastián, la comunidad muxhe (nombre no despectivo que reciben los homosexuales en zapoteco) arrancó las actividades paganas-religiosas previas a la Vela de las Auténticas Intrépidas Buscadoras del Peligro en Juchitán.

Transexual, en coma luego de riña
Lo que comenzó como una discusión sobre cuál desfile gay era mejor, si el que se hace en Cartagena para Fiestas de Noviembre o el del Carnaval de Barranquilla, dejó a un transexual de 22 años con severas lesiones cerebrales y luchando contra la muerte en una sala del Hospital Universitario del Caribe (HUC), donde hasta ayer permanecía con pronóstico reservado.
Transexual agredido a punta de tacón sigue hospitalizado

Acciones afirmativas para la población trans
Tras una nueva celebración del mes de la diversidad sexual, el Ministerio de Desarrollo Social (Mides) comenzó a implementar medidas afirmativas para equiparar derechos de la población trans (que incluye a personas transgénero, transexuales y travestis). La República de las Mujeres recogió opiniones de integrantes de ella.

Una trabajadora transexual denuncia haber sido discriminada en un colegio de Barrio Aeropuerto
Se trata de Jimena Suárez quien se desempeña como auxiliar de portería desde hace mas de un año en la Escuela de Enseñanza Superior n 22 ubicada en la zona de 76 y 23, quien fue aceptada y ubicada en el cargo por el propio ministerio de educación bonaerense.

Acção conjunta GTP/Panteras Rosa STP2012 a 20 de Outubro de 2012


Em nome da Mãe solteira, da Trabalhadora do Sexo e do Espírito Livre, vos abençoo...


Dr. Sousa Martins, nosso amigo de todas as horas, que fosteis progressista e 'maçon', que agradeceríeis à divina providência não seres reconhecido pela diz-que-santa igreja, livrai-nos da corrosão democrática dos Policarpos e de não sairmos à rua, abençoai este nosso acto...


Dr. Sousa Martins, companheiro de todos os momentos, tanto os de alegria como os de sofrimento; guiai os nossos passos, os nossos pensamentos e acções contra o binarismo de género e a patologização de todas as identidades trans...


Senhora da Nazaré, vós que sois a Mãe de Misericórdia, consoladora dos aflitos, refúgio e advogada dos pecadores despudorados como nós, concedei-nos, Senhora de Nazaré, a graça que do Vosso Coração Imaculado e cheio de ternura, esperamos com toda a confiança, e afastai de nós o inculto psiquiatra e a transfobia...


Nosso Senhor Jesus Cristo, Filho de Deus Vivo que sofrestes e morrestes na cruz para redimir os nossos muitíssimos e repetidos pecados, nós Vos pedimos, pela intercessão do bondoso Dr. Sousa Martins, livrai-nos da Ordem dos Médicos, de cirurgiões talhantes e outras polícias do Género, das esterilizações forçadas e das operações de intersexuais à nascença. Animadas pela confiança em Vós, assim nos prostramos aos vossos pés...


Dr. Sousa Martins, intercedei por nós junto da Senhora da Nazaré e rogai-lhe que saiba onde foram os preservativos gratuitos, as seringas descartáveis para troca e todo o Programa nacional de combate à Sida e Rogai-lhe também que descubra onde páram os 5 milhões de Euros que lhe eram destinados... livrai-nos da austeridade...


Dr. Sousa Martins, que preveníeis as doenças e contrariáveis as injustiças, sê o nosso porta-voz diante de espíritos menos iluminados, médicos ou cientistas, professores ou sacerdotes que ainda preguem ódio e discriminação, sê nosso advogado nas alturas diante dos governantes que desgovernam tudo, retirai-lhes o poder de destruir o Sistema Nacional de Saúde e de acabar com a prevenção das IST's... livrai-nos do Paulo Macedo, do Passos, do Gaspar, e da Isilda Pegado e apesar dos seus actos intercede por eles se apanharem coisas infecciosas...


Sob a benção do médico dos pobres, protector dos aflitos... gozemos alegremente sob a protecção de Santo Latex e Santo Gel Aquoso, Santo Femidon, Santa Barreira Dental, Santa Luva de Latex e Santa Seringa Descartável...

Dr. Sousa Martins, intercedei por nós, Dai-nos a Identidade de Género no artº 13º da Constituição, Protegei transexuais, transgénero, intersexuais, trabalhadoras sexuais, todas as rebeldes de Género e demais não-normativas, TRANS-TORNADAS de raiva -- de Género não -- e tomadas de razão. Assim seja...


Balanço do dia Internacional de Acção pela Despatologização Trans 2012:

Mais de 100 acções em diferentes partes do mundo decorreram ao longo do mês de Outubro

Subscritores da campanha STP2012 em Portugal: Grupo Transexual Portugal, Panteras Rosa - Frente de Combate à Lesbigaytransfobia, GAT - Grupo Português de Activistas sobre Tratamentos de VIH/SIDA Pedro Santos (Lisboa),, Opus Gay, SOS Racismo, UMAR - União Mulheres Alternativa e Resposta, Poly Portugal, não te prives – grupo de defesa dos direitos sexuais, Caleidoscópio LGTB.

Consulta aqui o Manifesto Português STP2012:

Press Release Internacional:

"A 20 de Outubro de 2012, Dia Internacional de Acção pela Despatologização Trans, e ao longo do passado mês de Outubro, realizaram-se acções pela despatologização trans em diferentes partes do mundo, realizadas no âmbito da convocatória anual da STP 2012, Campanha Internacional Stop Trans Pathologization.

Concretamente, ao longo do ‘Outubro Trans 2012’ tiveram lugar mais de 100 actividades em 48 cidades de diferentes continentes, organizadas por mais de 80 grupos e organizações activistas. Além disso, mais de 350 grupos, redes e organizações de África, América Latina, Ásia, Europa, Américado Norte e Oceania, bem como numerosas pessoas individuais, declararam a sua adesão à campanha STP 2012.

A STP 2012 exige a retirada das categorias diagnósticas de ‘Transtornos da Identidade de Género’ e ‘Fetichismo Transvestista’ / ‘Transvestismo Fetichista’ do DSM, Manual Diagnóstico e Estatístico dos Trastornos Mentais, publicado pela Associação Norte-americana de Psiquiatria, e da CIE, Classificação Internacional de Doenças e outros Problemas de Saúde, editada pela OMS, Organização Mundial de Saúde. Além disso, reivindica a cobertura pública de cuidados médicos trans-específicos, bem como la substituição do actual modelo de avaliação no acesso a tratamentos trans-específicos por uma abordagem baseada na autonomia e na decisão informada. Com o objetivo de facilitar essa cobertura pública, a STP 2012 propõe a introdução de uma referência não patologizante dos cuidados médicos trans-específicos na CIE-11, como um processo de saúde não baseado nuna doença ou transtorno mental. Exige ainda a retirada dos requisitos médicos das leis de identidade de género existentes, bem como a aprovação de novas leis de reconhecimento de género baseadas numa perspectiva de despatologização e direitos humanos.

Actualmente, o activismo pela despatologização trans encontra-se num momento decisivo: em 2013, prevê-se a publicação do DSM-5. A revisão da CIE está em pleno processo, com a publicação da 11ª versão anunciada para 2015.

Ao longo dos últimos anos, a reivindicação de despatologização das identidades trans ganhou um reconhecimento crescente, tanto por redes activistas, associações profissionais e governos, como por organismos internacionais. Entretanto, as pessoas trans continuam expostas a situações de patologização, psiquiatrização, discriminação, exclusão social e violência transfóbica. A actual situação de crise económica encerra novos riscos de uma perda de direitos cidadãos e de aumento de desigualdades sociais.

Por estas razões, as reivindicações da campanha mundial STP 2012 e dos grupos activistas de diferentes partes do mundo que participaram no Dia Internacional de Acção pela Despatologização Trans 2012 são mais urgentes que nunca.

¡Stop Trans Pathologization!" Link da Campanha Internacional: