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domingo, junho 30, 2013

The Oxford English Dictionary And Microsoft Office Will Officially Recognize “Transphobia”
Following an online petition that garnered over 9,000 signatures, The Oxford English Dictionary and Microsoft Office Dictionary have announced that they will include the word “transphobia” in the 2013 editions of both.

Invitation: Press Launch of Legal Recognition of Gender Bill
On Thursday 27 June, Senator Katherine Zappone introduced the Legal Recognition of Gender Bill 2013 in the Seanad.

Dozens Held at LGBT Rally in Russia's St.Petersburg
A sanctioned gay pride gathering in St. Petersburg on Saturday ended in the detention of demonstrators and violent scuffles between police and anti-gay campaigners.
Dozens Arrested at Gay Pride Rally in Russia

Rectify 'mistake' in assigning No 9 to transgenders: Karuna
Concerned over reports of transgenders being assigned No 9 in the ongoing Sixth Economic Census forms, DMK president M Karunanidhi today demanded that steps be taken to rectify the 'mistake' since the number is locally used to make fun of the members of the community.

In China, LGBT citizens seek acceptance
In a victory for same-sex marriage supporters, the United States Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in a 5-to-4 decision. The law had denied federal recognition to same-sex couples. On the other side of the world, in China, the fight for gay rights is making progress.

Chinese agency signs first foreign trans actress
Thai actress Rose officially starts career in the Chinese entertainment industry after box office success

Transgender washroom debate hits Hamilton high school
Should an 18-year-old male be allowed to use the female washroom at his high school graduation dance?
And what if that male is transgendered and identifies as androgynous?

Trans Women Battle Rising Rates of HIV Infections
Transgender women are 49 times more likely to have HIV compared to other populations. That makes them one of, if not the fastest, growing population of HIV-positive people in the country. Both facts are virtually unknown to the American public. The reason? Transgender women have been mostly left out of the HIV narrative.

Man charged in Los Angeles transgender attack
A 21-year-old Los Angeles man has been charged in the violent attack on a transgender woman in Hollywood last month.

Colorado Civil Rights Division Rules in Favor of Transgender Student
The state of Colorado has ruled in favor of Coy Mathis, a 6-year-old transgender girl who was blocked from using the girls’ bathroom at school.

Police Seek Suspects in Shooting of Transgendered Woman
District police are looking for two people in connection with an attack on a transgendered woman who was shot in the 500 block of Eastern Avenue Thursday.
Suspects Wanted After Assault on Transgender Woman in DC

D.C. Police investigating attacks against gay and transgender victims
D.C. police are investigating four recent attacks — including a homicide — involving gay or transgender victims, although authorities have not classified any as hate crimes.
Three recent attacks concern D.C. transgender community
Shooting, stabbing of trans women sparks meeting

Plea deal denied in 'Fix-a-Flat' case
A judge denied the plea deal for two people accused of injecting women's bottoms with "Fix-a-Flat."

LGBT Dems leader: Trans woman should join men’s auxiliary
A local transgender, Democratic Party activist is alleging that a fellow LGBT leader in the party told her she should join a men’s auxiliary group instead of receiving full membership in a local party women’s caucus.

Fight for Transgender Rights in NY Continues After Senate Fails to Take Up GENDA
he New York State Senate closed its session last week without taking up the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, which would have added protections for transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers in the area of employment, housing, public accommodations, and hate crimes.

Seattle Hosts First Transgender Pride Event In 16 Years
During Pride weekend, Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood will host a march and party specifically for transgender people - the T in LGBT.

Man convicted for killing of Evon Young
Ashanti Mcalister has been convicted in the January killing of rapper Evon Young, according to the Journal Sentinel.
Mcalister is one of five men charged with the murder of Young, a killing apparently motivated by a gang.
Jury convicts man in killing of transgender rapper in Milwaukee
Ashanti Mcalister found guilty in murder of Evon Young
Teen convicted in gang killing of Milwaukee rapper Evon Young
Mcalister found guilty in death of Evon Young

Drag queens bitch fight after wrong winner named at pageant
Claws came out and wigs went flying as a Peru beauty contest runner-up attacks the mistakenly crowned winner

sábado, junho 29, 2013

Briga entre travestis acaba em morte
Vítima e assassino estariam disputando um ponto de prostituição

Greece: MEPs concerned by police harassing and arresting trans women
Members of the European Parliament are worried Greek police have started to systematically harass transgender women in Athens and Thessaloniki. The police made numerous arrests in recent weeks, and detained a lawyer defending the women.
"Investigate arbitrary police harassment and detention of transgender women in Thessaloniki!" TGEU Media Statement

TGEU Stament: TGEU welcomes LGBTI Guidelines for EU foreign relations
On June 24th, EU member states agreed on the LGBTI Guidelines which are the first binding policy instructing EU diplomats how to defend human rights of LGBTI people around the globe.

Transsexual robber born a man held in Scottish jail for women
A pre-operative male-to-female transsexual is to serve a prison sentence in Scotland's only all-women prison.
Trans teen forced to carry out sentence in Scotland’s most violent prison
Revealed: Pre-op male-to-female transsexual robber sent to Scotland's only women's jail

Putin: Gay Rights Not Violated in Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated on Tuesday that the rights of sexual minorities in Russia were not being violated in any way.
Putin defiende que los homosexuales no sufren discriminación en Rusia

Transgenders get their Aadhaar
Urmila, a transgender, holds up a copy of her Aadhaar card, which identifies her as transgender and not male/female. She says this is important as in most identity documents, they are either classified as male or female.

Intersex activists celebrate world first
Tuesday’s historic vote to pass the Sex Discrimination Amendment Bill 2013 has particular significance for Australia’s intersex community—it is the first time anywhere in the world intersex people have been specifically named under anti-discrimination law.
Australia outlaws LGBT discrimination under national laws for first time

Airport apologizes to Enza after harassment complaint
The Greater Toronto Airports Authority has issued an apology to a well-known member of Toronto’s transgendered community after she complained that she was ridiculed by staff at Pearson International airport.

Transgender artists stripped of right to fly
They put on an airbourne strip show for the ages. In return, they were stripped of their right to fly commercial.
After being arrested last week for a breast-baring fracas aboard a WestJet flight from Toronto to Edmonton, Lexi Sanfino and Nina Arsenault have been banned from boarding WestJet and Air Canada flights.
The well-known transgender artists said they were denied at the gate of a returning Air Canada flight to Toronto on Monday.

Inmate claims unfair treatment at Russell County Jail
Incarcerated at the Russell County Jail for robbery, Victoria Owens' stay was far from an experience at a four star hotel. She told us that her treatment by jail staffers was worse than she could have ever imagined.

Suspect's Lawyer Claiming Self Defense In Transgender Attack
A suspect in the attack on a transgender woman in Hollywood is pleading not guilty to the charges, and his lawyer is arguing that the victim attacked first.

Transgender Woman Shot in NE
6th District officers investigating crime scene; victim transported to hospital

D.C. Drag Entertainer Beaten in Viral Video
Footage shows two women drawing blood during June 23 incident at 14th Street take-out spot

Pride Week 2013: Transgender NYers Fight Discrimination In The Workplace
Many transgender New Yorkers say it's hard to get or even keep a job just because of who they are, and in Jackson Heights, many are fighting for acceptance and better laws to protect them.

SEPTA passes no longer come with controversial 'M' and 'F' gender stickers
For the first time in decades, SEPTA TransPasses and TrailPasses will lack a controversial element: those "M" and "F" stickers identifying the gender of the person who bought them.

Victims of the night: Stories from the streets
Two names regularly bring forth tears and anger in the Philadelphia LGBT community: Nizah Morris and Stacey Blahnik.

Eri Is Ready: A Mormon Woman On Being Transgendered And Getting A Sex Change
Eri Hayward (pronounced “Eddy”) is transgendered. She lives in the conservative Utah Valley where she is a regular guest speaker at both Brigham Young University (BYU) and Utah Valley University (UVU) about being a transgendered Mormon woman, how to reconcile religion and personal beliefs and experiences.

sexta-feira, junho 28, 2013

PM registra sete homicídios na Grande Natal
Quase no mesmo horário, populares do loteamento Santo Antônio, em Extremoz, acionaram a polícia para mais uma ocorrência de homicídio. Desta vez a vítima era um travesti, que não foi identificado. A PM confirmou que quatro homens invadiram a casa onde morava a vítima, próximo à estação de trem, e cometeram o assassinato, atirando várias vezes com ela.

Travesti é morto com dois tiros em frente ao portão de casa
O travesti Paulo Gomes da Silva, de 35 anos, conhecido com “Franciele”, foi assassinado com dois tiros, nesta segunda-feira à noite, em frente a sua residência, na rua Floriano Peixoto, no centro de Rondonópolis.
Conforme consta de boletim de ocorrência registrado pela Polícia Militar, testemunhas informaram que Paulo chegava à sua casa e um homem estava saindo da residência. O suspeito sacou um revólver e efetuou os disparos.

Homossexual é encontrado morto com sinais de violência
O corpo de um homem foi encontrado com sinais de violência no bairro de Bela Vista, em Parnamirim. Ainda sem identificação oficial, a vítima apresentava uma grande perfuração no pescoço. Vizinhos informaram que o homem morto era homossexual e, inclusive, chegava a se vestir de mulher.

UK court ruling: trans people engaging in sex without disclosure may be criminal
I’m still trying to find the handle on this thing, but it appears that an appeals court in the UK has found that a trans person withholding certain facts prior to sex with another person may be charged with committing a criminal act.

Transgender marriage move
Transgender people in Scotland will no longer need to get divorced in order to have their new sex legally recognised.
Scottish Parliament publishes marriage equality bill after introduction

La Commission des droits de l'homme propose l'introduction de la notion de "genre" dans le droit français
La Commission nationale consultative des droits de l’homme (CNCDH) a rendu ce jeudi 27 juin vers midi un avis, dans lequel elle recommande au gouvernement d’introduire la notion d’"identité de genre" dans le droit français, tout en ajoutant une série de propositions pour faciliter les conditions du changement d’état civil des personnes transsexuelles. Des propositions qui, si elles étaient adoptées, constitueraient une avancée majeure pour les "trans".

Transgenders will soon be given right to marry
Now that the second reading of amendments to the Civil Code has been approved in parliament, the bill is set to start being discussed in committee stage on Monday, according to Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties Helena Dalli.

Russia’s upper house approves ‘gay propaganda’ bill, will become law
Anyone who offends a religious believer could be sent to jail as the Senate also makes it illegal for foreign gay couples to adopt children

Code 9 on census form irks transgenders
Transgenders across Tamil Nadu are completely upset and feel insulted as ‘9’ has been given as the number to identify them under ‘Others’ category in the Sixth Economics Census form.

[New Zealand]
Beyer positive, excited and feeling better
Georgina Beyer says she is doing better, after the frightening revelation she has been diagnosed with chronic kidney failure.

New Westminster approves draft gender policy
Policy recognizes importance of respecting sexual orientation and gender equity among students and staff

Criança trans vence processo de WCs
Uma criança trans, que se identifica como feminina, ganhou o direito a usar o WC feminino na sua escola no Colorado.
6-year-old ‘transgender’ boy must be allowed to use girls’ bathroom: Colorado officials

STUDY: Transgender People Experience Discrimination Trying To Use Bathrooms
A new study from the Williams Institute confirms that transgender people face significant levels of discrimination and harassment simply when trying to use the restroom. The study focused on people who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming/genderqueer in the Washington, DC area and found that an overwhelming majority — 70 percent — had experienced some sort of negative reaction when using a bathroom. The study notes that this is in spite of the fact that DC’s enforcement regulations contain “the strongest language in the country in regard to gender-segregated public facilities” to protect trans people from just these sorts of issues.
Transgender People Are Harassed and Assaulted in Public Bathrooms, Survey Says
Groundbreaking Study to Revolutionize Transgender Issues

Trans March marks 'Decade of Change'
Transgender people and their allies will mark 10 years of marching and celebrations with the 2013 Trans March. The march, which this year is themed "A Decade of Change," kicks off San Francisco LGBT Pride weekend Friday, June 28, beginning in Dolores Park.

Suspect Arrested in Stanton Road Stabbing
MPD announces arrest of suspect in case of a transgender woman stabbed multiple times in Southeast D.C.

Competency Contested in Deoni Jones Case
Trial of suspect in 2012 killing of transgender woman delayed, tentative trial start set for 2014

Bystanders cheer as women attack, beat D.C. drag performer
A male drag performer was punched, kicked, and dragged by his hair on the floor at the Manny & Olga’s pizzeria on 14th Street, N.W., about 2 a.m. Sunday by two female attackers in an incident that was captured on video taken by a bystander who cheered the attackers.

Judge Nixes Deal For Fix-A-Flat Fake Butt Doc
A proposed deal for a South Florida man accused of injecting “super glue” and Fix-A-Flat into the buttocks of women in botched illegal cosmetic surgery procedures has gone flat.
Judge strikes down plea deal for butt surgery suspects
Judge rejects plea deal in Miami-Dade ‘toxic tush’ case
Miami Judge Rejects Plea Deal in Fake Transgender Doctor Case

Gay rights decisions bittersweet for Topeka transgender
Mott: Exciting for country, reminder of difficulties in Kansas, other states

No State Senate Vote on Transgender Rights
More than a decade into the effort to approve a transgender civil rights law in New York State, the 2013 legislative session looked like it could be the charm.

Acção conjunta Panteras Rosa/GTP - STP Patologização trans 2012

terça-feira, junho 25, 2013

GLSEN, UNESCO Host Meeting in Argentina to Create Global Network of Researchers, Advocates Working on LGBT Issues in Education
In conjunction with the XV Comparative Education World Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, and the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) are hosting a convening this week of 24 institutions from around the world that are researching and/or working to address lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in primary and secondary education and among youth.

EU foreign affairs ministers adopt ground-breaking global LGBTI policy
Today the EU’s 27 foreign affairs ministers adopted a ground-breaking global policy. The LGBTI Guidelines instruct EU diplomats around the globe to defend the human rights of LGBTI people.

Los 27 pactan directrices para promover la libertad de religión y credo como "un DDHH universal" de todos
e comprometen también a promover la defensa de los derechos de homosexuales, lesbianas, bisexuales, transexuales e intersexuales

La ciudad celebra la primera marcha por la diversidad sexual
Por primera vez en la historia, Murcia acogió ayer su primera Manifestación del Orgullo LGTB en la que tomaron salida seis carrozas y desfilaron varios grupos del carnaval de Cabezo de Torres. Esta fiesta reivindicativa llevó por lema '¡2013 Jóvenes sin armarios! Año de la Diversidad Afectivo Sexual y de Género en la Juventud', y participaron representantes del colectivo 'No Te Prives', volcado en la defensa y reivindicación de los derechos de lesbianas, gays, transexuales y bisexuales en la Región; el Consejo Local de la Juventud, cuyo presidente, Fran Sánchez, recibió esta semana el premio 'Pluma de Plata' por su apoyo a los jóvenes LGTB de Murcia, y el grupo LGTB del PSRM-PSOE.

Artists Call For LGBT Pride March
Various artists released a video that invited to a variety of activities during LGBT Pride Week - including Turkey’s 11th LGBT Pride March on June 30.

Russia: Reject Discriminatory Bill
Wave of International Criticism of Anti-LGBT Draft Law

Transgender pride festival celebrates freedoms but isn't carefree
Last month's attack on a transgender woman in Hollywood serves as a reminder of ongoing discrimination and dangers. Still, 'we've come a long way,' an attendee says.

Transgender woman stabbed repeatedly in D.C. attack
D.C. police have declined to confirm whether they have arrested a male suspect for allegedly stabbing a 29-year-old transgender woman as many as 40 times in an abandoned house in Southeast Washington around 1 a.m. on Friday morning.

Marchan en Saltillo para exigir derechos
Colores, pelucas, tacones, pero también cartelones y consignas estuvieron presentes en la Cuarta Marcha del Orgullo Gay Saltillo 2013, en la que cerca de 250 integrantes de la comunidad de la diversidad sexual de Saltillo y Monterrey marcharon este sábado por la tarde para exigir respeto a sus derechos.

Acude PRI a marcha por la diversidad sexual en Tijuana
José Luis Hernández Silerio, dirigente del PRI en Tijuana, participó en la marcha e incluso se tomó fotografías con los asistentes

Unos 60 gais asesinados entre 2010 y 2012
Al menos 60 miembros de la comunidad hondureña Lésbico, Gay, Transexual, Bisexual e Intersexual (LGTBI) murieron de forma violenta entre 2010 y 2012, informó hoy el Comisionado Nacional de los Derechos Humanos, Ramón Custodio.
Impunidad prevalece en la muerte de 60 miembros de la comunidad lésbica
Unos 60 gais han sido asesinados

El orgullo LGBTI vivió su fiesta en esta ciudad
La plaza de Santo Domingo fue el lugar asignado para la celebración de la fiesta del orgullo de la comunidad de lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, transgénero e intersexuales, LGBTI.

Exigen al Estado el respeto a sus derechos
Una colorida marcha de personas de la diversidad sexual recorrió la 6a. avenida de la zona 1 capitalina para exigir al Estado que asegure sus derechos a la vida, salud, educación y trabajo.

Comunidad sexodiversa marchó por la tolerancia
La Asociación Civil GLBT (Gays, Lesbianas, Bisexuales y Transexuales) realizó por cuarto año consecutivo el desfile de la diversidad sexual para pedir respeto.

Colorido festejo por la igualdad tomó el Panteón de los Héroes
En Paraguay, integrantes de la organización Somosgay celebran este sábado la igualdad de derechos y el orgullo gay frente al Panteón de los Héroes. El evento despliega banderas con los colores del arcoíris. Pensar en una América Latina sin homofobia, es lo que les mueve.

Marcha del Orgullo y la Igualdad convocó a la diversidad sexual y a presidenciables
En un ambiente de fiesta y con la presencia de algunos presidenciables se celebró este sábado la Marcha por el Orgullo y la Igualdad en Chile, convocada por el Movilh y la Fundación Iguales, la que reunió a miles de personas en el centro de Santiago.
Calculan que 70 mil personas marcharon por la igualdad

Denuncian eliminación de categorías orientación sexual e identidad de género en proyecto de ley contra crímenes por discriminación
El congresista Carlos Bruce y diversas organizaciones de lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, trans e intersexuales (LGBTI) convocan a una conferencia de prensa que se realizará mañana martes 25 de junio, al mediodía, en la Sala Mohme del Congreso de la República.

segunda-feira, junho 24, 2013

Milhares desfilam em Lisboa contra a discriminação sexual
Marcha do orgulho LGBT passou esta tarde por Lisboa, com cerca de seis mil pessoas a defenderem o fim da discriminação em função da orientação sexual.
Minorias são muito afetadas com a crise
Milhares de pessoas na marcha pelo orgulho LGBT
Orgulho gay fez-se ver e ouvir nas ruas de Lisboa
iReportagem: 14ª Marcha do Orgulho LGBT
Milhares de pessoas desfilam em Lisboa contra a discriminação sexual
Porta-voz da marcha LGBT diz que minorias são muito afetadas com a crise
Milhares desfilam em Lisboa contra a discriminação sexual
Marcha do Orgulho LGBT em Lisboa
Milhares de pessoas desfilam em Lisboa contra a discriminação sexual
Marcha LGBT. “Um arco-íris contra a crise” invadiu as ruas lisboetas
A Marcha do Orgulho LGBT de Lisboa em fotos
Reportagem: Marcha do Orgulho LGBT em Lisboa 2013

5 Transgender Victims Of Media Violence
Almost a week after joking about the shooting of a transgender woman, radio hosts Lex and Terry have finally announced that they’ll apologize for their comments. 22-year-old Coko McDonald was shot and robbed in April by a teenager who, investigators say, sent text messages within an hour of the attack that bragged about the assault and insulted the victim’s sexuality.

Patricia Ribeiro exemplo de artista e de Vida!!!
1 Descreve o teu percurso, como cantora?
Patricia Ribeiro iniciou a sua carreira em criança, aos 11 anos de idade, em grupos infantis e juvenis dirigidos pela cantora Ana Faria e foi nessa altura que fiquei fascinada pelo mundo de espetáculo percorrendo o País de Norte a Sul,e ,ficou o “bichinho” da musica dentro de mim.

Travesti é agredida a pedrada na cidade do Paulista
Os suspeitos, um jovem de 18 anos e dois adolescentes de 17 anos, foram levados para a delegacia

Travesti é agredida com barra de ferro após programa
Um travesti foi agredido com barra de ferro, na noite desta quinta-feira (20), em Bauru. O fato ocorreu por volta das 22h30, na Rua Maria Marques Chan, no Jardim Santos Dumont.

Travesti é espancada e tem parte do rosto queimada
José de Carvalho, a Marcela, fazia programa, quando foi surpreendida; vítima não sabe dizer quem cometeu o crime

Policia ainda não sabe quem matou homossexual na madrugada
No mesmo Califórnia, bairro onde um homem, não identificado até agora, foi morto no último dia 18, outro homem, de prenome Agnaldo e conhecido como Guinha foi assassinado a tiros na madrugada desta sexta-feira . O homicídio aconteceu na rua Rio Branco. Uma bolsa e uma sacola foram encontrados ao lado do corpo da vítima. Guinha, que era homossexual, sempre foi simpático e chamava a atenção de todos usando roupas de mulher e adereços extravagantes.

NAACP President offers bizarre reason for abolishing Voter ID laws: Transgenders
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) President Benjamin Jealous threw out a bizarre, new reason Friday for Voter ID laws to be banned in the U.S. – transgenders.

sábado, junho 22, 2013

LGBT rights activists and organizations in Istanbul need your support and solidarity more than ever.

We are sincerely concerned about the levels of police brutality and the use of crowd control technologies the public is being exposed to in Istanbul. As you may have followed on social media and some international channels and newspapers, for close to three weeks, as LGBT block in solidarity with several different groups and organizations, we have been resisting to defend our right to peaceful assembly. Since the last 1st of May, Governor of İstanbul effectively closed Taksim area to all kind of marches and peaceful demonstrations by brutally attacking protestors.

Our next big events, Trans Pride March on June 23rd and LGBT Pride March on June 30th in Istanbul are threatened under current circumstances. These two events bring together thousands of LGBTs and allies in Istanbul and we are concerned for our safety. For detailed information about the last three weeks of resistance in Turkey, click

What can you do to support us?
• You can spread our call among your contacts
• You can participate in both of our marches and invite your friends & colleagues
• You can send protest letters to the Turkish Embassy in your own country claiming your concerns about the safety of LGBT activists in the coming Pride marches. (see letter below)
• You can show your solidarity for our cause carrying the logo of our resistance during your own pride marches Resistanbul Pride March (image at the end) or you can organize press declarations in front of Turkish Embassies in your cities. Please share your pictures with us!)

In solidarity,
21st Istanbul LGBT Pride Week and March Committee

Letter to Turkish Embassies

Dear Mr/Mrs Ambassador,

People in various cities of Turkey are facing heavy police brutality since the last three weeks of demonstrations which started as a peaceful resistance act against the destruction of Gezi Park for the construction of a shopping mall. LGBT activists have always been at the forefront during these three weeks and resisted in solidarity with all social movements together for their right to assembly. The AKP government is denying its citizens their democratic right to peaceful assembly and it is attacking the demonstrators with tear gas and pressure water. In the upcoming weeks there will be two events of crucial importance for LGBTs in Taksim area. Trans Pride March which is going to take place on 23th of June and LGBT Pride March in Istanbul on 30thare under serious threat due to current circumstances.

I am deeply concerned about the security of LGBT people attending these marches and I am calling on you Mr/Mrs Ambassador to ensure that the upcoming Trans Pride March and LGBT Pride March takes place safely. I am also calling on you to urge the Government of Turkey to stop the violence against its people and recognize its citizens democratic rights.



Les organisations et les activistes pour les droits des LGBT d’Istanbul ont besoin de votre soutien et votre solidarité plus de jamais.

Nous sommes sincèrement inquiets du degré de brutalité de la police et de l’utilisation de technologies de contrôle des foules auxquelles les gens sont exposés à Istanbul. Comme vous l’avez peut être suivi sur les réseaux sociaux et dans certains journaux et sur certaines chaînes internationales, depuis près de trois semaines, comme bloc LGBT en solidarité avec de nombreux groupes et organisations, nous avons résisté pour défendre notre droit au rassemblement pacifique. Depuis le 1er mai, le gouverneur d’Istanbul a fermé la zone de Taksim à tout type de marches et de rassemblement pacifique en attaquant brutalement les manifestants.

Notre prochain grand événement, la marche des fiertés transsexuelles le 23 juin et la marche des fiertés homosexuelles le 30 juin à Istanbul sont menacées par les circonstances actuelles. Ces deux événements rassemblent des milliers de personnes LGBT et leurs alliés et nous sommes inquiets pour notre sécurité. Pour des informations détaillées sur les trois dernières semaines de résistance en Turquie, cliquez

Que pouvez-vous faire pour nous soutenir ?
· Vous pouvez diffuser cet appel dans vos contacts
· Vous pouvez participer dans nos deux marches et inviter vos amis et collègues
· Vous pouvez envoyer des lettres de protestations aux ambassades turques dans votre pays en affirmant vos inquiétudes sur la sécurité des activistes LGBT dans les marches des fiertés à venir (voir la lettre finale)
· Vous pouvez montrer votre solidarité à notre cause en portant le logo de notre résistance pendant votre propre marche des fiertés, Resistanbul Pride March (image à lá fin) ou vous pouvez organiser des conférences de presse devant les ambassades turques dans vos villes. Merci de nous envoyer vos images !)

En solidarité
Le comité de la 21ème semaine et marche des fiertés LGBT

lettre aux ambassades turques

Monsieur/Madame l’ambassadeur/l’ambassadrice

Des personnes dans divers villes de Turquie font face à de graves brutalités policières depuis les trois dernières semaines de manifestations qui ont commencé comme un acte de résistance pacifique contre la destruction du parc Gezi en vue de la construction d’un centre commercial. Les activistes LGBT ont toujours été aux avant-postes pendant ces trois semaines et ont résisté en solidarité avec tous les mouvements sociaux pour leur droit de rassemblement. Le gouvernement AKP prive ses citoyens de leur droit démocratique au rassemblement pacifique et attaque les manifestants avec des gaz lacrymogènes et des canons à eau. Deux évènements cruciaux pour les LGBT vont avoir lieu dans les semaines à venir à Taksim. La marche des fiertés transsexuelles, qui va avoir lieu le 23 juin et la marche des fiertés LGBT le 30 juin sont sérieusement menacées vue les circonstances actuelles.

Je suis extrêmement inquiet de la sécurité des personnes LGBT qui vont participer à ces marches et je fais appel à vous Madame/Monsieur l’ambassadrice/l’ambassadeur pour vous assurer que la marche des fiertés transsexuelles et la marche des fiertés LGBT puissent avoir lieu en sécurité. Je fais aussi appel à vous pour exhorter le gouvernement turc à stopper la violence contre ses citoyens et leur reconnaître des droits démocratiques.




Subject: "Arbitrary arrests of transgender people and unlawful detention of the defender of their rights - a lawyer."

The signatory organizations that support the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, with this public statement are expressing their deep concern for the recent events in Thessaloniki, as documented in press releases of the Greek Transgender Support Association and the Hellenic Action for Human Rights – “Pleiades”, and are teaming against transphobic massive and arbitary arrests of transgender people and the targeting of human rights defenders by the police in Thessaloniki, just before the Thessaloniki Pride.

We condemn unequivocally:

systematic arbitrary arrests of transgender people by the Police in Thessaloniki, during which the arrested remain for many hours locked up in jail without being informed on the reason for their detention, and despite not having the status of detainees.

abuse of the police against transgender people.

the utterly illegal -and defying the Rule of Law- detention of the defender of transgender persons, Athens lawyer Electra Koutra in the early hours of Wednesday, 5 June 2013 at the Police Station of Democratias Square in Thessaloniki.

We call upon the authorities:

to conduct a thorough investigation into the arbitrary arrests of transgender people, the behavior of police officers towards them and the conditions under which they were deprived of their liberty during these systematic arrests

to conduct a thorough investigation and to identify all those responsible for the illegal detention and arbitrariness of police officers servicemen in Police Station of Democratias Square against the Athens Lawyer Electra Koutra, who had visited the Police Station in order to clarify the nature and the reason for the detention of an arrested transgender person as part of rightful support.

We declare that we will monitor closely the progress of the case of the unlawful deprivation of liberty and other offences against transgender persons, and we will await the findings of the Swoen Administrative Investigation, and also the findings of Prosecutor’s Inquiry on arbitrary detention and the degrading treatment of Electra Koutra, Lawyer - defender of Justice and Chair of Hellenic Action for Human Rights – “Pleiades”, who has stood up as an advocate of the rightful claims of the LGBT community.


Greek Transgender Support Association

Hellenic Action for Human Rights – “Pleiades”

Greek Gay & Lesbian Community

Colour Youth, LGBT Youth Community of Athens

Good as You(th), LGBT Youth Community of Thessaloniki.

Lesbian Group of Athens

Lesb. Equal – Lesbians for Equality

Athens Pride

Thessaloniki Pride

HOMOphonia – Thessaloniki Pride

World without wars and violence

Positive Voice

Act Up – ΔΡΑΣΕ Hellas


Sympraxi - Partnership for Gender Issues

Rainbow Families

Proud Press


Lgbt / Red

sexta-feira, junho 21, 2013

Roberta Close vira motivo de piada ao aparecer com bochechas inchadas
Aos 48 anos, a musa dos anos 80 Roberta Close virou piada nas redes sociais por exagerar na aplicação de toxina botulínica. Uma foto da modelo transexual está circulando pela internet com a palavra "fofão" nos comentários.
Na imagem publicada pelo estilista Walério Araújo em seu Instagram, Roberta aparece com muito volume nas bochechas.

Costa del Sol hospital surgeons give patients more feminine voices
Marbella's Hospital Quirón has carried out four pioneering operations to make patients' voices sound more feminine.

The beauty queen who was born a boy: Transgender model, 21, set for pageant success after choosing to live as a woman
Dani St James, 21 from Barry, South Wales, was born a boy, Daniel
Began wearing make up at 11 and told parents he was gay aged 12
Started dressing and living as a woman aged 17 - but identified as a man
Aged 18 Dani visited a doctor who prescribed female hormones
Won local transgender beauty pageant and hopes to win more

Second Kenyan transgender wins case
I am not ashamed to be a woman! Those were Alexander Ngungu Nthungi’s words after Lady Justice Mumbi Ngugi of the Kenyan High Court declared that police violated his rights and dignity by stripping him naked to ascertain his sexual identity.

Trans* people in Quebec need your help!
Les personnes trans* ont besoin de votre aide!

Fox News' Transphobia Problem
Fox News seems to have largely given up in its losing battle against marriage equality for gays and lesbians, but there's still one segment of the LGBT community that it feels comfortable openly mocking and demonizing on air: transgender people.

Governor Signs Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Act
Governor Jack Markell signed the Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Act (SB 97) today, ensuring equal legal protections to transgender individuals in Delaware.
New Delaware law protects transgender people, outlaws discrimination based on gender identity
Transgender anti-bias bill signed
Delaware Senate OKs transgender bill; Markell signs into law
Gov. Markell signs transgender anti-discrimination bill into law
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell signs transgender bill into law
Delaware Governor Markell Signs Transgender Rights Bill into Law
BREAKING: Delaware Legislature Passes Transgender Nondiscrimination Act
Markell signs transgender rights bill into law
13 in 2013: Victory in Delaware

Transgender student suit goes to Maine high court
Maine's highest court heard arguments Wednesday over whether transgender students can use the bathroom of their choice, and the girl at the heart of the case said she hoped justices would recognize the right of children to attend school without being "bullied" by peers or administrators.

Metro North conductor accused of sex assault to face RR hearing
A Metro-North Railroad conductor accused of sexually assaulting a transgendered passenger aboard a Harlem line train heads to an internal hearing next week to determine his future employment status.

Multnomah County becomes one of first in nation to require gender-neutral bathrooms for transgender users
Multnomah County is jumping to the forefront of a national debate by becoming one of the first in the country to require single-occupancy, gender-neutral bathrooms in all new construction projects for the county.
Multnomah County requiring gender-neutral bathrooms in its new buildings
Gender-neutral restrooms required in county in Oregon

The SPLC's gender assignment case comes down to civil rights
Mark and Pam Crawford adopted their son, M.C., not long after doctors at the Medical University of South Carolina performed a sex reassignment surgery on the 16-month-old. Though initially raised as a girl, it wasn't long before M.C. started presenting as a boy. Now the couple has filed lawsuits at both the state and federal levels against MUSC, the S.C. Department of Social Services, and the Greenville Hospital System (where M.C. spent two months after he was abandoned by his mother).

Group Forming for Parents of Gender-Questioning Children
This August Green Mountain Crossroads will begin hosting a monthly meeting for parents of transgender, gender nonconforming, or gender questioning children, of any age. The Brattleboro TransParents group will meet on the third Monday of each month, starting Monday, August 19.

New Pride parade to celebrate Seattle's growing transgender community
With a mission to advocate and raise the visibility and acceptance of Seattle’s growing transgender and gender-nonconforming community, the Gender Justice League will put on its first Trans Pride parade at Cal Anderson Park on June 28, two days before Seattle’s 39th-annual Gay Pride parade.

quinta-feira, junho 20, 2013

Exposição em Copacabana mostra dia a dia de travestis e transexuais da Lapa
Fotógrafa Ana Carolina Fernandes passou dois anos acompanhando a rotina de um grupo no Centro.

Morre Lemoine Paes, a cover oficial da Madonna no Brasil
Aos 41 anos, morre a transformista Lemoine Paes, considerada a cover oficial da Madonna no Brasil. A morte, que ocorreu na segunda-feira [17], foi anunciada pelo site Madonna Online e repercutida entre artistas da noite LGBT nesta quarta [19]. Não foi divulgado o motivo.

“Yo soy el que mata a las travestis”
Un policía apuñaló a Nohelia Cadenas en Honduras por ser transexual
Desde mayo tiene asilo político en España
España registró en 2012 la cifra más baja de solicitudes de asilo en 25 años
"Las transexuales no valemos nada en Honduras, para ellos somos escoria"

Almodóvar: "Desde que está el PP, se ha alcanzado el mayor punto homofóbico en este país"
El director ha acudido a la entrada de los premios Plumas.
Critica al PP: "Hay que salir a la calle e impedir este retroceso".
"Siento que me dedico a una profesión crepuscular", afirma.
Pedro Almodóvar advierte del "retroceso de derechos" con el gobierno

Condenado a 4 años de cárcel por apuñalar a un transexual
Cuatro años de prisión por lesiones con instrumento peligroso y resultado de deformidad, e indemnización de 5.902 euros por el perjuicio estético y la incapacidad temporal causada. Esta en la condena impuesta por la Sección Quinta de la Audiencia al ciudadano luso José Carlos G.A. por apuñalar con una botella rota a la transexual Carolina, representada por el despacho de abogados Valvigo.

14 Embassies in Bulgaria Back Sofia LGBT Parade
14 Ambassadors to Bulgaria have voiced their support for this year's Sofia Pride LGBT parade scheduled to take place on June 22 in the capital.
The 6th edition of the Sofia Pride parade will be held under the motto: "Different People, Equal Rights."

Russia to Ban Married Foreign Gays From Adopting
Russia is on its way to sharply limiting the adoption of children by people from countries that allow same-sex marriage.

Prokhorov opposes 'gay propaganda' and adoption bans
Civil Platform leader and former presidential candidate Mikhail Prokhorov has opposed the Dima Yakovlev law and the ban on homosexual propaganda.

[Middle East]
LGBTQ Muslims seek 'sexual asylum' from persecution in Islamic countries
Two women defied death threats in May to become the first same-sex married Muslim couple in the U.K.
The Birmingham Mail reported Rehana Kausar and Sobia Kamar, both from Pakistan, applied for political asylum immediately after the ceremony because their lives would be in danger if they ever returned to their home country.

Experts: Fox News' Coverage Contributes To Violence, Discrimination Against Transgender Community
Fox News' inaccurate, defamatory, and dehumanizing coverage of the transgender community contributes to transphobic violence and discrimination according to several groups working toward transgender equality.

WATCH: Trans Woman Attacked in Hollywood Hate Crime Speaks Out, Cops Offer Reward
Los Angeles police are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of four men who brutally assaulted a transgender woman last month.
Police Release Suspect Photos, Offer $25K Reward In Transgender Beating Case
Surveillance video shows attack of transgender woman in Hollywood
$25,000 Reward Offered for Group That Attacked Transgender Woman
Victim Of Hate Crime Beating Speaks Out About Attack
$25,000 reward offered in Hollywood transgender attack

Transgender bill returns to Senate after House passage
Legislation to ban discrimination against transgender people in Delaware is on its way back to the Senate after passing the House with a friendly amendment Tuesday.
Delaware House approves bill outlawing discrimination based on gender identity
House passes gender identity bill
House approves transgender anti-discrimination bill
Transgender Nondiscrimination Law Passes Delaware House
Delaware House approves transgender rights bill
Gender Identity Non-Discrimination Act Passes House

Transgender candidate could become a first in NYC, but he says focus is on inclusion... for all
Mel Wymore is a typical city council candidate in many ways, campaigning as a community board appointee, ex-PTA chair and founder of a roster of local organizations. But Wymore’s community-leader resume has an unusual feature: He built much of it while he was a woman.

Pride marchers demand transgender rights
CNY Solidarity marched loud and proud at Central New York Pride on June 15. Youth activists organized and led the contingent. The number of marchers participating in the group doubled from the 2012 march.

En Sucre no paran las amenazas de muerte a la comunidad LGBTI
La Policía anunció que se investigará la procedencia de las amenazas de muerte contra los miembros de la Comunidad LGBTI.

Transexual que se convirtió en mujer ahora quiere volver a ser hombre trás convertirse en evangélico
Fernando Ñaupari se cambió de sexo y de nombre hace 25 años. Ahora, tras convertirse al evangelismo, pugna por recuperar su identidad original.

quarta-feira, junho 19, 2013

New EU law on asylum procedures
ILGA-Europe's reaction: welcomed progress, but more improvements are needed.

New study to track transgender health
A new research project is underway to document the experiences of people who have undergone a female-to-male (FtM) gender transition.

New gender recognition guidelines released
The Australian government has released new guidelines on the recognition of sex and gender which will be rolled out across all government departments from July 1.
Aus: Official documents to recgonise trans* and intersex communities

GLAD Applauds AMA Resolution Supporting Accurate Birth Certificates for Transgender People
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) today applauded a decision by the American Medical Association (AMA) to support access to accurate birth certificates for transgender people.

Pam’s House Blend ends run
After nine years of curating one of the leading LGBT news and opinion blogs, Pam Spaulding announced this week that she is shutting down Pam’s House Blend, and will no longer be contributing daily after this month.
Pam Spaulding Announces Closure of LGBT Blog Pam's House Blend

Focus On The Family: Transgender Young People Don’t Exist In ‘Physical Reality’
Numerous conservative groups are concerned about a bill (AB 1266) advancing in the California legislature that would recognize transgender young people’s identities in school, allowing them to use the facilities and play on the sports teams that correspond with their gender identity. Focus on the Family’s resident ex-gay Jeff Johnston lashed out at the bill, claiming that trans identities only exist in a “fantasy reality”:

Waitress fired for dressing in drag
A Kalamazoo woman said she was fired after showing up to her waitressing job dressed in drag. She calls it discrimination, but the bar where she worked says it's a matter of professional standards.

Transgender MS woman charged with murder after Selma resident dies from buttocks injections
Authorities in Mississippi are confirming that the suspect in a Selma resident's death is now charged with murder after giving the patient injections to enhance her buttocks even though she had no medical training.
Woman charged in 2nd buttocks-enhancement death
Jackson resident charged in second silicone buttocks injection death

Transgender man finally gets name change; Va. judge refers to him as ‘she,’ ‘miss’
A Virginia transgender man on Monday was granted a name change after having it denied earlier this year by a judge who asked for medical documents proving he was transitioning, contrary to state law.
Jacob Haley, 25, was denied the name change in February when Judge Timothy Sanner said previous name change cases had included doctors notes.

Judge declares mistrial in Billy Griffin case
A Milwaukee County judge had declared a mistrial in Billy Griffin's murder trial. Griffin is one of several young men accused of killing transgender Milwaukee rapper Evon Young on New Years Day.
Mistrial declared after no verdict in Milwaukee rapper's slaying
Mistrial declared in murder case of Evon Young

terça-feira, junho 18, 2013

Better Health, Better Human Rights
New research shows that a highly effective way to control and defeat infectious diseases like AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria is by focusing on the most vulnerable populations. That has big implications for human rights.

Håkon Haugli calls on Russia to delay the debate on the draft bill on ‘homosexual propaganda’
PACE General rapporteur on the rights of LGBT people Håkon Haugli today expressed concern about the draft bill on 'homosexual propaganda' to be examined by the Russian Duma.

New EU asylum rules will better protect LGBT people
Today the European Parliament adopted a new version of the European Union law on asylum procedures. The text contains notable improvements for LGBT asylum-seekers.

1 ª Conferência Internacional sobre Psicologia LGBT e áreas afins
A 1ª Conferência Internacional sobre Psicologia LGBT e áreas afins - será realizada em Lisboa, Portugal, de 20 a22 de junho de 2013.
1st International Conference on LGBT Psychology and related fields
The1st International Conference on LGBT Psychology and related fields – Coming out for LGBT Psychology in the current international scenario will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from June 20th to 22nd 2013.

Transexuais e travestis já podem utilizar nome social na UnB
Iniciativa foi aprovada após solicitação de aluno, mas professores se recusavam a chamá-lo pela nova identificação.

Em SP, ambulatório terá cirurgia de mama para travesti
O governo do Estado de São Paulo inaugura hoje na capital um ambulatório especial para o atendimento geral de saúde de travestis e transexuais. O local deverá ainda, mediante protocolos que serão definidos, oferecer cirurgia de colocação de próteses de mama e terapias hormonais para garantir uma identidade feminina ao corpo, como a eliminação de pelos do rosto, por exemplo.

Niegan la confirmación a una mujer transexual en Granada, alegando que la transexualidad es una “aberración para la Iglesia”
A Manuela Rute le quedaban unas tres semanas para concluir el curso de catequesis previo a la confirmación, cuando el cura de su parroquia en la localidad granadina de Íllora le comunicó que no podría recibir dicho sacramento ya que según el arzobispo de Granada “la transexualidad es una aberración para la Iglesia y una mutilación”. Colectivos transexuales proponen la convocatoria de una huelga de hambre hasta que el arzobispado permita su confirmación.

El presidente de Eslovenia encabeza la marcha del Orgullo LGTB de Liubliana
Normalidad en las dos marchas del Orgullo LGTB que se han celebrado este fin de semana en los Balcanes. En Liubliana, la capital de Eslovenia, la manifestación la encabezó el mismo presidente del país, el socialdemócrata Borut Pahor, mientras que en la capital croata Zagreb se batió el récord de asistencia con 15.000 participantes.

‘Bring third sex into main stream!’
The Veteran Sahayata Samiti, which has been fighting against forcible extortion by eunuchs in the city, has now raised a new debate to bring the third gender into the main stream. According to the officials of Veteran Sahayata Samiti, the only solution of eunuchs’ problem lies in their rehabilitation and being accepted as the third sex.

New guidelines assist transgender Australians
The Federal Government has streamlined the way that gender and sex is indicated in Commonwealth government records, releasing new Australian Government Sex and Gender Recognition Guidelines.

Trans girl, 9, wins fight to use girls’ school toilets
When her mother told the school officials her daughter wanted to wear girls' clothes, she was forced to sign a document banning her from netball or swimming

Unisex bathrooms ok in Aussie capital LGBTI-friendly bar
Australian Capital Territory's Liquor Act 'does not require any gender signage to be placed on the toilet doors' says deputy chief minister

Despite the gay revolution, transgender people still lag behind
Anti-violence project manager at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center says transgender women face the brunt of discrimination

Transgender woman faces challenge with Democratic Women's Association
"I realize all eyes are on me. What I do, it paves the way and sets the example," said Janice Covington.
Transgender NC woman faces challenge with women’s association

El Día del Padre también se festeja entre transgéneros
Casos de transgéneros que han sabido aceptarse y, a la vez, pueden ser un ejemplo para su familia. Hoy, en el día del padre, dos transfemeninas y un transmasculino compartirán con sus hijos que han descubierto en ellos una guía para sobrellevar su día a día.

Amenazados miembros de la comunidad LGBTI, en Sincé
En el municipio de Sincé, a escasos 45 minutos de Sincelejo, no se habla de otra cosa que de los casos de homofobia que desde hace 21 días vienen tomando fuerza en esta población ganadera.
Integrantes de comunidad LGBTI de Medellín denuncian amenazas por su condición, Personería investigará

Movilh acusa ante la ONU incumplimiento estatal de compromisos con diversidad sexual
De las 4 obligaciones asumidas, el Movilh informó que Chile cumplió con una, registró avances en otra y no modificó el resto.

El Congreso de Perú deja a las personas LGTB fuera de proyecto de ley contra crímenes motivados por la discriminación
La Comisión de Justicia y Derechos Humanos del Congreso de Perú, bajo la presidencia de Marisol Pérez Tello, ha emitido un dictamen de mayoría eliminando la referencia a la orientación sexual y la identidad de género del proyecto de ley que plantea agravar las penas para los delitos basados en discriminación. La eliminación se aprobó a iniciativa del congresista fujimorista Julio Rosas, un pastor evangélico que siempre se ha opuesto a toda posibilidad de reconocer los derechos de las personas LGTB.

Denuncian ‘lobby antigay’ que promueve impunidad de asesinatos de homosexuales
Las organizaciones que defienden los derechos de la comunidad transexual, lesbiana y gay se muestran preocupadas porque la Comisión de Justicia y Derechos Humanos del Congreso de la República ha retirado las categorías de “orientación sexual” e “identidad de género” del dictamen en mayoría del Proyecto de Ley Nº 495, el cual plantea agravar los delitos basados en discriminación.