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quinta-feira, março 31, 2016

Prefeitura inaugura Centro de Cidadania LGBT na Zona Sul de SP
Segunda unidade do serviço em SP será a maior do país e prestará atendimentos psicológico, social e jurídico

“O único lugar que a travesti tinha era a esquina. Agora tem a escola”
Conheça Amanda Marfree, a jovem que, depois de uma vida de marginalização e preconceito, encontrou no programa Transcidadania a possibilidade de mudar sua trajetória e ser a primeira transexual de São Paulo a se candidatar a um Conselho Tutelar

‘It’s one of them’ – Transgender woman shocked by personal attack in Stevenage McDonald’s which could have left son in hospital
A transgender woman who claims she was mocked by youths while out with her young children says she is shocked by the incident which could have left her son in hospital.
Samantha Wood of Woolners Way, Stevenage, was having a meal at the Town Square McDonald’s with her children – aged three and five – this month when she claims she received unwanted attention.

First transgender woman in the Premier League in running for national award
A sports photographer who became the first transgender woman working in the Premier League is in the running for a national award.

Sydney barbershop welcomes transgender men amid discrimination claims
A Sydney barbershop says it would never deny a transgender man a haircut after its California store was sued for discrimination.

Two Republican Governors, Two Different Calculations on LGBT Rights
Two Republican governors. Two proposals at the heart of LGBT rights. One rejection. One new law.

More Republican legislators arrested for sexual misconduct in public bathrooms than transgender people
Republicans are the ones you should be worried about, not trans people.

White House: Anti-LGBT bills show ‘struggle goes on’ for equality
In response to developments in various states on legislation seen to enable anti-LGBT discrimination, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the bills demonstrate the “struggle goes on” to achieve LGBT rights.

From Jim Crow to transgender ban: the bathroom as battleground for civil rights
North Carolina incited furor last week when it enacted a law banning transgender people from using public bathrooms that match their gender identity instead of their biology at birth. The ACLU filed suit on Monday, calling the law “unconstitutional”.

Largest ever study of transgender teenagers kicks off
Scientists will track psychological and medical outcomes of controversial treatments to help transgender adolescents transition.

'I Love Trannies': Boxer Yusaf Mack Fights for His Attraction to Trans Women
A professional boxer, 36-year-old Yusaf Mack has gained renown as a national title–holding fighter in the US. But in 2015, after he lied about being drugged before appearing in a gay porn film, Mack's sexuality became national news; it was later revealed that he's attracted to transgender women. We visited the athlete in Hollywood to talk about what it means to be trans amorous when you're a prominent fighter from the streets of West Philadelphia.

"Old-School" Barber Shop in Long Beach Sued for Gender Discrimination
A transgender male who was denied a haircut at a barber shop in Long Beach is suing the business, with representation by high-profile attorney Gloria Allred, along with Byron Lau. Allred is a civil rights attorney known for taking on cases involving women's rights, including representing Bill Cosby's accusers and voicing her support for SB 813, the Justice for Victims Act.

Kourtney Yochum, 32
Kourtney Yochum, a 32-year-old transgender woman, was shot and killed Wednesday, March 23, in the 500 block of South San Pedro Street in downtown, according to authorities and Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Transgender man's name-change petition denied by judge
A transgender man's petition for a name change was denied by a judge who said he needed to provide a letter from his doctor.

Conservative Groups Say Ga. Governor Turned His Back
Conservative groups in Georgia say Gov. Nathan Deal's veto of a "religious freedom" bill shows he has turned his back on people of faith.

Louisiana Gov. Edwards to rescind Jindal’s anti-gay order
Governor's spokeswoman says he plans to rescind the discriminatory order "in the near future"

Holyoke Mayor: Massachusetts is behind in transgender equality issues
Local leaders and residents held a forum in Chicopee Tuesday night to discuss the pending legislation that would provide legal protection for transgender people in public spaces.

Federal law settles debate over transgender students and bathroom use, advocates say
When it comes to bathroom access for transgender students, civil liberties groups say the law is clear: Students are entitled to use the restroom that aligns with their gender identity.

We Fact-Check Governor McCrory’s Fact-Check on HB 2.
Last Wednesday, the whirlwind special session convened for the purpose of overturning Charlotte's antidiscrimination ordinance—particularly a provision that allows trans people to use the bathroom that conforms to their gender identity—concluded with Governor McCrory signing a law that did so much more.
Equality Advocates Respond to Attorney General’s Announcement on HB 2
NC attorney general refuses to defend state from HB2 legal challenge
North Carolina's new bathroom law: Uncomfortable encounters have begun
NC transgender bathroom ban is a ‘national embarrassment,’ says AG as pilloried law becomes key election issue
Correcting the Sex designation on Your Birth Certificate
Businesses across North Carolina join map of ‘safe bathrooms’ in response to transgender law
Watch ACLU's Chase Strangio Debunk The "Bathroom Predator" Myth Behind North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Law
No, Nothing Pat McCrory Says In Defense Of North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law Is True
CEOs, including Facebook's Zuckerberg urge repeal of House Bill 2
Rep. Goodman defends his vote, but says LGBT law needs tweaks

Lawmaker Delivers Mind-Bending Series Of Arguments Against LGBT Protections
A few days after voting to kill a proposal to protect LGBT individuals from discrimination in Nebraska, Republican state Sen. Bill Kintner took to talk radio to explain why “men in dresses” don’t deserve protected class status.

Pascack Valley enters national debate on transgender rights
A crowd of more than 100 packed Pascack Hills High School in Montvale on Tuesday night to hear about a proposed policy that regional district officials say is geared to prevent discrimination against transgender students, with loud cheers erupting for points made by people on both sides of the issue.

Have you seen this man who allegedly raped a trans woman at the Stonewall Inn?
A transgender woman was allegedly raped in the bathroom of the iconic Stonewall Inn on Saturday night. Police have not identified the 25-year-old victim.

Transgender Student Settles Locker Room Case With University Of Pittsburgh
Seamus Johnston had sued the University of Pittsburgh in federal court, claiming that banning him from the male locker room violated his Constitutional and civil rights.
Joint Statement on Settlement of Seamus Johnston Case
Pitt Settles Suit Filed by Transgender Ex-Student

Virginia defeated own transgender bathroom bill in February
Virginia lawmakers helped avoid the firestorm that has roiled North Carolina over LGBT rights by defeating a bill with similarities to the measure North Carolina’s governor signed last week.

WA-Gov: Inslee (D) Goes After GOP Governors Like McCrory (R. NC) For Legalizing Discrimination
Received this e-mail today from Governor Jay Inslee’s (D. WA) re-election campaign:
Washington Governor Jay Inslee bans state travel to North Carolina

Paul Ryan's Hometown Passes Anti-Discrimination Ordinance
Officials in the Wisconsin city of Janesville, the hometown of Republican U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, have passed an ordinance that says public spaces must allow people to use the restrooms of the gender they identify with.

quarta-feira, março 30, 2016

India's first trans band: 'Don't hide us away – don't keep us in a cage'
6 Pack Band are forcing India to confront its prejudices – with a cover of Pharrell’s Happy. Transgender singer Komal Jagtap, who was forced to leave home at eight, on the talent show that changed her life

A Sexual Assault Survivor Explains The Hypocrisy Behind Anti-LGBT "Bathroom Bill" Proponents
A sexual assault survivor and long-time advocate for other victims of sexual assault has explained exactly why anti-LGBT "bathroom bills" that cast transgender people as sexual predators do nothing to help victims of sexual assault. In fact, she argues that those opposing LGBT equality with "bathroom bills" are not working to strengthen programs addressing sexual assault, but rather to "exploit" survivors to further their agenda.

White House speaks out against Kansas, N.C. anti-LGBT laws
In the aftermath of enactment of laws in Kansas and North Carolina enabling anti-LGBT discrimination, the White House has spoken out against the measures by saying they’re “mean-spirited and send the wrong message.”

Anchorage LGBT rights law opponents seek amendments through initiative
An effort to repeal Anchorage’s new law barring discrimination against gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual people is shifting gears, with the law’s opponents saying they now want to ask voters to amend the law instead of striking it down.

Delaware Becomes 15th State to Ban Trans Health Exclusions
NCTE celebrates Delaware joining a national trend of states prohibiting health insurance exclusions that target transgender people. Delaware joins California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Maine, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island, Oregon, Vermont, Washington State, and the District of Columbia, as well as the federal Medicare program, in banning these exclusions, which are contrary to medical science and federal and state laws.

Supporters of Georgia Anti-Gay Bill Say Debate Isn't Over
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's plan to veto a "religious freedom" bill has supporters vowing that the issue isn't going away.
Veto of Georgia’s antigay bill means ‘open season on people of faith’
Hate Group Leader Spazzes Out Over Veto of Anti-LGBT Law, Blames Devil
Georgia Gov: We Don't Need to Discriminate to Protect Faith

Get ready for more state-level showdowns over LGBT rights
Under pressure from the entertainment industry and major corporations, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday vetoed a "religious liberty" bill that would have made it legal to deny services to gay people.

Crowd shows up to discuss NLS transgender policy
Although a proposed transgender policy wasn’t on the agenda, about 50 people crammed into the New London-Spicer School Board’s meeting room and adjacent hallway Monday night to voice their opinions on the issue.

Controversial policy to cover transgender students going to a vote in Boulder
What started out as a routine update of a Jefferson High School School District policy this fall turned out to be not so routine after all.

N.C. Gov. calls Lawsuit filed by the ACLU against HB2 “Slanderous”
It’s show time at the OK Corral. It’s fairly certain, say the litigants, that we will win in District court where the lawsuit was filed Monday And it’s also certain if that happens it will be brought to the supreme court and if they accept it, we lose all certainty.
Szoka, Lewis defend HB 2 transgender vote, while other region lawmakers are silent
White House calls HB 2 'mean-spirited', says it 'sends the wrong message'
Gov. Pat McCrory: No Title IX threat to billions in federal funding after controversial new LGBT law
Lawsuit Challenging North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law Focuses On Transgender Men
Lawsuit seeks to overturn N.C. anti-LGBT law
The Latest: Plaintiff wants dignity for transgender people

Transgender woman asks businesses to use ladies bathroom
Janice Allison, a transgender woman in Charlotte, says she wants to feel comfortable at businesses in the area, so the first thing she's asking them is if she's welcome to use the bathroom she identifies with. She tried this approach at Whiskey Warehouse, and says the staff was very accepting.

Raleigh mayor: City supports transgender community
Nancy McFarlane responds to HB2
City is reviewing legal implications
“Raleigh will always be open to everyone”

N.Y. joins major cities to ban gov’t travel to North Carolina
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced his state will join at least three major cities to ban government-sponsored travel to North Carolina over its recently enacted anti-LGBT law.

The challenges of transgender transitioning
A nurse practitioner and an activist discuss the process from medical and personal standpoints.

Investigation into alleged sex assault of transgender woman at Stonewall Inn
Police are investigating the alleged sexual assault of a transgender woman at the historic Stonewall Inn bar.
Transgender Woman Raped Inside Bathroom At Historic Gay Bar
AVP learns of a sexual violence incident at the Stonewall Inn, in Manhattan’s West Village

Transgender advocate Kaye Fox of Open Door Mission dies
Kaye Fox, who led the Open Door Mission through its greatest period of growth as the Rev. Kenneth Fox before announcing her identity as a woman in 2002, died Easter Sunday at her home in South Carolina at age 74.

S.D. lawmaker looks to North Carolina transgender law
A South Dakota lawmaker said a days-old North Carolina transgender bathroom law could be a model for the South Dakota legislature to consider next year.

terça-feira, março 29, 2016

Travesti não resiste a pauladas e morre ao da entrada no hospital de Imperatriz
Orlando Ricardo do Nascimento, 42 anos, conhecido travesti conheci por Keyti, foi espancado até a morte na madrugada desse domingo (27) quando estava na margens da BR-010, em frente a um posto de combustível em Imperatriz.

SNP faces pressure over candidate who mocked EU ‘tranny trove’
The Scottish National Party is facing pressure to ditch a candidate who mocked a “tranny trove” of EU diversity funding.

A boy in body only: Regina woman's experience with being transgender
Diane Maguire was a child when she realized she was different from everyone else she knew.

Georgia Governor Vetoes Antigay "Religious Freedom" Bill
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced a veto today of an antigay "religious freedom" bill that would have allowed businesses to discriminate against LGBT customers if serving them conflicted with their religious beliefs, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Trans-related bills advance to state House committee
Legislation that would force transgender students to use separate restroom facilities from their peers—as well as another bill that would make it easier for transgender Illinoisans to change the gender marker on their birth certificates—advanced into the Illinois House Human Services Committee on March 23. The committee next meets April 5.

Caitlyn Jenner left shaken after furious transgender protesters blast her for being a “disgrace to our community”
Caitlyn Jenner was left shaken after coming under fire from furious transgender protesters who criticised her for not being representative of the trans community.

Watch: Funny Or Die Skewers NC Anti-Gay Law with Faux Tourism Ad
It didn't take long for the folks at Funny or Die to skewer North Carolina's new anti-LGBT law. On Thursday, less than 24 hours after Republican Governor Pat McCrory signed the sweeping homophobic legislation into law, the comedy website published a faux commercial from North Carolina's tourism board that reminds potential travelers of "all the fun straight things you can do in their beautiful, intolerant state."
North Carolina Sued Over Anti-LGBT Law
Equality Groups Filing Suit Against North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Law
ACLU and other groups plan legal challenge to House Bill 2
Besse wants city council to adopt resolution opposing HB2
House Bill 2 will affect who can use UNC bathrooms

Transgender Woman Raped In Stonewall Inn Bathroom
A transgender woman was raped inside a bathroom at the historic gay bar Stonewall Inn this weekend, according to police.
Trans Woman Sexually Assaulted At Stonewall Inn

Why School Bathroom Policies Have Become A Political Issue In Tennessee
The typically mundane matter of school bathroom policies has been elevated to the highest levels of state government this year. The Tennessee legislature has already spent hours debating where transgender students should use the restroom. The bill in question was voted down, though the issue may be revived.

segunda-feira, março 28, 2016

A resposta é velada, mas também óbvia. Depois de ter sido duramente criticada por um conjunto de activistas trans, a associação ILGA – Portugal tem utilizado os seus canais de comunicação na internet para falar da temática trans e mostrar empenhamento, o que pode ser interpretado como uma forma de rebater as críticas.

Virulent anti-gay remarks test Indonesia’s moderate image
Gays are a contagion, declares the banner in bold red and black lettering that hangs on the sidewalk of a bustling neighborhood in the Indonesian capital close to embassies, luxury hotels and the homes of some of the country’s leaders.

Mother of transgender child pleads for Safe Schools program to continue
The mother of a transgender primary school student is pleading for funding of the Safe Schools program to continue, saying her daughter was suicidal before it changed her life.

Perth rock guitarist Jaime Page announces she’s transgender
Perth rock guitarist Jaime Page is Perth’s answer to Caitlyn Jenner.
The married father-of-four, formerly Jamie, has shocked friends by recently announcing he is transgender.

Time and money running out for appeal by trans teacher fired in St. Albert for having a sex change
A transgender man dismissed from his teaching job in St. Albert fears he is running out of time and money as his case against the St. Albert Catholic School Board that fired him only gets more complex.

Canada trails Wales when it comes to transgender protections
No timeline for federal legislation, justice minister's office says

The woman who was trans before her time
Dianna Boileau was one of the first Canadians to have gender-confirming surgery, in 1970. She caused a sensation, then married and retreated from public life.

LGBT rights: Why Republicans and big corporations are on different sides
North Carolina has taken the most aggressive stance so far against the expansion of gender rights. But major corporations are objecting at Republican efforts to curb LGBT rights.

Greenville residents rally against House bill two
Groups continue to rally concerning the North Carolina bill that's sparked a debate between LGBT rights and privacy. Dozens gathered in front of Pitt county courthouse on Saturday in protest of the so-called bathroom bill, House bill two.
Anti-HB2 rally draws crowd from Alamance County
The Backlash Against North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law Is Growing
NCAA's Mark Emmert expressed concerns to North Carolina governor over anti-gay measure
Understanding HB2: North Carolina’s newest law solidifies state’s role in defining discrimination
NC Gov. Defends Anti-LGBT Law with List of 'Myths vs. Facts'
Virginia transgender case could weigh on new N.C. law

First transgender student at PEA, Harvard shares journey
Alex Myers, author of the 2014 historical novel “Revolutionary,” understands the meaning of that word more than most.

domingo, março 27, 2016

Trans Woman Banned From Using Pub Toilet
When a trans woman went to meet two of her friends at one of her local pubs, the Foresters Arms in Ramsgate, Kent, she expected to receive hospitality and good customer service but was instead met with transphobia and hate.
Trans Woman Banned From Using Pub Toilet

Susan Larson's transgender journey from fear to acceptance
In early January Bill Larson's 1,200 Facebook friends read a letter he posted on his page, in which he announced, “I am a transsexual. ... I'm going to be going through some changes in the coming year. Bill Larson is going away, and Susan Elizabeth Larson is taking his place.”

Downtown L.A.'s skid row mourns slaying of transgender woman
As some homeless pitched their tents for the evening, dozens of skid row residents gathered Thursday night to remember a transgender woman who was gunned down in public just a day earlier.

Hollywood to make a Fast and Furious Georgia exit if Gov. signs anti-LGBT law
Eight major Hollywood studios put their money where their mouths are Thursday promising to immediately halt filming in Georgia if Gov. Deal signs the anti-LGBT bill into law.

Leominster schools eye policy for transgender students
A new policy being discussed by the School Committee may soon be the district's first that is specific to transgender students.

Public comment on transgender student policy extended after Republican backlash
The Michigan Department of Education and State Board of Education will extend a deadline for public comment on guidance for school districts surrounding LGBTQ students by at least 30 days, the entities announced today.

Governor vows to veto bill restricting transgender bathroom use
A Facebook post from Governor Mark Dayton became widely shared Friday after he shared his view of a proposed bill defining which bathrooms in schools and workplaces can be used by transgender Minnesotans.

St. Paul schools employee on leave after criticizing feminists, crossdressers
A St. Paul Public Schools employee in the district’s equity office has been placed on paid administrative leave after complaints about his personal Facebook page.

Carlson says NL-S transgender policy prompted by anti-bullying law
The New London-Spicer Schools Superintendent Paul Carlson says one of the things prompting their proposed transgender student policy was state anti-bullying legislation. Carlson says many school districts already have similar policies and many more will in the future. Carlson says it was prompted by the Minnesota Safe and Supportive Schools Act which cracks down on bullying. He says when it comes to restrooms and locker rooms, New London-Spicer will have options for increased privacy...

North Carolina what you can do about HB2
Transman Charlie Comero from Charlotte NC printed these cards for women who will undoubtedly be upset that he has been forced to use the ladies room. Charlie wrote on Facebook.
Cooper worries about sports backlash from bathroom gender law
Carolina Hurricanes respond to discriminatory transgender bill
HB2 goes well beyond bathrooms
Greenville groups protest bathroom ban
Carrboro considers legal action against House Bill 2
North Carolina Lawmaker on Hollywood Boycott Call: "I Don’t Think Critics Have Even Read the Bill"
Far Right Lauds North Carolina for Blocking 'Special Rights'
The Religious Right 'Liberty' Icons Behind North Carolina's Appalling Anti-LGBT Law
Senators Ask Charlotte to Pay for "Bathroom Bill" Special Session
North Carolina discrimination law violates US constitution, experts warn
Facebook, New York Times Latest Heavy Hitters to Blast North Carolina
IBM Blasts North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Public Accommodations Law
Watch BuzzFeed's Dominic Holden Debunk The "Bathroom Predator" Myth Behind North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Law
Wrong beyond repair.’ ‘The worst in us.’ N.C. papers blast transgender bathroom law.
The Latest: San Francisco mayor wants reduced travel to NC
OUR VIEW: Anti-LGBT law will stall growth, harm North Carolina’s economy
Video spoofing North Carolina’s new Jim Crow law gets 3 million views in 24 hours

Cumberland adopts transgender policy for schools
Without a word of objection Thursday evening, the Cumberland school district became the first in Rhode Island to adopt a far-reaching policy designed to protect transgender and gender non-specific students all all ages.
Cumberland schools passes transgender bathroom policy

Grand Strand LGBT community leader upset with new N.C. anti-discrimination law
The director of TAKEOVER Grand Strand and many others are outraged with a new law in North Carolina excluding LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning or intersex) people from discrimination protection.

Commission rejects petitions to repeal transgender bathroom rule
The Washington State Human Rights Commission voted Thursday to reject 2 petitions that would have repealed a rule that allows transgender people to use public restrooms and locker rooms of the gender they identify with.

Jornada de Promoción de los Derechos Humanos de las Personas Trans
El pasado 18 de marzo se conmemoró el Día de la Promoción de los Derechos Humanos de las Personas Trans. En alusión a la fecha el Consejo de la Diversidad, Afectivo, Sexual y de Género, Consejo Municipal de Niños, Niñas y Adolescentes dependiente de la Secretaría de Salud y Bienestar Social de la Municipalidad de SFVC, participó de una jornada de difusión que se llevó a cabo en la Plaza 25 de Mayo.

sábado, março 26, 2016

Transgender woman films Kent pub staff as they 'ban her from using using ladies' toilets'
Joanna Louise, 30, was told by staff at the Foresters Arms in Ramsgate that the rules could not be relaxed despite the manager not being present

30 years married and forced to choose between marriage and identity
A couple married for over 30 years could be forced to get divorced, if they want to recognise one partner’s true gender.

US prohibits imprisoning transgender inmates in cells based on birth anatomy
DoJ guidelines clarified 2012 regulations requiring prisons to consider gender identity of transgender inmates, who are far more prone to violence and abuse

Bathroom Panic Has Long Stood In The Way Of Equal Rights
The women’s movement and now the LGBT movement have run up against restroom fears.

The Question Every Reporter Should Be Asking About Transgender Bathroom Bans
"How Is The Government Supposed To Figure Out A Person's Biological Sex?"

Why Companies Seem to Care Less About Trans Rights Than Gay Rights
So far, many corporations that have been vocal about gay rights have been mum on trans issues.

Georgia Lawmakers Backtrack on Anti-Gay Legislation
Six Georgia lawmakers unveiled and then swiftly withdrew a proposal setting high stakes for businesses now mobilizing against separate legislation intended to protect same-sex marriage opponents.

Dee Dee Chamblee demands apology from East Point official for transphobic incident
Longtime Atlanta transgender activist Dee Dee Chamblee returned to the municipal court building in East Point this morning where she says she was repeatedly misgendered and interrogated about her genitalia by Solicitor General Antavius Weems.

Lurie Hospital becomes first in U.S. to adopt trans-inclusive policy
In another trailblazing move that has become synonymous with the organization, the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago became the first of its kind in the United States to adopt a program and policy initiative safeguarding the civil rights of transgender and gender-nonconforming youth.

Michigan LGBT group defends proposed guidance for transgender students
In the wake of attacks by House Republicans, an LGBT advocacy group stepped up to defend draft guidance by the State Board of Education that aims to make schools more safe and supportive for gay and transgender students.

Brainerd-area Republicans back bill limiting transgender people's use of bathrooms
The same day North Carolina's government introduced and signed into law a bill barring local governments from enacting anti-discrimination measures to protect LGBT citizens, GOP lawmakers in Minnesota unveiled a bill preventing transgender people from using public bathrooms that don't correspond with their "biological sex."
New Bill Introduced to State Lawmakers Would Designate Which Bathrooms Transgender Men and Women Can Use

North Carolina’s Shocking Anti-Trans Bill Means We’re Fighting Harder
Yesterday, North Carolina’s government spent just half a day jamming through a dangerous anti-trans bill. They overturned the LGBT protections that Charlotte’s city council just passed a month ago.
TLDEF Condemns North Carolina Law Striking Down LGBT Protections and Targeting Transgender Students for Discrimination
How North Carolina Became The Most Anti-LGBT State In Less Than A Day

Video: 5 #TransLivesMatter protesters arrested at NC Gov Mansion
Police arrest 5 at protest outside Governor's Mansion
Anti-LGBT law protesters: 'Full of resolve' and love
North Carolina Unjustly Legislates Anti-Trans Hate
Contact List of major North Carolina businesses/organizations. Easy-to-use and please share!
The Latest: McCrory spokesman says businesses back new law
Apodaca calls for Charlotte to cover cost of special session
Politicians seek to score points after NC nondiscrimination bill
Major Businesses Stand Against NC Anti-Discrimination Law
N.C. may face backlash from transgender law
New Anti-LGBT North Carolina Law to Prompt Lawsuits
North Carolina officials rush through enactment of anti-trans law
North Carolina Overturns LGBTQ-Discrimination Ban, Clearing the Way for LGBTQ Discrimination
Pelosi: N.C. anti-LGBT law ‘going against the tide of progress’
North Carolina’s New Anti-LGBTQ Law Is Vicious, Shameful, and Unconstitutional

Hearing delayed in Maya Young murder
The woman and man accused of murder in the fatal stabbing of transgender woman Maya Young will face preliminary hearings May 3, after a hearing slated for March 23 was continued.

Accused killer of trans woman continues to seek freedom
Charles N. Sargent, accused of the gruesome slashing death of trans woman Diamond Williams, continues to seek his freedom.

Transexuales luchan por el derecho a vivir en un país de amplia mayoría cristiana
Brasil: país que más mata transexuales en el mundo

sexta-feira, março 25, 2016

Travesti é detida tentando entrar com drogas em presídio
Uma travesti foi presa, na manhã desta quarta-feira, quando tentava entrar no Presídio Evaristo de Moraes, conhecido como Galpão da Quinta da Boa Vista, com cocaína e maconha escondidas no ânus.

Doze travestis e transexuais passam em seleção de empresa de telemarketing de João Pessoa
No último processo seletivo da empresa, dos 18 travestis e transexuais que participaram, 12 foram aprovados e estão sendo incorporadas aos poucos ao quadro de funcionários

Complaints made to BBC over trans character on EastEnders
Viewers claim they will refuse to keep watching EastEnders if trans character continues on the show

'Frenchman' with penis and vagina denied third gender
A French appeals court has overturned a landmark decision to recognise a third gender for a person born with both a "micropenis" and rudimentary vagina", court documents showed Tuesday.

How Safe Schools helped a principal deal with a transgender child's adjustment
Anti-bullying program might soon be out of reach for primary schools after big changes proposed by Australian government
State Governments at odds over Safe Schools

Calgary parents gather to discuss LGBTQ guidelines
Advocates argue home isn't always a safe place for transgender kids

Sherbourne Health Centre to expand trans care
Increase in provincial funding means Toronto health centre can do more for trans patients

LGBTQ policy too narrow, worries parents in Lethbridge School District 51
Draft policy provides unequal protection for minority students and lacks parental rights, says Genny Steed

Rapping Alberta mom blasts transgender student guidelines, raises international eyebrows
'Concerned mother of three' rhymes about school guidelines on 'where our children can pee'

Hate Group Masquerading As Pediatricians Attacks Transgender Youth
The American College of Pediatricians (ACP), which utilizes the totally convincing slogan “Best for Children,” has issued a new position statement claiming that respecting transgender children’s identities causes them harm and conservative groups are already latching onto it.

Are Bathroom Bills contributing to high trans teen suicide rates? Yes
While the findings of a new study is of no surprise to anyone who is transgender or to professionals with a hand in the trans community, it does provide tangible evidence that can be used against proponents of restricting transgender access to public bathrooms and their commonly called Bathroom Bills.

19-year-old man pleads no contest in transgender woman’s killing
A 19-year-old man pleaded no contest Tuesday to a first-degree murder charge in the October 2014 shooting death of a transgender woman in East Hollywood.

SF set to collect data on sexual orientation, gender identity
A new program to collect data on sexual orientation and gender identity will be proposed by District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener.

A 10-year-old champions trans rights. Lawmakers let her down
On her tenth birthday, Jude read Colorado lawmakers an essay she wrote for her Fourth Grade class. She spoke about her experience as a transgender child wanting her birth certificate to reflect her gender identity. (At the family’s request, we are not using her last name)

Del. insurance commissioner issues transgender discrimination warning
Delaware's insurance commissioner issues a stern reminder today for companies providing healthcare coverage. Discrimination against transgender patients is against the law. According to Equality Delaware the state commissioner released a bulletin today in the hopes of clarifying the law adopted in 2013.

Trans man forced to get doctor's note to change name
If Billy Huff could leave a sign behind when he leaves Fort Myers later this year to start a new job, it would read: Kimberly Huff last lived here.

GOP lawmaker defends anti-gay ‘religious freedom’ bill
State Sen. Greg Kirk (R-Americus) addressed the media on Tuesday to defend a controversial anti-LGBT so-called “religious freedom” bill, citing the effect marriage equality has had on countries like Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom. He also confirmed specifics about the bill regarding local nondiscrimination ordinances and called on Gov. Nathan Deal to sign the bill into law.

Anti-trans youth bill advances to House committee
Legislation that would force transgender students to use separate restroom facilities from their peers, on March 23, advanced into the Illinois House Human Services Committee.

Kansas students to get $2,500 payout if they rat on transgender schoolmates for using 'incorrect' restroom
Trans advocates have condemned the legislation, saying it makes young trans people, 'vulnerable to harassment, bullying, and violence.'
Kansas Lawmakers Target Trans Students With Dangerous 'Bathroom Bill'
Kansas Bill Would Pay Students A $2,500 Bounty To Hunt For Trans People In Bathrooms

Brownback signs ‘religious freedom’ bill against LGBT students
Consistent with his record in opposition to LGBT rights, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday signed into law a “religious freedom” bill seen to enable discrimination against LGBT students in his states public universities.

Schools adopt gender identity non-discrimination policy
The Wareham school district has decided to add its voice to the support of transgender rights.

Michigan lawmaker says LGBT guidelines take away parental rights, 'upsets' student privacy
Michigan House Speaker Kevin Cotter says voluntary guidance under development by the State Board of Education to make schools more safe and supportive for gay and transgender students could "eliminate parental authority" and upset children's "privacy and safety."
House Republicans say guidance for transgender students would create 'bizarre, radical' practices

Minn. GOP Lawmaker To Address His Controversial ‘Bathroom Bill’
The lawmaker behind a controversial bill, defining who can use bathrooms in Minnesota, will speak about his plan Wednesday.
GOPers press to restrict transgender bathroom use

Only 25 percent of NC voters for state overriding with Charlotte LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance
The North Carolina General Assembly announced on Monday that today they will convene a special session to address Charlotte’s expanded non-discrimination ordinance, which offers protections to the LGBT community. House Speaker Tim Moore announced that he had received the three-fifths support for such a session from both the House and Senate.
North Carolina state Republicans blows a gasket, kills Charlotte’s trans rights ordinance
Meet The Anti-LGBT Activists Opposing Charlotte's Expanded Nondiscrimination Ordinance
North Carolina Lawmakers Waste Taxpayer Money To Gut LGBT Protections
North Carolina Bans Local Anti-Discrimination Policies
North Carolina governor signs bill undoing state LGBT ordinances
North Carolina Enacts Law To Allow LGBT Discrimination
Gov. McCrory signs bill overruling Charlotte transgender ordinance
N.C. Gov Pat McCrory signs into law bill restricting LGBT protections

Organization petitions for gender-neutral bathrooms in Chapel Hill
Carolina Advocating for Gender Equality has collected more than 400 signatures on its petition to bring gender-neutral bathrooms to Chapel Hill businesses.

Nebraska senators reject ban on LGBT employee discrimination
A Nebraska senator says the Legislature is only "kicking the can down the road" by continuing to allow discrimination against employees based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

NNY schools vary in degrees of support for transgender students; officials say they do what they can for all students
Northern New York schools vary in the support they give transgender students, and school officials and experts say it is still a new concept local schools have to tackle.

Companies recognized for transgender policies
People who are transgender say they often face harassment and discrimination during their day-to-day lives in the workplace.

Tennessee anti-trans “bathroom bill” will not move forward
House committee unanimously votes to pass by measure targeting transgender schoolchildren
Tennessee's Anti-Trans 'Bathroom Bill' Goes Down the Drain
Tennessee bathroom bill gets new life in House, advances in Senate

Liberty Counsel appeals dismissal of lawsuit against Va. school district
The Liberty Counsel has appealed a ruling that dismissed its lawsuit against the Fairfax County School District’s LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination policy.

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More toilets on University of Brighton campus to be gender neutral
More toilets in university campuses will be altered to be gender neutral.

Our transgender triplet brother Andy is on his way to becoming our sister
Kirsty, Andy and Gemma Tambling, 20, were raised to be individuals – so Gemma has come out as gay, Andy is a woman and Kirsty is a mum

Inspiring stories from Swansea's transgender community to feature in a new behind-the-scenes TV show
Swansea Sparkle is billed as Wales's biggest transgender event — and BBC One Wales viewers will get a behind-the-scenes look at the preparations.
BBC’s Trans Documentary ‘Swansea Sparkle’ Gets Things So Wrong

Self-determination for Trans People in Norway could soon be a reality
TGEU welcomes the proposed legal reforms for legal gender recognition by the Norwegian Ministry of Health today. The proposals would allow individuals to self-determine their gender without having to undergo any compulsory requirements, like sterilisation.

Transphobic Murder in Çorlu
The transphobic murderer and Aleda started fighting in Aleda’s home for mysterious reasons. Subsequently, he stabbed Aleda and fled the crime scene. He then took a cab, with his clothes covered in blood, and told the driver he killed someone. The driver called the cops as soon as he dropped off F.T. Police found Aleda’s dead body at the address provided by the driver. Aleda’s body was taken to Çorlu State Hospital morgue for autopsy.

Same-sex couple find the ultimate loophole to get married in Russia
'I sincerely hope any homophobes burst with impotent rage.'

This Trans Man Is Fighting Back After Being Fired For Wearing Men’s Clothes
“My litigant is a transgender man, but in mainland China, nobody really know what that means,” the man’s lawyer told BuzzFeed News.

[Hong Kong]
Hong Kong gender identity disorder sufferers are a forgotten minority
Individuals who feel trapped between male and female identities lack help in a city experts say is ill-equipped to treat patients who need not only medical and social assistance, but understanding of their plight

First GID doctors certified in Japan
The Japanese Society of Gender Identity Disorder on Sunday certified its first group of GID specialist doctors to ensure patients receive proper medical treatment.

Aceh regency restricts LGBT employment
Bieureun regency in Aceh has banned the employment of openly transgender people at beauty parlors, expressing concern about the influence of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community on the youth.

Victorian transgender student credits a support program and Safe Schools in helping with his gender transition
After years of bullying at a previous school, Kieran Atkins from central Victoria, found acceptance through the suicide prevention program WayOut and his new school, which is a member of the Safe Schools Coalition.
Minus18 speaks out about changes to Safe Schools

Aussie millionaire comes out as trans
Australian multi-millionaire and financial wizard, Savannah Jackson, has come out as transgender on national television.

Transgender sex worker on HIV charge to make new bail bid in Perth
A transgender sex worker who is being held in a male prison will be making a new application for bail on charges of infecting a client with HIV, the Perth Magistrates Court has been told.

[New Zealand]
Red Cross campaign hightlights story of trans woman
The Red Cross have highlighted the story of a trans woman in their latest campaign ‘Together we can make a big difference’.

Abby Stein tells students, “you are not alone”
Stein shares her experience to help others struggling with gender identity

Trans students pleased by LU's gender-neutral bathrooms
Expect to see more of these washrooms: transgender activist

GYPSD approves gender-diversity policy
Tough talks about gender-neutral bathroom use continued at the GYPSD public board meeting on March 16. The board discussed and approved the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression policy with a few amendments to the document.

Gorgeous Georgie, shy GI, who said “hej hej” to being a guy
From the time he was small, he knew he was different from all the other boys. After years of struggle, George finally found happiness and success as a woman in Denmark

Hondureña transgénero intercede por comunidad LGTB en la Casa Blanca
Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, la primer mujer transgénero de origen hondureño en llegar a la Casa Blanca de Estados Unidos, será el principal enlace entre la comunidad LGBT (lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y transgénero) y el Gobierno de Estados Unidos por órdenes del presidente Barack Obama, según informó este jueves BuzzFeed News.

[USA/Republica Dominicana]
Lo que inicio como un ataque al embajador de los EEUU en RD, hoy es una campaña homofobica en contra de todos los LGBT dominicanos
Lo que inicio como un ataque al Sr. James W. Brewster Embajador de los Estados Unidos en República Dominicana hoy es una promoción desmedida de la homofobia y la transfobia.

When boys wear dresses: What does it mean?
Lori Duron worried when her son C.J. discovered Barbie at age 2 and became an instant fan. She worried a few months later when C.J. fashioned a "dress" from her tank top and accessorized with her plum-colored heels. She worried when her confident, cheerful little boy gravitated to all things pink, sparkly and fabulous, from nail polish to Disney Princesses.

Scott D. Pierce: Jenner betrays transgender community
Caitlyn Jenner has been criticized for being a symbol of rich, white privilege rather than a champion for the transgender community — and Season 2 of her reality show goes out of its way to validate that criticism.

Laura Jane Grace Announces Forthcoming Memoir, Tranny
The Against Me! singer's book will recount her transition and her struggles with dysphoria.

Disputed Health Law Rule Would Broaden Transgender Rights
Big companies are pushing back against proposed federal rules they say would require their medical plans to cover gender transition and other services under the nondiscrimination mandate of President Barack Obama's health care law.

Psychiatric diagnoses in young transgender women
About 41 percent of young transgender women had one or more mental health or substance dependence diagnoses and nearly 1 in 5 had two or more psychiatric diagnoses in a study of participants enrolled in a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention intervention trial, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics.

Repeal 130 submits petition
Group protesting anti-discrimination ordinance collected more than 2,600 signatures aimed at getting measure on ballot
Texarkana, AR could vote on repeal of anti-discrimination ordinance in June

Duggar-loving lawmaker accused of threatening to wave his penis at woman he thought was a man
A Fayetteville councilman with a history of hostility toward the LGBT community is under fire for confronting a woman he thought might be a man and threatening to wave his penis at her in a packed restaurant.
Anti-trans politician loudly offers to whip out his penis to ‘prove he’s a man’ in crowded restaurant

Transgender pioneer out of prison, on a new path
“I come from a hostile planet,” says Michelle-Lael Norsworthy.
Transgender inmate planning to have surgery on her own

Transgender woman is fatally shot on skid row: 'Everybody loved her'
A transgender woman was fatally shot Wednesday afternoon on skid row, and the alleged gunman was taken into police custody, authorities said.
Los Angeles Trans Woman of Color Killed on Skid Row

Fashion show breaks gender boundaries to help youth feel more accepted
This fashion show did not promote a certain designer or store. It was not about the latest trends.

Transgender birth certificate change fails in Colorado
A bill to make it easier for transgender people to change their birth certificates has failed in a Republican Colorado Senate committee.

Judge says transgender doctor covered by gender bias laws
A Connecticut hospital's claim that sex discrimination laws do not apply to a transgender surgeon who was denied a job doesn't cut it, a federal judge has ruled in the latest case extending civil rights protections to transgender workers.
Federal Court in Connecticut Finds Transgender Plaintiff’s Sex Discrimination Claim Actionable Under Title VII

Transgender students find safe spaces at New College
School more accommodating than most to transgender students

Falcons Owner Opposes Georgia Religious Exemptions Bill
Mindful of Atlanta's bid to host the Super Bowl, Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Friday he opposes a bill approved by the Georgia Legislature that protects opponents of same-sex marriage amid concerns it could lead to discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender people.
NFL, Apple Come Out Against Georgia’s Discriminatory ‘Religious Liberty’ Bill

Group brings up questions regarding apparent transgender substitute
A group of four people had questions for the Vigo County School Corporation board members about an apparent transgender substitute teacher.

Teachers unions back open restrooms bill
Two prominent teachers unions in Massachusetts have come out in favor of a transgender bill which would open up all public restrooms, showers and changing facilities to biological males.

Massachusetts AG presses for transgender rights bill
For Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, few Beacon Hill fights feel quite as personal as the stalled effort to toughen civil rights protections for the state’s transgender population.

Waterville Senior High School moves to gender-neutral graduation gowns
Members of the senior class voted Thursday to approve a change that eliminates different color gowns for girls and boys, instead everyone will wear purple.

Business leaders oppose Missouri religious objections bill
Top executives from some of the St. Louis area’s largest companies said Friday that Missouri‘s proposed religious freedom law could have a devastating impact on the state’s economy.

Transgender Woman Loses Anti-Discrimination Case Against Blood Bank
A jury found there was a business interest in CSL Plasma turning away Lisa Scott.

New London-Spicer schools consider gender-inclusive policies
The New London-Spicer School District in west-central Minnesota, is considering the implementation of a gender-inclusive policy. The Grand Forks Herald spoke with leaders at the school who say the policy is important to increasing safety for LGBTQ students:

MN GOP Senators want to block transgender employees from using the bathroom
Republicans in the Minnesota Senate introduced a bill on Friday that would block businesses and other employers from providing gender-neutral restrooms or from enacting policies that allow transgender employees to use appropriate restrooms. Senate File 3002 amends the 1993 Minnesota Human Rights Act — the nation’s first nondiscrimination law to include gender identity.

DFL bill would codify MN State High School League’s gender-inclusion policy
A bill (House File 3215) introduced by DFLers in the Minnesota House last week would codify the gender-inclusive appeals process developed by the Minnesota State High School League in late-2014.

North Carolina Conservatives Threaten to Repeal Charlotte Trans 'Bathroom Bill' Protections
Conservative lawmakers in North Carolina are threatening to repeal an ordinance that allows trans people to use public restrooms corresponding with their gender identity.
Group asks for changes to Charlotte's LGBT protections
Opponents want lawmakers to block adopted ordinance
How Charlotte Media Are Helping Anti-LGBT Advocates Attack The City's Non-Discrimination Ordinance
Legislature could return this week to address Charlotte transgender bathroom issue
Speaker: Special session needed to protect women and children
Lawmakers returning to work on Charlotte transgender act
General Assembly to hold special session on Charlotte transgender ordinance
NC Gov Pat McCrory signed the anti LGBT bill into law

For Transgender New Yorkers, a Center of Their Own in the Bronx
Eli Berry cannot go to stores or restaurants without being asked if he is a man or a woman. A mall security guard once demanded that he show identification to use a public men’s room.

Springfield school board seeks public input on four draft policies
Public review and input is being sought on four draft policies awaiting approval by the school board, possibly as early as next month.

Gender inclusive housing options formalized for Fall 2016
Morgan & Lewis apartments and McGill Hall to offer co-ed double bedrooms; additional co-ed floors established in Branscomb, Towers and Blakemore House.

Petition started to urge Haslam to veto bathroom bill
The Tennessee Equality Project is calling on Governor Bill Haslam to veto the so-called bathroom bill making its way through the state legislature.

Fight over Washington's transgender rule isn't over as opponents start petitions
The fight over a controversial Washington rule that allows transgender people to use the facilities for the gender they identify with seems far from over.

Lamentable transfobia que ejerce la delegación Miguel Hidalgo en operativos: PRD
Durante el “operativo” encabezado por el “City Manager” de la Delegación Miguel Hidalgo, Arne aus den Ruthen, durante la madrugada de este día, se pone de manifiesto la transfobia y la falta de argumentación legal con la que el funcionario público trató de detener a cinco mujeres transexuales que se encontraban en el cruce de Bahía de Corrientes y Ejército Nacional en la colonia Verónica Anzures de dicha demarcación.

16 Year old Brazilian trans girl murdered
In the early hours of Sunday (20) a body was found in the backyard of the Machado Victoria Regia supermarket at Blairo Maggi Av. It was the lifeless body of M.M.C. 16, which was confirmed by her mother at the police station.

Brazilian Trans Woman Denied Operation at Risk
On Wednesday, nurse technician student Kauana Vitória da Silva, 22, was admitted to the State Hospital Adão Pereira Nunes, in Caxias, in the Baixada Fluminense area of Brazil. She felt fever and pain caused by complications of a breast silicone prosthesis, emplaced two years ago. Trans woman Kauana Vitória da Silva was diagnosed with mastitis, infection in the breast and claims to have been embarrassed by doctors and staff, who called her “he” and refused to use her authentic name. On her wrist, the patient record is a reminder the of the identity that is no longer hers: Genivaldo Junior da Silva, the birth name. Four days later, the medical promise of removing the prosthesis to treat the infection was not met: Kauana was discharged without surgery.

Policía reprime a activistas LGBT en Arequipa
Una protesta que representantes de los colectivos de lesbianas, gays, transexuales y bisexuales (LGTB) hicieron el domingo en la plaza de armas del Centro Histórico de Arequipa fue interrumpida por los agentes de la Policía Nacional.

Movilh: Tres asesinatos y 45 agresiones físicas por homofobia se registraron en 2015
Ell Movimiento de Integración y Liberación Homosexual (Movilh) dio a conocer este martes el XIV Informe Anual de los Derechos Humanos de la Diversidad Sexual.

Gobierno conferirá suma urgencia a proyecto de Ley de Identidad de Género
De lograr aprobación, mayores de edad podrán cambiar de nombre y sexo en el Servicio de Registro Civil e Identificación.

Más de 200 personas ya se cambiaron de sexo en el país
Le pusieron Juan Carlos, y gran parte de su vida fue miserable, no solo por el maltrato de sus padres, sino porque a los 12 años le diagnosticaron pseudohermafroditismo femenino masculinizante. De grande se operó y en su documento escribieron Juana Luffi. Era 1997 y fue la primera cirugía por la que un varón se convirtió en mujer por un fallo judicial. Su vida quedó plasmada en un libro: Juan/A. La angustia de vivir en un cuerpo equivocado. Luego hubo otros pocos fallos para autorizar operaciones de cambio de sexo. Todo cambió en 2012, cuando se se sancionó la Ley de Identidad de Género. En cuatro años se operaron 200 personas y otras 250 están en lista de espera para hacerlo.

¿Dónde está la memoria LGBTI?
El Nunca más de la Comisión Nacional de Desaparecidos (CoNaDep), no dice ni una sola vez las palabras travesti, homosexual, puto, gay ni lesbiana. La heterosexualidad se ocupó de registrar sus vejaciones, ahora llegó la hora de la memoria trava, torta y marica: una memoria completa y sin ediciones normativas. Porque hubo persecución en dictadura pero también en democracia, de los milicos a la inteligencia de las provincias interconectada. ¿Solo hubo 400 desaparecidos LGBTI? ¿Será que era difícil distinguir las identidades, que eran tontos los archivos, o que se prefirió ocultarlos?