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sábado, abril 30, 2016

Júlia, a primeira transexual dirigente de um partido português: “O medo de ser assassinada acompanha-me"
Júlia Pereira tinha apenas 15 anos quando a transexual Gisberta foi assassinada no Porto por um grupo de rapazes. Foi há dez anos. Demorou tempo a digerir, mas o que sentiu foi sobretudo medo. Os assassinos de Gisberta eram um grupo de jovens adolescentes, com mais ou menos a sua idade. Podiam ser os seus colegas de turma, os que a insultavam, lhe chamavam nomes, cuspiam para cima, atiravam pedras por ser diferente, por ser uma menina apesar de ter nascido com corpo de menino.

Transexuais e travestis poderão usar nome social no serviço público federal
Nome social é o nome por meio do qual uma pessoa quer ser reconhecida.
Até então, permissão só era concedida em alguns órgãos do governo.

UK grants asylum to Singaporean trans-woman afraid to serve in military as man
In a landmark ruling, two British judges have granted a Singaporean transgender woman sanctuary, allowing her to remain in the UK and absolving her from having to return to her home country to carry out compulsory military service.

The UK has privately warned North Carolina over their transphobic bathroom law
The UK is not just warning tourists about North Carolina, but they're using official channels to condemn HB2

Woman cleared of sexual assault charges in unprecedented ruling
In an unexpected turn of events, the High Court on Tuesday (April 12) cleared a woman of six charges of sexual penetration of a minor after ruling that only a man can be guilty of the offences.

Pastor Speaks Out After Transgender Call For Rights
Pastor Lyall Bethel yesterday questioned if someone coached members of Bahamas Transgender Intersex United (BTIU) to appear ambivalent about the outcome of the gender equality referendum so as to not shed light on the “hidden agendas” of the fourth constitutional amendment.

Target’s bathroom policy: ‘These freaks will get us all killed’
On Monday, rabidly right-wing wingnut and radio host Rick Wiles dedicated a large chunk of his “Trunews” program to a spooky rant about Target‘s new bathroom policy, which lets transgender people use whatever restroom best matches their gender identity.
'These Freaks Are Going To Get Us All Killed': Rick Wiles Warns Target Restroom Policy Will Spark Nuclear War

How do the new bathroom laws affect kids with special needs?
I’m a mom who lives in suburban Virginia with four sons, a husband, and no pets. Our oldest son is artsy, our second son is fun-loving, our fourth son is very rules conscious, and our third son is both on the autism spectrum and also intellectually impaired.

The imaginary predator in America's transgender bathroom war
You have to pee.
If you're like 99% of America, you look at pictograms, predictable gender binaries, to guide you toward the appropriate toilet. A person in pants on the left. A person in a dress on the right. If you're a woman, it's irrelevant that you have a vagina, are wearing jeans and can't recall the last time you donned a triangle dress to a dinner party. You know to hang a right, while men go left. The signage isn't literal, it reveals how culture wants your gender to look. It reveals what door it wants you to walk through.

Fox's Cavuto Asks Anti-LGBT Pastor About "Confused," “Troubled” Transgender People
Neil Cavuto: What Do You Say To "Transgenders" Who Say "You Are Slighting Me, I'm Troubled And Not Knowing Whether I'm A Man Or A Woman, I'm Confused?"

Fight for transgender rights growing
Activists are pushing for more protections after the landmark same-sex marriage ruling last year.

Shonda Rhimes Blasts 'Dumbass' Anti-Trans Bills
The Grey's Anatomy creator had a message for the "dumbasses" who support "bathroom bills."

NCAA adds nondiscrimination requirement for potential host cities
Requirement for hosting tournaments, conferences and other events will be incorporated into bidding process

Alabama Chief Justice: Trans People Have a "Mental Disorder"
Chief Justice Roy Moore called a trans protester a "known transvestite."

Transgender restroom ordinance discussed
City leaders here discussed tonight a controversial ordinance recently approved in Oxford which would require individuals to use public restrooms based on their biological sex or face penalties.

Oxford parent of transgender teen expresses fear, concern over bathroom law
"I cried. I felt disgusted. I felt like my son was personally attacked."

Target bathroom debate reaches Clovis
Target stores now allow transgender customers to use the bathroom and fitting room that best aligns with their gender identity. While there is support for the decision, some people believe it is a dangerous and flawed policy. On Thursday, protesters on both sides of the issue took to the Target location at Herndon and Willow in Clovis.
Locals Protest Target over Store's New Transgender-Friendly Bathroom Policy

Members divided about Planet Fitness transgender policy
Members of a Planet Fitness gym in Cape Coral are divided about whether transgendered clients should be allowed to use facilities based on the gender they identify with or not. A concerned viewer reached out to Four in Your Corner after she says no one told her about the policy. She says she'll be cancelling her membership.

Transgender bathroom policy
Bathroom access for transgender people is a controversial topic in the country recently leading to protests, economic losses and equality and privacy rights.

Cheerleading Squad accepts 1st transgender teen
It was just another Wednesday with the girls for Carlo Rolan. She was hanging out, having a good time after hearing some great news: she made the cheerleading squad.

MN Rep. Abigail Whelan: ‘Evil’ gender fluidity is ‘one of the biggest problems’
In an interview on Friday, Apr. 22, with religious right broadcaster AM 980 KKMS, Rep. Abigail Whelan, a Republican from Anoka, and Sen. Warren Limmer, a Republican from Maple Grove, defended both North Carolina’s anti-LGBTQ laws as well as a bill they’ve authored that would bar transgender people from using the restroom in public places and places of employment.

Petitioners oppose New London-Spicer Schools transgender policy
A petition that opposes a proposed transgender inclusion policy in the New London-Spicer School District was launched this week by a group calling itself NL-S Safe.

Should this girl only be allowed to use the men’s room?
A photograph by Meg Bitton perfectly encapsulates the hypocrisy inherent in the new anti-trans bathroom laws in North Carolina.
Featuring a young transgender girl named Corey Maison, the photo has been shared over 18,000 times and received over 30,000 reactions since being shared on Facebook April 26.
CIAA Will Stay in North Carolina Despite State's LGBT Law
Megyn Kelly Schools NC Governor Pat McCrory on Transgender People and Bathrooms:

Transgender bathroom debate comes to Grand Forks
It's a debate that's been raging across the country and now is coming to Grand Forks - what to be done about transgender people and public restrooms.

N.J. school district seeks to lead in transgender equality
The borough has never been afraid to take a stand for progressive values, even if it meant making a little noise, said Darcie Cimarusti, president of the Highland Park Board of Education.
Highland Park BoE to Approve Transgender Student Policy

Caitlyn Jenner mocks Ted Cruz after peeing at a Trump hotel
Caitlyn Jenner mocked presidential candidate Ted Cruz after stopping by one of Donald Trump‘s properties to use the restroom. In a video posted to Facebook, the transgender celebrity popped into the Trump International Hotel to take a leak – and make a political statement.

Trans student policies taking shape across Pennsylvania
Middle- and high-school teachers were dressed for Halloween on the October day that a representative from The Attic Youth Center visited the Springfield Township School District in Montgomery County to train them on supporting their transgender and gender-nonconforming students.

Schools change bathroom policy after transgender student fights back
A South Carolina school district is updating its policy to allow transgender students to use restrooms consistent with their gender identity.
Transgender Socastee student allowed to use boys’ bathroom after suspension

Texas LT Gov. Dan Patrick vows to ruin retailers over bathrooms
“I will not spend a single dollar with any business that says a man can enter a bathroom with the women in my family or your family,” Patrick posted on Facebook in support of a known hate group’s petition. “Last week Target announced they would allow men in women’s bathrooms. I won’t shop there again.”

VIDEO: Texas Trans Visible Project
Equality Texas posted this video from the Texas TransVisible Project launch day by Kirchem Productions.

FWISD superintendent signs new guidelines protecting trans students
Fort Worth Independent School District Superintendent Kent Scribner this week announced that he has signed a set of detailed guidelines designed to protect transgender students by clarifying the district’s existing anti-bullying and anti-discrimination policies.

Student thoughts on transgender inclusivity, bathroom policies
App in development to map gender neutral bathrooms

Group holds rally against Initiative 1515 that it says targets transgender people (VIDEO)
A local group is launching a campaign to stop an initiative it says targets transgender people.

sexta-feira, abril 29, 2016

Travesti é agredida por grupo de 15 pessoas dentro de ônibus
Grupo roubou outros passageiros dentro do BRT, mas somente travesti foi agredida

Soldado do Exército é detido após assaltar travesti no Recife
Um soldado do Exército foi detido nesta quarta-feira (27) por assaltar uma travesti no bairro deTejipió, Zona Oeste do Recife. De acordo com a polícia, o oficial de 20 anos, que não teve o nome divulgado, e outro suspeito teriam seguido a vítima e arrancado a bolsa dela. Uma equipe da Polícia Militar (PM) passava pelo local no momento do crime e prendeu o homem. O outro suposto envolvido conseguiu fugir.

Briga de travestis termina com uma esfaqueada em Curitiba
Socorristas do Siate chegaram a tempo de evitar que uma travesti ferisse gravemente outro com facadas, na tarde desta quarta-feira (27), no bairro Rebouças. Ainda assim, a vítima foi esfaqueada no braço. A agressora alegou ter se defendido de uma tentativa de assalto.

Dilma Rousseff é pressionada e vai se reunir com ativistas trans para decreto do nome social
A presidenta Dilma Rousseff (PT) participou da quarta-feira (28) da 12ª Conferência Nacional de Direitos Humanos. E passou por uma saia-justa com militantes travestis, mulheres transexuais e homens trans, que estavam no último dia da 3ª Conferência Nacional LGBT.

Transgender woman facing military service as a man can stay in UK
Judges rule the 33-year-old, who has lived as a woman for 10 years, should not be sent back to Singapore

How starring in Miss Tiffany’s pageant show can change a Thai trans beauty queen’s life
The annual Miss Tiffany’s Universe Pageant is a celebration of the nation’s ‘trans’ population and works to promote human rights and fight discrimination

Transgender Plea For Rights
Bahamas Transgender, Intersex United (BTIU) yesterday launched its multi-level equality campaign, “Bahamian Trans Lives Matter”, which seeks to secure equal rights for transgendered Bahamians as the debate about the upcoming gender equality referendum continues.

Vaughn Palmer: Partisan politics stall transgender rights bill
For a few moments Wednesday — and it was only a few — the B.C. Liberals paused in the pursuit of their own legislative agenda to incorporate a good idea from across the floor.

Court intervenes as parents disagree over treatment for local transgender child
A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled that an 11-year-old child diagnosed with gender dysphoria should have a legal representative in a parental dispute over medical treatment.

Transgender girls at B.C. legislature to back human rights code bill
Two transgender girls who have fought discrimination and bullying say a bill to include gender identity and expression in British Columbia's Human Rights Code will make the province a more inclusive and accepting place.
Island transgender girl joins in rights battle

Transunder Arrest
A fake news article reported that a transgender woman was arrested for taking pictures of underage girls in a Target bathroom.
Support Target and End the War on Transgender Americans!
Bryan Fischer: Target's Policy Will Transform The Store Into A Motel For Rebellious Teenagers
Bryan Fischer: It's 'Insanity' To Vote For Any Candidate Who Supports Target

Colbert To Anti-Transgender Bathroom Lawmakers: ‘You’re The Weirdos’
“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert addressed the controversy surrounding Target’s transgender bathroom policy on his show Tuesday night.

Human Rights Campaign Condemns Oxford Bathroom Law
The Human Rights Campaign has released a statement that condemns the new bathroom laws issued by Oxford City Council in Alabama that prevents transgender people from using the bathroom that matches their gender identity or face jail time.
Alabama City’s New Anti-Trans Law Is Nation's Most Terrifying

39-year-old man pleads not guilty to killing transgender woman on Skid Row
A man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a murder charge stemming from the Skid Row shooting death of a transgender woman whom he had dated.

Jacksonville transgender teen fights for new home
A local teen is asking the state to let him live with another family. He says his biological family rejected him for being transgender.

Transgender student allowed to use boys bathroom in Williamsville
Any time he approached the bathroom he was told he should use at Williamsville High School, Alex McCray says he felt uneasy. Eventually, he'd had enough and decided to do something about it.

Gym Brat
Ongoing debate over transgender bathroom policies led to the revival of an old Planet Fitness locker room dispute.

Davenport Files Sex Discrimination Lawsuit Against SVSU
"She said I was a liar and had been my entire life. That is hard. If I had to pick just one thing that really hurt..." Charin Davenport said trailing off. "That's how you feel about yourself because you feel like your whole life is a lie. Nobody wants to be trans."

State House Republicans Author Bill To Repeal the State Board of Education
For the last two months, the state has been debating LGBT youth guidelines for K-12 schools authored by the Board of Education. The completely optional set of guidelines -- which suggests schools allow trans and gender non-conforming students to use the bathroom and names of their choice, manifest and support a Gay-Straight Alliance and much more -- would create a more welcoming environment for trans and gender nonconforming youth in Michigan public schools. However, Republican lawmakers in the state are so vehemently against the idea that they have authored a bill that would replace the Board of Education with a Department of Education run by a governor-appointed director.

Anti-LGBT Missouri 'Religious Objections' Proposal Suffers Setback
A Missouri religious objections proposal failed on Wednesday to get the approval of a key legislative committee in a setback for conservatives who hoped to add protections for those who cite their faith in denying services such as flowers or cakes for same-sex weddings.

Backlash against N.C’s anti-trans law is destroying small businesses
Small businesses in North Carolina are already losing valuable business because of the new state law limiting protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
NCAA: North Carolina must provide 'discrimination-free zone' for tournament
The Backlash Against HB2 Hasn’t Convinced North Carolina’s Lawmakers To Change It

Caitlyn Jenner Pees At Trump Hotel, Makes Video Directed at Ted Cruz
Caitlyn Jenner published a video on Facebook Wednesday showing her using the bathroom at a Trump Hotel in New York City, aimed at confronting Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz for his transphobia.

Religious Right Activists Tells Target Customers Their Daughters Could Be Raped
Upset by Target’s new policy preventing discrimination against transgender staff and customers, anti-LGBT activist Dave Daubenmire led a two-man protest inside a Target store in Ohio yesterday, stationing himself at the entrance to the store with a sign reading “Caution: Men may be in Women’s Restrooms!”

Pa. won't allow medical coverage denials to transgender people
Health insurers in Pennsylvania will have to cover medically necessary services no matter the person's gender identity, sexual orientation or sex.

SC transgender bathroom bill dead
Bill, introduced after N.C. proposal passed, is dead for the year
But its sponsor — state Sen. Lee Bright, R-Spartanburg — will try next week to ban state aid to local governments that pass pro-transgender bathroom laws
Roads, education bills make Sunday’s crossover deadline

Local Transgender Community Bands Together in Wake of Anti-LGBT Bills
New transgender committee and political coalition form after rough year for LGBT equality in Tennessee.

Tennessee governor signs religious exemptions into law
Tennessee’s Republican governor said Wednesday that he signed a bill into law that allows mental health counselors to refuse to treat patients based on the therapist’s religious or personal beliefs.

Transgender bathroom law battle begins to take hold in Texas
The battle over who exactly can use which bathroom may be coming to Texas.

Three Brazilian trans females murdered the youngest was 14
Slowly, the extent of the slaughter of trans people is becoming apparent. Sometimes we learn of the murders out of chronological order, as is this one:

quinta-feira, abril 28, 2016

Após sexo, adolescentes confessam ter assassinado travesti no Paraná
Quatro adolescentes foram apreendidos e são apontados como autores do homicídio de uma travesti de 14 anos, que foi encontrada morta dentro de uma represa em Novo Itacolomi, Apucarana (PR).

Sterilized transsexuals could get payouts from Sweden
Swedish transsexuals forced to undergo sterilization in order to be allowed to change their gender were celebrating after the government agreed they should be able to seek damages.
Trans people to receive compensation for forced sterilisation in Sweden
RFSL welcomes initiative by the Swedish Government to pay out financial compensation to forcibly sterilised trans people

VIDEO/The courageous Albanians supporting the 5th Tirana Gay (P)Ride
The most important LGBTI pride event in Albania marks this year its 5th anniversary and many courageous Albanians from Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia are sending their public support through photos of the hashtag ‪#Kurajo (meaning Courage).

Bomb Threat Disrupts Moscow Screening of Transgender Film
The theater showing the film as part of LGBT festival Side by Side was evacuated following what organizers later said was a hoax.

Hotel apologises over offensive Anzac Day event
A Sydney hotel has issued an apology after it was criticised for holding an Anzac Day event called 'Tranny Two Up' metres from where a trans woman was violently assaulted in 2015.

City should fly transgender pride flag after human rights case: councillor
Aidan Johnson will ask the city on Wednesday to fly the flag in June

UBC student Brooklyn Fink says why she burned the pride flag on campus
Fink, 31, is transsexual and calls the rainbow pride flag an 'offensive' and non-inclusive symbol
Accused in UBC Pride flag burning asks court to drop charge

Ted Cruz Doesn’t Want Any Transgender People In Any Bathroom Anywhere
Ted Cruz’s tour de transphobia, launched last week to capitalize on Donald Trump’s criticism of North Carolina’s anti-transgender law, has embraced a new extreme position. Speaking to reporters this weekend in Indiana, he actually admitted that he doesn’t believe transgender people should be allowed to use any restroom except the ones in the privacy of their own home.

Bryan Fischer: It's 'Insanity' To Vote For Any Candidate Who Supports Target
Bryan Fischer spent a couple of segments on his radio program today absolutely fuming about Target's announcement that its stores will "welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity," a policy that predictably prompted an American Family Association boycott.
Target transgender bathrooms: Note in Keizer store warns of 'men' in women's room

Alabama city passes transgender bathroom ordinance
It is now illegal to use a public bathroom or changing room which does not match the gender on your birth certificate in Oxford, Ala.
Oxford, Alabama Introduces New Law To Spite Target & Trans Community

L.A. County supervisors pass ban on travel to North Carolina
Los Angeles County joined the growing number of jurisdictions that have banned official travel to North Carolina following the state's passage of a controversial bill restricting the bathrooms transgender people can use in public facilities.

Transgender students must use restroom of sex on birth certificate
The Marion County School District passed a resolution 4-1 Tuesday that will force students to use the restroom of the gender on their birth certificate.
Marion County schools pass transgender bathroom rule
In letter to School Board, ACLU of Florida says bathroom ban unlawful

Wilton Manors looks to change its health plan for transgender employees
A South Florida city is changing its health plan for transgender employees.

Group tackles Atlanta’s transgender housing, discrimination problem
It’s been shown that lesbian, gay and bisexual people are much more likely to end up homeless than their straight counterparts, but it can be even worse for the transgender community. A joint study by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force showed that one in five of the over 6,000 respondents had been denied housing because they were transgender or gender nonconforming. One in ten had been evicted for the same reason.

Hawaii Bill Bans Discrimination Against Transgender Patients
Insurance companies would not be allowed to discriminate against transgender patients under a bill passed by the Hawaii Legislature.

Lake County schools seek balance in creating accommodations for transgender students
Each day when Jonas Valentine changed for gym class, at least one teacher would wander into the staff locker room he used.

Montgomery County Council seeks travel ban to N.C., Miss.
Members of the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution that calls for a ban on official travel to jurisdictions with anti-LGBT laws.

Faith communities speak out against HB2
The chorus to repeal a North Carolina law that prohibits discrimination protections from being extended to gay and transgender people is growing among religious leaders across the state.
North Carolina bishops issue statement regarding HB2
Berger defends HB2 as NC short session continues
Asheville preschool teacher leaving NC because of HB2
Mara Keisling's First Interview After North Carolina Arrest
North Carolina Republican rallies support for anti-transgender bathroom ban: “Keep our state straight”
North Carolina Dems Pan 'Keep Our State Straight' Comment
Alexandra Billings on HB2: 'It's Rounding Up Transgender People So We Can Be Hunted and Murdered'
Mayor Roberts again calls for repeal of HB2
Jordan on HB2: Hornets 'opposed to discrimination in any form'
Dolly Parton plans to perform in North Carolina despite anti-LGBT law
Kellogg's Non-Profit Cancels $1.5 Million North Carolina Children's Conference Over HB2

Rutherford school board passes transgender policy
The Board of Education on Monday night approved a policy that aims to protect the rights of transgender students, despite a father's plea that such an anti-discrimination measure isn't necessary to protect less than 1 percent of the population as well as his concern about the safety of his children.

From gay to transgender, Cheektowaga student finds acceptance
In Cheektowaga, a transgender student has found acceptance from her parents, fellow students and school administrators

Target transgender bathrooms: Note in Keizer store warns of 'men' in women's room
Although Target as a company has officially voiced its support for folks to use bathrooms that match their gender identity, somebody at the Keizer store disagrees.

Two Senate Democrats vow to kill controversial transgender bathroom bill
Two Democratic state senators have vowed to kill a controversial bill that would block local governments from expanding the use of gender-designated public restrooms to transgender people.

Patrick says he would support a state transgender bathroom law
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, weighing in on a national controversy over restroom use by transgender people, said Tuesday he supports keeping men out of women's bathrooms, even if it takes legislation to do so – a signal to Texas legislators who want to pass a bill on the issue next legislative session.

quarta-feira, abril 27, 2016

Morre aos 42 anos Majorie Marchi, militante trans e descobridora de misses
Morreu aos 42 anos a militante trans Majorie Marchi, no Rio de Janeiro. Ela, que era descobridora das mais belas misses nos últimos anos, enfrentava problemas de saúde, reclamava de dores no estômago e sofreu um infarto, segundo familiares, nessa segunda-feira (15).

First transgender candidate Ellen Murray hopes to win North seat
Meet Ellen Murray, the 22-year-old Green Party candidate for West Belfast in the Northern Ireland Assembly elections, and the latest and most striking example of how the legacy of the peace process is transforming the political debate there.

Lesbian who 'tricked' female friend into sex by pretending to be a man and using a dildo appeals 8-year jail sentence
Gayle Newland's victim wore a mask whenever they were together, including every time they had sex

Mandurah woman rejected by employers because of 'transgender choice'
A transgender Mandurah woman says she has been refused a job from at least two different employers because of her decision to transition to a woman.

Transgender student comfortable in his own skin
Although Nate Shears had to make the difficult decision to pass on attending this year’s Gay Straight Alliance provincial conference, he has a message for the 230 people expected to attend.

Transgender activists request gender identity and expression included in B.C. Human Rights Code
Transgender rights activists are delivering over 1,000 signed letters to Vancouver-Fraserview constituency offices of B.C. Liberal MLA and Attorney General Suzanne Anton today (April 25).
Trans rights in BC: will fourth bill finally pass?

Hamilton settles human rights complaint with transgender woman
A transgender woman was denied access to the woman's washroom at a city bus terminal

Cruz attack ad on Trump distorts transgender bathroom access issue
Donald Trump wants to let male predators masquerading as women in the same bathrooms as your wife and daughter, according to an ominous black-and-white ad from presidential rival Ted Cruz.
Cruz: Trans women should only use restroom at home
Ted Cruz uses trans bathroom panic to garner votes
Ted Cruz’s claim that Obama is forcing schools to ‘let teenage boys shower with teenage girls’

Social Conservatives Think This Story Justifies Anti-Trans Bathroom Laws. They Are Very Confused.
Numerous right-wing websites have seized on the arrest of James Thomas Shoemaker, a Pennsylvania man caught taking pictures of a 10-year-old girl in a public restroom. The incident, according to these publications, proves that new laws that discriminate against transgender people are justified.

Fox News Doctor Proposes A Harmful New “Treatment” For Transgender Children
Fox News "Medical A Team" member Dr. Keith Ablow speculated wildly about medical care for transgender children, proposing his own harmful treatments that go against scientific evidence and professional standards from mainstream medical associations.

Kim Davis lawyer ‘taking a handgun to women’s toilet’ to scare off transgender ‘perverts’
One of the lawyers who represented Kim Davis is taking a Glock handgun into the women’s toilets, just in case there are any transgender women in there.

AFA: Common-sense safety behind booming boycott
A boycott petition of Target stores has climbed to more than a half-million signatures.

Decatur Public Schools to Accommodate Transgender Student
Decatur Public Schools says it is making accommodations for a transgender elementary school student. Parents were notified last week.

S. Indiana crowd says 'amen' to Ted Cruz talk on transgender bathrooms
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz made a play for conservative evangelical Hoosier voters at a Monday rally in Southern Indiana by reasserting his opposition to transgender people using public bathrooms based on their gender identity.

Transgender Advocate speaks on Kansas restroom bill
House Bill 2737 would make students at public schools and universities use the bathroom that matches their chromosomal identity.

Redneck Revenge: Now North Carolina issues Travel Advisory for Europe!
In a move likely to be seen as thinly disguised retribution against European States warning LGBT travelers of the dangers of visiting North Carolina and Mississipi, North Carolina has today issued its own travel advisory to citizens warning them that in many parts of Europe, LGBT “perversion” is widely tolerated.
Más de 50 arrestos durante protesta LGBT en Carolina del Norte
The Newest Opponents Of North Carolina’s Anti-Transgender Law: Faith Groups
North Carolina GOP’s careful plan could be in jeopardy
N.C. Gov. Can’t Even Enforce Anti-Trans ‘Bathroom Law’ In His Own Building
Trans advocate, others arrested in protest over N.C. law
N.C. Democrats File Bill to Repeal HB 2
54 arrests made in HB2 protest as lawmakers convene
LGBT Debate Spurs Arrests at North Carolina Statehouse
HB2 opponents protest, petition for repeal as NC GA returns for short session
North Carolina LGBT Law Spurs Demonstrations, Repeal Bill
Hundreds rally near NC Legislative Building in Raleigh to support HB2
N.C. legislature convenes amid new calls to repeal anti-LGBT law
Rallies Over N. Carolina LGBT Law Begin as Lawmakers Return
Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato Cancel NC Shows
Rep. Chris Millis, HB2 Sponsor: Protections Against Discrimination Don't Cover Transgender People

Montclair High School students advocate for gender neutral bathroom
The Pascack Valley Regional High School Board of Education recently approved a policy allowing transgender students to use restrooms or locker rooms based on their gender identity. And high schools from California to Ohio have bathrooms to accommodate transgender students.

Lawmaker floats anti-transgender bathroom bill
One of Ohio's most conservative lawmakers is looking into requiring transgender people to use unisex or family bathrooms.

Franklin County workers’ gender-transition surgeries now covered by insurance
A Franklin County employee making a gender transition might have saved for months or years before coming up with enough money to pay for a mastectomy or sex reassignment surgery.

Mother of suspended transgender male student wants Horry County Schools to update bathroom policy
Following her transgender son’s suspension from Socastee High School for using the boys’ bathroom, the student’s mother has opted to put him in online school.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Will Never Again Shop at a Transgender-Friendly Target Store
Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick is apparently so disgusted by Target treating people equally based on gender identity that he is never shopping there again, as he announced in a Facebook post Sunday.

Denton County Sheriff’s Candidate Clarifies Facebook Post On Transgender Community
A candidate for sheriff in Denton County found himself in the middle of a controversy on Monday after making a post some felt encouraged violence against the transgender community.

Superintendent recommends Board hold off on transgender policy
Albany County School District No. 1 Superintendent Jubal Yennie on Saturday recommended the School Board hold off on implementing a policy for transgender and gender non-conforming students but move forward with a first reading of a revised anti-bullying policy at the next board meeting. The National School Boards Association is recommending school districts that haven’t yet adopted policies for transgender students refrain from doing so at this time, Yennie said during a six-hour board retreat.

terça-feira, abril 26, 2016

Travesti é assassinado a tiros no Japãozinho em Aracaju
Um travesti foi executado a tiros na tarde desta terça-feira (29/03), o crime foi registrado nas proximidade da Avenida Euclides Figueiredo no Bairro Japãozinho Zona Norte da Capital Sergipana.
Segundo informações, a vítima foi atingida por vários disparos de arma de fogo não resistiu aos ferimentos é morreu no local do crime.

Travestis prostitutas relatam situações de risco à saúde e violência em Maceió
G1 ouviu profissionais do sexo que decidiram buscar trabalho nas ruas.
Preconceito e falta de oportunidade estimulam situação, dizem entidades.

Jovem de 20 anos irá a júri popular por espancar travesti em Porto Alegre
Crime ocorreu em 5 de abril de 2014 na Avenida Bento Gonçalves.
Réu será julgado por tentativa de homicídio duplamente qualificado.

New police appeal after missing Leeds transgender woman is captured on CCTV
Police have made a renewed appeal for information to trace a missing Leeds woman - who also uses a male identity - after she was recently seen in Derbyshire.

This beauty pageant contestant wowed judges while hiding a HUGE secret, can you guess it?
Pammy Rose entered her first beauty contest three years ago.

Assault victim slams ‘poor taste’ Anzac Day event
A trans woman has criticised a hotel for holding an Anzac Day event called 'Tranny Two Up' just metres from where she was violently assaulted.

City agrees to human rights settlement with transgender woman
The City of Hamilton [Ontario] has settled a human rights case involving a transgender woman.

World premiere set in L.A. for film on Mpls. transgender advocate CeCe McDonald
"Free CeCe!" documents McDonald's experience as a black transgender woman who was convicted in Minneapolis of manslaughter and sentenced to a men's prison.

We Tracked Down the Lawyers Behind the Recent Wave of Anti-Trans Bathroom Bills
State lawmakers appear to have copied this group's model legislation, sometimes word for word.

Fox News Doctor Suggests Torturing Trans Children
Fox News medical 'expert' Dr. Keith Ablow appeared on Fox and Friends today to talk about transgender children, going so far as suggesting extremely abusive treatments for trans kids that borders on torture.

Cruz, Kasich Strategies Align with Goal of Beating Trump
Donald Trump's rivals are joining forces to deny him the necessary delegates to win the Republican presidential nomination, the latest display of strife in a convulsive 2016 GOP race.
Cruz spokesman talks transgender issues
Ted Cruz Compared Transgender People To Donald Trump Dressing Like Hillary Clinton

Transgender issues divide the GOP
The National Center for Transgender Equality’s Mara Keisling talks to Alex Witt about the GOP’s reaction to North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” – and what she is doing to counter efforts to restrict transgender rights.

Chris Wallace destroys myth of transgender predators: ‘This is a solution in search of a problem’
Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday shot down the conservative argument that anti-transgender bathroom laws were necessary to stop sexual predators from committing crimes in public restrooms.

Conservative group launches boycott of Target over transgender policy
A Christian activist group is calling for a boycott of Target Corp. after the retailer affirmed last week that transgender people are welcome to use store bathrooms that align with their gender identity.
Thousands Boycott Target Over Trans Inclusion

Christian lawyer says she’s taking Glock to Target ladies’ room: ‘It identifies as my bodyguard’
The president of theocratic law group The Liberty Council announced on the social medium Twitter that she plans to carry a gun with her to the women’s restroom at Target stores so that she can shoot anyone she thinks is transgender.

Medical school professor finds lack of transgender research
A medical school professor wants to provide better care for transgender patients.

Portland to introduce travel ban due to discriminatory laws
Officials in Portland, Maine, are going to officially introduce a plan to restrict travel to states that enact legislation that discriminates against the gay and transsexual communities.

‘Bathroom bills’ focus on the trans community but could affect another group more
The political storm around HB2, North Carolina’s sweeping “bathroom bill,” has focused on its implications for transgender individuals, but much less has been written about what it means for the “gender nonconforming.” By that I mean those women and men, girls and boys whose appearance doesn’t fit neatly into traditional male and female boxes — or restrooms. To be blunt: It has been cruel.
Mental health experts call for HB2 repeal
Rallies for, against House Bill 2 set on session's first day
Trans Activist Mara Keisling Arrested at N.C. Protest
Video: Mara Keisling and 53 Others Arrested At NC #HB2 Protest

Pittsburgh school district’s proposed bathroom policy jeopardizes children’s privacy, safety
ADF, letter explains that no law requires letting members of the opposite sex into public school bathrooms

How bathrooms and transgender rights have become a flash point in the GOP race
Cletus Abate was aghast after learning last week that the Pennsylvania legislature is considering a bill that would extend protections to transgender people, including allowing them to use the bathrooms they choose.

GOP Sheriff Candidate Tracy Murphree Threatens Violence On Trans People
Tracy Murphree, a GOP candidate for Denton County sheriff, has faced criticism following a post on his Facebook page, which has subsequently been removed, where he threatened physical violence against transgender people.

segunda-feira, abril 25, 2016

Activist comes out to Obama during London speech
Twenty-year-old Maria Munir comes out as a non-binary person to the US president
Obama tackles a question on rights for those who claim no gender

Doctors plead with NHS to improve care to trans patients below the age of 18
Doctors urge NHS to treat trans children on a case-by-case basis

Why terms like ‘transgender’ don’t work for India’s ‘third-gender’ communities
Sexuality's spectrum is littered with labels. One that is getting increased attention in the U.S. political discourse nowadays is "transgender." Generally speaking, the label refers to those who do not identify with the gender they were assigned at birth. More broadly, it indicates a transgression — to be "trans" is to defy rigid, binary constructions of gender and to live partly, or fully, beyond gender roles expected by society.

Lethbridge Cop's Alleged Post About Transgender Woman Spurs Investigation
Police in Lethbridge are investigating a complaint that an officer allegedly posted a comment on Facebook about a transgender woman attending a women's event.

When Ms. Straughan became Mr. Straughan: How a transgender teacher learned to be himself
Key Straughan, a kindergarten teacher, was zipping up a student’s jacket recently when the little boy leaned in, touched his face and asked: “Where’s your beard?”

Ted Cruz Capitalizes On Opportunity To Bash Transgender People
This week, the New York primary guaranteed that it will be impossible for Ted Cruz to secure the Republican presidential nomination on the first ballot of the convention, and the candidate responded by reminding voters just how eager he is to discriminate against transgender people.
Ted Cruz campaign blasts Donald Trump in new ad for not being transphobic
What Reporters Covering The Trump/Cruz Bathroom Bill Feud Need To Know About “Bathroom Predators”
Cruz ad stokes fears over trans bathroom use

WATCH: Charles Krauthammer unloads on Fox News colleagues for believing NC transgender bathroom law is a real issue
"Do we really have an epidemic of transgenders being evil in bathrooms across the country?" he asked

Hannity Misgenders Caitlyn Jenner And Calls On Her To Come To “Curt Schilling’s Defense”
Sean Hannity: “Maybe Curt Schilling Isn’t So Wrong”
Fox’s Todd Starnes Defends Curt Schilling, Says Meme Attacking Transgender People Is Not "Controversial"
Breitbart News Uses Anti-Transgender Slur To Defend Curt Schilling

Louie Gohmert Threatens To Quit Shopping At Target
The GOP lawmaker is mad — and confused — about the retailer’s transgender bathroom policy.

Media Begin To Highlight Harmful Consequences Of Anti-LGBT “Bathroom Bills”
In a departure from the misinformation and false balance that typically dominate coverage of anti-LGBT legislation, several outlets have begun modeling best practices in reporting on anti-LGBT “bathroom bills” by highlighting the harmful impacts the laws have on transgender people.

Fox's Earhardt Hypes Debunked “Bathroom Predator” Myth
Ainsley Earhardt: Nondiscrimination Laws Could Lead To "A Grown Adult Man" With "Bad Intentions" Sneaking Into "The Little Girls' Bathroom"
On CNN, Jake Tapper Fact Checks Cruz Spokesman On The Bathroom Predator Myth
National Expert: Anti-LGBT "Bathroom Predator" Fears Are "Very Misinformed"

Limbaugh Suggests Nondiscrimination Laws For Transgender People Allow Predators To Kidnap Children On Playgrounds
From the April 21 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show:

Laura Ingraham Won't Let Her Daughter Use Transgender-Inclusive Restrooms By Herself
Oh, by the way, I just want to say I have a great sense of relief today. So some people are in the resignation stage of their Trump grief. I'm in the relief stage, I'm just relieved. Now why am I relieved? Because Target is now going to allow transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice.

Surgery unburdens transgender boy
The night before his surgery, Rancho Bernardo's Sam Moehlig woke up several times. “Then I'd see it's 2 in the morning and go back to bed.”

San Diego Transgender Teen’s Happy Outcome
Sam Moehlig's life had a rocky start.

Transgender woman denied walk at Kahuku graduation
A 2015 transgender graduate of Kahuku High School claims she wasn't allowed to walk at graduation as a female -- so she chose to sit it out.
This transgender student was excluded from her high school graduation

Slain transgender woman honored at vigil
The police chiefs of Montgomery County and the city of Rockville and the director of Rockville’s Office of Human Rights joined more than 60 members of the transgender community and their supporters at a vigil on Friday to honor the life of trans woman Keyonna Blakeney.

Christie: I likely wouldn't sign transgender bathroom law in N.J.
As debate continues over a controversial North Carolina law that bars transgender people from using public bathrooms for the gender they identify with, Gov. Chris Christie said he hasn't read the law but he'd be unlikely to support a similar move in New Jersey.

The first day of her real life
Local transgender woman talks about making the transition

It Takes A Village To Bully A Transgender Kindergartner
When Dave and Hannah Edwards were lucky enough to win the lottery to enroll their child at Nova Classical Academy in St. Paul, Minnesota, they were excited about the charter school’s small classrooms, the kind teacher they’d met, and the special attention their kid would receive. What they didn’t anticipate was an entire community rising up against their family as they became the latest victims of an anti-transgender backlash sweeping the country.

Transgender woman shares a picture of herself in a North Carolina restroom
Sarah McBride is an LGBT rights activist who made headlines when she came out as transgender while serving as president of her college’s student body in 2012.

NAACP Announces NC HB2 Sit In at legislature
NC Gov McCrory and ilk want you to believe that transgender people are the new incubus, but why?
Leading U.S. Pediatricians Oppose Transgender Bathroom Bill
Roundup of HB2 fact checks: North Carolina's controversial new LGBT law
North Carolina Republicans criticize Obama over transgender law
Obama Says Anti-LGBT Laws Should Be Overturned
Duke center focusing on child gender issues sees impact on patients after HB2
North Carolina hotel sends the perfect message with its new pro-trans bathroom signs
NASCAR chairman says sport opposes North Carolina’s HB2
Blue Man Group joins others canceling North Carolina performances
Groups gather in Greenville to discuss ways to repeal HB2
Steinburg, Hunter: HB2 needs changes
Rally in Raleigh for HB2

Transgender Bathroom Policies
Action 7 News talks to local businesses and schools about how they are handling the bathroom debate

Cleveland Council President predicts transgender restroom law coming
Transgender bathroom law coming in Cleveland

New school rules give transgender students 'right to be who they are'
When a transgender girl graduated in white gown from Springfield Township High School, her parents made an unusual request for two diplomas: one for her, with her new female name, and one for them, with her male birth name.

TLC represents South Carolina transgender student suspended for using boys’ bathroom
Yesterday, Transgender Law Center sent a letter to Horry County Schools warning that the district would face legal action unless they act immediately to ensure transgender students are able to use the restroom that matches the gender they live as every day. Transgender Law Center is representing a high school senior and transgender boy, R., who had been using the boys’ bathroom without incident until Socastee High School suddenly banned him from the boys’ bathroom in his senior year.
Transgender legal group warns of possible legal action against Horry County Schools

Denton County GOP Sheriff Candidate Tracy Murphree Calls for Violence Against Transgender People Needing to Pee
Tracy Murphree, the GOP candidate for Denton County sheriff, posted on Facebook that he’d beat the hell out of a transgender person who tried to piss in a bathroom where Murphree’s daughter was peeing.

Virginia Democrats uphold McAuliffe’s veto of anti-gay bill
Broadly-written religious exemption bill targeting LGBT community could have risked economic backlash

Gloucester School Board requests full appeals court review of transgender ruling
The Gloucester County School Board wants the entire 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear its case for keeping a transgender high school student from using the boys bathroom.
School Board Seeks Review of Transgender Bathroom Ruling

Hasta siempre, Mara Rita: “Yo toda soy innegable, yo toda soy verdad”
A las 13:25 horas del martes 19 de abril partió una de las activistas trans más importantes del país, militante de OTD Chile y del Frente de Diversidad Sexual de Chile: Marta Rita Villarroel, la poetisa, o como prefería que le llamaran, Mara Rita.

Travesticidio en Formosa: hallan el cuerpo de Erika Rojas luego de 20 días de búsqueda
Erika se encontraba desaparecida desde el 1º de abril, fue hallada sin vida en el Barrio Parque Industrial de la Ciudad. Un sospechoso detenido.
La desaparición de Erika fue denunciada desde el primer momento por familiares y amigos a través de las redes sociales, las mismas que ante la noticia de su muerte estallaron en una ola de bronca y tristeza. Su cuerpo fue encontrado en estado de descomposición y parcialmente quemado en el Barrio Parque Industrial de la Ciudad. Hay un sospechoso detenido por el hecho.

domingo, abril 24, 2016

Travesti de 14 anos que estava desparecido é encontrado morto em lago
A Polícia Civil e o Corpo de Bombeiros de Apucarana encontraram corpo de uma travesti no lago municipal de Novo Itacolomi, no fim da tarde desta sexta-feira, 22.
A travesti de 14 anos, conhecida como Luana Biersack, desapareceu no dia 13 de abril. De acordo com o delegado-chefe da 17ª Subdivisão Policial de Apucarana, José Aparecido Jacovós, três suspeitos estão sendo interrogados. "Um deles confirmou que presenciou o assassinato e informou o local em que o corpo estava, mas negou a autoria do crime".
Travesti de 14 anos é morto em Novo Itacolomi
Garoto de 14 anos é assassinado e jogado em represa
Corpo de travesti é encontrado em lago no Norte do Paraná
Corpo de travesti desaparecido é encontrado em lago
Bombeiros retiram corpo de menor travesti desovado em lago

At 12 I grew a beard and had a period
When Alec Butler was born in 1959 it was assumed Alec was female. But after being brought up as a girl, Alec - now an award-winning writer and film-maker - realised they were intersex, someone whose anatomical, hormonal or genetic sex is neither completely male nor female.

Children of any age should be able to change gender, says Green Party
The Green Party has proposed a law which would allow children to change gender, with no lower age limit or medical intervention before the transition.

Meet the four-year-old boy whose mum sends him to school in a girl's uniform
Emma Symonds says she still refers to Logan by his birth name and as her son, but happily obeys his wishes to dress in girls' clothing

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Transgender New Zealanders face 30-year wait for surgery after only specialist retires
Community ‘desperate’ after departure of country’s sole specialist surgeon, forcing those wanting surgery to face lengthy wait or seek treatment overseas

Ryan refuses comment on N.C., Miss. anti-LGBT laws
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan side-stepped an opportunity Thursday to come out against anti-LGBT laws in North Carolina and Mississippi, although he cited the importance of “religious conscience.”

Transgender bathroom battle rocks Republican race
Cruz pounces after Trump suggests transgender people should be able to use whatever bathroom they want.

Donald Trump's Case for Tolerance
The Republican candidate’s defense of transgender bathroom accommodations shows how his approach to the culture war differs from the standard social-conservative line.
Donald Trump flip-flops on North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law and now says issue should be left up to states
Donald Trump amends stance on North Carolina transgender bathroom law

Conservative group boycotts Target after big-box store announces transgender bathroom policy
One of the country’s biggest retailers is facing a boycott after taking a side in the debate about who can go to the bathroom where.

Dr. Richard Land: Gender Activists ‘Practicing Psychological Child Abuse’ On ‘Our Nation’s Children’
In defending North Carolina's new "bathroom" law, author and theologian Dr. Richard Land said it is psychologically harmful to expose young boys and girls to transgender sexuality, and that "conditioning children" to believe that "chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal" is nothing more than "child abuse."

U.S. State Department Passport Policies “Absurd,” Lambda Legal Tells Court
Lambda Legal today urged the U.S. District Court in Colorado to deny the federal government’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit Lambda Legal filed on behalf of an intersex client, Dana Zzyym. The U.S. State Department denied Dana a passport because Dana refused to lie on the passport application form, and the form does not provide any gender marker designation other than “M” for “male” or “F” for “female.” Some intersex people identify as male or female, and some – like Dana – do not.

Transgender bathroom debate coming to AR?
It has become one of the biggest political fights in the country. And if one group has its way, we may see the battle over transgender rights and public bathrooms coming to Arkansas.

J.B. Hunt set to add anti-bias protections
Investors, directors OK amendment

Truth and transgender at age 70
A couple's journey through gender-affirmation surgery

Marion schools consider transgender bathroom ban
Marion County School Board members on Thursday voted 4-1 to restrict school bathrooms to students based on sex at birth and not gender identity. The resolution will be put on Tuesday's agenda as an emergency item.

Wave of bathroom bills has Florida's transgender community worried it's next
On a recent trip to the hair salon, Shannon McGuire had more than style on her mind.

Charlie Baker says pro-transgender bill activists are ‘really compelling,’ make a ‘strong’ case
"They’re compelling, they’re affecting, and they’re stories are moving. And I said they should continue to make their case, because I believe it's a strong one."
Charlie Baker expresses support for transgender protections

Two LGBT congressional candidates on Md. ballot
Two LGBT Democrats who are running for Congress will be on the ballot in next week’s Maryland primary.

Trans teen ejected from Cruz rally in Md.
A transgender teen was ejected from a Ted Cruz rally in Maryland on Thursday because of his gender identity, according to his account of events.
Transgender teen says he and his mother were removed from Cruz event

MI State Board of Education president urges support for LGBT students
Michigan’s Board of Education president has told policy makers and educators in Dearborn that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students should be acknowledged and embraced in school to help improve learning and life outcomes.

LMSD transgender policy moves forward
The Lower Merion School District moved a step closer to finalizing a new policy this week with a “first reading” with an eye toward the “gender expansive community.”

MontCo school adopts first trans and gender-nonconforming policy
The board of the Springfield Township School District in Montgomery County unanimously adopted a policy April 19 detailing how to make district facilities and services inclusive for transgender and gender-nonconforming youth.

Ambler pursuing LGBT-inclusive antibias law
A Montgomery County borough introduced an ordinance this week that would establish a human relations commission that recognizes 13 protected classes, including sexual orientation and gender identity.

Bolivia's First Ever Transsexual Radio Host Talks Struggle, Discrimination
Tamara Nunez Del Prado has launched her own weekly radio show that highlights the problems faced by Bolivia's LGBT community.