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terça-feira, maio 31, 2016

Acusados de matar Laura Vermont terão primeira audiência; família organiza protesto
Depois de quase um ano, os cinco réus acusados de agredir e matar a socos e pauladas a travesti Laura Vermont, de 18 anos, no dia 20 de junho de 2015 terão a primeira audiência nessa quinta-feira (2), às 11h, no Fórum Criminal Ministro Mário Guimarães, em São Paulo. A família de Laura organiza um protesto no mesmo dia, local e horário.

The brothers who grew up to be SISTERS: Siblings now live as women after helping each other come to terms with their gender
Jamie and Daniel O'Herlihy both grew up struggling with their gender
But they felt they couldn't talk about it so both could struggled alone
Said it was a 'huge relief' when they realised they were 'in it together'
Now brothers are living as sisters Jamie, 23, and Chloe, 20, in Ireland

Transgender in Cyprus: a former ‘prisoner’ remembers
I imagine it must be hard for a former convict to remember prison. I have had my own period of confinement, and I have no wish to remember what it felt like. To be honest, my memories have already re-shaped so that those years seem unreal, despite the nearly four decades of my ‘imprisonment’.

[South Africa]
Transgender clinic’s 25-year waiting list
The Transgender Clinic at Groote Schuur Hospital, often referred to as the best unit of its kind in the country, is one of the only healthcare centres tailored to the needs of transgender patients.

[South Africa]
Travails of the transgender
For many transgender people in South Africa, incorrect sex statuses on their IDs pose a huge inconvenience to their everyday lives.

[South Africa]
Finding how to be yourself at school
When a transgender man who goes by the pen name Dylan Marx attended an all-girls school, his school-issued skirt and blouse were a discomfort to him. He cross-dressed under his uniform, but the clothes still identified him as something he was not.

[South Africa]
Battling a double dose of discrimination
When Leigh Davids was 14, her family evicted her because they couldn’t accept she was transgender. With nowhere to go, Davids wound up on the streets of Cape Town and started sex work. On the same day, she also joined a gang and started using drugs.

[South Africa]
'We expect respectful, dignified treatment from doctors'
Seeing a doctor for a diagnosis or prescription is a natural step for anyone who is sick.

Transgender activist critically injured after being shot multiple times in Peshawar
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Trans Action Alliance coordinator has been critically injured after she was shot six times on Sunday night.

Video: Pakistani police caught trying to rape a trans woman walk free
Video was just posted of a foiled rape attempt of trans woman Sidra, district coordinator of TransAction Alliance, Swabi District in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.

Stepfather who abused transgender stepdaughter caught on iPad
A man who regularly had sex with his adult transgender stepdaughter over 13 years was arrested after she covertly recorded his crimes on her iPad, a court has heard.

Ted Cruz Fundraises Off Of Jerry Boykin Getting Fired For Threatening Violence
Earlier this year, the Family Research Council's Jerry Boykin spoke at Liberty Counsel's "The Awakening" conference in Florida where he railed against efforts to protect transgender individuals by allowing them to use the facilities that match the gender with which they identify.

Exploring Issues Trans People Face in the Workplace
Cecilia Gentili is a survivor. Some 15 years ago the transgender woman left her native Argentina, fleeing discrimination, violence and sexual abuse -- trauma so pervasive that even with therapy, she still can't talk about what she endured.

White House: Anti-LGBT provision ‘has nothing to do’ with defense
White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz declined directly to comment Friday on the spectacle on the U.S. House floor after an attempt to defeat an anti-LGBT amendment failed, but slammed lawmakers over the controversial provision.

Target CEO: Trans-Inclusive Bathroom Policy Hasn't Hurt Sales
In the face of a conservative boycott, Target CEO Brian Cornell reaffirmed his belief that diversity is good business.
Target CEO Brian Cornell Embraces Transgender Inclusion

Trevor Noah Goes Off on Transgender ‘Bathroom Predator’ Myth
Trevor Noah takes on so-called bathroom bills.
Time Magazine Cover Story Fact Checks Right-Wing Anti-LGBT “Bathroom Predator” Myth

Yale introduces gender-neutral bathrooms: A college trend?
In addition to the gender-neutral bathroom, Yale will allow transgender graduates to use on the diploma their preferred name rather than the name on their birth certificate.

Transgender bathroom battles: How some parents see it
Parents of transgender children and politicians speak out as the nation wrestles with the issue of gender identity.

How bathroom rights for transgender Americans refueled the culture war
The people of Palatine, Illinois, a middle-class suburb of Chicago marked by generic strip malls and tidy cul-de-sacs, had not spent much time debating the thorny questions of transgender rights. But in late 2013, a transgender high school athlete, so intent on defending her privacy that she is known only as Student A, took on her school district so she could use the girls’ locker room.

What Trans Men See That Women Don't
“Cultural sexism in the world is very real when you’ve lived on both sides of the coin”

Demi Lovato Supports Transgender Rights During 'Cool for the Summer' Performance at 2016 Billboard Music Awards
Demi Lovato continued her Confident streak at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards with a performance of "Cool for the Summer."

Moore supporters declare 'cultural war'
Supporters at Saturday's Roy Moore rally lashed out against same-sex marriage, transgender bathroom guidelines and the "militant homosexual movement"
How Alabama matters in the transgender bathroom debate

Schools take no steps on directive
In LGBT debate, they mostly wait

Mom: Child Kicked Out Of Preschool After Concerns Over Gender Identity Book
A woman says her 4-year-old daughter was kicked out of Montview Preschool after she raised concerns about books involving same sex marriage and gender identity that were read aloud in class.

Yale's gender neutral bathrooms part of changing climate
Visitors at Yale University's 315th commencement will notice something new on campus this year — gender-neutral bathrooms in 23 buildings.

Transgender Teacher Steps Out To Students
Last month, Dusty Rader had a conversation with his Avon High School students that never would have happened a few years ago.

St. Johns County schools not changing policy on transgender students
The St. Johns County School District will continue its gender-neutral policies in response to a new federal directive concerning transgender student bathroom rights.

Superintendent: Funding not at risk over Obama’s transgender directive
Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. is pledging to stick to a practice of inclusiveness following a recent federal directive advising public schools across the country to allow students to use restrooms that align with their chosen gender identity.

Transgender access denied
Flatwoods City Council bans restroom access

School districts grapple with transgender bathroom policies
When Brandon Adams came out as a transgender teen as he entered the eighth grade at Framingham’s Christa McAuliffe Charter School a year ago, school administrators wouldn’t let him use the boy’s bathroom.

LGBT rights groups urge Charlotte City Council not to compromise with NCGA over HB2
Charlotte City Council members have been meeting with members of the North Carolina General Assembly over HB2 and the expanded Charlotte ordinance that proceeded it. This has sparked concern among the LGBT community that a compromise is in the works, possibly including a symbolic repeal of the expanded ordinance. HB2 overrode all non-discrimination ordinances in the state, rendering them invalid.
Officials: HB2 puts big money at stake for schools
Boycotts over HB2 hurt more than just music fans

If transgender bathroom law like one proposed by Nebraska GOP were passed, it could affect ties to CWS, ability to host championships
Passing a transgender bathroom law could jeopardize Nebraska’s long history with the College World Series and its hopes of hosting future volleyball championships and basketball regionals.

Cops search for three men wanted in brutal assault of transgender victim in Brooklyn
Cops have released photos of three men wanted for the brutal beating of a transgender victim in Brooklyn earlier this month.

Evangelist storms through “Glen Falls” Target, screaming about transgender bathrooms
A nationwide protest has reached the Capital Region.

School districts grapple with transgender guidelines; Ashland has walked the talk for years
Most districts are grappling with new guidelines; Ashland has walked the talk for years

School District of Springfield Township passes first transgender rights policy in Pennsylvania
Debate on the rights of people to identify as a gender other than the one they were born with has reached the national stage this year. But at Springfield Township schools, efforts to understand and accommodate gender-expansive students have been happening for years now, culminating in the passage of the first comprehensive district policy on transgender rights in the state on April 19.

New prison policies designed to protect, respect transgender inmates
Superintendent Robert Gilmore and other top staff at the state prison in Waynesburg formally known as State Correctional Institution at Greene passed around a bag and blindly pulled out a pin reading either “Team Blue,” “Team Pink” or “Team Both.”

Rep. Scott Petri Joins P.A. Lawmakers in Assailing Transgender Bathroom Rule; Reportedly Bails from New Hope Pride Parade
Pennsylvania State Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks/Montgomery) decided not to march with other local politicos from Lambertville to New Hope Saturday in the the area’s famed LGBT Pride Parade after last week bashing a new federal directive to make public schools transgender-inclusive, say sources close to the situation.

Youth advocates share model policies with Pa. schools on LGBT identity
The Pennsylvania Youth Congress, a statewide LGBT youth advocacy organization, on Friday sent a model policy for supporting transgender and gender-expansive students to the 50 largest school districts in the commonwealth.

Pee Dee schools, government officials respond to federal transgender letter
School districts in the Florence area are considering ways to respond to a letter from the Obama administration on how to accommodate transgender students. Some officials have already made statements saying they intend to follow federal regulations.

Father threatens to pull child from district due to transgender policy
A parent let the Bamberg School District One Board of Trustees know at its May 16 meeting that he would pursue withdrawing his childfrom the district if it upholds the federal government's directive to public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms matching their gender identity.

Tennessee Law Strips University Diversity Office Funding
A bill to strip funding from the diversity office at Tennessee's flagship public university became law without Gov. Bill Haslam's signature on Friday.

Ken Paxton I’m a Trans Texan and You’re killing Me
Has Ken Paxton Texas’s highest ranking law enforcement officer desperate for at least one incident to cite in court instructed officers to peek in restrooms?

Gov. Abbott Addresses Transgender Debate At Book Signing
Governor Greg Abbott was in Fort Worth Sunday to sign copies of his new book, “Broken But Unbowed” and weighed in on the debate regarding Fort Worth ISD’s transgender guidelines.

VA school board says transgender bathroom decision based on 'safety concerns'
A county in Southwest Virginia passed an ordinance saying it will prohibit students from using the bathroom of the gender they identify with.

Trans man dies after being attacked in homeless camp
A transgender man has died after being attacked at a homeless camp.
Amos Beede was found in an encampment near Burlington, Vermont on May 22. He had suffered multiple blunt force injuries to his face and head, causing internal bleeding, and numerous broken ribs.

"En la comunidad LGTBI debemos ser conscientes de la necesidad de una ley de identidad de género"
Congresista electo Alberto de Belaunde considera que es necesario 'nivelar la cancha' frente al espacio que en el Congreso de la República se brinda a los miembros de la comunidad LGTBI.

domingo, maio 29, 2016

Travesti morre após aplicação de silicone industrial no corpo
A travesti Elias Vieira dos Santos, 34 anos, conhecida como Brenda Alberlock, morreu de infecção generalizada após aplicar silicone industrial nas nádegas. Ela estava internada desde o dia 29 de abril no Hospital do Subúrbio e não resistiu às complicações do quadro de saúde – agravado por Brenda ser portadora do vírus HIV. O corpo dela foi enterrado no final da manhã desta quinta-feira (26), no Cemitério Municipal de Pirajá.
Travesti morre após aplicação de silicone industrial no corpo
Enterrado corpo de travesti que morreu após injetar silicone industrial no próprio corpo

Lana Wachowski visita Centro de Cidadania LGBT em São Paulo
A equipe da série Sense8 está em São Paulo para gravar cenas na Parada do Orgulho LGBT, que acontece neste domingo (29).
E Lana Wachowski, 50, criadora e diretora da ficção científica da Netflix e mulher transgênera assumida, deu uma passadinha no Centro de Cidadania LGBT, no Arouche, nesta sexta-feira (27):

100 MPs back legal recognition for people who aren’t male or female
A hundred MPs have signed a motion urging the government to legally recognise “people whose identities are neither male nor female”.

Jayne Ellen Heideck wanted for arson at Montreal SRS Clinic
According to Montreal Gazette, the warrant was issued on Thursday out of the Montreal courthouse. Jayne Ellen Heideck, 42, of Kelowna, B.C., is accused of five different criminal charges in the warrant including arson with a disregard for human life, breaking and entering and arson by negligence.
Warrant issued for suspected arsonist in Montreal gender-confirming clinic fire
B.C. woman sought as suspect in arson fire at Montreal clinic

Halton Catholic school board shoots down LGBT inclusive policy
Trustees take issue with anything to do with sexual orientation or gender identity

Fox's Gutfeld: "Forget About Terror, We Have A President Who Is Declaring War On Bathrooms"
Greg Gutfeld: "So As Terrorists Are Planning Our Annihilation, Our Leaders Are Obsessed With Identity"

Buzzfeed Highlights Anti-Transgender Hoax Stories Spilling Over To Conservative News
Transgender Advocate: Hoax Stories “Encourage Vigilantes To Come Out Of The Woodwork And Hunt Trans People"
Anti-Trans Hoaxes On Fake News Websites Are Spiking — And Going Viral

73 Republican Congressmen Challenge Obama's Trans Bathroom Policy
Rep. Bill Flores called the administration's support of trans students “blatant executive overreach.”

Amid shouts of ‘shame,’ House GOP defeats gay rights measure
Democrats shouted “Shame! Shame!,” but seven Republicans switched their votes under pressure from House leaders Thursday and defeated a measure to protect gay rights.

House passes defense bill with anti-LGBT provision intact
Amendment on separate bill seeking to counteract the provision fails on a close vote

Poll: Only 41% of Americans back trans restroom rights
A new poll by CBS and The New York Times indicates that only 41% of Americans stand for trans bathroom rights.

The True Harm of Bathroom Bills
Trans people who are denied access to bathrooms are more likely to attempt suicide.

20 years after Colorado's Amendment 2 struck down, parallels seen in transgender fight
Boulder attorney Jean Dubofsky led fight against anti-gay constitutional amendment

Security guard arrested for trans assault in bathroom
A security guard at the Giant Food store at 3rd and H streets, N.E. spent the night in jail after D.C. police arrested her on a simple assault charge on Wednesday, May 18, for allegedly forcibly ejecting a transgender woman from the store because she used the women’s bathroom.

Georgia’s top education official: No need to obey trans student policy
Georgia‘s top education official said Friday that state school districts don’t have to comply with the Obama administration’s recent guidance that transgender students at public schools be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity.

Jefferson Co. sheriff launches campaign against transgender student restroom rule
At a news conference inside his office Friday morning, Jefferson County Sheriff Travis Allen announced he's part of a petition campaign urging Illinois lawmakers to overturn an Obama administration directive on which restrooms transgender students must be allowed to use.

East Aurora to look at transgender bathroom access during high school construction
As East Aurora School District 131 board members prepare for construction across the district, they are looking at how to comply with the White House directive to accommodate transgender students.

GOP schools chief candidates criticize federal intrusion on transgender rights
The Republican candidates for state schools chief are criticizing what they see as federal intrusion by the Obama administration's guidance that public schools should let transgender students use the bathroom of the gender they identify with.

Christian school will expel students with queer relatives
Even if you’re the most Christ-affirming, bible-thumping, cross-wearing zealot in your family, if your sister is lesbian, your dad comes out as trans, your mom decides she’s bi or your brother brings home a boyfriend, Trinity Academy in Wichita, Kansas is not the school for you. And administrators of the Christian high school are making sure everybody knows that.

Rep. John Velis asks DAs to weigh in on Massachusetts transgender bill
State Rep. John Velis, D-Westfield, on Friday sent a letter to the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association asking for the prosecutors' stance on a bill providing anti-discrimination protection to transgender individuals.

Mercedes Williamson: Fear of gang retaliation may have led to transgender teen's murder
Mississippi prosecutors are seeking evidence that might prove a transgender Alabama teenager was beaten to death because the suspect in her death feared punishment from fellow gang members for engaging in homosexual activity.

Triangle plans for growth despite a big elephant (HB2) in the room
The elephant wasn't seen but roar could almost be heard. In the room if invisible and quiet, the big animal overshadowed the annual "State of the Research Triangle Region" event. HB2 - the controversial lesbian, gay, transsexual, bisexual or LGBT bill - wasn't mentioned directly. But allusions were clear, and in interviews executives agree: House Bill 2, i.e. the bathroom bill, is bad for the state's image as well as economic development.
Cisco tells NC employees: 'Extremely disappointed' in HB2
Maroon 5 Latest Act to Cancel Concert in NC Over Anti-LGBT Law

Living transgender: Life beyond the confines of a pronoun
Allison Scott tried to kill herself when she was 10. The Asheville native wrapped a cord from a vacuum cleaner around her neck and choked herself so hard that she passed out.

Crazed Preacher Harasses School Children in Transphobic Hate Speech
As the battle for transgender rights increases in America more and more 'Christians' have entered the fight in order to decry equality and demonise victims of transphobic hate in a bid to turn America into a country whose laws are dictated by religious values.

Oklahoma wants to impeach Obama over where trans kids pee
Anxiety over the non-existent problem of transgender students posing a danger to other children in public school bathrooms and locker rooms has boiled over in Oklahoma.
Lawmakers file bills opposing Obama's transgender guidance
Oklahoma’s Plan To Impeach Obama And Keep Transgender Kids Out Of Bathrooms

Gresham-Barlow School District agrees to pay transgender teacher, add gender-neutral bathrooms after complaint
The Gresham-Barlow School District has agreed to pay $60,000 and make sweeping changes across its nearly two dozen campuses after a transgender elementary school teacher complained of more than a year of harassment from coworkers.

Ambler adopts LGBT antibias law
A Montgomery County borough passed an ordinance May 17 establishing a human relations commission that recognizes 13 protected classes, including sexual orientation and gender identity.
Lower Merion schools unanimously pass transgender policy

Suit challenges state's birth-certificate policy
A federal lawsuit was filed May 13 that seeks to end a state policy requiring trans people to undergo gender-confirmation surgery before the gender on their birth certificate will be changed.

Some concerned, some not about restrooms for transgender students at Pine-Richland
Some parents expressed concern about their children’s privacy. Others voiced concern for transgender students. In contrast, some students said they didn’t see the issue as a concern at all.

How do school districts handle transgender issues?
Some officials said a federal letter outlining how schools should offer equal access to transgender students won't affect them much.

State Rep. Ajello Says RI Transgender Discrimination Laws Offer Ample Protection
A Providence lawmaker says Rhode Island doesn’t need explicit protections for transgender people to use public bathrooms. State Representative Edith Ajello said the state’s current law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity provides enough protection for transgender people in the state.

Sumter Schools Postpones Decision on Transgender Bathrooms
Sumter school board requests more time to talk about the transgender bill.

Mayor Barry Appoints First Transgender City Board Member
Mayor Megan Barry appointed Nashville's first transgender woman, Marisa Richmond, to the Metro Human Relations Commission.

Corker, Alexander criticize Obama over transgender bathroom decree
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., has joined with U.S. 25 other Senate Republicans to criticize the Obama administration's decision to issue guidance to the nation's public schools on how to treat transgender students when it comes to use of bathrooms, locker rooms and show facilities.

ACLU files complaint over Sumner schools' transgender bathroom policy
The ACLU has filed a federal complaint over Sumner County Schools’ transgender bathroom policy.

Herbert says transgender restroom directive may harm children
Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday that he is concerned that a directive from the Obama administration regarding the use of school restrooms by transgender students could exacerbate the bullying of those children.

Grayson County Public Schools adopts new policy over bathroom use by transgender students
Students in Grayson County will now only be allowed to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of the gender listed on their birth certificates.

Many Schools Were Ready For Transgender Ruling
Many school districts were prepared for the federal government's directive two weeks ago concerning transgender students using bathroom facilities for which they identify themselves.

Wyoming School District Stalls On Transgender Student Policy
No schools in Wyoming have a policy protecting transgender students. In Laramie, the district has been working to formulate one. But amid national debate, that local policy may be stalled.

sexta-feira, maio 27, 2016

Transsexual people are frequently victims of aggression and discrimination
The process of gender reassignment in transsexual individuals is complex. A new study analyses the characteristics of this collective as well as the psychological adjustment they must undergo during the process. Of the sample studied, 81.75% suffered from some type of physical aggression during their lifetime, 31.16% perceived discrimination in the workplace and 22.84% attempted suicide at least once.

'I don't sound like Barry White' Bank locks transgender woman's account over 'man' voice
A bank has been forced to apologise after it blocked the account of a transgender customer - because she "sounded like a man".

Mesdames et Messieurs les parlementaires, respectez les droits des personnes transgenres
Imaginez-vous, que votre genre social soit différent de celui apparaissant sur vos documents d'identité, vous subiriez des discriminations à l'embauche, ou pour trouver un logement. Vous refuseriez de vous soigner (votre carte vitale affichant votre prénom de naissance), de peur d'humiliations dans les salles d'attentes, ne voteriez plus, et redouteriez d'aller chercher un recommandé à la poste, ou de même payer par chèque. Bref, tous ces actes du quotidien, qui, pour tant de monde s'effectuent sans problème, deviennent calvaire et renoncement pour beaucoup de personnes transgenres.
France debates gender recognition law

Denmark losing patience with WHO, will depathologise trans identities
On this International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) [1], with a special focus on Mental Health and Wellbeing, Transgender Europe positively welcomes news from Denmark which aims to depathologise trans people within the country. Last Wednesday the Danish Health Minister asserted that Denmark would depathologise trans identities in the country if the WHO did not complete its revision process and change the International Classification of Diseases, the ICD, by October. [2] A large majority in the Danish parliament supports this proposal, which is up for vote on May 31.

Alesha TransAction Alliance Activist Murdered Janaza and Protests Planned
Alesha, TransAction Alliance Provincial coordinator of the Peshawar District, Pakistan, died this morning. Alesha was shot eight times yesterday and quickly brought to the hospital by friends, but the doctors refused to treat her. They said that they wouldn’t admit her to the ER and told her friends that they had no beds in the hospital for a transgender person.

Valve Faces Transgender Discrimination Lawsuit
The video game company Valve is facing a potential lawsuit for $3 million following a former employee alleging that they were discriminated against due to their transgender status.
Valve is one of the biggest names in the video game industry and is responsible for hits such as Half-Life, Team Fortress, Counter Strike and Portal as well as the digital distribution platform Steam.

New penis Recipient Looks Forward to Being a 'Complete' Man
The recipient of the nation's first penis transplant says he is looking forward to walking out of the hospital a "complete" man.

Chelsea Manning Appeals Her Conviction in WikiLeaks Case
National security leaker Chelsea Manning is appealing her 2013 court-martial conviction for sending classified material to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks while serving as an Army intelligence analyst in Iraq.

Senior Vatican Cardinal warns ‘demonic’ transgender rights are causing the ‘death of God’
A senior Catholic cardinal has rallied against LGBT rights in a Washington DC prayer breakfast, telling lawmakers that trans people are “demonic” and gay unions are a danger to society.

House introduces bill to modify federal RFRA to prevent LGBT discrimination
Sponsors claim 1993 law has been distorted to justify unfair treatment under the guise of religious freedom

House GOP Refuses To Budge On Anti-LGBT Amendment In Defense Budget Bill
Republican leaders in Congress have quashed a bipartisan attempt to remove the so-called Russell Amendment — a sweeping “religious liberty” provision that would allow federal contractors to discriminate against LGBT employees — from this year’s National Defense Authorization Act.

Rep. Luke Messer files legislation to block Obama rule on transgender bathrooms
Rep. Luke Messer introduced legislation Wednesday to block the Obama’s administration’s new guidelines that call on schools to allow transgender students to use the restrooms and locker rooms that correspond to the gender they identify with.

‘Right To Privacy’ Looks Very Different For Conservatives Who Defend Anti-Trans Bathroom Laws
Students and parents opposing transgender rights say the Constitution protects them from government intrusion.

Supreme Court’s refusal to hear student debt collection case is good news for transgender students
Legal precedent that was being challenged was the foundation for pro-transgender circuit court ruling

Two Paragraphs That Should Convince Everyone That Transgender Discrimination Is Wrong
For years, various governmental agencies have argued that nondiscrimination protections based on “sex” should also protect transgender people from discrimination based on their gender identity. Last week’s guidance from the Obama administration regarding transgender students and patients and the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against North Carolina were the most significant embraces of that interpretation, but it has been widely decried by Republican leaders across the country.

Alabama Lawmaker Missed An Important Detail In His Plan To Discriminate Against Trans People
Alabama state Sen. Phil Williams (R) has proposed what he describes as a “backstop” if North Carolina’s anti-transgender law HB2 is struck down. He also claims his bill is not discriminatory to anyone, and the thing is, he might be right.

Man convicted of hate crime against transgender woman in Oak Park
A 23-year-old man was convicted of assaulting a transgender woman at an Oak Park market, Sacramento County Deputy District Attorney Brian Morgan said in a statement Wednesday. The jury also found the offense to be a hate crime.

Michelle’s Case
She was supposed to be the first person to receive sex-reassignment surgery inside an American prison. The prison had other plans.

Guard Charged with Assault After Confronting Transgender Woman Using Women's Restroom, Police Say
D.C. Police have charged a security guard at a Giant grocery store with simple assault after a transgender woman said the guard forced her out of the women's restroom.

DC law protects transgender people’s choice of bathrooms
The ever-growing national discussion about the rights of transgender people and their use of public bathrooms has made its way to the nation’s capital.

Scott, Bondi remain mum on transgender student issue
Social conservatives, angered by the federal government's "guidance" that school districts should allow transgender students to use restrooms and other facilities of their choice, are pressuring Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi to push back against the initiative.

Transgender bathroom debate comes to Florida
Obama administration last week sent guidance to public schools on how to treat transgender students
Florida state Rep. Janet Adkins wants Attorney General Pam Bondi to weigh-in
LGBT rights advocates said Adkins’ request ‘reveals a lot of misinformation’
Transgender bathroom access debated at Clay school board meeting
Collier schools consider parting with federal funding over transgender directive

Mercedes Successful Becomes 12th Trans Person Killed in 2016
A 32-year-old black transgender woman in Florida has become the 12th known transgender person killed in the U.S. this year.

State school chief to ‘carefully consider’ transgender bathroom policy
Georgia’s superintendent of schools is taking a slow approach to issuing guidelines to schools on the controversial White House directive to allow transgender students to go to a bathroom or locker room of their choice.

Nursing facility doors slam shut for transgender Iowan
Nursing homes and rehab centers' failure to accept transgender people a national problem

Committee OKs transgender policy
School board will consider policy at meeting in June

Emanuel moves to ensure transgender access to public bathrooms
Mayor Rahm Emanuel moved Wednesday to close a loophole in Chicago’s Human Rights Ordinance that, he claimed, could “inadvertently” allow restaurants, hotels and other “public accommodations” to discriminate against transgender people.

Brownback slams Obama administration's orders on school bathrooms, transgender students
Kansas governor calls directive 'unprecedented example of executive overreach'

Transgender lawyer speaks out against new Kansas birth certificate policy
A new regulation by the Kansas Health Department will effectively make it impossible for transgender individuals to change the gender on their birth certificates.

Letcher County officials want to pass law opposing transgender people’s bathroom option
The Letcher County Fiscal Court is getting involved in the national debate over whether transgender citizens should be allowed to use bathroom facilities that match their gender identities.

La. Attorney General: Transgender mandate unlawful
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry issued a press release Wednesday saying he opposes the recent guidelines issued by the U.S. Justice Department regarding the treatment of transgender children in public schools.

Speaker predicts 'mass exodus' if Springfield schools embrace transgender bathroom rules
Outraged by a federal directive to public schools regarding transgender students, speaker Bob Mondy stood before the Springfield school board Tuesday evening and demanded an answer.

Harford prepares to accommodate transgender students, but not all are happy about
Transgender students may soon be accommodated in bathroom and locker room facilities in Harford County Public Schools, in accordance with a federal mandate, but some in the community appear to be uneasy, if not downright hostile, about the change.

State Board of Ed Hears Final Public Testimony on K-12 LGBT Guidelines
In a historic week with federal leadership on trans inclusion in schools, the State Board of Education held its final public meeting May 10 on the State Board of Education Draft Statement and Guidance on Safe and Supportive Learning Environments for LGBT students in the Michigan K-12 public school system.

Dow Chemical, Other Companies Oppose Bathroom Legislation
As a response to much talked about legislation by state Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, that would require Michigan students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their assigned gender at birth, Dow Chemical Co. and other Michigan-based companies have come out in strong support of trans youth.

The Latest: Advocate says transgender students need support
The Latest on the Mississippi Department of Education reconsidering its stance on transgender accommodations (all times local):

Sens. Wicker, Cochran: Obama Transgender Directive Lacks the Force of Law
Below is a verbatim statement and a copy of the letter from Sen. Roger Wicker's (R-Miss.) press release:

After federal order, Billings school district reviewing bathroom policy for transgender students
As a directive from the Obama administration to allow transgender students to use a bathroom or locker room that aligns with their gender identity makes waves across the nation, School District 2 administrators said they haven’t received complaints from parents.
State organization challenges transgender bathrooms

North Carolina’s ‘Bathroom Law’ Is Invigorating The Push For Criminal Justice Reform
Dolores Chandler had no idea that a standard flight to New Jersey from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport would quickly turn into a nightmare. But the trip went downhill the moment Chandler tried to get through security.
Seth Meyers does it again: This is the North Carolina explainer you need to watch now
Republicans rip Cooper for not doing 'his job' over HB2
Nation's Largest Latino Civil Rights Group Joins LGBTs in N.C. Boycott
Southern Christian Leadership Conference of NC stands behind Gov. McCrory on HB2
Charlotte Mayor on HB2 Backlash: 'I Did Not See This Coming'
Group of interfaith clergy calls for repealing House Bill 2

Transgender Woman Attacked, Beaten in Brooklyn: NYPD
'Next thing you know, I got my hair pulled and was just getting hit in multiple directions, fists at the same time,'

Transgender bathroom bills introduced in Oklahoma Legislature
Oklahoma schools would be required to grant religious accommodations to students who object to sharing restrooms or shower facilities with transgender students who were anatomically born a different sex under a bill introduced Thursday in the Oklahoma Legislature.

Allegation of transgender discrimination at former Horseshoe Casino
An alleged act of bias, caught on camera, inside a place where people press their luck.

Lower Merion Schools Pass Transgender Policy: Report
The Lower Merion School District became just the fourth school in Pennsylvania to pass a progressive policy for transgender students.

SC schools could officially buck transgender directive
Berkeley County schools would officially buck the Obama administration's directive that transgender students be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice under local legislation approved in the Senate.

Haslam questions need for state action on transgender bathrooms
While some Tennessee lawmakers are calling for a special session or a lawsuit to challenge the Obama administration's stance on transgender restrooms, Governor Bill Haslam doesn't see the need.

Tenn. may sue over federal transgender bathroom rule
One day after sending a letter to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam to express opposition to the federal government's directive on transgender bathrooms, Republican lawmakers began considering the idea of holding a special session over the controversial guidance and officially sent a letter to the state's attorney general asking him to take the issue to court.

Texas governor belittles Obama's fight for transgender rights
Gov. Greg Abbott is ratcheting up his rhetoric against Barack Obama in the national fight over which restroom should be used by transgender people, belittling the battle by comparing him unfavorably to another Democratic president.
Texas Leading Suit To Stop Obama Transgender School Policy

Group of parents against transgender directive ask for action from state leaders
A small group of parents gathered at the state Capitol prior to the special legislative session Wednesday, calling on lawmakers to act against the directive from President Barack Obama's administration telling schools to allow transgender students to use facilities that align with their gender identity.

Kept out: School discourages gay, transgender enrollment
Like many educational institutions, St. John’s Lutheran School in Baraboo uses federal tax dollars to pay for certain programs, such as free and reduced-price lunches for disadvantaged students.

W.Va. AG asks for clarification on transgender restrooms and school funding
West Virginia’s attorney general wants the federal government to clearly define one of its most controversial directives.

Hace tres años se acordó declarar a la capital del país libre de fobias sexodiversas Comunidad sexodiversa entregó ordenanza contra la discriminación por orientación sexual
La Cámara Municipal de Caracas lo debatirá en primera discusión; y posteriormente, en una segunda discusión se lo presentará al pueblo para que conozca de cerca la terminología y conceptos de esta propuesta que contiene inicialmente 20 artículos

Privan de libertad al actor Armando Cabrera por muerte de transexual
El Ministerio Público logró privativa de libertad para el actor Armando Cabrera (63), por su presunta responsabilidad en la muerte de Keiduin Alexander Suárez (27), hecho ocurrido el pasado sábado 14 de mayo en la avenida Pichincha con calle Tamanaco de la urbanización El Rosal, municipio Chacao del estado Miranda.
Dejan preso en el Rodeo III al actor Armando Cabrera por asesinato de trabajador sexual
Muere transexual herido de bala en el pecho por actor Armando Cabrera
Allegados de Armando Cabrera aseguran que el actor no mató a transexual
Actor Armando Cabrera: Soy inocente, no maté a nadie
Actor venezolano Armando Cabrera detenido por muerte de un transexual
Actor de Televen, Armando cabrera se declara inocente en homicido de transexual
Los nuevos detalles del caso de Armando Cabrera y la transexual
Actor Armando Cabrera se declaró inocente de homicidio a transexual
Asesinato de transexual cometido por actor Armando Cabrera podría ser pasional

Bolivia's lower house OKs bill legalizing change of sex, name by transsexuals
Bolivia's Chamber of Deputies on Thursday approved a bill that allows transsexuals to change their sex and name.

quarta-feira, maio 25, 2016

BE apresenta projecto de lei para permitir mudança de sexo aos 16 anos
Proposta elimina muitos dos requisitos “abusivos e atentatórios da dignidade humana” agora exigidos.
Há quem enfrente ilegalidades quando muda de sexo no Registo Civil

School principal concerned at boy’s transgender process
Boy’s father has completed transgender process and now goes under female name

Norway will let trans six-year-olds change their legal gender for the first time
Norway plans to liberalise its gender recognition system – allowing trans people to change their legal gender by filling out a simple form, and opening the process up to children.

Penang transgender committee un-Islamic, says Perkasa
The Penang government is “insensitive” to set up a transgender committee last Tuesday, said Malay rights group Perkasa.

Australia’s first peer-led trans and gender diverse health service launched
Equinox has been created to put trans and gender-diverse people back in the driver's seat.

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Queenstown Rotary Club elects transgender president
A transgender woman is set to become the next president of a New Zealand Rotary club and says it's not the "fuddy duddy" organisation some think.

Transgender voices on Bill C-16 and the struggles that led to it
Liberals' new legislation aims to eliminate discrimination everywhere from workplace to health care system

Bible-toting mom marches through Target, screams in protest over transgender bathroom policy: ‘Are you gonna let the devil rape your children?’
Armed with a Bible and some of her 12 kids, a manic mom marched through a Target store, wailing apocalyptic messages in protest over the chain’s transgender bathroom policy.

Dallas Pastor Calls Pro-LGBT Businesses a Bigger Threat Than ISIS
A Dallas pastor, incensed by the Obama administration's directive last Friday allowing transgender students access to bathrooms in public schools, is claiming pro-LGBT businesses, who put pressure on lawmakers to reject anti-LGBT legislation, are a bigger threat than ISIS.

Fox Doctor Keith Ablow: Being Transgender Is Like Saying You "Identify As Younger"
Texas Governor Greg Abbott says the president cannot rewrite our civil rights with his transgender mandate, and he vows to keep fighting. But does the White House have the power to force states to comply?

Wash. Post Columnist Peddles Widely Debunked Anti-LGBT “Bathroom Predator” Myth
Fox News contributor and Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen peddled the widely debunked myth that nondiscrimination protections for transgender people are “an open invitation to sex predators” in public restrooms.

‘Out-of-touch political correctness’: Senator takes aim at Obama’s transgender student policy
The Obama administration last week issued guidance to schools across the country, telling them to accommodate transgender students or risk losing federal dollars. Predictably, there has been backlash.

Trump: 'Protect Everybody' But Rescind Obama’s Trans Directive
The Donald says he finds transgender rights to be a "very interesting subject," but he does not support the Obama administration's federal transgender directive.
Donald Trump’s Incoherent Position On Transgender Protections

Why It’s ‘Transgender’ Not ‘Transgendered’
The word “transgender” has only recently come into widespread usage, largely as a result of the firestorm over state laws restricting which bathrooms transgender people should use. Assistant professor K.J. Rawson explains the word’s history, and tells Here & Now’s Robin Young why the proper use is “transgender,” not “transgendered” — because “transgender” is something you are, not something you do.

White House ‘strongly objects’ to anti-LGBT defense bill
Ahead of an expected vote in the U.S. House on major defense spending legislation, the White House is making clear it “strongly objects” to a provision in the bill that would undermine President Obama’s executive order against anti-LGBT workplace discrimination among federal contractors.

Group Says Walmart's Silence on Trans Bathrooms Gives Bigotry a Free Pass
Making Change at Walmart, the national campaign to change Walmart into a more responsible employer, and UFCW OUTreach, a constituency group dedicated to building mutual support between the The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW)'s International, regions, and locals and the LGBT community, issued a joint statement regarding reports that a Connecticut woman says she was harassed in a Walmart bathroom by someone who mistook her as transgender.

Transgender 'milestones' took decades; more lawsuits likely
With two milestone developments in the federal government's policy on gender issues, last week was heady for transgender people and advocates.

What LGBT Activists Can Learn from Reproductive Rights Advocates
Our friends and allies in the reproductive rights movement have been here before and have a gold mine of advice on effectively fighting state-sponsored religious bigotry.

Ark. pastors debate transgender bathrooms
A heated and hostile meeting over the issue of transgender bathrooms happened on Tuesday.

Parent suing Duval schools over transgender bathroom use policy
A local mom is suing the Duval County school district over its policy that allows transgender students to use bathrooms based on their gender identity.

Deal calls Obama statement on transgender bathrooms 'federal overreach'
Gov. Nathan Deal is blasting the Obama Administration over a transgender bathroom directive, calling it a “federal overreach,” fueling controversy in Georgia schools.
Georgia Republicans to Deal, Olens: Block ‘harmful’ transgender bathroom rules
Nathan Deal leaves Georgia transgender bathroom rules up to school districts

Park district board in Highland Park set to adopt transgender policy
The Park District of Highland Park is poised to adopt a transgender policy that allows patrons to use the restrooms and changing facilities that align with their full-time gender identity.

Transgender student asks for change in Wichita ordinance
A transgender college student is asking the city of Wichita to change a 1990 ordinance on the use of public restrooms.

Kansas school board rebukes transgender bathroom directive
The Kansas State Board of Education on Tuesday criticized the Obama administration's directive that public schools allow transgender students to use bathrooms that match their gender identities, not their sex at birth.

Boston Medical Center Launches First Comprehensive Transgender Medical Center In Northeast
Boston Medical Center CEO Kate Walsh was in a meeting a few years ago when something about gender identity and health came up. She turned to Dr. Joshua Safer, who was treating many of the hospital’s transgender patients.

Braeburn Pharmaceuticals Announces Decision to Continue with North Carolina Manufacturing Facility Plans
Braeburn Pharmaceuticals, developer of medications for opioid addiction and other chronic neurological diseases, will proceed with plans to develop a manufacturing and research facility in Durham County, North Carolina, despite the enactment of HB2, the controversial law that overturns local ordinances to prohibit discrimination against the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community. Braeburn's decision to move forward with its $19.9 million investment is expected to create at least 52 jobs in the area.
NC Lt. Gov: HB2 based on facts, not opinions, identity
Stenehjem doubts Obama's authority over transgender bathrooms

Nebraska schools are stuck on transgender issue
Lincoln Public Schools allow transgender students to use the restrooms of the gender of which they identify. This is in accordance with a letter sent out last week from the Obama Administration.

Students, parents in Medford protest Obama administration's transgender bathroom directive
It's been one week since the Obama administration issued a directive for public schools allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. But it's not exactly sitting well with a group of students and their parents at one Medford middle school.
Medford students hold counter-protest supporting transgender rights

Upper Dublin School Board approves policy permitting transgender students to use restrooms of choice
A policy permitting transgender students to use the restroom and locker room “that corresponds to the gender identity they consistently assert at school,” was approved by the Upper Dublin School Board May 9.

Haley, Wilson attack federal transgender directive
Transgender bathroom access should be determined on local and state level, Haley and Wilson say
“As I said when North Carolina passed its law, I don’t think we need that type of law here,” Haley said
SC filed a brief in a case before the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals “to reject the federal government’s legal authority in this area”

Knox County Schools officials: Federal directive on transgender bathrooms unlikely to have local effect
Policies at Knox County Schools are unlikely to change following a federal directive that allows transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity, district leaders said Tuesday.

Special session, lawsuit sought over transgender directive
One day after sending a letter to Gov. Bill Haslam to express opposition to the federal government's directive on transgender bathrooms, Republican lawmakers began considering the idea of holding a special session over the controversial guidance and officially sent a letter to the state's attorney general asking him to take the issue to court.

Paxton Seeks Clarification on Transgender Directive
Will public schools really lose federal education funding if they refuse to comply with a new Obama administration directive regarding transgender students?

Abbott: Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s invocation of Jim Crow in transgender bathroom debate “ignorant”
Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday that U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s comments comparing the fight for transgender rights to the Jim Crow era were “offensive” and “ignorant.”

Legislature to study impact of directive on transgender students; LDS Church weighs in
Leaders in the Utah Legislature voted Tuesday to study the local impacts of a recent directive from the White House telling schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms consistent with their gender identity.

Utah woman works to become first transgender Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate
A Utah woman is trying to become the first transgender nominee for U.S. Senate from a major party.

terça-feira, maio 24, 2016

Vem aí uma nova discussão sobre a Lei de Identidade de Género
O deputado José Soeiro aproveitou a participação no #debate19 para informar que o Bloco de Esquerda tinha entregue, nesse mesmo dia, na Assembleia da República um projecto de lei para alterar a lei de Identidade de Género, aprovada em 2011.

At Least 100 trans people have already been murdered worldwide in 2016
It's the highest number registered since 2008

European Union says US states are ‘breaking human rights treaty’ with anti-LGBT laws
The European Union has warned that North Carolina and Mississippi are violating a human rights treaty with anti-LGBT legislation.

Ladies only! Devastated transgender woman kicked out of toilets after complaints
A transgender woman who was kicked out of the ladies loos of a UK nightclub has spoken of her disgust at the complaints of fellow clubbers.

Giulia, la trans aggredita a Napoli:"Chiedo giustizia, lascerei subito la strada se qualcuno mi desse un lavoro decoroso"
Ventidua anni, è stata acoltellata in via Nuova Agnano. Il secondo caso in quindici giorni. Le prime a insultarla somo state le ragazze.

Transgender activist critically injured after being shot multiple times in Peshawar
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Trans Action Alliance coordinator has been critically injured after she was shot six times on Sunday night.
TransAction Alliance’s Ali Sha shot, hospital refuses to treat

Man Charged With Raping His Trans Step-Daughter
A man in Australia has been charged with rape and incest after Victoria County Court heard evidence that he sexually abused his transgender step-daughter over the course of thirteen years.

Six year old student wins right to wear pants to school
A grade one student from Melbourne has been granted the right to wear trousers to school after her mother launched an online petition when the school said no.

More transgender bathrooms pop up in Winnipeg
'I think it's important that everybody feels safe and welcome,' says owner of Oh Doughnuts

Justin Trudeau promises 'full protection' with transgender rights bill
Government bill being tabled Tuesday will follow two unsuccessful attempts to amend Human Rights Act

Ongoing human rights dispute calls into question collection of gender info with SIN numbers
The federal government is staring down the possibility of being ordered to stop collecting gender information on Canadians as part of their social insurance number record.

Toronto mayor commits city to transgender rights
The rainbow flag raising at Toronto city hall happened as the federal government tabled a bill to protect trans rights.

Transgender accommodation focus for Vancouver business
TransFocus Consulting has worked with public schools and the Vancouver Parks Board

Accused in UBC Pride flag burning pleads not guilty
This was an act of civil disobedience, says Brooklyn Marie Fink

For the first time ever, the Feds have introduced a trans rights bill
Fast-track motion fails, but government pledges a speedy passa
Some Conservatives now ready to support bill on transgender rights
Transgender protection finally has government muscle: Tim Harper
Locked door forces senator to answer questions on Canada’s transgender bill
Bill to protect transgender rights long overdue, Winnipeg advocate says

Charlie Lowthian-Rickert, transgender tween, says she wants 'justice and peace'
Legislation will 'improve our future so that we can live a more accepting, more joyful life'

Target CEO Speaks Out About Bathroom Backlash
The CEO of Target, Brian Cornell, has spoken out about the company's stand of transgender bathroom issues and the backlash they have received from Christian extremists.

Trans equality foes spying on bathrooms at Target; Fallout hits close to home
No one will disagree that fallout from Bathroom Bills impacts all trans people one way or another, no matter where they live — even if it’s in a relatively safer part of the country, such as here in the Pacific Northwest. This was underlined today by a bit of disturbing news that was shared on social media by a well-known local trans/LGBTQ advocate.

Demi Lovato Takes A Stand For Trans Rights At #BBMAS And It Is GLORIOUS (TWEET)
Musicians tend to be very left leaning. Unless they’re Ted Nugent, usually rock stars stand up for LGBT equality and other civil rights causes. That is just what superstar singer Demi Lovato did Sunday Night at the Billboard Music Awards.

Dead on arrival: Governors refuse to implement Obama’s transgender bathroom policy
Despite the power of the bully pulpit, and the pull of billions of dollars in federal education funding, leaders in at least a dozen states have said Barack Obama's guidance on transgender bathroom, shower, and locker room use is unconstitutional, with many saying the decree will not be implemented, come what may.

In freakout over trans rights, Franklin Graham asks followers: 'What are you willing to take a bullet for?'
Son of evangelist Billy Graham keeps ratcheting up anti-LGBTI rhetoric

The Angry, Confused, Bigoted Responses To Transgender Student Inclusion
On Friday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Education (DOE) told the country’s schools that they should be making sure transgender students have equal access to all educational opportunities, including using facilities that match their gender identities. If they don’t, they put themselves at risk of losing federal funding.

Obama on trans student guidance: ‘We’re talking about kids’
President Obama justified on Monday guidance from his administration assuring transgender students have access to school bathrooms by insisting the instructions are about protecting youth.
Obama Defends Transgender Directive for School Bathrooms

Allowing Open Transgender Military Service Would Pose Few Difficulties, Report Finds
Defense Secretary Ash Carter pledged last year to pursue changes but has yet to formally change policy
White House defends ongoing review of trans military ban

When a Birth Certificate Equals Bathroom Rights
A new lawsuit seeks to allow trans people the right to change their gender on birth certificates without expensive sex reassignment surgery—and could provide a way to fight back against HB2.

Family Rejection May More Than Triple Suicide Attempt Risk by Transgender Individuals
Family rejection increases the risk of two critical health outcomes that are common among transgender individuals–suicide attempts and substance misuse–according to a new study published in LGBT Health, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the LGBT Health website until June 16, 2016.

The Federal Government Quietly Expands Transgender Rights
In a new ruling Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services said Obamacare outlaws discrimination on the basis of gender identity.

Alabama DA seeks to add hate crime charges against Josh Vallum for the murder of Mercedes Williamson
Although Alabama doesn’t recognize gender identity as a protected class, prosecutors are attempting to add hate crime charges to present to the grand jury this summer.

Gov. Ducey speaks out on transgender restroom policy
Gov. Doug Ducey scolded the White House on Monday, saying the president's directive on transgender restrooms is neither wanted nor needed in Arizona.

A transgender 9-year-old tells her story
The 9-year-old is growing up. She used to play with Barbies. Now she’s the class treasurer of her West L.A. elementary school. She plays girls volleyball, paints her nails and likes to challenge herself on Minecraft.
She’s also transgender.

Connecticut woman says she was harassed in Walmart bathroom after customer mistook her as transgender
Even cisgender people aren’t safe from the transphobic mania over bathrooms.

Transgender at 9: Tyler uses the boys’ bathroom. Why is that a big deal, he asks
Tyler is 9 years old, and he can’t fathom the transgender bathroom debate raging across the country.

Clay superintendent to fight Obama order on transgender bathrooms in schools
Charlie Van Zant Jr., Clay County superintendent, announced Monday that his school district will not follow the Obama administration’s directive to allow transgender students to use whatever bathroom they feel comfortable with.

Gwinnett schools will not comply with transgender bathroom directive
A Georgia lawmaker is calling on state attorneys general across the country to fight the Obama administration's directive on public school restrooms.

Branstad slams federal transgender "over-reach"
Gov. Terry Branstad criticized the Obama administration Monday for using a federal "over-reach" in threatening to withhold education funding to local schools that don't allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms aligning with their gender identity.

Evanston, Niles Township high schools respond to federal transgender bathroom directive
Niles Township High School District 219 does not automatically allow transgender students access to bathrooms and other gender segregated facilities that correspond with their gender, according to a district policy. The policy dictates that those decisions are made on a "case-by-case."

Reaction mixed to transgender bathroom guidelines
A new federal directive that ramps up protections for transgender students has the support of local schools and LGBT advocates but concerns some parents about dangers they say could come with the changes.

Kansas School Threatens to Expel LGBT+ Students
Trinity Academy, a private Christian school in Wichita Kansas, locked out NBC 3 reporters looking for clarification about its contradictory statement regarding their written policy of expelling LGBT students, as well as those who have LGBT family members, friends or allies.
Christian School In Kansas Threatens to Expel Students With LGBT+ Family Members

Kentucky woman says man beat her for looking too masculine — as people stood by and watched
A Paintsville, Kentucky woman said that she was attacked and brutally beaten on Thursday for looking too masculine.

Transgender punk rocker burns birth certificate at N.C. protest concert
As the sound of 430 people clapping in unison began to reverberate off the brick walls of the Motorco Music Hall in perfect metronome timing, Laura Jane Grace stepped out onto the stage with guitar in one hand and birth certificate in the other-a document that she would immediately set on fire.
Emails show North Carolina commerce officials responding to HB2 fallout
Loss of federal funds could eliminate 53,000 jobs, $2.4 billion in wages
Opponents of NC’s anti-trans bathroom law try clever new strategy
ACLU: Don't Enforce Transgender Bathroom Bill
Groups seek immediate halt to N Carolina transgender bathroom law
Another Anti-LGBT Law Rally Set After Dozens Arrested
Several arrests made at Moral Monday rally opposing HB2 in Raleigh

Ricketts urges schools to ignore federal transgender guidance
Gov. Pete Ricketts on Monday suggested that Nebraska public school leaders should ignore an Obama administration directive urging them to allow transgender students to use bathrooms matching their gender identities.

New Jersey's Anti-Discrimination Law Is 'Just A Tool' To Protect Gender Identity
Seventeen states have legal protections to prevent discrimination against transgender people in areas like housing and employment.

Police want these men for Brooklyn transgender attack
NYPD want these three men for questioning about their role in a Brooklyn transgender attack on May 13th.

Pre-Obama Directive, NYC Public Schools Embraced Transgender Rights
Mary Louise Kelley talks to Jared Fox, LGBT liaison for New York City's public schools. New York has had policies in place relating to transgender students for years.

Middle school students protest transgender bathroom mandate
A group of Hedrick Middle School students skipped class Monday to protest transgender bathrooms.
Medford students skip school to protest transgender bathroom directive

Pine-Richland bathroom policy for transgender students stands
Despite several hours of debate on Monday night, the Pine-Richland School Board passed on voting for a measure that, if approved, would have scrapped the district's practice of letting transgender students use bathrooms of the gender with which they identify.

Video: Transgender bathroom debate dominates candidates forum in Anderson
The debate over which bathrooms transgender people should be allowed to use dominated a South Carolina Senate candidates forum Monday night hosted by the Anderson County Republican Party.

Sumter Schools Writes Its Own Transgender Policy
The Sumter School District is working on a new transgender policy of its own, getting ahead of new U.S. Department of Education guidelines for public schools.

Tennessee governor criticizes Obama over transgender bill
Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, who opposed a transgender bathroom bill in the Tennessee Legislature, is speaking out against a directive by President Barack Obama's administration that public schools must allow students to use facilities consistent with their gender identity.
27 Tennessee Senators Call For Haslam Action Opposing Obama Transgender Decree

WFISD Agrees to Not Adopt a Policy for Transgender Bathrooms
The WFISD Board of Trustees agreed tonight to continue with its current practice as-is and not adopt a policy for gender assignments in school bathrooms.
Organization forms to combat FWISD transgender bathroom policy

Parents ramp up attack on transgender rules in Fort Worth schools
Group calls for school district to repeal guidelines
Texas attorney general joins critics at news conference
Guidelines don’t say transgender students can access all bathrooms

Many local schools are unfazed by Obama’s transgender bathroom order, though one Utah County board is threatening action
Public school representatives along the Wasatch Front see little cause for concern after new nondiscrimination guidelines were released by the federal government last week.

Some WI Republican congressmen pushing back against Obama’s transgender restroom guidance
A Wisconsin congressman says transgender issues show that the country is in "moral decline." The Obama administration is telling public schools to let transgender students use the restroom they prefer, and some Wisconsin Republicans are pushing back.
GOP Congressman Cites 'M*A*S*H' Character In Opposing Transgender Rights

Diputados aprobaron ley sobre identidad de género
Son más cerca de 1.085 ciudadanos que exigen realizar este trámite. Hay requisitos para quienes opten por el trámite, con el fin de estar acordes a su orientación sexual
Gobierno promulga Ley N° 807 de Identidad de Género
Promulgan la Ley de Identidad de Género
Ley de Identidad de Género no aprueba matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo, aclara presidente del Senado boliviano
Senado sanciona Ley de Identidad de Género en medio de cuestionamientos de la Iglesia
Conferencia Episcopal rechaza la ley de identidad de género
Obispos rechazan proyecto de Ley de Identidad de Género
Bolivia aprueba una ley de identidad de género