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sábado, junho 25, 2016

[Brasil]
Travesti Lorran Lorang de 19 anos é encontrada enforcada em parquinho do RJ
A travesti Lorran Lorang, de 19 anos, foi encontrada morta na manhã de terça-feira (22) na Praça da Liberdade, no Centro Histórico, no Rio de Janeiro. Ela estava enforcada com uma calça legging.
Travesti é encontrada morta em praça que terá festa da cerveja em Petrópolis

[Brasil]
Travesti é encontrada morta em travessa ponto de prostituição
Vítima ainda não foi identificada
Durante a madrugada desta sexta-feira (24), uma travesti foi encontrada morta a facadas, em Campo Grande, na região do Coronel Antônino, próximo ao cemitério do Cruzeiro.
A polícia foi acionada por testemunhas por volta das 4h30 da madrugada desta sexta-feira (24). Ao chegar ao local encontraram uma travesti , conhecida como Luana, caída na rua com um golpe de faca no abdômen.


[Brasil]
Agora é crime: Senado aprova prisão para quem cometer racismo e discriminação na internet
Foi aprovado pela Comissão de Direitos Humanos e Legislação Participativa (CDH), um projeto de lei que prevê a pena de prisão para quem cometer crimes de racismo e discriminação pela internet, inclusive para aqueles que repassarem as ofensas adiante.

[Brasil]
Preso jovem acusado de roubar e agredir travesti em Maceió
Segundo a polícia, acusado subtraiu da vítima celular, sapatos e cabelos postiços

[Brazil]
Aggressions, suicides and murders: the Brazilian trans reality
Two Brazilian transgender witnesses enter a courthouse to identify the attackers. The Brazilian Trans Reality is we must stand up for our own or parish silently.

[Europe]
MEPs condemn violence and bans Pride marches Istanbul
On Friday, the Governorship of Istanbul banned the Istanbul Trans Pride March for June 19th and Istanbul LGBTI Pride March, planned to take place on June 26th, quoting security concerns.

[Europe]
After Brexit: Solidarity now more than ever
In reaction to the UK referendum result, Transgender Europe calls on Europe’s political leaders to withstand scaremongering and put solidarity at the centre of their work.

[UK]
Police Investigate Alleged Shooting At British Gay Bar
Police have locked down a street in Canterbury following an alleged shooting at a gay bar on Saturday night.

[UK]
For Aging Trans People, Growing Old is Especially Isolating
Most people look forward to their retirement, but researchers say that transgender people are especially vulnerable to abuse in care homes.

[UK]
Maldon Primary School wins praise for transgender approach
Maldon Primary School has been praised for its stance towards transgender pupils.

[UK]
U.K. feminists protest transgender-rights event
Several London-based feminist and lesbian groups on Wednesday protested a policy forum on the topic of transgender rights, claiming women’s rights are imperiled by the movement.

[Belgium]
Trans man stabbed several times near Brussels in suspected ISIS attack
'They said they only have to wait for an official command to behead me' - WARNING: Shocking images in the article

[Netherlands]
Basic health insurance not to cover breast enlargement for transgenders
From next year the basic health insurance will only reimburse breast implants for transgender women without any breast growth at all, according to a letter from Health Minister Edith Schippers. This means that transgender women whose sex-change hormone therapy triggered any breast growth at all, no matter how minimal, will not be reimbursed for breast enlargement, AD reports.

[Egypt]
Transgender Operations Stall in Egypt
Forty-year-old Ahmed has spent much of his life trying to become male. In his white taxi parked under a bridge in Cairo, he is despondent, saying that without the final operation that will transform him fully from a woman to a man, he expects his fiancée will break their engagement within a year.

[Pakistan]
Street protests in Pakistan after shooting of transgender activist
The latest shooting of a transgender activist has triggered angry street protests in Pakistan, where officials are accused of turning a blind eye to a surge in violence against the marginalised community.

[India]
‘Transgenders denied access to public toilets’
Two years after the Supreme Court’s (SC) landmark judgment to recognise transgenders as the third gender, the community in Mumbai does not have access to public toilets, revealed a study by NGO Pukar.

[China]
Cafes and other establishments support all-gender toilets in China
Some cafes, restaurants and bars in Beijing have posted signs designating public toilets that can be used by anyone regardless of gender identity.

[Australia]
Take part in the Trans Wellbeing Study
Researchers at La Trobe University are calling for people who identify as trans to take part in a research survey.

[New Zealand]
Transgender student petitions for bathroom rights
Marlborough Girls' College is taking steps to support a transgender student who says she's been told she can't use the girls' bathroom at the school, it says.

[New Zealand]
Tranzaction advocate calls on schools and communities for transgender support
The controversy over a transgender student's battle to use the girls' bathroom is just the "tip of the iceberg", says a transgender advocate.

[New Zealand]
Press Release: School Toilets & Showers Based on Biology – Legal Opinion
Family First NZ has written to Marlborough Girls College and provided them with the legal opinion for schools released earlier this year that says they are not required under the law to have to allow transgender students access to shared toilets, showers and changing rooms, or allow transgender students to participate in sports teams that do not match their biological sex.

[Canada]
Man given life sentence for murder of transgender woman Divas B
A Winnipeg man was sentenced Thursday morning, in the vicious murder of a transgender woman known as Divas B.

[Canada]
Called out by a rights tribunal, Vancouver police changing its ways with transgender people
Out on the streets, Angela Dawson is known as Roller Girl.

[USA]
Labor Department rule says transgender bias is sex discrimination
The U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday released a final rule updating its gender bias regulations for federal contractors and said discrimination against transgender workers by those companies is a form of sex bias.

[USA]
The secret life of a transgender airman
Transgender people are banned from serving in the US armed forces, yet an estimated 12,800 do, the vast majority in secret. Jane, a senior airman, has hidden her gender identity from the military for 25 years. She hopes a policy review announced last year will allow her finally to be herself.

[USA]
Nation's Top Female Colleges Give a Warm Welcome to Trans Women
In 2013, Calliope Wong applied to all-female Smith College in Massachusetts, and her application wasn't even looked at — simply because Wong's paperwork showed that although she identifies as a woman, she was born male.

[USA]
Pastor Dave Love: The Obama Administration's Transgender Rights Directive Came Straight From The Pit Of Hell
James Dobson has found a new hero in local Colorado pastor Dave Love and was so impressed by a recent sermon he delivered ranting against the Obama administration's guidelines regarding the rights of transgender students in public schools that he aired a long excerpt of it on his radio show today.

[USA]
Nondiscrimination Regulations Published for Hospitals, Federal Contractors
The U.S. Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services published two important regulations yesterday (one final and one proposed) that will strengthen protections for LGBT patients in hospitals and LGBT employees of federal contractors. Although anti-LGBT bias is already prohibited in these settings, the regulations will help inform patients and workers of their rights and make clear that federal contractors can’t maintain transgender health insurance exclusions.

[USA]
'In the Darkroom' Explores The Concept of Identity — Both Fixed And Fluid
In 2004, Susan Faludi stepped off a plane in Budapest, Hungary to visit her father, a sometimes violent man with whom she'd barely spoken in over 25 years.

[CA, USA]
Fresh Meat fest celebrates 15 years of transgender and queer performance
On Sunday, siren Star Amerasu heard the news about the mass shooting victims in Orlando and wrote a new song to perform at this week’s Fresh Meat Festival.

[CA, USA]
Free to be He, She, They
Oliver Bishop has sandy blond hair styled like a 1940s screen idol’s and a scruffy beard and sideburns that frame his wide smile. A senior in high school, he is busy – singing with his school’s award-winning jazz choir, leading the marching band, teaching music lessons. Outgoing and popular, he was elected homecoming king in the fall.

[IL, USA]
Judge: ACLU can intervene in District 211 transgender lawsuit
A federal judge has allowed the American Civil Liberties Union to intervene in a lawsuit filed against Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211, whose plaintiffs seek to block transgender students from using the bathrooms and locker rooms of their self-identified gender.

[KS, USA]
Republicans' Latest Threat in the Kansas Wars: a North Carolina-Style Bathroom Bill
A lawmaker will introduce the ban if he doesn't get his way on an education measure

[ME, USA]
Portland health plan adding transgender coverage
The change follows the lead of more than 60 cities nationally and several in New England.

[NJ, USA]
Bloomfield BOE OKs teachers contract, works on transgender policy
The June 7 Bloomfield Board of Education meeting was a historic moment.

[NM, USA]
APS recognizing transgender students’ gender identity
Transgender students can use restrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity under new APS rules that quietly went into effect last week.

[NY, USA]
Stonewall Inn Named National Monument, a First for Gay Rights Movement
The Stonewall Inn has been called the symbolic heart of New York City’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community for decades, since the police raid and ensuing protests there in 1969 helped galvanize a national struggle for gay rights.
The Stonewall Inn será o primeiro Monumento Nacional em homenagem aos direitos LGBT

[NY, USA]
Lake George school board passes transgender policy
In an about-face, the Lake George school board on Tuesday voted to adopt a gender identity policy instead of waiting until the new board takes office.

[RI, USA]
Guidance on transgender students released to RI schools
The Rhode Island Department of Education has released guidelines for schools working with transgender students. The guidelines are 11 pages long and cover everything from talking to parents to the restroom and locker issues.

[SD, USA]
Jackley says transgender challenge to come despite Orlando shooting
Following a deadly mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub, South Dakota and a group of other states will move forward with a legal challenge to the Obama administration's guidance on school bathroom policies for transgender students.

[TX, USA]
UIL, LGBT advocates at odds over how to determine transgender athletes
The debate over the University Interscholastic League's policy for transgender athletes continues after the organization's legislative council took no action during Tuesday's meeting in Round Rock.

[TX, USA]
Orlando Shooting Adds To The Burden Of Transgender Kids And Their Families
The Orlando shootings have brought another layer of pain to transgender kids and their families. We hear from several of them about how they’re coping - and how the rise of the Texas bathroom issue has complicated their lives.

[TX, USA]
Fort Worth ISD Sends Letter To Paxton On Transgender Student Guidelines
The Fort Worth ISD sent Attorney General Ken Paxton a letter addressing the district’s transgender student guidelines.

[UT, USA]
Misty K. Snow seeking Democratic nomination in U.S. Senate race
She is Utah's first transgender candidate for a statewide office

[VT, USA]
Film documenting life of Vt. transgender CEO debuts
It's a documentary that took a very dramatic turn when Derek Hallquist set out to tell a story about the energy debate and his father's role in it. He didn't know his father would announce she was transgender while the film was still being made.

[WA, USA]
Is it only a joke? Local transgender community concerned about comments
Recent jokes made in public by a supporter of Initiative 1515 have gotten the attention of Seattle's transgender community -- who believe the comments may inspire harassment against people who decline to sign the initiative's petition.

[WA, USA]
Police investigate E Pike beating following Orlando benefit show as anti-trans hate crime
Police are investigating the reported beating of a person leaving a Capitol Hill benefit for Orlando Wednesday night as as a hate crime.

[WA, USA]
I-1515 opponents say recordings show struggling campaign
Opponents of a proposed statewide bathroom initiative are taking issue with recorded statements by I-1515's chief proponent.

quarta-feira, junho 22, 2016

[Portugal]
Cirurgião português premiado na Europa recusou trabalhar em Portugal a seis euros por hora
O cirurgião plástico João Décio Ferreira recebe, este domingo, em Munique, a medalha de ouro Magnus Hirschfeld da Sociedade Alemã de Sexologia Clínica pelo trabalho na área da mudança de sexo.
Cirurgião português distinguido: “Em Portugal davam-me seis euros por hora, na Alemanha dão-me uma medalha de ouro”

[Portugal]
Lisboa sai à rua com Orgulho na 17.ª Marcha LGBT (com vídeo)
É já amanhã, Sábado, 18 de Junho, às 17h, que se realiza a 17.ª Marcha do Orgulho LGBT de Lisboa. A organização deixa o apelo a que toda a gente participe e que não fique no passeio a observar com receio de se juntar.
Milhares celebram orgulho gay e recordam Orlando em Lisboa
Como é que se diz “kisses” em português?
“Orlando é aqui”: Marcha do Orgulho LGBT desfilou em Lisboa
Marcha de orgulho LGBT celebra as diferenças em Lisboa
Centenas de pessoas desfilaram na marcha do orgulho gay em Lisboa
Lisboa: milhares desfilam em nome do orgulho LGBT
Thousands march at gay pride parade in Portugal


[Brasil]
Rapaz é morto a facadas em via pública no Nova Cidade
Gabriel Figueira Lima, 21, foi morto com um golpe de faca no pescoço, na noite dessa quinta-feira (16), por volta das 23h, na rua Cônego José Monteiro Noronha, no conjunto João Paulo, bairro Nova Cidade, Zona Norte de Manaus.
Travesti morre após golpe de faca no pescoço em Manaus, diz polícia

[Brasil]
Travesti é morto a pauladas na Zona Norte de Manaus, diz polícia
Crime ocorreu na madrugada deste sábado (18).
Suposta arma do crime foi encontrada ao lado do corpo.
Um homem, ainda não identificado, foi morto a pauladas na madrugada deste sábado (18) no bairro Cidade de Deus, na Zona Norte de Manaus. De acordo com a polícia, a vítima era travesti. Ainda não há suspeitos do crime.

[Brasil]
Travesti é encontrada enforcada e carbonizada em canavial de Palmares Paulista
O corpo de uma travesti, ainda não identificada, foi encontrado carbonizado na quarta-feira (15), no bairro Pompeo, próximo à cidade de Palmares Paulista.
De acordo com o boletim de ocorrência, a equipe plantonista da Polícia Civil de Catanduva foi informada pela Policia Militar de Palmares Paulista que havia um cadáver em um canavial da estrada municipal Salvador Benaduzzi.

[Brasil]
Duas travestis são baleadas no bairro Parque Industrial, em Rio Preto
(...)Na noite do último domingo, 24, uma travesti de 20 anos foi morta a tiros no bairro Jardim Paraíso. Rodrigo Matheus Santos Pereira, 20 anos, que usava o nome social Dani, chegou a ser socorrido, mas não resistiu aos ferimentos e morreu. Na manhã de quarta-feira, dia 27, a Polícia Civil deteve dois irmãos, um de 18 e outro de 16 anos e um adolescente de 16 anos, suspeitos do crime, que teria motivação homofóbica. Procurado, o advogado do empresário e do adolescente, Mateus Floriano, disse que vai entrar com pedido de liberdade provisória para ambos.


[Brasil]
Travesti é baleada em Santa Helena
Durante a madrugada deste sábado (18) socorristas do Samu e policiais militares foram acionados para atender uma vítima de disparo de arma de fogo.

[UK]
'Brexit Bad For Trans Rights' Says Young Trans Activist
A young transgender rights activist from the UK, Charlie Craggs, has warned that Britain choosing to leave the European Union during the 'Brexit' vote could lead to marginalised communities finding themselves in worse situations.

[UK]
Transgender inmate living as a woman 'nearly dies' after she slashes herself at men's prison
The inmate suffered 'huge' blood loss following the incident at HMP Littlehey, Cambs, amid claims she had been refused a transfer to a women's jail

[UK]
Boys to be allowed to wear skirts as school introduces 'gender neutral' uniform policy to help transgender kids
Allens Croft School in Birmingham is one of the first schools in the country to introduce the flexible uniform policy

[UK]
UK’s LGBT venues heighten security amid fear of ‘copycat’ Orlando terror attacks
LGBT venues across the UK have revealed their fear for repeat attacks following mass shootings in the US.

[UK]
Brighton TV station claims European first with appointment of transgender news presenter
A Brighton-based local TV station has claimed a European first, with the appointment of transgender news presenter Sophie Cook.

[Poland]
Groundbreaking Court Decision in Poland on Gender Recognition Abroad
On June 1, a court in Warsaw issued a decision that allows a Polish citizen, who transitioned legally in Germany, to change her personal data (gender marker and first as well as last name) without obtaining a transsexual diagnosis and going through a civil court case in Poland.

[Turkey]
ISTANBUL GOVERNOR BANS ISTANBUL TRANS AND LGBTI+ PRIDE
It has been understood that there are calls being made on some media organs, websites, and social media that LGBT members are organizing a march on 19-26 June 2016 in Taksim.
Istanbul Bans Region’s Largest LGBT Pride March
TRANS PRIDE PRESS STATEMENT
Istanbul Police Violently Disperse Banned LGBT Rally
Istanbul riot police disperse 'Trans Pride' march
Istanbul Police Violently Disperse Banned LGBT Rally
7th Istanbul Transpride attacked by police in collusion with Islamists
Police Disperse Transsexual March in Istanbul


[Pakistan]
Pakistan’s transgenders mocked by most, abhorred by many
Abandoned by family and mocked by society, the life of a Pakistani transgender is lonely.

[Pakistan]
Hospital officials found guilty of negligence in transgender woman’s death
Health officials in Pakistan have been found guilty of committing criminal negligence after a transgender activist died.

[Índia]
Primeira banda pop trans ganha prémio em Cannes (com vídeos)
A 6 Pack Band é uma banda de música pop composta por pessoas transgénero criada pela agência de meios Mindshare Mumbai para a empresa Hindustan Unilever, na Índia, com o objectivo de promover a marca de chá Brooke Bond Red Label.

[Australia]
The struggles trans kids face in Australia
As trans visibility has risen, so too have the public debates around trans rights and acceptance.

[Canada]
Quebec Transgender Teens Will Be Legally Allowed to Change Their Name and Gender
A Quebec bill aimed at allowing transgender minors to change the name and gender on their birth certificates became law Friday.

[Canada]
Manitoba author explores being a transgender dad in new book
Book launched Sunday in Winnipeg

[Canada]
Canadian Blood Services Has A New Policy That’s Being Called Anti-Trans
Unless they’ve had surgery, trans Canadians will be treated as their sex assigned at birth.

[USA]
Gay Actor Rupert Everett Urges Parents Not To Let Trans Children Receive Treatment
Openly gay actor Rupert Everett has spoken out to 'warn' parents against the dangers of allowing transgender children to seek help and treatment towards transitioning, claiming that parents who do so are 'wrong' during an interview with The Sunday Times.

[USA]
'I try to remain androgynous': Transgender troops in limbo as Pentagon debates policy
Lindsey Muller spent most of her 16-year Army career as a man named Ryan. About two years ago, the UH-64 Apache Longbow pilot changed her name, started taking female hormones and underwent what the 34-year-old describes as “female puberty.”

[USA]
What rights do transgender people have to change their name?
The Georgia ruling in the case of Rowan Elijah Feldhaus an extreme example of reality facing some trans people – few states have explicit rules on name changes

[USA]
Being Transgender as a Fact of Nature
In 1952, George Jorgensen, a Bronx-born G.I., underwent surgical and hormonal treatment in Denmark to become Christine Jorgensen, a nightclub entertainer and advocate for gender identity rights. Ever since, health professionals and lay people alike have debated the origins of gender identity, the wisdom of altering one’s biologically determined sex, and whether society should accept the transgender community as a fact of nature.

[USA]
Matt Barber: Christians Must Take America Back From Demonic 'Islamo-Progressive Axis Of Evil'
At last week’s Road To Majority conference sponsored by Ralph Reed’s Faith & Freedom Coalition and Concerned Women for America, anti-gay pundit and Liberty University law school associate dean Matt Barber promoted his new book, “Hating Jesus: The American Left’s War on Christianity.”

[USA]
Praying With Gordon Klingenschmitt Can Free Transgender People From The 'Demonic Spirit Of Lying'
On his "Pray In Jesus Name" program recently, Colorado Republican state lawmaker and Religious Right activist Gordon Klingenschmitt declared that transgender individuals are literally possessed by demonic spirits, but that he could exorcise them of these demons if they would simply pray with him.

[USA]
Hundreds of bills to curb LGBT rights preceded Orlando attack. Is there a link?
Bills’ supporters say they are not intended to promote violence
Efforts seen as backlash to gains LGBT people have achieved
Hate crimes increase when LGBT rights are debated, advocates say

[CA, USA]
Day Camp for Transgender Youth Allows Kids to be Themselves
Two years ago, a six-year-old girl named Scarlett went to her first girl’s empowerment summer camp. But on the first day Scarlett’s best friend got mad at her after being left out of a game. In a moment of anger, she shared something private about Scarlett.

[CA, USA]
In a huge shift, most Californians now support transgender bathroom law
In only three years, the majority of Californians have gone from opposing a state law that allows transgender students to access any bathroom in a public school to supporting it, according to a new study out of USC.

[CO, USA]
Fountain elementary school with first transgender bathroom downplays role in history
The national spotlight shone on the small town of Fountain three years ago, when a rare case involving a first-grade transgender girl became the focus of public attention.

[FL, USA]
Florida State Attorney Kenneth Lewis Suspended For Anti-Orlando Rant
Florida Assistant State Attorney Kenneth Lewis has been suspended from his position following an anti-Orlando rant posted to his social media feed less than 24 hours after the Pulse massacre that claimed 49 lives just a week ago today.
Florida State Attorney Suspended For Anti-Orlando Rant

[FL, USA]
WBC at Orlando Funeral turned away by Angels and Bikers
The Westboro Baptist Church sent their scourge to Orlando to further sadden those attending the funeral of Javier, one of two memorials held Saturday for the victims the Orlando Pulse massacre.
Pastors warn Hillsborough School Board about political backlash over transgender restroom issue

[FL, USA]
Transgender students seek to counter opposition, fears over bathrooms
Issue expected to arise at Duval School Board meeting tonight
Public Comment Overwhelmingly Supportive On Duval Schools' Trans Policy
Vitti: Duval will investigate transgender student's claims of mistreatment


[FL, USA]
City leaders' silence on HRO leaves bitter taste for LGBT advocates
In Jacksonville, calls from gay-rights activists for unity and mourning in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history are inseparable from the awkward reality that — in Florida’s largest city — it is still legal to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

[FL, USA]
Attorney: Collier schools should comply with transgender policy
The lawyer representing the Collier County School Board told members Tuesday night it should follow a directive from the Obama Administration regarding transgender students.

[IA, USA]
Basu: When a transgender male used the women's room
To see and hear Casey Gradischnig, you would never guess the 54-year-old senior art director for a Meredith company was born female. He has a bald head, a full mustache and a beard. He lack breasts. He is 6 feet tall, weighs 218 pounds and has a deep, male voice. His clothes were bought in the men’s section.

[IL, USA]
Letter urges District 211 to allow all transgender students full access
A group of 29 parents and students from Palatine-Schaumburg Township High School District 211 has written an open letter urging that the district grant permission for all students to use the bathroom and locker room consistent with their gender identity.

[KS, USA]
Transgender students reflect on challenges as lawmakers pursue bathroom policy; Lawrence school board prepares for discussion
Lawrence High School student Etana Parks is expressive. Her hair is dyed aqua and she talks openly, a carrying voice accompanied by wide gestures. Next school year, though, Parks, who was born male, is afraid of being noticed.

[KS, USA]
Kansas lawmaker: Transgender bathroom bill is ready if Democrats ‘muck us up’ in special session
Rep. John Whitmer crafts legislation affecting transgender students’ bathroom use
He does not plan to offer the bill during special session but could change his mind
House speaker wants the special session to focus on preventing school closures
Kansas education board votes to ignore federal transgender decree

[LA, USA]
Police Jury: Transgenders should use birth-sex bathroom
Transgender people shouldn’t get to pick and choose which bathrooms they use, according to the Rapides Parish Police Jury.

[MA, USA]
Pittsfield aims to ensure 'all students' can 'live authentically as the gender with which they identify'
City education policymakers hope to expand recent federal guidance on the civil rights of transgender students in public schools to "ensure that all students have the opportunity to express themselves and live authentically as the gender with which they identify."

[MD, USA]
Ocean City Beach Patrol captain draws fire with email on locker room use
The longtime head of Ocean City's Beach Patrol could face discipline for sending an email instructing employees to use the locker room "that corresponds to your DNA," an Ocean City spokeswoman said Tuesday.

[ME, USA]
Transgender in Maine
There are up to 40,000 transgender Mainers.
They're your neighbors, co-workers, family.
Their reality is much more than the bathroom thing.
Today, they tell their stories.

[MI, USA]
Howell Board of Education meeting heats up over transgender bathroom debate
The question of transgender students using bathrooms in schools may eventually be decided on the state or national level but for now schools have to come up with their own policies and one local district is trying to deal with the controversy.

[MI, USA]
Transgender school guidance coming in August
The State Board of Education could vote as early as August on policy recommendations for public schools to accommodate transgender students, moving forward with the hot-button debate despite the November elections.

[MI, USA]
Portage City Council mulls gay, bisexual, transgender protections
Just days after the nation was rocked by the assault on a gay nightclub in Orlando that left 49 dead, the Portage City Council has taken up an ordinance amendment to address lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights.

[MO, USA]
Crisis Calls To St. Louis Transgender Group On the Rise
Facilitators for transgender people are bracing for another increase after the Orlando attack, after seeing a big jump in crisis calls in recent months.

[MS, USA]
Jackson council passes anti-discrimination ordinance
There was no discussion. No deliberation. No opposition offered.

[MT, USA]
Missoula transgender woman to make political history
The nation is preparing to send thousands of delegates to both the Republican and Democratic national conventions where they will determine the nominees for their respective parties.

[NC, USA]
Tweaks to North Carolina ‘Bathroom Bill’ Unlikely to Satisfy Critics
'It basically says we’re not to fix that' law, a state Rep. tells TIME
HB2 changes could emerge soon, NC House Democrat says
What it's like to live under North Carolina's bathroom law if you're transgender
Commissioners support HB2
Judge to combine NC GOP leaders' LGBT law cases
Group Rallies in Support of HB2, Draws Criticism
HB2 opponents link law to Orlando shootings
Another sign of support for HB2


[NJ, USA]
Schools mull policy on transgender rights
Jersey City's public-school district may become the latest in the state to adopt a policy aimed at specifying the rights of its transgender students.

[NJ, USA]
Transgender woman becomes the first to land 'Women’s Running' magazine cover
Meet the first transgender woman to rock the front of "Women’s Running" magazine.

[NJ, USA]
At Westfield High School, Students Use Bathrooms of ‘Original’ Gender
With issues involving bathrooms and gender making headlines nationwide, Westfield High School Vice Principal Derrick Nelson said that transgender students at Westfield High School use the bathrooms that align with their “original” genders. This also goes for the gym locker rooms — students change in rooms that align with the gender they were born with.

[NV, USA]
GOP campaign mail severely distorts complex issue of transgender bathroom access
Several Republican state Assembly hopefuls are using campaign mail pieces to try and tie Nevada lawmakers to the debate surrounding bathroom access for transgender students.

[NY, USA]
Transgender community talks lack of resources
When Plattsburgh resident Michele Laurin learned that her daughter was transgender, she quickly realized the lack of local support for parents of such children.

[NY, USA]
Buffalo schools to craft gender-identity policy this summer
The Buffalo Board of Education will spend the summer crafting a gender-identity policy dictating how transgender students enrolled in Buffalo Public Schools are treated.

[NY, USA]
Advocates: Gender identity amendment needed in Nassau law
The push for changes to Nassau's Human Rights Law has been renewed in the wake of the Orlando terror attack that targeted the LGBT community.

[OH, USA]
Library board says no to transgender benefits
Cincinnati's public library Tuesday stood by its previous decision not to cover an employee's transgender transition surgery, citing costs.

[OR, USA]
Gov. Brown transgender policy challenged nationally
Oregon Governor’s Transgender Student “Guidance” Challenged By National Group Of Pediatricians

[PA, USA]
Justice for Philadelphia trans woman stabbed to death in 2015
A man arrested a few days after the murder of a Philadelphia trans woman just over a year ago has pleaded guilty. Raheam Felton was sentenced to 22 to 44 years for the murder of London Chanel in May 2015.
Transgender woman London Chanel's killer pleads guilty, gets 22-44 years

[PA, USA]
For Springfield High student, school’s transgender policy is cause for optimism
On May 14, President Obama released a federal directive stating that public schools must allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity or face massive federal budget cuts.

[PA, USA]
Lancaster school board to discuss transgender student guidelines tonight
School District of Lancaster officials will discuss how to handle issues related to transgender students at a public meeting tonight.
Lancaster School District will allow transgender students to use restroom of choice

[SD, USA]
'Gender identity' pulled from school board agenda
Sioux Falls school officials postponed a vote on protections for transgender students and employees Monday to allow more time for public comment.

[TN, USA]
Eddie Vedder rips Tennessee lawmaker over transgender bathroom bill
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder called out Tennessee’s controversial transgender bathroom bill on Saturday at Bonnaroo, directly targeting bill sponsor Rep. Susan Lynn, R-Mt. Juliet.

[TX, USA]
Texas Colleges Staying Out of Bathroom Battles for Now
At the University of Houston, transgender students can enroll in voice feminization or masculinization clinics. At the University of Texas at Austin, students can write a simple letter to change how their gender is listed in school records. And many colleges in the state have maps on their websites showing the locations of dozens of on-campus gender-neutral bathrooms.

[TX, USA]
Anti-LGBT Texas Lt. Gov Tweets 'A Man Reaps What He Sows' After Orlando Shooting
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has deleted a tweet quoting the New Testament that he posted after the deadly Orlando nightclub shooting.

[TX, USA]
For Transgender Boy, Bathroom Fight Just Silly
Spend a few hours in Benjamin Elder’s company and you'll realize he’s an average, bubbly 10-year-old kid.

[VA, USA]
Culpeper delegation addresses transgender bathroom use
A dozen Culpeper residents — including Del. Nick Freitas, R-Culpeper — urged the Culpeper County School Board during Monday’s regular meeting to pass a local policy disregarding the recently enacted federal directive allowing students to use the restroom of their gender identity.

[WA, USA]
A donor gave $100,000 to the Girl Scouts to exclude 1 group of girls. They gave it right back
Earlier this year, a generous donor gave $100,000 to the Girl Scouts of Western Washington.

[WV, USA]
Most WV colleges embrace Title IX directive on transgender students
Transgender students at Shepherd University have been allowed to live in gender-inclusive housing for at least four years.

[Bahamas]
Transgender Group Launch ‘Problematic’ For Vote
Human rights activist Erin Greene yesterday admitted that Bahamas Transgender Intersex United’s launch in April proved “problematic” for the government as it sought to get support for four constitutional changes, but insisted that the LGBT community should not be blamed for the resounding failure of the equality referendum.

segunda-feira, junho 20, 2016



[Brasil]
Viviany Beleboni é intimada a depor por causa de protesto em Parada LGBT
Modelo foi processada por associação de igrejas evangélicas por causa de manifestação feita no ano passado.

[Europe]
One step forward – two steps back: EU Member states reverse on LGBTI rights
Yesterday, the Council of the European Union released the first Council conclusions on LGBTI equality [1] and gender equality [2]. This is the first time that the EU Member States jointly address the rights of LGBTI people in a separate conclusion. However both the LGBTI conclusion, and the gender equality one remain silent on trans people; failing to address the rights and recognise the existing laws which protect them.

[UK]
British Protesters Call For Trans Bathroom Ban
As a parliamentary equalities conference gathered today to discuss trans issues protesters gathered outside, carrying signs calling for a ban on transgender women using public bathrooms in a similar manner to many of the anti-trans protests taking place in America.

[Belgique]
Bruxelles : un homme transgenre tunisien violemment agressé par des extrémistes religieux
Un ressortissant tunisien de 26 ans, installé à Bruxelles où il bénéficie notamment du statut de réfugié, a été agressé il y a quelques jours devant chez lui par des extrémistes religieux qui le harcelaient déjà depuis des mois. « Traumatisme à l’œil, 3 points de sutures sur le front, 12 sur les mains, 18 à la tête et 17 aux jambes » et d'autres analyses sont en cours, le jeune homme souffrant désormais de déséquilibre et d’évanouissements.

[Morocco]
The Bearded Woman: Moroccan Transgender Tells her Story
Flailing punches, broken teeth, and boiling coffee being thrown at her, is how Mala Badi a Moroccan transgender activist remembers one of her least favorite Ramadan meals.
World, I’m a Woman with a Beard and Mustache

[Asia/Pacific]
The Lancet: Transgender rights are critical for the health and well-being of transgender people in Asia and the Pacific
Transgender rights received unprecedented recognition in Asia and across the world in 2015. However, a new Series published in The Lancet today reveals that public recognition has yet to translate into a concerted effort to support and improve the health and lives of transgender people.

[Canada]
Transgender woman throws out first pitch at Blue Jays game, makes history
Rachel Lauren Clark is the first openly transgender person to throw the first pitch at a Jays game

[USA]
Doctor Who Spin-Off To Have Gay Lead
Upcoming Doctor Who spin-off show 'Class' will be featuring a gay lead character. The news has come from show producers, who were planning on keeping the characters sexuality a non-issue until the show aired, but have chosen to make the announcement following the Orlando shooting.
Doctor Who Spin-Off To Have Gay Lead

[USA]
James Dobson: Trans-Inclusive Bathroom Policies Violate Levitical Prohibition On Prostituting Your Daughter
Focus on the Family founder James Dobson invited Faith 2 Action’s Janet Porters on to his “Family Talk” radio program this week to discuss transgender-inclusive facilities policies in schools and stores like Target, which Dobson said violate the Levitical prohibition against selling your daughter into prostitution.

[USA]
For Civil Rights Chief, Fighting For The Outsider Is Deeply Personal
The woman leading the federal government's effort to block a North Carolina law that limits the rights of transgender people knows what it's like to feel like an outsider.

[USA]
Count us! We need the LGBT Data Inclusion Act
Today, Laverne Cox joined 77 members of Congress in support of the LGBT Data Inclusion Act of 2016, a vital bill that would require all federal agencies collect data on sexual orientation and gender identity in a uniform way.
Laverne Cox promotes LGBT ‘data’ bill at U.S. Capitol

[USA]
Louie Gohmert: Oppose Transgender Rights To Save Veterans' Lives
Today, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, went on yet another anti-trans rant, this time at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference in Washington, D.C.

[USA]
Carl Gallups Calls Upon Sheriffs To Threaten To Arrest Target Store Managers
Donald Trump-loving right-wing pastor and conspiracy theorist Carl Gallups appeared on TheDove TV's "Focus Today" program yesterday, where he called upon sheriffs to tell managers of Target stores in their communities that they will be arrested if they follow the company policy of allowing transgender individuals to use facilities that match their gender identity.

[USA]
Trump addresses conservatives at anti-LGBT confab
Donald Trump sought to warm up social conservatives on Friday in a speech at an anti-LGBT conference, making coded references to restricting LGBT rights without making any explicit pledges.

[USA]
Federal appeals court won’t reconsider Grimm ruling
A federal appeals court on Thursday announced it will not reconsider its ruling in support of a transgender student who is challenging his Virginia school district’s bathroom policy.
Fourth Circuit Lifts Stay In Virginia School Board Transgender Case
Fourth Circuit refuses to stay its ruling in Grimm case


[USA]
Texas Bigots Take Their Religious Anti-Transgender Campaign National
Last fall, conservatives used anti-transgender scare tactics to convince the voters of Houston to defeat an ordinance that created nondiscrimination protections for the LGBT community. Now, those Texas activists are trying to take their fearmongering campaign national.

[USA]
Susan Faludi hadn’t heard from her estranged father in years, until he became a transsexual
With the media ascendance of Caitlyn Jenner, the film “The Danish Girl,” the Amazon series “Transparent,” and the recent North Carolina bathroom brouhaha, we are experiencing a transgender moment. After years of hiding, silence, and shame, transsexuals and their identity crises are coming to seem ubiquitous, if not yet humdrum.
Susan Faludi: getting to know my father, the woman

[AR, USA]
Arkansas Faith Leaders Appeal To Governor For Change Of Course On Transgender Rights Guidance
More the 70 Arkansas religious leaders affixed their names to a letter delivered to Governor Asa Hutchinson’s office on Friday expressing “dismay” at his directive to disregard federal guidance on bathroom access for transgender youth.

[CA, USA]
L.A. Aims To Expand Park Restroom Access To Transgender People
The introduction of transgender-friendly restrooms has been a pressing topic this year, and the City of Los Angeles wants you to know where it stands on the issue. In March, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the creation of a Transgender Advisory Council. And on Wednesday, City Council set forth a motion intended to amend an ordinance to allow park restroom access for transgender people.

[CA, USA]
Transgender Woman Shot in Back in Garden Grove; Expected to Survive
A transgender victim was in stable condition Friday morning after being shot in the back in Garden Grove, police said.

[CA, USA]
Judge: Transgender Inmates Must Have Access To Items That Match Their Identity
A federal judge in California ruled on Thursday that state prisons must allow transgender inmates greater access to commissary items that are consistent with their gender identity. The ruling stems from a settlement reached in August 2015 that mandates the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations (CDCR) to pay for a transgender inmate’s sex reassignment surgery.

[FL, USA]
#KeepKissing Orlando Pulse #LoveIsLoveIsLove
So #KeepKissing!
I fell in love with the LGBT community during the Prop8 protests. They weren’t predominantly displays of rage or even angst. They were about love. This central and winning message of our community, love is love is love, wins out every time.
The Southern Baptist Convention’s Cruel Response To The Orlando Shooting
One Million Moms Commemorate Orlando Massacre By Plugging Target Boycott
House Republicans Block Vote on LGBT Protections After Orlando Shooting
Mateen was ‘searching,’ ‘curious,’ says transgender woman who met him at gay club
Owen Jones Storms Off Sky News Interview Over Orlando Shooting
Marvel & DC Pledge Support For Orlando Victims
American Family Association Uses Orlando Attack To Support Anti-Trans Boycott


[IA, USA]
Iowa High Schools Clearing Path For Transgender Athletes
While girls soccer teams across Iowa battle for a state title, across the nation a new battle has begun to allow transgender athletes a spot on the field and Iowa is already one step ahead of the game. Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Executive Director Mike Dick said, "Each local school knows their situation and their athlete. They know their background and it's up to them to determine which gender they are. Once they have identified a male becoming a female, they would now be allowed to particpate in girls athletics."

[LA, USA]
Black Trans Woman Goddess Diamond Is The 14th Trans Person Murdered in the U.S. This Year
It is with a very heavy heart that I have to add more sad news onto an already devastating week. 20-year-old Black trans woman Goddess Diamond has been found murdered in New Orleans, making her the 14th known trans person killed in the United States this year.
Trans Woman Killed in New Orleans, Police Considering Hate Crime

[MA, USA]
Ashland school board looks for transgender sports policy
The School Committee delayed a vote Wednesday on the athletic handbook after members felt it didn't properly address transgender or transitioning athletes.

[MO, USA]
Missouri County Refused To Fly Flags At Half Mast For Orlando Victims
Following the tragic shooting in Orlando this weekend President Obama ordered that all American flags being flown on public buildings and grounds across the country be lowered to half mast 'as a mark of respect for the victims' until the end of the day on Thursday. Officials in Cole County, Missouri have chosen to disobey this order and refuse to lower their flags.

[NC, USA]
North Carolina and UNC: HB 2 should remain in effect even as it’s challenged in court
Lawyers for plaintiffs slam defendants' request to continue enforcing controversial law
Emails reveal HB 2 author compared LGBT people to the Taliban

[OH, USA]
The Latest: US government won't comment on Ohio school case
The Latest on an Ohio school district accused of sex-based discrimination against a transgender student (all times local):

[SD, USA]
City Hall asks to delay gender identity vote
Including transgender people on the list of protected classes when it comes to City Hall’s internal hiring practices will have to wait.

[VA, USA]
Fairfax Co. school meeting becomes heated over debate on transgender nondiscrimination policy
At a regularly scheduled school board meeting in Fairfax County, a number of parents and citizens came out to speak about pushing forward with transgender policy in schools -- with the debate in particular about bathroom use. Several people were opposed to any changes and it was a heated meeting with people on both sides very passionate about this issue.
Parents Voice Opinions During Fairfax Co. Discussion on Transgender Students
Move to protect transgender students’ rights leads to school board uproar


[WA, USA]
"Transgender bathroom" appeal petition fails 4-4
State lawmakers discussed transgender bathroom laws Thursday in Yakima. Action News was at the hearing today where a petitioner appealed the Human Rights' Commission's ruling.
Transgender bathroom debate finds its way to Yakima

[WA, USA]
A Non-Political Hearing on the Human Rights Commission’s Transgender Rulemaking Yielded “Nastiest” Testimony Yet, Trans Advocate Says
A Thursday meeting of state legislators in Yakima wasn’t supposed to address the pros and cons of protecting trans people using the bathrooms in which they feel the safest. Instead, the meeting of the Joint Administrative Rules Review Committee (JARRC) chaired by state senator Mike Padden (R-Spokane), was supposed to address two questions, and two questions alone: whether or not the state Human Rights Commission’s rule clarifying protections for transgender people followed “legislative intent” and whether the proper process was followed in adopting the rule.

[WA, USA]
Right-Wing Media Fearmonger Over Washington State’s New LGBT-Inclusive Curriculum
Conservative media are fearmongering over Washington state public schools’ new LGBT-inclusive education standards that aim to teach students “the importance of treating others with respect regarding gender identity.” Outlets are reporting that the state will soon begin to “teach transgenderism to kindergartners” and suggesting that Washington is promoting transgender “recruitment.” But education professionals and advocacy groups say students benefit from learning about gender identity at an early age.

terça-feira, junho 14, 2016

[UK]
Report that could get trans women out of men’s prisons deliberately delayed
Meanwhile, UK still sending trans women to wrong prison, despite promising they’ll stop

[UK]
Genital mutilation of UK intersex people on the NHS, UN acts
Nepal and the UK have been reprimanded by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child for intersex genital mutilation

[Netherlands]
Gender dysphoria: the Dutch Protocol
“Your gender is like drinking water; when you drink water it is not supposed to taste like anything. But when it tastes different, you notice. That is what being transgender is like: when your water tastes different.” —Trans-boy, age 18

[USA]
Transgender activists don’t share Pentagon ‘pride’
The Pentagon hosted a LGBT celebration Wednesday, but transgender activists weren’t feeling it.
Pentagon celebrates Pride, but still bars trans service
Pentagon celebrates LGBT pride while changes to its transgender policy are stalled


[USA]
Intel Chief Defends Rights of Transgender Community
James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, weighed in on the national debate about transgender bathroom access today.

[USA]
Fox Doctor Keith Ablow Attacks Transgender Teen As "A Very Big Threat To Our Culture"
A lot of people are up in arms over this because it is just a fact when you talk physiology men are stronger than women. So even though this woman was born a man, identifies now as a woman, she still has a man's body.

[USA]
No vote on transgender bathrooms on Capitol Hill
House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions told reporters that there’s unlikely to be a vote on an amendment to the Legislative Branch appropriations bill to prevent transgender bathrooms on Capitol Hill.

[USA]
Why the Supreme Court Can’t Save Us From 'Religious Liberty'
The legal rock stars who helped secure the freedom to marry aren't so sure the same strategy works for "religious liberty."

[USA]
No Matter What Happens Next, Supreme Court Set for Major Trans Ruling
A Virginia school board just forced the issue of trans student access to the highest court.

[USA]
The current status of transgender legal rights in the U.S.
I was invited by Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum to give a talk at Friday night services at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah on June 3 about the current status of transgender rights in the U.S. CBST observes Gay Pride Month with a series of guest speakers on Friday nights, and the first Friday of the month was designated as “Trans Pride Shabbat” this year. Below is a revised version of the text I prepared for that talk, although on Friday night I left this text in my folder and spoke extemporaneously.

[USA]
Lambda Legal Urges Court to Apply Fair Standards Protecting Transgender People From Health Care Discrimination
Today, Lambda Legal filed an amicus brief in Ballenger v. Providence Hospital, a case in which a transgender woman argues a D.C. hospital discriminated against her because of her gender identity, in violation of Section 1557, the Affordable Care Act’s nondiscrimination provision.

[CA, USA]
Protesters in Costa Mesa urge Target to change transgender-restroom policy
More than 30 protesters gathered Wednesday at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, while Target shareholders gathered inside for their annual meeting, to protest the retail chain’s policy that allows customers to choose fitting rooms and restrooms by what best fits their gender identities.
Bathrooms a topic at Target's shareholders' meeting

[CA, USA]
Transgender EMT sues hospital for discrimination, harassment and bullying
The federal lawsuit alleges a culture of harassment and discrimination during and after the EMT, ER tech underwent transition from male to female

[CA, USA]
Judge Victoria Kolakowski, California’s Only Openly Transgender Elected Public Official, Reelected
Judge Victoria Kolakowski, California’s only openly transgender elected public official, was re-elected Tuesday in an uncontested election for a seat on the Alameda County Superior Court.

[CA, USA]
Federal judge rules California transgender inmates must get some female items
A federal judge ruled Thursday that California prison officials must let transgender inmates have more female-oriented commissary items including nightgowns, robes, sandals, scarves and necklaces as part of a settlement that will make the stat the first to pay for an inmate’s sex reassignment surgery.

[FL, USA]
50 Dead in Florida Nightclub Shooting, Worst in US History
A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub early Sunday, killing at least 50 people before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers, police said. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
In Wake of Shooting, Police Increase Patrols in LGBT Areas Nationwide
The Pulse LGBT+ Massacre


[FL, USA]
Miami Beach says no more conversion therapy for youths under 18
“Conversion therapy” prohibited in several states
Ban applies to therapy for anyone under age of 18
New ordinance carries fines of $200 a day

[FL, USA]
Sarasota County School Board Keeps Status Quo on Transgender Bathroom Issue
More than 100 people attended Tuesday's school board meeting in Sarasota

[GA, USA]
KKK fliers protesting transgender directive left in metro Atlanta subdivision
Some residents of a Douglass County neighborhood woke up one morning to find fliers claiming to be by the KKK in their front yards.

[GA, USA]
Transgender man appeals rejection of legal name change
A transgender man in Georgia is appealing a judge’s refusal to grant his legal name change.
Georgia judge denies transgender man’s name change
Lambda Legal Urges Georgia Court to Grant Name Change for Transgender Man


[IL, USA]
Local district wants transgender bathroom policies decided at local level
The controversy continues as schools across the country are trying to figure out polices when it comes to transgender bathrooms.

[IL, USA]
Transgender community discusses proposed restroom ID law
Members of Chicago's transgender community are adding their voices to a proposed Chicago ordinance.

[IL, USA]
Lambda Legal Urges City Council to Strike ID Requirement from Chicago Human Rights Ordinance
Today, Christopher Clark, Counsel and Young Adults, Teens and Children Program Strategist for Lambda Legal testified before the Chicago City Council’s Commission on Human Relations in support of an amendment striking a provision of the city’s Human Rights Ordinance that requires people to use public facilities in Chicago that match the sex marker on their government-issued identification. Read the testimony here.

[IL, USA]
Chicago transgender restroom measure on track for approval
Chicago aldermen moved a step closer Wednesday to removing a hurdle to allowing people to use whichever public restroom they say matches their gender identity, despite City Council members worrying that some people will take advantage of the new standards to ogle members of the opposite sex.

[IL, USA]
1 in Custody After Small Bomb Explodes in Illinois Target Women’s Restroom
A 44-year-old woman described as a person of interest was taken into custody in connection with a small bomb explosion in the women’s bathroom at a Target store in Evanston, Illinois, police said Thursday.

[MD, USA]
Petition to Restrict Transgender Students in Dorchester County Schools
There’s a new petition being circulated that calls on the Dorchester County schools restricting transgender students use of bathrooms or locker rooms.

[ME, USA]
New policy in Scarborough for transgender students
The Scarborough Board of Education has given unanimous approval to a new transgender student policy designed to provide for the safety and protection of all students in the district, according to Donna Beeley, chairwoman of the board.

[MI, USA]
Michigan’s gender ID policy questioned
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, who has drawn fire for what Michigan requires of a transgender resident to change gender on state identification, is to be deposed Friday over a recent revision to the state’s policy.

[MI, USA]
District Seeks Parental Input On Transgendered Bathroom Issue
After reversing its earlier compliance with a federal directive concerning bathroom use by transgender students, Howell Public Schools is seeking input from residents through an online survey.
Mich. House Legislation Could Gut Local Human Rights Ordinances

[MO, USA]
Missouri AG Disagrees with Obama’s Policy on Transgender Bathroom Use
Attorney General Chris Koster is getting involved in the national transgender school restroom debate. Koster says his office intends to disagree with President Obama’s request to permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity.

[NC, USA]
Charles Barkley: 'We Need to Move the All-Star Game' Because of HB2
Former NBA Great and TNT Analyst Says He May Have to Boycott
Will anti-LGBT law sink North Carolina’s bond sales?

[NY, USA]
Central NY man charged again for death of transgender woman
A Central New York man is facing charges once again for a 2008 murder of a transgender woman-- three years after his previous conviction was set aside.

[NY, USA]
Lake George transgender student policy on hold
The school district will hold off on adopting transgender student policies until the new school board takes office in July.

[NY, USA]
Ulster legislator proposes law to protect rights of transgender people
Ulster County Legislator Jennifer Schwartz Berky, a Kingston Democrat, announced Thursday that she will introduce a local law to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity at places of public accommodation, resort or amusement.

[PA, USA]
Trans woman claims bias at Walmart
Kate Lynn Blatt, a Pottsville trans woman, says anti-trans bias by a Walmart employee prevented her from accessing a female fitting room at the store.

[PA, USA]
Lawmakers push for vote on antibias bill
A vote in the state House of Representatives may take place next week that could determine if the long-stalled Pennsylvania Fairness Act will move forward. The legislation would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of classes protected from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations.

[RI, USA]
To protect transgender students, R.I. education dept. suggests best practices
The Rhode Island Department of Education has released comprehensive guidelines to protect transgender students, including language urging schools to allow a student to use the bathroom that corresponds to his or her gender identity.

[SC, USA]
Voters will see a transgender candidate run for the S.C. Statehouse next week
Dewon Huggins is a 22-year-old native of the tiny pine forest crossroads town of Bucksport who said her desire to serve in public office compelled her to run against a five-term incumbent for the S.C. House of Representatives.

[TN, USA]
Hardware Store Owner With 'No Gays Allowed' Sign Erects Outhouse as 'Transgender Bathroom'
Owner of Amyx Hardware in Tennessee Says God Hates LGBT People

[TX, USA]
Mesquite approves EEOC ordinance
Texas Values email claiming ordinance affects public bathrooms prompts packed house at council meeting

[TX, USA]
East Texas court denies gender change, transgender woman says
A transgender woman in East Texas says she was met with a judicial denial when she applied to have her gender changed officially from male to female.

[TX, USA]
Fort Worth school district’s transgender guideline debate continues
Opponents of guidelines prepared by administrators want them repealed
Trustee Ann Sutherland supports repealing the rules
Superintendent says a committee will be named to review guidelines

[TX, USA]
Texas anti-transgender group launches new campaign over Target’s bathroom policy
The conservative organizers who helped topple Houston’s equal rights ordinance are pledging a $2 million advertising campaign against Target over the big box store’s transgender bathroom policy.

[VA, USA]
Campbell supervisors approve anti-transgender bathroom resolution
The Campbell County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution requesting legislation to give counties the authority to regulate the use of bathroom facilities by anatomical sex.

[VT, USA]
For Transgender Vermonter, Rural Location Hasn't Hindered Her Transition
When I pulled up to the house in Windham she shares with her parents, 26-year-old Selene Cummings greeted me, wearing a sun dress and lip gloss. She brushed her sandy blonde hair over her shoulder and down her back.

[WA, USA]
Transgender bathroom rule gets hearing in Yakima on Thursday
The state’s rule giving transgender people access to public restrooms for the gender with which they identify will get a legislative hearing in Yakima Thursday.

[WI, USA]
Transgender issues are driving a wedge in LGBT community, says activist ousted from Pride Parade
Like it or not, America is undergoing a profound transition. From Caitlyn Jenner to public restrooms, gender identity has taken center stage. But not everyone is happy about that. The FOX6 Investigators found some of the harshest criticism coming from a place you might never expect.

[Mexico]
New report highlights trans Latinas in Mexico
Violence and discrimination against Mexican transgender women continues to rise in spite of Mexico's government granting increased rights to LGBT people, a new report finds.