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segunda-feira, Outubro 20, 2014

Os problemas dos outros

Catarina Marques Rodrigues, jornalista do jornal online OBSERVADOR, publicou a 18 deste mès (Outubro de 2014) uma reportagem sobre crianças transgénero. Reportagem esta inserida na 1ª Conferência Internacional de Pais de LGBT, uma iniciativa da AMPLOSIG (Associação de Mães e Pais Pela Liberdade de Orientação Sexual e Identidade de Género), mais conhecida pela denominação de AMPLOS.

Sempre me irritou este apagamento meio consentido pela AMPLOSIG das duas últimas siglas (IG). Denunciam uma certa orientação inicial, pois no início, quando se começou a ouvir falar da AMPLOS, dava a ideia que era direccionada com exclusiviade para problemas LG. Com a crescente visualização das identidades trans, a partir de uma determinada altura (e isto foi dito numa reunião sobre a temática T, não me recordo se a mim ou publicamente) a sigla seria AMPLOSIG, pois incluíria a temática T (a meu ver muito graças ao activismo trans e de apoiantes com uma visualização crescente nos últimos anos). No entanto continua a ser denominada somente como AMPLOS, com a aceitação táctica da direcção da referida associação. E isto chateia-me um bocado. Sem falar da posição patologizante que a referida associação tem adoptado.

Mas voltando ao artigo: Menções à discriminação sofrida pelas crianças (e, tem que se dizer, pela esmagadora maioria das pessoas trans, crianças e/ou adultas) e uma procura na internet que, estranhamente, não deu resultados, tanto que a pessoa em causa, Sandra, mãe de uma criança trans, teve de contactar com “amigos homossexuais” á procura de uma explicação. E digo estranhamente porque com a quantidade de informação existente na internet sobre o tema, é extremamente improvável que uma busca não dê resultados positivos ou, pelo menos, pistas, como por exemplo, palavras chave para se fazer uma nova busca. Estranho, improvável, mas tudo bem.

A definição de transgénero e transexual, pela Drª Zélia, é que me arrepiou. Segundo ela, uma pessoa transexual remete para uma transformação física em oposição a uma pessoa transgénero. Pois, continua-se na mesma tecla, a identidade de género, que É e que devia ser considerada como A definição de uma pessoa transexual, é relegada para segundo plano, enquanto as “transformações físicas” é que contam. Ou seja, a mesma lógica que dizia que uma pessoa transexual era aquela que queria fazer a cirurgia de correcção de sexo, continua a vigorar, agora “mascarada” como “transformações físicas” não especificadas. Pena.

Ainda mais pena foi a menção de um “estudo” feito pelo tristemente célebre Dr. Kenneth Zucker, aqui citado como “um dos maiores especialistas em transgenderismo na infância”. As pessoas trans (pelo menos as mais informadas) conhecem-no pelas suas controversas e transfóbicas posições, nomeadamente na advogação da negação da identidade de género nas crianças, i.e. na presença de uma criança trans, o que se deve fazer é negar a essa mesma criança a sua identidade e forçá-la a agir de acordo com as normas sociais do sexo com que nasceu. E é isto um dos “maiores especialistas mundiais”??? Há relativamento pouco tempo, um dos “maiores especialistas em homossexualidade” retratou-se admitindo que falsificou dados num estudo realizado por ele. Não será necessário mencionar que a sua posição em relação à homossexualidade era totalmente antagónica. Este tipo de atitudes são demasiadamente comuns no continente norte-americano (EUA e Canadá) por “especialistas” que por acaso são republicanos (no caso dos EUA) ou de direita. O que me leva a duvidar muito sobre o referido estudo do Dr. Zucker. Também não é referida qual a definição de transexualidade que o Dr. Zucker advoga, que pode ser diferente de outras. Pelo menos que a minha é de certeza. Portanto a sua afirmação de que um terço das crianças trans que acompanhou são transexuais suscita-me um sem número de dúvidas. Não acredito nele.

Pior, ele considera as mulheres trans como “um mau subproduto de homens gays”. Sem palavras nem comentários.

O artigo na sua globalidade está acima da média, jornalísticamente falando. E o que sobressai dele? A constatação que O(S) PROBLEMA(S) não estão na cabeça das pessoas trans, que (algumas) desde crianças têm a plena consciência de quem são, mas sim na incapacidade dos outros de aceitarem esta realidade. E como consequência, talvez porque mudar a sociedade será mais complicado e demorado, as pessoas trans é que são obrigadas a terem consultas psiquiátricas/psicológicas em vez das restantes pessoas.

E depois têm de se submeter ao que os “especialistas” consideram ser a definição, por exemplo, de transexual, em que os critérios diferem de país para país e mesmo de médico/psicólogo para médico/psicólogo. O que traz mais problemas às pessoas trans do que os que resolve. Não poucas vezes uma pessoa trans, que tem de suportar altos níveis de transfobia, aparece nas consultas só para levar com mais transfobia em cima.

Mais razões existem para eu ter tomado uma posição anti-patologização, depois de muito tempo. Os recentes desenvolvimentos na Organização Mundial de Saúde, com uma proposta para retirar a transexualidade/transgenderismo do rol das doenças mentais, mais a lei de identidade de género argentina e mais recentemente a dinamarquesa indicam-me que estou no bom caminho, no caminho certo. Com o corolário da OMS ter adoptado uma posição assumida por mim há muito tempo, com a proposta de mudar as pessoas trans para a classificação de “condição médica”.

Isto sem prejuízo de quem considere que necessita de ter consultas psiquiátricas/psicológicas. O que se deseja é o fim das consultas forçadas. E o velhinho argumento da irreversabilidade da transição como desculpa para essa obrigatoriedade já deixou de existir, com os (pouquíssimos) casos de arrependimento existentes, e que regridem novamente para o género inicial, sem problemas cirúrgicos.
[International]
STP Press Release: International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization 2014
The International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization 2014, convened by STP, International Campaign Stop Trans Pathologization1, took place on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Within the framework of this Call to Action, 108 groups and organizations coordinated more than 90 actions for trans depathologization in 45 cities2 of different world regions throughout this day and the entire month of October under the slogan “Stop Trans Pathologization - Stop Pathologizing Gender Diversity in Childhood – For the Diversity of Gender Expressions and Identities”. Furthermore, to date 390 groups, organizations and activist networks in six continents, as well as numerous individuals have declared their support of STP, International Campaign Stop Trans Pathologization3.
Today is the International Action Day for Trans Depathologisation

[Portugal]
“Olá, eu sou o João e gosto de brincar com coisas de menina”
São crianças transgénero. Meninos e meninas com uma identidade cruzada. Não há números em Portugal, mas há discriminação nas escolas e silêncio nas famílias.

[Brasil]
Travesti é morta facadas no São Bernardo
Um homicídio ocorreu neste sábado (13) em um prédio abandonado localizado na Rua São Francisco, no bairro do São Bernardo.
Uma travesti identificado como Denilson Silva e Silva, conhecido como Dandara, foi assassinado a facadas.


[Turkey]
Transphobia at Starbucks
Instead of serving her coffee, the Starbucks at the Cevahir Shopping Mall, Istanbul, gave Michelle Demishevich her money back. Demishevich, who protested with a sit-in at the coffee shop, is awaiting a written apology.

[Philippines]
Transgender groups in the Philippines call on government to pass laws to protect LGBTIs
The transgender community in the Philippines held a community press conference for the first time yesterday to call for justice in the Jennifer Laude case

[USA]
Working with Laverne Cox, Standing in Solidarity with Trans Women of Color
L'lerrét Jazelle Ailith wowed audiences with her powerful participation in Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word. We spoke with the trans youth advocate to learn more about her activism and getting to work with her hero.
Violence Against Trans Women of Color

[CA, USA]
Teen who set agender victim on fire will serve 7 years under plea agreement
A California teen accused of setting fire last year to an agender individual who was sleeping on an Oakland city bus, has entered a plea of no contest to felony charges.

[NY, USA]
N.Y. Court May Reinstate Hate Crime Conviction for Trans Woman's Killer
Found guilty of a hate crime in the first-degree manslaughter of Lateisha Green, Dwight DeLee was set free on a technicality. But advocates hope to see the decision overturned.
New York High Court to Hear Appeal Today in Case of Slain Transgender Woman Lateisha Green

[Ecuador]
El género en la cédula, la otra lucha de los GLBTI
El primer logro significativo de los últimos años de los grupos de gays, lesbianas, bisexuales, transexuales e intersexuales (GLBTI) fue que se reconozca en la cédula de identidad la unión de hecho entre personas del mismo sexo.

[Ecuador]
Transexual legalizará la unión de hecho con su pareja
El 5 de noviembre de este año, Rose Jamileth Marín Benítez, transexual de 19 años y morador del barrio Los Ángeles de Jaramijó, legalizará la unión de hecho con su conviviente.

[Colombia]
Sentencia de la Corte Constitucional ordena protocolo para cambio de sexo
Sentencia T-622/14
Referencia: expediente T-4.335.550
Acción de tutela instaurada por Natalia en representación y nombre de su hijo Pablo contra la EPS y Medicina Prepagada Suramericana S.A.
Derechos fundamentales invocados: dignidad humana, identidad sexual, personalidad jurídica, salud, vida digna y seguridad social.

[Chile]
Organizaciones de Diversidad Sexual conmemoran Día de la transexualidad en Puerto Montt
En el Día mundial de la Transexualidad, dirigentes de minorías sexuales en Puerto Montt se sumaron al llamado por el respeto a la diversidad y a la derogación de la transexualidad como enfermedad mental.

[Argentina]
Dia de acción mundial por la despatologización trans - Leyendo entre líneas
Las noticias lo anuncian así: “Por primera vez en la historia, la Organización Mundial de la Salud sacaría la transexualidad del capítulo dedicado a ‘trastornos mentales y del comportamiento’”. Sin embargo, la despatologización parece un punto todavía lejano en el horizonte. ¿Qué hay de bueno y qué hay de mejor? A estas y a otras cuestiones responde un activista clave en la mirada despatologizante que ostenta como excepción y como orgullo en el mundo la Ley de Identidad de Género argentina. Mauro Cabral es codirector de GATE, desde donde coordina su iniciativa internacional sobre el proceso de reforma de la Clasificación Internacional de Enfermedades.

domingo, Outubro 19, 2014

[International]
La lucha por la despatologización de la transexualidad celebra su día
Este sábado celebramos de nuevo el Día Mundial por la Despatologización de la Transexualidad. Una reivindicación nacida desde los sectores más a la vanguardia del activismo LGTB, y que con el paso del tiempo ha sido asumida por todo el movimiento y comienza a abrirse paso a nivel institucional. Pero aún queda mucho por conseguir.

[Brasil]
Preso em Aquidauana homem suspeito de matar travesti em Camapuã
Crime ocorreu no dia 23 de janeiro de 2013, na localidade conhecida por “Curva do Catito”, saída para a cidade de Chapadão do Sul.

[Brasil]
Homossexual é encontrado morto vítima da homofobia
Moradores da Rua Leônidas, loteamento Bairro Novo, Jorge Teixeira, encontraram na manhã desta quinta-feira, 16, o corpo de um homem em um terreno baldio, próximo ao Pavão Materiais de Construção.


[France/Canada]
Vidéo: Hélène Hazera et Sophie Labelle sur la situation des trans’ en France et au Québec
À la veille de l'Existrans, TV5 Monde a donné la parole à la militante et à l'auteure de livres jeunesse sur les discriminations et les violences dont sont encore victimes les personnes trans'.

[Philippines]
US ‘will ensure justice is served’ after Marine charged with murder of trans woman
The US Military says it will comply with a subpoena, after a Marine was charged with the murder of a transgender woman.

[Canada]
Senator Plett against transgender rights bill
A local Conservative senator has been at the forefront of a vocal opposition to a transgender rights bill meant to give equal rights to the minority group.

[USA]
'My soul is male': Charice reveals her gender identity after Oprah quizzes the Glee star about sexual reassignment
She came out as a lesbian in 2013.
And now Charice Pampengco has revealed her gender identity is male on an upcoming episode of Oprah Winfrey's Where Are They Now.
After the chat show host asked the Glee star point blank about a possible sex change, the 22-year-old replied 'my soul is like male'.

[NY, USA]
Health Department Now Ready to Ease Transgender Birth Certificate Changes
In a decisive reversal of its position from eight years ago, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is prepared to reform its regulations regarding amendments to birth certificates so that transgender people born here can change the gender designation on that record without providing proof of transition surgery.

[NV, USA]
School police officer suing school district after changing sex
A Clark County School District police officer is suing the school district saying that he was humiliated and ridiculed and passed over for promotions all because the female officer changed genders and began living as a man.

[WA, USA]
Male students dressed like female celebs told to go home
When administrators at White Pass Jr. Sr. High School in Randle, Washington, asked students to dress up as their favorite celebrities for Spirit Week, Mason Mudge and Chandler Krueger did just that.
Students punished for dressing like girls for Spirit Week

quinta-feira, Outubro 16, 2014

[Brasil]
Suposto serial killer assume assassinato de oito mulheres em Goiânia
Em depoimento à polícia, o suspeito de ser o serial killer de mulheres em Goiânia disse que se sentia angustiado e matava para aliviar essa angústia. Tiago Henrique Gomes da Rocha, de 26 anos, assumiu também o assassinato da jovem Ana Lídia Sousa, ocorrido no dia 2 de agosto em um ponto de ônibus do Conjunto Morada Nova, próximo à Cidade Jardim, em Goiânia. Além de Ana Lídia, ele teria confessado a morte de outras sete mulheres.

[Kyrgyzstan]
With Decisive Vote, Kyrgyzstan Moves to Adopt Russia-Style Anti-Gay Law
Lawmakers in Kyrgyzstan have voted overwhelmingly to adopt a tougher version of Russia’s so-called “gay propaganda” law. The Kyrgyz version mandates jail terms for gay-rights activists and others, including journalists, who create “a positive attitude toward non-traditional sexual relations.”

[Malaysia]
Malaysia increasingly unsafe for trans people
Malaysian Islamic-purity enforcing police are making it increasingly difficult for transgender men and women to live a life without fear of arrest and harassment in a country where Islam is the official religion.

[Philippines]
Remembering 'Ganda': The tragedy of Jennifer Laude
Jeffrey Laude – Jennifer to friends – was beautiful inside out, says her family and friends, and confident about her sexuality
Death of Trans Filipina Prompts Calls to End Military Pact with U.S.
U.S. Marine in custody after killing of transgender Filipino he met at disco: report
US marine detained in slaying of Philippines trans woman
Philippines: Trans woman found murdered in Olongapo
US marine detained in slay of Olongapo transgender
US warships in Subic locked down for transgender slay probe
Marine detained in Filipino's killing: Navy memo
Police hunt down foreigner for slay of transgender in Olongapo


[Australia]
Community divided over Victorian Government’s LGBTI health achievements
The Victorian Government's LGBTI health and wellbeing advisory committee is wrapping up as the state heads into next month's election, but the community is divided over what it actually achieved.

[Australia]
Bill to repeal sexual reassignment laws launched in SA
South Australian Greens upper house MP Tammy Franks has this afternoon introduced a bill to repeal the Sexual Reassignment Act 1988.
Franks pointed out that the current legislation had never been reviewed in 26 years, despite community and scientific attitudes having advanced significantly in that period.

[USA]
Sarah Silverman denies that ‘sex-change’ pay inequality video is transphobic
Comedian Sarah Silverman has denied that a video as part of a campaign against gender pay inequality, in which she said she would get a “sex change” to earn as much as men do, was “transphobic”.

[CA, USA]
Education Dept. reaches settlement in trans student harassment case
A California school district will be required to ensure all students are protected from discrimination or harassment on the basis of their gender identity as a result of a voluntary agreement reached with the Department of Education.
California school district settles transgender discrimination complaint

[CA, USA]
LAPD Offers $50K Reward for Leads in L.A. Trans Woman's Murder
Authorities are offering $50,000 for information leading to the arrest of as many as three men suspected of killing Aniya Parker in an early morning robbery this month in East Hollywood.

[IL, USA]
Rogers Park trans woman alleges landlord discrimination
A Rogers Park woman has filed a complaint with the Chicago Commission on Human Relations, alleging that her landlord is trying to illegally evict her from her apartment because she is transgender and her fiance is Black.

[MD, USA]
Honor for trans activist sparks controversy
The Montgomery County Human Rights Hall of Fame on Sunday inducted Dana Beyer into its ranks amid criticism from two prominent LGBT advocates in the state.

[NY, USA]
Rally held after transgender woman attacked in Bushwick
The NYPD has released new video showing suspects in a vicious attack that left a transgender woman who is now fighting for her life.
Video Shows Suspects Who Attacked Transgender Woman With Plexiglas: NYPD
Transgender woman in critical condition after apparent Brooklyn hate crime


[Colombia]
Ordenan protocolo para cambio de sexo
Corte Constitucional amparó derechos de un menor que nació hermafrodita y le ordenó a una EPS que, si el niño lo desea, le realice una operación de cambio de sexo.

[Colombia]
Una pasarela sin estereotipos
La segunda edición del Concurso Mujer T fue el escenario para reivindicar la lucha por la igualdad y premiar las mejores iniciativas sociales, que intentan mejorar la calidad de vida de la población trans.

[Peru]
Luisa Revilla, primera mujer transexual elegida concejala en Perú
Luisa Revilla Urcia se ha convertido este 5 de octubre en la primera mujer transexual de Perú en ser elegida regidora (concejala), en concreto en el distrito de La Esperanza de Trujillo. Una excelente noticia en un país en el que la transfobia social sigue siendo muy importante.

[Argentina]
Las mujeres transexuales discriminadas del empleo
Generar oportunidades de inclusión y educación fueron las demandas en un taller sobre diversidad sexual que se hizo en la escuela Victorino de la Plaza.

quarta-feira, Outubro 15, 2014

[International]
I’m Still a Criminal
I have never mistreated anyone. I have always been a nice person. I have been helpful. I have been loving. I have spoken the truth. I have only asked to be treated as an equal, not as someone special.
But I am a criminal.

[Brasil]
Travesti é assassinado na noite desse domingo em Camaçari
Um assassinato ocorreu no Centro de Camaçari, na noite deste domingo (12 de outubro) por volta das 20h. O crime aconteceu em uma rua que fica entre a Radial C e Radial B, (localidade próxima a antiga Vaca mecânica) famosa por ser ponto de encontro entre travestis e clientes.


[Brasil]
Garoto de programa mata traficante
Um garoto de programa acabou matando um traficante a facadas na noite de ontem, na 708 norte. O crime teria ocorrido por ameaças que o vendedor de drogas teria feito ao seu algoz. Testemunhas disseram que as ameaças de morte e agressões por parte do traficante morto eram frequentes a prostitutas e travestir que fazem ponto na W3 Norte. A vítima, conhecido como Zé Gotinha, tinha vários antecedentes criminais.

[Brasil]
Silvetty Montilla estreia reality show para escolher a drag mais completa; assista
Inspirado no reality show "RuPaul's Drag Race", o reality show "Academia de Drags" - apresentado por Silvetty Montilla - estreou nessa segunda-feira (13) no Youtube e promete escolher a drag queen mais completa.

[Brasil]
Modelo transexual brasileira fotografa para revista francesa
A modelo transexual brasileira Camila Ribeiro tem dado o que falar no disputado mundo fashion. Conhecida por fazer parte da nova safra de modelos transex, a bela, que já foi destaque da Candy Magazine – publicação européia que já teve capas ilustradas por personalidades como Chloe Sevigny, Tilda Swinton e James Franco, sempre clicados por top fotógrafos do calibre de Steven Klein, Mariano Vivanco e Terry Richardson – esteve recentemente no litoral paulista, onde fotografou editorial para a revista francesa Stories Collective.

[UK]
Why trans people can finally breathe a sigh of relief in Scotland
Nathan Gale, of Scottish Transgender Alliance, explains why trans people will be free from the 'spousal veto'

[UK]
81-year-old woman becomes oldest person to have gender reassignment surgery
An 81-year-old transgender woman has become the oldest person in the UK to undergo gender reassignment surgery.
Ruth Rose, a former RAF navigator who has three children with her ex-wife, began transitioning to female four years ago, aged 77.
Trans woman at 81: 'It's never too late to be yourself'

[UK]
Kay on a trans mission to end discrimination
A Tiverton man who was born a woman is on a crusade to raise awareness about transphobia and will be seen on national television later this year.

[Saudi Arabia]
Saudi Arabian transgender woman Leena, newest victim of Facebook’s Name Policy
Facebook’s vow not to out transgender people is meaningless in Saudi Arabia.
Just weeks ago Facebook Products SEO Chris Cox apologized for the company’s procedures which led to the suspension of many transgender people’s accounts. But to many including our journalist in the UK his promises have meant little as her account is still shackled.

[China]
China's 'oldest transsexual': A life of silent denial
When I meet Yi Ling, her long black hair worn over her shoulder and a designer handbag slung over her arm, she is already quite a media personality.
Her story has been covered in both the Chinese and the international press. And no wonder.

[Philippines]
Marine detained in killing of transgender Filipino woman
Military authorities detained a Marine in connection with the weekend slaying of a transgender Filipino he allegedly met in a bar, officials said.
The serviceman was kept on board the USS Peleliu while NCIS uncovers what happened Saturday night at the Celzone Lodge in Olongapo City, according to a memo obtained by the Marine Corps Times newspaper.
Filipino transgender advocates call killing a 'hate crime'
Lejeune Marine detained in death of transgender Filipino
Philippines: Activists call for custody of US marine suspected of murdering trans woman


[USA]
Transparent creator: I will recruit a transgender writer for second season
The creator of Amazon comedy-drama series Transparent has pledged to recruit a transgender writer for the show’s second season.
Transparent Seeks Trans Female Writer for Second Season

[GA, USA] [Video]
Atlanta Pride Trans March’s huge turnout drowns out anti-gay protesters
The annual Atlanta Pride Trans March took to the city streets this year for the first time since its inception in 2009 and some 300 people marched and chanted down 10th Street to Peachtree Street and then back into Piedmont Park.

[NY, USA]
Transwoman Brutally Beaten in Bushwick
A 28-year-old transwoman was beaten by four men on a Bushwick street at about 11:20 p.m. on October 12, according to the New York City Police Department.
Rally held after Transgender woman attacked in Bushwick

[TX, USA]
Texas Voter ID law ruled unconstitutional. Here’s a breakdown on its impact
A federal district judge on Friday, Oct. 10, struck down Texas’ voter photo identification law, just 10 days before early voting in the state is to begin.
In her 140-plus-page decision, federal Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos called the law “a poll tax” and “discriminatory” against African-Americans and Hispanics.

segunda-feira, Outubro 13, 2014

[International]
Transgender Violence Tracking Portal: One Year Later
For the first time ever, there is a database where people the world over can see exactly what is happening to transgender people globally in terms of violent acts against them. The Transgender Violence Tracking Portal (TVTP) was launched earlier this year in the hope of accumulating as much data as possible in order to serve as a true resource and, ultimately, to put a stop to such acts in totality.

[Brasil]
Ato pela criminalização da LGBT-FOBIA em São Paulo
Aconteceu no ultimo sábado(11), o Ato pela criminalização da LGBTfobia, "Basta! Chega de Mortes de LGBTs!", o manifesto de iniciou na Praça Roosevelt e caminhou pelas ruas do centro, passando pelo Largo do Arouche, Vieira de Carvalho e finalizando na Praça da Republica.

[Brasil]
Programações culturais movimentam o Dia das Crianças em Boa Vista
Música, teatro e dança são algumas das atrações para o público infantil.
Na programação deste domingo (12) tem a Corrida Kids Algodão Doce.

[UK]
Britain's oldest sex change as James becomes Ruth at 81 thanks to NHS surgery
Ruth accepts her operation will attract criticism because of her age but insists her only regret is that they didn't give her bigger BOOBS

[UK]
Listen: Yorkshire radio host comes out as transgender
A local Yorkshire radio host has announced on air her transition to female.
Stephanie Hirst, 39 – until now known as Simon Hirst – made the revelation yesterday, on National Coming Out Day.
Ms Hirst previously hosted the ‘Hirsty’s Daily Dose’ breakfast show on Capital FM Yorkshire, but abruptly left the station in June.
Radio presenter to change gender
DJ Simon Hirst reveals he is becoming a woman after quitting Capital Radio 'Daily Dose' breakfast show


[CA, USA]
Reward offered in murder of Los Angeles transgender woman
On 2 October, Aniya Parker was shot in the head as she tried to get away from three men

[CA, USA]
Prominent LGBT activist accused of raping wife pleads guilty to domestic violence
Dana Contreras, once ranked 5th most important LGBT person in tech, gets three years of probation after agreeing to a plea deal

[PR, USA]
Transfobia en la comunidad gay
Algunos homosexuales y lesbianas rechazan a las personas transgénero por miedo al discrimen y a verse socialmente diferente
Atrapados en la invisibilidad

[América Latina]
Poéticas y políticas de la intersexualidad
En los últimos años la presencia pública de la intersexualidad ha aumentado de forma ostensible. A mediados de los noventa, el caso de Edinanci Silva, la judoca brasileña que tuvo que demostrar su ‘condición de mujer’ para participar en los juegos olímpicos, tuvo resonancia mediática a nivel mundial. Más recientemente, la tendencia a incluir la “I” en la sigla que identifica los movimientos de la diversidad sexual de varios países (pasando a llamarse LGBTI), la inclusión de intersexuales como destinatarios/as de políticas públicas para poblaciones discriminadas y la promulgación de leyes que reconocen la existencia de un ‘tercer sexo’ o ‘sexo indeterminado’, como fue el caso de Alemania, son celebradas por algunas/os como avances en la garantía de sus derechos. Pero mayor visibilidad e inclusión no se traducen en mejores condiciones de vida.

[Mexico]
Buscan facilitar cambio de género
El bajo costo del trámite para cambiar de identidad de género, así como la facilidad para realizar el documento permitirá que más personas transgénero tengan certeza jurídica, considero la activista Diana Sánchez.

[Uruguay]
Salud Pública volverá a realizar operaciones de cambio de sexo, ofrecerá hormonas y prótesis a personas trans
El viceministro de Salud Pública, Leonel Briozzo, aseguró que a la comunidad transgénero en Uruguay se le brindará la posibilidad de acceder a la hormonoterapia, a prótesis mamarias, y a las intervenciones de reasignación de sexo. En la actualidad las intervenciones quirúrgicas de cambio de sexo están suspendidas.
MSP ofrecerá hormonoterapia y cambio de sexo a personas trans

[Argentina]
Denuncian ataques de skinheads a homosexuales
El crimen de una travesti, en Mar del Plata, es otro eslabón en la alarmante cadena de brutales ataques de grupos homofóbicos neonazis. Piden una ley antidiscriminatoria, porque por ahora no tienen cabida jurídica.

domingo, Outubro 12, 2014

[Brasil]
Duas pessoas são baleadas na Avenida Farrapos, em Porto Alegre
Dono de um bar atirou contra um travesti e um catador nesta sexta-feira.
Os dois foram levados ao Hospital de Pronto Socorro em estado grave.

[Brasil]
Barras registra primeiro casamento religioso com transexual
O primeiro casamento religioso com uma transexual no Piauí ocorreu no município de Barras, a 119 km de Teresina. A cerimônia foi celebrada pelo Pastor João Leite, da Igreja Evangélica da Comunidade Metropolitana, de Teresina. A união matrimonial entre Jenny Kate Machado Dos Santos e Rogério Ramos reuniu cerca de 80 convidados, entre familiares e amigos.

[Brasil]
Ícone da noite LGBT, artista Géia Borghi é assassinada no interior de SP
A manhã de sexta-feira (10) amanhece triste. Géia Borghi, ícone trans da noite LGBT desde os anos 80, foi assassinada em Monte Mor, interior de São Paulo.
De acordo com a Polícia Civil, ela estava em chamas ao lado de um veículo também com fogo. Elas levou um tiro no peito e estava com os braços amarrados e uma mordaça.
Perfil: Géia Borghi, a enfermeira artista (1969-2014)
Transexual é amarrado, baleado e tem o corpo carbonizado


[UK]
Primary school condemned for introducing gender-neutral toilets
A primary school in Sussex is under fire, after it introduced unisex toilets to cater for transgender students.

[UK]
Trans prison project champion wins civil service diversity award
A project run by an HM Prison Service civil servant, Sharon Drewell won the award for ‘Leading, Championing and Role Modelling’ for making a “massive difference” to transgender prisoners lives.

[Turkey]
Romani transgender woman murdered in Istanbul home
A transgender Romani woman has been found by police, killed at her home in the neighborhood of Kurtuluş on the European side of Istanbul, news website Bianet reported on Oct. 10.
The circumstances of the murder are unclear, with police officials saying they are unable to establish whether there had been a robbery at the address.


[Turkey]
Armed assault against trans sex worker
Serap, a sex worker who was subjected to an armed assault in Corum, was shot in the leg and stabbed. The police apprehended three suspects in light of Serap’s witness statement. She was able to get away from the assailants and reached the Corum State Hospital.Serap, a sex worker who was subjected to an armed assault in Corum, was shot in the leg and stabbed. The police apprehended three suspects in light of Serap’s witness statement. She was able to get away from the assailants and reached the Corum State Hospital.
The Bar Association: ‘We do not assign lawyers to transvestites’
Serap, a sex worker who was subjected to an armed assault in Corum, was shot in the leg and stabbed. Though the assailants were apprehended, the Bar Association refused to assign a lawyer to Serap on the basis that she is a trans individual.

[Turkey]
Discrimination at State Hospital: ‘I do not condone your situation, I will not examine you!’
On March 31 at around 11:30am, a Trans woman who presented at the Department of General Surgery and was then referred to the Gynecology Department of Reşat Belger Göz Eğitim Araştırma Hastanesi (Eyesight Training and Research Hospital) was subjected to discrimination on the basis of her gender identity and the doctor denied her right to health care.
Doctor who denied right to medical care sues her trans patient

[USA]
Amazon orders second season of Chicago native’s ‘Transparent’
Amazon clearly is happy with the performance of Chicago native Jill Soloway’s new show, “Transparent.” The Seattle-based online giant announced Thursday that it greenlighted a second season scheduled to debut next year.

[USA]
They’ve got crossover appeal! Trans pop group looks to make it big
Move over One Direction — there’s a transgender pop group determined to take the world by storm!
Nikki Exotica is an American singer aiming to become a star with her new group, The Secret Girls, Barcroft Media reports.
The 32-year-old, whose real name is Nicole Sanders, says the all transgender line-up will be a cross between The Pussycat Dolls and the Spice Girls. She has been working on the idea for almost ten years and her dreams finally came to fruition when she felt the US was ready for their first ever transgender pop group.
(Photo: Nicole Sanders (Nikki Exotika, left) with Mimi outside a Manhattan studio in New York City on Aug. 19)

[USA]
Alexandra Billings, transgender actor: 'Transparent came up when I had nothing to lose'
The Guardian catches up with the first transgender actor to ever play a transgender character on television about her new role

[USA]
EXCLUSIVE: Laura Jane Grace Is True Trans
Punk rocker Laura Jane Grace gives fans a taste of her new documentary series True Trans in this exclusive clip and interview.

[CA, USA]
Sister of Slain Transgender Woman Pleads for Public’s Help in Homicide Case: ‘We Just Want to Know Why’
At an emotional news conference announcing a $50,000 reward Friday, officials and family members pleaded for the public’s help finding three men involved in a fatal attack on a transgender woman in Hollywood.

[PA, USA]
Transgender woman's remains go unclaimed for more than a year
TODAY, MANY will gather at LOVE Park to call attention to transgender issues.
It seems only right to call attention to something else:
The remains of a transgender woman who was brutally slain and dismembered in July 2013 have lay unclaimed for more than a year.
When I got the call, I thought there was no way that was true.

[Peru]
Peruvian voters elect country’s first trans council member
A Peruvian LGBT rights advocate on Oct. 5 became the first out transgender person elected to a public office in the conservative South American country.

[Argentina]
Mar del Plata: asesinan a una trans y denuncian un rebrote neonazi
El caso que conmociona a la ciudad balnearia se suma a graves agresiones sufridas por travestis por parte de jóvenes skinhead.

sexta-feira, Outubro 10, 2014

[Kenya]
Kenyan Trans Woman Wins Recognition in Landmark Victory
Audrey Mbugua's high-profile lawsuits have not only won her the right to change her school records: They've drawn national attention to the push for transgender equality.

[Australia]
LGBTI legal services condemn Courier Mail’s coverage of trans murder
Queensland’s LGBTI Legal Service Inc. and New South Wales’ Inner City Legal Centre have condemned the Courier Mail for its coverage of the death of a Brisbane trans woman.
Mayang Prasetyo's murder sparks support for transgender community

[CA, USA]
Arrest made in slaying of O.C. transgender activist
Police in Anaheim have arrested a 38-year-old man on suspicion of killing a transgender activist, whose death triggered protests and raised concerns that she’d been targeted because of her gender identity.
Arrest made in death of transgender woman in Anaheim
California man arrested in slaying of trans woman


[CA, USA]
Ex-Twitter exec pleads to DV
A former transgender Twitter executive pleaded guilty to domestic violence this week and was sentenced to three years of probation after agreeing to a plea deal.

[CA, USA]
Murdered L.A. Trans Woman Identified
47-year-old Aniya Parker died early Thursday morning after being confronted by a group of men in East Hollywood.

[MS, USA]
A Legal Marriage Under Attack
Marriage equality is gaining momentum around the country—bolstered by the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal Monday to reconsider an appeal of a state decision to allow same-sex marriage.
But gay marriages aren't the only unions stirring up some conservative Mississippians. Nick and Jessica Fulgham, who married Sept. 18, received a wave of public backlash when American Family Radio, an anti-gay organization based in Tupelo, broadcast news of their marriage after it happened.
Right-Wingers Accuse Miss. Husband of 'Biological Fraud' for Being Trans

[PA, USA]
Transgender activist to be honored at Outfest Sunday
Dawn Munro wants to do everything she can to assure that transgender children won't have to experience the horror she did.

[PA, USA]
Ubiñas: transgender woman's death brings long overdue awareness
Deja Alvarez has lost count of the times she has come to the Criminal Justice Center on Filbert Street.
"Oh my God, I can't even remember anymore," she said, before settling on four.

[PA, USA]
Self-defense claim in prostitute's slaying
Veronica Johnson said she stuck with Charles Nolan Sargent for 14 years, even after catching him with another woman in their North Philadelphia home.

quinta-feira, Outubro 09, 2014

[España]
La justicia archiva la querella contra el obispo de Málaga y subraya que discriminar por identidad de género no es delito penal
El Juzgado de Instrucción número 10 de Málaga ha archivado la querella interpuesta en marzo por la familia de Gabi (la niña transexual discriminada por el colegio concertado San Patricio) contra su directora Ángeles Jiménez y contra el obispo Jesús Catalá, presidente de la fundación diocesana a la que pertenece el colegio. Quizá lo más llamativo del caso sea uno de los argumentos esgrimidos: que la discriminación por motivo de identidad de género no es un delito expresamente tipificado por el Código Penal español.

[Australia]
Chef cuts up and cooks his trans girlfriend in tragic murder suicide
Marcus Peter Volke killed and cooked the body of his transgender Balinese wife in their Brisbane, Australia apartment, but fled and slit his own throat when police arrived
Trans woman butchered by partner
Newspaper's 'she-male' front page soul-destroying: transgender advocate
Media reporting on Brisbane trans* death “sickening”
Australia paper's 'she-male' headline sparks outrage
Outrage as Courier Mail describes trans murder victim as She-Male
TransGender Victoria speaks out against tabloid's handling of murder victim
Transgender language: why it matters
Press Council confirms complaint against Courier Mail over ‘She Male’ front page
Mayang Prasetyo killing: 'disrespectful' Courier-Mail coverage sparks inquiry
Courier Mail (kinda) apologises for she-male headline
Trans community to hold vigil for murder victim Mayang Prasetyo
Australia paper half-apologizes for 'she-male' headline
Over 21,000 sign petition condemning Courier Mail’s she male headline


[USA]
Scientists create human penis in lab, could change trans men's lives forever
For trans men who opt for genital reassignment surgery, scientists promise a new procedure could be revolutionary

[Venezuela]
El activismo de Tamara Adrián
Es abogada, doctora en derecho comercial y profesora universitaria, pero también una incansable luchadora por los derechos de la diversidad sexual LGBTI, lucha que hizo suya desde que logró su reasignación sexual en 2002 y se encontró de frente con la negativa al reconocimiento legal de su nueva identidad como mujer. Como consecuencia, debe vivir bajo el nombre de Tomás Adrián, que es el que aparece en su cédula y demás documentos legales.

[Argentina]
Mujer trans es asesinada en presunto ataque neonazi en Mar del Plata Alerta de la FALGBT y reclamo por la nueva ley anti discriminatoria
De acuerdo a denuncias formuladas por las organizaciones locales de la FALGBT en Mar del Plata, una joven trans habría sido asesinada a golpes por una banda neonazi en las últimas horas en el popular balneario. Este hecho se suma a otras agresiones sufridas por mujeres trans en el barrio La Perla hace unas semanas. Urge tomar medidas de prevención de la violencia y penalización a la discriminación.

quarta-feira, Outubro 08, 2014

[Brasil]
"Prostituição entre travestis é necessidade e não opção", diz fotógrafa carioca
Ana Carolina Fernandes passou quase três anos clicando a realidade vista em um casarão da Lapa, no Rio de Janeiro

[Kenya]
Transgender activist wins battle to change name from Andrew to Audrey on school certificates
A transgender woman won a legal battle to have her new identity reflected on her examination certificates.
Audrey Mbugua Ithibu, born Andrew Mbugua, won the battle courtesy of a court order by High Court Judge Weldon Korir on Tuesday.
Justice Korir ordered the Kenya National Examination Council to issue Ithibu new certificates in the next 45 days.
Transgender activist wins landmark case in Kenyan court

[Australia]
Chef Marcus Peter Volke killed, dismembered and cooked girlfriend in Teneriffe apartment
Details have emerged about the victim of a brutal murder-suicide in a Brisbane unit.
Mayang Prasetyo, believed to be a transgender prostitute, is believed to have been killed, dismembered and “cooked” by her chef boyfriend Marcus Peter Volke, 28, in their Teneriffe unit.
Police discovered a body part in a pot on the stove of his Commercial Rd apartment on Saturday night.
Killed and cooked trans woman was high-class sex worker
Chef australiano mata e cozinha pedaços de namorada transexual


[USA]
Transgender Actress Erika Ervin On Her 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Role
We couldn't be more thrilled for "American Horror Story: Freak Show" to kick off for numerous reasons, and learning that the hit FX franchise will welcome a transgender performer just makes our excitement for the show more palpable.

[CA, USA]
Transgender People Facing Hurdles When ID’s Don’t Match Identities
For Donna DiAngelo, winning tickets to a Yanni concert at the Oracle Arena presented a unique challenge: How to pick up her winning tickets at will-call.

[CA, USA]
Facebook to change name policy
Following a second meeting with Facebook officials, San Francisco Supervisor David Campos announced Wednesday that the social media giant would be making changes to its policy requiring real names to be used.

[CA, USA]
Transgender Murder Victim ID'd as Aniya Parker
Family members over the weekend identified the 47-year-old transgender woman who was fatally shot at close range on Melrose Avenue in East Hollywood last week.

[CA, USA]
Local Woman Attributes Her Decision to Kill Herself to Her Transgender Struggle
“It’s been long and brutal and full of a lot of tears and angst, and it’s finally coming to a close,” she told her friends in a post last week on Facebook. “Ten days ago I purchased a shotgun, and today, after the required California waiting period, I picked up that shotgun. A few of you have seen me offer up countdowns and references to October 1st at around noon; that was my nod towards this outcome.”

[FL, USA]
Judge rules for Orange County in transgender inmate's lawsuit
A federal judge ruled in favor of Orange County last month in a lawsuit brought by a transgender inmate who was raped by a fellow inmate while in the custody of the county jail in 2008, recently filed court documents show.

[KY, USA]
Mother of transgender 7-year-old talks about Eli becoming Ella
Nicki Sullivan says her child, designated male at birth, has always identified herself as female. After seeking advice from GLSEN, a gay lesbian and straight education network, last Monday Nicki's 7-year-old daughter Ella made her identity public.

[MS, USA]
Mississippi transgender couple faces backlash after marriage
Nick Fulgham and Jessica Elliot-Fulgham married on September 18 at the Madison County Courthouse in Jackson, Mississippi. While they are happily married, others are not happy about their marriage.

[NY, USA]
Proposal would let transgender New Yorkers change birth certificates without surgery
Changing your gender on a city birth certificate would become much easier under legislation to be introduced Tuesday in the City Council.
Proposal would change law on transgenders' birth certificates

[OR, USA]
New Vision West Coast Asks Trans Employee to “Explain Gender,” Rescinds Job Offer
Sorin Thomas, a transgender person who identifies as gender neutral has filed a discrimination claim against New Vision West Coast, Inc., a company that offers wilderness therapy to at risk adolescents and young adults in Bend, OR. Thomas alleges xe was offered a position at New Vision after spending several days working with the youth and being observed by the staff, but that the offer was rescinded after Thomas’s disclosure that xe is transgender (in xyr complaint, Sorin goes by the gender neutral pronouns “xe” and “xyr”).

segunda-feira, Outubro 06, 2014

[UK]
April Ashley honoured with lifetime achievement at the European Diversity Awards
Liverpool's April Ashley has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award.

[UK]
‘I’m living a lie’: Transgender ‘woman’ wants to become a man again after female hormones left him depressed
A British man is asking the National Health Service (NHS) to pay to turn him into a man again after he found that the taxpayer-funded sex-change surgery he had seven years ago to make him a "woman" left him depressed and despondent.

[Vietnam]
Hanoi jail holds transgender prisoner in solitary confinement
A transgender model who rose to fame after participating in two televised reality shows was put into solitary confinement, on Tuesday, after officials at the Hanoi jail said they couldn't determine where to house her.

[Canada]
January Lapuz’s killer sentenced to eight years in prison
Charles Neel killed well-liked trans woman in money dispute, BC court told
Man who stabbed New Westminster woman to death sentenced to eight-year term
New Westminster transgendered woman's killer gets eight years


[Canada]
Caught in the eye of a storm
A Winnipeg family is the target of an alleged bully waging a campaign against their daughter because she is transgender. Only in this case, the alleged bully isn't another kid, it's an adult woman.
The Burgos family has long asked the school division to do something about it, but has now submitted a police complaint and resorted to a formal human rights complaint, citing the school division.
Winnipeg family says they're bullied because daughter is transgender
Transgender girl, 8, told she couldn’t use elementary school washroom


[AL, USA]
Police searching for missing person last seen at Homewood hotel
Police are searching for a missing person from Georgia who was last seen at a Homewood hotel.

[NY, USA]
Pittsford man arrested following altercation with transgender student
Former Geneseo student Roric Brown was arrested for alleged harassment of a transgender student in Geneseo on Sept. 26.

domingo, Outubro 05, 2014

[UK]
Primary school introduces unisex loos - to prevent prejudice against transsexual people
Some parents have aired their disappointment over the move, saying they weren't consulted before the changes took place

[Australia]
From Blues to Rainbows: Australian trans and gender diverse youth research released
Studies investigating health and wellbeing of transgender people have typically been conducted in medical environments such as gender clinics and through sexual health centres. This study set out to recruit the broadest possible community sample by using a range of recruitment techniques and an online survey. This methodology provides an opportunity for participants to protect their identity, and reduces fear of discovery or being ‘outed’ in terms of their non-conforming gender identity or feelings.

[Canada]
8-year-old transgender girl says she is repeatedly bullied by school parent
In Winnipeg, the parents of a transgender girl have said their whole family are the target of transphobic bullying from a parent at her school.

[CA, USA]
Kate Von Roeder Death: Transgender Woman Leaves Heartbreaking Suicide Note On Facebook
Kate von Roeder purchased a shotgun last week and began posting cryptic countdowns to her Facebook page, and on Thursday she followed through with plans she said had been made for a long time.
This week, the California woman posted on Facebook a long suicide note before taking her life. In the note, she explained that pressures of living as a trans woman.


[CA, USA]
Vigil Held For Transgender Woman Killed In East Hollywood
Less than 48 hours after a transgender woman fatally shot, members of an East Hollywood community gathered for a vigil.
Disturbing Camera Footage Offers Leads In Transgender Killing

[MN, USA]
Amid deluge of reaction, High School League tables plan for transgender athletes
State board supports intent, but wants to refine policy.
Minnesota high school league transgender vote postponed
MSHSL Tables Transgender Student-Athlete Policy Vote
Facing pressure from anti-LGBT groups, Minnesota league tables trans-inclusive policy
Minnesota League tables trans-inclusive policy under mounting opposition
Vote on high school transgender athlete policy delayed
High school league puts transgender athlete policy on hold


[MS, USA]
Transgender couple married in Mississippi criticized
Newlyweds Nick and Jessica Fulgham of Olive Branch did what many newly married couples do after getting hitched: They posted a picture of their marriage license on Facebook.

[NJ, USA]
Lily McBeth, a Focal Figure for Transgender Rights, Dies at 80
After a career selling medical supplies, William McBeth retired to a seaside New Jersey community, where he was hired as a substitute elementary schoolteacher. He had always felt that he was at least as much female as male, and in 2005, at age 70, he had a sex-change operation.

[OH, USA]
Man sentenced in murder of Cleveland transgender woman after guilty plea
A 20-year-old man could spend life in prison after he pleaded guilty Friday to the December slaying of a transgender woman outside a West Side public housing complex.
Ohio man sentenced to 18 years to life for murder of transgender woman

[PA, USA]
State police will track anti-bias incidents in 2015
Beginning next year, Pennsylvania state police will track bias incidents directed specifically against transgender individuals, an agency spokesperson said last week.

[Argentina]
"Lanata sin filtro" difundirá la Ley de Identidad de Género
Así lo resolvieron las autoridades de Radio Mitre, por las denuncias que recibió la Defensoría del Público, después de que el periodista de burló de la sexualidad de Flor de la V en su programa de radio. También invitarán a los empleados de la emisora a cursos sobre género y discriminación.

sexta-feira, Outubro 03, 2014

[Brasil]
Travesti é assassinada com tiros no rosto na região metropolitana
A Polícia Civil deve investigar as motivações e autoria do assassinato da travesti José Wilton dos Santos, conhecida como Gaivota, de 35 anos, morta na noite desta quarta-feira, dia 1°, com três tiros no rosto, em Rio Largo.


[Reino Unido]
Transexual sucumbe ao poder da transfobia e regride para homem
Uma mulher transexual que se submeteu a uma cirurgia de correcção de sexo (CRS) pelo SNS britânico e que, segundo o tablóide britânico Daily Mail terá custado ao estado £ 10.000, quer agora, segundo o mesmo tablóide “que os contribuintes paguem mais £ 14.000 de custos cirúrgicos para que se possa tornar homem de novo”.

[USA]
'Transparent' Creates Trans-Positive Environment Behind the Scenes
Amazon's "Transparent" is getting rave reviews for its honest depiction of an adult father coming out as transgender to his grown children, with Variety's Brian Lowry, among others, praising the strong writing and performances.

[USA]
Facebook apologizes to drag performers, LGBT community over ‘real names’ flap
Facebook is apologizing to drag performers and the transgender community for deleting accounts that used drag names like Lil Miss Hot Mess rather than legal names such as Bob Smith.

[USA]
Schools, Students Plan to Celebrate Killer as Role Model
A pro-parent group is alarmed by upcoming plans for schools across America to celebrate several highly questionable individuals as heroes, including someone recently released from prison for manslaughter.

[CA, USA]
Transgender woman fatally shot in head in botched robbery, LAPD says
A transgender woman was fatally shot in the head early Thursday during a robbery "gone bad" in East Hollywood, police said.
The woman, who was not immediately identified, was discovered about 2:30 a.m. by officers responding to a report of shots fired in the 600 block of North Kenmore Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Transgender Woman Fatally Shot During Attempted Robbery In Los Angeles


[MN, USA]
High School League proposal on transgender athletes draws impassioned pleas
Backers, foes jammed meeting on high school athletes, seeking to sway league’s policy decision.
Hearing on policy for transgender high school athletes draws supporters, detractors
Minnesota Transgender Policy Draws Mixed Responses
MSHSL Hosts Hearing On Transgender Athletes
Vote on transgender athlete policy set for Thursday


[MN, USA]
WATCH: This Woman Wants to Be Minnesota's First Trans Member of Congress
Paula Overby, born and raised farming in Minnesota's 2nd District, says it's time for her state's representation to get back to its roots.

[VA, USA]
Equality Virginia to host trans conference
More than 200 people are expected to attend a transgender rights conference in the Virginia capital on Oct. 4.

quinta-feira, Outubro 02, 2014

[Brasil]
Laje desaba e mata presidente da Associação das Travestis do Acre
Raíssa Rios também fundou a Associação dos Homossexuais do Acre.
Imóvel passava por obras, no bairro Comara.

[Brasil]
Luto: Falece a Rainha Gay do Carnaval do RJ Cindy Boneca
A semanas estamos acompanhando em rede social o drama que Cindy Boneca estava enfrentando, e essa manhã (29), recebemos a informação do seu falecimento. Sempre carinhosa com seu público e fans.
Ícone no Carnaval Carioca, Cindy colecionava títulos carnavalesco, o ultimo que ela ostentava era o título de Rainha do Carnaval Gay do Rio de Janeiro 2014. Cindy tinha o talento da dança deste os cinco anos de idade.

[Brasil]
Jovem e travesti são mortos a tiros em frente a motel em cidade de MT
Um jovem de 26 anos e um travesti foram assassinados a tiros na noite desta terça-feira (30), na região do Zero KM, em Várzea Grande, região metropolitana de Cuiabá. De acordo com informações da Polícia Militar, o jovem estava dentro de um carro e conversava com o travesti que estava na calçada. Dois homens em uma motocicleta passaram pelo local e atiraram contra as vítimas.
Travesti é assassinado na região do Zero KM em Várzea Grande


[UK]
London: New trans swimming club set to launch
A new swimming club for the trans community is launching on Friday in south-east London.

[USA]
Chelsea Manning demanda al Gobierno de Estados Unidos por negarle el tratamiento hormonal para la reasignación de sexo
La soldado Chelsea Manning, en prisión desde 2010 por filtrar un gran número de documentos comprometedores de la diplomacia estadounidense a la web WikiLeaks, ha presentado una demanda contra el Gobierno norteamericano por negarle el tratamiento médico necesario para poder llevar a cabo su transición.

[NJ, USA]
Transgender teacher who pushed for acceptance in Ocean County school districts dies
Lily McBeth didn’t see herself as an activist.
But she found herself in that very role when, as a transgender substitute school teacher, she fought to keep her job in a conservative district that eventually never came around to fully accepting her.
McBeth, whose advocacy predated New Jersey’s statute protecting transgender community, died Sept. 24 at the age of 80, her daughter Maureen McBeth told the Associated Press.
(Photo: Lily McBeth (left) as shown at the 205 public meeting of the Eaglewood school district She speaks with Steven Goldstein, then chairman of Garden State Equality, a gay rights advocacy group supporting McBeth's bid to resume teaching at the Eagleswood Board of Education meeting)


[NY, USA]
Transgender College Student Attacked in Possible Hate Crime
The 20-year-old suspect claims the attack on a transgender SUNY Geneseo student was the result of 'drunken stupidness,' but some are pushing the local district attorney to pursue hate crime charges.

[PR, USA]
San Juan creará clínica para personas transgénero
Consciente de que en la Isla escasean portavoces, mentores y médicos para las personas transexuales y transgénero, la alcaldesa de San Juan, Carmen Yulín Cruz, anunció que trabaja para que en la capital haya un centro especializado para ayudar a esta comunidad.

[WY, USA]
The Cowboy State’s First Transgender Candidate
Larissa Sneider may be a long shot in Wyoming, but she's willing to put up a fight.
Trans candidate runs for Wyoming House of Representatives

[Mexico]
Alerta en Coahuila por presunto asesino serial de homosexuales
A raíz del asesinato de cinco homosexuales en Saltillo, Coahuila, miembros de la comunidad gay alertaron sobre la posible existencia de un “asesino serial” con tendencias homofóbicas.