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segunda-feira, dezembro 08, 2014

[Netherlands]
Trans Woman dies in the Netherlands after violent incident
Once more sad news fem the Netherlands. Sonny (Gerritson Noel) Angila from Groningen, Netherlands died this Tuesday, December 2nd. Last Sunday night, November 30, she had been hospitalized after having been strangled in a fight at home. This Tuesday Sonny died.
Sonny was originally from Brazil or the Dutch Antiles and was 31 years old when she died, according to TGEU Steering Committee member Vreer.
The press release of the Dutch Transgender Network (TNN) highlights that it is already the second case this year of a transgender person loosing their live due to violence. „These murders are the signal for the politics to better protect the lives of transgender persons.“ says TNN Chair Carolien van den Lagemaat.
We are shocked and saddened. Our thoughts are with those close to Sonny and the transgender community in the Netherlands. May she rest in peace and the perpetrator(s) be brought to justice!

[Mexico]
Identifican a homosexual asesinado en Mundo Nuevo
En la Agencia Tercera del Ministerio Publico fue identificado legalmente el hombre que fue asesinado cruelmente este fin de semana en la colonia Centro de la congregación de Mundo Nuevo.
De acuerdo al reporte el occiso respondía en vida al nombre de Antonio García, de 26 años, quien fuera identificado por sus familiares.
Este joven tenía otras preferencias sexuales, es por ello que al ser encontrado sin vida vestía ropa de mujer, como una falda y una blusa morada.


[Mexico]
No me hallo: Los hombres trans también existen
Durante años, los hombres transgénero y transexuales han sido invisibles a la sociedad. Para empezar, no es sencillo asumirse como una persona trans, los prejuicios aún tienen un peso en la sociedad que impide que tanto hombres como mujeres que han pasado por una transición de género puedan tener una vida plena, la mayoría de las veces.

[Mexico]
Lo que padecen las mujeres transexuales en reclusión
En México el sistema penitenciario es el reflejo de un Estado en detrimento, corrupto, violatorio de Derechos Humanos, alejado por mucho de proporcionar una vida digna, o una reclusión digna.

[Venezuela]
Travesti asesinado a golpes tenía cinco días desaparecido
Wilman José Buelva Cassiani, de 29 años, quien fue hallado muerto la tarde de este viernes cerca del kilómetro 4 de la vía a Perija, en el municipio San Francisco, tenía cinco días desaparecido.

[Chile]
Muere popular transformista Francis Françoise
Mauricio Zenteno fue uno de los precursores del transformismo en Chile.
El artista, que por años trabajó junto a Ché Copeta, estuvo también en el Teatro Municipal gracias a la obra "Migrantes".
Una falla multisistémica fue la que produjo, la mañana de este martes, la muerte de la conocida transformista chilena Francis Françoise, para muchos, la reina madre del transformismo en Chile.
Retratos urbanos: Mauricio Zenteno, leyenda del transformismo en Chile

[Argentina]
Identificaron a la trans encontrada muerta al costado de la Ruta 34
Hasta el momento se desconocen las causas de su muerte. El juez interviniente ordenó que se le practique la autopsia de rigor.
En la madrugada de hoy, una trans fue hallada sin vida a un costado de la Ruta 34, a la altura del kilómetro 723, a escasos metro del canal ubicado en Tabla Redonda. Hasta el momento, se desconocen las causas de su fallecimiento, aunque en la parte posterior a su remera, se encontraron huellas de neumáticos, según detalló la policía.


[Argentina]
Autoayuda contra la transfobia
¿Usted quiere ser una buena persona, respetar los derechos de lxs otrxs y hacerlos respetar, pero se sorprende diciendo atrocidades o quedándose mudo ante comentarios retrógrados? ¿O los dice sin darse cuenta de que lo dice? Aquí van algunas pistas

[Argentina]
El día de las bestias
María Rachid presentó un proyecto para otorgar un subsidio a las personas trans de más de 40 años que vivan en Capital Federal. Antes que debate, la noticia generó un aluvión de bromas pesadas.

[Argentina]
Los derechos laborales de las trans, uno de los reclamos en la Marcha del Orgullo
Por políticas públicas provinciales que contemplen a la diversidad y por la inclusión laboral de las personas trans, entre otros planteos, este sábado se cumplió una nueva edición de la Marcha del Orgullo en Resistencia.

sábado, dezembro 06, 2014

[Brasil]
Unicamp: banheiro feminino apenas para “portadoras de vagina original de fábrica”
Alunos denunciam pichações transfóbicas no banheiro da instituição; para estudante, tal fato ocorre por que as pessoas não estão acosutmadas a ver transexuais transitando pela universidade

[Brasil]
Travesti fica em estado grave após ser espancado no RS; veja o vídeo
Crime ocorreu em rua de Passo Fundo, no Norte do Rio Grande do Sul.
Imagens das câmeras de segurança mostram momento da agressão.

[Brasil]
ROTAM impede assalto a travestis
Na madrugada desta sexta-feira (05), três indivíduos tentaram realizar uma sequência de furtos a travestis na Avenida Josias Ferreira Sobrinho. Uma da vítimas, de 23 anos, teve sua bolsa roubada mediante força física. Em seguida, ao tentar roubar uma segunda vítima, ouve reação. Os autores sacaram uma faca, mas a ação foi frustrada pela Polícia Militar da ROTAM, que estava em ronda no local e percebeu a ação.

[New Zealand]
Watch Coco Solid's Fa'afafine Documentary For 'Heaven's Gate'
Last month Coco Solid unveiled the gender-challenging rap 'Heaven's Gate', and now the talented wordsmith has followed up with a music video documentary focussing on the fa'afafine community. The empowering single plays the soundtrack to the short film which captures the non-stop vogueing and incredible attitude at the annual FAFSWAG Ball in South Auckland, an event which celebrates the city's thriving fa'afafine and transgender scene. The clip is the musician's co-directorial debut and aims to accurately reflect and pay homage to the queer identities and multicultural communities she grew up in.

[USA]
Kate Pierson, The B-52s Singer, Drops 'Mister Sister,' First Track From Solo Album [UPDATED]
One of the founding members of the iconic band The B-52s is back with a very queer new single.
Kate Pierson is slated to release a solo album, called "Guitars and Microphones" and executive produced by hit maker Sia, on February 17, 2015. In anticipation of this release, Pierson dropped her first single and video for "Mister Sister" -- a track that she is dubbing a "trans[gender] anthem."

[USA]
Transparent Creator on Show's First Trans Writer
Jill Soloway explains the choice of Our Lady J and responds to criticism as the popular series resumes.

[USA]
LGBT-inclusive shows ‘Transparent’ and ‘Normal Heart’ among Writers Guild nominees
Several LGBT-inclusive shows have been announced as nominees in the Writers Guild competition.

[USA]
Advocates push for transgender rights in military
Three years ago with the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” the Clinton administration policy that required gay service members to keep their sexual orientation secret while serving in the military ended. But for transgender individuals, little has changed.

[AZ, USA]
Arizona 'pregnant man' pleads not guilty to stalking estranged wife through hidden GPS tracker
A transgender man in Arizona who gave birth after beginning to change from female to male has pleaded not guilty of stalking his estranged wife.

[CA, USA]
Transgender Woman Shot, Killed While Pounding on Door of South L.A. Home for Help
Police were on Thursday investigating the death of a 21-year-old transgender woman who was gunned down while pounding on the front door of a South Los Angeles home seeking help.
Deshawnda Sanchez, known as “Tata,” was shot around 4 a.m. Wednesday on the front porch of a home near South Wilton Place and West 62nd Street (map), according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Police searching for gunman in fatal robbery of transgender woman


[FL, USA]
Miami-Dade OK's Trans Protections After Hours of Emotional Debate
The ordinance extends nondiscrimination protections to trans people in housing, public accommodations, and employment.

[MN, USA]
MSHSL Approves High School Transgender Athlete Policy
Minnesota's high school sports league has approved new guidelines for transgender students to participate in sports.
High school league votes to let transgender athletes pick their teams
MN State High School League adopts trans-inclusive policy
High School League overwhelmingly approves transgender policy


[VA, USA]
Virginia’s New Policy For Transgender Student Athletes Includes Hurdles
The Virginia High School League (VHSL) voted 25-0 on Wednesday to approve a new policy that will allow transgender student athletes across the state to participate on the sports team that corresponds with their gender identity. Though the update is a great improvement over its previous policy, it comes with its own share of hurdles.

quinta-feira, dezembro 04, 2014

[Brasil]
Imagens fortes: Travesti é morto a golpes de estilete no Centro de Manaus
O travesti Jonathas Macedo da Silva, aluno de Lgística da Universidade Paulista (Unip) foi morto a golpes de estilete, ontem à noite, no cruzamento das ruas Joaquim Sarmento e Saldanha Marinho, no Centro de Manaus.
A Delegacia Especialziada em Homicídios e Sequestros (DEHS) está investigando o crime.


[Brasil]
'Transando com Laerte': cartunista terá programa de TV em 2015
Vem aí “Transando com Laerte”, programa que será apresentado pela cartunista no Canal Brasil em 2015. A anfitriã — ela pede que a tratem sempre no feminino — conversará sobre temas específicos com seus entrevistados, entre eles Tom Zé, Paulo Lins, Marisa Orth e Xico Sá. Laerte conversou com a coluna.

[España]
Castilla y Leon dará tratamiento sanitario completo a las personas transexuales
Un año de negociación entre Fundación Triángulo y el SACyL culmina con el acuerdo que restaura los derechos sanitarios de las personas transexuales en CyL

[Canada]
Lack of B.C. female-to-male surgeries ‘weird,’ says surgeon
A Montreal medical specialist who performs gender-realignment surgery for B.C. residents says she finds it “very weird” not to have seen a single patient from B.C. referred for female-to-male surgery in the two years since the Medical Services Plan announced it would lift a funding ban on the procedures.

[USA]
Gender Nonconforming Youth Need Multidisciplinary Psych and Medical Care
The unique needs of gender nonconforming children and adolescents require multidisciplinary psychological and medical care, according to a review of clinical practice guidelines for these youth.

[USA]
What It's Really Like Dating as a Transgender Woman
A recent episode of "True Trans" with Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace addressed how being transgender affects relationships. Laura Jane's description of how it impacted her relationship with her wife in the first half of the episode was a very accurate portrayal of my own observations about the challenges of holding a pre-existing marriage together post-transition.

[USA]
ACLU: U.S. Army to recognize legal names of transgender veterans
The U.S. Army has agreed to “fully recognize” the new legal names of two transgender military veterans, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday.

[USA]
Feds Say Transgender Students’ Gender Identity Must Be Respected
New government guidance has LGBT rights advocates "thrilled"
Federal Guidance on Single-Sex Classes Confirms Schools Must Respect Every Student’s Gender Identity

[FL, USA]
Miami-Dade County adds gender identity to human rights ordinance
The Miami-Dade County Commission on Tuesday voted to amend its existing Human Rights Ordinance to prohibit discrimination in housing, public accommodations and employment on the basis of gender identity and gender expression.
Miami-Dade County Commission approves transgender protections
Miami-Dade County votes in favor of banning transgender discrimination


[ME, USA]
Maine school district ordered to pay $75K in transgender discrimination suit
A Maine court has awarded the family of a transgender girl $75,000 in a settlement of her discrimination lawsuit against a school district where administrators made her use a staff, not student, bathroom.

[MI, USA]
Farmington Hills family shares their transgender journey
Roz Keith believes training and education will help build communities that are more welcoming to children like her son.

[MN, USA]
Group opposed to inclusive athletics policy calls being transgender ‘dangerous’
Representatives of the Minnesota Child Protection League have been hitting the conservative radio circuit in order to drum up opposition to a policy that would create a more inclusive environment for transgender students in Minnesota schools. The Minnesota State High School League is poised to adopt a policy that would provide schools with a framework for including transgender high school students in extracurricular activities including athletics. MNCPL has published two full-page ads in Minnesota newspapers and sent out mailers in Greater Minnesota which LGBT groups have characterized as anti-transgender.
CPL sent anti-transgender direct mail across state to derail MN State High School League policy
Transgender dooms girls’ sports? MN pioneer says relax
Minn. could allow transgender athletes to pick team that suits them
High school league braces for transgender athlete vote
Child Protection League stands by photo used in controversial anti-trans ad
The End of Girls’ and Boys’ Sports in Minnesota?


[NY, USA]
Shen school board approves gender identity policy
The Shenendehowa School District Board of Education Tuesday adopted a policy that allows students and staff to use bathrooms and locker rooms that are not in conflict with their gender identity.

[NJ, USA]
N.J. Trans Veterans Win Important Fight to Change Names on Military Records
In a potentially game-changing move, the U.S. Army has allowed two transgender veterans to update their names on their discharge papers.

[OH, USA]
Toledo strengthens hate crime law to include transgender people
Toledo City Council voted unanimously Dec. 2 to strengthen the city’s hate crime law, adding language that makes it clear crimes against transgender people are considered hate crimes.
The decision comes after the robbery and assault of transgender woman Candice Milligan in Downtown Toledo last month.

[VA, USA]
Panel addresses transgender inclusion in Gloucester County schools
Former School Board member Ronnie Cohen cautioned Gloucester County schools on how it addresses a proposed transgender restroom use policy.

quarta-feira, dezembro 03, 2014

[Brasil]
Homossexual morre no Hospital da Restauração após ser alvejado a tiros em Vitória
Morreu no Hospital da Restauração, na capital pernambucana, o homossexual João Veloso de Oliveira, conhecido como Joana, de 36 anos. A vítima foi alvejada por dois disparos de arma de fogo, no Bairro do Iraque I, na noite do domingo (30). Dois homens em uma motocicleta não identificada são os suspeitos de efetuarem os tiros.


[Brasil]
Modelo Transsexual Carol Marra lança linha de moda praia
Durante o lançamento do linha, ela disse: 'Sou mulher pra casar'.

[USA]
Transgender Veterans Achieve Victory in Battle Against Discrimination
In response to ACLU-NJ letter, Army agrees to change names on key identity documents

[USA]
Amid trans discontent, HRC endorses nominees for EEOC
Following confusion in the transgender community over its previous silence, the nation’s largest LGBT group has publicly announced its support for nominees pending before the U.S. Senate for a federal agency charged with enforcing civil rights law.

[AZ, USA]
Transgender care excluded in faculty insurance
While transgender students at the UA can receive insurance through Campus Health Service, transgender faculty are not given the same services because their insurance is through the state.

[FL, USA]
Miami-Dade approves transgender rights measure
The Miami-Dade County Commission has approved an ordinance that would ban discrimination against transgender men and women.

[ME, USA]
Transgender student’s lawsuit ends with $75K award, order telling Orono schools to allow bathroom access
A final order has been issued in a transgender student’s lawsuit against the Orono School Department over the denial of her access to the girl’s bathroom in grade school and middle school.

[MN, USA]
Misleading Anti-Transgender Newspaper Ads Spark Outrage in Minnesota
A controversial ad that ran in three Minnesota newspapers this weekend opposing a statewide transgender rights school policy is being criticized for misleading readers with false, fear-based claims about student treatment.
LGBT Sports Coalition condemns Minnesota newspaper for anti-trans athlete ad
Second Transphobic Ad Hits Press as Minn. Debates Student Athlete Policy
Minnesotans spread word about coming transgender policy
Anti-LGBT group takes out anti-transgender ads in papers statewide
Child Protection League Action Uses Stock Photo of Lesbian Novel in Anti-LGBT Ad

terça-feira, dezembro 02, 2014

[Brasil]
Supremo decidiu se manifestar sobre o uso do banheiro por travestis e transexuais
Na semana passada, travestis e transexuais tiveram um motivo para comemorar: o Supremo Tribunal Federal decidiu que vai se pronunciar sobre o uso do banheiro por transexuais. Mas por quê isso é bom? No artigo de hoje responderei esta pergunta e darei minhas impressões sobre o julgamento que será feito por nossa corte constitucional.

[UK]
Musician Thomas Dolby’s transgender son gets married
The son of ‘80s pop singer Thomas Dolby married his longtime partner Wednesday in Suffolk, England.
Dolby, 56, tweeted a photo of the happy couple along with words of congratulations.
On Facebook, Dolby wrote: “It’s a day of celebration in the Dolby family. Congrats to you all! So much love! I’ve got something in my eye. *happy sniffle*”
Harper Robertson, 23, is one of three children Dolby has with former U.S. actress Kathleen Beller (Dynasty).
Harper was born female but transitioned.

[UK]
'We're hidden in full view because we look like the guy next door'
Inspirational members of Cumbria’s transgender community have revealed how changes in society are seeing them find a greater acceptance.

[South Africa]
Love in exile
In 2010, Tiwonge Chimbalanga, a transgender woman, was imprisoned in Malawi for getting engaged to a man. Pardoned and freed, she now lives in exile in South Africa. But does her story represent a triumph for the global LGBT rights movement?

[India]
Bangalore police arrest 160 trans women a day after pride
Protesters say the anti-trans 'purge' is unconstitutional

[South Korea]
Seoul postpones human rights charter after anti-gay protests
Christian groups oppose a clause banning LGBTI discrimination

[Australia]
Border Security program accused of contributing to alleged unfair treatment of US transgender activist
The Seven Network's Border Security program has been accused of contributing to alleged unfair treatment of an American transgender activist who had her Australian visa cancelled.
Monica Jones appeared in the Federal Circuit Court on Monday to fight the Immigration Department's efforts to deport her, after she was detained in Villawood Detention Centre last week accused of breaching her visa work conditions.

[USA]
Department Of Education Issues Guidelines To Protect Transgender Students In Single-Sex Classrooms
The U.S. Department of Education interpreted Title IX to say public schools must treat transgender students “consistent with their gender identity in all aspects of […] single-sex classes.”

[USA]
Transparent Hires First Trans Staff Writer as Promised
Yesterday, transgender musician and singer-songwriter Our Lady J announced that she has joined the writing staff for Season 2 of Amazon's acclaimed show Transparent. Awesome.

[MD, USA]
MD Medicaid to Expand Coverage for Trans Health
Earlier this month, Maryland’s Medicaid Coverage Policy Advisory Committee recommended that Maryland’s Medicaid coverage be updated to provide transgender-inclusive health coverage for all participants in Maryland’s Medical Assistance (Medicaid) program. The Medical Assistance program is the primary source of health insurance coverage for low-income adults, families, and children in the State. The updated coverage will provide coverage for medically necessary comprehensive services for gender transition.

[MN, USA]
Newspapers Across MN Run Another Anti-Transgender Ad
Well-funded opponents of the Minnesota State High School League's new proposed transgender policy continue to run scaremongering ads in newspapers that are more than happy to take their money.
Opposition mobilizes again to MSHSL transgender policy
Transgender Policy' to be considered by Minnesota State High School League


[OH, USA]
City expands first half of transgender protections
The Cleveland City Council gave a unanimous nod to adding gender identity and expression to an ordinance barring discrimination in employment and promotion with employers contracting with the city.

[Argentina]
Analizan en Jujuy si hubo discriminación en torno al sepelio de una travesti
El Inadi de Jujuy analiza si Ailén Noemí Chambi, conocida por ser la primera persona transexual en lograr el cambio de identidad de género en la provincia, “fue discriminada a la hora de su muerte”

segunda-feira, dezembro 01, 2014

[UK]
'I always knew I was different' - more rights needed for transgender people
Rona Rees realised from a very young age that there was something different about her.
Rona, from Drefach, who was born Raymond, is one of an estimated 31,000 people in Wales seeking or awaiting gender reassignment surgery.
The 63-year-old said: "I did not know there was a name for it at the start but I knew I was different to the other boys. I didn't know for a number of years what was wrong with me. I put it to one side and just accepted I was odd."

[Jersey/Guernsey]
Jersey: Same-sex marriage bill won’t include ‘spousal veto’ for trans people
Jersey’s planned equal marriage bill will exclude a controversial ‘spousal veto’ clause, which can stop trans people gaining legal gender recognition.

[Ireland]
Drag queen activist tipped to win ‘Person of the Year’ award
An Irish drag queen who made a defiant speech about equality is tipped to pick up a ‘Person of the Year’ award.
Drag artist Panti Bliss, played by Rory O’Neill, caused controversy in January this year when she labelled Catholic lobbying group the Iona Institute ‘homophobes’ on an Irish talk show, over their position on same-sex marriage.

[Iran]
Gay Iranians pressured to surgically change gender, seek asylum
Gay people in Iran know that life in their country can be horrific. They can face execution for being themselves. Those who wish to remain in Iran often receive shocking advice from the medical community. And it involves surgery to change their gender, to be more culturally acceptable.

[India]
167 Indian Trans Women 'Arbitrarily' Jailed, Protestors Demand Justice
The day after Bangalore's pride parade, 167 hijra were detained under an anti-begging law in a move advocates consider a targeted assault against the women's gender identities.

[Malaysia]
‘Wife’ with moustache may become reality if LGBTs are allowed
Selangor Umno delegate Datuk Ismail Kijo expressed his disappointment with the efforts by certain quarters who want the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) group to be accepted and recognised.

[Cambodia]
‘I know it’s bad for my health, but I want to be a woman’
Faced with discrimination and a lack of resources, the Kingdom’s transgender community are taking matters into their own hands – often at great risk
Rith Rasy fears the large doses of hormones she takes to maintain her feminine figure could cut her life short. But the happiness she gets from living as a woman, the gender with which she’s identified since she was seven years old, is enough for her to justify continuing to take six tablets each day, without any medical guidance. The regime she follows gives her breasts, thin, hairless arms and a more womanly figure. But it has also makes her prone to mood swings and memory loss and diminishes her sex drive.

[Vietnam]
Vietnamese transgender strips off in street to 'show off': official
A Vietnamese woman whose car was pulled over Friday stripped down to her panties only to flaunt her body, a senior police official in the northern province of Bac Giang has said.
Colonel Do Hong Truyen, chief of the provincial traffic police force, on Saturday confirmed the authenticity of the images of the woman in her panties after they went viral on the Internet over the past few days.
(Photo: A photo of the incident in which a Vietnamese transgender woman stripped down to her panties in front of several traffic cops on duty and many passers-by in the northern province of Bac Giang on Friday.)

[Vietnam]
Vietnam transgender teacher dreams of husband, kid
It has been six years since the day Pham Van Hiep, a male educator in the southern Vietnamese province of Binh Phuoc, had a sex reassignment surgery and became Pham Le Quynh Tram, a female teacher.
Tram told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper after teaching a class in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, one day with an inspiring, charming voice that she is living the happiest days of her life and has both love and passion for career.
(Photo: Pham Le Quynh Tram, a transgender, is shown teaching her students in this file photo.)

[Canada]
Canadian MP: Government ‘trying to kill’ transgender rights bill
Canada’s much-delayed transgender hate crime bill has been stalled yet again, after being bumped off a committee’s agenda.
Transgender bill languishes in Senate after 20 months

[Canada]
University of Calgary approves proposal for on-campus gender-neutral washroom
For most people, walking into a public washroom rarely triggers any fears or anxieties beyond typical concerns of cleanliness or adequate supplies of toilet paper.

[USA]
Some Colleges Revisiting Admission Policies For Transgender Students
Dozens of women's colleges are grappling with the challenge of how to define policies for transgender students. NPR's Eric Westervelt speaks with Wellesly graduate Alex Poon about his experience as a trans-man on campus.

[NY, USA]
Antoinette Thornes Is a Trans Actress Who Rocks
The Thornes singer chats about her role as a woman with a secret in the family drama On a Stool at the End of the Bar.
How honest should a trans person be with his or her partner? That’s one question raised in Robert Callely’s world-premiere drama On a Stool at the End of the Bar, which runs through December 14 at off-Broadway’s 59E59 Theatres. Antoinette Thornes stars as Chris, a woman raising three teenagers in New Jersey with her blue-collar boyfriend of 10 years — a happy suburban family ripped apart by the discovery that Chris is transgender. Thornes, a New York rock singer, discusses the high price of passing.

[WV, USA]
Charleston lawyer stops hiding yearning for life as a woman
The way it happened wasn’t how Anne Kelly planned to come out.
Well, there wasn’t really a plan, but a time was bound to come along that felt right, wasn’t there?
She wanted to be divorced. She wanted to make sure she had answered all of her 9-year-old daughter’s questions. But on the morning of Nov. 3, any plan she might have had changed.
“I had to do it,” she said recently, narrowing her eyes and balling her hand into a fist, recalling that moment.
(Photo by F. Brian Ferguson: Gazette Anne Kelly has been transitioning to a woman for about two years. She recently came out to her friends, who have known her only as Greg Skinner, a 45-year-old man.)

[Peru]
"No me voy a ofender si me dicen Luis o Luisa"
La electa concejal de la comuna de La Esperanza (Trujillo) promete que no solo luchará por la comunidad LGBT, sino por todos los sectores que han visto vulnerados sus derechos. “Todos somos iguales”, señala.

[Argentina]
Polémica por proyectos para sumar trans al municipio
Hay dos propuestas que impulsan que haya un cupo fijo para sumar transexuales a la planta permanente de empleados del Municipio. Qué opina cada bloque.

[Argentina]
Desmintieron que se impulse un subsidio de 8.000 pesos para transexuales porteñas
La autora del proyecto, María Rachid, aseguró que el proyecto para subsidiar a las personas trans de más de cuarenta años fue presentado hace más de un año, y que la suma del subsidio era de $ 2.400.

domingo, novembro 30, 2014

[Brasil]
Roubo de celular do travesti morto em Arandu ajudou investigação
Aparelho foi roubado e depois vendido pelo suposto assassino.
Suspeito pode ter relação com travesti que, segundo a polícia, se prostituía.

[Brasil]
Homem é atacado por travesti em motel na Serra, ES
Segundo PM, cliente desistiu de programa e se recusou a pagar por ele.
Polícia foi chamada por um funcionário do estabelecimento.

[Brasil]
Travestis são presas por matar colega em Contagem
Três pessoas foram presas e apresentadas nesta sexta pela Polícia Civil, sendo duas travestis e o namorado de uma dessas
Uma briga envolvendo troca de namorado e disputa de ponto de prostituição teria sido a motivação para o assassinato da travesti Marina, de 23 anos, no dia 17 de julho deste ano, em Contagem, na região metropolitana de Belo Horizonte. Os três suspeitos do crime, sendo outras duas travestis e o namorado de uma delas, foram apresentados nesta sexta-feira (28) pela Polícia Civil.

[Brasil]
Homosexual morre em acidente após ameaçar caminhoneiro em Goianinha, RN
Na madrugada deste sábado (29), um homosexual morreu vítima de um acidente na BR 101 em Goianinha, litoral sul do estado.
Segundo informações repassadas pela Polícia Militar de Goianinha ao Portal NCO, o jovem homosexual pediu carona a um caminhoneiro, depois de algum tempo dentro do veículo, ele puxou uma faca e começou a ameaçar o condutor, que foi pego de surpresa, parou bruscamente o veículo e saiu.

[Brasil]
Travesti foi morto e outro ferido a golpes de faca peixeira na saída de um motel no RN
Uma confusão na saída de um Motel terminou com um travesti morto e outro esfaqueado em Mossoró no Rio Grande do Norte. O crime foi registrado na manhã de sábado 29 de Novembro 2014, as margens da Br 304 próximo ao viaduto de acesso ao Shopping e a Universidade Potiguar.


[USA]
REPORT: New Defense Dept. Policy Could Allow for Open Trans Service
New policy changes to military regulations within the Department of Defense could allow transgender members to serve in the military, contends a new report from the Palm Center.

[DC, USA]
Transgender Woman Reports Sexual Assault in D.C. Restaurant Bathroom
A transgender woman reported being sexually assaulted in the bathroom of a restaurant near Dupont Circle in northwest D.C. Thursday evening, police said.
Transgender female sexually assaulted on Thanksgiving

[NY, USA]
NYS High Court Sets Aside Hate Crime Conviction But Allows Retrial
The New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest bench, ruled unanimously on November 24 that the Appellate Division had correctly reversed the hate crime manslaughter conviction of Dwight R. DeLee in the 2008 killing of Lateisha Green, a transgender woman, in Syracuse. Unlike the intermediate appeals court, however, the high court gave prosecutors the opportunity to resubmit hate crime manslaughter charges against DeLee to a grand jury.

[Argentina]
Conti impulsa un subsidio de $8.000 para travestis
Es para aquellos que fueron "encarcelados o víctimas de violencia institucional" por motivo de identidad de género.
Legisladora K no descarta que subsidio para travestis se pueda replicar a nivel nacional
Impulsan un subsidio especial de $ 7680 para personas trans
Inflación trans | Cómo pasar de un subsidio de $1900 a $8000 en dos años

sábado, novembro 29, 2014

[Brasil]
Polícia Civil prende suspeito de assassinar travesti em Arandu
Crime aconteceu em 8 de junho; corpo foi encontrado em um cafezal.
Suspeito morava e trabalhava na capital; ele estava sendo monitorado.

[Turkey]
Pink Life marked TDoR: Trans murders are political!
Pink Life Association in Ankara organized a series of events in memory of transphobic hate crime victims. Commemorating their late friends for the 7th time in Turkey, trans activists gave speeches at the Turkish Parliament.

[Australia]
Join the National Trans and Gender Diverse Working Group
Australia's first National Trans* & Gender Diverse (NTGD) working group has annouunced the election of co-convenors and is seeking volunteers to join the executive group.

[USA]
Another Lap for Michael Phelps’s Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend
The intersex 'cougar' has been the focus of uninformed tabloid coverage, but she appears to have willingly stepped into the spotlight.

[USA]
Oh, boy! Pentagon cozies up to transgender troops
New regulation opens door to more sexual variants
Retired General and Flag Officers Call on Military Services to Comply with Recent DOD Rules Affecting Transgender Personnel
US military urged to allow transgender troops to serve openly
Report: Loophole could allow transgender troops to serve under new DoD policy


[AZ, USA]
WATCH: Ariz. Activist Convicted of 'Walking While Trans' Will Appeal
After being found guilty of 'manifesting prostitution,' advocate Monica Jones is pushing back against the law that she contends is unconstitutionally vague and targets trans women of color.

[CA, USA]
Trans Man's Speech Dedicated to Trans Women of Color
Trans women are being killed in the streets. What are we doing about it?

[CA, USA]
Transgender Day of Remembrance: 11 Photos of West Hollywood's Vigil and Candlelight March
Last Thursday was Transgender Day of Remembrance, and West Hollywood saw a candlelight march and vigil in commemoration. For those who couldn’t make it, or did and want to remember the night, we’ve picked out some of the best photos from the event.

[MO, USA]
Transgender Group Stages The Largest Of An Array Of Protests Wednesday Night
Thumping their chests in unison, about 125 protesters blocking a major intersection in the Grove neighborhood staged a protest that mirrored those of the past few months; but with a slightly different message.

[NC, USA]
Family, police search for missing Rowan County transgender woman
[Editor’s note regarding pronoun usage: Family, some friends, law enforcement and other media are using male pronouns to refer to Walker. However, qnotes has chosen to use female pronouns to identify her. Walker’s Facebook profile uses female pronouns and, according to law enforcement, Elisha is the name reported to the investigators and which she apparently used in her daily life.]

[NJ, USA]
Vineland schools to add transgender policy
The school board has introduced a policy to address the needs of the district's transgender students.

[NM, USA]
UNM to accept ‘preferred names’ for transgender students
After some transgender students wanted to use a different name at the University of New Mexico and were nearly failed out of class because of it, a UNM student group says its working with university officials to make a change. UNM says it will soon let transgender students use their so-called “preferred names” on some school records in an effort to be more accepting.

[OH, USA]
FOX19 Investigates: State sued for stopping transgender inmate's hormone treatment
A Cincinnati transgender woman lived out a real-life "Orange is the New Black" while incarcerated in an Ohio prison.

[PA, USA]
Appeal for Morris dispatch records moves forward
Efforts to settle PGN’s open-records request for complete dispatch records pertaining to the Nizah Morris incident from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office have been unsuccessful.

[VA, USA]
Health Care Providers Work to Offer Services for Transgender Patients
Health care providers in central Virginia are banding together to offer services for transgender patients.

[WA, USA]
Tacoma to Offer Trans-Inclusive Health Benefits for City Employees
Following the release of the 2014 Municipal Equality Index (MEI), more cities are embracing inclusive health care coverage for all.

[WI, USA]
Remembering Transgender Murder Victims
Organizations met last week for a Milwaukee remembrance day. World-wide the number of such victims is increasing.

quinta-feira, novembro 27, 2014

[España]
El 80% de los transexuales de Castilla y León emigran por la discriminación
Nace en Palencia la asociación Chiguitxs LGTB+ para trabajar por la igualdad, con independencia de la orientación sexual

[UK]
FA: Trans people can now play pro football
Football Association in UK has groundbreaking trans policy

[Netherlands]
Drag queens refused by cab driver file discrimination claim
The drag queens who were refused by a taxi driver from Taxicentrale Amsterdam, has decided to file a discrimination claim.

[India]
New policy for transgender on anvil
Gujarat Government plans to carry out a state-wide survey to find out the number and socio-economic status of the transgender community.

[Canada]
A Night to Remember
Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil Held at Norman Bethune Square
Transgender losses honoured in vigil

[USA]
Right-Wing Group Targets Trans-Friendly Federal Nominee
David Lopez, the current EEOC general counsel awaiting Senate confirmation for his second term, has built a career fighting for the rights of LGBT and disabled workers. Now the Family Research Council wants him to pay for it.

[USA]
New Suicide Hotline Dedicated to Trans People Now Open for Calls
San Francisco-based Trans Lifeline has collected an all-trans staff of volunteers who aim to make the crisis hotline experience more comfortable and accessible for trans callers.

[GA, USA]
Schools seeing an increase in transgender students
School can be a struggle for many students, not just academically but socially, especially students who question their own identity. A local outreach group for transgender and gay teens said they've seen an increase in the number transgender students attending school in the Savannah area.

[MD, USA]
Transgender Victims Remembered: Despite legal progress, 233 were killed in anti-transgender violence over the last year
Two lines of people holding unlit candles stretched down the long center aisle at the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore last Thursday. As the service attendees—more than a hundred total—reached the front of the line in pairs, two volunteers helped them light their candles and place them upright in a large box, while up at the pulpit a volunteer read off a list of names. “Calvin Curtis Lipscomb. Nov. 8, 2013. Detroit, Michigan. Lady Butterfly. Nov. 17, 2013. Porto Seguro, Brazil. Sahlil. Nov. 17, 2013. Karachi, Pakistan.” Name, date of death, location.

[MN, USA]
Religious Right, Catholic Church continue fight against trans-inclusive athletics policy
The political arm of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, as well as the Minnesota Family Council and the Minnesota Child Protection League, have ramped up efforts to oppose a policy aimed at increasing inclusion for transgender high school students.

[NY, USA]
Family of transgender woman speaks out after killer released on technicality
Roxann Green remembers getting a letter from her son, Moses at the age of 16 telling her he was ready to be who he truly was, ready to be a woman.
"I miss her everyday. Every day of my life I miss her," says Green.

[TX, USA]
Houston Trans Woman Beaten, Officials Offer Lukewarm Response
As Houston lawmakers continue to debate the HERO antidiscrimination ordinance, trans resident Thailand Warr says police didn't address her being viciously attacked by seven youths with the seriousness it merits.

[TX, USA]
Names and places raise awareness on Transgender Day of Remembrance
Makelly Castro, 24, of Brazil; Ashley Sherman, 25, of the United States; and Rosa Syad Ribut, 35, of Canada were killed this year. All three were transgender women, having been assigned with a male sex at birth.

[Ecuador]
Luzdarly es la reina GLBTI de Imbabura
En la entrada del Teatro Gran Colombia, la banda Municipal daba la bienvenida entonando sus canciones para los asistentes, que empezaban a llegar de a poco hasta las instalaciones en donde se elegiría a la nueva ‘soberana’ GLBTI de la provincia.

[Colombia]
En cuerpo ajeno... Compensar autoriza cirugía de cambio de sexo
Tras una disputa jurídica que duró siete meses, la EPS dio vía libre al procedimiento que cuesta alrededor de $40 millones.

[Colombia]
Cali celebró la primera versión de Miss Transformista
Este certamen de carácter social busca promover los derechos de los LGBTI y apoyar campañas de prevención de enfermedades de transmisión sexual.

terça-feira, novembro 25, 2014

[India]
Murder, gang rape and acid attacks: Hyderabad remembers trans hate victims
India's sixth largest city has reported 10 anti-trans murders, three gang rapes and five acid attacks since March

[India]
Hundreds demand repeal of anti-gay laws at Bangalore pride
Up to 2,000 people yesterday (23 November) protested India's anti-gay laws at Bangalore pride, the first since the country recriminalized homosexuality in December last year.

[Bangladesh]
In Photos: Bangladesh's Trans Pride Parade Was Massive and Fabulous
Earlier this month, Bangladesh hosted the largest trans pride parade in the nation's history. The festivities occurred November 10, the one-year anniversary of the government's decision to recognize hijras — a term that refers to transgender, intersex, eunuch, transvestite, or transsexual members of South Asian societies — as a third gender.

[Canada]
Paying tribute to transgender victims of violence
It was a big turnout for the saddest of reasons.
About 130 people crowded into the basement of Crossways in Common at Young United Church on Thursday to remember the 1,509 murdered and missing transgender people recorded worldwide since 2008. (Many countries do not report.)
Students hold candlelight vigil, awareness campaign for Transgender Day of Remembrance
Transgender Day of Remembrance highlights widespread transphobic violence


[Canada]
Transgender girl's complaint goes ahead despite move
The family of a bullied eight-year-old transgender girl is leaving Winnipeg.
Isabella "Bella" Burgos and her family will be moving to British Columbia.
Her dad, Dale Burgos, said from Nanaimo the family had planned the move before controversy erupted over the treatment his daughter has received from a parent at her school.

[USA]
Transgender People are invisible in most data surveys says new report
Transgender people and other gender minorities have long been an invisible group in population- based surveys says a recent report. Due to a lack of data they are also under- represented says the GenIUSS Group.

[USA]
Trans Lifeline provides suicide prevention by and for the trans community
Yesterday, we marked the sixteenth annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, focusing on the transgender and gender-nonconforming people taken by violence in the past year. On November 1st, an integral resource was launched to help trans people in crisis—the Trans Lifeline, a free crisis and suicide prevention hotline that is managed and staffed by volunteers who are themselves members of the trans community.

[USA]
UC Research Examines an Emerging Issue: Treatment of Transgender Prison Populations
The perceptions and treatment of transgender populations will be examined at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology.

[AZ, USA]
Woman to appeal prostitution-related conviction
A transgender woman who is an advocate for sex workers will appeal her conviction in Arizona on a prostitution-related charge in a Phoenix courtroom.

[CA, USA]
Vigil Held for Natl Transgender Day of Remembrance
Transgender men, women and their supporters came to Sacramento’s Trinity Cathedral Saturday to take part in a National Transgender Day of Remembrance.

[ID, USA]
Friends say Idaho transgender woman's memory not honored at funeral
Jennifer Gable was presented as a man at an open-casket service.
Transgender woman buried by family as a man at Idaho funeral

[MN, USA]
Twin Cities celebrates Transgender Day of Remembrance
Stoned to death. Stabbed 33 times. Pushed out of a moving car then run over. When hate and fear rage out of control, people destroy by any means necessary. Eighty-one transgender people were murdered in the past year throughout the world.

[NC, USA]
Students honor victims of anti-transgender violence
A transgender support group led by Ian Pike, a junior studying civil engineering and member of GLBT Community Alliance, organized a memorial in Wolf Plaza for the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Thursday with the help of GLBT Community Alliance, the NC State GLBT Center and the NC State Women’s Center.

[TX, USA]
Gang of Seven Brutalize Houston Trans Woman
Early Thursday evening, a 33-year-old trans woman claims she was brutalized by seven strangers in the lobby of her southwest Houston high-rise.

[VA, USA]
Radford adds gender identity to anti-discrimination and harassment policy
The Radford University Board of Visitors voted unanimously Friday to add gender identity to its anti-discrimination and harassment policy.

[WA, USA]
Police: Man who identifies as woman harassed, attacked on street
An assault suspect used a homophobic slur against a man who identifies as a woman, telling her "You have to pay to be a [expletive] on our block" before possibly breaking her jaw Tuesday in Pioneer Square, according to the Seattle Police Department.

segunda-feira, novembro 24, 2014

[International]
URGENT ALERT- Haters Plan to Trigger Trans* to Suicides
Yesterday, on the English-language imageboard website known as 4Chan, a conversation was captured that points to an offensive by transphobic haters to target transgender people to trigger suicides. Hate speech online is common. However, 4Chan users recently gained attention and notoriety for starting, orchestrating, and escalating Gamergate, an organized campaign against women involved in the video game industry. They target anyone who speaks out against their misogyny. Numerous threats of violence and death against women (and their families) have been associated with this campaign.
4chan plans “genocide” against transgender women

[Portugal]
Construindo Samuel
Como é que tu estás?” “Eu estou bom, eu estou bom, eu estou bom”, tinha de parar de dizer “eu estou boa”. É como se tivesse um ginásio dentro da cabeça, era preciso treinar muito, repetir, repetir, fazer muitos exercícios para que as palavras lhe começassem a sair certas. Houve dias em que foi para a cama mentalmente exausto, “eram tantas as dores de cabeça. É um esforço enorme”. Conseguiu, agora raramente se engana. Mas Samuel mudou mais depressa do que o mundo à sua volta. Para a mãe, é mais difícil: ainda lhe saem frases misturadas, como “ela agora é o meu filho”. Ana precisa de mais tempo para se habituar à ideia de que deixou de ter uma filha.

[Brasil]
Homossexual é morto a pauladas na Granja Portugal


[Poland]
Is Winnie the Pooh Transgender or Intersex?
One town in Poland seems to think so — and they are not happy about it.

[Cyprus]
Police storm ‘trans’ exhib, censor photos of naked men
Police raided a photographic exhibition by Greek trans activist Paola Reveniotis on Friday night and confiscated photographs of naked men, reminiscent of the medieval ages that Cyprus lived through in past decades.
Police defend shutting down trans exhibit
Cyprus LGBT group slams police censorship


[Nepal]
Society discriminatory against sexual minorities
In a survey conducted jointly by the Blue Diamond Society, UNDP and the Williams Institute of University of California Los Angeles, 60 percent of the around 1,200 respondents from gender and sexual minorities said they have faced abuse and discrimination in at least one setting.

[Malaysia]
Jakim’s ‘spiritual camp’ tried to ‘change’ us, lament Muslim transgenders
The “spiritual camps” that Islamic authorities claim to have successfully addressed transgenderism were deceptively positioned as outreach programmes that turned out to be “rehabilitation” programmes, members of the community have revealed.

[USA]
Dedicated transgender suicide hotline launched
A San Francisco group has launched a dedicated suicide hotline for transgender people.
The Trans Lifeline – the first project of its kind – is staffed by San Francisco area volunteers, and aims to tackle the alarmingly high rate of suicide among people who are trans.

[CA, USA]
High School teacher undergoing sex change
Parents and students in a Fresno County town received news this week that one of their local high school teachers is undergoing a sex change.

[GA, USA]
Community comes together at Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil [photos]
The transgender community and allies came out Thursday night to honor those they’ve lost and discuss how to protect each other in the future at the Transgender Day of Remembrance. The event, held this year at the Phillip Rush Center Annex and organized by the Juxtaposed Center for Transformation (JCT), featured a slew of speakers from all corners of the trans community who relayed their message using the theme “It’s Time.”

[ID, USA]
Transgender woman presented as male for her open casket funeral
Friends of a transgender woman who died last month from an aneurysm say they were shocked when family members presented her as a man for her open casket funeral.

[IL, USA]
Rogers Park transgender woman, her landlord both file lawsuits
A transgender woman, who has already filed a discrimination complaint against her landlord, alleging that he tried to throw her out of her Rogers Park apartment because of her gender identity and because her fiancé is Black, is now suing the landlord for violating the city's Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance. The landlord in turn formally filed to evict the woman a few days after her lawsuit was filed.

domingo, novembro 23, 2014

[Brasil]
Transexual obrigada a usar banheiro masculino será indenizada
A Primeira Turma do Tribunal Regional do Trabalho do Paraná condenou a Kraft Foods do Brasil a indenizar em R$ 5 mil por danos morais uma trabalhadora que, embora nascida com características masculinas e possuir nome de batismo masculino, se autoidentificava como sendo do gênero feminino. A condenação foi motivada pelo fato de a empresa determinar, após algum tempo, que ela usasse o vestiário dos homens.

[Brasil]
Presos suspeitos de matar homossexual com requintes de crueldade
A Polícia Civil apresentou na manhã de ontem, dois suspeitos de envolvimento na morte do vendedor Wanderley Medeiros dos Santos, mais conhecido como Leley, de 48 anos. Ele, que era homossexual, foi morto cruelmente com golpes de garrafa na cabeça na noite do último sábado, em sua casa, no bairro Barroso. De acordo com informações dos agentes da 91ª DP, tudo leva a crer que o caso se trata de latrocínio (roubo seguido de morte).

[Brasil]
Travesti é morto a facadas e tem o órgão sexual decepado

[Brasil]
Valença: Jovem assassinado a tiros no Quilômbo
Na noite deste domingo, 16/11, por volta das 18h20minh, o jovem Elivan dos Santos, 31 anos, vulgo Ramona (homossexual) residente no Jacaré, foi vítima de homicídio e um jovem de prenome Ricardo foi vítima de tentativa de homicídio por arma de fogo dentro de uma residência no Quilombo do Novo Horizonte em Valença-Ba.

[Brasil]

Um travesti acaba de ser assassinado agora pouco no centro de Campo Grande, proximo a Igreja nossa senhora do Desterro, mais detalhes daqui a pouco...
É o seguinte pessoal, o travesti com nome de pamela, foi assasinada por um cliente, que se recusou a pagar o programa, o travesti ia chamar a policia, quando o homem efetuou o disparo, populares ainda socorreram , mais ja chegou ao hospital sem vida

[Italia]
Cadavere di un trans Giallo al San Camillo
Il seno nudo, la faccia scavata, i capelli neri raccolti, e le braccia magrissime ripiegate sul petto rimasto fuori da un paio di coperte colorate. Aveva gli occhi chiusi ma non stava dormendo.
È così che è stato ritrovato il cadavere di un transessuale, ieri mattina, in una delle grotte nei pressi della sala mortuaria dell’ospedale San Camillo Forlanini a Monteverde.

[USA]
Dead trans woman ‘dressed as a man’ for open casket funeral
Friends of a transgender woman who died suddenly have reacted with shock – after discovering she was dressed as a man for her open casket funeral.
26-year-old Idaho woman Jennifer Gable, who worked for Wells Fargo as a customer service coordinator, died suddenly of an aneurysm last month.


[USA]
Michael Phelps ‘Embarrassed’ That He Didn’t Know Hookup Girl Was A Guy
HollywoodLife.com has learned that Michael, who allegedly met Taylor Lianne Chandler, on the dating app Tinder, is upset that she was not upfront with him about being ‘intersex.’
Michael Phelps’ Girlfriend: She Confessed To Him She Was Intersex Before Going Public
Michael Phelps’ Girlfriend Says: He Hasn’t Called Since I Revealed I Was Intersex
Michael Phelps’ Tinder Hookup: ‘I Still Love Him’
Michael Phelps se diz "envergonhado e horrorizado" após se relacionar com transexual, diz site

sábado, novembro 22, 2014

[Europe/Asia]
Eurasian Trans Health
On October 27-28, 2014 in Moscow took place the 2nd Regional practical Conference ‘Eurasian Trans Health’. The same as last year, healthcare professionals and representatives of civil society organizations got to know successful foreign practices, exchanged their experiences and, with a glance of regional specifics, discussed the problems of medico-social follow-through for patients seeking support due to their sex or gender identity.

[Malaysia]
Allowing civil courts to override Shariah will make Malays BAD MUSLIMS - Ibrahim Ali
The civil courts' ability to override decisions made by the Shariah courts‎ could jeopardise the faith of Muslims, Malay right-wing group Perkasa said today.

[USA]
12 Tips For Nurses And Doctors Treating Transgender Patients
Transgender medicine is a concept that is just now taking shape.

[USA]
WATCH: Yes, Trans Women Are Harassed Daily
Even for those who survive, antitrans harassment is a harrowing daily occurrence for many transgender people, especially trans women of color.

[USA]
Trans Women of Color Face an Epidemic of Violence and Murder
Between October 2013 and the end of this September, according to international reports gathered by the European group Transrespect versus Transphobia (TvT), 226 transgender people were murdered around the world. Most were trans women of color. Those numbers were gathered by painstakingly raking through news articles and by reports submitted through partner organizations in places like Honduras and Thailand.

[AZ, USA]
'Pregnant Man' Busted for Stalking [Update]
The famous 'pregnant man' Thomas Beatie, was arrested Thursday for felony stalking -- according to cops he's engaged in some major spy games to track an ex over the last couple years.

[NY, USA]
Exclusive: Rikers Ready With Housing Unit for Some Trans Inmates
On Rikers Island, man-to-woman transgender inmates who have not undergone genital surgery will now have the option of not being housed with the general population of men, but to be detained in a new transgender unit opening this week in the New York City jail’s oldest building.

[OH, USA]
Transgender beating victim talks about her recovery
After a savage beating, a transgender woman talks to 13abc about her recovery and her message to the community.
Man accused of assault pleads not guilty

[TX, USA]
Austin police has first openly transgender officer
The Austin Police Department now has its first openly transgender officer. Senior Officer Greg Abbink has been with the force for a decade. Joining as a woman, it wasn’t until this year that he says he really started living.

[VA, USA]
Two years pass with no sign of Sage Smith
Family, neighbors, friends and community leaders gathered Wednesday night to honor the life of Dashad “Sage” Smith, who disappeared from Charlottesville two years ago this week.
Vigil Marks 2 Years since Dashad "Sage" Smith Disappeared