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terça-feira, agosto 04, 2015

Trans activist, 21, found dead in Scotland
Danielle Robins was an influential trans activist in Dundee

Eddie Redmayne dazzles in The Danish Girl posters
The first posters for transgender period drama The Danish Girl have been released.
We really, really can’t wait for Eddie Redmayne’s transgender drama The Danish Girl

Onderzoek gestart naar veiligheid transgenders (dá para traduzir na página e entender-se)
Transgender Netwerk Nederland start maandag met een onderzoek naar de veiligheid voor transgenders op straat.

I’m writing as a rape victim.
I’m writing as a theft, threat, and insult victim.
I’m writing as a trans and as a sex worker.
I’m writing as a rights activist.
I’m writing as someone who now thinks twice before going out.

HC comes to the aid of Santhi
The 34-year-old was stripped of her Asian Games medal after failing the gender test.
Santhi keen on getting her Asiad medal back

Sex to survive: The transgender women who aren’t Cait
Caitlyn Jenner is the high-profile face of transgender womanhood, but her story doesn’t represent the reality for many in the community.

No jail for transgender teen who abused boy
A transgender teenager, who sexually assaulted a 13-year-old boy over a period of almost 12 months, has been sentenced to 18 months in jail, wholly suspended.

Eating disorders five times more prevalent in transgender college students, study finds
A new article published in the August issue of The Journal of Adolescent Health, the official journal of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine finds the prevalence of eating disorders in transgender college students is far greater than any cisgender man or woman. Cisgender refers to people who identify their personal identity with the gender they were assigned at birth.

Schools In Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools
Schools In Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools is a first-of-its-kind resource providing a blueprint for safe, supportive and inclusive school environments for transgender youth.

Leave choice of restroom to transgender workers
The monumental attention paid to the transition of Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner has made a long-simmering issue a hot topic in human resource seminars:

More than being PC: Transgender rights in the workplace
Last year, Time magazine referred to transgender rights as our country’s new civil rights frontier. With the emergence of Caitlyn Jenner and popular shows like “Transparent” and “Orange Is the New Black,” the issues affecting the more than 700,000 transgender people in the United States have become part of the mainstream discussion.

Support spreads for transgender access to public restrooms
One Charlotte woman’s campaign to make public restrooms safer for transgender people has gained momentum with news that Bank of America Stadium, BB&T Ballpark and Charlotte Motor Speedway will allow transgender men and women to use the restroom of their gender identity.

EXCLUSIVE: Bronx judge denies transgender woman’s effort to get charges in relation to alleged scissor attack tossed
A Bronx judge has scuttled a transgender woman’s bid to have her misdemeanor rap dismissed because she has endured a troubled life.
“While the people acknowledge the difficulties defendant has faced in her past, her struggles as a transgendered woman should not act as a shield from criminal prosecution,” wrote Criminal Court Judge Armando Montano in a July 13 decision.

segunda-feira, agosto 03, 2015

Caminhoneiro vira Mulher Abacaxi e se torna a primeira ring girl transexual do mundo
Há cinco anos, as longas madeixas louras que hoje são arma de sedução davam lugar a um cabelo escuro de um rapaz meio calvo. No lugar das atuais roupas sensuais, estavam calça jeans e jaqueta de couro. É que Bruno Souza, motorista de caminhão e filho de um empresário no ramo do transporte de minérios e de uma dona de casa, ainda não tinha virado a funkeira Marcela Porto, de 33 anos.

Trans wygrać! Poland’s Lower House passes the Gender Recognition act!
Trans wygrać! The lower chamber of the Polish Parliament passed the-the country’s first gender recognition legislation on July 22nd, 2015. This is a historic first. If enacted the law would have a major impact codifying how trans citizens are treated. This a great news, but it still has two more hurdles before it become law.

WATCH: Russian Police Detain LGBT Activists in St. Petersburg
The activist's signs were torn by Russian paratroopers, who had gathered in the city to celebrate a military holiday.

16 Year Old Girl Stabbed At Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade Dies
Shira Banki, the 16-year old girl who was stabbed at Thursday's gay pride parade in Jerusalem, has succumbed to her wounds.

Foreigners pick India for bargain sex-change operations
British national Sue Pascoe, 54, can never forget her trip to India in March. It was here, in a small clinic in north Delhi, that she was given the body she always craved — of a woman. Born Graham Pascoe, she had gender identity disorder or gender dysphoria, which made her feel at odds with the gender she was born with and led her to identify instead with the opposite gender.

Four Corners to feature story of trans sex workers
As the world hails Caitlyn Jenner as a heroine and trans visibility is at an all-time high, Four Corners has decided to shine a spotlight on several trans women who face a vastly different reality.

Melbourne GP describes trans people as demeaning caricatures
A Melbourne doctor has described trans people as disordered, delusional and pathological in an opinion piece on the Bible Society’s website.

Transgender escorts share stories of daily struggles and discrimination
Transgender men and women are highly marginalised in terms of access to employment, health care and housing, and also endure disproportionate amounts of discrimination and violence.

Caitlyn Jenner’s conservative beliefs voiced on ‘I Am Cait’ may jeopardize her role as transgender icon: activists
When Caitlyn Jenner revealed herself as a transgender woman, she also went public with conservative beliefs that trans activists fear may soon mar her prospects as a role model.
Those GOP views bubbled up in a road trip roundtable depicted on an upcoming episode of Jenner’s documentary series “I Am Cait,” when Jenner scrutinized welfare programs for subsidizing low-income transgender men and women.

Obama administration backs transgender rights
As a conservative group circulates petitions asking voters to overturn California’s transgender rights law, the Obama administration has launched a legal campaign that would override any such ballot measure and bar employers and schools from discriminating based on gender identity.

These transgender students just want a place to go to the bathroom
This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the full interview.
Transgender rights advocates 'going to battle over bathrooms'

What Compassionate Conservatives Are Getting Wrong About Transgender Issues
Dr. Michael L. Brown, a prominent commentator among religious conservatives, asked readers at Charisma News and The Christian Post an important question on Friday: “What if there’s something wrong with today’s understanding of transgender identity?” He attaches two more: “What if our current approach is not the best approach? What if God has a better way?” These are questions that the leaders of major religious organizations have similarly been contemplating.

No bond for boy charged with shooting at transgender woman
The 12-year-old Orlando boy charged with the attempted murder of a transgender woman is staying behind bars.

Orlando group a lifeline for young transgenders
The Zebra Coalition was formed six years ago as a network of representatives from Central Florida's social-service providers, government agencies, schools and universities. In 2012 it opened a youth center, where LGBT young people facing discrimination can get food and clothing, counseling, testing for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases, support groups, access to a scholarship money and legal help.
Young and transgender, their lives are nothing like Caitlyn's

Being young and transgender
Bethlehem teens seek treatment in Philadelphia after finding few resources in the Lehigh Valley.

"The goal is to be who you are": Transgender teens describe their journeys
Julian just turned 17.
When he looks into the mirror to shave his face, he sees a young man on the cusp of adulthood looking back.

domingo, agosto 02, 2015

Tributes pour in after the sudden death of a popular student known for her “strength, beauty and courage”
Danielle Robins, 21, who was a computing student at Abertay University in Dundee and a passionate campaigner against LGBT prejudice, died suddenly on Sunday.
Shock as Dundee student Danielle, 21, found dead in flat
Shock as trans activist found dead
Gay rights group pays tribute to transgender activist Danielle Robins

Here’s what trans people really think of the gender recognition process
The problems with the gender recognition process in the UK has been a hot topic over the last few weeks.

The in-betweeners
Gender identity is far from an exact science – and those who change their sex but still feel "wrong" are paying the price.

Who owns the Dyke March and Trans* Pride?
Unanswered questions about Pride Toronto’s trademark attempt
Trans march fills blocks of Commercial Drive with Pride

Survey: Transgender inmates more likely to be victims of sexual assault
In a first of its kind survey of the federal and state inmate population in America, data shows that transgender individuals are nine times more likely than other inmates to encounter sexual harassment or assault within 12 months of admission.

Despite Increased Visibility, Challenges Persists For Transgender Community
Stories of high-profile celebrities, like Caitlyn Jenner, have catapulted transgender issues into the national spotlight. Still, the increased media coverage hasn’t provided a full picture of the challenges transgender men and women face on a daily basis.

Florida Man Charged With Murder for Trans Woman India Clarke's Death
Keith Gaillard, 18, has been charged with first-degree murder and possession of a firearm for the death of India Clarke, a 25-year-old transgender woman of color in Tampa.

PD: 12-year-old chased, shot at transgender woman overnight
A 12-year-old boy is accused of trying to gun down a transgender woman early Friday morning in downtown Orlando, according to the Orlando Police Department.

Transgender woman sexually assaulted after meeting man on Facebook
A transgender woman was attacked last week in the 3400 block of Gaither Road in Woodlawn.

Con odio y saña, castran y asesinan a una chica trans en Córdoba
Laura Moyano, de 35 años, tenía el rostro desfigurado y signos de mutilación genital. La organización de derechos civiles Devenir Diverse pide el esclarecimiento y denuncia un "crimen transfóbico".

sábado, agosto 01, 2015

Júlia Pereira, a transsexual candidata a deputada: 'É preciso batalhar pela nossa identidade'
Fomos saber o que pensa a dirigente bloquista e da associação Ação pela Identidade (API) sobre a possibilidade de vir a ser a segunda deputada trans eleita, a nível europeu, se ganhar nas próximas legislativas. E, já agora, quais os temas pelos quais irá bater-se se um dos assentos da Assembleia da República vier a ser seu

The International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE), Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy Network in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (SWAN), Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW), La Strada International, Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), the International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW), and Transgender Europe are amongst the 180 organisations signatories of a letter to Amnesty International Board of Directors urging them to show courage and support the draft policy on decriminalisation of sex work.

Urgent Parliamentary Inquiry
The Parliamentary Women and Equalities Committee has launched an urgent inquiry that will enable you to voice your concerns about the inequalities that trans, including non-binary, people experience. GIRES encourages you to participate in this process:
The UK needs your help to improve its trans laws

Supporting transgender employees
We may only be in July, but 2015 could be known as the year that transgender issues became mainstream. People like Caitlyn Jenner, Laverne Cox & Kellie Maloney have undoubtedly increased public awareness through the media. However, dealing with transgender issues in the workplace may have been left in the dark

TGEU welcomes Decision against Facebook’s “Real Name” Policy
On July 28, 2015, the data protection authority in Hamburg, Germany, declared that suspending an account due to using a pseudonym, unilateral changes of an account to the “real” name and requesting a copy of an official piece of identification are inadmissible.

Transsexual health clubs busted
Transsexuals working in health clubs are being investigated after sources cited that unethical behavior is still present within these clubs. Undercover officers booked special sessions in some of the suspected health centers and five workers were arrested as a result of their residence being expired.

The former Chinese army colonel turned sex-change dance star
Jin Xing, who was born a boy, tells how she became one of her country’s premier dancers and a TV celebrity

[Hong Kong]
Strip-searched transgender woman granted right to challenge Hong Kong prison for treating her like a man
A High Court judge yesterday said he would allow a transgender woman to pursue her challenge of a decision by prison authorities to treat her as a man when she was in custody.

Intersex advocate says surgical intervention is a human rights abuse
Speaking at the Gender Sexuality and Intersex Diversity Forum in Alice Springs, advocate Georgie Yovanovic says medical intervention on intersex people without consent is an abuse of human rights.

B.C. among few provinces without trans legislation
When rainbow flags and noisy revellers fill Vancouver's Davie Street for the city's annual Pride Parade on Sunday, there's one political leader who will be conspicuously absent: Premier Christy Clark.

The True Meaning of the Word 'Cisgender'
It's not complicated: Cisgender is the opposite of transgender.

The Daily Show Dismantles The Right-Wing's Transgender Bathroom Myth
The Daily Show lampooned conservative attacks on an LGBT non-discrimination ordinance in a small town in Arkansas, setting a powerful example for how mainstream media outlets should treat bogus right-wing "horror stories" about affording legal protections to LGBT people.
Fox News Warns Of Nefarious Transgender Plot To Eliminate Urinals

Mike Huckabee: Allowing trans soldiers will turn military into ‘social club’
'The military is not some organization where we help people feel better about themselves'
U.S. Military's Transgender Ban Begins to Fall Monday

12 Devastating Facts About the Trans Latino Community
Transgender Latinos encounter pervasive discrimination and violence in almost every aspect of their lives. Gender, race, ethnicity, immigration status, class and language collide in frightening ways for members of the trans Latino community, making quotidian, ordinary aspects of everyone's lives like crossing the street or sitting in Algebra I class anxiety-inducing or even life-threatening.

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders to honor Jennifer Finney Boylan
Earlier this week, the Boston-based legal organization Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) announced that it would honor transgender advocate, best-selling author, and GLAAD co-chair Jennifer Finney Boylan with the Spirit of Justice Award. This honor seeks to recognize Boylan for her writings, teachings, and activism, which have played a significant role in articulating what it means to be transgender.

NCTE Welcomes National HIV/AIDS Strategy for 2015-2020, Calls for Greater Focus on Trans People, Sex Workers
The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) welcomes the release of the updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy for 2015-2020. We particularly welcome the Strategy’s identification of transgender women as a distinct high-risk population, “noting the particularly high burden of HIV among Black transgender women.” We agree, as the Strategy states, that the nation “must remain vigilant in increasing knowledge and appropriate support and interventions for this population.” The Strategy appropriately recognizes that social stigma, trauma, and lack of cultural competence in health care are particularly acute for trans people, and that HIV efforts should promote trans leadership and tailored models to deliver care to trans people.

Transgender advocates host Fresno vigil for stabbing victim
Among dozens of activists at a Thursday night vigil in Fresno’s Tower District, there was no question about whether the victim in last week’s shooting was transgender.

Victory! Transgender Woman Wins Coverage for Breast Reconstructive Surgery in California
When Kenna Fisher looked through her health plan two years ago, she was disturbed to see that it had specific exclusions – and that they mostly applied to transgender women. A transgender woman and librarian who works at UC Berkeley, Kenna says that the exclusions just didn’t strike her as right. “My treatment should be based on what I need,” says Kenna, “not what someone else feels is the right or wrong way to transition.”

How a transgender man tries to honor his Muslim faith
He walked unsteadily across the tattered green carpet inside the mosque. Out of habit, he stepped for a moment toward the women's section. Then he made his way to the front, where the men pray.

Middletown files nonsuit motion against fired transgender officer
Francesca Quaranta, a former Middletown police officer who was fired for exhausting all her leave time from the force, must defend against motions to dismiss two lawsuits she brought against either the city or a city board.

Lawsuit: Transgender inmate threatened for reporting assault
A Georgia transgender prisoner is asking a federal judge for a hearing to assess “ongoing threats” against her because of her sexual identity.

Man Accused Of Hitting Transgender Woman Issued No Contact Order
A man accused of hitting a transgender woman made his first court appearance on Wednesday.

Transgender Newark teacher files suit claiming advocacy led to firing
A longtime former Newark schools employee has filed suit against the district, claiming she was repeatedly faced discrimination because she is a transgender woman.

D.A.’s office reiterates its refusal to provide Morris records
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office last week reiterated its refusal to provide certified records pertaining to the Nizah Morris incident.

DOJ urges judge to postpone ruling on trans exclusion in ADA
The U.S. Department of Justice last week urged a federal judge to postpone ruling on a challenge to the American With Disabilities Act’s exclusion of gender-identity disorder as a protected disability.

Transgender reassignment surgery part of proposed Austin Budget
Affordability; that’s the key word in the $3.5 billion dollar spending plan presented to Austin city council members Thursday.

“Los travestis nos cuidan mejor que la propia Policía”
Un barrio de Buenos Aires, Argentina, pide volver a la llamada “zona roja” para evitar que se sigan cometiendo crímenes.

sexta-feira, julho 31, 2015

Júlia Pereira: “Nunca deixei de ser discriminada e o medo acompanha-me”
É a primeira dirigente transexual de um partido político português e integra as listas do Bloco de Esquerda pelo círculo eleitoral de Setúbal. Júlia Pereira fala de discriminação no acesso à saúde e ao emprego e pede mais mudanças na legislação

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand wins major victory for intersex and gender inclusion
The Court of Arbitration for Sport struck down the use of testosterone levels for preventing athletes from participating as women in sports.

Trans model Andreja Pejic launches first cosmetics ad campaign
Transgender supermodel Andreja Pejic has released her first campaign video for a cosmetics brand.

We call on the Amnesty International Council to stand firm and support decriminalisation of sex work and protect the human rights of sex workers
NSWP and our allies take this opportunity to express our support for Amnesty International’s draft policy calling for the decriminalisation of sex work, which is to be tabled for adoption at the International Council Meeting, 6-11th August 2015. Amnesty International is facing a backlash from campaigners for proposing a policy that seeks to uphold the human rights of sex workers.

Justiça decreta a prisão preventiva dos 5 suspeitos de matar jovem travesti em SP
Dois são procurados pela Polícia Civil; um dos presos revelou ter usado madeira para espancar

Kellie Maloney says transgender acceptance 'lagging'
Attitudes towards transgender people are "20 years behind" those towards gay, lesbian and bisexual (LGB) individuals, Kellie Maloney has said.

German watchdog rules against Facebook’s anti-trans real name policy
Campaigners say policy is ‘cruel’ to trans and gender variant Facebook users

NGO "CI" T-EMA "initiated the development of new medical standards on "Transsexualism"
On July 17, 2015 the Ministry of Public Health of Ukraine approved the composition of the multidisciplinary working group for development of medical standards (unified clinical protocols) of medical care for “Transsexualism” during 2015-2016. Besides 22 medical specialists workers of public organization “CI T-ema” representing interests of patients composed the working group.

Trans pride march to take place in Jerusalem, despite threats
The 14th Annual March for Pride and Tolerance in Jerusalem will take place tomorrow, to celebrate the diversity within the city and challenge those who continue to oppose LGBT rights in Israel.

India transgender politician who ran for president shot dead
Two men have confessed to her murder

Alice Springs intersex advocate highlights perils of 'normalising' surgery
Alice Springs intersex advocate Georgie Yovanovic says medical intervention on intersex people without consent is an abuse of human rights.

Australians' transgender journeys continue as Caitlyn Jenner media storm subsides
As US reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner's latest show on her transition to life as a woman premieres, Australian transgender women talk about their complex quest to be themselves while society plays catch up.

Four Corners meets transgender sex workers
“It’s all about sex. Sex to survive.”
The next episode of the ABC’s Four Corners series looks at the hidden world of transgender sex workers in Australia.

Stronger transgender rights needed, says former human rights commissioner
Mary Woo Sims says the code should be explicit in the protection it has

‘I’m not just a trans person, I am a person: Advocate’
Event marks Pride Week in Grand Falls-Windsor

watch laverne cox share her wisdom on love, trans* issues, and being a gemini
Laverne Cox—the breakout star of Orange Is The New Black and trans* activist—has no shortage of wisdom. We recently had the opportunity to pick her brain for life advice for our August issue (read that full interview here), and then she made our year by stopping by NYLON's offices to keep the conversation going. Watch the video above for her most poignant advice on relationships, self-love, trans* issues, and being a Gemini.

Transgender Porn Is A Best-Seller, But Is It Good For Trans People?
Mainstream America is just starting to learn about transgender people, thanks to Caitlyn Jenner's momentous interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer and shows like "Transparent." But in the porn world the popularity of transgender porn has long been the industry's open secret.

First steps of Pentagon review on trans service underway
The Pentagon has started its first steps of reviewing the U.S. military’s ban on openly transgender service and has scheduled a meeting with top brass on the issue, a defense official said Wednesday. The news was first reported by USA Today.
Dismantling military's transgender ban to begin Monday

Discovery Digital explains sex and gender terms in new video
"Sex and Gender Terms Explained" is a new video produced by Discovery Digital on their network, Test Tube. It provides clear definitions of common terms related to gender identity. The video explains the difference between sex and gender, and defines need-to-know terminology including, "transgender," "genderqueer," and "gender expression." They also make an important statement that, "Identity is everything to so many. It's personal, it's important, it's about affirmation." That explains the need to educate and increase understanding among those both outside and inside the LGBT community.

Kiehl to introduce ordinance adding sexual orientation, gender identity as protected classes
Juneau Assemblyman Jesse Kiehl is drafting a city ordinance that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the private sector, including public accommodations and housing. He says he decided to work on the ordinance after local residents discussed the issue with him.

Trans woman killed in Fresno
Fresno police are investigating the death of someone who was stabbed on a city street late last week by a person in an SUV.

Colorado speech pathologist helps transgender community find a voice to fit their gender identity
It's been a pivotal year for members of the transgender community, ranging from mass-media visibility to legal protections.

Florida Man Charged in Shooting Death of Transgender Woman
A Florida man has been charged with murder in the death of a transgender woman who was found fatally shot in a Tampa park last week, authorities said.

Your Comments: Readers react to story about Smith College admitting transgender women
In response to an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal criticizing the increasing number of women's colleges now accepting transgender students, Smith College President Kathleen McCartney fired back this week, framing the issue as a civil rights matter, not a money matter.
Smith College president Kathleen McCartney on admitting transgender women: 'Our decision reflects a concern for civil rights, not business'

Transgender teen killed in George County was beaten to death
A transgender teen was beaten to death by a George County man and buried under some debris on the man's father's property on Odom Road, a lead investigator on the case told the Sun Herald.
Autopsy Report: Transgender Theodore Teen Killed by Blunt Force

Transgender Woman: I was Attacked Because of Who I am
20-year-old Nicole Clark said she was beaten and assaulted Monday night because she is a transgender woman.

Board OKs transgender guidelines for high school sports
New York became the 38th state to adopt some form of guidelines or policies Wednesday regarding transgender students seeking to play on either the boys or girls teams at their high school.

Life as Sara
What it's like to be a transgender woman when you’re not Caitlyn Jenner

quinta-feira, julho 30, 2015

"Preconceitos e discriminação são a minha história de vida"
Júlia Pereira pode tornar-se a primeira deputada transexual em Portugal. A bloquista conta como lutou pela sua identidade e que perdeu trabalhos por ter feito a transição para aquilo que é: mulher.

Precisamos falar sobre transexualidade
A transexual Renata Peron estava na praça da República, em 2007, quando foi agredida por nove rapazes. Os resultados dessa agressão estão presentes até hoje: um dos golpes fez com que perdesse um rim. Diariamente, ela precisa beber três litros de água, não consumir carne, além de outros cuidados.

'Nunca tive pretensão em ser mulher. Sou homem!', afirma Rogéria
A atriz fala sobre sua entrada em Babilônia e desabafa: 'entrei para somar, não para julgar'. Ela também dá detalhes sobre o clima entre atores e produção nos bastidores da gravação da novela da Rede Globo

Travestis fazem pose na cadeia após roubarem 'cliente' em Jundiaí
Homem parou para contratar programa; foi roubado e agredido, diz Guarda.
Grupo foi encontrado em hotel com os pertences da vítima.

Third Party Intervention in Three French Sterilisation Cases
TGEU, together with ILGA-Europe and Amnesty International, submitted a Third Party Intervention to the European Court of Human Rights in three cases against France concerning forced sterilisation in legal gender recognition (Niçot v France, Garçon v France, AP v France) on July 24, 2015.

Joint Statement: recent attacks on LGBTI people in Turkey
IGLYO, ILGA-Europe, ICRSE, SWAN & TGEU have written to the Turkish government to express their grave concern about the lack of a political response over recent attacks, discriminatory treatment and incitement to violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people in Turkey.

India statistics include trans people for first time
Report finds 16 transgender people died of suicide last year, though activists say the real number is much higher

[New Zealand]
Palm. North toilets to go gender neutral
Palmerston North City Council is leading the way on gender neutral toilets – its staff are researching appropriate signage for facilities throughout the city.

Trans pledge undermined by tactics, says Pride ex-director
Focus on trans support not resignations, says Vancouver parade coordinator

Positive transitions fill Transgender Project
When Gayle Roberts decided to transition from male to female back in 1995, she feared she would lose her job as a high-school physics teacher.

NCTE Welcomes Sincere "I Am Cait" Debut
This past weekend, Caitlyn Jenner's long-awaited documentary series I Am Cait premiered on E! network. Part of an eight-hour long television series, I Am Cait chronicles Caitlyn Jenner's gender transition and her struggle for acceptance.

Drag pageant rules excluding ‘pre-op’ transgender contestants met with confusion, condemnation
Promoters say new rule extends inclusion, is not discriminatory

A chat with the US army’s openly-trans* soldier Shane Ortega
Last week, news about Shane Ortega, the US army’s first openly-trans* soldier made waves on the internet.

Was the victim in brutal Fresno killing a transgender woman? ‘We may never know.’
In the early-morning hours of Thursday, a person in a tan SUV beckoned Kenton Craig Haggard over to the vehicle. Wearing a knee-length dress and a white cardigan, Haggard crossed the street.
Transgender murder in California leaves community fearful and angry

Teen arrested in connection with the death of trans woman India Clarke
A man has been arrested in connection with the death of trans woman India Clarke.
Last Wednesday morning, India Clarke joined the list as at least the 11th trans woman in the US to be murdered this year.
Now Keith Lamayne Gaillard, an 18-year-old, has been booked on charges of first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a violent criminal.
India Clarke: Arrest made in connection with murder of Tampa transgender woman
Man wanted for questioning in India Clarke's murder arrested

Competing trans legal events set to take place in Chicago
In order to provide individuals with a cost-effective alternative to the National LGBT Bar Association's Lavender Law Conference—Transgender Law Institute, a number of attorneys who work on trans legal issues got together and created the first-ever Trans Law Symposium. Both events will take place Aug. 7, just blocks away from each other.

New Question Surfaces for Transgender Leaders in Boy Scouts
Now that the Boy Scouts of America has voted to end its ban on gay adults, another question of sexual identity comes from Jane White, a St. Louisan that is transgender. Will she be able to rejoin the scouts?

Omaha deejay accused of punching transgender woman charged with hate crime
An Omaha deejay has been charged with a hate crime after he was accused of storming into a women’s restroom at an Omaha bar and assaulting a transgender woman.

Transgender woman scores small victory in NM
With the gaining popularity of Caitlyn Jenner and the eminent lift of the ban on transgender people in the military, there have been a lot of wins for the transgender community. But there was one win in New Mexico that didn’t grab the headlines.

Texas Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Allowing Houston Voters Chance to Repeal City’s Pro-LGBT Ordinance
Houston’s lesbian mayor put her pro-homosexuality politics above the rule of law.
Judge: City must count signatures in anti-gay activist's petition
Houston We Have a Problem! Four Things You Need to Know about the Suspension of HERO (Houston Equal Rights Ordinance)

A federal judge said being transgender is a mental disorder. Here's why he's wrong
A federal judge on Monday dismissed a key legal argument that could allow a transgender teen to use the bathroom at his school that corresponds with his gender identity, telling the boy's attorneys that they now face an "uphill battle," BuzzFeed's Dominic Holden reported.
Judge drops part of transgender nondiscrimination lawsuit
Federal judge dismisses Title IX claim in trans student’s lawsuit

Mujeres Transexuales piden a la Iglesia acabar con la discriminación
Mujeres transexuales exhortaron a la cúpula católica a poner fin a la violencia y la discriminación, así como a los crímenes de odio en "nombre de dios". En una manifestación realizada a las afueras de las oficinas de la Arquidiócesis de México ubicadas en Durango #90, colonia Roma.

Mutilan y asesinan a una mujer transexual en Argentina
La Policía de la provincia argentina de Córdoba (centro) investiga el asesinato de una mujer transexual, que fue encontrada sin vida en una obra en construcción con signos de abuso sexual y de tortura, informó hoy la Federación Argentina de lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y trans (Falgbt).
Masacraron a golpes y castraron a una travesti

quarta-feira, julho 29, 2015

Conchita Wurst estará em Lisboa
Conchita Wurst vai estar em Portugal em Agosto a convite do Trumps.

Tem-se noticiado que Júlia Pereira se encontrava num lugar elegível por Setúbal para deputada. É falso. Encontra-se e 8º lugar. O Bloco nunca elegeu mais de dois deputados por Setúbal, sendo que nas últimas eleições perdeu um dos deputados. Imaginar-se que vai recuperar 7 lugares nestas eleições e, no mínimo, naive.

Paranaguá mobilizada em defesa de travesti; personalidade local que foi agredida
A travesti e atriz Micheli Matuzzi, 38, ícone cultural da cidade de Paranaguá, desde os anos 90, quando passou a desfilar no Carnaval da cidade, foi brutalmente espancada na manhã desta segunda-feira, próximo ao terminal rodoviário e o estádio da cidade. De boa família e aceita pela alta sociedade de Paranaguá, ela é estrela do teatro local e a agressão mobilizou os fãs e amigos que pedem Justiça.

Catholic Church issues ban on transgender godparents
A bishop has determined that a 21-year-old trans man may not serve as a godparent of his nephew.
Spanish bishop: transgendered person may not serve as godparent

Dying wife inspired biker to have sex change
A biker barman has undergone a Caitlyn Jenner-style transformation after receiving the deathbed blessing of his wife.

Transphobia to be targeted as MPs review transgender equality
Discrimination and challenges faced by UK trans people to be investigated in areas including education, health and criminal justice

Swedish Facebook debut for gender neutral 'hen'
A new gender neutral pronoun sparked headlines in Sweden on Monday when it made its debut on social media as Scandinavia's biggest gay pride festival kicked off in Stockholm.

Dutee Chand wins landmark case against the IAAF
In a decision that will reverberate across international athletics, and the wider sporting landscape, the runner Dutee Chand has overturned the IAAF regulations governing female athletes competing in elite athletics, solely on the basis of arbitrary blood testosterone levels.
'Science has to Precede Policy, Not Other Way'
Champion Sprinter Wins Landmark Case To Let Her Compete As A Woman

Centre considers separate loos for transgender patients in hospitals
Hospitals may soon have to build separate toilets for transgender (TG) people and provide 'TG' as an option in their admission forms. The government is considering a proposal making it mandatory for hospitals to fulfill this provision, in line with the Supreme Court directive seeking separate toilets and special medical care for transgender population.

Making transgender transparent at Bendigo Writer’s Festival
One of Australia’s best known authors will be in Bendigo next week to put transgender issues on the agenda for regional areas.

Gloria Halvorsen finds happiness in life as a woman
Saint John resident spent 50 years as a male before deciding she 'couldn't live hiding anymore'
Saint John transgender woman fights to change birth certificate

Vancouver City Hall flies trans flag for first time to kick off Pride Week
While Abbotsford flew the Pride flag for the first (and possibly last) time and Surrey never flown it at all, the City of Vancouver marked another first today: flying the trans flag for the first time.
Pride and trans flags raised at Vancouver City Hall for Pride Week

Trans People Review And Analyze ‘I Am Cait’
ThinkProgress invited three trans people and one ally to watch the premiere of Caitlyn Jenner’s reality show ‘I Am Cait.’ We wanted to know what they thought of Jenner, her coming out process, and the first episode of the groundbreaking series. This is their review.

World record-holding bodybuilder comes out as transgender
'Being a total alpha male and transgender definitely makes me unique even in the transgender community'
The world record-holding bodybuilder who invented the ‘Kroc rows’ has comes out as transgender.
Janae Marie Kroc, 42, describes herself as a ‘transgender/genderfluid Alpha male/girly girl Lesbian in a male body’ on her Instagram account, where she has been posting selfies for more than a year.
World record powerlifter transitions to Janae Marie Kroc

Everything You Need to Know About the Debate Over Transgender People and Bathrooms
This is the latest civil rights fight over America's restrooms

DOJ Declines to Weigh in on Exclusion of Transgender People from ADA Protections
Yesterday in a Statement of Interest filed in the case Blatt v. Cabela’s Retail, the Department of Justice (DOJ) declined to weigh in on the constitutionality of an explicit transgender exclusion written into the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Today is the 25th anniversary of the passage of the ADA.
DOJ slammed for ducking on trans exclusion in ADA

Colorado transgender woman challenges Aetna's denial of coverage for surgery
Aetna's refusal to pay for gender reassignment surgery prescribed by doctor violates Colorado law, advocacy group says
TLDEF Challenges Discriminatory Health Insurance Coverage Denial

George County man accused in transgender teen's killing due in court Tuesday
A George County man accused in the murder of a transgender teen is due in George County Justice Court on Tuesday for a preliminary hearing in the case.
Josh Vallum, 28, of Odom Road, is held on a first-degree murder charge in the killing of 17-year-old Mercedes Williamson, a transgender teen from Theodore, Ala., whose birth name is Michael Christopher Wilkins.

Poet creates first class for transgender poetry
Trace Peterson, a poet at the forefront of the push for transgender representation in poetry, will soon pioneer what she says is the country’s first course in transgender poetry.

Texas Supreme Court to lesbian mayor: repeal transgender ordinance, or put it to vote
The highest court in Texas has guaranteed that a controversial "equal rights" ordinance, imposed by lesbian Houston Mayor Annise Parker, will be subject to a referendum by the city's residents, if not repealed entirely.

Gloucester County transgender student granted trial after hearing in Norfolk
A transgender Gloucester County teen who is challenging his school board over a restrictive bathroom policy will get his day in court.
Gloucester: Judge 'unlikely' to grant injunction in transgender student's lawsuit
Transgender teen’s fight to use boy’s restroom moves forward
Transgender boy barred from men's room testifies in sex discrimination case
Judge dismisses part of transgender teen’s lawsuit; has not ruled yet on motion for injunction
Part of lawsuit on school transgender bathroom policy tossed

Rio de Janeiro prisons seek to protect transgender inmates
When Estefanie Ferraz went to prison, she had been living as a woman for around a decade, had undergone more than half a dozen plastic surgeries including breast and cheek implants to enhance her feminine looks, and was saving up for a sex change operation.

terça-feira, julho 28, 2015

Júlia Mendes Pereira poderá vir a ser a primeira deputada transexual eleita em Portugal
Júlia Mendes Pereira pode estar a caminho do Parlamento pelo Bloco de Esquerda (BE).
Eleição de deputada transexual pode fazer história no Parlamento
Portugal pode vir a ser um dos primeiros países da Europa a contar com transsexual no Parlamento
Esquerda portuguesa aposta em candidata transexual para deputada

Transgender equality to be historic first inquiry for new Women's Committee
The new Women and Equalities Committee, set up in June to scrutinise the Government's equality policy and led by Maria Miller, has announced that its first inquiry will look into discrimination against transgender people in the UK

Transgenders Facing Stigma Get Strongest Support From Parents
“We don’t know the scientific reason behind the birth of our transgender -children, but we strongly believe they are children of God”, said a group of parents who have accepted their transgender-children challenging the societal norms.

Transgenders plan website to get jobs
In a bid to provide transgenders with employment opportunities, a website was launched during a festival organised by Bharathi Kanamma Trust here on Sunday.

Trans March in St. John’s “an important radical act”
Province’s first-ever collectively organized Trans March takes over streets of downtown St. John’s a day ahead of the city’s annual Pride Parade.

Jennifer McCreath running for federal election in Avalon
Local activist Jennifer McCreath says she plans to be the first openly transgender person to run for federal election.

Janet Mock Co-Anchors MSNBC Show and Talks Trans Murders and #BlackLivesMatter
Janet Mock made history this weekend as first trans person to co-host mainstream cable news show.

I Am Cait reviews round-up: A fake, forced, boring reality TV series despite earnest intentions to help promote trans issues
Caitlyn Jenner's E! documentary doesn't deal with trans issues as well as other US reality TV shows such as 'I Am Jazz', say US critics
'Mom, I'm Trans': Comparing Our Coming-Out Experiences to Caitlyn Jenner's

These Are the U.S. Trans Women Killed in 2015
This year has already demonstrated why activists continue to decry an 'epidemic' of fatal violence directed at transgender women.

Conference unites black activists; focuses on transgender lives
Leaders of black activist groups from around the country are gathering in Cleveland this weekend to share thoughts, ideas and stories at a conference aimed at furthering the creation of a modern-day civil rights movement to address systemic problems of police brutality and socio-economic deprivation.

Calif. students now given six ‘gender identity’ choices on college admissions applications
Questions about gender identity and sexual orientation have been added to admissions applications used by the University of California system, including no less than six choices for students when checking off their “gender identity.”

Judge to issue opinion in transgender student's lawsuit
A transgender teenager's lawsuit against Gloucester Public Schools over a policy requiring him to use a private restroom is going to court Monday.

Trans woman shot dead in Guyana
Sex worker argued with client who wanted a refund
A transgender woman was gunned down last week in Guyana.
Nephi Luthers was shot in the chest at around 2.35am on Wednesday (22 July) morning in the capital Georgetown.

segunda-feira, julho 27, 2015

Bloco aposta em transexual para deputada
A Assembleia da República pode vir a contar com uma deputada transexual pela primeira vez na sua história.

Travesti é assassinado com tiro na cabeça, em Alta Floresta do Oeste, RO
Dupla chegou de moto e disparou contra a vítima, que morreu no local.
Suspeitos perguntaram nome do travesti e atiraram após ouvirem resposta.
Um travesti de 45 anos foi assassinado na noite de sábado (25), em Alta Floresta do Oeste (RO), na Zona da Mata. Segundo a Polícia Militar (PM), a vítima estava em casa, quando foi alvejada por uma dupla que chegou de moto e fugiu logo após o crime. Os suspeitos ainda não foram localizados.

Becoming Julie
Being the only transgender on a small Hebridean island meant having to lead a double life. Susan Welsh talks to the remarkable Julie Clarke, whose journey has been both heartwarming and brave

Book by transgender campaigners lets young readers decide gender of the main character
Tiny, the hero of Sarah Savage’s Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl?, is equally fond of dressing up as fairy, a knight and a football player

In a first, government survey recognises transgenders as third gender
The death report said that 106 transgenders were killed in accidents and 16 allegedly committed suicides last year

This Video of a Mother Sharing What She Learned as the Parent of a Trans Teen Is Nothing Short of Inspirational
That old adage that children can teach their parents a thing or two is certainly true for the Culpepper family in upstate South Carolina.

Fresno police release new details in murder of transgender victim
Kenton Haggard, 66, was killed on Blackstone and Cornell avenues around 2:30 a.m. Thursday.
Fresno police release new information on stabbing of transgender person

'Prison within prison': a transgender inmate's years-long battle for treatment
Michelle Norsworthy, sentenced in 1987, spent six years seeking hormone treatment and survived a gang rape, even as requests for surgery – and to be transferred to a women’s prison – have been rebuffed. But she’s not quitting

'I am Alena': life as a trans woman where survival means living as Christopher
If Caitlyn Jenner represents an elite gender transition, Alena represents those left behind. Her mother’s disapproval, the threat of violence in the deep south and a lack of medical care means she must live in a male body she considers a ‘shell’

Local transgender people still face a struggle in 2015
When the Olympian and reality TV star known as Bruce Jenner appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair in June under the new identity Caitlyn, it may have seemed that the world was opening the door toward a greater public acceptance and understanding of what it means to be transgender.

Health care outside both the male and female checkboxes
Jackson Nightshade is counting down the days until open enrollment for government-subsidized health insurance begins again in November. The 28-year-old Las Vegas resident identifies as multigender, and for many years, health insurance seemed too pricey and too discriminatory.

New York home defaced with anti-gay slur
'Jenner Fags' spray-painted on a home in Wynantskill, New York
The home of a New York gay couple was vandalized with the slur ‘Jenner fags.’

domingo, julho 26, 2015

Culpado de homicidio capturado em jundiaí
O procurado Júlio César Câmara, 30 anos, foi preso na manhã desta sexta-feira pela equipe de investigação do 6º Distrito Policial, na rodovia Vereador Geraldo Dias, em Jundiaí. Ele foi localizado com auxílio das câmeras de monitoramento da Guarda Municipal de Jundiaí, que flagraram seu veículo passando pelas proximidades do Terminal de Ônibus Urbano Vila Hortolândia. Ele estava foragido da penitenciária, onde cumpria pena pelo crime de homicídio doloso.

“Me via como uma travesti”, revela Thammy Miranda sobre antigo corpo
Filha da cantora Gretchen, a atriz Thammy Miranda foi a convidada do “Programa do Jô” desta última sexta-feira (24). No talk show, ela falou sobre a sua mudança de sexo, os motivos que a levaram à transformação e como se descobriu homossexual.

Life when you feel neither male nor female
Two teenagers speak to BBC Scotland about their experience of being non-binary, people who do not identify as male or female.

President Signs Gender Recognition Act
On July 22nd the Gender Recognition Act was signed into law by President Michael D. Higgins.
Irish President signs progressive Gender Recognition Act into law

Taiwan mother of transsexual man helps mainland parents learn to accept their kids
Not many people know the real name of "Mama Kuo." She has not been referred to by her real name for 11 years now. But she is respected just the same, and has a strong influence over many young people.

Rural Saskatchewan couple describes transgender love story
Five years ago, Brice Budd made the decision that would change forever his life and the life of his wife, Pat.

B.C. NDP MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert brings back transgender rights bill
A B.C. NDP MLA is hoping that the fourth time will be the charm for his transgender rights legislation.

Right-Wing Senator Wonders Which Bathroom Trans Troops Will Use
Conservative Republican Senator Jim Inhofe expressed confusion about which bathroom transgender troops would use once the ban is lifted against transgender Americans serving openly in the military.

Horrifying Murder in Fresno Caught on Tape, Marks 11th Killing of a Trans Woman This Year
Local trans activists held a vigil Thursday night for K.c. Haggard, who was stabbed to death on the street in an altercation caught on a security camera.
Transgender activists in L.A. protest fatal stabbing of Fresno victim
Conflict arises between Fresno police, transgender activists over identification of murder victim

East Bay Teen Undergoes Fertility Treatment Before Transitioning to a Man
Nicole Carman is at a fertility center in the East Bay, the recent Pittsburg High School graduate is here to undergo egg retrieval, the surgical removal of eggs from her ovaries so they can be frozen and stored.
Bay Area Transgender Teen's Journey to Preserve the Dream of Being a Parent

Transgender Del. inmate embraces new name
“What’s in a name?” is a loaded question for Lakisha Lavette Short.

University of Iowa clinic sees demand for transgender care
Providers with the relatively new Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Clinic at the University of Iowa want to keep the waitlist for initial consults short.

Transgender community fighting for equality
Baltimore Pride celebrates 40 years this weekend, but those in the transgender community said they still face issues like discrimination and physical and sexual violence constantly.
March and rally for Baltimore Trans Uprising
Transgender identity: The next fight for equal rights

Christine Jorgensen, Caroline Cossey and the power of role models: Transgender in Pennsylvania
When PennLive asked transgender readers to share their experiences, one of the questions posed was: How old were you when you saw or heard about a transgender person for the first time? How did you first see or hear about transgender people?

Texas Supreme Court suspends Houston’s ‘bathroom bill,’ sets up ballot fight
The Texas Supreme Court gave Friday the Houston city council 30 days either to repeal a civil-rights ordinance allowing opposite-sex bathroom use or place it before the voters on the November ballot.
The Texas Supreme Court Just Upended Houston’s LGBT Protections
Texas Supreme Court says city must repeal HERO or put it on ballot
Texas Supreme Court suspends Houston Equal Rights Ordinance
City of Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) suspended

Man accused of attacking transgender woman at Seattle park
Police say a 28-year-old man harassed and assaulted a transgender woman Thursday in Seattle's Cal Anderson Park.
Police arrived at the Capitol Hill Park just before 4 p.m. after getting a call about an assault. Officers spoke to witnesses at the park, who said they saw a man harassing a transgender woman.

Adeus, Malva! Falece aos 99 anos a Travesti mais idosa do Mundo
Malva faleceu na semana passada, chilena que aos 17 anos cruzou a Cordilheira dos Andes para viver na Argentina em busca de liberdade. Ela manteve-se bem humorada em seus últimos dias de vida.
Em fim chegou ao final a vida de Malva , uma referência a mim, que como uma cidadã Travesti tenho a história dela, algo que gostaria que fosse semelhante na minha trajetória de vida também, ter o direito de viver por muitos anos, e morrer por idade e não em consequência da falta de direitos que a população de Travestis e Transexuais sofrem no Brasil e em muitas partes do mundo, principalmente nos países da America Latina.

Pidieron a los demás países avanzar en el mismo camino Argentina lidera la reivindicación de derechos de las personas trans
La Organización Mundial de la Salud destacó la ley de Identidad de Género de Argentina, que fue aprobada hace tres años. Eso permitió que más de 4.300 personas trans pudieran inscribir su documento de identidad con nombre y sexo a elección.

sábado, julho 25, 2015

I Can't Afford to Transition: The Unseen Costs of Being Transgender in 2015
Ari Klamka, 28, is a lot like his peers—when he found himself in need of money for a special project, he created a GoFundMe page. But he wasn't looking to make a movie, or support a charity, or run a marathon. He was looking for the right to become himself.
Klamka is transgender, and he's facing an unfortunately common problem in the modern landscape of transgender issues: The cost of fully transitioning is prohibitively expensive.

TGEU Guides on EU Law
TGEU’s two guides on EU law provide an overview and summary of EU law that is relevant for trans people living, working, visiting or claiming asylum in the EU.
Both guides cover the areas of discrimination in employment, discrimination in the access to and provision of goods & services, crime victim’s rights, and asylum.

Homem é preso suspeito de matar travesti em São João Batista do Glória
Guilherme Vítor Flor, de 39 anos, foi morto na madrugada do dia 16 em MG.
Segundo a Polícia Civil, suspeito teria um relacionamento com a vítima.
Um andarilho de 46 anos foi preso suspeito de estrangular um travesti em Sao João Batista do Glória (MG). Guilherme Vítor Flor, de 39 anos, foi morto na madrugada do dia 16, mas o caso só passou a ser tratado como homicídio quando o laudo da necrópsia apontou a esganadura.

Travesti que morava em Cidade Ocidental é morto a pauladas as margens da BR40 próximo ao Pólo JK
Gabriel de 27 anos, morador do bairro Parque Nova Friburgo "A" em Cidade Ocidental, morava com sua vó depois de perder sua mãe anos atrás.
De acordo com uma testemunha que passava pela manhã no local, J.C.L que não quis se identificar avistou o homem travestido com roupas femininas caído no chão sem as roupas e foi verificar a situação, quando chegou mais perto avistou muito sangue e percebeu que a vítima não estava mais com vida, e imediatamente acionou a PM.

Conheça a história da professora transsexual Luiza
Ela é exceção em uma triste realidade na qual pessoas trans são marginalizadas do convívio social e do mercado de trabalho.

10,000 urge Government to let trans people self-identify
A Petition to the UK Parliament to allow transgender people to self-define their own legal gender has gained nearly 10,000 signatures.
Allow transgender people to self-define their legal gender

'I thought about suicide': Caroline Cossey, the first transgender woman to pose for Playboy, reveals how her life fell apart after her gender identity was suddenly exposed
The 60-year-old model first appeared in the magazine in 1981, a year before News of the World outed her as transgender
After attempting suicide, Caroline found her confidence again and eventually revisited the popular magazine
She explained how she saved up for sexual reassignment surgery on her own by working as a showgirl

Sussex Police fly the flag for the trans gender community
To show its support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, Sussex Police will fly the ‘trans flag’ from its base during Brighton’s Trans Pride celebrations this weekend.

Poland parliament passes first trans recognition bill
'It was the first time we heard policymakers recognizing that trans citizens need to have their dignity assured'
Poland passes first gender recognition bill

HDP’s Paylan submits Parliamentary Question to Minister of Interior on LGBTI activist Kemal Ördek, Discrimination, and Violence against LGBTI
Garo Paylan, an HDP member of parliament from Istanbul, asked Minister of Interior Sebahattin Öztürk about the attack against LGBTI activist Kemal Ördek.

Transgender life in Ukraine officially labeled as 'disorder'
Fridrih Chernyshov was 19 years old when he told his parents he wanted to change his sex. Their reaction mirrored that of Ukrainian society to the issue of transgenderism - a lack of understanding, active discouragement, and a breakdown in relations.

Uncovering Mongolia’s transgender community
"I can’t think of anything more terrifying than the idea that a large part of our identity relies on facts and things we can’t control or even know exist.”

Greenwich calls for end to forced trans surgery
Independent Member for Sydney, Alex Greenwich MP, has released a discussion paper calling for the NSW government to remove the requirement for trans people to undergo gender reassignment surgery in order to change their gender classification on government records.

Girl to have gender dysphoria treatment to become a boy
A teenager has been cleared by the family court to continue dysphoria treatment to transition from a female to a male.

#InTheirWords: 'A lot of trans people feel like they will never be loved'
Angelica Ross, 34, was engaged once, but her fiancé asked her to keep it a secret. That's because Ross is a trans woman and her fiancé didn't want other people to know.
"A man is able to take me to a restaurant, but he's not able to take me home to mom," Ross said. "Society is still not at a place yet where they see us as family."

India Clarke, K.C. Haggard Are The 10th and 11th Trans Women Killed in 2015
On July 21, 2015, India Clarke, 25, was found in a park at the University Area Community Center in Tampa, Florida. The black trans woman had been beaten to death.
On July 23, 2015, 66-year-old K.C. Haggard was stabbed on a Fresno, California, street. The transgender woman’s murder was caught on video.

Why Are Blood Banks Rejecting Transgender Women?
Jasmine Kaiser and Lisa Scott are suing one of the world’s largest blood companies for turning them away for being transgender. The company insists all trans women are banned from donating under federal guidelines. Do federal officials agree? They won’t say.
The absurd reason the FDA bans many transgender women from donating blood

White House: DOD plan for trans service the ‘right approach’
President Obama believes the review the Pentagon has set up is the “right approach” to allowing transgender troops to serve in the U.S. military, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday.

Horrifying Murder in Fresno Caught on Tape, Marks 11th Killing of a Trans Woman This Year
Local trans activists held a vigil Thursday night for K.c. Haggard, who was stabbed to death on the street in an altercation caught on a security camera.
Caught On Camera: Transgender Person Stabbed & Killed In Street
Activists call California transgender woman's stabbing death a hate crime

Transgender slaying exposes a gender ‘education gap’
The investigation into the slaying of a transgender woman this week has advocates calling for more sensitivity training for law enforcement officers.

Advocates plan #BaltimoreTRANSUprising march Friday
On the eve of Baltimore Pride, transgender advocates plan to march from Charles Village to Mount Vernon Friday to raise awareness of the struggles trans people face in the city.

SVSU adds gender identity to its nondiscrimination policy
Saginaw Valley State University officials have updated the institution's nondiscrimination policy to include gender identity and genetic information protections.

Charlotte Motor Speedway, other large sports venues clarify transgender inclusion for restrooms
Local transgender activist receives affirming responses from Speedway, Panthers' Bank of America Stadium and Knights' BB&T Ballpark
Charlotte Sports Venues Clarify Transgender Policy for Public Bathrooms

City Council unanimously supports transgender protections
The City Council unanimously approved six ordinances and two resolutions in support of transgender rights at Thursday night’s Finance Committee meeting.

Utah LGBT leader says more help needed for transgender
The new leader of one of Utah’s most important LGBT organizations marvels at the rapid progress made on gay and lesbian issues, but says the growing transgender community still faces harsh discrimination.