[Brasil] Travesti é encontrada morta em travessa ponto de prostituição
Vítima ainda não foi identificada
Durante a madrugada desta sexta-feira (24), uma travesti foi encontrada morta a facadas, em Campo Grande, na região do Coronel Antônino, próximo ao cemitério do Cruzeiro.
A polícia foi acionada por testemunhas por volta das 4h30 da madrugada desta sexta-feira (24). Ao chegar ao local encontraram uma travesti , conhecida como Luana, caída na rua com um golpe de faca no abdômen.
[Europe] After Brexit: Solidarity now more than ever
In reaction to the UK referendum result, Transgender Europe calls on Europe’s political leaders to withstand scaremongering and put solidarity at the centre of their work.
[Netherlands] Basic health insurance not to cover breast enlargement for transgenders
From next year the basic health insurance will only reimburse breast implants for transgender women without any breast growth at all, according to a letter from Health Minister Edith Schippers. This means that transgender women whose sex-change hormone therapy triggered any breast growth at all, no matter how minimal, will not be reimbursed for breast enlargement, AD reports.
[Egypt] Transgender Operations Stall in Egypt
Forty-year-old Ahmed has spent much of his life trying to become male. In his white taxi parked under a bridge in Cairo, he is despondent, saying that without the final operation that will transform him fully from a woman to a man, he expects his fiancée will break their engagement within a year.
[India] ‘Transgenders denied access to public toilets’
Two years after the Supreme Court’s (SC) landmark judgment to recognise transgenders as the third gender, the community in Mumbai does not have access to public toilets, revealed a study by NGO Pukar.
[New Zealand] Press Release: School Toilets & Showers Based on Biology – Legal Opinion
Family First NZ has written to Marlborough Girls College and provided them with the legal opinion for schools released earlier this year that says they are not required under the law to have to allow transgender students access to shared toilets, showers and changing rooms, or allow transgender students to participate in sports teams that do not match their biological sex.
[USA] The secret life of a transgender airman
Transgender people are banned from serving in the US armed forces, yet an estimated 12,800 do, the vast majority in secret. Jane, a senior airman, has hidden her gender identity from the military for 25 years. She hopes a policy review announced last year will allow her finally to be herself.
[USA] Nondiscrimination Regulations Published for Hospitals, Federal Contractors
The U.S. Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services published two important regulations yesterday (one final and one proposed) that will strengthen protections for LGBT patients in hospitals and LGBT employees of federal contractors. Although anti-LGBT bias is already prohibited in these settings, the regulations will help inform patients and workers of their rights and make clear that federal contractors can’t maintain transgender health insurance exclusions.
[CA, USA] Free to be He, She, They
Oliver Bishop has sandy blond hair styled like a 1940s screen idol’s and a scruffy beard and sideburns that frame his wide smile. A senior in high school, he is busy – singing with his school’s award-winning jazz choir, leading the marching band, teaching music lessons. Outgoing and popular, he was elected homecoming king in the fall.
[IL, USA] Judge: ACLU can intervene in District 211 transgender lawsuit
A federal judge has allowed the American Civil Liberties Union to intervene in a lawsuit filed against Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211, whose plaintiffs seek to block transgender students from using the bathrooms and locker rooms of their self-identified gender.
[RI, USA] Guidance on transgender students released to RI schools
The Rhode Island Department of Education has released guidelines for schools working with transgender students. The guidelines are 11 pages long and cover everything from talking to parents to the restroom and locker issues.
[VT, USA] Film documenting life of Vt. transgender CEO debuts
It's a documentary that took a very dramatic turn when Derek Hallquist set out to tell a story about the energy debate and his father's role in it. He didn't know his father would announce she was transgender while the film was still being made.
[Brasil] Travesti é morto a pauladas na Zona Norte de Manaus, diz polícia
Crime ocorreu na madrugada deste sábado (18).
Suposta arma do crime foi encontrada ao lado do corpo.
Um homem, ainda não identificado, foi morto a pauladas na madrugada deste sábado (18) no bairro Cidade de Deus, na Zona Norte de Manaus. De acordo com a polícia, a vítima era travesti. Ainda não há suspeitos do crime.
[Brasil] Travesti é encontrada enforcada e carbonizada em canavial de Palmares Paulista
O corpo de uma travesti, ainda não identificada, foi encontrado carbonizado na quarta-feira (15), no bairro Pompeo, próximo à cidade de Palmares Paulista.
De acordo com o boletim de ocorrência, a equipe plantonista da Polícia Civil de Catanduva foi informada pela Policia Militar de Palmares Paulista que havia um cadáver em um canavial da estrada municipal Salvador Benaduzzi.
[Brasil] Duas travestis são baleadas no bairro Parque Industrial, em Rio Preto
(...)Na noite do último domingo, 24, uma travesti de 20 anos foi morta a tiros no bairro Jardim Paraíso. Rodrigo Matheus Santos Pereira, 20 anos, que usava o nome social Dani, chegou a ser socorrido, mas não resistiu aos ferimentos e morreu. Na manhã de quarta-feira, dia 27, a Polícia Civil deteve dois irmãos, um de 18 e outro de 16 anos e um adolescente de 16 anos, suspeitos do crime, que teria motivação homofóbica. Procurado, o advogado do empresário e do adolescente, Mateus Floriano, disse que vai entrar com pedido de liberdade provisória para ambos.
[Brasil] Travesti é baleada em Santa Helena
Durante a madrugada deste sábado (18) socorristas do Samu e policiais militares foram acionados para atender uma vítima de disparo de arma de fogo.
[UK] 'Brexit Bad For Trans Rights' Says Young Trans Activist
A young transgender rights activist from the UK, Charlie Craggs, has warned that Britain choosing to leave the European Union during the 'Brexit' vote could lead to marginalised communities finding themselves in worse situations.
[Poland] Groundbreaking Court Decision in Poland on Gender Recognition Abroad
On June 1, a court in Warsaw issued a decision that allows a Polish citizen, who transitioned legally in Germany, to change her personal data (gender marker and first as well as last name) without obtaining a transsexual diagnosis and going through a civil court case in Poland.
[Índia] Primeira banda pop trans ganha prémio em Cannes (com vídeos)
A 6 Pack Band é uma banda de música pop composta por pessoas transgénero criada pela agência de meios Mindshare Mumbai para a empresa Hindustan Unilever, na Índia, com o objectivo de promover a marca de chá Brooke Bond Red Label.
[USA] Being Transgender as a Fact of Nature
In 1952, George Jorgensen, a Bronx-born G.I., underwent surgical and hormonal treatment in Denmark to become Christine Jorgensen, a nightclub entertainer and advocate for gender identity rights. Ever since, health professionals and lay people alike have debated the origins of gender identity, the wisdom of altering one’s biologically determined sex, and whether society should accept the transgender community as a fact of nature.
[CA, USA] Day Camp for Transgender Youth Allows Kids to be Themselves
Two years ago, a six-year-old girl named Scarlett went to her first girl’s empowerment summer camp. But on the first day Scarlett’s best friend got mad at her after being left out of a game. In a moment of anger, she shared something private about Scarlett.
[FL, USA] City leaders' silence on HRO leaves bitter taste for LGBT advocates
In Jacksonville, calls from gay-rights activists for unity and mourning in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history are inseparable from the awkward reality that — in Florida’s largest city — it is still legal to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
[IA, USA] Basu: When a transgender male used the women's room
To see and hear Casey Gradischnig, you would never guess the 54-year-old senior art director for a Meredith company was born female. He has a bald head, a full mustache and a beard. He lack breasts. He is 6 feet tall, weighs 218 pounds and has a deep, male voice. His clothes were bought in the men’s section.
[ME, USA] Transgender in Maine
There are up to 40,000 transgender Mainers.
They're your neighbors, co-workers, family.
Their reality is much more than the bathroom thing.
Today, they tell their stories.
[MI, USA] Transgender school guidance coming in August
The State Board of Education could vote as early as August on policy recommendations for public schools to accommodate transgender students, moving forward with the hot-button debate despite the November elections.
[NJ, USA] At Westfield High School, Students Use Bathrooms of ‘Original’ Gender
With issues involving bathrooms and gender making headlines nationwide, Westfield High School Vice Principal Derrick Nelson said that transgender students at Westfield High School use the bathrooms that align with their “original” genders. This also goes for the gym locker rooms — students change in rooms that align with the gender they were born with.
[TX, USA] Texas Colleges Staying Out of Bathroom Battles for Now
At the University of Houston, transgender students can enroll in voice feminization or masculinization clinics. At the University of Texas at Austin, students can write a simple letter to change how their gender is listed in school records. And many colleges in the state have maps on their websites showing the locations of dozens of on-campus gender-neutral bathrooms.
[VA, USA] Culpeper delegation addresses transgender bathroom use
A dozen Culpeper residents — including Del. Nick Freitas, R-Culpeper — urged the Culpeper County School Board during Monday’s regular meeting to pass a local policy disregarding the recently enacted federal directive allowing students to use the restroom of their gender identity.
[Bahamas] Transgender Group Launch ‘Problematic’ For Vote
Human rights activist Erin Greene yesterday admitted that Bahamas Transgender Intersex United’s launch in April proved “problematic” for the government as it sought to get support for four constitutional changes, but insisted that the LGBT community should not be blamed for the resounding failure of the equality referendum.
[Europe] One step forward – two steps back: EU Member states reverse on LGBTI rights
Yesterday, the Council of the European Union released the first Council conclusions on LGBTI equality  and gender equality . This is the first time that the EU Member States jointly address the rights of LGBTI people in a separate conclusion. However both the LGBTI conclusion, and the gender equality one remain silent on trans people; failing to address the rights and recognise the existing laws which protect them.
[UK] British Protesters Call For Trans Bathroom Ban
As a parliamentary equalities conference gathered today to discuss trans issues protesters gathered outside, carrying signs calling for a ban on transgender women using public bathrooms in a similar manner to many of the anti-trans protests taking place in America.
[Belgique] Bruxelles : un homme transgenre tunisien violemment agressé par des extrémistes religieux
Un ressortissant tunisien de 26 ans, installé à Bruxelles où il bénéficie notamment du statut de réfugié, a été agressé il y a quelques jours devant chez lui par des extrémistes religieux qui le harcelaient déjà depuis des mois. « Traumatisme à l’œil, 3 points de sutures sur le front, 12 sur les mains, 18 à la tête et 17 aux jambes » et d'autres analyses sont en cours, le jeune homme souffrant désormais de déséquilibre et d’évanouissements.
[USA] Doctor Who Spin-Off To Have Gay Lead
Upcoming Doctor Who spin-off show 'Class' will be featuring a gay lead character. The news has come from show producers, who were planning on keeping the characters sexuality a non-issue until the show aired, but have chosen to make the announcement following the Orlando shooting. Doctor Who Spin-Off To Have Gay Lead
[USA] Carl Gallups Calls Upon Sheriffs To Threaten To Arrest Target Store Managers
Donald Trump-loving right-wing pastor and conspiracy theorist Carl Gallups appeared on TheDove TV's "Focus Today" program yesterday, where he called upon sheriffs to tell managers of Target stores in their communities that they will be arrested if they follow the company policy of allowing transgender individuals to use facilities that match their gender identity.
[USA] Trump addresses conservatives at anti-LGBT confab
Donald Trump sought to warm up social conservatives on Friday in a speech at an anti-LGBT conference, making coded references to restricting LGBT rights without making any explicit pledges.
[USA] Texas Bigots Take Their Religious Anti-Transgender Campaign National
Last fall, conservatives used anti-transgender scare tactics to convince the voters of Houston to defeat an ordinance that created nondiscrimination protections for the LGBT community. Now, those Texas activists are trying to take their fearmongering campaign national.
[CA, USA] L.A. Aims To Expand Park Restroom Access To Transgender People
The introduction of transgender-friendly restrooms has been a pressing topic this year, and the City of Los Angeles wants you to know where it stands on the issue. In March, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the creation of a Transgender Advisory Council. And on Wednesday, City Council set forth a motion intended to amend an ordinance to allow park restroom access for transgender people.
[CA, USA] Judge: Transgender Inmates Must Have Access To Items That Match Their Identity
A federal judge in California ruled on Thursday that state prisons must allow transgender inmates greater access to commissary items that are consistent with their gender identity. The ruling stems from a settlement reached in August 2015 that mandates the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations (CDCR) to pay for a transgender inmate’s sex reassignment surgery.
[IA, USA] Iowa High Schools Clearing Path For Transgender Athletes
While girls soccer teams across Iowa battle for a state title, across the nation a new battle has begun to allow transgender athletes a spot on the field and Iowa is already one step ahead of the game. Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Executive Director Mike Dick said, "Each local school knows their situation and their athlete. They know their background and it's up to them to determine which gender they are. Once they have identified a male becoming a female, they would now be allowed to particpate in girls athletics."
[MO, USA] Missouri County Refused To Fly Flags At Half Mast For Orlando Victims
Following the tragic shooting in Orlando this weekend President Obama ordered that all American flags being flown on public buildings and grounds across the country be lowered to half mast 'as a mark of respect for the victims' until the end of the day on Thursday. Officials in Cole County, Missouri have chosen to disobey this order and refuse to lower their flags.
[WA, USA] A Non-Political Hearing on the Human Rights Commission’s Transgender Rulemaking Yielded “Nastiest” Testimony Yet, Trans Advocate Says
A Thursday meeting of state legislators in Yakima wasn’t supposed to address the pros and cons of protecting trans people using the bathrooms in which they feel the safest. Instead, the meeting of the Joint Administrative Rules Review Committee (JARRC) chaired by state senator Mike Padden (R-Spokane), was supposed to address two questions, and two questions alone: whether or not the state Human Rights Commission’s rule clarifying protections for transgender people followed “legislative intent” and whether the proper process was followed in adopting the rule.
[WA, USA] Right-Wing Media Fearmonger Over Washington State’s New LGBT-Inclusive Curriculum
Conservative media are fearmongering over Washington state public schools’ new LGBT-inclusive education standards that aim to teach students “the importance of treating others with respect regarding gender identity.” Outlets are reporting that the state will soon begin to “teach transgenderism to kindergartners” and suggesting that Washington is promoting transgender “recruitment.” But education professionals and advocacy groups say students benefit from learning about gender identity at an early age.
[Netherlands] Gender dysphoria: the Dutch Protocol
“Your gender is like drinking water; when you drink water it is not supposed to taste like anything. But when it tastes different, you notice. That is what being transgender is like: when your water tastes different.” —Trans-boy, age 18
[USA] No vote on transgender bathrooms on Capitol Hill
House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions told reporters that there’s unlikely to be a vote on an amendment to the Legislative Branch appropriations bill to prevent transgender bathrooms on Capitol Hill.
[USA] The current status of transgender legal rights in the U.S.
I was invited by Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum to give a talk at Friday night services at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah on June 3 about the current status of transgender rights in the U.S. CBST observes Gay Pride Month with a series of guest speakers on Friday nights, and the first Friday of the month was designated as “Trans Pride Shabbat” this year. Below is a revised version of the text I prepared for that talk, although on Friday night I left this text in my folder and spoke extemporaneously.
[CA, USA] Federal judge rules California transgender inmates must get some female items
A federal judge ruled Thursday that California prison officials must let transgender inmates have more female-oriented commissary items including nightgowns, robes, sandals, scarves and necklaces as part of a settlement that will make the stat the first to pay for an inmate’s sex reassignment surgery.
[IL, USA] Lambda Legal Urges City Council to Strike ID Requirement from Chicago Human Rights Ordinance
Today, Christopher Clark, Counsel and Young Adults, Teens and Children Program Strategist for Lambda Legal testified before the Chicago City Council’s Commission on Human Relations in support of an amendment striking a provision of the city’s Human Rights Ordinance that requires people to use public facilities in Chicago that match the sex marker on their government-issued identification. Read the testimony here.
[IL, USA] Chicago transgender restroom measure on track for approval
Chicago aldermen moved a step closer Wednesday to removing a hurdle to allowing people to use whichever public restroom they say matches their gender identity, despite City Council members worrying that some people will take advantage of the new standards to ogle members of the opposite sex.
[ME, USA] New policy in Scarborough for transgender students
The Scarborough Board of Education has given unanimous approval to a new transgender student policy designed to provide for the safety and protection of all students in the district, according to Donna Beeley, chairwoman of the board.
[MI, USA] Michigan’s gender ID policy questioned
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, who has drawn fire for what Michigan requires of a transgender resident to change gender on state identification, is to be deposed Friday over a recent revision to the state’s policy.
[MO, USA] Missouri AG Disagrees with Obama’s Policy on Transgender Bathroom Use
Attorney General Chris Koster is getting involved in the national transgender school restroom debate. Koster says his office intends to disagree with President Obama’s request to permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity.
[PA, USA] Trans woman claims bias at Walmart
Kate Lynn Blatt, a Pottsville trans woman, says anti-trans bias by a Walmart employee prevented her from accessing a female fitting room at the store.
[PA, USA] Lawmakers push for vote on antibias bill
A vote in the state House of Representatives may take place next week that could determine if the long-stalled Pennsylvania Fairness Act will move forward. The legislation would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of classes protected from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations.
[Mexico] New report highlights trans Latinas in Mexico
Violence and discrimination against Mexican transgender women continues to rise in spite of Mexico's government granting increased rights to LGBT people, a new report finds.