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terça-feira, maio 26, 2015
[Brasil] '90% da população transexual trabalha na informalidade'
Projeto de lei do vereador Renato Cinco pretende instituir incentivo fiscal (abatimento no recolhimento do Imposto sobre Serviços - ISS) para as empresas que contratarem profissionais travestis, transexuais e transgêneros.
[Brasil] Homossexual é encontrado morto a tiros na marginal da BR-282 em Lages
Era por volta das 7h da manhã deste sábado (23), quando populares acionaram a Polícia Militar, informando que na via marginal da BR-282 bairro Frei Rogério, havia um corpo de uma mulher caída na canaleta de escoamento de água possivelmente sem vida.
No local, foi identificado que se tratava de um homem (travesti), morto com pelo menos três disparos de arma de fogo na cabeça.
[UK] Transgender woman bidding for beauty pageant glory
Chloe-Louise Fearn, 25, has entered Miss Transgender UK to help raise awareness
A transgender woman says she’s proud of who she is and has entered a pageant in her fight against misconceptions.
Chloe-Louise Fearn, 25, was born as a boy named Christopher, but always felt like she was female.
Press Release: «Criminal racist hate attack against a trans woman in Evia»
Greek Transgender Support Association (GTSA), a recognized association for the support of the rights of the trans* community, strongly denounces the transphobic attack against a trans woman and her friend, who defended her while she was attacked in a night club in Evia by a team of five people and the owner; actions that typify many felonies and a series of other criminal offences against them, as well as against the Police officers that not only violated their duties when called, but also participated in criminal racist acts and tortured the trans woman.
[Thailand] Fighting for Identity: The Life of a Transgender Kickboxer in Rural Thailand
In her color-coordinated training attire and fashionably fit tops, Rose is easy to spot at her tiny dirt-floor gym in rural Thailand. Her hot pink top clings snugly to her compact, lean torso. Bra straps in a delicate petal pink peer through at the shoulders. Her iridescent satin shorts are customized with her fight name, Rot-Duan, embroidered in gold.
[Australia] Closet Case: Tony Briffa
The world's first openly intersex mayor, Tony Briffa, shares an often painful process of coming out as intersex in this month's Closet Case.
[Australia] Remembering Sydney's 'drag queen' scene of the 70s
Sydney in the 1970s was home to a thriving community of transwomen, who lived, worked and socialised in the inner city. Here, Colleen Windsor reflects on that heady, dynamic and exciting ‘drag queen’ scene.
[Canada] Remove gender from birth docs: group
Nine intersex and transgender people, including the Trans Alliance Society, have filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal to remove gender from birth certificates.
[Mexico] Director de Urgencias del Hospital Canseco discrimina a homosexuales y transexuales
Persiste el problema en algunos hospitales de Tampico que no quieren recibir los pacientes con VIH e incluso rechazan la presencia de las personas homosexuales y transexuales en las instalaciones, lo que ya representa un caso de discriminación hacia ellos, además de la negligencia médica y falta de criterio para atender a esos enfermos.
[FL, USA] School board to discuss sexual-orientation policy
Residents have come before the Brevard School Board four times since October, asking the board to consider a change in the school district’s non-discrimination policy.
They want the district to include sexual orientation and gender identity as categories covered by that policy.
[Panamá] Panamá lidera casos de Sida entre trasvestis y transexuales
Un informe del Programa Conjunto de Naciones Unidas sobre VIH/Sida destaca que Panamá registra la mas alta prevalencia en países de América latina con el VIH (virus de inmunodeficiencia humana) y que la tendencia es al alza, entre la llamada población “trans” (trasvestis y transexuales) y en los hombres que tienen relaciones con otros hombres. (HSH)
[Chile] Loka, Loka, Loka
"Loka, Loka, Loka", es un documental autobiográfico realizado en la Escuela Audiovisual AL BORDE, una experiencia pionera de artivismo contrasexual en América del Sur, en la que Mujeres AL BORDE entrenamos activistas bisexuales, pansexuales, lesbianas, heterodisidentes, tortilleras, trans, travestis, intersex, queer, de ciudades sudamericanas como realizadorxs audiovisuales, financiamos y difundimos sus producciones.
[New Zealand] Robertson clarifies trans healthcare stance
Labour MP Grant Robertson says his comments about gender reassignment surgery were misreported, and though he admits he could have chosen his words better, he says he is “absolutely committed” to the best possible trans healthcare services.
[USA] Franklin Graham Calls Out Schools for Teaching Lies About Transgenderism
In the shadow of our nation's capital, Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia is preparing to teach gender identity in its classrooms, including lessons on gender fluidity and spectrum—the idea that no child is truly 100 percent boy or girl. The news has parents irate as no alternative options will be offered to take in place of these required classes in grades 7 to 12.
[AR, USA] Faithful transition: Unitarian Universalists share stories of transgender individuals
"The Unitarian Universalists have always been on the edge of social justice," said the Rev. Jim Parrish, who will be installed May 30 as the pastor of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Fayetteville. The Unitarian Universalists supported the fight for civil rights in the last century, with a large contingent marching with Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington, D.C., Parrish said.
[DC, USA] Giving homeless transgender youth a safe haven from the streets
Homelessness is a reality for many young transgender Americans. In Washington, a row house has been turned into a safe haven for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth who have nowhere else to go. Hari Sreenivasan talks to the group home's founder about creating a space that is safe, fun and feels like home for those who may have been kicked out by their families for being different.
[Egypt] Islamic university axes transgender lecturer
Al Azhar says move aimed at heading off possible problems with students
Egypt’s leading Islamic Al Azhar University said on Thursday it would not allow an engineering lecturer to keep her post in the state-run institution after having undergone a sex change operation to become a woman.
[USA] An interview with Sandy Stone — Part 1
Sandy Stone is a touchstone woman in transgender history. She has a whole section dedicated to her place in transgender and feminist history in the book Transgender History and the book is worth reading if just for that segment. target="_blank"
[CA, USA] A transition within a transition: learning from San Diego transgender teen Kyler Prescott's death
On Monday, May 18, San Diego transgender teen Kyler Prescott died by suicide. He was 14-years-old.
Imagining what it feels like to live inside a body that doesn’t feel genuinely yours might be hard to understand for some, but close friend of the Prescott’s, and mother of a transgender teen herself, Kathie Moehlig talks about Kyler’s life and the challenges transgender children face within the world and within their ever-evolving selves
[IL, USA] Enhanced LGBT Hate Crimes Protections Sent to Gov. Rauner
The Illinois Senate on Wednesday unanimously gave final approval to a bill enhancing hate crimes protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Illinoisans. Last month, the measure, House Bill 3930, passed the Illinois House of Representatives without opposition. Now, the bill goes to Gov. Bruce Rauner for his review and approval.
[Mexico] En Xalapa más de 5 mil transexuales esperan cambio de nombre: Activista
En Xalapa hay alrededor de 5 mil transexuales que esperan un cambio en la legislación que les permita cambiar su estatus administrativo y reorientar el género con el que se identifican en toda su documentación, señaló la activista de los derechos de la diversidad sexual, Silvia Susana Jácome.
[Brasil] Travesti é morta com sete tiros em Nova Descoberta
A vítima bebia com amigos quando foi abordada por um indivíduo que atirou contra ela
Uma travesti foi assassinada com sete tiros em Nova Descoberta, Zona Norte do Recife. Segundo testemunhas, Ticiane Abravanel, 21 anos, estava sentada, bebendo com amigos, quando foi abordada por um indivíduo que atirou contra ela.
[Brasil] Roberta Close no Programa do Gugu 20/05/2015
[Bangladesh] Hijras to be recruited as traffic police
The government has decided to recruit hijras as traffic police officials from the next fiscal year, as part of an attempt to rehabilitate individuals of the gender and offer them new avenues of employment.
[USA] Stop the Bathroom Police
This spring, multiple states have pushed measures that would require people to “prove” their gender before using a bathroom. Some of these measures even encourage people to report on each other by offering a cash reward for finding someone in the “wrong” bathroom. These bathroom police efforts are clearly targeted at transgender people, but ultimately open everyone up to harassment, interrogation, and criminalization in public spaces.
[FL, USA] Greenacres Enacts LGBT-Inclusive Civil Rights Ordinance
At a meeting Monday night, the Greenacres City Council enacted an ordinance that directly opposes discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, genetic information, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, pregnancy, familial status, or age.
[Kyrgyzstan] TGEU condemns attack and police complicity against LGBT activists in Kyrgyzstan
Commemorations on the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia – IDAHOT in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan by LGBTIQA NGO „Labrys“ were attacked on May 17. A crowd of aggressive men, associated with the “Kalys” and “Kirk Choro” movements, threatened and insulted the activists; one of the participants of the peaceful event was injured.
[USA] Michael Savage: Girl Scouts Led By The 'Perverted' 'Vermin On The Left'
Last Friday on “The Savage Nation,” talk radio host Michael Savage reacted angrily to the news that some Girl Scout troops will accept transgender girls. He claimed that the Girl Scouts have embraced “the sickness of the left” and is now losing members as a result of its “lurch to the paranoid, crazy, insane, perverted left.”
[DC, USA] D.C. activists march against transphobia
About 50 people attended a rally and march against transphobia on Sunday. The event, organized by local activists, coincided with the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
[Honduras] Comunidad LGBTI exige respeto y cese de violencia en Honduras
Activistas de la comunidad lésbica, gay, bisexual, transgénero e intersexual (LGBTI) de Honduras denunciaron hoy en una manifestación que el odio y la discriminación hacia las minorías sexuales persisten en el país, y pidieron el cese de la violencia contra ellos.
[Venezuela] Tamara Adrián: En 16 años no ha habido ninguna señal contra la homofobia
“No somos gente de otro mundo. Somos seres humanos”, dice Harry Terán. Lleva una bandera con seis colores: rojo, naranja, amarillo, verde, azul y morado. Su cabello es de color rosado y por esa razón ha sido “víctima de bullying”, como él mismo cuenta. “Aquí hace falta más mente, más cultura, más aceptación. Comenzando por el Gobierno”.
[Portugal] Intervenção de SANTIAGO D'ALMEIDA FERREIRA
Intervenção de Santiago D'Almeida Ferreira, co-diretor da Ação Pela Identidade, na Audição Pública "Pessoas trans e intersexo: que reconhecimento e que novos direitos?"
[Portugal] Lesbian and gay group reports rise in hate crimes, incidents in 2014
The Discrimination Observatory of ILGA Portugal, the country's leading lesbian and gay rights organisation, says that it had received 426 reports of hate crimes or incidents alleged to have taken place during 2014, most of them involving verbal insults and abuse.
[International] 12 Victims of Homophobia, Transphobia
While times are changing for LGBT people, we still face the threat of violence simply because of who we are. On International Day of Homophobia and Transphobia, we remember some of the most high-profile victims of hate.
[International] European transgender tracking organization reports 1,700+ trans murders in 7 years
Transgender Europe, a trans human rights organization established in 2005, reports 1,731 world-wide transgender murders since Jan 1, 2008 through December 31, 2014.
In 2009, the organization started the Trans Murder Monitoring project to collect and monitor transgender homicides. One of the purposes of the project was to help trans activists raise awareness of transgender violence by providing hard data.
[Brasil] [Comentário] O mal banalizado da transfobia nas redes sociais
E se as palavras que lemos no Facebook ganhassem espaço no mundo real? Quanto sangue jorraria delas? Quantas travestis, pessoas trans, teriam sido espancadas, torturadas ou agredidas com lâmpadas? Quantas seriam medicamente violadas? Quantas de nós seríamos presas em sanatórios, rotuladas de “aberrações” ou “anormalidades”?
[Brasil] ‘Escola não é um espaço seguro para transexuais’, critica ativista em encontro na PUCRS
A ativista e transfeminista Maria Clara Araújo, que ficou conhecida nacionalmente após aparecer na mídia como uma das transexuais que poderiam utilizar seu nome social – nome que escolheram para si – ao realizar o Exame Nacional de Ensino Médio (Enem), esteve em Porto Alegre durante esta semana para participar de atividades promovidas pelos Diretórios Centrais de Estudantes da PUCRS e da UFRGS.
[France] Transsexualité, transidentité : un tabou français?
Alors qu'a lieu, le 17 mai, la 10e Journée mondiale contre l'homophobie et la transphobie, la communauté trans reste peu visible en France et a du mal à faire entendre ses revendications. Spécialiste des transidentités et femme trans elle-même, la chercheuse Karine Espineira explique ces difficultés.
[Turkey] ON IDAHOT, LGBTI INDIVIDUALS FACE COUNTLESS PROBLEMS IN TURKEY
May 17th, the day homosexuality was removed from the classification “illness”, has come to be celebrated for the last 11 years as the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. Many years have passed since the Declaration of Montreal on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Human Rights, which was published following the International Conference on LGBT Human Rights, has called for all nations to recognize this date. Yet, the stigmatization of and discrimination against LGBTIs continue to this day.
[Turkey] Room for a new thought: Queering bathrooms against trans erasure
Sheila L. Cavanagh at the Kaos GL’s Anti-Homophobia Meeting: “Trauma is being thrust into a transitional space where one’s possibilities as a subject collapse. My intention was to highlight the experiences of trans people excommunicated from the public space.”
[Moldávia] Marcha LGBT na Moldávia atacada por grupo religioso
Na capital moldava, os ativistas pelos direitos LGBT conseguiram fazer a sua manifestação sob proteção policial, tendo sido alvo dos ataques de grupos de cristãos ortodoxos, que lançaram petardos e ovos na direção dos manifestantes.
[USA] Forever 21 Transgender Case Marks Legal Flashpoint
A lawsuit claims that supervisors called a worker undergoing a male-female transition "disgusting" and a "hot mess." The lawsuit challenging the employer's conduct is part of a growing trend of expanding legal protections for transgender individuals.
[IL, USA] Missing Chicago trans woman located
A 28-year-old Chicago transgender woman named Sherry Berry who had been missing since May 6, 2015 has been located according to her father Jerry Nicholas, Sr.
However Nicholas believes she remains in an extremely dangerous situation both medically and in terms of her surroundings.
[PA, USA] Woman Dies After Stabbing Inside Abandoned North Philadelphia House
A woman is dead after being stabbed in the back and neck by a man during a fight inside an abandoned North Philadelphia home, officials, family and friends tell NBC10.
London Chanel, a 21-year-old transgender woman, was killed in the stabbing that police said took place around 12:40 a.m. Monday inside a rowhome along the 2200 block of Ingersoll Street.
[Peru] A Life Ended Too Soon: Transphobia Challenges Health and Happiness in Peru
Weighing only 80 pounds, Piojo sat slumped on her bed in a small, dark room thick with damp and stagnant air. There was no light, no window, and nobody.
More than ten years ago, Piojo, 30, was diagnosed with HIV, a disease she did little about as it lay silent. However, when the virus combined with a recent diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), her health rapidly deteriorated to AIDS.
[France] "On m’a clairement dit que le problème, c’était que j'étais une personne trans"
Récupérer un colis à la Poste. Se rendre chez un médecin. Passer la douane à l’aéroport. Porter plainte auprès de la police après une agression. Des gestes simples qui font peut-être partie de votre quotidien, mais qui ont longtemps relevé du parcours du combattant pour Timéo. C'est parfois toujours le cas aujourd’hui. Ce jeune homme de 25 ans est trans, et pendant longtemps, son apparence physique ou ses papiers d’identité l'identifiaient encore comme femme. Depuis quelques mois, il est officiellement un homme aux yeux de l’état civil, mais il subit toujours les discriminations et l’incompréhension que rencontrent les personnes trans en France. Des difficultés mises en lumière par la Journée mondiale contre l'homophobie et la transphobie, qui a lieu dimanche 17 mai.
[Turkey] Deva Ozenen: What it's like to be a transgender election candidate in Turkey
When Deva Ozenen was campaigning on the streets of Izmir last month, a curious passer-by picked up some of her leaflets. Eager to win a voter, she began to explain her policies – but as soon as the woman heard Ms Ozenen’s deep voice, she threw the leaflets in her face, cursing and screaming as she walked away.
[Russia] Russian police detain activists at gay flashmob in Moscow
Russian police detained 17 protesters on Sunday as they gathered in central Moscow to release colourful balloons into the air to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, an organiser of the failed flashmob said.
[USA] Republicans Rally Behind State ‘Religious Freedom’ Laws
The Republican National Committee is expected to approve a resolution supporting the passage of state-level Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) legislation. The resolution passed out of committee on Wednesday and will come up for a vote before the 168-member governing body on Friday.
[MD, USA] Trans Woman Held in Men’s Detention Unit Released
Deairra Venable, 30, a transgender woman, was released from police custody after being arrested while photographing the looting that occurred on April 27. She was held on the male side of Central Booking although she has identified as transgender since age 14.
[Chile] Hace dos años que ingresó el proyecto de ley de identidad de género al congreso
El 7 de mayo del 2013, Ximena Rincón, Juan Pablo Letelier, Ricardo Lagos, Camilo Escalona y Lily Pérez, parlamentarios de differentes partidos políticos, presentaron ante el Congreso de Chile el proyecto de ley de reconocimiento de la identidad de género. Este proyecto fue elaborado por la abogada Ximena Gauché Marchetti con el apoyo de Andrés Rivera Duarte, entonces director ejecutivo de la Organización de Transsexuales por la Dignidad de la Diversidad (OTD).
[Brasil] Nota de pesar pelo falecimento de participante do programa Transcidadania
A Secretaria Municipal de Direitos Humanos e Cidadania está de luto pelo falecimento de uma das participantes do Programa Transcidadania, La Monique de Roma, 43 anos, baleada em episódio de latrocínio, na madrugada de ontem, 14 de maio de 2015, na região do Jockey Club, bairro do Butantã, São Paulo.
[International] Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights around the world
Being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is illegal in almost 80 countries, and in at least five of them is still punishable by death. In honour of the International day against homophobia and transphobia on 17 May, explore the legal situation for LGBT people around sex, marriage or civil partnerships, adoption, workplace discrimination and hate crime by region, country and overall population
[UK] Britain's oldest transgender woman Ruth Rose: 'We are people in our own right'
Ruth Rose, from Newhaven in East Sussex, has spent most of her life as James. In 2014, she became the oldest person in Britain to have undergone gender reassignment surgery and works around the clock to promote elderly and transgender rights. Despite having turned 82 in May, she has no intention of slowing down.
[India] Leading the Transgender People's Battle for Rights
A banner at the entrance of Hassan Marikkar Memorial, Palayam, on Friday, read ‘Welcome Tiruchi Siva MP, the warrior for transgender people’. Superlatives, comical and rarely true, often find a place on banners for politicians.
[India] 36 change gender through affidavits
Emboldened by the Supreme Court verdict, 36 individuals of Angul town on Friday approached a court to change their gender identity.
[Canada] LGBTQ support for transgendered Edmonton girl
While Edmonton Catholic School board chair Debbie Engel and trustee Patricia Grell lock horns over whether a seven-year-old transgendered girl should be allowed to use the girls' bathroom, the message from LGBTQ supporters is clear: "let her pee in peace."
[USA] What The Nation’s Doctors Say About Transgender Rights And Marriage Equality
The American College of Physicians (ACP) is the largest organization of internists in the country, with 141,000 members — making it the U.S.’s second largest physician group after the American Medical Association. This week, the ACP issued an extensive position paper detailing how best to serve LGBT people, including a number of political positions about what would best support LGBT people’s health.
[Mexico] Marcharán contra cierre de antros gays en Ecatepec
Representantes y dueños de establecimientos nocturnos para la Comunidad Lésbico Gay, Bisexuales y Transexuales (LGBT), anunciaron una “Marcha del Orgullo y el Respeto a la Diversidad Sexual” para el próximo sábado en las principales vialidades de Ecatepec en protesta por el cierre de esos lugares ya que, dicen, se ha expuesto a los integrantes de ese núcleo a agresiones al visitar a otros sitios de diversión.
[Portugal] Quem representa as pessoas trans e intersexo?
As pessoas trans e intersexo estão bem representadas em Portugal. E por elas próprias, como se pôde ver na audição pública que teve lugar na Assembleia da República, no passado dia 5 de maio.
[Pakistan] Four Pakistani Trans Women 'Mysteriously' Murdered in One Week
Few clues are forthcoming in the possible murder of 30-year-old Pakistani trans woman Almaroof Bijli, whose body was discovered mutilated and burned near a Gungal busstop May 5. Her death was followed three days later by the possibly hate-motivated drive-by shooting of three trans women in Rawalpindi, reports Pakistani news site Dawn.
[DC, USA] Casa Ruby house for homeless LGBT youth set to open
The first five residents of the Casa Ruby house for homeless LGBT youth were scheduled to move into the three-story Victorian townhouse in the city’s Columbia Heights neighborhood this weekend, according to Casa Ruby founder and executive director Ruby Corado.
[SC, USA] LGBT Legislation stalled at the statehouse
The fight for equal treatment could be running into a roadblock in South Carolina. That issue was debated for hours at the statehouse Thursday. South Carolina is one of more than two dozen states where someone can be fired because of their sexuality. Some say the law already protects them, but there are plenty of others who say it does not.