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quinta-feira, janeiro 05, 2017

[Portugal]
Inês Nunes deixa as passerelles para dar vida a transexual em ‘Ouro Verde’
Inês Nunes é um nome quase desconhecido para a maioria dos portugueses mas que ainda vai dar muito que falar.

[Portugal]
20 anos depois - Eduarda Santos
Eduarda Santos ou Transfofa como é conhecida nas redes, é uma ativista de longa data pelos direitos Trans. Todos os dias relata novas vítimas da transfobia um pouco por todo o mundo mas o seu trabalho foca-se em Portugal. Este é o seu testemunho.

[Portugal]
Nova lei vai permitir mudança de sexo a menores
Governo entrega em janeiro projeto da nova Lei da Identidade de Género, que prevê a descida da idade legal e o fim do atestado médico obrigatório

[Brasil]
Laerte ganha processo por transfobia de Veja e Reinaldo Azevedo
A cartunista Laerte Coutinho ganhou processo contra o jornalista Reinaldo Azevedo, a revista Veja e a rádio Jovem Pan. Eles foram condenados a lhe pagar indenização no valor de R$ 100 mil.

[Brasil]
Aos 61 anos, militante travesti Anyky Lima fala sobre ditadura, transfobia e terceira idade
“Sou travesti, idosa e mereço respeito”. Foi carregando uma plaquinha com essa mensagem em uma foto publicada nas redes sociais que Anyky Lima conseguiu dar visibilidade para uma realidade pouco vista, conhecida e valorizada no Brasil: a das travestis que chegaram na terceira idade.

[Brasil]
Travestis mataram rivais em brigas por pontos de prostituição, diz polícia
Operação Divas prendeu seis travestis e um homem suspeitos dos homicídios.
Líder do grupo cobrava até por prostituição na rua e aplica silicone industrial.
Polícia prende travestis suspeitas de cometer homicídios em Goiânia
Polícia faz operação contra grupo de travestis suspeito de homicídios


[Brasil]
Heymilly Maynard diz que transfobia afasta população trans de datas comemorativas em família
Um novo ano se aproxima e muitas pessoas começam a planejar as festividades em família: Natal, Ano Novo... Mas o que era para ser um momento de celebração e união, acaba resvalando em laços rompidos pelo desconforto e de relações familiares marcadas pelo preconceito.

[Brasil]
Projeto odontológico passa a tratar de mulheres trans e travestis vítimas de violência
O projeto Apolônias do Bem, que oferece tratamento odontológico gratuito e é referência no atendimento à mulher cis que sofreram violência, também passou a atender neste ano pacientes que são travestis e mulheres trans e que perderam seus dentes para a violência.

[Brasil]
Vendedor ambulante tenta salvar travesti e gay de ataque e é assassinado em metrô de SP
O vendedor ambulante Luiz Carlos Ruas, mais conhecido como Índio, foi espancado e assassinado por dois homens na noite de domingo (25) na estação Pedro II, do Metrô de São Paulo. Ele foi tentar defender uma travesti e um gay em situação de rua do ataque, que fugiram, e acabou tornando-se alvo.
Polícia prende um dos acusados de matar ambulante no metrô de São Paulo

[Brasil]
Grupo de 5 homens invadem casa e espanca transexual com pauladas; vídeo
Agressão foi registrada em Wanderlândia, norte do Tocantins. Ação foi registrada em vídeo; polícia investiga o caso.
Transgender woman dragged from home and beaten

[Brasil]
Dois jovens são mortos a tiros enquanto andavam de moto em GO
Gabriel Gomes e Fabiana Braz foram mortos a tiros na quarta-feira (21) quando andavam de moto pela Vila Regina, em Goiânia. De acordo com o delegado de plantão Hellyton Carlos Miranda Carvalho, eles receberam 14 tiros.
Ambos estavam sem documentos ou telefone celular, e não foram identificados num primeiro momento. O site G1 anunciou como sendo duas mulheres, mas a Rede Trans Brasil apurou e constatou que pelo menos Gabriel seria homem trans - conforme pode ser visto o perfil no Face com o nome social.

[Brasil]
Travesti é assassinado no Santa Helena
Um jovem foi assassinado na madrugada desta sexta-feira (16) com pelo menos quatro tiros. O crime ocorreu por volta das 00h20 na Rua Aldenor Alves dos Santos, no Parque Santa Helena, em Guarus, Campos.

[Brasil]
Policia do Crato prende homem que matou homossexual a pedradas dentro de cemitério no Crato
Sobre o comando; do Major L Rodrigues, e uma composição do FTA tendo à frente o Tenente Lindembergue, Sargentos J. Carlos, Nascimento Sergio e J. Oliveira, prenderam na tarde desse domingo, Fabiano dos Santos Cruz, vulgo Galego ou Bica 26 anos, assassino confesso do homossexual Jose Roberto Teles Gomes, 28 anos, residente a Vila Santo Antônio, distrito de Juazeiro do Norte encontrado sem vida na manhã desse domingo (18), dentro do cemitério no sitio Serraria, distrito de Bela Vista, Crato-Ce.

[Brasil]
Travesti é morta a tiros no bairro Couto Fernandes
Uma travesti identificada como Paula Raio Laser, de 50 anos, foi morta a tiros na noite da última quinta-feira (22), no bairro Couto Fernandes (Regional IV), por dois homens que trafegavam numa motocicleta.
Paula foi executada na porta da própria casa, localizada na Travessa Tibiriçá. Após o crime, os assassinos se evadiram em direção à omunidade do Triângulo, naquele mesmo bairro. Eles ainda não foram identificados.

[Brasil]
TRAVESTI ASSASSINADA A TIROS EM CONTAGEM
Acabei de chegar no IML do reconhecimento da travesti Gaúcha, Jake Helen, que foi assassinada com 5 tiros, no dia 31/12/16, em Contagem (Região Ressaca). Estou muito abalada, pois a conheci e a atendi durante um bom tempo. Pessoa do bem, incrível... Agora não descanso até que esse assassino infeliz esteja na cadeia...

[UK]
Wiltshire College pupil found hanged after receiving transgender abuse
A transgender student was found hanged less than a week after she made a official complaint at collage over alleged bullying about her gender identity.
Mature student Gabriel Tinto, 51 of Salisbury, expressed frustration on social media about her voice and insults she received last Thursday (October 13).
Trans student found hanged after filing complaint about bullying

[UK]
Student trans activist Lily Summers dies suddenly
A trans activist and prospective Labour councillor has died suddenly.
Lily Jayne Summers was a final year student at Swansea University, where she studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics.
The political campaigner had recently been selected to run for council in Uplands, Swansea – thought to be one of the first openly trans people selected by Welsh Labour.
Vile trolls target loved ones of trans activist Lily Summers hours after death

[UK]
Trans woman held at Doncaster men’s prison found hanged in cell
Inmate Jenny Swift was found dead at HMP Doncaster on December 30, reports The Star.
Her death, believed to be suicide, is currently being investigated.
Formerly known as Jonathan, she was held at the private male prison in connection to the death of Eric Flanagan, 26. A spokesman for the Ministry of Justice has confirmed they were aware she was transgender when a decision was made to hold her at the Category B prison. No further explanation has yet been given on why.
Transgender woman found dead in cell at Doncaster prison


[UK]
Transgender man ‘insulted’ after ID refused by staff in Bedford Tesco
A transgender man was stunned after he was refused service at a supermarket because staff didn't believe his female ID belonged to him.

[España]
Valencia se suma al protocolo de respeto a la identidad de los transexuales en los colegios
La Generalitat lanza una instrucción para que puedan vestirse y usen los aseos que elijan

[Italia]
Tante domande per un duplice omicidio che ha sconvolto Parma
Gli investigatori sono al lavoro per ricostruire la dinamica e dare uno o più nomi ai responsabili del duplice delitto della notte di Natale di San Prospero (leggi) in cui sono stati uccisi Luca Manici, noto a tutti come la "Kelly" (Il ritratto - leggi) e Gabriela Altamirano, di origini argentine e residente a Salso amica e vera propria "ombra" della Kelly (Il ritratto - leggi).


[Malta]
This transgender child convinced a whole country to change their laws
An extraordinary transgender child has changed the laws of a whole country.

[UAE]
Gender reassignment surgeries: When you're born with the wrong body
Under the new law, if the sex of the individual is unclear, and if medical examinations indicate the person's physical features do not match with his or her characteristics, then he or she could be qualified to undergo a sex-change operation.

[Pakistan]
Eunuchs deprived of equal rights, basic facilities
"Eunuchs of Sindh have been deprived of their equal rights and other basic facilities in defiance of court orders".

[Pakistan]
K-P tehsil bans public performances by transgender community
The staging of public performances by the transgender community has been banned in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa tehsil of Khadu Khel.

[China]
Chinese Transgender Man Wins First Ever Dismissal Case
A transgender man in China, identified only as Chen, has won a landmark discrimination legal case against his former employers, in what has been described as the first such case in Chinese history.

[Canada]
Medicine Hat judges ordered 4-year-old not to wear girls' clothes in public
Boy's mom plans to launch a human rights complaint to highlight need for more judicial education

[USA]
Transgender Americans Race To Finish Paperwork Before Trump Administration
Many transgender people in the U.S. are rushing to change their designated gender on government documents before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. They worry the next administration may take that ability away.

[USA]
HRC Releases Ultimate Guide to Raising Trans Children
The Human Rights Campaign teamed up with two national pediatrics groups to produce a comprehensive guide on transgender children to help family, friends, and physicians.

[USA]
19 Times Breitbart Cited A Discredited Hate Group To Spread Harmful Lies About Pediatric Medical Care
Breitbart.com has cited an anti-LGBTQ hate group as evidence that medical care for transgender youth is dangerous, harmful, and/or tantamount to “child abuse” in 19 separate articles since March. The deceptively named hate group’s position on youth health care is refuted by all major medical associations.

[USA]
Family Research Council lays out harsh agenda for Trump’s first 100 days
If the Family Research Council gets its way, the first 100 days of Donald Trump‘s presidency will be a parade of assaults against the LGBTQ community.

[USA]
Everything You Need To Know About Changing Gender Markers On Your Identification Documents
Birth certificates, driver’s licenses, passports — it’s complicated, but it doesn’t have to be impossible.

[USA]
Family Research Council Asks For List Of LGBT Activists At State Department
On Thursday, a group well-known to the LGBT community made a public request to President-elect Trump asking him to begin a purge of all of the federal employees at the State Department who had worked to expand LGBT equality. The Family Research Council – a lobbyist organization devoted to the opposition of LGBT equality since the 1980’s is no stranger to controversy, and has been identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-LGBT hate group.

[USA]
Meet transgender teen Ian AIexander from Netflix The OA
I watched the first few episodes of “The OA” without knowing that the character “Buck” was played by trans man Ian AIexander. In fact, I hadn’t planned on watching more of the OA at all, it seemed too dark and the scenes lacked cohesiveness.

[USA]
Man who beat transgender teen to death with a hammer gets first ever hate crime conviction
A man accused of murdering his transgender ex-partner has pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime charge – the first such conviction in US history.

[USA]
Take These Precautions Before Trump Takes Office
There are a number of measures that LGBT Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders should do to protect themselves and their families under a Trump Administration. I’m a civil rights lawyer by practice and I’ve consulted with other immigration attorneys, public policy experts, and other practitioners to identify issues of particular importance for our community.

[USA]
Threats, bullying hit family of KC transgender girl on cover of National Geographic
It didn’t take long for two public reactions to erupt on the announcement this month that Avery Jackson, a 9-year-old girl from Kansas City, would be the first known transgender individual to be pictured on the cover of National Geographic.
Transgender Youtuber Blaire White – Mom is Pimping Out Child

[USA]
Trans lives, startling photos
Everybody, as they say, has a story to tell.

[USA]
This photo of a trans dad breastfeeding his son tells a great story of love and acceptance
The photo of a trans dad breastfeeding his son has gone viral as it is celebrated as a brilliant image of a modern family.

[USA]
Catholic groups are suing the Obama administration over trans protection laws
A slew of Catholic organisations are set to sue the Obama administration over a federal law which protects the transgender community from discrimination.

[USA]
Pastor Anne Graham: God let 9/11 happen because of transgender people in bathrooms
The daughter of evangelical pastor Billy Graham has suggested that God let 9/11 happen because he’s too upset about transgender people.

[USA]
Boy Scouts OK with Gay, But Not Transgender Scouts
Last year after buying a Boy Scout’s outrageously overpriced fundraising popcorn I felt good knowing I had sacrificed, but I was perplexed by the seller’s apparent uneasiness.

[USA]
Juvenile detention centers struggle with transgender inmates
The nation’s juvenile detention centers are largely ill-equipped to handle transgender teens, leaving them vulnerable to bullying, sexual assault, depression and suicide, advocates say.

[AZ, USA]
Trans activist detained in Arizona and threatened with deportation due to bureaucratic catch-22
Indian-born transgender rights activist Nina Chaubal has been detained by immigration authorities and threatened with imminent deportation. She is currently being held in an Arizona Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility notorious for its mistreatment of LGBT detainees.

[CA, USA]
Here Is An Amazing New Resource To Help Trans People In Los Angeles
A new organization is helping connect transgender people to housing options and resources in the Los Angeles area through an inner-community network.

[CA, USA]
Police confirm body of missing transgender teen found near Hart Park
Bakersfield police confirm search crews found the body of a missing transgender teen Saturday near Hart Park.
Jai Bornstein, 19, was last seen Tuesday morning, Dec. 27, around 10 a.m. in a southwest Bakersfield neighborhood near Ming Avenue and Gosford Road.


[DC, USA]
Court hearings stalled in D.C. trans murder case
A D.C. Public Defender Service attorney, who is credited with persuading a judge in 2013 to hand down a lighter than expected sentence for an off-duty police officer charged with firing his gun into a car occupied by three transgender women, is currently representing a man charged in the July 4 shooting death of D.C. transgender woman Deeniquia Dodds.

[MI, USA]
Mississippi transgender woman Mesha Caldwell is first reported trans killing of 2017
Mississippi resident Mesha Caldwell, a black transgender woman, was found dead Wednesday night outside of Canton, Mississippi, according to Mississippi News Now. Initial media reports misgendered Caldwell as male, according to a family friend.
Transgender woman found shot to death on Madison Co. road


[NC, USA]
NC GOP Bait and Switch worked. #HB2 stays
While watching the live feed from Raleigh while the GOP lawmakers blamed the failure of the body to rescind HB2 I was struck by three things.

[NY, USA]
Victory as New York trans man granted legal name change at appeal
A transgender man in New York is celebrating victory after being allowed to legally change his name.

[NY, USA]
Woman who stabbed NY Transgender man released without bail
Stephanie Pazmino, 30, who police said committed a hate crime by stabbing transman Ijan Jarrett was released without bail Friday after a Manhattan grand jury failed to indict her.

[PA, USA]
Shortage of injectable estrogen unnerves transgender community
In June, Taya Vietro walked into her pharmacy to pick up her supply of injectable estrogen, the hormone that’s been sustaining her transition from male to female since 2012. But the drug was on back order, and the pharmacist said it wouldn’t be available for months. Vietro, a svelte, shy 27-year-old, recalls the staff trying to soothe her.

[TX, USA]
TX Lt Gov wishes all non whites a very deadly and poverty stricken New Year
In a daring move for the oldest civil rights group in the U.S., the NAACP is set to formally call for a boycott of the state of North Carolina.

[TX, USA]
TX Trans Inmate Passion Star to be Paroled with a possible Settlement
Transgender inmate Passion Star’s 14 years incarcerated in Texas prisons being raped, beaten and ignored will soon be coming to an end.

[Brazil]
Brazil Is Confronting an Epidemic of Anti-Gay Violence
The assailant struck as Gabriel Figueira Lima, 21, stood on a street two weeks ago in a city in the Amazon, plunging a knife into his neck and speeding off on the back of a motorcycle, leaving him to die.

[Perú]
Perú dará apoyo médico gratuito a mujeres trans
El Ministerio de Salud de Perú emitió una resolución que permite a las mujeres trans recibir atención médica integral en los centros de salud de todo el país.

[Argentina]
El video de dos jóvenes golpeando a una trans
Las imágenes fueron publicadas en una cuenta en Twitter, pero fueron eliminadas tras el repudio generalizado
Habló Cielo, la chica travesti agredida por dos adolescentes en San Telmo

[Argentina]
Investigan el asesinato de transexual, en 6 y 21
El cuerpo fue hallado hoy, tras el receso navideño, en terrenos ferroviarios. La víctima, que ejercería la prostitución, habría sido apuñalada. El Municipio se ve limitado por la jurisdicción federal.

sábado, dezembro 17, 2016

[Brasil]
Morre Marcia Medeiros, ícone da beleza trans dos anos 2000
Morreu neste fim de semana a mulher transexual Marcia Medeiros, profissional do sexo, porn star, cabeleireira e ícone de beleza dos anos 2000. Marcia estava com 36 anos e, de acordo com familiares e amigos, foi encontrada morta após cometer suicídio em São Paulo.

[Brasil]
Homossexual é encontrado morto com sinais de esganadura em Guarabira; Corpo estava despido
Um corpo de um homossexual conhecido como ”Zizo”, residente no conjunto Nossa Senhora Aparecida, em Guarabira/PB, foi encontrado com sinais de esganadura na manhã desta sexta-feira (02), em Itamatay, zona rural de Guarabira.
Corpo de transexual é encontrado em terreno baldio de Guarabira, na PB
Travesti é encontrado morto no Sítio Itamatay em Guarabira
Homossexual é encontrado morto com sinais de esganadura; Corpo estava despido


[Brasil]
ASSASSINATO BRUTAL É REGISTRADO EM PONTAL DO PARANÁ
Excerto: Agentes da Polícia Civil começaram a procurar informações, falando com residentes e trabalhadores da região, os quais informaram que o indivíduo trabalhava como travesti no local, e sempre estava acompanhado por um colega também travesti, informaram também, que o indivíduo possuía um mal comportamento, pois se tratava de um travesti espalhafatoso e que normalmente andava sem roupa no local.

[Brasil]
Três pessoas são executadas no bairro Santa Cecília, em Viamão
Excerto: As marcas da chacina ficaram na parede crivada de balas. Pelo menos 30 buracos podem ser contados no concreto. Até ontem à noite, uma vítima não havia sido identificada. As outras duas são Thais Silva e Wilson Ricardo da Silva Farias, 18 anos, ambas sem antecedentes. Conforme relato de Flávia da Silva Oliver, 37 anos, mãe de Ricardo, o jovem tinha chegado da escola às 22h e ido na lancheria na frente de casa comprar um cachorro-quente. Por volta das 23h30min, ela ouviu os disparos. Ao correr para a rua, os criminosos já tinham fugido.

[Brasil]
TRAVESTI É EXECUTADO NO VERGEL DO LAGO
Um homem de 44 anos foi morto a tiros, na madrugada deste sábado (10), dentro de um bar localizado no Vergel do Lago.
De acordo com informações repassadas pelo Centro Integrado de Operações da Segurança Pública (Ciosp), Ricardo da Silva de Sá, de 44 anos, recebeu três disparos de arma de fogo na região da cabeça. O algoz, porém, não foi identificado pela polícia.

[Brasil]
Travesti é assassinada a tiros em Fazenda Rio Grande
Uma travesti, identificado por Gabriel, de 17 anos, foi assassinado a tiros na noite desta terça-feira (13) em Fazenda Rio Grande. O crime foi registrado na Rua Gâmbia, no bairro Nações.
De acordo com informações de testemunhas, foram ouvidos vários disparos de arma de fogo e em seguida encontraram Gabriel caído no chão já sem vida. Nenhum morador repassou informações para a polícia sobre a autoria e motivação do crime.
Jovem travesti é executado a tiros em rua escura de Fazenda Rio Grande


[Brasil]
Saúde implementa ambulatório para atender transexuais no HU
Quem for ao local poderá fazer tratamento hormonal

[Brasil]
"Vivo abaixo da linha da invisibilidade", diz ativista trans Sissy Kelly, aos 60 anos
Quantas histórias e segredos carregam as mulheres transexuais ou travestis que conseguiram driblar a baixíssima expectativa de vida de 35 anos e chegaram à terceira idade? Quais foram as artimanhas para superar as violências e transfobias múltiplas e institucionalizadas? E de qual maneira vivem, gozam e enfrentam a velhice?

[Brasil]
Boate terá que indenizar transexual obrigada a pagar ingresso masculino
'Eu fui vista como um homem folgado', diz jovem; decisão cabe recurso.
Branca Brunelli tem laudo que atesta transtorno de identidade de gênero.

[Brasil]
Comissão aprova multa de até R$ 37 mil por racismo, homofobia ou transfobia no Ceará
A Comissão de Constituição e Justiça da Assembleia Legislativa aprovou projeto que estabelece “diretrizes para o reconhecimento de uma política de combate à discriminação” no Ceará. Segundo o texto, de Zé Ailton Brasil (PP), a medida busca combater racismo, homofobia, transfobia ou qualquer discriminação por raça, crença, orientação sexual ou identidade de gênero no Estado.

[International]
Science is catching up with society on transgender issues
Society has made great leaps in its acceptance of transgender people. Science has a big part to play in keeping the momentum going
Brain scans show trans people feeling at odds with their body

[International]
“Listen to the voices of sex workers!”
Transgender Europe calls for the decriminalisation of sex work in Europe
On this International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers (December 17th), Transgender Europe (TGEU) calls for the full decriminalisation of sex work.

[UK]
This doctor gives hormones to trans 12-year-olds and the establishment wants to shut her down
When Dr Helen Webberley met her first trans patient, she tore up the rulebook to provide the treatment they needed. And started a revolution

[UK]
UK nurses lacking skills to treat transgender patients, says research
RCN survey of nurses points to inadequate training, with only a fifth saying workforce has relevant training and experience
NHS not transgender-friendly enough, says nurse

[UK]
Singer Sade’s child comes out as trans man
Singer Sade’s only child Ila Adu has come out as a transgender man on Instagram, Black Girl Long Hair reports.

[UK]
Lesbian accused of impersonating a man to have sex with a female friend has conviction overturned
Gayle Newland was originally sentenced to eight years in prison

[UK]
School threatens to suspend trans student for wearing female uniform
A school in Kent threatened a transgender student with suspension for wearing her female uniform.

[UK]
Transgender newsreader opens up about on-air comeback after taking time off to transition
A transgender newsreader who made her on-screen comeback this month after taking time off to transition has spoken about her life.

[UK]
Outrage as sex offenders' gender reassignment surgery costs taxpayer £84,000 at male jail
A prison has six male sex offenders who are planning to have gender reassignment surgery – costing the taxpayer a mind-boggling £84,000.

[UK]
Person genetically a male but physically a female lived in London nearly 2,000 years ago
Scientists say that in a few births per thousand there are males born with female chromosomes and females born with a male chromosome. One such case came to light recently in London in the skeleton of a woman from the Roman era of about 2,000 years ago. Researchers analyzed her DNA and found she was genetically a male but physically a female. It is the oldest case known to science.

[UK]
NHS failing to provide treatment to trans teens is leading to suicides, experts warn
Forcing trans teens to live through a 'full puberty' is 'cruel and unnecessary'

[UK/Saudi Arabia]
Transgender Saudi man speaks out publicly for first time to help others
"My name wasn't Salman when I was born about 28 years ago. It was Salma."

[France]
France's new law allows pre-op transgender citizens to change their name and gender marker
The local trans community, activists and supporters are celebrating the government's decision
France introduces simplified gender recognition process for trans people
It’s official – France adopts a new legal gender recognition procedure!
France adopts 1st gender recognition law – trans people continue being judged
French Law Removes the Surgical Requirement for Legal Gender Recognition


[Itália]
Genova: addio a Carolina, donna transgender offesa anche in morte
Aveva appena 34 anni e da oltre dieci anni viveva nel capoluogo ligure. Ancora ignote le cause del decesso. Ma i giornali non le risparmiano affermazioni scorrette e offensive
Lagaccio: transessuale trovata morta, si_sospetta l'omicidio
Giallo al Lagaccio: trovato morto in casa Indaga la polizia: possibile omicidio


[Switzerland]
Study looks into treatment of intersex children
From the 1950s children born in Switzerland with no clear biological gender were given surgery or hormones to assign them a gender. A scientific review in Zurich aims to shed more light into this dark chapter of medical history.

[Austria]
Austrian intersex person denied 'third gender' passport
A court in Austria has ruled that an intersex person who applied to have ‘third gender’ entered into his passport has to identify as either female or male.

[Cyprus]
Absence of transgender laws is discriminatory
The lack of regulated laws for transgender people in Cyprus results in restrictions in education, employment and exposes transgender people to constant humiliation, degradation, and discriminatory treatment, announced the Ombudsman’s office in a statement on Tuesday.

[Cyprus]
‘Simpler’ gender-change law by early next year
ACCEPT-LGBT Cyprus is optimistic that a bill introducing simpler procedures to change gender identity will be ready early next year, its chairman Costas Gavrielides said on Friday.

[Malta]
Patrijotti official "outs" transgender protestor
Alex Caruana calls for movement in favour of 'respect'
Updated | Minister deplores attack by self-proclaimed patriots on transgender activist
Updated: University lecturer who could face prosecution over outing transgender protester apologises
Patrijotti official Stephen Florian apologises for controversial Facebook post
University investigating Stephen Florian comments


[Malta]
Malta depathologises trans identities
Bills approved tonight ban conversion therapy and the pathologisation of trans identities

[Lebanon]
Transgender in Lebanon: 'A story of courage and determination'
Equality for the LGBT community in Lebanon is 'like Swiss cheese, with areas that are more open minded and others that are more conservative'

[Saudi Arabia]
Three ‘effeminate’ men arrested at Saudi Arabia Starbucks
Saudi police last week arrested three “effeminate” men at a Starbucks in the country’s capital.

[Georgia]
Transgender woman hospitalized after vicious attack in Tbilisi
A 32-year-old transgender woman was Friday evening severely beaten in Ortachala, a district in the south of Tbilisi.
Government Called To Tackle Hate Crimes After Transgender Woman Stabbed In Tbilisi
31-year-old arrested for attack on transgender woman
NGOs Condemn Attack on Tbilisi Transgender Woman


[Kenya]
MP urges govt to recognize intersex persons as third gender
Nominated Member of Parliament Isaac Mwaura has urged the registrar of persons to take immediate administrative action to recognise intersex people in the country.

[Pakistan]
Posters seeking beheading of transgenders appear in Pakistan
The posters highlighting the growing extremism and intolerance in the country have come up near and inside shopping malls.

[Pakistan]
Pakistan’s first transgender model makes debut with stunning photoshoot
Social activist, Kami Sid, who is known for working endlessly for Pakistan’s transgender community has made her debut in the fashion world.

[Pakistan]
Transgenders seek access to HIV/Aids treatment
The transgender community of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa demanded access to proper HIV/Aids treatment.
Concerns voiced over growing AIdS cases among transgender people

[Pakistan]
Pakistani government division calls for transgender rights to be reassessed in light of trans violence
A government department has called for the rights of transgender people to be re-assessed in light of increased violence against the community.

[Pakistan]
‘Violations of child, transgender rights at all time high’
Violations of the rights of labour, children and the transgender community are at an all time high in the country, the National Commission on Human Rights (NCHR) chairman said on Sunday.

[Pakistan]
Transgender health
Two cases this year — that of a transgender person dying in a Peshawar hospital as healthcare providers deliberated over which ward to put her in; and of another who, after being diagnosed as HIV positive, was forced to live near a garbage dump until she died — highlight the insensitivity that prevails towards this marginalised community.

[Pakistan]
Neglected segment: Transgender community protests killing of colleague
The transgender community staged a protest demonstration against killing of their colleague in Faisalabad on Thursday.
The transgender community took to the streets and blocked Faisalabad-Sargodha Road to condemn the murder of a transwoman Ghulam Abbas alias ‘Guria’ who was shot dead on November 7.


[Pakistan]
Senate body to invite transgender activists to Senate session
The Senate Standing Committee on Marginalised Segments has decided to invite transgender activists to discuss issues facing the transgender community and find a way to prevent violations of their rights.

[Pakistan]
PANIC ALERT
Our close friend and trans sister Payal. Student of our board member Chocolate is stabed in Sawat, Khyber Pakhtunkwa. She has received medical attention. The Police has yet no lodged the FIR but has taken an application. The local lolice station is forcing us to compromise with the attackers who belong a local crimnial group of Swat and well known for extorsion,killing and abductions.

[Indonesia]
Indonesia’s first Muslim transgender boarding school forced to close
Indonesia’s only transgender boarding school has been forced to close after being branded ‘immoral’.
Religious School For Transgenders Targeted By Islamist Radicals
Transgender Indonesians bear brunt of rising intolerance


[Indonesia]
A Trans Woman Tries to Reverse Stigma in Indonesia
Rebecca Acacia was celebrating her last day on earth with a modest party. The tiny apartment was crowded with a small collection of friends, neighbors, and their children. She served bubur merahputih—a rice porridge that's colored red and white like the Indonesian flag—and ayam bakar with white rice. I was her neighbor and, sitting there on her white tile floor, I felt lucky to be among the few invited.

[Indonesia]
Proud moments
Qienabh Tappii, a 28-year-old representing Jakarta who wore a figure-hugging, iridescent metallic gown, triumphed over more than 30 other contestants

[Samoa]
A first for fa’afafine in Samoa
The contribution of the fa’afafine community to the development of Samoa was honoured and acknowledged last week during a special week dedicated to their work.

[Singapore]
Singapore landmark ruling in transgender child abuse case
The highest court in Singapore has jailed a transgender man who is biologically female for the sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl.

[Hong Kong]
Thousands rally for equal rights in Hong Kong Pride
Thousands of people took part in a Pride parade in Hong Kong today, including the Equal Opportunities Commission chairman.

[Hong Kong]
Intersex Hongkonger wages one-person campaign for third gender recognition
Diagnosed male but found to have female organs, LGBTI advocate argues city’s intersex individuals would suffer less if the census recognised them

[Australia]
Tropfest Founder Expresses Regret About Transphobic Film's Win In 2013
Three years after the controversial film Bamboozled picked up the top honours at Tropfest, the short film festival's founder John Polson has admitted that its win may have been misguided.

[Australia]
'What's in-between her legs is nobody's business': Mother of transgender girl, six, hits back at critics of controversial Safe Schools programme
Briella Carmichael is a transgender six-year-old girl from Melbourne
She began her transition last year after trying to rip off her penis
Her parents praised the Safe Schools programme for helping her out
Programme aims to combat homophobia and transphobia in schools
But other parents believe the 'disturbing' programme is inappropriate
Channel 7 slammed by trans advocates for its Safe Schools coverage

[Australia]
Handball Hannah barred from the sport she loves after she had a sex change - because 'her stature would intimidate female players'
A transgender handball player has been barred from joining national team
Handball Australia ruled against Hannah Mouncey, 25, from playing
There were concerns her stature would intimidate female players
Ms Mouncey, formerly Callum, played for the Australian men's team

[New Zealand]
Logie recieves identity document petition
Green Party MP Jan Logie has received a petition from members of the trans community this afternoon calling for the Government to address the barriers gender diverse people face when wishing to have their identity documents reflect their self-identity.

[New Zealand]
Beyer hopes to return
Chronically-ill former Carterton mayor and Wairarapa MP Georgina Beyer has set her sights on returning to Wairarapa- dead or alive.
The world’s first transsexual mayor has renal failure, and if she loses her health fight, she plans to have her ashes scattered in Carterton.

[Canada]
Creep Catcher vigilantes under fire over death of mentally ill woman in video
Tragedy has members of the self-styled pedophile hunting group speaking out about controversial tactics
Katelynn Ariel McKnight's life was turned upside down in April when a man showed up on her doorstep in Edmonton, pointed a camera phone in her face and accused her of trying to lure a 14-year-old girl online.


[Canada]
Police investigating online threats sent to transgender people at U of T
Some members of the University of Toronto’s transgender community have received online threats that campus and Toronto police are investigating, the university said in a statement on Friday. News of the threats comes after a rally earlier this week held by supporters of Jordan Peterson.

[USA]
This is the biggest survey of transgender people ever. It contains a lot of bad news
From poverty to poor health outcomes, there’s still a lot of progress left to be made.

[USA]
Army denies Chelsea Manning Gender Marker Change
A military prison psychologist has denied Chelsea Manning’s gender marker change according to court documents obtained by the Salt Lake Tribune Monday. The reason for the denial wasn’t revealed by psychologist Ellen Galloway and Army spokesman Wayne Hall declined to comment Tuesday, citing medical privacy laws.

[USA]
Transgender woman Amiyah Scott Stuns in Fox series “Star”
The transgender community was flush with excitement when Amiyah Scott landed a role with the “Real House Wives of Atlanta”, but that turned out to be just a cameo, dashing our hopes. As fate has it the world has bigger plans for this transgender woman of color and for good reason.

[USA]
Conservative Group Wants Trump To ‘Ferret Out’ Pro-LGBT State Department Workers
A leading social conservative organization is calling on the Trump administration to “ferret out” employees at the State Department who worked to promote LGBT rights and replace them with conservatives.
Evangelicals demand Trump remove LGBT ‘activists’ from State Department

[AL, USA]
Man charged in murder of transgender woman at Birmingham motel
A 23-year-old man charged in the Monday shooting and holdup of a transgender woman in an eastern Birmingham house is now charged in the slaying of another transgender woman.

[CA, USA]
Man is sentenced for stabbing transgender woman to death and setting their apartment on fire
A Van Nuys man was sent to prison Thursday for fatally stabbing his live-in partner, a transgender woman, and torching their apartment.

[CA, USA]
Gwen Araujo murder 14 years later: Transgender teen’s killers face parole
Sylvia Guerrero had never even heard the word “transgender” until her 17-year-old daughter Gwen Araujo, born a son named Eddie, was brutally murdered.

[CA, USA]
Trans musician Cash Askew among 36 killed in Oakland warehouse fire
Authorities confirmed that at least 36 people died after a fire broke out in an Oakland warehouse-turned-artists’ community Friday night. Some of the victims are believed to be members of the LGBTQ community.
Transgender musician Cash Askew, 22, of dream-pop band Them Are Us Too was one of 11 victims identified by authorities as of Monday morning. According to Scout Wolfcave, founder of the Trans Assistance Project, two other trans women are also feared among the deceased: Feral Pines and Em Bohlka.
For trans women killed by Oakland fire, struggle for respect continues in death
GLAAD calls on media to accurately report on Oakland fire victims
Castro Vigil Honors Trans Victims Of Ghost Ship Fire In Oakland


[DC, USA]
DC Transgender Cop awaiting discipline for misconduct with minors
Sgt. Jessica Hawkins, the first DC transgender police officer to head the LGBT liaison unit is awaiting discipline ruling for alleged misconduct with minors.

[GA, USA]
Trans Atlanta rallies, marches to show its Pride
Hundreds of transgender Atlantans and their supporters rallied and marched on Saturday, armed with flags, signs and t-shirts to celebrate Atlanta Pride.

[ID, USA]
Transgender woman pleads guilty to taking photos in Target dressing room
43-year-old Sean Patrick Smith, who also identifies as Shauna Patricia Smith, a transgender female, has entered a plea of guilty to videotaping a woman in the Ammon Target store.
Transgender woman pleads guilty to videotaping teen in Target dressing room
‘Transgender’ man pleads guilty to videotaping women in Target


[KY, USA]
Transgender state worker claims discrimination
As a transgender man, Derek Guy expected his chosen career in social work to be one where colleagues would support his decision last year to transition from female to male.

[KY, USA]
6th District court rules gender identity is protected by Title VII
The Sixth District court ruled this week that transgender man Mykel Mickens, a former employee at GE Appliances in Louisville, can legally pursue sex-discrimination claims against the company after being fired in June.

[MD, USA]
2 women, 1 believed to be transgender, hit and killed in Md.
Police say the two people killed when they were hit by a car while fighting in the middle of U.S. Route 1 in Elkridge were an 18-year-old woman and another woman who's believed to be transgender.

[NC, USA]
Cachita Dead: Alina María Hernández, One Of First Transgender Women On Hispanic TV, Passes Away
Alina María Hernández, known as “Cachita” from Univision’s “El Gordo y la Flaca” passed away on October 8, according to a post shared by Raúl de Molina on his social media accounts. “I’ve been informed of the sad news of the passing of #Cachita #AlinaHernandez, who was one of the great personalities from @elgordoylaflaca. My most sincere condolences to her loved ones. She will always be in our hearts,” De Molina posted. Hernández worked with the show for over 10 years.

[NC, USA]
McCrory finally concedes the election
But the wicked witch isn't dead.

[NY, USA]
Jay Kallio, Model Activist to the End, Dead at 61
Jay Kallio, who died September 30 at age 61 in New York, was an activist’s activist on the front lines of the grassroots LGBT movement and other social justice causes for more than 40 years.

[OH, USA]
Transgender woman found dead in Cleveland with plastic bag around head
A Cleveland woman found dead Saturday with a plastic bag around her head identifies as a transgender woman, according to family members.
Cleveland woman becomes 23rd transgender person killed this year

[OH, USA]
Trans girl allowed to continue using girls’ restroom despite objections by school district
A vulnerable trans girl is to be allowed to continue to use the girls’ bathroom, despite a bid by her Ohio School District to stop her from doing so.

[OR, USA]
ACLU files lawsuit, says transgender prisoner is being denied medical care
A lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Oregon claims a transgender female prisoner is being denied essential medical care.
Transgender prisoner sues Oregon Department of Corrections over denial of medical care

[PA, USA]
Reports: Transgender victim shot, possibly followed out of Philadelphia bar
Philadelphia police are investigating the shooting of a transgender person who appears to have been followed out of a West Philadelphia bar by two suspects on Sunday evening.
Transgender man shot five times leaving bar

[PA, USA]
Police: Walmart employee transitioning to female shoots co-worker over alleged threats
Zachary McClimans, 22, of Sharon, charged with attempted murder in Hermitage, Mercer County

[SD, USA]
Trump trolls desecrate trans woman’s Facebook page with insults after her suicide
After Lizzy Waites, a trans woman living in Pierre, South Dakota committed suicide last Wednesday, the suicide note she posted to Facebook was taken over by harassing Trump trolls, the Daily Beast reports.
Trump backers celebrated death of this loving trans mother
A transgender woman just committed suicide. Trump supporters respond in the worst way possible
Trump Trolls Cheer Trans Woman's Suicide Note

Lizzy Waite’s surrogate transgender mom remembers


[TX, USA]
Transgender man sues Houston police over 'real man' comments, insults
Houston police hurled hateful insults at a transgender man while arresting him on a trumped-up trespassing charge that was later dismissed, according to a lawsuit filed recently in Harris County.

[TX, USA]
Dripping Springs Tx defends trans Child from hate Group
A Walnut Springs Elementary transgender girls right to use the bathroom was defended Monday by nearly half of the residents of Dripping Springs, TX., pop 1700. Twenty parents and students gathered in a park to speak to reporters.

[VA, USA]
Man arrested, accused of stabbing transgender woman 17 times in Norfolk
Police said a sexual encounter ended violently after the man found out that person with whom he had the encounter was a transgender woman.

[VA, USA]
Trans activist hopes to open Richmond homeless shelter
A transgender activist in Richmond, Va., has launched a campaign to buy a house that she hopes will become the city’s first LGBT-specific homeless shelter and drop-in center.

[WA, USA]
Washington State GOP lawmakers introduce anti-transgender bathroom bill
The Washington State House pre-filed a bill Monday that would limit transgender people’s access to public restrooms and other gender-segregated facilities.

[WY, USA]
Parolee who robbed Wyoming bank to return to prison gets 6-years
A transgender parolee who said she robbed a Wyoming bank last summer so she would be sent back to prison was sentenced to six years in a federal women's lockup on Wednesday, prosecutors said.

[Mexico]
Itzel, transexual de 19 años, es asesinada a puñaladas, en su casa de Chiapas; van 20 en 2016
El asesinato de Itzel Castellanos, ocurrido en Chiapas, es el segundo registrado contra una integrante de la comunidad transexual en los últimos nueve días. De acuerdo con testigos, dos sujetos agredieron a la joven de 19 años de edad con un arma blanca afuera de su domicilio. El pasado 30 de septiembre, Paola, una sexoservidora de 25 años de edad, residente en la Ciudad de México desde hace ocho años, fue asesinada a tiros cerca de la avenida Insurgentes. Por este crimen un hombre fue detenido; sin embargo, algunos medios de comunicación aseguran que quedó en libertad dos días después por falta de pruebas.

[Mexico]
El asesinato atroz e impune de Paola, una transexual, deja muy mal parada a la “tolerante” CdMx
Paola fue asesinada el 30 de septiembre en el cruce de Avenida Insurgentes con Puente de Alvarado. De acuerdo con los testigos, un hombre abordó a Paola en la calle, le ofreció 200 pesos para tener relaciones sexuales y segundos después se escucharon varias detonaciones. Sus compañeras grabaron un video en donde cuestionan al sujeto, quien se deslinda del homicidio. El martes realizaron una protesta en ese mismo sitio con el féretro presente. El expediente de Paola se suma a los 247 asesinatos de personas transexuales cometidos en nuestro país entre 2008 y abril de 2016. México es el segundo país con más reportes de transexuales asesinados en el mundo, sólo después de Brasil.

[Mexico]
Wave of Violence Targets Transsexuals in Mexico
Mexico is the second most dangerous country in the world for transsexuals.

[Ecuador]
Los asesinatos a GLBTI bajan 50%, pero aumentan intimidaciones
En 2014 se reportaron 9 crímenes en contra de miembros del colectivo, mientras que en 2016 hay 4 denuncias por la misma causa.

[El Salvador]
Aldo Peña, transgénero agredido por policías demandará a juez por supuestamente proteger a principal culpable
Según la víctima, en la audiencia anterior el juez determino que de los siete policías imputados, tres eran sobreseidos y cuatro pasaban a vista pública, sin embargo ayer, resulto un cuarto sobreseido que es según la parte acusataria es el principal agresor.

[Costa Rica]
Mujer trans logra cambio de nombre en cédula de identidad
Organización Transvida celebra resolución pero espera que trámite se hagan desde ventanilla y no dependa de un juez

[Chile]
Trangéneros convocan a manifestarse contra el poder judicial por exámenes sexológicos
Según informa el Servicio Médico Legal, desde el año 2005 a la fecha, 107 personas transgénero han sido sometidas a exámenes sexológicos por orden judicial.

sábado, novembro 26, 2016

[Portugal]
MARIA JOSÉ VILAÇA: “TER UM FILHO HOMOSSEXUAL É COMO TER UM FILHO TOXICODEPENDENTE”
Maria José Vilaça, presidente da Associação de Psicólogos Católicos, quando questionada sobre a forma como se poderia acolher pessoas homossexuais, afirmou que para aceitar o filho não é preciso aceitar a homossexualidade:
Rapaz ou rapariga: uma escolha?

[Portugal]
Andreja Pejic: "Corri um risco, mas valeu a pena" (com vídeo)
A supermodelo Andreja Pejic esteve na Web Summit de Lisboa. Andreja falou da sua incursão no mundo da moda e da cirurgia de mudança de sexo a que se submeteu em Janeiro de 2014. A sua história vai poder agora ser vista num documentário que foi realizado com recurso a uma campanha de crowdfunding.

[Portugal]
FOBIAS INTERNALIZADAS E FETICHE
Abusando do significado das palavras – tentando escrever de uma forma directa e simples – fazer uma transição social de género é um despertar para a consciencialização de um conjunto de fobias internalizadas presentes na maioria das pessoas que nos rodeiam. Até mesmo em pessoas que aparentemente não falam de fobias (em torno de identidades e orientação sexual ou relacional) como um conceito presente nas suas vidas.

[Brazil]
Homem trans Day Azevedo é assassinado com nove tiros em Caicó, RN
O homem trans Day Azevedo foi assassinado com nove tiros na última quinta-feira (10), em Caicó, Rio Grande do Norte. Ele era mototaxista, morava em um albergue e também era conhecido como Day Mininão.
De acordo com a mídia local, Day estava no bairro Samanáu com uma mulher - identificada como Ana Paula - quando foi abordado pelos assassinos. Os dois caíram em frente ao Corpo de Bombeiros, onde Day foi alvejado com mais de seis tiros.

[Brasil]
Porto Alegre tem seis homicídios em menos de 12 horas, diz polícia
Excerto: Próximo da meia-noite, um transexual foi assassinado a tiros na Lomba do Pinheiro, na Zona Leste da cidade. A vítima foi identificada como Juliana Silva Pereira, que usava o nome social de Rafael, que tinha antecedentes criminais. O corpo estava com diversas marcas de tiro.

[Brasil]
Homem trans Iuri Dantas comete suicídio aos 26 anos em Natal; mãe lamenta
O homem trans Iuri Dantas, de 26 anos, cometeu suicídio na quinta-feira (17) em Natal, no Rio Grande do Norte. Ele era cantor, músico, já esteve estudando e trabalhando no Peru e não resistiu à transfobia institucionalizada.

[Brasil]
Travesti de 26 anos é assassinada em Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ
A jovem E. J. Pereira Gomes*, travesti de 26 anos, foi assassinada na madrugada de segunda-feira (21), na Avenida Teresópolis, no Parque Guarus, em Campos dos Goytacazes, Rio de Janeiro.
Travesti é assassinado com cinco tiros em Guarus


[Brasil]
“Nenhuma cirurgia vai me fazer mais ou menos mulher”, diz a modelo trans Valentina Sampaio
Aos 19 anos, Valentina Sampaio continua arrasando na carreira de modelo. Depois de ser porta-voz da L’Oréal Paris e desfilar no São Paulo Fashion Week neste ano, a bela estampa a mais nova capa da revista de moda Elle. É a primeira da sua carreira.

[Brasil]
Judiciário paulista nega indenização a vítima de transfobia por empresa de telefonia
Em decisão da semana passada, desembargadores do Tribunal de Justiça do estado de São Paulo negaram pedido de danos morais feito por mulher transexual vítima de transfobia.

[Brasil]
Prefeitura recua e tira direito de travestis ocuparem ala feminina em hospitais
Durou sete dias a resolução que permitia travestis e transexuais ocuparem as enfermarias conforme a identidade de gênero

[Brasil]
16 anos após seu falecimento, transexual recebe placa com nome social em seu túmulo
Transfobia, maior incidência de Aids, riscos de morte por silicone industrial, poucas oportunidades e caminhos que se funilam e levam à prostituição. Por que a vida de Andréa de Mayo ainda é tão atual e precisa ser lembrada?

[Brasil]
SUSPEITO DE AGREDIR TRAVESTI É LINCHADO EM ILHÉUS
No dia 1º de novembro, três homens espancaram a travesti Kayalla Ayalla no bairro do Malhado, em Ilhéus. A vítima ficou com hematomas em várias partes do corpo e precisou ser internada.

[Brasil]
Indianara Siqueira sofre ataque transfóbico no Rio: “Não conseguiram me calar”
Indianara Siqueira, militante, profissional do sexo e suplente a vereadora no Rio, sofreu um ataque transfóbico na madrugada do dia 13, logo após sair de uma confraternização do PSOL e tomar drinks com amigas travestis na rodoviária de Campo Grande, zona oeste.

[Brazil]
Brazil TDOR 2016 more than all of Europe combined
133 deaths mourned by Brazil TDOR 2016 that’s more than all of Europe combined, since record keeping began.

[International]
Tinder Opens Gender Options For Transgender Love Seekers
The popular dating app, Tinder, has decided to add profile options supporting users with transgender, and gender non-conforming identities.

[International]
The Link Between Autism and Trans Identity
Confusion over why autism is so prevalent among transgender people may be limiting their access to medical care.

[International]
Why Do Men Kill Trans Women? Gender Theorist Judith Butler Explains
In an exclusive interview with Broadly, the beloved philosopher and author of "Gender Trouble" discusses extreme violence against transgender women in 2015.

[TDOR]
Shot, beheaded, and killed by family: 295 trans people murdered this year
Transgender Day of Remembrance: These murders are the only the tip of the iceberg
TGEU Press Release on the Occasion of the Trans Day of Remembrance (2016)
Why Everyone Should Observe Transgender Day Of Remembrance
On Trans Day of Remembrance We Look Back on the Worst Year Yet and Prepare for a Terrifying Future


[España]
La Veneno mantuvo una fuerte discusión con su novio antes de su ingreso hospitalario
Su pareja admitió el enfrentamiento a la Policía durante el fin de semana en el que la fallecida llegó a llamar al 091.

[España]
«Se han dado pasos de gigante en 30 años pero aún hay discriminación»: Lambda
«Para erradicar la LGTBfobia sabemos que es imprescindible la educación», asegura Fani Boronat

[UK]
BBC Radio 1 Show Accused Of Transphobic Game
The BBC has come under criticism for a new segment on their popular Radio 1 breakfast show, where host Nick Grimshaw is joined by comedian and television personality David Walliams to play a game entitled 'I'm A Lady', where they encourage the public to call in so that the hosts can guess if people are male or female just from the sound of their voice.

[UK]
Sophie Don: ‘It’s unlikely I will be a ballerina, but not because I’m transgender’
Every step of the gender reassignment process takes Sophie Don, who is training at Lynton Academy of Dance, closer to her dream of becoming a ballerina. The social and physical challenges have only strengthened her resolve, despite her belief she may never dance professionally. Neil Norman finds out about her struggles and ambitions.

[UK]
Brexit vote driving anti-LGBT hate crime as victims told: ‘You’re next’
Charity records hate crimes explicitly mentioning Brexit vote alongside large rise

[UK]
'I am the still the same person, I just look different on the outside': Britain's first transgender newsreader, 50, returns to the screen after undergoing gender reassignment surgery
India Willoughby will become UK's first transgender TV journalist
The 50-year-old will freelance for ITV Tyne Tees regional programme
Formerly Jonathan, she worked for ITV Border for 10 years but quit in 2010
Ms Willoughby underwent £14,000 gender reassignment op last year

[UK]
Boss referred to trans employee as ‘it’ and said ‘not another one’ when she decided to transition
A boss was accused of referring to a transgender staff member as “it”, a tribunal has heard.
Ex-Bodnant Welsh Foods boss called transgender employee 'it', tribunal hears

[France]
Société: le combat continue pour les personnes transgenres
La loi Justice au XXIe siècle, adoptée le 12 octobre dernier, doit faciliter le changement d'état civil pour les personnes transgenres et transsexuelles, notamment en démédicalisant la procédure.

[Italy]
Cross-Sex Hormone Treatment and Psychobiological Changes in Transsexual Persons: Two-Year Follow-Up Data.
CONTEXT:
To date, there are few studies investigating the impact of body changes induced by cross-sex hormonal treatment (CHT) on psychobiological well-being in gender-dysphoric persons (GDs).

[Austria]
Trans woman accepted by colleagues and family
A hospital director who went home as Klaus returned the next day to work as director Klaudia after deciding to live life as a woman.

[Gremany/Pakistan]
From Pakistan to Germany: A transgender woman’s search for safety and respect
The viral video of a man ruthlessly flogging a transgender woman in Sialkot laid bare the brutalities the members of this community face in Pakistan every day. Shanaya was beaten up an entire night for refusing to pay extortion money and though the perpetrators were arrested after the video was shared on social media, the victim fears they will soon be released to cause her more harm.

[Suéde]
Avec la transsexuelle iranienne qui fait des photos à poil contre Daech
Alors que la bataille de Mossoul tend à porter un coup décisif à l'armée de l'État islamique, la guerre n'est pas pour autant encore gagnée contre le califat d'al-Baghdadi. Si Donald Trump espère « éradiquer Daech avec l'aide de la Russie » en 30 jours, certains cherchent à les emmerder autrement. Le groupe terroriste n'aime pas particulièrement les artistes. En fait, il n'aime pas particulièrement les gens – hormis les dévots. Comme tout bon asocial qui se respecte, il trouve que tout est mauvais et décadent. Il est donc très facile de le pousser à bout, et ça certains l'ont très bien compris.

[Vatican]
Pope says respect gays and transsexuals, questions gender theory
Pope Francis said on Sunday (Oct. 2) that homosexuals and transsexuals should be treated with respect but that teaching gender theory is unacceptable “indoctrination” of young people.
La teoría de género es un enemigo del matrimonio: Papa
Pope says respect gay and transgender people, questions gender theory


[Russia]
Report Violation of transgender people’s rights in Russia: research results
Saint Petersburg.: Transgender Legal Defense Project, 2016. - 90.

[Israel]
Transgender religious Jews attempt to reconcile identity with halakha
Attitudes toward gays in the religious community have changed in favor of more inclusion and tolerance, but most transgender religious Jews still hide deep in the closet.

[UAE]
Gay man in Abu Dhabi faces death penalty for doing drag on Instagram
A gay man in Abu Dhabi is facing a death penalty for posting images of himself in drag on Instagram.

[UAE]
Saudi Arabia Bans Trans people
Saudi Arabia has announced that they will no longer allow transgender people to enter the country.
Saudi Arabia bans Umrah for transgender persons
Saudi Arabia prohibits transgender people from performing Umrah


[UAE/India]
Airport security tried to forcefully search a trans woman after female officers refused
Airport officers tried to forcefully check a transgender activist after she requested a female officer conduct the search.

[Uganda]
The Pearl Of Africa: A Story About The Struggles Of A Transgender Woman Living Full Time As Trans In Uganda
The film, set in Uganda, a small land-locked country in the East African Sub region, tells us the story of Cleopatra, a 27-year-old student who came out as transgender and lives full time, in a country that struggles to recognise, appreciate, reconcile, protect and celebrate this diversity, and has instead condemned and abused this diversity and left it for dead.

[Pakistan]
Ten gang members arrested for video showing trans person being violently beaten
Ten members of a gang have been arrested in Pakistan for publicly flogging a trans person.
Five arrested in Sialkot after horrific video of man beating up transgender goes viral
Pakistanis who videotaped whipping of Sialkot transgender woman arrested
No Paquistão trans é amarrada e agredida por gangue


[Pakistan]
Transgender rally against torture
DERA GHAZI KHAN-The Shemale Association yesterday rallied and staged a sit-in at Block 50 here, against brutally torture on eunuchs in Sialkot.

[Pakistan]
In Islamabad, a mosque for transgender community
If you are a transgender person in Pakistan, everything is a fight. They must even fight for the right to be represented on their national identity cards, and be recognised in census forms, and, due largely to cultural rather than religious reasons, they are told that they are not allowed in mosques.

[Pakistan]
"You’re transgender, how can you be raped?’ they ask us’
“Why don’t you shoot me? I don’t want to live anymore,” cried a shattered Shanaya, a transgender person while speaking to The Nation. Shayana was in Sialkot to earn her living when she was picked up by some people then beaten, had her hair cut, raped and forced to drink urine by one of the gangsters called Jajja Butt.

[Pakistan]
Meet mighty Madam Boota, a transgender bracing Pakistan’s chaotic electoral process
Arif, also known by her stage name Madam Boota, lives in a one-room house and makes her living by performing at birthday and wedding parties in Jhang. But despite having a meagre and miserable existence, this brave transgender has found the courage to address the problems of her town by contesting as an independent candidate for upcoming by-elections.

[Pakistan]
How I Came Out As a Transman in Islamic Society of Pakistan
“When I can’t cope with the dysphoria, I pretend I’m a eunuch instead of a woman.”

[Australia]
Growing number of transgender students prompts call for more training for teachers
There are calls for more resources and training for Tasmanian teachers to manage an increase in transgender students seeking help.

[Canada]
Trans-rights protection bill fast-tracked through House committee
Senate could debate proposal before Christmas break

[Canada]
U of T community responds to Jordan Peterson on gender identities
U of T professor Jordan Peterson is facing criticism regarding his comments about non-binary gender identities and political correctness after his YouTube video “Fear and the Law” went viral last week.

[Canada]
Laura Jane Grace’s Advice For Trans Youth Who Are Coming Out
“It’s important to not feel like you’re apologizing for anything.”

[USA]
Goldust — My Transgender Stepchild Was Attacked Last Night … ‘Stop All This Hateful Crap’
WWE Superstar Goldust says his transgender stepchild was attacked by three men Friday night … and now he’s begging for close-minded individuals to “stop all this hateful crap.”

[USA]
Racist Transphobic Surge Follows Donald Trump Election
A time be be vigilant and aware

[USA]
Trump's Win Sparks Surge in Calls to LGBT Crisis Hotlines
Crisis hotlines have been flooded by transgender callers since the election of Donald Trump.

[USA]
Donald Trump's war on LGBTQ people has already begun
Remember sweet, sweet July, when Donald Trump promised the Republican National Convention that he would do everything in his power to "protect LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a foreign ideology?"
Anti-LGBT Extremists to Help Lead President-Elect Trump’s Transition
Transphobic racist Steve Bannon new media voice for the Divided States of America
Steve Bannon Suggests There Are Too Many Asian CEOs In Silicon Valley


[USA]
US lawyers are offering trans people free legal help before Trump’s inauguration
US lawyers have begun using Twitter to offer trans people free help with ID and name changes before Trump takes power in 2017.
List of Lawyers willing to help sorted by where they are located

[USA]
Setback for transgender US veterans seeking gender confirmation surgery
VA did not provide a plan detailing how they would fund the change in policy

[USA]
How My Sexuality Changed After My Husband Became My Wife
When I was a teenager, I met the person who would become my husband who would later become my wife.

[USA]
VA drops planned SRS Rule saying surgery too expensive
June 2016 the VA announced plans to cover Gender confirmation surgery but months later they said they have dropped those plans.

[USA]
Melzer and Lamers stun in Diesel Denim video
Raising trans-visibility during transgender awareness week Benjamin Melzer and Loiza Lamers stun in a video for Diesel Denim. Style Mic reports:

[USA]
The Trans People Who Are Detransitioning To Stay Safe In Trump’s America
Being homeless and living in a tent in the mountains wasn’t exactly where Addy had expected to be at 31. A month ago, she’d at least been bouncing from a motel to a shelter. But life has a funny sense of humor—especially when you’re a transgender woman—so Addy used her own humor to make the most of it: Alone in her remote shelter on Election Night, “I was just making weird as heck Trump statuses on Facebook,” she says. “‘Shit posting,’ as the kids call it.” Her friends rallied around her wry, Dada-esque absurdities, and even Trump’s widening lead in the electoral college was funny for a while.

[USA]
BEFORE EUROPEAN CHRISTIANS FORCED GENDER ROLES, NATIVE AMERICANS ACKNOWLEDGED 5 GENDERS
Before the europeans infiltrated North America, Native Americans had no set gender norms that men and women had to adhere to. People were valued for how they contributed to the tribe, rather than for their masculinity or femininity. Parents didn’t assign gender roles to children — even children’s clothing was gender neutral.

[AL, USA]
Police investigating whether shootings of 2 transgender women are connected
Birmingham police are investigating whether or not the shootings of two transgender women may be connected.
Man, 23, charged in shooting, robbery of transgender woman

[AR, USA]
Transgender cyclist is top female finisher at El Tour de Tucson
History repeated itself in Saturday’s Tucson Medical Center El Tour de Tucson sponsored by Casino del Sol. History was also made.

[CA, USA]
Transgender Activist Dana Rivers Arrested for Brutal Murder of Lesbian Couple and Their Son
Noted transgender activist Dana Rivers was arraigned Tuesday on charges of committing a brutal triple homicide in Oakland, California in the early hours of Friday, November 11. The victims have been identified as lesbian couple Patricia Wright and Charlotte Reed and their son Toto “Benny” Diambu-Wright.
Former Sacramento teacher, once disciplined over gender change, arrested in triple homicide

[CA, USA]
Transgender boy’s mom sues hospital, saying he ‘went into spiral’ after staff called him a girl
The transgender teenager had once written a poem about the heartache of a boy born in a girl's body. His words were raw and revealing.

[CO, USA]
Transgender woman's car vandalized with hate speech, pro-Trump message in Denver's Capitol Hill
A transgender woman says she woke up to find her car vandalized with hate speech, a swastika and a pro-Donald Trump message in Denver's Capitol Hill Wednesday morning, and police are now investigating.
You have to see how people reacted when a trans woman's car was graffitied with hate slurs

[GA, USA]
Cheryl Courtney-Evans, 1952-2016, !Presente!
Cheryl Courtney-Evans, 61, a pioneering transgender activist in Atlanta, has passed away, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.
Atlanta transgender activist Cheryl Courtney-Evans dies

[IL, USA]
Vigil for T.T. honors slain trans woman, celebrates Black trans power
In an unprecedented display of defiance and frustration, more than 150 people from across the racial and gender spectrum gathered outside Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ in Lakeview Oct. 6 to hold a vigil and march for T.T. Saffore—a transgender woman of color who was murdered Sept. 11 in Garfield Park.

[ME, USA]
Maine official promises review following transgender teenager’s suicide
Maine‘s corrections commissioner says state and federal experts will review policies and procedures following the suicide of a 16-year-old transgender boy.
Charles Knowles killed himself this month while detained at Long Creek Youth Development Center. His mother has said that he didn’t receive the clinical mental health treatment he needed and that he was “sad” to be required to stay in the girls unit.


[NC, USA]
Transgender woman chased, attacked with hatchet at Charlotte park
A transgender woman is recovering from serious injuries after she was attacked in a west Charlotte park last week.
Federal authorities confirmed Monday that they are working with Charlotte-Mecklenburg police as the department investigates the attack.
Transgender woman attacked at Charlotte park facing child sexual assault charges

[MN, USA]
Judge rules Minnesota must offer gender reassignment on Medicaid
A district court judge has overturned a Minnesota ban on transgender people accessing gender reassignment surgery on medical assistance.

[MN, USA]
Trans daughter sued by mother for transitioning
A 17-year-old trans teenager is being sued by her mother for seeking to transition without her consent.
A Mother Is Suing Her Child For Pursuing Gender Reassignment
Minnesota mom sues teenage child over transgender treatment


[NY, USA]
Rest In Power Jay Kallio
Was advised by Joshua Holiday that our community lost New York-based trans man and longtime TBLGQ community activist Jay Kallio to cancer today at age 61.

[NY, USA]
Federal Court Rejects Transgender Citizen’s Complaints of Unconstitutional Treatment by NYPD Officers
In a decision notably lacking in empathy for transgender people and the slights and humiliations they suffer on a regular basis, U.S. District Judge Gregory H. Woods granted New York City’s motion to dismiss a complaint by Marlow White, self-identified as a man of transgender experience, that his 14th Amendment rights were violated by NYPD officers and the City when the police failed to respond to the continued verbal harassment of White by Napoleon Monroe, a man who frequented the neighborhood where White lived and made various threats against him as well as subjecting him to verbal harassment. White v. City of New York, 2016 WL 4750180 (S.D.N.Y., Sept. 12, 2016).

[PA, USA]
Six years later, Blahnik murder now a cold case
It’s been six years since Stacey Blahnik was brutally murdered in her South Philadelphia home, and investigators have “hit a wall.”

[TX, USA]
High School Principal Asks Transgender Girl: ‘Do You Have Your Boy Genitals?’ – VIDEO
A transgender girl in Dallas says the assistant principal at her high school asked inappropriate questions about her body after another student complained that she was using girls’ restrooms.

[WA, USA]
Seattle Bans Conversion Therapy For Children
In a unanimous vote Seattle City Council has voted to pass an ordinance to ban conversion therapy on minors.

[Mexico]
Otorgan título y cédula profesional a primer mujer transgénero en Oaxaca
Integrantes de Conquistando Corazones Asociación civil A.C , informaron que lograron dar un paso adelante en la lucha por la inclusión legal en el ámbito laboral de personas transgénero.

[Mexico]
La teoría de género es un enemigo del matrimonio: Papa
El papa Francisco advirtió el sábado de una "guerra global" contra el matrimonio tradicional y la familia y afirmó que ambos están bajo ataque por la teoría de género y el divorcio.

[Colombia]
Las mentiras sobre la ideología de género y el acuerdo de La Habana
Aunque el exprocurador Ordóñez dice que en el texto negociado aparece cientos de veces, en las 297 páginas la expresión población Lgbti sólo figura 10 veces.

[Colombia]
Cayeron ‘Los Zona Rosa’, dedicados a la extorsión de prostitutas LGBTI en Cali
El Grupo Antiextorsión y Antisecuestro (GAULA) de la Policía Metropolitana de Cali logró la desarticulación de la banda ‘Zona Rosa’, dedicada a la extorsión de trabajadoras sexuales de la comunidad LGTBI, vendedores informales y cuidadores de carros, en diferentes comunas de la capital del Valle.

[Chile]
Nicole, no olvidamos tu nombre
Todos los 25 desde hace tres meses unas veinte personas marchan para exigir justicia por Nicole Saavedra Bahamondes, asesinada por lesbiana, secuestrada y torturada durante días en El Melón, un pueblo cercano a Valparaíso. Lo que comenzó como un caso escalofriante en los medios ha quedado tras un muro de silencio. La Justicia no avanza, la prensa calla y el pueblo parece haber decidido olvidar su nombre.

[Argentina]
Buscan jubilar a "trans" mayores de 40 años
El gobierno presentará hoy una ley de protección integral junto a la Federación Argentina de Gays, Lesbianas, Bisexuales y Transexuales
Bill Asks Reparations for Violence Against Argentina's Trans

[Argentina]
Se realizó la primer marcha por la Diversidad en Venado Tuerto
Organizada por la ONG Acción Sin Fronteras, refetenes y activistas LGBTI de la provincia marcharon junto a la comunidad venadense por la agenda pendiente de la igualdad. Implementación de la Educación Sexual, acciones contra el acoso y la discriminación, e inclusión para el colectivo Trans, entre las consignas de las organizaciones.