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Transgender sex worker has WA sentence cut

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 07:49

A transgender sex worker convicted of causing grievous bodily harm by passing on HIV has won an appeal against her sentence, which has been cut to four years. A transgender sex worker who passed on HIV when she had unprotected sex with a man has had her sentence of six years in a male prison slashed to four years.

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Man arrested for the murder of Port Charlotte transgender woman

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 05:31

Police announced they have arrested a man who they believe murdered a transgender woman from Port Charlotte in September 2018. NORTH PORT, Fla.

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Colorado baker who refused to make gay couple's cake faces second...

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 03:21

Jack Phillips, the man whose decision to deny a cake to a gay couple landed him in the Supreme Court, is facing another allegation for denying a cake. Colorado baker who refused to make gay couple's cake faces second LGBT bias allegation Jack Phillips, the man whose decision to deny a cake to a gay couple landed him in the Supreme Court, is facing another allegation for denying a cake.

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Swedish 'man free' festival ruled discriminatory; fest organizers fire back

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 01:18

This past summer, the Statement Festival went down in Gothenburg, Sweden with Girlschool, ionnalee/iamamiwhoami, and more, and it was billed as "the world's first major music festival for women, non-binary and transgender only." The festival's mission statement was as follows: At music festivals everyone should feel safe.

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First transgender woman competes in Miss Universe pageant

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 20:56

This year she became the first transgender woman to compete in the Miss Universe pageant. She received a standing ovation from the crowd Sunday night as she walked down the runway raising her sash.

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6,000 males, transgender screened for HIV

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 16:28

MORE and more people in Davao City opt to undergo human immunodefiency virus screening to know their status due to the increasing awareness and information disseminated about the disease. Patrick Albit, Global Fund Project assistant regional coordinator, said in an interview with SunStar Davao that there are 6,070 males and transgender aged 24 to 35 years old and 15 to 24 years old availed of the free HIV screening as of their latest data in 2018, compared to 5,000 who availed of the same screening in 2017.

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Withdraw Transgender Persons Bill, demands community

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 12:11

New Delhi, Dec 18 : Calling the Transgender Persons Bill, 2018, "flawed", the transgender, intersex and gender non-confirming community from across the country on Tuesday demanded withdrawal of the Bill from consideration in the Rajya Sabha. "The amended Bill, which apart from an improved definition of the term transgender, continues to be unacceptable and needs to be redrafted or withdrawn," said a group of community members gathered in the national capital during an interactive session.

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Conservative group urges Idaho to appeal judge's order for transgender inmate's surgery

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 08:03

The Family Policy Alliance of Idaho is calling on the Idaho Department of Correction and Governor-elect Brad Little to appeal a ruling from a federal judge ordering the department to provide gender confirmation surgery to a transgender Idaho inmate. The order is part of a wider case filed by transgender inmate Adree Edmo, 31, against the Idaho Department of Correction.

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Transgender Woman's Murder Is Prosecuted as 'Feminicide,' in First for Colombia

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 04:05

For the first time in Colombia, the murder of a transgender woman has been punished as a gender-based hate crime, three years after the passage of a law that imposes tough sentences for hate crimes against women. The woman, Anyela Ramos Claros, was killed last year in the municipality of GarzA3n after being shot in the back by Davinson Stiven Erazo SA nchez, who months earlier had tried to attack her with a knife, according to court documents.

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Colorado baker back in court over 2nd LGBT bias allegation

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 02:08

In this Monday, June 4, 2018, file photograph, baker Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, manages his shop after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that he could refuse to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple because of his religious beliefs did not violate Colorado's anti-discrimination law in Lakewood, Colo. Attorneys for Philliups are in federal court in Denver Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, to seek to overturn a Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruling that the baker discriminated against a transgender person by refusing to make a cake to mark the person's transition from male to female.

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Cuba eliminates gay marriage language from new constitution

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 02:08

In this Aug. 13, 2011 file photo, holding up a gay pride flag, transsexual Wendy Iriepa, who had a sex change, rides to her wedding on a classic car in Havana, Cuba.

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Tucker Carlson Interviews First (?) Teacher Fired for Refusing to Use Transgender Pronouns

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 02:08

On Monday, Tucker Carlson welcomed to his program Peter Vlaming, a former teacher at West Point High School in Virginia. The 47-year-old was recently fired in a unanimous decision by the West Point Public School Board.

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Official suspended, accused of harassing transgender student

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 23:58

A West Virginia high school assistant principal who told a transgender male student "you freak me out" and questioned his choice of bathrooms has been suspended - a move the American Civil Liberties Union said didn't go far enough.

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Harrison County administrator accused of bullying transgender student suspended with pay

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 23:58

The Harrison County assistant principal accused of bullying a transgender student is suspended with pay until after the holiday break, Harrison County Superintendent Dr. Mark Manchin said Tuesday. Manchin met with Liberty High School Assistant Principal Lee Livengood Tuesday morning regarding the accusation that he harassed a transgender student , sophomore Michael Critchfield, in a boys bathroom at the school on Nov. 27. "I was able to confirm the interaction with Mr. Livengood and that indeed he acted inappropriately.

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Brighton schoolboys to be told 'they can have periods' in new transgender guidelines

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 21:57

Schoolchildren will be taught that "all genders" can have periods in new sex education lessons, in a victory for transgender rights campaigners. The advice to teachers was approved by Brighton and Hove City Council as part of new guidelines for a more inclusive education as they try to tackle stigma around menstruation.

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Transgender woman smacks down all of the 'I vote Republican, but...

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 19:48

Charlotte Clymer is an Army Veteran, a writer who works for the Human Rights Campaign, and she happens to also be a transgender woman. In an epic tweetstorm that's going viral, Clymer details a conversation she says she had at a party, with a man who claims to be "socially liberal" yet votes for Republicans.

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Transgender lottery winner plans to spend A 40,000 on face lift, nose job and new teeth

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 15:27

A transgender taxi driver who won A 4million on a scratchcard is planning to splash the cash on getting herself 23 new teeth for Christmas. Melissa Ede, from Hull, is planning to spend A 40,000 on a face lift and nose job with hew new fortune Melissa Ede, from Hull, is planning to spend A 40,000 on a face lift and nose job with hew new fortune She told the Daily Mirror : 'I love life now! All those people who say money doesn't buy you happiness are talking a load of rubbish.

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Shashi Tharoor explains why transgender bill is 'flawed'

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 11:06

Shashi Tharoor tweeted: "Many offences under the IPC such as rape, stalking, sexual harassment etc are applicable only if the victim is female. Therefore, I moved an amendment to include transgender persons under the ambit of the IPC."

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Sabarimala Row Sabarimala Row: Transgender Delegation Allowed to Enter Lord Ayyappa's Shrine

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 09:16

Thiruvananthapuram: A transgender delegation which was stopped from entering Sabarimala temple by police on December 16 has been granted permission to offer their prayers at Lord Ayyappa's shrine, after discussions with the chief priest, news agency ANI reported. (Also Read: Sabarimala Row: 30 Women Seek To Enter Lord Ayyappa's Shrine On Dec 23 .

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Judge: De Pere transgender rights policy violates religious freedom of churches

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 05:07

Judge: De Pere transgender rights policy violates religious freedom of churches The ordinance prohibits employers, businesses and landlords from discriminating against people based on gender identity. Check out this story on greenbaypressgazette.com: https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2018/12/17/judge-de-pere-non-discrimination-ordinance-curtails-religious-freedom/2336913002/ Critics could mount a legal challenge to De Pere's ordinance prohibiting employers, businesses and landlords from discriminating against people based on gender identity and expression.

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