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  1. Philippines -- STRAP strongly opposes these legislative measures because they will make sex change in the birth certificate completely impossible for those who seek it. Read STRAP's position paper

    Read the article: Society of Transsexual Women of the Philippines (STRAP) opposes House Bill No. 4530 and Senate Bill 3113
  2. "The Baltimore County Council is primed to pass a measure protecting transgender people from discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations, but opponents of the change continue to attack transgender people as threats to women’s safety..."

    Read the article: Baltimore County Residents Decry, Belittle Transgender Nondiscrimination Protections
  3. UK -- "Everyone knew Jessica Saunders was different. While the other girls played with dolls and were trying on make-up, Jessica wanted to climb trees and wrestle... Jessica lived a lie for 23 years. Today, legally she doesn’t exist. Jessica is now Jacob: a man, with a beard and a fiancee and the kind of normal, humdrum home life many men take for granted..."

    Read the article: For 23 years I was trapped as Jessica: Now I'm free to be Jacob
  4. "I [Kate Miller] served in the U.S. Navy between 1980 and 2000, and am now a military retiree. At fourteen I figured out I was a transsexual, but I talked myself into believing I was just a crossdresser – so even though I knew I was trans when I entered the service, I didn’t identify myself then as a transsexual... I knowingly sacrificed my trans identity for the entire 20-years I was in the military..."

    Read the article: Documenting the courage of trans servicemembers
  5. "Lou Weaver, 41, is a female-to-male transgender who has been living as a male for the past four years and has been taking testosterone, the male hormone, for the past three. Just like many other transgender, he has decided that he will not live in the shadows or feel ashamed about who he is..."

    Read the article: For Lou Weaver, transgender issues is more than a passion
  6. India -- "India's first transgender pastor, a 25-year-old who is in charge of a small congregation in the southern city of Chennai, is from a leading evangelical denomination, whose bishop cautiously says his church's constitution does not bar a transgender from being ordained..."

    Read the article: India's First Transgender Pastor Is Evangelical
  7. "On 12 February 2011, the Peruvian police beat a group of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people who were kissing in the capital's main square to protest against discrimination. A year later, Lima's gay movement is renaming the anniversary as Peru's Stonewall, in reference to the riots in New York in 1969 which gave rise to the global gay rights movement..."

    Read the article: Peru gay rights activists push for more rights in law
  8. KATHMANDU - A top Nepali comedy actor told Sunday how he helped his son become one of the country's first post-operative transexuals and a "perfect lady" with a $26,000 sex change.

    Read the article: Nepal actor welcomes home transgender daughter
  9. "The grant to the Family Planning Association of Maine will fund the creation of a clinical training program that specifically addresses lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) health issues. As part of the grant, the FPA will implement nationally recognized, best practice medical protocols to provide hormone therapy and other necessary medical care for transgender individuals who wish to undergo medical gender transition..."

    Read the article: Family Planning awarded $50,000 to expand transgender health services
  10. "SEQUINS, feathers and fake eyelash fabulousness descended on Doncaster’s Shoppingtown Hotel for the Ms Gay and Ms Transsexual Beauty Pageant..."

    See the article (Video): Queen sweep at Ms Gay and Ms Transsexual Beauty Pageant
  11. The 13 Least Gay and Transgender Friendly Countries In Europe

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  12. "An unidentified British man who was born a woman gave birth to a baby boy last month - causing an array of controversy..."

    Read the article: What In The?!? British Man Gives Birth To Baby Boy!
  13. "Residential Advisers (RAs) organized a transgender awareness program by transforming one of the bathrooms in Centennial Halls' lobby to a transgender bathroom for a few days last week, all aiming to spread awareness to first-year residents... We want to build a community that says, Hey, it's okay..."

    Read the article: RAs start campaign for permanent transgender bathrooms
  14. WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) --They lived a life of privilege in Nicaragua but fled under the threat of war... it was their strength that eventually helped the family cope with their biggest challenge yet. Young Carlos, now Consuella, wanted to become a girl. The main obstacle: getting acceptance from Consuella's military father..."

    Read the article: A Transgender Life: Consuella's Story
  15. Uganda -- "The minister of Ethics and Integrity, Rev Father Simon Lokodo, cut short a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBTI) workshop yesterday, saying the participants were planning violence. He also said he had received information that the LGBTIs were gathered to recruit people into the practice of homosexuality..."

    Read the article: Ethics minister storms, closes gay meeting

    Well, there they go again, those homosexuals... getting violent and recruiting people into the practice of homosexuality. Fortunately, the good Reverend was on hand to set things straight (no pun intended). ~ Lori
  16. 17 European Countries Force Transgender Sterilization (Map) ...
    By Nicole Pasulka
    According to a report on transgender rights (PDF) in the EU by the Directorate-General for Internal Politics, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe says, "these practices run counter to the principle of respect for the ...

    Read the article (map): 17 European Countries Force Transgender Sterilization (Map) ...
  17. Trans View: Does transitioning make transgendered selfish?
    San Diego Gay & Lesbian News
    The first eighteen to twenty-four months of transition for the transgender person can be an awkward period of appearance, very similar to puberty. It is during this timeframe that a "self-centered" person in transition would indeed not take family and ...
  18. Umoja Project Unites Black Faith Leaders Around LGBT Equality
    Huffington Post
    ... unconstitutionality of Proposition 8 and the legislative passage of marriage in Washington state for same-sex couples show that we are moving toward a more just society for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) citizens and their families.
  19. Malaysia transsexuals targeted in attacks: Report
    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 16, 2012 (AFP) - At least 13 transsexuals have been assaulted in a city in Muslim-majority Malaysia in recent months, stirring fears that a gay-bashing gang is on the loose, a report said Thursday. The latest attack in Kuantan in ...
  20. Turkey: Another victim in the undeclared war on transgender women ...
    By Helen G
    Melda Yuksel is murdered in Turkey, the latest victim in an undeclared war against transgenderwomen.
  21. Missouri school district is ordered to stop filtering LGBT sites
    Kansas City Star
    AP A federal judge has ordered a central Missouri school district to stop using its Internet filtering software to restrict access to educational websites about gay, lesbian and transgender issues. US District Judge Nanette Laughrey issued the ...
  22. SC Lawmakers Try to Nix Inmate Sex Changes
    ABC News
    Although the state has never paid for a sex-change operation, and has only one self-identified transgender inmate among 23000 prisoners, it could be responsible for footing a surgery bill if asked, according to state Sen. Kevin Bryant.
  23. Live and let live in the trenches
    Toronto Sun
    Canada -- "Transsexuals are campaigning to serve in the American military. (OMG! Whoa! Whaa--? Trannies in the trenches!?) At ease, folks. This should come as no bombshell in the Great White North [Canada], where every one of the letters LGBTQIA is allowed to go fight the bad dudes..."
  24. White House holds LGBT health summit
    Washington Blade
    Conference participants asked questions of officials in a town-hall style format — many focused ontransgender inclusion of the administration's LGBT work — and participated in workshops on issues such as LGBT aging, youth and transgender health as ...
  25. Local News Investigates The ‘Hidden Crisis’: Kids Put Out ‘Like Trash’ Just For Being Gay

    "There are approximately 1.6 million to 2.8 million homeless young people in the United States and a disproportionate number — 20 to 40 percent — are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender..." Read the article: The ‘Hidden Crisis’: Kids Put Out ‘Like Trash’