The Society of Transsexual Women of the Philippines or STRAP, the pioneer support group and human rights advocacy organization of transpinays (transgender/transsexual Filipinas) turns 10 in May 2012. To celebrate a decade of support, sorority and sisterhood, STRAP will hold three major events in three months -- March, April & May 2012. >>>
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The Brazilian State of São Paulo in partnership with the São Paulo City Metro (Underground) launched yesterday a campaign to combat homophobia and transphobia entitled: “See beyond prejudice. Respect differences.” >>>
Justus Eisfeld, Executive Director of Global Action for Trans* Equality (GATE) underscored the need to address gender identity in the framework of the UN, as trans people face human right violations on a daily basis.
At the ILGA panel at the 17th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Eisfeld identified strategies on how to address discrimination on the basis of SOGI at the UN level. >>>
Yves de Matteis announced that the Parliament of the City of Geneva unanimously accepted in November, a motion asking for the launching of an International Coalition of Cities Against Homophobia and Transphobia. The aim of this coalition is to try to establish a chain of solidarity going from one city to another in order to fight against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Awareness about sexuality and gender differences remains painfully limited in much of the region, but some have begun sharing their stories because of Kentucky Equality Federation, a member if ILGA. >>>
May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, marks the anniversary of the groundbreaking day in 1990 when the World Health Organization (WHO) officially accepted Homosexuality as a natural variation of human sexuality. >>>
The state Senate on Monday approved two of three bills aimed at protecting the rights of transgender people in Nevada. Senate Bills 368 and 331, which would outlaw transgender discrimination in housing and public accommodations, were approved on votes of 13-8 and 11-10. Senate Bill 180, which would make it a hate crime to attack someone based on gender identity or expression, failed 10-11, with Sen. John Lee, D-North Las Vegas, joining 10 Republicans in opposition. >>>
(Jessica Geen, PinkNews.co.uk - 4 February 2011) A large-scale study of trans people in America says that almost every part of social and legal convention ridicules, abuses and discriminates against transgender people. >>>
Former ILGA Board member and Geneva Municipal Councillor Yves de Matteis, was especially commended by ILGA Secretary Generals Gloria Careaga and Renato Sabbadini for initiating and authoring the motion. >>>
Next October 23 the trans movement is going to carry out various actions as part of the Stop Trans Pathologization Campaign. These actions are pushed by the International
Network for Trans Depathologization, which works to eliminate stigma and the pathological focus on trans identities set in the DSM and CIE diagnostic manuals. Its motto: "Trans identities are not a disease" >>>
On the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, the ERT calls upon all countries to repeal laws that perpetuate LGBTI discrimination and for human rights organisations to put LGBTI equality among their strategic priorities. >>>