Les actualités de l’Aide au trans du Québec
Today, history was made. President Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act – the country’s first federal law explicitly protecting transgender people. This new law adds gender identity, sexual orientation, gender and disability to the categories already covered by federal hate crimes law.
The Equality and Human Rights Commmission (EHRC) has published its Research Report 27: Trans Research Review, a review of evidence on the inequalities and high levels of discrimination faced by trans people in Britain. This includes such things as: attitudes towards trans people; housing; education; crime; economic status and employment; health and social care; media, […]
Il existe une série de bouquins pour la jeunesse: “le livre dont vous êtes le héros”. Si vous êtes directement concernée, assister au colloque “Les assises du corps transformé” (dont en fait la plupart des communications avait trait au “transsexualisme”), les 16 et 17 octobre dernier, à la Faculté de Droit de Montpellier, c’est en […]
Toute sa vie, il a habité un corps qui ne lui appartenait pas. À huit ans, il rêvait déjà de porter jupes et chaussures à talons hauts. Pourtant, le miroir lui renvoyait inlassablement la même image : celle d’un homme, prisonnier de son corps, malheureux comme les pierres. C’est ainsi qu’à l’âge de 46 ans, André Landry s’est libéré de son cocon afin d’assumer pleinement sa transsexualité.
Toronto will host World Pride 2014 after winning a vote in Florida by leaders of gay and lesbian organizations around the globe. The city’s World Pride committee thought they had won after the first vote Sunday, in which Toronto beat Stockholm, 77 votes to 61. The victory eliminated Stockholm but did not reach the two-thirds […]
Brazil: Court says transgender individuals have the right to change their name and gender on civil records
In an unanimous decision announced yesterday, Brazil’s Supreme Justice Tribunal ruled that transgender individuals who have undergone gender-reassignment surgery have the right to change their name and gender on their birth certificates. EFE reports that the ruling by the 2nd highest court in the nation came as a response to a woman who had undergone […]
Kelley speaking at the GID Reform Now protest rally outside the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in San Francisco, May 18, 2009. Film by Breanna Anderson, Andrea James, Jayna L-Pavlyn, Mila Pavlin, Elayne Wylie. Read and post comments at gidreform.wordpress.com.
Proponents of trans hate crime protections are pressing for a small, but significant, change to New York state law that would extend protections to their community as well as to the rest of the GLBT population. An Oct. 12 New York Times article reports that at the moment, attackers targeting their victims for their sexuality […]
(Chicoutimi) Obsédée par la question identitaire, Russel Bouchard lancera mardi le livre de toutes les réconciliations. L’ouvrage en question, «Fragments de mémoire», lui permet d’attacher tous les fils en même temps, de se présenter telle qu’en elle-même, deux ans après avoir annoncé que l’homme macho, volontiers porté sur le coup de gueule (et de poing), […]
Wednesday evening’s panel on transgender hate-crimes in Brooklyn, New York, covered a range of perspectives and issues as victims, their families, and advocates discussed both their direct experience with bias-motivated crime and their work to educate the media, the government and law enforcement about gender identity and expression and anti-transgender crimes. The event began with […]