Posted on 19. December 2012 in Resources


AUSTRIA

[German] With his organization ORQOA, Iranian Gorji Marzban established a contact point for transgender migrants who are at risk of violence.
http://www.m-media.or.at/gesellschaft/ein-pate-fur-transsexuelle-migrantinnen/2012/12/12/
EUROPEAN UNION
[English] On December 12, the European Parliament adopted a new comprehensive report on fundamental rights in the EU. The document includes an extensive snapshot of the situation for LGBT people.
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&reference=A7-2012-0383&language=EN
2. http://www.tgeu.org/EP_demands_human_rights_for_trans_people

[English] On December 13, the European Parliament adopted its annual report on human rights in the world, and another on the EU’s strategic human rights priorities. Non-discrimination, including on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, should remain a priority for the EU.
http://www.lgbt-ep.eu/press-releases/human-rights-in-the-world-focus-on-sexual-orientation-and-gender-identity/

[English] In two resolutions adopted on December 13, the European Parliament has called once more on Russia and Ukraine to abandon new censorship plans. These draft laws would punish the positive portrayal of LGBT people with both fines and prison sentences.
http://www.lgbt-ep.eu/press-releases/european-parliament-calls-on-russia-and-ukraine-to-shelve-censorship-laws/
2. http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/europe-slams-russia-and-ukraine-laws-and-says-gay-rights-must-be-%E2%80%98priority%E2%80%99131212


MOLDOVA
[English] GENDERDOC-M Information Centre received its first Human Rights Award from the United Nations Moldova Country Office on December 10th, annually observed as the Human Rights Day. In their award justification motion, organisers stated that Moldova’s only LGBT rights organisation was awarded for its work on combating discrimination through litigation, advocacy and awareness-raising activities, which especially showcased in 2012.
http://ilga-europe.org/home/guide/country_by_country/moldova/genderdoc_m_receives_2012_un_human_rights_award_in_moldova


PLANET EARTH
[English] Between 9-11 December 2012, the second International Intersex Forum took place in Stockholm. This event brought together 37 activists representing 33 intersex organisations and supportive institutions from all continents.
http://ilga-europe.org/home/news/for_media/media_releases/intersex_forum_2012_media_release


PORTUGAL
[Portuguese] “Born in the Wrong Body”: Report about transwoman Madalena – her story is used to portait the general situation of transpeople. Interesting tidbit: In Portugal, there are statistically more transmen (60%).
http://www.cmjornal.xl.pt/detalhe/noticias/outros/domingo/nasceram-no-corpo-errado


TURKEY
[Turkish+Video] Yet another murder of a transwoman in Turkey… :(
http://www.haberler.com/parada-anlasamadigi-travestiyi-vurdu-4172490-haberi/


UNITED KINGDOM
[English] Actress and transgender pioneer April Ashley was given an MBE for services to equality on December 13. Ashley received the honor at an investiture ceremony in Buckingham Palace from the hands of Prince Charles.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-20708017
2. http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/trans-pioneer-april-ashley-receives-mbe-palace131212
3. http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2012/12/13/april-ashley-receives-mbe-for-services-to-trans-rights/