[English] The French Senate has unanimously passed a legal amendment to outlaw transphobia.
[English] EU Gender Equality Law (seminar for legal practitioners, recommendable for trans activists), Trier, Germany, September 24 – 25.
[German] The struggle against homophobia and predjudice regarding trans people in Baden-Wuerttemberg is said to enter school education. Governor Winfried Kretschmann (Green party) said in an interview with the “Schwulst” magazine that the topic will have influence on the new educational plan for the years 2015/16.
[English] TransActive reports progress in the case of the German 12-year-old transgirl.
[English] The President of Hungary signed the new Hungarian Criminal Code on July 13, 2012, which specifically includes references to sexual orientation and gender identity in its provisions on hate speech and hate crime and does away with degrading terminology on same-sex sexual relations. The law will enter into force on July 1, 2013.
[English/German/French] In Luxembourg, an international scientific congress on “Gender Normativity and Its Effects on Childhood and Adolescence” is taking place on September 24 through 29. Top class scholars on the topic will be present, timely applications are requested. (You can see the congress program following the link below the headline, PDF viewer needed)
English program: http://www.sara.lu/international-congress-2012/english-program/
German program: http://www.sara.lu/international-congress-2012/deutsches-programm/
French program: http://www.sara.lu/international-congress-2012/programme-francais/
[English] “Transgender’s case should be thrown out”, according to an international NGO. In submissions on the case Joanne Cassar filed against Malta, which is pending before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, the European Centre for Law and Justice said the court should look at this case as an opportunity to move away from the “progressive” and return to the “traditional” – that the right to marry and the right to form a family are intertwined.
[Norwegian] Report about trans woman Morten Linderoth.
[English] An organization of St. Petersburg gay rights activists has filed a complaint against the city’s authorities with the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, local media reported on Saturday. The Ravnopravie (‘Equality’) organization has appealed to the Strasbourg court to rule against the city’s ban of a gay pride parade in June 2011 and described the authorities’ actions as “disguised discrimination.”
[German] Coming out is followed by losing one’s job: the “Aargauer Zeitung” issued an observation on the recent TGNS study describing the situation of trans people on the Swiss job market.
[English] A petition against the “honor killings” of Turkish LGBT people.
[English] Anti-gay Islamic group tell LGBT community to give up ‘this great sin’ or Muslims will rise against them.
[English] The People newspaper has said there is no difference between the term “hermaphrodite” and “intersex” – and therefore has not apologised for its substitution of the h-word in a story last month.