Here’s a little New Year’s greeting for all of you dear activists out there. Let’s make 2013 a memorable year. When watching the video, I should add that TransNewsNet is basically the “parent” of the Europe-centric TransInfoEurope weekly news outlet, so please don’t get confused over the logo. Have fun! (And try to watch it in high definition if at all possible, thanks!!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu7IW4i2uxY&feature=youtu.be
Now the weekly news:
[English+Images] A few images depicting burrneshas (“sworn virgins”) in Albania.
[English] An Irish mobile advert was pulled after being deemed as offensive to transgender people.
[English] Russia’s State Duma has postponed the first reading of a bill designed to fine people who ‘promote homosexuality’ to children.
[English] The Administrative Court of Appeals in Stockholm, Sweden announced on December 19th 2012 that the requirement in the Swedish Law on Legal Gender Recognition that a person wishing to change gender marker must undergo sterilization indeed violates the Swedish Constitution (Regeringsformen 2 kap 6 §) as well as the articles 8 and 14 of the European Convention of Human Rights.
[English+Videos] Bülent Ersoy: The Remarkable Untold Story of a Turkish Icon, Transgender Diva and Unintentional Revolutionary
[English] A transvestite has been hauled in front of a judge for the fifteenth time for dressing up as an old lady in a desperate bid – to fondle women.
[English] A Church of England primary school has written to parents to explain that their children’s teacher will be changing genders from male to female.
[English] The Pope has gone on a tirade against marriage equality, sexual orientation and gender identity in his annual Christmas address. He claims people are leaving their God-given gender identities to suit their sexual choices and destroying the “essence of the human creature”.
[English] Dutch foreign affairs minister Frans Timmermans has slammed the Pope for attacking LGBT people in his annual Christmas message.
[English] Worldwide burden of HIV in transgender women: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
[English] ID Accurately Reflecting One’s Gender Identity Is a Human Right