Posted on 2. January 2013 in Resources

[English] Following a complaint by LGBT rights group Pink Embassy, the Albanian government will remove from the market all anti-LGBT academic books.

[German] Interview with transman Balian Buschbaum about his life.

[German] In the books published by the Nono publishing house, boys want to wear dresses and girls want to drive trucks. A talk with author Tanja Abou and publisher Ben Böttger about clichés.!108029/

[German] A Catholic news outlet talks about sexual revolution, the Catholic church and and media’s portrayal of gender: “A diabolical ideology”.;art456,139758

[English] A report about LGBT progress and achievements in Ireland in the year 2012.

[English] Two Romanians have been charged with attempted homicide after allegedly committing violent assault on a transsexual on Christmas night. [The article doesn’t say whether the victim is a transman or a transwoman.] The victim, beaten up and thrown from the balcony, suffered serious injuries and may not survive.

[English] An anti-discrimination law, which could mean that crimes against LGBT people would be punishable by fines, or prison, has passed the second stage of parliament in the Republic of Moldova.

[English] The 1st International Conference on LGBT Psychology and related fields – Coming out for LGBT Psychology in the current international scenario will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from June 20th to 22nd 2013.

[English] Moscow’s highest court refused to review a ban on Pride, defying rulings by the Council of Europe and European Court of Human Rights to lift it.

[Spanish] The Spanish council for audiovisual media examined the various Spanish news items about the recent murder of a trans woman and is agreeing with ATA, who complained about the coverage. The language of the news was not appropriate. The media was again urged to abide by terminology guidelines laid down by ATA.

[German] A report about wearing gender-specific or gender-transgressing clothes: “Women are the prettier men”.–1.17910920

[English] A report about the rising numbers of trans murders in Turkey.

[English] Young People’s Voice, an LGBT youth campaigning and engagement project at Allsorts Youth Project, has announced plans for an ‘LGBT Children Young People and Families Day’ on 5 February in Brighton.

[English] Michael Cashman MEP has been named a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) by the Queen in recognition for his tireless fight for LGBT equality.

[English] A consultation on plans for a new road has raised eyebrows – by asking if residents underwent transition.

[English] British comedian and Celebrity Big Brother contestant Jim Davidson says he is not homophobic because he had oral sex with a Thai kathoey.