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11 December 2014

Some Events of 2014: Part 4: Politics & Government, Celebrities, Sports, Festivals

Part 1: Organizations & Activists, Equal marriage, Other Legislation.
Part 2: Persons,
Part 3: Marriage, Lovers and Family, Trans & Intersex Kids,
Part 4: Politics & Government, Celebrities, Sports, Festivals,
Part 5: Schools, Universities & Colleges, Cops & Military, Imprisonment, Homeless Shelters, Nemeses.
Part 6: Doctors & Sexologists, Medicine, Genetics, Legal, Deaths
Part 7: Dress Reform, Homeogender Surgeries, Fashion, Beauty Pageants, Music & Performance,
Part 8: Internet, Art, Radio, Television, Adverts, Theatre, Cinema
Part 9: Jargon, Magazines & Newspapers, Journal Articles & Studies,
Part 10: Archives, Theses, Books.

Politics & Government


Nikki Sinclaire lost her seat in the May 2014 European elections, and was charged with money laundering and misconduct in public office. Article by Nikki.


Indian transgender and hijra citizens registered and allowed to vote for the first time.

Several UK trans groups issued a joint manifesto asking all political parties to review the Gender Recognition Act and to encourage positive images of trans persons in government publications.

Ben Panico is a Congressional staffer for Jared Polis, Democrat and gay, from Colorado.

Bharathi Kannamma, 52, ran for the Lok Sabha elections from Madurai.

++Charlie Kiss is the Green Party candidate in Islington South and Finsbury.

Dana Beyer ran for Senate seat in a Maryland primary, but lost to the incumbent. She was inducted into the Montgomery County Human Rights Hall of Fame for her work re the Maryland trans law that took effect October 2013.

Emily Brothers, blind since childhood, two children, Labour candidate for Sutton and Cheam.

Georgina Beyer stood as the Mana Party candidate in the Te Tai Tonga Maori constituency. Results. GVWW

Kelly Ellis, New Zealand, ran for Labour in Whangarei.

Kelly Maloney, UKIP candidate 2004, 2010, who made homophobic comments as part of the campaign, has transitioned.

Melissa Star ran for the Sex Party in Port Melbourne in 2013, and is now the leader of the party in New South Wales.

Michelle Suarez, lawyer, Uruguay, elected alternate senator for the Communist Party.

Paula Overby, Minnesota, after being excluded by the Democratic-Farmers-Labor Party, ran uncontested for the Independence Party nomination, but came third to the Republican incumbent.

Petra de Sutter, Belgium, placed second on the Green Party list for the European elections, but they gained only one seat. In July 2014 it was announced that De Sutter was appointed to the Senate as a Green Party nomination, where she will focus on health care and environmental issues.

Penny Whetton's wife, Janet Rice, elected to Australian Senate for Green Party.

++Stella Gardiner is the Green Party candidate in Bexleyheath and Crayford.

Tara Hewitt, on Conservative Party Candidates List, 43rd on 2013 IOS Pink List, diversity advisor to the NHS, Chair of Wirral Conservative Future, Tweeted her stance as pro-life, and against IVF, surrogacy and female couples using sperm banks to have a child. More.

T Bhavana ran as an independent in Bangalore.


The Su-Raj Party in Goa supported trans in their manifesto, stating that poverty and neglect by the society was forcing them to beg and indulge in prostitution.

Domala Mary ran for an Assembly seat in Khamman, Telangana.

Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, currently chair of the Oahu Island Burial Council, and ran for a seat on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs board of trustees. Wikipedia.

Kikey Morales, economic development coordinator in Veracruz.

Larissa Sneider, Evanston, Wyoming, was Democratic candidate for the state House of Representatives, but lost to the Republican incumbant.

Lauren Scott won the Republican nomination for the Nevada Assembly's 30th District, but lost to the incumbent Democrat.

Paula Sophia, ex-police, came second in the Democratic Primary in District 88, Oklahoma.

Sophia Hawes ran in the Democratic Primary for District 40 of the Utah House of Representatives.

Steve Wiles, ex-drag performer Mona Sinclair, and ex-Miss Gay America employee, now supports a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in North Carolina, ran for North Carolina Senate. He came third out of three.

Cities, towns and regions

Alejandra Gonzále, councillor in Lampa, Chacabuco, suffered harassment, and filed a complaint.

++Anna May Booth ran for Labour in Manchester.

++Anwen Muston ran for Labour in Wolverhampton

Bobby Beckett ran for Toronto Council in Ward 18.

Charlie Kiss ran for the Green Party in Islington.

Jamie Lee Hamilton sought election to Vancouver’s Board of Parks and Recreation for the third time, this year under the Independent Electoral Alliance banner.

++Jess Key ran for the Liberal Democrats in Lincoln.

Luisa Revilla Urcia won a seat on the local council in La Esperanza in the province of Trujillo in northwestern Peru. More

Menaka Kinnar ran for council in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

Nicole Joliet ran for Surrey school board, Vancouver.

Osh Gantly was elected as a Labour councillor for Highbury East in Islington, London.

Öykü Özen ran for council in Osmangazi.

Liberal Democrat Sarah Brown lost her seat on Cambridge Council to a Labour challenger.

Tatiana Piñeros, 34, accountant, chief of Bogota's tourism agency, and Pamela Mena is Bogata's liaison with LGBTI.

Tony Briffa, previously Mayor of Hobsons Bay, Victoria, resigned as councillor.

Vered Meltzer elected to city council in Appleton, Wisconsin.

++Zoe Kirk-Robinson ran for the Conservatives in Bolton.

++Zoe O'Connell ran for the Liberal Democrats in Cambridge.

Zuliana Araya, elected councillor of Valparaiso in 2012, doing disaster relief after a major fire, was refused co-operation by other authorities.

Santiago del Estero had two municipal candidates: Pamela Ordoñez and María José Ybáñes.


Jimmy Fallon and Will Ferrell did a drag routine with Michelle Obama on The Tonight Show.

Joan Rivers declared Michelle Obama to be a 'tranny'.

This was then repeated, not as a joke, by Alex Jones:

Casper Smart broke up with Jennifer Lopez after affairs with 2 trans models.

Rumours that Bruce Jenner is in transition.

Charice Pempengco considers her soul to be male, but is not transgender. More.

Ellen Degeneres, at the Oscar ceremonies, quipped of Lisa Minelli: “Hello to the best Liza Minnelli impersonator I’ve ever seen. Good job, sir". For some reason this was denounced as transphobic.


The British Medical Journal has published an article on the current policies of the IOC, IAAF and FIFA, reporting that several women have recently been coerced into “partial clitoridectomies” and gonadectomies (removal of gonads) in order to compete. Partial clitoridectomies/clitorectomies are understood to be a form of Female Genital Mutilation. Summary Abstract

The UK Football Association has issued new guidelines: Any transgender person wishing to play in their affirmed gender can seek to do so by contacting the FA to obtain clearance.

4 players in Iran's women's national football team were deemed not to be women – they were intersex or trans women who had not yet had correction surgery. Mandatory sex tests are now required.

Australian Sports issued Anti-Homophobia & Inclusion Framework For Australian Sports. Comment

Bobbi Lancaster, LPGA Golfer thinks that her pre-transition past does give her an unfair advantage, and therefor chooses to play against younger women.

Catherine McGregor, cricket writer. GVWW

Chloie Jonsson, personal trainer, Santa Cruz, California, banned from competing in women's section of CrossFit Games. Sued.

Dutee Chand, 17, cis Indian athlete, dropped from the Commonwealth Games contingent at the last minute after the Athletic Federation of India stated that hyperandrogenism made her ineligible to compete as a female athlete.

Enza Anderson and Savannah Burton, after two months practice, as part of Team TRANS-fusion, came 4th out of 5 in a 22km rowing race on the Ottawa river.

Fallon Fox, 38, the controversy of her fighting in female MMA matches continues. The Case Against. Fallon's reply.

Jaiyah Saelua played football for American Samoa in a FIFA qualifier, and broke a long losing streak.
Kelly Maloney, ex-boxing manager and promoter transitioned.

Kinnon MacKinnon, 28, Toronto, won in powerlifting at Gay Games 9 in Cleveland.

Michelle Diamond, goal umpire, officiating Victorian Amateur Football Association matchs.

Pinki Pramanik, track athlete, previously charged with rape and assault by her girlfriend, exonerated

Natasha Payne, 51, took bronze in the World Pole-Dancing Championships.

Pat Cordova-Goff, Azusa, California, allowed to play on girls' softball team.

Minnesota State High School League, having problems deciding about trans athletes.

An all-trans football club in Colombia.


Koovagam, 2014.


Fantasia Fair, 2014

Trans March, World Pride, Toronto, 27/06/2014.

Gender Bender Festival, Bologna, sponsored by Il Cassera LGBT Centre.

Bangladesh's Trans Pride Parade.

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