TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly
Announcement of Publication and First Call for Submissions
Announcement of Publication
General Editors Paisley Currah and Susan Stryker are pleased to
announce that TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly will be published by
Duke University Press, currently planned for launch in the first
quarter of 2014. TSQ aims to be the journal of record for the
interdisciplinary field of transgender studies, and to promote the
widest possible range of perspectives on transgender phenomena broadly
defined. Every issue of TSQ will be a specially themed issue that also
contains regularly recurring features such as reviews, interviews, and
TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly Announcement of Publication and First Call for Submissions
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TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly
The Biennial General Meeting (BGM) Process- Mapping Out the Future
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The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK) General Meeting is the highest decision making organ in the coalition. It only comes second to the community members who converge every two years to give it life. The last Biennial General Meeting was held in 2010 and in it the then four existing member groups voted in 2 new groups. The six member groups presented nominees for voting into the current GALCK Board which was mandated to lead the coalition through a decriminalization process and review the constitution, as well adopting more groups to give it a more national outreach and representation.
In 2011, GALCK undertook a Network Management process supported by GIZ. It was to cause groups to review the relationship between GALCK and Member Groups and a report on the same was compiled by Nguru Karugu, the official consultant for the process. Concurrently, GALCK conducted a Needs Assessment for new and emerging and affiliate groups all over the country which saw GALCK initiate discussions with more groups who would potentially join in the coalition after procedural application, vetting and nomination and voting at the next BGM.
As GALCK has continuously grown in its scale and capacity, concerns have been raised with regards to its compliance with its original mandate, structure, representation, accountability, politics and accessibility to the community among many others.
Coalition of African Lesbians [CAL] –Vacancies Announcements
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The Coalition of African Lesbians [CAL] is a network of organizations working to transform Africa into a continent where all lesbian, bisexual and trans-diverse people enjoy the full range of human rights, secure in the knowledge that we are recognized as full persons and citizens, with rich and diverse cultures, and enjoy a significant and respected presence in all spheres of life. Our work is shaped by an African radical feminist understanding, informed by research, and strengthened by the claiming of social and economic power.
The Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights Project: one of GALCKs many innovative initiatives that is revolutionary in scale and impact within the LGBTI scene in Kenya.
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GALCK has been conducting a project titled: The Envisioning Global LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) Human Rights Project that will document and analyze criminalization of LGBT people, flight from violence and persecution, resistance to criminalization, and Interaction between International Human Rights Mechanisms and LGBT rights initiatives.
The envisioning project has been in recording progress since the research and video workshop held at GALCK from the 14th to the 16th of May with the first major assignment being on 17th May when the team recorded the IDAHO celebrations in collaboration with the Canada team that facilitated the research video workshop for GALCKs and SMUGs Envisioning teams.
Report on Investigations done on the Alleged Sexual Harassment of Transgender Person Under the custody of the Safe House Marshal
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Following an Investigation into the Sexual Harassment Allegations conducted from 2nd July 2012 to 3rd July 2012, facts have been established that can now be shared with the entire community. From the findings, the following actions have been taken. Please note that a full report with sensitive information has been disseminated to concerned parties.
i.) Indeed the house guest was not in the safe house and was staying at the marshal personal home from Tuesday 26th June until Monday 2nd July 2012 where she would at times partake of house hold chores.
ii.)There have been allegations of sexual advancements by the marshal reported by the house guest of which the marshal denies and alleges that he was the recipient of.
iii.)There is still need to provide an environment at the safe house that is sensitive to the varying and unique needs of the entire spectrum of the LGBTI persons at GALCK’s custody.
iv.)GALCK is immediately and urgently reviewing the management of the safe house in line with the safe house and litigation policy. In the meantime, the house guest is under safe custody of the TEA.
v.)In accordance with the existing HR and Safe House and Litigation Policies, gross misconduct has been found and will result in summary dismissal as the initial part of disciplinary procedure.