TvT: Public and Movement


An important objective of the TvT research project is to raise awareness regarding the human rights situation of trans people worldwide. Public relations in the form of press releases and articles, interviews and presentations, etc., is a useful means of pursuing this goal. The presentation of the results and the results updates of the Trans Murder Monitoring in particular has generated enormous feedback, leading to increased interest in the research project and the situation of trans people generally. In the following pages, we have listed the ongoing public relations initiatives of the TvT research project.


TvT research project and the presentation of Trans Murder Monitoring results:


• Press releases



Legal Mapping (December 23rd 2011) (English PDF file, German PDF file)

IDAHOT (May 17th 2011) (English PDF file, Spanish PDF file)

March 19th 2011 (English PDF file, Spanish PDF file)



November 19th 2010 (English PDF file, Spanish PDF file)

September 14th 2010 (English PDF file, Spanish PDF file)

April 14th 2010 (English PDF file, Spanish PDF file)

March 31st 2010 (English PDF file, Spanish PDF file, German PDF file)

March 17th 2010 (English PDF file)


November 2009 (PDF file)

July 2009 (PDF file)



• Articles by the research team


Carla LaGata: "Transgender Europe Dünya Çapinda Trans Saygi – Transfobi Arastirma Projesi “Pembe Hayat: Trans Bireyleri Anma Bulusmasi Kitabi, Subat 2011, Ankara: Ayrinti Basim - Yayim Matbaacilik, 39-41.

Carla LaGata: "Transgender Europe's Transrespect versus Transphobia research project" in: Pembe Hayat (Ed.) Trans Remembrance Meeting Book, February 2011, Ankara: Ayrinti Basim - Yayim Matbaacilik, pp. 40-41.



Astrid Suess y Carsten Balzer: "Transfobia, crímines de odio y binarismo de género", Mesa redonda: redes y acciones contra la transfobia y por el derecho a la diversidad" Jornadas Feministas Estatales, Granada, diciembre de 2009 (Spanish PDF file)

Carsten Balzer: "Every third day, the murder of a trans person is reported - Preliminary results of a new Trans Murder Monitoring Project reveal more than 200 reported cases of murdered trans people from January 2008 to June 2009" in: Liminalis – Journal for Sex/Gender Emancipation and Resistance, 2009_3, July 2009, pp. 147-159 (English PDF file)

Carsten Balzer "Cada tres días se registra el asesinato de una persona trans. Los resultados preliminares del nuevo Observatorio de Personas Trans Asesinadas muestran más de 200 casos registrados de personas trans asesinadas entre enero de 2008 y junio de 2009", en: Liminalis - Revista para la Emancipación de los Sexos/Géneros, 2009_3, Julio 2009, Pag. 277-291. (Spanish PDF file)

Carsten Balzer "Jeden dritten Tag wird ein Mord an einer Trans-Person berichtet – Die vorläufigen Ergebnisse des neuen „Trans Murder Monitoring“-Projektes zeigen mehr als 200 berichtete Morde an Trans-Personen zwischen Januar 2008 und Juni 2009", in: Liminalis - Zeitschrift für geschlechtliche Emanzipation und Widerstand, 2009_3, Juli 2009, S. 211-225 (German PDF file)



• TvT in public media



Divas de Venezuela, 17 May 2011, (Trans-Blog, Venezuela)

Reflexos de Venezuela, 17 May 2011, (Venezuelan Online News Magazine)

TNN, 17 May 2011, (Website of Dutch Trans-Network)

Trans-Fuzja, 17 May 2011, (Polish Trans Website)

GSA Canada, 17 May 2011 (Website of Gay Straight Alliance Canada)

STA, 17 May 2011 (Scottish Trans Website)

Warzaw University, 11 May 2011 (Website of Department of Human Rights - Faculty of Law and Administration Warsaw University, Poland)

Daily Niigata NGT, 24 April 2011, (Japanese News Magazine)

ILGA Portugal, 30 March 2011, (Portuguese LGBT Website)

Fundacion Arco-Iris, 23 March 2011, (Mexican LGBT News Site)

ACTLiberdad, 17 March 2011, (LGBT-Blog, Colombia)

Diaconía Cristiana en la Diversidad, 14 March, 2011 (Christian Website, Uruguay)

WVoN, 11 March 2011, (Women’s News Website, UK)

W@W, 07 March 2011, (Scottish Women’s Network)

Argen.Press, 14 February 2011 (Argentinian News Portal)

Impact for Women, 11 February 2011, (Australian Women’s Webportal)

Inter-Trans, 07 January 2011, (French Website)




ATA, 10 December 2010, (Website of Spanish Trans Organization)

Go Trans, 22 November 2010, (Israelian LGBT News Site)

HES France, 20 November 2010, (French Socialist LGBT New Portal)

Transgenders in Armenia, 19 November 2010 (Armenian Trans-Blog)

RFSU Ottar report, 10 November, 2010 (Website of National League for Sex Education, Sweden)

OTD, 5 November, 2010 (Website of Chilean Trans Organization, Chile), 03 November 2010, (Spanish Feminist Network Website)

Portalsida, 3 November, 2010 (International HIV/AIDS Alliance website, Argentina)

Reflexos de Venezuela, 2 November, 2010 (Venezuelan online news magazine)

Genusflödet (Gender Flow), 6 October, 2010 (Gender Institute of Göteborg University, Sweden)

Amnesty Press, 6 October, 2010 (Swedish Amnesty International magazine)

Polgej, 5 October, 2010 (Polish online queer magazine)

KAOS GL, 1 October 2010, (Website of Turkish LGBT organisation)

Transmann-NL, 30 September, 2010 (Dutch online trans website)

Black Looks, 15 September, 2010 (US-American news magazine)

Portugal Gay, 22 July, 2010 (Portuguese news magazine)

Diaconía Cristiana en la Diversidad, 2 July, 2010 (Christian Website, Uruguay)

Reflexos de Venezuela, 15 June, 2010 (Venezuelan online news magazine)

Diáspora/s Sociológica/s, 17 April, 2010 (Web Blog)

Xtra!, 16 April, 2010 (Canadian news magazine)

The Daily Campus, 12 April, 2010 (US-American newspaper)

Catolicas Online, 31 March, 2010 (Brazilian Catholic online magazine)

Indymedia Argentina, 31 March, 2010 (Argentinian online news magazine)

Trans Egale Canada, 17 March 2010 (Canadian Trans Information and Ressource website)



GRIT-TV, 24 November, 2009 (US-American TV)

El Libre Pensador, 23 November, 2009 (Spanish newspaper)

Diario Jaen, 23 November, 2009 (Spanish newspaper)

Neues Deutschland, 23 November, 2009 (German newspaper)

Blu-Magazin, 23 November, 2009 (German gay magazine)

Siegessäule, 22 November, 2009 (German queer magazine)

L-Mag, 19 November, 2009, (German lesbian magazine)

Pink News, 16 November, 2009 (English news magazine)

L-Mag, September-Oktober, 2009 (German lesbian magazine)

LGBTI BanglaDesh, 8 August, 2009 (Bangla Desh queer news website)

AthosGLS, 3 August, 2009 (Brazilian online news magazine)

AG Magazine, 2 August, 2009 (Argentinian online news magazine)

Diario Transexual, 28 July, 2009 (Spanish online news magazine)

All-Headline-News, July 21, 2009 (US-American online news magazine)



• Interviews


Transgender Radio Berlin, 24 May, 2010 (German trans radio)

Transgender Radio Berlin, 20 February, 2010 (German trans radio)



Transgender Radio Berlin, 26 December, 2010 (German trans radio)

Radio Corax, Halle, 29 November, 2010, (German alternative radio)

Transgender Radio Berlin, 28 November, 2010 (German trans radio)


TIMM TV, 23 November, 2009, (German gay TV)

Transgender Radio Berlin, 29 August, 2009 (German trans radio)

Radio Corax, Halle, 3 August, 2009, (German alternative radio)



• Project presentation at conferences and other venues


Day-Workshop and lecture „Transrespect versus Transphobia in Europe“ at Heinrich Boell Bildungswerk, 18 June 2011, Berlin, Germany

Interactive lecture at Trans Health Conference, 4 June 2011, Philadelphia, USA

Panel discussion “Reflecting Globally” at Trans Health Conference, 4 June 2011 Philadelphia, USA

TvT Workshop at IDAHOT 2011 event, 17 May 2011, Berlin, Germany

Brief TvT project presentation at Auckland trans activist meeting, 12 April 2011 Auckland, New Zealand

TvT Workshop organized by activist groups APF, Não te Prives and UMAR, 2 March 2011, Lisbon, Portugal

Lecture at LGBT Community Center, 18 January, 2010, New York City, USA.



Workshop at 25th ILGA World Conference, 3-9 December 2010, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Lecture at "Transgender Remembrance Conference", 22-28 November 2010, Ankara, Turkey

Lecture at "Tracing and Tackling hate crimes against LGBT persons" conference of the Danish Institute for Human Rights, 6-7 November, 2010, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Workshop at 14th ILGA Europe Conference, 27-31October, 2010, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Lecture at 14th German Trans*Conference, 7-10 October, 2010, Berlin, Germany.

2 Workshops at 3rd European Transgender Council, 30 Sep. to 3 October, 2010, Malmo, Sweden.

Presentation at meeting of German governmental institutions, foundations, and NGOs regarding the rights of LGBT people in the Global South and East, 7 September, 2010, Berlin, Germany

Presentation at a meeting with the director of the Cuban Center for Sexual Education, Mariella Castro, in the German Bundestag, 6 August, 2010, Berlin, Germany

Lecture at Georg-August-University Göttingen, 8 July, 2010, Göttingen, Germany.

Speech at “Transgenialer Christopher Street Day” (alternative LGBT pride parade), 26 June, 2010, Berlin, Germany.

Presentation for an international Delegation from Ukraine and Russia, 18 June, 2010, TransInterQueer-Center, Berlin, Germany.

Workshop at Congress on Gender Identity and Human Rights, 1 - 6 June, 2010, Barcelona, Spain.

Presentation for the international staff of the Offices Abroad (Auslandsbüros) of the German Heinrich-Boell-Foundation, 9 February, 2010, TransInterQueer-Center, Berlin, Germany.



Workshop at Feminist Council, Spanish Federation of Feminist Organizations, 5 – 7 December, 2009, Granada, Spain.

Workshop at conference “Re-thinking the concept of sexist violence,” Medeak, Garaipen, Guipuzkoa County Council, City Council and University of San Sebastian, 26 – 28 November, 2009, San Sebastian, Spain.

Speech at International Transgender Day of Remembrance, 18 November, 2009, Townhall Schöneberg, Berlin, Germany.

Workshop at Trans Rights Pre-Conference, 28 October, 2009, St. Julian, Malta.

Presentation at “Rainbow Philantropie” - Meeting of German foundations and NGOs funding LGBT projects/people in the Global South and East, 11 September, 2009, Berlin, Germany.

Workshop at the LGBT Human Rights Conference at Outgames 2009, 29 July, 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark.

• Meetings/exchange with activists/allies



Tokyo (Japan) - March 2011


Lisbon (Portugal) - March 2011

Berlin (Germany), Brussels (Belgium) – May & June 2011

Strassbourg (France), Rome (Italy) - June 2011

North America:

New York City (USA) – January & June 2011

San Francisco (USA) - April 2011

Philadelphia (USA) - June 2011


Sydney (Australia) - March 2011

Wellington (New Zealand) - March 2011

Nuku'alofa (Tonga) - March-April 2011

Auckland (New Zealand) - April 2011

South America:

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) - January 2011




Berlin (Germany) – February, June, August, September & October 2010

Dublin (Ireland) – April 2010

Barcelona (Spain) – June 2010

Göttingen (Germany) – July 2010

The Hague (The Netherlands), Malmoe (Sweden) – October 2010

Ankara (Turkey), Copenhagen (Denmark) – November 2010

South America:

Buenos Aires (Argentina), Salvador, Sao Saulo (Brazil) – December 2010




Copenhagen (Denmark) – July 2009

Berlin (Germany) – September & November 2009

St. Julian (Malta) – October 2009

San Sebastian (Spain) – November 2009

Granada (Spain) – December 2009







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