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  • It's a boy! Couple who brought up their child 'gender neutral' reveal sex of 'The Infant'...5yrs

    01/20/2012 9:13:05 AM PST · by maggief · 77 replies
    DailyMail ^ | January 20, 2012
    A couple who concealed the sex of their child and raised it as ‘gender neutral’ for five years have finally revealed - it’s a boy. Beck Laxton, 46, and partner Kieran Cooper, 44, decided not to reveal baby Sasha’s gender in the hope it would let its ‘real’ personality shine through. They referred to it as 'the infant' and only allowed their child to play with ‘gender-neutral toys’ in their television-free home. During the first five years of his life, Sasha has alternated between girls’ and boys’ outfits, leaving friends, playmates and relatives guessing.
  • Chaz Bono: America 'really needs' 'him' on 'Dancing With the Stars'

    09/05/2011 5:18:10 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 101 replies
    msn ^ | 4 Sep | Kennealy
    The viewing public might be split on Chaz Bono's participation on the upcoming season of "Dancing With the Stars," but the way he sees it, his inclusion on the show is just what the doctor ordered for this country. Reacting to the criticism he's faced sine the Season 13 cast was announced last week, Bono told ABC News, "It's made me realize I'm really glad I'm doing this, because America really needs to see this." The 42-year-old only child of Cher and Sonny Bono added, "You know, it just kind of shows why for me it's important to be on...
  • Journalist stages her OWN rape to cure trauma of witnessing sex attack on woman in Haiti

    07/05/2011 8:11:53 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 54 replies
    DailyMail.U.K. ^ | 7/5/11 | Rachel Quigley
    <p>For journalist Mac McClelland, it gripped her body and her mind in such a severe way that she had to simulate a violent rape to get over it.</p> <p>The Mother Jones civil rights reporter, was on a job in Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake when she met a woman she called Sybille - who had been raped at gunpoint and brutally mutilated by a gang of men.</p>
  • Parents keep child's gender secret

    05/22/2011 9:02:58 AM PDT · by massmike · 60 replies
    parentcentral.ca ^ | 05/22/2011 | n/a
    “So it’s a boy, right?” a neighbour calls out as Kathy Witterick walks by, her four month old baby, Storm, strapped to her chest in a carrier. Witterick smiles,comments on the sunny spring day, and keeps walking. She’s used to it. The neighbours know Witterick and her husband, David Stocker, are raising a genderless baby. But they don’t pretend to understand it. Witterick and Stocker believe they are giving their children the freedom to choose who they want to be, unconstrained by social norms about males and females. “What we noticed is that parents make so many choices for their...
  • Pageant Boys: Competing for Crowns in a Girls' World

    11/16/2010 7:16:55 AM PST · by MissTed · 53 replies · 3+ views
    ABC News ^ | 11/15/10 | ANDREA CANNING and MARY PFLUM
    Among the glitz and the glamour, the sequins and the hairspray, there are a few contestants on the pageant circuit not quite like the others. They're pageant boys, competing for crowns in a girls' world. Tracy Miller says her son, Zander, is one of the best. "I'm always surprised when Zander wins," she said. "And we mainly do them for fun and because he enjoys doing it. So, it's just like, you know, you put your child in baseball or soccer or swimming. They enjoy doing it. So, this is what Zander enjoys." The 6-year-old from Missouri has been competing...
  • Disco-Ball Dresses and Spandex. A dispatch from transgender camp for kids.

    08/12/2010 5:29:48 PM PDT · by Salman · 25 replies
    Slate ^ | Aug. 2, 2010 | Bedford Hope
    he face of a young man in a baseball cap fills the screen at the center of a circle of 30 or so children. "It's Johnny!" they yell, meaning Johnny Weir, the "flamboyant," figure-skating Olympian.* The kids are part of an annual gathering of gender-variant and transgender kids—kids born boys who look and act like girls. Outside of this camp weekend, it's rare for them to hear "how great I think you all are … being true to yourselves," as Weir tells them. He says he loves the electric-blue spandex suit with the lime-green lightning bolt designed by one boy....
  • Record number of gay, lesbian Dem delegates cited (Get this Denver RAT party started!)

    08/05/2008 6:00:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies · 260+ views
    Vail Daily ^ | 8/05/08
    Record number of gay, lesbian Dem delegates citedAssociated Press Vail, CO Colorado DENVER, Colorado — A Democratic group says a record 358 gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered delegates will attend the party's national convention in Denver this month. **SNIP** Natalie Wyeth, a spokeswoman for the Democratic National Convention Committee, says she can't yet confirm the numbers because the committee is still compiling demographic data on delegates. **SNIP**