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  • Inmate's demand for sex-change operation rejected

    12/16/2014 10:19:07 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/16/14 | Joe Dwinell
    A federal appeals court has ruled today that transsexual wife-killer Michelle Kosilek's push for a sex-change operation has been denied. "The district court erred and that the care provided to Kosilek by the DOC does not violate the Eighth Amendment. We therefore reverse the district court's grant of injunctive relief, and we remand with instructions to dismiss the case," the court ruled. A federal judge ruled in 2012 that Kosilek, 65, needed the surgery for gender identity disorder, but state prison officials challenged the ruling. Kosilek, who was born Robert Kosilek, is serving life in an all-male prison for killing...
  • Chelsea Manning 'denied gender dysphoria treatment

    08/23/2014 1:12:01 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 51 replies
    BBC ^ | 22 August 2014 Last updated at 15:15 ET | BBC Staff
    The US military has yet to offer Pte First Class Chelsea Manning sex change treatment despite medical recommendations, her lawyer has said. Defence secretary Chuck Hagel approved treatment for a condition known as gender dysphoria in July. But lawyer David Coombs says her requests for hormone therapy and other accommodations have been "ignored". The soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning is serving a 35-year sentence for leaking secret files to Wikileaks. "This time last year I publicly asked that I be provided with a treatment plan, to bring my body more in line with my gender identity," Pte Manning said...
  • Boxing promoter Franck Maloney reveals sex change

    08/10/2014 7:35:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    London (AFP) - Frank Maloney, the man behind Britain's former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis's march to the top, is undergoing a sex change and living as a woman called Kellie, she told the Sunday Mirror. The 61-year-old Englishwoman -- who stood for election to be London Mayor for the UKIP Party in 2004 -- has been married twice and has two daughters, but she told the newspaper she had always felt she was a woman.
  • Transgender Defense: 'Donna' Says 'Doug' Is the Spokane Serial Killer

    03/20/2014 7:43:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    ABC ^ | 3-19-14
    A transgender woman accused of being a serial killer is blaming the 1990 murders of three prostitutes in Washington State on Douglas Perry, the person she identified as before her transition. Donna Perry, 62, told police in 2012 in an affidavit filed in Spokane Superior Court that she had gender reassignment surgery in Thailand, and when a person transitions from male to female, "there's a great downturn in violence." She also told police that she intentionally had the operation, which she underwent in 2000, "as a permanent way to control violence." Perry is being held on $1 million bond in...
  • Kerry Marks Transgender Day of Remembrance—Killed Because of ‘Who They Are and Who They Love’

    11/22/2013 9:07:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 22, 2013 - 4:18 PM | Penny Starr
    Secretary of State John Kerry marked “Transgender Day of Remembrance” Wednesday, noting that these individuals are “harassed, arrested or even killed simply because of who they are and who they love.” The U.S. was joining the international event by “honoring the memory of lives lost to violence provoked by fear and hatred of transgender and gender non-conforming people,” he said. Kerry said despite “tremendous progress in advancing the rights of LGBT people” these individuals still face violence, including in the United States. …
  • NY Times: It’s Chelsea Manning From Now On

    08/31/2013 7:42:37 AM PDT · by tom h · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 27, 2013 | MARGARET SULLIVA
    <p>The Times will begin immediately to call the former Bradley Manning by her preferred name – Chelsea Manning.</p> <p>‘Private Manning’ on later references, and ‘she’ for the pronoun.”</p> <p>As I wrote last week, this is a circumstance that has little if any precedent ... Over the weekend, the executive editor Jill Abramson, appearing at the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association event in Boston, said The Times would go in this direction.</p>
  • Bradley Manning’s lawyers demand government pay for sex change

    08/23/2013 10:04:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    Life Site ^ | Wesley J. Smith
    Convicted soldier Bradley Manning has announced his real self is as a woman named Chelsea. Ok. More: His lawyer says this isn’t a private issue, but a public one. He has insisted that the U.S. government provide for Manning’s ”transition” as he does his prison time in Leavenworth. Well, that opened my eyes without having to drink my morning coffee. More: His lawyer apparently plans to sue to make sure we pay for it. From the CNN story: Manning’s lawyer, David Coombs, told “Today” that he hopes officials at Fort Leavenworth military prison will provide his client the hormone therapy....
  • Transgender anchor sues BET for $2.5 million because he couldn’t host segment in drag

    08/08/2013 7:55:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    Life Site ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    LOS ANGELES, August 8, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cross-dressing internet gossip columnist and sometime-television personality Brandon Sessoms, who goes by the stage name B. Scott, has filed a $2.5 million gender discrimination lawsuit against Black Entertainment Television (BET) after the network demanded he wear “masculine” attire at a recent awards show. Sessoms, 32, is an openly homosexual man who calls himself “transgender,” because he believes that his “spirit” is neither male nor female. While he admits that “biologically, I am male — as my sex was determined at birth by my reproductive organs,” he says “my spirit truly lies somewhere in...
  • Abortion activists: Abortion is not just for women anymore!

    08/01/2013 11:42:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Life Site ^ | Ben Johnson
    The Abortion Lobby has smeared anyone who supports the unborn as “sexist” for decades, but a new movement is branding people as misogynists if they want to restrict abortion to women. Lauren Rankin made the case in an article posted yesterday at Truth-Out.org entitled, "Not Everyone Who Has an Abortion Is a Woman - How to Frame the Abortion Rights Issue." While Rankin, an avowed feminist, likes the sloganeering that pro-life activists hate women, equal rights, and the color pink, she doesn't believe it goes far enough. “Abortion rights activists have overlooked and dismissed a very important reality," she writes....
  • Pat Robertson on Sex Changes: "I Don’t Think It’s A Sin"

    07/31/2013 7:21:03 AM PDT · by Morgana · 77 replies
    townhall ^ | Greg Hengler
    A must-post. Not a must-comment. video only at linky!
  • California lawmakers pass bill to allow transgender students to pick which restrooms they use

    07/04/2013 8:51:14 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/3/13 | ap
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – State lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would require California's public K-12 schools to let transgender students choose which restrooms they use and which school teams they join based on their gender identity instead of their chromosomes. ~~SNIP~~ The bill would give youths the right "to participate in sex-segregated programs, activities and facilities" based on their self-perception, regardless of their birth gender.
  • Ore., Calif., require transgender health coverage

    01/12/2013 1:45:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 11, 2013 7:05 PM EST | Jonathan J. Cooper
    Regulators in Oregon and California have quietly directed some health insurance companies to stop denying coverage for transgender patients because of their gender identity. The states aren’t requiring coverage of specific medical treatments. But they told some private insurance companies they must pay for a transgender person’s hormone therapy, breast reduction, cancer screening or any other procedure deemed medically necessary if they cover it for patients who aren’t transgender. The changes apply to companies insuring about a third of Oregonians and about 7 percent of Californians, but not to people on Medicare and Medicaid or to the majority of Californians...
  • Transsexual woman -- 50 years old, 6 feet 8 -- debuts on Santa Clara junior college basketball team

    12/06/2012 2:09:55 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 46 replies
    InsideBayArea.com ^ | 12/5/12 | Matthias Gafni
    SAN PABLO -- As the buzzer sounds to announce the substitution, a handful of Mission College basketball supporters chant: "Gabbi! Gabbi! Gabbi!" Most of the 50 or so onlookers in the dingy, yellow-tinted gym briefly look up from their chili-cheese nachos and smartphones, and then back down. A few whisper and point at No. 42, marveling at her size. It was the debut of Gabrielle Ludwig, and at 6 feet 8, 220 pounds, with tattoos on her arms and legs, she stands out in the Contra Costa College gym. At 50, the Fremont resident is about three decades older than...
  • ‘Transgender’ teen girl wins access to boy’s high school bathroom

    12/04/2012 3:23:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 43 replies
    lsn ^ | 12.4.2012 | Peter Baklinski
    NEWCASTLE, Ontario, December 4, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A girl who identifies herself as a boy has been given permission to use the boy’s bathroom at her Ontario public high school. Sixteen-year-old ‘James’ Spencer decided to change schools after she began dressing and acting like a boy. Officials at Clarke High School in Durham Region were at first reluctant to let the biological girl into the boy’s room, asking James to use a private washroom that required a key from the main office. But James started a school-wide petition that eventually swayed the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board to let...
  • 'I was born a boy, became a girl, and now I want to be a boy again'.......

    10/31/2012 1:47:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 85 replies
    mailonline ^ | 10.31.2012 | Katy Winter
    FULL TITLE: 'I was born a boy, became a girl, and now I want to be a boy again': Britain's youngest sex swap patient to reverse her sex change treatment Ria Cooper made headlines last year when she became Britain’s youngest sex change patient aged 17, after years of begging her family and the NHS to turn her in to a girl. But now, having lived as a women for less than a year the 18-year has decided to change back in to a man after suffering huge mental anguish as a woman. She has cancelled the full sex change...
  • Federal judge orders taxpayer-funded sex change for wife killer

    09/04/2012 10:08:54 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 53 replies
    A federal judge today ordered state prison officials to provide a taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murder. U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ruled in the case of Michelle Kosilek, who was born as a man but has received hormone treatments and lives as a woman in an all-male prison. Robert Kosilek was convicted of murder in the killing of his wife in 1990. Wolf is believed to be the first federal judge to order prison officials to provide the surgery for a transgender inmate. Kosilek first sued the Massachusetts Department of Correction 12...
  • ‘The Matrix’ director transgender: Larry Wachowski now Lana

    07/31/2012 10:23:07 PM PDT · by SmithL · 47 replies
    Director Larry Wachowski has publicly revealed that she is transgender and now goes by the name Lana in a new promo for her upcoming Tom Hanks film “Cloud Atlas.” The 47-year-old moviemaker has undergone a sex change operation and now goes by the name Lana. With her hair in pink dreadlocks, Wachowski introduced herself for the first time as a woman in a behind-the-scenes trailer for the new drama, saying, “Hi, I’m Lana.”
  • 'Matrix' director sex change: Larry Wachowski now a she

    07/30/2012 3:34:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | July 30, 2012 | Effie Orfanides
    "Matrix" director, Larry Wachowski has had a sex change and is now a she. Larry has changed his name to Lana and recently made his public debut as a female. On July 30, The Hollywood Gossip reported that Wachowski has been undergoing hormone therapy for about 10 years and is now ready to come out to the public. …
  • Mass. transgender law takes effect

    07/03/2012 8:56:12 PM PDT · by massmike · 29 replies
    upi.com ^ | 07/03/2012 | n/a
    It is now illegal in Massachusetts to discriminate against transgender people in employment, housing, education and lending. The law, which took effect Sunday, makes Massachusetts the 16th state with protection for transgender residents' rights, The Boston Globe reported. Proponents first submitted the legislation five years ago and it was passe seven months ago. Under the the Massachusetts Transgender Equal Rights Act, prosecutors can also bring hate crime charges in attacks targeting someone for being transgender. Proponents said the law would allow transgender residents to live more openly. "This a tremendously historic and life-changing day for transgender people across the state,...
  • Sex Swap Killer In Lesbo Bust-Up

    04/29/2012 6:33:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    Daily Star ^ | April 29, 2012 | Bill Francis
    A DOUBLE killer who had a sex swap and was moved to a women’s jail is divorcing the lesbian murderess he wed behind bars. Deranged strangler Douglas Wakefield, who had the sex change at taxpayers’ expense and changed his name to Tai Pilley, married fellow lifer Thelma Purchase. But now the relationship is over after the married couple had a violent bust-up over 47-year-old Purchase’s close relationship with another female inmate at New Hall prison near Wakefield, West Yorks. Prison bosses moved mum-of-three Purchase to a prison in the South of England and now Wakefield, who became best pals with...
  • Revealed: Barack Obama's gay transgender prostitute nanny who made him laugh by trying on his

    03/05/2012 5:05:25 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 5, 2012 | Lee Moran
    Barack Obama's former nanny has been revealed as a gay transgender man who made the future president laugh by trying on his mother's lipstick. 'Evie' cared for the boy she called Barry when his mother Ann Dunham moved to the Indonesian capital of Jakarta in the late 1960s. Openly gay, she would leave the house dressed in full drag - but was very careful that Barack never saw her. 'He was so young and I never let him see me wearing women's clothes,' Evie said. 'But he did see me trying on his mother's lipstick, sometimes. That used to really...
  • Megyn Kelly on Dancing with the Stars and Chaz Bono

    09/16/2011 6:16:55 PM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 165 replies
    A couple of days ago Megyn Kelly vigorously defended Dancing with the Stars for inviting Chaz Bono. Dr. Keith Ablow did someting very unusual for televsion these days, he actually said something that was pro-family. Dr. Ablow expressed his belief that Chaz Bono's appearance on television would be harmful to children. What do you think?
  • Gay man, transexual woman marry in Cuba

    08/13/2011 7:48:47 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/13/2011 | Shasta Darlington
    Havana (CNN) -- The bride pulls up in a vintage American convertible and steps out in her frilly, rented gown. The crowds cheer as they throw rice in her direction. "It's the happiest day of my life," she gushes. But Wendy Iriepa is not your average bride. She is a male-to-female transsexual. Her groom, Ignacio Estrada, is a gay man who is a gay rights activist and outspoken dissident. They are calling this the first gay wedding in Communist Cuba. "It's a step forward for the gay community," Estrada told the throngs of foreign journalists and curious onlookers who crowded...
  • Man flies US Airways in women's underwear (Photo)

    06/21/2011 6:16:25 PM PDT · by CharlyFord · 59 replies
    SFGate ^ | June 21 2011 | Justin Berton
    Six days before a college football player was arrested at San Francisco International Airport in a dispute that began when a US Airways employee asked him to pull up his sagging pants, a man who was wearing little but women's undergarments was allowed to fly the airline, a US Airways spokeswoman conceded Tuesday. A photo of the scantily clad man was provided to The Chronicle by Jill Tarlow, a passenger on the June 9 flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Phoenix. Tarlow said other passengers had complained to airline workers before the plane boarded, but that employees had ignored those...
  • The Reluctant Transgender Role Model, Chaz Bono (Sunday NY Times.com Front page)

    05/08/2011 7:53:32 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 51 replies · 2+ views
    NY Times ^ | 5/8/11 | Cintra Wilson
    Chaz Bono, Sonny and Cher’s daughter, now a man, is the subject of a documentary about his transition.
  • My Princess Boy

    04/26/2011 11:05:13 AM PDT · by massmike · 77 replies
    moonbattery.com ^ | 04/26/2011 | Van Helsing
    Have a bucket handy — it's time to take a peek under the rock of progressive culture. The Facebook page My Princess Boy does the J. Crew ads one better...... by offering a public reservoir of photographs of little boys dressed up like girls by their moonbat mommies.
  • Puberty blocker for children considering sex change

    04/15/2011 8:01:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | April 15, 2011 | Richard Alleyne
    Children as young as 12 are to be allowed drugs to block puberty while they decide whether to have a sex change, it has been revealed. The monthly injection suspends the onset of adulthood so that young people confused about their gender can be sure of any decision before they take on too many masculine or feminine features. Supporters say that the "window" prevents a great deal of mental and physical anguish caused by the maturing of sex organs, facial hair growth and changes in the voice. But critics argue it only prolongs the agony and can prevent people "growing...
  • (Transexual) Widow offers 'proof' husband knew history (Texas same sex marriage case)

    08/03/2010 1:39:31 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 22 replies · 24+ views
    HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | Aug. 3, 2010, 11:24AM | PEGGY O'HARE and MATTHEW WOOLBRIGHT
    Attorneys for the widow of a Wharton firefighter killed in the line of duty presented Monday what they called proof that the fallen hero knew of his wife's gender history. The evidence they presented — (includes) an e-mail exchange and a witness statement... ...a legal battle centering on who stands to be paid monetary benefits resulting from Thomas Araguz's death.. Nikki Araguz's lawyers (argue the marriage)... was valid because of a new provision in the Texas Family Code that took effect last year, which allows a person to present a court order relating to a sex change to obtain a...
  • Military Homosexual Scandal Tied to WikiLeaks Treason

    08/03/2010 12:20:12 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 33 replies · 15+ views
    Right Side News ^ | 01 AUG 2010 | Cliff Kinkaid
    In the scandal involving the theft and release of classified military information that could cost the lives of U.S. military personnel, the British Telegraph newspaper is reporting that the American soldier at the center of the scandal was "openly homosexual" and apparently held a grudge against the U.S. because of the military's anti-gay policy. In another bizarre twist, reliable reports suggest that Private First Class Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army Intelligence analyst accused of leaking the classified information to the WikiLeaks.org website, was not only a homosexual but was considering a sex change. Manning was arrested at the end of...
  • Men’s Studies Foremost Authority Opts for Castration, Literally

    04/23/2010 9:18:17 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 37 replies · 915+ views
    MensNewsDaily.com ^ | April 22, 2010 | Paul Elam
    No, the headline of this article is not an antic of some tabloid. The story is as simple as it is bizarre. Robert W. Connell is the premier authority in the world on masculinities. A native of Australia, his books have been ranked first, fourth, fifth and sixth of the top ten books considered to have a profound impact on sociological theory in that country.ConnellÂ’s influence has reached global proportions, making his work required reading in menÂ’s studies programs internationally, earning him iconic status and widespread esteem. He is to menÂ’s studies what Darwin was to the study of...
  • No sex for me, please! Ex-transsexual Australian Norrie May-Welby is first legally genderless person

    03/16/2010 9:16:33 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 75 replies · 3,593+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, March 16th 2010 | Maria Fugate
    Census-takers may soon have to add a new check box for gender. And the thanks for the confusion goes to Norrie May-Welby of Australia, who has passed as a man — and a woman — and is now the first person legally designated neither, London's Telegraph reports. The genderless 48-year-old was born male in Scotland, and moved Down Under at age 7. Twenty-one years later, May-Welby underwent a sex change, but really wasn't happy living life as a woman either, according to Telegraph.co.uk. Which left neuter, naturally — and that seemed to fit. "The concepts of man or woman don't...
  • White House silent on Obama transgender 'appointee'

    01/06/2010 6:49:10 AM PST · by bogusname · 18 replies · 1,139+ views
    WND ^ | January 05, 2010 | Chelsea Schilling and Kathleen Farah
    According to various media reports, President Obama has hired a transgender woman as a senior adviser at the Commerce Department – but the White House is refusing to confirm the appointment. Mitchell Simpson, now known as "Amanda" following a sex change, is said to have been appointed senior technical adviser at the Commerce Department. He purportedly began work today. The Commerce website now lists an "Amanda Simpson" in its directory along with a Bureau of Industry and Security e-mail address. The directory does not list a phone number for "Amanda." The Obama administration has not officially announced the appointment, and...
  • Transsexual sportswriter Mike Penner, a.k.a., Christine Daniels, commits suicide

    11/28/2009 8:13:50 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 39 replies · 2,520+ views
    NY Daily NEws ^ | Nov 28, 2009 | Tracy Connor
    A Los Angeles sportswriter who stunned readers with the announcement that he was a transsexual - and then later abandoned his sex change plans - has committed suicide. Los Angeles Times veteran Mike Penner, 52, was found dead at his home, the paper reported Saturday. In 2007, Penner made headlines around the world by announcing in a column for the paper that he planned to live life as a woman named Christine Daniels. "Today I leave for a few weeks' vacation, and when I return, I will come back in yet another incarnation. As Christine," he wrote.
  • Nicole Kidman and Gwyneth Paltrow to Play Husband and Wife

    11/09/2009 1:04:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 63 replies · 4,133+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 09 Nov 2009 | Anita Singh
    Nicole Kidman and Gwyneth Paltrow are to play husband and wife in a new film about the world's first post-operative transsexual. Kidman will play Einar Wegener, the Danish artist who was born a man and married illustrator Gerda Gottlieb in 1904. Charlize Theron was originally attached to play Gottlieb, but Paltrow has now signed on for the role, according to Variety. The film, The Danish Girl, will be produced by Kidman's own company, Blossom Films. It is based on the international best-seller of the same name by David Ebershoff. Eimar was said to have discovered his true inclinations when he...
  • Obamacare will cover sex changes?

    11/06/2009 1:03:53 PM PST · by radioone · 14 replies · 591+ views
    Don Surber blog ^ | 11-6-09 | Don Surber
    Move over abortion. Here comes sex-change operations. Republicans may call for a vote on an amendment that would keep Obamacare (Pelosicare) from covering sex-change operations.
  • Chastity Bono -- Becoming a Man!

    06/11/2009 12:25:00 PM PDT · by Justaham · 138 replies · 5,148+ views
    TMZ ^ | 6-11-09
    Chastity Bono, civil rights advocate, journalist, author and musician, is in the early stages of changing his gender -- transitioning from female to male, TMZ has learned. Bono, the child of legendary entertainers Sonny and Cher, began the process earlier this year, shortly after his 40th birthday. "Yes, it's true -- Chaz, after many years of consideration, has made the courageous decision to honor his true identity," confirmed Bono's publicist, Howard Bragman
  • Does Medicaid pay for trans sexual operations?

    05/30/2009 6:08:49 PM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 29 replies · 1,585+ views
    Just wondering how those people who decide they want to change there sex get the money to pay for what must be very expensive proceedures and operations? Does Medicaid pay for this? On the Laura Ingraham show this week, she spoke of a case of an 8 year old boy who goes to a Catholic school who says that he wants to be a girl. The parents say that he has wanted to be a girl since he was 2 years old. The parents say that they have been to professionals who are helping him to "transition." Many questions come...
  • Transsexual gene link identified

    10/27/2008 10:50:54 AM PDT · by managusta · 39 replies · 1,118+ views
    BBC ^ | 26 October 2008 | Staff
    Australian researchers have identified a significant link between a gene involved in testosterone action and male-to-female transsexualism. DNA analysis from 112 male-to-female transsexual volunteers showed they were more likely to have a longer version of the androgen receptor gene. The genetic difference may cause weaker testosterone signals, the team reported in Biological Psychiatry. However, other genes are also likely to play a part, they stressed. Increasingly, biological factors are being implicated in gender identity. There is a social stigma that transsexualism is simply a lifestyle choice, however our findings support a biological basis of how gender identity develops Professor Vincent...
  • Obama to Crowd: “I’m Every Woman”

    09/21/2008 9:59:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies · 322+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 20th | Bonney Kapp
    DAYTONA BEACH, FL - Earlier this month Barack Obama belted out a line from Aretha Franklin’s Chain of Fools to a Detroit crowd that included the Queen of Soul. Today at a event geared towards women in central Florida - his second in as many days - Barack Obama debuted his best Chaka Khan. Complimenting his wife Michelle, Obama joked, “She’s like that Chaka Khan song - “I’m every woman,” he sang.
  • Sex-change law questions arise after man says he's pregnant

    03/27/2008 3:19:21 PM PDT · by XR7 · 41 replies · 1,604+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 3/27/08 | DON COLBURN
    Thousands of Oregonians a year change their names. But the case of a Bend resident who says he is legally male and five months pregnant has highlighted the much smaller numbers who legally change their sex. That option exists in Oregon, as in most states, for transsexuals who switch genders. "Oregon's law is very typical," said Shannon Minter, legal director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights in San Francisco. The crux of the decades-old law is one sentence. The same court with jurisdiction over legal name changes "may order a legal change of sex and enter a judgment indicating...
  • Report: Spitzer Linked to Second Prostitution Ring

    03/27/2008 11:23:17 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 101 replies · 3,286+ views
    Fox news ^ | 03.27.08
    Disgraced former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is being linked to a second call girl ring called Wicked Models, which was busted by Manhattan police on Tuesday. The New York Post reports that alleged madam Kristin "Billie" Davis, a "busty bottle blonde" working toward her master's degree in psychology, has supposedly earned millions from the clients in her lengthy black book.
  • EDITORIAL: Beware of the ‘Gender Identity’ Bullies

    01/08/2008 4:30:53 AM PST · by tcg · 5 replies · 83+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 1/8/2008 | Deacon Keith A Fournier
    Rather than seeing our gender as a gift and a given, this movement tries to place some perceived power over sexual identity in the hands of individuals so that they can make their own decision as to whether they are men or women; or even change their minds regularly on the subject.
  • Ford Motor Company offers sex change benefits

    12/28/2007 10:51:10 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 101 replies · 774+ views
    AFA ^ | Dec 28 2007 | Donald E. Wildmon
      Ford Motor Company offers sex change benefits Dear Fred,The December 18 edition of The Advocate, a magazine for homosexuals, featured the transgender issue. A transgender is a person appearing or attempting to be a member of the opposite sex, as a transsexual or habitual cross-dresser. The Advocate article showed numerous pictures of people who had sex operations to change from male to female, and vice-versus (I'll spare you the details). Ford Motor Company placed a full page ad for its Volvo brand in the publication. Ford offers medical benefits to help pay expenses of those who choose to undergo...
  • Woman Says She Took DA's Vehicle to Pay for Husband's Sex Change (Louisiana)

    10/03/2007 8:57:09 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 31 replies · 952+ views
    WAFB.com ^ | 10/3/07
    There is a bizarre story about a district attorney's stolen sport utility vehicle and the accused thief behind bars. The suspected crook claims she stole the vehicle from a New Orleans hotel to pay for a medical procedure for her husband. However, the story doesn't end there. WAFB's Keitha Nelson has more. Tony Falterman is the district attorney for Ascension, Assumption and St. James parishes. Falterman's keys could open a lot of doors, and in the wrong hands, change thousands of lives. He says, "My keys are the most important thing in my life." So, when Falterman's SUV was stolen,...
  • New British law has potential to force bishops to ordain transsexuals

    09/14/2007 7:42:44 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies · 385+ views
    CNA ^ | September 14, 2007
    London, Sep 13, 2007 / 09:55 am (CNA).- The bishops of England and Wales are asking for an exemption from new equality laws that could force them to ordain transsexuals as priests or allow them to become nuns.The bishops said proposals to ban “indirect discrimination” against people who have had gender reassignment operations would take away their right to check baptismal and confirmation certificates which would show if candidates for the priesthood, religious life or marriage had a hidden past, reports the London Times. “Many Christians believe, on strongly held religious grounds, that gender is given before birth and cannot...
  • SAUDI ARABIA: WOMAN CHANGES SEX, DREAMS OF DRIVER'S LICENCE

    08/22/2007 4:50:33 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies · 1,757+ views
    ANSA Med ^ | 2007-08-21 | ANSA Med
    SAUDI ARABIA: WOMAN CHANGES SEX, DREAMS OF DRIVER'S LICENCE (ANSAmed) - RIYADH, AUGUST 21 - A 19-year-old Saudi Arabian woman, Myriam, has undergone a successful sex-change operation in Jeddah and now, with her new name of Khaled, aspires for just one thing: a driving licence. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world where women are banned from driving, added Okaz daily, reporting the news today. "The first idea that came to my mind a few hours before the operation, was to have a driving licence," Myriam/Khaled told the newspaper, adding she was encouraged by her family to have...
  • Transexual Used Stolen ID In Prostitution Arrest

    07/21/2007 7:32:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies · 680+ views
    wftv.com ^ | July 20, 2007
    Orange County, Fla. -- A transgendered man, arrested for prostitution in Orange County, was booked into the jail as a woman, but his former roommate claims he stole her identity. Richard Phillips was booked into the Orange County Jail as Brittany Ossenfort. But a woman with that same name, said that's not who he is. According to Sheriff's investigators, he is Richard Phillips. The Holly Hill woman is outraged, that she's listed, as being arrested for prostitution. The real Brittany Ossenfort said she lived with Richard Phillips for more than a year, but thought he was a woman. She was...
  • Minister undergoes sex change

    05/28/2007 11:43:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 50 replies · 1,786+ views
    A United Methodist minister in Baltimore informed the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church of a name change, along with a change of gender. The former Rev. Ann Gordon now reportedly adopted a male identity as Rev. Drew Phoenix. The issue will be discussed Thursday at a closed session during the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. The minister's name change is already reflected on her church's website, www.stjohnsbaltimore.org, Christian Newswire reported Tuesday. In 2002, the Baltimore-Washington Conference had a similar controversy, when Rev. Richard Zimostny had a sex change operation and became Rebecca...
  • No Change in Definition of Gender (by NY Board of Health)

    12/06/2006 1:51:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 8 replies · 432+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 6, 2006 | Damien Cave
    New York City’s Board of Health unexpectedly withdrew a proposal yesterday that would have allowed people to alter the sex on their birth certificates without sex-change surgery. The plan, if passed, would have put New York at the forefront of a movement to eliminate anatomical considerations when defining gender. It had been lauded by some mental health professionals and transgender advocates who said it would reduce discrimination against men and women who lived as members of the opposite sex. But after the proposed change was widely publicized recently, board members and officials with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene...
  • FX WEIGHS IN ON GENDER ID(iow BRAD PITT IS NUTS)

    09/27/2006 3:42:31 PM PDT · by Dr. Eckleburg · 22 replies · 557+ views
    "Daily Variety"/Variety.com ^ | September 27, 2006 | Micahel Fleming
    FX and "Nip/Tuck" creator Ryan Murphy have made a deal for a new drama called "4 oz." that will follow the metamorphosis of a married sportswriter who is a transsexual. Murphy will exec produce with Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner as Pitt makes his first series foray. Murphy, who has begun writing a pilot episode he hopes to shoot early next year, told Daily Variety that he has mapped out a natural five-season arc for the series that also focuses on the gender-conflicted protag's teenage sons. FX prexy-general manager John Landgraf bought the project in the room after Murphy pitched...