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sábado, março 24, 2007

[Saudi Arabia]
Doctor says sex correction cases need societal support
More than 325 "gender correction" operations were conducted in one Saudi hospital over the past 25 years, medical doctors in Saudi Arabia said.

SF: Friends Identify Transgender Woman Found Dead
Friends of a transgender woman found murdered near an Interstate Highway 280 onramp in San Francisco have planned a candlelight vigil in her memory.
Slain sex worker identified as transgender immigrant
A transgender sex worker found strangled last week near Interstate 280 in Potrero Hill was identified Thursday as a 27-year-old Nicaraguan immigrant. Ruby Ordenana, also known as Ruby Rodriguez, was last seen in the Tenderloin the day before the slaying, said Alexandra Byerly, a project coordinator for EL-LA, a local nonprofit group working with the transgender community.

Political Notebook: Coloradan is state's first TG commissioner
With her appointment to the city of Aurora's Commissions on Veterans Affairs and Cultural Affairs in January, Pamela Bennett became the first-ever transgender person to be appointed to such posts in the history of the state of Colorado.
Photo: Colorado Governor Bill Ritter Jr. with Commissioner Pamela Bennett

Wis. judge to decide whether transsexual can marry a woman
By law, marriage in Wisconsin is described as a union between one man and one woman. But what if the man is a transsexual?
Defining marriage: Judge must decide whether transsexual can marry
Terry, who changed her name from Ronald Francis Terry, and Australian Nicole Winstanley, 22, received a marriage license from Milwaukee County. They have a meeting with a judge this morning to determine whether he will marry them in a formal ceremony.

[USA] [Blogs/Commentary]
No Standards Of Care For SSAD
Whenever I discuss transgender medical or therapeutic treatments here at the Ex-Gay Watch, I always seem to go back to the Harry Benjamin Standards Of Care. Like or hate this document (and the GID diagnosis), what the document does is provide criteria for determining if one has a condition that falls under the document's purview; it provides a general outline of what medical and psychological treatments are appropriate for transsexuals; and it lists timelines and benchmarks for when particular treatments are considered appropriate.

Vigil held for unsolved slaying
On the one-year anniversary of his death, Maurice Green's murder remains unsolved.
Family, friends, and members of the gay community remembered Green's life Wednesday evening with a candlelight vigil at Cielito Park in Phoenix. Twenty-two year old Maurice, also known as Melissa, was a transsexual who many believe was a victim of a hate crime.
Photo: Monique Williams holds a candle at the candlelight vigil of her cousin Maurice Green, who was killed while walking northbound on 35th avenue at Glenrosa one year ago. The vigil was held at Cielito Park in Phoenix.

Transgender city manager will try to get job back

The Largo leader has 3 hours to convince commissioners that he should be reinstated.
Transsexual fight divides Largo
No issue has divided this Tampa Bay bedroom community more than the news City Manager Steve Stanton harbored a lifelong desire to be Susan Stanton.
Stanton awaits his fate
But it's not just about him anymore, he says, as a whole community looks toward Largo.
Today's Letters: Antics do harm to Largo's image
I have been a resident of Largo for 12 years. I am very proud of the beautiful library, our code enforcement, our cultural center, and the dedication and professionalism of our police and firefighters that I have witnessed firsthand.
Stanton Hearing is Being Blogged and Streamed
You can follow the hearing at http://blogs. tampabay. com/breakingnews /2007/03/ and see a live feed at http://media. myfoxtampabay. com/live/ primarystream. html