[Ireland] High Court win by Athlone native finds State breached transexual’s rights
Legislation surrounding the rights of those who have changed sexes will now have to be revised following the historic legal victory by an Athlone native last week.
The successful win last Friday at the High Court by Dr Lydia Foy, born Donal Mark Foy, means that the State has breached the European Convention on Human Rights by refusing to give a new birth certificate recording her new gender and name.[Lithuania] Lithuanian mayor bans gay rally
An annual gay rights conference in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, was attacked with smoke bombs, after a rally in the city was banned.
Over 200 gays, lesbians and transsexuals attended the meeting.
Delegates inside a local bar found it difficult to breathe after the smoke bombs were thrown, but had to stay inside because of safety concerns.[Argentina] Travestis y transexuales deberán ser nombrados por su nombre de elección
Según una propuesta del concejal socialista Pablo Colono, se deberá designar con el nombre de identidad de género elegido, sea masculino o femenino, a travestis y transexuales que asistan a las distintas dependencias municipales, más allá de los datos que figuren en el documento de identidad. El proyecto fue presentado el jueves pasado y contempla la intervención del Área de la Diversidad Sexual para el cumplimiento al decreto.The third gender sound off
Recently, while waiting with my friends to board a train, I chanced to see a transgender wearing a half saree and begging for alms and clothes. Some people mimicked her gait and teased her. [CHINA] Doctors battle to save 'human pin-cushion'
Doctors in China have saved the life of a woman who had 26 pins and needles inserted into her body when she was a child in an apparent attempt to change her sex to a boy.
The objects were discovered when the 29-year-old woman, named in local papers as Luo Cuifen, went to hospital for a check-up after she started experiencing blood in her urine.
They had penetrated vital organs such as the lungs, kidney and liver, while a needle in her brain had broken into three pieces.An Amazing night of beauties
Excerpt: Amazing Philippine Theater looks for the most beautiful transvestite and transgender in town to be employed with the company and be part of their Amazing Show. The first and biggest theatrical variety show in the country, established on Aug. 15, 2001, showcases the best of Filipino gay talents, featuring Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Broadway, musicals, comedy acts, modern dances, Filipino folk and stylized traditional dances. [USA] [Commentary] A dangerous precedent abuilding in California
There is terrible news from California. On October 12, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law three bills which, the opposition argues, introduce the radical homosexual agenda into educational institutions.Runners support initiative against gender law
Two High Desert legislators on Friday backed a referendum campaign to repeal a new law that they say would promote homosexual lifestyle in public schools and undermine traditional values. [USA] [News/Health] Battling breast cancer
Excerpt: The Mautner project is another resource for information about breast cancer and other health issues.
The group also encourages research about the health problems faced by transgender people.
"We don't know what the hormones' effect will be on breast tissue," she said.
Transgendered men who have undergone a mastectomy still have breast tissue, warned Knoll Larkin, health and human services coordinator for Affirmations in Ferndale. "They will still need to do breast self exams."
After three months, transgender women who take estrogen should start doing breast self-exams, he said.[MI,USA] [Events]Events lead up to Day of Remembrance
A potluck and townhall will be held at Affirmations Community Center at 6:30 p.m. this Friday, Oct 26. Panelist include Jay Kaplan, staff attorney with the ACLU of Michigan LGBT project, Melissa Pope, from Triangle Foundation, Knoll Larkin from Affirmations and Dr. Julie Nemeck formerly from Spring Arbor University, who was fired when the University learned she was transgendered.[DC,USA] [press release]Methodist Judicial Council to Rule on Transsexual Pastor
"Even if the Judicial Council cannot decisively rule on the Baltimore transsexual case, we expect the General Conference in 2008 will address it." -- Mark Tooley, Executive Director UMAction[ENDA]