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domingo, abril 06, 2008

[Germany/Netherlands] [Health/Medicine]
Prevalence of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Hyperandrogenemia in Female-to-Male Transsexuals
Introduction: It has been postulated that the prevalence of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in female-to-male transsexuals (FMTs) is higher than normal.
Aim: The aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence of PCOS and hyperandrogenemia in FMTs, compared with controls.

[New Zealand]
Secrets of my soul
Physically, Tamsin is male. In her head, she is a woman. She tells Helen Harvey her story.

[Commentary] Little by little: Ted Kennedy continues to push for homosexual cause
Excerpt: "Apparently Ted Kennedy is at least smart enough to recognize that most Americans are still not ready for women to be forced to share public restrooms, locker rooms, and shower facilities with gender-confused men who like to wear dresses," Barber points out.
Kennedy pushes LGB but not T workplace protections
A US Senator has caused outrage among the gay community by refusing to advocate a federal ban on job bias against transsexuals and cross-dressers, despite lending his support to homosexuals.
Ted Kennedy wants non-trans ENDA
Senator Ted Kennedy will push the non-inclusive ENDA forward in the Senate. While he's usually extremely LGBT-friendly, Kennedy has taken a page from Rep Barney Frank's playbook.

Kerry to vote for ENDA without trans language
Sen. John Kerry told Bay Windows today that if ENDA comes up for a vote in the Senate in its current form, granting protections based on sexual orientation but not gender identity, he will support it. He said he strongly supports adding the transgender-inclusive language, but in the short term he believes it is important to pass the bill as is. ENDA passed the House last fall and became the subject of controversy when House leadership and Congressman Barney Frank removed the gender identity language after a head count found that the trans-inclusive language would sink the bill. Sen. Ted Kennedy announced this week that he plans to push for a vote on ENDA in the Senate.

[TX, USA] [News/Law]
Trial to Proceed In Transwoman Discrimination Suit
The District Court for the Southern District of Texas on Friday denied motions for summary judgment from both sides in the case of a transgender woman who found her job offer from a Houston medical clinic withdrawn after a background check disclosed her sex as male.

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
Destigmatization Versus Coverage and Access: The Medical Model of Transsexuality
In recent years, the GLB community has been more receptive to (and even energized in) assisting the transgender community, but regularly asks what its needs are.

[Commentary] Media Deception: "Miraculous" Pregnant "Man" is Really a Woman
[Blog/Commentary] O'Reilly Disgusted By Transgender Couple: 'Imagine A Poor Kid Getting Born Into That Family'
[Blog/Commentary] Pregnant trans dissed on Morning Joe
[News/Television] MSNBC hosts mock pregnant transgender man Thomas Beatie