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quinta-feira, Maio 08, 2008

[Argentina]
Sexo en busca de nuevos territorios
Las travestis y transexuales que trabajan en el Rosedal de Palermo están a punto de mudarse a un nuevo espacio, menos conflictivo que el que ocupan actualmente, en el mismo barrio. No es un traslado compulsivo sino que está siendo consensuado con el gobierno porteño, con el que están a punto de cerrar un acuerdo. Se trata de la plazoleta Florencio Sánchez, ubicada detrás del Hipódromo y del Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis, a la altura de Figueroa Alcorta y Dorrego. El acuerdo incluye la colocación de baños químicos y cestos bacteriológicos, lomos de burro cada 50 metros, la implemetación de un programa de prevención de la salud, el cumplimiento de un horario, de 22 a 6, para la oferta de sexo, y vigilancia policial para garantizar la seguridad del lugar.

[Philippines] [Commentary]
Gay Marian devotion is wrong?
Most newspapers carried on their front pages yesterday a report detailing Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales' disapproval of the participation of cross-dressing gay men in the traditional Santacruzan or Flowers of May celebration.

[Canada] [Video]
Circumcision Accident - Infant Sex Change
Psychologist Kenneth Zucker discusses a case in which a male child was reared as female after a severely botched circumcision. This is not the famous case of David Reimer but another Canadian child similarly damaged.

[Australia] [Blog/Commentary]
Transsexual Causation, the American Psychiatric Association, and Interpol
Excerpt: Dr. Ray Blanchard resigned from the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association (HBIGDA) in protest to the ethics investigation of his protégé, J. Michael Bailey. Blanchard, a psychiatrist, member of a eugenics think tank, and vocal proponent of repathologizing homosexuality as a mental illness, still runs Toronto's Clarke Institute as a maximum security processing facility, using the same procedures, locked rooms and shared space areas for pedophiles, rapists, homosexuals, and transsexuals.

[USA/UK] [Science]
How Boys Become Boys (and Sometimes Girls)
In research that could give doctors a way to reassign sex in cases of unclear gender, scientists report this week that they have figured out why some children with genes that should make them boys are instead born as girls.

[USA]
Suddenly Fem™, Largest manufacturer designer in a unique niche market
SuddenlyFem's customers are like any discerning consumer. They want the women's clothing they purchase to be comfortable, well made, and to help emphasize their best features. The only thing that sets these customers apart is their gender.

[USA]
Tutu speaks to LGBTIs
In a historic development, hundreds of supporters gathered at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco as Archbishop Desmond Tutu received the 2008 Outspoken Award from the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) , according to an organizational press release.

[USA] [News/Health/Science]
Two Families Grapple with Sons' Gender Preference
Psychologists Take Radically Different Approaches in Therapy.

[CA,USA]
LGBT Students Rally for Safer Schools
About three dozen students rallied at the California state capitol in Sacramento Monday to call for new protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, in hopes of preventing further tragedies like the shooting death of gay Oxnard teen Lawrence King.

[AZ,USA]
Corrales remembrance ceremony affected by ongoing case
Unlike the two previous years when observances were held honoring the memory of Amancio Corrales, this year authorities have a suspect in custody in connection with the slaying of the female impersonator.

[NY, USA]
NY students cross-dress for schoolmate
At least a dozen students at a suburban New York City high school are cross-dressing to support a sophomore boy who wants to become a girl.
Boys wore skirts and wigs and girls wore caps and cargo pants to Brewster High School in Putnam County.
Many peers back cross-dressing student
Photo: Michael Loscalzo, a sophomore at Brewster High School, is surrounded yesterday by friends who support his desire to become a woman and his choice to wear women's clothing. Several students have organized an "Equality Protest" this week, by showing up to school dressed in garments of the opposite sex. Michael Loscalzo of Brewster has begun wearing feminine attire and makeup to express his desire to become a woman. The transition has not been easy at school, as many kids have made fun of him and called him a "freak," he said. (Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News)

[USA] [Blog/News/Commentary]
Transgendered at Age 9: How One School is Teaching Kids Tolerance at a Young Age
One of our readers contacted me Monday and told me about a developing story coming out of the Philadelphia suburb of Haverford Township, Penn.
It seems the parents of a 9-year-old third-grade student approached school administrators on April 16 to ask for help in making a "social transition" for their transgendered child.

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
Would somebody please think of the children?
One of the silliest arguments that the Religious Right uses to keep us down is the "Children just can't deal with homosexuality/transsexuality/gay culture/drag queens/queer PDA at their age - their minds just aren't ready for it."
It's silly because it's simply untrue - kids just see it, and, like most things adults do, ignore it and integrate it into their idea of "normal." That's what the righters are really worried about - that kids will stop thinking of this whole thing as such a big deal.