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domingo, junho 01, 2008

[Cabo Verde]
Tartarugas marinhas à beira da extinção
SOS Tartarugas alerta para possível desaparecimento dos animais em 10 anos.

[UK] [Commentary]
Why my hurt feelings are worth £250,000, by the para who became a woman
To put it bluntly, the military uniform once so proudly won by Captain Ian Hamilton no longer fits.
It is packed away, out of sight, in a wardrobe, along with the paratrooper's red beret, and the medals of service which document how he served in every major conflict of the past 20 years.
Why he can no longer wear it - and, moreover, who is to blame for that fact - is a matter of much controversy.

Christiane Völling (1960 - ) nurse.
Thomas Völling was born in West Germany with indeterminate external genitalia as a result of virilizing adrenal hyperplasia, and was raised as a boy.
However even as a child he identified as a girl. During an appendectomy at age 17, his uterus and womb were discovered, which led to his fully-intact female internal organs being removed the next year, without his being properly informed. He was also subject to attempts at penis construction and prescribed male hormones. (Photo)

Thai transvestites glam up to vie for coveted crown
Final touches were being applied to sequined gowns and heavy make-up on Friday as 30 Thai transvestites prepared for a pageant that has become a national fixation.
Teenager crowned Thailand's most beautiful transvestite
A teenage transvestite who grew up on a military base was crowned Thailand's most beautiful transvestite late Friday, in an extravagant annual pageant which transfixed the nation.
Kangsadarn Wongdusadeekul, known by her stage name "Nonk," cried as she accepted her Miss Tiffany crown from last year's winner.

Open Letter to the American Psychiatric Association

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
I guess there was a point to that stupid LGBT acronym after all
Large organizations, splatteringly inclusive research studies, and vague gay-friendly position papers love to trot out "LGBT" all the time. A lot of time they even spell it out, "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender." It's such a ridiculously common phrase now that it's turned into noise obscuring signals; you can search for "transgender" on Google, on various websites, or in long documents put out by gay orgs, and sometimes half the hits you get are for this phrase. It's meaningless in part because it's a catch-all for "gayness" that often doesn't have anything to do with the "B" and the "T." As trans activists and bisexual advocates have been pointing out for years, plastering "LGBT" all over documents or names of things doesn't guarantee at all that anyone is actually being inclusive of trans and bi people and issues.
But it turns out that the inclusion of T in "LGBT" and of "transgender in its expanded form are really useful for one particular purpose: it makes the heads of right-wing idiots explode.

[USA] [Books]
The LGBT Literati
Excerpt: After naming the nominees for best transgender writing (the award would go to Cris Beam's Male Bodies, Women's Souls), Calpernia Addams cooed in her demure Southern way, "It's harder for transsexuals to write a book. We're busy. We have a lot going on."
Photo: Calpernia Addams strikes a pose at the after-party.