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sábado, julho 12, 2008

More details emerge about trans toilet incident at Pride
The organisers of Pride London have issued a statement about an incident during the celebrations in Trafalgar Square last Saturday.
After a trans woman was denied access to the public female toilets, an argument broke out and a steward was barged and pushed up against a wall.

Bold stand
After living her entire life as a woman, Atlanta Police Officer Darlene Harris learned she is intersex. Now she's going public with her journey.
Officer Darlene Harris, the Atlanta Police Department’s LGBT liaison, says speaking out about being intersex is part of her mission to educate and inform. (Photo by Bo Shell)

Atlanta Pride perseveres despite rain, changes
Having made the rarest of appearances in Georgia over the past two years, rain — torrential rain — began to fall just before the start of the Atlanta Pride Parade on July 6.

Queens Residents Speak Out Against Violence On Transgender Youth
Some angry community members spoke out against violence in Astoria Thursday in response to an assault on a neighborhood priest and transgender youth earlier this week.

Delays Continue In Transgendered Man's Murder
More delays tonight in the murder trial of a transgender local man.

Man charged with sexually assaulting, robbing three transgender women
A man suspected of sexually assaulting two transgender women and robbing a third transgender woman, all of whom he met online, is being held in jail on $3 million bail.
Edward Terry Wallace, 25, of San Diego, has pleaded not guilty to 15 felony counts in San Diego Superior Court. A preliminary hearing is set for July 29 and the victims may testify.

GLAAD and Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) Call on Boston Herald to Apologize for Offensive Coverage of Transgender People
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) are encouraging people to contact the Boston Herald and ask editors to apologize for the paper's offensive slurs and sensationalistic coverage of transgender people.

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My Transgender Life After Wesleyan: Transphobia
First in a series: a recent transgender graduate of Wesleyan reveals what it feels like to be the victim of discrimination and a hateful attack in this installment of My Transgender Life After Wesleyan.

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Feminism and men
You don't have to look very carefully to see sexism negatively affecting women. It's everywhere. In the commercials for the food, clothes, make up, and other crap that we buy. In the workplace. On the street. In our families. But do you know sexism's dirty little secret?

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Drop the "T"
Excerpt: It takes me about twelve seconds of honest reflection to conclude that my gayness has nothing whatsoever in common with transgenderness. Women are terrific, but I'm not a woman, I don't want to dress like or become a woman, and I don't think of my gayness as something that makes me more like a woman than I would be if I were straight. This being the case, I fail to see what it is I have in common with the transgendered that requires me to wed my political aspirations to theirs or which justifies conjoining the initials of our respective "communities. "

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Does Dating A Transsexual Make Me Gay?
The short answer is NO. Let me explain why men who date transsexuals are not gay. Firstly, it needs to be known that every man has their own likes and dislikes in terms of sexuality and emotional companionship. Many "straight" men are not as straight as they say they are, but that doesn't necessarily make them gay or bisexual. Just because society likes to label people with straight, gay or bisexual doesn't mean everyone fits into those categories. In the Transgender Dating world those terms don't always match up to reality.

Marci L. Bowers. (1958 - ) gynecologist, surgeon.
Mark Bowers first attempted to transition at age 19, but with no support nor funds, was not able to.