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sábado, dezembro 06, 2008

Delaying puberty could help gender-confused teens
Young teenagers with extreme gender identity disorder should be given drugs to block puberty so that they don't have to experience distressing changes to their bodies which they perceive to be out of line with their true gender.

A MIDLAND clinic offering sex change operations for just £1,500 is being investigated by health chiefs.
The cut-price chop is being advertised by Shangri-La & Surgeon Ltd, which is based in an industrial unit in Birmingham’s Chinatown area.

Christine has been a leading campaigner for trans rights in the United Kingdom from the early nineties until the present day. She joined the fledgling Press for Change organisation shortly after it was formed and worked on all of the big campaigns which followed over the course of the next 15-16 years – including the enactment of laws to protect British trans people’s employment rights in 1999 and the Gender Recognition Act in 2004.

About 200 people, including some Italian politicians, gathered just outside the Vatican City's borders Saturday evening to protest the church's opposition to initiatives to decriminalize homosexuality in all countries. Photo: Italian transgender and former communist lawmaker Vladimir Luxuria mimics a hanging, outside St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, during a candle-lit demonstration for gay rights, in Rome, Saturday Dec. 6, 2008.
Lothar Berfelde was born in Berlin-Mahlsdorf. When a young boy, his grand-uncle said that Lothar should have been a girl living at the previous turn of the century, while a transvestite lesbian aunt allowed young Lothar to roam around her Prussian farmhouse in girl's attire.

Discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people has increased in recent years as this community becomes more visible, according to a survey carried out by the Malta Gay Rights Movement.

Even before last week's protests shut Thailand's main international airport, the ongoing political crisis had led to a dramatic fall in tourist numbers. It's forced the cancellation of several high-profile - including an annual beauty contest for transgendered people, who had been hoping to compete for the title of Miss International Queen.

Government human rights arm pushes for third gender
THE Federal Government's human rights arm plans to invent a new official status called "intersex" adding it to male and female as a legally recognised gender.
Excerpt: But nowhere are attitudes toward sex and gender quite as elastic as in the far reaches of the southern state of Oaxaca. There, in the indigenous communities around the town of Juchitán, the world is not divided simply into gay and straight. The local Zapotec people have made room for a third category, which they call “muxes” (pronounced MOO-shays) — men who consider themselves women and live in a socially sanctioned netherworld between the two genders.

Vigil held for Transgender Day of Remembrance
This past Thursday, Nov. 20, students and community members gathered outside the Campus Center for a candlelight vigil in commemoration of the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Growing up in a rural conservative Christian family in Kansas, Scott Larson only knew of “one family who was rumored to be democrat.” His religious, parochial upbringing was one of the main reasons Larson, MAR ’09, chose to study at the Divinity School.

Murder defendant Anthony Rogers' former girlfriend testified at his trial Friday that as they watched a news report about the homicide of Ricky Lee Blakes, he confessed to killing the Southern Connecticut State University student.

About 25 protesters braved a brisk wind and fumes from cars zipping past Friday afternoon to show their support for Blake Williams, a transgender teen who says he dropped out of Aspen Valley High School because he didn't feel safe.

Richard Masbruch brutally raped and tortured a Fresno woman in 1991. Today, in a case that may be the first of its kind, he lives in a women's prison.
Masbruch, who was reclassified by prison officials as a woman after he castrated himself, is the focus of an inmate complaint that says Masbruch is a danger to other prisoners at the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla.