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segunda-feira, maio 11, 2009

Drag queen website "a danger to kids"
A new website aimed at drag queens and their fans has come under fire from a family group who are worried that the site normalises gay sex and dressing in drag.

Situation critical
Excerpt: Meanwhile, Jan Lukas Buterman, a transsexual male speaking at the protest, said he feared cancelling funding for gender re-assignment surgeries is the first of many more cuts.
"If they can cut funding for gender reassignment surgery 100%, what's next?" asked Buterman.

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
J Michael Bailey is so racist it hurts my brain
Last time around, not having read The Man Who Would Be Queen except for exerpts/quotes, I wrote about how the two type/Blanchard-Bailey-Lawrence (BBL) theory is misogynistic/regulates female sexuality. I stand by everything I wrote there, but I’m pissed at how much discussions of the book hinge only on the autogynephilia part, and neglect the ridiculous racism/classism of the “homosexual transsexual” (by which we mean straight trans women) section.

[CA, USA] [Blog/Commentary]
Help save a Transgender Mental Health Program in San Francisco
San Francisco's Center for Special Problems has one of the oldest mental health care programs in the country that's focused on people with transgender identities. In addition, many transfolk suffer a variety of other mental health issues like PTSD, depressive /bi-polar disorder, and substance abuse.
CSP's Transgender Program was founded 1n 1966 in the wake of the riots at Compton's Cafeteria. In an effort to prevent more violence, CSP took on not only the mental health issues transfolk, it sought to solve social issues. A part of the San Francisco Department of Public Health, CSP issued photo ID cards in the name and gender preference of the holder. Now a TG person could write a check at the grocery store without having to "out" themselves.

[USA] [Blog/Television]
Gwen Araujo: A Girl Like Me
Gwen Araujo was a transgender woman who was murdered, because of her adopted way of life. She is also the inspiration for the Lifetime Network Movie titled “A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story,” which starred J.D. Pardo and Mercedes Ruehl, and aired on June 19, 2006.