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terça-feira, Agosto 25, 2009

[UK] [Blog/Commentary]
Brain Sex
Transsexual and intersex people are different, it is this that makes the transgender lobby nervous.

[UK] [News/Health]
NHS in Scotland spent £1.5m on sex changes
Doctors in Scotland have spent more than £1.5m over the past five years referring transsexuals for sex-change operations on the NHS.
More than 100 patients have undergone "gender reassignment surgery" at private clinics and hospitals in England because Scotland lacks the specialist facilities needed to carry out the operations.


[Germany/South Africa] [Commentary/Sports]
Girl Interrupted on the Track
At Olympic Stadium in Berlin this past week, the young South African runner, Caster Semenya, blew away the field in the women's 800 meters at the International Association of Athletics Federation's track and field world championship. Semenya is an 18-year ingénue from the village of Fairlie in the Limpopo province. The Pretoria University sports science student's brilliant performance caused critics -- we don't know who raised the challenge because complaints are kept anonymous -- to regurgitate decades-old slanders traditionally directed at women who appear too manly. They claimed that Caster is not a woman, and the IAAF has directed the South African governing body for track and field to determine her gender.
Gender Test For South African 'Wunderkind' : But Can GenderBending Be Genetic?
[Blog/Commentary] Caster Semenya: Should We Take "Her" Word For It?
Semenya gender controversy makes way to UN
[Commentary] Gender activists look on as track star Semenya abused
World Athletics: Caster Semenya tests 'show high testosterone levels'
[Blog/Commentary] The Gender Police Strike Again
[Letters to the Editor] Semenya at mercy of gender Nazis
[Blog/Commentary] Women Athletes: Choose Between Strong and Sexy

[India] [Blog/Sports/People]
Santhi Soundarajan (1981 - ) athlete
Santhi was born and raised in Tamil Nadu, the daughter of parents whoworked in a brick kiln.

[India]
Nothing but the truth
The night of August 26 is going to be interesting. Enlightening is more like it. After dark clouds of controversies, straight no from celebrities, frightening revelations and nail-biting suspense, Star Plus’s Sach ka Saamna has gained some sound footing, and finally got the ideal candidate for its hot seat - the queen of LGBT parade and gay rights activist Laxmi Narayan Tripathi. And you know what, she’s always loved the truth.

[USA]
An interview with transgender author Matt Kailey
Matt Kailey wears many hats. He is a writer, editor, media personality and public speaker on transgender issues. He has spoken at universities across the country as well as appeared in documentaries. (Photo courtesy of author/Matt Kailey)

[USA] [Blog/Health/Medicine]
Does A Sex Change Really Change Your Sex?
Gender reassignment, known casually as a sex change, is any procedure performed to give a patient sexual characteristics that differ from those of the patient’s biological sex. The vast majority of sex reassignment surgical procedures are sought by male-to-female transgender individuals, but an increasing number of female-to-male transsexuals, sometimes called transsexual men, are seeking gender reassignment.

[Argentina]
Entregaron nuevo DNI a reconocida activista trans
Marcela Romero, reconocida por su activismo en ATTTA (Asociación de Travestis, Transexuales y Transgeneros de Argentina) y vicepresidenta de la Federación Argentina de Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales y Trans, recibió hoy su DNI con su nombre de eleccion, después de una batalla legal que duró diez años. (Foto)