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sexta-feira, Agosto 28, 2009

[UK] [Science/Medicine]
Several degrees of androgyny
It is the first question any parent asks after the birth of their child: is it a girl or a boy? In rare cases the midwife has to say honestly: ''I don't know.''

[Switzerland] [News/People/Medicine]
Doctors "playing God With Children's Sex"
It's a boy! It's a girl! But what happens when life doesn't fit in with greeting cards and the defining moment of childbirth becomes a bewildering puzzle?
Swiss intersex activist Daniela Truffer is spearheading a campaign to stop genital surgery and hormone treatment on children born with indeterminate sexual organs.
Truffer argues that affected individuals should be given the time to grow up and decide for themselves whether they wish to become male or female or remain in-between.

(Photo: (Keystone) Daniela Truffer protesting outside Bern University Hospital )

[South Africa] [Blog/Commentary]
A Nation Stands By Caster Semenya While She Gets 'Gender Verified'
Track star Caster Semenya stands accused of being a biological male, because she's whooping the crap out of her lady competitors around the world. So she's being tested by the International Association of Athletics Federations to see if she is really a he, which is exactly as invasive and uncomfortable as it sounds. Either way, South Africans are standing by her, whether Semenya is M or F, or somewhere in between.
[Blog/Sports/Science] Male... or female?
[Commentary] There are few certainties running in the human race
[Blog/Commentary] Caster Semenya Not Unique
[Blog/Commentary] Is the South African runner a man or a woman?
[Blog/Commentary] The Runner Who Is or Isn't a Girl, Part 2.

[India]
World's first matrimonial site for transsexuals
Kalki Subramanian is young, liberated and looking for an Indian man who is loving, compassionate, educated. Oh, and one more thing — he should be OK with marrying a transsexual.
But Kalki isn’t leaving her hopes for a suitable boy to destiny. The founder-director of the Sahodari foundation, that works for transgenders, is setting up a matrimonial website for transsexual women — the first of its kind in the world.

[Hong Kong]
She just won't stand for it
An employee assigned to a "genderless" toilet since coming out with plans for a sex change is fighting for the right to use a washroom reserved for the gender of his choice.

[Vietnam]
Pattaya ‘girls’ draw big crowds at Hanoi cafe
Among Hanoi’s thousands of cafés, the Dem Vong Café has enjoyed an unusual popularity – for nearly a year, it’s been the venue for fashion shows by ‘Pattaya,’ a group of five openly transsexual Vietnamese ‘girls.’
In HCM City, transsexuals are no longer uncommon. They often appear at cafes, bars, hairdressing salons and tea-shops. Not so in Hanoi. The show at Dem Vong Café is unique.
(Photo: Five members of Pattaya group.)

[New Zealand] [News/Commentary]
Transgender law changes: progress report
The long slow process of preparing a Bill to address legal identity and discrimination issues for transgender people has not made many headlines lately, but it continues nonetheless. Allyson Hamblett of Genderbridge, one of several groups and many individuals calling for the law to be updated, offers a progress report.
Transgender law change support grows

[Canada]
Trans issue makes front-page news in Manitoba
The Manitoba NDP government's refusal to fund sex reassignment surgeries has finally made headline news in the province's mainstream press.

[USA] [News/Commentary]
Transgender & Transsexual Issues 101: Are there more trans women than trans men? Part one
Frequently asked question: Why do we often see transsexual women (born male, transitioned to female) in the media and in public life, but we rarely see transsexual men (born female, transitioned to male)? Are there more trans women than trans men?

[USA]
Episcopal Church adopts trans-inclusive policies
They were a party of eight, four transgender women, two transmen, a gay man, and straight woman ally. They told friends, "We're going to Anaheim," not too far away from Disneyland.

[USA]
Bill banning sexual orientation bias introduced; some version likely to pass this year
The new version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), H.R. 2981, was introduced in Congress last month and has a good chance of passage this year. It would make it illegal for most public and private employers to discriminate against employees and applicants based on the person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or transgender status. The bill exempts religious groups, the U.S. military and veterans groups.
New impetus for bill banning anti-gay bias at work

[USA]
Liev Schreiber gets giddy in dress
Liev Schreiber has told how donning a dress to play a transvestite in his new film made him feel "giddy".
The 41-year-old macho actor plays a tough, ex-Marine transvestite in Ang Lee's new comedy Taking Woodstock.
Ator Liev Schreiber conta como foi viver uma travesti em novo filme de Ang Lee

[DC, USA]
Trans woman dead after double stabbing
One transgender woman was stabbed to death Wednesday and another was in stable condition with stab wounds from an unknown assailant following an incident along the 200 block of Q Street, N.W., according to sources.
Transgender Man Killed in Northwest Stabbing: Sources
[Blog/News] $25,000 Reward Offered in Transgender Stabbing Case
[Blog/News] Vigil Planned For Transgender Stabbing Victims
T.H.E. Client Killed
Hate Motive Probed in Stabbing of 2 Transgender People

[CA, USA]
A city truck, cross county chase and an arrest

Leigh McInnis Gaetjens, a self-described "transsexual lesbian girl living in a cruel world," is now facing the distinct possibility that reality is about to get crueler.

[CO, USA]
Transperson Arrested for Vandalizing Denver Democratic HQ
In what a Republican lawmaker has touted as a bid to win sympathy for Democrats, an anarchist transperson allegedly shattered windows at the Democratic headquarters in Denver, Colorado.
However, the status of one vandal, currently in custody, as an anarchist who writes for a site called "Queers Agaisnt Obama" seemingly contradicts that theory.(Photo Source: Denver Police Dept. - Maurice Schwenkler, a.k.a. Ariel Attack.)
Anarchists raise bail for Dem. HQ window-bashing suspect