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sábado, janeiro 23, 2010

Oh boy! Amy Winehouse's ex Blake Fielder-Civil dates a pre-op transsexual who likes to dress up as his former wife
Blake Fielder-Civil has denied today's reports that he went on a string of dates with dark-haired transsexual 'Mia' McHugh.
Mia, 17, who also likes to dress up as his former wife Amy Winehouse, alleged that she had a relationship with Fielder-Civil while still technically male.
Bloke-Feeler Civil

Amanda Lepore to perform in Sofia
One of the world's transsexual icons is to perform in Bulgaria on the traditional gay celebration on February 2. American model, fashion icon, nightlife hostess and performer Amanda Lepore will perform at Sofia's Yalta Club together with DJ Cazwell, under the motto United in Diversity, website said.

[South Africa] [Blog/Commentary]
Caster Semenya and the apartheid of sex
Xeni asked me to give a brief analysis of her earlier post on the International Olympic Committee's decision regarding sex tests for athletes like South African sprinter Caster Semenya. Caster is one of the millions of people in the world who challenge our simplistic male/female sex binary by their very existence.
[Commentary] Intersex Athletes and the IOC

India's first transgender beauty pageant begins
The search for ‘Indian Super Queen’ is on. If you wondering what is so great about the yet another talent hunt or another beauty pageant think again as 'Indian Super Queen' is the first ever beauty pageant for the transgender community in India.

Ministry off the hook in rapist's sex-change
Seven lawyers, four judges and two testicles. They've been at the centre of an important legal case and dispute over an Ontario psychiatric patient's request for a sex change.
Now, Ontario's highest court has ruled on who should pay for a pre-surgical psychiatric assessment of Vance Egglestone, a multiple rapist now known as Shauna Taylor.

Obama administration names two transgender people to posts
Amanda Simpson starts work this week as one of the first presidentially-appointed transgender persons to the executive branch of any administration. The honor of the first belongs to Dylan Orr, a 30-year-old law school graduate from Seattle.

[USA] [Blog/Commentary]
Iowa Catholic Church Fires Woman Over Transgender Counseling
A recent article in the Des Moines Register reports that in September of last year a housekeeper at a Catholic student center at Drake University was fired by the parish bishop. Susan McIntyre, a transgender woman, is a certified social worker and counselor who felt pulled to "work with the sickest of the sick and poorest of the poor." A housekeeper at the Newman Center for ten years, she also counseled transgender persons. She was given permission a few years ago to use the center's offices on Saturdays to meet with and lead a transgender support group. Last fall, a priest new to the parish found a letter on a copier. The letter, written on the center's letterhead, authorized hormone therapy for a transgender person about to undergo a sex change. The letter was written by McIntyre. In a brief meeting with the bishop and his attorney, McIntyre was fired. (Photo)

Trans Speaker Receives Threat Over Appearance at Yale “Sex Week”
Buck Angel, Sex Week At Yale’s panelist and Masters’ Tea keynote speaker, received a threat about his appearing at the student-organized event. The threat, received through Angel’s Facebook account via a sock puppet, was relayed to Yale, and organizers have arranged 24 hour security for the transman porn actor.

More on the candidate campaigning to keep transgender people from changing sex on their driver licenses
I just got an email from Michigan Messenger reporter Todd A. Heywood, who broke the story today about a Michigan secretary of state candidate targeting transgender people.
[Blog/Commentary] A Matter of Bigoted Priorities
Secretary of state candidate Paul Scott sparks online buzz with remarks against transgender individual ID changes
Michigan candidate’s priority: "Transgender individuals will not be allowed to change the sex on their driver's license in any circumstance."

Loudoun Supervisor Under Fire for Anti-Gay Remarks
Eugene Delgaudio, who represents the Sterling District in Loudoun County, is at the center of a political firestorm. He’s accused of using controversial language targeted at transgender individuals.