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quarta-feira, agosto 11, 2010

Have transsexuals become easy targets?
A man has been convicted of murdering a transsexual prostitute in north London. Destiny Lauren was one of a number of transgender people to suffer violence, and there are concerns such attacks are on the increase.
Killer is convicted for strangling transsexual prostitute in Kentish Town
Man found guilty of murdering woman in Kentish Town

Woman, by choice
I enjoy sex like any other normal girl, in fact maybe even better than them,” says Nikkey Chawla, a 24-year-old stylist, when asked whether a transsexual can have a normal sex life. Born a boy, Chawla has recently, and successfully, made the journey to womanhood — the youngest to do so in Delhi.

Hong Kong trans woman launches fight to marry
A trans woman in Hong King has begun a legal fight for the right to marry her boyfriend.
The woman, who has not been named, is barred under city law from changing her birth certificate to female.
Gender looms large in Hong Kong courtroom
Not for Hong Kong court to rule on transgender union: lawyer
Fears for core values in transgender unions

Ticked Off at Ticked-Off Trannies
Transgender activists took to the streets to oppose a locally made movie — and made it more successful than ever.
[Commentary] Fort Worth Weekly Writer Jimmy Fowler Fouls Out with "Ticked Off"

Transgender Dog to Be Given a Home
A Pomeranian puppy who has the unusual distinction of having undergone a sex change will be given a home next week.
The puppy, named Red, is recovering after gender-reassignment surgery saved the dog from euthanasia. The dog was born with partially formed male and female reproductive organs and required surgery to prevent infection and reduce the risk of cancer.

Female circumcision victims seek out Colo. doctor
This picturesque southern Colorado town known for decades as the sex-change capital of the world — thousands of gender-reassignment operations have been performed here — is becoming a beacon for victims of female genital mutilation.

Board: Peabody restaurant's error was lack of clarity
Licensing Board Chairman Minas Dakos said last night that the board was unable to determine whether Capone's Italian American Restaurant's decision to bar eight members of Sisters Family from the restaurant and nightclub on a Friday night last January was "made with a discriminatory motive."
But the three-member board unanimously supported warning Capone's for "failing to properly maintain control of the premises."
Eatery gets warning in transgender case

Texas Transgender peoples Lives Riding on Nikki Araguz Marriage Litigation as Attorney General Declines to Rule
Texas transgender people like myself have long understood that living in a specific county and petitioning a particularly progressive judge to amend our drivers licence was key in establishing our correct gender identity, regardless if you were post SRS. Because there was no law or ruling by the Attorney General it allowed us to fly under the radar in this the bluest of states. It was our secret.

Texas Attorney General Declines To Issue Opinion To Clarify Same-Sex Marriage Controversy In El Paso
El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal on Monday announced that the Office of the Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has formally declined to issue a legal opinion regarding the granting of marriage licenses to individuals who have undergone sex change operations.
On April 19, 2010 El Paso County Attorney's Office requested a legal opinion as to whether the County Clerk could legally issue a marriage license under a new Texas law when one of the parties is a female and the other was born a man but subsequently underwent sexual reassignment surgery and is now living as a woman.
AG Abbott Declines Gay Marriage Opinion Request
AG declines to issue opinion on same-sex marriage

Intersex and the Case of Nikki Araguz
Firefighter Thomas Araguz died in the line of duty on July 4th, but attention shifted from a fallen hero to his grieving widow Nikki. Who was this person, the Araguz family asked, and was she really a woman? If not - would the marriage still be valid? Who would get his pension? These questions prompted us to look deeper – how do we assign “sex” to the approximately 1 out of every 100 children born each year who differ from the standard “Male” or “Female”? How do we define marriage, and those eligible in the state of Texas? And when the rulings come down in the Araguz case – what will that do to our definition of “Man and Wife”?