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The Proposed Gender Dysphoria Diagnosis in the DSM-5
Last month, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) released a second round of proposed diagnostic criteria for the 5th Edition of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). These include two diagnostic categories that impact the trans communities, Gender Dysphoria (formerly Gender Identity Disorder, or GID) and Transvestic Disorder (Formerly Transvestic Fetishism). For decades, the GID diagnosis has drawn protest from trans and transsexual communities, their allies and supportive medical and mental health professionals for its depiction of gender diversity, gender transition and medical transition care as mental illness and sexual deviance. The current diagnostic criteria for GID in the DSM-IV-TR cast difference from stereotypes of birth-assigned gender roles as pathological and are biased to favor harmful gender-reparative psychotherapies that enforce birth-role conformity. However, many community advocates and supportive medical professionals agree that some kind of diagnostic coding is necessary to facilitate access to medical and/or surgical transition care for those trans and transsexual people who need it. There is a need to replace the GID category with diagnostic nomenclature that is consistent with transition care, for those who need it, rather than contradicting transition care. There is a need for diagnostic nomenclature that does not harm those it is intended to help.
[Commentary] Transvestic Disorder? Really?!

My little boy’s grown up to be a girl of 17
Posing arm in arm, teenager Hannah Whetton and her mum Carol look like any loving mother and daughter.
They enjoy going clothes shopping together and share make-up tips.
But for the first 16 years of her life Hannah was Arron, Carol's son.

Chloë Sevigny Cast as Transgender Assassin
Actress Chloë Sevigny will play an Irish transgender assassin in a British miniseries, reports IndieWire.
Hit and Miss revolves around a transgender hit man who suddenly finds out that in the previous life she has fathered several children.

Eunuchs' groups clash; two hurt
Panic gripped Mutthiganj and adjoining areas under Mutthiganj police circle on Wednesday after two opposite groups of eunuchs clashed leaving two eunuchs injured. The clash, according to police, took place over the dispute of area limits.

Sex change in Gujarat: Bhavna becomes Bhavesh in Rajkot
“I thank doctors for giving Bhavesh and me a new life. The world has changed for us!” these are the words of a mother whose child had her sex changed in a hospital in Rajkot.
Bhavna, youngest daughter of Jiva Dhuda had been leading the life of a girl for the past 18 years. The family belongs to Magharvada village in Junagadh district.

Military Plans to Rid Central Jakarta Park of Transvestites
Jayakarta Regional Military Command on Wednesday announced a plan to clear Taman Lawang, a public park on Jalan Latuharhary in Central Jakarta, of transvestites.

Conn. Trans Rights Bill a Sure Thing
Following the state House of Representatives, Connecticut's Senate passed a bill last week protecting transgender people from all kinds of discrimination — and Democratic governor Dannel Malloy has promised to sign the legislation.
After Mean-Spirited Debate, Transgendered Rights Bill Passes

Stamford transgender person charged with sexually assaulting minor
A city transgender person was arrested early Wednesday morning after police say she sexually assaulted a teenage boy at Stamford Town Center in April.
Isaiah Johnson, 20, of 202 Ursula Place, was charged with second-degree sexual assault and is being held in lieu of $25,000 bond. (Photo)

Mass. transgender activists press for rights bill
Transgender advocates are lobbying Massachusetts lawmakers to pass a bill designed to increase their legal protections.
[Commentary] Your View: Transgender rights bill tramples children's rights
[Commentary] A matter of simple justice
Mass. transgender activists press for rights bill
Hearing held on transgender rights bill

Transgender Girl Lobbies Maine Lawmakers to Maintain Civil Rights Protections
This week the Maine Legislature is expected to vote on a controversial bill that would repeal civil rights protections for transgender people. LD 1046 would say that unless otherwise specified, rest rooms, showers and locker rooms designated for one biological sex are restricted to that biological sex. Transgender people denied access to such facilities would no longer be able to claim discrimination under the Maine Human Rights Act. Among those closely watching the outcome of the legislation is a 13-year-old transgender girl and her family.

House won’t block transgender suits against schools, businesses
House lawmakers voted late Tuesday night to reject a bill inspired by the high-profile case of a transgender elementary school student from Orono who was denied access to the girls bathroom.
The controversial bill would have shielded public institutions — including schools — and businesses from discrimination complaints filed by transgender individuals upset with policies restricting their access to bathrooms, showers or locker rooms.
Maine Legislature spurns transgender bill
Maine Senate kills transgender-bathrooms bill
Maine Pols Save Transgender Rights Policy
Maine House, Senate Reject Transgender Rest Room Bill
Maine Lawmakers Reject Transgender Bill
Maine Senate kills transgender bathrooms bill
Senate rejects abortion rules, transgender bills

Shield for transgenders
Experts advise companies to take steps to comply with job discrimination law

Third Transgender Youth Arrested in Dunkin' Donuts Riot
Police have arrested a third person in connection with a riot inside a Christopher Street Dunkin’ Donuts.
Mark Wright, 19, of Brooklyn was arrested on June 2 and charged with attempted assault, criminal mischief, menacing, rioting and criminal possession of a weapon, police and prosecutors said Monday.

City Council approves sex-change surgery coverage for workers
Portland became the second city in the country to pay for sex-change operations for its public employees Wednesday morning.
Cheers erupted in the City Council chamber after city commissioners and the mayor unanimously passed it.
Supporters have been working to get the proposal passed for two and a half years with Mayor Sam Adams being a key supporter.
Portland City Insurance Will Now Cover Sex Changes
Portland City Council Unanimously Approves Transgender-Inclusive Health Benefits
Portland OKs sex change health plan benefit
Ore. city approves transgender health benefits

More Than 2,000 Attend Philadelphia Trans Health Conference
More than 2,000 people from across the country attended the 10th annual Philadelphia Trans Health Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from Thursday, June 2, through Saturday, June 4.

Bethlehem to vote on anti-discrimination law
Activists are expected to fill up Bethlehem City Council chambers Tuesday to lobby for an anti-discrimination law that would create protections for sexual orientation and gender identity.

Va transgender inmate sues for sex change operation, says she'll continue trying it herself
Crouched in her cell, Ophelia De'lonta hoped three green disposable razors from the prison commissary would give her what the Virginia Department of Corrections will not — a sex change. (Photo)
Trans prisoner files lawsuit after botched self-castration attempt

Mexican Officials Say Man Had Sex Change to Avoid Arrest
Federal prosecutors in Mexico say they have arrested a man who had plastic surgery and assumed a female identity to avoid capture.
The Attorney General's Office says Aaron Vera Morales "had plastic surgery in an effort to evade justice, to change his identity from a man to a woman."