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  • Obamacare Now Covers Gender Reasignment Surgeries

    08/25/2014 9:46:42 AM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Breibart ^ | August 25, 2014 | Wynton Hall
    Transgender Americans seeking gender reassignment surgeries are finding relief through Obamacare, The Daily Beast reported on Monday. Federal laws banning health insurance discrimination against transgender people, combined with Obamacare's ban on denying coverage for those with pre-existing conditions, have paved a path for transgender patients who wish to make the transition from one gender to another. "The federal anti-discrimination regulations have yet to be written, but California insurance regulators have said that companies must treat transgender patients the same as other patients," reports The Daily Beast. "For example, if plans cover hormones for post-menopausal women, they must also cover them...
  • Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is a ‘Mental Disorder’– Sex Change is ‘Biologically...

    08/20/2014 11:39:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 121 replies
    CNSNews ^ | August 20, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    Full title: Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is a ‘Mental Disorder’ – Sex Change is ‘Biologically Impossible’ Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry. (Photo: Johns Hopkins Medicine) (CNSNews.com) -- Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospitaland its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder. Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at...
  • Transgender man who says he was ordered to leave men's locker room at public pool sues NYC

    06/03/2014 3:03:02 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06-03-2014 | The Associated Press
    NEW YORK – A transgender man has sued New York City after he says he was booted from a male locker room at a public pool. Bryan Ellicott said Tuesday that he went to the Staten Island pool last July to cool off. He says a staff member ordered him to use the women's locker room.
  • Chuck Hagel: Transgender ban in military should be reviewed

    05/12/2014 12:03:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 05/12/2014
    The prohibition on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. military "continually should be reviewed," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday. Hagel did not indicate whether he believes the policy should be overturned. However, he said "every qualified American who wants to serve our country should have an opportunity if they fit the qualifications and can do it." A transgender individual is someone who has acquired the physical characteristics of the opposite sex or presents themselves in a way that does not correspond with their sex at birth. A panel convened by a think tank at San Francisco State University...
  • Connecticut imprisonment of transgender teen ‘unconstitutional,’ lawyer says

    04/22/2014 11:20:35 AM PDT · by massmike · 37 replies
    nhregister.com ^ | 04/22/2014 | Randall Beach
    Is it a violation of a 16-year-old’s rights to place her in a prison with adult inmates even though she has not been charged with any crime? Her treatment is appropriate and legal because she has “an extensive history of violence” against staffers and other residents of psychiatric facilities, according to the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. The youth is a female transgender child who was born male but identifies as a female. In court documents she is identified as Jane Doe in order to protect her identity. “The youth has an extensive history of violence, including targeting female...
  • Pvt. Manning seeks formal name change to Chelsea

    03/19/2014 9:07:57 PM PDT · by slumber1 · 47 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 3-19-14 | FROM WIRE REPORTS
    The Army private who was tried and convicted as Bradley Edward Manning for leaking U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks is petitioning a Kansas court for a name change, to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
  • Senate Bill Bans Discrimination Against Cross-Dressers

    11/04/2013 11:33:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 4, 2013 - 12:56 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which will come up for a cloture vote in the Senate today, mandates that employers in the United States permit men to dress as women at work and women to dress as men as long as they otherwise adhere to “reasonable dress or grooming standards.” Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, the bill’s primary sponsor, has been joined by 55 co-sponsors. So the bill already has the backing of a 56-vote majority in the 100-member Senate. …
  • ‘I am Chelsea Manning. I am female’

    08/22/2013 8:24:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 98 replies
    NBC ^ | 8-22-2013
    “As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me,” Manning said in a statement read during an exclusive TODAY show interview with lawyer David Coombs. “I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way I have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible.” While Fort Leavenworth, the prison where Manning will serve her sentence, does not offer hormone therapy, Coombs told host Savannah Guthrie he would fight to ensure his client received the medical treatment she needed. He also said he and Manning...
  • ABC newsman who switched genders wants to switch back (Mainstream news Editor)

    08/06/2013 6:28:52 AM PDT · by equalator · 88 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 8-6-2013
    ABC News editor Don Ennis strolled into the newsroom in May wearing a little black dress and an auburn wig and announced he was transgender and splitting from his wife. He wanted to be called Dawn. But now he says he suffered from a two-day bout of amnesia that has made him realize he wants to live his life again as Don.Fortunately, my memories of the last 14 years have since returned. But what did not return was my identity as Dawn,” said Ennis, who had been wearing lipstick, skirts and heels. “I am writing to let you know I’m...
  • This is ‘civil rights’? Pro-family leaders react to California school’s transgender settlement

    07/29/2013 12:55:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Life Site ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    ARCADIA, CA, July 26, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-family leaders reacted with stunned disbelief this week to the news of a settlement in the case of a Southern California girl whose parents filed a federal civil rights complaint against their local school district after their daughter was not allowed to sleep in a hotel room full of boys during field trips, despite her belief that she is a boy trapped in a girl's body. After two years of investigation by the Obama administration's Department of Justice, the Arcadia Unified School District agreed to a settlement in which they admit no wrongdoing,...
  • Now transgender teenage lovebirds are in love after they BOTH had gender reassignment surgery

    07/23/2013 1:28:14 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 79 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 22, 2013
    Teenagers Arin Andrews and Katie Hill look like any normal young couple posing in their swimwear. It is hard to believe that just two years ago Arin was a girl called Emerald, and Katie was a boy called Luke. Arin, 17, and Katie, 19, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, have both undergone surgeries to change their gender and now are enjoying being in their bodies they always wished for. Just over a year ago Katie, a university student, had gender reassignment surgery, thanks to an amazing $35,000 donation from an anonymous donor who read her story in a local newspaper. Now, Arin,...
  • Don’t push kids to change gender identities

    07/21/2013 4:35:45 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 20, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    Assembly member Tom Ammiano has introduced a bill that would require public schools to allow children to change their gender identities, and then have access to the bathrooms, locker rooms and sports teams of that gender. I have nothing but sympathy for people who feel they are trapped in the wrong body. I cannot think of anything that would be harder for a person to do than tell the world that he is a she or she is a he. Still, I do not like Ammiano’s bill because it overrides parental authority and basically encourages kids to change their gender...
  • Transgender at 6: For Tyler and his parents, no second thoughts

    07/12/2013 9:36:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7-11-2013
    Yes, Tyler is still a boy. That’s what people who heard about him have wondered. After a Maryland couple decided to listen to their 5-year-old daughter’s urgent and persistent insistence that she was a boy, after a psychiatrist told them it would be healthy to let the child live as a boy, after they let him pick a boy name and found a school that would enroll the child in kindergarten as a boy last year, Tyler’s parents have had no second thoughts. “It’s not a phase,” said his mother, Jean. “Anyone who meets him says, ‘Yeah, that’s a boy.’...
  • D.C. Passes Bill: Anatomical Males & Females Can Change Gender on Birth Certificate

    07/11/2013 4:05:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 7/11/2013 | Penny Starr
    On a voice vote on Wednesday, the D.C. Council unanimously approved a bill that will allow anatomical males and females who have undergone “gender transition” to get a new birth certificate listing the gender they choose.Mayor Vincent Gray, a Democrat, is expected to sign the bill, which will then face a 30-day period for congressional review. If Congress does not intervene, the law will go into effect following that review period.The JaParker Deoni Jones Birth Certificate Equality Amendment Act of 2013 – named for a transgender man who was stabbed to death in 2012 -- amends the Vital Records Act...
  • Transgender first-grader wins the right to use girls' restroom

    06/24/2013 5:46:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 91 replies
    CNN ^ | Ed Payne
    (CNN) -- A transgender first-grader who was born a boy but identifies as a girl has won the right to use the girls' restroom at her Colorado school. The Colorado Rights Division ruled in favor of Coy Mathis in her fight against the Fountain-Fort Carson School District. Coy's parents had taken her case to the commission after the district said she could no longer use the girls' bathroom at Eagleside Elementary. In issuing its decision, the state's rights division said keeping the ban in place "creates an environment that is objectively and subjectively hostile, intimidating or offensive." The Transgender Legal...
  • Mom hopes transgender child will help others ‘be free’

    06/23/2013 7:19:55 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 79 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | 06/23/13 | Francine Kopun
    Danielle Sheridan, age 8, was born a boy. Before she was 3, she began telling her parents she was a girl. It wasn't a phase. She was insistent. She identified with Cinderella. She wanted to grow up and marry a prince. She began dressing like a girl at home. “We kept it in our home only because of our fear of society. We wanted her to be happy, but we wanted her to be safe,” said her mom, Leah Sheridan, 35. Finally, her daughter said she didn’t want to live if she had to live as a boy. “She said...
  • Cross-dressing "transgender" boy becomes prom queen at Mass. high school!

    06/04/2013 11:20:08 AM PDT · by massmike · 29 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 06/04/2013 | n/a
    A senior boy at Middleborough High School in Middleborough, Mass. -- who started coming to school dressed as a girl during his sophomore year -- became the school's "prom queen" last week. Fox News in Boston did the first report on this, and it was a gushing pro-transgender puff piece -- referring to the boy as "she" -- with no contrasting opinion included at all. The Fox anchorwoman was totally "with the program." Fox News began its report describing the boy the "a girl whose growing achievement is the end of a journey that she started years earlier." Fox went...
  • Transgender Navy SEAL 'Warrior Princess' Comes Out

    06/03/2013 6:08:09 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 64 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 3, 2013 | Lee Ferran
    A former member of the elite U.S. Navy SEALs has come out to say she's now a woman.
  • ‘Changing gender should be as easy as changing car numberplate’ (Sweden)

    05/13/2013 4:08:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 13.05.13 @ 00:09 | Honor Mahony
    Next week, the Swedish parliament is expected to pass a law abolishing a requirement for people changing their legal gender to be sterilized. The move follows a high level and at times bitter debate about a four-decade old law that pitted equality activists against conservative politicians. The activists argued that the 1972 law—making Sweden one of the first countries in the world to allow legal gender change—breached human rights. Opponents objected to possible situations where a person born as a woman, changes her legal identity to become a man, then gets pregnant. … For transgender people everywhere, Argentina currently sets...
  • Transgender student denied admission to all-female Smith College

    03/21/2013 7:33:30 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/21/2013 | Eric Owens
    A transgender high school student who applied to prestigious, private, all-female Smith College has been rejected because the school only accepts women. Smith returned Calliope Wong’s application — and application fee — earlier this month, reports The Advocate. “As you may remember from our previous correspondence, Smith is a women’s college, which means that undergraduate applicants to Smith must be female at the time of admission,” admissions dean Debra Shaver wrote in a letter to Wong, The Advocate says. Wong has identified as female for several years, according to the Keystone Student Voice. However, on the FAFSA (Free Application for...
  • Post-operative transgender female fighter Fallon Fox’s license under review

    03/07/2013 7:27:06 AM PST · by redreno · 14 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 03/06/2013 | By Maggie Hendricks
    When Liz Carmouche fought Ronda Rousey at UFC 157, she became the first openly gay UFC fighter. The sport is breaking new ground again with transgender female fighter Fallon Fox. As a postoperative transgender woman since 2006, Fox has two professional wins under her belt. But her license is now under review in Florida, where she knocked out Ericka Newsome in a Championship Fighting Alliance tournament bout. Fox revealed her original gender to Sports Illustrated on Monday. She said when she applied for a license in Florida, that she already held a license in California
  • Colorado school bars transgendered 1st-grader from using girls' restroom

    02/27/2013 5:58:37 AM PST · by redreno · 100 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed February 27, 2013 | By Ed Payne,
    (CNN) -- Just like she did during the first half of the school year, first grader Coy Mathis wants to use the girls' restroom at her Colorado elementary school. But school officials won't let her. The reason? Coy is transgendered, born with male sex organs but a child who identifies herself as female. She has dressed as a girl for most of last year. And her passport and state-issued identification recognize her as female. In December, the Fountain-Fort Carson School District informed Coy's parents that Coy would be barred from using the girls' restrooms at Eagleside Elementary in Fountain after...
  • Should I Become a Woman and Risk Causing Pain to My Wife and Children?

    02/04/2013 7:53:55 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 104 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 1, 2013 | CHUCK KLOSTERMAN
    I’ve been living the life of a married man for 20 years. I have a successful career and three children. All this time, however, I have battled gender dysphoria and the deep sadness that comes from living a lie. From the earliest age, I’ve been unhappy being male. I believed I would find happiness only once I was true to myself. I recently had my self-diagnosis confirmed, and I’m initiating a transition to living as the real me. There is a cost involved: pain to my family and stress on my career. Ethically, is it right to be “true to...
  • HuffPo: Obama Inaugural Ignored Rights of Transgendered Preteens

    01/24/2013 5:55:58 PM PST · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    Well, this will teach President Obama’s speech writers to double check their pander list. It seems his special shout-out to gays in his inaugural speech – though widely praised by the Left as a “historic” moment – just wasn’t enough. Not for the Huffington Post and the parents of 11-year-old ‘Sadie,’ who is “transgender” (a boy pretending to be a girl). Obama needed to call out for transgender rights as well. HuffPo’s “Gay Voices” page reported that Sadie corrected the oversight, writing a second speech. Sadie’s mother put it on Face Book, it hit Twitter and, according the “Gay Voices”...
  • Transgender Teacher Sues Catholic School Over Firing

    01/09/2013 7:27:11 AM PST · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/7/13 | Russel Goldman
    A transgender teacher is suing the New York City Catholic school where he worked for more than 30 years, claiming he was wrongfully terminated for growing out his hair, painting his fingernails and being "worse than gay." In a lawsuit, Mark Krolikowski, 59, alleges that after 32 years of teaching at St. Francis Prep in Queens, N.Y., and receiving numerous accolades for his work including leading students in a musical performance for Pope Benedict XVI, he was fired last year after the parents of a ninth grader complained about his appearance. Krolikowski remains anatomically male and routinely wore suits and...
  • Sir becomes Miss

    12/19/2012 1:46:06 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | December 2012
    A MALE primary school teacher stunned parents today after revealing he would return to classes after the Christmas holidays as a woman. Transsexual Nathan Upton, 32, will become Miss Lucy Meadows in the New Year following his sex change. Pupils at St Mary Magdalen’s Church of England school – motto: Reaching our potential together in Christ – have been informed about the schoolmaster’s “transition”. Parents said Nathan told children he had been “born with a girl’s brain in a boy’s body”.
  • Transgender player attains college basketball first

    12/15/2012 10:49:37 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 45 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 12/14/2012
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The women’s basketball team at Mission College expected the bleachers to be full and the hecklers ready when its newest player made her home court debut. In the days leading up to the game, people had plenty to say about 6-foot-6-inch, 220-pound Gabrielle Ludwig, who joined the Lady Saints as a mid-season walk-on and became, according to advocates, the first transsexual to play college hoops as both a man and a woman.
  • ‘The Matrix’ director transgender: Larry Wachowski now Lana

    07/31/2012 10:23:07 PM PDT · by SmithL · 47 replies
    Director Larry Wachowski has publicly revealed that she is transgender and now goes by the name Lana in a new promo for her upcoming Tom Hanks film “Cloud Atlas.” The 47-year-old moviemaker has undergone a sex change operation and now goes by the name Lana. With her hair in pink dreadlocks, Wachowski introduced herself for the first time as a woman in a behind-the-scenes trailer for the new drama, saying, “Hi, I’m Lana.”
  • Are Transgenders the New ‘It’ Minority?

    07/31/2012 11:28:29 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 9 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | July 31, 2012 | JP
    First came Richard Raskind, an ophthalmologist who in 1975 underwent “sex reassignment” surgery. He emerged as Renee Richards and decided to pursue a professional tennis career as a woman – four years after reaching the finals of the men’s 35-and-over tennis championship. More recently, there was Chastity Bono, daughter of famed pop duo Sonny and Cher, who in 2010 became Chaz Bono after undergoing a sex-change operation. A documentary on her/his “gender transition,” imaginatively titled “Becoming Chaz,” was well-received at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. And now there’s Larry Wachowski, co-director of the “Matrix” series, who debuted this week as...
  • Child is transgender at age 5 (super sick society, permissive parents Barf alert!)

    05/23/2012 8:20:36 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 41 replies
    Kathryn wanted pants. And short hair. Then trucks and swords. Her parents, Jean and Stephen, were fine with their toddler’s embrace of all things boy. They’ve both been schoolteachers and coaches in Maryland and are pretty immune to the quirky stuff that kids do. But it kept getting more intense, all this boyishness from their younger daughter. She began to argue vehemently — as only a tantrum-prone toddler can — that she was not a girl. “I am a boy,” the child insisted, at just 2 years old. And that made Jean uneasy. It was weird. “I am a boy”...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Obama's DOJ Forces University to Allow 38 Year Old Male To Use Women's Restrooms

    05/23/2012 5:42:21 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 153 replies
    A letter from the Department of Justice (DOJ) caused the University of Arkansas at Ft. Smith (UAFS) early this month to reverse policy and allow a 38-year old anatomically male-student permant use of women's bathrooms on campus despite opposition from female students.The university made the reversal on "advice of counsel" after receiving a letter the DOJ sent in response to a complaint that a single, self proclaimed "transgender" student filed with the DOJ's Civil Rights Division. "Because of the stance we took, the individual filed a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Justice," Mark Horn...
  • Miss Universe pageant will allow transgender women

    04/10/2012 9:49:57 AM PDT · by TSgt · 86 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 4/10/2012 | AP
    Transgender women will be allowed to participate in the Miss Universe beauty pageant next year, officials announced Tuesday, a week after they ruled a trail-blazing 23-year-old could vie for the crown this year. Pageant officials said they are working on the language of the official rule policy change but expected final word to come soon. Trials for next year's Miss Universe pageant begin this summer.
  • Miss Universe Canada Disqualifies Transsexual Contestant: She was Born a Boy

    03/26/2012 4:34:24 PM PDT · by edpc · 43 replies · 55+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 26 Mar 2012 | Sarah B. Weir
    Miss Universe Canada officials have banned 23-year-old transsexual Jenna Talackova from participating in the pageant finals to be held in Toronto in May, 2012. The Vancouver contestant was one of sixty-five women chosen to compete in the national contest (which is owned by Donald Trump). The Daily Mail Reports that Denis Davila, national director of Miss Universe Canada, asserts that every contestant must be a "naturally born female." Critics of the decision claim that the rules do not specifically address sex change or plastic surgery.
  • U.S. Supreme Court rejects Wisconsin bid to ban transgender inmate treatments

    03/26/2012 9:48:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies · 12+ views
    JS Online ^ | 3-26-12
    Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider reinstating a Wisconsin law that banned hormone treatments or sex-change surgeries for transgender prison inmates. The justices Monday rejected the state's appeal of a ruling that the 2006 Wisconsin law, by withholding treatments that prison doctors deem medically necessary, violated the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishments. Three Wisconsin inmates who are male-to-female transsexuals filed suit after prison doctors, who had diagnosed them as having gender identity disorder, stopped providing hormone treatments because of the law. "Refusing to provide effective treatment for a serious medical condition serves no...
  • A Mom Becomes A Man, And A Family Sticks Together

    03/11/2012 6:48:44 PM PDT · by bornred · 88 replies
    NPR ^ | 3/9/12 | NPR STAFF
    This spring, Les and Scott GrantSmith will mark their 25th wedding anniversary. The couple raised two daughters along the way. But 15 years ago, they hit a crisis that nearly shattered their family. Les was keeping a secret, and that became a problem. But they solved it as a family, in a way that kept them together and happy. In the weeks leading up to that day back in 1997, Les was certain of two things: She was a mother who loved her daughters — and she was also transgender, the term for someone born in a body of the...
  • Barack Obama had a transgendered nanny in Indonesia

    03/08/2012 4:59:36 AM PST · by IbJensen · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Mar 07, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    JAKARTA, INDONESIA, March 7, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – As a young child in Indonesia, Barack Obama’s nanny was a transgender “woman” who walked around his home in female clothing and let the future president see him trying on lipstick. In 1969, “Evie” – who was born a man with the name Turdi – worked as a cook when he met Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham. (Turdi/Evie, like many Indonesians, goes only by one name.) Dunham had moved to the nation’s capital of Jakarta to live with her second husband, Lolo Soetoro. For two years, Turdi watched “Barry”, as Obama was called,...
  • Transgender eight-year-old reveals why she's much happier living as a GIRL

    11/17/2011 1:35:41 PM PST · by massmike · 70 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/17/2011 | HANNAH ROBERTS
    Danann Tyler, who was born male but now dresses as a little girl and has long hair, says she was bullied at school and felt hurt by other children telling her she was a boy. The eight-year-old MTF (male to female) from Orange County, California, is the subject of a new feature length documentary about transgender people. In a special edition of the Anderson talk show, 'Children &Teens Caught In The Wrong Bodies' which is scheduled to air on Wednesday, she told journalist Anderson Cooper: 'My school, people were telling me that I was a boy and it made me...
  • After Demise Of ‘Don’t Ask,’ Activists Call For End To Military Ban On Transgenders

    09/29/2011 2:24:49 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 225 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/28/11 | Rowan Scarborough
    With homosexuals now able to serve openly in the military, the gay rights movement’s next battleground is to persuade the Obama administration to end the armed forces’ ban on “transgenders,” a group that includes transsexuals and cross-dressers.
  • Georgia school denies use of boy's bathroom to transgender child

    09/15/2011 11:59:10 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 125 replies
    Atlanta Journal ^ | 9-15-11 | Christian Boone
    The father of a 7-year-old born a girl said the second-grader, prohibited from using the boys bathroom at school in McIntosh County, has never fit traditional gender roles. At 18 months, the child told Tommy Theollyn, 28, "I'm a boy." The child's father, who gave birth a year before beginning his own gender transition, said he wants school officials in this rural southeast Georgia county to view his son the way the child has always viewed himself. "I'm fighting to get a second grader back in school," said Theollyn, who pulled his son out of Todd Grant Elementary after his...
  • Chazz Bono reportedly to Dance with a Woman

    08/26/2011 8:19:12 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 113 replies
    TMZ ^ | August 26, 2011 | TMZ
    TMZ has learned ... Chaz Bono will be hitting the hardwood on the new season of "Dancing with the Stars."
  • Chrissy Lee Polis, transgender woman attacked at Baltimore McDonald's, calls assault a 'hate crime'

    04/24/2011 7:08:07 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 117 replies · 5+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, April 24th 2011, 11:54 AM | Michael Sheridan
    The transgender victim of a brutal beat-down at a Maryland McDonald's broke her silence to call the attack a "hate crime," and says it's not the first time she's been assaulted. Chrissy Lee Polis told the Baltimore Sun on Saturday the incident, which was captured on video and posted online, has left her "afraid to go outside." "I want to cry, but I need to hold my head up," she said, adding that she's been beaten and sexually assaulted in the past because of her sexual identity.
  • Rally Planned to Condemn McDonald's Beating of Transgener (sic) Woman

    04/24/2011 1:38:25 PM PDT · by kristinn · 91 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Sunday, April 24, 2011 | Jamie Smith Hopkins
    The transgender community is organizing a rally outside a Baltimore County McDonald's Monday night to condemn the severe beating of a transgender woman at the fast-food restaurant. The rally is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the McDonald's, located at 6315 Kenwood Ave. in Rosedale. SNIP Sandy Rawls, founding director of Trans-United, a Baltimore-based organization that works to decrease discrimination against transgender people, said nearly 100 people have indicated on a Facebook page that they will attend the rally. She said the event is intended to raise awareness of hate crimes against transgender people.
  • Ma. Gov. issues Executive Order mandating acceptance of transgenderism by all state agencies.

    02/21/2011 8:31:58 PM PST · by massmike · 27 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 02/21/2011 | n/a
    Late Wednesday afternoon, without advance notice and without fanfare, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed an Executive Order mandating the acceptance of "gender identity and expression" -- including transsexuality, cross-dressing, and related behaviors - throughout state government. The order also requires affirmative action in the hiring of transsexuals and diversity training for all state employees.
  • Givenchy model is transsexaul (it's hard to tell they all look the same)

    Worse 'job' in the world...
  • I Don't Buy the Whole Transgendered Thing - Obama Appoints Shemale

    01/04/2010 10:30:27 AM PST · by Notoriously Conservative · 26 replies · 1,559+ views
    Notoriously Conservative ^ | 01 04 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    President Obama recently named Amanda Simpson to be a Senior Technical Advisor to the Commerce Department.The kicker? Simpson is a shemale. Just look at the name, "A Man Da." Shiver. I don't by the whole transgendered thing. I'm sorry you don't feel comfortable in the skin God gave you, but chopping off your dangley bits isn't the answer, medication and counseling is. God doesn't make mistakes, men do. In a statement, Simpson, a member of the National Center for Transgender Equality's board of directors, said that "as one of the first transgender presidential appointees to the federal government, I hope...
  • W&M crowns first transgendered homecoming queen

    10/24/2009 4:00:39 PM PDT · by csvset · 35 replies · 1,819+ views
    Daily Press ^ | October 24, 2009 | MELINDA WALDROP
    WILLIAMSBURG History was made without fanfare on Saturday. Jessee Vasold, William and Mary's first transgender homecoming queen, took the field at halftime of the Tribe's game against James Madison wearing a red shirt, black pants and a small silver lip ring to applause and not much other notice. Vasold, a junior, and the other members of the homecoming court were introduced to the crowd, posed for pictures, and walked off the field. "I knew I was nominated, but I was just surprised, because there were a lot of other really good candidates on the ballot," Vasold said. "I know all...
  • Pictured: Josie Romero, the eight-year-old 'sex change girl' who was born a boy

    10/17/2009 5:15:56 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 60 replies · 4,950+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Oct. 15, 2009 | Sara Nelson
    Josie Romero loves the colour pink, braiding her hair and having her fingernails painted. But life has not always been easy for this sweet and charming eight-year-old, who was born in the body of a boy. The transgender youngster, then called Joseph, knew at the age of four that she was the wrong sex and even told her parents: 'I am really a girl.' At five, she was refusing to have her hair cut and only wore colours like orange which were nearest to girly pink. By the time she reached six, Josie had been diagnosed as transgender and was...
  • Sex-change boy 'faces crucial time'

    09/18/2009 7:55:52 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies · 888+ views
    metro.co.uk ^ | Sept. 18, 2009
    A 12-year-old boy reported to have changed sex faces "a critical moment" in his life, a transgender campaign group has said. Bernard Reed, a trustee of the Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES), said teachers and pupils at the child's secondary school in southern England were key to his future. The child's parents gave him a girl's name by deed poll and allowed him to wear a dress to school, according to The Sun. The paper said teachers at the school, which has not been identified, called an emergency assembly to explain to pupils the boy would now be...
  • Boy, 12, Is Having Sex Change, School Announces

    09/18/2009 3:14:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 36 replies · 2,173+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | September 18, 2009
    Boy, 12, Is Having Sex Change, School Announces A school called an emergency assembly to tell children that a 12-year-old male pupil was having a sex change. By Murray Wardrop 18 Sep 2009 The youngster arrived for his first term at secondary school wearing a dress and with long hair in ribboned pigtails after his parents changed his name to a female one by deed poll over the summer holidays. However, the boy, who is preparing to undergo hormone treatment and sex change surgery, was immediately taunted by classmates who recognised him from primary school. As a result, the 1,000-pupil...
  • Sex change cabbie quits new job

    08/29/2009 6:07:00 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 36 replies · 1,444+ views
    LEP.co.uk ^ | 8-27-09 | Chris Visser
    A transgender driver's return behind the wheel of a taxi has lasted just a month. Andre Edwards, 51, walked out of her job at Leyland-based Eco Cabs following a series of rows with her new bosses – and they don't want her back. The move comes less than a month after the Evening Post revealed how the company, based on Mellor Road, had given her a chance to work two months after she was sacked from Leyland Taxis