23 August 2010

Catholic and transgender: one woman's confession (Edge Boston)

A Catholic blogger has taken on the question of transgendered individuals and their rights and needs in a two-part column at religious site Catholic Exchange. (more above)

Transgender N.S. woman's father a U.K. knight (CBC [Canada])

The transgendered woman attempting to gain refugee status in Nova Scotia is making headlines in her homeland of Northern Ireland, partially because she comes from a high-profile family. (more above)

To some, love is unjust (The Hindu [India])

“Our love is in the dark. It is never acknowledged. We, as a community are seeking equality in love,” said Kalki Subramanian. (more above)

peeling away theories of gender and the brain (The New York Times)

“Delusions of Gender” takes on that tricky question, Why exactly are men from Mars and women from Venus?, and eviscerates both the neuroscientists who claim to have found the answers and the popularizers who take their findings and run with them. (more above)

An unholy row and a handbagging (Spain)

MADRID - A TRANSSEXUAL Nigerian who is now a woman was worshiping at a Christ Embassy service in the Madrid district of Vallecas on August 8. (more above)

Opponents believe topless women are a "lewd spectacle" (Gothamist)

Across the country yesterday, Go Topless hosted annual rallies in an attempt to give women the same topless rights as men. (more above)

Hesmondhalgh: David Cropper's sexy (UK news [UK])

Coronation Street's Julie Hesmondhalgh has gushed about her "sexy" co-star David Neilson. (more above)

PRISCILLA'S Tony Sheldon talks about being a woman and more (Broadway.com)

As BroadwayWorld has previously reported, the pre-Broadway North American company of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical, written by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott and directed by Simon Phillips will star Olivier Award nominee Tony Sheldon ("Bernadette"), Tony Award® nominee Will Swenson ("Tick"/ "Mitzi") and Nick Adams ("Adam"/"Felicia") as the trio of friends on a heart-warming, uplifting adventure who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. (more above)