08 October 2010


This week, welcome to...Katy, Texas... Rowlett, Texas...Mountain View, California... Framingham, Massachusetts...Seattle, Washington... Denver, Colorado...Plano, Texas... Beverly Hills, California... Belton, Texas... Somerville, Massachusetts... Nepean, Ontario, Canada... Wappingers Falls, New York...Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, Norway... Downey, California... Encino, California...

Bahraini teens launch sex-change bids (Inside the Middle East / CNN)

Two teenage women in Bahrain planning to undergo sex change operations are set to launch legal bids to have their status recognized as men, reported The Gulf Daily News.  (more above)

06 October 2010

Gay throughout history (Pridesource)

Every October, GLBT History Month honors 31 key players who have fought, sung, written, acted and spoke out for civil rights for all gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in America and beyond. (more above)

US airways honored for human rights (Bizjournals)

US Airways Group Inc. has earned a top rating in Human Rights Campaign’s corporate equality index, a measure of policies and attitudes toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and customers.( read above)

02 October 2010

MP and the tart who turned a $50 trick (Daily Mail [UK])

Over prawn crackers and Chinese spare ribs in Manchester this week, Labour MP Stephen Pound recalled that he once slipped a juicy banknote to a trannsexual prostitute in Hong Kong. ( more above)

Life as a transsexual as photographed by Paola de Grenet (The Vine)

Barcelona is notorious for its transvestite and transsexual culture.  (more above)

01 October 2010


OK...this is gonna seem a bit long (and lengthy), but here goes...welcome to Bethany, Connecticut... Rowlett, Texas... East Syracuse, New York... Saratoga Springs, New York... Ann Arbor, Michigan... Adams, Massachusetts... Boulder, Colorado... Botwood, Newfoundland, Canada... Sydney, New South Wales, Australia... Boston, Massachusetts... Melbourne, Victoria, Australia... Saint Louis, Missouri... Aurora, Colorado... Chateauguay, Quebec, Canada... Voorhees, New Jersey... Rochester, New York... whew!! Thanks for giving this site your consideration.

30 September 2010

The Next Director: João Pedro Rodrigues (Wall Street Journal)

In its brief history, BAMcinématek's annual "next director" program has helped introduce New York audiences to some of the world's most audacious filmmakers, providing an ahead-of-the-curve glimpse of how a new generation of auteurs is shaking up cinema. (more above)

Life for killer of Paul Hill’s transsexual niece (Belfast Telegraph [Northern Ireland])

A killer who strangled a pre-operative transsexual prostitute and stole £250 from her has been jailed for at least 21 years. (more above)

Rutgers suicide: Internet Humiliation Trauma for Teen (ABC news)

Clementi's roommate, Ravi, and another Rutgers student, Molly Wei, have each been charged with two counts of invasion of privacy.(more above)

28 September 2010

Queer till I quench - Z's story (Bella Naija [Africa])

In Africa, when we see any news or read any stories on LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transsexual) people, it is usually an analytical piece either from a religious, sociological  or even psychological analytic perspective.(more above)

Gender identity protection worthy of concern at UCF (Central Florida Future)

My name is Alexander Sierra, and I am a transgender student at UCF. (more above)

27 September 2010

25 September 2010

By jingo, it's a maze this equality game (Daily Mail [UK])

Just when I was starting to despair of seeing my old transsexual acquaintance Jenny, up she popped in the traditional debate on sex/equality. (more above)

Surgery? (QNotes)

Okay. You might ask, “What’s up with Robbi? (more above)

First-ever gay branded hospitality decor revealed (Curbed)

There's the hushed tones and faded toile de jouy of feminine decor, the steel- and leather-clad furnishings of masculine decor, and now, ladies and gents, the New York City
hospitality sphere has finally, at long last, welcomed with full force the previously murky category of gay decor. (more above)

Big Owl comedy club comes to Sunderland (About my Area [UK])

The BIG OWL Comedy Club is setting up camp at Infinity Entertainment Suite and will be with us the first Friday of every month. (more above)

24 September 2010

A transsexual turns RJ (Bangalore Mirror [India])

In a society that detests transsexuals and treats them as social outcasts, Priyanka, 25, a transsexual, leads a respectable life, as a radio jockey, even as she attempts to uplift members of her community. (more above)

Transgenders go for sex-change (Express Buzz)

22 September 2010

Glad to be gay in Indonesia (Asia Times [Indonesia])

JAKARTA - A month-long film festival featuring lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) issues will open on Friday in Indonesia, the only such event screened anywhere in the Muslim world. (more above)

21 September 2010

Sex-change op rescued my life, says Oxford woman (Oxford Mail [UK])

FOR her first 39 years transsexual Gina Ravens ‘hid away from the world’ in the body of Graham Dennis Day. (more above)

Man pays 230k yuan for magic sex change

Hoping that he could turn into a woman and go abroad, a 55-year-old man was cheated out of 230,000 yuan ($34,201). (more above)

Sex-talk with Alice Hooper-Hodson (Daily Record [UK])

Q I've found pictures of men dressed as women on my partner's computer.(more above)

20 September 2010

Vancouver woman links eviction to being transsexual (Straight ])

A Vancouver transsexual has filed a human-rights complaint, alleging discrimination on the basis of sex, age, and disability after she was evicted from a downtown social-housing complex. (more above)

Suicidal Nadia in really bad place (The Sun [UK])

FOLLOWING her suicide attempt, Big Brother star Nadia Almada has said she's in a "really bad place right now" and "needs some guidance". (more above)

Of Montreal forgot disco is dead (UB spectrum)

Georgie Fruit is back. (more above)

19 September 2010

Transsexual scout wins praise as Turkey's '14th giant man' (Hurriyet Daily News [Turkey])

Turkish basketball star Hidayet Türkoğlu drew loud chants of “Hido, Hido” during the 2010 FIBA World Basketball Championship, and the crowd roared when Kerem Tunçeri made a last-minute lay-up against Serbia to take Turkey into the finals. (more later)

10 September 2010

Thy will be done (Boston.com)

As documentaries go, “Thy Will Be Done’’ is neither evenhanded nor a work of advocacy journalism. (more above)

09 September 2010

Unstill waters: the fluid role of networks in social movements (Nonprofit Quarterly)

An individual social movement can span many generations. (more above)

George Takei appears at Autry museum (San Fernando Sun)

Actor and community activist George Takei will make a presentation as part of the Out West series at the Autry National Center on Sunday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m. (more above)

08 September 2010

Montana Tea Party axed over comments concerning hanging of homosexuals (Huffington Post)

The president of Montana's Big Sky Tea Party Association has been fired from his leadership position following remarks made online that implied his support for the public hanging of homosexuals. (more above)

Pride parade turns political (CBC [Canada])

The weather may have been cool and wet, but the annual Calgary Pride parade managed to generate some political heat. (more above)

The androgynous trend continues (Black Book Magazine)

With boys dressing like girls and girls dressing like boys, there's no stopping androgyny this fall. (more above)

Ah hua or Aqua? {Ah Hua = derogatory term} (Asia Times [Singapore])

THE Ah Kua Show? Oh, you mean the Aqua Show. (more above)

I'd always hated my facial hair (The Guardian [UK])

Having changed my name, I considered what else could be done while I waited for my first Gender Identity Clinic appointment. (more above)

Why bathrooms are a civil rights issue (Huffington Post)

Although it is not frequently acknowledged, bathrooms have been contested civil rights sites for several decades now. (more above)

Egyptian transsexual battles to become a doctor (Monsters and Critics)

Cairo - Sally Abdullah Mursi walks into a room with an air of confidence, clutching a leather handbag in one hand and holding a pink mobile telephone in the other.(more above)

04 September 2010

The changing face of the transgender community (GLTNN)

Time was when the conventional image of a transgender individual was that of a man dressing as a woman. (more above)

Queer religion and community at HRC summer institute (RD magazine)

People still seem to think of queer religious studies, if they have ever heard of the term, as an oxymoron. (more above)

Higher appeal over transgender decision (ABC [Australia])

Last year, the two, who were born female, won the right to be legally considered male even though they had not undergone surgery to remove their reproductive organs. (more above)

Transgender rules on driver's licenses changed (Philadelphia Inquirer)

HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is changing its policy on how transgender people identify themselves on driver's licenses. (more above)

Holladay ponders anti-bias rules (Utah News)

Holladay • As the City Council began considering whether to protect gay and transgender Holladay residents from housing and employment discrimination, Councilman Barry Topham instead hoped to sideline the debate at a work session this week. (more above)

Atlanta police dept. establishes LGBT advisory board (PBS)

This week, the Atlanta Police Department named nine men and women to a newly-formed advisory board. (more above)

A gay Republican comes out (The New York Times)

I have ambivalent feelings toward the news about Ken Mehlman, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, who recently announced that he was gay. (more above)

Atkin to open transgender support center {orig. sp. UK} (DigitalSpy [UK])

Hollyoaks star Victoria Atkin will attend the opening of a transgender support centre in Hull, it has been revealed. (more above)

LGBT friendly shul to host High Holy days in Brookline(Wicked Local Brookline)

Brookline —

As the High Holidays approach, Jews of any background are welcome to join Congregation Am Tikva in its services, where everyone is invited to worship and pray in a unique, welcoming setting regardless of gender, sexual orientation or traditional upbringing. (more above)

03 September 2010

I fought for this, but not just to be a housewife (IPS)

Mavi Susel, the first transsexual in Cuba to undergo sex reassignment surgery, back in 1988, has found herself trapped in the traditionally assigned gender role of a housewife.