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  1. "Two rival male news helicopter pilots embroiled in a bitter feud over OJ Simpson’s infamous car chase have bonded 20 years later — over their choice to both become women..." Read more: http://nypost.com/20...n-best-friends/
  2. "The funeral for an Ohio transgender teen whose death and suicide note struck a chord across the country was moved Friday and held privately after threats against the family. Leelah Alcorn, 17, died Sunday after writing in an online diary that her parents didn't accept that she identified as female. Tim Tripp, the family minister at Northeast Church of Christ in Cincinnati, told NBC News the funeral had been moved to a private location because "the times and dates had been publicized, and the family's received threats." Tripp wouldn't specify what threats surrounded the funeral, other than to say the family had heard there would be "disruptions." Mourners arriving at the church Friday found a sign on the door announcing the service's postponement. Jeff Hartmann, of Hodapp Funeral Home, said the private service was held there Friday morning. He said Alcorn's body was to be cremated..." More: http://www.nbcnews.c...threats-n278541
  3. A fairy doll that has a female body with male genitalia has sparked outrage in Argentina. The toy came to note after a mother shared pictures of it on Facebook, after her three-year-old was playing with it. In addition to having long hair, a dress, make-up and fairy wings, peeking under its clothes reveals a bulge in the shape of male genitalia. It is not known whether the extra feature of the doll – which was made in China and sold in a discount shop – was intentional, or whether it is a manufacturing defect... Read more: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/12/22/gender-bending-fairy-doll-sparks-outrage-in-argentina/
  4. "Members of New York's transgender community and advocates are praising the city council's vote to pass legislation making it easier for residents to correct the sex designation on their birth certificates. The bill, which passed passed 39-4 with three abstentions, will allow transgender New Yorkers to change the birth certificate designation without proof they have had gender confirmation surgery, officials from the Empire State Pride Agenda confirmed to The Huffington Post in an email statement..." Read More: http://www.huffingto..._n_6290590.html
  5. "Members of the Family Research Council have called for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would forbid the federal government to legal recognizing anyone's gender if it was not consistent with what the person was assigned at birth..." Read more: http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/12/11/right-wingers-want-constitutional-amendment-banning-trans-people
  6. Then again, back in the day... :)
  7. BY PARKER MARIE MOLLOY | SEPTEMBER 29 2014 4:19 PM ET "In a groundbreaking move, the state takes a stand against defendants being able to use a victim's sexual orientation or gender identity as justification for murder. With the stroke of Governor Jerry Brown's pen, California has become the first state in the U.S. to officially ban the use of "trans panic" and "gay panic" defenses in court..." http://www.advocate.com/crime/2014/09/29/california-becomes-first-state-ban-gay-trans-panic-defenses
  8. As I understand it, the problem with piercing guns is that they use the stud itself as the piercing needle. This method creates a puncture wound, which basically equates to localized trauma of the tissue (i.e., a micro-bullet wound). Such puncture wounds can easily heal improperly, which, in turn can lead to infections, sensitivity and other problems down the road. The better alternative is to use a hollow needle, like a hypodermic needle, which simply punches out a small core and tends to heal faster and cleaner. This is even more important in regards to cartilage piercings. I think most places that do tattooing and body piercings use hollow needle method. Just make sure the place is clean , reputable and properly licensed. ~Shannon
  9. "On the surface, it looks as if our identity as male or female is determined in the womb. The decision seems final – a genetic switch flicks towards either setting, and locks into place for the rest of our lives. This tidy image is wrong. Two recent studies in mice have shown that the switch isn’t locked – it’s held under constant tension by two rival genes – DMRT1 and FOXL2. It’s a tug-of-war fought over sexual fate, which goes on throughout our lives. Take away either contestant, and its adversary pulls the switch to the opposite setting. Ovaries can transform into testes and vice versa, even in adults..." read more
  10. Looks like this person has some transgender issues of their own, and they have been convinced by some church charlatans that being trans is somehow a sin. To be honest, I have neither the stomach nor the patience to watch all of his videos, but from what I did see, as much as he is externalizing his religiously-driven transphobia by posting these videos, it also seems pretty obvious that he has very heavily internalized it as well. While he definitely seems like an ignorant tool, I can't help but feel a bit sorry for this person. The cognitive dissonance is strong in this one.
  11. Sadly, this isn't the first time I've seen reports of transgender individuals being harassed or discriminated against by DMV employees. What I'm wondering is when, exactly, did the Department of Motor Vehicles become the Department of Gender Enforcement? <_<
  12. I see you.... where you been hidin'??

    1. Shannon


      Hi Mike, just stopped by to see what's happening. How ya been?

    2. UsernameOptional


      I've been okay... hope you have too. Funny that last night I ran across some old emails - one of which was from you... and here you are today. How are the "bead people" doing?? LOL

  13. Happy B-day, Shannon =) -Michael

  14. Happy Birthday Shannon :)

  15. Happy Birthday Shannon, hope you can drop in sometime. Hugs ~ Lori