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  1. Transgender Latin Americans face violence, bigotry
    Reuters AlertNet
    Transgender Latin Americans face violence, bigotry. A transgender sex worker looks waits for customers on a street in Tegucigalpa, Honduras...

    I'm not exactly sure why they had to use a transgender sex worker (as opposed to perhaps a transgender community volunteer) to illustrate their story. I suppose transgender people are so marginalized that the sex workers tend to become synonymous. That is a sad reality for many, even in more "civilized societies." But in any event, the statistics are alarming and unacceptable. I hope a focus on human rights will lead to a better life for our transgender brothers and sisters in these countries. ~ Lori
  2. Transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox faces licensing problems
    Fallon Fox is bracing herself for controversy, and as the first on-record transgender female fighter in mixed martial arts, she's going to get plenty of it. On Monday, the 37-year-old Fox (2-0) revealed exclusively to that she's a transgender...
  3. Bigotry On Display: Mississippi Students Protest Transgender Classmate
    In her senior year at South Panola High School in Batesville, Mississippi, one transgender student decided it was time for her to fully realize her gender identity...
  4. Here's the latest on Ophelia De'Lonta the transwoman wanting Virginia tax payers to pay for her surgery. Some of you already know how I feel about tax dollars paying for elective procedures in prison . Yes, I'm prepared al ready for a bunch of ANGRY hate mail too.

  6. O K , here in Virginia , we have this inmate we're all paying for in prison for BANKROBBERY . meanwhile she decided to rob banks for her operation which hasn't happened. O K , she's mentally unstable . She has un successfully tried to "Self Castrate herself a couple of times . Meanwhile , a sympathetic judge has allowed her to finial have her say in court to DEMAND that every citizen unwillingly donate to her sex re assignment . LOOK, I AM A TRANSWOMAN MYSELF and I'm proud of NEVER askin, stealing or doing anything illegal to have my HRT . Meanwhile , this lady, ( I'm being nice here ) has got a judge willing to tell us , what we'll do . I'm mad ! Yeah, mad . This sets a precedence to do what ever in Virginia including sell drugs , rob people and do whatever . ya get prison and a FREE Sex re assignment , uh not on my dime hon !
  7. Once again, Thomas Beatie, is in the media. The issue this time is that an Arizona judge refuses to grant the Beatie's a divorce because the judge is not sure if Thomas is a man. Same-sex marriage, is of course, not legal in Arizona. But the Beatie's were married in Hawaii, where he is considered a man, and why they were allowed to marry. It's all a sticky situation.

    But here's the kicker...rather than concentrating only on the issue at hand, and the ripple affects this judge's actions (or non-action) can cause, Beatie continues to allow himself to be billed as the [world's first*] pregnant man, and everytime he appears on any show, pictures of him with his "baby bump" are flashed across the screen.

    Today, on Anderson Live, Anderson Cooper's new daytime talk show, pictures of a pregnant Beatie were continually flashed on the screen -one which shows him sitting on a bed, naked and "embracing" his pregnant belly - along with one pre-transition photo, and even a couple of photos of him at the doorway of men's restrooms.

    At one point, Cooper asked Beatie about all the publicity over his divorce and the controversary surrounding it. Beatie's answer was that part of the reason is that the tabloids have their way of getting information. While the tabloids might have been able to dig up court records and perhaps jimmie information out of family and friends, I'm sure most of the intimate images and video we have seen of Beatie could only have come from him - like the video he made allegedly to document his wife's domestic violence. It's just my opinion, but the vid appeared staged to me.

    So once again, we have a transperson in the media, and once again, the issue and we as a group, are devalued because of the circus-like handling of a story, and what seems to be a transperson media-prostituting himself. I think the Anderson Live segment would have served transpeople, and society in general, much better had the discussion revolved only around the Beatie's divorce, how it affects transpeople, their families, possible legal precedents and current laws. Not whether he intends to give birth to more children in a future relationship, and looking at pictures of what he looked like before transitioning, or what he looks like butt naked and pregnant with pit hair, body hair and beard!

    *Beatie is not the first transman to have a child after transitioning - he's just the first one to go public.