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U.S. Appeals Court Denies Prisoner's Right To Taxpayer-Funded Sex Change

Reuters | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

BOSTON, Dec 16 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday overturned an earlier court decision that a Massachusetts prisoner suffering from gender ...

The Term Homophobia Is Improper

Mark Baer | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
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Mark Baer

Religion aside, I firmly believe that those who argue that homosexuality is a choice do so in order to justify senseless beatings of gays and lesbians, and continued discrimination and mistreatment against them. I also believe without a doubt that it is a choice to be a nasty human being.

The Islamic Republic of Iran's Flavored Condoms, Free Vasectomies, and Gender Reassignment Surgery

Shermin Kruse | Posted 08.18.2014 | World
Shermin Kruse

When the Islamic Republic first took control of Iran from the Shah, the new regime decided population growth would be greatly in its advantage. After all, it was faced with a bloody war with neighboring Iraq.

Medicare Can Pay For Transgender Recipients' Gender Confirmation Surgeries: Feds

AP | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Transgender people receiving Medicare may no longer be automatically denied coverage for sex reassignment surgeries, a U.S. Dep...

Walking in Vegas

John Brown | Posted 06.10.2014 | Comedy
John Brown

I was in Vegas for the first time about a decade ago, to attend (by kind invitation) the opening of a sexhibition -- sorry, exhibition -- of Impressionist paintings from the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg at the Venetian Resort/Hotel/Casino.

Chelsea Manning

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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WATCH: What Happened To The 11-Year-Old Who Wanted A Sex Change?

OWN | Posted 08.28.2013 | OWN

In 2004, Oprah met Kaden, an 11-year-old transgender child who was born a girl. Back then, Kaden explained what it was like feeling as if he had been ...

Meet Afghanistan's Youngest Resident To Undergo Gender Reassignment Surgery

The Lahore Times | HAMAYOUN MAHZON | Posted 02.21.2013 | Gay Voices

At 16, a boy became the youngest in the Paloso naw village of Kunar province to have a life-changing operation. Enamullah, 16, became the youngest ...

Former Soccer 'Hooligan' Becomes A Woman

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.11.2013 | Gay Voices

A self-described soccer hooligan who routinely beat up rival fans is undergoing gender reassignment surgery, the Express&Echo reported. Becci Allen...

A Twenty-Year-Old Woman In Queens Becomes A Man

Narrative.ly | Posted 10.11.2012 | New York

On an unusually sunny and crisp autumn afternoon in November 2010, a family gathered in Saints Peter and Paul Church in Manorville, Long Island. There...

Transgender Murderer Approved For Gender Reassignment Surgery

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices

BOSTON -- State prison officials must provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murder, beca...

Iran's Thriving Sex-Change Operations Industry

The Huffington Post | Sasha von Oldershausen | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Although it has some of the strictest laws on sexuality and same-sex relations in the world, Iran also has a reputation for an extremely liberal sex-c...

'Gender Confirmation Surgery': What's In A Name?

Loren S. Schechter, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Posted 06.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Loren S. Schechter, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Most if not all the other names used for the procedure suggest that a person is making a choice to switch genders. This is not about choice; it's about using surgery as one of the therapeutic tools to enable people to be comfortable with their gendered self.

Sex-changing Treatment For Kids: It's On The Rise

AP | By LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 02.20.2012 | Gay Voices

CHICAGO -- A small but growing number of teens and even younger children who think they were born the wrong sex are getting support from parents and f...

Chaz Bono Joins Dancing With the Stars: Will This Impact the Public's Perception of the Transgender Community?

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 10.30.2011 | Home
Hayley Rose Horzepa

Will Chaz Bono's gig on Dancing with the Stars offend some people? Most definitely. What's more important is the courage that Chaz lends and will continue to lend to others who haven't yet gained the courage to be themselves.

Thai Transsexual 'Ladyboys' Feel Marginalized In Elections

Posted 08.31.2011 | World

BANGKOK, July 1 (Reuters) - Thai election officials manning voting booths were ordered on Friday not to laugh at "ladyboys" who this week said the...

Alleged Criminal Becomes Woman To Avoid Capture

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

MEXICO CITY -- Federal prosecutors in Mexico say they have arrested a man who had plastic surgery and assumed a female identity to avoid capture. The...

Straight Talk: When A Daughter Changes Her gender, Does She Become A Son?

Steven Petrow | Posted 07.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven Petrow

"He" seems thrilled with his results, but he is still a girl where it counts, so it is very confusing. And does this make him gay, or what?

British Transgender Woman Loses Breast Enlargement Bid

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON -- A British court has ruled that a transgender woman is not entitled to have breast enlargement surgery paid for by the state-funded National ...

Warren Beatty's Daughter: The Media Is Kind and Gentle -- or Carefully Controlled

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Wolff

I missed the story about Warren Beatty's 18-year-old daughter planning to have a sex-change operation. It's not a hidden story. It's been out there. And yet it's hardly made an impression.

Reggie Ramirez: 'Pilipinas Got Talent' Singer Inspires 'Endless' Speculation On Gender (VIDEO)

AOL News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Filipino singer who sings both the male and female parts of songs like "Endless Love" is causing endless speculation on whether he is a he, a she or...

John Mark Karr Gets Sex Change: Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Citing Information from a Facebook profile, Inside Edition is reporting that John Mark Karr, a former suspect in the murder of JonBenet Ramsey has got...

Spanish 16-Year-Old Undergoes Sex Change Operation

AP | DANIEL WOOLLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MADRID — A 16-year-old Spaniard has had a sex change operation, becoming the country's first minor to undergo a procedure that few countries in ...

A Pro Bono Transgender Primer

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

What exactly does transitioning mean? It's the period during which somebody starts to live as his/her new gender. One misconception is that transitioning requires surgery.

Sex Change Surgery In China Might Require Police Approval

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — China's first medical guidelines on sex change surgery could require patients to gain police approval before the procedure, according ...