Tuesday, June 24, 2008
- I typed the word Google into Google. Guess what came up? Everything.
- You know what would be fun? To have a set of twins, name them Dumbo and Goofy and then just sit back and see how their personalities develop. I’ll bet they’d really enjoy going to school everyday.
- I’ve never seen a homeless guy with a bottle of Gatorade.
- In this country, alcohol is hardly ever seen as a drug problem. Instead, we think of it as more of a driving problem.
- I don’t own any stocks or bonds. All my money is tied up in debt.
- There are caregivers and there are caretakers, and yet the two words are not opposites. Why is this?
- You know an odd feeling? Sitting on the toilet eating a chocolate candy bar.
- I have an impersonal trainer. We meet at the gym, we don’t talk, he works out alone, and I go home.
- Regarding the Boy Scouts, I'm very suspicious of any organization that has a handbook.
- You know what's fun? Go to a German restaurant and insist on using chopsticks. . . .Read More
Laxmi dispels myths about the transgender community
June 24, 2008
During the recording of the show, Laxmi's quick wit, humour and nakhras had everyone rolling in laughter. Laxmi dispelled some age-old myths about the transgender community. . . .Read More
Brill, Stephanie & Rachel Pepper. The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals. Review by Linda Beck, Indian Valley P.L.
Verdict: Libraries may own books dealing with transgender adults, but this is the only guide about raising transgender children. While the general message to parents is that “you have nothing to apologize for and nothing to be embarrassed about,” the authors make it clear that parents and families will not have it easy. Realistic and empowering. . . .Read More
By DIONNE WALKER – June 24, 2008
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The couple walked into a Norfolk courthouse on a spring day, exchanged a few words, and within 10 minutes, were seemingly husband and wife. It was an unremarkable ceremony — except that several weeks later, officials realized the shapely bride might not have been a woman.
Now authorities in Virginia, where same-sex marriages are illegal, are weighing whether to file misdemeanor charges against the couple, Antonio E. Blount, 31, and Justin L. McCain, 18. An announcement is expected this week.
A prosecutor says the decision to press charges could turn on whether the pair knowingly misled officials when they applied for a license and later, traveled to a courthouse for a ceremony. If the bride was transgender, and identified as a woman, it is unclear whether the marriage would be considered illegal.
The pair went to Newport News Circuit Court on March 24 to obtain a marriage license — McCain appearing as a woman and saying the name "Justine" before a deputy, said Newport News Circuit Court clerk Rex Davis.
McCain produced a Virginia driver's license, but a design quirk — the 'm' or 'f' for male or female appears directly against a darkened state seal — meant nobody noticed McCain's gender, Davis said. . . .Read More