Thursday, July 24, 2008
"Changing Sex documentary" from the UK. changingsexuk
Family Equality Council sent letters to both Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama about queer families. They promise to release any responses they receive. Follow the jump to read both letters. LETTER TO MCCAIN CAMPAIGN
(same letter sent to Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign)
July 21, 2008
The Honorable John McCain
United States Senator
241 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Dear Senator McCain:
In light of recent events, I want to be certain that our presidential candidates truly understand the great diversity of American families and how best to meet their needs.
As a lesbian mother and the executive director of Family Equality Council, the national organization working to ensure equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families by building community, changing hearts and minds and advancing social justice for all families, I know how hard parents work to raise happy, healthy children. Regardless of their sexual orientations and gender identities, regardless of how many parents or caregivers are present in a family, all parents begin each day with their children at the forefront of their thoughts. On behalf of diverse families, I present you with the following information on the variety of family types that exist in this country and ask for your plan to recognize, respect, protect and celebrate all of the loving families you seek to represent. . . .Read More
A not-so-blind item posted on gossip guru Perez Hilton’s website on Thursday has some speculating celebrity spawn Kathlyn Beatty may be living life as a transgender. Although Hilton does not name names in the gossip tidbit, investigation by other Hollywood bloggers has led some to believe the subject of the rumor is the daughter of movie stars Annette Bening and Warren Beatty.
According to a “Not So Blind Item” posted on PerezHilton.com, a teenage daughter of a superstar celebrity couple is now living life as a transgender boy. “Now going by the name Stephen, the teen’s parents pulled him out of the prestigious Buckley School in Los Angeles and are having him home-schooled to keep him out of the public eye,” Hilton states on his blog. . . .Read More
July 23, 2008
It's been three weeks since his blue-eyed baby debuted in this world, but Thomas Beatie – better known around the world as the Pregnant Man – can already say this about his daughter's personality: "She's easygoing and mellow and intelligent."
On June 29 at 8:55 p.m., Beatie, 34, a former female beauty pageant contestant, made cultural history as perhaps the first legally transgender male to give birth, bringing into the world a 9 lbs., 5 oz. baby girl named Susan Juliette.
"She's so precious, I just can't stop staring at her," Thomas tells PEOPLE in his first interview since he and wife Nancy returned with their bundle from Bend, Oregon's St. Charles Medical Center. "Just holding her is the best feeling in the world." . . .Read More
(. . .a very cute baby, IMO! R.A.)