Wednesday, September 03, 2008
- By Emily Hulme | firstname.lastname@example.org
- September 3, 2008
After five years and 10 cycles, there are certain elements viewers have grown to expect from 'America's Next Top Model.' There's the Ivy Leaguer who thinks she's too smart for modeling, the mean girl who'd seemingly rather fight than model, the affable lesbian who acts as a foil to the conservative Christian and the 'issue' girl -- in past cycles we've seen blindness, Asperger's Syndrome, female circumcision, homelessness, rage issues and mail-order brides on the show. . . .Read More
Marriage-Like Benefits for Same Sex Couples in the Workplace
Sept. 2, 2008
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. & ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sep 02, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE)
According to a recent national survey, seven out of ten
heterosexual adults (71%) agree that how an employee performs at their
job should be the standard for judging an employee, not whether or not
they are transgender. The new survey also showed that nearly eight out
of ten (79%) heterosexual adults strongly or somewhat agree that how
an employee does his or her job should be the standard for judging an
employee, not their sexual orientation. . . .Read More
Johnson, 44, in his blond wig, nail polish and gold bracelets, longs to live as a woman. But calling himself Angie, he felt neither safe nor comfortable. People told him God didn't make mistakes, but Johnson couldn't shake what his "inner something" was telling him -- that he was a woman living inside a man's body.
The feelings of isolation worsened when Johnson contracted the human immunodeficiency virus.Today, the once-homeless transgender woman -- a man who lives and dresses as a woman -- has found a home among others looking for acceptance and refuge.
The house is the region's first residential haven for HIV-positive transgender patients, a place for people besieged not only by gender-identity issues but also by health concerns and drug abuse. The city of Orlando's Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program arranged the accommodations while the Center for Multicultural Wellness and Prevention paid the rent. Together, they opened the home July 1. . . .Read More
September 2, 2008
A hermaphrodite who is seeking to be released from Kamiti maximum security prison wants a report about his medical and physical condition tabled in court.
Richard Mwanzia Muasya says the report will help the court understand the continuous human and constitutional rights violations he is going through at the prison, where he is being held after he was convicted for robbery with violence.
A detailed report by medical experts will also help the court to fully understand his gender, says Muasya.
Muasya was born with both male and female sex organs, but goes about life as a man. . . .Read More