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Thursday, September 04, 2008
Local businesswoman Tobi Golightly will speak about her physical and spiritual journey from male to female at 10 a.m. on Sunday at the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Silver City, 3845 N. Swan.
"I was a fundamentalist Christian for about 20 years. But I was also a transsexual, and being homosexual was considered to be an abomination," she said. "After about two years of intense study and prayers, I discovered that God loves all of us, and that includes me."
"It's the story of my spiritual evolution. . . .Read More
BREANNA L. SPEED waited four years before announcing to her co-workers that she would not be Wendell anymore.
She was concerned that the revelation that she felt more comfortable living life as a woman than in the male body she was born with would jeopardize her job at Hewitt Associates, an outsourcing company in Lincolnshire, Ill., where she had worked as a database administrator for seven years.
But since Feb. 26, 2007, when she walked into the office as Breanna (with a company ID and a workplace paper trail that carried her new name), Ms. Speed said she has received nothing but support.
The workplace piece of her transgender puzzle, the part she had worried about most, “turned out to be the simplest,” she said. “That was a surprise.”
Across the country, particularly at larger companies, transgender workers are being protected and assisted in ways that were hardly imaginable a few years ago. . . .Read More
September 3, 2008
By Jill Serjeant
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When "America's Next Top Model" chose Isis Tsunami as a contestant for its new season that starts on Wednesday, the TV show didn't just put the first transgender woman in the running for its coveted title.
Isis Tsunami, 22, is not the first transgender person to appear on a popular American TV show. But the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) called her inclusion an "unprecedented opportunity for a community that is under-represented on television." . . .Read More