Sunday, November 16, 2008

Barbara Walters Announces That Thomas Beatie Is Pregnant

"Barbara Walters Announces That Thomas Beatie Is Pregnant for a second time." silveryseven

Mara Keisling on CNN

"NCTE Executive Director Mara Keisling discusses transgender rights on CNN." NCTE

Transgender Couples: Changing the Face of Family

A Spectrum of Paths to Parenthood, Long Before Pregnant Man Thomas Beatie


November 14, 2008

Is Thomas Beatie the first legal pregnant man? That's a question that can't be answered with absolute certainty.

Stephanie Brill, director of Maia Midwifery & Preconception Services and founder of Gender Spectrum, told ABC's Barbara Walters that Beatie was "by no means" the first pregnant man.

"He is the first man to go public with his pregnancy on such a widespread level," Brill said. . . .Read More

Transgender awareness, commit to tolerance

The Daily Evergreen

November 15, 2008

For a lucky few, the road to self-discovery is short and simple. Their identity is easily negotiated, and their struggle is ended. For most, finding identity is a tumultuous endeavor – navigating through doubt and vulnerability into some understanding of who we are. But for a tormented multitude, discovering identity is a journey filled with hardship.

For many lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people, coming to understand personal identity is a struggle – one made harder by society. Many cannot appreciate the hardships others must endure unless they are forced to experience those hardships firsthand. Most straight people will never know what it means to be ridiculed, ostracized and sometimes physically assaulted because of sexual orientation.

This week, National Transgender Awareness Week, is a time for our community to stop for a moment and consider and appreciate the LGBT people as well as the rest of the community. . . .Read More

Ladies of "The View" still Grappling. . .


November 15, 2008

After Barbara Walters spilled the beans yesterday to her fellow Viewesses that Thomas Beatie—aka Coney Island's World Famous Pregnant Man ("$1 Gets A Glimpse At God's Pickle-Craving Mistake!")—was heavy with yet another biologically improbable child, the shit really hit the fan. They've had 24 hours to absorb the news, however, and today were ready to really tackle the nitty-gritty of this procreative mind-twister. . . .Read More