Thursday, December 18, 2008

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Transgender Lawsuit

by Jamie Meyers

December 18, 2008

A local community college is accused of sexual discrimination. It's all over a life-altering decision that's now changing the way one student is treated. It's an unusual case that could set a precedent for universities all across the country and it's a story you will see exclusively on cbs 21.

"It was coming to the point james was going to die, one way or another, james is gonna die" says Jamie Nicole Anderson. James is a former marine, now gone but Jamie Nicole doesn't miss him. She says, "not one bit. I remember james was a very unhappy individual and Jamie is a very happy individual. "

Jamie Nicole *is* James, after under going complete gender re-assignment surgery. The surgery after a long process of making small changes, like wearing make-up, growing her hair out, and dressing as a woman. She says, "I was a little scared of what other people would say, of what other people would think." . . .Read More

New Edition of ’Manual of Disorders’ Inspires Gender Identity Controversy

by Kilian Melloy
EDGE Contributor
Thursday Dec 18, 2008

The current edition of the DSM calls transgenderism a "disorder."

The current edition of the DSM calls transgenderism a "disorder."
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is the go-to book on psychiatric problems. It’s an indispensable resource for the mental health profession, and, for patients, insurance carriers, and the pharmaceuticals industry, the tome--popularly referred to as the DSM, now slated for a fifth edition, to be published several years from now--has a huge impact on who receives what sort of care, and who pays for it.

But there are social implications to the book as well, and what the new edition has to say about transgendered persons is already a source of contention.

In a Dec. 17 article, The New York Times reported that an array of syndromes and afflictions may or may not be officially included in the book, which serves as a registry for what is considered to be a "disorder" meriting insurance coverage. Pharmaceuticals companies have been known to push for recognition of different afflictions as official disorders so that insurance companies will pay for medication; meantime, the individuals living with those afflictions may be affected financially and socially by the question of whether what ails them is officially recognized in the Manual as a disorder. . . .Read More

On O'Reilly Factor, Miller ridiculed transgender man, child he gave birth to


December 18, 2008

Summary: On The O'Reilly Factor, Dennis Miller ridiculed Thomas Beatie, a transgender man who recently gave birth to a child, calling him a "nympho satyr" and saying: "[A]ll I know is the guy's more pregnant than the old woman in the shoe is. And somebody has got to get some protection for this guy, be it a condom or an IUD or a satellite dish or a catcher's mitt. I don't even know what he needs down there, but I need an equipment check on aisle five." Referring to the baby, Miller had video of the polar bear cub at the Berlin zoo aired. . . .Read More