Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Re: Transgenderism (Dr. Phil Edition)

My thoughts on Dr. Phils show on transgender youth.

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Teen pop star reveals secret sex-change surgery

Feb 5 2009

By ninemsn staff

A 16-year-old pop singer's four-year transformation from "Tim" to "Kim" is finally complete after a secret sex change operation.

German teen Tim Petras underwent the surgery last November and is believed to be the world's youngest transsexual, Britain's Daily Mail newspaper reports.

She is now speaking out about the final hurdle in gender transformation.

"I was asked if I feel like a woman now — but the truth is I have always felt like a woman — I just ended up in the wrong body," Petras, who now identifies as Kim, was quoted as saying.

"I can enjoy swimming, and bikinis, go in the changing rooms without a problem, everything has changed because of this operation. . . .Read More

Transsexual women sue to change gender on birth certificates

by Dante Mozie

Jan 27, 2009

Two Illinois-born women filed a lawsuit against the state Tuesday, asking it to issue new birth certificates that correctly identify their gender following sex reassignment surgery.

The complaint, filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, challenges a 2004 policy change by the Illinois Department of Vital Records to a 1961 law allowing the state to change the gender on an original birth certificate. The department’s policy change only allows this option if the surgery is performed by a United States-licensed physician.

Karissa Rothkopf, who lives in Wisconsin, and Chicagoan Victoria Kirk, the two plaintiffs in the suit, had their surgeries done in Thailand. . . .Read More

Crossdress Store Hosts Fall Community Event and Diva Contest

February 4, 2009

Genie, The Crossdress Store is proud to announce an alluring Affair, a celebration of the transgender, transsexual, transvestite and crossdress community. This weekend event, held at Deerhurst Resort, a premier resort in the beautiful Muskoka region of Ontario, offers workshops, accommodations, group meals and the extravaganza that lauched Shania Twain, in an all-inclusive registration.

Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) February 4, 2009 -- Canadians are known around the world for their support of diversity and November 2009 will be a great example. The first annual an alluring Affair, an event for the transsexual, transvestite, transgender and cross-dress community, will deliver a rousing, exciting weekend of 'goings-on' tailored to celebrate all that is wonderful about the community.

"We're really excited to be hosting this event," said Nicolle Robinson, owner of Genie, The Crossdress Store. "There are small events in Canada currently, but we wanted to do something that would knock people's socks off. We've arranged some great workshops, but on top of that, the entertainment will inspire and energize everyone."

Located at Deerhurst Resort, a premier resort in the beautiful Muskoka region of Ontario and home to the extravaganza that launched Shania Twain, the event has been designed to be practically all-inclusive.

"For most events in North America, you have to find your own rooms on top of the cost of registering for the event. We've included all the workshops, group meals, entertainment and accommodations, which are gorgeous by the way, in the price," added Ms. Robinson. "Folks will have to arrange their travel to Deerhurst but once they get there they'll be able to have a great time without spending any more money if they choose, other than their alcoholic beverages.". . .Read More

Transgender marriages: Priests win opt-out right

5 February 2009

By Ben Quérée

ANGLICAN priests will be able to ‘opt out’ of marrying couples where one of the partners has had a sex change.

The States have agreed a Gender Recognition Law that will let people who undergo sexual reassignment surgery to be legally treated as belonging to the sex of their choosing, not their birth. . . .Read More