Thursday, February 19, 2009
about the film
Raquela is a transsexual from the Philippines who dreams of escaping the streets of Cebu City for a fairy tale life and true love in Paris. She spends much of her time on the internet looking for men who can come and rescue her. They promise to come, but time after time Raquela gets stood up at the airport. . . .Read More
WHEN sports journalist Gerry Greenberg married his wife Lynn in 1969, he was a self-confessed rugby-loving macho man.
Forty years on, they are preparing to celebrate their ruby wedding anniversary – but theirs will be a celebration with a difference.
Because proud husband, father and grandfather Gerry is now elegant transsexual Donna Gee, who takes fashion advice and swaps lipstick with the woman he married.
Gerry, now Donna, 64, spent 50 years wishing he was a woman – cross-dressing in secret and fantasising about girlie trips to the cinema while at the same time trying to prove himself in the macho arena of sports journalism.
By day, as a man, Gerry grew a beard and shaved his head to emphasise his masculinity but by night, the former Western Mail sports editor was secretly trying on Lynn’s clothes, constantly terrified that someone would discover his guilty secret. . . .Read More
cityfile New York
The ice skater-turned-club kid-turned-fashion phenom founded trash-chic clothing label Heatherette with Traver Rains, and now has solo lines of clothing and shoes.
Richie Rich, of course, isn't his real name: Once upon a time, the Northern California native was known as Richard J. Eichhorn. According to Richie, he was just two when he first took up ice skating and went on to train with Kristi Yamaguchi, becoming the 12th ranked skater in the U.S. before touring the world with the Ice Capades. (Sadly, the records of his extraordinary accomplishments on the ice seem to have been lost to history.) But wherever he was in his teenage years, by the early '90s Richie had emerged as a promoter on the San Francisco club scene and later decamped to New York, where he joined Michael Alig's merry band of scenesters, promoting parties at venues like the Limelight and befriending other club fixtures like Amanda Lepore, James St. James, and Kenny Kenny. . . .Read More
SEOUL (AFP) — A South Korean court Wednesday handed down a landmark verdict, convicting a man of raping a transsexual woman.
The court in the southern port of Busan sentenced the 28-year-old to three years in prison but suspended the sentence for four years. It also ordered him to do 120 hours of community service.
The man was found guilty of raping the 58-year-old transsexual after breaking into her home in Busan last August.
In its ruling quoted by Yonhap news agency, the court said the victim should be considered a woman because she had maintained normal sexual relations with her partner since her sex-change operation in 1974.
The criminal code does not recognise the concept of homosexual rape. . . .Read More