Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Dr Michael Brownstein Talks Top Surgery

Dr. Michael L Brownstein is a Board Certified plastic surgeon, and a member of ASPS, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, specializing in plastic, reconstructive, and gender related surgery. In this interview he talks about FTM top surgery.

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Transgender summit in San Diego this week

Nicole C. Brambila • The Desert Sun • March 24, 2009

About 200 transgender people are expected to meet in San Diego for a leadership summit on Friday.

The 4th annual Transgender Leadership Summit will be held in San Diego to identify community leaders and push for transgender rights during the economic downturn, which makes transgender people more vulnerable to un- and underemployment, according to a news release.

A 2008 Transgender Law Center study found transgender Californians are twice as likely to be below the federal poverty line.

The Transgender Law Center is a civil rights organization that advocates for transgender people and works to change laws to incorporate the needs of the transgender community.

“We are thrilled to host this year's Transgender Leadership Summit in San Diego,” Vicki Estrada, host committee chair, said in a news release. . . .Read More

Spanish Transsexual to be First ‘Man’ to Give Birth to Twins

ChattahBox.com March 23, 2009

(ChattahBox)—The Telegraph reported today that a Spanish transsexual man, born a woman named, Estefania is due soon to give birth to twin boys after becoming pregnant from fertility treatments. Twenty-five year old Ruben Noe Coronado put off completing his gender reassignment surgery that would have removed his female reproductive organs, so he could become pregnant. His female partner, 43-year-old, Esperanza Ruiz was unable to have any more children. The couple will raise the twin boys together in Barcelona. The twin boys are due in September, and when they are born, Coronado will become the first transsexual man in the world to give birth to twins and the first Spanish transsexual to become pregnant. The couple plans to marry over the summer. . . .Read More

Rising Tennis Pro Faces Gender Battle

By Michelle Garcia March 20, 2009

Tennis insiders are grappling with issues of sexual identity and biology regarding an up-and-coming German star on the international circuit.

Sarah Gronert, 22, was born with both male and female genitalia but underwent surgery to become female both legally and physically. However, some coaches, players, and officials charge that she seems unnaturally strong for a woman and speculate, based on her birth condition, that she may benefit from a higher-than-average distribution of male hormones -- and question whether she should therefore be allowed to compete against women at all. . . .Read More

Mixed reviews for 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert'

By JILL LAWLESS 3.25.2009

LONDON (AP) — Has "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" conquered London's theater critics? Not exactly.

The sequin-spangled musical, which had its gala opening Tuesday, is adapted from the 1994 Australian movie about two drag queens and a transsexual on an odyssey across Australia's Outback. That film helped make a cheerful brand of kitschy camp a major Aussie export, and the subsequent stage version was a big hit Down Under.

Now the show has landed at the West End's Palace Theatre, former home to hit musicals including "Les Miserables" and "Monty Python's Spamalot."

The musical stars Australian singer and actor Jason Donovan as Tick, a slightly tattered drag artiste who travels from Sydney to Alice Springs in a battered bus for a reunion with the son he barely knows. On the road he and his companions — drama-loving diva Adam and mature transsexual Bernadette — encounter hatred and love, animosity and acceptance en route to a show-stopping musical finale. . . .Read More