Tuesday, March 31, 2009

FTM Mama Speaks

My Mama surprised me with a video she made. It touched my heart, and I hope it touches you. If you have family members that need some help, show them this. My Mom has come a very long way in such a very short time. She is the greatest and I love her more than she will ever know. Thank you, Mama.
Make sure to watch part 2

Student Suspended for Dressing Like Girl

31 March 2009


A male 11th-grader who came to school dressed in feminine clothing was removed from class on Friday, but nonetheless made the point he wanted to make.

Justin Reynolds said that one day prior he had told a teacher of his plans to show up at Dunnellon High School dressed in a simple black shirt, jeans, high-heeled boots, and a few accessories, according to Ocala.com.

The teacher said she would allow Reynolds the opportunity to speak to other classmates about gay and transgender rights. . . .Read More

Transgender a no go for Ladette to Lady

April 1, 2009

By Emily O'Keefe, ninemsn

Transgender reality TV aspirant Samantha Stratford's dreams of becoming a true lady appear to have been dashed after missing the shortlist of contestants for the next season of Ladette to Lady.

Despite providing a much-needed twist at the Sydney auditions for the show last week, the 28-year-old was a surprising omission from the final call back of 19 ladettes yesterday. . . .Read More

A pregnant man? Spain embroiled in sex identity debate - Feature

31 March 2009

by DPA

Madrid - His name is Ruben Noe, and he is nine weeks pregnant. The case of the 25-year-old, reportedly the world's first transsexual to be expecting twins, has sparked a debate in Spain on the limits of human sexual identity.

Ruben Noe Coronado was born Estefania Coronado. Like many transsexuals, the young woman from the southern region of Andalusia felt trapped in the wrong body, and realized eight years ago that she wanted to become biologically a man. Today, Ruben has a beard, a shaved head and looks as male as any man, after undergoing hormonal treatment and having his breasts surgically removed.

He has, however, not yet had a sex change operation to remove his female reproductive organs, a situation he decided to take advantage of after agreeing with his female partner Esperanza to have a child. At age 43, Esperanza felt too old to become pregnant, she told the daily El Mundo.

The mother of two is also losing her eyesight, and feared that a pregnancy would make her go completely blind. "This is my last chance," Ruben said to Esperanza about having a child before completing the transition into a man. "I can still make use of my body." . . .Read More