Tuesday, July 14, 2009
World's youngest transsexual
At 16 years-old, with blonde good looks and a wholesome appeal, German pop singer Kim Petras is set to be a superstar.
But this is no ordinary girl - Kim was actually born a boy called Tim. Last October, after turning 16, she had a sex change operation to fulfil her dream of becoming a woman.
She is believed to be the youngest person in the world ever to have the dramatic surgery.
Kim says her family totally supported her decision to have a sex change: "They drove me to every doctors appointment and were there every step of the way." . . .Read More
By JEN KHATCHATRIAN
CHICAGO MOMS BLOG
"You are setting him up to fail" was the last thing I heard before my throat began to tighten and my eyes flooded with tears. How could my own family say such things to me? "I will not listen to you!" sputtered out of my mouth as I frantically searched for the button to drop the call. Did that just happen?
Heavy sobs rippled through me as I heard their final words ring through my head. Earlier in the conversation I shared that I was searching for a transgender play group for my child who has known for almost two years that he is a girl inside. Just recently he began wearing his dresses outside of the house and mentioning his loneliness for friends who felt the same way as he did. I assured him that I would find a play group and felt confident this was a positive step in supporting him as he navigated through his feelings.
Earlier in the day I felt disheartened after a trip to the Center on Halsted (well known for their support of the LGBT community) only resulted in a voice mail message. Instead of everything quickly falling into place as I hoped, I had to be patient and wait. If I thought that the frustration of the delay was bad, the phone call I made looking for some encouragement ended up being the lowest point of my day. . . .Read More
July 8, 2009
The male-to-female transsexual sent to jail after a client's botched cosmetic procedure ended in death was arrested again this morning. Flagler County Sheriff's Office deputies and Florida Department of Health agents raided the quiet two-story home of Donnie Hendrix at 8 a.m. They collared her for practicing medicine without a license. She's accused of charging $400 to $600 for silicone injections, the same procedure that killed a 53-year-old Miramar secretary in 2001. . . .Read More
By ERICA DAVIES
At 16 years old, with blonde hair and a wholesome appeal, Kim Petras is set to be a superstar.
But this is no ordinary girl. Kim, of Cologne, Germany, was actually born Tim.
Last October, just days after turning 16, she had a sex change operation to fulfill her dream of becoming a woman.
According to doctors, Kim is the youngest person in the world to ever have the dramatic surgery.
"There never was a defining moment when I thought, 'I'm not meant to be a boy,'" said Kim, who spoke exclusively to The Sun. "I've lived my entire life as a girl."
Thanks to her campaigning, the legal age for transgender surgery in Germany was dropped from 18 to 16. Kim began hormone therapy at the age of 13 in Hamburg, and made headlines after appearing on a German TV documentary to push for the right to have a sex change. . . .Read More