Saturday, February 13, 2010

Amanda Lepore Chief of Parade

by Peter Hackney

10 February 2010

World famous transsexual icon Amanda Lepore will be the Chief of Parade at this year’s Mardi Gras, it has been announced.

The role will see Lepore, arguably the world’s most famous transsexual, lead the floats up Oxford and Flinders Streets on Saturday, February 27 for the 32nd annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade.

“I’m thrilled and honored to be invited to be Chief of Parade,” Lepore said. “I can’t wait to be a part of Mardi Gras and the celebration of our community.”
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Transsexual Phoenix Author to Speak at City Event; Sex-Change Patient Grew Up in Detroit in 1960s

By Ray Stern in Diverse City

February 2, 2010

In the late 1960s, Millie C. Bloodworth was a city boy from Detroit who didn't like guns, the Army, snakes on field trips, or the looming prospect of getting shipped off to Vietnam.

What he really wanted was a sex-change operation and a wardrobe of pretty dresses. Bloodworth, who describes her offbeat, coming-of-age tale in her 2008 book, The Exceptional, Impossible Woman Indeed! will chat about her life and society's evolving view of transsexuals during a free, city-sponsored event on Friday, February 19. . . . Read More


February 9, 2010

Chelsey Mikimoto, a transgender showgirl from Melbourne, was crowned Miss Transsexual Australia 2010 in the country’s first-ever beauty pageant for transsexuals and transgenders, held at Melbourne’s Bar 362 last week.

Contestants were judged on their creativity, talent, wit, beauty and confidence. Singapore-born Mikimoto, who performs at cabaret shows, nightclubs and entertainment venues around Melbourne, wowed the judges with her poise, talent and quick wit. She was announced winner over runner-up Patricia Licaros, a hospitality sales associate from Southbank. . . .Read More

The Exceptional, Impossible Woman Indeed!

by Milicent Carter-Bloodworth (2008)

There is a ghost that has traveled with me all of my life. He has haunted the deepest recesses of my mind and is a part of the core of my soul. His name is Melton Bernie; as a young child he was my outer self that the world saw. Melton carried me through a childhood that was fraught with the frustrations of living in a discriminatory and prejudice filled nation which suffered the assassinations of political and religious leaders. Melton also helped carry my inner self through those times when fantasies of escape to places filled with hope were my only comfort. I had always had faith in God and myself to be true to myself and others. I have always felt that it is up to the parent, teacher and religious persons to teach all children that it is not only okay to be who we were meant to be, but to embrace all the diversity that is humanity. . . .Read More