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Sex-change doctor swops bow ties for string of pearls

Colin Bone used to be known for his collection of 80 bow ties and trademark bowler hat. But since becoming the first Health Service gynaecologist to change gender, Mr Bone - now Miss Celia Macleod - has had to adjust his dress sense. Miss Macleod was pictured for the first time yesterday wearing a stylish patterned outfit and a string of pearls.

Transgender Happiness

In English the words “sex” and “gender” mean the same thing. Both distinguish male and female, but in actuality the definitions are quite different. Sex indicates the anatomical structure of genes, while gender leans towards the mental and societal. There are a few people whose sex and gender do not match, however.

The evolution of Dee Perez, transgender activist

Transgender activist Dee Perez is a study in transitions, not only morphing from male to female during her 28-year lifespan but rising from the projects and drug addiction to become a successful community activist and mentor to countless adults and students around issues of homophobia and marginalization.

What Flows From Transsexuals Changing Legal Sex?

If transsexuals change their official gender, they can marry someone of their former sex, and they can have children by adoption. If their changed sex is female, they enjoy all women’s rights guaranteed by law.

No prom; lots of support for man who wore gown

For the first time since being kicked out of his high school's prom for wearing women's clothes, a Gary teen returned Thursday to class -- and to a wave of support from classmates and teachers.

Court: Transsexual woman can't see child

Woman who underwent sex-change operation appeals to High Court of Justice after Rabbinic Court cancels prior alimony agreement; appeal rejected

Gender-bender theme irks Frontier parent

A Frontier Middle School parent balked this week at a seemingly benign school ritual: A "boy-girl switch day," in which students are encouraged to don clothes associated with the opposite sex, in the name of fun.

Transgender athletes welcome at Montreal's Outgames

Sports officials expect at least 50 transgender athletes at this summer's Outgames in Montreal. Organizers have worked out a policy to include them in all sports, for the first time at an international competition.

Friends star avoids trans sex change programme

Actress Courtney Cox has avoided having her family?s private matters exposed in public, quite literally. Her brother in law, transsexual Alexis Arquette, sibling of Cox? husband, David Arquette, was set to have a sex change operation live on television.

Sheriff deputies? use of force contributes to death of transgender person

According to a San Diego County deputy medical examiner, there is reason to believe sheriff deputies? use of force resulted in the death of Vanessa Facen, a 35-year-old pre-operative transsexual who was arrested last November for a residential burglary.

Trans minority youth at high risk for HIV

A study in the Journal of Adolescent Health shows that male-to-female transgender ethnic-minority youths commonly engage in high-risk sexual activities that put them at risk for HIV infection.

more gender-neutral facilities on campus

To address growing concerns that Portland State is in need of more gender-neutral bathrooms on campus, plans are in the works to offer more of the bathrooms, and maps showing gender-neutral bathrooms on campus will be provided beginning next week.

Under the radar

Politics: Gay-rights groups are quietly but aggressively advancing their agenda. While the news media focused on immigration last week, California Democrats focused on completing the transmutation of public-school social science curricula into a punctuated series of pro-homosexuality tracts.

For Second Act, a New Identity

America is built on the idea that its citizens can become whatever, and whomever, they want to be. That proposition can lead to staggering transformations -- especially when gender identity is involved.

Italy's transgender MP fights toilet "apartheid"

Among the most pressing orders of business for Europe's first "transgender" lawmaker may be fighting over which toilet to use in the Italian parliament. Elected last month, Vladimir Luxuria said on Thursday she was opposed to toilet "apartheid" after a centre-right lawmaker suggested the creation of a special, third lavatory for all transgender politicians.

transsexual murdered in motel

Autopsy results confirmed that a 31-year-old Michigan transsexual found Tuesday in a Motel 6 in Elk Grove Village was a homicide victim. While the medical examiner?s report noted the victim as a white male, police are referring to the victim as a woman.


A Bronx cop with a history of violent attacks on transvestite prostitutes has been busted again - in the knifepoint sexual assault of a hooker in his car, police said yesterday.

Transgender Worker Sues Employer For Discrimination

She was an information technology analyst, a good one she says with an outstanding record. In January of last year, she finally told her supervisors she was a transgender. Soon after, she came to work dressed as a woman. Danielle Ryan, transgender employee: "I was told to go home.

Transgender teen's life as a TV movie

Araujo's story is well-known in the Bay Area. She was killed by men who'd had sex with her and were shocked to discover, weeks later, that she was biologically male. The killing drew nationwide attention to transgender youth, and there's little left to say about the crime.


According to the Italian national gay association Arcigay, there will be four gay, lesbian, or transgendered people in the new parliament.

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