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The third gender’s right to dignity

June 1, 2012


May 31, 2012 By recognising the rights of the transgender community, the state is not doling out largesse; it is only performing its duty under the Constitution They came beautifully dressed, some a tad brightly, but all beautifully and proudly, there was much chatter, and a lot of sisterhood. It was the public hearing of […]

Tales of the Waria: Inside Indonesia’s Third-Gender Community

May 27, 2012


Posted: 05/26/2012Kathy HuangDocumentary filmmaker and freelance cinematographer and producer This past March the Associated Press broke an unexpected story concerning Barack Obama’s childhood in Indonesia. Apparently, as a young boy growing up in Jakarta, Obama’s care had been entrusted to a transgender woman named Evie. American readers were shocked. What were the chances of the […]

Beyond Male and Female: Creativity, Risks, and Resilience Among Genderqueer People in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey

May 15, 2012


Posted: 05/14/2012Jack Harrison, Jaime Grant, Ph.D. and Jody L. Herman, Ph.D. Are you male or female? For many people, answering this question doesn’t cause a moment’s hesitation. But for genderqueer people, this question isn’t so easy to answer, and survey research that offers only two gender options may overlook genderqueer people’s experiences altogether. Genderqueer people […]

Trans Community Celebrates Groundbreaking Gender Identity Law

May 11, 2012


By Marcela Valente Students at a new secondary school in Buenos Aires that caters to members of sexual minorities. Credit:Courtesy Bachillerato Popular “Mocha Celis” BUENOS AIRES, May 10, 2012 (IPS) – Under a new law that recognises a broad range of rights for transvestites, transsexuals and transgender persons in Argentina, they will have the right […]

Argentina Makes Sex-Change Surgery a Legal Right

May 10, 2012


By MICHAEL WARREN Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina May 10, 2012 (AP) Adults who want sex-change surgery or hormone therapy in Argentina will be able to get it as part of their public or private health care plans under a gender rights law approved Wednesday. The measure also gives people the right to specify how […]

The rise of performance-enhancing genes

May 6, 2012


A single ‘super’ gene can make a dramatic difference to an athlete’s performance. But is that fair? Chris Cooper The Observer, Sunday 6 May 2012 Caught in a gender trap. South African athlete Caster Semenya was suspended from international athletics. Photograph: Roni Rekomaa/AFP Evolution has not acted equally on men and women. This is most […]

‘Alternating Gender Incongruity’ Causes Rapid Shifts Of Gender, Scientist Claims

April 21, 2012


 By Gary Stix Posted: 04/20/2012 A graduate student of famed neuroscientist Vilayanur S. Ramachandran has found a group of men and women who report that their sexual identity can switch involuntarily to that of the opposite sex and back again. The transgender metamorphosis, these people assert, can occur several times a day and at inopportune […]