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An LGBT History Lesson: People Who Changed History

May 16, 2012


by Joel BoyceMay 15, 2012 Photo credit: Notwist Thursday, May 17, is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) and this year Care2 is bringing you personal stories from around the world on the fight to eliminate anti-LGBT prejudice and discrimination. For our complete coverage, please click here. What would the world today look […]

Argentina gender rights law: A new world standard

May 14, 2012


By MICHAEL WARREN, Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Activists say Argentina now leads the world in transgender rights after giving people the freedom to change their legal and physical gender identity simply because they want to, without having to undergo judicial, psychiatric and medical procedures beforehand. The gender identity law that won congressional […]

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 […]

Hermaphrodites push for human rights in Germany

April 1, 2012


By Andy Eckardt , NBC News Producer MAINZ, Germany – Pink? Or blue? For most parents this is the paramount question when it comes to organizing a baby shower or choosing a color for a newborn’s room. But, what happens if the exact gender of the child cannot be determined? It is estimated that in […]

TRANSGENDER CHILDREN: Sex-changing treatment for kids: It’s on the rise

February 21, 2012


Associated Press,  Feb. 19, 2012CHICAGO — A small but growing number of teens and even younger children who think they were born the wrong sex are getting support from parents and from doctors who give them sex-changing treatments, according to reports in the medical journal Pediatrics.It’s an issue that raises ethical questions, and some experts […]

Gender: M/F/It’s Complicated

January 26, 2012


January 25, 2012 – 4:00am By Scott McLemee The adventurous reader browsing a newsstand in the 1940s could sometimes find a periodical called Sexology. This was not, in spite of its title, a specialized medical journal, but rather a mass-market title in the empire of Hugo Gernsback. The publisher had invented science fiction — or […]