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India recognises third gender

Some bits from the Guardian about a transgender person seeking election in the Indian elections, and references to the change in the law in India recognising transgender and hijra(eunuchs) people.

Birth Certificate News

If this was available in California then Holly Hart might have grown up normal:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1253902/does-male-or-female-no-lon...

shalimar

Times they are a'changing

I wrote John Forster as a closeted gay man, lashing out at others before joining the army, only admitting to himself and the world what he was after being caught at it. Here is the reality.

Gender Marker Changes

I am in the process of getting my gender marker changed and have been thinking about what is required.

Goodby Nelsen

Well Nelsen you finally got out your pain you have been suffering these pass few years. The world will be saying goodby to you shortly! Live in pease now without your pains!!

This is some scary stuff for anyone to deal with

A story that my son emailed me about that is just now coming to light. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/10486452/Child-taken-...

2 for 1 Blog, But they are short reminders for mental health

First off the good news, got a new cat, a grey and dark brown calico kitten that is growing fast.
So, I should be more good natured for awhile, at least until her teething becomes an issues.

Intersex woman interviewed on BBC

Following the German legislation about intersex babies having the option of no sex recorded on the birth certificate, this intersex woman who is also a therapist calls for more legislation in Europe.

Gulf States consider transgender ban

It would appear that the Gulf States Cooperative Council are considering a Kuwaiti proposal to carry out sex tests on immigrants wishing to work there with the intention of preventing entry by transge

Gulf States to 'detect' gays on entry

Admittedly the story's in the Daily Mail, but apparently Gulf Cooperation Countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates) are to use a medical test developed by Kuwait to supposedly 'detect' homosexuals and prevent them from entering their respective country.

Some Positive Notes Second Try

First, if this law was in California in 1944, maybe Holly Hart wouldn't have had a radical hysterectomy at the age of ONE DAY:

Some Positive Notes

First, if this law was in California in 1944, maybe Holly Hart wouldn't have had a radical hysterectomy at the age of ONE DAY:

California Is Making Progress

Governor Brown signed some important legislation into law today. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/12/california-transgen...

First Same-Sex Weddings Held in Minnesota

Today is the first day for the celebration of same-sex marriages in Minnesota. R.T.

TG Rights

Thought some of you might like to see what your TG Rights are in the US.

http://www.lambdalegal.org/know-your-rights/transgender

Hugs,
JessicaLK

Gay Marriage, British Style

Gay Marriage is now legal in England and Wales. This legislation does not effect Scotland, Northern Ireland, Mann, or the Channel Islands.

Social Security Requirements for Sex Change

I went to SS office and received two "brochures" from them:

RM 10212.200 Changing Numident Data for Reasons other than Name Change (5 pgs.) 06/13/2013

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Reflections on 4 July 2013

Today, we Americans celebrate the anniversary of the beginning of our country's independence. Perhaps a few words from our Declaration of Independence is necessary to reflect on:

NEWS: new SSA rules for TG SS card

I saw this a week or so ago, and dont know if it was posted here, but here is an article about the new SSA guidelines for Transgender to change their sex for their SS card.

Policy change from the Social Security Offices?

I found this through my local Trans support network.
TRANSGENDER PEOPLE AND THE
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
June 2013

Minnesota Same-Sex Marriage Bill Signed into Law

Governor Mark Dayton signed into law today a bill passed by the Minnesota Legislature authorizing marriage between partners of the same sex. The law takes effect August 1st.

Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passes Minnesota Legislature

The Minnesota Senate passed a bill authorizing same-sex marriage today. The Minnesota House had passed the same bill Friday. Governor Mark Dayton has said that he will sign it in a ceremony tomorrow.

A walk in her shoes

I found this while surfing the web tonight.
http://news.yahoo.com/egyptian-man-disguised-woman-harassed-...
Hugs
Grover

An enlightened council

or just another example of local government making laws when none are needed ?

ENDA, Second Attempt

Please write your congress critters. We need to get it passed this time.

Some info:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mara-keisling/enda-2013_b_3149...

Uruguay approves same sex marriage

Just spotted this:

Uruguay's Congress passed a bill on Wednesday to allow same-sex marriages, making it the second country in predominantly Roman Catholic Latin America to do so.

Possibly New Mexico

Interesting opinion in New Mexico with wide spread state consequences:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/19/new-mexico-gay-marr...

shalimar

To All Residents of New York State

Please write your state senator:

Can anyone explain to me about horse DNA...

In burgers? In Russia horse meat is much more expensive than beef. And sausage made of horse meat (called kazy) is not very easy to find outside of some regions and is very expensive.

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