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Brave transgender teen Print E-mail
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Written by Daily Male UK   
Sunday, 15 June 2014 06:30

'I feel like I actually exist now': Brave transgender teen wears a dress to school for the first time ever... after 16 years of being a boy

  • Mia Pike officially changed her name at Melbourne high school last week after 16 years as 'Brendan'
  • 17-year-old realised just over a year ago she was born the wrong gender
  • Teen admits transition wasn't easy and she 'felt like dying' for 12 months
  • Her mum says Mia wouldn't have coped if it weren't for school's support

A transgender teenager who wore a dress to her Melbourne high school for the first time after 16 years as a boy says she finally feels like she exists after she 'felt like dying'.

Mia Pike, 17, was raised as a boy named Brendan but realised just over a year ago she was born the wrong gender. Her mother was so concerned by the troubled teen's mental state before the transition she revealed: 'I don't think Brendan would have made it to year 12'.

She wore a dress to Carrum Downs Secondary College, south-east of Melbourne, for the first time on Monday and officially changed her name at the school last week.

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Her school, Carrum Downs Secondary College, has implemented a number of practices to make Mia's transition easier including education for students and staff, according to principal Sherrallin Smith.

'We also built a group of students around her who support her in the school yard,' Ms Smith told The Project.

The 17-year-old said she 'didn't know about transgender people' until she attended Peninsula Pride meeting in May last year - a support group run by Queer Straight Alliance. Since then, her support network has only grown. Her sister Meliza, 14, came out as a lesbian around the same time Mia revealed was actually a girl.

'Of course I'm so proud of my sister,' Meliza said.

the the full sotry at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk


 
 
US: Medicare ordered to cover gender confirmation surgery for trans people Print E-mail
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Written by PINK NEWS UK   
Sunday, 01 June 2014 07:35

USA-medicareTrans people on Medicare can now apply for the costs of their gender confirmation surgery to be covered, following a ruling today.

The Health and Human Services Department’s Appeals Board ruled today that a ban on coverage for trans-related surgery must be removed.

The ruling – which follows a long-running dispute – did not specify that all confirmation surgery costs should be covered, but allows for consideration on a case-by-case basis.

Medicare is a national health insurance program which helps to provide insurance to the elderly and disabled.

Despite the limited scope of Medicare, the ruling also has wider implications for trans people fighting to get their surgery costs covered by private insurers, as Medicare guidelines are often used as a basis for private insurance contracts.

Medicare spokesperson Aaron Albright told Associated Press that following the ruling, Medicare “may cover this care case-by-case or under a local coverage determination based on clinical evidence to determine medical appropriateness.”

Jamison Green, president of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health, told TIME: “We’re very excited about it.

“Now there is considerable evidence that shows that this is a valid condition, that the treatment is effective … it can be disabling if it’s not treated.”

According to the Board, the policy banning the payments was based on obsolete information compiled in 1981, and had not since been revised.

Source: http://www.pinknews.co.uk

 

 
Moscow Gay-Pride Rallies Have Been Reduced to This Print E-mail
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Sunday, 01 June 2014 04:54

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MOSCOW — A handful of demonstrators took to the streets in two small gay-pride rallies in Moscow on Saturday, but turnout was poor, even compared to last year. At least six participants were detained by police.

The authorities had already banned one march scheduled for Tuesday, which was meant to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Russia. But activists vowed to press ahead with demonstrations Saturday, The Moscow Times reported.

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Even though homosexuality has been legal in Russia for more than two decades, President Vladmir Putin signed a law last year banning "propaganda of nontraditional sexual practices", and Moscow has not allowed a gay-pride parade for nine consecutive years.

On Saturday, there were about 30 participants in the two rallies, compared with perhaps 60 or 70 last year.

One demonstration was held in front of the Moscow mayor's office, a traditional site for such rallies. It was meant to honor Conchita Wurst, a drag performer who won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. Women painted beards on their faces to match Wurst's signature look.

A second rally was held in an area dubbed "Hyde Park," which is meant to quarantine free-speech demonstrations. Although authorities had apparently permitted that rally, at least four people were arrested.

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Transgender woman appears on the Time Magazine Print E-mail
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Written by theguardian.com   
Saturday, 31 May 2014 02:57

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Laverne Cox heralds 'transgender tipping point' on cover of Time

Orange is the New Black actor explains 'There's not just one trans experience' in article about 'America's next civil rights frontier'

Time magazine unveiled its latest cover on Wednesday, featuring transgender actor Laverne Cox.

Cox, who is best known for her role as Sophia Burset in the Netflix series Orange is the New Black, is featured under the headline 'The Transgender Tipping Point'. Cox has received several awards for her work as the first transgender black woman to have a leading role on a mainstream US television show.

Despite these groundbreaking achievements, Time’s annual list of the 100 most influential people failed to include Cox when it was unveiled in April. Before the list was announced, Cox had received considerable support in the website’s 100 most influential people reader’s poll. Time’s omission of Cox prompted a backlash, and a social media campaign that used the rallying cry: #whereisLaverneCox.

Cox's appearance on cover seems to be the magazine’s answer to that criticism. Though its audience is declining, Time remains one of the most popular magazines in the US, and its circulation was 3.3 million in the second half of 2013.

Cox, who is also a popular speaker on gender roles, spoke to Time about how transgender people are often misunderstood:

There’s not just one trans story. There’s not just one trans experience. And I think what they need to understand is that not everybody who is born feels that their gender identity is in alignment with what they’re assigned at birth, based on their genitalia. If someone needs to express their gender in a way that is different, that is OK, and they should not be denied healthcare. They should not be bullied. They don’t deserve to be victims of violence … That’s what people need to understand, that it’s okay and that if you are uncomfortable with it, then you need to look at yourself.

 

 
New revolutionary condon design Print E-mail
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Written by The Daily Grind   
Thursday, 29 May 2014 00:08

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Galactic Cap May Revolutionize Condom Industry With “Penis Helmet” Condom

A southern California-based inventor is planning to revolutionize the condom industry with his new prophylactic condom device which fits only on the very tip of the penis, allowing men to feel maximum pleasure while practicing safe sex.

The Galactic Cap, may also be a solution for the California porn industry which is currently battling proposed California legislation requiring porn stars to wear condoms during sex.

harles Powell, the inventor behind the Galactic Cap, explained that his friend’s death from HIV inspired him to invent the “penis helmet” condom, which he has been working on for over two years.

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According to LA Weekly:

It’s a two-piece product that uses a U-shaped base comprised of a polyurethane adhesive film and a cap that sticks to that film.

The base can be put on hours or even days before sex, and it allows users to urinate or even shower.

Powell says that it won’t come off during sex and that it will successfully trap semen. “It leaves the coronal ridge and shaft exposed for more powerful orgasm,” he told us.

The device could be a game-changer, but Powell says it needs FDA approval first. And that takes money.

He told us he had investors lined up, but when he lost a contest to receive a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, they got cold feet.

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Send gays to Russia Print E-mail
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Written by Attitude | UK   
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 11:45

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UK : Lord Browne: ‘Send gay employees to Russia to change attitudes.

Lord Browne has claimed that gay employees should be sent to Russia to change attitudes around homosexuality.

The former BP boss said that companies need to use their international presence to champion gay rights, adding that young gay people should come out in the workplace as soon as they can, the Telegraph reports.

Speaking at Hay Festival, he said: “What you need is attitude change and corporations so set norms of behaviour in other countries. By example they are slowly moving things forward.

“Should BP send gay people into Russia? I think yes you could do that. Provided that you are very aware you are sending them into a place of extreme risk.”

Lord Browne stepped down from his role at BP after a newspaper reported on his relationship with a rent boy.

Encouraging young gay people to speak about their sexuality, he added: “I think I would have been a less reserved person (if I had admitted to being gay earlier) and I think I would have been much happier earlier. And I wouldn’t have had to go through that extraordinary cataclysmic episode.”

The 66-year-old said that it is “statistically odd” that there are no “out gay CEOS” at any of the top 500 companies.

“We need to get gay CEOs around the place. And I hope to live long to see a gay Prime Minister because I think that should happen,” he concluded.

Source: http://attitude.co.uk

 
Russian scientists claim cure to homosexuality Print E-mail
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Monday, 26 May 2014 11:27

USSR-baby-anti-gay-vaccineAs ridiculous as it may sound — thinking being gay is something that can or should be cured — Russian scientists claim cure to homosexuality.

Novosibirsk| Dr. Dimitri Yusrokov Slamini of the Russian Institute for Medical Science in Novosibirsk and his team of researchers have discovered what they claim to be a new vaccine which could prevent early symptoms and even cure humans from homosexuality, if treated at a young age.

Russian scientists developed the so-called "antidote" based on a 1959 scientific research published under the title “Organizing action of prenatally administered testosterone propionate on the tissues mediating mating behavior in the female guinea pig” by Charles H. Phoenix, an american researcher. The study concluded that ”INAH [part of the hypothalamus] is dimorphic with sexual orientation, at least in men, and suggests that sexual orientation has a biological substrate”.

Xenoestrogen are a type of estrogen mimickers found in synthetic or natural chemical compounds. Synthetic xenoestrogens such as PCB’s, BPA and phthalates have been also been found to have estrogenic effects on living organisms and to disrupt the endocrine system» explains Dr. Yuri Krutchev, who took part in the experiment. «Injecting specific quantities of testosterone helps to unset this artificial biological unbalance which occurs mostly in part because of environmental pollution and an excess of estrogen mimickers in our modern environment» he adds.

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Why would anyone think gay people needed to be cured when it's perfectly natural.

The new discovery has attracted much criticism from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organizations around the Globe, yet a few country leaders have outspokenly showed support and interest for the research. Iran, China and Saudi Arabia have been the first countries to show interest in the new discovery.

American and European researchers have expressed much skepticism upon receiving the news.

NovosibirskDr. Dimitri Yusrokov Slamini of the Russian Institute for Medical Science in Novosibirsk (Новосибирский государственный медицинский университет, НГМУ) and his team of researchers have discovered what they claim to be a new vaccine which could prevent early symptoms and even cure humans from homosexuality, if treated at a young age.

Russian scientists developed the so-called «antidote» based on a 1959 scientific research published under the title “Organizing action of prenatally administered testosterone propionate on the tissues mediating mating behavior in the female guinea pig” by Charles H. Phoenix, an american researcher. The study concluded that ”INAH [part of the hypothalamus] is dimorphic with sexual orientation, at least in men, and suggests that sexual orientation has a biological substrate”.

«Xenoestrogen are a type of estrogen mimickers found in synthetic or natural chemical compounds. Synthetic xenoestrogens such as PCB’s, BPA and phthalates have been also been found to have estrogenic effects on living organisms and to disrupt the endocrine system» explains Dr. Yuri Krutchev, who took part in the experiment. «Injecting specific quantities of testosterone helps to unset this artificial biological unbalance which occurs mostly in part because of environmental pollution and an excess of estrogen mimickers in our modern environment» he adds.

The new discovery has attracted much criticism from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organizations around the Globe, yet a few country leaders have outspokenly showed support and interest for the research. Iran, China and Saudi Arabia have been the first countries to show interest in the new discovery.

American and European researchers have expressed much skepticism upon receiving the news.

- See more at: http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/russian-scientists-discover-cure-to-homosexuality/#sthash.BmzZRXhZ.OUr9EvMg.dpuf

NovosibirskDr. Dimitri Yusrokov Slamini of the Russian Institute for Medical Science in Novosibirsk (Новосибирский государственный медицинский университет, НГМУ) and his team of researchers have discovered what they claim to be a new vaccine which could prevent early symptoms and even cure humans from homosexuality, if treated at a young age.

Russian scientists developed the so-called «antidote» based on a 1959 scientific research published under the title “Organizing action of prenatally administered testosterone propionate on the tissues mediating mating behavior in the female guinea pig” by Charles H. Phoenix, an american researcher. The study concluded that ”INAH [part of the hypothalamus] is dimorphic with sexual orientation, at least in men, and suggests that sexual orientation has a biological substrate”.

«Xenoestrogen are a type of estrogen mimickers found in synthetic or natural chemical compounds. Synthetic xenoestrogens such as PCB’s, BPA and phthalates have been also been found to have estrogenic effects on living organisms and to disrupt the endocrine system» explains Dr. Yuri Krutchev, who took part in the experiment. «Injecting specific quantities of testosterone helps to unset this artificial biological unbalance which occurs mostly in part because of environmental pollution and an excess of estrogen mimickers in our modern environment» he adds.

The new discovery has attracted much criticism from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organizations around the Globe, yet a few country leaders have outspokenly showed support and interest for the research. Iran, China and Saudi Arabia have been the first countries to show interest in the new discovery.

American and European researchers have expressed much skepticism upon receiving the news.

- See more at: http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/russian-scientists-discover-cure-to-homosexuality/#sthash.BmzZRXhZ.OUr9EvMg.dpuf

NovosibirskDr. Dimitri Yusrokov Slamini of the Russian Institute for Medical Science in Novosibirsk (Новосибирский государственный медицинский университет, НГМУ) and his team of researchers have discovered what they claim to be a new vaccine which could prevent early symptoms and even cure humans from homosexuality, if treated at a young age.

Russian scientists developed the so-called «antidote» based on a 1959 scientific research published under the title “Organizing action of prenatally administered testosterone propionate on the tissues mediating mating behavior in the female guinea pig” by Charles H. Phoenix, an american researcher. The study concluded that ”INAH [part of the hypothalamus] is dimorphic with sexual orientation, at least in men, and suggests that sexual orientation has a biological substrate”.

«Xenoestrogen are a type of estrogen mimickers found in synthetic or natural chemical compounds. Synthetic xenoestrogens such as PCB’s, BPA and phthalates have been also been found to have estrogenic effects on living organisms and to disrupt the endocrine system» explains Dr. Yuri Krutchev, who took part in the experiment. «Injecting specific quantities of testosterone helps to unset this artificial biological unbalance which occurs mostly in part because of environmental pollution and an excess of estrogen mimickers in our modern environment» he adds.

The new discovery has attracted much criticism from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organizations around the Globe, yet a few country leaders have outspokenly showed support and interest for the research. Iran, China and Saudi Arabia have been the first countries to show interest in the new discovery.

American and European researchers have expressed much skepticism upon receiving the news.

- See more at: http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/russian-scientists-discover-cure-to-homosexuality/#sthash.BmzZRXhZ.OUr9EvMg.dpuf

NovosibirskDr. Dimitri Yusrokov Slamini of the Russian Institute for Medical Science in Novosibirsk (Новосибирский государственный медицинский университет, НГМУ) and his team of researchers have discovered what they claim to be a new vaccine which could prevent early symptoms and even cure humans from homosexuality, if treated at a young age.

Russian scientists developed the so-called «antidote» based on a 1959 scientific research published under the title “Organizing action of prenatally administered testosterone propionate on the tissues mediating mating behavior in the female guinea pig” by Charles H. Phoenix, an american researcher. The study concluded that ”INAH [part of the hypothalamus] is dimorphic with sexual orientation, at least in men, and suggests that sexual orientation has a biological substrate”.

«Xenoestrogen are a type of estrogen mimickers found in synthetic or natural chemical compounds. Synthetic xenoestrogens such as PCB’s, BPA and phthalates have been also been found to have estrogenic effects on living organisms and to disrupt the endocrine system» explains Dr. Yuri Krutchev, who took part in the experiment. «Injecting specific quantities of testosterone helps to unset this artificial biological unbalance which occurs mostly in part because of environmental pollution and an excess of estrogen mimickers in our modern environment» he adds.

The new discovery has attracted much criticism from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organizations around the Globe, yet a few country leaders have outspokenly showed support and interest for the research. Iran, China and Saudi Arabia have been the first countries to show interest in the new discovery.

American and European researchers have expressed much skepticism upon receiving the news.

- See more at: http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/russian-scientists-discover-cure-to-homosexuality/#sthash.BmzZRXhZ.OUr9EvMg.dpuf
 
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