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17 December 2014

Some Events of 2014: Part 6: Doctors & Sexologists, Medicine, Genetics, Legal, Deaths

Part 1: Organizations & Activists, Equal marriage, Other Legislation.
Part 2: Persons,
Part 3: Marriage, Lovers and Family, Trans & Intersex Kids,
Part 4: Politics & Government, Celebrities, Sports, Festivals,
Part 5: Schools, Universities & Colleges, Cops & Military, Imprisonment, Homeless Shelters, Nemeses.
Part 6: Doctors & Sexologists, Medicine, Genetics, Legal, Deaths
Part 7: Dress Reform, Homeogender Surgeries, Fashion, Beauty Pageants, Music & Performance,
Part 8: Internet, Art, Radio, Adverts, Theatre, Cinema
Part 9: Jargon, News Media, Theses & Studies,
Part 10: Bookshops, Archives, Books.

Doctors & Sexologists

American Medical Association: Trans people shouldn’t need surgery for legal gender recognition.

2nd Eurasian Trans Health conference, Moscow October 27-8.

Douglas Ousterhout, craniofacial surgeon, lives in house featured in Mrs Doubtfire.

James Bellringer, who has been doing the majority of vaginoplasty work for Charing Cross Hospital has resigned.

Jill Jacobson, endocrinologist, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas – treating 28 trans children.

Maud Belanger, Montreal surgeon who does operations for British Columbia's Medical Services Plan notes that it is odd that in the two years since the lifting of the funding ban, they have provided 67
MTF surgeries but zero FTM.

Peter Walker, New Zealand's only sex change surgeon, retired.

Richard Ekins – the early years in Jazz


Aedan Wolton, a caseworker at the UK’s only transgender-led sexual health and wellbeing clinic.

VUmc, the largest provider of transgender care in the Netherlands and the only hospital offering transgender surgery ceased doing so citing insurance concerns.

Hospital Las Higueras de Talcahuano is the only one in Chile providing transgender treatment.

Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, has limited theatre time and a shortage of specialists, but has 148 patients waiting for transgender surgery, some of whom may wait 15-20 years.

Irish Health Service Executive paid for 22 public patients to have transgender surgery 1999-2010, and a further 27 since.

Reconstructive Unit Genito-Urinary and Sexual (URGUS), at the Hospital and University Center of Coimbra, Portugal, set up in 2011. Since then 13 FTM and 5 MTF reassignments.

Fred Hollows Foundation organized first free eye clinic for trans women in Bangladesh.

Legal issues:

Director (also trans) of Minatogawa clinic in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, committed suicide after police decided that death of trans man who died during breast-reduction surgery was medical malpractice.

H.C., Turkey, following transgender surgery, visited Dr. Fatma Hut at the Reşat Berger Hospital in order to get her prescriptions filled. Dr. Fatma Hut denied H.Ç. her right to medical care and refused to prescribe medications that were necessary for H.Ç’s treatment following her surgery, arguing: “You are a man, I do not condone your situation, I will not examine you". Afterwards, Dr. Hut had filed a criminal complaint against H.Ç., arguing that she had insulted her. H.Ç. and her lawyer filed their complaint against the doctor that same day.

Naya Taylor, Illinois, suing doctor's office that refused treatment.

Medicine & Genetics

A report of a 1779 sex-change surgery.

NHS Scotland sent an open email chain to transgender patients, advertising a new service – that is not using BCC.

US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced that it would remove the provision requiring Federal Employment Health Benefits (FEHB) providers to exclude transition-related care for transgender federal employees.

Medi-Cal expansion incorporates trans patients.

New York City has had a program since 2010 that provides transgender surgery for those without insurance. The second beneficiary, a 21-year-old in foster care, had the surgery in January.

District of Columbia required that its insurance plans must cover transgender health care.

Largest Study to Date: Transgender Hormone Treatment Safe.

4 foods packed with estrogen.

Very little difference between men's and women's brains.

Womb transplants

Artificially-grown penises.

Lab-grown vaginas.


Anne Kelly, 45, Charleston lawyer, is transitioning.

Lawyer Fawzia Janahi has obtained legal permission for two Bahraini trans men to undergo surgery abroad and be legally recognized on return.

Katie Sprinkle, ex-public defender, Dallas County, Texas, now has her own law firm. Hosts free legal clinics for trans persons.

Nikki Araguz, the appellate court voided the state district court judge's summary judgment in favor of Thomas Araguz's parents and ordered the case returned to the original courtroom for further litigation.

Robina Asti, 92, transitioned 1976, pilot, denied survivor benefits after her husband died.

California bans gay or trans 'panic' defenses.

A Lebanese woman, born intersex, who had had corrective surgery, but still had male ID, was charged with her husband of 'unnatural sexual intercourse'. Judge Naji al-Dahdah threw out the case citing a 2009 ruling by Judge Mounir Suleiman that consensual homosexual relations were not against nature and could therefore not be prosecuted under Article 534. Suleiman found in 2009 that, ‘man is part of nature and is one of its elements, so it cannot be said that any one of his practices or any one of his behaviors goes against nature, even if it is criminal behaviour, because it is nature’s ruling.’



Trans Obituaries – other than being murdered

Stormé DeLarverie (1920 - 2014) Jewel Box Revue, Stonewall veteran.

Lily McBeth (1934 – 2014) school teacher.

Mario Montez (1935 - 2013) avant-garde actor.

Katia Beckman (1944 – 2014) Buenos Aires, activist, of pneumonia.

Katherine Anne Johnson (1947 – 2014) convicted of 2nd-degree murder, held in women's prison in BC. Co-author of Prisoner of Gender.

Leslie Feinberg (1949 – 2014) advocate of term 'transgender', author, revolutionary. More.

Christie Lee Littleton (1952 – 2014) lost widows pension after suing against medical malpractice and lost because 'male'. Remarried.

Asha Devi (1952 - 2013) mayor of Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, 2000-3, from a kidney disorder.

Matt Kailey (1955 - 2014) author, activist, from a heart condition.

Junie Tate Sugar (? - 2014) Richmond activist.

Jaci Adams (1957 – 2014) Philadelphia activist, from cancer.

Charl Marais (1958 - 2013) bookkeeper, activist in Gender DynamiX.

Angela Clayton (1959 – 2013) physicist, activist, PFC VP.

Maryani (1960 – 2014) Islamic teacher in Yogyakarta.

Joy Hightower Morris (1963 - 2014) Chicago activist, from cancer.

Giuseppe Campuzano (1969 – 2013) founder of Línea de vida / Museo Travesti del Perú.

Jennifer Gable (1982 – 2014) Well Fargo employee, from an aneurysm. Family presented her in the coffin and in an obituary as if she were still male.

Elizabeth Mía Chorubczy (1989 – 2014) Buenos Aires, performer as Effy Beth, suicide.

Riley Moscatel (1997 – 2014) Philadelphia, suicide by train after a period of depression.

Killed or assaulted by a trans person:

Donna Perry's pre-transition self, Doug, killed 3 prostitutes in Spokane, Washington in 1990. The trial continues.

Jacobus Marinu (Mark) van Nierop, 50, wanted for dental mutilation in France, arrested in New Brunswick, admitted killing his wife in the Netherlands, claims to be transgender.

Janaie Jones, 27, who performed as Kryzie King, charged with starving, torturing and killing a 4 year old whose father was in prison.

Lynn Edward Benton, ex-cop, Oregon, is charged with the murder of his ex-wife. Trial scheduled for 2015.

Lynnsey Evakarla Braun, 32, Sacramento, shot dead a man on a train.

Melissa Cae, 51, who started transition after being in the UK army in Northern Ireland where three friends were killed, repeatedly stabbed a 16-year-old boy in Porthcawl in Northern Ireland. Now sentenced to 7 years.

Melisa Young, 37, Edinburgh, killed a neighbour Christmas Day 2013 after he rejected her Christmas present. She was on 14 prescription drugs, inhaled solvents daily, drank to excess and had smoked heroin the morning before the alleged murder. She described seeing a very bright light and voices in her head when she “flipped” and stabbed her friend. She has been tried and is now jailed for life.

Sri Lankan fled to Thailand after a murder, transitioned with surgery, arrested for murder of a security guard after return to Moratuwa.

Death resulting from Silicone Injections

Armani Nicole-Davenport, 32, Dallas, pageant winner, is accused of homicide.

Alejandra Aguilera-Ortega, Sacramento, is accused of homicide.

Black Madam, Padge Windslowe, charged with killing Briton Claudia Aderotimi, (see 2011) is still on remand being unable to pay 10% of her $10 million bail, and her trial is scheduled for February 2015.

Tracey Lynn Garner, US Georgia, convicted of depraved-heart murder.

Yessica Betancur Gomez, Colombia, charged with manslaughter.

Murdered Trans persons

Andrea Quintero from Colombia was murdered in Rome, July 2013, and her body left in the morgue. In January 2014 a priest at Chiesa Del Gesu, one of the most prominent Jesuit churches in Rome arranged a Catholic funeral, persuaded government officials and the mayor to attend, and referred to her throughout as 'she'.
226 murders of trans persons were recorded in 2014, and many more died without being recorded. These are but a small sample.

Joy Añonuevo (1958 – 2014) Quezon City bar owner stabbed 33 times.

Yaz'min Shancez (1983 – 2014) Fort Myers, Florida, shot and burned to death. Acquaintance Terry Brady arrested.

Neelam (1985 – 2013) Mumbai, fell between train and platform while fleeing hooligans, lost a leg, and bled to death from lack of care.

Figen (? - 2014) suicide by jumping into the sea in August after being tortured by the police in July.

Mayang Prasetyo (1987 – 2014) Indonesian married to an Australian chef in Brisbane who killed and partially cooked her.

Çağla Joker (1988 – 2014) Istanbul, killed by 2 teenagers. Ambulance team refused to help, or to carry her body.

Jennifer Laude Sueselbeck (1988 – 2014) murdered by a US Marine in Olongapo, Philippines.

Mia Henderson (1988 – 2014) Baltimore, sister of Reggie Bullock, basketball star.

"Joseph" Sanchez (1995 – 2014) Belize City pageant winner stabbed by thieves.

Gabriel Fernandez (2006 – 2014) Los Angeles, beat to death after eight months of torture by his parents for playing with dolls.

Here is the best list of names for October 2013-September 2014

Note the general increase: 162 in 2009
                                           179 in 2010
                                           221 in 2011
                                           265 in 2012
                                           238 in 2013 (which is slightly less bad than 2012)
                                           226 in 2014 (again slightly less bad)

Of course most countries did not supply data.

Trans* Violence Tracking Portal            Report.

The outrageously bad Wikipedia page called List of unlawfully killed transgender people lists zero persons being killed in 2014.

14 December 2014

Some Events of 2014: Part 5: Schools, Universities & Colleges, Cops & Military, Imprisonment, Homeless Shelters, Nemeses.

Part 1: Organizations & Activists, Equal marriage, Other Legislation.
Part 2: Persons,
Part 3: Marriage, Lovers and Family, Trans & Intersex Kids.
Part 4: Politics & Government, Celebrities, Sports, Festivals,
Part 5: Schools, Universities & Colleges, Cops & Military, Imprisonment, Homeless Shelters, Nemeses.
Part 6: Doctors & Sexologists, Medicine, Genetics, Legal, Deaths
Part 7: Dress Reform, Homeogender Surgeries, Fashion, Beauty Pageants, Music & Performance,
Part 8: Internet, Art, Radio, Television, Adverts, Theatre, Cinema
Part 9: Jargon, News Media, Theses & Studies,
Part 10: Archives, Books.

Schools, Universities & Colleges


Jan Buterman, who was fired in 2008 from the Greater St. Albert School, Edmonton, because his sex change was not in line with Catholic values, obtained a ruling that his case should be heard by Alberta human rights tribunal.

Jennifer Finney Boylan named Barnard College's inaugural Anna Quindlen Writer-in-Residence.

Judith Butler on Raymond, Jeffries, construction, genetics, etc.

Laura Jane Klug, teacher, suspended, reinstated, outed, banned at Lumberton. Texas.

Karen Adell Scot, 56, teacher in California.

Pham Van Hiep, Binh Phuoc, has continued as a teacher for 6 years since transition.

Sophie Gilbert, California.

Walter Williams pled guilty to one offence and is facing <5 years in prison.


At North Carolina Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), Andraya Williams was detained by a school guard on leaving the women's restroom despite showing her female id card, and next day suspended for "not presenting her ID to the guards".

At George Fox University, Oregon, Jaycen denied the right to live with his friends in a male dorm.

Karine Espineira obtained a PhD at the University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis in Information Science and Communication.


California schools adjusting to new law to treat students according to gender identity.

Delhi University introduced third gender category on its post-graduate application form.

Downey Unified School District, California, has settled a government claim that it discriminated against a transgender student.

University of Houston passed the Josephine Tittsworth Act, which allows students, faculty and staff “to apply their preferred first name, title and personally discerned gender in all standard forms of documentation or record keeping”.

Mills College, California, became the first higher education, all-female institution in the US to consider an application from any individual who self-identifies as a woman.

Northwestern University has 50 beds available for gender-open housing, but other problems remain.

At Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, protests continued against the continuing exclusion of transsexuals.

Spring Arbor University in Michigan and Simpson University in California granted the right by the US Department of Education to expel trans students. Spring Arbor also sought and was granted the right to expel gay and lesbian students.

TransTech, to equip people with a technical skill set for survival.

Vancouver School Board now allows trans students to dress, within existing school rules, according to their self-identified gender and to be called by a name or pronoun that matches their identity.

Cops & Military

A Greek police officer hoping to continue in the job after transition to male.

Amanda McKay, ex-soldier, ex-cop, Glasgow, 51, transitioned.

Bradley Robert, Nevada, school district police officer, humiliating comments after transition, and told to use women's restroom, passed over for promotion.

Debbie Vincent, 52, ex-army, activist with Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) group against Cambridge-based Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) was jailed for six years.

Deborah Perry, 47, bomb disposal expert in Afghanistan.

Francesca Quaranta, 46, police officer in Connecticut, filed a complaint in 2013 against the department saying they had created a hostile work environment. Faith Jackson, the city's human relations director, says not so.

Helen Doe, 52, of the Croydon Trans Group and employed by the Metropolitan Police Uniform Services, charged with attempted murder of her brother.

Hereditary billionaire Jennifer Pritzker, 63, ex-army, donated money re trans in military, included in Forbes 400. GVWW.

Jenny, CIA officer.

Jessica Hawkins, D.C. Police Sergeant in transition.

Landon Wilson, US Navy cryptologic technician in Afghanistan, 24, told to choose between transitioning and continuing to serve.

Laura de Costa Teixeira, 33, Goiana, Pernaambuco, cop in charge of anti-drugs squad. GVWW.

María Pachón Monge is the first open trans woman in the Spanish Army.

Mykayla Connell, first openly transgender officer to graduate from San Francisco Police Academy.
M Shakti and K Shanmuganathan and 4 other trans trained by police to be part of Tamil Nadu Home Guard.

Nangai, 24, Chennai, was terminated from police training when a medical outed her as trans. However she got a writ from a judge that she was to be accepted.

Ruth Rose, 81, ex-RAF, oldest person in UK to have transgender surgery.

Tamara Lusardi, disabled, civilian US Army employee won a discrimination suit.


Rikers Jail, New York to re-open gay-trans unit (previous version closed in 2005).

The Gay wing of the Los Angeles Men's Central Jail.

New Zealand, which has only 9 trans prisoners in its system allows inmates to be moved to jails of their identified gender, except for those facing or serving sexual offence charges.

93 days in a Turkish Transvestite ward.

Avsa on 64 days hunger strike after sexual harassment and violence.

CeCe McDonald, sentenced in 2012 to 41 months, for self-defense, in a Minnesota men's prison was released. More

Chelsea Manning petitioned for a legal name change, but was refused medical care.

Eisha Love, 26, Cook County, Illinois, forced into self-defense and now charged with murder.

"Jane Doe", under 16, has been held for nearly a year in a male detention center, despite having no pending criminal charges, forced to wear male clothing, and repeatedly referred to by her male name and male pronouns. She is now suing.

Michelle Kosilek, 65, Appeals Court affirmed previous judgement transgender inmates have a constitutional right to access transition-related care, including gender-confirming surgeries.

Kristina Olvera, 26, Oregon, 28 months for stealing 9 pairs of jeans, had been taking estrogen and living as a woman, but Oregon DOC will not let her do so while incarcerated.

Lakisha Short, serving 55 years for first-degree robbery and as a habitual offender, wishes to change his name to Kai. However Delaware law permits name changes only for religious reasons.

Marichuy, 23, held for over a year in immigrant detention center in Phoenix, Arizona, was raped by her cellmate.

Ophelia De’Lonta, has served 34 of 73 years for bank robbery, Virginia, who had sued for transgender surgery in 2011, was granted parole. "the possibility of a court forcing the state to pay for an inmate’s sex-change operation was not a factor in the parole decision" !

Paris Green, convicted of murder and approved for transgender surgery, was discovered having sex at Scotland's Cornton Vale women's prison, and was moved to the women's section of Edinburgh's Saughton prison.

Synthia China-Blast is serving a life sentence for the murder of 13-year-old Ebont Williams in 1993, although it is likely that she is a patsy. The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) focused on Synthia China-Blast as part of its project of ending the practice of isolating trans prisoners in solitary. The SRLP asked Laverne Cox to read a letter from Synthia China-Blast on video, but did not share details with her about the murder of Ebony Williams. When apprised of the details, Laverne Cox, asked for the video to be removed.

Whitney Lee, 36, lived as a woman since was 18, Ohio, serving 3 years for forgery and theft, not allowed continuance of hormones, sued, judge ordered resumption.

Zahara Green, convicted of shop lifting, was placed by Georgia Department of Corrections in a men's prison. She was repeatedly raped by a gang member who considered her to be his property. She applied for protective custody to get away from him, but her rapist was moved to protective custody at the same time and put in the same cell.

Homeless shelters

Alexis, Los Angeles, advocating for a Transsexual Empowerment Shelter.

Christopher Hambrook, 37, Toronto, falsely claimed to be trans and attempted rape while in a women's shelter. Now in a men's jail indefinitely.

Finn, homeless in Vancouver.

Jodielynn Wiley, Dallas, refused by Salvation Army.


"Now one of the things I find puzzling about it is that, when I look at the House of Lords debate on this legislation, those I agree with most are the radical right. Particularly the person I find that I agree with most, in here, and I’m not sure he will be pleased to find this, is Norman Tebbitt… Tebbitt also says that the savage mutilation of transgenderism, we would say if it was taking place in other cultures apart from the culture of Britain, was a harmful cultural practice, and how come we’re not recognising that in the British Isles." - Sheila Jeffreys, PhD, author, lecturer & academic, speaking at the Andrea Dworkin Commemorative Conference given at Oxford University’s Centre for the Study of Justice.

Sheila Jeffreys on ABC Radio’s Sunday Night Safran in February: “Transgenderism for men is about the right to imitate and pretend to be members of the subordinate class even though they are members of – biologically and were brought up in – the superior class. That was problematic for the black and white minstrels. It’s problematic generally when a group of people claim to be another group of subordinate people.”

Ernest Istook, former Oklahoma Republican Congressman: the transgender movement is nothing more than government propaganda.

Gavin McInnes was asked to leave the ad agency that he co-founded after publishing "Transphobia Is Perfectly Natural". He stands by his views. He was defended by trans woman Justine Tunney.

Jorge Lanata mocked Argentina's Gender Identity Law on his radio show and in particular attacked Florence de la V.

Julia Gasper, ex-UKIP candidate and chair claimed that the party is plagued with grotesque transsexuals referring to Nikki Sinclaire and Kellie Maloney.

Julie Burchill wrote some comments in a piece by Paris Lees, deleted them and apologized. Later in the year she attacked her local lesbian rabbi.

Keith Ablow, Fox News, "I don't see anything but toxicity from the notion of a person with female anatomy feeling free to use the urinal in the boys' rest room while a boy stands next to her and uses one, too. Governor Brown is one of the liberal politicians in the world who wants to sell people on the idea that he loves freedom when he is actually addicted to disempowering people." More.

Norman Tebbit, writing in the Daily Telegraph, 19 February 2014: "Who would feel safer if just before take-off the pilot of the airliner told the passengers that she had been promoted to command because they needed more transsexual Muslim captains to meet the airline's inclusivity target?"

Paul McHugh had an article published in The Wall Street Journal where he still repeated that being 'transgendered' is a mental disorder like anorexia or bulimia.

Phil Burress, head of Citizens for Community Values in Ohio, said that a proposal to expand Cleveland’s nondiscrimination ordinance to include protections for transgender people would allow “mentally disturbed” people to “be around women and girls in a women’s restroom".

Peter LaBarbera, Americans for Truth about Homosexuality: "“I have seen healthy young girls in their twenties with their healthy breasts removed to appear like men. Now imagine that. I saw that on stage at a so-called transgender conference a long time ago – this was in DC – and it was just shocking to me. These doctors who perform these operations — this should be illegal — these guys need to go to jail. This is almost the most analogous thing to the abortionist on that issue I can think of: these doctors exploiting these gender-confused individuals and making money off of them. Imagine a woman in her twenties who thinks she wants to be a man so she doesn’t want her breasts, and to have them removed; isn’t that awful? To pay for [that] as taxpayers [is] shocking.”

Toronto School Board trustee Sam Sotiropoulos tweeted that he "reserve[s] the right to not believe" in transgender identity until it is "scientifically proven" that trans people are not "mentally ill". When Global News interviewed him he backtracked.

Terry Wallbank and his mean-spirited article on New Zealand's welcome to Eliana Rubashkyn.

The Family Research Council’s Peter Sprigg and Craig James  have called for an amendment to the US constitution to ban legal recognition of trans people.

Southern Baptist convention: trans people don't exist. Text by the author of the resolution.
RESOLVED, That we oppose efforts to alter one’s bodily identity (e.g., cross-sex hormone therapy, gender reassignment surgery) to refashion it to conform with one’s perceived gender identity; and be it further
RESOLVED, That we continue to oppose steadfastly all efforts by any governing official or body to validate transgender identity as morally praiseworthy (Isaiah 5:20); and be it further
RESOLVED, That we oppose all cultural efforts to validate claims to transgender identity; and be it finally

Mark Angelo & Jessica Lynn Cummings softly interviewed Cathy Brennonon on Transition Radio TV. 

11 December 2014

Some Events of 2014: Part 4: Politics & Government, Celebrities, Sports, Festivals

Part 1: Organizations & Activists, Equal marriage, Other Legislation.
Part 2: Persons,
Part 3: Marriage, Lovers and Family, Trans & Intersex Kids,
Part 4: Politics & Government, Celebrities, Sports, Festivals,
Part 5: Schools, Universities & Colleges, Cops & Military, Imprisonment, Homeless Shelters, Nemeses.
Part 6: Doctors & Sexologists, Medicine, Genetics, Legal, Deaths
Part 7: Dress Reform, Homeogender Surgeries, Fashion, Beauty Pageants, Music & Performance,
Part 8: Internet, Art, Radio, Television, Adverts, Theatre, Cinema
Part 9: Jargon, News Media, Theses & Studies,
Part 10: Archives, Books.

Politics & Government


Nikki Sinclaire lost her seat in the May 2014 European elections, and was charged with money laundering and misconduct in public office. Article by Nikki.


Indian transgender and hijra citizens registered and allowed to vote for the first time.

Several UK trans groups issued a joint manifesto asking all political parties to review the Gender Recognition Act and to encourage positive images of trans persons in government publications.

Ben Panico is a Congressional staffer for Jared Polis, Democrat and gay, from Colorado.

Bharathi Kannamma, 52, ran for the Lok Sabha elections from Madurai.

++Charlie Kiss is the Green Party candidate in Islington South and Finsbury.

Dana Beyer ran for Senate seat in a Maryland primary, but lost to the incumbent. She was inducted into the Montgomery County Human Rights Hall of Fame for her work re the Maryland trans law that took effect October 2013.

Emily Brothers, blind since childhood, two children, Labour candidate for Sutton and Cheam.

Georgina Beyer stood as the Mana Party candidate in the Te Tai Tonga Maori constituency. Results. GVWW

Kelly Ellis, New Zealand, ran for Labour in Whangarei.

Kelly Maloney, UKIP candidate 2004, 2010, who made homophobic comments as part of the campaign, has transitioned.

Melissa Star ran for the Sex Party in Port Melbourne in 2013, and is now the leader of the party in New South Wales.

Michelle Suarez, lawyer, Uruguay, elected alternate senator for the Communist Party.

Paula Overby, Minnesota, after being excluded by the Democratic-Farmers-Labor Party, ran uncontested for the Independence Party nomination, but came third to the Republican incumbent.

Petra de Sutter, Belgium, placed second on the Green Party list for the European elections, but they gained only one seat. In July 2014 it was announced that De Sutter was appointed to the Senate as a Green Party nomination, where she will focus on health care and environmental issues.

Penny Whetton's wife, Janet Rice, elected to Australian Senate for Green Party.

++Stella Gardiner is the Green Party candidate in Bexleyheath and Crayford.

Tara Hewitt, on Conservative Party Candidates List, 43rd on 2013 IOS Pink List, diversity advisor to the NHS, Chair of Wirral Conservative Future, Tweeted her stance as pro-life, and against IVF, surrogacy and female couples using sperm banks to have a child. More.

T Bhavana ran as an independent in Bangalore.


The Su-Raj Party in Goa supported trans in their manifesto, stating that poverty and neglect by the society was forcing them to beg and indulge in prostitution.

Domala Mary ran for an Assembly seat in Khamman, Telangana.

Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, currently chair of the Oahu Island Burial Council, and ran for a seat on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs board of trustees. Wikipedia.

Kikey Morales, economic development coordinator in Veracruz.

Larissa Sneider, Evanston, Wyoming, was Democratic candidate for the state House of Representatives, but lost to the Republican incumbant.

Lauren Scott won the Republican nomination for the Nevada Assembly's 30th District, but lost to the incumbent Democrat.

Paula Sophia, ex-police, came second in the Democratic Primary in District 88, Oklahoma.

Sophia Hawes ran in the Democratic Primary for District 40 of the Utah House of Representatives.

Steve Wiles, ex-drag performer Mona Sinclair, and ex-Miss Gay America employee, now supports a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in North Carolina, ran for North Carolina Senate. He came third out of three.

Cities, towns and regions

Alejandra Gonzále, councillor in Lampa, Chacabuco, suffered harassment, and filed a complaint.

++Anna May Booth ran for Labour in Manchester.

++Anwen Muston ran for Labour in Wolverhampton

Bobby Beckett ran for Toronto Council in Ward 18.

Charlie Kiss ran for the Green Party in Islington.

Jamie Lee Hamilton sought election to Vancouver’s Board of Parks and Recreation for the third time, this year under the Independent Electoral Alliance banner.

++Jess Key ran for the Liberal Democrats in Lincoln.

Luisa Revilla Urcia won a seat on the local council in La Esperanza in the province of Trujillo in northwestern Peru. More

Menaka Kinnar ran for council in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

Nicole Joliet ran for Surrey school board, Vancouver.

Osh Gantly was elected as a Labour councillor for Highbury East in Islington, London.

Öykü Özen ran for council in Osmangazi.

Liberal Democrat Sarah Brown lost her seat on Cambridge Council to a Labour challenger.

Tatiana Piñeros, 34, accountant, chief of Bogota's tourism agency, and Pamela Mena is Bogata's liaison with LGBTI.

Tony Briffa, previously Mayor of Hobsons Bay, Victoria, resigned as councillor.

Vered Meltzer elected to city council in Appleton, Wisconsin.

++Zoe Kirk-Robinson ran for the Conservatives in Bolton.

++Zoe O'Connell ran for the Liberal Democrats in Cambridge.

Zuliana Araya, elected councillor of Valparaiso in 2012, doing disaster relief after a major fire, was refused co-operation by other authorities.

Santiago del Estero had two municipal candidates: Pamela Ordoñez and María José Ybáñes.


Jimmy Fallon and Will Ferrell did a drag routine with Michelle Obama on The Tonight Show.

Joan Rivers declared Michelle Obama to be a 'tranny'.

This was then repeated, not as a joke, by Alex Jones:

Casper Smart broke up with Jennifer Lopez after affairs with 2 trans models.

Rumours that Bruce Jenner is in transition.

Charice Pempengco considers her soul to be male, but is not transgender. More.

Ellen Degeneres, at the Oscar ceremonies, quipped of Lisa Minelli: “Hello to the best Liza Minnelli impersonator I’ve ever seen. Good job, sir". For some reason this was denounced as transphobic.


The British Medical Journal has published an article on the current policies of the IOC, IAAF and FIFA, reporting that several women have recently been coerced into “partial clitoridectomies” and gonadectomies (removal of gonads) in order to compete. Partial clitoridectomies/clitorectomies are understood to be a form of Female Genital Mutilation. Summary Abstract

The UK Football Association has issued new guidelines: Any transgender person wishing to play in their affirmed gender can seek to do so by contacting the FA to obtain clearance.

4 players in Iran's women's national football team were deemed not to be women – they were intersex or trans women who had not yet had correction surgery. Mandatory sex tests are now required.

Australian Sports issued Anti-Homophobia & Inclusion Framework For Australian Sports. Comment

Bobbi Lancaster, LPGA Golfer thinks that her pre-transition past does give her an unfair advantage, and therefor chooses to play against younger women.

Catherine McGregor, cricket writer. GVWW

Chloie Jonsson, personal trainer, Santa Cruz, California, banned from competing in women's section of CrossFit Games. Sued.

Dutee Chand, 17, cis Indian athlete, dropped from the Commonwealth Games contingent at the last minute after the Athletic Federation of India stated that hyperandrogenism made her ineligible to compete as a female athlete.

Enza Anderson and Savannah Burton, after two months practice, as part of Team TRANS-fusion, came 4th out of 5 in a 22km rowing race on the Ottawa river.

Fallon Fox, 38, the controversy of her fighting in female MMA matches continues. The Case Against. Fallon's reply.

Jaiyah Saelua played football for American Samoa in a FIFA qualifier, and broke a long losing streak.
Kelly Maloney, ex-boxing manager and promoter transitioned.

Kinnon MacKinnon, 28, Toronto, won in powerlifting at Gay Games 9 in Cleveland.

Michelle Diamond, goal umpire, officiating Victorian Amateur Football Association matchs.

Pinki Pramanik, track athlete, previously charged with rape and assault by her girlfriend, exonerated

Natasha Payne, 51, took bronze in the World Pole-Dancing Championships.

Pat Cordova-Goff, Azusa, California, allowed to play on girls' softball team.

Minnesota State High School League, having problems deciding about trans athletes.

An all-trans football club in Colombia.


Koovagam, 2014.


Fantasia Fair, 2014

Trans March, World Pride, Toronto, 27/06/2014.

Gender Bender Festival, Bologna, sponsored by Il Cassera LGBT Centre.

Bangladesh's Trans Pride Parade.

09 December 2014

Some Events of the Year 2014: Part 3: Marriage, lovers; Transkids

Part 1: Organizations & Activists, Equal marriage, Other Legislation.
Part 2: Persons,
Part 3: Marriage, Lovers and Family, Trans & Intersex Kids,
Part 4: Politics & Government, Celebrities, Sports, Festivals,
Part 5: Schools, Universities & Colleges, Cops & Military, Imprisonment, Homeless Shelters, Nemeses,
Part 6: Doctors & Sexologists, Medicine, Genetics, Legal, Deaths
Part 7: Dress Reform, Homeogender Surgeries, Fashion, Beauty Pageants, Music & Performance,
Part 8: Internet, Art, Radio, Television, Adverts, Theatre, Cinema
Part 9: Jargon, News Media, Theses & Studies,
Part 10: Archives, Books.

Marriage, Lovers and Family

Two lesbian couples, each with a trans partner, married in same Dallas courtroom.

Alessandra Bernaroli, 43, and her wife won their case to remain married, although no same-sex marriage in Italy.

Alexis Taborda, 26, and Karen Bruselario, 28, Entre Rios, had a baby by natural means.

Buck Angel sought $2000 a month spousal support from estranged wife Elayne Angel, who in return said that he is not a man, and therefore they cannot be married in Louisiana. However the California Superior Court ruled in August that they are married. GVWW

Dana McCallum, Twitter engineer, pled guilty to raping her wife, after serving divorce papers.

Gillian Simpson, 46, Lancashire, suing her family for forcing her out of the family business.

Harper Robertson, 23, son of singer Thomas Dolby, married.

Heli Hämäläinen, wanting to retain a Lutheran marriage to her wife, and was unable to have her identity number changed to one that indicates female because she would neither divorce nor convert to a civil union. She appealed through to Finnish court system, and then to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on the grounds that they should not be compelled to degrade their marriage sacraments. This while not supporting secular gay marriage. "I have more privileges than lesbians". The ECHR rightly dismissed the case in that it is basically a conflict between Hämäläinen and the Finnish Lutheran Church.

Irina Shumilova, St Petersburg, able to marry her bride in that her passport still says 'male'.

Jackson Mukasa, 19, and her husband, in Uganda, arrested and charged with sexual activity against 'the order of nature'.

Jenny Kate married in a religious ceremony in Teresina, Piaui.

Katie Hill and Arin Andrews, Oklahoma, broke up as a couple, are still friends, were in the Barney's fashion film, have each written an autobiography.

Kieran Moloney, 23, New Zealander in London, set to marry.

Luisa Paz, the coordinator in Santiago del Estero Association of Transvestites, Transsexuals, Transgender Argentina and Jose Coria, her partner of 29 years married.

MB who transitioned but decided as a Christian to stay married "in the sight of God" to her wife of 38 years and the mother of their two children – a decision which blocked MB's entitlement to a female pension - lost her case in the appeal court.

Meghan Stabler – Working Mother of the Year Award

Nick and his bride, Mississippi, posted a picture of their wedding license on Facebook. American Family Association saw it, denounced them on its radio show, which led to employment problems.

Nick and Bianca Bowser, Kentucky, neither being able to afford transgender surgery, have had two children.

Paige Phoenix, recording artist with a male passport, and his wife had their marriage invalidated in that Victoria state will not reissue his birth certificate until after surgery. Appealing to UN Human Rights Committee.

Ryan/Ria, 22, bi-gender, has found a girlfriend who does not mind.

Mr & Mrs Ratcliffe divorced when Andrew became Kate, and now they have remarried as a same-sex couple.

Sawyer Steele, 32, San Francisco, married.

Thomas Beatie secured permission to divorce his wife in Arizona, that their Hawai'i marriage was not considered to be 'same-sex'. Later he was charged with stalking her by fixing a GPS device to her car.

An American trans man, residing in Sweden, who gave birth to a child earlier this year has won the right to be registered as the father of the child. The decision has been appealed by the Swedish Tax Agency.

Berlin man who gave birth must be registered as the child's mother, a court has ruled.
    Transgender Parents. Dir: Rémy Huberdeau Canada 2014. Website. Newsarticle. A variety of trans parents and children.

    Trans & Intersex Kids

    A.J. , 6, Kansas.
    Aly, 17, New Hampshire, has completed surgery.
    Ashton, 16, has transitioned
    Cee Cee given time on KOLO 8 news station.
    Eli, 17, started transition at age 8, testified to an education committee in Sacramento, and graduated high school.
    Harriette, 11, BC, among first to change sex on birth certificate after law changed.
    Isabella, 8, Winnipeg, school went well until one parent starting screaming and harassing.
    Isabelle, 11, Australia
    Jazz posted a Youtube video urging accepting all as they are.
    Jaden, 17, in Murrieta, Peru, treated well at school.
    Jake, 6, successfully at school as a boy, but father is seeking custody to force him to go to school as a girl. Mother needs to raise $19,000 for legal fees.
    Jay, 13, son of singer R Kelly, started transition.
    Jes, Las Vegas, transitioned at 19, his mother put a celebratory announcement on FaceBook.
    Liam, son of actress Adjoa Andoh.
    Naomi, 15, Utah, makes YouTube videos.
    Nicole – Miane Supreme Judicial Court ruled that she should use the girls' restroom.
    N.H., 5, Oregon, moved to school where he can be a boy.
    Rachel, 13, New Jersey, has a new school.
    Renn, 6, Saskatoon. Mother complained to Human Rights Commission re refusal to revise daughter's birth certificate.
    Riley, 17, Pennsylvania, committed suicide.
    Ryan, 4th grade, Chicago.
    Ryland, 5, San Diego,
    Scott, Oregon.
    Wren, 12, Alberta got a revised birth certificate.
    A 2-year-old with ambiguous genitals was surgically re-assigned to male at Sishu Bhawan hospital in Cuttack, Odisha.


      • Jack Dresher & William Byne. Treating Transgender Children and Adolescents: An Interdisciplinary Discussion. Routledge, 2014.
      • Jessica Herthel, Jazz Jennings & Shelagh McNicholas. I am Jazz. Dial, 2014. Newsarticle.
      • Katie Rain Hill. Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2014.
      • Susan Kuklin. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak out. Candlewick, 2014.
      • Elizabeth J. Meyer & Annie Pullen Sansfaçon. Supporting Transgender and Gender Creative Youth: Schools, Families, and Communities in Action Peter Lang International Academic, 2014.
      • Marilyn Phillips. The Daughter We Didn't Know We Had: The Tears, Fears, and Joys of a Mother of a Transgender Child. Authorhouse, 2014.
      • Nanny Swift. OMG! My Kid is Transgender: A Parents Handbook. Kindle, 2014.


      (1) Evidence from these studies suggests that the majority of gender nonconforming children are not gender dysphoric adolescents or adults.
      (2) It does not support the stereotype that most children who are actually gender dysphoric will “desist” in their gender identities before adolescence.
      (3) These studies do acknowledge that intense anatomic dysphoria in childhood may be associated with persistent gender dysphoria and persistent gender identity through adolescence.
      (4) Speculation that allowing childhood social transition traps cisgender youth in roles that are incongruent with their identities is not supported by evidence.
      (5) These studies fail to examine the diagnostic value of Real Life Experience in congruent gender roles for gender dysphoric children.


      • I am Leo. With 13-year-old Leo. UK CBBC 17 November 2014.
      • In the Turn. Dir: Erica Tremblay, with 10-year-old Crystal. Canada 113 mins 2014. IMDB Newsarticle.
      • My Child. Dir: Can Candan. Turkey 83 nibs 2013. Raising trans and queer kids. IMDB Newsarticle.