«The Danish Girl» is a trans* movie expected by the end of the year. This film tells the true story of Lili Elbe, the first woman to undergo gender reassignment surgery.
In Malta, a bill will prohibit health professionals to operate unnecessarily intersex infants.
On Monday, President Barack Obama announced he was preparing an order prohibiting discrimination against federal employees based on gender identity.
From now on in Taiwan, a transition is not necessary any more to be able to change your gender.
There are different standards of beauty for men and women. When I talk about standards of beauty, I’m talking about the standards of how we take care of ourselves. Women are expected to be well groomed. They are expected to shave, exfoliate, bleach or remove any facial hair, have their hair brushed and highlighted, never have white or grey hair, have pressed clothes, put on makeup, and wear high heels. Women are expected to do these things in order for society to consider them normal and to be seen as attractive. Most women feel the need even to take a shower and put on nicer clothes to go to the grocery store.
President Obama’s inauguration speech was beautiful: “We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths—that all of us are created equal—is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great Mall, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk along; to hear a King proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth.”