transgender http://wamc.org en Lori Duron On Raising A Gender Creative Son http://wamc.org/post/lori-duron-raising-gender-creative-son <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0770437729/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0770437729&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0770437729" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em> is Lori Duron’s poignant memoir of her adventures in raising a gender creative child. The book comes from Lori’s <a href="http://www.raisingmyrainbow.com/">popular blog</a> of the same name.</p><p><em>Raising My Rainbow </em>is the story of her family as they navigate the often challenging but never dull privilege of raising a slightly effeminate, possibly gay, totally fabulous son.</p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75746 at http://wamc.org Lori Duron On Raising A Gender Creative Son “My Brother My Sister: Story Of A Transformation” By Molly Haskell http://wamc.org/post/my-brother-my-sister-story-transformation-molly-haskell <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Feminist film critic and author <a href="http://www.mollyhaskell.com">Molly Haskell </a>was disoriented -to say the least- when her brother told her he had &ldquo;gender dysphoria&rdquo; and was going to transition from male to female.</p><p>She shares the story of their experience in <em>My Brother My Sister</em>.</p><p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75671 at http://wamc.org “My Brother My Sister: Story Of A Transformation” By Molly Haskell Judge Won't Order More Hair Removal for Transgender Inmate http://wamc.org/post/judge-wont-order-more-hair-removal-transgender-inmate <p></p><p>A federal judge in Massachusetts says he won't order more hair-removal treatments for a transgender inmate who won a court order for taxpayer-funded sex-change surgery.</p><p>Judge Mark Wolf also ruled Tuesday that the gender reassignment surgery he ordered for Michelle Kosilek in September will be on hold until the state appeals his ruling.</p><p>Kosilek, convicted in the 1990 murder of wife Cheryl Kosilek, was born male but has received hormone treatments and now lives as a woman in an all-male prison.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 52455 at http://wamc.org Mass. Transgender Inmate Seeking Electrolysis http://wamc.org/post/mass-transgender-inmate-seeking-electrolysis <p></p><p>The chief psychiatrist for the Massachusetts Department of Correction says a transgender inmate who won a court order for taxpayer-funded sex-change surgery has no medical need for further electrolysis treatments.</p><p>Dr. Robert Diener testified Monday on Michelle Kosilek's request to have additional hair-removal treatments. Diener said he evaluated Kosilek in 2010 and again last month and concluded that Kosilek's anxiety level hasn't changed, even though she hasn't had electrolysis treatments since 2008.</p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 52364 at http://wamc.org Mass. inmate lauds sex-change ruling http://wamc.org/post/mass-inmate-lauds-sex-change-ruling <p>A convicted murderer in Massachusetts says a judge's decision to grant her request for sex-change surgery is "the right thing to do." WAMC’s Lucas Willard has more….</p><p>U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ruled this month that sex-reassignment surgery is the only adequate treatment for Michelle Kosilek's gender-identity disorder, which he found was a "serious medical need."</p><p>Wolf's ruling prompted an outcry among some legislative leaders, who say Kosilek isn't entitled to the taxpayer-funded surgery.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 21:05:50 +0000 Lucas Willard 48158 at http://wamc.org NY Considers Transgender Anti-Discrimination Bill http://wamc.org/post/ny-considers-transgender-anti-discrimination-bill <p>A year after New York lawmakers legalized gay marriage, the next civil rights debate in Albany takes on discrimination against transgender New Yorkers. WAMC&rsquo;s Dave Lucas reports&hellip;</p><p>The Transgendered say they face discrimination in employment, housing and public treatment because they stray from accepted male and female norms in dress and behavior.</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 11:43:02 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 38503 at http://wamc.org NY Considers Transgender Anti-Discrimination Bill