Slowly, it seems things are speeding up for trans people at the United Nations. The most recent victory is that the yearly report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment to the General Assembly (SRT) now unequivocally posits that requiring trans people to change their body, to have to undergo genital surgery in order to get their gender recognized, equals torture. >>>
Late one night, Luk was so unhappy about being a man that in the heat of the moment he cut off the end of his penis with a pair of scissors. His subsequent scream woke his father, who immediately called the police and sent him to hospital. Police arrived and thought it was a suicide case until Luk confessed, "I don't want to be a man! I want to be a woman!" >>>
A railway employee who had allegedly undergone a gender reassignment surgery has caused a flutter as he was produced as a female in answer to a habeas corpus plea filed by his wife in a Dindigul court. He had reportedly iterated his desire to remain a female. >>>
Gender diverse people can expect to pay thousands of dollars to undergo gender reassignment surgery in Australia, but a Melbourne group has announced a unique grant to help with these costs. Victorian-based Transitory Life revealed its First Life Grant worth $500 this month. One grant is being offered for gender diverse Victorians to help cover the medical costs of gender reassignment surgery.
Aucklander Racheal McGonigal, who has had gender reassignment surgery and her birth certificate changed, says some of her peers believe that the court process should be made easier, but she believes the current process shows a commitment.