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Comment by Sentient Biped on August 25, 2013 at 10:08am

I had a conversation with a pediatrician in my health plan, regarding whether the plan supports surgery for intersex infants.  He said they do not, unless the genitals are shaped in a way that does not allow urinary function or hygiene, and so would interfere with health or endanger the child.  I was happy to hear that. 

I wanted to advocate for resources for parents of intersex children, to support allowing the child to develop however their body intends.  Rather than surgically modifying the child to fit into an ignorant society.  He said they already have such support.  I was glad to hear that.

Susan, if the presence of intersex humans makes ignorant catholic heads explode, then by all means let's educate them.  I'll just wear protective gear - please, no brains splattered on my clean shirt!

Comment by Susan Stanko on August 25, 2013 at 9:44am

I am sure the very thought of intersex makes their heads explode.

Comment by Sentient Biped on August 24, 2013 at 8:56pm

Germany added an option for Intersex as gender on birth certificates.  We need to do this in the US, and everywhere else. 

Not surprising, US Catholics oppose the law.

Comment by Sentient Biped on August 24, 2013 at 8:41pm

Like a virus, or kudzu, gay marriage continues to spread.  Now it's spread to a second New Mexico county.

The map in the linked article is kind of depressing.  But it will continue to evolve.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on August 23, 2013 at 12:57pm

Great job by reporter Jamie Kirchick on RT (Russia Today).

The Box Turtle Bulletin has a followup on what happened to Kirchick after his television interview which, by the way, was in Stockholm.  It seems the Russian government has long tentacles. 

He has since said the taxi driver in the car he was in on his way to the airport in Sweden when the taxi driver received a phone call instructing him to drop Kirchick off at the side of the road.

“So about halfway down the highway on the way to the airport, my driver gets a phone call from his boss saying that the car ride has been cancelled and that he’ll have to drop me off on the side of the road,” he said.

“And I told him that I would pick up the tab. But at the end, actually, at the airport, he said that the ride was free, so maybe we have some anti-Putin activists in the Swedish taxi company.”

Comment by Sentient Biped on August 22, 2013 at 10:30am

Several posts here - hope that's not too much at one time. This reporter bowled me over in a good way.

I'm not demonstrative but this made me want to cheer.

Comment by Sentient Biped on August 22, 2013 at 9:45am

Marriage equality battle moves to New Mexico, with a twist.

 

"the state's marriage statutes are gender neutral and do not expressly prohibit Doña Ana County from issuing marriage licenses to same-gender couples."

Comment by Sentient Biped on August 22, 2013 at 9:37am

Oh - on the linked story below.  I'm awed by Greenwald's courage.  Over a my life, I've sought LGBTI heroes.  While this story has a long narrative to play out, Greenwald looks to me like he has some hero DNA.  We'll see what ensues.

Comment by Sentient Biped on August 22, 2013 at 9:33am

I'm impressed with the convergence of two LGBT / government overreach stories in the news.  One was the revelation of Manning's transgender struggle.  The other was this:

No "big deal" about the gay aspect - the story regards the gov't over-reach and 1984-style spying on citizens; and those who exposing those actions.

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on August 21, 2013 at 5:46am
 

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