Bare Reality is an art project of Laura Dodsworth that purports to examine how 100 Women feel about our breasts. One of her “women” is a male who identifies as a Woman. He writes about his feelings thusly after his transition, which included breast implants: Continue reading
The Superior Court of California held that the marriage of Jake Miller, who uses the stage name Buck Angel, was valid. He and his wife Elayne Angel were married in Louisiana after Buck had obtained a California court order recognizing his male sex and had been living as a man for years. His California birth certificate was amended several years after the marriage. In an effort to avoid paying spousal support, Elayne attempted to argue that their marriage was invalid on the grounds that Buck’s birth certificate had not yet been amended to reflect his male sex at the time the Louisiana marriage took place. The California court ruled that Buck was legally male, and that Louisiana law would recognize this as a marriage between a man and a woman.
The Minnesota State High School League is set to vote this week on whether to allow transgender high schools students to participate in athletics based on their gender identity. According to the policy, transgender high school students can play on the team of their choice (male or female) but have to have a physician’s documentation and in some cases must have begun hormone therapy to “preserve competitive equity.” The MSHSL policy also provides transgender students avenues for corrective action if a school district does not comply. The new policy will be discussed in a workshop on Oct. 1 and the full MSHSL is expected to vote on the policy on Oct. 2.
Zahara Green, formerly known as Darius Ishun Green, is suing the Georgia Department of Corrections in two separate lawsuits for sexual assaults he endured while incarcerated for shoplifting. Green, a transgender woman, alleges that the DOC housed him with another inmate who repeatedly sexually assaulted him.
All people have a right to safety while incarcerated. Although we oppose housing male inmates with female inmates, we believe that prison systems must create safe space for male inmates who identify as women.
Green previously filed a lawsuit pro se based on similar alleged facts, but agreed to dismiss that lawsuit.
Ronny Darnell was convicted in 2005 of repeatedly raping a 13-year-old girl in 1997. He recently lost his lawsuit saying he was harassed in prison. He sought sex change surgery as damages for the harassment. He tried to convert his lawsuit into a class action, but was unsuccessful.