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October 13, 2012 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
As Chaz Bono recounted his transformation from cute little daughter of singers Sonny and Cher to the 43-year-old transgender man standing at the lectern, students at Penn State Abington recalled pieces of their own stories. For Richard Kirchenbauer, 60, it was the memory of seeing a 4-year-old Chastity Bono in Sonny Bono's arms during a performance at the old Valley Forge Music Fair. For Seonne Baylor, 23, it was coming out as a lesbian to her parents. For Erin Donnelly, 18, it was accepting a cousin who revealed that she was pansexual.
NEWS
April 22, 2000 | by Mark Angeles, Daily News Staff Writer
No cases of tuberculosis that were feared to have spread to the transgender, cross-dressing community of Philadelphia have been reported, and officials remain cautiously optimistic. "It's a very good sign, but it's still very important to get the word out about this very contagious disease and to get those who may have contracted it the proper care," said Cynthia Glocker, a health communications specialist for the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC confirmed 26 active cases and 37 latent cases of tuberculosis in New York City and Baltimore and discovered that all were members of a community comprised of cross-dressers, those who had undergone sex-change operations, and those who were considering a sex-change operation.
SPORTS
November 4, 2010
NOT SURPRISINGLY, the most candid person in Washington isn't a politician. It's Kye Allums, a transgender member of the George Washington women's basketball team. Yesterday, Allums - who said he is "a male on a female team" - shared his story with the media. He said he decided to talk about his situation because "it got too tough to not be me. " Allums, a 21-year-old junior from suburban Minneapolis, said he has delayed having steroid treatments and/or surgery so that he can stay on the women's team.
LIVING
February 11, 2009 | By A.D. Amorosi FOR THE INQUIRER
On a bitter cold Saturday at Vesuvio, more than 400 people - gay guys and girls, transgender kids, hipster straights willing to experiment - heat up the South Philly nightspot. There's dancing on the tables, kissing by the billiard tables, huddled gatherings in every dark nook and corner - pretty spicy stuff for a Bella Vista Italian restaurant and disco. This is Tracy Buchholz's doing. "It's freaking incredible," Buchholz said of the Scene - a once-a-month party she created where girls dance on tables at the same time kids play pool.
NEWS
June 29, 2010 | By JOSH FERNANDEZ, fernanj@phillynews.com 215-854-5880
THE BARE, WHITE walls once held 130 awards and honors plaques. Now, after 45 years with the Philadelphia Police Department, Chief Inspector James Tiano was packing up his fourth-floor office at 10th and Spring Garden streets. "I've had a pretty good career," said Tiano, whose last workday is today. "I spent the latter part of my career helping a lot of diverse communities, so it was very satisfying. " Tiano, 65, served simultaneously as police liaison to the Asian-, African- and Caribbean-immigrant and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities - and it has been announced that it's going to take eight deputies to replace him. His compassion for diversity was inspired by Italian-immigrant grandparents.
NEWS
March 8, 2006
RE SIGNE'S cartoon "World Parenting Styles": What a way to depict hard-working parents in Philadelphia. All of Philadelphia's parents are not drug-addicted or neglectful. As a parent who has raised two well-adjusted, non-drug-using children in this city, I was truly insulted and the Daily News should be ashamed of itself. There are some drug-addicted parents in our city, but I am most definitely certain that you will also find those types of parents in Asia and Europe, too. Joy C. Ferris, Philadelphia I know you're going to get some flak for the Signe cartoon that reads "Japanese mother: 'Let's do some math!
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2012 | By Howard Gensler
VANCOUVER'S Jenna Talackova , who looks like a busty Lisa Kudrow , was disqualified as a contestant in May's Miss Universe Canada pageant last week. Seems she was born male. But even though she no longer has a scepter, the rules of the contest run by the Donald Trump organization say that entrants must be "naturally born" females. The pageant's New York-based parent backed Miss Universe Canada's decision. "After review, organizers discovered that Jenna Talackova falsified her application and did not meet the necessary requirements to compete in the 2012 Miss Universe Canada pageant," a statement said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 2011 | By John Carucci, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Daniel Radcliffe looks forward to a tolerant world where young people grow up unaffected by differences in sexual orientation. For the last few years, the Harry Potter star has been doing his part to make that a reality with his work with the Trevor Project, the leading organization for suicide prevention efforts among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered youths. For his contribution, Radcliffe is being honored with the organization's Hero Award at a ceremony in New York in June.
NEWS
January 31, 2003 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr. and Michael Currie Schaffer INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
More than a month after Nizah Morris was felled by an unexplained late-night blow to the head on a Center City street corner, police have declared the 47-year-old transsexual's death a homicide. "The cause of death according to the medical examiner is cranio-cerebral injury, and the manner of death is homicide," said Homicide Division Capt. Thomas Lippo at a hastily announced news conference yesterday outside Police Headquarters. The finding - which came after members of the transgender community accused police of foot-dragging - suggested that Morris might have been killed by "something similar to a severe blow to the head, possibly caused by a punch, or possibly by a motor-vehicle accident," Lippo said.
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