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Cher Sometimes Calls Her Son Chaz Bono “Her”

“If I woke up tomorrow in a guy’s body, I would just kick and scream and cry and f**king rob a bank, because I cannot see myself as anything but who I am — a girl. I would not take it as well as Chaz has. I couldn’t imagine it. … She’s a very smart girl — boy! This is where I get into trouble. My pronouns are f**ked. I still don’t remember to call her ‘him.’”

Burlesque star Cher on her daughter-turned-son, Chaz Bono, who had gender reassignment surgery and was legally granted permission to change his name and gender this past May. I’m sure a lot of parents like Cher are supportive of their kid’s decision to have a sex change, but find it hard to say “Chaz” instead of “Chastity.”

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Bulgarian Man Having A Sex Change To Look Like Lady Gaga

Penio Daskalov, a 24-year-old aspiring pop star and cast member of Bulgarian “Big Brother,” is having a sex change and full cosmetic surgery to look like Lady Gaga. He’s hoping that his transformation will be the beginning of a music career as big as Gaga’s. “I’ve already contacted her management and told them what I am doing and how I’d like to record a duet with her,” he said. So would that be like—Lady Gaga recording a duet with herself? [Huffington Post]
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Today’s Lady News: The World’s First Gender-Less Person

  • A British expat has been acknowledged as the world’s first “gender-less” person — on paper, at least. Norrie May-Welby, 48, of Australia, was born a man but had a sex change operation at age 28. These days May-Welby prefers to be called a “neuter” and the British birth certificate does not officially acknowledge a gender. “The concepts of man or woman don’t fit me,” May-Welby said. “The simplest solution is not to have any sex identification.” [Telegraph UK]
  • Anti-abortion protesters have arrived at spring break in West Palm Beach, Florida. Personhood FL Spring Break Tour 2010 has parked two “truth trucks,” showing photographs of aborted fetuses, in Port St. Lucie today. It is still headed to Tampa, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and other cities. [TCpalm.com]

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A 77-Year-Old Gets A Sex Change

In the wake of Chasity Bono’s big decision to have gender reassignment surgery, a transgender center in Maryland says they are busier than ever. One client on their roster is Renee Ramsay, formerly Richard—a 77-year-old man becoming a woman. No Friskians, that was no typo: 77. But doctors say that although the sex-change surgery is a complex procedure, age is not typically an issue.

Renee’s story actually kind of tugs at my heartstrings. She used to be in the military, was married twice, and for a long time would cross-dress when off-duty because of the whole don’t-ask-don’t-tell thing. So why did Renee wait so dang long to get lady parts? Well … she never wanted to upset her wife, who passed away recently. And well … it ain’t cheap. Renee has been saving up for this moment almost her entire life. At 77, she’s finally happy and feels like herself. I guess it’s never too late to change … your gender. [CBS] Keep reading »

16-Year-Old Undergoes Sex Change

Kim Petras has a lot going on in her life, and she’s only a teenager. She was signed to a record label and released a CD; her first single, “Last Forever,” became popular on MySpace and YouTube; she works as a model; oh, and she also had a sex change. Kim Petras use to be Tim Petras. Only 16., she began hormone replacement therapy at 12. By 14, she was officially a girl. Recently, she finished gender reassignment surgery. She told The Sun, “I was asked if I feel like a woman now, but the truth is I have always felt like a woman. I just ended up in the wrong body.” She’s believed to be the world’s youngest transsexual. These days, she’s studying to be a fashion designer. What ambition at such a young age! [AOL]
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Monday Quickies!

  • Muffin Top: Why yes, there IS such a thing as too small! [College Candy]
  • A domestic violence activist was killed by her ex-boyfriend this weekend. [Feministing]
  • Important questions to ask in a relationship, without sounding like a psycho. [Boinkology]
  • How not to become a desperate housewife. [Guardian U.K.]
  • A teenage sex change. [Tango]
  • Five common causes for late periods. [DearSugar]
  • Rapper Pharrell growing his skin in test tubes to cover tattoos. [Shine]
  • Idiot proof eyeshadow: kid tested, College Candy approved. [College Candy]
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    Sex Changes And Job Perks

    Besides the people, of course, the thing that makes work bearable are the perks — free coffee and tea if the company’s cheap, all the way to yoga classes and dry cleaning if the company is generously loaded. (I would greatly appreciate the latter, as I just spent $130 at my cleaner’s.) But, if you’re thinking about making a life change, specifically, a sex change, you should try to get hired at Goldman Sachs. Last year, the financial firm added health-insurance coverage for sex reassignment surgery, which can cost $5,000 to $150,000 per individual. While it’s not a benefit that most people would take advantage of, like profit sharing, we appreciate the effort they’re putting into keeping their employees happy. [Fortune] Keep reading »

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