The lesbian parents of an 11-year-old boy who is undergoing the process of becoming a girl last night defended the decision, claiming it was better for a child to have a sex change when young. Thomas Lobel, who now calls himself Tammy, is undergoing controversial hormone blocking treatment in Berkeley, California to stop him going through puberty as a boy.
But Pauline Moreno and Debra Lobel warn that children with gender identity disorder forced to postpone transitioning could face a higher risk of suicide. The mothers say that one of the first things Thomas told them when he learned sign language aged three – because of a speech impediment – was, ‘I am a girl’.
Once again, Michelle Obama is proving herself to be a first lady like none other.
Mrs. Obama was photographed — incognito — shopping at Target on Route 1 in Alexandria, Virginia on Thursday.
The first lady — dressed casually in a floral-print button-down shirt and wearing a Nike baseball cap and sunglasses — shopped for about 30-to- 40 minutes and was only recognized by one person — the cashier!
- @GoodBoyGoneBadd the DMs were truly sent back and forth. But that’s my business. Thanks for tuning in.
- @IzzyZolanskii @chrisbrown @treysongz I’ll confirm it. It’s all over the web. And twitter.
- @FireBombFenty @chrisbrown they are real just that someone decided to add a lil extra comment through Photoshop..why? Guess 2 b juicier
- @_KirstenBlease ofcourse Chris wouldn’t fck me…read next time…I FCKD him and the DMs are out…haven’t u read?
|Deji beaten to a pulp by policemen|
"My problem is that I've been married to my work for a long time. So, I've gotten used to a certain routine. My day starts at 5am, it ends around 10, 11 pm. So, if I had married, whoever she is, even if it was Mother Theresa, she would have left me by now.I will marry eventually. But I just have to find out a way to structure it and make sure that I have a personal and private life as well"
The third annual Achebe Colloquium on Africa will be held at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA from 3-4 December, 2011.I trust that some of my esteemed readers will be interested in this....
The themes of the conference will include: The Arab Spring: Challenges to Democratization and Nation Building; Darfur: Toward sustainable peace; and Southern Sudan: Obstacles facing the world’s newest nation. On Day two the conference continues with a focus on China and its presence in Africa, Zimbabwe and its tethering democracy and Literature and the power of the written word.
The Achebe Colloquium will bring together officials from African governments, the United Nations, US government, the European Union, members of African civil society, international human rights organizations, elections monitoring groups, writers and opinion leaders, and research and policy institutions to deliberate on the importance of sustaining Africa’s fragile democracies.
The life-affirming tale of Precious Donatus Ogbonna and her controversial babies is yet to be over as she has delivered another baby, the same way she delivered seven others bringing the number to eight in a space of 16 months, and about two months after she was released on bail from the prison custodyThe so-called birth took place at 12:15 am Thursday, at Rose Natural Clinic, Afam Street, Heritage junction, beside Paradise International School, Afam, Oyigbo, Port-Harcourt, Rivers state.