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James Franco Poses in Drag for Mag Cover

Actor is nothing if not comfortable with sexuality

(Newser) - James Franco is no stranger to dressing in drag—as you can see in the gallery, he got dolled up for his Hasty Pudding honors—but he put in a little more effort for his latest cross-dressing stint. The actor (slash writer, student, director…) dons blue eyeshadow and bright... More »

World's 2nd Pregnant Man 'Blissfully Happy'

California man expecting baby boy next month

(Newser) - When Scott Moore gives birth to a baby boy next month, he'll become the world's second man to do so. Moore, 30, was born a girl named Jessica, and met his husband Thomas (born Laura) in a support group for transgendered men. "We want to show the world that... More »

Pope: Save Rainforest —and Heterosexuality, Too

Benedict's Christmas message decries erosion of 'traditional' gender roles

(Newser) - Pope Benedict XVI used a Christmas address today to call for a defense of heterosexuality, which he suggested was as endangered as the rainforest.  He called homosexuality and deviance from gender norms "a destruction of God's work." The pontiff said "the tropical forests do deserve our... More »

Kidman to Play 1st Transexual

(Newser) - Nicole Kidman has landed the plum role of the world's first post-op transexual, and Charlize Theron will play her spouse, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Kidman will also produce The Danish Girl, which is based on David Ebershoff's novel. It tells a fictionalized version of the true story of artists... More »

Transsexual Thai Students Get Own Toilets

Up to 20% of rural high school's boys would rather be girls

(Newser) - A high school in rural Thailand has given its many transgender students their own restroom, the BBC reports. Situated between the boys' and girls' rooms, the room has a half male/half female figure painted on the door. Inside, effeminate teenage boys preen. As many as  20% of the school's male... More »

Girl Talk from Transsexual Sports Columnist

Mike Penner returns as Christine Daniels

(Newser) - Mike Penner is back in business as a sports writer for the Los Angeles Times, but under a new byline: Christine Daniels. In an interview with NPR, Daniels talks about the decision to come out as a transsexual, the response she got after writing about it in her column in... More »

Male Sportswriter Switches Teams

Intrepid L.A. Times scribe describes his decision to change genders; promises he will still like football

(Newser) - A veteran Los Angeles Times sports columnist has announced to his readers that he's becoming a she. In lieu of his customary Mighty Ducks deconstruction, Mike Penner penned a poignant account of his lost overtime battle with his inner woman, and his ultimate decision to undergo a operation that will... More »

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