People in the News
The orange bikini and chocolate-color wig shone under the spotlight, outlining the enchanting figure of Chen Lili, a transexual Chinese woman at the Miss Universe-China competition in Southwestern Sichuan Province.
Though barred from the contest because she was born a man, Chen was given the chance to perform on Sunday and she cut quite a figure, reported Monday's Shanghai Morning Post.
Pictures showed Li having her hair done in the dressing room, on the catwalk in a black suit with sequins all over, to the bikini show. "Chen seemed to outshine all the 37 beauty q... [more]
CORRIE star Julie Hesmondhalgh has pledged to fight on against far-right groups despite being targeted by a terrifying intimidation campaign.
Julie, who plays transsexual Hayley Cropper in the Granada soap, revealed she has received a string of threatening letters since joining the fight against the far right.
Personal details, along with those of Coronation Street co-star and fellow anti-BNP activist Shobna Gulati, have been posted on a website linked to neo-nazi group Combat 18. The site encourages supporters to send details of "red scumbags" and warns "We'll give as good as we get."
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Mianne Bagger has made history this week at the Women's Australian Open as the first transsexual to play in a pro golf tournament.
"It's my dream to play top-level golf," she said earlier. Bagger was born a male in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1966 and began playing golf as an eight-year-old. Golf World magazine ran a photo of Bagger as a 14-year-old boy posing with Greg Norman at a golf clinic.
Bagger got down to a four-handicap but stopped playing golf in 1992 to begin a transformation to a female with hormone therapy. Bagger had the sex-cha... [more]
Beijing) A 24-year-old transsexual has been thrown out of the Miss Universe contest by its international body in New York after having been given permission to compete by the Chinese division of the beauty pageant.
Chen Lili a model from Sichuan Province became the first transsexual to enter the competition earlier this week when the Miss Universe China organizers in New York announced she had been accepted. (story) Chen would first have to compete in the provincial contest and if she won move up to the China national Miss Universe content, and then on to the world competition.
Gender Queer & Hip Hop (Sep 10, 2003)
They're here, they're queer and they homohop. Gay and lesbian artists, long rejected by mainstream rappers, are stretching the genre's boundaries.