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Bradley Manning Transgender

Bradley Manning, the soldier who released classified documents to Wikileaks' trial is now in the sentencing phase. Apparently, he is using as part of his justification for acting as he did that he is transgender. The stories I've read on different sites and heard on the news seem to conflict in what he is asking for or saying. But basically, as I understand it, he is using his claim to be transgender to indicate some level of incapcity which should have a bearing on his sentence. (I am using he and not another pronoun since his claim is confusing).

Elite women's college rejects transgender student, and more

There is an interesting Article in my local paper, the Broward County Sun_Sentinel regarding a web-based Transgender oriented radio show. Here is the Article title and a link to the article.

Replies to Comments?

The way the comment system operates, it is possible for someone who read the comment to reply to it. Unless the author of the comment happens to go back to the story to check out how other readers commented on the story they will never learn that someone replied to the comment.

Twas the Night

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Unfortunately, this year I was miserable. All of my gifts from the first day onward, were gifts for a boy and not for the girl, I should be. The girl I had been for almost two and a half years. At least then, the underwear would have been several pairs of matching bras and panties, rather than plain, unadorned white T-shirts and those stupid tighty whities. Instead of the boring shirt and tie I got on day two, I might have gotten a flirty blouse or camisole.

Twas the Night

by Rami

Copyright  © 2012 Rami
 

Cheesecake & Blintzes

Dear Friends

If you are eating Cheesecake or Cheese Blintzes or other Milchig on Sunday and Monday, Paraphrasing as an old TV show "You Were There" amongst the Thunder and Lightening.

Gut Yontif, Chag Semach

RAMI

Tom Gabel of Against Me! Comes Out as Transgender-Who is He?

Tom Gabel of Against Me! Comes Out as Transgender

I thought this might interest some of you folks. However, his (her) name means nothing to me. I haven't a clue about his person, their group or their music

RAMI

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20594075,00.html?ici...

What Would You Do?': Transgender Waitress In New Jersey

What Would You Do?': Transgender Waitress In New Jersey Diner Defended By Customers (VIDEO)

The ABC show What would you do is having a segment Friday regarding a Transgender Waitress. Saw the preview (see link below).

They show one person reacting. I wonder if they will show anyone supporting the attacker.

Probably need to wait until Friday night for a bigger reaction.

RAMI

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/01/what-would-you-do-t...'

Archie Comics Gender Swap: Issue #636 To Debut 'Archina

Archie Comics Gender Swap: Issue #636 To Debut 'Archina'

The article states:

Archie Comics has announced that Issue #636, which is scheduled for release on August 22, will focus on issues related to gender and perceived gender roles by featuring gender-swapped versions of the three main characters.

There is a cute illustartion. See link below.

Rami

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/18/archie-comics-gende...

Passover and Easter wishes

Passover starts tonight April 6, 2012/Nissan 15, 5771

To my Jewish friends at BCTS

May You and Your Loved Ones,
Join in a meaningful and joyous Seder.

Sing Dayenu, Adir Hu, and Chad Gadya with gusto.

Drink all four kos of delicious wine. (don't get drunk it's not Purim ;-))

Eat a wonderful feast. (Knaidels and Kugels)

You find the Affikomen, (instead of your children or grandchildren) and
holdout for the reward you most desire.

L'Shana Haba'a b'Yerushalayim

To My Christian Friends,

Have a Happy Easter, and wear your Easter Bonnet, proudly.

Sincerely ,
RAMI

Reversal in Decision Regarding Canadian Beauty Pagent

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Trump Wishes Transgender Hopeful Luck in Pageant

Jenna Talackova, Transgender Miss Universe Canada Contest, Will Be Able toMay Compete After All.

See the link below for an ABC News Article.

RAMI

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/trump-wishes-transgender-...

Transgender Birth Certificate Case: Judge Says NYC

Transgender Birth Certificate Case: Judge Says NYC Health Department Invaded Man's Privacy

Interesting article about a NYC Court Decision relating to changing a Birth Certificate. A win for the person claiming unfair treatment by the NYC Health Department.
See the link below.

RAMI

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/26/transgender-birth-c...

Happy Purim

Dear friends,

Tomorrow night starts the Jewish Holiday of Purim. My best wishes to all who celebrate it. Eat lots of Hamantaschen, and drink lots of L'Chaims.
And may the King stretch out his scepter and grant your wish.

Rami

P.S. Pardon the plug for my story. :-).

Evie, Obama's Transgender Ex-Nanny, Reveals Lifetime

Evie, Obama's Transgender Ex-Nanny, Reveals Lifetime Of Torment In Indonesia

For what it is worth, without comment from me.

Rami

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/05/evie-obamas-transge...

Transgender Author: Why I Decided To Become A Woman

Transgender Author: Why I Decided To Become A Woman

Interesting article from the authors pov regarding trnsitioning and how she coped with her wife's questions and concerns.
This is a sort of a continuation of a prior blog of mine.

RAMI

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/05/transgender-woman_n...

Who Wears Short Shorts - List Posted Songs Musicals

To all of those interested I posted a list of all the songs, Groups, Broadway Musicals, Composers, DJs and characters that are in my story, Who Wears Short Short Shorts?

It can be found as a comment to the story. Please pardon the way it looks, but my carefully constructed chart failed to make the transfer from Excell to the site.

Thanks for reading the story, the comments, the P.M.s and the Kudos.

Rami

Jewish and Transgender: Follow the Words of Hillel

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Jewish and Transgender: Follow the Words of Hillel

This an interesting article primarily about an Orthodox Jewish MtF who teaches at Yeshiva University in NYC.

Rami

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leora-tanenbaum/jewish-and-tra...

Who Wears Short Shorts? I Wear Short Shorts!

Who Wears Short Shorts?
I Wear Short Shorts!
by Rami
Copyright 2012

“NO!” I screamed quieting everybody down.

My sister Sherry and older brother Jack usually called Jackie had just culminated a bet, agreeing to allow my sister and her friend, Donna to dress me like a girl, so that I could appear on stage with them on Saturday night.

The girls grabbed me, and dragged me out of the garage and into the house.

As they draggedme away, I wondered how I got into this predicament and I feared the consequences.


Help and Support

I just sent Erin a question regarding the February Short Story contest. It had to do with word counts. I was wondering if there is anyone other then Erin to ask (actually bother) with questions like this about the site operation or problems. I know that there is a group of folks here who help run the site, but I do not know who they are.

Perhaps something can be done to identify them so questions and concerns can be sent to them and not Erin, especially if they are not critical issues.

Rami

Sex-changing Treatment For Kids: It's On The Rise

Sex-changing Treatment For Kids: It's On The Rise

Saw this on-line thought it might be of interest.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/20/sexchanging-treatme...

Blake Lively Tells 'Elle' If She Has Sons 'They Better Be Tr

Blake Lively Tells 'Elle' If She Has Sons 'They Better Be Trannies’

I've posted blogs containing news items that I think would be of interest to this community, on several occassions, but have not actually commented on the news item. I have to comment tonight.

I do not know anything about this actress, in fact never heard of her before seeing the article, but the woman has to be deranged, and would be a dangerous parent.

Thailand's Transgender Flight Attendants:

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Thailand's Transgender Flight Attendants: PC Air Takes On Groundbreaking Cabin Crew

I guess these girls would have problems with flying into Canada based on the information in my last blog about Canada's law regarding the identity of folks flying. Maybe there is an exception for flight crews.

Based on the photos these women have no problem passing in public.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/15/thailand-transgende...

RAMI

Canada-bans-trans-people-from-flying

Canada-bans-trans-people-from-flying

In reading the blog about the child sent to a psychiatric ward in Germany, I saw the following. That was terrible but affects only one child. One is of course too much.

But the following will affect many.

Canada-bans-trans-people-from-flying

I do not know how the folks here who are transitioning handle Department of Homeland Security Pre-flight checks, but the ban in supposedly "liberal" Canada, must be frightening. Poor Dorothy and I assume others who may have to deal with this.

RAMI

Three Years and 1 day

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Dear Friends:

Today I have been a member of Big Closet Top Shelf for exactley 3 Years and 1 day.

I want to thank Erin and her staff and everyone else who helps out for their time, hard work and sacrifice which makes this place possible.

Erin, if any of my blogs or comments have caused you heartache or grief, which I am sure some have, I appologize. I will also appologize in advance for the ones I am sure to post during the next year. I will try harder, but sometimes it just does not work
;-).

Girl Scout Launches Cookie Boycott Campaign - Transgender

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Girl Scout Launches Cookie Boycott Campaign After Organization's Inclusion Of Transgender Child

Saw this article which maybe of interest here. It was a link from an article regarding the start of Girl Scout Cookie sales season. Anyone selling Thin Mints ;-0?

Rami

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/11/girl-scout-cookie-b...

World's Tallest Transsexual Lindsey Walker

World's Tallest Transsexual Lindsey Walker On Shoes, Taboos And Tattoos

Saw this article, and thought it might be intersting. She seems to be well centered (no pun intended) with her life. I wonder if she wanted to would she be allowed to play in the WNBA (a professional women's basketball league in the U.S.) or would there be some rule preventing her from playing? If she was allowed I wonder what the reaction would be?

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/01/04/tallest-transsexu...

The Good (M.Ds supportive to TG) and the Ugly -"Work It"

Rami

There were two articles of interest to this community in my local paper, The Ft. Laudrdale Sun-Sentinel, today.

The first, concerns how some Gynecologists are becoming more Transgender friendly is positive. The other about the new television show "Work It" is positive only in the sense that the reviewer pans the show, otherwise ABC should be chastised for showing it. It appears there is a betting line on how quickly it will be cancelled.

The links are below.

Gynecologists opening minds, offices to transgender patients

Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year

Dear friends:

An early Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.

G-d willing, I will be flying to Israel tomorrow with my wife, and will be lighting my Chanukah Menorah in Jerusalem on December 20. My first visit to Israel. Will be there until December 29.

Best wishes to all

Rami

Virginia Inmate Appeals Dismissal Of Sex Change Lawsuit

Va. Inmate Appeals Dismissal Of Sex Change Lawsuit: Transgender Ophelia De'Lonta Wants Surgery

Thought this might be of interest. Please keep comments on context, and civil, PLEASE!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/05/va-inmate-appeals-d...

Rami

Aleksa Lundberg, Swedish Transgender Actress, Mourns Forced

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Aleksa Lundberg, Swedish Transgender Actress, Mourns Forced Steriliztion

Saw this article. Thought it would be of interest to this community. See link below. This seems to be truly harsh and cruel. I can see no justification for it. I wonder if anyone here can justify this or support it.

RAMI

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/02/transgender-forced-...

New California TG/TS Related Laws

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It appears that Governor Jerry Brown of California signed to bills into law yesterday which should be of interest to readers here.

The link from AOL is to a Huffington Post article. The link is below.

RAMI

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/10/california-transgen...

L'Shanah Tovah Techatemu VeTikatevu - Happy New Year 5722

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לשָׁנָה טוֹבָה תֵחָתֵמוּ וְתִכָּתֵבוּ

L'Shanah Tovah Techatemu VeTikatevu

HAPPY NEW YEAR 5722

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year begins tonight and runs two days Thursday and Friday. While it is the New Year, it commemorates the the sixth day of creation, “When man(kind)is called into being", when Adam and Eve were created, which was the culmination of G-d's creation.

To all of my many friends here at BCTS I wish you:

Leshana Tova Tikateiv V'Techateim
Leshana Tova Tikateivi Vetichatemi

Chaz Bono a plus or a negative?

Rami

Last night and again this morning, a local TV show had, so called represenatives of the TG/TS community on, who commented on Chaz Bono's appearance on Dancing With The Stars. One was quite positive and the other very negative.

I am wondering what the readers on this site think about his appearance? Does a person's opinion change, if they are or lean to M2F, are or lean to F2M, or are neither?

I do not want to get in trouble with Erin, so please keep the comments in line with the sites goals and ideals, and about Chaz's appearance on the show.

RAMI

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