August 31st, 2007

Age of Innocence
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Iowa Court Rules: Same-Sex Couples Must Be Treated Equally

(CNN) -- An Iowa district court ruled Thursday that same-sex couples can marry based on the state constitution's guarantee of equal treatment, court documents show.

The ruling was in response to a December 2005 lawsuit brought by six same-sex couples seeking to wed. They were denied marriage licenses and claimed such treatment violates equal-protection and due-process clauses in the Iowa constitution.

The court also struck down a state law declaring valid marriages are only between a man and woman.

[full article]

anti GID activism in spain/france/portugal

Demonstration for the Transgender, Transexual and Intersexual struggle!!!
Sunday, October 7 2007, 18h00 University Square, Barcelone!!!!

The Trans movements united in an international protest
No more Gender Disphoria!

Initial Appeal: InterTrans Assembly, Guerrilla Travolaka (Barcelone), Pink Panthers (Portugal), A.R.T., TransAide (France) and independent activists

Next Sunday October 7 will take place the first TRANSGENDE, TRANSEXUAL AND INTERSEXUAL DEMONSTRATION in the Spanish State.
The slogan "No more gender disphoria! We are not mental disabled!" is a cry against the psichiatric diagnose of gender disphoria.
Because being Trans doesn't mean that we are mental disabled; building gender outside of the norms established by medicine and governments does not mean we are disturbed. We want our voice to be heard and not being treated as victims or as political disabled. And because we want to have the rigth to decide about our own bodies, the Trans activists signing this manifesto demand the retreat of the "Gender Identity Disorder" of the International Classification of Illnesses, and the complete depathologization of Trans identities.

To join this international protest, write to

where are we at on the GID here in NAFTAland...?

(also posted to freespeech ftm and post queer and ftm.)