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Man Gave Birth In UK

Picture 11PinkNews reports that, for the first time, a man has given birth in the UK. It happened six months ago, and the press never picked it up:

... the man in his thirties gave birth to a child last year via a caesarean section.

Joanna Darrell, of the Beaumont Society, which helps men who wish to or have changed gender told the newspaper that the unnamed father got in touch to enquire for help having a child after having undergone gender reassignment surgery.

Through the charity, the unnamed man had hormone treatment to reactivate his womb. The womb had not actually been removed during his original surgery. “He got back in touch about six months ago to thank the society for its help and to say he had the baby,” Ms Darrell said.

You can't blame the anonymous fellow for wanting to lay low. When pregnant trans man Thomas Beatie was in the news, he took a lot of crap -- I remember the guys on Red Eye, usually FOX News' least odious show, referred to his gestating baby as "a litle ewok" whom Beatie would shortly "crap out," and fantasized about stoning Beatie to death in a parking lot. What's it even mean to be pro-family, anyway?

NEWS: Afghan Tragedy, A Political Termination, The 'Pregnant Man' Speaks

OccupySpecific Road Occupy Wall Street costs a woman her job ...

Road ... and a young woman gets pimped at Occupy New Hampshire.

Road Death in Afghanistan:

At least 12 Americans were killed when a Taliban suicide car bomber attacked an armored shuttle bus in Kabul on Saturday, military officials said.

The bombing was the single deadliest assault on Americans in the capital since the war began ...

Road Rick Perry praises those trying to roll back same sex marriage in New Hampshire.

Road Go-Go Dancer appreciation week!

Road It's okay to sky-dive while doing it.

Road Dear god! What happened to Jared Leto?

Road iPhone 4S -- battery issues?

Road Famed "pregnant man" Thomas Beatie to give interview, show off kids.

Road Joan Rivers says there's no gay men at Occupy Wall Street.

SantorumFamily Road Earth's population hits 7 billion next week. How big is that?

Road New York's snowiest October ever.

Road Ellen DeGeneres dishes on the nastiness of would-be American Idols and the difficulty of coming out.

Road Rick Santorum's family values. (See his new campaign ad here. Sorry -- I'd embed it, but the Santori have disabled that function.)

News: NOM, Thomas Beatie, Palm Springs, Marc Jacobs

 road Maggie Gallagher made an appearance at NOM's lowly-attended bus tour stop in Columbus. The organization's president, Brian Brown, was conspicuously absent.

Thomas road Thomas Beatie is expecting baby # 3.

 road Gay businessman claims police brutality after incident at hotel: "We were threatened with criminal trespass for simply trying to go into the hotel to visit friends staying there, in addition, another guy was CHOKED for no apparent reason."

 road Video: Billy Corgan collapses on stage.

 road UK Study on gays and lesbians and drug use: "(The study) finds the LGBT community tend to be early users of new drugs and says improving links between such minorities and health officials would identify risks before drug use became widespread."

 road The Evangelical Lutheran Church reinstates barred pastors.

 road Levi Johnston continues to pursue acting jobs.

 road According to Zachary Quinto, we won't see a new Star Trek flick for a little while.

 road Palm Springs Police Chief responds to accusations that the department is anti-gay: "I recently met with LGBT committee members, Warm Sands hoteliers and residents, the Human Rights Commission and city staff to dialogue on improving the relationship that has been affected by the public outcry over the enforcement operation. I certainly understand the constructive criticism we have received and taking the appropriate action steps. We have scheduled LGBT cultural diversity training for all members of the department."

 road New Brazilian gay tango festival. Says one dancer: "Tango is so sensual and for me dancing with a man is more sensual when leading or following, there is a little flirting and I don't want to flirt with a woman." 

Mirror  road Amazing "invisible house" is really a mirrored, cubed structure that is part of a hotel complex in Sweden.

 road Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone are definitely broken up, so says the latter via Twitter.

 road Even nerds can be violent.

 road The USDA's Shirley Sherrod tells Anderson Cooper that Andrew Breibart is really being racist and vicious against a black president.

 road Toyota believes that if you drive with a glass of water on your dash, you could save on fuel. Well, not literally.

 road Apparently this girl focused too much on the "sex" in Sex & the City and not enough on the "city" part.

News: The Arctic, Washington D.C., Smurfs, Rwanda, Ochocinco


D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics to hear arguments today regarding Bishop Harry Jackson's referendum against recognition of same-sex marriage and whether or not it can go forward. Hundreds watch hearing...



The Arctic?


3,000 students dress up as Smurfs to break world record.


A gay soldier's husband speaks from the shadows.


NYT advice on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell': "President Obama should see if there is indeed any action he could take on his own while awaiting the military’s assessment. In the end, it will be up to Congress to root out 'don’t ask, don’t tell' by overturning the law that brought it about."


Some upset over Obama shoe photo.



Barbara Bush finds a hot piece.


Pregnant man Thomas Beatie gives birth again.


Charlie Rose talks about the federal challenge to Proposition 8 with David Boies.


Is your phone spying on you? "This new generation of -user-friendly spy-phone software has become widely available in the last year—and it confers stunning powers. The latest programs can silently turn on handset microphones even when no call is being made, allowing a spy to listen to voices in a room halfway around the world. Targets are none the wiser: neither call logs nor phone bills show records of the secretly transmitted data."



Oraine Barrett is the first Black model to appear on the cover of Brazil's DOM magazine.


Adam Lambert to appear on 20/20 this Friday.


Catholic group compares San Francisco Board of Supervisors to Nazis for "denouncing a Vatican order to Catholic Charities not to place adoptive children with same-sex couples."


Cyndi Lauper holds summer auction for True Colors Fund.


Mormon fringe ponders 'chemical castration' for gays: "[I]s chemical castration an option for LDS gays? I mean, if you're faithful LDS & accept that for whatever reason the Lord has put you on Earth as a "eunuch" (best case, if you can stay strong), why should you have to struggle with incessant thoughts that are not just inappropriate now, but will be inappropriate in the next life, too, only serve to pervert any desires to have children in a celestial relationship in the next life."


Stars show up for True Blood premiere.



Not coming back: Satellite images show decimation of 99 percent of rainforest in Rwanda.


Israel to hold first public same-sex wedding ceremony.


Limited hunting of humpback whales considered.


Fabien Baron returning to Interview magazine as Glenn O'Brien exits.


NFL players Chad Ochocinco and Carson Palmer have "Brokeback Mountain" relationship.

News: Mumbai, Pilot Whales, Britney Spears, Scuba, Pregnant Man

road.jpg A grim first look inside the Taj Hotel following the weekend's deadly terrorist siege in Mumbai. The owner of the Taj said the hotel had temporarily increased security following a warning they received. The Big Picture offers some powerful and troubling photos. Hostages says he wishes he had a gun rather than a camera. This video allegedly shows the final living terrorist beaten and arrested. Condoleezza Rice heads to India.

Slumdogroad.jpg Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire wins big at British independent film awards (Bifas): "...the story of a Mumbai teenage boy who astounds all around him by doing well on the Indian Who Wants To Be a Millionaire quiz show, won best film, best director and best newcomer for its British lead."

road.jpg Pregnant man Thomas Beatie and family go international.

road.jpg Scottish women targeted in homophobic gravel attack: "Police say the happened at around 2am yesterday morning as the pair made their way along Duke Street towards Lochend Road following a night out. The women, aged 34 and 35 were then subjected homophobic abuse by two men who were walking in the opposite direction. The men then picked up gravel from the ground and threw it. One of the women had gravel thrown directly in her face before both men ran off towards Leith Links."

road.jpg Britney Spears goes on the record, brings Circus to X-Factor.

road.jpg Scientists: Blueberries can improve memory.

road.jpg Nature/nurture argument for homosexuality to be informed by forthcoming study of twins.

Scubaroad.jpg Scuba dive in the middle of the Utah desert.

road.jpg Judge rules murder of gay man in Australia not homophobic: "The court had heard Fleming, 35, and the youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were sharing a beer at a Narrabeen toilet block while sheltering from a storm. Fleming, a 'gentle, childlike man' with Asperger’s Syndrome later approached the youth with his trousers down and attempted to hug him. NSW Supreme Court justice David Kirby said the killing was the result of a failure of communication. 'He feared that he may be raped or sexually assaulted,' Kirby told the court as he handed down the sentence. 'He says, and I accept, he is not homophobic.'"

Penguinsroad.jpg Gay penguins segregated at China zoo after urge to father children leads them to steal eggs. No doubt the wingnuts will be all over this story.

road.jpg Tampa, Florida area sees shift in attitudes toward gay people: "The gay and lesbian community that left Ybor City in the early 1990s is returning to play a key role in its resurrection. A local salsa instructor is satisfying a growing interest in a class for gay and lesbian dancers. And in Palmetto, the nation's first gay and lesbian retirement community is appealing to people nationwide seeking a slice of Florida paradise. Perhaps no sign of support is clearer than the election of Kevin Beckner, the county's first openly gay commissioner. He defeated Brian Blair, a supporter of the county's ban on recognizing gay pride."

road.jpg British rugby league adopts stance against homophobia: "League officials say posters and logos carrying the message, 'Some people are gay. Get over it!' will be displayed at rugby league grounds, in programs and fan areas, as a bid to promote LGBT integration in the sport.

road.jpg Ben Affleck shaves his head.

Pilotroad.jpg More than 150 pilot whales die in mass stranding in Tasmania.

road.jpg Gay Catholic's book ruffles frocks at Boston church.

road.jpg Secret behind Tina Fey's scar revealed.

road.jpg Norman Mailer writer's colony to launch in May in Provincetown: "Still in its planning stages, the center, to be funded entirely through private donations, is scheduled to host at least seven weeklong seminars next summer, as well as monthlong fellowships and other events. And that's just the first season, Schiller said. Colony organizers include an ad­visory board of noted authors, among them Günter Grass, Joan Didion and Doris Kearns Goodwin. They are still planning the curriculum for the fall and winter seasons...The summer seminars, which will begin in May and end in August, will range in theme from first-person journalism to documentary filmmaking."

road.jpg Huffington Post raises $25 million in new capital from OAk Investment Partners.

road.jpg Warrant out for Polish man suspected in homophobic UK attack.

Towleroad Guide to the Tube #394

BARACK OBAMA: His message to the Global Climate Summit: "The science is beyond dispute and the facts are clear."

PREGNANT MAN: Pregnant man Thomas Beatie, pregnant again, appeared on Larry King.

ONCE UPON A WISH: Piano prodigy sings for Ellen.

PIMP MY RIDE: Cat on a Roomba.

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