Gender Confusion Abounds – More examples

Transgender prisoner could apply to move
Herald 4 April 2014
A transgender Oamaru woman sentenced on Wednesday to nine months’ imprisonment in a men’s jail could apply to be moved to a women’s prison.

A new system for transgender prisoners was introduced on February 10 in which prisoners who have changed the gender on their birth certificate are automatically put into a prison based on that gender.

Department of Corrections
Corrections Dep’t: “upon entering the prison system, prisoners are able to apply for placement in a prison where they identify with the gender of the prisoners managed in that prison.”

Transgender model vows to compete
NZ Herald 4 April 2014
An aspiring transgender model has vowed to take to the catwalk tomorrow night despite a row over whether she was eligible to enter a beauty contest.

Aucklander Amy Brosnahan, 18, said she wanted to represent transgender women in the competition and show they shouldn’t back down when they faced opposition.

Organisers for the beauty contest – called Battle of the Babes – were forced into a u-turn after initially telling Amy she could not compete when she came out as a trans-woman.

“I’m sort of doing it as a stand, to show other transgenders that they can do anything they want to do, they just have to sometimes fight for it,” she said.

Girl, 7, unsure over calling sex-change parent ‘Mum’ or ‘Dad’  
Mail Online 13 February 2014
A primary school girl in Australia calls her step-parent both ‘Mum’ and ‘Dad’ after the woman became a transgender male, had her breasts removed and grew a beard.

The seven-year-old girl is confused about her step-parent who was once her biological mother’s lesbian lover.

In a closed hearing of the the Family Court in Queensland, the transgender man referred to as ‘Mr Brown’ was applying for regular contact with his step-daughter following his separation from the girl’s mother.

The Court heard Mr Brown had lived in a lesbian relationship with the mother, the young girl and another, older sibling for almost three years.