Gender Identity

  • metta

    Posts: 39107

    Aug 15, 2009 6:47 AM GMT





    1.) Sex
    2.) Gender Role
    3.) Gender Identity
    4.) Sexual Orientation




  • metta

    Posts: 39107

    Aug 15, 2009 6:47 AM GMT


    This Boy's Life: Being Transsexual in Kuwait



    friday889ee5.jpg



    [QUOTE]

    I have four brothers and one sister; I'm the middle son between my brothers and the spoiled brat. All my brothers and sister treat me really badly and ask my father to kick me out of the house - they don't want me with them. Maybe my father hasn't thrown me out yet because he is afraid for his name and reputation or maybe it's love, I really don't know, but how can a parent that loves their son wish him to die because he is a transsexual?

    Intolerance and cruelty

    Rather than beating him, Gharam's father at first tried a different approach: Bribery.
    [/QUOTE]



    [QUOTE]I have four brothers and one sister; I'm the middle son between my brothers and the spoiled brat. All my brothers and sister treat me really badly and ask my father to kick me out of the house - they don't want me with them. Maybe my father hasn't thrown me out yet because he is afraid for his name and reputation or maybe it's love, I really don't know, but how can a parent that loves their son wish him to die because he is a transsexual?

    Intolerance and cruelty

    Rather than beating him, Gharam's father at first tried a different approach: Bribery.
    [/QUOTE]





    [QUOTE]



    Transsexuals in Kuwait face a variety of abuse, including arrest for dressing and acting like a woman. "The police caught me in the street, wearing a female outfit and then I discovered that my father was behind [the arrest] to scare me; they took me to the police station and shaved my head. Then they force me to remove my silicone breasts because of the law here and that really hurt me deeply because I felt that they where denying me of my femininity and my choice of freedom," he said with a lump in his t
    hroat.
    [/QUOTE]

    [QUOTE]A sex-change operation is an idea he considers frequently but being a Muslim man who believes in God he refuses to have it done before requesting and receiving religious permission from a sheikh.

    Of course I think about having a sex change operation and I want to have it done at the right time, but not before I ask our religious sheikh and cleric and if they refused to grant me the approval, I will live my life as a lady-boy," he said.

    I believe in God; I fast and pray, although I admit that sometimes I skip praying, but that doesn't mean that I don't feel guilty. I know that they say that God don't look or help people like us, but I believe that God is merciful," he added.
    [/QUOTE]



    http://www.kuwaittimes.net/read_news.php?newsid=NzQ4ODE4Mzk2