"There are already two strikes against you because you're black or Hispanic and gay or transsexual. They feel like they can do whatever they want to you, and many times they can." That's Kira, a transsexual, on her prison experience.
Twenty contestants came together on Saturday night to strut their stuff for the Miss International Queen pageant, which is one of the only pageants open solely to transsexuals.
• 79-year-old Susie Mann was diagnosed with terminal intestinal cancer. Instead of giving up, Mann has decided to live out her "bucket list," and go hang-gliding, skydiving, swimming with the dolphins, and hiking the Grand Canyon on a donkey. •
A new study suggests that transsexualism and gender identity development may be ingrained in our genetic makeup. A DNA analysis of 112 male-to-female transsexuals found that most had a longer version of the androgen receptor gene—a genetic trait that is associated with "less efficient" testosterone signaling.…