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WORLD
August 18, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Brazil's public health system will begin providing free sex-change operations in compliance with a court order, the Health Ministry said. Ministry spokesman Edmilson Oliveira da Silva said the government would not appeal Wednesday's ruling by a panel of federal judges giving the government 30 days to offer the procedure or face fines of $5,000 a day.
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NATIONAL
June 9, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A complaint has been filed against a Maryland minister who had a sex-change operation during a leave of absence from church duties, possibly affecting her availability for pastoral appointment. "The content of the complaint is confidential," Bishop Felton May, of the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church, said. "Rev. [Rebecca Ann] Steen's availability for appointment may be affected by this prayerful process--the complaint process."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1991 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State medical authorities are seeking to revoke or suspend the license of a Newhall physician accused of deliberately addicting patients to painkillers and profiting from their frequent need for new prescriptions. Dr. Sandra Soho, who was Dr. Stanley Soho before a 1986 sex-change operation, was charged by Los Angeles prosecutors last year with two felony counts of illegally prescribing controlled substances after she was arrested by sheriff's narcotics officers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2001 | JILL LEOVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Well after midnight on a recent chilly weekend, long stretches of Sunset and Santa Monica boulevards were lined with scantily dressed people lingering on sidewalks, wading through traffic, waving at cars. Some were men, some were women, and some were people who have taken on the dress and identity of the opposite sex, often with the aid of surgery or hormones. To Los Angeles police, the growing amount of prostitution by male-to-female transgenders in Hollywood "is pretty obvious.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1996 | STEVE RYFLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The police finally figured out where to find Freddy Lee Turner. But when they went to arrest him, they put the handcuffs on Valerie Nicole Taylor. Ms. Taylor, arrested in Los Angeles last week, has been identified from fingerprints as Mr. Turner--the man wanted for 17 years in a South Carolina murder. Burbank police said they believe the suspect, who was known as a transvestite, had a sex change operation some time after the killing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1996 | STEVE RYFLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A woman arrested in Los Angeles has been identified from fingerprints as a man wanted for 17 years for murder in South Carolina. Burbank police said they believe that Valerie Nicole Taylor, who was known as a transvestite, had a sex change operation sometime after the killing. "Upon the arrest, we actually had a medical evaluation performed [to determine] what jail facility the inmate should be housed at," said Burbank Police Lt. Larry Koch. "The person is a female at this time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 2005 | John M. Glionna, Times Staff Writer
Moments into his closing arguments Wednesday, Alameda County Deputy Dist. Atty. Chris Lamiero directed the jury's attention to the suspected ringleader of three men accused of killing Bay Area transgender teenager Gwen Araujo three years ago. "Take a look at this man in the black suit and tie," he said, pointing at Michael Magidson, 25, who took notes at the defendants' table. "What you're looking at is the killer -- a narcissistic, self-absorbed, egotistical, shallow, coldhearted killer."
NATIONAL
July 24, 2004 | From Associated Press
Transgender people cannot marry as their new sex under Florida law, a state appeals court ruled Friday in setting aside a divorce ruling between a man -- who once was a woman -- and his wife. The 2nd District Court of Appeal in Lakeland said people who undergo sex changes aren't recognized by their new sex under Florida's marriage laws, which ban same-sex marriages.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 2003 | Lynell George, Times Staff Writer
One day not too long ago, bassist John Leitham disappeared. Vanished from the newspaper listings. The program lineups. The list of personnel. The void he left filled with rumors. Trombonist Bill Watrous caught wind of one while picking up a few things at his neighborhood Ralphs. A photographer he knew fairly well from the local jazz circuit stopped him. " 'So did you hear about John Leitham?' " went the pitch. " 'Well, he's not exactly John....
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