The University of Iowa has become the first public higher education institution to ask applicants about their sexual orientation.
Last week the university added an optional question to its application for undergraduate admission: “Do you identify with the LGBTQ Community?”
Additionally, the University of Iowa now gives applicants a third gender option, allowing prospective students to identify themselves as “transgender” instead of choosing simply between ”male” or “female.”
Carmen Carrera, a stand-out from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” appreared on Monday’s episode of “Cake Boss”. However Carrera, who is now transgender, is not happy with her TLC debut.
There’s a new reigning Miss USA. Olivia Culpo, representing Rhode Island, was crowned Miss USA 2012 on Sunday, and it seems as though her stance on whether transgender contestants should be able to compete might have pushed her over the top.
If you’re all into the dramatic moments, you can watch Culpo’s crowning moment in the video below. Otherwise, just below we have Miss USA’s response to whether nor she believes a transgendered woman should be allowed to win the Miss USA pageant.
The self proclaimed “World’s First Pregnant Man” is once again soaking up some free publicity. Thomas Beatie, a transgendered male who was born a female, taped an interview this week set to air in May on “The Doctors”.
Beatie sat down with Dr. Travis Stork to reveal that he’s not a woman anymore. He says after carrying two children* and making claims that he was a man that got pregnant, transgendered OB-GYN Dr. Marci Bowers performed gender reassignment surgery finally making Beatie a man.