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News and Events => Opinions & Editorials => Topic started by: Kate Thomas on July 22, 2006, 02:47:36 am

Title: Katrina sexchange story questioned
Post by: Kate Thomas on July 22, 2006, 02:47:36 am
Houston Voice
Story of Katrina funds for
sex change challenged
Trans activists question widely
circulated news story
By ELIZABETH PERRY | Jul 20, 10:50 AM

Transgender activists are alleging that media reports that circulated widely this year about a man using Hurricane Katrina relief funds to pay for a sex-change operation were a hoax perpetrated by conservatives looking to divert attention from the Bush administration's handling of the hurricane recovery effort.

"The National Transgender Advocacy Coalition is now publicly calling the media and authorities on this claim, demanding proof that this occurred and calling the press on this claim 'fabricated' and 'fraudulent,'" according to a media release from the trans rights group.