The little boy who started a sex change

first_imgMailOnline 30 Sep 2013The lesbian parents of an 11-year-old boy who  is undergoing the process of becoming a girl last night defended the decision,  claiming it was better for a child to have a sex change when young.Thomas Lobel, who now calls himself Tammy, is  undergoing controversial hormone blocking treatment in Berkeley, California to  stop him going through puberty as a boy.But Pauline Moreno and Debra Lobel warn that  children with gender identity disorder forced to postpone transitioning could  face a higher risk of suicide.The mothers say that one of the first  things  Thomas told them when he learned sign language aged three – because of a speech  impediment – was, ‘I am a girl’.At age seven, after threatening  genital  mutilation on himself, psychiatrists diagnosed Thomas with gender identity  disorder. By the age of eight, he began  transitioning.This summer, he started taking  hormone-blocking drugs, which will stop him from experiencing  puberty.Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on FacebookRead more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebooklast_img read more

Four teams ready for last premiership slot

first_imgWith two slots already taken, four Division One teams will begin the competition for the last Premier League place this weekend.Berekum Arsenals, B.A. United, Real Tamale United, who are all former premiership sides will be joined by Wa African United in the promotion contest to the top-flight league after qualifying from their divisions in Zone I.The Robert Mensah Stadium in Cape Coast and the Essipon Stadium in Sekondi will host their play-offs.The winner of the three-game series will secure the third qualifying slot to play in next season’s premiership after Great Olympics and Feyenoord booked their places. The action begins at the Robert Mensah Stadium on Saturday with Berekum Arsenals meeting B.A. United while RTU take on Wa African United in the other fixture in Sekondi.Zone I Fixtures Match-day-1: Saturday, July 12 Arsenals v B.A. Utd – Cape CoastWa African Utd v RTU – EssiponMatch-day-2: Wednesday, July 16B.A. Utd v RTU – Cape CoastArsenals v Wa African Utd – EssiponMatch-day-3: Saturday, July 19RTU v Arsenals – Cape CoastWa African Utd v B.A. Utd – Essiponlast_img read more