Well, shit. But is treatable so good. She seriously just needs a new kidney as soon as possible.
Georgina Beyer is seriously ill.
The first transgender Member of Parliament has told the Woman’s Day she has been diagnosed with chronic kidney failure. Jonah Lomu suffered from the same condition.
The diagnosis came just days before the 55-year-old was to announce her intentions to stand as Wellington mayor.
She will need to have kidney dialysis four times a day for the rest of her life until she gets a kidney transplant.
The US Senate Intelligence Committee briefly postponed the confirmation hearing for CIA director nominee John Brennan after demonstrators disrupted the proceedings. “Brennan killing civilians with drones,” one sign held up by a protester read. Others took turns jeering, “torture is always wrong” and “you are a traitor to democracy.” Another attempted to call attention to the number of civilian casualties caused by US drones.
Strange that Australia, where gays have zero rights, their politicians will happily condemn these governments, but in NZ, where gays have equal rights, nothing has been heard from our politicians. How very awkward and embarrassing.
Foreign Minister Bob Carr today said Australia had lodged formal diplomatic protests against proposed legislation in Uganda which would make homosexuality punishable by life imprisonment, and in Nigeria where new laws would impose a 14 year sentence. “These anti-homosexuality measures are a disgrace to human decency and should be withdrawn,” Senator Carr said. “Australia has consistently opposed these Ugandan and Nigerian laws. “We’ve conveyed this message directly to these governments and urged them to think again. “And we’ll continue to voice Australia’s opposition if these matters are returned before the Ugandan or Nigerian parliaments in 2013.” Senator Carr said Australia had formally objected to the proposed laws in talks with Ugandan and Nigerian officials in November 2012. This follows earlier protests by Australia in 2010, 2011 and in January 2012.