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  • Transgenderism: a pathogenic meme

    06/18/2015 12:10:32 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 6/18/5 | Paul McHugh
    For forty years as the University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School—twenty-six of which were also spent as Psychiatrist in Chief of Johns Hopkins Hospital—I’ve been studying people who claim to be transgender. Over that time, I’ve watched the phenomenon change and expand in remarkable ways.A rare issue of a few men—both homosexual and heterosexual men, including some who sought sex-change surgery because they were erotically aroused by the thought or image of themselves as women—has spread to include women as well as men. Even young boys and girls have begun to present themselves as of...
  • (New Essay by) Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: It Is Starkly, Nakedly False That Sex Change Is Possible

    06/17/2015 9:11:58 AM PDT · by xzins · 66 replies
    CNS ^ | June 17, 2015 | Paul McHugh
    The idea that ones sex is a feeling, not a fact, has permeated our culture and is leaving casualties in its wake. Gender dysphoria should be treated with psychotherapy, not surgery. For forty years as the University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical Schooltwenty-six of which were also spent as Psychiatrist in Chief of Johns Hopkins HospitalIve been studying people who claim to be transgender. Over that time, Ive watched the phenomenon change and expand in remarkable ways. A rare issue of a few menboth homosexual and heterosexual men, including some who sought sex-change surgery because they...
  • Introducing Caitlyn Jenner: Bruce covers Vanity Fair as her

    06/01/2015 10:06:46 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 167 replies
    pagesix.com ^ | 6/1/15 | By Maggie Coughlan
    Introducing Caitlyn Jenner: Bruce covers Vanity Fair as her By Maggie Coughlan Meet her. Bruce Jenner has revealed a new female identity on the cover of the July issue of Vanity Fair. Call me Caitlyn, the cover reads, revealing the former Olympians preferred name. In the image taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, Jenner, 65, poses in a cream-colored body suit with her hands behind her body. Jenner reflects on the decision to transition from male to female in the cover story penned by Friday Night Lights author Buzz Bissinger.
  • Officials bowed to Obama, allowed teenage boys to use girls locker room: Angry parents in Virginia

    05/13/2015 9:27:11 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 85 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/12/15 | Dustin Siggins
    FALLS CHURCH, VA, May 12, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Hundreds of parents accused Fairfax County School Board (FCSB) members of endangering their children and caving to the Obama administration as the school board voted to allow transgender teens to use the locker rooms and bathrooms of the opposite sex.The new policy may also allow transgender teachers to show their gender dysphoria openly in the classroom.The motion to add "gender identity" as a protected class– which passed 10-1, with one abstentation – was sparked by the Obama administration's threat to deny the district $42 million in federal funding.According to FoxNews.com and The...
  • Speaking Out About the Transgender Delusion

    05/09/2015 3:54:53 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 14 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 05/06/2015 | BY BRIAN FRAGA
    An interview with Walt Heyer, who lived eight years as a woman following gender reassignment surgery before undergoing therapy, turning to Christ and returning to living as a man. Courtesy of Walt Heyer Walt Heyer reverted to his biological male identity after living as a woman following gender reassignment surgery. Walt Heyer lived for eight years as a woman named Laura Jensen. Having suffered from gender-identity disorder since he was a child, Heyer was a married, successful businessman when he underwent cosmetic surgery to alter his sex at age 42. However, Heyer said surgery and hormone treatment failed to address...
  • Too many end in suicide: The dark history of gender reassignment

    05/04/2015 11:57:49 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 56 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/4/15 | Walt Heyer
    May 4, 2015 (ThePublicDiscourse.com) -- Bruce Jenner and Diane Sawyer could benefit from a history lesson. I know, because I suffered through “sex change” surgery and lived as a woman for eight years. The surgery fixed nothing—it only masked and exacerbated deeper psychological problems.The beginnings of the transgender movement have gotten lost today in the push for transgender rights, acceptance, and tolerance. If more people were aware of the dark and troubled history of sex-reassignment surgery, perhaps we wouldn’t be so quick to push people toward it.The setting for the first transgender surgeries (mostly male-to-female) was in university-based clinics, starting in the...
  • Bruce Jenner: 'I'm a Woman'

    04/24/2015 6:48:09 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 305 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 24, 2015 | Sean Dooley
    Bruce Jenner was once hailed as the greatest athlete in the world and later became a reality television star with one of the world's most famous families. Now, the former Olympian is revealing a secret that has caused him turmoil for decades. "For all intents and purposes, I'm a woman," Jenner told ABC's Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview that aired Friday in a special two-hour edition of ABC News' "20/20." "People look at me differently. They see you as this macho male, but my heart and my soul and everything that I do in life -- it is part...
  • Bruce Jenner Began Reassignment in 1980s...Inspired By Story of Tennis Player Renee Richards

    04/24/2015 2:13:35 PM PDT · by drewh · 78 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | PUBLISHED: 11:28 EST, 24 April 2015 | By RACHEL MCGRATH FOR MAILONLINE
    New claims have surfaced suggesting that US Olympic herp Bruce Jenner started a gender transition process in the mid-1980s but stopped after he met and fell in love with Kris Kardashian, who became his third wife. Entertainment Tonight, quoting 'a source with direct knowledge,' said Bruce, now 65, talked about transitioning 30 years ago. By the mid-1980s, the Olympic gold medalist had allegedly started hormone therapy and electrolysis and had had plastic surgery to make his features look more feminine. Jenner found his own facial hair to be repulsive, the source told ET. The bombshell Entertainment Tonight report, broadcast Thursday...
  • Justice Dept.: Inmates gender condition should be treated

    04/03/2015 11:30:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2015 2:00 PM EDT | Kate Brumback
    The Justice Department says prison officials must treat an inmates gender identity condition just as they would treat any other medical or mental health condition. The department stated its position Friday in a court filing in the case of Ashley Diamond, a transgender woman. The Southern Poverty Law Center in February filed a lawsuit against Georgia Department of Corrections officials on Diamonds behalf. The lawsuit says prison officials have failed to provide adequate treatment for Diamonds gender dysphoria
  • NH's first transgender lawmaker arrested for hospital bomb threat

    03/12/2015 11:25:10 AM PDT · by massmike · 59 replies
    unionleader.com ^ | 03/12/2015 | KIMBERLY HOUGHTON
    Stacie Laughton, the state's first openly transgender legislator who was elected to the House of Representatives and then withdrew her candidacy days later, said Thursday that she is the person responsible for calling in a hoax bomb threat at a local hospital. After spending two weeks receiving treatment at a Vermont hospital for bipolar disorder, Laughton walked into the Nashua Police Department at noon on Thursday and turned herself in on a warrant for the Feb. 27 incident. I have had a mental illness my whole life, and I guess this was my worst break with it. I was untreated...
  • Who the hell is Chelsea Manning?

    03/01/2015 9:30:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 1, 2015 | E. M. Cadwaladr
    Recently, a friend sent me an article he was furious about. The title was: Hormone treatment approved for Chelsea Manning. The innocent question that popped into my head was: Who the hell is Chelsea Manning? Chelsea, it turns out, is none other than Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence analyst who turned over classified information to WikiLeaks in 2010. Well at least I think that Chelsea is just Bradley in a stupid-looking wig; others apparently hold some different views. The articles title pretty well summarized the rest of the pathetic story. A more apt title would have been: US Army...
  • My Gender Is 'Fill In The Blank'

    02/28/2015 7:20:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Now that Time Magazine has told us that transgender is the new black, Im going to say something politically incorrect: Your gender is not whatever you think it is. Put another way, there is no such thing as, My gender is fill in the blank.Unfortunately, Facebook didnt get the memo, and so, according to APs Martha Mendoza, Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank. (Yes, I know this sounds crazy, but its true.)One year ago, I...
  • An Appeal to Bruce Jenner

    02/08/2015 11:53:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | Matt Barber
    Dear Mr. Jenner, You probably dont know who I am and certainly have no obligation to read on. Even so, I pray you will. As the great Olympic champion God gifted you to be, you were an inspiration to me as a boy and endured as such when I grew into adulthood and professional athletics. I hope you will serve to inspire many more generations of young people. As it stands now, however, you instead appear poised to lead them astray. I implore you to reverse course. I am a follower of Christ Jesus. That is to say, though in...
  • "I was never a boy, I was always a girl in my heart"

    12/31/2014 8:19:06 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 88 replies
    Katie Couric/Yahoo ^ | 12/31 | Brian Prowse Gany
    What defines gender? Is it biology, the heart and mind, or some combination of both? As the debate surrounding transgender children swirls, one girl is sharing her personal story in the hope that she can help others. Jazz Jennings was born a boy, but started to show leanings toward a feminine side at only 15 months old. By age 2, Jazz started to verbalize her feelings that "she was a girl," and by 5 she was one of the youngest people ever to be diagnosed with gender dysphoria ― a persistent unease with the characteristics of one's gender, accompanied by...
  • Dave Muscato of American Atheists Proclaims He Is a Girl

    11/24/2014 6:47:14 AM PST · by massmike · 44 replies
    http://moonbattery.com/ ^ | 11/24/2014 | Dave Blount
    If they were not so willfully pernicious, you would have to feel sorry for moonbats. Many of them are seriously troubled. The more militant they are in their moonbattery, the more likely they are to suffer from severe psychiatric issues. For example, Dave Muscato, Public Relations Director for the obnoxiously anti-Christian outfit American Atheists, has decided to change his name to Danielle and pretend he is a girl. From his official announcement: "For all practical purposes, very little will change as far as my work. The only real difference for now is that, going forward, I prefer to be called...
  • Transgenderism Is A Mental Illness, Not A Civil Rights Issue

    09/30/2014 12:02:45 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    Town Hall.com ^ | 9/29/14 | John Hawkins
    If someone came to a doctor and asked him to cut off a perfectly healthy arm because it just felt "wrong" for the arm to be there, should the doctor do it? This isn't an idle question because this does happen with a mental illness called Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID). People who have it feel as if they're not supposed to have a certain body part, like an arm or leg. As a general rule, doctors won't remove a healthy body part; so some of these poor deluded people crush, mangle, burn, or otherwise deliberately destroy their own arms...
  • Obamacare Now Covers Gender Reasignment Surgeries

    08/25/2014 9:46:42 AM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Breibart ^ | August 25, 2014 | Wynton Hall
    Transgender Americans seeking gender reassignment surgeries are finding relief through Obamacare, The Daily Beast reported on Monday. Federal laws banning health insurance discrimination against transgender people, combined with Obamacare's ban on denying coverage for those with pre-existing conditions, have paved a path for transgender patients who wish to make the transition from one gender to another. "The federal anti-discrimination regulations have yet to be written, but California insurance regulators have said that companies must treat transgender patients the same as other patients," reports The Daily Beast. "For example, if plans cover hormones for post-menopausal women, they must also cover them...
  • Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is a Mental Disorder Sex Change is Biologically...

    08/20/2014 11:39:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 122 replies
    CNSNews ^ | August 20, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    Full title: Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is a Mental Disorder Sex Change is Biologically Impossible Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry. (Photo: Johns Hopkins Medicine) (CNSNews.com) -- Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospitaland its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a mental disorder that merits treatment, that sex change is biologically impossible, and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder. Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at...
  • Transgender man who says he was ordered to leave men's locker room at public pool sues NYC

    06/03/2014 3:03:02 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06-03-2014 | The Associated Press
    NEW YORK A transgender man has sued New York City after he says he was booted from a male locker room at a public pool. Bryan Ellicott said Tuesday that he went to the Staten Island pool last July to cool off. He says a staff member ordered him to use the women's locker room.
  • Chuck Hagel: Transgender ban in military should be reviewed

    05/12/2014 12:03:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 05/12/2014
    The prohibition on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. military "continually should be reviewed," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday. Hagel did not indicate whether he believes the policy should be overturned. However, he said "every qualified American who wants to serve our country should have an opportunity if they fit the qualifications and can do it." A transgender individual is someone who has acquired the physical characteristics of the opposite sex or presents themselves in a way that does not correspond with their sex at birth. A panel convened by a think tank at San Francisco State University...
  • Connecticut imprisonment of transgender teen unconstitutional, lawyer says

    04/22/2014 11:20:35 AM PDT · by massmike · 37 replies
    nhregister.com ^ | 04/22/2014 | Randall Beach
    Is it a violation of a 16-year-olds rights to place her in a prison with adult inmates even though she has not been charged with any crime? Her treatment is appropriate and legal because she has an extensive history of violence against staffers and other residents of psychiatric facilities, according to the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. The youth is a female transgender child who was born male but identifies as a female. In court documents she is identified as Jane Doe in order to protect her identity. The youth has an extensive history of violence, including targeting female...
  • Pvt. Manning seeks formal name change to Chelsea

    03/19/2014 9:07:57 PM PDT · by slumber1 · 47 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 3-19-14 | FROM WIRE REPORTS
    The Army private who was tried and convicted as Bradley Edward Manning for leaking U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks is petitioning a Kansas court for a name change, to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
  • Senate Bill Bans Discrimination Against Cross-Dressers

    11/04/2013 11:33:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 4, 2013 - 12:56 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which will come up for a cloture vote in the Senate today, mandates that employers in the United States permit men to dress as women at work and women to dress as men as long as they otherwise adhere to reasonable dress or grooming standards. Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon, the bills primary sponsor, has been joined by 55 co-sponsors. So the bill already has the backing of a 56-vote majority in the 100-member Senate.
  • I am Chelsea Manning. I am female

    08/22/2013 8:24:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 98 replies
    NBC ^ | 8-22-2013
    As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me, Manning said in a statement read during an exclusive TODAY show interview with lawyer David Coombs. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way I have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. While Fort Leavenworth, the prison where Manning will serve her sentence, does not offer hormone therapy, Coombs told host Savannah Guthrie he would fight to ensure his client received the medical treatment she needed. He also said he and Manning...
  • ABC newsman who switched genders wants to switch back (Mainstream news Editor)

    08/06/2013 6:28:52 AM PDT · by equalator · 88 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 8-6-2013
    ABC News editor Don Ennis strolled into the newsroom in May wearing a little black dress and an auburn wig and announced he was transgender and splitting from his wife. He wanted to be called Dawn. But now he says he suffered from a two-day bout of amnesia that has made him realize he wants to live his life again as Don.Fortunately, my memories of the last 14 years have since returned. But what did not return was my identity as Dawn, said Ennis, who had been wearing lipstick, skirts and heels. I am writing to let you know Im...
  • This is civil rights? Pro-family leaders react to California schools transgender settlement

    07/29/2013 12:55:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Life Site ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    ARCADIA, CA, July 26, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) Pro-family leaders reacted with stunned disbelief this week to the news of a settlement in the case of a Southern California girl whose parents filed a federal civil rights complaint against their local school district after their daughter was not allowed to sleep in a hotel room full of boys during field trips, despite her belief that she is a boy trapped in a girl's body. After two years of investigation by the Obama administration's Department of Justice, the Arcadia Unified School District agreed to a settlement in which they admit no wrongdoing,...
  • Now transgender teenage lovebirds are in love after they BOTH had gender reassignment surgery

    07/23/2013 1:28:14 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 79 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 22, 2013
    Teenagers Arin Andrews and Katie Hill look like any normal young couple posing in their swimwear. It is hard to believe that just two years ago Arin was a girl called Emerald, and Katie was a boy called Luke. Arin, 17, and Katie, 19, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, have both undergone surgeries to change their gender and now are enjoying being in their bodies they always wished for. Just over a year ago Katie, a university student, had gender reassignment surgery, thanks to an amazing $35,000 donation from an anonymous donor who read her story in a local newspaper. Now, Arin,...
  • Dont push kids to change gender identities

    07/21/2013 4:35:45 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 20, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    Assembly member Tom Ammiano has introduced a bill that would require public schools to allow children to change their gender identities, and then have access to the bathrooms, locker rooms and sports teams of that gender. I have nothing but sympathy for people who feel they are trapped in the wrong body. I cannot think of anything that would be harder for a person to do than tell the world that he is a she or she is a he. Still, I do not like Ammianos bill because it overrides parental authority and basically encourages kids to change their gender...
  • Transgender at 6: For Tyler and his parents, no second thoughts

    07/12/2013 9:36:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7-11-2013
    Yes, Tyler is still a boy. Thats what people who heard about him have wondered. After a Maryland couple decided to listen to their 5-year-old daughters urgent and persistent insistence that she was a boy, after a psychiatrist told them it would be healthy to let the child live as a boy, after they let him pick a boy name and found a school that would enroll the child in kindergarten as a boy last year, Tylers parents have had no second thoughts. Its not a phase, said his mother, Jean. Anyone who meets him says, Yeah, thats a boy....
  • D.C. Passes Bill: Anatomical Males & Females Can Change Gender on Birth Certificate

    07/11/2013 4:05:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 7/11/2013 | Penny Starr
    On a voice vote on Wednesday, the D.C. Council unanimously approved a bill that will allow anatomical males and females who have undergone gender transition to get a new birth certificate listing the gender they choose.Mayor Vincent Gray, a Democrat, is expected to sign the bill, which will then face a 30-day period for congressional review. If Congress does not intervene, the law will go into effect following that review period.The JaParker Deoni Jones Birth Certificate Equality Amendment Act of 2013 named for a transgender man who was stabbed to death in 2012 -- amends the Vital Records Act...
  • Transgender first-grader wins the right to use girls' restroom

    06/24/2013 5:46:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 91 replies
    CNN ^ | Ed Payne
    (CNN) -- A transgender first-grader who was born a boy but identifies as a girl has won the right to use the girls' restroom at her Colorado school. The Colorado Rights Division ruled in favor of Coy Mathis in her fight against the Fountain-Fort Carson School District. Coy's parents had taken her case to the commission after the district said she could no longer use the girls' bathroom at Eagleside Elementary. In issuing its decision, the state's rights division said keeping the ban in place "creates an environment that is objectively and subjectively hostile, intimidating or offensive." The Transgender Legal...
  • Mom hopes transgender child will help others be free

    06/23/2013 7:19:55 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 79 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | 06/23/13 | Francine Kopun
    Danielle Sheridan, age 8, was born a boy. Before she was 3, she began telling her parents she was a girl. It wasn't a phase. She was insistent. She identified with Cinderella. She wanted to grow up and marry a prince. She began dressing like a girl at home. We kept it in our home only because of our fear of society. We wanted her to be happy, but we wanted her to be safe, said her mom, Leah Sheridan, 35. Finally, her daughter said she didnt want to live if she had to live as a boy. She said...
  • Cross-dressing "transgender" boy becomes prom queen at Mass. high school!

    06/04/2013 11:20:08 AM PDT · by massmike · 29 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 06/04/2013 | n/a
    A senior boy at Middleborough High School in Middleborough, Mass. -- who started coming to school dressed as a girl during his sophomore year -- became the school's "prom queen" last week. Fox News in Boston did the first report on this, and it was a gushing pro-transgender puff piece -- referring to the boy as "she" -- with no contrasting opinion included at all. The Fox anchorwoman was totally "with the program." Fox News began its report describing the boy the "a girl whose growing achievement is the end of a journey that she started years earlier." Fox went...
  • Transgender Navy SEAL 'Warrior Princess' Comes Out

    06/03/2013 6:08:09 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 64 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 3, 2013 | Lee Ferran
    A former member of the elite U.S. Navy SEALs has come out to say she's now a woman.
  • Changing gender should be as easy as changing car numberplate (Sweden)

    05/13/2013 4:08:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 13.05.13 @ 00:09 | Honor Mahony
    Next week, the Swedish parliament is expected to pass a law abolishing a requirement for people changing their legal gender to be sterilized. The move follows a high level and at times bitter debate about a four-decade old law that pitted equality activists against conservative politicians. The activists argued that the 1972 lawmaking Sweden one of the first countries in the world to allow legal gender changebreached human rights. Opponents objected to possible situations where a person born as a woman, changes her legal identity to become a man, then gets pregnant. For transgender people everywhere, Argentina currently sets...
  • Transgender student denied admission to all-female Smith College

    03/21/2013 7:33:30 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/21/2013 | Eric Owens
    A transgender high school student who applied to prestigious, private, all-female Smith College has been rejected because the school only accepts women. Smith returned Calliope Wongs application and application fee earlier this month, reports The Advocate. As you may remember from our previous correspondence, Smith is a womens college, which means that undergraduate applicants to Smith must be female at the time of admission, admissions dean Debra Shaver wrote in a letter to Wong, The Advocate says. Wong has identified as female for several years, according to the Keystone Student Voice. However, on the FAFSA (Free Application for...
  • Post-operative transgender female fighter Fallon Foxs license under review

    03/07/2013 7:27:06 AM PST · by redreno · 14 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 03/06/2013 | By Maggie Hendricks
    When Liz Carmouche fought Ronda Rousey at UFC 157, she became the first openly gay UFC fighter. The sport is breaking new ground again with transgender female fighter Fallon Fox. As a postoperative transgender woman since 2006, Fox has two professional wins under her belt. But her license is now under review in Florida, where she knocked out Ericka Newsome in a Championship Fighting Alliance tournament bout. Fox revealed her original gender to Sports Illustrated on Monday. She said when she applied for a license in Florida, that she already held a license in California
  • Colorado school bars transgendered 1st-grader from using girls' restroom

    02/27/2013 5:58:37 AM PST · by redreno · 100 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed February 27, 2013 | By Ed Payne,
    (CNN) -- Just like she did during the first half of the school year, first grader Coy Mathis wants to use the girls' restroom at her Colorado elementary school. But school officials won't let her. The reason? Coy is transgendered, born with male sex organs but a child who identifies herself as female. She has dressed as a girl for most of last year. And her passport and state-issued identification recognize her as female. In December, the Fountain-Fort Carson School District informed Coy's parents that Coy would be barred from using the girls' restrooms at Eagleside Elementary in Fountain after...
  • Should I Become a Woman and Risk Causing Pain to My Wife and Children?

    02/04/2013 7:53:55 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 104 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 1, 2013 | CHUCK KLOSTERMAN
    Ive been living the life of a married man for 20 years. I have a successful career and three children. All this time, however, I have battled gender dysphoria and the deep sadness that comes from living a lie. From the earliest age, Ive been unhappy being male. I believed I would find happiness only once I was true to myself. I recently had my self-diagnosis confirmed, and Im initiating a transition to living as the real me. There is a cost involved: pain to my family and stress on my career. Ethically, is it right to be true to...
  • HuffPo: Obama Inaugural Ignored Rights of Transgendered Preteens

    01/24/2013 5:55:58 PM PST · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    Well, this will teach President Obamas speech writers to double check their pander list. It seems his special shout-out to gays in his inaugural speech though widely praised by the Left as a historic moment just wasnt enough. Not for the Huffington Post and the parents of 11-year-old Sadie, who is transgender (a boy pretending to be a girl). Obama needed to call out for transgender rights as well. HuffPos Gay Voices page reported that Sadie corrected the oversight, writing a second speech. Sadies mother put it on Face Book, it hit Twitter and, according the Gay Voices...
  • Transgender Teacher Sues Catholic School Over Firing

    01/09/2013 7:27:11 AM PST · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/7/13 | Russel Goldman
    A transgender teacher is suing the New York City Catholic school where he worked for more than 30 years, claiming he was wrongfully terminated for growing out his hair, painting his fingernails and being "worse than gay." In a lawsuit, Mark Krolikowski, 59, alleges that after 32 years of teaching at St. Francis Prep in Queens, N.Y., and receiving numerous accolades for his work including leading students in a musical performance for Pope Benedict XVI, he was fired last year after the parents of a ninth grader complained about his appearance. Krolikowski remains anatomically male and routinely wore suits and...
  • Sir becomes Miss

    12/19/2012 1:46:06 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | December 2012
    A MALE primary school teacher stunned parents today after revealing he would return to classes after the Christmas holidays as a woman. Transsexual Nathan Upton, 32, will become Miss Lucy Meadows in the New Year following his sex change. Pupils at St Mary Magdalens Church of England school motto: Reaching our potential together in Christ have been informed about the schoolmasters transition. Parents said Nathan told children he had been born with a girls brain in a boys body.
  • Transgender player attains college basketball first

    12/15/2012 10:49:37 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 45 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 12/14/2012
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. The womens basketball team at Mission College expected the bleachers to be full and the hecklers ready when its newest player made her home court debut. In the days leading up to the game, people had plenty to say about 6-foot-6-inch, 220-pound Gabrielle Ludwig, who joined the Lady Saints as a mid-season walk-on and became, according to advocates, the first transsexual to play college hoops as both a man and a woman.
  • The Matrix director transgender: Larry Wachowski now Lana

    07/31/2012 10:23:07 PM PDT · by SmithL · 47 replies
    Director Larry Wachowski has publicly revealed that she is transgender and now goes by the name Lana in a new promo for her upcoming Tom Hanks film Cloud Atlas. The 47-year-old moviemaker has undergone a sex change operation and now goes by the name Lana. With her hair in pink dreadlocks, Wachowski introduced herself for the first time as a woman in a behind-the-scenes trailer for the new drama, saying, Hi, Im Lana.
  • Are Transgenders the New It Minority?

    07/31/2012 11:28:29 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 9 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | July 31, 2012 | JP
    First came Richard Raskind, an ophthalmologist who in 1975 underwent sex reassignment surgery. He emerged as Renee Richards and decided to pursue a professional tennis career as a woman four years after reaching the finals of the mens 35-and-over tennis championship. More recently, there was Chastity Bono, daughter of famed pop duo Sonny and Cher, who in 2010 became Chaz Bono after undergoing a sex-change operation. A documentary on her/his gender transition, imaginatively titled Becoming Chaz, was well-received at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. And now theres Larry Wachowski, co-director of the Matrix series, who debuted this week as...
  • Child is transgender at age 5 (super sick society, permissive parents Barf alert!)

    05/23/2012 8:20:36 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 41 replies
    Kathryn wanted pants. And short hair. Then trucks and swords. Her parents, Jean and Stephen, were fine with their toddlers embrace of all things boy. Theyve both been schoolteachers and coaches in Maryland and are pretty immune to the quirky stuff that kids do. But it kept getting more intense, all this boyishness from their younger daughter. She began to argue vehemently as only a tantrum-prone toddler can that she was not a girl. I am a boy, the child insisted, at just 2 years old. And that made Jean uneasy. It was weird. I am a boy...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Obama's DOJ Forces University to Allow 38 Year Old Male To Use Women's Restrooms

    05/23/2012 5:42:21 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 153 replies
    A letter from the Department of Justice (DOJ) caused the University of Arkansas at Ft. Smith (UAFS) early this month to reverse policy and allow a 38-year old anatomically male-student permant use of women's bathrooms on campus despite opposition from female students.The university made the reversal on "advice of counsel" after receiving a letter the DOJ sent in response to a complaint that a single, self proclaimed "transgender" student filed with the DOJ's Civil Rights Division. "Because of the stance we took, the individual filed a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Justice," Mark Horn...
  • Miss Universe pageant will allow transgender women

    04/10/2012 9:49:57 AM PDT · by TSgt · 86 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 4/10/2012 | AP
    Transgender women will be allowed to participate in the Miss Universe beauty pageant next year, officials announced Tuesday, a week after they ruled a trail-blazing 23-year-old could vie for the crown this year. Pageant officials said they are working on the language of the official rule policy change but expected final word to come soon. Trials for next year's Miss Universe pageant begin this summer.
  • Miss Universe Canada Disqualifies Transsexual Contestant: She was Born a Boy

    03/26/2012 4:34:24 PM PDT · by edpc · 43 replies · 55+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 26 Mar 2012 | Sarah B. Weir
    Miss Universe Canada officials have banned 23-year-old transsexual Jenna Talackova from participating in the pageant finals to be held in Toronto in May, 2012. The Vancouver contestant was one of sixty-five women chosen to compete in the national contest (which is owned by Donald Trump). The Daily Mail Reports that Denis Davila, national director of Miss Universe Canada, asserts that every contestant must be a "naturally born female." Critics of the decision claim that the rules do not specifically address sex change or plastic surgery.
  • U.S. Supreme Court rejects Wisconsin bid to ban transgender inmate treatments

    03/26/2012 9:48:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies · 12+ views
    JS Online ^ | 3-26-12
    Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider reinstating a Wisconsin law that banned hormone treatments or sex-change surgeries for transgender prison inmates. The justices Monday rejected the state's appeal of a ruling that the 2006 Wisconsin law, by withholding treatments that prison doctors deem medically necessary, violated the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishments. Three Wisconsin inmates who are male-to-female transsexuals filed suit after prison doctors, who had diagnosed them as having gender identity disorder, stopped providing hormone treatments because of the law. "Refusing to provide effective treatment for a serious medical condition serves no...