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  • Questions raised about Pentagon’s new sex change manual. Wait… what?

    07/18/2016 7:23:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 18, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Ah, I remember my own days in the military fondly, but one of the biggest adjustments we had to make was learning that there was a set of instructions for doing everything from operating heavy machinery to washing your socks. Hey… that’s just military life for you. There’s always a manual to be referred to and if you get confused, there’s a manual listing all of the manuals. Take for example the rules about getting a sex change operation. You’ll want to make sure that you’ve checked in with the correct sources and… Wait a minute. What was that again?...
  • VA considers gender-confirming surgery for veterans

    06/09/2016 6:25:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 8, 2016 | Joe Davidson
    As debate swirls around who can use what restroom, the Department of Veterans Affairs is placing itself on the side of what makes sense. It is moving to change regulations so VA hospitals can provide gender confirming, or gender reassignment, surgery. This procedure alters a transgender person’s sexual characteristics in order to match the individual’s sexual identity. “This rulemaking proposes to remove a restriction… that prohibits VA from providing medical services that are considered gender alteration,” according to a document posted last week on a government regulations website. …
  • What's really behind America's transgender mania?

    05/15/2016 4:17:01 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 84 replies
    WND ^ | 5/15/2016 | David Kupelian
    EDITOR’S NOTE: With the U.S. economy on life support, record numbers of illegal aliens invading the nation, and ISIS targeting the American homeland with mass-casualty attacks, the Obama administration has made transgender rights – which Vice President Joe Biden calls “the civil rights issue of our time” – an urgent focus of its final months. However, spurred on by reports of an 8-year-old girl being strangled unconscious by a 33-year-old man in a girls’ restroom Friday, Americans are pushing back. Obama’s just-announced school edict mandating transgender bathrooms for the entire nation’s children is being met with fierce resistance. Target Corporation’s...
  • Obama Admin Rule Forces Hospitals, Doctors Accepting Federal Funds to Provide Gender Transition

    05/15/2016 2:51:32 AM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 May 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Truncated title. Full title: Obama Admin Rule Forces Hospitals, Doctors Accepting Federal Funds to Provide Gender Transition Services and Abortions The Obama administration is capping off a week of forcing Americans to accept gender ideology as normal with a final rule on Obamacare’s nondiscrimination policies in healthcare. The rule will require physicians, hospitals, insurers, and other healthcare entities that receive federal funds — such as Medicare and Medicaid — to include gender transition treatments and even abortion among their services for the alleged sake of “equity.” The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the final rule on Obamacare’s...
  • Former Transgender Exposes Trans Movement!

    05/14/2016 9:36:19 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 15, 2016 | Steven Crowder
    Video only. (Interview with an ex Trans who was "cured" with psychotherapy - very interesting life story - he now helps others with similar delusions.)
  • Men are being driven to sex change surgery because of the rise of strong women, says author

    04/03/2016 8:36:26 AM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 3, 2016 | Emily Chan
    Best-selling author Fay Weldon has caused controversy after suggesting that men are being driven to sex change because 'women have it better than men'. The 84-year-old, who lives in Dorset, also said anorexia was for 'girls who don`t want to grow up' and 'have periods', claiming that for many 'sex is disgusting'. It comes after fellow writer Ian McEwan sparked a row on Thursday after warning of a 'troubling' wave of political correctness when discussing the rights of transgender people.
  • Surgical Sex - Why We Stopped Doing Sex Change Operations

    01/02/2016 9:13:52 PM PST · by Coleus · 47 replies
    First Things ^ | November 2004 | Paul R. McHugh
    hen the practice of sex-change surgery first emerged back in the early 1970s, I would often remind its advocating psychiatrists that with other patients, alcoholics in particular, they would quote the Serenity Prayer, "God, give me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." Where did they get the idea that our sexual identity ("gender" was the term they preferred) as men or women was in the category of things that could be changed?Their regular response was to show me their patients. Men (and...
  • Don't expect a brain scan to tell you if you're "transgender" or not

    12/01/2015 8:17:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 1, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Since it’s a topic that never seem to fall very far out of the news these days, I was interested to see an analysis at the Washington Post on the subject of “transgender” Americans and how their status has changed under the current administration. Titled, Obama's quiet transgender revolution, the piece tells a rather sad story of a politically motivated, populist deep dive into the confused end of the pool as our own government moved the goalposts of reality back in marked increments. Years before the White House was lit in rainbow colors celebrating the Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex...
  • California prisons break ground with sex-reassignment policy

    10/23/2015 1:29:34 PM PDT · by detective · 41 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 23, 2015 | Bob Egelko
    After a historic legal settlement that will allow a California inmate to undergo sex-reassignment surgery, the state’s prisons will implement the nation’s first guidelines that would authorize surgical procedures sought by transgender inmates who are suffering from severe mental problems. The guidelines call for panels of state health professionals to review appeals for sex-reassignment surgery from inmates whose doctors say their patients are under significant distress because of a mental condition known as gender dysphoria. The inmate must have been taking hormones for at least a year and have consistently expressed a desire to change his or her biological gender...
  • OR Res 'Stunned' to Find Out State Allows 15-Y/O to Get Sex-Change Op Without Parental Notification

    07/12/2015 3:20:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 10, 2015 | STOYAN ZAIMOV
    A report has claimed that residents in Oregon are only now finding out that the state allows teenagers as young as 15-years-old to get state-subsidized sex-change operations without parental notification."It is trespassing on the hearts, the minds, the bodies of our children," Lori Porter of Parents' Rights in Education told Fox News on Thursday. "They're our children. And for a decision, a life-altering decision like that to be done unbeknownst to a parent or guardian, it's mindboggling."The report says that the policy, the first of its kind in the nation, was enacted in January, and that residents are "stunned" that the...
  • Oregon allowing 15 year olds to get state-subsidized sex change operations

    07/10/2015 8:18:23 AM PDT · by thirst4truth · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 9 2015 | Dan Springer
    State-subsidized sex-change operations By Dan Springer Published July 09, 2015 Sex-changes for 15-year-olds without parental consent? The list of things 15-year-olds are not legally allowed to do in Oregon is long: Drive, smoke, donate blood, get a tattoo -- even go to a tanning bed. But, under a first-in-the-nation policy quietly enacted in January that many parents are only now finding out about, 15-year-olds are now allowed to get a sex-change operation. Many residents are stunned to learn they can do it without parental notification -- and the state will even pay for it through its Medicaid program, the Oregon...
  • State Department Officially Calls Iran’s Forced Sex Change Surgeries ‘Confirmation’

    06/27/2015 8:22:56 PM PDT · by massmike · 24 replies
    http://dailycaller.com/ ^ | 06/27/2015 | Ivan Plis
    A report issued Thursday by the Department of State repeatedly refers to sex reassignment surgery in Iran as “gender-confirmation surgery.” Iran has a well-documented record of coercing gay and lesbian people into having the gender reassignment surgery, that is, disrupting rather than “confirming” the gender identity of hundreds per year. Since homosexuality can be punishable by death in Iran, known homosexual men tend to accept the government-subsidized surgery to become women, and vice versa. By referring to the surgeries as “gender confirmation,” rather than the much more widespread and morally neutral “sex reassignment surgery,” the State Department seems to be...
  • (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 · 68 replies
    CNS ^ | June 17, 2015 | Paul McHugh
    The idea that one’s 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 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...
  • Just don’t call me Bruce!

    06/15/2015 8:49:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/15/15 | Ed Wood
    It was a perfect diversion during this, another pre-election campaign season. While ISIS continues to dominate the Middle East, Christians continue to be beheaded, Iran develops its nuclear bomb and secret trade Javelin 1976agreements are being pushed through Congress, all media attention is directed elsewhere. At the 1976 Summer Olympics, Bruce Jenner won a gold medal and broke an Olympic world record, scoring 8,634 points in the decathlon. He was more famous than Mohammed Ali! A good looking guy, he did it all! Twice married, once with the mother of the famous Kardashian sisters although they were sired prior to...
  • Bruce Jenner Thinks Christ Accepts His Sex Change

    04/26/2015 7:30:49 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 250 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | April 26, 2015 | JP
    “I’m a woman.” So said Bruce Jenner, during his coming out appearance this past Friday on a special two-hour edition of the ABC News program “20/20.” And that’s not the only shocking revelation Jenner confided to interviewer Diane Sawyer. “She” also claimed to be a Republican, a conservative and a Christian. Well, it’s conceivable that Jenner is a Republican. After all, there’s a LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) group that calls itself the Log Cabin Republicans. It’s also possible that Jenner is a “conservative.” Indeed, there have been any number of conservative lawmakers – including former Idaho Senator Larry...
  • Victory. Convicted murderer to get taxpayer funded sex change operation

    04/05/2015 5:17:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/04/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Some great news for the taxpayers of California. A man convicted of murder and currently serving time in state prison has managed to convince a judge that the state will pay costs of at least $100k for gender reassignment surgery since he’s suffering from gender dysphoria. A federal judge on Thursday ordered California’s corrections department to provide a transgender inmate with sex change surgery, the first time such an operation has been ordered in the state.U.S. District Court Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco ruled that denying sex reassignment surgery to 51-year-old Michelle-Lael Norsworthy violates his/her constitutional rights. Her/His birth...
  • NY Gov. Cuomo Approves Regulation Forcing Taxpayers to Cover Over $67 M for Sex Change Operations

    12/31/2014 11:34:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/31/2014 | Samuel Smith
    The governor of New York recently approved a new policy that will allow the state's tax dollars to fund sex change operations for indigent New Yorkers who identify as transgender and have been medically diagnosed with gender identity disorder. The new regulation will permit the state's $55 billion Medicaid program, which is already the largest in the nation, to fund gender reassignment surgeries as well as other medical treatments, such as hormone therapy for transgenders enrolled in the program. Officials in the state estimate that the new provision in the Medicaid policy will expand the program by nearly $6.7 million...
  • No taxpayer-funded sex-change for prison inmate convicted of murder, court rules

    12/17/2014 9:44:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    AP ^ | December 16, 2014
    A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned a ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate convicted of murder. Michelle Kosilek, born Robert Kosilek, is serving a life sentence for killing spouse Cheryl Kosilek in 1990. Kosilek has waged a protracted legal battle for the surgery she says is necessary to relieve the mental anguish caused by gender-identity disorder. [Snip] Kosilek, now 65, told The Associated Press in 2011 that the surgery is a medical necessity. "Everybody has the right to have their health care needs met, whether they are in prison or out...
  • Appeals court overturns sex-change for inmate (MA: Robert Kosilek, murderer)

    12/16/2014 10:19:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 16, 2014 1:16 PM EST | Denise Lavoie
    A federal appeals court has overturned a ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate convicted of murder. Michelle Kosilek, born Robert Kosilek, has waged a protracted legal battle for the surgery she says is needed to relieve the mental anguish caused by gender-identity disorder. …
  • [Satire] NY Governor Orders Insurers to Cover Sex Reassignment Surgery

    12/14/2014 8:22:45 AM PST · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Dec 2014 | John Semmens
    New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) decreed that insurers operating in his state must cover sex reassignment surgery. Up to now insurance has typically not covered this on the grounds that it is elective rather than the result of an unforeseen illness or injury. “The whole idea behind insurance is that it allows the buyer to protect himself against events that he cannot control,” said industry spokesman Barbara Arian. “No one opts to come down with a life-threatening disease or to be maimed in an accident. We can insure against these events because we and the insured both aim to...
  • Iran: "You're gay? Okay, get gender reassignment surgery."

    11/05/2014 5:13:32 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 12 replies
    The Beeb - Persian edition ^ | 04 November 2014 | Ali Hamedani
    Iran is one of a handful of countries where homosexual acts are punishable by death. Clerics do, however accept the idea that a person may be trapped in a body of the wrong sex. So homosexuals can be pushed into having gender reassignment surgery - and to avoid it many flee the country.
  • Britain's oldest sex change as James becomes Ruth at 81 thanks to NHS surgery

    10/12/2014 1:51:20 PM PDT · by Innovative · 38 replies
    The Mirror (UK) ^ | Oct 11, 2014 | Lewis Panther
    A former RAF navigator has become the oldest person in Britain to have sex change surgery – at the age of 81. The NHS op for Ruth Rose, once a man named James, drew criticism because of her age. But she said: “I always knew I was in the wrong body. She used to be James, a divorced father of three and grandfather of four. Despite Ruth’s secret desire for change, the couple stayed together for 42 years. The marriage ended in an amicable ­divorce and they are still close.
  • I want a sex change again: Transsexual who had Ł10,000 surgery on NHS wants to become a man again

    10/01/2014 5:36:07 AM PDT · by dead · 72 replies
    A transsexual who had a Ł10,000 sex change on the NHS to become a woman now wants the taxpayer to foot the bill for a further Ł14,000 of surgery so she can become a man again. Chelsea Attonley, 30, who was born a boy and called Matthew, said she now finds being a woman 'exhausting', is tired of putting on make-up and wearing heels, and now accepts that she should always have stayed a man... But now, seven years after surgery to become a woman, Chelsea wants to go back to being a man - and wants the taxpayer to...
  • Report urges Pentagon to allow transgendered military personnel to openly serve

    08/27/2014 11:13:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    Gay military service personnel may now serve openly, and now former top Pentagon officials believe that another group should be afforded the same treatment: transgendered Americans. A report issued Tuesday by retired Maj. Gen. Gale S. Pollock, former acting surgeon general of the Army; Brig. Gen. Clara Adams-Ender, former chief of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps; and Brig. Gen. Thomas A. Kolditz, a Yale University professor and professor emeritus at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, opened the door for ending a de-facto “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for transgendered individuals, the Washington Examiner reported.
  • 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...
  • Boxing promoter Franck Maloney reveals sex change

    08/10/2014 7:35:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    London (AFP) - Frank Maloney, the man behind Britain's former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis's march to the top, is undergoing a sex change and living as a woman called Kellie, she told the Sunday Mirror. The 61-year-old Englishwoman -- who stood for election to be London Mayor for the UKIP Party in 2004 -- has been married twice and has two daughters, but she told the newspaper she had always felt she was a woman.
  • Marvel’s ‘Thor’ Is Now A Woman

    07/15/2014 10:34:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    MTV ^ | 07/15/2014 | alicia lutes
    No, your eyes do not deceive you and thankfully this is no joke — Marvel has given an upgrade to one of its biggest superheroes. And by that we mean: there’s a new superlady in town and she’s wielding the hammer of Thor! As announced on “The View,” and confirmed by Marvel, a new comic written by Jason Aaron, with art by Russell Dauterman will launch ongoing this Fall, after the original God of Thunder loses the ability to wield his signature hammer. Thor doesn’t just look like a lady with those long and luscious Norse locks of his —...
  • Obamacare Costs Comparisons “Unfair”

    07/15/2014 8:42:47 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 July 2014 | John Semmens
    A recent report from the Manhattan Institute showing that Obamacare has raised insurance costs by 52% to 119% was rejected as an “unfair comparison” by Health and Human Services Secretary Silvia Burwell. “Policies under the Affordable Care Act cost more because they cover more,” she maintained. “Many of the policies available before the ACA was in place didn’t cover preventive care like birth control or abortion. Virtually none of them covered gender-reassignment surgery. So of course those policies were cheaper.” “The Manhattan Institute study overlooks the added value achieved by the ACA,” the Secretary asserted. “Their before and after analysis...
  • Sex Change Regret

    06/21/2014 1:50:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2014 | Michael Brown
    While some might find the story laughable, I personally find it tragic: Don Ennis, an experienced TV news producer was fired from his job, allegedly for performance-related issues, after reappearing as Dawn Stacey Ennis, marking his third gender change since last year. With little sympathy, one website reported, “A television producer who has changed his gender three times has now more time on his hands to know who she or he is.” Worse still, the New York Daily News, apparently forgetting that Ennis had lived almost all of his life as a male, announced, “Dawn Ennis was canned weeks after...
  • Michelle Obama wants a woman president "as soon as possible"

    06/24/2014 9:06:55 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 106 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | June 23, 2014, | Rebecca Kaplan
    The U.S. should elect a woman as president "as soon as possible," first lady Michelle Obama said Monday at the first-ever White House Summit on Working Families. "I think this country is ready," the first lady in response to a question from ABC's Robin Roberts about when a woman should be elected to the highest office in the country. Obama didn't call out former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by name, so it was no endorsement - and she also said that qualifications matter more than gender.
  • Transgender Surgery Isn't the Solution

    06/13/2014 7:13:34 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 12, 2014 | PAUL MCHUGH
    ... You won't hear it from those championing transgender equality, but controlled and follow-up studies reveal fundamental problems with this movement. When children who reported transgender feelings were tracked without medical or surgical treatment at both Vanderbilt University and London's Portman Clinic, 70%-80% of them spontaneously lost those feelings. Some 25% did have persisting feelings; what differentiates those individuals remains to be discerned. We at Johns Hopkins University—which in the 1960s was the first American medical center to venture into "sex-reassignment surgery"—launched a study in the 1970s comparing the outcomes of transgendered people who had the surgery with the outcomes...
  • Medicare coverage ban on sex-change surgery lifted

    05/30/2014 11:31:31 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 30, 2014 | Lisa Leff
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Transgender people receiving Medicare may no longer be automatically denied coverage for sex reassignment surgeries, a U.S. Department of Health and Services review board ruled Friday in a groundbreaking decision that recognizes the procedures as a medically necessary and effective treatment for individuals who do not identify with their biological sex. Ruling in favor of a 74-year-old Army veteran whose request to have Medicare pay for her genital reconstruction was denied two years ago, the agency's Departmental Appeals Board ruled that a three-decade-old HHS rule excluding such surgeries from the procedures covered by the national health...
  • Wichita abortion/sex change clinic marks one year anniversary with death count

    04/08/2014 9:58:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    JILL STANEK ^ | Jill Stanek
    South Wind Women’s Center, housed in the Wichita abortion clinic formerly operated by murdered late-term abortionist George Tiller, just marked its one-year anniversary by announcing how many babies it had killed since opening. An article strangely removed from the Wichita Eagle’s website (and from which all other news sources are quoting), but cached on the abortion mill’s website, shares the exciting news: South Wind Women’s Center says it provided about 1,200 abortions in its first year….. No clinic offered abortions in Wichita after Tiller died until South Wind opened. South Wind said it has seen a total of about 1,500...
  • Court affirms Mass. murderer's right to get sex change in prison

    01/18/2014 12:28:32 PM PST · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/17/14 | AP
    BOSTON – A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a judge's ruling granting a taxpayer-funded sex change operation for a transgender inmate serving a life sentence for a murder conviction, saying receiving medically necessary treatment is a constitutional right that must be protected "even if that treatment strikes some as odd or unorthodox." U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ruled in 2012 that the state Department of Correction must provide sex reassignment surgery for Michelle Kosilek, who was born as Robert Kosilek and is serving a life sentence for the killing of his wife in 1990.
  • Six-year-old becomes first transgender child in Argentina to change identity

    09/27/2013 3:47:27 PM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | Sept 27, 2013 | Donna Bowater
    Luana, known as Lulu, is believed to be the youngest to benefit from the country’s new Gender Identity Law, which was approved in May 2012. The act enshrines the right to be identified by name and sex as defined by the individual. As a result, the governor of Buenos Aires, Daniel Scioli, approved Lulu’s application to change her name from Manuel on her DNI, the Argentinian identity card, and birth certificate. "The government of the province of Buenos Aires has decided to provide a solution to this particular case raised by the family," Alberto Perez, chief of staff, said, according...
  • Next up for AFL-CIO members: Pay your dues, endorse the transgender ‘delusion’

    09/16/2013 6:09:53 AM PDT · by xzins · 8 replies
    One News Now ^ | September 16, 2013 | Charlie Butts
    The AFL-CIO has demonstrated again its penchant for forcing its members to support social causes...This time ...sex-change surgery and therapy. As The Washington Times notes, last week’s vote could result in mandated employee insurance coverage for such things as hormone therapy and sex-change surgery. ...creates a dilemma for the majority of the union's members, forcing them "to endorse a delusion." “Nobody is advocating that people who suffer from gender confusion be discriminated against ...but ...people who recognize biological reality should not be compelled to entertain an irrefutable biological delusion.” “Even Johns-Hopkins University, which was kind of at the forefront of...
  • Transsexual inmate to be examined by gender specialist

    09/03/2013 10:03:04 AM PDT · by kevcol · 21 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | August 29, 2013 | Jeff Sturgeon
    Virginia prison officials must grant transsexual inmate Ophelia De’lonta her wish to be examined by a gender specialist at the Buckingham Correctional Center, the all-male prison where she lives. U.S. District Court Judge James Turk announced his decision Wednesday. Turk said the exam, which De’lonta’s attorneys pledged she will pay for, is for valid legal discovery to support her ongoing lawsuit aimed at winning sex-reassignment surgery at state expense. . . . Brown said in a court filing that Virginia prison officials’ protocol for inmates with gender dysphoria is “grossly clinically inappropriate” and at least 10 years out of date,...
  • Bradley Manning’s lawyers demand government pay for sex change

    08/23/2013 10:04:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    Life Site ^ | Wesley J. Smith
    Convicted soldier Bradley Manning has announced his real self is as a woman named Chelsea. Ok. More: His lawyer says this isn’t a private issue, but a public one. He has insisted that the U.S. government provide for Manning’s ”transition” as he does his prison time in Leavenworth. Well, that opened my eyes without having to drink my morning coffee. More: His lawyer apparently plans to sue to make sure we pay for it. From the CNN story: Manning’s lawyer, David Coombs, told “Today” that he hopes officials at Fort Leavenworth military prison will provide his client the hormone therapy....
  • Duke hikes fees to provide sex-change surgery to students

    05/01/2013 9:44:58 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 25 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Apr 30, 2013 | Scott Greer
    Duke University plans to raise its student fees in order pay for students' sex reassignment surgery. Duke University recently made the decision to raise student fees in order add sex-reassignment surgery to their healthcare plan. The private university, located in North Carolina, follows Brown and other universities in offering coverage for the controversial operation. Administrators say they will cover the cost of the reassignment surgery up to $50,000 that will be covered with a cause a 0.3 percent increase to overall student fees. LGBT advocates on campus immediately celebrated the university’s decision.
  • Transgender Red Lion High student denied chance at prom king

    04/24/2013 7:24:56 PM PDT · by BBell · 33 replies
    http://www.yorkdispatch.com ^ | 4/24/13 | Andrew Shaw
    I've always known I was different. I knew I wasn't like the other kids." That was Sierra Stambaugh's realization growing up in Red Lion Area School District. About three years ago, she came to another realization, one that explained the nagging feeling. "It was that I identified as a male," Sierra said of being transgender. Sierra cut her hair short, and her mom bought her men's pants. She changed her name to Issak Wolfe and has used it ever since, with full parental support. Issak Wolfe is a Red Lion Area Senior High School senior now.After an initial period when...
  • Obama administration withdraws plan to use taxpayer funds for sex-change operations

    03/30/2013 5:35:10 PM PDT · by haffast · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 30, 2013 | FoxNews.com
    The Obama administration has withdrawn a proposal to allow Medicare to pay for sex-change operations. The policy change was expected to draw criticism from Congress and perhaps taxpayers. However, the Department of Health and Human Services said Friday the proposal was withdrawn until the agency’s appeals board considers a challenge to the federal government’s existing policy that such operations are experimental and should not be covered by Medicare or Medicaid, according to The Hill. snip The decision was made during Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness Week, in which Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said President Obama’s Affordable Care Act will...
  • HHS: Hey, never mind about Medicare/Medicaid covering sex-change operations

    03/30/2013 12:46:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/29/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    I've seen plenty of Friday night news dumps, but I've never actually seen a Friday night double-dump ... until now. Earlier in the day, the website of the Department of Health and Human Services invited comment on a proposal to cover sex-change operations through Medicare and Medicaid. After a number of news agencies reported on the proposal, however, HHS scrubbed the site: The Health and Human Services Department said early Friday that it would accept public comments on whether to reexamine its decision not to cover sex changes.But a spokesperson said Friday evening that the proposal has been withdrawn. HHS...
  • Medicare/Medicaid Reconsidering Whether to Pay for Sex-Change Surgery

    03/29/2013 11:27:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 29, 2013 | Susan Jones
    Medicare and Medicaid do not pay for sex-change surgery, but that may change. In response to a formal request from a transsexual woman, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on March 28 that it has launched a formal “reconsideration” of its current refusal to cover surgical treatment for “gender identity disorder.” …
  • In shift, Medicare would pay for sex-change operations

    03/29/2013 9:19:33 AM PDT · by mykroar · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 29, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    For the first time since 1981, when it dubbed sex-change operations "experimental," Medicare has opened the door to covering transexual operations, adding to the growing list of operations that would be allowed under Obamacare. Acting on a new request, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it is starting a new analysis that could lift the spending ban for sex-change operations with a goal of making a decision two days after Christmas and on the eve of Obamacare kicking in January 1. A 30-day public comment period just opened on the proposed "National Coverage Determination." "Surgical Treatment for Gender...
  • The Obama Doctrine: Trading Bullets for Sex-Change Hormones in Afghanistan

    10/21/2012 8:42:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 10/21/12 | AWR Hawkins
    A female solider is taking the name "Keith" as she begins the hormone treatment necessary to complete her sex change. The soldier, who says she's been married to another woman for two years, is currently deployed to Afghanistan.This shines a new light on President Obama's repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" (DADT) and shows how that repeal didn't simply allow homosexuals to serve openly in the military. Rather, it politicized the military to new and unheard of levels, moving it further away from its central role as a war-fighting machine and placing it more in more in the arena of...
  • In 2011, Sandra Fluke argued for sex-change-operation insurance mandate (Speaking tonight)

    09/05/2012 6:15:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/05/2012 | Charles C. Johnson
    In an academic article published last year, contraception advocate Sandra Fluke made the case that private health insurers should be required to pay for sex change operations. Fluke has become a vocal surrogate of the Democratic Party and is scheduled to address the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday night. On Tuesday afternoon she appeared at a Planned Parenthood “Yes We Plan” rally outside the convention venue, where condoms in anti-Republican packaging were distributed. She thrust herself into the media spotlight in February when she told the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee that many of her Georgetown Law...
  • Mass. judge OKs sex change for inmate

    09/05/2012 2:08:42 PM PDT · by matt04 · 14 replies
    federal judge on Tuesday ordered state prison officials to provide a taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murder. U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ruled in the case of Michelle Kosilek, who was born as a man but has received hormone treatments and lives as a woman in an all-male prison. Robert Kosilek was convicted of murder in the killing of his wife in 1990. Wolf is believed to be the first federal judge to order prison officials to provide the surgery for a transgender inmate. Kosilek first sued the Massachusetts Department of Correction 12...
  • Convicted wife-murderer gets taxpayer-funded sex change [per Boston Federal Judge]

    09/05/2012 2:32:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 5, 2012 | Timothy P. Carney
    Robert Kosilek was married to a woman. Then he murdered her and went to prison, where he changed his name to Michelle and began identifying as a woman. Now a federal judge in Boston has ruled that Kosilek is entitled to a taxpayer-funded sex-change operation because he has “gender-identity disorder.” “Everybody has the right to have their health care needs met, whether they are in prison or out on the streets,” the AP quotes Kosilek as saying. “People in the prisons who have bad hearts, hips or knees have surgery to repair those things. My medical needs are no less...
  • Transgender Man Proposes To Sweetheart at White House Gay Pride Event [Video]

    06/18/2012 12:41:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | June 17, 2012 | H. Scott English
    Scout, a transgender man who was attending a White House event celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, decided to show how much he supported President Obama’s recent support for gay marriage. He dropped to one knee and proposed to his long time sweetheart Liz Margolies. Scout (whose name is legally just the one word), had been planning to propose at this event at the White House for more than a year. He only had to figure out where to do it when he got there. So right after President Obama addressed the crowd and everyone was standing around...
  • 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.