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  • Estimate of U.S. Transgender Population Doubles to 1.4 Million Adults (NYT alert)

    07/01/2016 4:21:28 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 30, 2016 | JAN HOFFMAN
    About 1.4 million adults in the United States identify as transgender, double a widely used previous estimate, according to an analysis based on new federal and state data. As the national debate escalates over accommodations for transgender people, the new figure, though still just 0.6 percent of the adult population, is likely to raise questions about the sufficiency of services to support a population that may be larger than many policy makers assumed. “There’s a saying: ‘You don’t count in policy circles until someone counts you,’” said Gary J. Gates, a demographer and former research director of the group that...
  • Pentagon Ends Ban on Transgender Soldiers

    06/30/2016 1:06:40 PM PDT · by Enchante · 63 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | June 30, 2016 | Staff
    The Pentagon announced Thursday that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation plan declaring that “Americans who want to serve and can meet our standards should be afforded the opportunity to compete to do so.” .... Under the new policy, by Oct. 1, transgender troops should be able to receive medical care and begin formally changing their gender identifications in the Pentagon’s personnel system. And a year...
  • Army approves uniform modifications for Furries (Satire)

    06/30/2016 9:14:57 AM PDT · by rey · 23 replies
    Duffleblog ^ | 30 April
    WASHINGTON — The US Army’s ongoing efforts to be more open and accepting has expanded this week to include another historically marginalized group: Furries. According to sources close to acting Army Secretary John McHugh, the Army will soon announce a set of uniform accommodations for these soldiers, who fetishize animal costumes. “We are committed to allowing these people to follow their religion or their hearts or the voices in their fillings, or whatever the hell it is that drives them to dress and act this way,” said the source, who requested anonymity on the grounds that he didn’t want his...
  • Two transgender candidates win in Democratic primaries

    06/29/2016 3:33:19 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 31 replies
    The New York Posts ^ | 6/29/2016 | David K. Li
    Two transgender women — both named Misty — won Democratic nominations for Congress on Tuesday, becoming the first transgender politicians to ever win major-party nominations. Utah grocery store cashier Misty Snow will take on incumbent Sen. Mike Lee in November, while IT consultant Misty Plowright is set to challenge US Rep. Doug Lamborn in Colorado’s 5th Congressional District. Snow, a liberal Bernie Sanders supporter, defeated marriage therapist Jonathan Swinton, a moderate Democrat who campaigned for limitations on abortion rights.
  • U.S. Set to Lift Ban on Openly Transgender Troops (July 1)

    06/24/2016 4:35:20 PM PDT · by drewh · 129 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 6:29 PM ET | Katy Steinmetz
    The Defense Department has been reviewing the policy for nearly a year Nearly a year ago, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said the U.S. military’s ban on the open service of transgender troops was “outdated” and promised the policy would be reviewed. Advocacy groups had grown impatient in the early months of this year, but a report late Friday indicates their wait is almost over. USA Today, citing an unnamed Department of Defense official, reports the ban will end on July 1 and that Pentagon officials are gathering to finalize the details in the coming days. Individual branches of the...
  • University of Arizona launching a transgender studies program (first in nation)

    06/23/2016 2:10:14 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Hypeline ^ | June 23, 2016 | Nick Cocca
    The taxpayer funded University of Arizona will become the first university in America to offer a transgender studies program. The program is set to launch by fall of 2017, and will grant master’s degrees. The school's program will focus on sex, gender, cultural issues, political issues, and the life experiences of transgender people. This new program will be the result of the university’s Transgender Studies Initiative, introduced in 2013. The school has also hired three new professors to teach in the program, and plans to hire a fourth. "The three people who had been hired were all white, and we...
  • After Orlando, some businesses stress LGBT inclusivity moves

    06/23/2016 9:28:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 23, 2016 11:10 AM EDT | Joyce M. Rosenberg
    Some small business owners already working to make their companies more welcoming to LGBT employees say the massacre at a gay dance club in Orlando gives them an impetus to make more changes. “I’ve committed to myself and within our executive team to redouble our efforts to create a safer, kinder, more accepting workplace,” says Frank Maylett, CEO of RizePoint, a company that makes software to help restaurant owners, hotel operators and retailers manage multiple locations. RizePoint had already taken steps like providing health and other benefits to employees’ domestic partners and removing gender references in its handbook so that...
  • Why I Refuse To Apologize For My Son Wearing a Dress

    06/21/2016 7:47:02 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 59 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 20, 2016 | Martie Sirois
    Transgender: The American “hot button” du jour. Even as I type this article, Dr. Phil is on the TV in the background, interviewing a man who is sobbing over the pain he feels with his adult son transitioning to female. He feels that “someone has got him;” that “something has come over” his son. He absolutely cannot accept his son as anything other than male. He is shaking and seething as Dr. Phil says, “We’re going to soon meet ‘Steph’,” (the man’s trans daughter, who wishes to debut as her “authentic self” on national TV). Earlier today, Kathie Lee &...
  • Obama salutes transgender ‘dads’ in Father’s Day proclamation

    06/21/2016 5:47:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 20, 2016 | Ben Johnson
    Barack Obama used his annual Father's Day proclamation to praise transgender “dads,” saying that all “men,” regardless of “gender identity,” play an important role in teaching children “the values that matter most.” “Dads play vital roles in our lives,” the annual proclamation, released last Friday, began. “From single fathers who struggle to make ends meet to surrogates who step up to be there for America's daughters and sons, these men help shoulder the greatest obligation that exists – raising the next generation,” Obama wrote. “Regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status; whether biological, foster, or adoptive; fathers teach...
  • Texas AG Explains 11 States’ Lawsuit Over Obama’s School Bathroom Policy

    06/20/2016 4:04:55 AM PDT · by milton23 · 3 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 6/19/2016 | Kelsey Harkness
    On May 25, officials in 11 states filed a federal lawsuit against the Obama administration’s transgender bathroom directive issued to public schools nationwide. Leading that charge is Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who sat down with The Daily Signal to explain his case. Watch the interview to hear about the legal strategy Paxton intends to employ and how he thinks the country can compassionately accommodate the needs of transgender public school students while also looking out for the safety and privacy of the entire student body in any given school.
  • Bill Whittle - Bathroom Wars

    06/18/2016 10:11:37 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 2 replies
    Bill Whittle ^ | May 22, 2016 | Bill Whittle
    In his latest Firewall, Bill looks into the fallacies involved in the latest product of the Progressive Synthetic Injustice machine. (Video at link)
  • Police search for man accused of peeping on woman in Target

    06/14/2016 7:48:47 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 25 replies
    ABC News WCVB ^ | 6/13/2016 | ABC NewsWCVB
    <p>REVERE, Mass. - Police are searching for a man who is accused of looking at a female undress inside a changing room at Target.</p> <p>Revere police said they are looking to identify a man described as a white male in his late 30s, with brown hair, who was wearing a white shirt during the incident.</p>
  • An Open Letter To a Young Girl...(gender confusion)

    Dear X, I offer you the warmest greetings in the name of Jesus, I am writing out of a concern for you and a lot of others of your generation. You were born into a world which was already well into a “sexual revolution”, and this has presented you with perplexing questions and issues which my generation (Baby Boomers) didn’t have to bear as much as yours. I come as a friend, and concerned Christian, in Jesus name. I want you to understand that I know why there is such a gap between my generation and yours. I didn’t grow...
  • Ex-cop: Arrest Target managers in transgender fight

    06/12/2016 6:38:16 AM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    WND ^ | 06/11/2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    President Obama’s transgender bathroom guidance has schools in an uproar. Carl Gallups, a former Florida law-enforcement officer who holds a special deputy status within the Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff’s department, as bestowed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and who now serves as a pastor at Hickory Hammock Baptist Church in Milton, has an idea to take on what he calls the transgender “insanity” sweeping the nation that doesn’t so much involve politics – but rather police.
  • Nonbinary: Oregan court lets resident change sex

    06/11/2016 6:25:41 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/11/2016 | Faith Carami
    Oregon resident Jamie Shupe, who identifies as neither male nor female, can legally be considered nonbinary, a judge ruled.
  • Oregon court allows resident to change sex from female to nonbinary

    06/11/2016 5:06:21 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | Faith Karimi
    Oregon resident Jamie Shupe, who identifies as neither male nor female, can legally be considered nonbinary, a judge ruled. In what legal experts believe is the state's first such ruling, Judge Amy Holmes Hehn ruled Friday that Shupe's sex has been changed from female to nonbinary. "It feels amazing to be free from a binary sex classification system that inadequately addressed who I really am, a system in which I felt confined," the Portland resident said. The Army veteran was assigned the gender of male at birth, but Shupe started transitioning to a female in 2013, more than a decade...
  • [October 17, 2015] Chaz Bono struggling to find a permanent partner because he 'repels' women

    06/10/2016 4:05:56 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 138 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | October 17, 2015
    Chaz Bono cannot find love because he “repels” women. Lovelorn Bono, 46, says he has been out on dates but just cannot connect with the opposite sex even though the transgender LGBT advocate was once a member of the opposite sex. The reality star son of Cher has been struggling to find a permanent partner after splitting with Jennifer Elia in 2011. “I seem to repel women that I am attracted to,” Bono told Confidenti@l at the Les Girls charity fund-raiser in Los Angeles.” He says, “I have been single for four years, which has been a great thing and...
  • I Wish I Had Been Told About These Risks Before I Had Gender Surgery

    06/09/2016 2:15:42 PM PDT · by milton23 · 69 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/9/2016 | Walt Heyer
    Many Americans are unaware of the serious problems that face transgender persons. More than 50 percent had active suicidal thoughts and 45 percent had had a major depressive episode. For instance, a 2016 study comparing 20 Lebanese transgender participants to 20 control subjects reported that transgender individuals suffer from more psychiatric pathologies compared to the general population. More than 50 percent had active suicidal thoughts and 45 percent had had a major depressive episode.
  • Target declares itself "committed to the complete overhaul of American society as it pertains to sex

    06/09/2016 1:09:55 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 89 replies
    Whose slave are you? (Romans 6) ^ | 6/8/2016 | Trevor Thomas
    A representative from the American Family Association (AFA) attended today's meeting of Target shareholders in southern California. AFA's Abraham Hamilton III was present to again express concern towards Target's recent policy change that allows men into women's restrooms. According to reports from One News Now, Target did more than triple-down on its perverse restroom policy. According to Hamilton, Target's response to the concerns raised by AFA was, "We don't care what you have to say. We don't care what the American Family Association represents. We don't care what those people who signed your petition represent. We are committed to the...
  • 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. …
  • Transgender Teachers in Catholic Schools?

    06/04/2016 3:46:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 2, 2016 | DANIEL GUERNSEY
    On May 11, the administration of Mercy High School in San Francisco announced that a Jewish woman who was finishing up her fourth year as an English teacher at the Catholic school would now be accepted as a man and could keep her job.The Mercy Sisters who run the school offered counselors to help the students of the all-girls school accept the biologically female teacher’s new gender identity as a man. In a letter to parents, the school explained how important quality relationships are for the school: “[W]e strive to witness to mercy when we honor the dignity of...
  • Is being transgender a mental illness? WHO classification system suggests it is

    06/08/2016 9:33:10 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 33 replies
    STAT ^ | 3 Jun, 2016 | HELEN BRANSWELL
    t is, perhaps, a peculiar fact involving an obscure medical text, but it is one that is now taking on outsized importance: The World Health Organization, in a compendium of conditions and diseases, lists being transgender under the umbrella of mental illness. The WHO publishes a standardized coding system used around the globe to classify medical conditions, for research purposes and health-care billing. In the document, being transgender is currently included in a section with kleptomania (the overwhelming impulse to steal), trichotillomania (the compulsion to pull out one’s own hair), and pedophilia (a preference for having sex with children).
  • Biological male awarded girls high school all-state track honors

    06/07/2016 1:28:35 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 34 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 5, 2016 | Staff
    Some female high school runners are questioning the fairness of the Alaska state track meet results after a biological male made it to the finals in the 100 meter and 200 meter dashes. Haines High School senior Nattaphon Wangyot, an immigrant from Thailand, was born male but identifies as female. She was allowed to compete on girls’ teams because the Alaska School Activities Association allows individual districts to decide how to handle transgender athletes on teams. Haines’ policy states “For the purposes of gender identification for interscholastic activities, the district will consider the gender identity based on the student’s consistent...
  • Rep. Justin Amash Is Wrong on Transgender ‘Discrimination’ Policy

    06/07/2016 9:17:11 AM PDT · by milton23 · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/6/2016 | Ryan T. Anderson
    Two weeks ago 42 Republicans voted to endorse President Barack Obama’s transgender agenda. They did it by voting for the Maloney amendment, which affirmed Obama’s 2014 executive order barring “discrimination” on the basis of “sexual orientation and gender identity” in the private employment policies of federal contractors. Over the weekend, Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., posted a characteristically thoughtful Facebook post defending his vote for the Maloney amendment. The overarching policy concern is whether the government should elevate “sexual orientation and gender identity” for special legal privileges, especially in terms of laws barring “discrimination.”
  • Obama Appoints Transgender Woman to Advise on Faith Issues

    06/07/2016 9:14:59 AM PDT · by milton23 · 34 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/7/2016 | Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama’s appointment of a Christian transgender activist as an adviser on faith issues represents part of a larger agenda, some social conservatives fear. Last month, Obama named Barbara Satin, a man who identifies as a woman, to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Satin is the assistant faith works director for the LGBTQ Task Force and a member of the United Church of Christ, where she served on the church’s national executive council. The denomination is among the nation’s most open to the LGBT community. Satin has been the chair of GLBT Generations — an...
  • 6 Men Who Disguised Themselves as Women to Access Bathrooms

    06/07/2016 7:43:32 AM PDT · by milton23 · 33 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/4/2016 | Melody Wood
    With the departments of Justice and Education’s new announcement on transgender access to showers, locker rooms, bathrooms, and other sex-specific facilities in schools, there is reason for concern. The Obama administration has unlawfully rewritten law, meddling in state and local matters, and imposing bad policy on the entire nation. Americans agree that while we should be sensitive to transgender individuals, others also have rights of privacy, safety, and their own beliefs that deserve respect and should not simply be pushed aside, especially when transgender persons can be accommodated in other ways.
  • Four Arrested in Beating Death of Transgender Man in Vermont Homeless Camp

    06/05/2016 10:24:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | June 3, 2016 | CHRISTINE HAUSER
    Four homeless people face murder charges after using their fists and feet to fatally beat a transgender man in an encampment in Vermont, and then fleeing across the country to a San Diego beach, where they were arrested, officials said on Friday. The four are accused of killing Amos Beede at the camp in Burlington, the police chief, Brandon del Pozo, said at a news conference. Mr. Beede was beaten up on May 22 and suffered blunt force trauma to his brain, the police said. He died seven days later. Law enforcement officials said they were not ruling out the...
  • VA Proposes To Remove Ban On Transgender Surgery For Vets

    06/05/2016 6:24:05 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 3, 2016 | Jonah Bennett
    Daily Caller News Foundation VA Proposes To Remove Ban On Transgender Surgery For Vets Jonah Bennett National Security/Foreign Policy Reporter The Department of Veterans Affairs has proposed to a rule to remove the ban on transgender sex change surgery for veterans, which has existed since the 1990s. According to the proposed regulation, gender reassignment surgery wasn’t previously considered medically necessary for gender dysphoria, a condition transgender individuals claims makes them feel as though they were born in the wrong body and assigned the wrong gender.
  • VA Proposes Covering Sex Changes

    06/04/2016 3:13:10 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 19 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4 June 2016 | Ben Kessling
    “Surgical procedures are now widely accepted in the medical community as medically necessary treatment for gender dysphoria,” the medical diagnosis required for a transgender person to have sex-reassignment surgery, the proposed rule change said. “Recent medical research shows that gender dysphoria is a serious condition that has had severe medical consequences for certain patients if transition-related surgeries and procedures are not provided.” The move tracks a broader push by the government to accommodate transgender people and a growing battle with states that see federal overreach.
  • VA proposes covering surgeries for transgender vets

    06/04/2016 2:36:37 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 3, 2016 | Rebecca Kheel
    The Department of Veterans Affairs may cover transition-related surgeries for transgender veterans in the near future under a proposed rule change. The rule change, first reported by Time late Thursday, would lift a long-standing ban and follow a similar change made to Medicare in 2014. “Increased understanding of both gender dysphoria and surgical techniques in this area have improved significantly, and surgical procedures are now widely accepted in the medical community as medically necessary treatment for gender dysphoria,” the proposal reads. “In light of these medical advances and recent research, VA would revise its regulation to remove the prohibition on...
  • Will Further Perversions of Title IX Ruin Women’s Athletics?

    06/04/2016 7:07:06 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 72 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 6/3/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Quick (no web searching!), who was the 2016 NCAA Division I women's basketball champion? (Don't tell me that your office didn't do a women’s NCAA tournament bracket contest!) Okay, given that they've (UConn) won it four times in-a-row, that's too easy. Let's try again: Who was the last (2015) WNBA champion? (Hint: They've won it four of the last five seasons.) Don't feel bad, I didn’t know either, and twice in their recent five-year championship run they defeated the team from my home state in the championship series. Even better: Can you name five WNBA teams? How about five WNBA...
  • Why Liberals Are So Obsessed With Racism, Homosexuality and Transsexualism

    06/04/2016 4:54:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2016 | John Hawkins
    Conservatives care about logic. Liberals care about emotion. Conservatives care about whether a program works or not. Liberals care about how supporting a program makes them feel. Conservatives take the positions they do because they believe they’re best for society. Liberals take the positions they do because they make them feel and look compassionate or superior to hold those positions. Once you understand those basics, it’s very easy to see why both sides hold the positions they do on most issues and to comprehend why there’s so little middle ground. Once you get the mentalities, you can predict where each...
  • Silver: NBA needs progress on HB2 by end of summer (NC antipervert law)

    06/03/2016 4:11:50 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 21 replies
    WRAL Sports Fan ^ | 6/3/2016 | Uncredited
    OAKLAND, Calif. — Adam Silver has steadfastly refused to set any deadlines for when the NBA would decide on moving the 2017 All-Game in Charlotte if a hotly debated North Carolina law hasn't been changed. In a way, he did before Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, even as he said he's been pleased by the direction of the discussions. Silver said the NBA would need to see definitive progress toward changing the law by the end of summer to ensure that All-Star weekend remains in Charlotte. "I don't see how we would get past this summer...
  • President Obama: Bible Supports Transgender Directive

    06/03/2016 1:52:29 PM PDT · by russbart · 51 replies
    CBN ^ | June 3, 2016
    President Barack Obama says the Bible supports his sweeping directive to allow transgender public school students to use the bathroom of their choice. The president made that remark at a townhall meeting hosted by "PBS NewsHour" in Elkhart, Indiana, Wednesday night.
  • DoD Military Base in CONUS Promotes LGBT Celebration

    06/03/2016 10:39:59 AM PDT · by Federal Bureaucrat · 24 replies
    internal website of a DoD command base ^ | month of June | U.S. Department of Defense
    (The link is not relevant. This is a "vanity" post of content not available on the web.) One of the DoD military commands promotes this garbage to its employees and contractors on the base internal website: The base commander personally promotes the LGBT celebration. Last year the commander invited a transgendered DoD speaker to a local LGBT celebration day event. This is the fourth year of this garbage.
  • The Left's Endgame: Complete Androgyny

    06/03/2016 2:19:00 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 31 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | June 3, 2016 | Benny Huang
    Using the "wrong" pronoun in casual conversation can cost you big bucks these days--even when it happens to be the right one. Gresham-Barlow School District in Oregon was forced to cough up $60,000 to a teacher who prefers the pronoun "they" because she "identifies" as neither male nor female. The teacher, Leo Soell, was granted damages in order to compensate her for the emotional distress of being "misgendered." For the uninitiated, "misgendering" is nothing more than using the correct pronoun to refer to a person who prefers to be called something else. In the old days we just called it...
  • When do we get st start saying 'weirdos'?

    06/02/2016 5:25:37 PM PDT · by russbart · 18 replies
    Joe for America ^ | Nancy Hayes
    Get ready folks! Transgender bathrooms and bathroom bills were just the tip of the iceberg. Next thing you know, we’re going to see restaurants with water bowls for “human cats”, “human dogs” and “furries”. That’s right! It’s coming.
  • ACLU LEADER QUITS AFTER DAUGHTERS ENCOUNTER MEN IN THE WOMEN’S RESTROOM

    06/02/2016 6:47:05 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 65 replies
    powerlineblog ^ | JUNE 1, 2016 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Maya Dillard Smith, interim director of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, has resigned over the ACLU’s position on who can use which public restrooms. The resignation occurred after her two daughters were traumatized by encountering men in the women’s restroom. Dillard Smith explained: "I have shared my personal experience of having taken my elementary school age daughters into a women’s restroom when shortly after three transgender young adults, over six feet [tall] with deep voices, entered. My children were visibly frightened, concerned about their safety and left asking lots of questions for which I, like many...
  • Washington State To Teach Transgenderism To Kindergartners

    06/02/2016 4:29:26 PM PDT · by BiggerTigger · 50 replies
    DailyCaller.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    By fall 2017 Washington state public schools will begin teaching gender expression to kindergarteners under newly-approved health education learning standards that designate sexual health a “core idea” of public K-12 education. While some aspects of sexual health aren’t taught K-12 (HIV prevention begins in fourth grade), one component of sexual health titled “Self-Identity” begins in kindergarten, where students will be expected to “Understand there are many ways to express gender." The state’s health education glossary defines gender as “A social construct based on emotional, behavioral, and cultural characteristics attached to a person’s assigned biological sex.” Gender expression, meanwhile, is defined...
  • ACLU Director Quits After Daughters’ Bathroom Ordeal

    06/01/2016 3:17:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 61 replies
    womenofgrace.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | SBrinkmann
    An interim director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a major proponent of laws protecting gender identity, has resigned after her daughters were frightened by several transgendered men who came into the ladies room they were using at the time. Although the mainstream media has utterly ignored this story, LifeSiteNews and a few other outlets are reporting on the resignation of Maya Dillard Smith, interim director of the Georgia chapter of the ACLU, over the organization’s involvement in the controversial transgender bathroom debate. “I have shared my personal experience of having taken my elementary school age daughters into a...
  • House to debate gender-neutral O Canada lyrics

    05/31/2016 10:23:57 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 14 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | May 31, 2016 | Joanna Smith
    The lyrics to O Canada will be a hot topic in Ottawa on Tuesday, even though the July 1 fireworks are still a month away. The House of Commons is debating an effort by dying Liberal Mauril Belanger to render the national anthem gender-neutral, by replacing the line in the English version “in all thy sons command” with “in all of us command.”
  • Don’t Let the 43 Republicans Who Voted for Obama’s Transgender Agenda Spin Their Vote

    05/30/2016 11:09:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 5/27/16 | Ryan Anderson
    On Wednesday, 43 Republican members of Congress joined the Democrats to vote for President Barack Obama’s transgender agenda. Now they’re trying to spin their vote. These 43 Republicans voted for the Maloney amendment, which ratified Obama’s 2014 executive order barring private businesses who do contract work for the government from engaging in what the government considers to be “discrimination” on the basis of “sexual orientation and gender identity” in their private employment policies. As I pointed out in an earlier Daily Signal article, “discrimination” on the basis of “gender identity” can be something as simple as having a bathroom policy...
  • Bishop Paprocki: We Ask You to Use the Correct Bathroom (transgenderism is a mental illness)

    05/29/2016 3:36:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Courageous Priest ^ | May 27, 2016 | Bishop Thomas John Paprocki
    My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,Once again common sense has been turned on its head in our culture, this time by transgender activists agitating for people to be able to use the bathroom that they feel corresponds emotionally to their self-identified gender rather than the anatomical gender of their biological sex. The issue has emerged prominently in recent national and local news.Obama and the Civil Rights of Transgender People In North Carolina, in response to an ordinance adopted in Charlotte that would have allowed transgender people to use whatever bathroom they wanted, the state legislature passed a law in...
  • Transgender Issue Strikes Oregon Women’s Shelter

    05/29/2016 11:41:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 59 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Bob Price
    Oregon women seeking shelter from homelessness or abusive men are being forced to share sleeping and bathroom facilities with men who “self-identify” as a woman. State anti-discrimination laws in that state require these women’s shelters to take in men who “self-identify” as a woman, a sheltered woman reported. Malka Davis was trying to find shelter, like many other women, from living on the streets after running out of options, she wrote in an opinion piece in The Oregonian. While returning to the shelter one day, Davis noticed several of her female shelter companions in distress. She said one woman had...
  • Meet the Republican Traitors Who Sacrificed Women’s Privacy by Supporting Obama’s Transgender Edicts

    05/27/2016 6:09:43 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | May 27, 2016 | Maggie Gallagher
    Will these social-conservative turncoats face real political consequences? I was up in the wee hours after midnight Thursday when Daniel Horowitz’s tweet crossed my radar: The GOP-controlled House had just voted in the dead of night to write into law Obama’s executive order banning federal contractors who “discriminate” against transgendered individuals. We all know now what that means: If you refuse to let anatomical males into your women’s dressing rooms, locker rooms, or bathrooms, you are just a bigoted hater, end of story. Just ask Representative Zoe Lofgren (D., Calif.), who descended, Trumplike, to insults when challenged by a witness....
  • Rape Culture Goes Potty

    05/27/2016 9:25:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    Marshall University, like many other universities, takes "rape culture" seriously. What is rape culture? According to Marshall University on its website, "Rape Culture is an environment in which rape is prevalent and in which sexual violence against women is normalized and excused in the media and popular culture. Rape culture is perpetuated through the use of misogynistic language, the objectification of women's bodies, and the glamorization of sexual violence, thereby creating a society that disregards women's rights and safety." The editors of the leftwing Nation magazine declared "Rape culture exists because we don't believe it does." The Atlantic chronicled "Rape...
  • Ten states sue Obama to stop his transgender blackmail

    05/26/2016 6:59:30 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Not so fast, bro. It’s not quite as dramatic as a state telling Obama to take his federal funds and shove them where the sun doesn’t shine, and it’s potentially rife with unintended consequences: What if the Scalia-less Supreme Court rules that the president can issue arbitrary conditions for the receipt of federal funds at his own personal whim? Roger Goodell’s lawyers might have some suggestions for Obama on this one. But at least they’re fighting. Texas, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia have sued the administration in federal court. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appears...
  • A De-Sexed Society is a De-Humanized Society

    05/26/2016 3:06:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    The Public Discourse ^ | 5/25/16 | Stella Morabito
    ....Obama’s transgender directive isn’t about civil rights or bathroom use. It’s about state control over personal relationships. As usual, tyranny comes disguised as “civil rights.” The transgender movement has never been about “gender.” It’s all about sex. Sex is the real target. “Gender” is merely the politicized linguistic vehicle... It will serve to outlaw speech that identifies males as males and females as females... ...All such denials of reality require heavy-handed censorship. We have already seen the governors of South Dakota and Georgia fold.... ...Every single cell of you has either “male” or “female” written into its DNA, but the...
  • 43 Republicans Join Democrats to Support Obama’s Transgender Agenda

    05/26/2016 12:28:50 PM PDT · by milton23 · 51 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/26/16 | Ryan T. Anderson
    On Wednesday night, 43 Republican members of Congress joined the Democrats to vote for President Barack Obama’s transgender agenda. Whereas last week Congress voted to reject this proposal—known as the Maloney Amendment—last night they voted to ratify Obama’s 2014 executive order barring federal contractors from what it describes as “discrimination” on the basis of “sexual orientation and gender identity” in their private employment policies. And, of course, “discrimination” on the basis of “gender identity” can be something as simple as having a bathroom policy based on biological sex, not gender identity, as we learned last week from Obama’s transgender directives....
  • South Koreans March to Protest Woman's Stabbing Death [Man Hiding in Public Restroom]

    05/26/2016 10:58:58 AM PDT · by kaehurowing · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 21, 2016 | Kim Tong-Hyun
    Hundreds of South Koreans marched in one of Seoul's busiest leisure districts on Saturday to protest the stabbing death of a 23-year-old woman. Her death has struck a nerve in a country where, despite its reputation for being relatively safe, many women say they are increasingly afraid of threats, abuse and attacks by men. The protesters, many wearing white masks and vinyl coats, began their march at a gate of southern Seoul's Gangnam subway station, near where the victim was attacked by a male stranger early Tuesday in a building's bathroom.