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  • California transgender teen freezes her eggs before transitioning into man

    08/03/2015 1:32:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 08/03/2015 | BY MEG WAGNER
    A California transgender teen who dreams of becoming a dad froze his eggs so he can one day have biological children. Cole Carman is one of the first transgender teenagers to undergo fertility treatment and egg harvesting before transitioning genders, his doctor said. "I have always wanted kids," the 18-year-old from San Francisco told NBC Bay Area. "I like kids, so I wanted to do it so I could have my own biological kids when I get older. Eight to 10 years from now, I want them to be related to me." Carman's doctor Aimee Eyvazzadeh harvested 40 eggs from...
  • Transgendered Powerlifter: I’m ‘Still Deciding’ Whether to Compete as a Man or a Woman

    08/01/2015 1:54:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Na ^ | 08/01/2015 | Katherine Timpf
    he world-record powerlifter formerly known as Matt “Kroc” Kroczaleski, who recently came out as transgender and requested to be called “Janae Marie,” has announced that she’s “still deciding” whether to compete as a man or a woman going forward. In an interview on TMZ Hollywood Sports this week, Marie said that she is “currently living life in both genders at the moment.” “I haven’t made any physical changes yet . . . as far as competing as a transgender woman, I’m really unsure about that,” she said. I’m hesitant because I’m afraid it would do more harm than good. I’m...
  • How a transgender man tries to honor his Muslim faith (I'm so confused!)

    08/01/2015 8:40:43 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 33 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/31/2015 | Garrett Therolf
    Born with female anatomy, Alex had recently begun hormone therapy and decided to fully transition to a male identity. And as he entered his second adolescence, he had decided to rededicate himself to a life as a practicing Muslim. On most days, he returned three times a day for prayer. Alex is aware of media reports that naively heralded Iran as an affirming place for transgender people in the wake of the 1987 decision by the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini allowing gender-reassignment surgery. Iran is now the second-largest center for the procedure behind Thailand, according to some estimates. "Those decisions just...
  • Gender Confusion Is Not Biological

    07/27/2015 8:27:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Even biologists are confused about gender confusion. One thing they know from science: it is not biological.A study at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles resulted in a politically-incorrect conclusion: transgender identity is not due to hormone imbalance.“We’ve now put to rest the residual belief that transgender experience is a result of a hormone imbalance,” said Dr. Johanna Olson, of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “It’s not.”Olson and her colleagues found that transgender youth have sex hormone levels consistent with the gender they were assigned at birth. So, a transgender youth who is assigned a female gender at birth, usually...
  • Nonsense and Sensiibilities among the Transgendered

    07/24/2015 6:52:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/24/2015 | Rosslyn Smith
    Common sense seems to have eluded those who placed the following hypersensitive editor's note on an article in the UCLA student newspaper about gender inequality in health care. The author's argument for free or government subsidized tampons was silly to begin with but the note placed it way over the top. Editor’s note: This blog post refers to individuals who menstruate as women because the author wanted to highlight gender inequality in health care. We acknowledge that not all individuals who menstruate identify as women and that not all individuals who identify as women menstruate, but feel this generalization is...
  • Congress Urges DHS to Release Cross-Dressing Illegals…What would Donald Trump do?

    07/23/2015 10:20:10 PM PDT · by homelandnsecurities · 9 replies
    Medium ^ | 7/23/3014 | ourhomelandnsecurities
    On June 23, 2014 35 members of Congress sent a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, urging him to release lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) illegals. Due to significantly higher sexual assault rates among this population in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody, ICE established a working group to develop recommendations to address this very real and serious issue. However, Congress is pressuring DHS to release these individuals before the working group’s recommendations have been reviewed. The members stated in their letter that, “…detention should almost never be used for vulnerable groups such as LGBT immigrants.” It is unclear...
  • Cis Drag Queens Banned from Pride Event Because They Might Offend Trans People

    07/20/2015 6:00:11 PM PDT · by keats5 · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/20/15 | KATHERINE TIMPF Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/421402/drag-queens-banned-scot
    Maybe complete and total inclusivity isn’t as easy as it sounds. The organizers of Free Pride Glasgow in Scotland have hit a snag in their mission to plan a totally inclusive event: Some activists think drag queens are offensive to transgender people, others think banning drag queens is offensive to transgender drag queens, and still others think allowing only transgender drag queens is offensive to cisgender drag queens. Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/421402/drag-queens-banned-scotland-pride
  • Ben Shapiro files police report against transgender reporter who threatened him

    07/20/2015 1:06:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 20, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Video at link. Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro filed a police report Sunday alleging battery against transgender Inside Edition reporter Zoey Tur. The report follows a tense exchange between Mr. Shapiro and Ms. Tur on HLN’s “Dr. Drew On Call” over Caitlyn Jenner’s receipt of ESPN’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Ms. Tur grabbed the back of Mr. Shapiro’s neck and said, “You cut that out now, or you’ll go home in an ambulance,” after Mr. Shapiro called her “sir.”
  • Ben Shapiro Files Police Report Against Transgender Reporter Zoey Tur [Luke 17]

    07/20/2015 1:05:16 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/20/2015 | Staff
    Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro has filed a report with the Los Angeles Police Department alleging battery against transgender Inside Edition reporter Zoey Tur, née Robert Albert Tur. Shapiro filed the report Sunday morning, two days after a contentious exchange with Tur on the HLN program Dr. Drew. On a panel discussion over Bruce Jenner’s receipt of ESPN’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award, Tur grabbed Shapiro’s neck and growled, “You cut that out now, or you’ll go home in an ambulance.” Shapiro later alleged that Tur had threatened him after the appearance, “I’ll see you in the parking lot,” and...
  • Jeb Bush supports Pentagon move to allow transgender military service

    07/17/2015 10:17:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 94 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 16, 2015 | Jon Ward
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush told Yahoo News today that he was “fine” with transgender people openly serving in the U.S. military so long as the Pentagon determines that doing so would not compromise morale within the armed forces. The Obama administration announced this week that it would start the process of lifting military’s ban on transgender service. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has ordered a 6-month review to develop guidelines for implementation and study the policy implications of the move. He called the ban “outdated.”
  • Ben Shapiro threatened by transgender reporter: ‘You’ll go home in an ambulance’

    07/17/2015 9:47:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 17, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    Transgender reporter Zoey Tur threatened Breitbart Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro on Thursday’s Broadcast of “Dr. Drew on Call,” saying she would send him home “in an ambulance.” (Image: HLN screenshot, Dr. Drew on Call) ** FILE ** A transgender reporter put her hands on Breitbart Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro on Thursday and threatened to send him home “in an ambulance.” Thursday’s HLN broadcast of “Dr. Drew On Call” had a close call with violence when Inside Edition reporter Zoey Tur took issue with Mr. Shapiro’s contribution to a discussion on Caitlyn Jenner.
  • Transgender reporter to Ben Shapiro: You keep calling me “sir,” you’ll go home in an ambulance

    07/17/2015 9:40:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/17/2015 | AllahPundit
    Via Breitbart, the key bit comes at 5:30. Shapiro’s point is that Zoey Tur, formerly Bob Tur, is male genetically and therefore a man in fact, however he/she may identify. Tur’s reply is to grab him by the neck and threaten to knock him into the middle of next week, which is … about as cartoonishly masculine a response to an insult as I can imagine. All that’s missing is a belch for emphasis. Now we can look forward to a day or two of SJWs noting that the boorish impulse to beat someone into tar because you don’t...
  • Inside Edition's Zoe Tur Threatens Ben Shapiro "Home In Ambulance" Over Jenner Debate [Genesis 19]

    07/17/2015 9:05:59 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7/17/2015 | Staff
    Transgender reporter for Inside Edition Zoey Tur, entertainment journalist Segun Oduolowu and "Pop Trigger" host Samantha Schacher were discussing whether Caitlyn Jenner's gender transition was "brave" and whether or not Jenner deserved the "ESPY’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award," when Breitbart's Ben Shapiro interrupted, asking: "Why are we mainstreaming delusion?" [...] ZOEY TUR: Good try... Did she deserve the honor? Probably not. Is she brave? Of course she’s brave. All those years invested as the sports legend, to come out transgender is horribly difficult. It is the most difficult thing you can do. I’ve been overseas, I’ve flown helicopter missions, surveillance...
  • 'Trans people deserve your respect': Caitlyn Jenner delivers moving 10-minute speech

    07/16/2015 8:25:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 95 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/16/2015 | By OLIVER O'CONNELL
    'Trans people deserve something vital: your respect': Emotional Caitlyn Jenner delivers moving 10-minute speech after winning Courage award in front of nine of her children at the ESPYs Caitlyn Jenner gave a 10-minute acceptance speech after being presented with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYsShe appealed for respect for all trans people and called for athletes to set an example for othersAlways a controversial choice for the award, cynics took to Twitter to vent their disapprovalSome cited publicity and money as reasons for honoring Jenner, while others felt there were far more deserving athletesThe day before the awards,...
  • 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...
  • Obama waiting for America’s “We’re Done!” Moment

    07/14/2015 7:09:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/14/15 | Judi McLeod
    Obama is a community organizer cum politician/president. Community organizers are a dime a dozen. They are out in force in every street protest in every county goading on the rent-a-mobs to anarchy Like a mad scientist in a well stocked laboratory, Obama keeps trying to make a Frankenstein out of the U.S.A. Everything that comes out of the Obama lab is meant to confuse and demoralize the masses. Yesterday it was the news of his intention to “nationalize the suburbs”. Today it’s his Pentagon announcing plans aimed at lifting the transgender ban, complete with a picture of Bruce Jenner/Caitlyn on...
  • Pentagon announces plan aimed at lifting transgender ban

    07/13/2015 8:21:15 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 87 replies
    A.P. ^ | july 13, 2015 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's current regulations banning transgender individuals from serving in the military are outdated, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday, ordering a six-month study aimed at formally ending one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military service.
  • Could Caitlyn Jenner Be the Face of a New Republican Party? (BARFING DOWN THE CORRIDORS OF TIME!)

    07/13/2015 12:54:12 PM PDT · by lbryce · 32 replies
    E-Onlne ^ | July 13,2015 | Senta Scaborough
    The race is on for Caitlyn Jenner. Whether it's personal or political, it's a new heat and she's already picking up speed. Could her path eventually take her to the steps of the Capitol or a national political convention? Could Caitlyn become the pinup girl for a new Republican party? Jenner first announced she identified as a transgender woman in her two-and-a-half hour interview special with Diane Sawyer. Next, she debuted as Caitlyn in a sexy white satin merry widow on Vanity Fair's coveted cover. Inside the glossy magazine, she showed off her femininity in classic, Old Hollywood glamour silhouettes...
  • APNewsBreak: Pentagon readying plan to lift transgender ban

    07/13/2015 12:12:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 13, 2015 | Lolita C. Baldor AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon leaders are finalizing plans aimed at lifting the ban on transgender individuals in the military, with the goal of formally ending one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military service, senior U.S. officials told The Associated Press. An announcement is expected this week, and the services would have six months to assess the impact of the change and work out the details, the officials said Monday. Military chiefs wanted time to methodically work through the legal, medical and administrative issues and develop training to ease any transition, and senior leaders believed six months would...
  • Lesbian Democrat senator denies individual right to religious liberty

    07/13/2015 10:14:49 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 13, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The chilling redefinition of the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty by Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Democrat of Wisconsin and the Senate’s only lesbian, is a looming threat to religious liberty. With the possible loss of tax exemptions for churches and institutions that don’t comply with the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision, an era of religious persecution may be upon us. Baldwin made her remarks on the June 27 broadcast of Up With Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. In a transcript of her remarks posted on Newsbusters, Baldwin ignored the fact that it was religious persecution in Europe that led to people...
  • Homosexual Lobby Wins Crippling Judgment Against Jewish Traditionalists [Isaiah 5]

    07/11/2015 2:01:18 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 35 replies
    The New American ^ | 7/8/2015 | Selwyn Duke
    If doctors are allowed to surgically change the bodies of people who want to live as the opposite sex, shouldn’t therapists be allowed to help change the minds of people who want to be attracted to the opposite sex? Not according to the homosexual lobby, the powerful Southern Poverty Law Center, and a likeminded judge, they’re not. A New Jersey-based organization called JONAH, “Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing,” has found this out the hard way. JONAH offers what is known as “reparative therapy,” which seeks to help people struggling with unwanted feelings of same-sex attraction (SSA). Unfortunately for people...
  • Transgendering A Toddler Is Child Abuse [Matthew 18]

    07/11/2015 12:30:37 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 12 replies
    Christophercantwell.com ^ | 7/9/2015 | Chris Cantwell
    I remember when I was very young, a boy no older than 7 I figure, I went into my parent’s bedroom and began playing with my mother’s things. By the time I got caught, I was wearing lipstick, costume jewelry, and high heels. My parents screamed at me and sent me to my room. They told me I was a boy and should not be dressing up like a girl. I remember being very angry and sad about this. My next door neighbors had a daughter a little older than me. I remember thinking she was so cool. She and...
  • Navy, Marines Ease Up on Transgender Policy

    07/08/2015 9:26:51 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 27 replies
    Military.com ^ | July 6, 2015 | William Cole
    The Navy and Marine Corps have joined the Army and Air Force in making it harder to discharge transgender military members. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus signed a memorandum last Wednesday stating, "Effective immediately, separations initiated under the provisions of the reference for service members with a diagnosis or history of gender dysphoria, who identify themselves as transgender, or who have taken steps to externalize the condition, must be forwarded to the assistant secretary of the Navy (manpower and reserve affairs) for decision." The memo was directed to the chief of naval operations and commandant of the Marine Corps. Previously, discharge...
  • Ontario push for more access to ‘sex-change’ surgery is absurd: psychiatrist

    07/08/2015 6:49:03 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/7/15 | Lianne Laurence
    TORONTO, July 7, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- As Ontario’s Ministry of Health plans measures to reduce the wait time for publicly funded sex-reassignment surgery (SRS), a well-regarded Toronto-based psychiatrist says the rush to provide these procedures is “absurd” and the push to increase their availability politically motivated.Citing an unnamed source “close to” Health Minister Eric Hoskins, Toronto’s Globe and Mail claimed on June 25, a day before the Toronto’s “Trans*Pride March” parade, that the ministry will increase the number of sites that can approve sex-reassignment surgeries, but it is “too early to tell where these will be.”Right now, only the Toronto-based...
  • California Family Supports 4-Year-Old’s Decision To Transition From Male To Female

    07/06/2015 9:36:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 82 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 07/06/15 | Kerry Picket
    Some parents are preparing to transition their children from one gender to the other as early as pre-school. National Public Radio interviews one Oakland, Calif. family with a young child who started life out as “Jack” but became “Jackie” by age four.
  • At Age 3 — Transitioning From Jack To Jackie

    07/04/2015 5:33:31 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 88 replies
    NPR ^ | 07/04/2015 | Eric Westervelt
    What would you do if your 3-year-old son told you assuredly that he wanted to be a girl? An Oakland, Cali. couple told their child it was OK, and a sad boy become a joyful little girl. It's controlled after-school anarchy at the Christian-Carter household. Seven-year-old Chloe has rolled herself up in an exercise mat in the living room of the family's lovely Oakland, Calif., home. "Look I'm a burrito," Chloe shouts. Her 4-year-old sister, Jackie, swoops in for a bite — and a hard push. "Ow!" Chloe shouts. "Mom! Jackie pushed me!" Just two sisters playing, occasionally sparring, as...
  • We Are All Californians Now

    07/02/2015 4:28:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    California keeps reminding us what has gone astray with America in recent years. The state is in the midst of a crippling four-year-old drought. Yet California has built almost no major northern or central mountain reservoirs since the New Melones Dam of 1979. That added nearly 3 million acre-feet to the state's storage reserves -- a critical project that was almost canceled by endless environmental lawsuits and protests. Although California has almost doubled in population since the dam's construction, its politicians apparently decided that completing more northern and Sierra Nevada water projects was passé. So the parched state now prays...
  • Churches Could Lose Tax Exemption Over Gay Marriage

    06/30/2015 10:40:19 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 30, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Lost in the celebrations over universal gay marriage, like abortion, being deemed a right found in the “penumbras and emanations” of the Constitution is the chilling effect the ruling has on religious liberty. In a telling exchange between the Obama administration’s Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. and Justice Samuel Alito, detailed by Tom Blumer at Newsbusters.com, in which Verrilli admitted that churches could lose their tax exemptions if they refuse to perform gay weddings: Justice Alito: Well, in the Bob Jones case, the Court held that a college was not entitled to tax­exempt status if it opposed interracial marriage...
  • Gay Marriage Vs. Religious Liberty

    04/30/2015 10:04:08 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 30, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case to determine whether the Constitution requires states to issue same-sex marriage licenses and requires other states to honor same-sex marriages performed in those states. A primary argument by the plaintiffs is that gay marriage is covered under the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment and that if straights can marry, then so can gays. The counterargument is that marriage is a privilege and not a right, a union of one man and one woman sanctioned over millennia by virtually every culture and country over time as the stable...
  • The “journey” of a 10 year old transgender child. Somebody call the cops

    06/28/2015 2:35:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 28, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    This is a disturbing, or perhaps better described as heartbreaking story which popped up this weekend and set off all sorts of alarm bells for me. NBC News is featuring the tale of a child named Lia (until recently, Liam) who is being fully encouraged and supported by his parents on a “journey” to become a girl. The child is ten years old and began this “trip” at the age of five. We moved from Indiana to New Hampshire when Lia was 4. She was still wearing boys’ clothes and playing with trucks through preschool, but she really wanted girl...
  • 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...
  • NYC bill would require some bathrooms to be gender-neutral

    06/26/2015 12:02:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 26, 2015 2:28 PM EDT | Michael Balsamo
    Aiming to curb gender bias and harassment in New York City, officials are readying a plan that would require businesses to convert some restrooms to gender-neutral facilities. Legislation is being introduced that would require publicly available, single-occupancy restrooms in both public and private buildings to be designated as gender-neutral. It would also amend the language of some city laws, including the plumbing code, which requires separate lavatories for men and women. “This is a very important issue,” said New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, whose office is releasing a report Friday recommending the changes. “It’s time to help individuals who...
  • Marriage Annuled after Groom Turns Out to be a Woman (Jerusalem, Israel)

    06/25/2015 5:07:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 6/25/2015, 2:02 PM | Hezki Ezra
    The Jerusalem Rabbinate was forced this week to announce the nullification of a marriage it had performed, when it became clear that the groom was actually a transgender man, thus making the marriage invalid according to Jewish law. The saga began when the couple approached the Rabbinate to register for marriage. The Rabbinate saw that the woman was pregnant, and the man claimed the fetus was his child. […] However, two weeks later, the Rabbinate received information that the man married had not actually been born a man, and was previously a woman who had sex reassignment surgery in 2013....
  • Obama Logic? Racism is Genetic, Gender is a Choice [Critical Race Theory = Black Racism]

    06/23/2015 9:49:47 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 5 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 6/23/2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Our pro-cross dressing President apparently doesn’t think people have DNA that makes them male or female. But he has just told an interviewer that white people and others have DNA that makes them racist and that American institutions are racist, too. These claims are described by our media as “bold” rather than bizarre racial slurs. CNN reported that Obama, during an appearance on a comedy show, said “the legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination” exists in institutions and casts “a long shadow and that’s still part of our DNA that’s passed on.” The host, comedian Marc Maron, has been a...
  • Bruce Jenner & the Transgender Question (body dimorphism)

    06/21/2015 7:14:24 AM PDT · by OldCountryBoy · 5 replies
    Ascension Presents (YouTube) ^ | June 10, 2015 | Fr. Mike Schmitz
    Here is how Father Mike Schmitz, a priest for the Diocese of Duluth, MN, explains society's acceptance of trans-gender. He breaks it down pretty well...
  • From Moral Relativism to Reality Relativism

    06/20/2015 7:18:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2015 | Michael Brown
    For the last few decades, our culture has warmly embraced moral relativism, where right and wrong are determined based on our feelings, and so there is nothing absolute. Morality is entirely relative, which means that you can have your morality and I can have mine. Today, we have moved from moral relativism to reality relativism, where not only morality but everything is determined by how I feel, so you can have your reality and I can have mine.This is not a matter of a dangerous descent down a slippery slope. This is a matter of falling off the cliff entirely....
  • Nevada to offer transgender health coverage starting July 1

    06/18/2015 1:45:58 PM PDT · by redreno · 30 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 06/18/2015 | By SANDRA CHEREB
    CARSON CITY — State employees and covered family members will have health coverage for gender reassignment and other transgender procedures under a new insurance policy that takes effect July 1. The Public Employee Benefits Program board voted in November to remove language in the state’s self-funded and HMO plans that specifically excluded therapy for gender dysphoria. Brock Maylath, president of the advocacy group Transgender Allies Group, on Wednesday hailed the change as a “significant step” for the transgender community. Previous language in the state insurance design plan excluded treatment designed to alter physical characteristics and any other treatment related to...
  • 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 · 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...
  • The New Girl in School: Transgender Surgery at 18

    06/16/2015 12:12:13 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 52 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 16, 2015 | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
    ... It is a transgender moment. President Obama was hailed just for saying the word “transgender” in his State of the Union speech this year, in a list of people who should not be discriminated against. They are characters in popular television shows. Bruce Jenner’s transition from male sex symbol to a comely female named Caitlyn has elevated her back to her public profile as a gold-medal decathlete at the 1976 Summer Olympics. With growing tolerance, the question is no longer whether gender reassignment is an option, but rather, how young should it begin. While no law prohibits minors from...
  • If You Can Be Transgender Why Can’t You be Transracial?

    06/16/2015 10:41:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2015 | Michael Brown
    I do not for a moment want to minimize the very real struggles of those who identify as transgender nor do I want to ignore those individuals who have genuine biological or genetic abnormalities. I simply want to state once again – really, I want to shout it from the rooftops – that perception does not change reality, and so Bruce Jenner is no more a woman than Rachel Dolezal is black. In the last week, a steady stream of articles has drawn comparisons, both positive and negative, between Jenner and Dolezal, with not a few stating that Dolezal’s actions...
  • How Do You Know You’re a Woman?

    06/15/2015 9:07:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 99 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Ann Friedman | June 12, 2015
    A few years ago, a colleague of mine asked me, “How do you know you’re a woman?” I had no idea how to answer her. I was enough of a feminist to know I couldn’t just list things like, “I’ve been called a girl since birth. I get a period. I like wearing lipstick.” But it also seemed disingenuous to say that I felt most like a woman when I was making tough decisions at work or lifting something heavy. Ultimately, I decided, I “just know” that I’m a woman. It’s no coincidence that the colleague who asked is transgender....
  • Pennsylvania Teachers Attend Mosque [semi-satire]

    06/15/2015 10:24:05 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 June 2015 | John Semmens
    About 50 teachers and administrators of the Lebanon School District in Pennsylvania got paid time off to attend Islamic religious training. Teacher Lara Book called the day “amazing. Even though the rituals are different what came through loud and clear is that all religions want the same thing.” While the ACLU is normally “johnny-on-the-spot” to protest any show of religion in a public space, especially one where taxpayer resources may be unconstitutionally used to promulgate a faith, spokesman Betram Petty found no problem with this event. “The whole separation of church and state thing is a western way of thinking,”...
  • 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...
  • Surprise: transgender “woman” beats tar out of a woman opponent in the ring

    06/11/2015 2:35:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 77 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | June 11, 2015 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Here’s a real surprise…A man… bit cut up… beat the stuffing out of a woman.From Libertarian Republic (the video is brutal): Transgender MMA [c’mon… MALE] Fighter Destroys Female OpponentCritics are scrutinizing mixed martial arts (MMA) competitor Fallon Fox, after the transgender fighter gave her opponent a concussion and broke her eye socket.Fox defeated her opponent, Tamikka Brents, by TKO at 2:17 of the first round of their match. Brent’s eye injury resulted in a damaged orbital bone that required seven staples.In a post-fight interview this week, Brents told Whoa TV, “I’ve never felt so overpowered ever in my life.”  [That’s...
  • Feds give transgender prof $30k to study history of ‘black transness’ in America

    06/09/2015 7:33:49 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    EAG News ^ | June 8, 2015 | Victor Skinner
    A black transgender assistant professor at Cornell just got $30,000 from the government to write a book about the history of “black transness” in America. [Snip] Snorton said he plans to put his fellowship money to good use answering important questions about “the relation between how we think about blackness and something we would call transness … a kind of open-ended, non-normative gender articulation,” he told the Chronicle. “What do these stories of gender revelation and gender transformation (in the Schomburg archives) tell us about the politics of integration and our understanding of the period, referred to as the long...
  • Transgender people should use bathroom of gender they identify as, U.S. government urges

    06/09/2015 6:20:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/09/2015 | By Lisa Rein
    The federal government is strongly urging employers to give transgender employees access to bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity, marking a new policy front in the fast-moving campaign for transgender equality. In a four-page Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration advises employers on “Best Practices” concerning restroom access for these employees: “… It is essential for employees to be able to work in a manner consistent with how they live the rest of their daily lives, based on their gender identity,” the guide says. “Restricting employees to using only restrooms that are...
  • Caitlyn Jenner can use the ladies’ room (as per new OSHA mandate)

    06/09/2015 5:44:58 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 9, 2015 | Bob Fredericks
    It’s official — Caitlyn Jenner can now use the ladies’ room. The US Department of Labor has issued guidelines to private businesses that say transgender employees should be allowed to decide for themselves whether to use the men’s or ladies’ room. “The core belief underlying these policies is that all employees should be permitted to use the facilities that correspond with their gender identity,” according to OSHA guidelines released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the Labor Department. The National Center for Transgender Equality had requested the guidance.
  • The Search for the Best Estimate of the Transgender Population (0.3%)

    When Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, unveiled her new name, appearance and TV show last week, it shined a light on transgender Americans. But much about the community, such as its size, remains opaque.The main reason is that the United States Census Bureau and other keepers of official records do not ask about gender identity. Also, gender identity can be fluid and hard to define in a multiple-choice list. There are now more than 50 gender options on Facebook, for instance.Some researchers are also concerned that the number is undercounted because of a reluctance among some transgender people...
  • New York Times Has Hissy Fit, Demands Transgender Troops

    06/08/2015 6:23:08 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 44 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | June 5, 2015 | Michael Walsh
    Always forward! Not resting on its gay-marriage laurels, and while still celebrating the bravery of a man in drag, the house organ of crazy modern “liberalism” now stamps its high-heeled combat boots...[snip]...Let’s face it: we’ve wandered into the realm of barking insanity at this point, as the Left tries to linguistically (and thus politically) redefine the most elemental aspect of our physical nature. All part of Critical Theory: attack everything and anything. And with America’s defenders now running away even faster than the Iraqi Army, who is left to stop them?