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  • Forced Transgender Boy Quickly Returns To Normal After Removal From Mother’s Care

    10/22/2016 3:00:50 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/22/2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    A seven-year-old boy has been removed from his mother’s care by the high court, after he was found to be suffering “significant emotional harm” due to his mother raising him as a girl. The judge in the case slammed social services who had simply accepted that the boy should be treated as a girl. The High Court judge hearing the case, Mr Justice Hayden, told the court that he believed the mother had been “absolutely convinced” that the boy “perceived himself as a girl” and was therefore determined to treat him as a girl, according to reports. However, the boy,...
  • Judge Maintains Nationwide Injunction Against Obama Transgender 'Directive'

    10/20/2016 12:51:56 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 21 replies ^ | October 20, 2016
    In May of this year, Barack Obama's Education Department wrote a "friendly letter" (also known as immutable supreme law according to Our Dear Leader Ryan McElveen) to school systems across America demanding that they open up restrooms, locker rooms, and shower facilities to anyone regardless of biological sex, as long as they "identify" as the gender that the facility serves. 13 states sued the federal government, and a judge granted a preliminary, nationwide injunction preventing any attempts at enforcement of this letter. Yesterday, a federal judge upheld and extended the injunction. Ryan McElveen is looking pretty silly right now ......
  • Can Trans Girls Be Sorority Girls?

    10/18/2016 10:33:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 62 replies ^ | October 17, 2016 | Michelle Ruiz
    Iam the first transgender woman to rush sororities at the University of Michigan," Emily Kaufman captioned a selfie on Tumblr in September 2015, "and because I am representing trans people, looking cute is a must!" She wore her dark, naturally curly hair in a bob; a dainty silver necklace with starfish charms hung around her neck. Emily is bubbly and chatty and, as a sophomore, already had friends in a few of the sororities. After 18 years of what she calls “suppressed femininity,” Emily started coming out to friends and family during her freshman year; she’d spoken about her transition...
  • Accused transgender serial killer in court

    10/15/2016 1:00:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies ^ | October 15, 2016 | Jeff Humphrey, KXLY4 Reporter
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A suspected Spokane serial killer is gearing up to prove she's not responsible for a trio of fatal shootings that claimed the lives of three women in 1990. Donna Perry, who was a man when the crimes were committed, is accused of murdering Yolanda Sapp, Kathleen Brisbois, and Nickie Lowe, and then dumping their bodies along the Spokane River. Now, Perry is fighting in court, hoping to not spend the rest of her life in prison. Long before anyone had ever heard of Robert Yates, there was another serial killer preying on Spokane prostitutes. The women would...
  • Transgender Advocates ‘Aim to Destroy’ Common Sense, Says Analysis

    10/15/2016 9:01:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 10/14/2016 | unknown
    The progressive left is demanding that ordinary Americans describe some men as “she” and some women as “he,” supposedly just to help a few people who say they are transgender, says a new analysis published by The Witherspoon Institute.
  • Massachussetts transgender bathroom law faces legal challenge

    10/13/2016 5:11:08 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 7 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | October 13, 2016 | Associated Press
    ADF say the new law could force churches to 'violate their core religious beliefs' A religious liberty organisation is taking legal action to protect Massachussetts churches from having to open transgender bathrooms. The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has filed a federal lawsuit against a new state law which they say is “punishing” the protected religious speech of churches and pastors. It comes as states are suing the Obama administration over its efforts to make hospitals, schools and other institutions change their policies towards transgender issues. Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) said it sued on behalf of four Massachusetts churches to protect...
  • 4 churches sue over 'punishing' transgender bathroom law

    10/11/2016 4:29:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 11, 2016 6:37 PM EDT
    A new state law that prohibits discrimination against transgender people in public restrooms is “punishing” the protected religious speech of churches and pastors, a conservative Christian organization claims in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday. Alliance Defending Freedom, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, said it sued on behalf of four Massachusetts churches to protect their right to operate their facilities “in a manner that doesn’t violate their core religious beliefs.” The lawsuit names Democratic state Attorney General Maura Healey and members of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination as defendants. The law, which was signed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker in July and...
  • Lies and Bullying from the Human Rights Campaign

    10/11/2016 9:12:26 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 5 replies
    The New Atlantis ^ | 10-10-16 | editors
    October 10, 2016 – On a page published last week on its website, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) repeatedly distorts our recent New Atlantis report “Sexuality and Gender: Findings from the Biological, Psychological, and Social Sciences.” Furthermore, the HRC threatens Johns Hopkins University with repercussions unless the university publicly disavows and denounces its scholars’ work — thus attempting to chill academic research on controversial subjects in general. Most of the HRC document is an exercise in distortion. To clarify the record, here are responses to a few specific misrepresentations: HRC CLAIM: The New Atlantis report “falsely implies that children are...
  • Shocking New Law Takes Effect in Massachusetts

    10/08/2016 4:12:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 10/4/16 | Dustin Siggins
    In 2016, holding to biological truths in America might get you in legal hot water – religious liberty, freedom of speech, and common sense notwithstanding.On Saturday, a Massachusetts law that could throw pastors in jail for using biologically correct pronouns took effect.But you wouldn’t know that from The Associated Press’ article on the matter. Quoting in part: Advocates for transgender people in Massachusetts say they can no longer be legally discriminated against in public places.A new law taking effect on Saturday bars discrimination on the basis of gender identity in public accommodations. Among other things, the statute allows transgender people...
  • Young, Transgender and Acting on TV (NYT alert)

    10/07/2016 8:44:46 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 7, 2016 | KATIE ROGERS
    In a recent episode of “Modern Family,” two children, a boy and a girl, play a round of broom hockey in a living room. In those 12 seconds, the first openly transgender child appeared as a transgender character in a mainstream sitcom. The performance of Jackson Millarker, 8, is part of a new era in television, signified by a small but growing number of transgender characters. It is inspiring talent agents, writers, producers and parents to gingerly explore a frontier within a frontier as they bring young actors into the fold. Jackson’s character, Tom, is not the only one to...
  • Transgender Bathrooms?

    Transgender Bathrooms? Q. What is the Church’s official teaching about transgender bathrooms? There does not seem to be a clear answer about all of this. Robert, via e-mail A. There is no such thing as being “transgendered” from any biblical or Catholic perspective. Thus there is no official teaching about something that doesn’t even exist, let alone about bathrooms. What we can do is apply Catholic principles to address the deep confusion that has arisen about something so clear and basic as one’s sex. The human person has a sex (not a gender), and God assigns that sex. Scripture says,...
  • Parents Pull Son From School Because ‘Hateful’ Third Graders Don’t Think He’s A Girl [VIDEO]

    10/04/2016 10:25:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 89 replies ^ | October 1, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    The parents of an 8-year-old Texas boy pulled their son out of school after his “hateful” third grade classmates wouldn’t treat him like a girl. Marilyn Morrison began the school year at Cannon Elementary School in Grapevine, Texas identifying himself as a transgender girl for the first time, a local Fox affiliate reported. WATCH: Marilyn said his classmates were bullying him and not accepting of his new identity, which made him feel uncomfortable. “It makes me feel like I’m my old self when I was a boy,” he explained. “It’s hard to have to speak up and out my daughter,...
  • Transgender boy’s mom sues hospital, saying he ‘went into spiral’ after staff called him a girl

    10/03/2016 8:30:05 AM PDT · by kimtom · 54 replies ^ | October 3, 2016 | Lindsey Bever link Only.......
  • Target Corporation's transgender bathroom pander costing its shareholders billions

    09/30/2016 6:15:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 27, 2016 | Sierra Rayne
    Within a month after the misguided policy, the company's market cap had already declined by $9 billion compared to where it should have been had Target kept its pre-April 19 correlation with its primary competitors, Walmart (WMT) and Costco (COST). By late May, the market cap hit reached $10.5 billion. As of the second week of June, the loss was $11 billion. Second-quarter earnings data are now out, showing that Target's earnings plummeted nearly 10%, with projected lower sales estimates for the remainder of 2016. Net sales declined more than 7% from the same period year over year. Corporate executives...
  • DSISD stands by transgender elementary student's use of girls restroom (TX)

    09/27/2016 8:37:12 AM PDT · by bgill · 18 replies
    keye ^ | Sept. 26, 2016 | Sophia Stamas|
    The Dripping Springs Independent School District is standing by its decision to allow a transgender elementary student to use the girls restroom even though she was born biologically as a boy.
  • Ohio Judge Orders Girls' Bathroom Access For Transgender Student

    09/27/2016 8:17:36 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 50 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 09/27/2016 | AP
    A federal judge rejected a school district's challenge to President Barack Obama's rule on transgender bathrooms on Monday, ordering a biologically male student who identifies as female be treated "like the girl she is." Judge Algenon Marbley said the Highland Local Schools in Morrow County had failed to provide a persuasive argument that giving the student access to the girls' restroom would jeopardize other students' privacy or safety. He further ordered that Highland use a female name and pronouns in referring to the 11-year-old.

    09/25/2016 5:03:35 AM PDT · by Bubba Gump Shrimp · 10 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 9/24/16 | Laurie Higgins
    As you may remember, the Friday before Labor Day, U-46 CEO Tony Sanders made the decision to allow a gender-confused middle school student to use an opposite-sex locker room. And Sanders also decided to conceal this information from district parents. Only one school board member, Jeanette Ward, had the courage and integrity to notify parents via her Facebook page of this information. As a result, she has been on the receiving end of vicious, hateful, and false personal attacks. Contrary to what Leftists in the district are saying, Mrs. Ward revealed no personal identifying information about the student. She did...
  • Navy Requires All Sailors to Undergo Transgender Education by July 2017

    09/19/2016 1:20:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/18/16 | Katherine Rodriguez
    An all-Navy message sent out Tuesday says that all sailors will be required to undergo transgender behavioral education by July 2017. Starting Nov. 1, the training will educate sailors about the Navy’s new transgender policy that allows transgenders to serve in the military, reported. “This training will emphasize policies and expectations of personal behavior,” the message states. It is unclear what exactly is in these training sessions yet, but the Navy will soon send out messages with more information. In the meantime, leadership is putting together a commander’s tool kit that will guide training, said Lt. Jessica Anderson, a spokeswoman...
  • Social Justice Hypocrites (Ryan McElveen's Transgender Crusade)

    09/16/2016 5:00:15 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 2 replies ^ | September 16, 2016
    >>> To all Free Republic members who are not aware of who Ryan McElveen is, he is a leftist school board member in Fairfax County Virginia, which is in the top 10 largest school districts nationally. He is behind the Fairfax transgender policy, which allows students and teachers to use whichever locker room, bathroom, or shower they wish, based on their current "gender identity." He also attempted to push through a policy that would censor all student speech, both in and out of school, that criticizes the LGBTQAAIABCXYZ agenda. >>> Ryan McElveen has long been considered a "social justice warrior."...
  • From He to She in First Grade

    09/16/2016 6:45:09 AM PDT · by mykroar · 82 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | SEPT. 16, 2016 Continue reading the main storyShare This Page Share Tweet Pin Email More | LAURIE FRANKEL
    When our son turned 6, my husband and I bought him a puppet theater and a chest of dress-up clothes because he liked to put on plays. We filled the chest with 20 items from Goodwill, mostly grown-man attire: ties, button-down shirts, a gray pageboy cap and a suit vest. But we didn’t want his or his castmates’ creative output to be curtailed by a lack of costume choices, so we also included high heels, a pink straw hat, a dazzling fairy skirt and a sparkly green halter dress. He was thrilled with these presents. He put on the sparkly...
  • Virginia Supreme Court to Hear Lawsuit Against Fairfax School Board

    09/15/2016 2:13:53 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 3 replies ^ | September 15, 2016
    Recently, the Virginia Supreme Court agreed to hear a lawsuit filed against FCPS by the conservative organization Liberty Counsel, which represented an anonymous FCPS student and his/her parents. The student alleges that his/her civil rights were violated by the FCPS policies that allow individuals to use restrooms, locker rooms, and showers based on their "gender identity", not their actual, physical, gender. According to the Liberty Counsel, the FCPS policy constitutes an invasion of privacy. The lawsuit was appealed from the Fairfax Circuit Court, where Judge Brett Kassabian dismissed it on procedural grounds. However, the Virginia Supreme Court disagreed with the...
  • ACC moving championships out of NC due to bathroom bill

    09/14/2016 4:36:16 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 33 replies
    7News WSPA ^ | September 14, 2016 | WSPA Staff
    SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – The Atlantic Coast Conderence (ACC) has announced they will be moving championship games out of North Carolina, because of House Bill 2. All 15 university will continue to host ACC Championships at campus sites. Clemson University President James Clements says, “The decision to move the neutral site championships out of North Carolina while HB 2 remains the law was not an easy one but it is consistent with the shared values of inclusion and non-discrimination at all of our institutions.” They say the locations will be announced in the future. The NCAA said on Monday that...
  • Chelsea Manning announces hunger strike over treatment in prison

    09/10/2016 3:51:01 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10 Sept 2016 | Dan Whitcomb
    U.S. soldier Chelsea Manning, serving a 35-year prison term for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, said on Friday that she would refuse to eat until given help for her gender dysphoria and "treated with dignity, respect and humanity" by the government.
  • Minnesota Students and Parents File Lawsuit Against Obama’s Bathroom Mandate

    09/09/2016 9:14:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 8, 2016 | Kelsey Harkness
    A group of students and parents from Minnesota filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the federal government and their school district for allowing a transgender student who was born male but identifies as female into the girls’ locker rooms, showers, and restrooms. The lawsuit is the latest in a series of challenges to the Obama administration’s bathroom mandate issued in May that requires public schools and universities nationwide to give transgender students full access to school facilities based on their gender identity instead of their biological sex. Schools that do not comply with the administration’s guidance could face legal action or...
  • WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning begins hunger strike over prison treatment

    09/09/2016 5:13:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 9, 2016 | Andrew Blake
    Army Private Chelsea Manning, the convicted source of the biggest intelligence leak in U.S. military history, began a hunger strike Friday over what she described as “constant and overzealous administrative scrutiny by prison and military officials.” Manning, 28, who is serving time in a federal prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, said in a statement released by her supporters that she will consume only water and prescription medicines starting Friday morning, and will forgo voluntarily cutting her hair. The incarcerated soldier said her protest is aimed at prompting officials to recognize her need for treatment, especially with respect to gender dysphoria,...
  • The Lady Chablis, transgender 'Midnight' star, dies at 59

    09/08/2016 12:45:43 PM PDT · by fivecatsandadog · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/8/16 | AP
    The Lady Chablis, the transgender performer who became an unlikely celebrity for her role in the 1994 best-seller "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," died Thursday in Savannah. She was 59. Chablis' sister, Cynthia Ponder, confirmed she died at Candler Hospital. A close friend, Cale Hall, said Chablisdied from pneumonia and had been in the hospital for the past month. A modern, nonfiction take on Southern Gothic storytelling, author John Berendt's "Midnight" thrust Savannah into the pop-culture spotlight. And the sassy, blunt-spoken Chablis rode the book's popularity to a level of fame that was rare for transgender performers at the time. "The...
  • Free Tampons and Pads Are Making Their Way to U.S. Colleges, High Schools and Middle Schools

    09/06/2016 4:32:57 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 6, 2016 | Abigail Jones
    Brown University's student body president will be hand-delivering menstrual products into all nonresidential bathrooms with the help of 20 other students as classes begin this week, and, as of this fall, New York City public school students will provide free tampons and pads in all school buildings with sixth through 12th graders. [Snip] "There's been a lot of conversation about why pads and tampons are a necessity, not a luxury, but not a lot of action. We wanted to take it into our own hands," says Nguyen, a senior studying education policy. "Low-income students struggle with having the necessary funding...
  • Are You Ready for Mr. Loopy's Transgender Bathroom Song for Kiddies?

    09/03/2016 3:33:00 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1 Sep, 2016 | DEBRA HEINE
    I want to apologize in advance for posting what you are about to see because it's probably going to ruin the rest of your day. There is virtually nothing about this "diddy about doody" that isn't mortifying and cringeworthy, but I'm afraid it is newsworthy. "Diddy about doody" you say? Yes. Jon Lewis aka "Mr. Loops" (rhymes with -- guess what?) is a New York-based children’s "entertainer" who wants to teach children about transgender bathrooms through song. He is, to put it bluntly, a potty propagandist. Via Newsbusters: In a new, catchy music video, Mr. Loops, his wife and animal...
  • My Brother’s Pregnancy and the Making of a New American Family

    09/02/2016 7:36:32 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 50 replies
    Time ^ | September 1, 2016 | Jessi Hempel
    My brother Evan was born female. He came out as transgender 16 years ago but never stopped wanting to have a baby. This spring he gave birth to his first child. When the call came, my brother was at work in the open office in Cambridge, Mass., he shares with seven colleagues who, like him, help run clinical trials for a drug developer. The phone number came up blocked, so he knew it must be the doctor. He stood up, unsteady on his feet. Was he a little nauseous? Or was that just adrenaline? He ducked into the hallway in...
  • How Target's bathroom policy killed TGT stock

    09/02/2016 10:40:09 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 35 replies ^ | 9/1/2016 | Crista Huff
    My iPad won't copy today, so I'm just posting the link.
  • We’re Not Quite ‘Born This Way’

    09/01/2016 1:20:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Back in 2014, a bigoted African leader put J. Michael Bailey, a psychologist at Northwestern, in a strange position. Yoweri Museveni, the president of Uganda, had been issuing a series of anti-gay tirades, and — partially fueled by anti-gay religious figures from the U.S. — was considering toughening Uganda’s anti-gay laws. The rhetoric was getting out of control: “The commercialisation of homosexuality is unacceptable,” said Simon Lokodo, Uganda’s ethics minister. “If they were doing it in their own rooms we wouldn’t mind, but when they go for children, that’s not fair. They are beasts of the forest.” Eventually, Museveni said...
  • Four-year-old child the youngest to transition gender in NSW schools

    08/31/2016 8:19:54 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 58 replies
    9News Australia ^ | September 01, 2016 | staff
    A four-year-old child in NSW is transitioning their gender before their first day of preschool as new data shows a steep climb in the number of children with gender dysphoria. The child is the youngest of a number across the state currently transitioning, while at Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital 250 children, some as young as three, have been referred for assistance by the gender dysphoria unit, the Daily Telegraph reports. Where the child is from or their birth sex has not been revealed. "We have a number of ­students who are going through gender transition in our schools, with the...
  • Transgender man denied hysterectomy at Mercy San Juan

    08/30/2016 8:29:48 PM PDT · by Mariner · 75 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | August 30th, 2016 | By Sammy Caiola and Claudia Buck
    Tuesday was supposed to be a big day for Evan Michael Minton. The Fair Oaks resident packed his bags for the hospital, said a prayer and counted down the hours until he would undergo the hysterectomy that would take him one step further in his transition from female to male. Instead he spent the day on the phone with doctors and lawyers after Mercy San Juan hospital in Carmichael abruptly canceled the procedure on religious grounds. The surgery, part of Minton’s transition to a fully male body, had been scheduled for three weeks but was called off Monday as hospital...
  • Jahweh Your Average Pagan Divinity

    08/30/2016 5:21:53 AM PDT · by truthxchange · 11 replies ^ | 8-29-2016 | Dr. Peter Jones
    Those in the newspaper business do what it takes to sell papers, even if that means claiming that the God of the Bible is “transgender,” like the pagan gods of old. Such is the theory of a New York Times article by Rabbi Mark Sameth, “Is God Transgender?” (Aug 12, 2016). Sameth claims that the Hebrew Bible, “when read in its original language, offers a highly elastic view of gender….In Genesis 3:12, Eve is referred to as ‘he.’ In Genesis 9:21, after the flood, Noah repairs to ‘her’ tent. Genesis 1:27 refers to Adam as ‘them.’” These minor textual oddities...
  • Transgender North Carolinians get restroom-access win

    08/28/2016 3:04:10 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 97 replies
    WRAL-TV ^ | August 27, 2016 | Jonathan Drew, Emery Dalesio, AP
    RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal judge ruled Friday that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses, and he said they have a strong chance of proving the state's bathroom-access measure violates federal law. U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder temporarily blocked the University of North Carolina from making the three plaintiffs follow the restroom provision of the so-called HB2 law as the larger case makes its way to trial in November. His final decision on the law won't come until after trial. Passed in March, HB2 requires...
  • Target Cries 'Uncle,' Begs Shoppers to Come Back

    08/26/2016 9:43:09 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 126 replies
    PJ Lifestyle ^ | 8-26-2016 | Michael Walsh
    Sin in haste, repent at leisure: Target is launching a first-of-its-kind one-day sale to try and boost back-to-school shopper traffic amid a boycott over its bathroom policy. The retailer is offering a 10% discount on everything in its stores and online on Sunday. Target is calling the event #TargetRunDay. It marks the first time Target has ever offered a 10% discount both in stores and on its website. The sale comes after Target last week reported its first quarterly traffic decline in more than two years. This is what happens when you blindly hop on the social-justice bandwagon without consulting...
  • California Christian colleges support bill that forces them to embrace LGBT agenda

    08/26/2016 5:39:08 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 32 replies
    LifeSite ^ | 08/26/2016 | Claire Chretien
    Six of California’s largest Christian colleges and an association of California private schools support a bill that is designed to essentially remove religious schools’ Title IX exemptions and force the LGBT agenda on them. California Bill 1146, which has been called "the most oppressive LGBTQ anti-religious proposal in the nation," failed to pass after it was first introduced. An amended version passed the California Assembly on Wednesday, and is now before the state Senate.
  • Doctors Sue Obama Administration for Forcing Them to Perform Gender Transition Procedures

    08/24/2016 2:25:53 PM PDT · by milton23 · 35 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/24/16 | Kelsey Harkness
    Five states and a group of religiously-affiliated hospitals and physicians are suing the Obama administration over a federal mandate that forces doctors to perform gender transition procedures on adults and children against their medical judgment. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in a Texas federal court, attempts to roll back a rule imposed by the Department of Health and Human Services in May that expanded the interpretation of “sex” under the Affordable Care Act to include “gender identity.” In doing so, the Obama administration added transgender people to the list of protected classes under the Affordable Care Act, which states that individuals...
  • How Gay Activists Will Respond to a Major Scientific Report That Refutes Their Talking Points

    08/24/2016 11:36:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies ^ | August 24, 2016 | Michael Brown
    The internet has been abuzz with headlines declaring, “Almost Everything the Media Tell You About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Is Wrong,” and “Johns Hopkins Shrinks Warn Against Kids Going Transgender.”As reported by Ryan T. Anderson on Monday, “A major new report, published today in the journal The New Atlantis, challenges the leading narratives that the media has pushed regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.”How significant was this report?“Co-authored by two of the nation’s leading scholars on mental health and sexuality, the 143-page report discusses over 200 peer-reviewed studies in the biological, psychological, and social sciences, painstakingly documenting what scientific...
  • MD School District: Don't Tell Parents If Transgender Males Bunk With Daughters

    08/24/2016 10:11:28 AM PDT · by Lmo56 · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/23/16 | Bradford Richardson
    A Maryland school district is instructing teachers and administrators not to tell parents if their daughters are bunking with male students who identify as girls on overnight field trips. Bob Mosier, chief communications officer for Anne Arundel County Public Schools, says in a training video detailing how to accommodate transgender students that privacy issues regarding the student prevent the district from informing parents about such arrangements.
  • University To Students: You’re a Criminal If You Don’t Use Transgender Approved Language

    08/24/2016 6:49:34 AM PDT · by detective · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Aug 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    West Virginia University (WVU) has told its 29,000 students that they are breaking federal law if don’t agree to use the pronouns — including ‘he’ or ‘she,’ ‘zir’ or ‘hir’ etc. — preferred by each person who claims to be transgender. That policy means if a biological man — for example, famous transgender athlete Bruce Jenner — says he “identifies” his gender as female, then all other students must refer to the man as a “she,” or else be treated as a law-breaker.
  • Debunking the ‘Born This Way’ Myth

    08/24/2016 5:57:14 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    National Review ^ | August 23, 2016 | David French
    Here is the world according to the LGBT Left: Just as there are black and white, there are gay and straight. One’s sexual orientation, like one’s race, is fixed and immutable at birth. The process of “questioning” one’s orientation isn’t a process of deciding but of discovering. Similarly, when it comes to gender identity, there is “cis” and there is “trans.” A cis person’s gender identity matches the sex they were “assigned” at birth. A trans person — well, a trans person is any one of the fifty-plus other genders on the entirely reputable Facebook spectrum. This, you see, is...
  • Psychiatrist says Puberty Blockers Can Help Young Transgenders 'Fit In'

    08/23/2016 11:21:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 22, 2016 | 2:14 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    According to a Kaiser Health News report, using puberty suppressing drugs not only prevents children from developing secondary sex characteristics, it also can make it far easier for transgender teens to “fit in.” […] The article notes that there is some disagreement within the medical community as to when it is appropriate to start a child on puberty blocking medication. “A study in 2008 found that 43 percent of very young children who experienced gender dysphoria no longer felt that way after adolescence,” the article says. …
  • “All-gender” bathroom bill heads to Jerry Brown

    08/23/2016 6:10:21 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 22, 2016 | Anshu Siripurapu
    The day after a federal judge blocked the Obama administration’s guidelines regarding bathroom access for transgender students, a bill requiring single-user bathrooms in California to be labeled “all-gender” cleared its final legislative hurdle and is on its way to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk.
  • U.S. Judge Grants Nationwide Injunction Blocking White House Transgender Policy

    08/22/2016 8:35:38 AM PDT · by Drango · 27 replies
    NPR ^ | Aug 22 '16
    Months after the Obama administration advised school districts that transgender students should be given access to bathrooms based on their gender identity, a federal judge in Texas has blocked the guidance from going into effect — for now. U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor has granted a preliminary, nationwide injunction in response to a lawsuit filed by Texas and a number of other states. As we've reported, the lawsuit argues that the guidance from the White House would turn schools "into laboratories for a massive social experiment." The preliminary injunction would mean that, until that lawsuit works its way through the...
  • Caster Semenya wins 800 m: beaten GB finalist Lynsey Sharp criticizes rule change over "obvious"

    08/22/2016 8:23:17 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 46 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 8/21/2016 | Tom Morgan
    GB runner Lynsey Sharp was at the centre of a row over so-called intersex athletes last night after tearfully admitting it was "difficult" competing against them at Rio 2016.
  • Donald Trump’s Florida Rally: Gay Speaker Slams Obama on Guns, Radical Islam

    08/18/2016 8:17:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | August 17, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Former Orlando mayoral candidate Randy Ross lambasted President Barack Obama’s attempt to blame guns for the Orlando terror attack instead of blaming radical Islam. “While victims were in the hospital, families were grieving, funeral arrangement were being made for the victims, our city mourning, [Obama] turned the conversation into one of gun control” said Ross, a gay speaker who was speaking at Donald Trump’s Aug. 11 rally in Kissimmee, Florida. According to the Advocate, Ross said Obama’s speech wrongly switched the emphasis from the threat of radical Islam to a plea for more gun control for law-abiding citizens.
  • Fed. Mandate: Homeless Shelters Must Admit Transgenders Despite Risks

    08/18/2016 11:00:06 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 16, 2016 | P. Gardner Goldsmith
    Ahh, how to begin a story about “transgender accommodations” and the government? Well, one could simply look at the issue of “transgender accommodations” as a political economist, and see that the conflict over new rules and laws teaches us something incredibly important about the nature of politics. Let’s take two breaking news items as examples. First, on Aug. 15, Dominic Holden of BuzzFeed reported that the federal General Services Administration (GSA) will post new rules this week commanding 9,200 properties run by the federal government to open their bathrooms to folks according to their “gender identities.” GSA spokesperson Ashley Nash-Hahn told BuzzFeed: This includes all kinds...
  • NY Rabbi Argues for ‘Transgender’ God

    08/16/2016 6:07:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies ^ | August 15, 2016 | Joseph Pelletier
    PLEASANTVILLE, NY ( - A New York rabbi is claiming God is transgender. In an op-ed published Friday in the New York Times, Rabbi Mark Sameth of the Pleasantville Community Synagogue maintains the Hebrew Bible's "highly elastic" view of gender leaves open the possibility that God Himself is transgender. Citing various examples of pronoun usage found in several passages in Genesis, the rabbi comes to the conclusion that, "counter to everything we grew up believing, the God of Israel — the God of the three monotheistic, Abrahamic religions to which fully half the people on the planet today belong —...
  • Transgender rules for homeless shelters spark firestorm

    08/16/2016 11:52:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies ^ | August 16, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    Homeless shelters have become the latest battleground in the national debate over transgender rights. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is expected in September to finalize regulations that would allow people to stay in homeless shelters based on the gender they identify with. The proposal has set off a firestorm, pitting LGBT groups against religious organizations that operate many homeless shelters. “Transgender women are women regardless of whether they were born male,” said David Stacy, government affairs director at the Human Rights Campaign. “If you’re a transgender woman and you walk into a homeless shelter and they treat...