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  • Dem bill requires TSA to develop transgender screening plan

    12/02/2016 10:30:21 AM PST · by kevcol · 29 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 2, 2016 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., introduced legislation this week aimed at changing airport security screening procedures for transgender people. . . . Rice and other Democrats said machines require screeners to select "male" or "female" in order to configure the scanner for each person. "This protocol may be well-suited to screen some cisgender passengers, but they do so at the expense of singling out transgender or gender nonconforming individuals whose physical appearances may not necessarily match their biological sex," Democrats wrote. "Cisgender" is a term that refers to anyone who isn't transgender.
  • Emails: LGBT law cost N. Carolina project with 700 jobs

    12/02/2016 9:58:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 2, 2016 12:26 PM EST
    Internal emails show that city and state officials blame a North Carolina law limiting LGBT protections for a company’s decision to pick another state for a new project that includes 700 jobs. The Charlotte Observer reports it obtained emails showing the law known as HB2 was cited as a key factor in CoStar Group’s decision not to put its hub in Charlotte. …
  • EPA: Gender Is ‘Male, Female, a Blend of Both, or Neither’

    11/30/2016 8:28:29 AM PST · by kevcol · 53 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 30, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Environmental Protection Agency is entering its second phase of a data project to collect information on the sexual orientation of its employees. The Sexual Orientation Gender Identity (SOGI) pilot program allows EPA employees to voluntarily disclose their gender identity and sexual orientation, information that the agency says is “crucial” to an “inclusive” workplace. . . . The agency directed its employees to definitions of gender identity and expression from the Human Rights Campaign.
  • Transgender Officer Banned From Event She Helped Organize

    11/24/2016 1:00:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    A transgender police officer who helped organize San Diego’s Transgender Day of Awareness was turned away from the event when she tried to attend in her police uniform. ... Later, she attempted to attend the event herself but was asked to leave. She says she was told her uniform could upset others.
  • Students Organize ‘S***-In’ Protest for Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

    11/21/2016 1:09:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 46 replies
    BREITBART ^ | November 21, 2016 | Tom Ciccotta
    Students at the prestigious University of Massachusetts, Amherst, are participating in a week-long “s***-in” demonstration, occupying restrooms in an administrative building to demand more gender-neutral bathrooms on campus. The “s***-in” was led by Amherst’s Gender Liberation Union, a campus group that successfully gathered over 220 students to occupy bathroom stalls in the school’s administrative building. Justin Killian, a gender and sexuality major at Amherst, organized the protest event. Kilian, speaking to The Huffington Post, argued that Massachusett’s transgender bathroom legislation only does so much. “We have legal protections in Massachusetts that allow people to use any bathroom they feel comfortable...
  • Transgender cyclist is top female finisher at El Tour de Tucson

    11/21/2016 12:26:00 PM PST · by fightin kentuckian · 88 replies
    Tucson.com ^ | 11/21/2016 | Ezra Amacher
    Determined was a good word to describe Jillian Bearden, who won the women’s 106-mile race in 4:36.07. Bearden, who is transgender, rode for the Southern Arizona Gender Alliance — SAGA — to promote gender inclusion within cycling. Saturday marked the 36-year-old’s first El Tour, which is Southern Arizona’s largest participatory sporting event.
  • Kerry: ‘Hatred and Bigotry’ Against Transgenders is ‘a Global Challenge’

    11/21/2016 6:17:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 21, 2016 | 8:46 AM EST | CNSNews.com Staff
    Secretary of State John Kerry marked Sunday as the “Transgender Day of Remembrance” and warned the world that violence against transgender persons “fueled by hatred and bigotry” is “a global challenge.” “Transgender persons around the world are targeted by rising levels of violence fueled by hatred and bigotry,” said Kerry. “This is a global challenge and we all must do more to protect transgender persons on the basis of equality and dignity.” …
  • Jordan Peterson Debate on Bill C-16

    11/20/2016 11:38:05 PM PST · by who_would_fardels_bear · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 19 November 2016 | Creepy Crawly
    The debate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Arts & Science Forum examining Bill C-16 and the Ontario Human Rights Code held on Sat Nov 19th 2016 between Prof Jordan B. Peterson on one side and Dr. Brenda Cossman/Dr. Mary K Bryson on the other. Debate moderated by Prof. Mayo Moran & foreword by David Cameron Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science. Please take a look at and subscribe to Prof Peterson's YouTube channel if you have not already done so. Jordan Peterson
  • Transgender on Tinder? Now You Can Identify Yourself That Way

    11/19/2016 1:22:53 AM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/15 | Liam Stack
    Tinder, the popular dating app, has updated its options to allow users to choose transgender or gender-nonconforming identities. ... The company previously allowed users to pick from one of two genders — either man or woman — but will now let them choose from almost 40 options, including Transgender Woman, Transgender Man, Transmasculine, Two-Spirit, Neutrois, Non-Binary and Other. If none of those fit, users can write in their own. The update, which was released on Tuesday, was designed in consultation with transgender community leaders and other prominent transgender people, including the activists Andrea James and Nick Adams and several entertainers...
  • Montana woman (man) charged with raping a minor (major barf)

    11/18/2016 7:18:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    ktvq.com ^ | November 18, 2016 | Lena Blietz
    BOZEMAN - A 28-year-old transgender woman is charged with raping a minor. According to court documents, Aliea Rose Brown, formally known as Albert Allen Brown, identifies a woman but is still legally a man. Brown had been living with a 15-year-old girl’s family and was involved in a sexual relationship with the girl. The girl's mother and mother's boyfriend were allegedly aware of the relationship. Brown is a registered sex offender for having sex with a 10-year-old during the early 2000s. Brown was approximately 12 years old at the time and was still identifying as a male.
  • Mom sues her 17-year-old daughter(son)for getting a male-to-female sex change without her permission

    11/18/2016 2:55:54 AM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | November 18, 2016 | Emily Crane For Dailymail.com
    A Minnesota mother has sued her 17-year-old daughter claiming she started undergoing a male to female gender transition without her permission. Anmarie Calgaro filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against her daughter and several agencies and health-care providers claiming her parental rights had been infringed when they helped the teen facilitate the sex-reassignment treatment without her knowledge. Calgaro - who refers to her child as a male - claims she was not consulted or informed in any way about the treatments before they started. Scroll down for video
  • Tinder Now Offers 37 Genders Claiming ‘Gender Is a Complex Conversation’

    11/17/2016 8:32:06 PM PST · by kevcol · 41 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 17, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The dating app Tinder now offers its users the choice of 37 different genders, as its founder claims that gender is a “complex conversation.” The lengthy list includes “Pangender,” which “can (or not)” be infinite. “We want to make sure everyone has the ability to meet someone new that can have a profound impact on their lives,” said Tinder CEO Sean Rad.
  • Former Sacramento teacher, once disciplined over gender change, arrested in triple homicide

    11/17/2016 9:02:37 AM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    sacbee.com ^ | November 17, 2016 | Bill Lindelof
    A former teacher who made national news nearly two decades ago when she tried to retain her job at a Sacramento-area high school while transitioning from male to female has been charged in an Oakland triple homicide. Dana Rivers, 61, of San Jose was arrested early Friday in Oakland on suspicion of killing Patricia Wright, 57; Wright’s wife, Charlotte Reed, 56; and the couple’s 19-year-old son, Toto Diambu-Wright. Police said the two women were both stabbed and shot, and the man was stabbed. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Police said Rivers was covered in blood and about to...
  • U.S. transgender people rush to legally change gender in wake of Trump's win

    11/16/2016 5:45:44 PM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies
    reuters ^ | Nov. 16, 2016 | Sebastien Malo
    NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Transgender people in the United States are rushing to legally change their name and gender with the help of volunteer lawyers due to concerns the community's civil rights could be threatened under the administration of president-elect Donald Trump. In a race against the clock, transgender people have been connecting on Twitter using the hashtag #TransLawHelp with lawyers offering to help them make the changes free of charge before Trump takes office on Jan. 20, 2017. Last week's victory for Trump has left many transgender advocates fearing a backlash against their community after the Republican...
  • VA drops plans to cover surgery for transgender vets

    11/16/2016 5:45:28 PM PST · by MaxistheBest · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/16/2016 | REBECCA KHEEL
    The Department of Veterans Affairs has dropped plans to start covering gender transition surgery for veterans amid concerns about costs. The proposed rule change that would have allowed the VA to pay for such surgeries was withdrawn from the Fall 2016 Unified Agenda, a biannual publication of proposed regulation changes that was due Monday. “VA has been and will continue to explore a regulatory change that would allow VA to perform gender alteration surgery and a change in the medical benefits package, when appropriated funding is available,” the VA said in a statement Monday. VA officials sent a letter dated...
  • Police: Ohio Woman Solicits Undercover Officer For Cash and Nachos

    11/16/2016 1:29:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 54 replies
    wowk ^ | November 16, 2016 | wowk
    BEAVER TOWNSHIP, OH - A suspected prostitute from St. Clairsville is behind bars after an undercover sting by police in Ohio. Police say Crystal Hotlosz, 36, of St. Clairsville agreed to meet an undercover officer after posting an advertisement for sex services on Youngstown’s Backpage website. She allegedly agreed to meet for a sex act for the price of $50 and nachos.
  • How Selling Out Women To Transgender Bullies Helped Elect Donald Trump

    11/15/2016 2:26:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | November 15, 2016 | M. Hudson
    The New York Times’ gender editor, Susan Chira, castigated white women this past weekend for betraying all women. Noting that 53 percent of white women voted for Trump, Chira laments the fact that “women did not link arms,” and quotes Salamishah Tillet saying the following: “[A] sense of betrayal is sincere and comes from a place in which there was an optimism about solidarity from white-collar women. It’s not like black people or Latino people aren’t sexist and patriarchal. But when we thought about our self and collective best interest, we voted for Clinton.” Hold on just a moment. Did...
  • Trump adviser says military needs counterrevolution, reverse social engineering policies

    11/15/2016 6:57:40 AM PST · by GonzoII · 107 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 13, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    A key congressional supporter of Donald Trump says the president-elect’s defense secretary should move quickly to reverse a number of social engineering policies adopted in the Obama years that “have cut down on the warrior mentality.”Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican, told The Washington Times that the armed forces need a counterrevolution. It should reverse at least three policies: women in the infantry, open transgender troops and the near-banishment of the word “man” from Navy and Marine Corps titles.
  • Chelsea Manning wants reduced sentence for leaking classified info (from Obama)

    11/14/2016 6:12:22 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | // | unknown
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/11/14/chelsea-manning-wants-reduced-sentence-for-leaking-classified-info.html Chelsea Manning isn't going to wait and see whether WikiLeaks tries to call in a favor when Donald Trump becomes president. She has asked President Obama to reduce her sentence for leaking classified files from 35 years to the more than six she has already spent behind bars, reports the New York Times, which notes that Manning has already spent more time in prison than any other convicted leaker in U.S. history.
  • Good News: No Evidence of Transgender-Teen Suicide Spike Post-Election

    11/13/2016 5:17:57 AM PST · by oblomov · 27 replies
    Reason ^ | 12 Nov 2016 | Elizabeth Nolan Brown
    Calls to mental health and suicide hotlines spiked this week after Donald Trump was elected president, according to four major crisis-prevention hotlines, with much of the increase coming in calls from LGBT people. Even worse, the election results allegedly triggered the suicides of at least 10 transgender Americans—the majority of them teenagers—within the few days following Trump's win, according to reports rapidly circulating on social media. But while the Trump/Pence win and the return of Republican power may have created apprehension among the LGBT community, there's no evidence to support rumors of a recent wave of transgender-teen suicides and very...
  • Police: Walmart employee transitioning to female shoots co-worker over alleged threats

    11/05/2016 12:29:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    wate.com ^ | November 4, 2016 | Katelyn Sykes
    HERMITAGE, Pa. — A Walmart employee who is transitioning from male to female told police that an offended co-worker threatened him over the gender switch, so he walked into the store with a gun Thursday night and fired several shots at the bully, according to a criminal complaint. Police said Zachary Thomas McClimans, 22, of Sharon, was found inside a car in the store’s parking lot on North Hermitage Street. He was being held Friday on $500,000 bond, charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and carrying a firearm without a license. The victim, identified in court...
  • SCOTUS matters for reasons that encompass, transcend abortion

    Playing third party roulette will garner SCOTUS appointees that side against an American heritage... or future Leading up to this election there is a dialogue occurring that jeopardizes the nature of America, and it’s coming from both the left and the right. The analyses of who should pilot the nation has gotten so mired in duckweed that “thinkers” have thought themselves into rationalizing the unthinkable. The make-up of a new Supreme Court is what would mirror the survival or failure of the United States. Hopefully, everyone can agree that the United States has a history. It was conceived, founded and...
  • Should drag shows be used as a teaching tool in Alberta schools?

    11/04/2016 3:41:31 AM PDT · by kevcol · 19 replies
    CBC News ^ | November 1, 2016 | Andrea Huncar
    One activity, titled "Drag 101" for cosmetology and drama students, suggests inviting local drag queens to teach makeup techniques and organizing a drag performance for the school. The toolkit advises teachers to use gender-neutral language. For instance, rather than relying on the traditional terms "boys" and "girls," the guide suggests using alternative terms like friends, folks or "comrades." Terms such as "caretaker," "guardian" and "responsible adults" can replace "mom" and "dad."
  • Boy dresses as Hillary for Halloween; Twitter boils

    10/31/2016 1:47:05 PM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Miinesota Public Radio ^ | October 31, 2016 | Tracy Mumford
    A mother from Brooklyn, N.Y., took Twitter by storm yesterday when she shared a picture of her 8-year-old son in his Halloween costume: He dressed up as Hillary Clinton. In a bright yellow blazer, with his hair blown out in Clinton’s signature ‘do, he’s waving to the people and toting a candy box with the campaign’s logo on it. And that’s his real hair, his mother notes — #notawig.
  • Shoving Men Into Women’s Spaces Isn’t Progress

    10/30/2016 1:22:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    www.fpiw.org ^ | October 28, 2016 | Kaeley Triller Haver
    The day my dad enrolled me in an after school teenage boys’ basketball training program, I cried. At age 13, I was already 5’11’’ and weighed 125 pounds — an awkward conglomeration of gangly knees, elbows, and a singular dark eyebrow that crept across my forehead like a gluttonous caterpillar. If I was going to be this tall, you might as well put a ball in my hands and see what happens, right? Everything about the scenario was painful. In retrospect, my dad had the right idea. He knew that practicing with boys would improve my game, and it did....
  • Anger as teenager accused of double rape tells prison officers he wants to live as a woman

    10/29/2016 12:54:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    dailyrecord.co.uk ^ | October 29, 2016 | Mark McGivern
    AARON Herschell is the first Scottish prisoner to attempt gender reassignment while awaiting trial for sex offences after being remanded as a man. A TEENAGER accused of two rapes has told prison staff he wants to live as a woman. Officers are in uproar over Aaron Herschell, 18, the first Scots prisoner to seek gender reassignment while awaiting trial for sex offences. Herschell was remanded in custody as a man. But now the inmate wants to live as a woman and be called Alexis.
  • Supreme Court Will Hear Case On Bathroom Rules For Transgender Students

    10/28/2016 3:53:56 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | October 28, 20165:13 PM ET | Laura Wagner
    The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear a case regarding transgender students' right to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity. The justices will hear the case sometime next year. At issue is whether a Virginia high school student is allowed to use the boys' bathroom.
  • Philippe Starck Designs Scent for Transgender People

    10/25/2016 7:46:24 AM PDT · by blackbetty59 · 17 replies
    Page Six ^ | 10/24/2016 | Richard Johnson
    Philippe Starck has designed a scent for women, a scent for men and a third scent for those of you who identify as neither. At a party Galerie magazine founder Lisa Cohen hosted in her art-filled Plaza Hotel apartment, Starck said his fascination with fragrances began as a child when he worked in his mother’s perfume shop in Paris. The designer, who flew in from Brazil for the party, and left three hours later for Beijing, said his male fragrance was not for “the macho man sitting in front of a TV watching football — those men are obsolete —...
  • Colleges Reject ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Because ‘In Order to Be a Woman, You Must Have a Vagina’

    10/24/2016 8:03:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | October 22, 2016 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    The Vagina Monologues is “antiquated” because it suggests “that in order to be a woman, you must have a vagina,” an American University student has claimed. Kendall Baron, a junior and a staffer at the Women’s Initiative, criticized the famous feminist play in an email first obtained by Campus Reform. The play “represents a binary representation of gender,” she wrote redundantly.
  • Forced Transgender Boy Quickly Returns To Normal After Removal From Mother’s Care

    10/22/2016 3:00:50 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 57 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
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | 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
    cosmopolitan.com ^ | 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
    m.kxly.com ^ | 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
    breitbart.com ^ | 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
    dailycaller.com ^ | 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
    http://www.msn.com/ ^ | October 3, 2016 | Lindsey Bever
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/transgender-boy%E2%80%99s-mom-sues-hospital-saying-he-%E2%80%98went-into-spiral%E2%80%99-after-staff-called-him-a-girl/ar-BBwVYBK?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp 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.
  • URGENT CALL FOR HELP IN SCHOOL DISTRICT U-46!

    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, Military.com 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
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | 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
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | 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...