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  • Transgender, women’s rights advocate and prominent Twitter engineer charged with rape

    04/11/2014 10:55:50 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 43 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 4/11/2014 | Jonah Owen Lamb
    A prominent advocate for transgender and women’s rights in the tech world has been charged with raping her wife, The San Francisco Examiner has learned. Dana McCallum, a senior engineer at Twitter who speaks and writes about women’s and transgender rights and technology issues, was arrested Jan. 26 and booked into County Jail on suspicion of five felonies, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
  • Christian college slapped with Title IX claim for denying transgender female room

    04/08/2014 9:47:55 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/08/2014 | Eric Owens
    The George Fox campus only has single-sex dorms. Officials at the Christian school previously turned down Jayce’s request to live in an all-male dormitory. Last week, they chose not to hear an appeal. The complaint, filed by attorney and transgender activist Paul Southwick, leaves Jayce’s current genitalia situation very ambiguous but takes pains to indicate that “Jayce presents as a male and only goes by male pronouns such as he, his, him etc.”
  • Vatican Says Univ. of San Diego Drag Show Caused Scandal, New Show Planned Next Week

    04/03/2014 11:49:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | April 3, 2014 | Matthew Archbold
    The Vatican’s Congregation for Education has said that a drag show that occurred last year on the campus of the University of San Diego (USD) caused “scandal,” according to a letter revealed by the group Alumni for a Catholic USD.Nevertheless, the student organization PRIDE at USD will again be hosting a drag show next week called “Celebration of Gender Expression: Supreme Drag Superstar” on the campus of the Catholic institution, according to the group’s Facebook site.“Transgender & Transsexual? Gender expression & gender identity? Drag queen & drag king? What do these terms mean?,” the group asks. “At this Changemaker event,...
  • Official Policy: Male Federal Workers Can Use Women's Restrooms, Locker Rooms

    04/02/2014 11:00:38 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 49 replies ^ | 4/2/14 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    When an expectant mother visits her doctor for an ultrasound, the doctor invariably asks: Do you want to know the sex of your child? The Obama administration, however, does not believe an unborn child has a sex — even when a doctor sees indisputable physical evidence. Obama's Office of Personnel Management has published what it calls "Guidance Regarding the Employment of Transgender Individuals in the Workplace." This document speaks of "sex" as something a person has "assigned" to them only after they make it through the birth canal. "Transgender individuals are people with a gender identity that is different from...
  • DOJ Rolls Out Transgender Sensitivity Training for Police

    03/28/2014 1:11:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 28, 2014 - 7:35 AM | Susan Jones
    Following several years of “constructive dialog” with the LGBT community, the U.S. Justice Department is now training law enforcement officers on how to better understand and help the “transgender community.” “It’s clear that such training is as necessary as it is overdue,” Associate Attorney General Tony West told a gathering at the Justice Department on Thursday, as DOJ’s Community Relations Service kicked off its new “transgender law enforcement cultural professionalism training.” The training will help law enforcement agencies “improve their understanding of the transgender communities they serve and improve their work with those communities,” said Deputy Assistant Attorney General James...
  • Mom of transgender child wants ID rules changed

    03/25/2014 3:44:18 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 49 replies
    CBC News ^ | March 25, 2014 | Bonnie Allen
    The mother of a transgender child wants the Saskatchewan government to remove any record of a person's sex on birth certificates. Fran Forsberg has filed a complaint to Saskatchewan's Human Rights Commission on behalf of her six-year-old child, Renn, after the province's Vital Statistics Agency refused to change Renn's sex designation from "Male" to "Female" on the youngster's birth records. Renn was born with male genitalia but has identified as a girl since the age of three. According to the Canadian Pediatric Society, children establish their gender identity between 18 to 30 months. When Forsberg sought to change Renn's birth...
  • Los Gatos transgender woman speaks out on fight to compete in CrossFit competition

    03/16/2014 3:17:56 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 54 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 3/13/14 | Mark Emmons
    <p>Just like countless other exercise fanatics, Chloie Jonsson wanted to test herself in a CrossFit strength competition. The increasingly popular fitness events culminate each summer with the crowning of the "Fittest Man and Woman on Earth."</p> <p>But Jonsson, who is a transgender woman, was told she would have to register as a man.</p>
  • LGBT Group Asks Obama to Allow Transgenders in Military Through Executive Order

    03/14/2014 9:04:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 14, 2014 | Penny Starr
    ( – The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force seized on an advocacy group's report on transgender military service Thursday to call on President Barack Obama to issue an executive order allowing transgender men and women to serve in the military. “We commend the commission for stating independently what we all know: there is no compelling medical reason to exclude trans people from serving their country, and transitions would place almost no burden on the military,” Rea Carey, executive director of the task force, said in a press release . “The President should sign an executive order to lift the...
  • Commission Finds ‘No Compelling Medical Reason’ To Exclude Transgender Americans From Military

    03/13/2014 12:45:56 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 63 replies ^ | March 13 2014 | CBS
    Commission Finds ‘No Compelling Medical Reason’ To Exclude Transgender Americans From Military SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — An independent commission led by a former U.S. surgeon general has concluded there “is no compelling medical reason” for the U.S. armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving and that President Barack Obama could lift the decades-old ban without approval from Congress, according to a report being released Thursday.
  • Pro-life measures move forward in Arizona, Florida, Missouri, and West Virginia

    03/09/2014 11:41:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Life site news ^ | Ben Johnson
    March 7, 2014 ( – As the media debate the reason abortions declined over the last few years, pro-life voices say the record number of new laws restricting abortion played a role. The year 2014 is already shaping up to follow the trend of substantial pro-life legislation. Arizona Abortion facilities will no longer receive advance notice of state inspections, if the governor signs a proposed law. The state House of Representatives passed the measure, allowing unannounced health inspections of abortion facilities, by a vote of 34-22. Florida A woman tricked into ingesting an abortion-inducing drug that killed her child wants...
  • Yet another hate crime hoax: This time a trans-gender victim

    03/05/2014 8:52:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/05/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Add another instance to the long list of hate crime hoaxes, this time to the currently popular category of “transgender” faux-victims. Kurtis Alexander and Henry K. Lee of the San Francisco Chronicle report: A 15-year-old transgender teen admitted to police Tuesday that he made up a story about being sexually assaulted a day earlier in the boys bathroom at Hercules Middle High School, authorities said. The boy acknowledged making the false report - which raised alarm at the school and around the Bay Area - after investigators told him that the evidence gathered in the case didn't corroborate his story, said Hercules...
  • Transgender rights repeal misses California ballot

    02/24/2014 5:11:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 24, 2014 8:06 PM EST
    A referendum to overturn a California law that gives transgender students the right to use the public school restrooms and locker rooms of their choice will not appear on the November ballot. […] … They needed a little less than 505,000 (signatures) to force a public vote on the law and submitted more than 619,000, but county election officers found that fewer than 488,000 of the signatures were valid. …
  • I Am Kielbasa

    02/21/2014 3:06:00 PM PST · by NYer · 54 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | February 21, 2014 | Austin Ruse
    Imagine the heartache of the cis-trans male who opens up Facebook and realizes there’s no gender category for him to choose from. It’s only male and female. This is just too outré for words.  Doesn’t everyone know that gender is a social construct – that gender is malleable and may change from moment to moment? One could be five or six or seven of them before lunchtime and a few dozen more before climbing under the covers and turning into a butterfly, or whatever. Gender is not in the head, you know, it is not in the brain. You are...
  • Seven questions about transgender issues you were afraid to ask (More PC demands hurl)

    02/17/2014 8:43:17 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 13, 2014 | Soraya Nadia McDonald
    A flap erupted between writer and trans activist Janet Mock and CNN host Piers Morgan last week after Mock appeared on Morgan’s show to promote her memoir, “Redefining Realness.” Morgan repeatedly asserted that Mock had been “born a boy” or that she “used to be a man.” After her appearance, Mock expressed her disappointment on Twitter. Morgan invited Mock on his show a second time, where he vociferously defended himself as an ally of LGBT rights, and demanded that Mock explain what he’d done wrong. He said that Mock’s supporters had “abused” and “vilified” him by calling him out on...
  • Court revives transgender widow’s legal fight (TX)

    02/13/2014 5:55:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 13, 2014 6:50 PM EST | Juan A. Lozano
    A Texas appeals court on Thursday overturned a judge’s ruling that had voided the marriage of a transgender widow whose firefighter husband died battling a blaze. The 13th Texas Court of Appeals sent the case of Nikki Araguz back to the lower court, saying “there is a genuine issue of material fact regarding (Araguz’s) sex and whether the marriage was a same sex marriage.” In 2011, state District Judge Randy Clapp in Wharton County ruled that the marriage between Nikki Araguz and her husband Thomas Araguz was “void as a matter of law.” …
  • Confusion of girl, seven, who calls lesbian stepmother 'mum and dad' after......

    02/13/2014 7:07:32 AM PST · by Morgana · 50 replies
    FULL TITLE: Confusion of girl, seven, who calls lesbian stepmother 'mum and dad' after she became a transgender male and grew a beard A primary school girl in Australia calls her step-parent both 'Mum' and 'Dad' after the woman became a transgender male, had her breasts removed and grew a beard. The seven-year-old girl is confused about her step-parent who was once her biological mother's lesbian lover. In a closed hearing of the the Family Court in Queensland, the transgender man referred to as 'Mr Brown' was applying for regular contact with his step-daughter following his separation from the girl's...
  • Girl Scouts admit transgendered boy in Colorado

    02/01/2014 10:28:44 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 34 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/1/14 | Doug Book
    Girl Scouts of Colorado decided that 7-year-old Bobby Montoya would be allowed to join his local Girl Scout chapter because–as the attached video indicates–he “identifies” as a girl. The group’s vice president of communications said that “…any child who is ‘living life as a girl’ is eligible for membership in the organization.” Bobby’s mother, Felisha Archuleta, claimed that her son was “humiliated” “…when he was [initially] turned away by a Girl Scout leader….” Of course, the unfeeling GS representative was immediately chastised and provided “Sensitivity Training” for not understanding that little boys are really little girls when their mothers want...
  • Dr. V’s Magical Putter

    01/21/2014 11:30:07 PM PST · by Bratch · 7 replies
    Grantland ^ | January 15, 2014 | Caleb Hannan
    Dr. V’s Magical Putter The remarkable story behind a mysterious inventor who built a "scientifically superior" golf club by Caleb Hannan on January 15, 2014 A letter from Grantland editor-in-chief Bill Simmons on the origins of this story and how it came to be published can be read here. A guest editorial from Christina Kahrl detailing the problems with this piece as they relate to transgender issues can be found here.Strange stories can find you at strange times. Like when you’re battling insomnia and looking for tips on your short game.It was well past midnight sometime last spring and I was still...
  • Our Crazed Sexuality Standards

    01/14/2014 8:52:57 AM PST · by rey · 6 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | Jan. 14, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Our Crazed Sexuality Standards By Mona Charen The New York Times brings us the "next frontier in fertility treatment." It's about dissolving the prejudice against transgender people having children. "Andy Inkster, a transgender man, had always wanted biological children. So when he embarked on the transition from female to male at age 18 — changing his name, taking testosterone and eventually undergoing surgery to remove his breasts — he left his female reproductive organs intact. In his mid-20s, he decided it was time. He stopped taking testosterone and started trying to get pregnant." Baystate Reproductive Medicine turned Inkster away, explaining...
  • The Next Frontier in Fertility Treatment (NYT alert)

    01/13/2014 11:11:10 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 12, 2014 | SARAH ELIZABETH RICHARDS
    ANDY INKSTER, a transgender man, had always wanted biological children. So when he embarked on the transition from female to male at age 18 — changing his name, taking testosterone and eventually undergoing surgery to remove his breasts — he left his female reproductive organs intact. In his mid-20s, he decided it was time. He stopped taking testosterone and started trying to get pregnant. Eventually, in 2009, after beginning graduate school at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, he sought fertility treatment at Baystate Reproductive Medicine. Baystate was one of the few clinics in the country with an anti-discrimination policy...
  • Transgender Emir of Syrian Al Qaeda Captured in Women’s Clothing

    01/11/2014 6:01:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 01/11/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    I have no idea if this is true as both sides in the Syrian Civil War are putting out a huge amount of fake propaganda materials.I don’t know why Abu Muhammad al-Jawlani would need to try to make it through Syrian Army checkpoints on the way to Lebanon, of all places, since the Al Nusra Front is doing fairly well and even if his Al Qaeda front group wanted to carry out an attack on Hezbollah, this seems like an oddball way to go about it.But it’s entertaining if true. And also entertaining if not true. Yesterday, many Arabic-language...
  • Transgender Love Story: Arin and Katie Break Up

    01/10/2014 3:26:41 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 17 replies
    Barcroft TV via Youtube ^ | January 10, 2014
    I posted the original story here last year:
  • Signature Count Begins in Effort to Overturn Calif. Law That Lets Boys Use Girls' Bathrooms

    01/09/2014 8:21:13 AM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 9, 2014 | Penny Starr
    Complete Headline: Signature Count Begins in Effort to Overturn Calif. Law That Lets Boys Use Girls' Bathrooms, Play on Girls’ Sports Teams The California Secretary of State’s press office confirmed on Wednesday that Secretary Debra Bowen has given all 58 counties in the state until Feb. 24 to count and verify every signature in a petition campaign to let voters decide whether a law that gives students the right to use facilities and take part in sports and other activities based on their “gender identity” and not their biological sex stands. Assembly Bill 1266, the School Success and Opportunity Act,...
  • TSA Offers 'Transgender Travelers' an Advice Page

    12/27/2013 8:31:36 PM PST · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 27, 2013 | Tim Graham
    The TSA is well-known for being too aggressive in its body searches, so it shouldn’t be surprising in the Obama years that the TSA has a web page titled “Transgender Travelers: Special Considerations.” “TSA recognizes the concerns members of the transgender community may have with undergoing the security screening process at our Nation’s airports and is committed to conducting screening in a dignified and respectful manner,” they promise. First, they reasonably suggest that your birth date, name, and gender on your reservation match your government ID (“Cisgender oppressors!”) Making Reservations: Secure Flight requires airlines to collect a traveler’s full name,...
  • Who Is Josh Ackley and What Is He Doing with the Girl Scouts?

    12/08/2013 5:58:56 PM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies ^ | 12-8-2013 | Austin Ruse
    If you are a national reporter writing on the Girl Scouts and you call their national office in New York City, you will talk to a guy named Josh Ackley. If you are a Girl Scout wanting regular advice or information on the Girl Scouts and you turn to the Girl Scout blog, it’s Josh Ackley (pictured, center) you’ll be reading. If you are a Girl Scout mom concerned about the sometimes-troubling drift of the Girl Scouts in recent years, Josh Ackley may be the one you’ll meet with. To many key groups, Josh Ackley is the public face of...
  • Police charged transgender in Peshawar

    12/05/2013 10:47:14 PM PST · by musarratullah · 2 replies
    own | 6 december | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar, Peshawar police has detained the transgender and local courts send them to central prison Peshawar. According to detail the police they were involved in criminal activities and police charges them in 324 sections of PPC. Attempted murder/qatal e an intentional murder as defined in Sec 300 of PPCS although police didn’t recover any weapon from the transgender on the spot but they charged them in 324 sections. The Pakistan Penal Code usually called PPC is a penal code for all offences charged in Pakistan. It was originally prepared by Lord Macaulay with a great consultation in 1860 on...
  • Kerry Marks Transgender Day of Remembrance—Killed Because of ‘Who They Are and Who They Love’

    11/22/2013 9:07:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 22, 2013 - 4:18 PM | Penny Starr
    Secretary of State John Kerry marked “Transgender Day of Remembrance” Wednesday, noting that these individuals are “harassed, arrested or even killed simply because of who they are and who they love.” The U.S. was joining the international event by “honoring the memory of lives lost to violence provoked by fear and hatred of transgender and gender non-conforming people,” he said. Kerry said despite “tremendous progress in advancing the rights of LGBT people” these individuals still face violence, including in the United States. …
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance Lunch

    11/20/2013 8:04:43 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 17 replies
    "Transgender Day of Remembrance Lunch Join us as and discuss the challenges that the transgendered community faces in the workplace and society. Lunch is provided. This event is brought to you by the [comapanys named] PRIDE Network. Join now."
  • Warren Beatty and Annette Bening's transgender son appears in PSA for healthcare for trans community

    11/15/2013 8:28:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2013 | Colette Fahy
    His actor parents are well known activists and Stephen Ira Beatty seems determined to follow in their footsteps. The eldest child of Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, who revealed he was transgender at the age of 14, appears in a new public service announcement (PSA) urging New York to change its Medicaid regulation which excludes transgender people from accessing healthcare. Stephen, 21, appears confident and informed as he speaks about the problem, saying: ‘I grew up outside of New York, but I've always known I've wanted to move here for the city's vibrant artistic community. ‘As a trans person, I...
  • 10 Republicans vote yes as transgender ENDA bill passes U.S. Senate

    11/08/2013 2:47:18 PM PST · by NYer · 105 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 8, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    John McCain voted yea WASHINGTON, D.C., November 7, 2013 ( – This afternoon the Senate approved a bill that could force business owners who adhere to traditional values to hire homosexuals, bisexuals, and those who do not dress in accordance with their biological sex or face litigation. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) passed following a bipartisan 64-32 vote. Supporters say it would forbid “workplace discrimination” against homosexuals and transgender employees and job-seekers. But critics say, like the HHS mandate, its religious exemption is unduly narrow and would force employers – including Christian schools and nurseries – to violate their consciences....
  • Quotas for Transsexuals: What ENDA Portends

    11/08/2013 1:09:45 PM PST · by NYer · 33 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | November 8, 2013 | Austin Ruse
    A man dressed as a woman entered a women’s locker-room at a college in Washington State. This locker-room at Evergreen State College is used not just by co-eds but also by little girls who use the college for programs.In a subsequent police report the transvestite was accused of “sitting with her legs open with her male genitalia showing.” Put aside the absurdity of a “her” having “male genitalia” and focus on the fact that what this man did was perfectly legal. Police and the school had to ignore the complaints because in Washington State “sexual orientation and gender identity”...
  • Heart-broken grandmother refuses to think of five-year-old ‘transgender’ grandson as a girl

    11/04/2013 3:57:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 69 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Christine Dhanagom
    ESSEX, March 5, 2012 ( - Jill Recknell is mourning the loss of her grandson, despite the fact that he is alive and well. It’s just that, according to five-year-old Zach Avery and his parents, he’s not her grandson anymore. He’s her granddaughter. Zach’s family, who live in England, says that he was a normal boy up until last year, when he became obsessed with the cartoon character Dora the Explorer and started dressing in girl’s clothing. Zach before becoming a "girl." “He just turned round to me one day and said, ‘Mummy, I’m a girl,’” Theresa Avery, Zach’s mother,...
  • Anti-LGBTQ group admits it lied about transgender student “harassing” classmates

    10/24/2013 7:48:11 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 32 replies
    Salon ^ | 10/21/2013 | Katie Mcdonough
    Last week, anti-LGBTQ group the Pacific Justice Institute started a conservative media firestorm with its claim that a transgender teenager in Colorado was “harassing” her classmates in the girls’ bathroom. The allegations, after being picked up by Fox News and other right-wing media outlets, were quickly debunked by a transgender advocacy group that reached out to the school’s superintendent, who explained that no harassment had occurred. In reality, the complaint stemmed from one area mother who objected to the school’s policy allowing transgender students to use facilities that correspond to their gender identity. After having its lie exposed, PJI issued...
  • No Recourse for Girls Harassed by Transgender Student

    10/13/2013 8:41:07 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 24 replies ^ | October 13, 2013 |
    The push for radical transgender rights in schools is trumping privacy rights at one Colorado high school. A male student at Florence High School who claims to be a transgender has been harrassing girls in the bathroom. When parents complained, school officials said the boy's rights as a transgender trumped their daughters' privacy rights. As the controversy grew, some students were threatened with being kicked off athletic teams or charged with hate crimes if they continued to voice concerns. The Pacific Justice Institute sent the school a letter warning against squelching privacy rights. "We're not going to stand by and...
  • Transgender Right to Teach at Christian University?

    10/06/2013 1:57:42 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 40 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 6, 2013 | JP
    For 15 years, Heather Ann Clement was a faculty member at Azusa Pacific University, an evangelical Christian school in Southern California. But that changed last month, with the start of Azusa’s new academic year, when Heather came out as a transgender. The professor of theology began referring to herself as Heath Adam Ackley. And she even started to develop a more masculine appearance. The professor of theology formerly known as Heather demanded that Azusa officially recognize “his” new name and gender change. So university administrators sat the prof down for several “thoughtful conversations.” After hearing out Heather/Heath, it was abundantly...
  • Six-year-old becomes first transgender child in Argentina to change identity

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

    09/24/2013 2:40:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 80 replies
    mail online ^ | Sadie Whitelocks
    FULL TITLE: 'I could be fired because I'm transgender': Female theology professor risks job at Christian college and marriage after revealing male identity A theology professor at a Christian college is set to be replaced in his role after coming out as transgender. For 15 years Heath Adam Ackley taught at Azusa Pacific University in California under the name Dr Heather Ann Clements, but recently he broke the news to students - and his husband - that he had been hiding his gender identity. The 47-year-old told Religion News Service that the institution agreed to pay him for the rest...
  • Transgender Student In Huntington Beach (California) Named Homecoming Queen

    09/21/2013 10:36:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 73 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 20, 2013
    A transgender student at Marina High School in Huntington Beach made history Friday evening by becoming the school’s Homecoming Queen. Cassidy Lynn Campbell, who was among five finalists, was selected for the coveted title. The announcement was made during halftime of Friday night’s game. Earlier in the day, students reportedly erupted in cheers when it was announced that Campbell was among the finalists. “I think it’s really awesome ’cause a lot of people wouldn’t be able to do what she does. I mean … I would be so scared and she’s accepting everything that everyone is saying. She’s taking it...
  • Hull couple hold Britain's first double sex-swap wedding in Gretna Green

    09/20/2013 8:42:57 PM PDT · by Salman · 17 replies
    Hull Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Monday, September 16, 2013 | Emma Wright
    HEY say that love can conquer all adversity. And no one knows that more than newlyweds Helen and Felix Fenlon – because the groom used to be a woman and the bride used to be a man. They have now earned a place in the history books, holding the first double sex-swap wedding in Britain. The gender-changed couple tied the knot at Gretna Green – once the haunt of eloping lovers – in a gothic red dress and bright green kilt.
  • Next up for AFL-CIO members: Pay your dues, endorse the transgender ‘delusion’

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

    09/13/2013 5:41:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 9/12/13
    ... Patricia and Eduardo have three sons. Patricia: "Very healthy, happy, normal situation." But they started to notice something was different with their youngest, Manuel, before he was a year old.... With nowhere else to turn, they sought out a psychologist. They were told they had a transgender child... Rachel Sottile, YES Institute: "That's really at the source of everything, is fear. 'Does that mean my child is going to be gay? Does that mean my child's a freak?'" Rachel Sottile is with the YES Institute, a non-profit organization aimed at educating people on gender and orientation. She says kids...
  • Transgender Teen Couple Comfortable In Their Own Skin

    09/11/2013 3:06:44 PM PDT · by bgill · 63 replies
    Inside Edition ^ | Sept. 11, 2013 | unk
    The wish to live life as a woman pushed Lucas to the edge. “I sat my mom down and said ‘Tonight is the night. I’ll kill myself tonight if you don't help me,’” she said. Last year, Katie underwent sex change surgery. Then a pair of unlikely cupids, their moms, set them up on a blind date. Katie said, "I like my mom played match maker, just like every mom she wants to know who their kids are dating."
  • Berlin court to rule whether transgender man can be listed as father

    09/11/2013 6:40:30 AM PDT · by haffast · 19 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 11, 2013 at 8:26 AM | UPI
    BERLIN, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A transgender person who gave birth to a boy in Germany is fighting to be recognized as the child's father, rather than his mother, court documents indicate. The unidentified Berlin man was born a woman, but has identified himself as a man and has undergone hormonal treatment. He still has female reproductive organs, and gave birth to a child on April 11 after becoming pregnant with a sperm donation, The reported. The hospital, which requires a mother be listed in birth documents, have listed the man as a mother, while the man claims the...
  • Male British Soldier Gets Sex Change, Embraces Islam, & Marries Muslim Husband "She" Met Online

    09/04/2013 7:09:49 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 101 replies
    The Daily mail (U.K.) ^ | 4 September 2013 | Martin Robinson
    Former Territorial Army male soldier, 28, becomes Britain’s first transgender Muslim woman and is now MARRIED • Lucy Vallender had a sex change in 2010 and converted to Islam last year • Says she had been a TA private in Gloucestershire but gave up after a year • 'I tried to do macho things but I was trying to be someone I wasn't,' she says • Met already married Murad online but he didn't know she was once a man • They wed in April on first meeting and have met twice for sex since, she says • But her...
  • Portland bar owner must pay $400,000 for kicking transgender patrons out of bar

    09/04/2013 3:01:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 4, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    PORTLAND, OR, September 4, 2013 ( – A Portland bar owner will have to pay a $400,000 fine for kicking out a group of cross-dressers whom he says were ruining his business. Chris Penner, the owner of the Twilight Room Annex, has to pay 11 transgender patrons the hefty sum after asking them to stop coming to his bar. Penner said female patrons complained that the transgender men went to the restroom with the stall doors open, then left the toilet seats up when they were finished. “I feel for this bar owner. Obviously these gender-confused men who want...
  • Bureau of Labor and Industries orders North Portland bar owner to pay $400,000 to cross-dressers

    09/03/2013 9:07:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 09/02/2013 | Casey Parks
    The Bureau of Labor and Industries has ordered a North Portland bar owner to pay $400,000 to a group of cross-dressers he banned from his club last year, the agency said Thursday. The bureau's civil rights division began investigating The Twilight Room Annex, formerly known as The P Club, last summer after owner Chris Penner told The Rose City T-Girls not to return to the bar. It was the first complaint filed by Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian. The bureau's deputy commissioner issued the final order. Read #25-13 Final Order. The penalty is the first imposed under the 2007 Oregon Equality...
  • University of Alberta creates ‘all-gender’ restrooms for transgender students

    08/29/2013 7:32:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    Life Site ^ | Thaddeus Baklinski
    EDMONTON, Alberta, August 29, 2013 ( – Although the University of Alberta already has unisex restrooms on campus, the university has agreed to create "all-gender washrooms" for transgender students. “We see a lot of people on our campus who may be trans- or gender non-conforming who do have issues with the washrooms because they are forced to act on this [sexual] binary," said Melanie Alexander of the school's "Gender-Based Violence Prevention Project," according to a CBC report. "It’s this really vulnerable place to be when you don’t feel like you have places that reflect your gender expression,” she added. The...
  • University of Cambridge (UK) changes dress code so men can graduate in skirts

    08/29/2013 12:42:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:54PM BST 29 Aug 2013 | (Agencies)
    The University of Cambridge has rewritten its graduation dress code after hundreds of years to allow men to graduate in skirts—and women in suits—following complaints from transgender students. Cambridge has always been known for its traditional outfit rules, which it has strictly enforced for centuries, but the university’s official rules on graduation dress will change in October to include no reference to gender. This means women will be allowed to graduate in suits, and men could wear skirts if they want to. …
  • Man facing possible murder charges after transgender woman dies from savage beating

    08/23/2013 6:49:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 23, 2013 | JAMIE SCHRAM and DANIEL PRENDERGAST
    A man is facing possible murder charges after he savagely beat a transgendered woman into a coma before she was finally taken off life support yesterday, police sources said. Islan Nettles, 21, was hanging out with a group of other transgendered women along Eighth Avenue near 147th Street at around midnight last Saturday when she was approached by a group of men, police said. Paris Wilson, 20, is said to have made a pass at Nettles and was shocked to learn she was not born a woman, sources said. Humiliated in front of his crew, Wilson then got into a...
  • Think sex changes are awkward? Just wait until liberals confer certain civil rights upon them...

    08/23/2013 2:44:53 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 15 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-23-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Created for my Tumblr blog American Awkward. This is a response to the loving adoration Bradley Manning has received for his coming out as a woman name Chelsea.I don't know if this will actually happen, but the left has been getting progressively crazier with all things who knows?