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  • California Jewish school marks 8th grader’s gender transition

    03/27/2015 1:36:39 PM PDT · by Borges · 29 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 3/26/2015 | RENEE GHERT-ZAND
    Earlier this month, 13-year-old Tom Sosnik, wearing a tallit and holding a kiddush cup, marked a transition into manhood with a special ceremony at his Jewish day school. He wasn’t celebrating receiving a first prayer book or a first Bible, or graduating from one grade to another. He wasn’t really observing his bar mitzvah, either. In what was a decidedly nontraditional event, the short-haired teenager was publicly marking his gender transition from girl to boy
  • Chino High School Teacher Who Learned As An Adult That She’s Genetically Female Goes Public

    03/24/2015 12:37:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 67 replies
    CBS LA ^ | March 20, 2015
    HINO (CBSLA.com) — Students at Chino High School returned to school this week to find that their chemistry teacher looked very different and had a new name: Amanda Swager. “It’s just relaxing to be able to wake up in the morning and just be me,” Swager told KCAL9’s Crystal Cruz. As Cruz reports, Swager grew up as a boy, Michael, but always knew there was something feminine about her. As an adult, she learned that she was actually genetically female and began transitioning. “I look at myself in the mirror and I go, ‘I see a female body,’ ” she...
  • Trans woman wins $15Gs after cops called her a man

    03/24/2015 8:53:43 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 23 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 24, 2015 | MICHAEL MUI, QMI AGENCY
    VANCOUVER -- Vancouver's police force has been ordered to pay a trans woman $15,000 for repeatedly referring to her as a man and refusing to provide her post-op treatment while she was in jail. A B.C. Human Rights Tribunal decision posted Tuesday described how Angela Dawson had completed gender-reassignment surgery in March 2010 before several encounters with police officers in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Dawson is well-known by the area's officers as someone who skates around on rollerblades on the road to direct traffic, often while wearing flashy clothes and big headphones. Dawson was arrested 11 days after her surgery on...
  • Idaho Parents Pull Their Daughter From School When They Learn What’s Happening In The Bathroom

    03/21/2015 4:07:05 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 77 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | march 21, 2015 | jennifer van laar
    When some Idaho parents learned last week that a transgendered student was sharing the same bathroom with their teenage daughter, the news didn’t sit well with them. Jacob Smith and Pauline Adams approached the Boise school district, concerned for their daughter’s privacy and safety. According to KIVI-TV: “The Boise School District explains that under federal law, the district is required to provide access to public facilities consistent with the student’s gender identity.”
  • Judge says transgender man has plausible case he was mistreated at hospital

    03/20/2015 12:11:01 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 20 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 3/20/2015 | Randy Furst
    Jakob Rumble was in severe pain when he came to the emergency room of Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina with his mother. What happened next provoked a federal lawsuit by the West St. Paul resident and a decision by U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson that is being hailed by national transgender and gay rights organizations. Nelson ruled this week that Rumble, who identifies himself as a transgender man, has built a “plausible” case that he was a victim of discrimination and mistreatment by an emergency room doctor on the basis of gender identity. She denied a motion by the...
  • St. Paul school board approves transgender policy

    03/20/2015 6:24:57 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 13 replies
    twincities.com ^ | March 17, 2015 | Josh Verges
    The St. Paul school board unanimously approved a new policy Tuesday that aims to make school more welcoming for transgender and gender-nonconforming students. The policy sets the expectation that students' preferred name and pronoun be used at school and that teachers not separate students by gender without a compelling reason. It also will give transgender students access to the restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. "I should be able to walk into a bathroom and not have people question if I'm supposed to be in there," Siren Lopez, a transgender teen girl, told the board. Emma Santibanez,...
  • HIDDEN CAMERA: Cross-Dressing at Planet Fitness!

    03/18/2015 5:52:21 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 48 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 03/18/15 | Steven Crowder
    video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJdmLu18Vzk I'm sure you heard the controversy this last week. A man who wishes to be a woman used the ladies changing room at Planet Fitness. Planet Fitness kicked out the woman who complained. Such tolerance. I decided to put that "tolerance" to the test. So I changed my gender and joined Planet Fitness!
  • “We Just Need To Pee” Transgender Protest

    03/13/2015 11:53:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    BBCNews ^ | March 13, 2015
    13 March 2015 “We Just Need To Pee” Transgender Protest Do you have to be biologically male to be allowed in the men's room, or biologically female for the ladies loos? In several US states, as well as in Canada, the law governing public toilets is now a divisive issue. On one side are transgender people, who assert their right to use whichever restrooms they chose - no matter what their biological gender. On the other, conservatives who say a relaxation of the rules could leave members of the public vulnerable to traumatic or inappropriate situations, or even sexual harassment....
  • Army Makes It Harder to Dismiss Transgender Soldiers (Top Obama appointee to decide)

    03/09/2015 10:38:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | March 9, 2015 | Edwin Mora
    A change in policy issued by the Army Friday evening will make it harder to dismiss transgender soldiers, according to advocate groups. Various media outlets reported on the new directive. “The Army issued a directive Friday that protects transgender soldiers from being dismissed by mid-level officers by requiring the decision for discharge to be made by the service’s top civilian for personnel matters,” reported USA Today. “The Army’s new policy is the latest indication that the military’s ban on transgender troops may be eased or even lifted.” USA Today was the first news outlet to report the possibility of a...
  • Planet Fitness cancels woman's membership after her complaints of transgender woman in locker room

    03/06/2015 6:07:03 PM PST · by Roos_Girl · 122 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | March 06, 2015 | Jessica Shepherd
    A Midland County woman's gym membership was canceled after she refused to stop telling fellow gym members "a man" was using the woman's locker room. Yvette Cormier said the incident occurred Saturday, Feb. 28, when she entered the women's locker room at the Planet Fitness location at 701 Joe Mann Boulevard in Midland. "I was blocked, because a man was standing there," Cormier said. "It freaked me out because, why is a man in here?" Cormier said an employee at the front desk told her that the individual identifies as a woman. After taking her complaints to Planet Fitness' corporate...
  • Billy Graham's Hometown Rejects Transgender Bathroom Ordinance

    03/05/2015 7:02:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/05/2015 | Samuel Smith
    The city council of Charlotte, N.C., the hometown of world-renowned Evangelist Billy Graham, narrowly voted on Monday to reject a proposed expansion to the town's non-discrimination law that would have made it legal for transgender persons to use bathrooms and other public facilities designated for the opposite sex. After hearing four hours of public input from supporters and opponents of the proposal Monday evening, the council voted, 6-5, after an hour of discussion, to throw out the entire ordinance bill. The proposal would not just have given transgenders the right to use the opposite gender's restrooms but would have also...
  • My Gender Is 'Fill In The Blank'

    02/28/2015 7:20:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Now that Time Magazine has told us that transgender is the new black, I’m going to say something politically incorrect: Your gender is not whatever you think it is. Put another way, there is no such thing as, “My gender is ‘fill in the blank.’”Unfortunately, Facebook didn’t get the memo, and so, according to AP’s Martha Mendoza, “Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank.” (Yes, I know this sounds crazy, but it’s true.)One year ago, I...
  • Pope Francis Defends Human Nature Against Gender Radicals

    02/25/2015 7:12:03 AM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 25, 2015 | ANNE HENDERSHOTT
    Disappointing progressives yet again, Pope Francis has now condemned contemporary gender theory as denying “the order of creation.” In an interview published in a new book, Pope Francis: This Economy Kills, by Andrea Tornielli and Giacomo Galeazzi, (portions of which were also published last month in the Italian daily La Stampa), Pope Francis appears to reject the postmodern conceptualization of gender as a moveable point along a spectrum that is fluid and changeable. He does not accept the progressive claim that gender is socially constructed rather than God-given and instead appears to embrace gender in a traditional “binary” category of...
  • White House backs Pentagon chief on transgender troops

    02/23/2015 11:15:16 AM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | Martin Matishak
    The White House on Monday backed Defense Secretary Ashton Carter's remark that transgender people should not be precluded from military service because of their sexual identity. “The president agrees with the sentiment that all Americans who are qualified to serve, should be able to serve,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said during a press briefing. “For that reason, we here at the White House welcome the comments from the Secretary of Defense,” he added. On Sunday, Carter said he was “very open minded” about the idea of transgender people serving in the military. “I don't think anything but their...
  • Pope's Shocking Hitler Youth Comparison (Pope blasts gender theory. Media blasts Pope)

    02/21/2015 1:22:04 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    DailyBeast ^ | February 20, 2015
    The pontiff has a bad habit of dissing women and marginalizing sexual minorities. Is he as liberal as his image suggests?News emerged last week that Pope Francis has strongly criticized modern theories of gender, comparing them to the educational policies of Hitler and the destructive possibilities of the nuclear arms race.In an interview included in a new book by Andrea Tornielli and Giacomo Galeazzi, Pope Francis: This Economy Kills, and released in part in the Italian daily La Stampa, Francis compared gender theory to nuclear arms: “Let’s think of the nuclear arms, of the possibility to annihilate in a few...
  • A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Vomitorium [Not a Joke]

    02/13/2015 2:09:31 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 2/10/15 | Stella Morabito
    Peeling back all kinds of sexual taboos may not have the best results. Bestiality, anyone? So are you ready to set aside “Fifty Shades of Grey” and talk about the normalization of sexual relations between humans and animals? Seriously, in November New York Magazine ran an exhaustive interview with a 42-year-old man from Canada who described in graphic detail his love affairs with horses. (Oh, by the way, he says he’s “lucky” to have his human wife because that way “nobody would ever guess.”) He argues that bestiality—or, in politically correct parlance, “zoophilia”—should be legal and socially de-stigmatized. Meanwhile, in...
  • Transgender actress Laverne Cox cast in CBS legal drama

    02/11/2015 10:31:04 AM PST · by mykroar · 57 replies
    EW online ^ | 2/11/15 | James Hibbard
    It what could be another milestone role in broadcast TV diversity, CBS has cast transgender actress Laverne Cox in its legal procedural pilot Doubt. The Orange is the New Black actress will play a transgender Ivy League-educated attorney, described as “competitive as she is compassionate. She’s fierce, funny and the fact that she’s experienced injustice first hand makes her fight all the harder for her clients.” The Doubt role was always conceived as a transgender character, and it’s tough to imagine a better catch for the part – Cox made the cover of Time magazine last year in a story...
  • Chelsea Manning, Soldier Sentenced for Leaks, Will Write for The Guardian

    02/10/2015 10:08:59 PM PST · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 10, 2015 | Ravi Somaiya
    Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking a trove of secret documents to WikiLeaks, has joined The Guardian newspaper as a contributing opinion writer. Ms. Manning, formerly known as Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, will write on war, gender and freedom of information ...
  • An Appeal to Bruce Jenner

    02/08/2015 11:53:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | Matt Barber
    Dear Mr. Jenner, You probably don’t know who I am and certainly have no obligation to read on. Even so, I pray you will. As the great Olympic champion God gifted you to be, you were an inspiration to me as a boy and endured as such when I grew into adulthood and professional athletics. I hope you will serve to inspire many more generations of young people. As it stands now, however, you instead appear poised to lead them astray. I implore you to reverse course. I am a follower of Christ Jesus. That is to say, though in...
  • Horrific Florida Bill Would Imprison Trans People for Using Public Bathrooms

    02/07/2015 1:57:58 PM PST · by Roos_Girl · 67 replies
    Slate ^ | February 6, 2015 | Mark Joseph Stern
    Gay marriage has been legal in Florida for a month now, and at this point, even the state’s hardcore conservatives seem increasingly resigned to the fact that marriage equality is here to stay. Accordingly, Florida’s more bigoted legislators have decided to turn their ire toward another maligned, disfavored minority—trans people—by proposing one of the most viciously sadistic, hypocritical bills the legislature has ever considered.
  • The forgotten history of Bruce Jenner: How the 1970s all-American hero ended up here

    02/05/2015 3:16:11 AM PST · by 9thLife · 50 replies
    wapo ^ | February 4 at 6:26 PM | Emily Yahr
    One day in 1977, about a year after Bruce Jenner shattered a world record to win the decathlon gold medal at the Montreal Summer Olympics, he met up with his sportswriter friend Barry McDermott to play tennis in New York City. McDermott suggested a match at his private club — but that wasn’t Jenner’s style. Privacy was never his priority. The pair went to Central Park, where word quickly spread that Bruce Jenner (Bruce Jenner!) was playing on the public courts. McDermott remembers the crowd growing, as he had known it would, gawkers pressed against the chain-link fence, watching the...
  • Transgender Woman Dead After Silicone Injection At Underground Party

    02/03/2015 5:19:00 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 45 replies
    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | unknown
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — Santa Ana police are investigating the death of a 40-year -old transgender woman who attended a silicone injection party in December. KNX 1070’s Mike Landa reports the woman is believed to be the latest victim in a nationwide trend of transgender women who want to look more feminine by getting injected with industrial-type silicone through cattle syringes.
  • TV news helicopter pilot Zoey Tur completes her gender transition......

    02/03/2015 4:15:29 PM PST · by doug from upland · 59 replies
    daily mail ^ | 2-2015
    TV news helicopter pilot Zoey Tur has completed her sex change to join Inside Edition as America's first transgender reporter. Tur, formerly known as Chopper Bob, became famous for filming a mob beating driver Reginald Denny during the LA Riots, and the O.J. Simpson car chase. Following 14 months of hormone treatment Tur underwent successful sexual reassignment surgery in June 2014, transitioning from male to female. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2936989/TV-news-helicopter-pilot-Zoey-Tur-completes-gender-transition-join-Inside-Edition-America-s-transgender-reporter.html#ixzz3QjMtltiO Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Pope Francis and his "worldwide hug" to transgender people

    02/01/2015 4:28:03 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 22 replies
    National Catholic Reporter via La Salette Journey ^ | January 30, 2015 | Thomas C. Fox NCRonline.org; Paul Melanson
    From The National "Catholic" Reporter: "Gay Catholic leaders have expressed their pleasure following reports that Pope Francis, in an unprecedented move, met last week with a transgender Spaniard at the Vatican. While the Vatican has yet to confirm the meeting, it has been widely reported in the press, and there has been no Vatican denial. 'I think that his meeting with the transgender man was a gesture not only of pastoral care, but of genuine interest in learning about the transgender experience from a firsthand source,' Francis DeBernardo, executive director of New Ways Ministry, told NCR in an email. Said...
  • Bruce Jenner made decision to transition to a woman more than a year ago: report

    01/31/2015 10:58:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 01/31/2015 | BY KIRTHANA RAMISETTI , ELIZABETH VANMETRE
    Bruce Jenner has been making headlines for months because of his changing appearance, and the reason is because he will soon begin living his life as a female. “Bruce is transitioning to a woman,” a source confirmed to People on Friday. “He is finally happy and his family is accepting of what he’s doing. He’s in such a great space. That’s why this is the perfect time to do something like this.” "He has come out to those closest to him," the source added. The former Olympic Decathlon Gold Medalist decided to transition more than a year ago, and “one...
  • University Bans Use of Sexist Salutations [semi-satire]

    01/31/2015 9:30:24 AM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 Jan 2015 | John Semmens
    Contending that "Mr., Mrs., and Ms" are hurtful and offensive to those with nontraditional gender identification, City University of New York wants its employees—professors and staff—to stop using these greetings. Dean of Students Peter Beaver explained that "for us to assume that because a person looks male we should address him as 'mister' overlooks the possibility that inwardly that person may identify as female. The situation for those who look female is even more complex, as 'miss' and 'missus' inject a marital status into the equation." "The appropriate form of salutation will be situational," Beaver said. "If a university employee...
  • Pennsylvania Governor Appoints First Transgender Woman to Top Cabinet Position

    01/29/2015 12:57:07 PM PST · by RBW in PA · 44 replies
    RH Reality Check ^ | January 19th, 2015 | Nina Lizz-Schultz
    Rachel Levine, a doctor dedicated to diversity and LGBTQ health who is a transgender woman, has been appointed physician general by Pennsylvania Governor-elect Tom Wolf. If chosen to serve in the governor’s cabinet, Levine, who has worked in the fields of pediatrics, psychiatry, and behavioral health for three decades, would become the highest-ranked transgender woman ever in the Pennsylvania government. Though he couldn’t say for certain, a spokesperson from Wolf’s office told Philadelphia magazine that “he believes Levine is the first transgender woman to hold the title of physician general.” Levine is the chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine...
  • Transgender teen's death stirs action in US and beyond

    01/26/2015 5:21:23 AM PST · by NetAddicted · 22 replies
    The State ^ | 1/24/2015 | Dan Sewell
    Many have lashed out at Alcorn's parents online for everything from continuing to refer to Alcorn as Joshua to allegedly subjecting her to "conversion therapy," which involves the use of prayer or other means to try to change someone's sexual orientation. New Jersey and California have passed laws against it. Alcorn's parents, Carla and Doug Alcorn, have said little publicly other than to express their love and grief for the child they lost. But Tim Tripp, the family minister for Northeast Church of Christ involved in counseling the Alcorns, emphatically denied using conversion therapy. "I do not do nor have...
  • Why it's a big deal that Obama'nation said 'transgender'

    01/22/2015 6:44:34 AM PST · by NetAddicted · 70 replies
    Time ^ | 1/21/2015 | Katy Steinmetz
    Every word in every State of the Union speech is vetted. And President Barack Obama’s decision to say a certain word among the 6,718 he uttered on Tuesday is reverberating through the LGBT community. That’s because Obama just became the first President to say the word transgender during such a high-profile occasion. And most advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights are thrilled.
  • Life for Captain Hannah Winterbourne, a transgender soldier in the British army

    A SOLDIER serving in the British Army has become the first and only transgender officer. Saying she was “living an act” Captain Hannah Winterbourne, 27, decided to become a woman while on tour in Afghanistan reported The Mirror. Winterbourne, an officer in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, began her transition in 2013 and is now the highest ranking trans soldier in the British Army.
  • [From May 29 2014] The new TIME cover calls transgenderism America's next civil rights frontier

    01/18/2015 6:40:27 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 60 replies
    New Statesman/Time ^ | May 29 2014 | New Statesman
    The cover star for the 9 June TIME magazine US edition is Laverne Cox, who plays the part of Sophia Burset in Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. She is an African-American transgender woman. TIME investigates what it calls "The Transgender Tipping Point", and bills transgenderism as "America's next civil rights frontier".
  • All-Women’s College Cancels “Vagina Monologues” Play Because It’s Not “Inclusive” of Transgender

    01/16/2015 5:51:02 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    How many transgender students are currently enrolled at Mount Holyoke? . . . Zero. Via Campus Reform: Mount Holyoke College, an all-women’s college in Massachusetts, is retiring its annual production of the Vagina Monologues this year because the play is not inclusive of transgender students. The annual production of the play is part of a country-wide tradition to perform Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues on Valentine’s Day to raise awareness about gender-based violence and usually coincides with the V-Day campaign. The proceeds are donated to sexual assault prevention organizations or women’s rights organizations.
  • Russia bans transgender people from getting driver's licenses

    01/12/2015 6:27:53 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    Autoblog.com ^ | Jan 10, 2015 | Chris Bruce
    Jan 10th 2015 at 11:01AM Russia bans transgender people from getting driver's licenses Chris Bruce The Russian government has reportedly decided that it can make the country's roads safer by keeping people with what it considers "disorders" from getting driver's licenses. According to the International Business Times, under the new guidelines, people who are homosexual or transgender will not be allowed to to get a license. The list also includes things like fetishism, voyeurism and exhibitionism as grounds for not getting behind the wheel, notes the BBC News. The ban, which the government says has been devised to curb the...
  • Leelah Alcorn's (transgender) friend: Her suicide is 'heartbreaking'

    01/08/2015 8:44:18 AM PST · by NetAddicted · 49 replies
    Topix ^ | 11/6/2015 | Myndi Milliken
    Leelah Alcorn, the transgender teen who committed suicide in Ohio on Dec. 28, opened up about a sense of desperation to a fellow classmate at Kings High School last year. In a Facebook message to Raiden Quinn, Alcorn wrote, "Ever since I was 4, I knew I wish I was born a girl, and a couple of years ago I came out to my family and close friends as transsexual and they freaked out, in the bad way." Full Story
  • Funeral for Transgender Teen Leelah Alcorn Moved Because of 'Threats'

    01/03/2015 1:52:29 PM PST · by PROCON · 41 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Jan. 2, 2015 | Elisha Fieldstadt and Scott Newell
    The funeral for an Ohio transgender teen whose death and suicide note struck a chord across the country was moved Friday and held privately after threats against the family. Leelah Alcorn, 17, died Sunday after writing in an online diary that her parents didn't accept that she identified as female. Tim Tripp, the family minister at Northeast Church of Christ in Cincinnati, told NBC News the funeral had been moved to a private location because "the times and dates had been publicized, and the family's received threats." Tripp wouldn't specify what threats surrounded the funeral, other than to say the...
  • Leelah's law Change.org petition receives 233K signatures in two days

    01/03/2015 2:46:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    FOX19 ^ | Jan 03, 2015 | Nathan Vicar
    (FOX19) - A Change.org petition asking to ban transgender conversion therapy following Leelah Alcorn's death has received more than 233,000 signatures in two days. The Transgender Human Rights Institute posted the petition on Dec. 31 asking President Barack Obama and the leadership of the House and Senate to begin the process of banning transgender conversion therapy throughout the nation. "'Conversion therapies' have been documented to cause great harms and in this case, Leelah's death. Therapists that engage in the attempt to brainwash or reverse any child's gender identity are seriously unethical and legislation is needed to end such practices immediately,"...
  • Christian parents accused of 'cruelty' in their 17-year-old transgender daughter's suicide note REFU

    01/02/2015 8:06:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 77 replies
    dailymail.com ^ | 1 January 2015 | Chris Spargo for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Christian parents accused of 'cruelty' in their 17-year-old transgender daughter's suicide note REFUSE to accept her female identity - but insist they loved 'him' The mother of a transgender teen who killed herself over the holiday season is speaking out, and making it clear she did not and does not approve of what she believes was her daughter's choice to be transgender. Carla Alcorn of Kings Mills, Ohio said in an interview that she and her husband did not 'support' their daughter Leelah Alcorn, while also refusing to acknowledge her daughter's sex, using male pronouns and referring to...
  • Dan Savage: Leelah Alcorn's parents should be prosecuted over suicide

    01/02/2015 2:08:54 AM PST · by NetAddicted · 19 replies
    Attitude.co.UK ^ | 1/1/2015 | Will Stroude
    Gay rights activist Dan Savage has hit out at the parents of 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn, the trans teenager who tragically took her own life last Sunday (December 28). After facing rejection from her friends and family and being subjected to sessions with “biased” Christian therapists, Leelah was killed after deliberately stepping out into the road, but not before writing a heartbreaking suicide note outlining her struggle – click here to read more.
  • Ohio transgender teen's suicide prompts outcry

    01/01/2015 9:14:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 83 replies
    WTHR.COM ^ | : Dec 31, 2014 | WTHR
    When I was 14, I learned what transgender meant and cried of happiness. After 10 years of confusion I finally understood who I was. I immediately told my mom, and she reacted extremely negatively, telling me that it was a phase, that I would never truly be a girl, that God doesn't make mistakes, that I am wrong. If you are reading this, parents, please don't tell this to your kids. Even if you are Christian or are against transgender people don't ever say that to someone, especially your kid. That won't do anything but make them hate them self....
  • Ohio transgender teen’s suicide note plea for change, education

    01/01/2015 8:16:14 AM PST · by redreno · 73 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 01/01/2015 | By ASHLEY FANTZ
    When Ohio teenager Josh Alcorn told his parents he wanted to live as a girl, that he felt trapped in his own body, his parents said they wouldn’t stand for that. “We don’t support that, religiously,” his mother told CNN Wednesday, her voice breaking. “But we told him that we loved him unconditionally. We loved him no matter what. I loved my son. People need to know that I loved him. He was a good kid, a good boy.” Crossing out the name “Josh,” the 17-year-old signed the name he wanted to be known as — “Leelah” — in a...
  • Transgender teen's suicide note: ‘My death needs to mean something’

    12/31/2014 7:26:36 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 196 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/31 | Michael Walsh
    The suicide of a transgender teen is catching national attention in part because of a suicide note she left behind online. Leelah Alcorn, 17, of Kings Mills, Ohio, was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer on I-71 about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, according to local media. Posthumous posts started to appear on her Tumblr page, titled “Lazer Princess,” including her suicide note and a post apologizing to her closest friends. “My death needs to mean something,” she wrote. “My death needs to be counted in the number of transgender people who commit suicide this year. I want someone to look...
  • Obama Breaks Cardinal Presidential Rule by Donning Tiara ["Unto Us A King…?"]

    12/24/2014 6:23:23 PM PST · by Steelfish · 72 replies
    ABCNews ^ | December 24, 2014 | BEN CANDEA and ALEX MALLIN
    Obama Breaks Cardinal Presidential Rule by Donning Tiara Dec 24, 2014 By BEN CANDEA and ALEX MALLIN Chief White House photographer Pete Souza posted a photo to Instagram today showing the president donning a tiara alongside a group of Girl Scouts from Tulsa, Oklahoma. The photo, from the annual White House Science Fair, was taken in May. Souza wrote that the girls convinced President Obama to wear the tiara for the group photo, something members of the Navy football team were unable to do in April with different headdress.
  • Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder Declares Being Transgendered To Be A ‘Civil Right’

    12/21/2014 5:22:01 PM PST · by walford · 47 replies
    Now the End Begins ^ | 12/19/2014 | NTEB News Desk
    Attorney General Holder announced today that the Department of Justice will take the position in litigation that the protection of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 extends to claims of discrimination based on an individual’s gender identity, including transgender status. “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 6:9,10 WARNING! Protecting Pedophiles Will Be Next: NYT writer:...
  • Transgender Student Files Federal Complaint Against School District For Banning Him From The Boys...

    12/19/2014 12:01:57 PM PST · by PROCON · 68 replies
    buzzfeed ^ | Dec. 19, 2014 | Dominic Holden
    Gavin Grimm and the ACLU argue that the Gloucester County School Board violated Title IX when it approved a rule restricting school restrooms to students with “corresponding biological genders.” A transgender teenager in rural Virginia is taking his case to the U.S. Department of Justice, arguing in a complaint that the Gloucester County School Board violated his rights by approving a policy this month prohibiting students from using restrooms that do not correspond to their “biological genders.” The complaint, sent Thursday, argues the school board ran afoul of Title IX, a 1972 law that bans gender-based discrimination, which has been...
  • Feds Spend $189,186 to Study Transgender Mortality Using VA Medical Records

    12/19/2014 9:10:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 19, 2014 - 11:31 AM | Melanie Hunter
    The National Institutes of Health has awarded $189,186 in taxpayer dollars to Emory University to study the mortality of transgendered people, using electronic medical records for people who receive care from the Veterans Affairs Administration. “The purpose of this study is to determine whether transgender persons defined as those who medically change the gender assigned to them at birth (male to female or female to male) have higher or lower risk of death and certain diseases than men and women that do not consider themselves transgender,” the grant said. …
  • US announces protections for transgender workers

    12/18/2014 4:25:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 18, 2014 6:20 PM EST
    The Justice Department is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender people, according to a memo released Thursday by Attorney General Eric Holder. That means the Justice Department will be able to bring legal claims on behalf of people who say they’ve been discriminated against by state and local public employers based on sex identity. In defending lawsuits, the federal government also will no longer take the position that Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act, which bans sex discrimination, does not protect against workplace discrimination on the basis of gender status. …
  • Michelle Duggar wins: Arkansas town repeals ‘transgender’ law

    12/15/2014 3:40:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 15, 2014 | Kirsten Andersen
    Men and women who want to use the opposite sex’s bathrooms and changing facilities will no longer be able to do so in Fayetteville, Arkansas, after voters overturned a controversial ordinance – with a little help from the Duggar family of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting. Ordinance 119, passed by the city council in August, barred the city, employers, property owners, and business owners from discriminating based on a range of categories, controversially including “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” and “gender expression.” The section of the law that sparked the repeal movement was the section making it a crime to “deny,...
  • Gov. Cuomo to order NY insurers to cover transgender surgeries

    12/11/2014 1:10:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/11/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    If you’re a New Yorker who is dissatisfied with the original set of chromosomes you were dealt at birth, good news is on the way. Historically, various types of reassignment surgeries involved in switching genders have been considered to be either cosmetic or optional by insurance companies and have generally not been covered. These procedures are not cheap, so they remained beyond the reach of a lot of people. But now, Governor Andrew Cuomo has sent a letter to insurers in the Empire State letting them know that they are going to have to start footing the bill. Now...
  • Insurers in New York Must Cover Gender Reassignment Surgery, Cuomo Says

    12/11/2014 12:16:09 PM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 10, 2014 | Anemona Hartocollis
    Lee Albertorio felt like a man trapped in a woman’s body. After serving in the Air Force, he began taking hormones, which deepened his voice and made his physique more masculine. He changed his passport to reflect that he was male, and last year he decided to have a mastectomy, known as top surgery. But his insurance company told him the operation was cosmetic and refused to cover it, he said Wednesday. Now Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is warning insurance companies that they will no longer be allowed to deny gender reassignment surgery or other treatment to change a person’s...
  • Fayetteville Transgender Ordinance Sunk Due To Citizen Action

    12/11/2014 7:54:47 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 20 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 12/10/14 | Steve Berman
    (H/T to Ryan T. Anderson at the Daily Signal) Despite the foaming vitriolic mouths of the Left, calling for the reality-TV star Duggars’ heads, and prophesying TEOTWAWKI, the citizens of Fayetteville, Arkansas chose common sense over granting special LGBT privileges.  They repealed the ordinance passed by their city council in August.  Hooray for democracy, and proving the theory that all politics is local.  The Duggars campaigned in favor of repeal of this ordinance, causing a firestorm of pique and calls for 19 Kids and Counting to be cancelled by TLC. Among other things, the law made it a crime for citizens to engage in...