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  • Transgender rights lie in the hands of a state’s electorate [MA]

    10/19/2018 4:52:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 19, 2018 7:37 AM EDT | Bob Salsberg
    Nicole Talbot isn’t quite old enough to vote next month, but she isn’t shy about urging Massachusetts residents who are to keep a state law that protects transgender people from discrimination, including the right to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. It makes her feel safe, Talbot said, which wasn’t always the case for the teenager, an accomplished singer with dreams of a Broadway career. For as long as she can remember, she felt she was a girl — like the time she insisted upon being a princess at a preschool Halloween party — even when...
  • ACLU and other groups celebrate first-ever International Pronouns Day to empower nonbinary people

    10/18/2018 1:31:56 AM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 17, 2018 | Brett T.
    The ACLU is one of those allies, and on Wednesday it celebrated something we had no idea existed: the first-ever International Pronouns Day. . .Today is International Pronouns Day! International Pronouns Day acknowledges that referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic human dignity. We'd love to hear what you're doing to celebrate!
  • The tyranny of the transgender minority has got to be stopped

    10/16/2018 3:24:28 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 21 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 16th October 2018 | ALLISON PEARSON
    ITV’s new Sunday-night drama, Butterfly, is as moving as it is distressing. Eleven-year-old Max (Callum Booth-Ford) likes feather boas and pink crop-tops. Max thinks he wants to be a girl, but his builder father is appalled. He slaps the boy, screams in his face, insists to Vicky, Max’s well-meaning mother (Anna Friel), that “it’s about us fixing him”. The parents separate under the strain. At school, Max is bullied for being a “freak”. His granny is an off-the-peg bigot. The characters who question Max’s choice to become Maxine, and to go to school wearing a skirt, are pantomime villains. The...
  • Transgender cyclist calls out 'bigots' after winning female world championship

    10/15/2018 4:40:42 PM PDT · by kevcol · 90 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 15, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Canadian cyclist Rachel McKinnon is calling out “transphobic bigots” on Twitter after she reportedly became the first trans woman to ever win gold at the UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles. . . “We cannot have a woman legally recognized as a trans woman in society,” she told USA Today in January, “and not be recognized that way in sports. … Focusing on performance advantage is largely irrelevant because this is a rights issue. We shouldn’t be worried about trans people taking over the Olympics. We should be worried about their fairness and human rights instead.”
  • How ITV's Butterfly hopes to be a 'game-changer' for trans people(major hurl alert)

    10/15/2018 2:17:02 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | 15 October 2018 | Rebecca Thomas
    ITV has set itself a challenge with its latest drama Butterfly.It tells the story of a transgender child and a family struggling to know how best to deal with the transition. It stars Anna Friel as Vicky, mother to 11-year-old Max (Callum Booth-Ford), who wants to become Maxine. Emmett J Scanlan, of Hollyoaks fame, plays father Stephen. Alison Steadman takes the role of Vicky's mum and Millie Gibson is Max's sister Lily. The family has been torn apart. Despite the couple's love, Stephen has left, unable to cope with Vicky allowing Max to be a girl at home. Meanwhile outside,...
  • Biological male wins female world cycling championship

    10/15/2018 7:59:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/15/2018 | Rick Moran
    Yesterday, a biological male who identifies as a female won a women's world championship cycling event. Rachel McKinnon, a professor at the College of Charleston, won the women’s sprint 35-39 age bracket at the 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles. It's becoming more common for biological males who identify as female to win women's sporting events.  Daily Caller: McKinnon celebrated the victory on Twitter, writing: “First transgender woman world champion…ever.” Allowing biological males who identify as transgender women to compete in women’s athletic events has been a controversial subject, as critics have argued that it puts the female competitors at...
  • Conservative think tanker comes out as a woman, shares love of 'wine, gender fluidity and BDSM'

    10/13/2018 10:14:00 AM PDT · by kevcol · 67 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 13, 2018 | Allison Elyse Gualtieri
    A longtime foreign policy expert and conservative scholar is re-introducing herself to Washington. Giselle Donnelly is publicly acknowledging her gender identity after a career built as Thomas Donnelly, according to a report in the Washington Post. Donnelly, who spent decades hiding her gender and years in self-reflection, is now living openly as a trans woman. The 65-year-old is a resident fellow in defense and security studies at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, has been supportive of her transition. AEI executives said that Donnelly is the same person with the same principles that had always made her a...
  • ‘Don’t Tell the Parents’: Official Advice for Teachers of ‘Trans Children’

    10/12/2018 6:00:44 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | October 12, 2018 | MADELEINE KEARNS
    How can we help “transgender school children” (i.e., school children with gender dysphoria)? The necessarily frank answer is by keeping them away from the overreaching, uncompromising assertions made by the most vocal — though by no means most representative — trans activists. That’s the conclusion I’ve come to after debating a trans “celebrity” for The Spectator podcast about my cover story last week. You can listen here. In my essay, I examine the situation in schools both in the U.K. and the U.S. I start by sharing how, as a teacher in Scotland, I was trained by a government-funded campaign...
  • De Blasio Signs Bill Adding Third Gender, ‘X,’ To Birth Certificates

    10/10/2018 1:31:35 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 68 replies
    TV Channels 2, 10, and 55 (NYC) ^ | Oct 9, 2018 | CBS New York
    Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday signed a bill that adds a third gender category on birth certificates issued in New York City. The new non-binary identity category, known as X, is for those who don’t consider their gender to be male or female. A letter from a physician or an affidavit by a licensed health care provider will no longer be provided. Residents can now submit their own affidavit requesting a change in gender identity. “New Yorkers should be free to tell their government who they are, not the other way around,” de Blasio said. “This new legislation will...
  • School District Denies Claim Kindergartner Was Assaulted By ‘Gender Fluid’ Boy In Girls’ Bathroom

    10/08/2018 1:07:17 PM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 8, 2018 | Grace Carr
    Filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights by attorney Vernadette Broyles, the complaint alleges that a kindergartner at Oakhurst Elementary School in Decatur, Georgia, was assaulted in a bathroom in November 2017, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The gender fluid boy allegedly pushed the girl against the bathroom wall and touched her genitals, according to the complaint.
  • How Brett Kavanaugh could cement Trump's transgender military ban

    10/08/2018 12:47:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 8, 2018 | Travis J. Tritten
    Justice Brett Kavanaugh may be joining the Supreme Court just in time to help decide whether President Trump can, at least temporarily, put new restrictions on transgender military service, an advocacy group said on Monday. A federal appeals court in Portland, Ore., will hear a Trump administration appeal on Wednesday morning asking that a preliminary injunction be lifted so the Pentagon can enforce a policy barring many transgender people from enlisting while the issue is litigated. Four federal lawsuits have been filed and could go to trial sometime next year. Depending on the outcome of the appeal, the question of...
  • Over 50 Colleges Endorsing The First Ever Holiday Of Zieselves, Xerselves, Eirselves

    10/01/2018 5:09:16 PM PDT · by kevcol · 63 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 1, 2018 | Neetu Chandak
    “Just as it can be offensive or even harassing to make up a nickname for someone and call them that nickname against their will, it can be offensive or harassing to guess at someone’s pronouns and refer to them using those pronouns if that is not how that person wants to be known,” . . . Endorsers outside of colleges include Association of Title IX Administrators, various Planned Parenthood chapters and the American Sociological Association. Ithaca’s mayor and 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 for Law & Policy Svante Myrick recognized the holiday, according to The Ithacan on Monday.
  • Transgender software engineer says Nike tolerated harassment, hostile workplace

    09/27/2018 11:04:37 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 28 replies
    oregonlive ^ | 09/26/2018 | Mike Rogoway
    A transgender software engineer working as a Nike contractor filed a complaint this week with state labor officials, alleging the company tolerated abuse and harassment by other contractors.
  • Transgender Rite Aid employee who killed three people before shooting herself twice in the head...

    09/21/2018 11:17:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 62 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | September 22, 2018 | Megan Sheets and Hannah Moore For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Transgender Rite Aid employee who killed three people before shooting herself twice in the head in Maryland had been diagnosed with mental illness in 2016 and legally bought her gun six months ago The transgender woman who went on a shooting spree at a Rite Aid distribution center in Maryland had been diagnosed with a mental illness in 2016 and used a legally purchased gun in the deadly rampage. Snochia Moseley, 26, shot dead three people and then herself at the Enterprise Business Park in Aberdeen shortly after 9am Thursday. Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler revealed on Friday...
  • After threatening churches, liberal MA sweating over 'No on 3'

    09/21/2018 1:37:00 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 10 replies
    One News Now ^ | 9/20/18 | Chris Woodward, Billy Davis
    The liberal bastion of Massachusetts is sweating over a ballot initiative that could overturn a 2016 law that opened women's public restrooms to men. Bay State voters will see several issues on their ballot in November, including the results of an underdog, grassroots effort to fight the bill signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker. The grassroots effort, begun by 21 people just weeks after Baker signed the bill, meant collecting 50,000 signatures in 45 days. Yet the group now known as Keep MA Safe successfully gathered enough certified signatures by the deadline, and that effort is listed as Question...
  • Maryland shooting suspect argued with employee before deadly rampage, witness says

    09/21/2018 8:56:41 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 41 replies
    CBS (See BS) ^ | September 21, 2018
    Workers say they endured horrifying moments of wild gunfire and terror as a woman working a temporary job at a drugstore warehouse in Maryland fired on colleagues with a handgun, killing three people before fatally shooting herself, according to authorities. CBS News' Mola Lenghi reports that witnesses say the shooting followed an argument Thursday morning between the suspect and another employee. The shooting sent survivors screaming and running in all directions from the Rite Aid distribution center in northeastern Maryland. Others nearby helped the wounded, and one person tied blood-soaked jeans around an injured man's leg trying to stanch the...
  • What we know about (transgender) Snochia Moseley, alleged shooter at Rite Aid warehouse

    09/20/2018 11:38:40 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | September 20, 2018 | Lillian Reed and Ian Duncan
    Authorities in Harford County were still trying to determine late Thursday why Snochia Moseley opened fire at the Rite Aid warehouse where she had taken a temporary job, killing three employees and fatally wounding herself. Authorities have not identified the victims. [Snip] Authorities and court records identified Moseley as female, as did a Facebook profile in her name. But in Facebook messages Coley shared with The Baltimore Sun, Moseley described herself as transgender, although it was not clear whether Moseley preferred to be addressed using masculine or feminine pronouns. In messages that the friend said were sent in December 2016,...
  • New York City to Issue 3rd Gender 'X' on Birth Certificates Amid Transgender Push

    09/14/2018 8:04:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/14/2018 | Brandon Showalter
    New York City is the most recent city to allow a third gender option on birth certificates for persons who do not identify as male or female. They will be classified as gender X. NBC News reported that the city council and board of health in the nation's largest city voted Wednesday to include the third gender marker on birth certificates as of Jan. 1, 2019. The new policy will no longer require persons who identify as such to provide a note from a doctor or a health care provider's affidavit in order to make such a change. New York...
  • Data Shows That Suicide Rate Of Transgender Teens Is Breathtakingly High

    09/13/2018 7:38:44 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 69 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/12/2018 | Brandon Morse
    One of the most celebrated groups in the mainstream media is transgendered people or people who suffer from gender dysphoria. This lead to transgenderism becoming a fad that had many people claiming to be transgendered, especially among the young. However, data now shows that those young people who do embrace a life of transgenderism seem to have abnormally high suicide rates. ..... Female to male adolescents reported the highest rate of attempted suicide (50.8%), followed by adolescents who identified as not exclusively male or female (41.8%), male to female adolescents (29.9%), questioning adolescents (27.9%). ..... Compared to the suicide rate...
  • Law school speaker gives controversial talk on transgender issues, incites protests

    09/13/2018 6:49:56 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 7 replies
    The Collegianur ^ | 12th September 2018 | Logan Etheredge
    Ryan T. Anderson, author of When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment, spoke yesterday at the T.C. Williams School of Law. Anderson was invited by the Federalist Society, a “conservative and libertarian” group of law students, to speak on the legal matters of his book. Anderson's invitation incited protests from both students and faculty. Law school dean Wendy Perdue emailed law students defending Anderson’s talk. “As an academic institution, we’re committed to open and robust discussion, and I note that, consistent with these principles, the students who invited this speaker have also invited a faculty member to respond...