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  • Richard Linklater made an 'I Pee With LGBT' ad to protest Texas' anti-trans bathroom bill

    02/23/2017 11:48:37 AM PST · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    Mashable ^ | 2/22/2017 | Heather Dockaray
    Who said great art can't be a sing-songy rhyme? The award-winning director of Boyhood and a bunch of other movies that make you cry recently directed an ad to help fight his home state's proposed anti-transgender bathroom initiative, SB6. Titled "I Pee with LGBT,' the ad, created by GSD&M, imagines a Texan utopia where people get to the use bathroom of their choice, free of harassment and discrimination. The current bill would require transgender people to use the bathroom that corresponds with their sex assigned at birth. Produced by ACLU of Texas and Legacy Community Health, the ad is great,...
  • Miami-Dade, Broward To Maintain Protections For LGBTQ Students

    02/23/2017 9:22:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 2/23/17
    ....plans to alter Obama-era guidance that linked access to school bathrooms to a student’s gender identity has drawn vocal criticism – both on a local and national level. ....Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said students in the district do not need to be worried. On social media, the superintendent pointed out that the district had gender identification protections in place before the Obama administration’s directive and they would remain in place under the Trump administration’s retraction of it.
  • Trump Cancels Obama’s Protections on Transgender Bathrooms in Schools

    02/23/2017 3:12:39 AM PST · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 2-22-2017 | Ryan Saavedra
    The Social Engineering Program Has Officially Ended The Washington Post reported late on Wednesday afternoon that President Trump ended one of Obama's most controversial and liberal policies: federal protections for transgender bathrooms in schools.From The Washington Post: The Trump administration on Wednesday revoked federal protections for transgender students who sought the right to use the public school restrooms that match their gender identity... The move is a significant victory for America as a whole as polls showed that two-thirds of the country strongly opposed Obama's radical transgender bathroom agenda.From Fox News: A document submitted to the Supreme Court by the...
  • Parent Sues Over Transgendered Wrestler Competing With Girls

    02/22/2017 4:22:33 PM PST · by NYer · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 22, 2017
    A parent of a wrestler in Texas filed a lawsuit against a transgender teen to prevent him from wrestling against girls in competitions.Attorney Jim Baudhuin, a parent of a wrestler on an opposing team, argued 17-year-old Mack Beggs should not be allowed to compete with girls, reports Fox 4 News.Beggs, a transgender student at Euless Trinity High School, is in the process of transitioning from female to male. Beggs takes testosterone as part of his transition.The lawsuit argues that Beggs’s presence brings “imminent threat of bodily harm” to the girls competing against him. The lawsuit also maintains that “somewhere in the process of reviewing...
  • : Trump DUMPS Obama’s Premier Executive Order! Liberals FREAK!

    02/22/2017 1:45:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 32 replies
    President Donald Trump is junking former President Barack Obama’s unpopular federal pro-transgender policies, according to the White House spokesman. The policy reversal will likely protect single-sex civic groups and institutions — including single-sex bathrooms — across the nation from lawsuits and will put new pressure on federal judges to preserve the central role of biology in defining whether a person is male or female.
  • Trump Administration To Rewrite Obama's Transgender Rule (REVERSED!)

    02/21/2017 12:53:33 PM PST · by drewh · 81 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | • 2/21/17 3:14 PM | By Gabby Morrongiello (@gabriellahope_)
    Justice Department officials plan to issue new guidance on protections for transgender students that will effectively reverse Obama-era recommendations and ensure those issues are decided at the state level going forward. "That's an issue that the Department of Justice the Department of Education are addressing, and I think there will be further guidance coming from [Justice Department] in particular, with respect to not just the executive order but the case that's in front of the Supreme Court," White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday. The Supreme Court is slated to hear oral arguments late next month on a case...
  • Transgender teen wins regional wrestling title despite attempt to ban him from competing

    02/20/2017 6:39:18 AM PST · by bgill · 82 replies
    SportsDayHS ^ | Feb. 19, 2017 | Michael Florek
    The winning wrestler pulled a tearful runner-up next to him on the victory stand, and they exchanged a hug after a match that never took place. Mack Beggs, a transgender 17-year-old at Euless Trinity, won the girls 110-pound championship at Saturday's Class 6A Region II wrestling meet after a Coppell wrestler forfeited the final. Beggs, a junior, is taking testosterone while transitioning from female to male. Madeline Rocha's forfeit came 11 days after a lawsuit was filed against the University Interscholastic League by Coppell attorney and wrestling parent Jim Baudhuin, urging the governing body to suspend Beggs because of the...
  • NBA All-Star Game Ticket Prices Plunge: Location Change to Blame?

    02/19/2017 7:05:35 AM PST · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Fox Business ^ | February 17, 2017 | Thomas Barrabi
    Ticket prices are plunging as this weekend’s NBA All-Star festivities kick off in New Orleans, six months after the league relocated the annual showcase event from its original site in Charlotte in protest of North Carolina’s controversial transgender bathroom law. As of Friday morning, the cheapest available seat for Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center cost $184, according to data compiled by TicketIQ, a resale market ticket aggregator. That number is a 71% decrease from last year in Toronto, when the cheapest ticket on the Friday before the game cost $644. The plunge may not be over...
  • Secaucus transgender boy returns to Scouting [Girl in Boys Scouts]

    02/08/2017 7:52:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 2/8/17 | Abbott Koloff
    In a moment of historic significance, Joe Maldonado put on a Cub Scout uniform on Tuesday night as he became a member of Pack 20 in Essex County while his mother held back tears — one week after the Boy Scouts of America changed its national policy to allow transgender children to be scouts....
  • ‘Bathroom bill’ could cost Austin tourism $109 million (TX)

    02/17/2017 4:34:55 PM PST · by bgill · 46 replies
    kxan ^ | Feb. 17, 2017 | Robert Maxwell
    KXAN obtained the latest estimates from the CVB showing 22 groups have expressed concern about the bill. If all were to cancel their convention bookings, the impact would be severe. Austin would lose an estimated 145,890 total hotel room nights and a total estimated economic impact of $109,683,377 between now and 2021. That equates to 4-5 groups a year. The Austin Convention Center hosts an average 60 big groups annually, a spokesperson told KXAN.
  • Transgender illegal immigrant is arrested by ICE agents moments after winning....

    02/16/2017 8:44:51 AM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 15, 2017 | Hannah Al-othman For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Transgender illegal immigrant is arrested by ICE agents moments after winning a protective order against her 'abusive' boyfriend An illegal immigrant was arrested by border agents just moments after a judge gave her a protective order against her partner, claiming he was abusive. Documents filed at El Paso County Courthouse in Texas on February 9 show that the victim, a transgender woman, had been granted a protective order against her boyfriend, Mario Alberto De Avila. The court documents refer to the victim using a male name, Irvin Gonzalez, but the El Paso Times reports that she is also...
  • Parents of transgender students appeal to Trump on bathrooms

    02/15/2017 9:38:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 15, 2017 10:51 AM EST | Maria Danilova
    Hundreds of parents across the country have called on President Donald Trump to embrace Obama-era protections for transgender students that allow them use to school bathrooms in accord with their gender identity. In a letter sent to the president by the Human Rights Campaign late Tuesday, more than 780 parents stressed that “all students deserve equal access to a safe, welcoming school and a high quality education no matter who they are.” The call follows a decision by the Trump administration last week to abandon a defense of the guidelines that had been issued by the Obama administration. A court...
  • Trump Drops Obama’s Transgender School Agenda

    02/14/2017 11:04:50 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    church millitant ^ | Feb. 14, 2017 | Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.
    WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - President Trump is signaling he won't force public schools to adopt Obama's transgender bathroom guidance mandating students be allowed in opposite sex bathrooms and locker rooms. The White House filed a motion Friday Feb. 10 with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals effectively keeping in place a nationwide injunction that blocked Obama's transgender bathroom "guidance" until the Supreme Court addresses the issue in March. A challenge to the injunction late last year by the Obama administration had been scheduled to go before the court this week but was canceled by Friday's filing. Sarah Warbelow, legal director...
  • YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK: Public University Holds Transgender Clothing Drive

    02/14/2017 10:01:59 AM PST · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 13, 2017 | Eric Owens
    Taxpayer-funded Marshall University in West Virginia is holding a clothing drive for cross-dressing students who are looking to assemble marvelous wardrobes. The Marshall University Trans Community Clothing Drive is currently underway. It began on Feb. 6 and will end on Feb. 24. Bins for Marshall’s transgender clothing drive are located in the LGBTQ+ office, several campus residence halls and, of course, the women’s studies department.
  • Trump Drops Defense of Obama Guidelines on Transgender Students

    02/12/2017 2:40:02 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 11, 2017 | LIAM STACK
    The Trump administration has dropped the federal government’s challenge to a nationwide injunction issued last year that blocked the fulfillment of Obama administration guidelines stating that transgender students’ access to bathrooms and other gender-segregated school facilities was protected under existing federal civil rights law. The injunction was issued in August by Judge Reed O’Connor of the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas as part of a lawsuit filed by more than a dozen states over the Obama administration’s position that Title IX, the federal law that bans sex discrimination in schools, protects transgender students. Under that interpretation,...
  • Rose of Tralee pageant flip-flops, says trans women are now allowed

    02/11/2017 8:24:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Irish Central ^ | February 10, 2017 08:00 AM | James Wilson
    Transgender women are allowed to take part in Ireland’s most famous beauty pageant, the Rose of Tralee, the festival’s CEO confirmed today. Previously the pageant had said trans women weren’t eligible to take part, but following a public backlash they changed their mind. “The Festival is a progressive organization that always strives to reflect changes in society in the entry guidelines for women,” the festival originally told the Irish Mirror earlier this week. “Transgender women entering is not something we are considering at the moment; however, we will continue to review our guidelines.” The move took many by surprise, not...
  • Episcopal Church Issues Veiled Threat to Move GC Over Proposed Texas Bathroom Law

    02/11/2017 6:10:23 PM PST · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 2/9/17 | Mary Ann Mueller
    The Episcopal General Convention is scheduled to meet next summer in Austin, the Lone Star State's capitol city, where July temperatures easily soar into the triple digits beneath a blazing Texas sun suspended in a cloudless azure sky. However, as the Episcopal Executive Council prepared to meet in Lithicum Heights, Maryland, the two presiding officers of General Convention -- Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and House of Deputies President Gay Clark Jennings -- penned a joint letter to the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) protesting Texas' latest privacy bill which, if passed, would "require Texas...
  • "O Sodom! What of Your Children?"

    02/11/2017 9:30:57 AM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 14 replies
    February 11, 2017 | John Leland 1879
    POPULATION CONTROL AND THE EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN. What might be the connection between population control and making children transgender? The following is from a periodical, THE GOSPEL TRUMPET, published in connection with the Church of God based in Greenville, Ohio, a sect with which we have serious doctrinal differences. Nevertheless, their periodical for Jan-Feb 2017 features an excellent article, "O Sodom! What of Your Children?" by S. Mutch. EXCERPT: "By featuring a "transgender" child on its online cover, Michelle Cretella, MD, president of the American College of Pediatricians, said that National Geographic is 'promoting a political agenda over science and...
  • 'I am accepted': New Jersey boy, 9, becomes the first openly transgender Boy Scout

    02/08/2017 4:35:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 72 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 8, 2017 | Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com
    A New Jersey boy has become the first openly transgender member of the Boy Scouts. Just one week after the Boy Scouts of America changed its policy to allow transgender children to join, Joe Maldonado donned his uniform as the newest member of Pack 20 in Maplewood. 'I am accepted,' said the nine-year-old on Tuesday night, as his mother fought back tears. The youngster had previously been banned from Pack 87 in Secaucus because his birth certificate stated that he was born a girl.
  • Transgender ex-con arrested for alleged threat to shoot Westmoreland County judge

    02/08/2017 6:48:31 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies
    Trib Live ^ | February 7, 2017 | Renatta Signorini
    A Seward woman who served prison time for the botched castration and overdose death of her sixth husband was arrested Monday over allegations she threatened to shoot a Westmoreland County judge. Tammy L. Felbaum, 58, who is transgender, is being held in the Westmoreland County Prison on $100,000 bail in connection with an incident at the courthouse. County park police allege Felbaum claimed to have in her purse “guns and an Uzi ... also a rocket launcher” when she went through metal detectors prior to a scheduled civil court hearing before Judge Chris Scherer, according to an affidavit. She is...
  • Woman Caught Posing As U.S. Soldier Sentenced With Up To 20 Years In Prison (Stolen Valor)

    02/06/2017 4:48:30 PM PST · by PROCON · 67 replies
    americanmilitarynews.com ^ | Feb. 3, 2017 | STAFFWRITER9
    A woman who was exposed for posing as a U.S. Army Lieutenant by Guardian of Valor in 2015 was just sentenced to prison by a Nevada judge last week. Kelsie Hoover, a transgender woman who began to undergo gender reassignment surgery a few years ago, was caught posing as a male U.S. soldier at Baltimore Washington Airport named “Michael Cipriani.” Following Guardian of Valor’s video being posted, Hoover was arrested in Oregon and extradited back to Nevada to face charges. Hoover went through trial and was sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.American Military News spoke to Anthony...
  • Make Doctor Who a black woman? Please don't

    02/02/2017 8:31:26 PM PST · by MNDude · 57 replies
    Predictable as ever, Doctor’, says the Master in the Doctor Who episode ‘The Deadly Assassin’. In a similar vein, the Guardian has followed the announcement that Peter Capaldi is leaving the series with not one but two articles about how the new Doctor must be a woman, black or preferably both. Because white males are boring! After all, it’s 2017. As the Hitler Youth said to the 19th-century humanists: ‘We don’t think like that anymore.’ Of course, there is nothing wrong with having more women and black people cast in mainstream roles. The more the merrier. But when cultural representation...
  • Hail the Gender-Fluid Scouts?

    02/03/2017 5:35:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    Editor's Note: This piece was coauthored by Tim Graham.The Boy Scouts of America, or BSA, used to be derided as a "traditional, values-based" organization, whose oath spoke of a "duty to God" and whose law insisted the Scouts be "reverent." Now the BSA worships something else: corporate donations. It should have been expected after it folded on homosexual Scouts and then on homosexual scoutmasters. Within a month of being pressured by the case of 8-year-old Joe Maldonado, who was born a girl named Jodi Maldonado, the BSA folded on God and how he "made them male and female." In today's...
  • Goodbye, Boy Scouts of America. You Spineless Cowards

    02/02/2017 5:23:09 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 33 replies
    http://themattwalshblog.com ^ | February 1, 2017 | Matt Walsh
    Goodbye, Boy Scouts. You fools. You invertebrates. You caved once again and will now allow “transgender boys” — also known as girls — to enter your ranks. I guess you forgot that the girls already have their own branch of the Scouts. It’s called the Girl Scouts. You know, the one with the cookies. Will the Boy Scouts start selling cookies now, too? That would be one upside to all of this, at least. Your chief executive declared yesterday that it’s “not sufficient” to use a birth certificate as reference point to determine a person’s gender. I’m certain that he...
  • Texas Town Welcomes First Openly Transgender Mayor

    02/01/2017 4:02:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 1, 2017 | Alexandra Klausner
    A Texas mayor made history this week when she came out as transgender. New Hope Mayor Jess Herbst — the state’s first seated official to openly change gender — shared her announcement in an open letter posted on the town’s website this week. “As your Mayor I must tell you about something that has been with me since my earliest memories. I am transgender. Two years ago, with the support of my wife, daughters and son-in-law, I began Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). At the time, I did not imagine I would hold the Mayors position, but here I am,” Herbst...
  • Texas Mayor Announces That She Is Transgender

    02/01/2017 3:48:24 PM PST · by bgill · 72 replies
    NYT ^ | Feb. 1, 2017 | Christine Hauserfeb
    Ms. Herbst said that she had the support of her family. Her wife grew up in New Hope, and the couple have lived in the town with their two daughters since 1999. “It is gender identity, not sexual preference that applies to me,” the mayor wrote. “I love my wife, and she loves me. We have no intention of change. My daughters have been adamant supporters of me and are proud to tell people their father is transgender.”
  • Mayor of New Hope comes out as transgender

    02/01/2017 3:42:38 PM PST · by tuffydoodle · 39 replies
    myfoxdfw ^ | 2/1/17 | fox4news staff
    NEW HOPE, Texas - The appointed mayor of a small town in Collin County announced in an open letter to her citizens that she is transgender. Jess Herbst is the mayor of New Hope, Texas. It’s a town of 600 people east of McKinney. Mayor Herbst posted a letter on the town’s website explaining her transition from Jeff to Jess and her decision to live her life as a female. “I do hope that it helps people understand that we are just normal people like everyone else,” she said. Herbst has served as city alderman since 2003 and was just...
  • Welcome to the era of “transgender Boy Scouts”

    02/01/2017 1:20:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/01/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    I suppose this was bound to happen eventually. I noticed (and bookmarked) a story out of New Jersey back around Christmas regarding a “transgender boy” who was barred from joining the Cub Scouts. And just to be crystal clear here, when I say “boy” I’m not being disparaging of someone who is a few months shy of reaching adulthood. We’re talking about a little girl who is eight years old. And she’s very sad that she can’t be a Cub Scout. (North Jersey) From the moment he joined, 8-year-old Joe Maldonado eagerly looked forward to camping trips and science...
  • Transgender boy and his mom file discrimination complaint after he was booted from Cub Scouts

    01/30/2017 3:43:54 AM PST · by SMGFan · 68 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | January 28, 2017
    Kristie Maldonado and her son, Joe -- who gained national attention when he was barred from his local Cub Scouts pack because he is transgender -- plan to file a discrimination complaint against the regional chapter of the Boy Scouts of America. The complaint claims that the Boy Scouts of America's Northern New Jersey Council, which oversees a number of local scouting troops, violated the state "public accommodation" law by kicking the Secaucus boy out of the local Pack 87 in November, a month after he joined. The complaint, which was obtained by The Jersey Journal yesterday, is expected to...
  • On Transgenders, the Boy Scouts Did What I Predicted They Would

    01/31/2017 3:25:47 PM PST · by DWW1990 · 28 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 1/31/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Though I was never involved in scouting, I've always been an enthusiastic outdoorsman and greatly respected the mission of the Boy Scouts. That respect was waning years ago, and is now completely gone. I have three boys and would NEVER allow them to participate in an organization so "Physically Ignorant, Mentally Lazy, and Morally Lost."
  • Boy Scout Leaders Embrace Transgender Claims, Discard ‘Boys Only’ Rule

    01/31/2017 1:47:18 PM PST · by lowbridge · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 30, 2017 | Neil Munro
    The Boy Scouts organization has adopted a transgender policy change which suddenly ends its 106-year role as a single-sex character-development group for young boys. The group discarded the unifying entry requirements of boyhood and male biology, and is now accepting females who wish to live as “transgender boys,” after just a few weeks of internal discussion.
  • Boy Scouts of America will allow transgender children to join

    01/30/2017 6:51:59 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/30/17 | Katie Zezima
    The Boy Scouts of America announced Monday that it will allow transgender children to enroll in scouting programs. Boy Scouts chief executive Michael Surbaugh said in a video message that the organization will now accept boys based on the gender a parent puts on a child’s scouting application, ending a policy of accepting boys based on the gender listed on a child’s birth certificate. “We realized that referring to birth certificates as the reference point is no longer sufficient,” Surbaugh said in a video message. “Communities and state laws are now interpreting gender identity differently than society did in the...
  • Boy Scouts Will Allow Transgender Children Into Programs

    01/30/2017 4:32:07 PM PST · by drewh · 74 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2 hours ago | staff reporter
    The Boy Scouts of America says it will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys only programs. The organization announced Monday that it had made the decision to base enrollment in boys only programs on the gender a child or parent lists on the application to become a scout. The organization had previously held a policy that relied on the gender listed on a child's birth certificate. A spokeswoman for the organization says it made the decision based on states and communities changing how gender is defined. A transgender child in Secaucus, New Jersey, was...
  • Boy Scouts of America to begin accepting transgender boys

    01/30/2017 5:02:38 PM PST · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    Yahoo Reuters ^ | January 30, 2017
    The Boy Scouts of America said on Monday the group would begin accepting transgender boys, bucking its more than a century-old practice of using the gender stated on a birth certificate to determine eligibility. "Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the gender identity indicated on the application," Boy Scouts of America communications director Effie Delimarkos said in an emailed statement. Delimarkos' cited shifting definitions of gender under state laws, which can "vary widely from state to state," in explaining the change.
  • Don't call pregnant patients 'mothers': Doctors are banned from using the word over fears it will up

    01/29/2017 9:57:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 39 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 28, 2017 | Stephen Adams and Sanchez Manning for The Mail on Sunday
    FULL TITLE: Don't call pregnant patients 'mothers': Doctors are banned from using the word over fears it will upset those who are transgender NHS doctors have been told not to call pregnant women ‘expectant mothers’ because it might offend transgender people, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. The astonishing warning comes in official guidelines issued by the British Medical Association to its 160,000 members, which says mothers-to-be should be referred to as ‘pregnant people’ instead. The controversial advice to doctors in hospitals and general practice comes just weeks after it emerged that a Briton who was born a girl but...
  • Don’t Say ‘Mothers’ – It Offends Transgender People, Doctors Told

    01/29/2017 1:02:13 PM PST · by Silentgypsy · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/29/2017 | Virginia Hale
    Doctors have been told to refer to expectant mothers as “pregnant people” so as not to offend transgender people, in official guidelines issued by the British Medical Association (BMA). The controversial advice appears in a 14-page booklet on “inclusive language in the workplace” which also rules that the terms ‘biologically male’ and ‘biologically female’ are problematic, and instructs doctors to instead say that the individual was ‘assigned’ male or female at birth. The union’s new guidelines come just weeks after it emerged that a British woman in the process of ‘transitioning’ gender put her operation on hold to have a...
  • Don't call pregnant women 'expectant mothers' as it might offend transgender people, BMA says

    01/29/2017 11:34:53 AM PST · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    (UK) Telegraph ^ | January 29, 2017 | Laura Donnelly
    The British Medical Association has said pregnant women should not be called "expectant mothers" as it could offend transgender people. Instead, they should call them "pregnant people" so as not to upset intersex and transgender men, the union has said.
  • Sweden to stop calling transgender people 'mentally ill'

    01/28/2017 6:57:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 28 January 2017 11:17 CET+01:00 | TT/The Local
    Transgender people will no longer be classified as “mentally ill” in Sweden, the country’s main national health authority has announced, in a decision widely criticized as overdue. Sweden’s National Board of Health and Welfare, or Socialstyrelsen, announced late on Friday that it would no longer automatically apply the diagnosis “gender dysphoria” to transgender patients. “…more than anything, this change has an important symbolic value,’ Kristina Bränd Persson, the organization’s head, said in a press release. “This is a completely reasonable change. Many divisions and categories are obsolete. For us, the decision is uncontroversial. We tend to follow the changes the...
  • California lawmakers want third-gender option on IDs

    01/26/2017 5:51:09 PM PST · by tekrat · 40 replies
    WISN 12 News ^ | 1/26/2017
    Democratic lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bill supporters say would make California the first state to add a third gender option on state identifying documents. State Sen. Toni Atkins' bill would add a non-binary gender marker option for driver's licenses, birth certificates, identity cards and gender change court orders. The San Diego Democrat says SB 179 would also simplify the process for changing one's gender on those documents. Transgender people face discrimination in their everyday lives when they use IDs that do not match the gender they appear to be, Atkins said. The legislation would help transgender people and those...
  • How the Women's March's "genital-based" feminism isolated the transgender community

    01/24/2017 3:08:18 PM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Identities.Mic ^ | January 23, 2017 | Marie Solis
    In the weeks approaching the Women's March on Washington, a woman in Los Angeles accidentally created what became the most popular accessory among protesters: a pussy hat. "I wanted to do something more than just show up," Krista Suh told the Los Angeles Times. "How can I visually show someone what's going on? And I realized as a California girl, I would be really cold in D.C. - it's not tank-top weather year-round. So I thought maybe I could knit myself a hat." Suh made the knitting pattern freely available online, and soon women across the country were working quickly...
  • VIDEO: #WomensMarch

    01/23/2017 6:48:19 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 44 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 01/23/2017 | Steven Crowder
    So this happened. This week my producer and I went down to the Austin #WomensMarch. One of the biggest in the country. In order to blend in, we posed as transgender. Not only were we given VIP access, but Wendy Davis personally gave me a one-on-one interview, in what could possibly be the most embarrassing debacle of her career. None of this is faked. Everything. You. See. Actually Happened. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUDtoDAGVE8&feature=youtu.be
  • Christians and Feminists Unite Against Transgender Bathroom Policy

    01/18/2017 8:30:48 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 27 replies
    The New American ^ | 18 January 2017 | Michael Tennant
    Politics, it has been said, makes strange bedfellows; and what could be stranger than an alliance of Christian pro-family activists and radical feminists? Yet that is precisely what has occurred in response to the Obama administration’s attempt to force schools to open up sex-segregated private spaces to “transgender” individuals.The Family Policy Alliance (FPA), a public-policy partner of Focus on the Family, has joined with the Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF), which describes itself as “a radical feminist organization dedicated to the total liberation of women,” to oppose the administration’s “bathroom policy.”That policy, articulated last year in directives from the Justice and...
  • Target lowers 4Q profit and sales outlook

    01/18/2017 5:32:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2017 7:30 AM EST | Anne D’Innocenzio
    Target is lowering its fourth-quarter profit and sales outlook after the discounter says it had sluggish holiday sales and traffic in its stores that offset a surging online business. Target says revenue at stores opened at least a year for the November and December period were down 1.3 percent. The company now says that the key barometer for a retailer’s health will decline 1 percent to 1.5 percent in the quarter, compared to guidance of down 1 percent to up 1 percent. …
  • I'm fighting prejudice, says transgender man who's four months PREGNANT

    01/14/2017 9:15:14 PM PST · by Lorianne · 52 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 13 January 2017 | Paul Bracchi
    It is now almost impossible for Mrs Edgeworth to look at the pictures of Paige as a little girl without feeling tearful. Paige will soon be 21. But she has changed her name by deed poll to Hayden Cross and has been living legally as a man for the past three years after starting gender reassignment on the NHS, a process which has left Hayden with a deeper voice and facial hair. It has also bitterly divided his family and left him estranged from those who love him. Mrs Edgeworth told the Mail poignantly: ‘She’s asked me to call her...
  • Anonymous American Donor Funds ‘Some Girls Have Penises, Some Boys Vaginas’ Poster Campaign

    01/13/2017 12:44:34 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Jan 2017 | Nick Hallett
    A poster campaign depicting naked children with genitalia of the opposite sex has hit cities across northern Spain thanks to an anonymous American donor. The posters, which declare that some girls have penises and some boys have vulvas, have appeared at bus stops and metro stations across the Basque Country and Navarre. Created by transgender advocacy group Chrysallis Euskal Herria, the images have appeared in major cities such as Pamplona, San Sebastián, Bilbao and Vitoria, with the backing of local government. They show four naked children holding hands, including one boy with female genitalia and one girl with male genitalia....
  • California Pays For Murderers Sex-Change

    01/12/2017 3:49:58 PM PST · by SeanG200 · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 12, 2017 | John and Ken
    John and Ken detail just how out of control California's (and really, society as a whole) "fiscal common sense" is and why we as a state will stay in the red. So when a friend says schools are broke... point this story out to them: >>>>>>> California taxpayers will be funding a convicted murder's sex change operation, according to the prisoner's attorneys. Shiloh Heavenly Quine, 57, who is serving a life sentence for murder, will be receiving "sex-reassignment surgery" and will be transferred to a women's prison, the Los Angeles Times reported. The state of California will cover much of...
  • Report: Trans Jenner to Attend Donald Trump’s Inauguration

    01/11/2017 11:06:13 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/11/2017 | Jerome Hudson
    Gold medal Olympian turned reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, has reportedly accepted an invitation to attend Donald Trump’s inauguration. Jenner, who previously praised Trump during a contentious election campaign, will be among the many high-profile figures to travel to Washington, D.C. for the January 20 event, UsWeekly reports.
  • The Anti-Science Mainstreaming of Mental Illness

    01/08/2017 5:23:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/05/2017 | Ben Shapiro
    On Tuesday, the U.K.'s Daily Mail reported that 23-year-old Anna Teshu of Staten Island, New York, has gone missing. Teshu's 15 minutes of fame began in 2015 when she was featured on the internet because her boyfriend was walking her around on a leash in public. Her boyfriend said: "The collar is like a ring for most couples. They use rings, we have a collar." Teshu reportedly enjoyed spending time in a puppy cage, as well. She explained, "The first time I put on a collar I thought, 'Now I need to find someone for the other end.'" That same...
  • Texas Transgender Bathroom Bill Triggers National Speculation

    01/07/2017 4:41:07 PM PST · by ColdOne · 68 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/7/17 | Lana Shadwick
    The transgender bathroom battle is being hit straight-on in the Lone Star State. A state senator has pre-filed a bill which she says “seeks to put an end to a controversy that began in Washington D.C.” National media outlets are already speculating on whether the fight will be similar to the one in North Carolina. Texas State Senator Lois W. Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) filed Senate Bill 6, the “Texas Privacy Act” which she says is “a bid to address the personal privacy concerns of many Texans.” Kolkhorst called herself “a longtime privacy advocate” and added, “This bill is written not to...
  • Transgender man sues Catholic hospital for canceling 'medically necessary' hysterectomy

    01/07/2017 3:19:52 PM PST · by NYer · 64 replies
    rt ^ | January 7, 2017
    A transgender man is suing a Catholic hospital in New Jersey for canceling his hysterectomy surgery after his doctor deemed the procedure “medically necessary” as part of his sex transition. The surgery was scheduled at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, but an administrator canceled the operation because of the hospital’s religious affiliation.A lawsuit filed on Thursday claims that a Catholic hospital denied a transgender man a hysterectomy due to ethical and religious directives from the US Conference of Bishops. The man, Jionni Conforti alleges that doing so violated his patient’s bill of rights that states hospitals will provide medical services...