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  • Students Organize ‘S***-In’ Protest for Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

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

    10/31/2016 8:34:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 31, 2016 | Jonah Bennett
    A petition to reverse the decision by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to make the entire job title system gender-neutral has reached more than 100,000 signatures, forcing a White House review.The petition soared to 50,000 within the first week of its launch in late September, but for the rest of October, it was an open question of whether it would reach its goal.But as of Monday morning, the petition reached 102,591 signatures, which reflects the fact that the new job title change is viewed in an almost universally unfavorable light.“For 241 Years Navy personnel have been identified by their...
  • Swedish school to build gender neutral changing room

    10/15/2016 10:57:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 15 Oct 2016 14:02 GMT+02:00 | (TT/The Local)
    A high school in Sweden is to build an additional gender neutral changing room to cater for pupils who identify with a gender other than their biological sex, or consider themselves neither male nor female. St. Eskil’s gymnasium, in Eskiltuna, a city west of Stockholm, has decided to build the new changing facilities at the request of pupils. […] Mary-Jane Nehme, a pupil who was born male but identifies as female, has faced difficulties as she has not been permitted to use the female changing rooms, and has instead had to use her own small room. …
  • California governor approves gender-neutral restrooms

    09/29/2016 8:54:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 29, 2016 9:00 PM EDT
    Gov. Jerry Brown waded further into the national debate over transgender rights Thursday as he signed a bill requiring that all single-stall toilets in California be designated as gender neutral. The measure requires that businesses and governments post non-gender-specific signs on single-occupant restrooms by March 1, 2017. Democratic Assemblyman Phil Ting of San Francisco said his legislation would establish the nation’s most inclusive restroom-access law and “chart a new course of equality for the nation.” “This simple concept is oddly cutting-edge when compared with the discrimination being enacted in other states,” Ting said earlier, while urging the Democratic governor to...
  • Progressives: Giving your son a boy name could make him think he's a boy

    08/26/2016 6:45:36 AM PDT · by PROCON · 104 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | Carly Hoilman
    A recent New York Times article noted that celebrity parents are favoring "post-gender" or "gender agnostic" names for their newborns. The piece cites examples like Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green, who named their son "Journey," and Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell, who named their second daughter "Delta" (their first daughter? "Lincoln"). "Gender-blurring baby names are on the rise among American parents," the article notes. “The old ‘Boy Named Sue’ idea of a boy being shamed by having a girl’s name is passing away,” Pamela Redmond Satran, a founder of the baby-naming website Nameberry, told the Times. Last December,...
  • Study: gender-neutral tenure policies harm women

    07/03/2016 11:12:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Jun 30, 2016 at 12:30 PM EDT | Rob Shimshock
    Ostensibly “gender-neutral” tenure policies designed to help women have actually ended up helping men instead, according to a new academic study. As reported by the American Enterprise Institute, a research paper entitled “Equal but Inequitable: Who Benefits from Gender-Neutral Tenure Clock-Stopping Policies?” tested the income of male and female professors when it implemented gender-neutral clock stopping policies, which cancel out the effect of maternity leave on the acquisition of tenure.“After the implementation of a gender-neutral clock stopping policy,” the paper reports, “the probability that a female assistant professor gets tenure at that university decreases by 22 percentage points while male...
  • Ontario introducing gender-neutral driver's licences, health cards ['Able to select X']

    06/30/2016 6:06:47 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 19 replies
    Ontario is introducing gender-neutral driver's licences and health cards. Beginning in early 2017, drivers will be able to select X, instead of an M for male or F for female for their licences. And this month, the province started issuing health cards that no longer display information about a person's sex on the front of the card. People who want a new health card without the sex identifier before their regular renewal date can obtain one immediately through ServiceOntario at no cost. The Liberal government says it is making these changes "to ensure the fair, ethical and equitable treatment of...
  • A Battlefield is not Gender Neutral

    06/11/2016 8:19:14 PM PDT · by pboyington · 73 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 11, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    It’s 1984 at the Pentagon, where the truth is warped like an old 78 RPM record sitting in the sun all day. At the Pentagon, true is false and false is true and the difference couldn’t be located with a million GPS’. We are living in dangerous times, when incompetent, leftist social engineers are calling the plays in the Pentagon and in the process, sealing the fate of the US military in future conflicts. As reported on Townhall this week: The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are getting a progressive make-over. The word ‘man’ will be dropped from each job...
  • With women in combat, taking the 'man' out of job titles

    06/08/2016 9:37:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 9, 2016 12:15 AM EDT | Jennifer McDermott
    Now that women will be allowed to serve in all combat jobs, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are dropping the word man from some of their job titles to make them inclusive and gender-neutral. Much like the term fireman has evolved to firefighter, an engineman could be called an engine technician. A yeoman could be called an administrative specialist. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus says this is one more step in how the force has changed. …
  • Liberals Obama-izing and feminizing National Anthem

    06/01/2016 9:17:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/01/16 | Judi McLeod
    Oh Canada! With not much work to speak of other than trading off Selfies the way former generations traded baseball cards, Canadian MPs will today debate making Canada’s national anthem—“gender-neutral”. Rather than earning their keep, strengthening the weak Canadian dollar, or reassuring Canadians they really know what they’re doing by flooding their towns and cities with undocumented refugees, the Liberals are into an Obama-izing and feminizing Canada gambit.
  • Carter: 'Unmanned' Job Titles a Challenge to Make Gender-Neutral

    05/27/2016 2:04:56 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 27 replies
    Military.com ^ | May 27, 2016 | Hope Hodge Seck
    As the Navy and Marine Corps enter the final stage of a review mandated by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus aimed at removing the word "man" from job titles in favor of gender-neutral alternatives, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday he has been thinking about ways to apply the practice to the entire Defense Department. Navy and Marine Corps officials have said that all titles, including frequently used ones such as seaman and rifleman, are under a review that began in January at Mabus' request. The move comes as all previously closed job titles across the Defense Department opened to women.
  • Catholic College Employee Investigated By Police For Saying There Are Only Two Genders

    05/03/2016 7:14:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | April 28, 2016 | Amanda Prestigiacomo
    Blasphemy was committed on a Catholic university campus: An employee at the "Catholic" school stated her belief, rooted in Catholicism, that there are only two genders. An unnamed employee at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles has been suspended and is currently being investigated for a “hate crime” by the university’s Bias Incident Response Team and the LAPD for “denying transgenderism” when she stated that there are only two genders, reports The College Fix. On April 14, the employee engaged in a “dialogue” with three students who were hanging up posters for “Rainbow Week” on campus. Cosette Carleo, who identifies...
  • State court: Domestic violence law unfair to gay couples [SC]

    03/24/2016 9:22:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 24, 2016 6:32 PM EDT | Meg Kinnard
    A law that perhaps unintentionally failed to protect domestic violence victims in same-sex relationships appears to be unconstitutional, and now South Carolina’s high court is trying to decide what to do. The court was asked on Wednesday to weigh in after a woman tried to get a protective order against her former fiancée, also a woman, and was denied. The state’s domestic violence law defines “household members” as a spouse, former spouse, people with a child in common, or specifically men and women who are or have lived together — but not unmarried same-sex couples. …
  • Ohio high court adopts use of gender-neutral language

    03/14/2016 9:27:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 15, 2016 12:03 AM EDT
    The Ohio Supreme Court is adopting the use of gender-neutral references in family court cases in place of words such as husband and wife following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing gay marriage across the country. […] The Ohio order also includes father, mother, parent and spouse in its description of terms expressing familial relationships. …
  • Charlotte Observer Covered Up Open Bathrooms Advocate’s Predatory Past

    03/09/2016 6:46:49 AM PST · by God'sgrrl · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 8, 2016 | Demi Dowdy
    Yesterday, Breitbart News posted a story exposing what some of us already knew: A registered sex offender named Chad Sevearance has been leading the charge that would make Charlotte bathrooms potential venues for sexual predators. In the guise of an LGBT activist, Sevearance has been frequently quoted by the Charlotte Observer as an advocate for the recently passed Charlotte ordinance that will allow bathrooms to be open to any and all genders. The ordinance is scheduled to go into effect on April 15. Read more
  • Head of ÂŁ33,000-a-year girls' boarding school says boys should wear princess dresses and…(UK)

    02/21/2016 8:56:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 12:58 EST, 21 February 2016 | Sam Tonkin
    The headmistress of a Ł33,000-a-year girls' boarding school has called for parents to bring up their children in a 'gender neutral' way so that youngsters can try out 'male' and 'female' roles. Heathfield school's Jo Heywood believes one of the benefits of gender neutral parenting is that it would produce girls confident about entering careers such as science and engineering, traditionally regarded as a man's world. Princess Alexandra, the actress Sienna Miller and the model Amber Le Bon, daughter of Duran Duran's Simon, are among the famous alumni of the school in Ascot, Berkshire. Ms. Heywood told Sian Griffiths of...
  • NY Times: In Houston, Hate Trumped Fairness (and teens will commit suicide because of this)

    11/05/2015 8:21:20 AM PST · by Zakeet · 79 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 4, 2015
    Sometime in the near future, a transgender teenager in Texas will attempt suicide — and maybe succeed — because vilifying people for their gender identity remains politically acceptable in America. The hateful rhetoric of leaders like Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is the latest, ugliest example. Mr. Patrick was ebullient on Tuesday night after it became clear that Houston voters had decidedly rejected a broad equal rights ordinance that opponents maliciously and misleadingly characterized as a boon for cross-dressing sex offenders. [Snip] As opponents of the ordinance celebrate their victory this week, transgender people across...
  • U.S. Marines introduce 29 gender-neutral jobs

    10/06/2015 8:48:39 AM PDT · by PROCON · 52 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 6, 2015 | UPI
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) — The U.S. Marine Corps has unveiled new physical standards that all recruits — male and female — must meet to qualify for 29 of the branch’s jobs. The new gender-neutral standards could make it a lot harder for boot camp recruits and Officer Candidates to obtrain certain positions, according to the Marine Corps Times. These fields include infantry, combat engineering, tanks and amphibious assault vehicles, close-air support, and ground ordnance. One of the standards all recruits must meet is being able to evacuate a casualty, and conduct an MK19 grenade launcher lift. Most posts in...
  • [VA] Judge denies transgender student’s request to use boys’ bathroom

    09/04/2015 5:23:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/4/15 | Julie Zauzmer
    A federal judge has denied a transgender teenager’s request to allow him to use the same bathroom as his peers at his public school in Virginia. Instead, the judge ruled Friday, the teenager must continue using a separate, private bathroom that he has said makes him feel “singled out and humiliated.” Gavin Grimm, a teenage boy who was born female, used the boys’ bathroom for seven weeks with no problem, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which brought a lawsuit against the Gloucester County School Board on his behalf. But then parents heard about the teen using the boys’...
  • University of Tennessee tells staff and students to stop using 'he' and 'she' - and switch to...

    08/28/2015 6:35:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 28 August 2015 | Kieran Corcoran For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: University of Tennessee tells staff and students to stop using 'he' and 'she' - and switch to 'xe', 'zir' and 'xyr' instead The University of Tennessee has told its staff and students to stop calling each other 'he', 'she', 'him' and 'her' - and to start referring to one another with terms like 'xe', 'zir' and 'xyr' instead. The Knoxville branch of the public university, which has 27,400 students, sent a memo round to its members filled with unusual new parts of speech to avoid referring to anybody's gender. According to a gay rights official at the university,...
  • YMCA and "gender neutral" Bathrooms

    07/14/2015 4:11:39 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 15 replies
    July 14, 2015
    The Young Men's Christian Association, or YMCA as it's been called since 1844, was founded to get poor boys and girls off the streets and into a Christian environment. Today I went into my local YMCA and noticed something right away. The bathrooms that used to say "Female" and "Male", now say "Gender Neutral" instead of Man and Female. They also have a "Gender Neutral" dressing room. This new bathroom designations for homosexual rights crowd are a disgrace and insult to this once great organization founded on Christian principles. I asked one of the young girls working in the Y...
  • Transgender is yesterday's news: How companies are grappling with the 'no gender' society

    06/30/2015 10:39:37 AM PDT · by rbg81 · 37 replies
    Fortune Magazine ^ | 6/29/2015 | Vivian Giang
    Facebook now offers more than 50 ways for users to identify their gender. Says one exec, “Gender neutral is kind of the new thing.” With Bruce Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn, transgender issues have become front and center in the mainstream cultural conversation. But among many young people, there is a much bigger conversation going on about gender. The whole notion of “binary” — female and male — gender norms is being seen as limiting, and unnecessary. At elite liberal arts colleges like Vassar and Wesleyan, students have earnest conversations about gender being a “social construct,” and bathrooms are “gender neutral,”...
  • Gender-neutral baby names are all the rage for 2015

    06/23/2015 10:11:08 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 23, 2015 | Kristin Toussaint
    Last year’s most popular baby names were Benjamin and Emma, but this year the top boy and girl names could actually be the same. 2015 is looking like the year of the gender-neutral baby names, according to a midyear report by BabyCenter.com. Currently, names like Amari, Karter, Phoenix, Quinn and Reese have been making the largest leaps in popularity. “As usual, baby names are reflecting a larger cultural shift,” says BabyCenter’s Global Editor in Chief Linda Murray. “Millennials are an open-minded and accepting group, and they don’t want their children to feel pressured to conform to stereotypes that might be...
  • Boston City Hall Gets Gender Neutral Bathrooms

    06/12/2015 11:14:58 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 31 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | June 12, 2015 | Sarah Fisher
    f you have any business to conduct in Boston City Hall, you will be able to share the bathroom with people of the opposite sex or any sex for that matter. "Mayor Martin J. Walsh established gender-neutral bathrooms in Boston's City Hall Thursday, according to a statement from the city. The move comes during Boston's Pride Week, which celebrates the LGBT community and raises awareness of discrimination." USA Today explains the new bathrooms "can be used by anyone including individuals who may identify as transgender, caregivers helping someone of another gender and parents with small children."
  • Gender neutral restrooms gaining traction among schools

    05/31/2015 8:54:59 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | May 31, 2015 | Pat Maio
    Two years after California passed a law that permits transgender youth to use whatever bathroom they wish, school districts continue to grapple with compliance, though major strides have been made. “You can’t just build a restroom or retrofit one tomorrow,” said Kurt Dearie, a history teacher at Carlsbad High School who has been a co-advisor for the school’s Gender Sexuality Alliance since 2002. “The lack of money and all kinds of things make this more challenging today.”
  • VIDEO: Georgetown students take pledge to end 'urinal privilege'

    04/30/2015 5:50:54 PM PDT · by massmike · 63 replies
    campusreform.org ^ | 04/30/2015 | Gabriella Morrongiello
    The two latest trends sweeping colleges and universities across the U.S. are a demand for gender-neutral bathrooms and peer-to-peer shaming of "privileged" students. At California Polytechnic University, students recently held a “s*it-in” to demand that administrators add more “all gender” restrooms to the 17 existing locations on Cal Poly’s campus. Despite an impending budget crisis, the University of North Texas allocated $100,000 last fall to renovate old restrooms and make them gender-neutral. “This is a situation where I thought we could be proactive and make this change… You could say it’s an all-human restroom,” Shane McCreery, Illinois State University’s Ethics...
  • Transgender Week at the White House: Gender Neutral Bathrooms and Conversion Therapy Bans

    04/11/2015 5:48:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/11/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    President Barack Obama symbolically demonstrated support for certain transgender political goals this week by announcing his support for bans on conversion therapy for youth and the addition of a gender neutral bathroom in the White House. In response to a petition posted on a White House website, the Obama administration expressed its support for Sexual Orientation Change Efforts Therapy. Valerie Jarrett, a senior presidential adviser, wrote in the official response to the petition that President Obama supported such a ban. "The overwhelming scientific evidence demonstrates that conversion therapy, especially when it is practiced on young people, is neither medically nor...
  • Latest White House feature: Gender-neutral restroom

    04/09/2015 9:25:34 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | 4-8-15 | Sarah Wheaton
    President Barack Obama’s staff and visitors now have the option of using a gender-neutral restroom, a White House spokesman said Wednesday — the latest in a series of symbolic steps the Obama administration has taken to work the priorities of the LGBT community into its broader themes of inclusiveness and tolerance. The newly designated restroom is an example of how the administration has been advancing the discussion by raising the profile of transgender issues, an area of debate that is especially hotly contested right now. The restroom will be located in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, where much of the...
  • College: The Sixty-Five Thousand Dollar Misunderstanding

    04/17/2014 7:28:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/17/2014 | Roger L. Simon
    [1]Back in 1962, Robert Gover published a novel called the One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding [2] whose premise Amazon describes this way: “A college sophomore spends a weekend with a pretty 14-year-old black prostitute under the manly misapprehension that she has invited him because she finds him irresistible.”I remember reading it as an undergraduate and finding it mildly amusing. Of course, inflation being what it is, it’s hard to write a book about a piddling hundred dollar misunderstanding anymore. But somehow the novel came to mind today when reading one of my favorite websites — The College Fix [3]. The...
  • Australia’s top court recognizes ‘gender neutral’ sex category

    04/01/2014 11:29:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:29AM BST 02 Apr 2014 | (AFP)
    Australia’s highest court has ruled that a person can be legally recognized as gender neutral as opposed to male or female, ending a long legal battle by a sexual equality campaigner. “The High Court… recognizes that a person may be neither male nor female, and so permits the registration of a person’s sex as ‘non-specific’,” it said in a unanimous judgment, dismissing a New South Wales state appeal to recognize only men or women. The case centered on a person called Norrie—who does not identify as either male or female—who fought a legal battle for a new gender-neutral category. …
  • Farewell to freshman - Washington State to remove 40,000 pieces of legislation of 'gender biased lan

    07/11/2013 8:09:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 2, 2013 | James Nye
    Farewell to freshman - Washington State to remove 40,000 pieces of legislation of 'gender biased language'...but manhole survives This week new laws will come into effect in Washington State to form the final piece of a six-year effort to rewrite all state laws using gender-neutral vocabulary. The politically correct crusade will see terms such as 'fisherman', 'freshman' and even 'journeyman plumber' replaced with 'fisher', 'first-year-student' and 'journey-level plumber'. Signalling an end to hundreds of years of accepted language, the move will now see the state's copious laws, including thousands of words and phrases re-written at tax-payers expense.
  • Sweden Introduces New Gender-Neutral Pronoun, Makes Being a Man ILLEGAL

    No, JK, JK. Everyone's manhood and womanhood and non-binaryhood is still intact, no matter what the conservative gender-apocalypse-mongers are sure to do with this story. You can still be whatever gender you want to be, and embody whatever stereotypes you want—from swaggering alpha douche to limp lily on the fainting couch. But the ever-progressive nation of Sweden has introduced a new gender-neutral pronoun—hen (neither the masculine han nor the feminine hon)—into its official National Encyclopedia. It's a heartening step in broadening the concept of gender and giving institutional validation to those for whom gender is more complicated than the stiff...
  • NJ teen wants Easy-Bake Oven to appeal to boys (barphalert)

    12/12/2012 6:58:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 82 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 7, 2012 3:36 PM ET | Michelle R. Smith
    Four-year-old Gavyn Boscio loves to cook and asked for an Easy-Bake Oven for Christmas. But when his big sister went to buy one, she discovered to her disappointment that it comes only in girly pink and purple, with girls—and only girls—on the box and in the commercials. So the eighth-grader from Garfield, N.J., started an online petition asking Pawtucket, R.I.-based Hasbro to make the toy ovens in gender-neutral colors and feature boys on the package. By Friday, 13-year-old McKenna Pope’s petition had garnered more than 30,000 signatures in a little more than a week. And celebrity chef Bobby Flay, who...
  • Gender neutral bathroom week at Green River Community College

    06/19/2012 7:19:49 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 28 replies
    KING 5 News ^ | June 4, 2012 at 8:07 AM | Staff
    AUBURN, Wash. – Some of the main restrooms on the Green River Community College campus are being transformed into gender neutral spots this week to raise awareness for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Why the change? "Let’s say there’s a transgender born a male transitioning to be a female and there is male in there and assumes it might be a female and they don't like that, and harasses them. That student is not going to use the restroom anymore,” said Dani Chang, GRCC Director of Student Services. While there hasn’t been an issue yet, Chang said the...
  • Hunger Strike Forces University to Build 'Gender Neutral' Bathrooms

    05/09/2012 3:21:41 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 36 replies
    The University of Minnesota-Duluth administration ceded to student Blair Moses's demand for gender neutral bathrooms on campus after he threatened and began an extended hunger strike. In late April, Moses sent a letter to the administration with two demands. First, he insisted they "take immediate action to begin the process of designating more gender neutral bathrooms." Second, he demanded an "announcement stating the said day of change." In the letter, Moses threatened that if his demands were not met by April 26, he would begin a hunger strike for three weeks or more.
  • Sort of a Trend: Raise Your Kid Totally ‘Gender Neutral’

    06/26/2011 10:39:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 24, 2011 | Tiffany Gabbay
    ...The only people who know your gender are your parents, the midwife who delivered you, and your two older brothers, Kio and Jazz. But they won’t be much help, as your parents are practically indiscernible from one another, Jazz wears long pigtails and has a penchant for anything pink — including pink earrings — and Kio dons an androgynous hairstyle and is forever in a pair of leggings...
  • The most PC family in the world' try raising a gender-neutral child.

    05/25/2011 7:05:15 AM PDT · by MissTed · 32 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 5/25/11 | Ed West
    However bad things get in England, it’s stories like this that put me off the inevitable move to Canada: Meet Storm. With those big blue eyes, fair hair and chubby cheeks, the four-month-old is certainly adorable. But whether this baby is a bruising boy or a blushing girl is, the parents say, a secret. In fact, they’re leaving the decision up to him – or her. The bizarre move has led to Kathy Witterick, 38, and husband David Stocker, 39, being labelled the most politically correct family in the world. There’s nothing ambiguous about the baby’s sex. The parents know...
  • “Gender Neutral” Passports Reduce “Mother” and “Father” to Equivalent of “Thing One” and “Thing Two”

    01/10/2011 1:26:55 PM PST · by Rhonda Robinson · 7 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | 01/10/11 | Stacy Webber
    Rainbows, the word gay, and the color pink; these are just a few of the things that militant homosexual activists have stolen from the mainstream culture and remade in their own image. Militant homosexual activists have just won another major battle in the culture war and this one is truly shocking. U.S. passport applications filed this year will no longer identify parents as ”Mother” and “Father” but as “Parent One” and “Parent Two.” With the stoke of a pen, the State Department has degraded marriage and parenthood to the level of Dr. Seuss’ “Thing One” and “Thing Two”.
  • Experimental Living

    08/14/2009 9:43:20 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 4 replies · 503+ views
    Campus Report ^ | August 14, 2009 | Deborah Lambert
    Experimental Living by: Deborah Lambert, August 14, 2009 A new dorm room policy allowing male and female students to share the same dorm room is gradually becoming more accepted on our nation’s campuses. At the University of Chicago, two 19-year-old students, Charlie Barlow and Lauren Danzig will be rooming together this fall under the new policy. The duo apparently is not romantically involved, says Lauren, who explained to the Chicago Sun Times that while she has a boyfriend on campus, she chose to live with Charlie because she gets along better with men. The Seattle native says her parents are...
  • Gender-neutral housing deemed success by ORL

    12/01/2007 7:39:02 AM PST · by Huber · 32 replies · 74+ views
    The Dartmouth ^ | Published on Friday, November 30, 2007 | By Andrew Wells, The Dartmouth Staff
    As the first-ever term of gender-neutral housing at Dartmouth comes to a close, the Office of Residential Life has begun to look back at its newly instituted gender-neutral housing program floor and, based on positive feedback, does not foresee a need to make any significant changes in the coming terms. Out of the 32 students who applied for this special housing, 16 students and one undergraduate advisor were eventually chosen because they showed an active interest in participating in the model of a shared community which would hold programs and dinners focused on discussing gender-related issues. Article continues on TheDartmouth.com...
  • University sanctions transgender bathrooms

    11/18/2007 4:33:54 AM PST · by Man50D · 46 replies · 202+ views
    WorldNetdaily.com ^ | November 18, 2007
    Students using the seventh-floor bathrooms at the University of Southern Maine's Glickman Family Library this week were in for a surprise when the standard symbols for men and women on the doors were covered with a sign announcing the facilities were now "designated as gender neutral." With university approval, organizers for the 4th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, held Friday, erased all distinctions for restrooms at the Glickman meeting site, according to Mike Hein of the Christian Civic League of Maine. "The USM library bathrooms are designed to accommodate several people simultaneously, and they have no exterior door locks," he...
  • Emerson makes restrooms gender-neutral

    09/02/2007 10:31:17 AM PDT · by pjsbro · 99 replies · 2,000+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | September 1, 2007 | Emily A. Canal
    On the inside, a set of bathrooms at Emerson College looks like standard fare. On the outside, there are newfangled signs to ease the concerns of students who prefer not to signal that they are entering a men's or women's bathroom. The symbols are gender-neutral, a picture of a man and a woman. In response to students' pleas, Emerson has changed the signs that used to be aimed at a specific gender on 21 restrooms in campus buildings and one of the college's two dormitories. Emerson's changes, made in preparation for the upcoming school year, mirror moves by Tufts University...
  • At UVM, no-gender facilities are added

    08/26/2007 10:22:46 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies · 368+ views
    AP ^ | August 26, 2007 | Lisa Rathke
    BURLINGTON, Vt. -- The University of Vermont's big new student center doesn't just have women's bathrooms and men's bathrooms. It also has gender-neutral bathrooms, a feature added to accommodate transgendered people, as well as those with some disabilities. The four single bathrooms in the new Dudley H. Davis Center -- each with a toilet, sink, shower, and lockable door -- cost about $2,500 a piece to build. Their wall signs identify each as "gender neutral restroom." "It's about inclusivity and accessibility and the importance of meeting all people's needs, not just a few," said Annie Stevens, assistant vice president for...
  • University of Vermont Adds 'Gender-Neutral' Bathrooms

    08/26/2007 3:32:06 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies · 850+ views
    University of Vermont Adds 'Gender-Neutral' Bathrooms Sunday, August 26, 2007 BURLINGTON, Vt. — The University of Vermont's big new student center doesn't just have women's bathrooms and men's bathrooms. It also has gender-neutral bathrooms, a feature added to accommodate transgendered people, as well as those with some disabilities. The four single bathrooms in the new Dudley H. Davis Center — each with a toilet, sink, shower and lockable door — cost about $2,500 a piece to build. Their wall signs identify each as "gender neutral restroom." "It's about inclusivity and accessibility and the importance of meeting all people's needs, not...
  • New toilet design to tackle bullying

    05/02/2007 6:11:01 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies · 2,095+ views
    This is Local London ^ | May 2, 2007 | Mark Chandler and Michael Reilly
    UNISEX wash basin areas could be built in schools to help tackle bullying. The move is part of recommendations covering schools in England being rebuilt or refurbished as part of the Government's Ł45bn Building Schools for the Future (BSF) scheme. BSF aims to rebuild or renew every one of England's 3,500 state secondary schools during the 15-year lifetime of the initiative. The new guidelines were issued by the Government agency responsible for delivering the programme, Partnerships for Schools. Toilets in Schools was published earlier this month and details new toilet block designs to be incorporated into all BSF schools. It...
  • Indian silver medalist in women's race at Asian Games fails gender test

    12/18/2006 1:20:19 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 18 replies · 594+ views
    SI.com ^ | 18 Dec 2006 | AP
    NEW DELHI, India (AP) -An Indian runner who won a silver medal in the women's 800 meters at the Asian Games failed a gender test and was stripped of the medal. Shanti Sounderajan, 25, took the gender test in Doha, Qatar, after placing second. The Indian Olympic Association said Monday it has been told by the Olympic Council of Asia that the 25-year-old runner was disqualified. "IOA has asked the Athletic Federation of India to return the medal as desired by the Olympic Council of Asia,'' the Indian Olympic group said. The IOA also asked its medical commission to inquire...
  • 'Mom,' 'dad' to be axed from school textbooks?

    03/09/2006 5:10:14 AM PST · by wagglebee · 88 replies · 1,917+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 3/9/06 | WorldNetDaily
    A traditional-values organization in California is warning the state's residents that a bill pending in the Legislature, if approved, could remove all references to gender in public schools – threatening even references to "mom" or "dad" in textbooks. If the bill, SB 1437, were to become law, warns the Capitol Resource Institute, "it could potentially require gender-neutral bathrooms in our schools and all references to 'husband' and 'wife' or 'mom and dad' removed from school textbooks as the norm." Sponsored by Democratic Sen. Sheila Kuehl – a lesbian actress best known for playing Zelda in "The Many Loves of Dobie...
  • New Inclusive Bible Is Gender-Neutral

    02/01/2005 5:56:21 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 32 replies · 458+ views
    TheCarolinaChannel.com ^ | Feb 1, 2005 | AP
    Should masculine words such as "king" and "kingdom" be allowed? Not if feminists have their way, as they do in a rewrite of the complete Bible issued in four volumes as The Inclusive Hebrew Scriptures and The Inclusive New Testament. The "degendered" Scriptures were produced for a group called Roman Catholic Priests for Equality. Shunning "Son of Man," these Catholics substitute "Chosen One" or "Promised One."
  • MASSACHUSETTS MEET BANGKOK

    06/22/2004 7:47:09 AM PDT · by KMC1 · 199+ views
    Crosswalk/AP Wire services ^ | 6.22.2004 | McCullough
    BANGKOK, THAILAND - According to reports by the Associated Press, tranvestite students in a school north of Bangkok Thailand will be getting their own restroom. The Pink Lotus restroom will be for the exclusive use of 15 students at Thailand's Chaing Mai School of Technology. The room contains four stalls and no urinals. Officials say that female students have complained of men being in the women's bathroom, and the students had been chased out of the men's room on multiple occassions. The students are required to dress as men during school hours but are allowed to maintain feminine hairstyles.
  • CA trying to force wacky discrimination policy on local schools

    04/22/2004 12:50:22 PM PDT · by halosfan2002 · 17 replies · 258+ views
    Orange County Register | 4/22/04 | Rob Williams
    This is shocking but not surprising. If your a parent to a child in CA public schools this should alarm you.