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  • US couple sues over adopted son's sex-assignment surgery

    05/14/2013 7:18:06 PM PDT · by posterchild · 25 replies
    Reuters via news.yahoo.com ^ | Tues May 14, 2013 | Colleen Jenkins
    WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) - A South Carolina couple sued doctors and state social workers on Tuesday for subjecting a 16-month-old child born with both male and female genitalia to what they say was medically unnecessary and irreversible sex-assignment surgery while the toddler was in foster care. The state and federal lawsuits - believed by the couple's lawyers to be the first of their kind in the United States - argue that doctors should not have performed surgery to make the child's body appear to be female when they knew they could not predict how gender would develop. The child,...
  • 'I was born a boy, became a girl, and now I want to be a boy again'.......

    10/31/2012 1:47:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 85 replies
    mailonline ^ | 10.31.2012 | Katy Winter
    FULL TITLE: 'I was born a boy, became a girl, and now I want to be a boy again': Britain's youngest sex swap patient to reverse her sex change treatment Ria Cooper made headlines last year when she became Britain’s youngest sex change patient aged 17, after years of begging her family and the NHS to turn her in to a girl. But now, having lived as a women for less than a year the 18-year has decided to change back in to a man after suffering huge mental anguish as a woman. She has cancelled the full sex change...
  • MSNBC's Harris-Perry Crusades Against 'Voter Suppression' of 'Transgender Americans'

    09/28/2012 6:20:41 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 31 replies
    MSNBC doesn't just oppose voter-ID reforms on behalf of blacks. In an interview with the DC gay newspaper The Washington Blade, weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry insisted "voter suppression efforts continue to impact transgender Americans." It came with a lot of leftist lingo. “They don’t look like what their photo IDs are,” she said. “So if they are self-presenting in front of an election official and they have an ID that says male or female and they’re sort of gender self-presenting in a non-conforming way, of course you end up with the possibility of shame or embarrassment or not being believed...
  • Bathroom controversy follows opening of new residence hall

    08/25/2012 9:00:23 PM PDT · by Berkeleystudent · 58 replies
    The Daily Cal ^ | 2012/08/24 | Chloe Hunt
    Construction still uncompleted, students in the new Maximino Martinez Commons had to quickly adjust to concerns raised over the gender-specific bathrooms in the residence hall when they moved in last week. Because the eight bathrooms in the newly opened dorm were originally all gender-specific, some residents felt uncomfortable using a gender-designated bathroom. After the concerns were raised, six bathrooms were made coed, according to an email sent to all residents of the building. “Some people who consider themselves transgender would like the (coed) bathrooms,” said Ciera Dudley, a UC Berkeley sophomore and Martinez Commons resident. ... Erun Kham, a sophomore...
  • What’s So Bad About a Boy Who Wants to Wear a Dress?

    08/09/2012 11:31:59 AM PDT · by wolfman23601 · 82 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 8/9/12 | RUTH PADAWER
    The night before Susan and Rob allowed their son to go to preschool in a dress, they sent an e-mail to parents of his classmates. Alex, they wrote, “has been gender-fluid for as long as we can remember, and at the moment he is equally passionate about and identified with soccer players and princesses, superheroes and ballerinas (not to mention lava and unicorns, dinosaurs and glitter rainbows).” They explained that Alex had recently become inconsolable about his parents’ ban on wearing dresses beyond dress-up time. After consulting their pediatrician, a psychologist and parents of other gender-nonconforming children, they concluded that...
  • Men can wear skirts to Oxford University exams (caving to "transgenders")

    07/29/2012 5:33:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/28/2012
    Oxford University has rewritten the laws governing its strict academic dress code following concerns that they were unfair towards transgender students. Under the new regulations, students taking exams or attending formal occasions will no longer have to wear ceremonial clothing that is specific to their gender. It will mean men will be able to sit tests in skirts and stockings and women will have the option of wearing suits and bow ties. The new laws, which will come into force next week, comes after a motion put forward the university's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer society (LGBTQ Soc) was...
  • U.S. Supreme Court rejects Wisconsin bid to ban transgender inmate treatments

    03/26/2012 9:48:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies · 12+ views
    JS Online ^ | 3-26-12
    Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider reinstating a Wisconsin law that banned hormone treatments or sex-change surgeries for transgender prison inmates. The justices Monday rejected the state's appeal of a ruling that the 2006 Wisconsin law, by withholding treatments that prison doctors deem medically necessary, violated the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishments. Three Wisconsin inmates who are male-to-female transsexuals filed suit after prison doctors, who had diagnosed them as having gender identity disorder, stopped providing hormone treatments because of the law. "Refusing to provide effective treatment for a serious medical condition serves no...
  • Transgender Student Files Complaint After Being Banned From All-Male Dorm

    03/21/2012 12:30:13 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 60 replies · 1+ views
    CBS Cleveland ^ | March 21, 2012
    OXFORD, Ohio (CBS Cleveland) — A transgender student at Miami University has filed a complaint against the school after not being allowed to serve as a residential assistant in an all-male dorm. Kaeden Kass, who was born a female but identifies himself as male, filed a complaint with the dean of students and the Miami University council over the incident, according to WLWT-TV. Kass was offered the same position for a female suite. “The problem is, I’m a male-identified person,” Kass told WLWT-TV. “As soon as I’m in a space that is all female, my identity gets erased.”
  • Sex swap teenager to enter Miss England contest (18 year old "transsexual" to enter pageant)

    01/15/2012 4:25:20 AM PST · by Stoat · 117 replies · 1+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | January 13, 2012 | Jenna Sloan
    EXCLUSIVE  Sex swap teenager to enter Miss England contest   BY JENNA SLOAN Published: 14 Jan 2012   A TEENAGE transsexual has become the first sex swap patient to enter the Miss England beauty pageant. Jackie Green became the UK's youngest transsexual after an op in Thailand on her 16th birthday. The 18-year-old — who was born Jack but lived as a girl since age ten — was asked to enter by modelling scouts who had no idea of her history. The aspiring model, from Leeds, hopes to use the opportunity to speak out about bullying and transgender issues....
  • As California mandate looms, some LGBT curriculum already in place

    12/10/2011 9:31:09 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | Saturday, December 10, 2011 | Debra Goldschmidt
    California schools must meet a January deadline to include LGBT history in their curricula. In 10th grade English at Los Angeles’ Grover Cleveland High School, Danielle Taklender's students read the book "Luna" by Julie Anne Peters. It's a story about a transgender teen. Taklender has been teaching the book for seven years without any fanfare or push back. It’s getting noticed now as her school district takes the lead in developing a plan to comply with the first state law mandating lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history and social science curricula. The California law, which takes effect in January, stops...
  • Legislature approves transgender civil rights bill

    11/16/2011 1:41:04 PM PST · by massmike · 19 replies · 1+ views
    http://bostonglobe.com ^ | 11/16/2011 | Noah Bierman
    The state Senate followed the House this morning in passing a transgender civil rights bill. Unlike the House, where the bill drew vocal opposition, the Senate passed the bill by voice vote with only one speaker, the sponsor. Governor Deval Patrick said Tuesday that he would sign it. “Sure,” Patrick told reporters. “I think we have hate crimes on the books today. They, in the case of transgender people, don’t go far enough.” The bill would protect transgender people in housing, credit, and the workplace, and would include transgender people under hate crimes protections. Opponents have called the bill an...
  • Transgender boy allowed to join Girl Scouts

    10/26/2011 7:59:49 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies
    9 News ^ | Oct. 27, 2011 | ninemsn staff
    A seven-year-old boy who identifies as a girl has been allowed to join the Girl Scouts in the US, despite the group initially barring him for having "boy parts". Bobby Montoya, from Denver in Colorado, dresses and behaves like a girl and wanted to join Girl Scouts like his older sister. His mother, Felisha Archuleta, told Denver's 9NEWS how she took her son to register but was told he could not join. "I said: 'Well, what's the big deal?' She said: 'It doesn't matter how he looks, he has boy parts, he can't be in Girl Scouts'," Ms Archuleta said....
  • 7-Year-Old Boy Turned Away From Girl Scouts, Later Accepted

    10/26/2011 8:03:47 PM PDT · by massmike · 35 replies
    Instinct blog ^ | 10/26/2011
    A young boy named Bobby Montoya, who could very well be transgender, was rejected by the Girl Scouts because he has "boy parts HuffPo reports that Bobby prefers to wear "girl clothes" and play with "girl toys" and recently he wanted to join the Girl Scouts. However, when he and his mother went to their local troop leader, he was turned away. Fox News has said that the Girl Scouts Of Colorado have since admitted a mistake was made. Apparently the worker who turned Montoya away was unfamiliar with the group's policies regarding transgender kids, and he is now welcome...
  • Controversial Therapy for Pre-Teen Transgender Patient Raises Questions

    10/17/2011 11:38:42 AM PDT · by Puppage · 40 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10/17/2011
    A lesbian couple in California who say their 11-year-old son Tommy who wants to be a girl named Tammy are giving their child hormone blockers that delay the onset of puberty -- so that he can have more time that he can have more time to decide if he wants to change his gender. The couple’s supporters say the Hormone Blocking Therapy has only minor side effects and is appropriate for a child who is unsure of his gender. "This is definitely a changing landscape for transgender youth," said Joel Baum, director of education and training for Gender Spectrum, a...
  • What fuels transgender backlash? (CNN shocked at reader response to story)

    09/30/2011 4:51:30 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | September 30, 2011 | Madison Park
    (CNN) -- Tuesday's CNN.com story about transgender children and their families shed light on an emotional topic and provoked strong response. "Transgender kids: Painful quest to be who they are" centered on identity, gender, health, parenting and child development. It's not unusual for a popular story on CNN.com to have hundreds or thousands of responses, but the overwhelmingly negative tone of Tuesday's comments raised the question about the root of the hostility. What exactly provoked such harsh opinions?
  • He's all man now: A fuzzy-faced Chaz Bono shows off his beard for the first time

    08/16/2011 10:25:49 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 97 replies
    DailyMail.U.K. ^ | 16th August 2011
    FULL TITLE: He's all man now: A fuzzy-faced Chaz Bono shows off his beard for the first time as he runs errands round Los Angeles Two years after he started his gender reassignment process, Chaz Bono appears to have completely made the transition from female to male. He was snapped sporting a new beard as he ran errands round Los Angeles yesterday. The 42-year-old looked all man with his facial hair and short cropped hair as he filled up his car. Dressed in shorts and a vest top, Chaz teamed his look with a chunky bracelet, designer watch and aviator...
  • Court: Wis. can't deny transgender inmates therapy

    08/05/2011 2:39:54 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 5, 2011
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's ruling striking down a Wisconsin law banning taxpayer-funded hormone therapy for transgender inmates. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision came Friday in a case brought by a group of male inmates who identify as female.
  • TSA staff at LAX undergoing transgender training

    08/04/2011 6:35:59 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 4, 2011
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Transportation Security Administration managers at Los Angeles International Airport are undergoing mandatory sensitivity training after a transgender employee alleged she was ordered to dress like a man, pat down male passengers and use the men's restroom. Ashley Yang, 29, who spent two years as a security checkpoint screener at LAX, was fired last summer after co-workers observed her using the women's room, according to a copy of her termination letter obtained by The Associated Press. She contested the firing, resulting in a settlement that mandated the training.
  • Kids challenge gender identity earlier--and get support (Seattle Times likes transgendered children)

    07/30/2011 9:57:23 PM PDT · by Junior_G · 30 replies · 1+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | July 30, 2011 | Lornet Turnbull
    Every few weeks, Aidan Key might get a call: a little boy in school is dressing as a girl — in frilly tops or pink skirts. A girl in first-grade will be returning from a holiday break as a boy.Public- and private-school administrators and the parents of these kids want guidance navigating such sensitive terrain; they want to help children become comfortable calling a classmate by a new name, or know how and when to refer to another student as he or she.There was a time when these calls were almost exclusively about middle- and high-school kids. But increasingly they...
  • Alaska sued in transgender driver's license case

    07/18/2011 6:58:11 PM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 7/18/11 | BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press
    The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state of Alaska on behalf of a transgender woman, alleging that it denied her a driver's license listing her gender as female unless she provided proof that she'd undergone a sex change operation.
  • Steers Queers and Social Engineers

    07/15/2011 5:55:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2011 | Mike Adams
    A transgender student at University of South Florida (USF) has now conclusively shown that once people become sufficiently open-minded their brains are likely to fall out and hit the ground. Frustrated and confused with his sexuality, Taylor McCue wanted to force USF to join colleges like Rutgers and Harvard, which are now offering students the option to live with anyone of any gender. And the USF administration has caved. Sissies! Now, as a result of the lobbying of one deeply confused student, USF has decided to go beyond what other universities in Florida do with transgender students, by actively offering...
  • Florida school offers transgender students dorm options

    07/07/2011 8:21:35 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    AP ^ | July 7, 2011
    TAMPA The University of South Florida is offering transgender students the opportunity to live alone or with a friend of a different gender in campus housing. Beginning Thursday, students can identify themselves as male, female or transitioning on their housing applications. Anyone who checks transitioning can live alone, with a friend or with a randomly assigned roommate. A student's choice of transitioning won't be disclosed to any randomly selected roommate without permission. Then, in the spring, the Tampa school will begin a pilot program with several "gender-neutral" dorm rooms for any student who wants to live with another student of...
  • Transgender teen from Davie crowned prom queen

    05/31/2011 8:01:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 31, 2011 | Susannah Bryan
    DAVIE— Transgender teen Andrew Viveros, 17, was crowned prom queen on Friday at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale. Viveros, a graduating senior at McFatter Technical High School in Davie, said he wasn't sure he would win. "Then they called my name and I was in complete shock," said Viveros, a Davie resident and president of the school's Gay-Straight Alliance.
  • Texas judge voids transgender widow's marriage

    05/31/2011 5:13:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2011
    WHARTON, Texas (AP) -- A Texas judge has signed an order that voids the marriage of a transgender widow whose firefighter husband died battling a blaze. The order prevents Nikki Araguz from receiving the death benefits of her firefighter husband, Thomas Araguz III, who died last year.
  • Transgender detainees cut off from hormone drugs

    05/25/2011 5:58:53 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | May 25, 2011 | CINDY CARCAMO
    SANTA ANA — In the depths of depression, battling hot flashes and desperate about her situation, Monica Freas tried to throw herself from the second floor of the Santa Ana Jail before friends restrained her. After two decades of taking hormone replacement therapy, the 35-year-old no longer had access to the drugs that made her feel comfortable in her own skin. She begged and pleaded with jailers for months to give her the medication that made her "feel normal" but they refused. "I just can't even look at myself in the mirror anymore," Freas said in a recent interview while...
  • (Texas) Judge: Transgender widow's marriage to firefighter not valid (same sex marriage case)

    05/24/2011 5:49:15 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 24, 2011 | CAROL CHRISTIAN
    A Wharton judge has ruled that the marriage between a Wharton fire captain killed in the line of duty and his transgender wife was not legal, an attorney in the case said today. "It is our understanding, having read a draft order circulated by Judge Clapp, that he has ruled that any marriage between Thomas Araguz and Nikki Araguz is void as a matter of law," Mann said in a prepared statement sent by email a few minutes after 5 p.m., when the judge's office was closed In his statement, Mann said he anticipated that Nikki Araguz's legal team would...
  • Public hearing for new Ma. Transgender Rights and Hate Crimes Bill H502 Wednesday,June 8!

    05/18/2011 11:11:47 AM PDT · by massmike · 5 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 05/18/2011 | n/a
    In the last two Massachusetts legislative sessions the homosexual-transgender lobby has attempted to pass a radical transgender rights and hate crimes bill. Both times -- thanks to hard pro-family frontline lobbying -- the bills failed to even get out of committee, despite having huge numbers of co-sponsors. (Last session it had over half the Legislature as co-sponsors, and it was the stated top priority of the gay lobby, but the bill still couldn't get out of committee!) This year they're back with a new bill, which they've re-written and submitted as H502 (also S764 - the Senate version of the...
  • Hate crime charges in Md. McDonald's beating

    05/16/2011 1:14:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2011
    TOWSON, Md. (AP) -- A grand jury has indicted two teens on hate crime charges in the beating of a transgender woman at a McDonald's restaurant that was caught on video. The indictment returned Monday by a Baltimore County grand jury charges Teonna Brown with assault and a hate crime in the attack on Chrissy Lee Polis last month. She is also charged with assaulting a customer and a McDonald's employee who tried to intervene.
  • Cher kept her distance from 'new son' (Even Cher thinks Chaz is a freak)

    05/10/2011 4:27:47 AM PDT · by TSgt · 109 replies
    WKRC ^ | 05/10/2011 | WKRC
    Cher spent months avoiding her transgender son Chaz Bono as he went through the process to become a man. She says she was terrified she wouldn't recognize him as her child. Bono was born Chastity - Cher and ex-husband Sonny Bono's only daughter - and she broke her mother's heart when she came out as a lesbian. Chaz feared more heartbreak was to come when he revealed his plans to undergo a lengthy and extensive sex change procedure, but Cher took the news well. However, once the process started, the pop superstar kept her distance. In new documentary Becoming Chaz,...
  • Obama admin first to host ‘transgender’ meeting at White House

    05/05/2011 4:00:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 5, 2011 | CHRISTINE DHANAGOM
    WASHINGTON, DC, May 5, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - This past Friday, the Obama Administration became the first administration ever to host a meeting at the White House focusing exclusively on the discussion of federal policy related to “transgender” issues. According to a report in the Washington Blade, the meeting, which was hosted by the Office of Public Engagement (OPE), was attended by transgender activists and White House officials from the White House Domestic Policy Council, the Office of Cabinet Affairs, the Office of Public Engagement, and the counsel’s office, among others. The president himself was not in attendance, however. “While transgender...
  • Trans (Gender/Sexual) Activists Hold Meeting at White House

    05/02/2011 6:06:24 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Ms. Magazine ^ | 29 April
    Today the White House is hosting the first-ever meeting to focus specifically on transgender issues. The Office of Public Engagement (OPE) will meet with transgender activists and leaders to discuss federal policy on trans issues. Topics to be discussed include employment policy, access to health care, military policy, and immigration detention standards. Some activists have expressed concern in the past week that the meeting was to be held behind closed doors and without any press invited to cover the event, though OPE pointed out that most stakeholder meetings are off the record. Still, advocates are happy to be able to...
  • Rally Planned to Condemn McDonald's Beating of Transgener (sic) Woman

    04/24/2011 1:38:25 PM PDT · by kristinn · 91 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Sunday, April 24, 2011 | Jamie Smith Hopkins
    The transgender community is organizing a rally outside a Baltimore County McDonald's Monday night to condemn the severe beating of a transgender woman at the fast-food restaurant. The rally is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the McDonald's, located at 6315 Kenwood Ave. in Rosedale. SNIP Sandy Rawls, founding director of Trans-United, a Baltimore-based organization that works to decrease discrimination against transgender people, said nearly 100 people have indicated on a Facebook page that they will attend the rally. She said the event is intended to raise awareness of hate crimes against transgender people.
  • McDonald's Employee Fired After Taping Video of Fight (Victim Speaks to Baltimore Sun)

    04/23/2011 3:47:08 PM PDT · by kristinn · 192 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Saturday, April 23, 2011 | Jill Rosen and Jstin Fenton
    A Baltimore County McDonald's owner announced on Saturday afternoon that an employee who taped the violent beating of a customer — a video that went viral Friday — had been fired. "My first and foremost concern is with the victim," franchise owner Mitchell McPherson said in a statement, adding that action might be taken against other restaurant workers as well. "I'm as shocked and disturbed by this assault as anyone would be. The behavior displayed in the video is unfathomable and reprehensible." The video of a beating the Rosedale restaurant went viral Friday, garnering hundreds of thousands of views on...
  • OUTSTANDING Maryland victory! Last-minute surprise revival of Transgender Bill met with defeat.

    04/14/2011 10:44:25 AM PDT · by massmike · 16 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 04/14/2011 | n/a
    The radical Transgender Bill in Maryland that everyone was told was "dead" for the year, was suddenly revived last week and put on the fast track to get passed before the April 11 deadline, which was the last day of the 2011 session. There was fierce pressure by the GLBT lobby, and its passage seemed inevitable. But a small band of pro-family activists -- less than half a dozen -- fearlessly and relentlessly persevered and shocked the liberal establishment when the bill was defeated. In the final hours, nine Senators who had supported the bill changed their minds.