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  • Transgender teen's death stirs action in US and beyond

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    12/10/2014 9:33:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Human Rights Campaign Blog ^ | December 10, 2014 | Stephen Peters
    Today, the Secretary of the Air Force, Deborah Lee James, came out in support of lifting the military’s ban on transgender service. In an interview with USA Today, when asked about the current ban, she said, “From my point of view, anyone who is capable of accomplishing the job should be able to serve.” She also said the current ban “is likely to come under review in the next year or so.” The repeal of the discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy allowed lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals to serve in the military openly and honestly. However, while the...
  • NYC Passes Bill To Allow Transgender People To Change Sex On Birth Certificate Without Surgery

    12/08/2014 5:00:35 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    International Business Times ^ | December 08 2014 | Barbara Herman
    The New York City Council Monday approved a measure that eliminates the surgery requirement for transgender people seeking to change the sex designation on their birth certificates. The ordinance was proposed in October by City Council Member Corey Johnson, a Democrat. The policy will require a licensed health care provider to state under oath that "based on contemporary expert standards," according to the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) press release, "an individual’s true sex is not accurately recorded on their current birth certificate." Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign the measure into law, and the Board...
  • Minnesota schools allow male athletes who say they are female to shower with girls

    12/06/2014 9:57:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 103 replies
    Life site news ^ | Dec 5, 2014 | Dustin Siggins
    Athletes in Minnesota’s public schools who say they identify as the sex opposite their biological sex have won the right to shower with athletes of the opposite sex, as well as share locker rooms and hotel rooms. On Thursday, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) approved criteria that will create eligibility standards for schools to let transgendered students on single-sex sports teams. Students would be allowed to be on a team of the opposite gender if parents or guardians, as well as a health care professional, sign written statements affirming a student's “consistent or sincerely held gender-related identity.” A...
  • Transgender Woman Shot, Killed While Pounding on Door of South L.A. Home for Help

    12/05/2014 1:17:19 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 115 replies
    KTLA ^ | December 4, 2014 | Kennedy Ryan and Kimberly Cheng
    Police were on Thursday investigating the death of a 21-year-old transgender woman who was gunned down while pounding on the front door of a South Los Angeles home seeking help. Deshawnda Sanchez, known as “Tata,” was shot around 4 a.m. Wednesday on the front porch of a home near South Wilton Place and West 62nd Street (map), according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
  • Transgender Health Commissioner Making Final Push to Gut Virginia Abortion Clinic Safety Laws

    12/02/2014 9:43:14 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Operation Rescue ^ | December 2, 2014 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Richmond, VA — Under the grossly erroneous assumption that abortion facilities – including those operated by the disgraced and incompetent abortionist Steven Chase Brigham — need little to no regulatory oversight, the Virginia Department of Health will be holding a hearing at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 4, 2014, for the purpose of gutting the current Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities passed by the State Legislature in 2012. “The move by the pro-abortion administration of Gov. Terry McAuliffe to repeal regulations that set common-sense safety standards for abortion facilities will only ensure that women are subjected to substandard conditions...
  • ACLU: Army to recognize legal names of transgender veterans

    12/02/2014 11:53:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 2, 2014 1:45 PM EST | Bruce Shipkowski
    The U.S. Army has agreed to “fully recognize” the new legal names of two transgender military veterans, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday. The group’s New Jersey chapter announced that the Army Board for Correction of Military Records recently notified the two veterans about its decision. The board initially recommended that the request be rejected, but the Army Review Boards’ deputy assistant secretary overrode the decision. …
  • Minnesota Plans To Eliminate Gender Distinctions For High School Sports

    12/01/2014 6:46:58 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Dec. 1, 2014 | Stella Morabito
    Minnesotans are currently facing a fast and furious onslaught by the transgender lobby, which seems to be dictating policy to the Minnesota State High School League. The MSHSL decides policy for all extracurricular activities in public, private, religious, and home schools. It’s currently in the process of outlawing all sex distinctions in high-school sports. On December 4, it plans to install an athletic policy granting transgender students the choice to play on either boys’ or girls’ teams. In this scheme, there would be no accounting for sex differences in high school sports on the field or in locker rooms, bathrooms,...
  • US military urged to allow transgender troops to serve openly

    11/26/2014 2:54:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 26, 2014 | Lydia Wheeler
    Retired military personnel are calling on the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines to change their lists of disqualifying conditions to allow transgender people to serve openly. Though the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy was repealed, allowing openly gay people to serve in the military, there is still a ban on transgender service members. In May, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said that the ban should be “continually reviewed.” A report released by the Palm Center on Tuesday, however, said the Department of Defense deleted its list of medically disqualifying and administratively disqualifying conditions in August. Now only conditions that...
  • Pope Francis: We need you to thunder against this demonic movement

    11/24/2014 7:50:24 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 21 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | November 24, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Michael F. Haverluck, writing for OneNewsNow, notes that, "Women and men in the city of Cleveland will soon be charged with $1,000 criminal fines for voicing a problem or discomfort about a person of the opposite sex using their restrooms. This also goes for businesses that express customers’ uneasiness over a person of the opposite sex visiting the inappropriate (or non-traditional) restroom. Cleveland schools must abide by the ordinance. Cleveland’s recently proposed and reviewed “transgender-inclusion bathroom and locker room ordinance” is not the first of its kind, as Houston and numerous other cities have also visited or enforced measures that...
  • ‘Pregnant man’ charged with stalking wife

    11/23/2014 12:09:42 PM PST · by Cementjungle · 38 replies
    Q13 Fox ^ | 11/23/2014 | Q13 Fox Staff
    Phoenix, AZ (KPHO) — Thomas Beatie, the transgender man who gave birth after beginning to change from a woman to a man, is accused of stalking his estranged wife. Beatie, 40, who lives in Anthem, was arrested Thursday and booked into the Maricopa County Jail on one count of stalking. He was released on his own recognizance Thursday night. Beatie is accused of putting a GPS tracking device on his wife’s car in October of 2012, about six months after he served his wife with an order of protection that required her to leave the couple’s home.
  • Trouble In Transtopia: Murmurs Of Sex Change Regret

    11/11/2014 12:37:05 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 76 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 11, 2014 | Stella Morabito
    Transgender people who regret their sex changes typically get buried in venom rather than loved. Everyone has regrets. Some of us have big regrets. Most everyone has some place to go to get help dealing with them. Except for, say, a guy who had sex-change surgery and now would like to have his penis back. (The one God gave him.) Our culture seems pretty much “to each his own” when it comes to elective bodily mutilation and the regret thereof. And there’s a lot of regret out there. According to a British poll, a whopping 65 percent of those who’ve...
  • NYC weighs easing birth certificate gender changes

    11/10/2014 10:16:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 10, 2014 10:13 AM EST
    New York City lawmakers are weighing making it easier for transgender people to change the sex on their birth certificates. […] The City Council’s Health Committee […] would eliminate a requirement for people to have gender-reassignment surgery in order to change the documents. Instead, a health professional would be able to affirm that the change would more accurately reflect the person’s gender. …
  • Who Are the 5 Pastors in the Houston Sermon Subpoena Scandal? Here are their names and background

    10/23/2014 2:48:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/23/2014 | Samuel Smith
    Although much has been reported regarding the ethics and legality behind the city of Houston's subpoena of five Houston-area pastors that had asked them to turn over all of their sermons that address homosexuality, gender identity, and the city's first openly-lesbian mayor, little attention has been given to who those five pastors actually are and the ministries they operate.Although those five pastors, Steve Riggle, David Welch, Hernan Castaño, Khanh Huynh and Magda Hermida, were not technically parties of the lawsuit against the city's new equal rights ordinance that sparked the need for the subpoenas, they all participated in the coalition...
  • New Bedford Marine held in slaying of Filipino transgender

    10/20/2014 6:29:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 20, 2014 | Jack Encarnacao
    On Wednesday, police filed a murder complaint with prosecutors against Pemberton, who allegedly checked into a motel last Saturday with Laude after meeting her in a bar. 
Police say Laude was found with her head resting on the motel room’s toilet bowl, apparently after being drowned, according to news reports. According to reports, police suspect Pemberton may have been angered when he discovered in the motel room that Laude was transgender.
  • Students: Transgender Woman Can’t Be Diversity Officer Because She’s a White Man Now

    10/16/2014 8:39:19 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 75 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10/15/14 | Katherine Timpf
    A student who was born female felt perfectly comfortable identifying as a man at Wellesley College — until people said he shouldn’t be class diversity officer because he is now a white male. Timothy Boatwright was born a girl, and checked off the “female” box when applying to the Massachusetts all-women’s school, according to an article in the New York Times. But when he got there, he introduced himself as a “masculine-of-center genderqueer” person named “Timothy” (the name he picked for himself) and asked them to use male pronouns when referring to him. And, by all accounts, Boatwright felt welcome...
  • When Women Become Men at Wellesley

    10/16/2014 12:37:59 PM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 15, 2014 | RUTH PADAWER
    Hundreds of young women streamed into Wellesley College on the last Monday of August, many of them trailed by parents lugging suitcases and bins filled with folded towels, decorative pillows and Costco-size jugs of laundry detergent. The banner by the campus entranceway welcoming the Class of 2018 waved in the breeze, as if beckoning the newcomers to discover all that awaited them. All around the campus stood buildings named after women: the Margaret Clapp library, the Betsy Wood Knapp media and technology center, dorms, labs, academic halls, even the parking garage. The message that anything is possible for women was...
  • US Marine tagged in Philippine transgender slay named

    10/14/2014 5:45:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    MANILA, Philipp‎ines—The US Marine tagged in the killing of a Filipino transgender has been identified by the authorities and will be charged with murder on Tuesday. Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, a US Marine Corps 2nd Battalion 9th Marines assigned at West Pace Express, was positively identified by a witness in the killing of 26-year-old Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude in Olongapo City on Saturday. Reading the Olongapo City Police director’s report, Senior Superintendent Wilben Mayor, Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesperson, said the witness identified Pemberton through a photo line-up process provided by the US Naval Crime Investigation Service (NCIS). The...
  • Let's Repeal Reality

    10/10/2014 5:56:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Katherine Timpf is young, beautiful and very sane. Oh, have I said something wrong? Good. Writing for National Review, Timpf covers the complete flight from reality that characterizes today's progressivism/feminism. A quick glance at her recent titles gives the flavor of the world they seek to create and impose. "Feminists: Remove World War II Sailor Statue Because It's 'Sexual Assault'" (that would be the iconic image from Times Square on VJ Day in 1945). "Feds Spending Money To Find Out Why Obese Girls Get Fewer Dates." "Feminists: Slow Motion Is Sexist." And today's installment: "Schools Told to Call Kids 'Purple...
  • A question for schools: Which sports teams should transgender students play on?

    10/06/2014 5:45:45 AM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 6, 2014 | Kirby Lee
    It had been a relatively quiet policy debate until the full-page ad appeared in Sunday’s local newspaper. “A male wants to shower beside your 14-year-old daughter,” it said. “Are you OK with that?” The ad, placed by a socially conservative group in Minnesota, was meant to snap attention to a proposal to allow transgender students to play on teams based on their preferred gender rather than the sex assigned to them at birth.
  • I want a sex change again: Transsexual who had £10,000 surgery on NHS wants to become a man again

    10/01/2014 5:36:07 AM PDT · by dead · 72 replies
    A transsexual who had a £10,000 sex change on the NHS to become a woman now wants the taxpayer to foot the bill for a further £14,000 of surgery so she can become a man again. Chelsea Attonley, 30, who was born a boy and called Matthew, said she now finds being a woman 'exhausting', is tired of putting on make-up and wearing heels, and now accepts that she should always have stayed a man... But now, seven years after surgery to become a woman, Chelsea wants to go back to being a man - and wants the taxpayer to...
  • Highest-paid female CEO used to be a man

    09/25/2014 9:13:56 PM PDT · by mykroar · 60 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 9/24/14 | Nicole Goodkind
    Martine Rothblatt, a 59 year old entrepreneur and space lawyer, is the highest paid female executive in America. She made $38 million last year as the CEO of United Therapeutics (UTHR); a $6 billion biotech firm she founded to find a treatment for pulmonary hypertension after her daughter was diagnosed with the disease. Rothblatt's compensation is based largely on stock performance. Last year, her company received FDA approval for a medicine they had been working on for 10 years. The stock more than doubled and Rothblatt's compensation rose by a multiple of four. “I think this [pay structure] is in...
  • EEOC Sues Lakeland Eye Clinic for Sex Discrimination Against Transgender Employee

    09/25/2014 12:50:03 PM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Lakeland Eye Clinic, a Lakeland, Fla.-based organization of health care professionals, discriminated based on sex in violation of federal law by firing an employee because she is transgender, because she was transitioning from male to female, and/or because she did not conform to the employer's gender-based expectations, preferences, or stereotypes, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. This is one of the first two lawsuits ever filed by the agency alleging sex discrimination against transgender individuals. The other case, EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. was filed today by the EEOC's...
  • Manning Sues Defense Dept. for Gender Treatment

    09/23/2014 4:35:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 23, 2014 | By DAVID DISHNEAU
    The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, says the Army private formerly known as Bradley Manning is at a high risk of self-castration and suicide unless she receives more focused treatment for gender dysphoria at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. "Such clear disregard of well-established medical protocols constitutes cruel and unusual punishment," ACLU attorney Chase Strangio said in a statement. The Army is providing some treatment but not enough, according to the lawsuit.
  • You are born a man or a woman, you don't get to choose

    09/24/2014 5:19:18 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 23 replies
    http://themattwalshblog.com/ ^ | September 24, 2014 | Matt Walsh
    Maybe I’m a jerk for picking such a provocative title, or maybe this country is doomed because an utterly self-evident statement of the obvious has become provocative. Maybe both are true. In any case, I want to begin by telling you about a grown adult male who, last week, beat a woman to a bloody pulp in front of a cheering crowd. As he gloated about his physical dominance over this outmatched female, media outlets and advocacy groups hailed him as a pioneer. In fact, beating up women is literally this dude’s job. His latest victim ended up with a...
  • Catholic school in Toronto: Boy must be allowed to share bathroom with girls

    09/24/2014 9:57:18 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 38 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | September 24, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for LifeSiteNews, Pete Baklinski notes how, "Girls in first grade in a Toronto Catholic school will be sharing a washroom this year with a biological boy whose lesbian parent has chosen to identify him as a 'girl.' A mother whose young daughter attends the school in the Toronto Catholic District School Board is concerned about the implications of allowing a biological boy to share her daughter’s washroom and changing room, especially as the boy moves into puberty. The mother, under condition of anonymity, shared her concerns with Phil Lees, president of Public Education Advocates for Christian Equity (P.E.A.C.E.), who...
  • Heather Has Two Genders

    09/16/2014 5:42:47 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 14, 2014 | MEGHAN COX GURDON
    Once upon a time, there was a red crayon that could only draw blue: blue fire engines, blue strawberries, blue hearts—all things we know to be red he could only draw in blue. No matter how hard the crayon tried, no matter how critical the remarks of others, the crayon couldn't behave in accordance with the label on his side. "He was red, but he wasn't very good at it," Michael Hall explains in "Red: A Crayon's Story," a forthcoming picture book that reads like a fable of gender identity. "I have a girl brain but a boy body," says...
  • Psychologist Considers ‘Transgenderism’ on College Campuses

    08/30/2014 7:02:26 PM PDT · by narses · 6 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | August 27, 2014, at 10:23 AM | Justin Petrisek
    When facing new cultural challenges like “transgender” students at Catholic schools, educators must remember that “values are an integral, indivisible part of all that they are,” writes clinical psychologist Dr. Frank Moncher in an analysis published collaboratively by The Cardinal Newman Society and the Culture of Life Foundation. Dr. Moncher, senior fellow of social sciences at the Foundation, analyzes two legal cases in which religious colleges have been granted exceptions to carry out their faith-based missions with regard to “transgendered” students. The first case deals with a female student who applied to California Baptist University (CBU), but later revealed “that...