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  • The Search for the Best Estimate of the Transgender Population (0.3%)

    When Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, unveiled her new name, appearance and TV show last week, it shined a light on transgender Americans. But much about the community, such as its size, remains opaque.The main reason is that the United States Census Bureau and other keepers of official records do not ask about gender identity. Also, gender identity can be fluid and hard to define in a multiple-choice list. There are now more than 50 gender options on Facebook, for instance.Some researchers are also concerned that the number is undercounted because of a reluctance among some transgender people...
  • Victory! Boys born as boys can shower with girls in Kentucky school

    09/30/2014 2:26:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/30/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I probably would have missed this story were it not for Maggie Gallagher at The Corner. It seems that the good people on the appeal board considering a case at Atherton High School (part of the Jefferson County public school system) have determined that you can use the girls’ bathrooms, locker room and showers if you say you’re a girl. No physical required. A transgender teenager, who was born male but identifies as a female, can continue to use a women’s restroom and locker room at a Jefferson County Public School. In a 5-to-1 vote, an appeal board upheld...
  • Obama Reminds the Greatest Generation How He's Changing the Military

    06/06/2014 6:40:05 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 57 replies
    CNS News ^ | 06/06/2014 | Susan Jones
    At a ceremony commemorating some of the bravest Americans of World War II, President Barack Obama reminded the "greatest generation" how the U.S. military has changed under his command, by slipping in references to immigrants and women. "Rock, I want you to know that Staff Sgt. Melvin Sabillo Martin, who is here today, is following in your footsteps. He just had to become an American first. Because Melvin was born in Honduras, moved to the United States, joined the Army. After tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, he was reassigned to the 82nd Airborne. And Sunday, he'll parachute into Normandy. "Wilson,...
  • Transgender man who says he was ordered to leave men's locker room at public pool sues NYC

    06/03/2014 3:03:02 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06-03-2014 | The Associated Press
    NEW YORK A transgender man has sued New York City after he says he was booted from a male locker room at a public pool. Bryan Ellicott said Tuesday that he went to the Staten Island pool last July to cool off. He says a staff member ordered him to use the women's locker room.
  • The First, Legal Gay Marriage In Texas?

    02/15/2014 3:14:43 PM PST · by Svartalfiar · 44 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | February 14, 2014 2:57 PM | Joel Thomas
    NORTH TEXAS (CBS 11 NEWS) Judge Carl Ginsberg presided over two ceremonies its participants believe are the first, legal gay marriage in Texas. Two couples said their I-dos and all four people consider themselves female. But one member of each couple has had their gender changed surgically from male to female. On all of my information, it still says male, said Ashely Boucher. So, legally Im still male in the state of Texas. My presentation would suggest otherwise. But my documentation says that I can marry Genevieve no questions asked. If you were born male and became female through...
  • Does smoking pot cause man boobs?

    12/06/2013 8:51:09 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | December 5, 2013 | Dr. Anthony Youn
    (CNN) -- A young man in his 20s -- let's call him George -- sits across from me in the exam room. "Dr. Youn," he says, "I have man boobs." I notice a not-so-unfamiliar smell wafting from his body. It's the same odor that floated my way during a rock concert I recently attended. "How long have you had a problem with this, George?" "Hard to say. But it seems to have gotten worse over the past year or so." "George, the first thing you need to do is stop smoking pot. Marijuana could be causing your man boobs."
  • Transgender candidate could become a first in NYC

    06/18/2013 3:52:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 18, 2013 2:45 AM EDT | Jennifer Peltz
    Mel Wymore is a typical city council candidate in many ways, campaigning as a community board appointee, ex-PTA chair and founder of a roster of local organizations. But Wymores community-leader resume has an unusual feature: He built much of it while he was a woman. If he wins, Wymore would be the first openly transgender officeholder in the nations biggest city and one of only a handful ever in the U.S., though his campaign isnt emphasizing his personal storyor sidestepping it. Wymore, a Democrat, faces several opponents who also have long records of community involvement on Manhattans upscale, liberal...
  • Which bathroom should transgendered students use?

    06/17/2013 5:48:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 91 replies ^ | 6-16-2013 | Robby Soave
    Maines highest court will soon decide which restroom Nicole Maines, a 15-year-old transgendered student, should use. Last week the state supreme court heard oral arguments about whether a school district violated her civil rights when it forbid her from using the girls restroom. She was in fifth grade at the time. Maines is biologically male but has identified as female since she was very young. As such, she wished to use the girls restroom. State law, however, mandates that boys and girls use separate facilities. Her school told her to use the staff restroom instead. These requirements violate the Maine...
  • Transgender Navy SEAL 'Warrior Princess' Comes Out

    06/03/2013 6:08:09 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 64 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 3, 2013 | Lee Ferran
    A former member of the elite U.S. Navy SEALs has come out to say she's now a woman.
  • Transgender student denied admission to all-female Smith College

    03/21/2013 7:33:30 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/21/2013 | Eric Owens
    A transgender high school student who applied to prestigious, private, all-female Smith College has been rejected because the school only accepts women. Smith returned Calliope Wongs application and application fee earlier this month, reports The Advocate. As you may remember from our previous correspondence, Smith is a womens college, which means that undergraduate applicants to Smith must be female at the time of admission, admissions dean Debra Shaver wrote in a letter to Wong, The Advocate says. Wong has identified as female for several years, according to the Keystone Student Voice. However, on the FAFSA (Free Application for...
  • Trangendered Miss Universe Canada Contestant Takes the Stage

    05/18/2012 1:45:58 PM PDT · by jdsteel · 62 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 05.18.12 | jdsteel
    After much controversy and a rule change, the first-ever transgendered contestant competed in the Miss Universe Canada pageant in Toronto on Thursday night. Jenna Talackova, 23, is from Vancouver, and though she was born male, she underwent sexual reassignment surgery four years ago and was allowed to compete. According to the Daily Mail, Talackova was one of 62 women who strut their stuff in evening gowns and bikinis on stage for a panel of 15 judges. The winner will be crowned on Saturday.
  • Yahoo Pro Football Pick'em is Back! The NFL & Free Republic meet Dr. Zhivago.

    07/28/2011 10:37:57 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 12 replies · 1+ views ^ | 07 28 2011
    Do you feel, as a Conservative, you are being deported to the political Siberia of the national political scene? Common sense is being ignored, gas prices are soaring, animals are demanding transgendered rights and Republican "leadership" enjoys being wooed by the president's wily and winsome ways. Well, you can enjoy the trip with your laptop, iPad or smartypants phone and play the 2011 version of Yahoo Pro Football Pick'em, Free Republican-style. We will include the new Playoff option (whatever THAT is), all weeks are included, the confidence points system will be used but we won't bother with the Tie Breaker....
  • Transgendered father gets prison time for beating kids because they won't call him 'mom'

    03/23/2011 1:14:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Ny Daily News ^ | March 23, 2011 | Larry Mcshane
    A transgendered father of four received two years behind bars Wednesday for starving and beating his kids after they refused to call him "mom." The 31-year-old South Korean, identified only by his last name Oh, is taking hormone injections once a week and considering sex reassignment surgery, the Yonhap news agency reported. His ex-girlfriend and mother of three of the children was sentenced to two years in jail on the same charges, the news agency reported. The couple had lived together from 2006 until last year. "Although the defendants claim that the beating was for educational purpose and legitimate, their...
  • TSA Question: Who Searches The Transgendered Passengers?(Obvious Vanity)

    11/24/2010 9:59:14 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    TCRLAF | 11-24-10 | TCRLAF
    And how much do they pay for the Happy Ending?
  • Transgender man charged with murder of Chesco man in burned hotel room

    PHILADELPHIA - A 22-year-old transgender man has been charged with murder in the killing of a Thorndale man inside an upscale Old City hotel, where the room was later set ablaze, police said. Herman Burton, of the 2400 block of South 63rd Street, faces murder and arson charges, according to authorities. Detectives said 49-year-old Patrick Brady, of Thorndale, suffered blunt-force trauma to the head and body, was strangled to death and robbed at the Omni Hotel, located on the 400 block of Chestnut Street.
  • America Can You Spare a Dime's Worth of Difference? (Hurl-tastic)

    08/17/2010 3:06:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    For that is the true genius of America -- that America can change. Our union can be perfected. And what we have already achieved gives us hope for what we can and must achieve tomorrow.-- Barack Obama, Election Night 2008 How is that "hopey-changey thing working out for you? -- Sarah Palin, February 2010 America is at war with change, as a time of decision approaches. Anger rears its ugliness from a nation stripped of its hope, whether a silly confrontation between a passenger and a beleaguered flight attendant, a state of fear in Arizona, or the political fabrication of...
  • He . . . She . . Ze?!: Most Absurd Language Police Yet (Debbie Schlussel Alert)

    02/15/2010 2:17:45 PM PST · by goldstategop · 37 replies · 1,493+ views
    Debbie Schlussel ^ | 02/15/2010 | Debbie Schlussel
    Shes right. Tomorrow, Im gonna stop being unfair to bananas and call them soda. And apples, well . . . its not nice to exclude them from the meat group. Gonna call em steak. She also said that specific assignments often call exclusively for gender-neutral language. Wow, someones parents are blowin a whole lot of money. Keith Reisinger, graduate student instructor for the Womens Studies Department, said the issue reaches far beyond any departmental policy or the confines of the University. I think we as a whole need to change how we talk about gender and people, he said. Me,...
  • Interesting Discussion Brewing With "Transgendered" People

    01/05/2010 9:07:52 AM PST · by Notoriously Conservative · 29 replies · 963+ views
    Notoriously Conservative ^ | 01 05 10 | Notoriously Conservative
    It looks like I got my finger in the hornets nest, while voicing my opinion on Obama's appointing of a transgendered man, woman, man... Anyway, some people have taken offense, and an interesting discussion is brewing in the comments section. If your interested, you can voice your opinion here: tgnonsense said... It appears the author has some how confused true transsexualism with the GLBT homosexual movement and chosen to merge the two as if they are one. It may come as a surprise that true transsexualism has been medically recognized for the last fifty years or so. For all...
  • Political activist pleads guilty in window-smashing ( Democrat )

    12/22/2009 7:37:23 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies · 1,076+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 12/22/2009
    Activist Maurice Joseph Schwenkler, 24, pleaded guilty Monday to a second-degree misdemeanor for smashing windows at the Colorado Democratic Party headquarters last summer. Anarchist websites across the country raised money for Schwenkler's $5,000 bail, and identified him as "a transgendered anarchist" using the name Ariel Attack. Authorities have consistently identified him as male. The gay, lesbian and transgender protest group Denver Bash Back characterized Schwenkler as one of its "friends and comrades." Initially, Democratic Party officials blamed conservative ... Then it became known that Schwenkler had previously worked for a Democratic candidate.
  • Our Sexual Identity Crisis

    09/29/2009 6:08:05 PM PDT · by Mack Truck · 4 replies · 641+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2009 | Selwyn Duke
    Perhaps you've heard the tragic story of David Reimer.. . David was the victim of a botched circumcision that left his penis charred beyond surgical repair. His parents..., no doubt beside themselves, were confused about the best way to proceed. Then, one day, they saw a man named Dr. John Money on television. Money was talking about his theory of "gender neutrality," which states that "gender identity" is learned rather than innate. The idea was that the sexes were the same except for the superficial physical differences; this implies that if a child were altered so as to superficially resemble...

    07/26/2009 3:10:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies · 175+ views
    Mew York Post ^ | July 26, 2009 | PERRY CHIARAMONTE, JAMIE SCHRAM and REUVEN FENTON
    A Queens cop was shot and wounded when he waded into a heated battle between a transsexual and her ex-con boyfriend today -- hit when a gun accidentally discharged as he wrestled with an armed man near the scene of the domestic mayhem, authorities said.
  • FedEx delivers the goods for transgendered

    07/14/2009 6:56:59 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 8 replies · 432+ views
    one news ^ | 7-14-09 | Jim Brown
    Without a vote from shareholders, one of America's largest corporations has decided to grant its transgender employees special protected status. Memphis-based FedEx has agreed to implement a shareholder resolution proposed by Huffington Post blogger Sara Whitman that would add "gender identity" to the company's non-discrimination policy. Whitman is a self-proclaimed "married lesbian mother of three boys" in Massachusetts.
  • Discovering, and protecting, their true selves (Daddy had a girls brain in a boys body,)

    07/14/2009 5:07:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies · 1,493+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 14, 2009 | Bella English
    In high school, music was Bill Zirchers thing, mostly drums. He studied electrical engineering in college. In 1994 he married a woman he met in a band. The couple had a daughter, and Zircher was thrilled to be a father. Dana Zircher still plays the drums, is still a self-described high-tech nerd, and still a parent. She still works as a software design engineer for Microsoft in Beverly, though she now uses the ladies room instead of the mens. As part of an aggressive grass-roots campaign, Zircher will testify today at a State House hearing in favor of civil rights...
  • My Idea and Your Consequence

    06/24/2009 1:34:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies · 291+ views ^ | June 24, 2009 | Mike Adams
    Ideas have consequences. That is why it is sometimes difficult to understand how bad ideas can survive, and even thrive, in certain environments. One really bad idea that is thriving in higher education is the so-called trans-gendered rights movement. It is thriving not because of the work of trans-gendered persons but because of feminists who are willing to use them to advance their own ideas about gender and equality. Feminists have been increasingly enamored with the idea that there are no innate differences between men and women. In recent years, they have been arguing with greater and greater frequency that...
  • Doctors Urge Puberty Blockers for Children Considering Sex Change

    01/06/2009 12:48:04 PM PST · by GonzoII · 58 replies · 2,046+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | January 5, 2009 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Monday January 5, 2009 Doctors Urge Puberty Blockers for Children Considering Sex Change By Kathleen GilbertCHEVY CHASE, Maryland, January 5, 2009 ( - An international medical organization has recommended that children as young as 12 who question their sexual identity should be given drugs to block the physical changes of puberty.The New Scientist reports that the injunction comes as part of a set of guidelines, the first of its kind, published last month by the Endocrine Society. The Guidelines For Health Organisations Commissioning Treatment Services For Trans People call for healthcare administrators around the globe to provide full coverage...
  • Schizophrenic cross-dresser likely hiding out in Coconut Grove

    11/14/2008 5:46:38 AM PST · by IbJensen · 22 replies · 1,057+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Nov. 14, 2008 | STEVE ROTHAUS
    A cross-dressing American who suffers from schizophrenia escaped a German mental hospital without his medications on Saturday and is believed to be in South Florida. ''He's a potential danger to the citizens of the city of Miami,'' Miami private investigator Daniel Maya said Thursday. Robert Denney, 35, talked a hospital guardian into giving him his passport, then went online and booked a USAir flight to the United States. 'He used his parents' credit card number and he got a ticket,'' Maya said. Denney flew Saturday night from Munich to Chicago, then to Miami. On Monday, he called his parents, Mike...
  • Caption time - Muslim sets up a school to bring transgendered Indonesians into the fold (huh?)

    11/12/2008 4:39:42 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 13 replies · 522+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 11/10/08 | staff
    "48-year-old Indonesian transgender Maryani (seen left), who spent years of drinking and selling sex on the streets of Yogyakarta, before discovering Islam has set up a religious school with the aim of bringing Islam to her fellow "waria," as transgendered people are known in the country ""Transgender friends relax on the streets of the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta in mid October. A 48-year-old Indonesian, who spent years of drinking and selling sex on the streets of Yogyakarta, before discovering Islam has set up a religious school with the aim of bringing Islam to her fellow "waria," as transgendered people are...
  • Male kid lockups ordered to gender-bend clothes regulations (NY)

    06/20/2008 8:08:30 PM PDT · by Coleus · 40 replies · 639+ views
    ny daily news ^ | 06.17.08 | KENNETH LOVETT
    The state has quietly ordered male-only juvenile detention centers to keep bras and panties in stock for transgendered delinquents - angering many jail staffers. Each facility must stock a dozen bra and panties of each size in case it is requested, employees said and agency officials confirmed. Girls' centers also must stock men's underwear.Two longtime employees of the agency ripped the policy, saying they fear it promotes an alternative lifestyle in order to accommodate a miniscule population. "People are appalled," one employee said. "The vast majority of kids in here don't fit the category and want nothing to do with...
  • Log Cabin [Republicans] miffed at Howard Dean's remarks

    03/28/2008 11:53:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 1,323+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 27, 2008
    SUMMARY: He says: "Who in their right mind, if they were African-American or Hispanic or Asian-American, if they were gay or lesbian, would join the Republican Party?" Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean came under attack for speaking out against conservative gay men and lesbians as well as Republicans of color. "They can't become more diverse," Dean said Tuesday at a speech at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Who in their right mind, if they were African-American or Hispanic or Asian-American, if they were gay or lesbian, would join the Republican Party?" The Log Cabin Republicans issued a statement Wednesday against...
  • Crossing Over (transgendered)

    12/28/2007 9:48:54 PM PST · by neverdem · 31 replies · 386+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 28, 2007 | NAOMI SCHAEFER RILEY
    "What will prevent the 250-pound linebacker from deciding he wants to share the locker room with the cheerleaders?" Deconstructionist professors have been trying for years to convince us that gender is a social construct. Now, it seems, politicians and even employers are doing their best to put this theory into practice--2007 may go down in history as the year of the transgendered person. Take the announcement in October that, under a state law that takes effect in January, schools in California not only can't discriminate by sex but also can't take into account "a person's gender identity and gender related...
  • Meet the man with breasts in his leg

    12/18/2007 6:30:57 PM PST · by lowbridge · 23 replies · 162+ views
    For a man to have a boob job is unusual enough - let alone to have the silicone implants not in the chest, but in the leg. But Lane Jensen's figure is now looking a little more voluptuous in an odd place after one of the most unusual operations of the year. Lane, a devotee of body art already, had a tattoo of a buxom lady on his shin. But for some reason, he decided this was not quite expressive enough - so had silicone implanted to make the etching stand out in all the right places. Canadian Lane,...
  • Judge Asked to Rule Georgia Election Void Because of Transgender Candidate

    11/20/2007 8:25:50 AM PST · by Zakeet · 35 replies · 134+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 20, 2007
    RIVERDALE, Ga. Two unsuccessful city council candidates in Riverdale say a fellow candidate committed fraud when she ran as a woman. Georgia Fuller and Stanley Harris who lost bids for council seats filed petitions in Clayton County Superior Court last week asking the judge to stop the upcoming runoff election. The lawsuit alleges that incumbent Michelle Bruce who identifies herself as transgendered and goes by Michelle Mickey Bruce misled voters by identifying herself as a female during the Nov. 6 election. The suit, which identifies her as "Michael Bruce," asks a judge to rule the...
  • Toronto Catholic School Board Bows to Secularism

    10/06/2007 11:00:22 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 2 replies · 464+ views ^ | October 4, 2007 | By Fr. Alphonse de Valk, editor Catholic Insight magazine
    Toronto Catholic School Board Bows to Secularism Commentary on inclusion of "sexual orientation" in Board's Workplace Harassment policy By Fr. Alphonse de Valk, editor Catholic Insight magazineFrom Oct. 2007 edition of Catholic Insight TORONTO, October 4, 2007 ( - Just before Catholic Insight went to press with its September edition, on August 15 we learned that in May 2007, the Toronto District Catholic School Board (TCDSB), in its document Workplace Harassment, had moved to prohibit all teachers and staff from complaining or objecting to "same-sex partner status." It turns out that two other unacceptable prohibitions had previously been imposed already;...
  • Transexual Used Stolen ID In Prostitution Arrest

    07/21/2007 7:32:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies · 680+ views ^ | July 20, 2007
    Orange County, Fla. -- A transgendered man, arrested for prostitution in Orange County, was booked into the jail as a woman, but his former roommate claims he stole her identity. Richard Phillips was booked into the Orange County Jail as Brittany Ossenfort. But a woman with that same name, said that's not who he is. According to Sheriff's investigators, he is Richard Phillips. The Holly Hill woman is outraged, that she's listed, as being arrested for prostitution. The real Brittany Ossenfort said she lived with Richard Phillips for more than a year, but thought he was a woman. She was...
  • Anti-discrimination law applies to transgendered

    06/04/2007 8:55:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 25 replies · 621+ views ^ | 06.04.07 | ANDREA GURWITT
    It comes too late to help Carol Barlow, but she certainly could have used it. Could have invoked it when she got fired. Could have pointed to it when the job interviewer laughed in her face. Could have sued after, she says, her boss said, "When you become Carol or whatever the hell you're doing, you're out of there." Because Carol Barlow used to be Bruce Barlow. And first Bruce, and then Carol, suffered harassment, indignities and discrimination at one job and then another, and still more on innumerable job interviews. Well, that won't cut it anymore.Starting June 17, it...
  • The Hate Crime Bills: Imposing an Anti-Christian Worldview

    05/04/2007 10:18:11 PM PDT · by Coleus · 18 replies · 888+ views
    TFP ^ | Luis Srgio Solimeo
    Homosexual acts are a moral aberration, yet the drive to have them accepted as normal by society continues full steam ahead. Egregious recent examples can be found in two bills under consideration in Congress which would grant special privilege to those embracing the homosexual lifestyle, and intimidate and punish those citizens whose values and principles are opposed to the moral revolution advocated by the homosexual movement.The first bill is H.R. 2015, known as the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007; the second is H.R. 1592, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007."Sexual Orientation," a Set of Norms Linked...
  • Change of sex IDs on city docket

    09/27/2006 10:46:03 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies · 492+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 09.25.06 | LISA L. COLANGELO
    Transgendered New Yorkers would be able to get new birth certificates under a proposal being reviewed by the city's Board of Health. The board, which meets tomorrow, is poised to change the city's Health Code so that new birth certificates can be issued to match a person's current gender identity. "This is really good news," said Joe Tarver a spokesman for the Empire State Pride Agenda. "It's important particularly in a post-9/11 world. Anytime you board an Amtrak train or enter a building, you have to provide identification. "And if your ID doesn't match the gender [by which] you identify...

    06/21/2006 7:04:56 AM PDT · by Great Communicator · 22 replies · 1,312+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 21, 2006 | LAURA ITALIANO
    A Chelsea transsexual is simply too masculine-looking to sashay his way out of charges of possessing a stolen purse, four state appellate judges ruled yesterday. Cops had busted manly tranny Stephen Lomiller - an admitted homeless crack addict - three years ago, after noticing him sitting on a doorstep on Second Avenue and 28th Street. He was "rifling" through a Fendi shoulder bag while looking nervously up and down the street, cops said. On his face was what one arresting officer has described in court as "like, a three-days' growth of beard." Still, Lomiller claims that cops never should have...
  • HPD officer recounts long battle with gender identity

    06/15/2006 4:49:51 AM PDT · by cbkaty · 14 replies · 897+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 15, 2006, 1:15AM | ROBERT CROWE
    HPD officer recounts long battle with gender identity The father of 5 will work as a man until name is legally changed Sgt. Jack Oliver, the Houston police officer preparing to undergo gender reassignment surgery, says the reaction from colleagues has been mostly positive since coming out to the department last week. Oliver, 49, a deputy day sergeant at the Fondren substation, greeted the media Wednesday wearing a woman's pinstripe suit, lipstick, blush and pumps. It's a look fellow officers won't see at work until the sergeant officially becomes "Julia Christine" Oliver after a legal name change, Oliver's attorney...
  • Should Taxpayers Fund Con's Sex-Change -- or "Trans" Propaganda in Schools?

    06/02/2006 6:40:07 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies · 417+ views
    M ^ | 05.31.06
    Should Taxpayers Fund Con's Sex-Change -- or "Trans" Propaganda in Schools? For the life of us, we can't figure out why everyone's going nuts over the convicted murderer who is demanding a sex-change operation ... while apparently few are upset that our teenagers are constantly hearing about the wonder of such surgeries in our public schools. In both cases, taxpayers are funding support for insane, unnatural mutilations. In the former case, it involves adults. In the latter, children are being drawn into that sick world, usually without the knowledge of their parents! Which case is worse? The Governor's Commission on...
  • Con: Fund my sex change

    05/31/2006 12:57:32 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 10 replies · 988+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 05/31/06 | Dave Wedge
    Not satisfied with his taxpayer-funded female hormones and laser hair removal, a convicted killer-turned-transsexual is again asking the state to pony up to complete his transformation into a woman. Robert Kosilek, who is serving life in prison for strangling his wife, was back in federal court yesterday, again demanding that the state Department of Correction pay for his sex-change operation. A similar bid was denied in 2002, and his latest attempt has infuriated Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey. I strongly oppose using taxpayer dollars to fund a sex-change operation for any prisoner, but especially a convicted murderer, Healey said. Should taxpayer...
  • God made me transgendered

    05/11/2006 6:20:12 PM PDT · by dukeman · 112 replies · 2,616+ views ^ | 5/11/06 | Mike S. Adams
    Recently, I got the following email from Brian - a Transgendered person (hereafter with a capital T to reflect the superior insight of people who have had sex changes) who I assume was once named Brianna: "The fact that you are in a position to teach young people, yet espouse your bigoted views, shows what an immoral person you are. Jesus says not to judge others, yet you choose to condemn a segment of society, not for their moral value, but instead, out of your dislike for the fact that they are not close enough to your ideology to allow...
  • Candidate's openness extends to her past life

    04/10/2006 3:50:49 PM PDT · by Coleus · 12 replies · 1,253+ views ^ | 04.10.06 | SONI SANGHA
    Barbara Colonna had a secret.For most of her 56 years, she led a solitary existence to protect her identity. But now that she has filed as a Republican candidate for Haworth Borough Council, she's breaking her silence. The 5-foot-3-inch woman with bobbed salt and pepper hair and piercing green eyes was once a man named Edward. After becoming more involved in town, it made sense that eventually she would run for council. But what would she tell people about her past? She started with her running mates. When they were not alarmed, she was encouraged. Her slate plans to run...
  • Homosexuals Arrested at Liberty University (equating perversion with black Americas struggle)

    03/14/2006 2:02:35 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 2 replies · 383+ views
    LaShawn Barber's Corner ^ | Monday March 13th, 2006 | LaShawn Barber
    03.13.06 Homosexuals Arrested at Liberty University Homosexuals continue to equate perversion with black America’s struggle in the 1960s for equal rights. Highly offensive. But then again, they don’t care about offending me. An organization called Soulforce has formed a group to go on a 51-day tour of Christian and military colleges that oppose homosexual behavior. Members of the so-called Equality Rides travel to schools to “present a powerful case for GLBT equality.” For you virtual virgins, GLBT stands for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered. “Transgendered” is a euphemism for a man in a dress [or who thinks he should be...
  • Why I'm skipping the Oscars this year

    01/13/2006 7:54:16 AM PST · by Millicent_Hornswaggle · 103 replies · 2,181+ views ^ | Jan. 13, 2006 | Ben Shapiro
    Every year since I was old enough to stay up late, I've watched the Academy Awards. This year, however, I have absolutely zero desire to watch the Oscars. In recent years, lack of quality from Hollywood has turned the Academy Awards into a special-interest-group get-together. If you're crazy, gay, have a disability or are a member of a minority race, you'll likely be nominated for an Oscar; if your film tackles a "deep social issue" (normally an issue dear to the hearts of Hollywood's liberal glitterati), you'll have an excellent shot at grabbing a gold statuette. The combination of declining...
  • Gulfports human rights [gay] ordinance: progress or height of hypocrisy?

    10/21/2005 2:44:52 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 364+ views
    American Constitutional Research Service | 10-20-05 | John William Kurowski
    Gulfports human rights [gay] ordinance: progress or height of hypocrisy? In a recent article titled, A Tale of Two Counties Progress in Gulfport and another step backward in Hillsborough , we are told by Wayne Garcia: As Hillsborough County again made international headlines for its gay-hating policies last week, the small and funky city of Gulfport in Pinellas County took a different route.Gulfport became just the fourth government in Florida - and the first in Tampa Bay - to adopt a human rights ordinance that protects gays, lesbians and the transgendered. But, when one analyzes the touted human rights ordinance...
  • Boi or grrl? Youth culture testing the boundaries of gender identity and roles

    10/02/2005 7:02:25 PM PDT · by sit-rep · 60 replies · 2,128+ views
    CHICAGO When it comes to gender, Alex Polanco is not easily pegged. Some days, he wakes up in the morning and feels male, pulling on jeans and a T-shirt and leaving it at that. Other times, he wears makeup and one of the wigs he keeps in tidily packed boxes in his bedroom closet
  • NJ Catholic Priest will Bike to Raise Money for the NY Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Community Center

    09/05/2004 9:27:17 PM PDT · by Coleus · 30 replies · 1,271+ views
    A Bergen County, NJ, priest will be delivering a sermon on compassion three days in a row next week, but he won't be speaking from a pulpit. Believing actions often speak louder than words, the Rev. Peter Wehrle will be cycling from Perryville, Md., to New York City from Friday, Sept. 10, through Sunday, Sept. 12, to raise funds for people suffering from HIV/AIDS.Also taking part in the 265-mile fundraiser, Braking the Cycle will be a Montclair cyclist who manages a brewery in New York and a former Cliftonite who serves as a corporate tax accountant.Proceeds of the event will...
  • Real-life lesson when he returns to teach as a she Sex change at Mendham school

    08/02/2005 1:41:35 PM PDT · by Coleus · 62 replies · 1,623+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 08.02.05 | JOHN WIHBEY
    A teacher at Mountain View Middle School in Mendham Borough left his classroom in June as a man, and plans to return to school next month as a woman. Some parents and teachers have accepted teacher Kerri McCaffrey's decision to embrace his feminine identity and undergo gender reassignment surgery. A few others have concerns about whether middle school-age children should have to deal with such issues. McCaffrey said she can't imagine why she wouldn't come back to school. "I just want to be Kerri McCaffrey, a great teacher like I've always been," said the 41-year-old language arts teacher. "I'm a...
  • She-Male Bill Pushed By Senator Ted Kennedy (Democrats Still Forging Ahead With Pro-Gay Agenda

    06/22/2005 6:39:59 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 37 replies · 1,851+ views
    TraditionalValuesCoalition ^ | June 9, 2005 | Staff
    Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR) are pushing passage of a hate crimes bill that will include federal protection for cross-dressers, drag queens, transsexuals, and she-males (individuals who maintian both male and female sex organs for bizarre sex acts). This dangerous pro-homosexual bill is called the Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act of 2005 (S. 1145). ...The legislation is ostensibly designed to aid local law enforcement officials in prosecuting hate crimes. What it actually does is make "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" into federally-protected categories equal to race or ethnicity under federal law. Transgender activist groups have lobbied...