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  • Those Who Oppose Homosexuality Should be 'Ruthlessly' Stamped Out

    07/25/2014 1:38:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | July 25, 2014 | Gary DeMar
    It’s shocking how 1.6 percent of the population – I’m speaking of LGBTers – are controlling our culture. Years ago they told is over and over again that a person’s choice in sex partners shouldn’t matter. Now it seems that’s all that matters. Michael Sam feels compelled to tell the world that he has sex with other men, and he and his fellow-LGBTers demand that we accept his choice in sex partners or else. While Sam said that “everyone is entitled to their own opinions,” that’s not the way it’s working out. It’s gotten so bad that a person can’t...
  • Chase Bank Has Pattern of Partisanship on LGBT Issues

    07/11/2014 12:49:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 10, 2014 | Austin Ruse
    The recent exposé of the employee survey that asked probing questions about employee support for the “LGBT community” has focused attention on something that the typical depositor might not be aware of, and that is the massive time and attention JP Morgan Chase lavishes on the LGBT issue. Four years ago JP Morgan Chase told a local businessman that he had to remove a Christmas tree he donated to the lobby of a branch bank in Southlake, Texas. The reason given was that some found the Christmas decoration offensive. The order to remove was not made locally. It came from...
  • Angry, cross-dressing man injures two Denny's diners

    06/28/2014 6:03:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    XETV-TV San Diego ^ | June 27, 2014
    A cross-dressing man upset about losing his cellphone at a North Park restaurant flew into a violent rage there today, hurling objects that injured two diners before stealing someone else's phone and fleeing. The man -- dressed in a black ruffled skirt and a leopard-print bikini top -- entered the Denny's in the 2400 block of El Cajon Boulevard shortly before 12:30 p.m. and told a worker he lost his mobile phone in the business earlier in the week, according to San Diego police. He demanded to see surveillance video to try to determine what had happened to his phone,...
  • Is Social Media Fueling the Gender Debate in America?

    06/14/2014 7:39:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Christian Life News ^ | June 13, 2014 | Alex Kocman
    The debate over sexuality in America has moved far beyond what behaviors are okay and what is off-limits. Buried beneath, there is a deeper misunderstanding of what it means to be human. The argument in our culture is about whether anything physical—i.e., our bodies—has anything to do with the way we should live our lives. John Piper got to the heart of this issue earlier this month, discussing transgenderism and Laverne Cox' assertion to Time magazine that biological gender "doesn't necessarily mean anything inherently." (Of course, if you're a naturalist, the case could be made that your "inherent" sexual desires...
  • Is Chelsea Manning About to Take on the U.S. Government Again? (WikiLeaks' PV1 Bradley Manning)

    05/31/2014 5:26:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Care2 ^ | May 27, 2014 | Steve Williams
    Chelsea Manning, now in a military jail in Kansas for leaking classified documents, will not receive hormone treatment to continue her gender transition, the Army has announced. If Chelsea Manning sues, and the case is accepted, it could be groundbreaking. Here’s why. Pte Manning, who is currently serving a 35-year prison, made her transition public at the time of her sentencing in July of last year. She had been diagnosed with gender dysphoria by a number of military doctors throughout her army career. Since her incarceration, Manning has asked that she be allowed access to gender alignment treatment, such as...
  • New York radio hosts fired for transgender remarks

    05/22/2014 2:38:58 PM PDT · by windcliff · 49 replies
    AP ^ | 5-22-14 | unknown
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Two upstate New York radio hosts have been fired over their on-air comments about Rochester's decision to cover gender reassignment surgery for city employees. Entercom Rochester on Thursday announced the firings of Kimberly Ray and Barry Beck from WBZA, calling their comments "hateful" and saying they don't represent the station. Ray referred to someone seeking gender reassignment surgery as "a nut job."
  • Tyra Banks to Produce Transgender Docuseries for VH1 (Exclusive)

    05/14/2014 11:16:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 14, 2014 | Lesley Goldberg
    Transgender model/activist Carmen Carrera will star in the eight-episode series. VH1 is continuing to serve as a voice for the transgender community. The Viacom-owned cable network is teaming with Tyra Banks for docuseries TransAmerica, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The eight-episode docuseries will chronicle a group of Chicago women united by the shared experience of being transgender. The series is described as an earnest look at a group of millennial women -- who happen to be transgender -- living, loving and building their careers. The series will explore how their sexuality impacts their lives. Model/activist Carmen Carrera will lead the...
  • Hagel: Military Should Review Transgender Ban

    05/11/2014 1:21:54 PM PDT · by John W · 45 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | May 11,2014 | AP
    The prohibition on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. military "continually should be reviewed," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday. Hagel did not indicate whether he believes the policy should be overturned. However, he said "every qualified American who wants to serve our country should have an opportunity if they fit the qualifications and can do it." A transgender individual is someone who has acquired the physical characteristics of the opposite sex or presents themselves in a way that does not correspond with their sex at birth.
  • India's Supreme Court creates official third sex for eunuchs and transgenders

    04/15/2014 2:43:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | April 15, 2014 | Dean Nelson in New Delhi
    India's Supreme Court has created an official third sex for its transgender eunuchs and announced they will have a quota of government jobs and college places to help them overcome discrimination. The decision was met with jubilation by transgender charities who said it was a milestone in their fight against marginalisation in Indian society. "We are elated and thankful to the court," said Kalki Subramanium, a leading transgender rights activist. "The decision has come after a century of suppression and marginalisation by the legal and social systems. "This verdict is certainly landmark and a new beginning. The biggest challenge is...
  • Maine’s supreme court foists choose-your-own-bathroom policy on entire state

    02/01/2014 1:02:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 1, 2014 | Eric Owens, education editor
    The supreme court of Maine has issued an opinion declaring that transgender children in the state’s public schools must be allowed to choose their own bathrooms despite their genitalia or how uncomfortable other students may feel about it. The 5-1 decision, which came down on Thursday, marks the first time any state’s high court has ruled that transgender kids can use the bathroom with which they identify rather than the one matching their biological trappings, reports the Bangor Daily News. The case, which originated in 2009 and stagnated for years in Maine’s courts, involved a fifth-grade student who wanted to...
  • Transgender advocates want free mammograms under Obamacare

    10/19/2013 9:30:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 18, 2013 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    News that an uninsured transgender woman in Colorado was denied a free mammogram has prompted two advocacy groups to petition the federal government for equality in screening. “That is irrational discrimination, plain and simple,” said Harper Jean Tobin, director of policy for the National Center for Transgender Equality. “Breast-cancer screenings save lives and should be available to all women, period,” added Shane Snowdon, director of the Human Rights Campaign’s health and aging program. President Obama’s 2010 Affordable Care Act prohibits discrimination “on the basis of sex, including on the basis of gender identity or sex stereotyping,” they wrote Friday in...
  • Change your species, race? Why not?

    10/07/2013 7:52:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2013 | Matt Barber
    File this under, “Oh, for crying out loud.” There was a time when planning a family was a relatively straightforward process. A young wife might ask her new hubby, “How many children should we have?” To which he might reply, “Let’s just try for one of each.” A few years later – and with a bit of luck – little Timmy and Tammy are at each other’s throats, contesting rightful possession of the Fuzzy Wuzzy Brown Crayon. And all is well in the time-space continuum. Not so in today’s “progressive” land of make believe. Political correctness now requires that objective...
  • Chelsea Manning Seeks Presidential Pardon

    09/04/2013 7:07:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 4, 2013 | By DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press
    Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning is seeking a presidential pardon for leaking reams of classified information that her lawyer says did not merit protection. The Pvt. Manning Support Network released documents Wednesday that defense attorney David Coombs filed a day earlier with the U.S. Justice Department and the Department of the Army.
  • Convicted Wikileaks Soldier Doing Well In Prison (You HAVE to see this)

    08/30/2013 8:41:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) – A lawyer for Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning said in a blog post on Thursday the soldier is doing well as she goes through processing at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth. David Coombs wrote that he spoke on Wednesday with Manning, previously known as Bradley Manning, while she goes through the three-to-four-week period known as indoctrination at the Kansas prison. Coombs, who lives in Rhode Island, also said he plans to travel there in the coming weeks to meet with medical staff and the leadership in the quest to allow Manning to receive hormone therapy....
  • What’s in a name? Chelsea Manning and Muhammad Ali (Groan)

    08/25/2013 1:04:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Salon ^ | August 24, 2013 | Andrew O'Hehir
    Consider a polarizing political and cultural figure who is seen by many people as a hero and by others as a traitor – and who has a powerful symbolic importance to members of a persecuted minority. This person adopts a new name and a new identity, which transforms his or her relationship to mainstream culture and confuses both the media and many members of the public. Many people refuse to accept the new name and identity, or treat it as a nickname or a passing fad. At age 25, this person is prosecuted for an act of conscience-driven defiance against...
  • To the right and centre-right, Chelsea Manning is an LGBTraitor (Yeah, we're the problem)

    08/24/2013 7:17:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | August 24, 2013 | Charles Davis
    Soon after being sentenced by a military judge to 35 years behind bars for leaking US diplomatic cables and other evidence of war crimes, the person formerly known as Pfc Bradley Manning announced to the world that she - not he - would from now on like to be referred to as, "Chelsea". After being called everything from hero to traitor, Manning announced she wanted to be called something else: a woman. "As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female," Manning said...
  • 'Illegal' for US military to deny Bradley Manning sex change (Yes, you read that right)

    08/23/2013 12:38:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | August 22, 2013
    Transgender advocates said it should not be up to the US military to decide if Bradley Manning gets hormone therapy after the jailed US serviceman revealed he wanted a sex change.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) A day after being sentenced for leaking classified material, Bradley Manning revealed that he was hoping to have a sex change. In a written statement read on NBC News's 'Today' programme, Manning said he wants to start hormone therapy as soon as possible and asked supporters to refer to him by his new name, Chelsea, and to use the feminine pronoun. But Manning's demands may set up another legal...
  • Chelsea Manning: Testing The Military On Transgender Issues (#Youwillpuke)

    08/23/2013 12:16:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | August 22, 2013 | Eyder Peralta
    The case of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning tested many complex questions about espionage, journalism and even treason. But there was always one thing that lingered as a subtext to the case: Manning's struggle with gender identity. On Thursday, when Manning announced that he wants to be known as Chelsea Manning, it became clear that the subtext would become the focus and that Manning will now likely test military policy on transgender issues. (NPR, like other news outlets, is at this point continuing to refer to the soldier as "Bradley Manning" on first reference.) Cecilia Chung, a senior strategist for the...
  • Pro-Bradley Manning Hecklers Interrupt Obama Speech

    08/23/2013 12:05:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    ABC News' The Note ^ | August 22, 2013 | Mary Bruce and Arlette Saenz
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — While making the pitch on his new college affordability plan for a second time, President Obama was interrupted by pro-Bradley Manning hecklers at Henninger High School in Syracuse, N.Y., Thursday evening. Two women holding a giant “Free Bradley Manning” sign yelled at the president in the middle of his speech. It was unclear what the women were saying, but they were escorted out of the gymnasium to applause from the crowd. When the women started shouting, the president said, “I hear you,” and tried to calm down the crowd. After the two women left, Obama called the...
  • He Is Not Bradley Manning. She Is Chelsea Manning. Deal With It. (Hashtag #YouWillHurl)

    08/22/2013 10:10:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The New Republic ^ | August 22, 2013 | Ryan Kearney
    Bradley Manning, the Army private sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison for leaking government files to WikiLeaks, announced Thursday in a statement to NBC's "Today" that he is, as of now, a she: "As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. I hope that you will support me in this transition. I also request that, starting today, you refer to...
  • How state and federal money is "empowering" troubled young men in dangerous lives as "transgenders"

    07/24/2013 6:32:44 AM PDT · by massmike · 11 replies
    http://massresistance.com/ ^ | 07/24/2013 | n/a
    In Massachusetts, after the Transgender Rights Law was passed the Department of Education immediately began taking steps to force public schools to officially embrace and support such behavior by kids, letting them use opposite-sex locker rooms and restrooms and changing their names on official records. At the same time, they are imposing radical diversity training on others, and intend to punish students and faculty who voice any disapproval. Sadly, more and more of these male youth who now "identify" as females begin supporting themselves by prostituting themselves to men who are willing to pay for that kind of "alternative" homosexual...
  • State Department to Spend $450,000 Protecting Transgenders—Overseas

    06/14/2013 8:35:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 14, 2013 - 4:05 PM | Melanie Hunter
    The State Department through its Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) is planning to spend $450,000 in taxpayer dollars “to support programs that increase protection of transgender persons who face acute forms of violence and harassment.” The primary goal of the grant “is to ensure that incidents of violence are documented and investigated and that victims receive appropriate legal redress through domestic, regional, or international human rights mechanisms.” … The grant was posted on March 28, 2013. The closing date for applications was May 2, 2013. The State Department has yet to announce the grant recipient. …
  • Obama Hasn’t ‘Evolved’ That Far … Yet (Taxpayer-funded sex-change surgery)

    03/31/2013 4:04:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Other McCain ^ | March 31, 2013 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services requested public comment on a proposal to provide taxpayer-funded sex-change surgery, but scrubbed the proposal off their Web site as soon as it was reported by news agencies. Ed Morrissey at Hot Air understands the Obama-logic: Congress has been arguing over how to limit the current Medicare/Medicaid systems to keep them from going broke and taking the American economic system with them. Some genius at HHS thinks this is the most propitious moment to talk about sticking taxpayers with sex-change surgery bills? Smooth move. But don’t think for a moment this won’t...
  • Medicare/Medicaid Reconsidering Whether to Pay for Sex-Change Surgery

    03/29/2013 11:27:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 29, 2013 | Susan Jones
    Medicare and Medicaid do not pay for sex-change surgery, but that may change. In response to a formal request from a transsexual woman, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on March 28 that it has launched a formal “reconsideration” of its current refusal to cover surgical treatment for “gender identity disorder.” …
  • Violence Against Women Act—Passed in GOP-Controlled House—Covers Transgenders

    03/06/2013 1:41:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 5, 2013 | Matt Cover
    Provisions in the recently passed Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that single out gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgenders (LGBT) put domestic violence among those groups at the center of the federal effort to address such violence nationwide. After it passed the Democrat-controlled Senate, the Republican leadership brought the bill up for a vote last week in the House and it passed. It has now been sent to President Obama for his signature. The new law does not provide a definition for transgender or bisexual. However, the American Psychological Association defines transgender as “an umbrella term for persons whose gender identity,...
  • Ventura Girl Scout, 14, Calls For Cookie Boycott Over ‘Radical Homosexual Agenda’

    01/13/2012 10:59:22 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 31 replies
    VENTURA (CBS) — A Ventura County Girl Scout is at the center of a national controversy after she released a video calling for a boycott of the group’s popular cookies over what she calls a “radical homosexual agenda”. The girl — who has only been identified as 14-year-old “Taylor” — cited the recent decision by Girl Scout officials to allow a 7-year-old “transgender” boy to join a Colorado-based troop last fall.
  • After demise of ‘don’t ask,’ activists call for end to military ban on transgenders

    09/29/2011 9:51:27 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept. 29, 2011 | Rowan Scarborough
    With homosexuals now able to serve openly in the military, the gay rights movement’s next battleground is to persuade the Obama administration to end the armed forces’ ban on “transgenders,” a group that includes transsexuals and cross-dressers. “Our position is that the military should re-examine the policy, the medical regulations, so as to allow open service for transgender people,” said Vincent Paolo Villano, spokesman for the 6,000-member Center for Transgender Equality. The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), which pushed to end the military’s gay ban, is urging President Obama to sign an executive order prohibiting discrimination based on “gender identity.”...
  • D.C. police officer ordered held without bond in shooting

    09/03/2011 12:12:01 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3 Sept 2011 | Andrea Noble
    A Metropolitan Police Department officer accused of drunkenly opening fire on a car full of people that included transgenders will be held without bond as he awaits trial. “It sounds like he’s a dangerous person,” said Jeffrey Light, an attorney with D.C. Trans Coalition. “I’m not convinced that just because he’s a police officer he’s not going to do it again.” D.C. Superior Court Judge Ann O'Regan Keary on Friday ordered Officer Kenneth D. Furr held without bond. He faces one charge of assault with a dangerous weapon stemming from an Aug. 26 shooting that occurred while the officer was...
  • Idaho GOP Approves Far-Right Platform: Repeal 17th Amendment, Buy Gold And Silver

    06/29/2010 6:08:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | June 29, 2010 | Eric Kleefeld
    Idaho Republicans held their convention over the past weekend, approving a platform containing some mighty interesting parts of the Tea Party platform -- from state nullification of federal laws, to protecting the institution of marriage from transgendered people, to to a Glenn-Beckesque embrace of gold and silver money. State Rep. Marv Hagedorn (R) told the Associated Press that the push to go further right was a product of disgust with the current status quo from the Obama administration. "It does reflect a change," said Hagedorn. "But it's not a change in our party, it's a change in the White House."...
  • Transgenders win discrimination tiff with American Eagle Outfitters, AG Andrew Cuomo forces changes

    05/15/2010 2:40:14 AM PDT · by truthfreedom · 28 replies · 842+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 9:04 AM | Erica Pearson
    Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has forced the flannel and khaki outpost to make some changes, including nixing a rule about employee "personal appearance" that banned men from wearing women's clothing and ladies from dressing as guys. . . . The chain store also has agreed to train its staff on transgender issues - like which pronouns to use when referring to workers and customers. The April settlement is the first crackdown against a retailer under the section of the state's Human Rights Law that bars employers from discriminating against applicants because of their gender identity. "If more places would follow...
  • Cuba performing state-backed sex changes

    01/19/2010 7:28:00 PM PST · by myknowledge · 4 replies · 235+ views
    Nine News ^ | Janaury 20, 2010 | Andrea Rodriguez
    Cuba has performed less than 15 state-sponsored sex-change operations since the government lifted a longtime ban on the procedure in 2007. President Raul Castro's daughter, Mariela Castro, runs the Centre for Sex Education, which prepares transsexuals for sex-change operations and identifies Cubans it deems ready for the procedure. Speaking on Tuesday to reporters during the fifth Cuban Conference on Sexual Education, Orientation and Therapy, Castro said surgeries started being performed in 2008. But the sexologist and gay-rights advocate would not specify exactly how many have been carried out, or how much they cost. She said only that Cuban doctors working...
  • House Committee Holds She-Male Hearing: Why?

    07/02/2008 11:56:08 AM PDT · by simicyber · 43 replies · 126+ views
    Traditional Values Coalition ^ | July 1, 2008 | Traditional Values Coalition
    House Committee Holds She-Male Hearing: Why? Unreported in most of the media last week was the first congressional hearing ever held on alleged "transgender discrimination" in the workplace. This hearing was to offset the overwhelming opposition that arose last year from fellow democrats who forced the removal from the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) of language for special rights for she-males, drag queens, cross dressers, and those having sex changes with operations or hormones. This hearing was a charade attempting to show how normal these lifestyles are.
  • Time to give transgenders rights, not ridicule

    08/06/2007 2:41:22 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 23 replies · 1,032+ views
    Sun Sentinel Editorial ^ | August 5, 2007 | Michael Mayo
    Excerpt: ...This is not a choice," he said Friday. "It's something you try to deny and hide, but as time goes on, as you become more miserable in your own skin, you just can't take it anymore." Cummings said he was 3 when he realized he was born in the wrong body. His parents didn't understand. After they came to South Florida from Cuba, Maritza gravitated to boys' activities, like weightlifting, and she joined the Army. It didn't help. She abused drugs and alcohol, attempted suicide in her 20s. Then she found out that there was a medical explanation and...
  • A Teachable Moment? Explaining "Transgender" to 3rd Graders

    11/11/2006 6:26:22 AM PST · by dcnd9 · 87 replies · 1,869+ views
    Americans for Truth ^ | November 9th, 2006
    The following is merely an excerpt from Nightmare at Franklin, by Tom Mountain, published Nov , 2006, by Newton Tab; we encourage you to continue reading the full story… Emer O’Shea knew something was wrong the minute she picked up her daughter from Franklin Elementary School. The third-grader was normally very perky upon seeing her mother and new baby sister, but this time she glanced at her mother without indicating what was wrong, except to say that the school’s social worker had visited the class. But Emer soon heard from another parent about what had happened in her daughter’s class...
  • Calif. Senate OKs transgender protections (Companies MUST hire transgenders)

    07/26/2003 8:19:44 AM PDT · by nwrep · 147 replies · 1,544+ views
    Yahoo ^ | July 25, 2003 | Ellen Maremont Silver
    Calif. Senate OKs transgender protections Fri Jul 25, 8:11 PM ET Add Community - Planet Out to My Yahoo! Ellen Maremont Silver, Gay.com / PlanetOut.com Network SUMMARY: The California Senate passed a groundbreaking bill on Thursday that makes it illegal to discriminate against transgender people in housing and employment. The California Senate passed a groundbreaking bill on Thursday that makes it illegal to discriminate against transgender people in housing and employment. AB 196 adds "gender identity or expression" to sex and other characteristics that are already protected by the state's Fair Employment and Housing Act. The bill, passed by...