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  • Community remembers hundreds killed during Transgender Day of Remembrance

    11/20/2018 6:00:58 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    Las Vegas Now ^ | November 20, 2018 | Darlene Melendez
    Every year, Nov. 20 marks the International Transgender Day of Remembrance. The solemn day highlights the lives the transgender community lost throughout the year. A total of 369 transgender men and women were killed this year. That's up more than 100 from last year, according to Jamie Lee Sprague-Ballou, founder of Las Vegas TransPride. Thirty of those deaths this year were in the United States. Three-hundred-sixty-nine cards covered a wall at a vigil hosted by Sprague-Ballou and other members of the transgender community. The cards depicted the 369 faces, along with the 369 names of their trans brothers and sisters...
  • UC Berkeley campus senator abstains from a vote. Now students want her out

    11/13/2018 1:31:49 PM PST · by Jessarah · 18 replies
    San Fransisco Chronicle ^ | November 9, 2018 | Nanette Asimov
    A student senator at UC Berkeley abstained from a vote supporting transgender rights last week, then took a moment to explain her thinking. Now, more than 1,000 people have signed a petition demanding that she resign from student government or face a recall.
  • Victoria’s Secret Executive: ‘Hope’ to Include a Transgender Model in Women’s Lingerie Show

    11/13/2018 1:48:33 PM PST · by OddLane · 42 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | November 13, 2018 | Neil Munro
    The Victoria’s Secret brand hopes to showcase a ‘transgender’ biological man in women’s underwear, says Ed Razek, the brand’s chief marketing officer. Razek’s statement came after progressives and transgender activists rallied on social media to complain he was excluding men who live as women from the brand’s glitzy idealization of women’s sexual power. Razek sparked the dispute when he told Vogue that the company uses different fashion shows and different brands to target different groups of women...
  • Professor sues university for being ‘punished’ after calling female transgender student ‘sir’

    11/12/2018 1:43:49 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/18 | Owen Daugherty
    A professor at a small public university in Ohio is suing officials at the school after he received a written rebuke for not addressing a transgender student using the preferred gender pronouns. Nicholas Meriwether, a philosophy professor at Shawnee State University, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court this month against university officials. The lawsuit asserts that university officials violated his constitutional rights by compelling him to speak in a way that contradicts his religious beliefs, according to NBC News. Meriwether is an evangelical Christian, and as such, felt that speaking to a transgender student in their preferred pronoun would...
  • Top surgeon warns: “Sex change regret” now rising in America

    11/09/2018 4:40:35 PM PST · by deandg99 · 64 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/09/2018 | Ethan Huff
    Thousands of transgenders who drastically altered their physical attributes in an attempt to become the opposite sex are now having buyers’ remorse, according to one of the world’s top genital reconstructive surgeons. So-called “sex change regret,” says Dr. Miroslav Djordjevic, also a professor, is now reaching epic proportions, as many of those who were sold a bill of goods about “becoming themselves” are coming to the shocking realization that mutilating their sexual organs and dressing in the stereotypical garb of the opposite gender isn’t the cure for their gender dysphoria. Speaking to Canada’s National Post, Dr. Djordjevic explained how he...
  • I'm trans, I'm American … and I'm terrified of going home

    11/04/2018 11:13:32 AM PST · by mkleesma · 116 replies
    CBC News ^ | 11/04/18 | Sam Harper*
    I am terrified. I am a citizen by birth of the United States, an activist, a writer, a Boston Red Sox fan. I am also transgender. And as a transgender person, I'm terrified. I'm terrified because my country's government is proposing to erase my existence. We recently learned of the Trump administration's proposed definition of gender — a proposal that would exclude trans people from federal recognition, and potentially many civil rights protections. This definition could have severe consequences. Under this definition, I could be denied access to the medication I need. I could be denied housing and work, and...
  • This Battered Women’s Shelter Is Being Investigated For Turning Away A Drunk, Injured Man ( Alaska )

    11/02/2018 3:44:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | NOVEMBER 2, 2018 | Bre Payton
    A battered women's shelter in Anchorage, Alaska, is being investigated because it didn't allow a drunk man to sleep in the same room as women. A battered women’s shelter in Anchorage, Alaska, is being investigated by the city’s Equal Rights Commission because it didn’t allow a drunk man, who came to the shelter after hours and was bleeding from an injury, to sleep in the same room as women. Attorneys speaking on behalf of the Downtown Hope Center have repeatedly stated this man, who identifies as a woman, was not turned away because of his gender, but was sent to...
  • Women Kicked Out of Women’s Shelter to Make Room for a ‘Transgender’ Man

    03/10/2017 4:45:52 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/10/17 | Neil Munro
    Two women were kicked out of a homeless shelter to make room for a man because he said he is a transgender woman, according to a Canadian news report. The women objected when they were told they would have to share a bedroom and live in the shelter with the man, and so “both were asked to leave the shelter for good,” said the TV reporter. “I was uncomfortable with my roommate being transgender,” said one of the women, Tracey, in a TV reporter from Canada’s Global News network. “He wants to become a woman, I mean that is his...
  • 1,600 scientists sign letter opposing Trump’s plan to narrow gender definition

    11/01/2018 9:56:43 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 113 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/01/18 | Owen Daugherty
    More than 1,600 scientists signed a letter denouncing President Trump administration’s plan to narrow the definition of gender to be strictly biological, according to Buzzfeed. The letter was written in response to a memo reportedly drafted by the Department of Health and Human Services, according to the New York Times. The memo states that any disputes about a person’s sex would be clarified using genetic testing, which scientists who signed the letter called unscientific and unethical. “This proposal is fundamentally inconsistent not only with science, but also with ethical practices, human rights, and basic dignity,” the scientists wrote. Among the...
  • Australian PM blasts transgender ‘nonsense’: We’ll ‘never remove’ gender from passports

    11/01/2018 11:39:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/01/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    CANBERRA, Australia, October 31, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The prime minister of Australia took a strong stance against “non-binary” public documents for the gender-confused Tuesday, as the opposition party vowed to press the issue if it takes power. The country’s Labour Party has released a draft of a national platform that commits to supporting identification options “beyond binary male/female” on government documents such as passports, the Daily Mail reports. The party will hold its triennial national party conference in December, where a finalized platform will be voted on. The proposal claims that letting “people with intersex variations” exercise “autonomy regarding sex/gender...
  • Transgender Boy Tells Mom 'It Shouldn't Be Scary To Be Who You Are (NPR)

    10/26/2018 12:41:06 PM PDT · by Drango · 63 replies
    NPR ^ | October 26, 2018 | NPR
    <p>Kaysen Ford was 12 years old in 2015 when he and his mother, Jennifer Sumner, sat down for a StoryCorps interview in Birmingham, Ala. The youngest of seven children, Kaysen talked to his mother about being transgender.</p> <p>Kaysen Ford had just finished 5th grade in Tuscaloosa, Ala., when he started using he/him pronouns. It was around that time he began to tell friends and family that he was transgender.</p>
  • Justice Department says businesses can discriminate against trans workers

    10/24/2018 7:03:26 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/24/18 | EMILY BIRNBAUM
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it is lawful to discriminate against transgender workers based on their gender identity, according to Bloomberg Law. In a brief to the Supreme Court, the DOJ wrote that federal civil rights law banning sex discrimination in the workplace does not extend to transgender people. The filing comes as the Supreme Court weighs whether to take on a case in which a lower court ruled the 1964 Civil Rights Act can be interpreted to protect transgender workers against bias and discrimination. "This administration is not a friend of the...
  • A Thousand Parents of Trans-Identifying Children Beg Doctors to Listen

    10/24/2018 3:30:34 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 125 replies
    National Review ^ | October 24, 2018 | MADELEINE KEARNS
    In child health care, the bond of trust between parents and doctors is critical. But when it comes to the treatment of youth with gender dysphoria, that bond is under a new threat. As part of an investigative series, I have been in touch with an overwhelming number of parents of trans-identifying youth who feel their voices are being shut out by activists. One online group — with a membership of over 1,000 parents — has written a moving letter to the American Academy of Pediatrics about their recent one-size-fits-all, trans-affirming policy statement. They beg for consideration. They beg for...
  • Caitlyn Jenner, who voted for Trump, calls him out after reports admin may narrow ...

    10/23/2018 1:10:36 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/23/18 | AVERY ANAPOL
    Reality star and former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner is calling out President Trump after reports that the administration is considering narrowing the legal definition of gender. Jenner, a prominent transgender figure, tweeted an image with the repeated phrase “Trans people won’t be erased,” and tagged Trump. The New York Times reported Sunday that the Trump administration is weighing a motion that would require individuals to identify as male or female based on their genitalia at birth. The move would effectively exclude transgender and nonbinary people from the government’s legal definition of gender and rollback protections for more than a million Americans....
  • Anatomy Does Not Determine Gender, Experts Say

    10/23/2018 1:28:56 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 179 replies
    Anatomy Does Not Determine Gender, Experts Say By Denise Grady Oct. 22, 2018 Defining gender as a condition determined strictly by a person’s genitals is based on a notion that doctors and scientists abandoned long ago as oversimplified and often medically meaningless. Researchers who have studied gender issues and provided health care to people who do not fit the typical M/F pigeonholes said that the Trump administration’s latest plan to define gender goes beyond the limits of scientific knowledge. “The idea that a person’s sex is determined by their anatomy at birth is not true, and we’ve known that it’s...
  • The new taboo: More people regret sex change and want to ‘detransition’, surgeon says

    10/22/2018 2:54:48 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 65 replies
    National Post ^ | 22 Oct 2018 | Joe Shute
    Dr. Miroslav Djordjevic says more people, particularly transgender women over 30, are asking for reversal surgery, yet their regrets remain taboo Five years ago, Professor Miroslav Djordjevic, the world-leading genital reconstructive surgeon, received a patient at his Belgrade clinic. It was a transgender patient who had surgery at a different clinic to remove male genitalia – and had since changed their mind. That was the first time Djordjevic had ever been contacted to perform a so-called “reversal” surgery. Over the next six months, another six people also approached him, similarly wanting to reverse their procedures. They came from countries all...
  • At Rallies and Online, Transgender People Say They #WontBeErased

    10/22/2018 3:19:12 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 22, 2018 | Sarah Mervosh and Christine Hauser
    L.G.B.T. activists mobilized a fast and fierce campaign that included a protest outside the White House on Monday to say transgender people cannot be expunged from society, in response to an unreleased Trump administration memo that proposes a strict definition of gender based on a person’s genitalia at birth. The existence of the draft memo, the administration’s latest effort to roll back the recognition and protection of transgender people under federal civil rights law, was reported by The New York Times on Sunday morning. Within hours, the hashtag #WontBeErased circulated on social media. By Sunday evening, a rally for transgender...
  • The Trump Administration Isn’t ‘Dehumanizing’ Transgender Americans

    10/22/2018 12:24:34 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | October 22, 2018 | David French
    The administration is proposing to conform the law to the truth. Today I learned something truly new. I’d lived my life on this earth almost 49 years before I understood that federal anti-discrimination law defines human existence. Changing that law can thus literally “negate the humanity of people.” At least that’s what I’m learning in response to the news that the Trump administration is considering rolling back the Obama administration’s lawless expansion of Title IX, the federal civil-rights statute banning sex discrimination in federally funded education programs. At issue is the definition of the word “sex.” In April 2014, the...
  • Doctor Who takes on worst enemy yet as show tackles racism for the first time

    10/21/2018 4:06:26 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 75 replies
    Doctor Who is about to do battle with a new deadly enemy...racism. Sunday’s episode centres around Rosa Parks who refused to give up her seat in the “colored section” of an Alabama bus to a white passenger. The outcry over her 1955 arrest spark­­ed the start of the civil rights movement. In her latest adventure, Time Lord Jodie Whittaker lands in America’s Deep South as an evil alien tries to disrupt the historic confrontation. She and her team have to ensure the pivotal moment is not sabotaged. Sidekicks Ryan Sinclair and Yasmin Khan face discrimination as they are refused entry...
  • Trump admin considering narrowing legal definition of ‘gender,’ and there are only two.

    10/21/2018 3:35:54 PM PDT · by kevcol · 51 replies
    BizPacReview ^ | October 21, 2018 | Vivek Saxena
    HHS’s proposal would restore the federal definition of gender so that it refers to either a male or a female — no exceptions — and based solely on the individual’s genital makeup. “Sex means a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth,” the memo reportedly reads. “The sex listed on a person’s birth certificate, as originally issued, shall constitute definitive proof of a person’s sex unless rebutted by reliable genetic evidence.”