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We’ve been here before: child molesters & the political right

in Gender Nation/Gwen Smith/History/Opinion/Pop

This was the era of Anita Bryant’s crusade against lesbians and gays. “As a mother,” Bryant said, “I know that homosexuals cannot biologically reproduce children; therefore, they must recruit our children.” This was the predominant belief; this notion that gays and lesbians need to “recruit” people to grow in numbers, and therefore are grooming children.…

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#DiscoSexology Part IX: Dr. Zucker, CAMH, & Conversion Therapy

in #DiscoSexology/Opinion

By Cristan Williams   Installment Preface Welcome to the ninth and last installment in this series on the rise and fall of Disco Sexology. In the previous installment, I interviewed the author of the classic, The Last Time I Wore a Dress, Dylan Scholinski. Scholinski was diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder and confined to a mental institution that…

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Campus Free Speech and Sophistry

in Marian Aanerud/Opinion/Slider

  By M. A. Melby As an educator, it is my duty to give all students an opportunity to learn and to succeed. In service to this duty, Universities are legally required to maintain a non-hostile environment. I am also devoted to imparting information that may be incongruous with my students strongly held beliefs. With…

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Owning Endosex Privilege and Supporting the Intersex Community: WPATH, Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM), and Sex Variant Bodies

in Margo Schulter/Opinion

Listen to an audio version of this article:   By Margo Schulter The presentation of a poster session advocating Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM) at the recent Amsterdam meeting of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) has heightened a crisis of confidence and trust between the intersex and trans communities, with a special impact on those of…

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The Gill Foundation & NCTE choose money over trans lives

in Community Activism/Kelley Winters/Opinion/Politics

By Kelley Winters The National Center for Transgender Equality Executive Director Mara Keisling responded[]to sharp criticism[] of the recent strategy by NCTE and other nonprofits funded by the Gill Foundation to back a Pennsylvania state nondiscrimination bill that included LGBT employment and housing protection but excluded public accommodation protections. Ms. Keisling explained that trans people “really need” housing and employment protections, “desperately,…

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In Memory of Terri Williams Moore (1941–1976)

in History/Katrina Rose/Opinion

A trans historian considers the backward progress of the way media represents our dead. By Kat If you are thinking of transitioning but have yet to start the process you have probably spent some time looking for ‘trans stuff.’ Yes, that would include information about how to about the transition process medically and legally; I’m just old enough…

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