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TransAdvocate UK: Media hysteria about trans people

in Politics

Updates from the UK division of the Trans Advocate:   The Conservative government came out this week calling for a consultation on how to best reform the Gender Recognition Act, or G.R.A. of 2004. This comes at a time when the “debate” over trans rights in the UK is front and center in the TERF…

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Read the pro-trans letter from Congress to the TSA here

in Politics

We have written before about the humiliating ways the TSA have sometimes interacted with trans and intersex bodies. Apparently, some in the US Congress have become concerned about this ongoing problem. Last month, Representatives Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Joe Kennedy III (MA-04) requested information regarding the agency’s treatment of transgender travelers in a letter to Transportation…

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Right-Wing & Anti-Trans Feminist YouTube Shooter Conspiracy

in Fact Checking/Politics/Rani Baker

Yes, they worked to make people believe the YouTube Shooter was a trans woman and the mainstream media didn’t want you to know, but that’s a symptom of a larger problem. On April 3rd, 2018, an armed shooter opened fire at the Youtube headquarters in California. Shortly afterward, as is becoming an epidemic in our…

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SBF: Dr. Cretella doesn’t like some scholarly, peer-reviewed research on trans suicide

in Opinion

The Slowly Boiled Frog is biting commentary from David Cary Hart reflecting upon issues affecting the LGBT community. I should have known that this was inevitable. The headline at Christian Post- reads, “Doctor Slams Trans Study That Claims Using Preferred Names Reduces Depression, Suicide.” I wrote about this last Saturday. Researchers at the University of Texas…

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Gender Nation: Transphobia, Termination, and Tinder

in Gender Nation/Gwen Smith

Gender Nation is a bi-weekly column by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, the founder of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, reviewing news affecting the trans, intersex, and genderqueer community. A questionable search leads to lawsuit A lawsuit against a Louisiana prison claims that a transgender visitor to the facility was ordered to strip and reveal her genitalia before…

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Houston GLBT Political Caucus throws trans people under the bus

in Cristan Williams/Politics

Unfortunately, it appears that the Houston GLBT Political Caucus, like HRC before them, is throwing the transgender community under the bus. Members of the Caucus Board encouraged candidates in the current election to support and seek the endorsement of the anti-transgender group, the Baptist Ministers of Houston Area and Vicinity (there are several variations of…

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