Mayor of London reforms gender options to recognise people who aren’t ‘male’ or ‘female’

Sep 27, 2016 by

by Nick Duffy, Pink News: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has confirmed that the city is preparing to reform City Hall’s gender options to recognise trans and intersex peopl At present, consultations launched by the Mayor’s office only allow Londoners to specify their gender as either ‘male’ or ‘female’. But following a question from the Green Party’s Sian Berry, the Mayor confirmed he would look to make their approach more trans inclusive for non-binary, intersex and transgender people. Mr Khan...

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Transgender kids are cool, if you believe their crazy parents and the BBC

Sep 21, 2016 by

by Ken MacIntosh, TCW: Last week, BBC Radio Four’s evening news programme PM aired an interview with a ten-year old child who self-identifies as having a ‘non-binary’ gender. That is, s/he believes that s/he is neither a boy nor a girl, but both. The child, who was born a girl, has decided to call her/himself ‘Leo’. S/he was interviewed alongside her/his mother [we’ll proceed with just male pronouns from now on, before I go insane]. Leo’s mother explained his personality thus: “Leo is...

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The new religion of transgenderism in Australian schools

Sep 19, 2016 by

by Michael Cook, MercatorNet: Around the world, at least the English-speaking world, parents and politicians are under pressure to accept the scientific and moral validity of same-sex relationships and the transgender lifestyle. Fortunately, there has been a pushback from academics dismayed by the lack of academic rigour in many claims. Today we feature the main ideas of a report by University of Sydney law professor Patrick Parkinson. Tomorrow we will summarise the ideas of a landmark article...

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Gender Dysphoria and “Practical Application”: A Rejoinder to Mark Yarhouse

Sep 16, 2016 by

By Robert A J Gagnon: I just recently realized that First Things had posted on Nov. 15 a response (“Understanding Gender Dysphoria: A Reply to Gagnon“) by Mark Yarhouse, a professor of psychology at Regent University in Virginia, to my Oct. 16 critique (“How Should Christians Respond to the Transgender Phenomenon“) of his Christianity Today article (“Understanding the Transgender Phenomenon“). Mark is a good man. I did not then, and do not now, make any...

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Hollywood trans roles under fire – again

Sep 15, 2016 by

by Maisie Smith-Walters, BBC Magazine: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities have long lobbied for Hollywood to not only include, but portray, characters that identify as LGBT+ in a realistic way. Two films recently attracted criticism for casting cisgender actors – non-trans but whose gender matches their “assigned” sex at birth – in transgender roles. Matt Bomer, of Magic Mike fame, will star as a transgender sex worker in Anything, a film produced by...

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Transgender madness is sweeping our schools. Parents, protect your children

Sep 13, 2016 by

by Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSite: There are many pressing issues that have come to the forefront over the last two decades as the new post-Christian consensus crowds into spaces once dominated by those who took Judeo-Christian values for granted. “The illusion of a Christian majority is now gone,” Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention noted, “and churches are going to have to articulate things they used to assume.” This is going to be more difficult than it sounds. The first and most...

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