Transgender health, the WHO, and the purpose of diagnostic manuals

Jul 29, 2016 by

by Rebecca Oas, PhD, Turtle Bay & Beyond: As we discussed in a recent Friday Fax, the World Health Organization (WHO) is contemplating changes to its forthcoming updated diagnostic manual, including its handling of individuals who identify as transgender. A recent article published in The Lancet continues that theme, based on a field study in Mexico. According to the authors, the study “provides additional support for classifying health-related categories related to transgender identity...

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Fair Facts Win in Fairfax

Jul 26, 2016 by

from FRC Action: President Obama has gotten away with a lot of things in the past two terms, but his bathroom order may not be one of them. Parents, state leaders, and school boards are ramping up their opposition in some of the least likely places. Fairfax County, home to one of the biggest school districts in the nation, was out in front of even President Obama — making special privileges for confused students part of their policy way back in 2015. Now, thanks to a flood of complaints,...

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Council to encourage school children to think if they are gay or transexual

Jul 18, 2016 by

by Mark Howarth and Alison Preuss, Daily Express: CHILDREN as young as five will be encouraged to think about whether they’re gay or transgender as part of the Named Person scheme. A new plan for primary school pupils tells them that it’s “a normal, healthy part of human life [to be] attracted to boys, girls or both”.“It takes time to figure out who we are sexually and to understand our gender identity. The important thing is to be true to how you feel at the time,” it adds. As part of a...

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We warned Target this would happen…and it did

Jul 14, 2016 by

from AFA: In April Target announced it would begin allowing men free access to the same restrooms and changing rooms as little girls. We immediately launched the boycott Target pledge which has garnered nearly 1.4 million signatures. Since this boycott began we’ve seen multiple examples of why Target’s policy is dangerous. The most recent and startling example occurred in an Idaho Target store this week. According to East Idaho News, “an Idaho Falls man who police say...

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Huge rise in number of Britons trying to change gender

Jul 11, 2016 by

by Kate Lyons, Guardian: The number of Britons taking steps to change their gender has shot up dramatically in recent years, leaving vulnerable people waiting years for treatment. Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveal increases in the number of referrals to all of the UK’s 14 gender identity clinics (GICs) in recent years, with a number of clinics experiencing increases of several hundred percent. At Charing Cross in London, the oldest and largest adult clinic, the...

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Ensure #FairnessAtRio for Female Athletes

Jul 10, 2016 by

PETITION from CitizenGo: In August, two British athletes will likely be the first “transgender” men to compete against women at the Olympic Games. We need your help to ensure fairness for female athletes. Earlier this year, the Olympic Committee reaffirmed and relaxed a rule that allows biological men to compete against biological women. Official Olympic guidelines were altered to allow “transgender” athletes to compete with the gender they identify as, even if they have not had gender...

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