Stonewall to campaign for trans equality

Feb 16, 2015 by

Stonewall today announces that it will extend its remit to campaign for trans equality in a landmark report. The historic move follows extensive consultation with over 700 trans people and will see the charity use its platform and experience to help create real change for them. Stonewall will expand its current campaigns and programmes to include and involve trans people and also develop new work on issues that specifically affect them. Over the next 18 months, the charity will take steps to...

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The Absurdity of Transsexualism: A Reply to Carlos D. Flores

Feb 10, 2015 by

From gentlemind: I very much enjoyed Flores’ thoughtful essay, The Absurdity of Transgenderism: A Stern but Necessary Critique, and am replying by way of three challenges. When a contradiction is not a contradiction Can a man become a woman? An understanding of Sex and Gender stands or falls on the answer to this question. Flores asks why self-chosen identities should be significant at all, “especially when the identity one adopts is contrary to reality”. Quite, but this does not take into...

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The Absurdity of Transgenderism: A Stern but Necessary Critique

Feb 6, 2015 by

by  Carlos D Flores, Public Discourse: We should make public policy and encourage social norms that reflect the truth about the human person and sexuality, not obfuscate the truth about such matters and sow the seeds of sexual confusion in future generations for years to come. By now we are all undoubtedly familiar with the tragic suicide of Joshua Alcorn, the transgender teenage boy who, in late December, walked onto a freeway with the intention of ending his life. In an apparent suicide...

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Is Christian Teaching on Sexuality Psychologically Harmful?

Feb 4, 2015 by

By Andrew T Walker and Glenn Stanton, Public Discourse: For parents with LGBT children, Christianity offers an alternative to false dilemmas of affirmation or abandonment. Around the beginning of the year, headlines told of the suicide of Josh “Leelah” Alcorn, a teen who self-identified first as gay, then as transgender. In the wake of this unspeakable tragedy, Josh’s suicide note was made public. In the note, he blamed his parents and their Christian faith for failing to adequately respond to...

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Transgenderism: a thought experiment

Jan 16, 2015 by

By Katy French Talento, LifeSite: A recent piece in The Federalist by Stella Morabito captures some of the political and statistical realities surrounding transgenderism.  The ease with which societal elites in academia, medicine, and Hollywood sanction a child’s war against his own body and call it healthy, normal, or something to celebrate has its foundation in the contraceptive revolution of our culture.  Women were told that the very thing that most marks them as a woman, their...

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Gender identity disorder in children: will Jack be happier if we all pretend he’s Jill?

Jan 15, 2015 by

By Rick Fitzgibbons, LifeSite: A new controversy is occurring in our elementary schools and communities today as a result of parents asserting a right to identify the sex of their child without regard to the biological and genetic realities. The parents and child often insist that the child’s name be changed to one of the opposite sex and demand the use of opposite sex bathrooms. In high schools, some students and parents are making similar demands. Important medical and psychological issues...

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