Should church introduce transgender baptism?

Jul 28, 2015 by

By Caroline Wyatt, BBC: A vicar has asked the Church of England to debate introducing a ceremony akin to a baptism to mark the new identities of Christians who undergo gender transition. The Reverend Chris Newlands, of Lancaster and Morecambe Deanery, has proposed a motion to the General Synod, the ruling body of the Church of England, asking it to debate the issue. The idea came after a young transgender person approached him, seeking to be “re-baptised” in his new identity....

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Transgender equality to be historic first inquiry for new Women’s Committee

Jul 28, 2015 by

By Radhika Sanghani, Telegraph: The Government’s new Women and Equalities Committee has announced that its first inquiry will be around equality for transgender people. The historic committee, which was created in June to scrutinise the effectiveness of the Government’s equality policy, is launching with look into how existing policies help trans people in Britain. Over the next few months, it will consider how far the UK has to go before trans people have full equality – and how...

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Book by transgender campaigners lets young readers decide gender of the main character

Jul 27, 2015 by

by Karen Attwood, Independent: Tired of children being “put into pink or blue boxes”, two transgender rights campaigners have created what they say is the first book that allows young readers to decide the gender of the main character. Tiny, the hero of Sarah Savage’s Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl?, is equally fond of dressing up as fairy, a knight and a football player. But after starting at a new school, Tiny is bullied by another student who says: “You’re not a he or a she, you’re an it.”...

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The End of Single-Sex Higher Ed

Jul 23, 2015 by

by  Kelsey Paff, Public Discourse: As transgender people have increasingly come under the public eye, all-female colleges have caved to pressure to admit trans women—that is, persons identifiably male at birth who now identify as female. But doing so undermines these colleges’ mission of educating the next generation of female leaders. Let’s celebrate our differences and our similarities. But let’s not call ourselves something we’re not. As one enters Mount Holyoke College’s Williston...

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How Choice And Emotion Can Influence Sexual Orientation

Jul 8, 2015 by

By Ronald Pisaturo, The Federalist: Sex is the headline story this summer. What is the sex of Bruce Jenner’s brain, and what should be the sex of the romantic partners in marriage? The underlying theme of these sex stories is one of the most important issues confronting our civilization: the proper role of emotions in human life. Until June, public opinion on sexual orientation seemed to have settled on the notion that much of the science was settled; that sexual orientation, if the concept is...

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16 Facts on Gender Confusion

Jun 18, 2015 by

From Family Watch International: Consider the following facts regarding gender confusion: 1. Jenner’s condition is recognized by mental health professionals as a mental disorder. It was formerly called “Gender Identity Disorder,” but in the most recent revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), it has been renamed “Gender Dysphoria” in an effort to reduce the stigma often experienced by those afflicted...

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