1 week ago
In his own words: Being transgender in South Coast

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‘In all honesty, 15-year-old me would have told you that I’d probably be dead by the time I was 20. Bullying and rejection from my communities and family lead to depression and suicide attempts, and the murder rate of transgender individuals creeps ever so higher year after year since I was a child; all of this gave me a grim outlook on being an adult and transgender.’

My name is Daniel W. Everton, and I’m probably New Bedford’s first OPENLY out gay transgender male public servant.As 2019 rolls in, and I

1 week ago
Insurance coverage, access to care top concerns among transgender adults in southern US

●USA
‘Transgender adults living in Arkansas cited insurance hurdles, access to transgender care and provider education as their top health care concerns, as well as a need for public education to address stigma and discrimination...’

Transgender adults living in Arkansas cited insurance hurdles, access to transgender care and provider education as their top health care concerns, as well as a need for public education to address stigma and discrimination, according to survey findings published in Transgender Health. “Utiliz...

1 week ago
Idaho appeals ruling ordering surgery for transgender inmate

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“For more than forty years, the Supreme Court has consistently held that consciously ignoring a prisoner’s serious medical needs amounts to cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth Amendment,” Winmill wrote in his ruling.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho said Wednesday it will appeal a recent court ruling ordering the state to provide gender confirmation surgery to a transgender inmate. The Idaho Department of Correction filed a notice advising U.S. District Judge B. Lynn...

1 week ago
School wants suit from Transgender Pronoun Dispute Dismissed

●USA😡😡😡😡
‘Officials from a small, public university in Ohio argue a federal court should dismiss a lawsuit by a professor who was rebuked for not addressing a transgender student using the student's preferred gender terms.’

Officials from a small, public university in Ohio argue a federal court should dismiss a lawsuit by a professor who was rebuked for not addressing a transgender student using the student's preferred gender terms.

1 week ago
Silent Witness fans impressed by transphobic storyline

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‘It quickly transpired that the force were dealing with ‘an outbreak of violence against the transgender community,’ when trans activist Evie was kidnapped.’

Some viewers weren't pleased with the episode.

1 week ago
Japanese lawmaker says nation ‘would collapse’ if everyone was LGBT+

●WOW!😲😮😲😮
‘A Japanese legislator is facing sharp criticism after he said that the nation “would collapse” if everyone became LGBT+.’

This is not the first time a member of his political party has come under fire for anti-gay remarks.

1 week ago
Democrat presidential runner Elizabeth Warren clarifies trans views

●USA
‘Democratic politician Elizabeth Warren has said she supports trans-related surgeries, after previously saying she didn’t think they were a “a good use of taxpayer dollars.”’

She came under fire in 2012 for her comments on gender reassignment surgeries.

1 week ago
Teacher who 'said trans student freaks him out' will not lose his job

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“The Harrison County Board of Education decided on Tuesday (January 8) that Lee Livengood would be allowed to return to his role at Liberty High School on February 1 if he met undisclosed requirements and went on a sensitivity training programme, according to West Virginia MetroNews.”😡😡😡😡😡😡

He allegedly confronted him in the school bathroom.

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Toxic masculinity is a real thing, according to the American Psychological Association

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The APA notes the negative impact of such an ideology, adding: “Conforming to traditional masculinity ideology has been shown to limit males’ psychological development, constrain their behavior, result in gender role strain and gender role conflict, and negatively influence mental health and physical health.”

The American Psychological Association has acknowledged a form of toxic masculinity in men that has links to homophobia and misogyny.

1 week ago
Pose writer Our Lady J slams 'body shaming' Golden Globes coverage

●AWARD
‘Our Lady J, the producer of trans-themed TV show Pose, has hit out at “body-shaming” coverage of the Golden Globes, after she landed on a worst-dressed list.’

Our Lady J landed on a worst-dressed list.

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