Transgender & Intersex: June 2014

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Earth to the WSJ: Trans People Are Not Mentally Ill

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 27, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

I'm not sure if it psychiatrist Paul McHugh's agenda is based on willful ignorance or is a form of transphobia that is often related to a person's insecurity about their own gender identity.Read More


Lies, Damn Lies, and Lies About Transgender People

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | June 26, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Joy Pullmann recently penned a virulently anti-trans column for "The Federalist" containing all the predictable anti-trans talking points. Let's check her "facts."Read More

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'Tranny,' Paths of Pain, and the Ownership of Language

Filed by Mercedes Allen | June 23, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

I am no longer interested in this argument about language. While I recognize that there is genuinely a path of pain that some people have regarding the word "tranny," sometimes it's really about disdain.Read More

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Appleton, WI Passes Fully Inclusive Anti-Discrimination Law

Filed by John M. Becker | June 20, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

This week, the city of Appleton, Wisconsin passed a fully gender-inclusive anti-discrimination law for employment and public accommodations. The city already has an inclusive fair housing law.Read More

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Solution to the 'Tranny' Debate: Stop Using the Word

Filed by John M. Becker | June 15, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Ours is a wide and varied language. Surely we can find many words with which to express ourselves that don't belittle and humiliate our trans siblings.Read More

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Hallmark Releases First Gay Father's Day eCard

Filed by John M. Becker | June 12, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

For the first time ever, the Hallmark greeting card company is offering a Father's Day card for families headed by two dads.Read More

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Keeping Safe at the Corner of LGBT* and BDSM

Filed by Mercedes Allen | June 10, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

No matter where you fall on the dominant/submissive spectrum, you have a right to (and a need for) personal autonomy and personal fulfillmentRead More

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Trans Priest to Preach at National Cathedral

Filed by John M. Becker | June 08, 2014 | 3:30 PM | comments

Two weeks from today, Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge will become the first openly transgender priest to preach at D.C.'s historic Washington National Cathedral.Read More

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Meet Ryland Whittington, Tiny Trans Hero

Filed by John M. Becker | June 05, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

The heartwarming story of Ryland Whittington has 5.4 million views on YouTube and counting. Check it out -- you'll see why.Read More

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Colbert is Very Concerned About New Medicare Trans Coverage

Filed by John M. Becker | June 04, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Recent groundbreaking changes to Medicare involving transgender health care have late-night satire king Stephen Colbert very concerned.Read More

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Best Advice for Figuring Out Someone's Gender

Filed by Bil Browning | June 04, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

There's not really much to add to this graphic. It's quite simply the best advice ever.Read More

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Trans Man Sues NYC After Being Kicked Out of Locker Room

Filed by John M. Becker | June 03, 2014 | 5:30 PM | comments

A trans man is suing the New York City Parks and Recreation Department after he was allegedly refused access to a men's locker room last summer at a Staten Island swimming pool.Read More

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Transgender: The Perfect Social Conservative Storm

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | June 03, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

Transgender issues hit a host of dog-whistle conservative issues simultaneously: a rejection of science, opposition to women's bodily autonomy, and anti-LGBT hostility.Read More