Category: Sexual Orientation

UK government taken to court over refusal to issue gender neutral passports

London (CNN)The UK could become the next country to issue gender neutral passports if an activist trying to force the government to overturn its policy wins a court appeal on Tuesday.

Christie Elan-Cane has argued the UK’s current passport process is “unacceptable,” and breaches international human rights law. They are pushing the Home Office to allow an “X” gender option, alongside male and female.
Elan-Cane’s original legal challenge was rejected last year by London’s High Court, but their appeal is being heard on Tuesday.

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Transgender woman with eight-year-old daughter sues over right to change sex listed in Japan’s family register

AMAGASAKI, HYOGO PREF. – A 52-year-old in Hyogo Prefecture has filed a claim challenging the constitutionality of a law that blocks people with children who are minors from changing their sex in the official family registry system maintained by Japanese authorities.

In the claim, filed Tuesday with the Amagasaki branch of the Kobe Family Court, a contract worker with an eight-year-old daughter sought to change her listed sex in the family register from male to female.

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India Just Passed A Trans Rights Bill. Why Are Trans Activists Protesting It?

At a massive LGBTQ pride parade in India’s capital New Delhi last month, people danced to the beat of drums. “Love is love,” they chanted, waving giant rainbow flags.

But the more than 1,000 people who came out on the streets weren’t just celebrating India’s sexual diversity. They were there to protest proposed transgender rights legislation, which they call regressive. Many participants carried placards in light pink and light blue colors — which signify trans pride — urging lawmakers to reconsider the bill.

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The next Chick-fil-A? Hallmark Channel CEO signals openness to gay Christmas films

December 3, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — While many are still reeling from recent revelations that Chick-fil-A has opportunistically traded the Christian principles upon which it was founded for “woke,” pro-LGBT social justice causes, the head of the Hallmark Channel —famous for its family-friendly Christmas movies— indicated that Hallmark will likely begin to produce holiday films which include gay characters and themes.

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When Will Transgender Activists Acknowledge Detransitioners?

British media coverage has increased the visibility of people who change their mind about sex change. But they exist in America, too.
In the United Kingdom, there has been increased media attention on “detransitioners” — people who identify with their natal sex after a period of being “transgender” through social, medical, or surgical “transition.”

A recent BBC documentary opens with the story of Debbie, who was “born a girl, assigned female at birth, and lived most of her life this way.” (Of course, she wasn’t “assigned” female, she was observed female, but never mind.)

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Boyertown High Grad: Protestors Won’t Silence Me on Transgender Issues

When I stepped up to the podium at a rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court recently, I couldn’t remember a time in my life when I saw so much vitriol and hate.
Not five feet in front of me, a middle-aged woman on a bullhorn blared. Several men shouted and chanted. Others, who had elbowed their way into the crowd, yelled slurs and called me names that don’t belong in print.
I had come to speak up for women. To tell my story. To lend my voice. Instead of doing the same, they had come to try to shut me up.

Yet even though this was a unique experience — I’m usually not one for rallies, and this experience won’t leave me looking for others — the way it made me feel was all too familiar.

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Gender Identity is Hard, But Jumping to Medical Solutions is Worse

In medicine broadly, informed-consent refers to the ethical requirement that a clinician administering a treatment communicate to the patient the anticipated risks and benefits, as well as reasonable alternatives to the treatment. Yet for transition medicine in America, informed-consent programmes do not require clinical documentation, beyond patient reports, of the patient’s gender dysphoria over time (ie, a feeling of mismatch between one’s biological sex and gender identity) and readiness for medical interventions.

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Transgender Children: ‘The concept of being born in the wrong body is troubling’

‘I landed into something, because of an experience I had as a kid, and I felt I couldn’t look away, even though I was told to by people close to me.” This is psychotherapist Stella O’Malley’s response when I ask why she is so caught up in the debate around the best response to transgender children.

“If I didn’t have a personal interest – if I hadn’t had the experience I did, which was so visceral, at such a young age – I’d say I’d be watching the debate, I’d be interested, but I wouldn’t be right in the centre of it.”

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Women in British hospitals who complain about biological males in their space may be removed under new guidelines

Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) has been a vocal and active advocate for trans affirmative medical care. Their latest foray into making sure male-bodied trans persons feel comfortable is to allow them access to medical care on women’s hospital wards. If a female patient has a problem with it, she will be removed.
“Women patients who complain about having a biological male in the next bed risk being kicked off the ward under new NHS transgender guidelines. Medical staff will be expected to deal with those who object to trans patients on single-sex wards as if the complainant is a racist or homophobe, the guidance states. Rather than relocate the trans patient, such as to a single room, it will be the person who makes the complaint who will be moved, according to the policy.”

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Transgenderism and the Olympics

Next year’s Tokyo Summer Olympics may spell the swift death of the transgender movement as a dominant politically-correct touchstone. Biological men, self-identifying as women, are poised to make a clean sweep of the Women’s Olympics, triggering a very public debate on this third-rail subject.

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