A Trump-Appointed Judge Refuses to Stop Misgendering a Defendant

Stuart Kyle Duncan has long been an enemy of LGBTQ people — he’s now taken his seething animus to the federal bench.

What should have been a straightforward matter was instead met with hostility.

What is Social Anxiety Disorder? Symptoms, Treatment, Prevalence, Medications, Insight, Prognosis

What is Social Anxiety Disorder? Symptoms, Treatment, Prevalence, Medications, Insight, Prognosis

Social anxiety is the fear of social situations that involve interaction with other people. You could say social anxiety is the fear and anxiety of being negatively judged and evaluated by other people. It is a pervasive disorder and causes anxiety and fear in most all areas of a person’s life. It is chronic because it does not go away on its own. Only direct cognitive-behavioral therapy can change the brain, and help people overcome social anxiety.

Lawmakers in the US Unleash Barrage of Anti-Transgender Bills

Proposed Laws Threaten Health, Rights of Trans Kids

… lawmakers in the US state of South Dakota will consider a bill that would make it a felony for healthcare providers to give gender-affirming care to minors. If passed, medical professionals who provide transgender children with puberty blockers, hormones, or other transition-related care would face up to 10 years in prison.

Winter

Well. winter has decided to return, rain, ice, snow and gusting winds. It sure makes driving interesting to say the least, but we made it home in one piece.

Tomorrow doesn’t look much better so I plan to admire the weather from inside with a nice, hot beverage.

Trying to stay warm,

~Kira