“As faculty at Johns Hopkins, a major educational, research and health institution, we are writing to express our concern about a recently published report that we believe mischaracterizes the current state of the science on sexuality and gender.”
“In case you needed a reminder that the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage didn’t fix all the problems facing the LGBTQ community, a recent survey by the Pew Research Center has found that just half of Americans support transgender bathroom access according to gender identity, rather than biological sex. The finding comes as part of more general research into public attitudes toward the intersection of religious liberty and nondiscrimination, a topic which, between the rash of so-called ‘bathroom bills’ in the spring and the 2016 presidential election, has been debated frequently this year.”
“Gender dysphoria is without a doubt an unpleasant experience. It can manifest itself in many different ways and it’s symptoms in your life or in your child’s life can vary as well. People dealing with internal struggles, often exhibit self destructive behavior. The clash between the internal truth and the external lie, can lead many to do things they regret.”
“From worried parents to policemen with built-in ‘Satan detectors’, underground comics have never lacked enemies. And for 30 years Neil Gaiman and his friends have fought back in the name of free speech”
“The U.S. Supreme Court is set to decide within weeks whether to hear a major transgender rights case for the first time, a dispute involving which bathroom a Virginia high school student can use, but the justices have reasons to duck the issue.”
I realized today it had been four weeks since my last therapy session… Sitting there I wondered where the time went.
Honestly, I had considered cancelling. The thought of facing J when I had no idea what I was going to say… Not having any words to explain the way I have been feeling, the things I have been thinking, caused me to have almost crippling anxiety… It was just one more thing which has turned my life upside down… the anxiety, the depression… feeling as if everything is hopeless to the point it isn’t worth the effort to even try and breathe.
This session was a wondering, pointless mess of broken thoughts and long silences. I know she tried, but sometimes there isn’t anything to say…
It was pointed out she heard in my voice a hopelessness and I cannot deny it.
I reminder her of the promise I made to myself when I first began this journey… I would live long enough to see my youngest graduate high school…